On this day: April 8

Posted: 5:16 PM EDT Apr 04, 2013   Updated: 2:00 AM EDT Apr 08, 2015

The Venus de Milo is uncovered, Pablo Picasso dies, Hank Aaron belts a milestone home run, "The Godfather Part II" makes Oscar history, and Somali pirates briefly seize an American vessel, all on this day.

OTD April 8 - Ultimate Warrior
1 / 47
WWE

2014: The Ultimate Warrior, one of professional wrestling's biggest superstars, dies at age 54 in in Scottsdale, Arizona. An autopsy later revealed he died when suffering a myocardial infarction caused by atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Born James Hellwig, he legally changed his name to just Warrior in 1993 and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame just days before his death. He began his career as the Warrior in 1987 and defeated Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania VI to become WWE Champion in 1990.

Advertisement

Most Viewed on WFMZ.com

Advertisement
 

Slideshow Of The Day

  • 35 Bill Cosby Accusers Appear on Magazine Cover

    New York Magazine/Twitter via CNN

    Latest in Cosby sex scandal

    New York magazine's July 27 cover features a photo montage of 35 of Bill Cosby's accusers. Here is a timeline of accusations made against the comedian.

On this Day

  • Bob Hope in The Great Lover

    Paramount Pictures

    On this day: July 27

    A wise-cracking cartoon bunny makes his first appearance, the Korean War ends, Madonna drops her debut album, tragedy hits the Olympics, and an entertainment legend dies at age 100, all on this day.