Birthdays: Armelita Galli-Curci, Karl Maria Von Weber, W.S. Gilbert, Johnny Mercer,
Astronaut Alan Shepard, Louis Daguerre, Brenda Vaccarro, Eugene Ormandy, George Gallup, Warren Moon, Pam Dawber, Rocket Ishmail, Delroy Lindo, Kevin Nealon is 61, Owen Wilson is 46, Chloe Servigny is 40
1865 Mark Twain's first story "The Jumping Frog of Calaveras County' published.
1928- HAPPY BIRTHDAY MICKEY MOUSE- At Universal’s Colony Theater in New York Walt Disney’s cartoon "Steamboat Willie" debuted before a movie called Gang War- The first major sound cartoon success and the official birth of Mickey Mouse. Two earlier silent Mickey's had been done, but they were held back when the sound experiment went ahead.
1970- At the Lakeside School in Seattle, a young kid named Bill Gates got his first start in computer programming.