Birthdays: Arthur Balfour, Thomas Eakins, Maxfield Parrish, Stuart K. Hine 1899 missionary who wrote the hymn "How Great Thou Art", Walter Payton, Walter Brennan, David Belasco, Adnan Khashoggi, Imam, Jack Gilford, Illeana Douglas, Estelle Getty, Matt LeBlanc, Louise Brown the first "test-tube" baby-conceived by invetrofertilization-1978
1940- In Nazi occupied Paris a Gestapo agent walks into the French offices of MGM studios and confiscates the release prints of "Gone With The Wind." They are taken to Berlin for a screening for top Nazis officials. Gone with the Wind was one of Hitler’s favorite movies.
1943- The Birth of L.A. Smog! A newspaper headline from this date mentions a 'gas-attack' of exhaust and haze that reduced visibility to three short blocks.
1951- CBS conducts the first broadcast of color television. NBC made color tv popular in the mid 1960's.
1953-Chuck Jone's "Duck Dodgers in the 24 and 1/2 Century".
1969 - 1st performance of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young at the Fillmore East in NYC.
1975 - "A Chorus Line," longest-running Broadway show (6,137), premiered.
1985- Movie star Rock Hudson publicly acknowledged that he had AIDS.
1990 - Roseanne Barr sings the National Anthem at a San Diego Padre game, joke- impersonating ball players by spitting, grabbing her crotch and screeching during her rendition. It didn’t go over well with the more patriotically minded in that conservative town.