On This Day

What Happened on July 8, 2006

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Amélie Mauresmo of France wins her 2nd and last Grand Slam singles event; beats Justine Henin-Hardenne 2-6, 6-3, 6-4

Famous Weddings

  • "Good Day L.A." co-host Jillian Barberie (39) weds actor Grant Reynolds in San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles
  • "The Surreal Life" actress Brigitte Nielsen (43) weds model Mattia Dessi (27) at the Radisson SAS Golden Sands Resort and Spa in Malta

Famous Deaths

  • June Allyson, American actress (b. 1917)
  • Peter Hawkins, British actor/voice actor (b. 1924)