On This Day

What Happened on July 8, 1979

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Don Martina's MAN party wins election in Dutch Antilles
  • The Democratic Republic of the Congo adoptsa new constitution
  • Voyager 2 takes 1st ever photo of Jupiter's satellite Adrastea (J14)

Famous Weddings

  • Singer Marianne Faithfull (32) weds Ben Briefly

Famous Deaths

  • Michael Wilding, British actor (Stage Fright, Courtney Affair, World of Suzie Wong), dies from a head injury at 66
  • Robert B. Woodward, American organic chemist (Nobel 1965), dies at 62
  • Sin-Itiro Tomonaga, Japanese physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1906)