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 - Dana Plato
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1999: Actress Dana Plato, best known for playing Kimberly Drummond on the 1980s sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes," dies of a prescription drug overdose at the age of 34 in Moore, Oklahoma. Her death was eventually ruled a suicide.


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