On This Day

Events in Film & TV on June 8

  • 1917 Walt Disney graduates from Benton High School

Music releaseMusic Recording

1942 Bing Crosby records "Silent Night"

Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

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

Comedian and TV Host Milton Berle
Comedian and TV Host
Milton Berle
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Actress, TV Host and Entrepreneur Susan Lucci
Actress, TV Host and Entrepreneur
Susan Lucci
  • 1983 "Trading Places", American comedy film, is released
  • 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

Music releaseAlbum Release

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

Actor, Singer and Drag Queen RuPaul
Actor, Singer and Drag Queen
RuPaul

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Actress and Singer Audra McDonald
Actress and Singer
Audra McDonald
Jazz Musician Billie Holiday
Jazz Musician
Billie Holiday