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 - George Peppard
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1994: Actor George Peppard, best known for playing Col. John "Hannibal" Smith on the 1980s TV show "The A-Team," dies of pneumonia at the age of 65 in Los Angeles, California, while being treated for lung cancer. Peppard also starred opposite Audrey Hepburn in the movie "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and appeared in movies such as "How the West Was Won," "The Victors," "The Carpetbaggers" and "The Blue Max."


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