B-Days: Robert Frost, Chico Marx, Conde Nast, Tennessee Williams, Alfred Houseman, Joseph Cambell, General William Westmorland, Erica Jong, Duncan Hines, Bob Woodward, Leonard Nimoy, Alan Arkin, James Caan is 75, Diana Ross is 71, Justice Sandra Day-O¹Connor, Martin Short, Bob Elliot of Bob & Ray, Michael Imperioli is 49,
Keira Knightley is 30,
AEF co-founder Aubry Mintz is 40!
1920- This Side of Paradise, the first novel published by a young Minnesota writer named F. Scott Fitzgerald. F. Scott Fitzgerald was a descendant of Francis Scott Key, writer of the Star Spangled Banner.
1937- A statue of Popeye the Sailor unveiled at the Crystal City Texas Spinach Festival.
1969- The western movie 100 Rifles premiered. It broke taboos, because it featured uber-sexy Raquel Welch making love to uber sexy black hero Jim Brown. And Burt Reynolds as the bandito Yaqui Joe Herrerra.
1970- Peter Yarrow of the folk group Peter, Paul & Mary admitted to having sex with a 14 year old girl. ³ If I had a Hammer …²
1975 - The Who¹s rock opera "Tommy" premiered in London.
1976- USC sophomore Levar Burton screen tested for the role of Kunta Kinte in the landmark TV miniseries Roots.
1976 - Wings release "Wings at the Speed of Sound" album .
1977 - Elvis Costello releases his 1st record "Less Than Zero"
1982 - Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder release "Ebony & Ivory" in the UK
1997- Turner Animation's film 'Cat's Don't Dance" featuring the last film work of Gene Kelly. He was a consultant on the dance sequences. Animation Magazine called Cats Don't Dance " The most beautiful animated film you've never seen!"
2008- Arnold Schwarzenegger fired Clint Eastwood. No, its’ not a movie plot line. The former actor, turned Republican Governor, objected to a position of the actor/director and former Republican mayor took on the California State Parks Commission.