January 8th: What is special about this date?

January 8th marks the 8th day of the Gregorian calendar year. There are 357 days remaining until the end of the year (or 358 days in case of leap years). Discover famous birthdays on January 8th, celebrities died on this date, the zodiac sign associated to January 8th and what happened on January 8th in history. On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about January 8th.


January 8th: what famous birthdays are on this date?

On January 8th there are the following famous birthdays:

  • Elvis Presley
    Elvis Presley (1935)

    American pop singer.

  • David Bowie
    David Bowie (1947)

    British actor and rock star with exotic looks.

  • Cynthia Erivo
    Cynthia Erivo (1987)

    Cynthia erivo is a british actress and singer known for her tony award-winning performance in 'the color purple' and her role in the film...

  • Stephen Hawking
    Stephen Hawking (1942)

    British theoretical physicist, who was also a professor at the university of oxford.

  • Géraldine Pailhas
    Géraldine Pailhas (1971)

    French actress who starred alongside johnny depp, marlon brando and "don juan demarco.

  • Graham Chapman
    Graham Chapman (1941)

    An english actor and writer.

  • José Ferrer
    José Ferrer (1912)

    Puerto rican-american actor and director (d. 1992).

  • Yvette Mimieux
    Yvette Mimieux (1942)

    American actress, stage, and tv actress.

  • Michelle Forbes
    Michelle Forbes (1965)

    Actress (julianna cox-homicide).

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January 8th: who died on this date?

On January 8th the following celebrities died:

  • John Gregson
    John Gregson (1975)

    Actor (rooney assassin) dies at 55.

  • Yvonne De Carlo
    Yvonne De Carlo (2007)

    Canadian-american actress, singer, dancer, and choreographer whose six-decade career included roles in film, television, musical theatre,...

  • Edd Byrnes
    Edd Byrnes (2020)

    Edd Byrnes was an American actor known for his role in the TV series '77 Sunset Strip'.

  • Gale Page
    Gale Page (1983)

    Actress (4 daughters, knute rockney), is killed by cancer at 72.

  • Pat Buttram
    Pat Buttram (1994)

    American actor and comedian (b. 1915).

  • Lois Wilson
    Lois Wilson (1983)

    Actress (alice aldrich family), dies at 88.

  • Robert Baden-Powell
    Robert Baden-Powell (1941)

    British military figure who founded the boy scouts of england in 1907.

  • Zbigniew Cybulski
    Zbigniew Cybulski (1967)

    Polish actor (see you tommorrow) dies at 39.

  • Castin Galilei (1642)

    Castin Galilei was an Italian astronomer, physicist, engineer, and philosopher who played a key role in the scientific revolution.

  • Galileah Galilei (1642)

    Galileo Galilei was a renowned Italian astronomer, physicist, engineer, and philosopher who played a pivotal role in the scientific...

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January 8th: what zodiac sign is associated with this date?

On January 8th, the zodiac sign associated with this date is Capricorn according to the Western Zodiac.

Capricorn zodiac sign

January 8th: what is special about the Capricorn sign?

The Capricorn sign encompasses people born between December 22nd and January 19th.

You can discover Capricorn's personality traits and attitude and Capricorn's most and least compatible signs.

If you're a Capricorn born in January discover why January born are so special.


January 8th: what happened on this date in history?

Here's what happened on January 8th in history:

  • Jan 8, 1901: New South Wales score 918 all out versus South Australia in 560 minutes.
  • Jan 8, 1944: WWII: Philippine Commonwealth troops enter the province of Ilocos Sur in Northern Luzon and attack Japanese forces.
  • Jan 8, 1951: Thought extinct since 1615, a Cahow is rediscovered in Bermuda.
  • Jan 8, 1959: Charles De Gaulle is inaugurated as the first president of the French Fifth Republic.
  • Jan 8, 1961: Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Yvor Winters.
  • Jan 8, 1988: Dow Jones down 140.58 points
  • Jan 8, 1993: Elvis Presley Commemorative Postage Stamp goes on sale
  • Jan 8, 1998: Roseanne files for divorce from 3rd husband Ben Thomas
  • Jan 8, 1999: 3.4 million copies of the film The Rescuers are recalled after a photo of a topless woman was discovered in two of the 110,000 frames of the movie.
  • Jan 8, 2004: Queen Elizabeth II, her granddaughter, christens the RMS Queen Mary 2, which is the largest passenger vessel ever built.
  • Jan 8, 2010: Three people were killed when gunmen from the Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda, an offshoot of the Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda, attacked the bus carrying the Togo football team as it traveled to the African Cup of Nations 2010.
  • Jan 8, 2011: Six people are killed and 13 others injured in an attempted assassination attempt on Gabrielle Giffords, Arizona Congresswoman.

What day of the year is January 8th?

January 8th marks the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.

There are 357 days remaining until the end of the year (or 358 days in case of leap years).

January 8th is the 8th day of the month of January.


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