Events in Film & TV on November 8

  • 1880 Sarah Bernhardt, French actress, made US debut at NY's Booth Theater
  • 1920 Actress Edna Lewis Thomas debuts at Putnam Theatre Brooklyn

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1935 "Mutiny on the Bounty" directed by Frank Lloyd and starring Charles Laughton and Clark Gable premieres in New York (Best Production/Picture 1936)

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1949 "All The King's Men" based on Robert Penn Warren's Pulitzer winning novel, directed by Robert Rossen and starring Broderick Crawford premieres in New York (Best Picture 1950)

  • 1959 KJTV (now KGET) TV channel 17 in Bakersfield, CA (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1964 KUPK TV channel 13 in Garden City, KS (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1965 "Days of Our Lives" premieres on TV

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1966 Movie actor Ronald Reagan elected Governor of California

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 1979 Bernard Slade's "Romantic Comedy" premieres in NYC
  • 1979 ABC broadcasts "Iran Crisis: American Held Hostage" with Frank Reynolds (forerunner to "Nightline")
  • 1989 "Byker Grove" begins broadcasting on the BBC
  • 1990 Gina Marie Tolleson of USA, 21, crowned 40th Miss World
  • 1991 Carol Burnett Show premieres on CBS-TV

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1999 "The World is Not Enough" 19th James Bond film starring Pierce Brosnan, Robert Carlyle and Denise Richards premieres in Los Angeles