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 This day in History - July 7
392 Historic Events for July 7
1980

Jim King completes riding Miracle Strip Roller coaster 368 hours

Event
1980

Az Judge Sandra Day O'Connor 1st female nominated to Supreme Court

Event
1980

Michele Kwan, Torrance Calif, figure skater (Oly-94, Oly-silver-98)

Birth
1980

1st solar-powered aircraft crosses English Channel

Event
1980

Reginald Gardiner, actor (Great Dictator), dies at 77

Death
1981

Keefe Brasselle, actor (Be Our Guest), dies at 58

Death
1981

Sandra Day O'Connor nominated for the Supreme Court

Event
1981

Ben Plucknett of US throws discus 72.34 m, but throw is disqualified

Event
1981

1st solar-powered aircraft, Solar Challenger, crosses English Channel

Event
1982

David Moorcroft of UK sets record for 5000 m, 13:00.41

Event
1982

Bep [Elisa H] Bakhuis, soccer star/writer, dies at 76

Death
1982

Fred Stuthman, actor (Henry Adler-Hello Larry), dies at 63

Death
1982

Steve Scott of US runs mile in a record 3:47.69

Event
1983

Vicki Morgan, mistress (Beautiful Bad Girl), murdered at 30

Death
1983

George Cukor, director (My Fair Lady), dies on 84th birthday

Death
1983

11 year old Samantha Smith of Manchester, Maine, leaves for USSR

Event
1983

Herman Kahn, US futurist/nuclear strategist, dies at 71

Death
1984

5 die in a train crash in Williston Vt

Event
1984

Flora Robson, actress (Great Day, Frieda), dies in her sleep at 82

Death
1984

91st Wimbledon Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats Chris Evert (76 62)

Event
1984

Frankie Valli marries Randy Clohessy

Event
1985

Patti McCarty, actress (Gangster of the Frontier), dies at 64

Death
1985

92nd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats C Evert (46 63 62)

Event
1985

Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Mazda Hall of Fame Golf Championship

Event
1986

It is reported Boy George is being treated for heroin addiction

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