Monday, February 17, 2014
Animation Fun Facts for Feb 17, 2014 Presidents Day
Birthdays: Roman Emperor Constantine the Great, Montgomery Ward, Red Barber, Marian Anderson, C'haim Potok, Jim Brown, Rene Russo, Michael Bay, Jerry O’Connell, Cybil Shepard, Lou Diamond Phillips is 52, Denise Richards is 43 and Paris Hilton is 33, Michael Jordan is 51, Hal Holbrook is 89, Joseph Gordon Levitt is 45. Famed Dutch animator Borge Ring is 93
1925- First issue of Harold Ross’s The New Yorker magazine.
1942- Ernst Lubitsch’s screwball comedy "To Be , Or Not To Be" debuted. Adolf Hitler enters a room and after everyone "Seig Heil" salutes him, he replies "Heil Myself!" But the comedy flopped, in part because it’s female star Carole Lombard had died tragically in a plane crash just before the film opened.
1958 – Johnny Hart’s comic strip "BC" 1st appears
1967 – The Beatles release "Penny Lane" & "Strawberry Fields"
1989- "Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure" premiered starring the most excellent Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter. Whoah-Dude!