AUGUST 8TH IS THE 220TH DAY OF THE YEAR. TODAY IS INTERNATIONAL CAT DAY, NATIONAL CBD DAY, NATIONAL DOLLAR DAY, NATIONAL FROZEN CUSTARD DAY AND NATIONAL ZUCCHINI DAY.
While a policeman held up traffic, the cover photo for The Beatles’ “Abbey Road” album is taken, showing the Fab Four striding across a zebra crossing outside Abbey Road studios in London.
Eric Clapton receives a Gold record for his chart topping album, “461 Ocean Boulevard” that contains his number one hit, “I Shot the Sheriff”.
Country/Pop superstar Glen Campbell passed away at the age of 81. During his career he enjoyed 21 Billboard Top 40 hits, 75 more on the Country chart, hosted his own TV show, appeared in several movies and was presented with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
The members of Motley Crue and KISS announced that they would donate $100,000 to support those affected by the Aurora, Colorado movie theater shootings where 12 people were killed and 58 were injured. The musicians hoped that their gesture will encourage others to give.