On This Day

Events in Film & TV on March 8

  • 1949 WAGA TV channel 5 in Atlanta, GA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 KSWO TV channel 7 in Lawton, OK (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 WFMJ TV channel 21 in Youngstown, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1959 KUAT TV channel 6 in Tucson, AZ (PBS) begins broadcasting

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

1962 Beatles, with Pete Best, TV debut (perform "Dream Baby" on BBC)

Original Drummer of the Beatles Pete Best
Original Drummer of the Beatles
Pete Best
  • 1970 WTCI TV channel 45 in Chattanooga, TN (PBS) begins broadcasting

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

1980 6th People's Choice Awards: Burt Reynolds & Jane Fonda win (Motion Picture) and Alan Alda & Carol Burnett win (TV)

  • 1987 "A Team" last aired on NBC-TV after 4 years

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1993 Katharine Hepburn released from the hospital after exhaustion

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

1994 20th People's Choice Awards: Tom Cruise & Julia Roberts win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Tim Allen & Roseanne Arnold win (TV)

Actress Julia Roberts
Actress
Julia Roberts
Comedienne and Actress Roseanne Barr
Comedienne and Actress
Roseanne Barr
Actor Tim Allen
Actor
Tim Allen

Film release premierFilm Release

1996 "Fargo" directed and written by Joel and Ethan Coen, starring Frances McDormand, William H. Macy and Steve Buscemi released in the US

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1998 The Screen Actors Guild award Gloria Stuart (Old Rose in "Titanic") with their Founders Award

Actress Gloria Stuart
Actress
Gloria Stuart
  • 2003 34th NAACP Image Awards: "Antwone Fisher" wins Outstanding Motion Picture

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2016 Turner Classic Movies show several of Claire Trevor’s films to honor the 106th anniversary of her birth

Actress Claire Trevor
Actress
Claire Trevor