Birthdays: Harold Lloyd, Juan Miro', Adolf Hitler, Tito Puente, Nina Foch, Gregory Ratoff, Ryan O'Neal, Daniel Day Lewis, Jessica Lange, Luther Vandross, Don Mattingly, Rosalyn Summers, Crispin Glover, Betty-Lou Gerson the voice of Cruella da Vil, George Takei, Carmen Electra is 40, Andy Serkis, animator Bob Kurtz
1859- " It was the Best of Times, It was the Worst of Times..." Charles Dicken's novel "A Tale of Two Cities" began to be published in magazine form.
1909- Mary Pickford, the first Movie Star, goes in front of a camera for the first time.
1925-The Warner Bros. Moving Picture company merged with Vitagraph, and began experimenting with fixing sound on to film.
1935- Radio program “Your Hit Parade” premiered.
1938- On Hitler’s birthday was the Berlin premiere of Leni Reifenstahl’s film Olympia, about the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
1939- RCA president David Sarnoff dedicated RCA pavilion at World's Fair in New York City. First U.S. news event filmed on television. Sarnoff predicted that one day everyone would have a television in their home!
1970- San Rafael Cal, started a tradition of smoking marijuana en masse at 4:20, supposedly the police code for a drug bust. The Greatful Dead took up the tradition and now everyone tokes at 4:20PM.
1974 - Paul McCartney and Wings releases "Band on the Run"
1976 - George Harrison sang the Lumberjack Song with the Monty Python comedy troop.
1977- Woody Allen & Diane Keaton starred in the film “Annie Hall”.