THIS DAY IN HISTORY
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.