So you want to have a drink but you aren't sure why? Here are some GREAT reasons to call your friends over and have a party.
July 8th - holidays
  • Christian Feast Day: Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • Soapy Smith Wake (Skagway) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
July 8th - events
  • 2007 - Boeing unveiled its first 787 in a roll-out ceremony at its Everett assembly factory. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1999 - Allen Lee Davis is executed by electric chair by the state of Florida, the last use of the electric chair for capital punishment in Florida. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1997 - NATO invites the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland to join the alliance in 1999. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1996 - A schizophrenic man armed with a machete wounds three children and four adults at a primary school in Wolverhampton, England. Teacher Lisa Potts received the George Medal for protecting her pupils, despite being severely injured. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1992 - The Conference for Security and Co-operation in Europe creates the office of High Commissioner on National Minorities. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1982 - Assassination attempt against Iraqi president Saddam Hussein in Dujail. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1982 - The Senegalese Trotskyist political party LCT is legally recognized. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1970 - Richard Nixon delivers a special congressional message enunciating Native American Self-Determination as official US Indian policy, leading to the Indian Self-Determination Act. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1969 - IBM CICS is made generally available for the 360 mainframe computer. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1968 - The Municipality of General Santos was converted into a City status, named General Santos City. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1966 - King Mwambutsa IV Bangiriceng of Burundi is deposed by his son Prince Charles Ndizi. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1965 - Train robber Ronald Biggs escapes from Wandsworth Prison, London. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1962 - Ne Win besieges and dynamites the Rangoon University Student Union building to crash the Student Movement. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1960 - Francis Gary Powers is charged with espionage resulting from his flight over the Soviet Union. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1948 - The United States Air Force accepts its first female recruits into a program called Women in the Air Force (WAF). Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1947 - Reports are broadcast that a UFO crash landed in Roswell, New Mexico. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1932 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average reaches its lowest level of the Great Depression, bottoming out at 41.22. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1907 - Florenz Ziegfeld staged his first Follies on the roof of the New York Theater in New York City. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1898 - The death of crime boss Soapy Smith (who is shot) releases Skagway, Alaska from his iron grip. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1896 - William Jennings Bryan delivers his Cross of Gold speech advocating bimetalism at the 1896 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1892 - St. John's, Newfoundland is devastated in the Great Fire of 1892. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1889 - The first issue of the Wall Street Journal is published. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1879 - Sailing ship USS Jeannette (1878) departs San Francisco carrying an ill-fated expedition to the North Pole. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1876 - White supremacists kill five Black Republicans in Hamburg, SC. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1874 - The Mounties begin their March West. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1864 - Ikedaya Jiken: the Choshu Han shishi's planned Shinsengumi sabotage on Kyoto, Japan at Ikedaya. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1859 - King Charles XV & IV accedes to the throne of Sweden-Norway. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1853 - Commodore Perry sails into Tokyo Bay. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1822 - Chippewas turn over huge tract of land in Ontario to the United Kingdom. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1776 - The Declaration of Independence is read aloud in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the Liberty Bell is rung. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1775 - The Olive Branch Petition is signed by the Continental Congress of the Thirteen Colonies. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1760 - French and Indian War: Battle of Restigouche – British forces defeat French forces in last naval battle in New France. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1758 - French forces hold Fort Carillon against the British at Ticonderoga, New York. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1716 - Great Northern War: the naval Battle of Dynekilen takes place. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1709 - Great Northern War: Battle of Poltava – Peter I of Russia defeats Charles XII of Sweden at Poltava thus effectively ending Sweden's role as a major power in Europe. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1680 - The first confirmed tornado in America kills a servant at Cambridge, Massachusetts. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1663 - Charles II of England grants John Clarke a Royal Charter to Rhode Island. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1579 - Our Lady of Kazan, a holy icon of the Russian Orthodox Church, is discovered underground in the city of Kazan, Tatarstan. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1497 - Vasco da Gama sets sail on the first direct European voyage to India. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1283 - War of the Sicilian Vespers: the naval Battle of Malta between the Aragonese and the Neapolitan fleets is fought. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1099 - First Crusade: 15,000 starving Christian soldiers march in a religious procession around Jerusalem as its Muslim defenders look on. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
July 8th - births
  • 2001 - Yang Peiyi, Chinese singer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 2000 - Sophie Nyweide, American actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1998 - Jaden Smith, American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1992 - Sky Ferreira, American singer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1992 - Benjamin Grosvenor, British pianist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1988 - Jesse Sergent, New Zealand cyclist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1987 - Vlada Roslyakova, Russian model Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1986 - Renata Costa (Kóki), Brazilian footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1986 - Jake McDorman, American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1985 - Jamie Cook, British guitarist (Arctic Monkeys) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1984 - Alexis Dziena, American actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1983 - Jaroslav Janiš, Czech racing car driver Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1983 - John Bowker, American baseball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1983 - Daniel Navarro García, Spanish cyclist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1982 - Hakim Warrick, American basketball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1982 - Joshua Alba, American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1982 - Sophia Bush, American actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1981 - Anastasia Myskina, Russian tennis player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1980 - Robbie Keane, Irish footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1979 - Mat McBriar, American football player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1979 - André, Armenian singer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1978 - Rachael Lillis, American actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1978 - Eve Myles, Welsh actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1977 - Wang Zhizhi, Chinese basketball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1977 - Milo Ventimiglia, American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1977 - Paolo Tiralongo, Italian cyclist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1976 - Talal El Karkouri, Moroccan footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1976 - David Kennedy, American guitarist (Angels & Airwaves) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1975 - Elias Viljanen, Finnish guitarist (Sonata Arctica) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1974 - Zhanna Friske, Russian actress and singer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1974 - Tami Erin, American actress and model Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1973 - Kathleen Robertson, Canadian actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1972 - Karl Dykhuis, Canadian ice hockey player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1972 - Sh?suke Tanihara, Japanese actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1972 - Sourav Ganguly, Indian cricketer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1971 - John Juanda, Indonesian poker player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1971 - Neil Jenkins, Welsh rugby player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1971 - Amanda Peterson, American actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1970 - Beck, American singer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1969 - Sugizo Japanese guitarist and singer (Luna Sea) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1968 - Akio Suyama, Japanese seiyu Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1968 - Billy Crudup, American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1968 - Thom Fitzgerald, American-Canadian film director Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1968 - Shane Howarth, New Zealand rugby player (also capped by Wales) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1968 - Michael Weatherly, American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1967 - Jordan Chan, Hong Kong actor and singer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1966 - Ralf Altmeyer, German virologist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1966 - Shadlog Bernicke, Nauruan politician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1965 - Lee Tergesen, American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1964 - Linda de Mol, Dutch actress and host Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1964 - Alexei Gusarov, Russian ice hockey player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1963 - Mark Christopher, American film director Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1962 - Joan Osborne, American singer and songwriter Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1961 - Toby Keith, American country music singer-songwriter Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1961 - Andrew Fletcher, English vocalist and synth and bass player (Depeche Mode) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1960 - Mal Meninga, Australian rugby league footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1959 - Robert Knepper, American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1958 - Kevin Bacon, American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1958 - Tzipi Livni, Israeli politician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1958 - Pauline Quirke, British actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1958 - Neetu Singh, Indian actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1958 - Andreas Carlgren, Swedish politician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1957 - Aleksandr Gurnov, Russian television personality Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1957 - Carlos Cavazo, Mexican-born American guitarist (Quiet Riot, Ratt) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1956 - Terry Puhl, Canadian baseball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1955 - Mihaela Mitrache, Romanian actress (d. 2008) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1955 - Alison Fraser, American actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1952 - Marianne Williamson, American spiritual activist and founder of the Peace Alliance Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1952 - Anna Quindlen, American newspaper columnist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1952 - Jack Lambert, American football player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1951 - Anjelica Huston, American actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1949 - Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy, Indian politician, the 14th Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh (d. 2009) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1949 - Frank Delima, American comedian Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1949 - Dale Hoganson, Canadian ice hockey player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1949 - Wolfgang Puck, Austrian-born celebrity chef Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1948 - Raffi, Egyptian born Canadian children's entertainer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1947 - Kim Darby, American actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1947 - Luis Fernando Figari, Peruvian founder of Sodalitium Christianae Vitae Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1945 - Micheline Calmy-Rey, Swiss politician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1944 - Jai Johanny Johanson, American drummer and percussionist (The Allman Brothers Band) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1944 - Jeffrey Tambor, American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1942 - Phil Gramm, American politician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1942 - Janice Pennington, American game show model Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1941 - Dario Gradi, Italian-born English football manager Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1940 - Ben Chapman, English politician and civil servant Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1935 - Steve Lawrence, American entertainer and singer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1935 - Vitali Sevastyanov, Russian cosmonaut Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1934 - Ed Lumley, Canadian corporate executive and politician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1933 - Marty Feldman, English comedian and actor (d. 1982) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1933 - Antonio Lamer, French Canadian lawyer and chief justice (d. 2007) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1932 - Jerry Vale, American singer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1931 - Roone Arledge, American sports broadcaster Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1927 - Maurice Hayes, Irish politician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1926 - Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Swiss-born psychiatrist (d. 2004) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1924 - Johnnie Johnson, American blues pianist (d. 2005) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1923 - Harrison Dillard, American sprinter and hurdler Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1920 - Godtfred Kirk Christiansen, Danish industrialist (Lego Group) (d. 1995) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1919 - Walter Scheel, German politician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1918 - Craig Stevens, American actor (d. 2000) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1918 - Paul B. Fay, American businessman and cabinet member in the Kennedy administration (d. 2009) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1917 - Faye Emerson, American actress (d. 1983) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1914 - Jyoti Basu, Indian politician (d. 2010) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1914 - Billy Eckstine, American jazz singer (d. 1993) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1908 - Louis Jordan, American saxophonist (d. 1975) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1908 - Nelson A. Rockefeller, 41st Vice President of the United States (d. 1979) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1907 - George W. Romney, American businessman and politician (d. 1995) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1906 - Philip Johnson, American architect (d. 2005) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1905 - Leonid Amalrik, Russian animator (d. 1997) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1904 - Henri Cartan, French mathematician (d. 2008) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1898 - Melville Ruick, American actor (d. 1972) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1895 - Igor Tamm, Russian physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1971) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1892 - Richard Aldington, English poet (d. 1962) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1892 - Pavel Korin, Russian painter (d. 1967) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1885 - Ernst Bloch, German philosopher (d. 1977) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1882 - Percy Grainger, Australian composer (d. 1961) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1878 - Jimmy Quinn, Scottish footballer (d. 1945) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1867 - Käthe Kollwitz, German painter, printmaker and sculptor (d. 1945) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1857 - Alfred Binet, French psychologist (d. 1911) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1851 - Arthur Evans, English archaeologist (d. 1941) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1839 - John D. Rockefeller, American industrialist and philanthropist (d. 1937) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1838 - Ferdinand von Zeppelin, German inventor (d. 1917) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1836 - Joseph Chamberlain, British politician (d. 1914) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1830 - Frederick William Seward, 6th and 11th United States Assistant Secretary of State (d. 1915) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1830 - Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Altenburg, German-born wife of Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolayevich of Russia (d. 1911) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1819 - Francis Leopold McClintock, British naval officer and explorer (d. 1907) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1792 - Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen, Queen of Bavaria (d. 1854) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1766 - Dominique Jean Larrey, French surgeon (d. 1842) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1760 - Christian Kramp, French mathematician (d. 1826) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1621 - Jean de la Fontaine, French writer (d. 1695) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1593 - Artemisia Gentileschi, Italian painter (d. 1653) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1545 - Carlos, Prince of Asturias (d. 1568) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1528 - Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy (d. 1580) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook

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