January 8 is the eighth day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 357 days remaining until the end of the year This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Friday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Wednesday or Thursday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Monday or Saturday (56).
+1790 – George Washington delivers the first State of the Union address in New York City.
+1828 – The Democratic Party of the United States is organized.
+1835 – The United States national debt is zero for the only time.
+1877 – Crazy Horse and his warriors fight their last battle against the United States Cavalry at Wolf Mountain, Montana Territory.
+1964 – President Lyndon B. Johnson declares a "War on Poverty" in the United States.
+1992 – US President George H. W. Bush vomits on Japanese Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa
+2002 – President George W. Bush signs into law the No Child Left Behind Act.
( Births )
+1926 – Soupy Sales, American comedian and actor (d. 2009)
+1933 – Charles Osgood, American soldier and journalist
+1935 – Elvis Presley, American singer, guitarist, and actor (d. 1977)
+1938 – Bob Eubanks, American game show host and producer
+1947 – David Bowie, English singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (d. 2016)