On This Day

Events in Film & TV on January 8

  • 1929 CBS radio network buys WABC in NYC
  • 1955 WUNC TV channel 4 in Chapel Hill, NC (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1966 The Who and The Kinks perform on the last "Shindig" TV show on ABC

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

1978 TV series "All Creatures Great and Small" debuts on BBC TV, based on the books by James Herriot, starring Robert hardy and Christopher Timothy

Veterinarian and Novelist James Herriot
Veterinarian and Novelist
James Herriot

<b>Pirate</b> AttackPirate Attack

1981 Linda Ronstadt opens in "The Pirates of Penzance" at the Uris Theater, NYC

Singer and Actress Linda Ronstadt
Singer and Actress
Linda Ronstadt
  • 1991 "Davis Rules" with Jonathan Winters & Randy Quaid premieres on ABC-TV

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1993 NBC offers "The Tonight Show" to David Letterman

Comedian and Television Host David Letterman
Comedian and Television Host
David Letterman

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1993 Robert Rodriguez's "El Mariachi" debuts at the Toronto Film Fetsival - will become lowest-budgeted film ever to gross $1 million

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

2008 34th People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Reese Witherspoon win (Movie Star) and Patrick Dempsey & Katherine Heigl win (TV)

  • 2009 14th Critics' Choice Movie Awards: Slumdog Millionaire wins Best Film

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

2014 40th People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Sandra Bullock win (Movie Star) and Josh Charles & Stana Katić win (Dramatic TV)

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

2017 74th Golden Globes: "Moonlight", Casey Affleck and Isabelle Huppert win