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, Oklahoma (ABC) begins broadcasting

Musical Finale

1953 Vernon Duke, Ogden Nash and Sammy Cahn's musical revue "Two's Company", starring Bette Davis, and choreographed by Jerome Robbins, closes at Alvin Theater, NYC; runs for, after 90 performances

  • 1953 WFMJ TV channel 21 in Youngstown, Ohio (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1959 KUAT TV channel 6 in Tucson, AZ (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1970 WTCI TV channel 45 in Chattanooga, TN (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1987 "A Team" last aired on NBC-TV after 4 years

Film & TV History

1993 Katharine Hepburn released from the hospital after exhaustion

People's Choice Awards

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

Film Release

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

Film & TV History

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

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

Film & TV History

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