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 This day in History - July 8
378 Historic Events for July 8
1976

Staci Wilson, Livingston NJ, soccer defender (Olympics-96)

Birth
1976

Randy Jones wins NL record 16 games before All Star break

Event
1977

Sabra Starr finishes longest recorded belly dance (100 hrs)

Event
1978

Pioneer-Venus 2 Multi-probe launched to Venus

Event
1978

Alessandro Pertini elected pres of Italy

Event
1978

92nd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Bj”rn B”rg beats Jimmy Connors (62 62 63)

Event
1979

Michael Wilding, actor (Waterloo, Zarakm Naked Edge), dies

Death
1979

Voyager 2 takes 1st ever photo of Jupiter's satellite Adrastea (J14)

Event
1979

Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic

Event
1979

Don Martina's MAN party wins election in Dutch Antilles

Event
1979

John Reed King, TV host (Why?, Let's See), dies at 64

Death
1979

Congo adopts constitution

Event
1980

51st All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-2 at Dodger Stadium, LA

Event
1980

All star MVP: Ken Griffey (Cin Reds)

Event
1981

Loring Smith, actor (Hartmans), dies at 86

Death
1981

Senate confirms Sandra Day O'Conner to Supreme Court (99-0)

Event
1981

PM Maurois nationalizes banks/plane/steel industry in France

Event
1981

France performs nuclear test

Event
1982

Isa Miranda, model/actress (Summertime), dies of infected bone at 77

Death
1982

"7 Brides for 7 Brothers" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 5 perfs

Event
1982

Billy Martin records his 1,000th career win as a manager

Event
1982

Porn star John Homes convicted of receiving stolen property

Event
1983

Rudi Koopmans retains European middleweight title

Event
1984

Christine McIntyre, actress (3 Stooges), dies at 73

Death
1984

Franz Fhmann, writer, dies at 62

Death