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July 8th

July 8th is the 189th day of the year (190th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 176 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about July 8th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on July 8th

1831 Dr. John Pemberton (inventor of Coca-Cola)

1836 Joseph Chamberlain (British politician)

1838 Ferdinand von Zeppelin (aircraft manufacturer)

1839 John D. Rockefeller (businessman - founded the Standard Oil Company, philanthropist)

John D. Rockefeller

1908 Nelson Rockefeller (businessman, philanthropist, 41st US Vice President)

Nelson Rockefeller

1934 Marty Feldman (comedian, actor)

1942 Phil Gramm (US politician)

Phil Gramm

1951 Anjelica Huston (actress)

1955 Monty Don (gardener, writer)

1958 Kevin Bacon (actor)

Kevin Bacon

1959 Pauline Quirke (actress)

1970 Beck (singer)

1980 Robbie Keane (soccer player)

1985 Jamie Cook (musician - Arctic Monkeys)

1998 Jaden Smith (actor)

July 8th in History

1497 Vasco de Gama sets sail on the first European direct voyage to India.

Vasco da Gama

1889 Wall Street Journal first published.

1947 Reports are broadcast that a UFO has crashed at Roswell, New Mexico.

Roswell UFO Crash

1960 Francis Gary Powers is charged with espionage for his U2 flight over the USSR.

1982 Failed assassination attempt on Iraqi President Saddam Hussein occurs in Dujail.

Saddam Hussein

1994 Kim Jong-il becomes leader of North Korea after the death of his father, Kim Il-Sung.

2011 Space Shuttle Atlantis launched on the final flight of NASA's space shuttle program.

Space Shuttle

July 8th is also

Feast of Saint Grimbald (Catholicism)


People born on July 8th are Cancer


Cancer Information: Cancer Links:

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