Saturday, August 8, 2015

Animation Fun Facts for Aug 8, 2015

Birthdays: Emiliano Zapata. Esther Williams, Gene Deitch is 91, Dino DeLaurentis, Keith Carradine is 65, Rory Calhoun, Mel Tillis, Martin Brest, Peter Weir, Patricia Arquette, Dustin Hoffman is 77, Mamoru Oshii is 64

1876 - Thomas Edison patented the mimeograph, a forerunner of the Xerox process.

1942- The premiere of Walt Disney’s Bambi.

1944 - Smokey the Bear, named after NYC fireman Smokey Joe Martin born.

 1960 – Brian Hyland’s song "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka-dot Bikini" hits #1.

1963 – The Kingsmen released the song "Louie, Louie".  Many labeled it obscene, although no one is quite sure just what the song lyrics mean.

1964 - Rolling Stones 1st Dutch concert.

1978- The character of Odie the dog first met Garfield in Jim Davis’ comic strip.

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