Sunday, August 11, 2013
Animation Fun Facts for Aug 11, 2013
Birthdays: Antonio Salieri, Frederick Ludwig Jahn 1778- founder of the Gymnastics Movement, Alex Haley, Jack Haley, Rev Jerry Falwell, Hulk Hogan- real name Terry Bollier-is 64, Dick Browne the creator of Hagar the Horrible, Steve Wozniak the co-founder of Apple Computers, Raymond Leppard, Lloyd Nolan, Mike Douglas, Patti Duke Astin 1932- Rin Tin Tin died. The German shepherd dog was the first animal movie star. Before sound he was the mainstay of struggling little Warner Bros studio. Jack Warner called him “our little rent check.” 1934- Mickey Mouse cartoon Orphan’s Benefit. The first cartoon where Donald Duck lost his temper and did his fighting stance, and they started calling Dippy Dog by his new name- Goofy. 1949- Margaret Mitchell, author of "Gone With the Wind" was hit by a taxicab and died 5 days later. 1956- Abstract Artist Jackson Pollack died when he drunkenly crashed his car into a tree near East Hampton Long Island. 1962- Actor Lawrence Olivier founded the National Theatre in London. 1972- San Antonio Texas holds it’s first Cheech & Chong Day. 1997- LA police wrestle down and arrest actor Christian Slater. They encountered him in a cocaine delirium shouting “The Germans are coming to kill us all!” 2001-First day shooting on the film Hero, directed by Zhang Yimou.