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

Actress Jane Fonda
Actress
Jane Fonda

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1983 President Reagan 1st known use of term "Evil Empire" (about the USSR) in speech in Florida

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 1987 "A Team" last aired on NBC-TV after 4 years

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1993 Katharine Hepburn released from the hospital after exhaustion

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

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