On This Day

What Happened on July 8, 1994

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 [Christian Maudet], French film director (Fearless Little Soldier, Race for Life, The Pearls of the Crown), dies at 89
  • 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 interestKim Il-sung

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

North Korean Founder and Dictator Kim Il-sung
North Korean Founder and Dictator
Kim Il-sung
  • Lars-Eric Lindblad, Swedish-American entrepreneur and explorer (b. 1927)
1994 Highlights

About July 8, 1994

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 3 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Cancer