On This Day

What Happened on January 8, 2021

Historical Events

COVID-19 Pandemic

Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga declares a state of emergency for Tokyo and surrounding areas after COVID-19 cases surge to their highest level

  • Storm Filomena hits Spain with 50cm (20 inches) of snow falling on Madrid, resulting in four deaths and leaving thousands stranded

Historic Event

Twitter bans US President Donald Trump permanently "due to the risk of further incitement of violence"

Historic Event

US Speaker Nancy Pelosi demands President Donald Trump's resignation or he will face impeachment, while also calling for vice-president Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove him

Famous Deaths

  • Shirley Wilson, American football coach (Elon University 1967-76; Duke University 1979-82; 88–61–3), dies at 95
  • [William Edwin] Ed Bruce, American country singer ("Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys"), dies at 81
2021 Highlights

About January 8, 2021

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 1 year and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Capricorn