What Happened on July 8th, 1994

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Preliminary trial rules there is enough evidence to try OJ Simpson

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal OJ Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
OJ Simpson
  • Sonia O'Sullivan runs female 2K world record (5:25.36)
  • Space shuttle STS-65 (Columbia 17), launches
  • St Maarten "Godfather" Claude Wathey sentenced to 1½ years

Famous Deaths

  • Christian-Jaque, French director (Babette s'and va-t-and guerre), dies
  • Dick Sargent [Richard Stanford Cox ], American actor (Darren in "Bewitched"), dies of cancer at 64
  • Dominic Lucero, dancer/singer, dies of lymphatic cancer
  • Kim Il Sung, president of North-Korea (1948-94), dies at 82
  • Lars-Eric Lindblad, Swedish-American entrepreneur and explorer (b. 1927)