Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Animation Fun Facts for August 14, 2012 tues.
Birthdays: Steve Martin, Far Side cartoonist Gary Larson, Erwin "Magic" Johnson, Lina Wertmuller, David Crosby, Alice Ghostly, Buddy Greco, Nehemiah Persoff, The 20's Parisian nightclub singer Bricktop, James Horner, Wim Wenders, Emmanuele Beart, Animation director Dick Lundy, Halle Berry is 46 1457- The first printed Gutenburg Bible finished. One agent of Gutenberg's bringing the first shipment of bibles to Paris was arrested for witchcraft because locals thought it was humanly impossible for one person to make so many identical books without the aid of black magic. 1928 - Ben Hecht & Charles McArthur's play" The Front Page," premiered in NYC. They later went on to become top writers in Hollywood. McArthur is the one who sent Hecht the famous cable- "Hecht, some quick, fortunes to be made and the competition are idiots!" 1935- President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed into law the National Social Security Act. Considered the most successful US Federal social program ever. 1956- The Marilyn Monroe movie "Bus Stop" premiered.