(Monday, May 8, 1961) — President John F. Kennedy congratulated astronaut Alan B. Shepard, Jr., the first American in space, on his historic May 5, 1961 ride in the Freedom 7 spacecraft today, presenting him with the NASA Distinguished Service Award.
(Saturday, May 8, 1971) — L.A. Woman by The Doors debuted today on Billboard’s 200 albums chart.
(Saturday, May 8, 1971) — Chick-A-Boom by Daddy Dewdrop peaked at #9 on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for one week.
(Saturday, May 8, 1971) — Freedom by the late Jimi Hendrix peaked today at #59 on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for one week.
“Graduation” (part one)
(Wednesday, May 8, 1991, 8 p.m. ET) — As his Junior High School graduation approaches, Kevin learns from Winnie that Paul will be attending a prep school in the fall on tonight’s episode of the TV series The Wonder Years. Continue reading Tonight on TV: ‘The Wonder Years’