Monday, December 30, 2013

Animation Fun Facts for Dec 30, 2013

Birthdays: Rudyard Kipling, Gen. Hideki Tojo, W. Eugene Smith, Luther Burbank, Anna Magnani, Bo Diddley, Sir Carol Reed, Sandy Koufax, Solomon Guggenheim, Jeanette Nolan, Jack Lord, Joseph Bologna, Fred Ward is 71, Tracey Ullman. Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul & Mary, Douglas Engelbart the inventor of the computer mouse
1672- Violinist John Bannister and his orchestra held a concert at Whitefriars chapel in London. It’s the oldest known music concert given not to a royalty, but to the general paying public.
1689- The opera Dido & Aeneas by Henry Purcell premiered in London.
1816- Poet Percy Bysshe Shelley married Mary Wollenstonecraft. Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein two years later.
1941- “I Vant to be Alone..” Film Star Greta Garbo announced she was retiring from motion pictures and all public appearances. She made her disappearing act complete and was only seen fleeting on the streets of New York until her death in the 1990s.

1963- T.V. game show "Let's Make a Deal" with Monty Hall premieres.

1988 the Pixar short Tin Toy released. The first CG short to win an Oscar. Until this win, Steve Jobs was resisting his animation team making films. He was focused on getting color graphics onto home computers.

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