On This Day

What Happened on June 7, 2008

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 140th Belmont: Alan Garcia aboard Da Tara wins in 2:29.65
  • French Open Women's Tennis: Ana Ivanović of Serbia wins her only Grand Slam singles title; beats Russian Dinara Safina 6-4, 6-3

Famous Deaths

  • Bill Coday, American musician and singer (You’re Gonna Want Me), dies of a stroke at 66
  • Jim McKay, American sportscaster (ABC's Wide World of Sports), dies at 86
  • Rudy Fernandez, Filipino actor (b. 1953)