James Barrie the creator of Peter Pan, born
James L. Brooks born, the producer and chief writer of The Simpsons.
1754- THE FIRST U.S. NEWSPAPER CARTOON- Ben Franklin in his Pennsylvania Gazette prints a drawing of a segmented snake with each piece named for a colony with the inscription: Join or Die. ( Okay, it's not Calvin and Hobbs but it's a start).
1955- Washington D.C. station puts on a young Univ of Maryland grad named Jim Henson as filler before the TODAY Show. He antics with his handpuppet, a green frog called Kermit, fashioned from fabric from one of his mothers old green coats. The Muppets are born.
1961- John F. Kennedy's newly appointed head of the FCC, Newton Minow, did his first major address to a luncheon of top television executives. In his speech he blasted them for TV’s mindless content and violence. He called television: " A Vast Wasteland."