What Happened on July 8, 1994

Historical Events

Sports History

Preliminary trial rules there is enough evidence to try 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
1994 History

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, American dancer and singer, dies of lymphatic cancer at 26

Kim Il-sungKim Il-sung (1912-1994)

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

  • Lars-Eric Lindblad, Swedish-American entrepreneur and explorer (b. 1927)

About July 8, 1994

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 28 years, 8 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Cancer

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I Swear - All-4-One
  • UK #1 Song: Love Is All Around - Wet Wet Wet