Birthdays: Anne of Cleves 1515- Henry VIII’s fourth wife. Bilbo Baggins and Frodo Baggins, Mafioso Joe Valachi, Michael Farraday, Meryl Streep is 64, John Houseman, Joanie Jett, Erich Von Stronheim, Tom Lasorda is 88, Paul Muni, Debbie Boone, Scott Baio is 55
1925- Lon Chaney’s horror classic film the Phantom of the Opera premiered.
1963- Davy Crockett at the Alamo with Fess Parker, premiered on Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color TV show.
1964- The T.V. series The Man from U.N.C.L.E. premiered. “ Open Channel D Please..”
1964- Jerome Robbins’ “The Fiddler on the Roof “ opened on Broadway. Based on the story “Tevye and His Daughters” by Scholom Alecheim in 1894. In 1953 Jerome Robbins had named names to the HUAC committee to save his career. Now in Fiddler he had to use blacklisted actors like Zero Mostel and Beatrice Arthur who despised him.
1976- TV show Charlie’s Angels premiered. It made a star out of Farrah Fawcett.
1979-Hanna Barbera's Super Globetrotter's Show, featuring Multi-Man, Sphere Man, Gizmo-Man, Spaghetti-Man and Fluid-Man.
1984- Michael Eisner named CEO of the Walt Disney Corporation.
1994- Friends TV show premiered.
1996- Seymour Cray, genius engineer who designed the most powerful supercomputers for the Control Data Corporation and Cray Computers, was killed in a car accident. He was 71.