Thursday, August 23, 2012
Animation Fun Facts for Aug 23, 2012 Thurs
Birthdays: Gene Kelly would be 100, Keith Moon, Alphonse Mucha, Vera Miles, River Phoenix, Kobe Bryant, Barbara Eden is 78, Shelley Long is 63, Dr. Stuart Sumida, Oscar Grillo, Ed Benedict the designer of the Flintstones, Yogi Bear and the Jetsons. 1926- Screen idol Rudolph Valentino died in a New York hospital of an infection due to a burst appendix and bleeding ulcer. Today this condition could be controlled by anti-biotics, but they weren’t invented yet.. Women around the world went mad with grief. From L.A. to Budapest women committed suicide before his picture. In Japan two women jumped into a volcano shouting his name. 1937- At the urging of the Stanford Dean of engineering Fred Teman, graduate Bill Hewlett had his first meeting with David Packard. They called their company started out of their Palo Alto garage the Engineering Service Company. Their first customer was Walt Disney. He bought oscilators for his Fantasound stereo system for Fantasia. The Hewlett-Packard Company would one day be one of the biggest names in computers and their garage hailed as the birthplace of Silicon Valley. 1994- Jeffrey Katzenburg announced he was leaving Disney.