Birthdays: Lope de Vega, St. Pope John XXIII, Andrew Carnegie, Tina Turner, Joe Dimaggio, Carl Benz of Mercedes Benz, Virgil Thompson, Jeffrey Hunter, John Kennedy,Jr., Percy Sledge, Ben Stein, Ricardo Montalban, Bob Matheson, John Larroquette, Gloria Steinem, General Augusto Pinochet, Christina Applegate, Bucky Dent, Bill Kroyer
1929- Alfred Hitchcock’s film Blackmail opened in London. It was the first full length talkie in Britain.
1949- Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer sung by Gene Autry hit number one on the musical charts.
1960- CBS canceled its remaining five radio soap operas, most of them now on television.
1975- According to the first movie Rocky, this was the date of the first prizefight portrayed in the film where we meet Rocky Balboa.
1992- Disney’s Aladdin opened wide in theaters.
1997- Pixar’s A Bugs Life and Geri’s Game premiered.
2009- Disney’s Princess and the Frog released.