Birthdays: Harry Truman, Roberto Rossellini, Leopold Bakhunin, Louis Gottschalk, Oscar Hammerstein, Ted Sorenson, Sonny Liston, Toni Tennille, Ricky Nelson, Peter Benchley, Thomas Pinchon, David Attenborough, Keith Jarrett, Alex Van Halen, Melissa Gilbert, French illustrator Jean Giraud aka Moebius, Enrique Inglesias, Don Rickles is 88, Bob Clampett
1878- David Hughes invents the Microphone while trying to get over bronchitis.
1912- movie studio Famous Players Lasky born. In 1914 they changed their name to Paramount Pictures.
1943-Tex Avery's "Red Hot Riding Hood"- Ooohh Wolfy !
1962-"A Funny thing Happened to Me on the Way to the Forum" opened on Broadway.
1962- Director Joe Mankiewicz shot the climactic spectacle scene of Cleopatra –Elizabeth Taylor, entering Rome through the Arch of Titus on a mobile sphinx surrounded by thousands of extras. The shot had been delayed six months after a stunt woman fell off an elephant and then the light in the Forum had not been right. When Elizabeth Taylor appeared in the scene, the Italian extras were supposed to shout "Hail Cleopatra!" but instead they shouted "Liz! Liz!"