Birthdays: Euripides-484BC, Victoria Woodhull, Walter Lippmann, Ray Charles, John Coltrane, Mickey Rooney is 94, Julio Inglesias, Walter Pidgeon, Louise Nevelson, Jason Alexander is 54, Mary Kay Place, Harry Connick Jr, Bruce Springsteen is 65
1889- The Nintendo Company started in Kyoto, They began by making hand-painted playing cards. In 1956 they transitioned to electronics, and in the 1980s invented Donkey-Kong, Gameboys and The Legend of Zelda.
1912- "Cohen Collects a Debt" Max Sennet's first film comedy featuring the Keystone Kops.
1939- At the World’s Fair in New York a time capsule was buried not to be opened until the year 6939. It contains a Bible, a mail order catalog and newsreels of President Franklin Roosevelt. I hope they include a description of what film was….
1962- H& B's show The Jetsons' premiered. It was the first ABC show to be presented in color. Jane! Stop this Crazy Thing! Jane!
1964- Marc Chagalls’ paintings on the ceiling of the Paris Opera House unveiled.
1969- the film "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" premiered. Written by William Goldman and directed by George Roy Hill. It made fortunes for stars Paul Newman and Robert Redford, who later started and independent film festival called Sundance.