(Saturday, May 8, 1965) — “Ooo Baby Baby” by The Miracles peaked at #16 on today’s Billboard‘s Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked the Miracles’ original version of this song as #262 on their list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.”
(Saturday, May 8, 1965) — Bob Dylan made one of the earliest pop music videos today when he filmed a promotional clip today for his current single, “Subterranean Homesick Blues.” It shows him flipping through cards with words and short phrases while standing in an alley in London.
Video: 'Cela s'est passé un 8 mai 1945, massacres de Sétif, Guelma et Kherrata'
(Tuesday, May 8, 1945; during World War II) — The Setif Massacre began today in Algeria as French authorities clashed with protesters celebrating the surrender of Nazi Germany and calling for freedom from colonial rule; tens of thousands of Algerians are believed to have died in weeks of violence.