Monday, October 1, 2012
Animation Fun Facts for Oct. 1, 2012
Birthdays: Vladimir Horowitz, Julie Andrews is 77, Walter Matthau, Richard Harris, Phillipe Noiret, James Whitmore, Pres.Jimmy Carter is 88, Everet Sloane, Rod Carew, Stanley Holloway, Tom Bosley, Max Morath, Randy Quaid, Cindy Margolis 1945- Looney Tunes director Frank Tashlin left the cartoon business to work full time at Paramount doing live action movies. He wrote for the Marx Brothers and later directed the Dean Martin Jerry Lewis comedies. 1955- The Honeymooners with Jackie Gleason, Jayne Meadows and Art Carney premiered on TV. 1968-George Romero's weird film "Night of the Living Dead' premieres. 1982- Disney's EPCOT opens. 1987- The Whittier Earthquake rocks L.A. 5.9 on the Richter Scale killed 8 and caused millions in damage. 1992 -The Cartoon Network started.