Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Animation Fun Facts for Aug 7, 2013

Birthdays: Mata Hari, Rassan Rolling Kirk, Dr. Ralphe Bunche, Nicholas Ray, Dr. Richard Leakie, Grandma Moses, Alan Page, James Randi, David Duchovny is 53, Billy Burke aka Glenda the Good Witch, Garrison Keillor is 71, animation and radio star Stan Freeberg is 87, Animator Rudy Ising, Charlize Theron is 38 1919- the First Actor’s Equity Strike. 1933-The first "Alley-Oop" comic strip. 1970 - Christine McVie joined the band Fleetwood Mac. 1970 – The first computer chess tournament. 1974- French daredevil Phillipe Petit strung a tightrope between the two 110 story towers of NY’s World Trade Center and walked across it. As New Yorkers watched in amazement, Petit kept his concentration by carrying on a conversation with the buildings.(?) 1979- THE RUNAWAY WARS.-Hollywood Cartoonist’s Union strike against studios sending animation work overseas.

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