On This Day

Events in Film & TV on May 8

  • 1912 Film and television production and distribution studio Paramount Pictures is founded
  • 1952 5th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "La Ronde" Best Film
  • 1953 WIPB TV channel 49 in Muncie, IN (PBS) begins broadcasting

Film release premierFilm Release

1958 "Dracula" film starring Christopher Lee as the eponymous vampire, directed by Terence Fisher is the first Hammer Horror film released

Film release premierFilm Premier

1963 1st James Bond film, "Dr. No", starring Sean Connery, premieres in US

  • 1970 Beatles release 12th, and final, studio album, "Let It Be", in conjunction with the film of the same name
  • 1978 ABC TV airs "Stars Salute Israel at 30"
  • 1993 ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Phil Ware
  • 1994 500th commentary by Andy Rooney on 60 Minutes

Music awardsMusic Awards

2001 36th Academy of Country Music Awards: Dixie Chicks, Faith Hill & Toby Keith win

Country Singer Faith Hill
Country Singer
Faith Hill
Singer-Songwriter Natalie Maines
Singer-Songwriter
Natalie Maines
Country Singer and Actor Toby Keith
Country Singer and Actor
Toby Keith

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2021 Tesla chief executive Tesla Elon Musk hosts "Saturday Night Live" in the US

Entrepreneur Elon Musk
Entrepreneur
Elon Musk