1824- Artist Theodore Gericault was famous for his paintings of horses. This day he died, from a fall off a horse.
1959- Disney's " SLEEPING BEAUTY " opened. Despite earning the fifth highest box office for that year, it finished $5 million behind what it cost to make. The animation staff had swollen to it's largest to finish the production. It’s disappointing box office soured Walt Disney on feature animation. After the film was finished the studio had a massive layoff, dropping from 551 to just 75. Staff level will not return to these same levels until 1990.
Trivia Question: What do Gary Cooper, Enrico Caruso, John Barrymore, Roger Moore and Robert Redford all have in common? ( Besides being actors and celebrities.)
Answer: They could all draw cartoons.