Events in Film & TV on November 8

Film & TV History

1880 French actress Sarah Bernhardt makes her US debut at NY's Booth Theater

Mutiny On The Bounty

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

Film Premiere

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)

Film Release

1956 Biblical drama film "The Ten Commandments", directed by Cecil B. DeMille, starring Charlton Heston and Yul Brynner opens in the US

  • 1958 Gian Carlo Menotti's musical drama "Maria Golovin" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • 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

Election of Interest

1966 Movie actor Ronald Reagan elected Governor of California

Theater Premiere

1978 Tom Stoppard's play "Night & Day" premieres in London

  • 1979 ABC broadcasts "Iran Crisis: American Held Hostage" with Frank Reynolds (forerunner to "Nightline")

Film & TV History

1979 Bernard Slade's stage comedy "Romantic Comedy", starring Mia Farrow and Anthony Perkins, opens at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, NYC; runs for 396 performances

  • 1989 "Byker Grove" begins broadcasting on the BBC
  • 1990 Gina Marie Tolleson of USA, 21, crowned 40th Miss World

Film Premiere

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

Film & TV History

2018 CNN correspondent Jim Acosta's White House clearance revoked after continuing to question President Donald Trump while an intern tried to wrestle the microphone off him