THIS DAY IN HIS­TORY

The Denver Post - - NEWS - — The As­so­ci­ated Press

To­day is Satur­day, July 8, the 189th day of 2017. There are 176 days left in the year.

IN THE NA­TION

1947: A New Mex­ico news­pa­per, the Roswell Daily Record, quoted of­fi­cials at Roswell Army Air Field as say­ing they had re­cov­ered a “fly­ing saucer” that crashed onto a ranch; of­fi­cials then said it was ac­tu­ally a weather bal­loon.

IN THE WORLD

1994: Kim Il Sung, North Korea’s com­mu­nist leader since 1948, died at age 82.

HAPPY BIRTH­DAY TO YOU

Singer Steve Lawrence is 82. Bal­le­rina Cyn­thia Gregory is 71. Ac­tress Kim Darby is 70. Chil­dren’s per­former Raffi is 69. Celebrity chef Wolf­gang Puck is 68. Ac­tress An­jel­ica Hus­ton is 66. Writer Anna Quindlen is 65. Ac­tor Kevin Ba­con is 59. Coun­try singer Toby Keith is 56. Ac­tor Billy Crudup is 49. Singer Beck is 47. Ac­tor Jaden Smith is 19.

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