What Happened on July 8, 2011

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Space Shuttle Atlantis is launched in the final mission of the U.S. Space Shuttle program

Famous Deaths

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Betty Ford, First Lady of the United States (1974-77) and founder of the Betty Ford Center clinic, dies at 93

US First Lady Betty Ford
US First Lady
Betty Ford
  • Mary Fenech Adami, First Lady of Malta (b. 1933)
  • Roberts Blossom, American actor and poet (b. 1924)