What Happened on July 8, 2012

Historical Events

  • Roadside car bomb kills 14 civilians in Afghanistan's Kandahar Province

Election of Interest

Tens of thousands protest over election corruption in Mexico City after Enrique Peña Nieto's win in the country's presidential election

  • US Open Women's Golf, Blackwolf Run: Na Yeon Choi of South Korea wins her first major championship, 4 strokes ahead of compatriot Amy Yang

Wimbledon Men's Tennis

Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roger Federer wins 7th Wimbledon and 17th Grand Slam title; beats Andy Murray 4-6 7-5 6-3 6-4

2012 History

Famous Deaths

Ernest BorgnineErnest Borgnine (1917-2012)

American Academy Award-winning actor (Marty; From Here To Eternity; ; McHale's Navy; The Poseidon Adventure), dies from renal failure at 95

About July 8, 2012

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 10 years, 10 months and 30 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Cancer

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen
  • UK #1 Song: Payphone - Maroon 5 Ft. Wiz Khalifa