On This Day in Film & TV for February 8

Events in Film & TV

  • 1915 "The Birth of a Nation" the first 12-reel film in America, directed by D. W. Griffith, starring Lillian Gish and Mae Marsh, opens at Clune's Auditorium in Los Angeles
  • 1926 Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio becomes Walt Disney Studios
  • 1947 KSD (now KSDK) TV channel 5 in St Louis, MO (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1952 "RCA Victor Show Starring Dennis Day" debuts on NBC TV
  • 1953 WLVA (now WSET) TV channel 13 in Lynchburg-Roanoke, VA (ABC) begins
  • 1958 KIRO TV channel 7 in Seattle, WA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1962 KACB TV channel 3 in San Angelo, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1965 22nd Golden Globes: "Becket", Peter O'Toole, & Anne Bancroft win
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Weddings in Film & TV

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 1980 Model Angie Bowie (30) divorces British singer David Bowie (33) after just under 10 years of marriage

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Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1946 Miles Mander, British actor (Tower of London, Wuthering Heights, Murder!), dies from a heart attack at 57
  • 1953 Cliff Clark, American actor (Kid Glove Killer, Golden Hoofs, Vigilante Hideout), dies from a heart attack at 63
  • 1961 William Duncan, Scottish actor (Hopalong Rides Again, Thunder Trail), dies at 81
  • 1963 George Dolenz [Jure Dolenc], Italian actor (Scared Stiff, Count of Monte Cristo), dies from a heart attack at 55
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