On this day: July 8

POSTED: 3:59 PM Jul 02 2013   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Jul 08 2016

The U.S. Air Force begins accepting female recruits, the "Saturday Night Fever" soundtrack falls from No. 1 after six months, LeBron makes "The Decision," and the last space shuttle mission launches, all on this day.

OTD July 8 - Ken Stabler
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2015: Former NFL quarterback Ken Stabler, who led the Oakland Raiders to victory in Super Bowl XI and was NFL league MVP in 1974, dies of colon cancer at age 69 in Gulfport, Mississippi. Stabler was also a four-time Pro Bowler, led the NFL in passing touchdowns in 1974 and 1976 and won a college national championship in 1965 with Alabama. He was posthumously elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2016.

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