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

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

  • 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