Birthdays: Roman Emperor Nerva, Bram Stoker is 165, Sir Edmund Halley, June Havoc, Margaret Mitchell, Joe Flynn- the cranky Captain Binghampton in the 60’s TV McHales Navy, Ricky Lee Jones, Bonny Raitt, Dr. Christiaan Barnard, Ester Rolle, Katherine Hepburn, Parker Posey is 46, Gretchen Mol is 42, Tara Reid.
1929- New York’s Museum of Modern Art MOMA opened.
1943- The first one man show of American abstract painter named Jackson Pollock. Pollock later created his brushless dripping form of painting that earned him the nickname:” Jack the Dripper”.
1966- Doctors at St. Josephs Hospital removed one of Walt Disney’s cancerous lungs, but discovered the contagion had spread to his lymph nodes. They determined he did not have long to live.
1973- Walt Disney’s animated Robin Hood premiered.