August 8 in History
1969August 8, 1969:
The Beatles take the photo for the cover of their album titled “Abbey Road”. It took place in front of the studio where the band were recording their work.
1970August 8, 1970:
The Stooges, an American music band, sacks Dave Alexander when he forgot how to perform some of their songs at the Goose Lake International Music Festival hosted in Michigan.
1974August 8, 1974:
"Feel Like Makin' Love", the 5th solo album of Roberta Flack, gets gold certification.
1983August 8, 1983:
American athlete, Carl Lewis is awarded the gold medal after finishing first in the 100m event at the first edition of the Athletics World Championships.
1987August 8, 1987:
"I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For", a song by Irish band U2, hits number one in the United States. It became their second single to achieve this feat.
1988August 8, 1988:
Rap group, N.W.A. releases an album titled “Straight Outta Compton”. This project includes the controversial hit song named "F--k Tha Police".
1990August 8, 1990:
MLB player, Pete Rose starts serving his five months jail sentence after he was found guilty of tax-related crimes.
1991August 8, 1991:
Award-winning English actor, Gary Oldman, known for his role as Sirius Black in the “Harry Potter” movie franchise, is grabbed by the police for driving under the influence of alcohol.
1995August 8, 1995:
American rapper, Coolio releases his hit song titled "Gangster's Paradise". It would later be named “Song of the Year, by Billboard.
2005August 8, 2005:
American comedy series titled “Weeds” makes its debut on the Showtime television network. It stars Mary-Louise Parker and Tonye Patano.