Historical Events In July - 08
Tuesday, 26 January 2021
1969 On July - 08 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 this day in history.
1973 On this day in history wilfred Rhodes, cricketer (4187 1st-class wickets, most ever), dies
1975 Pres Ford announced hell seek Republican nomination for pres on this day in history.
1975 On July - 08 quake damages over 2,000 temples in Pagan, Burma. 20-foot-high seated Buddha of Thandawgya decapitated
1977 Sabra Starr finishes longest recorded belly dance (100 hrs) on this day in history.
1978 On July - 08 bjorn Borg of Sweden won 3rd consecutive title at Wimbledon
1978 Pioneer-Venus 2 Multi-probe launched to Venus on July - 08.
1978 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
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 Senate confirms Sandra Day O'Conner to Supreme Court (99-0) on this day in history.
1981 On this day in history loring Smith, actor (Hartmans), dies at 86
1982 On this day in history porn star John Homes convicted of receiving stolen property
1982 On this day in history isa Miranda, model/actress (Summertime), dies of infected bone at 77
1984 John McEnroe beats Jimmy Connors for Wimbeldon singles on July - 08.
1984 On July - 08 christine McIntyre, actress (3 Stooges), dies at 73
1985 On this day in history 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 this day in history nASA establishes Safety, Reliability Maintain & Quality Assurance
1987 On July - 08 kitty Dukakis, revealed addiction to amphetamines for 26 years
1988 On this day in history stevie Wonder announces he will run for mayor of Detroit in 1992
1990 Germany beats Argentina 1-0 for soccer's 14th World Cup at Rome on July - 08.
1990 On July - 08 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 James Franciscus, actor (Mr Novak), dies at of emphysema 57 on July - 08.
1993 On this day in history egypt executes 7 Islamic extremists for attacks on foreign tourists
1994 Christian-Jaque, French director (Babette s'and va-t-and guerre), dies on July - 08.
1995 Elizabeth Adams, madam, dies at 65 on July - 08.
1996 Amschel Rothschild, banker, dies at 41 on July - 08.
1997 On July - 08 charles Drake, geologist, dies of heart attack at 92