Birthdays: cartoonist Russ Heath
1959-Hanna Barbera's "Quick Draw McGraw" tv show. Ba ba Louie and El Kabong!
1976- At his birthday party musician Jerry Lee Lewis accidentally shot his bass player Norman Owens in the chest with s 357 magnum. He said he was using the gun to try and open a soft drink bottle and it accidentally went off. Owens survived and sued Lewis.
1996- The first Nintendo Game system, NES the first 64 bit game system, debuted in the US. It sold 500,000 the first day.