January 8

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened throughout history on January 8. From 1900 until now. January 8 is under the sign of Capricorn. Famous birthdays on this day include Elvis Presley (1935), Elvis Presley (1935) and David Bowie (1947). Several movies were released around January 8 over the years, such as The Shop Around the Corner in 1940 directed by Ernst Lubitsch and His Girl Friday in 1940 directed by Howard Hawks.
But much more happened on January 8 over the years: find out below

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Which were the most popular Movies released around January 8 over the years?
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The Shop Around the Corner

The Shop Around the Corner

Release year: 1940

Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch

Starring: Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Frank Morgan, Joseph Schildkraut

Country: United States of America

His Girl Friday

His Girl Friday

Release year: 1940

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy, Gene Lockhart

Country: United States of America

Bad Day at Black Rock

Bad Day at Black Rock

Release year: 1955

Directed by: John Sturges

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Robert Ryan, Anne Francis, Dean Jagger

Country: United States of America



Release year: 1935

Directed by: Willi Forst

Starring: Pola Negri, Albrecht Schoenhals, Ingeborg Theek, Franziska Kinz

Frozen Land

Frozen Land

Release year: 2005

Directed by: Aku Louhimies

Starring: Jasper Pääkkönen, Mikko Leppilampi, Pamela Tola, Petteri Summanen


Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 8?


  • Commonwealth Day is celebrated in Northern Mariana Islands.


  • 2019 Syrian Civil War: The military police of Russia says that it has started patrolling the area surrounding Manbij. (TASS)The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces say that they captured five foreign nationals who fought for Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Two are reportedly from the United States, two from Pakistan and one from Ireland. (BBC)
  • 2018 Pharmaceutical company Pfizer discontinues research into treating patients with Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. (The Telegraph)
  • 2017 January 2017 Jerusalem vehicular attack: A truck rams into a group of Israeli soldiers in a deliberate attack in East Jerusalem, killing four and wounding 21. The perpetrator was previously convicted of terrorism and was jailed for 10 years. (CNN) (The Guardian)
  • 2016 2016 Hurghada attack: Two suspected ISIS militants are killed and three tourists injured in an unsuccessful attack on a hotel in the city of Hurghada. (BBC)
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Which were the most popular books released around January 8 over the years?
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Divergent by Veronica Roth


Year: 2014


This first book in Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times bestselling Divergent trilogy is the novel the inspired the major motion picture starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, and Kate Winslet.

The Sigma Protocol by Robert Ludlum

The Sigma Protocol

Year: 2002


Ben Hartman is vacationing in Zurich, Switzerland when he chances upon his old friend Jimmy Cavanaugh―a madman who's armed and programmed to assassinate.

You: On a Diet by Michael F. Roizen, Mehmet C. Oz

You: On a Diet

Year: 2007


AMERICA'S MOST TRUSTED DOCTOR TEAM CRACKS THE CODE ON WAIST MANAGEMENT For the first time in our history, scientists are uncovering astounding medical evidence about dieting.

I Should Have Kissed Her More by Alexander King

I Should Have Kissed Her More

Year: 1962


KING OF THE STORYTELLERS - Favorite raconteur of millions of television fans! Bestselling author of MINE ENEMY GROWS OLDER and MAY THIS HOUSE BE SAFE FROM TIGERS! ALEXANDER KING tells you

Overload by Arthur Haile


Year: 1979


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