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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)

  • 1499
    Louis XII of France marries Anne of Brittany.
  • 1734
    Premiere performance of George Frideric Handel’s Ariodante at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
  • 1838
    Alfred Vail demonstrates a telegraph system using dots and dashes (this is the forerunner of Morse code).
  • 1863
    American Civil War: Second Battle of Springfield
  • 1956
    Operation Auca: Five U.S. missionaries are killed by the Huaorani of Ecuador shortly after making contact with them.
  • 1962
    The Harmelen train disaster killed 93 people in the Netherlands.
  • 1973
    Watergate scandal: The trial of seven men accused of illegal entry into Democratic Party headquarters at Watergate begins.
  • 1981
    A local farmer reports a UFO sighting in Trans-en-Provence, France, claimed to be “perhaps the most completely and carefully documented sighting of all time”.
  • 1989
    The Kegworth air disaster. British Midland flight 92 crashes into the M1 motorway killing 47 people out of 127 on board.
  • 2003
    Turkish Airlines Flight 634 crashes near Diyarbakır Airport, Turkey, killing the entire crew and 70 of 75 passengers.

Who were born on January 8?

  • 1904
    Karl Brandt, Alsatian Nazi war criminal (d. 1948)
  • 1923
    Joseph Weizenbaum, German-American author and computer scientist (d. 2008)
  • 1942
    Yvette Mimieux, American actress
  • 1952
    Vladimir Feltsman, Russian-American pianist
  • 1958
    Rey Misterio, Sr., Mexican wrestler
  • 1966
    Andrew Wood, American singer (Mother Love Bone) (d. 1990)
  • 1979
    Adrian Mutu, Romanian footballer
  • 1979
    Mirella van Melis, Dutch track and road cyclist
  • 1982
    Emanuele Calaiò, Italian footballer
  • 1986
    Jessica Parker Kennedy, Canadian actress

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