On this day: August 8

Published: Aug 06 2012 06:25:51 PM EDT   Updated On: Aug 08 2014 02:00:00 AM EDT

Napoleon goes into exile, Wrigley gets lights, the "Dream Team" clinches gold in Barcelona, and the United States' debt rating takes a hit, all on this day.

OTD August 8 - Karen Black
1 / 41
Vanessa Lua/Wikimedia Commons

2013: Actress Karen Black, best known for movies such as "Easy Rider," "Five Easy Pieces," "The Great Gatsby," "The Day of the Locust" and "Nashville," dies of ampullary cancer at age 74 in Santa Monica, California. Black earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for "Five Easy Pieces," a role that also earned her a Golden Globe. She also received a Golden Globe for "The Great Gatsby" and was nominated for "The Day of the Locust."

Advertisement

Most Viewed on WFMZ.com

Advertisement
 

Slideshow Of The Day

  • British author PD James

    Wikimedia Commons

    Notable deaths of 2014

    From legendary actors to fashion designers, take a look at the most notable deaths of 2014.

On this Day

  • Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren

    Shaun Best/Reuters

    On this day: November 27

    Alfred Nobel establishes the Nobel Prize, Baby Face Nelson dies in a shootout with the FBI, Harvey Milk is assassinated, MTV bans Madonna, and Tiger Woods crashes his SUV, all on this day.