On This Day

Events in Film & TV on October 8

Film release premierFilm 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

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
Comedian and Actor Bud Abbott
Comedian and Actor
Bud Abbott
  • 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

Music awardsMusic Awards

1979 13th Country Music Association Award: Willie Nelson, Kenny Rogers & Barbara Mandrell wins

Country Singer Willie Nelson
Country Singer
Willie Nelson
Country Singer Kenny Rogers
Country Singer
Kenny Rogers
Country Singer and TV Host Barbara Mandrell
Country Singer and TV Host
Barbara Mandrell
  • 1984 NBC's premiere of TV made "The Burning Bed", based on Francine Hughes

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

Business Magnate and TV Personality Martha Stewart
Business Magnate and TV Personality
Martha Stewart

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2015 Actress and singer Selena Gomez reveals she has Lupus

Singer and Actress Selena Gomez
Singer and Actress
Selena Gomez