On This Day

What Happened on July 8, 2001

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Sport awardTennis Open

Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Venus Williams wins 3rd career Grand Slam singles title; beats Justine Henin 6-1 3-6 6-0; Henin first Belgian player (male or female) to reach Wimbledon singles final

Tennis Player Venus Williams
Tennis Player
Venus Williams

Famous Deaths

  • Christl Haas, Austrian downhill skier (Olympic gold 1964), dies at 57
  • Ernst Baier, German figure skater (Olympic gold 1936), dies at 95
  • John O'Shea, New Zealand film director (b. 1920)