On This Day

What Happened on July 8, 1981

Historical Events

  • France performs nuclear test
  • French Prime Minister Maurois nationalizes banks/plane/steel industry in France
  • Senate confirms Sandra Day O'Conner to Supreme Court (99-0)

Famous Birthdays

  • Anastasia Myskina, Russian tennis player (2004 French Open), born in Moscow, Russia

Famous Deaths

  • Loring Smith, actor (Hartmans), dies at 86
1981 Highlights

About July 8, 1981

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 3 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Cancer