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, Kentucky (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 205th & final episode of "All in the Family"; followed by "Archie Bunker's Place" for 4 seasons
  • 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

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

1990 "Twin Peaks" created by David Lynch and starring Kyle MacLachlan premieres on ABC-TV

Filmmaker David Lynch
Filmmaker
David Lynch

Sport defeatWrestleMania

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

Professional Wrestler Triple H
Professional Wrestler
Triple H
  • 2019 Actress Allison Mack pleads guilty to sex-trafficking charges for her involvement in sex cult NXIVM