On This Day

Events in Film & TV on April 8

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

1963 35th Academy Awards: "Lawrence of Arabia", Anne Bancroft & Gregory Peck win

Actor Gregory Peck
Actor
Gregory Peck
Actress Anne Bancroft
Actress
Anne Bancroft
Soldier and Writer T. E. Lawrence
Soldier and Writer
T. E. Lawrence
  • 1968 40th Academy Awards postponed to Apr 10th due to death of Martin Luther King
  • 1968 WKPI TV channel 22 in Pikeville, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1974 Discovery Island opens at Walt Disney World, Florida

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

1975 47th Academy Awards: "The Godfather Part II", Ellen Burstyn & Art Carney win

  • 1979 204th & final episode of "All in the Family"
  • 1984 4th Golden Raspberry Awards: "Lonely Lady" wins

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1986 Clint Eastwood elected mayor of Carmel, California. Makes his day.

Actor and Director Clint Eastwood
Actor and Director
Clint Eastwood
  • 1990 "Twin Peaks" created by David Lynch and starring Kyle MacLachlan premieres on ABC-TV
  • 2018 WrestleMania XXXIV, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA: Ronda Rousey makes WWE debut, teaming with Kurt Angle to beat Triple H and Stephanie McMahon in a mixed tag team match
  • 2019 Actress Allison Mack pleads guilty to sex-trafficking charges for her involvement in suspected sex cult Nxivm