1882 – Percy Grainger the Australian-American pianist and composer was born on the 8th July 1882 (died 1961).
1889 – The first issue of The Wall Street Journal was published on the 8th July 1889.
1892 – Pavel Korin the Russian painter was born on the 8th July 1892 (died 1967).
1949 ~ Wolfgang Puck the Austrian celebrity chef, restaurateur and businessman based in America was born Wolfgang Johannes Topfschnig in Sankt Veit an der Glan, Carinthia, Austria on the 8th July 1949. Wolfgang Puck restaurants, catering services, cookbooks and licensed products are run by Wolfgang Puck Companies. Wolfgang Puck’s official website: www.WolfgangPuck.com | Facebook: www.facebook.com/WolfgangPuck | Twitter: www.twitter.com/WolfgangBuzz | YouTube: www.youtube.com/WolfgangBuzz | Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/WolfgangPuck | instagram: www.instagram.com/ChefWolfgangPuck | www.foodspotting.com/WolfgangPuck | www.foodily.com/u/WolfgangPuck
1958 – Kevin Bacon the American actor and singer was born on the 8th July 1958.
1970 – Beck the American singer-songwriter and producer was born on the 8th July 1970.
1974 ~ Tami Erin the American actress and model was born Tamara Erin Klicman on the 8th July 1974. Tami Erin is best known for playing Pippi Longstocking in The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking 1988 film.
1994 – Dick Sargent the American actor died on the 8th July 1994 (born 1930).
1994 – Kim Jong-il began to assume supreme leadership of North Korea on the 8th July 1994, upon the death of his father, Kim Il-sung.
1998 – Jaden Smith the American actor was born on the 8th July 1998.
Today in History for July 8th ~ video presented by the Associated Press…