Saturday, June 24, 2017

Animation Fun Facts for June 24, 2017


Birthdays: Earl Kitchener, the Sirdar of Omdurman, Roy O. Disney, E.I. Dupont, Ambrose Bierce, Jack Dempsey, John Ciardi, Mick Fleetwood, Phil Harris- singer and voice of Baloo in Disney’s Jungle Book, Billy Casper, Michelle Lee, Claude Chabrol, Chief Dan George, Pete Hamill, Peter Weller, Sherry Springfield


1901- The first exhibit in a Paris salon on the Rue Lafitte of a Spanish artist named Pablo Picasso.


1945- Meet the Press debuted on radio. Two years later it moved to television and it remains TV’s longest running program.


1949 - "Hopalong Cassidy" becomes the1st network western on television-NBC.

1963 - 1st demonstration of a home video recorder, at BBC Studios, London

1970 – The movie "Catch 22" opened in movie theaters.


1997- Brian Keith, actor (Family Affair, Dirty Dingus McGee), shot himself at 75. He was suffering from incurable cancer and tired of the pain fighting the disease.



Friday, June 23, 2017

Animation Fun Facts for June 23, 2017


Birthdays: Roman Emperor Augustus, Josephine Bonaparte, Alan Turing, Bob Fosse, James Levine, Dan Ogilvy of Ogilvy & Mather, Joss Whedon, Dr Alfred Kinsey the sex researcher, Edward VIII, aka the Duke of Windsor, Selma Blair, Justice Clarence Thomas, Frances MacDormand is 60


1868- Christopher Latham Scholes patents the typewriter. In 1873, he sold his patent to the Remington Company who had made rifles.  In 1874 Mark Twain secretly admitted to a friend that he enjoyed writing on the newfangled technology.


1944- Franklin Roosevelt's last fireside chat on the radio.

 1963- In Disneyland the Enchanted Tiki Room opened with the first animatronics (the birds).
  
1976- Work completed on Toronto’s CN Tower. Called the world’s tallest free-standing structure.

1979- The Knack released the single My Sharona.

1989- Tim Burton’s film " Batman" opened.

1989- Disney’s Honey I Shrank the Kids opened with the Roger Rabbit short Tummy Trouble.