Friday, December 14, 2012

Animation Fun Facts for Dec 14, 2012

Birthdays: 1553-King Henry IV of Navarre, Tycho Brahe, Nostradamus -Michel de Nostre Dame-1503, English King George VI-1895, Spike Jones the bandleader, Morey Amsterdam, Charlie Rich, Gen. Jimmy Doolittle, Lee Remick, Patty Duke , Adult film star Ginger Lynn, Clark Terry- trumpeter. Cecil Pay, Saxophonist. Chanteuse Jane Birkin "Je t'aime moi non plus" is 65. 1871- Verdi's opera "Aida" debuts in Cairo. 1913- Cartoonist Johnny Gruelle entertained his dying daughter by making up stories involving her rag dollies. After her passing friends urged Gruelle to publish them. The RAGGEDY ANN & ANDY stories are born. 1924- Ottorino Respighi ‘s stirring rhapsody the Pines of Rome premiered. 1944- The film National Velvet premiered, making a star out of 12 year old Elizabeth Taylor. 1957- Hanna Barbera's first TV cartoon "Ruff and Ready" premieres. 1977- DISCO! The movie Saturday Night Fever starring John Travolta and the music of the Bee Gees make the Disco dancing scene a national craze.

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