Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Animation Fun Facts for Jan 22, 2013
St. Vincents Day- "If Vincents Day be Rainy Weather, shall rain then 30 days together.” Birthdays: Sir Francis Bacon, D.W. Griffith, Lord Byron, August Strindberg, Andre Marie Ampere (electric Amps), Ann Southern, Sam Cooke, John Hurt is 73, George McManus, Joseph Waumbaugh, J.J. Johnson, Seymour Cassell, Jim Jarmusch is 60, Linda Blair is 55, Piper Laurie is 81, Diane Lane is 48 1918- A Manitoba judge tries to outlaw movie comedies, because they tend to make the public "too frivolous". 1947- Hollywood first commercial television station KTLA went on the air for regular broadcasting. At the time in all of LA there were only 350 TV sets. 1949- Mao Tse Tung (MaoZseDong) and the Communists capture Peking (Beijing). 1949-Tex Avery’s cartoon "Bad Luck Blackie". 1959- Former 'Our Gang' child star Charles 'Alfalfa" Switzer was killed in a bar in Studio City. He pulled a knife on a man over a $50 debt on a hunting dog. The man then shot him. He was 32. According to fellow Little Rascal Darla Hood, Switzer was a brute who bullied the other children, and bitter his adult career never blossomed. 1968-T.V. comedy review show Rowan & Martin’s Laugh In premiered. It launched the careers of Lilly Tomlin, Goldie Hawn and Eileen Brennan. You bet your sweet Bippy! 1975- Hollywood agents Ron Meyer and Michael Ovitz leave William Morris and form the Creative Artists Agency, or CAA. 1984- Apple releases the Macintosh I personal computer.