Historical Events In July - 08
Friday, 28 February 2020
1969 On this day in history thor Heyerdahl & reed raft Ra II land in Barbados 57 days from Morocco
1969 US troop withdrawal begins in Vietnam on this day in history.
1969 Gladys Swarthout, opera singer/actress (Ambush), dies at 64 on July - 08.
1973 Wilfred Rhodes, cricketer (4187 1st-class wickets, most ever), dies on this day in history.
1975 Pres Ford announced hell seek Republican nomination for pres on this day in history.
1975 Quake damages over 2,000 temples in Pagan, Burma. 20-foot-high seated Buddha of Thandawgya decapitated on July - 08.
1977 Sabra Starr finishes longest recorded belly dance (100 hrs) on July - 08.
1978 Bjorn Borg of Sweden won 3rd consecutive title at Wimbledon on this day in history.
1978 On July - 08 pioneer-Venus 2 Multi-probe launched to Venus
1978 On July - 08 the Naval Air Test and Evaluation Museum at NAS Patuxent River opened its doors to the public for the first time
1979 Voyager 2 takes first ever photo of Jupiter's satellite Adrastea (J14) on July - 08.
1979 On July - 08 michael Wilding, actor (Waterloo, Zarakm Naked Edge), dies
1980 On this day in history the Navy terminated its support operations at Key West for the Cuban refugees
1981 On this day in history senate confirms Sandra Day O'Conner to Supreme Court (99-0)
1981 Loring Smith, actor (Hartmans), dies at 86 on this day in history.
1982 Porn star John Homes convicted of receiving stolen property on this day in history.
1982 Isa Miranda, model/actress (Summertime), dies of infected bone at 77 on this day in history.
1984 On this day in history john McEnroe beats Jimmy Connors for Wimbeldon singles
1984 On this day in history christine McIntyre, actress (3 Stooges), dies at 73
1985 On July - 08 gardner Cowles Jr, US publisher (Look Magazine), dies at 82
1986 Farthest thrown object-an "Aerobie" flying ring, 383 m (1,257') on this day in history.
1986 On July - 08 nASA establishes Safety, Reliability Maintain & Quality Assurance
1987 Kitty Dukakis, revealed addiction to amphetamines for 26 years on this day in history.
1988 Stevie Wonder announces he will run for mayor of Detroit in 1992 on July - 08.
1990 On July - 08 germany beats Argentina 1-0 for soccer's 14th World Cup at Rome
1990 Italy beats England in soccer's World Cup conselation game on this day in history.
1990 On July - 08 stefan Edberg beats Boris Becker for Wimbeldon title
1990 Howard Duff, actor (Heist, Knots Landing), dies of heart attack at 72 on July - 08.
1991 James Franciscus, actor (Mr Novak), dies at of emphysema 57 on this day in history.
1993 Egypt executes 7 Islamic extremists for attacks on foreign tourists on this day in history.
1994 On July - 08 christian-Jaque, French director (Babette s'and va-t-and guerre), dies
1995 On this day in history elizabeth Adams, madam, dies at 65
1996 Amschel Rothschild, banker, dies at 41 on this day in history.
1997 On July - 08 charles Drake, geologist, dies of heart attack at 92