Events in Film & TV on June 8

  • 1917 Walt Disney graduates from Benton High School

Music Recording

1942 Bing Crosby records "Silent Night"

Musical Finale

1946 Raymond Scott and Bernard Hanighen's musical "Lute Song", starring Mary Martin, Yul Brenner, and Nancy Davis, and directed by John Houseman, closes at Plymouth Theater, NYC, after 142 performances

Television Premiere

1948 "Texaco Star Theater" premieres on NBC-TV, with "Mr. Television" Milton Berle made permanent emcee in September of the same year

  • 1956 WDAM TV channel 7 in Laurel-Hattiesburg, MS (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1969 "Smothers Brothers comedy Hour" last airs on CBS-TV
  • 1969 21st Emmy Awards: "Get Smart", Don Adams and Susan St James win
  • 1969 KDNL TV channel 30 in Saint Louis, MO (IND) begins broadcasting

Daytime Emmy Awards

1982 Emmy 9th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 3rd time

  • 1983 "Trading Places", American comedy film, is released

Film Premiere

1984 "Ghostbusters", American supernatural comedy film, directed and produced by Ivan Reitman, starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and Ernie Hudson premieres

  • 1984 "Gremlins", American comedy horror film, is released
  • 1989 Pirates score 10 in 1st (their best inning since 1942), prompts Pirate broadcaster Jim Rooker to say he would walk from Pitts to Philadelphia if Pirates lost, Phillies beat them 15-11, Rooker walks at end of season
  • 1990 "It's Garry Shandling's Show" last airs on Fox-TV

Album Release

1993 Drag queen RuPaul releases his debut album "Supermodel of the World"

Tony Awards

2014 Audra McDonald wins a Tony Award for her portrayal of Billie Holiday in "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar And Grill"

  • 2022 "Ms Marvel" TV miniseries premieres on Disney+, with Disney's first on-screen Muslim superhero story, starring Iman Vellani [1]