Birthdays: Edward the Black Prince of England, Rachael Donelson Jackson- Andy Jackson’s First Lady, Edvard Grieg, Saul Steinburg, Mario Cuomo, Jim Varney, Wade Boggs, Waylon Jennings, Xaviera Hollander the Happy Hooker, Jim Belushi, Ice Cube is 45, Neil Patrick Harris is 41, Courtenay Cox is 50, Helen Hunt is 51
1945- Judy Garland married director Vincente Minnelli. Lisa Minnelli was one result.
1969- The country music comedy TV show Hee-Haw premiered as a summer replacement for the Smothers Brothers Hour. Hee Haw ran for two years with high ratings but CBS cancelled the show anyway. This was because CBS chief Bill Paley disliked country music. CBS had so many shows like Mayberry RFD, Beverly Hillbillies and Hee Haw, that insiders joked that CBS stood for the Country Broadcasting System. Hee Haw had the last laugh, going on to a successful syndication run until 1997.
1977- Everybody Disco! KC and the Sunshine band release “I’m your Boogie Man”.
1994- Twenty Years Ago- Walt Disney’s The Lion King opened.
1999- In San Diego, Nicholas Vitalich was arrested for slapping his wife with a large tuna.
2001- Disney’s Atlantis premiered.