Historical Events In July - 08
Thursday, 19 September 2019
1969 Thor Heyerdahl & reed raft Ra II land in Barbados 57 days from Morocco on July - 08.
1969 On July - 08 uS troop withdrawal begins in Vietnam
1969 Gladys Swarthout, opera singer/actress (Ambush), dies at 64 on July - 08.
1973 On July - 08 wilfred Rhodes, cricketer (4187 1st-class wickets, most ever), dies
1975 On this day in history pres Ford announced hell seek Republican nomination for pres
1975 Quake damages over 2,000 temples in Pagan, Burma. 20-foot-high seated Buddha of Thandawgya decapitated on this day in history.
1977 Sabra Starr finishes longest recorded belly dance (100 hrs) on July - 08.
1978 On this day in history bjorn Borg of Sweden won 3rd consecutive title at Wimbledon
1978 Pioneer-Venus 2 Multi-probe launched to Venus on July - 08.
1978 The Naval Air Test and Evaluation Museum at NAS Patuxent River opened its doors to the public for the first time on this day in history.
1979 On July - 08 voyager 2 takes first ever photo of Jupiter's satellite Adrastea (J14)
1979 On this day in history 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 Senate confirms Sandra Day O'Conner to Supreme Court (99-0) on this day in history.
1981 On July - 08 loring Smith, actor (Hartmans), dies at 86
1982 On July - 08 porn star John Homes convicted of receiving stolen property
1982 Isa Miranda, model/actress (Summertime), dies of infected bone at 77 on July - 08.
1984 John McEnroe beats Jimmy Connors for Wimbeldon singles on July - 08.
1984 On this day in history christine McIntyre, actress (3 Stooges), dies at 73
1985 Gardner Cowles Jr, US publisher (Look Magazine), dies at 82 on this day in history.
1986 On this day in history farthest thrown object-an "Aerobie" flying ring, 383 m (1,257')
1986 NASA establishes Safety, Reliability Maintain & Quality Assurance on this day in history.
1987 On this day in history kitty Dukakis, revealed addiction to amphetamines for 26 years
1988 Stevie Wonder announces he will run for mayor of Detroit in 1992 on July - 08.
1990 On this day in history germany beats Argentina 1-0 for soccer's 14th World Cup at Rome
1990 On this day in history italy beats England in soccer's World Cup conselation game
1990 On this day in history stefan Edberg beats Boris Becker for Wimbeldon title
1990 On July - 08 howard Duff, actor (Heist, Knots Landing), dies of heart attack at 72
1991 On July - 08 james Franciscus, actor (Mr Novak), dies at of emphysema 57
1993 On this day in history egypt executes 7 Islamic extremists for attacks on foreign tourists
1994 On July - 08 christian-Jaque, French director (Babette s'and va-t-and guerre), dies
1995 On July - 08 elizabeth Adams, madam, dies at 65
1996 On July - 08 amschel Rothschild, banker, dies at 41
1997 Charles Drake, geologist, dies of heart attack at 92 on this day in history.