On This Day

On This Day in Film & TV for May 8

Events in Film & TV

  • 1912 Film and television production and distribution studio Paramount Pictures is founded
  • 1952 5th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAs): "La Ronde" Best Film
  • 1953 WIPB TV channel 49 in Muncie, IN (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1958 Classic Hammer horror film "Dracula" film starring Christopher Lee as the eponymous vampire alongside Peter Cushing, directed by Terence Fisher released
  • 1963 1st James Bond film, "Dr. No", starring Sean Connery, premieres in US
  • 1970 Beatles release 12th, and final, studio album, "Let It Be", in conjunction with the film of the same name
  • 1978 ABC TV airs "Stars Salute Israel at 30"
  • 1993 ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Phil Ware
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1910 Film producer Samuel Goldwyn (27) weds first wife Blanche Lasky
  • 1959 Aspiring American actress Raquel Tejada (18) weds high school sweetheart James Welch; divorce in 1964 - she keeps his name (Raquel Welch)
  • 1967 "Bye Bye Birdie" actress Ann-Margret (26) weds actor and screenwriter Roger Smith (34)

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Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1950 Franklin Dyall, British actor (Easy Virtue, Atlantic), dies at 80
  • 1952 William Fox [Wilhem Fuchs], Hungarian-American movie theater pioneer and film producer (Fox Film Corporation), dies at 73
  • 1967 Barbara Payton [Redfield], American actress known for her tumultuous private life (Dallas, Trapped, Bad Blonde), dies of heart and liver failure due to drug addiction at 39
  • 1981 Margaret Lindsay, American actress (G Men, Lady Killer, Jezebel), dies at 70
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