On this Day August 8

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Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka-Dot Bikini

At a time when the bikini was still seen as too risqué to be mainstream, Brian Hyland’s novelty song prompted a surge in bikini sales and is credited as being an early contributor to the acceptance of the bikini in society. The early 60s saw a slew of surf movies and other film and television productions that rapidly built on the song’s momentum.

Abbey Road

This was the final Beatles album to be recorded, but not the last one released. For the first time, a Beatles album cover contained neither the group’s name nor the album title — just the iconic photograph of the Fab Four in the crosswalk near their London recording studios. “Abbey Road” spent 17 weeks as a No. 1 album in the U.K. and 11 weeks as a chart-topper in the U.S.

The Final Days

This brilliant No. 1 New York Times bestseller from Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein reveals the ordeal of Richard Nixon’s fall from office — one of the gravest crises in U.S. presidential history.

A Nice Little Place on the North Side

Now with bonus material on the Chicago Cubs’ World Series win, this is columnist George Will’s New York Times-bestselling history of America’s most beloved baseball stadium, Wrigley Field, and the Cubs’ century-long search for World Series glory. But more than that, it is the story of Chicago, baseball and America itself.

The Graduate

Nominated for seven Academy Awards and Winner for Best Directing (Mike Nichols), this groundbreaking film classic launched the career of Oscar and Emmy Winner Dustin Hoffman. Co-starring Anne Bancroft and Katharine Ross.

U2 18 Singles

Twenty-six years are condensed into 16 tracks with additional previously unreleased tracks produced by Rick Rubin summing up this legendary band to date. Includes “Pride (In the Name of Love),” “With or Without You,” “New Year’s Day,” “Vertigo,” “One,” “Mysterious Ways” and many other favorites.