What Happened on July 8, 1972

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • US sells grain to USSR for $750 million

Sport awardTennis Open

Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Billie Jean King earns her 8th Grand Slam singles title beating Evonne Goolagong of Australia 6-3, 6-3

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King

Famous Birthdays

  • Brandon Rock, 800m runner, born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Jay Bellamy, NFL safety (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Karl Dykhuis, Sept-iles, NHL defenseman (Philadelphia Flyers)
  • Saurav Ganguly, Indian cricketer (centuries in 1st two Tests for India 1996), born in Behala, Kolkata
  • Shōsuke Tanihara, Japanese actor
  • Tom Hutton, NFL punter/kicker (Philadelphia Eagles)

Famous Weddings

  • English prince Richard marries Birgitte of Deurs (Henriksen)

Famous Deaths

  • Lovie [Cora] Austin, American jazz pianist (Down Hearted Blues), dies at 84