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On This Day

May 8

White Lotus Day

1898 The first game takes place in Italian Football Pyramid

1970 The New York Hard Hat Riots a clash between union & Vietnam protesters

1937 War Admiral jockeyed by Curtsinger Curtsinger wins the 63rd Kentucky Derby

1969 Easy Rider premieres

1970 The Beatles released the album Let it be

1984 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom primers Director by Steven Spielberg Starring Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw & Jonathan Ke Quan.

2000 Chris Jericho submits Chris Benoit to win the WWF Intercontinental title

Happy Birthday

1906 Roberto Rossellini director

1911 Robert Johnson musician

1931 Charles Scorsese Father of Martin Scorsese acted in his films Goodfellas, Raging Bull

1926 Don Rickles comedic legend actor in films

Casino, Toy Story, Sanford and Son, Gilligan’s Island, The Munsters, The Man with the X-Ray Eyes

1950 Ricky Nelson heartthrob

1956 Jeff Wincott Martial artist & actor starred in The Littlest Hobo, Night Heat & Prom Night

1964 David Roundtree drummer in the band Blur

1982 Christina Cole actress Casino Royale 1992 Olivia Culpo Miss USA, Miss Universe.

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