Friday, January 25, 2013
Animation Fun Facts for Jan 25, 2013
Birthdays: Genghis Khan, Byzantine Emperor Leo IV the Khazar, Robert Burns, Somerset Maugham, Virginia Woolf, Vice Pres Charles “Goodtime Charlie” Curtis, Edwin Newman, Jean Image, Dean Jones, Ava Gardner, Etta James, Corazon Aquino, Anita Pallenberg, Tobe Hooper is 70 1890- Newspaper reporter Nelly Bly ( Elizabeth Cochrane ) of the New York World is welcomed home after traveling around the World in 72 days. The stunt was inspired by the Jules Verne story Around the World in 80 days, which had became a hit stage play. 1949- The first Emmy Awards ceremony was held at the LA Athletic Club. Five awards were given out. Mayor Fletcher Bowron declared the day “ TV Day” in LA. 1960- Actress Diana Barrymore, the daughter of John Barrymore, overdosed on sleeping pills. The Barrymore family that had dominated the American theater since the 1850’s had a history of drug and alcohol abuse. Ancestor after ancestor drank themselves to death. Current leader of the family Drew Barrymore recovered after seeking rehab at age 12. 1961- Walt Disney’s 101 Dalmatians premiered. “ Cruella, Cruella da Ville,.. “ 1970- Robert Altman’s groovy movie M*A*S*H premiered.