On This Day

What Happened on July 8, 2000

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events


Book releaseHistoric Publication

"Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire", the 4th book in the series by J. K. Rowling is published in the UK (Bloomsbury) and the US (Scholastic)

Novelist J. K. Rowling
Novelist
J. K. Rowling

Sport awardTennis Open

Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Venus Williams wins her first career Grand Slam singles title; beats fellow American Lindsay Davenport 6-3, 7-6

Tennis Player Venus Williams
Tennis Player
Venus Williams

Famous Weddings

  • Olympic figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi (28) weds Carolina Hurricanes ice hockey player Bret Hedican (29) at the Mauna Lani Resort in Kona, Hawaii

Famous Deaths

  • FM-2030 [Fereidoun M. Esfandiary], Iranian-American author and transhumanist (Are You a Transhuman?), dies at 69