Thursday, March 28, 2013
Animation Fun Facts for March 28, 2013
Birthdays: Paul Whiteman, Pearl Bailey, Freddy Bartholemew, Dirk Bogarde, Confederate Gen.Wade Hampton, pianist Rudolph Serkin, Swifty Lazar, Marlin Perkins, Diane Weist is 65, Reba McEntire, Vince Vaughn is 43, Julia Stiles is 32, Lady Gaga is 27 1881- P.T. Barnum formed a partnership with his chief competitor James Bailey to create Barnum & Bailey’s Circus. He proclaimed it the Greatest Show on Earth! 1920- Silent film stars Douglas Fairbanks & Mary Pickford married. 1928- Via radio broadcast, the public heard the voice of Charlie Chaplin for the first time. 1935- Leni Reifenstahl’s hypnotic movie paean to Nazism- Triumph of the Will, premiered. 1942- Albert Hurter, brilliant Swiss designer for Walt Disney's "Snow White' and 'Pinnochio" died of rheumatic fever. 1999- Matt Groening’s cartoon series Futurama debuted.