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Sunday January 8, 2017

January 8: Day of the Week

January 8, 2017 was the 8th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 357 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.

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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Capricorn is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Garnet is the modern birthstone for this month. Emerald is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

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January 8 Historical Event(s)

  • 871
    Alfred the Great leads a West Saxon army to repel an invasion by Danelaw Vikings.
  • 1499
    Louis XII of France marries Anne of Brittany.
  • 1889
    Herman Hollerith is issued US patent #395,791 for the ‘Art of Applying Statistics’— his punched card calculator.
  • 1940
    World War II: Britain introduces food rationing.
  • 1962
    The Harmelen train disaster killed 93 people in the Netherlands.
  • 1963
    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.
  • 1964
    President Lyndon B. Johnson declares a “War on Poverty” in the United States.
  • 1971
    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.
  • 2004
    The RMS Queen Mary 2, the largest passenger ship ever built, is christened by her namesake’s granddaughter, Queen Elizabeth II.
  • 2011
    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.

Who were born on January 8?

  • 1888
    Richard Courant, German-American mathematician (d. 1972)
  • 1924
    Ron Moody, English actor
  • 1929
    Saeed Jaffrey, Indian actor
  • 1934
    Jacques Anquetil, French cyclist (d. 1987)
  • 1955
    Mike Reno, Canadian musician
  • 1955
    Spiros Livathinos, Greek footballer
  • 1972
    Giuseppe Favalli, Italian footballer
  • 1981
    Carmen Schäfer, Swiss curler
  • 1983
    Chris Mordetzky, American wrestler
  • 1987
    Carmen Klaschka, German tennis player

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