Birthdays: President John Tyler, Sir William Walton, Eric Idle is 72, former English P.M. John Major, Bud Cort is 66, LaToya Jackson, Eugene McCarthy, Jennifer Capriati, M.C. Hammer, Walt "Clyde" Frazier, Cy Young, Christopher Lambert is 59, Disney animator Jack Kinney, Brendan Gleeson is 59, Lucy Lawless, Elle MacPherson, Amy Sedaris is 51
1936-Republic Pictures formed.
1939- Moviestars Clark Gable and Carole Lombard marry. They had a happy marriage until Lombard was killed in a plane crash in 1942.
1951- 'The King and I' debuts on Broadway with Gertrude Lawrence and Yul Brynner, who shaved his head for the first time for the role.
1971- First day of shooting on the film the Godfather. Francis Coppola wanted young actor Al Pacino for the Michael Corleone role, but Pacino had signed with Fox to do a different film- The Gang that Couldn’t Shoot Straight. Producer Robert Evans begged and pleaded with Fox exec James Aubrey "The Smiling Barracuda" to get Pacino released from his contract. Finally Aubrey replaced him with Jerry Ohrbach. He called Evans and said:" All right, you can have the midget."
1989- At that same Oscar ceremony Pixar’s short Tin Toy became the first CG animation to ever win and Oscar.