Events in Film & TV on October 8

Film Release

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

Radio History

1942 Comedy duo Abbott and Costello launch their weekly radio show

  • 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
  • 1984 NBC's premiere of TV made "The Burning Bed", based on Francine Hughes

Historic Publication

1993 Howard Stern releases his 1st book "Private Parts"

Film & TV History

2004 Martha Stewart begins 5 months incarcerated at Federal Prison Camp, Alderson for insider trading and obstruction of justice

Music History

2015 Actress and singer Selena Gomez reveals she has Lupus

Nobel Prize

2021 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to journalists Maria Ressa of the Philippines and Dmitry Muratov of Russia "for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression" [1]