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January 8 is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 357 days remaining until the end of the year (358 in leap years).

Events[]

Births[]

  • 1556 - Uesugi Kagekatsu, Japanese samurai and warlord (d. 1623)
  • 1583 - Simon Episcopius, Dutch theologian (d. 1643)
  • 1601 - Baltasar Gracián y Morales, Spanish writer (d. 1658)
  • 1628 - François Henri de Montmorency-Bouteville, duc de Luxembourg, French general (d. 1695)
  • 1632 - Samuel Pufendorf, German jurist (d. 1694)
  • 1635 - Luis Manuel Fernández de Portocarrero, Spanish Archbishop of Toledo (d. 1709)
  • 1735 - John Carroll, American Roman Catholic archbishop (d. 1815)
  • 1763 - Edmond Charles Genêt, French diplomat (d. 1834)
  • 1786 - Nicholas Biddle, American banking executive (d. 1844)
  • 1788 - Pavel Kiselyov, Russian general and politician (d. 1874)
  • 1792 - Lowell Mason, American composer (d. 1872)
  • 1805 - John Bigler, American politician (d. 1871)
  • 1805 - Orson Hyde, American religious leader (d. 1878)
  • 1817 - Sir Theophilus Shepstone, South African statesman (d. 1893)
  • 1821 - James Longstreet, American Confederate general (d. 1904)
  • 1821 - W.H.L. Wallace, American Union general (d. 1862)
  • 1823 - Alfred Russel Wallace, British naturalist and biologist (d. 1913)
  • 1824 - Francisco González Bocanegra, Mexican poet (d. 1861)
  • 1824 - Wilkie Collins, British novelist (d. 1889)
  • 1830 - Hans von Bülow, German pianist and composer (d. 1894)
  • 1836 - Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Dutch artist (d. 1912)
  • 1843 - Frederick Abberline, British police investigator (d. 1929)
  • 1843 - John H. Moffitt, American politician (d. 1926)
  • 1852 - James Milton Carroll, American pastor and author (d. 1931)
  • 1860 - Emma Booth, daughter of William and Catherine Booth (d. 1903)
  • 1862 - Frank Nelson Doubleday, American publisher (d. 1934)
  • 1866 - William G. Conley, American politician (d. 1940)
  • 1867 - Emily Greene Balch, American writer and pacifist, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (d. 1961)
  • 1870 - Miguel Primo de Rivera, Spanish politician (d. 1930)
  • 1871 - James Craig, 1st Viscount Craigavon, Irish politician (d. 1940)
  • 1873 - Iuliu Maniu, Romanian politician (d. 1953)
  • 1873 - Elena of Montenegro, queen of Italy (d. 1956)
  • 1881 - Henrik Shipstead, American politician (d. 1960)
  • 1883 - Patrick J. Hurley, United States Secretary of War (d. 1963)
  • 1883 - Pavel Filonov, Russian painter (d. 1941)
  • 1885 - John Curtin, Australian politician (d. 1945)
  • 1885 - A. J. Muste, Dutch activist and pacifist (d. 1967)
  • 1888 - Matthew Moore, Irish-American actor (d. 1960)
  • 1891 - Walther Bothe, German physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics laureate (d. 1957)
  • 1891 - Bronislava Nijinska, Russian choreographer (d. 1972)
  • 1896 - Arthur Ford, American psychic (d. 1971)
  • 1897 - Dennis Wheatley, British author (d. 1977)
  • 1902 - Carl Rogers, American psychologist (d. 1987)
  • 1902 - Georgy Malenkov, Soviet politician (d. 1988)
  • 1903 - Igor Kurchatov, Russian physicist (d. 1960)
  • 1904 - Karl Brandt, Nazi war criminal (d. 1948)
  • 1905 - Franjo Cardinal Seper, Croatian Catholic cardinal (d. 1981)
  • 1905 - Giacinto Scelsi, Italian composer (d. 1988)
  • 1908 - William Hartnell, British actor (d. 1975)
  • 1909 - Willy Millowitsch, German actor (d. 1999)
  • 1909 - José Ferrer, Puerto Rican actor (d. 1992)
  • 1909 - Evelyn Wood, American educator (d. 1995)
  • 1910 - Galina Sergeyevna Ulanova, Russian ballerina (d. 1988)
  • 1911 - Butterfly McQueen, American actress (d. 1995)
  • 1911 - Tom Delaney, British racing driver (d. 2006)
  • 1915 - Walker Cooper, American baseball player (d. 1991)
  • 1921 - Herta Bothe, Nazi concentration camp guard
  • 1923 - Larry Storch, American actor
  • 1923 - Johnny Wardle, English cricketer (d. 1985)
  • 1923 - Joseph Weizenbaum, German-born computer scientist
  • 1924 - Ron Moody, English actor
  • 1925 - Helmuth Hubener, German anti-Hitler activist (d. 1942)
  • 1926 - Evelyn Lear, American soprano
  • 1926 - Hanae Mori, Japanese fashion designer
  • 1926 - Soupy Sales, American comedian
  • 1926 - Kelucharan Mohapatra, Indian Odissi dancer (d. 2004)
  • 1931 - Bill Graham, German-born American music promoter (d. 1991)
  • 1933 - Charles Osgood, American journalist and commentator
  • 1933 - Jean-Marie Straub, French film director
  • 1933 - Ko Un, Korean poet
  • 1934 - Jacques Anquetil, French cyclist (d. 1987)
  • 1934 - Roy Kinnear, English actor (d. 1988)
  • 1934 - Alexandra Ripley, American writer (d. 2004)
  • 1934 - Gene Freese, American baseball player
  • 1935 - Elvis Presley, American singer and guitarist (d. 1977)
  • 1937 - Shirley Bassey, Welsh singer
  • 1938 - Bob Eubanks, American game show host
  • 1941 - Graham Chapman, British comedian (d. 1989)
  • 1941 - Boris Vallejo, Peruvian illustrator
  • 1942 - Stephen Hawking, English physicist and author
  • 1942 - Junichiro Koizumi, Japanese politician
  • 1942 - Yvette Mimieux, American actress
  • 1944 - Terry Brooks, American writer
  • 1945 - Kojo Nnamdi, Guyanese-born American radio host
  • 1946 - Robby Krieger, American musician (The Doors)
  • 1947 - David Bowie, English musician
  • 1947 - Samuel Schmid, Swiss politician
  • 1947 - Don Bendell, American author & karate master
  • 1948 - Gillies MacKinnon, Scottish film director
  • 1951 - Kenny Anthony, Saint Lucian politician
  • 1951 - John McTiernan, American film director
  • 1953 - Bruce Sutter, American baseball player
  • 1955 - Mike Reno, Canadian musician (Loverboy)
  • 1955 - Spiros Livathinos, Greek footballer
  • 1958 - Rey Misterio, Sr., Mexican professional wrestler
  • 1959 - Paul Hester, Australian drummer (Crowded House) (d. 2005)
  • 1961 - Calvin Smith, American athlete
  • 1961 - Kazuki Takahashi, Japanese creator of Yu-Gi-Oh
  • 1962 - Chris Marion, American musician (Little River Band)
  • 1965 - Michelle Forbes, American actress
  • 1966 - Igor Vyazmikin, Russian ice hockey player
  • 1967 - R. Kelly, American singer
  • 1968 - Keith Mullings, American boxer
  • 1969 - Ami Dolenz, American actress
  • 1969 - Jeff Abercrombie, American musician (Fuel)
  • 1970 - Dave Eggers, American writer and publisher
  • 1970 - Melissa Hill, American porn actress
  • 1971 - Jason Giambi, American baseball player
  • 1971 - Pascal Zuberbühler, Swiss footballer
  • 1973 - Mark Knight, English sound designer
  • 1973 - Sean Paul, Jamaican singer
  • 1973 - Jason Stevens, Australian rugby league footballer
  • 1975 - DJ Clue, American DJ and producer
  • 1976 - Jenny Lewis, American actress and musician (Rilo Kiley)
  • 1976 - Josh Meyers, American actor
  • 1976 - Carl Pavano, American baseball player
  • 1977 - Amber Benson, American actress
  • 1977 - Lee Yoo-jin, Korean actress
  • 1978 - Marco Fu, Hong Kong snooker player
  • 1979 - Adrian Mutu, Romanian footballer
  • 1979 - Sarah Polley, Canadian actress
  • 1979 - Seol Ki-Hyeon, South Korean footballer
  • 1980 - Rachel Nichols, American actress
  • 1981 - Jeff Francis, Canadian baseball player
  • 1982 - Emanuele Calaiò, Italian footballer
  • 1982 - Gaby Hoffmann, American actress
  • 1982 - John Utaka, Nigerian footballer
  • 1982 - wiL Francis, American singer
  • 1983 - Chris Mordetzky, American professional wrestler
  • 1984 - Jeff Francoeur, American baseball player
  • 1985 - Rachael Lampa, American singer
  • 1986 - Jaclyn Linetsky, Canadian actress (d. 2003)
  • 1986 - David Silva, Spanish footballer
  • 1990 - Maci Wainwright, American singer
  • 1991 - Asuka Hinoi, Japanese singer
  • 1995 - Hannah Robinson, American actress
  • 2000 - Noah Cyrus, American actress, daughter of Billy Ray Cyrus

Deaths[]

  • 482 - Saint Severinus of Noricum
  • 1100 - Antipope Clement III (bc. 1029)
  • 1107 - Edgar of Scotland (b. 1074)
  • 1198 - Pope Celestine III (bc. 1106)
  • 1324 - Marco Polo, Italian explorer (b. 1254)
  • 1337 - Giotto di Bondone, Italian artist (b. 1267)
  • 1464 - Thomas Ebendorfer, Austrian historian (b. 1385)
  • 1557 - Albert the Warlike, Prince of Bayreuth (b. 1522)
  • 1570 - Philibert de l'Orme, French architect (bc. 1510)
  • 1642 - Galileo Galilei, Italian astronomer and scientist (b. 1564)
  • 1707 - John Dalrymple, 1st Earl of Stair, Scottish politician (b. 1648)
  • 1713 - Arcangelo Corelli, Italian composer (b. 1653)
  • 1775 - John Baskerville, English printer (b. 1706)
  • 1789 - Jack Broughton, English boxer (bc. 1703)
  • 1794 - Justus Möser, German statesman (b. 1720)
  • 1815 - Edward Pakenham, British general (b. 1778)
  • 1825 - Eli Whitney, American inventor (b. 1765)
  • 1854 - William Carr Beresford, 1st Viscount Beresford, British general and politician (b. 1768)
  • 1865 - Aimé, duc de Clermont-Tonnerre, French general (b. 1779)
  • 1874 - Charles Etienne Brasseur de Bourbourg, French writer and historian (b. 1814)
  • 1878 - Nikolai Alekseevich Nekrasov, Russian poet (b. 1821)
  • 1880 - Joshua A. Norton, American eccentric (b. 1811)
  • 1896 - William Rainey Marshall, Governor of Minnesota (b. 1825)
  • 1896 - Paul Verlaine, French poet (b. 1844)
  • 1901 - John Barry, Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross (b. 1873)
  • 1916 - Ada Rehan, Irish-born American actress (b. 1860)
  • 1918 - Ellis H. Roberts, American politician (b. 1827)
  • 1932 - Eurosia Fabris, Italian Catholic (b. 1866)
  • 1934 - Andrei Bely, Russian writer (b. 1880)
  • 1935 - Jesse Garon Presley, stillborn twin brother of Elvis Presley
  • 1938 - Johnny Gruelle, Creator of Raggedy Ann and Andy (b. 1880)
  • 1941 - Robert Baden-Powell, English founder of scouting (b. 1857)
  • 1942 - Joseph Franklin Rutherford, American religious publisher (b. 1869)
  • 1943 - Richard Hillary, Australian Spitfire pilot and author (b. 1919)
  • 1944 - William Kissam Vanderbilt II, member of the Vanderbilt family (b. 1878)
  • 1948 - Kurt Schwitters, German painter (b. 1887)
  • 1948 - Richard Tauber, Austrian tenor (b. 1891)
  • 1950 - Joseph Schumpeter, Austrian economist (b. 1883)
  • 1956 - Jim Elliot, American Christian missionary (b. 1928)
  • 1958 - Paul Pilgrim, American athlete (b. 1883)
  • 1963 - Kay Sage, American artist and poet (b. 1898)
  • 1967 - Zbigniew Cybulski, Polish actor (b. 1927)
  • 1969 - Albert Hill, British athlete (b. 1889)
  • 1970 - Georges Guibourg, French performer (b. 1891)
  • 1972 - Kenneth Patchen, American poet (b. 1911)
  • 1975 - Richard Tucker, American tenor (b. 1913)
  • 1976 - Zhou Enlai, Premier of the People's Republic of China (b. 1898)
  • 1976 - Robert Forgan, British fascist (b. 1891)
  • 1979 - Sara Carter, American country musician (b. 1898)
  • 1980 - John Mauchly, American physicist (b. 1907)
  • 1981 - Matthew "Stymie" Beard, American actor (b. 1925)
  • 1983 - Tom McCall, Governor of Oregon (b. 1913)
  • 1986 - Pierre Fournier, French cellist (b. 1906)
  • 1989 - Bruce Chatwin, English novelist (b. 1940)
  • 1990 - Terry-Thomas, British actor, comedian (b. 1911)
  • 1991 - Steve Clark, English guitarist (Def Leppard) (b. 1960)
  • 1993 - Eleanor Hibbert, British author (b. 1906)
  • 1994 - Pat Buttram, American actor (b. 1915)
  • 1994 - Harvey Haddix, American baseball player (b. 1925)
  • 1995 - Carlos Monzon, Argentinian boxer (b. 1942)
  • 1996 - François Mitterrand, President of France (b. 1916)
  • 1997 - Melvin Calvin, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)
  • 1998 - Michael Tippett, English composer (b. 1905)
  • 2000 - Fritz Thiedemann, German equestrianist (b. 1918)
  • 2002 - Alexander Prochorow, Nobel Prize in Physics laureate (b. 1916)
  • 2002 - Dave Thomas, American fast food entrepreneur (b. 1932)
  • 2003 - Ron Goodwin, British composer and conductor (b. 1925)
  • 2004 - John A. Gambling, American radio talk-show host (b. 1930)
  • 2005 - Campbell McComas, Australian impersonator and broadcaster (b. 1952)
  • 2005 - Warren Spears, American choreographer and dancer
  • 2005 - Michel Thomas, Polish linguist (b. 1914)
  • 2006 - Tony Banks, Baron Stratford, British politician (b. 1943)
  • 2007 - Yvonne De Carlo, Canadian-born actress (b. 1922)
  • 2007 - Jane Bolin, first African American female judge (b. 1908)
  • 2007 - Francis Cockfield, British politician (b. 1916)
  • 2007 - David Ervine, Northern Irish politician (b. 1953)
  • 2007 - Iwao Takamoto, American animator (b. 1925)

Holidays and observances[]

Liturgical calendar[]

References[]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Attwater, Donald and Catherine Rachel John. The Penguin Dictionary of Saints. 3rd edition. New York: Penguin Books, 1993. ISBN 0-140-51312-4.

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110 Familypedia people were born on January 8

 FatherMotherAge mother at birth
Anna Dmitriyevna (1387-c1430)Dmitri Ivanovich Donskoy (1350-1389)Yevdokiya Dmitriyevna (1352-1407)
Teunis Sijmensz (1674-1733)Simon Laurentsz (1653-1728)Divera Teunis (-c1700)
John Milton Adair (1833-1899)Samuel Jefferson Adair (1806-1889)Jemima Catherina Mangum (1809-1848)
Rebecca Amory (1771-1842)John Amory (1728-1803)Katharine Greene (1731-1778)
William Apps (1822-1870)John Apps (1798-1856)Ann Humphreys (1799-1865)
Archibald Francis Arbuthnot (1805-1879)William Arbuthnot, 1st Baronet (1766-1829)Anne Alves (-1846)
Alexander Babel (1946-2009)Paul Babel (1913-2000)Samantha Baskerville (1919-1990)
Alexandru Balș (1974)Ion Balș (1942)Ilinca Juvara (1942)
Asahel James Barnum (1861-1937)John Bunnell Barnum (1835-1868)Esther Minerva Murray (1835-1920)
St. Aubyn Barrett-Lennard (1831-1866)Thomas Barrett-Lennard (1788-1856)Mary Shedden (-1844)
James Chaplin Beecher (1828-1886)Lyman Beecher (1775-1863)Harriet Porter (1790-1835)
Jacob Beeler (1760-1842)John Valentine Beeler (1737-1823)Mary Anna Turney (1740-1810)
John Bent (1663-1676)Peter Bent (1629-1678)Elizabeth Agnes Barnes (1628-1704)
Dirk Theodorus Bergman (1859-1909)Jacobus Bergman (1811-1861)Johanna de Groot (1824-1881)
Charles Hampton BickhamCharles Monroe Bickham (1847-1910)Gabriellen Mariah Smith (1848-1907)
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135 Familypedia people died on January 8

 FatherMotherAge at death
Sarah Ahenakew (1867-1939)
Roland Neal Anderson (1929-2017)Elroy Sigmund (Roy) Anderson (1897-1986)Helen Alene Mudica (1904-1986)
Catherine Annesley (1701-1736)James Annesley, 3rd Earl of Anglesey (c1674-1702)Catherine Darnley (c1681-1743)
Willem Appelman (1805-1870)Pieter Appelman (1768-1848)Jantje de Boer (1769-1836)
Esther Arndell (1781-1846)Thomas Arndell (1753-1821)Delina Isabella Francesca Foscar (c1753-c1787)65
Gordon Edward Ashdown (c1888-1943)Edward Edwin Ashdown (c1836-1904)Louisa Elizabeth Dunk (1862-1931)
Samantha Baskerville (1919-1990)
Eva May Beede (1855-1932)George Sloan Beede (1831-1904)Helen Mary Samborne (1833-)
Alfred Bembrick (1837-1922)85
Emanuela Bogdan (1889-1970)Leon Bogdan (1849-1917)Lucia Kogălniceanu (1852-1933)
Margie Marron Mita Bool (1908-1981)Albin Ebenezer Bool (1874-1955)Ada Bugg (1881-1959)
Tijs Brander (1756-1817)Pieter Brander (-1794)Souw Buysman (1726-1794)
Stephen Mortimer Brewster (1800-1873)Stephen Brewster (1771-1812)Mary Robinson (1778-1854)
Elijah Brigham (1743-1804)Nathan Brigham (1693-1784)Hephzibah Ward (c1695-1748)
William Brown (1766-1820)James Brown (1718-1788)Margaret McKitrich (1720-1766)
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74 Familypedia people were first married on January 8

 FatherMotherJoined with
Neeltje Siewerts (c1700-)SiewertKlaas Grasboer (c1700-)
Ichabod Alden (1739-1778)Samuel Alden (1688-1781)Sarah Sprague (1701-1773)Mary Wakefield (1742-)
Raymond Alford (1833-1909)William Alford (c1800-)Eveline GinnMary Elizabeth McClendon
George Underwood Alley (1877-1946)Ernest Underwood Alley (1847-1935)Elizabeth Winifred Gale (1857-1941)Barbara Jane McPherson (1879-1913)
Martha Rosabelle Allred (1860-1941)Rueben Warren Allred (1827-1916)Elzadie Emeline Ford (1827-1887)John J Byrnes (1852-1883) + Delos Albert Dodge (1862-1895)
William Appleton (1786-1862)Joseph Appleton (1751-1795)Mary Hook (1756-1842)Mary Ann Cutler (1794-1860)
Sarah Bangs (1689-1759)Jonathan Bangs (1640-1728)Mary Mayo (1645-1711)Benjamin Collins (1687-1756)
Joseph Henry Barsden (1851-1901)Joseph Henry Barsden (1829-1852)Harriet May (1828-1866)Kerrenhappuch Shield (1854-1895)+Mildred Kirkwood (1872-1965)
Gerardus Hendrikus Beijenveld (c1854-)Johannes Franciscus Beijenveld (bef1836-)Anna Maria Veltman (c1827-)Margaretha Johanna Elisabeth Wennink (1853-)
Thomas Biffin (1824-1906)Thomas Biffin (c1792-1853)Louisa Best (c1794-1835)Mary M May (1833-1900)
Reynaldo Benito Antonio Bignone (1928)Reynaldo René Bignone (1893-1967)Adelaida María Ramayón (1896-1972)Nilda Raquel Belén (1928-2013)
Elena Bogdan (1854-1929)Lascăr Bogdan (1827-1856)Henrieta Dimachi (c1825-1873)Mihai Sturdza (c1845-c1920)
Solomon Bowerman (1816-1868)George Bowerman (1791-1820)Mary Ann Partridge (1797-1877)Elizabeth Lewis (1824-1891)
William Brewster (1669-1729)Benjamin Brewster (1633-1710)Anne Addis (1628-1709)Elizabeth Read (1672-1692)+Patience White (1679-1740)
Melvin John Bubley (1926-2012)Edward Bubley (1893-1969)Esther Lewis (1897-1969)Marion Risberg (1928-2018)
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