Birthdays: Malcolm X- born Malcolm Little, Ho Chi Minh- born Ngyun Tat Tanth- Ho Chi Minh means the Enlightener, Giovanni Della Robbia, John Hopkins, Lord Waldorf Astor, Dame Nelly Melba, Frank Capra, Wilson Mizner, Elena Poniatowska, Jim Lehrer, Nora Ephron, Grace Jones, Peter Mahew, Nancy Kwan, Pete Townshend, Joey Ramone, Jimmy Hoffa Jr, Polly Walker, and animator and educator Tom Sito
1884 - Ringling Brothers circus premiered.
1934- Mickey Mouse short cartoon Gulliver Mickey.
1956- Cecil B. de Milles film " The Ten Commandments" premiered. Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter and Edward G, Robinson.
1956- The Disney film Pollyana debuted, making a star of Haley Mills.
1960 - DJ Alan Freed is accused of bribery in the radio payola scandal, the first scandal to hit the new world of Rock & Roll.
1997- Matthew Broderick married Sarah Jessica Parker.
1998- George Lucas much anticipated film Star Wars Episode One the Phantom Menace premiered, the first Star Wars sequel in 20 years. It was the first major film premiere to be projected digitally, two theaters in New York and two in Hollywood. It featured Jarr Jarr Binks, a character so annoying that web sites like www. I Want Jarr-Jarr to Die-Die.Com soon racked up tens of thousands of hits.
2000- Walt Disney film Dinosaur opened.
2005- Star Wars: The Revenge of the Sith premiered.