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  • Dec 8, 1945
    Ernest Tubb reaches the top spot on the Billboard country singles chart with "It's Been So Long Darling"
    Dec 8, 1942
    Filming ends on the movie "Riding West," in Los Angeles. The picture features Ernest Tubb, Johnny Bond and Wesley Tuttle
    Dec 8, 1941
    The day after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Tommy Duncan announces he's leaving Bob Wills' Texas Playboys to join the war
    Dec 8, 1939
    Grandpa Jones has a daughter, Marsha Marie Jones, with his first wife, the former Eulalia Marie Losher
    Dec 8, 1939
    The Sons Of The Pioneers deliver their traditional "Tumbling Tumbleweeds" with the debut of the Charles Starrett western "The Stranger From Texas"
    Dec 8, 1939
    Eddie Dean plays a bad guy with the movie debut of "The Llano Kid"
    Dec 8, 1938
    The Sons Of The Pioneers sing "Tumbling Tumbleweeds" in the debut of the Charles Starrett western "Rio Grande"
    Dec 8, 1937
    Cliff Bruner's Texas Wanderers record "Oh How I Miss You Tonight" at Dallas' Adolphus Hotel. The song is destined to become a country hit for Jim Reeves & Deborah Allen in 1979
    Dec 8, 1935
    The Errol Flynn picture "Captain Blood" debuts in theaters. It merits a mention in The Statler Brothers' 1977 country hit "The Movies"
    Dec 8, 1930
    Tex Ritter has his first acting role of note in the Boston stage production "Green Grow The Lilacs." Ritter sings four songs in the show, which also travels to Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., New York, Cleveland, Pittsburgh and St. Louis

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