January 8, 1979 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

  • 512 die as oil tanker Bantry Bay blows up
  • Argentina & Chile sign Beagle Canal accord
  • Today Show gets a new theme song
  • Vietnamese troops overtook Khmer Rouge & occupy Phnom Penh

Birthdays in History

  • Sequoyah, chimpanzee (son of Washoe)