I read this sentence:
Now, at last, Arctic Deeply will debut Dec. 8, and Setrakian says she is "extremely excited.1
I don't know exactly why it is not "debut on Dec. 8". I reckon it's an acceptable expression without a preposition "on" here, but I still wonder if it's acceptable in all cases to omit a preposition between a verb and a date.
Can I say sentences like "I'll leave (for the next city) Dec. 8"?
What about "I'll quit Dec. 8" ,"I'll start Dec.8", and "I'll renounce Dec. 8"? Are there different interpretations with two or more possible meanings?
Is that usage kind of informal?
1. USA TODAY