8 May

Pick a Day

8 MAY

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2012 Fiona Apple releases "Every Single Night," her first new song since 2005. The song is a visceral expression of her internal struggle, as she sings about how every single night is a fight with her brain.

2012 Tom Gabel, lead singer of the Florida punk band Against Me!, comes out as transgender and announces he will undergo gender reassignment surgery, becoming Laura Jane Grace.More

2009 San Diego mayor Jerry Sanders declares "Adam Lambert Day" after Lambert's performance of "Black Or White" and "Mad World" on American Idol.

2008 Crosby Loggins, son of Kenny Loggins, wins the first and only season of MTV's Rock The Cradle, a singing competition featuring the offspring of celebrity musicians. Runners-up are Jesse Blaze Snider, son of Twisted Sister's Dee Snider and Chloe Lattanzi, daughter of Olivia Newton-John.

2008 Country singer Eddy Arnold dies in Nashville, Tennessee, a week before his 90th birthday.

2001 Clint Black and his wife Lisa Hartman Black welcome their daughter Lily Pearl Black.

2001 The road manager for Insane Clown Posse is arrested at an Omaha show for attacking an Eminem supporter who was tossing M&M candies on stage to taunt ICP about their Detroit rival.

2001 Sum 41 release their debut studio album, All Killer, No Filler.

1999 Jazz singer Leon Thomas dies of heart failure at age 62.

1995 Rick Nelson receives a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1993 The newly formed Backstreet Boys give their very first public performance, at SeaWorld Orlando.

1992 Will Smith (AKA the Fresh Prince) marries a songwriter named Sheree Zampino, who is pregnant with their son Trey. The couple will divorce in 1995.

1991 Bohemian-born pianist Rudolf Serkin dies of cancer at age 88.

1990 A jury orders Frito-Lay to pay Tom Waits $2.5 million for imitating his voice in a Doritos radio commercial. The case goes all the way to the Supreme Court, which upholds the ruling.

1982 In Los Angeles, Dean Martin is arrested when police find a loaded .38 pistol in the trunk of his Rolls Royce. He pleads guilty to carrying a concealed weapon and is sentenced to a year's probation.

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French Filmmaker Michel Gondry Is Born

1963

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) is born in Versailles, France. The imaginative director is also known for his surreal music videos for artists like Bjork, The White Stripes, The Chemical Brothers, and others.

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