What Happened on July 8, 1994

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Preliminary trial rules there is enough evidence to try O.J. Simpson

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. 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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Kim Il-sung, Founder, dictator and Supreme Leader of North-Korea (1948-94), dies of a heart attack at 82

Founder and Dictator of North Korea Kim Il-sung
Founder and Dictator of North Korea
Kim Il-sung
  • Lars-Eric Lindblad, Swedish-American entrepreneur and explorer (b. 1927)