Saturday, January 5, 2013

Animation Fun Facts for Sat Jan 5th, 2013

Birthdays: Alven Ailey, James Stuart Blackton (the first American animator, born in Lincolnshire, England ), Jack Norworth -composer of " Take Me out to the Ballgame' , Astrologist Jean Dixon, Umberto Ecco, Yves Tanguy, Walter Mondale, George Reeves, Roger Spottiswoode, Hiyao Miyazaki is 72, Robert Duval is 83, Dianne Keaton is 67, Spanish King Juan Carlos, Marilyn Manson is 44, January Jones is 32" 1896- Josef Pulitzers’ New York World began printing the Sunday Yellow Kid comic strip with a yellow color on his shirt. The strip gave the name to the sensationalist tabloid press 'Yellow Journalism". 1959- The first Bozo the Clown TV show premiered on TV. Larry Harmon played the famous children¹s clown. 1961- “Hello Wilbur” Mr Ed the Talking Horse appeared on TV for the first time. Veteran Western actor Chill Wills provided the voice. 1980- The first Hewlett Packard Personal Computer or PC goes on the market.

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