Saturday, October 17, 2015
Animation Fun Facts for Oct 17, 2015
Birthdays: Arthur Miller, Rita Hayworth, Jean Arthur, Montgomery Clift, Jimmy Breslin, Tom Poston, Gary Puckett, Margot Kidder, Evil Knievel, Jerry Siegel (Superman co-creator), Virgil 'Vip' Partch, Charles Kraft the sliced cheese king, Beverly Garland- star of Attack of the Alligator People, George Wendt, Cameron Mackintosh, Mike Judge is 53, Eminem is 43
1904- In San Francisco, Amadeo & Giovanni Giannini opened the New Bank of Italy, which in 1930 became the Bank of America. Among the 40 or so independent banks in California, Gianinni’s bank grew because they encouraged immigrants to put their money in, when others refused to deal with foreigners. After the great San Francisco earthquake they buried the banks total assets in a strongbox in their garden until their building could be rebuilt. The Bank of America grew from that garden to become the largest bank in the U.S. and a major Hollywood financier. The financed Walt Disney Studios, and the building of Disneyland.
1965- After a two years run, the New York Worlds Fair in Flushing Queens officially closed.
1967- The Hippy musical “Hair” opened at the Anspacher Theatre on Broadway.
1990- IMDB.com, the Internet Movie Data Base started up.
2005- The Colbert Report with Steven Colbert premiered on Comedy Central. ---------------------------