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July 8th, 2006 (July 08 2006)DeathJune Allyson, American actress (born in 1917)
July 8th, 2006 (July 08 2006)DeathPeter Hawkins, British actor/voice actor (born in 1924)
July 8th, 2004 (July 08 2004)DeathPaula Danziger, American author (born in 1944)
July 8th, 2004 (July 08 2004)DeathJean Lefebvre, French actor (born in 1922)
July 8th, 2003 (July 08 2003)EventSudan Airways Flight 39, with 116 people on board, crashes in Sudan; the only survivor is a two-year-old boy who subsequently dies as a result of his injuries.
July 8th, 2002 (July 08 2002)DeathWard Kimball, American animator (born in 1914)
July 8th, 2001 (July 08 2001)DeathJohn O Shea, New Zealand film director (born in 1920)
July 8th, 1999 (July 08 1999)EventAllen Lee Davis is executed by electrocution by the state of Florida, the last use of the electric chair for capital punishment in Florida.Allen Tate Quotes
July 8th, 1999 (July 08 1999)DeathPete Conrad, American astronaut (born in 1930)
July 8th, 1998 (July 08 1998)BirthJaden Smith, American actor
July 8th, 1997 (July 08 1997)EventNATO invites the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland to join the alliance in 1999.
July 8th, 1994 (July 08 1994)DeathChristian-Jaque, French film director and screenwriter (born in 1904)
July 8th, 1994 (July 08 1994)DeathKim Il-sung, North Korean leader (born in 1912)
July 8th, 1994 (July 08 1994)DeathLars-Eric Lindblad, Swedish-American entrepreneur and explorer (born in 1927)
July 8th, 1994 (July 08 1994)DeathDick Sargent, American actor (born in 1930)
July 8th, 1992 (July 08 1992)EventConference for Security and Co-operation in Europe creates the office of High Commissioner on National Minorities.
July 8th, 1992 (July 08 1992)BirthBenjamin Grosvenor, British pianist
July 8th, 1991 (July 08 1991)DeathJames Franciscus, American actor (born in 1934)
July 8th, 1990 (July 08 1990)DeathHoward Duff, American actor (born in 1913)
July 8th, 1988 (July 08 1988)DeathRay Barbuti, American athlete (born in 1905)
July 8th, 1987 (July 08 1987)BirthVlada Roslyakova, Russian model
July 8th, 1987 (July 08 1987)DeathGerardo Diego, Spanish poet (born in 1896)
July 8th, 1987 (July 08 1987)DeathLionel Chevrier, Canadian politician (born in 1903)
July 8th, 1986 (July 08 1986)BirthRenata Costa, Brazilian footballer
July 8th, 1986 (July 08 1986)DeathSkeeter Webb, American baseball player (born in 1909)
July 8th, 1985 (July 08 1985)BirthJamie Cook, British musician (Arctic Monkeys)
July 8th, 1984 (July 08 1984)BirthAlexis Dziena, American actress
July 8th, 1983 (July 08 1983)BirthJaroslav Janis, Czech racing car driver
July 8th, 1983 (July 08 1983)BirthElizabeth Del Mar, American pornographic actress
July 8th, 1983 (July 08 1983)BirthJohn Bowker, American baseball player
July 8th, 1982 (July 08 1982)EventAssassination attempt against former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein in Dujail.Saddam Hussein Quotes
July 8th, 1982 (July 08 1982)EventSenegalese Trotskyist political party LCT is legally recognized.
July 8th, 1982 (July 08 1982)BirthHakim Warrick, American basketball player
July 8th, 1982 (July 08 1982)BirthJoshua Alba, American actor
July 8th, 1982 (July 08 1982)BirthSophia Bush, American actress
July 8th, 1981 (July 08 1981)BirthAnastasia Myskina, Russian tennis player
July 8th, 1981 (July 08 1981)DeathWild Bill Hallahan, American baseball player (born in 1902)
July 8th, 1980 (July 08 1980)EventThe first Rugby League State of Origin match between the Queensland Maroons and New South Wales Blues is played at Lang Park, Brisbane.
July 8th, 1980 (July 08 1980)BirthRobbie Keane, Irish footballer
July 8th, 1979 (July 08 1979)DeathSin-Itiro Tomonaga, Japanese physicist, Nobel laureate (born in 1906)
July 8th, 1979 (July 08 1979)DeathRobert B. Woodward, American chemist, Nobel laureate (born in 1917)
July 8th, 1979 (July 08 1979)DeathMichael Wilding, English actor (born in 1912)
July 8th, 1977 (July 08 1977)EventThe ashes of Ahn Eak-tai, a Korean conductor and the composer of the national anthem Aegukga, are transferred from the island of Majorca to the Korean National Cemetery.
July 8th, 1977 (July 08 1977)BirthWang Zhizhi, Chinese basketball playerAn Wang Quotes
July 8th, 1977 (July 08 1977)BirthMilo Ventimiglia, American actor
July 8th, 1976 (July 08 1976)BirthTalal El Karkouri, Moroccan footballer
July 8th, 1976 (July 08 1976)BirthDavid Kennedy, American guitarist (Angels & Airwaves)
July 8th, 1975 (July 08 1975)BirthElias Viljanen, Finnish Guitarist
July 8th, 1974 (July 08 1974)BirthZhanna Friske, Russian actress and singer
July 8th, 1974 (July 08 1974)BirthTami Erin, American actress and model
July 8th, 1973 (July 08 1973)BirthKathleen Robertson, Canadian actress
July 8th, 1973 (July 08 1973)DeathWilfred Rhodes, English cricketer (born in 1877)
July 8th, 1972 (July 08 1972)BirthSourav Ganguly, Indian cricketer
July 8th, 1972 (July 08 1972)BirthKarl Dykhuis, Canadian ice hockey player
July 8th, 1972 (July 08 1972)BirthShosuke Tanihara, Japanese actor
July 8th, 1971 (July 08 1971)BirthAmanda Peterson, American actress
July 8th, 1971 (July 08 1971)DeathCharlie Shavers, American jazz trumpet player (born in 1920)
July 8th, 1970 (July 08 1970)BirthBeck, American singer
July 8th, 1969 (July 08 1969)EventIBM CICS is made generally available for the 360 mainframe computer.
July 8th, 1969 (July 08 1969)BirthSugizo Japanese guitarist and singer
July 8th, 1968 (July 08 1968)BirthAkio Suyama, Japanese seiyu
July 8th, 1968 (July 08 1968)BirthBilly Crudup, American actor
July 8th, 1968 (July 08 1968)BirthMichael Weatherly, American actor
July 8th, 1967 (July 08 1967)BirthJordan Chan, Hong Kong actor and singer
July 8th, 1967 (July 08 1967)DeathFatima Jinnah, Pakistani political figure (born in 1893)
July 8th, 1967 (July 08 1967)DeathVivien Leigh, English actress (born in 1913)
July 8th, 1966 (July 08 1966)EventKing Mwambutsa IV Bangiriceng of Burundi is deposed by his son Prince Charles Ndizi.
July 8th, 1965 (July 08 1965)BirthLee Tergesen, American actor
July 8th, 1964 (July 08 1964)BirthLinda de Mol, Dutch actress and host
July 8th, 1964 (July 08 1964)BirthAlexei Gusarov, Russian ice hockey player
July 8th, 1962 (July 08 1962)EventNe Win seiged and dynamited the Ragoon University Student Union building to crash the Student Movement.
July 8th, 1962 (July 08 1962)BirthJoan Osborne, American singer and songwriter
July 8th, 1962 (July 08 1962)DeathGeorges Bataille, French writer and philosopher (born in 1897) Philo Quotes
July 8th, 1961 (July 08 1961)BirthToby Keith, American singer
July 8th, 1961 (July 08 1961)BirthAndrew Fletcher, English musician (Depeche Mode)Andrew Fletcher Quotes
July 8th, 1960 (July 08 1960)EventFrancis Gary Powers is charged with espionage resulting from his flight over the Soviet Union.
July 8th, 1960 (July 08 1960)BirthMal Meninga, Australian rugby league footballer
July 8th, 1959 (July 08 1959)BirthRobert Knepper, American actor
July 8th, 1958 (July 08 1958)BirthKevin Bacon, American actor
July 8th, 1958 (July 08 1958)BirthTzipi Livni, Israeli politician
July 8th, 1958 (July 08 1958)BirthNeetu Singh, Indian Actress
July 8th, 1958 (July 08 1958)BirthAndreas Carlgren, Swedish politician
July 8th, 1957 (July 08 1957)BirthAleksandr Gurnov, Russian television personality
July 8th, 1957 (July 08 1957)BirthCarlos Cavazo, American musician (Quiet Riot)
July 8th, 1957 (July 08 1957)DeathGrace Coolidge, First Lady of the United States (born in 1879)
July 8th, 1956 (July 08 1956)BirthTerry Puhl, Canadian baseball player
July 8th, 1956 (July 08 1956)DeathGiovanni Papini, Italian essayist (born in 1881)
July 8th, 1955 (July 08 1955)BirthMihaela Mitrache, Romanian actress
July 8th, 1952 (July 08 1952)BirthJack Lambert, American football player
July 8th, 1952 (July 08 1952)BirthAnna Quindlen, American columnist
July 8th, 1951 (July 08 1951)BirthAnjelica Huston, American actress
July 8th, 1950 (July 08 1950)DeathOthmar Spann, Austrian philosopher (born in 1878) Philo Quotes
July 8th, 1949 (July 08 1949)BirthFrank Delima, American comedian
July 8th, 1949 (July 08 1949)BirthDale Hoganson, Canadian ice hockey player
July 8th, 1949 (July 08 1949)BirthWolfgang Puck, Austrian-born celebrity chef
July 8th, 1948 (July 08 1948)BirthRaffi, Canadian children s entertainer
July 8th, 1947 (July 08 1947)EventReports are broadcast that a UFO has crashed landed in Roswell, New Mexico.
July 8th, 1947 (July 08 1947)BirthKim Darby, American actress
July 8th, 1947 (July 08 1947)BirthLuis Fernando Figari, Peruvian founder of Sodalitium Christianae Vitae
July 8th, 1945 (July 08 1945)BirthMicheline Calmy-Rey, Swiss politician
July 8th, 1944 (July 08 1944)BirthJai Johanny Johanson, American musician (The Allman Brothers Band)
July 8th, 1944 (July 08 1944)BirthJeffrey Tambor, American actor
July 8th, 1943 (July 08 1943)DeathJean Moulin, French Resistance leader (born in 1899)
July 8th, 1942 (July 08 1942)BirthPhil Gramm, American politician
July 8th, 1941 (July 08 1941)BirthDario Gradi, Italian-born football manager
July 8th, 1941 (July 08 1941)DeathMoses Schorr, Polish rabbi, senator, historian and orientalist (born in 1874)
July 8th, 1939 (July 08 1939)DeathHavelock Ellis, British physician (born in 1859)
July 8th, 1935 (July 08 1935)BirthSteve Lawrence, American entertainer and singer
July 8th, 1935 (July 08 1935)BirthVitali Sevastyanov, Russian cosmonaut
July 8th, 1934 (July 08 1934)BirthEd Lumley, Canadian corporate executive and former politician
July 8th, 1934 (July 08 1934)DeathBenjamin Baillaud, French astronomer (born in 1848)
July 8th, 1933 (July 08 1933)BirthMarty Feldman, English comedian and actor (died in 1982)Marty Feldman Quotes
July 8th, 1933 (July 08 1933)BirthAntonio Lamer, French Canadian lawyer and chief justice
July 8th, 1933 (July 08 1933)DeathAnthony Hope, British author (born in 1863)
July 8th, 1932 (July 08 1932)EventThe Dow Jones Industrial Average reaches its lowest level of the Great Depression, bottoming out at 41.22.
July 8th, 1932 (July 08 1932)BirthJerry Vale, American singer
July 8th, 1930 (July 08 1930)DeathSir Joseph Ward, 17th Prime Minister of New Zealand (born in 1856)
July 8th, 1927 (July 08 1927)BirthMaurice Hayes, Irish politician
July 8th, 1926 (July 08 1926)BirthElisabeth Kubler-Ross, Swiss-born psychiatrist (died in 2004)
July 8th, 1924 (July 08 1924)BirthJohnnie Johnson, American blues musician (died in 2005)
July 8th, 1923 (July 08 1923)BirthHarrison Dillard, American athlete
July 8th, 1920 (July 08 1920)BirthGodtfred Kirk Christiansen, Danish industrialist (Lego Group) (died in 1995)
July 8th, 1919 (July 08 1919)BirthWalter Scheel, German politician
July 8th, 1918 (July 08 1918)BirthCraig Stevens, American actor (died in 2000)
July 8th, 1917 (July 08 1917)BirthFaye Emerson, American actress (died in 1983)
July 8th, 1917 (July 08 1917)DeathTom Thomson, Canadian painter (born in 1877)
July 8th, 1914 (July 08 1914)BirthJyoti Basu, Indian politician
July 8th, 1914 (July 08 1914)BirthBilly Eckstine, American jazz singer (died in 1993)
July 8th, 1913 (July 08 1913)DeathLouis Hemon, French-born writer (born in 1880)
July 8th, 1908 (July 08 1908)BirthLouis Jordan, American saxophonist (died in 1975)
July 8th, 1908 (July 08 1908)BirthNelson A. Rockefeller, 41st Vice President of the United States (died in 1979)
July 8th, 1907 (July 08 1907)BirthGeorge W. Romney, American businessman and politician (died in 1995)
July 8th, 1906 (July 08 1906)BirthPhilip Johnson, American architect (died in 2005)Philip Johnson Quotes
July 8th, 1905 (July 08 1905)BirthLeonid Amalrik, Russian animator (died in 1997)
July 8th, 1905 (July 08 1905)DeathWalter Kittredge, American musician (born in 1834)
July 8th, 1904 (July 08 1904)BirthHenri Cartan, French mathematician
July 8th, 1898 (July 08 1898)EventThe shooting death of crime boss Soapy Smith releases Skagway, Alaska from his iron grip.
July 8th, 1898 (July 08 1898)BirthMelville Ruick, American actor (died in 1972)
July 8th, 1898 (July 08 1898)DeathSoapy Smith, American con artist (born in 1860)
July 8th, 1896 (July 08 1896)EventWilliam Jennings Bryan delivers his Cross of Gold speech advocating bimetalism at the 1896 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.William Jennings Bryan Quotes
July 8th, 1895 (July 08 1895)BirthIgor Tamm, Russian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (died in 1971)
July 8th, 1895 (July 08 1895)DeathJohann Josef Loschmidt, Austrian scientist (born in 1821)
July 8th, 1892 (July 08 1892)EventSt. John s, Newfoundland is devastated in the Great Fire of 1892.
July 8th, 1892 (July 08 1892)BirthRichard Aldington, English poet (died in 1962)
July 8th, 1892 (July 08 1892)BirthPavel Korin, Russian painter (died in 1967)
July 8th, 1889 (July 08 1889)EventThe first issue of the Wall Street Journal is published.
July 8th, 1885 (July 08 1885)BirthErnst Bloch, German philosopher (died in 1977) Philo Quotes
July 8th, 1882 (July 08 1882)BirthPercy Grainger, Australian composer (died in 1961)
July 8th, 1878 (July 08 1878)BirthJimmy Quinn, Scottish footballer (died in 1945)
July 8th, 1876 (July 08 1876)EventWhite supremacists kill five Black Republicans in Hamburg, SC.
July 8th, 1874 (July 08 1874)EventThe Mounties begin their March West.
July 8th, 1867 (July 08 1867)BirthKathe Kollwitz, German artist (died in 1945)Kathe Kollwitz Quotes
July 8th, 1864 (July 08 1864)EventThe Shinsengumi sabotage the Choshu-han shishi s planned attack on Kyoto, Japan at Ikedaya. This event is known as Ikedaya Jiken.
July 8th, 1859 (July 08 1859)EventKing Charles XV/Carl IV accedes to the throne of Sweden-Norway.
July 8th, 1859 (July 08 1859)DeathKing Oscar I of Sweden and Norway (born in 1799)
July 8th, 1857 (July 08 1857)BirthAlfred Binet, French psychologist (died in 1911)
July 8th, 1855 (July 08 1855)DeathSir William Edward Parry, English Arctic explorer (born in 1790)
July 8th, 1853 (July 08 1853)EventCommodore Perry sails into Tokyo Bay.
July 8th, 1851 (July 08 1851)BirthArthur Evans, English archaeologist (died in 1941) Evans Quotes
July 8th, 1850 (July 08 1850)DeathPrince Adolphus, 1st Duke of Cambridge (born in 1774)
July 8th, 1839 (July 08 1839)BirthJohn D. Rockefeller, American businessman (died in 1937)John D. Rockefeller Quotes
July 8th, 1838 (July 08 1838)BirthFerdinand Graf von Zeppelin, German inventor (died in 1917)
July 8th, 1836 (July 08 1836)BirthJoseph Chamberlain, British politician (died in 1914)Joseph Chamberlain Quotes
July 8th, 1830 (July 08 1830)BirthFrederick William Seward, United States Assistant Secretary of State (died in 1915)
July 8th, 1830 (July 08 1830)BirthGrand Duchess Alexandra Iosifovna of Altenburg (died in 1911)
July 8th, 1826 (July 08 1826)DeathLuther Martin, American statesman (born in 1748)Martin Luther Quotes
July 8th, 1822 (July 08 1822)EventChippewas turn over huge tract of land in Ontario to the United Kingdom.
July 8th, 1822 (July 08 1822)DeathPercy Bysshe Shelley, English poet (born in 1792)Percy Bysshe Shelley Quotes
July 8th, 1819 (July 08 1819)BirthFrancis Leopold McClintock, British naval officer and explorer (died in 1907)
July 8th, 1792 (July 08 1792)BirthTherese of Saxe-Hildburghausen, queen of Bavaria (died in 1854)
July 8th, 1784 (July 08 1784)DeathTorbern Bergman, Swedish chemist (born in 1735)
July 8th, 1776 (July 08 1776)EventThe Declaration of Independence is read aloud in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the Liberty Bell was famously rung.
July 8th, 1775 (July 08 1775)EventThe Olive Branch Petition is adopted by the Continental Congress of the Thirteen Colonies.
July 8th, 1766 (July 08 1766)BirthDominique Jean Larrey, French surgeon (died in 1842)
July 8th, 1760 (July 08 1760)EventFrench and Indian War: Battle of RestigoucheBritish defeat French forces in last naval battle in New France.
July 8th, 1760 (July 08 1760)BirthChristian Kramp, French mathematician (died in 1826)
July 8th, 1758 (July 08 1758)EventFrench forces hold Fort Carillon against British at Ticonderoga, New York.
July 8th, 1726 (July 08 1726)DeathJohn Ker, Scottish spy (born in 1673)John Scott Quotes
July 8th, 1721 (July 08 1721)DeathElihu Yale, American benefactor of Yale University (born in 1649)
July 8th, 1716 (July 08 1716)EventGreat Northern War: Battle of Dynekilen
July 8th, 1716 (July 08 1716)DeathRobert South, English churchman (born in 1634)Robert South Quotes
July 8th, 1709 (July 08 1709)EventGreat Northern War: Battle of Poltava: Peter I of Russia defeats Charles XII of Sweden at Poltava thus effectively ending Sweden s role as a major power in Europe.
July 8th, 1695 (July 08 1695)DeathChristiaan Huygens, Dutch scientist (born in 1629)
July 8th, 1689 (July 08 1689)DeathEdward Wooster, English Connecticut pioneer (born in 1622)
July 8th, 1680 (July 08 1680)EventThe first confirmed tornado in America kills a servant at Cambridge, Massachusetts.
July 8th, 1663 (July 08 1663)EventCharles II of England grants John Clarke a Royal Charter to Rhode Island.John Hart Quotes
July 8th, 1623 (July 08 1623)DeathPope Gregory XV (born in 1554)
July 8th, 1621 (July 08 1621)BirthJean de la Fontaine, French writer (died in 1695)
July 8th, 1593 (July 08 1593)BirthArtemisia Gentileschi, Italian painter (died in 1653)
July 8th, 1579 (July 08 1579)EventOur Lady of Kazan, a holy icon of the Russian Orthodox Church, was discovered underground in the city of Kazan, Tatarstan.
July 8th, 1545 (July 08 1545)BirthDon Carlos of Spain (died in 1568)
July 8th, 1538 (July 08 1538)DeathDiego de Almagro, Spanish explorer (born in 1475)
July 8th, 1528 (July 08 1528)BirthEmmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy (died in 1580)
July 8th, 1497 (July 08 1497)EventVasco da Gama sets sail on first direct European voyage to India.
July 8th, 1283 (July 08 1283)EventWar of the Sicilian Vespers: Battle of Malta
July 8th, 1153 (July 08 1153)DeathPope Eugene III
July 8th, 1099 (July 08 1099)EventFirst Crusade: 15,000 starving Christian soldiers march in religious procession around Jerusalem as its Muslim defenders look on.
July 8th, 0975 (July 08 0975)DeathKing Edgar of England
July 8th, 0939 (July 08 0939)EventThe Major Occultation, or Ghaybat el-Kubra of Muhammad al-Mahdi
July 8th, 0810 (July 08 0810)DeathPepin, King of Italy (born in 773)

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