On This Day

December 8, 1978 in Film & Television

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in Film & TV

Film release premierFilm Premier

"The Deer Hunter", directed by Michael Cimino and starring Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken and Meryl Streep, premieres in Los Angeles (Academy Awards Best Picture 1979)

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Ian Somerhalder, American actor (Lost, Vampire Diaries), born in Covington, Louisiana