What Happened on July 8, 1981

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • France performs nuclear test
  • PM Maurois nationalizes banks/plane/steel industry in France
  • Senate confirms Sandra Day O'Conner to Supreme Court (99-0)

Famous Birthdays

  • Anastasia Myskina, Russian tennis player

Famous Deaths

  • Loring Smith, actor (Hartmans), dies at 86