On this day: May 8

POSTED: 01:31 PM PDT May 07, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT May 07, 2016 

The first Westminster dog show takes place, Coca-Cola is sold for the first time, the Beatles release their final album, and the Soviet Union announces a boycott of the 1984 Summer Olympics, all on this day.

OTD May 8 - Ronnie Lott
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1959: Pro Football Hall of Fame cornerback/safety Ronnie Lott, widely considered one of the best defensive backs in NFL history, is born in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Lott, who starred for the University of Southern California and is also a member of the College Football Hall of Fame, spent 15 season in the NFL playing for the San Francisco 49ers, Los Angeles Raiders, New York Jets and Kansas City Chiefs. He was a 10-time Pro Bowl selection, an eight-time First Team All-Pro selection and won four Super Bowls during his time with the 49ers.


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