Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Animation Fun Facts for Jan 8, 2014

Birthdays: Elvis Presley would have been 79, Robert Schumann, Jose Ferrer, Shirley Bassey, cartoonist Peter Arno, Yvette Mimieux, Larry Storch is 91, John Nierhardt, Bruce Sutter, Charles Osgood, publisher Frank Doubleday, Steven Hawkings is 72, Saheed Jafray is 85, Soupy Sales, David Bowie is 67

1889- Herman Hollerith received a patent for the electronic counting machine. The machine fed numbers onto punch cards and was used in the U.S. census of 1890. In 1896 Hollerith founded the Tabulating Machine Company, which later was renamed International Business Machines or IBM.

1962- The Mona Lisa traveled to America and went on display today at the National Gallery in Washington. It was loaned in a deal brokered by Jackie Kennedy and French cultural minister Andre Malreaux.

1965- NBC TV premiered Hullabaloo, a Rock & Roll dance show with lots of mini-skirted go-go dancers. ABC responded with Shindig.

1973- Carly Simon got a gold record for "You’re So Vain". Supposedly it was about her agent, David Geffen, one of the future creators of DreamWorks.

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