Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Animation Fun Facts for Jan 8, 2013
Birthdays: Elvis Presley would have been 78, Robert Schumann, Jose Ferrer, Shirley Bassey, cartoonist Peter Arno, Yvette Mimieux, Larry Storch, John Nierhardt, Bruce Sutter, Charles Osgood, publisher Frank Doubleday, Steven Hawkings is 71, Saheed Jafray is 84, Soupy Sales, David Bowie is 66 1889- Herman Hollerith received a patent for the electronic counting machine. The machine fed numbers onto punch cards and was used in the U.S. census of 1890. In 1896 Hollerith founded the Tabulating Machine Company, which later was renamed International Business Machines or IBM. 1965- NBC TV premiered Hullabaloo, a Rock & Roll dance show with lots of mini-skirted go-go dancers. ABC responded with Shindig. 1973- Carly Simon got a gold record for "You’re So Vain". Supposedly it was about her agent, David Geffen. 1992- At a state dinner in Tokyo, President George H.W. Bush Sr. vomited onto the lap of Japanese Prime Minister Nakasone in front of press cameras. There is now a word in Japanese- BUSHURU, meaning to throw up on the person next to you.