Monday, June 3, 2013
Animation Fun Facts for June 3, 2013
Birthdays: John Paul Jones, Jefferson Davis, Josephine Baker, King George V, Henry Shrapnel, Allen Ginsburg, Collen Dewhurst, Alain Renais, Curtis Mayfield, Paulette Goddard, Maurice Evans, Jack Oakey, Jan Peerce, Zoltan Korda, John Dykstra, Tom Arnold, Hale Irwin, Chuck Barris, Tony Curtis 1946- A consumer study finds there are only 10,000 television sets in America. A follow up study five years later finds the number at 12 million. 1949 - Dragnet is 1st broadcast on radio ( KFI in Los Angeles ). Creator Jack Webb wanted to capture the dry, non-theatrical delivery he heard real cops use. He ordered his actors to “stop acting, just read the lines”. Webb wrote the scripts from real LAPD cases and starred as well. One of the editors on the show was Roy Disney Jr. 1967 - Aretha Franklin's "Respect" reaches #1. Sockittome, sockittome, sockittome. 1968- Artist Andy Warhol was shot in the gut three times by Valerie Solanas, author of the "SCUM Manifesto". Warhol barely lived. Solanas was institutionalized. 1976 –Galileo-Galileo Fig-a-ro! Queen's single "Bohemian Rhapsody" goes gold. 1980- President Jimmy Carter announced the United States would boycott the 1980 summer Olympic Games in Moscow because of the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan. The Russians boycotted the LA Olympics in 1984. This made NBC drop programing like Steve Lissbergers animated Animalympics.