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8th of January 0307 EVENT Jin Huidi, Chinese Emperor of the Jin Dynasty, is poisoned and succeeded by his son Jin Huaidi.
8th of January 0871 EVENT Alfred the Great leads a West Saxon army to repel an invasion by Danelaw Vikings.
8th of January 1297 EVENT Monaco gains its independence.
8th of January 1499 EVENT Louis XII of France marries Anne of Brittany.
8th of January 1734 EVENT Premiere performance of George Frideric Handel's Ariodante at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
8th of January 1746 EVENT Second Jacobite Rising: Bonnie Prince Charlie occupies Stirling.
8th of January 1790 EVENT George Washington delivers the first State of the Union Address in New York City.
8th of January 1806 EVENT Cape Colony becomes a British colony.
8th of January 1811 EVENT An unsuccessful slave revolt is led by Charles Deslondes in St. Charles and St. James, Louisiana.
8th of January 1815 EVENT War of 1812: Battle of New Orleans : Andrew Jackson leads American forces in victory over the British.
8th of January 1835 EVENT The United States national debt is 0 for the only time.
8th of January 1838 EVENT Alfred Vail demonstrates a telegraph system using dots and dashes (this is the forerunner of Morse code).
8th of January 1863 EVENT American Civil War: Second Battle of Springfield
8th of January 1867 EVENT African American men are granted the right to vote in Washington, D.C.
8th of January 1877 EVENT Crazy Horse and his warriors fight their last battle against the United States Cavalry at Wolf Mountain, Montana Territory.
8th of January 1889 EVENT Herman Hollerith is issued US patent #395,791 for the 'Art of Applying Statistics' -- his punched card calculator.
8th of January 1904 EVENT The Blackstone Library is dedicated, marking the beginning of the Chicago Public Library system.
8th of January 1906 EVENT A landslide in Haverstraw, New York, caused by the excavation of clay along the Hudson River, kills 20 people.
8th of January 1912 EVENT The African National Congress is founded.
8th of January 1918 EVENT President Woodrow Wilson announces his "Fourteen Points" for the aftermath of World War I.
8th of January 1940 EVENT World War II: Britain introduces food rationing.
8th of January 1956 EVENT Operation Auca: Five U.S. missionaries are killed by the Huaorani of Ecuador shortly after making contact with them.
8th of January 1961 EVENT In France a referendum supports Charles de Gaulle's policies in Algeria.
8th of January 1962 EVENT The Harmelen train disaster killed 93 people in the Netherlands.
8th of January 1963 EVENT Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa is exhibited in the United States for the first time, at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
8th of January 1964 EVENT President Lyndon B. Johnson declares a "War on Poverty" in the United States.
8th of January 1973 EVENT Soviet space mission Luna 21 is launched.
8th of January 1973 EVENT Watergate scandal: The trial of seven men accused of illegal entry into Democratic Party headquarters at Watergate begins.
8th of January 1975 EVENT Ella Grasso becomes Governor of Connecticut, the first woman to serve as a Governor in the United States other than by succeeding her husband.
8th of January 1977 EVENT Three bombs went off in Moscow within 37 minutes, killing seven. The bombings are attributed to an Armenian separatist group.
8th of January 1978 EVENT Bowing to international pressure, President of Pakistan Zulfikar Ali Bhutto releases Bengali leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman from prison, who had been arrested after declaring the independence of Bangladesh.
8th of January 1979 EVENT The tanker Betelgeuse explodes in Bantry Bay, Ireland.
8th of January 1981 EVENT A local farmer reports a UFO sighting in Trans-en-Provence, France, "perhaps the most completely and carefully documented sighting of all time".
8th of January 1982 EVENT The break up of AT&T: AT&T agrees to divest itself of twenty-two subdivisions.
8th of January 1989 EVENT Beginning of Japanese Heisei era.
8th of January 1989 EVENT The Kegworth air disaster. British Midland flight 92 crashes into the M1 motorway killing 47 people out of 127 on board.
8th of January 1994 EVENT Russian cosmonaut Valeri Polyakov on Soyuz TM-18 leaves for Mir. He would stay on the space station until March 22, 1995, for a record 437 days in space.
8th of January 1996 EVENT An Antonov 32 cargo turboprop powered plane crashes into the central market in Kinshasa, Zaire killing more than 350 people.
8th of January 2002 EVENT President George W. Bush signs into law the No Child Left Behind Act.
8th of January 2003 EVENT Turkish Airlines Flight 634 crashes near Diyarbak?r Airport, Turkey, killing the entire crew and 70 of 75 passengers.
8th of January 2004 EVENT The RMS Queen Mary 2, the largest passenger ship ever built, is christened by her namesake's granddaughter, Queen Elizabeth II.
8th of January 2005 EVENT The nuclear sub USS San Francisco collides at full speed with an undersea mountain south of Guam. One man is killed, but the sub surfaces and is repaired.
8th of January 2010 EVENT Gunmen from an offshoot the Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda attacked the bus carrying the Togo national football team on its way to the 2010 African Cup of Nations, killing three.
8th of January 2011 EVENT An attempted assassination of Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and subsequent shooting in Casas Adobes, Arizona at a Safeway grocery store kills 6 people and wounds 13, including Giffords.
8th of January 1556 BIRTHDAY Uesugi Kagekatsu, Japanese samurai and warlord (d. 1623)
8th of January 1583 BIRTHDAY Simon Episcopius, Dutch theologian (d. 1643)
8th of January 1587 BIRTHDAY Johannes Fabricius, German astronomer (d. 1616)
8th of January 1601 BIRTHDAY Baltasar Gracian y Morales, Spanish writer (d. 1658)
8th of January 1628 BIRTHDAY Francois Henri de Montmorency-Bouteville, duc de Luxembourg, French general (d. 1695)
8th of January 1632 BIRTHDAY Samuel Pufendorf, German jurist (d. 1694)
8th of January 1635 BIRTHDAY Luis Manuel Fernandez de Portocarrero, Spanish Archbishop (d. 1709)
8th of January 1735 BIRTHDAY John Carroll, American Roman Catholic archbishop (d. 1815)
8th of January 1763 BIRTHDAY Edmond Charles Genet, French diplomat (d. 1834)
8th of January 1786 BIRTHDAY Nicholas Biddle, American banking executive (d. 1844)
8th of January 1788 BIRTHDAY Pavel Kiselyov, Russian general and politician (d. 1874)
8th of January 1788 BIRTHDAY Archduke Rudolph of Austria (d. 1831)
8th of January 1792 BIRTHDAY Lowell Mason, American composer (d. 1872)
8th of January 1805 BIRTHDAY John Bigler, American lawyer, politician and diplomat; 3rd Governor of California; and former United States Envoy to Chile (d. 1871)
8th of January 1805 BIRTHDAY Orson Hyde, American religious leader (d. 1878)
8th of January 1812 BIRTHDAY Sigismond Thalberg, Swiss virtuoso pianist and composer (d. 1871)
8th of January 1817 BIRTHDAY Sir Theophilus Shepstone, South African statesman (d. 1893)
8th of January 1821 BIRTHDAY James Longstreet, American Confederate general and diplomat; and former United States Minister to the Ottoman Empire (d. 1904)
8th of January 1821 BIRTHDAY W.H.L. Wallace, American Union general (d. 1862)
8th of January 1823 BIRTHDAY Alfred Russel Wallace, British naturalist and biologist (d. 1913)
8th of January 1824 BIRTHDAY Francisco Gonzalez Bocanegra, Mexican poet (d. 1861)
8th of January 1824 BIRTHDAY Wilkie Collins, British novelist (d. 1889)
8th of January 1830 BIRTHDAY Hans von Bulow, German pianist and composer (d. 1894)
8th of January 1830 BIRTHDAY Albert Bierstadt, German/American painter (d. 1902)
8th of January 1836 BIRTHDAY Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Dutch artist (d. 1912)
8th of January 1843 BIRTHDAY Frederick Abberline, British police investigator (d. 1929)
8th of January 1843 BIRTHDAY John H. Moffitt, American politician (d. 1926)
8th of January 1852 BIRTHDAY James Milton Carroll, American pastor and author (d. 1931)
8th of January 1860 BIRTHDAY Emma Booth, daughter of William and Catherine Booth (d. 1903)
8th of January 1862 BIRTHDAY Frank Nelson Doubleday, American publisher (d. 1934)
8th of January 1864 BIRTHDAY Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale (d. 1892)
8th of January 1865 BIRTHDAY Winnaretta Singer, Princesse Edmond de Polignac, an American patron of French music, and of the arts, sciences, and letters (d. 1943)
8th of January 1866 BIRTHDAY William G. Conley, American politician and 18th Governor of West Virginia (d. 1940)
8th of January 1867 BIRTHDAY Emily Greene Balch, American writer and pacifist, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (d. 1961)
8th of January 1870 BIRTHDAY Miguel Primo de Rivera, Spanish politician (d. 1930)
8th of January 1871 BIRTHDAY James Craig, 1st Viscount Craigavon, Irish politician (d. 1940)
8th of January 1873 BIRTHDAY Elena of Montenegro, queen of Italy (d. 1956)
8th of January 1873 BIRTHDAY Iuliu Maniu, Romanian politician (d. 1953)
8th of January 1881 BIRTHDAY Henrik Shipstead, American politician (d. 1960)
8th of January 1883 BIRTHDAY Pavel Filonov, Russian painter (d. 1941)
8th of January 1883 BIRTHDAY Patrick J. Hurley, American soldier, statesman, and diplomat; 51st United States Secretary of War and former United States Ambassadors to the Republic of China (d. 1963)
8th of January 1885 BIRTHDAY A. J. Muste, Dutch pacifist and activist (d. 1967)
8th of January 1885 BIRTHDAY John Curtin, Australian politician (d. 1945)
8th of January 1888 BIRTHDAY Richard Courant, German-American mathematician (d. 1972)
8th of January 1888 BIRTHDAY Matthew Moore, Irish-American actor (d. 1960)
8th of January 1891 BIRTHDAY Walther Bothe, German physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics laureate (d. 1957)
8th of January 1891 BIRTHDAY Storm Jameson, English writer (d. 1986)
8th of January 1891 BIRTHDAY Bronislava Nijinska, Russian choreographer (d. 1972)
8th of January 1894 BIRTHDAY St. Maximilian Kolbe, Polish martyr (d. 1941)
8th of January 1896 BIRTHDAY Arthur Ford, American medium (d. 1971)
8th of January 1896 BIRTHDAY Jaromir Weinberger, Czech-American composer (d. 1967)
8th of January 1897 BIRTHDAY Dennis Wheatley, British author (d. 1977)
8th of January 1899 BIRTHDAY Solomon Bandaranaike, Ceylonese Prime Minister (d. 1959)
8th of January 1900 BIRTHDAY Dame Merlyn Myer, Australian philanthropist (d. 1982)
8th of January 1902 BIRTHDAY Georgy Malenkov, Soviet politician (d. 1988)
8th of January 1902 BIRTHDAY Carl Rogers, American psychologist (d. 1987)
8th of January 1904 BIRTHDAY Karl Brandt, Alsatian Nazi war criminal (d. 1948)
8th of January 1905 BIRTHDAY Franjo Seper, Croatian Catholic cardinal (d. 1981)
8th of January 1905 BIRTHDAY Giacinto Scelsi, Italian composer (d. 1988)
8th of January 1908 BIRTHDAY William Hartnell, British actor (d. 1975)
8th of January 1909 BIRTHDAY Bruce Mitchell, South African cricketer, Wisden COY 1936 (d.1995)
8th of January 1909 BIRTHDAY Willy Millowitsch, German actor (d. 1999)
8th of January 1909 BIRTHDAY Evelyn Wood, American educator (d. 1995)
8th of January 1909 BIRTHDAY Nikolaos Platon, Greek archaeologist (d. 1992)
8th of January 1910 BIRTHDAY Galina Sergeyevna Ulanova, Russian prima ballerina assoluta (d. 1998)
8th of January 1911 BIRTHDAY Gypsy Rose Lee, American actress and entertainer (d. 1970)
8th of January 1911 BIRTHDAY Tom Delaney, British racing driver (d. 2006)
8th of January 1912 BIRTHDAY Jose Ferrer, Puerto Rican actor (d. 1992)
8th of January 1912 BIRTHDAY Lawrence E. Walsh, American jurist and 4th United States Deputy Attorney General
8th of January 1915 BIRTHDAY Walker Cooper, American baseball player (d. 1991)
8th of January 1921 BIRTHDAY Herta Bothe, Nazi concentration camp guard
8th of January 1922 BIRTHDAY Abbey Simon, U.S. pianist
8th of January 1922 BIRTHDAY Jan Nieuwenhuys, Dutch painter (d. 1986)
8th of January 1923 BIRTHDAY Larry Storch, American actor
8th of January 1923 BIRTHDAY Johnny Wardle, English cricketer (d. 1985)
8th of January 1923 BIRTHDAY Giorgio Tozzi, American bass
8th of January 1923 BIRTHDAY Joseph Weizenbaum, German-American author and computer scientist (d. 2008)
8th of January 1924 BIRTHDAY Benjamin Lees, American composer (d. 2010)
8th of January 1924 BIRTHDAY Ron Moody, English actor
8th of January 1925 BIRTHDAY Helmuth Hubener, German activist (d. 1942)
8th of January 1926 BIRTHDAY Jani Christou, Greek composer
8th of January 1926 BIRTHDAY Hanae Mori, Japanese fashion designer
8th of January 1926 BIRTHDAY Soupy Sales, American comedian (d. 2009)
8th of January 1926 BIRTHDAY Evelyn Lear, American soprano
8th of January 1926 BIRTHDAY Kelucharan Mohapatra, Indian Odissi dancer (d. 2004)
8th of January 1927 BIRTHDAY Charles Tomlinson, British poet and translator
8th of January 1928 BIRTHDAY Slade Gorton, American politician
8th of January 1928 BIRTHDAY Gaston Miron, French-Canadian poet and editor (d. 1996)
8th of January 1929 BIRTHDAY Saeed Jaffrey, Indian actor
8th of January 1931 BIRTHDAY Bill Graham, German-born American music promoter (d. 1991)
8th of January 1933 BIRTHDAY Charles Osgood, American journalist and commentator
8th of January 1933 BIRTHDAY Jean-Marie Straub, French film director
8th of January 1933 BIRTHDAY Ko Un, Korean poet
8th of January 1934 BIRTHDAY Jacques Anquetil, French cyclist (d. 1987)
8th of January 1934 BIRTHDAY Gene Freese, American baseball player
8th of January 1934 BIRTHDAY Roy Kinnear, English actor (d. 1988)
8th of January 1934 BIRTHDAY Alexandra Ripley, American writer (d. 2004)
8th of January 1935 BIRTHDAY Elvis Presley, American singer (d. 1977)
8th of January 1935 BIRTHDAY Lewis H. Lapham, American writer
8th of January 1936 BIRTHDAY Robert May, Baron May of Oxford, Australian-born British scientist
8th of January 1936 BIRTHDAY Zdenek Macal, Czech conductor
8th of January 1937 BIRTHDAY Dame Shirley Bassey, Welsh singer
8th of January 1938 BIRTHDAY Yevgeny Nesterenko, Russian bass-baritone
8th of January 1938 BIRTHDAY Bob Eubanks, American game show host
8th of January 1939 BIRTHDAY Carolina Herrera, Venezuelan fashion designer
8th of January 1941 BIRTHDAY Boris Vallejo, Peruvian illustrator
8th of January 1941 BIRTHDAY Graham Chapman, British comedian (d. 1989)
8th of January 1942 BIRTHDAY Valya Balkanska, Bulgarian folk singer
8th of January 1942 BIRTHDAY Stephen Hawking, English theoretical physicist and author
8th of January 1942 BIRTHDAY Junichiro Koizumi, Japanese politician, Prime Minister 2001-2006
8th of January 1942 BIRTHDAY Yvette Mimieux, American actress
8th of January 1943 BIRTHDAY Charles Murray, American author and pundit
8th of January 1944 BIRTHDAY Terry Brooks, American writer
8th of January 1945 BIRTHDAY Kojo Nnamdi, Guyanese-born American radio host
8th of January 1945 BIRTHDAY Kathleen Noone, American actress
8th of January 1945 BIRTHDAY Kadir Topbas, Turkish politician
8th of January 1945 BIRTHDAY Jeannie Lewis, Australian actress and singer
8th of January 1946 BIRTHDAY Robby Krieger, American musician (The Doors)
8th of January 1947 BIRTHDAY William Bonin, American serial killer and sex offender (d. 1996)
8th of January 1947 BIRTHDAY Don Bendell, American author & karate master
8th of January 1947 BIRTHDAY Terry Sylvester, English singer and musician
8th of January 1947 BIRTHDAY David Bowie, English musician
8th of January 1947 BIRTHDAY Samuel Schmid, Swiss politician
8th of January 1947 BIRTHDAY Laurie Walters, American actress
8th of January 1948 BIRTHDAY Gillies MacKinnon, Scottish film director
8th of January 1951 BIRTHDAY John McTiernan, American film director
8th of January 1951 BIRTHDAY Kenny Anthony, Saint Lucian politician
8th of January 1952 BIRTHDAY Vladimir Feltsman, Russian-American pianist
8th of January 1952 BIRTHDAY Mel Reynolds, former Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from Illinois and convicted sex offender
8th of January 1953 BIRTHDAY Bruce Sutter, American baseball player
8th of January 1955 BIRTHDAY Spiros Livathinos, Greek footballer
8th of January 1955 BIRTHDAY Mike Reno, Canadian musician
8th of January 1957 BIRTHDAY Nacho Duato, Spanish classical dancer and choreographer
8th of January 1957 BIRTHDAY David Lang, American composer
8th of January 1958 BIRTHDAY Rey Misterio, Sr., Mexican wrestler
8th of January 1959 BIRTHDAY Duk Koo Kim, Korean boxer (d. 1982)
8th of January 1959 BIRTHDAY Paul Hester, Australian drummer (Crowded House) (d. 2005)
8th of January 1961 BIRTHDAY Keith Arkell, English chess Grandmaster
8th of January 1961 BIRTHDAY Calvin Smith, American athlete
8th of January 1962 BIRTHDAY Chris Marion, American musician
8th of January 1965 BIRTHDAY Michelle Forbes, American actress
8th of January 1965 BIRTHDAY Maria Pitillo, American actress
8th of January 1966 BIRTHDAY Igor Vyazmikin, Russian ice hockey player (d. 2009)
8th of January 1966 BIRTHDAY Andrew Wood, American singer (Mother Love Bone) (d. 1990)
8th of January 1967 BIRTHDAY Willie Anderson, American basketball player
8th of January 1967 BIRTHDAY R. Kelly, American singer
8th of January 1968 BIRTHDAY Keith Mullings, American boxer
8th of January 1969 BIRTHDAY Jeff Abercrombie, American musician
8th of January 1969 BIRTHDAY Ami Dolenz, American actress
8th of January 1970 BIRTHDAY Rachel Friend, Australian actress
8th of January 1971 BIRTHDAY Mike Susser, German chef
8th of January 1971 BIRTHDAY Jason Giambi, American baseball player
8th of January 1971 BIRTHDAY Pascal Zuberbuhler, Swiss footballer
8th of January 1972 BIRTHDAY Sean McKeever, American writer
8th of January 1972 BIRTHDAY Giuseppe Favalli, Italian footballer
8th of January 1973 BIRTHDAY Mark Knight, English sound designer
8th of January 1973 BIRTHDAY Henning Solberg, Norwegian rally driver
8th of January 1973 BIRTHDAY Jason Stevens, Australian rugby league footballer
8th of January 1974 BIRTHDAY Maria Matsouka, Greek politician
8th of January 1975 BIRTHDAY Harris Jayaraj, Indian music composer
8th of January 1975 BIRTHDAY DJ Clue, American DJ and producer
8th of January 1976 BIRTHDAY Jenny Lewis, American actress and musician
8th of January 1976 BIRTHDAY Josh Meyers, American actor
8th of January 1976 BIRTHDAY Carl Pavano, American baseball player
8th of January 1977 BIRTHDAY Ron Pederson, Canadian actor
8th of January 1977 BIRTHDAY Lee Yoo-jin, Korean actress
8th of January 1977 BIRTHDAY Melanie Seeger, German race walker
8th of January 1977 BIRTHDAY Amber Benson, American actress
8th of January 1978 BIRTHDAY Boris Avrukh, Israeli chess grandmaster
8th of January 1978 BIRTHDAY Marco Fu, Hong Kong snooker player
8th of January 1979 BIRTHDAY Torry Castellano, American musician (The Donnas)
8th of January 1979 BIRTHDAY Adrian Mutu, Romanian footballer
8th of January 1979 BIRTHDAY Mirella van Melis, Dutch track and road cyclist
8th of January 1979 BIRTHDAY Sarah Polley, Canadian actress
8th of January 1979 BIRTHDAY Seol Ki-Hyeon, South Korean footballer
8th of January 1979 BIRTHDAY Stipe Pletikosa, Croatian footballer
8th of January 1980 BIRTHDAY Rachel Nichols, American actress
8th of January 1981 BIRTHDAY Jeff Francis, Canadian baseball player
8th of January 1981 BIRTHDAY Carmen Schafer, Swiss curler
8th of January 1981 BIRTHDAY Xie Xingfang, Chinese badminton player
8th of January 1982 BIRTHDAY Wil Francis, American singer
8th of January 1982 BIRTHDAY Gaby Hoffmann, American actress
8th of January 1982 BIRTHDAY John Utaka, Nigerian footballer
8th of January 1982 BIRTHDAY Emanuele Calaio, Italian footballer
8th of January 1983 BIRTHDAY Felipe Colombo, Argentine/Mexican actor and singer
8th of January 1983 BIRTHDAY Chris Mordetzky, American wrestler
8th of January 1984 BIRTHDAY Jeff Francoeur, American baseball player
8th of January 1985 BIRTHDAY Rachael Lampa, American singer
8th of January 1986 BIRTHDAY Jessica Parker Kennedy, Canadian actress
8th of January 1986 BIRTHDAY David Silva, Spanish footballer
8th of January 1986 BIRTHDAY Jaclyn Linetsky, Canadian actress (d. 2003)
8th of January 1986 BIRTHDAY Maria Ozawa, Japanese/French-Canadian pornstar
8th of January 1987 BIRTHDAY Carmen Klaschka, German tennis player
8th of January 1988 BIRTHDAY Allison Harvard, American artist and fashion model
8th of January 1989 BIRTHDAY Aaron Cruden, New Zealand rugby player
8th of January 1989 BIRTHDAY Kristjan Einar, Icelandic racing driver
8th of January 1991 BIRTHDAY Asuka Hinoi, Japanese singer
8th of January 2000 BIRTHDAY Noah Cyrus, American actress
8th of January 2011 BIRTHDAY Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine of Denmark, twin children of Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark
8th of January 0307 DEATH Jin Huidi, Chinese emperor of the Jin Dynasty (Born 259)
8th of January 0482 DEATH Saint Severinus of Noricum
8th of January 1100 DEATH Antipope Clement III (Born c.1029)
8th of January 1107 DEATH Edgar of Scotland (Born 1074)
8th of January 1198 DEATH Pope Celestine III (Born c.1106)
8th of January 1324 DEATH Marco Polo, Italian explorer (Born 1254)
8th of January 1337 DEATH Giotto di Bondone, Italian artist (Born 1267)
8th of January 1456 DEATH St. Lawrence Justinian, Italian bishop and first Patriarch of Venice (Born 1381)
8th of January 1464 DEATH Thomas Ebendorfer, Austrian historian (Born 1385)
8th of January 1557 DEATH Albert the Warlike, Prince of Bayreuth (Born 1522)
8th of January 1570 DEATH Philibert de l'Orme, French architect (Born c.1510)
8th of January 1598 DEATH John George, Elector of Brandenburg (Born 1525)
8th of January 1642 DEATH Galileo Galilei, Italian astronomer and scientist (Born 1564)
8th of January 1707 DEATH John Dalrymple, 1st Earl of Stair, Scottish politician (Born 1648)
8th of January 1713 DEATH Arcangelo Corelli, Italian composer (Born 1653)
8th of January 1775 DEATH John Baskerville, English printer (Born 1706)
8th of January 1789 DEATH Jack Broughton, English boxer (Born c.1703)
8th of January 1794 DEATH Justus Moser, German statesman (Born 1720)
8th of January 1815 DEATH Edward Pakenham, British general (Born 1778)
8th of January 1825 DEATH Eli Whitney, American inventor (Born 1765)
8th of January 1854 DEATH William Carr Beresford, 1st Viscount Beresford, British general and politician (Born 1768)
8th of January 1865 DEATH Aime, duc de Clermont-Tonnerre, French general (Born 1779)
8th of January 1874 DEATH Charles Etienne Brasseur de Bourbourg, French writer and historian (Born 1814)
8th of January 1878 DEATH Nikolai Alekseevich Nekrasov, Russian poet (Born 1821)
8th of January 1880 DEATH Joshua A. Norton, Emperor of the United States, Protector of Mexico (Born 1811)
8th of January 1896 DEATH William Rainey Marshall, Governor of Minnesota (Born 1825)
8th of January 1896 DEATH Paul Verlaine, French poet (Born 1844)
8th of January 1901 DEATH John Barry, Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross (Born 1873)
8th of January 1916 DEATH Ada Rehan, Irish-born American actress (Born 1860)
8th of January 1916 DEATH Rembrandt Bugatti, Italian sculptor (Born 1884)
8th of January 1918 DEATH Ellis H. Roberts, American politician (Born 1827)
8th of January 1932 DEATH Eurosia Fabris, Italian Catholic (Born 1866)
8th of January 1934 DEATH Andrei Bely, Russian writer (Born 1880)
8th of January 1934 DEATH Serge Stavisky, French financier and embezzler (Born 1886)
8th of January 1938 DEATH Johnny Gruelle, Creator of Raggedy Ann and Andy (Born 1880)
8th of January 1941 DEATH Lieutenant-General Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, British soldier, author, and founder of the Scout movement (Born 1857)
8th of January 1942 DEATH Joseph Franklin Rutherford, American religious publisher (Born 1869)
8th of January 1943 DEATH Richard Hillary, Australian Spitfire pilot and author (Born 1919)
8th of January 1944 DEATH William Kissam Vanderbilt II, member of the Vanderbilt family (Born 1878)
8th of January 1945 DEATH Karl Krafft, Swiss astrologer who was manipulated by the Nazi regime (Born 1900)
8th of January 1948 DEATH Richard Tauber, Austrian tenor (Born 1891)
8th of January 1948 DEATH Kurt Schwitters, German painter (Born 1887)
8th of January 1950 DEATH Joseph Schumpeter, Austrian economist (Born 1883)
8th of January 1953 DEATH Admiral Sir Hugh Binney, British naval commander and Governor of Tasmania (Born 1883)
8th of January 1956 DEATH Jim Elliot, American Christian missionary (Born 1928)
8th of January 1958 DEATH Paul Pilgrim, American athlete (Born 1883)
8th of January 1963 DEATH Kay Sage, American artist and poet (Born 1898)
8th of January 1967 DEATH Zbigniew Cybulski, Polish actor (Born 1927)
8th of January 1969 DEATH Albert Hill, British athlete (Born 1889)
8th of January 1970 DEATH Georges Guibourg, French performer (Born 1891)
8th of January 1972 DEATH Kenneth Patchen, American poet (Born 1911)
8th of January 1975 DEATH John Gregson, English actor (Born 1919)
8th of January 1975 DEATH Richard Tucker, American tenor (Born 1913)
8th of January 1976 DEATH Robert Forgan, British fascist (Born 1891)
8th of January 1976 DEATH Zhou Enlai, Premier of the People's Republic of China (Born 1898)
8th of January 1979 DEATH Sara Carter, American country musician (Born 1898)
8th of January 1980 DEATH John Mauchly, American physicist (Born 1907)
8th of January 1981 DEATH Matthew "Stymie" Beard, American actor (Born 1925)
8th of January 1982 DEATH Gregoire Aslan, Armenian actor (Born 1908)
8th of January 1983 DEATH Gerhard Barkhorn, German fighter pilot (Born 1919)
8th of January 1983 DEATH Tom McCall, Governor of Oregon (Born 1913)
8th of January 1983 DEATH Ron Frazer, Australian actor (Born 1924)
8th of January 1986 DEATH Pierre Fournier, French cellist (Born 1906)
8th of January 1990 DEATH Terry-Thomas, British actor, comedian (Born 1911)
8th of January 1991 DEATH Steve Clark, English guitarist (Def Leppard) (Born 1960)
8th of January 1994 DEATH Pat Buttram, American actor (Born 1915)
8th of January 1994 DEATH Harvey Haddix, American baseball player (Born 1925)
8th of January 1995 DEATH Carlos Monzon, Argentinian boxer (Born 1942)
8th of January 1996 DEATH Francois Mitterrand, President of France (Born 1916)
8th of January 1996 DEATH Howard Taubman, American music and theater critic (Born 1907)
8th of January 1996 DEATH John Hargreaves, Australian actor (Born 1945)
8th of January 1997 DEATH Melvin Calvin, Nobel Prize laureate (Born 1911)
8th of January 1998 DEATH Michael Tippett, English composer (Born 1905)
8th of January 2000 DEATH Fritz Thiedemann, German equestrianist (Born 1918)
8th of January 2002 DEATH Alexander Prochorow, Nobel Prize in Physics laureate (Born 1916)
8th of January 2002 DEATH Dave Thomas, American fast food entrepreneur (Born 1932)
8th of January 2003 DEATH Ron Goodwin, British composer and conductor (Born 1925)
8th of January 2004 DEATH John A. Gambling, American radio talk-show host (Born 1930)
8th of January 2005 DEATH Campbell McComas, Australian impersonator and broadcaster (Born 1952)
8th of January 2005 DEATH Warren Spears, American choreographer and dancer (Born 1954)
8th of January 2005 DEATH Michel Thomas, Polish linguist (Born 1914)
8th of January 2006 DEATH Tony Banks, British politician (Born 1943)
8th of January 2007 DEATH Yvonne De Carlo, Canadian-born actress (Born 1922)
8th of January 2007 DEATH Jane Bolin, first African American female judge (Born 1908)
8th of January 2007 DEATH Francis Cockfield, British politician (Born 1916)
8th of January 2007 DEATH David Ervine, Northern Irish politician (Born 1953)
8th of January 2007 DEATH Iwao Takamoto, American animator (Born 1925)
8th of January 2008 DEATH George Moore, Australian champion jockey (Born 1923)
8th of January 2009 DEATH Richard John Neuhaus, Canadian-American Christian writer and editor (Born 1936)
8th of January 2010 DEATH Tony Halme, Finnish boxer and politician (Born 1963)
8th of January 2010 DEATH Monica Maughan, Australian actor (Born 1933)
8th of January 2011 DEATH Thorbj?rn Svenssen, Norwegian footballer (Born 1924)
8th of January 2011 DEATH John Roll, United States Federal Judge (Born1947)