Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Animation Fun Facts for Jan 14, 2014

Birthdays: Marc Anthony 82BC. , Dr. Albert Schweitzer, Benedict Arnold, Faye Dunaway is 73, Hal Roach, Richard F. Outcault, Cecil Beaton, John Dos Passos, Lawrence Kasdan, Guy Williams, Andy Rooney, Julian Bond, Steven Soderbergh is 51, LL Cool J, Emily Watson is 47

1831- Victor Hugo’s novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame first published.

1900- Puccini's opera "Tosca" debuts in Rome.

1914- ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO- Henry Ford's assembly line process for building cars accelerates car production, thanks to a new chain system pulling the chassis along as they are worked on. John Randolf Bray adopted the assembly line system to animation, and the production line stayed the norm until the 2003. 

1952-The NBC "Today" show debuts with Dave Garroway, Jim Fleming and J. Fred Muggs the chimp.

1954- actress Marilyn Monroe married baseball great Joe DiMaggio.

1964- Hanna & Barbera's ' The Magilla Gorilla' cartoon show.

1972- Norman Lear’s hit comedy series Sanford & Son premiered. Starring Red Fox, it was based on the English show Steptoe & Son. 

1990-   Matt Groenings the Simpsons, which had been run as a series of blackout vignettes on the Tracey Ullman Show, now debuted as its own regular prime time series. Cowabunga!

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