Sunday, June 23, 2013
Animation Fun Facts for June 24, 2013
Birthdays: Earl Kitchener, the Sirdar of Omdurman, E.I.Dupont, Ambrose Bierce, Jack Dempsey, John Ciardi, Mick Fleetwood, Phil Harris- singer and voice of Baloo in Disney’s Jungle Book, Billy Casper, Michelle Lee, Claude Chabrol, Chief Dan George, Pete Hamill, Peter Weller, Sherry Springfield 1901- The first exhibit in a Paris salon on the Rue Lafitte of a Spanish artist named Pablo Picasso. 1945- Meet the Press debuted on radio. Two years later it moved to television and it remains t.v.’s longest running program. 1949 - "Hopalong Cassidy" becomes the1st network western on television-NBC. 1963 - 1st demonstration of a home video recorder, at BBC Studios, London 1970 – The movie "Catch 22" opens in movie theaters. 1997 - Brian Keith, actor (Family Affair, Dirty Dingus McGee), shot himself at 75. He was suffering from incurable cancer and tired of the pain fighting the disease.