(Friday, February 8, 1985) — Witness, a thriller film about a detective who protects a young Amish boy who becomes a target after he witnesses a murder in Philadelphia, opened today in U.S. theaters (including the Astor Plaza in New York City).
Directed by Peter Weir, the film starred Harrison Ford and Kelly McGillis.
(Saturday, February 8, 1975) — “Ding Dong, Ding Dong” by George Harrison peaks at #36 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week. It was the former Beatle’s sixth of 13 top forty solo hits on the chart (1970-1988).
Video: 'The Birth of a Nation (1915) [HD] - Lillian Gish'
(Monday, February 8, 1915) — The silent, groundbreaking and controversial epic film drama The Birth of a Nation, which chronicles the relationship of two families in the Civil War and Reconstruction eras, premiered today in Los Angeles.
Directed by D. W. Griffith, the film starred Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh, Henry B. Walthall, Miriam Cooper, Ralph Lewis and George Siegmann.