On this day: August 8

POSTED: 03:25 PM PDT Aug 06, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Aug 07, 2016 

Napoleon goes into exile, Wrigley gets lights, the "Dream Team" clinches gold in Barcelona, and the United States' debt rating takes a hit, all on this day.

OTD August 8 - Dustin Hoffman
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1937: Actor Dustin Hoffman, best known for movies such as "The Graduate," "Midnight Cowboy," "All the President's Men," "Kramer vs. Kramer," "Tootsie" and "Rain Man," is born in Los Angeles, California. He's won Academy Awards for Best Actor for "Kramer vs. Kramer" and "Rain Man," and has been nominated for an Oscar another five times.


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