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 - Don Rickles
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1926: Stand-up comedian and actor Don Rickles, best known as an insult comic, is born in Queens, New York. Rickles, who became famous for his frequent appearances on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson," has appeared in movies such as "Run Silent, Run Deep" and "Casino" and is well known today for voicing the character Mr. Potato Head in the "Toy Story" animated movies.


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