July 8, 1994 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

  • 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

Deaths in History

  • Christian-Jaque, French director (Babette s'and va-t-and guerre), dies

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)