Thursday, October 4, 2012

Animation fun facts for Oct 4, 2012

Birthdays: President Rutherford B. Hayes, Frederick Remington, Jean Millet, Buster Keaton, Englebert Dolfuss, Charlton Heston, Susan Sarandon is 66, Armand Assante, Damon Runyon, Alvin Tofler author of Future Shock, Anne Rice, Alicia Silverstone is 36, Liev Schreiber is 45 1931- Chester Gould's "Dick Tracy" comic strip debuts. 1943- Actor Clark Gable was awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal for flying combat missions over Germany. It was said Gable took these deliberately dangerous missions instead of doing USO shows out of a death-wish in grief for his wife Carole Lombard, who was killed in a plane crash. 1950- The first Peanuts comic strip introducing Charlie Brown’s dog Snoopy.

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