Events in Film & TV on October 8

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1927 "The Second Hundred Years" silent short film released starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy - 1st Laurel and Hardy film with them appearing as a team

Comic Actor Oliver Hardy
Comic Actor
Oliver Hardy
Comedian and Actor Stan Laurel
Comedian and Actor
Stan Laurel

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1942 Comedy duo Abbott and Costello launch their weekly radio show

Comedian and Actor Lou Costello
Comedian and Actor
Lou Costello
  • 1944 "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" debut on CBS radio
  • 1953 WTAP TV channel 15 in Parkersburg-Marietta, WV (NBC) begins
  • 1958 KCMT TV channel 7 in Alexandria, MN (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting

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1981 US President Ronald Reagan greets predecessors Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford and Richard Nixon before sending them to Egypt for Anwar Sadat's funeral

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford
President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate Anwar Sadat
President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate
Anwar Sadat
  • 1984 NBC's premiere of TV made "The Burning Bed", based on Francine Hughes

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2015 Actress and singer Selena Gomez reveals she has Lupus

Singer and Actress Selena Gomez
Singer and Actress
Selena Gomez