Birthdays: Fess Parker, Karl Stockhausen, George Meany, Charles Bukowski, Menachim Begin, Otto Mesmer the creator of Felix the Cat, Myron Grim Natwick the creator of Betty Boop, Hal Foster the creator of Prince Valiant, Kathie Lee Gifford, Eydie Gorme, Bill Evans, Leslie Ann Warren, Angela Bassett is 56, Julie Numar is 81, Robert Culp, James Cameron is 60, Bruce Beresford, Steve Carrell is 52, Madonna aka Louise Ciccone of Bay City Michigan is 56
1942- Happy Birthday Mighty Mouse. Terrytoon's short: "The Mouse of Tomorrow".
1974- The Ramones play their first gig at the NY club CBGBs. Hey-Ho, Lets Go!
1977- E-DAY in Memphis. Elvis Presley, donuts and Pizza Hut box in hand died sitting on the toilet He was reading the book-the Historic Search for the Face of Jesus. He was 42.
1985- On her birthday, Madonna married Sean Penn. They divorced shortly after.
1991- The original Shamu the Whale died of respiratory failure at age 16.
2005- Top Pixar storyartist Joe Ranft was killed in an auto accident. He was 42.