Birthdays: Bernard Hermann, Roscoe Fatty Arbuckle, Slim Pickens, Nelson Eddy, Gary Busey, John Hench, Little Eva, Harmon Killabrew, Antoine de Saint Exupery, Anna Sophie-Mutter, Leroy Anderson, Maria Conchita Alonso, Robert Evans, Matthew Weiner, Brett McKenzie, Roger Allers, Ray Harryhausen
1801- Composer Ludwig van Beethoven confessed to a friend that he was going deaf.
1935- Disney short Who Killed Cock Robin? Directed by Dave Hand. Disney artists considered it one of the first big breakthroughs in achieving good character animation.
1940 – ROBIN THE BOY WONDER- According to Batman Comics, this day mobsters rubbed out a circus highwire team known as the Flying Graysons, leaving their son Dick an orphan. He was taken in by millionaire Bruce Wayne so Batman could have his Robin.
1940- First day shooting on the film Citizen Kane.
1950- The Hollywood Ten are given jail sentences for contempt of Congress.
1956- Marilyn Monroe married author Arthur Miller.
1967-Actress Jane Mansfield and her dog were killed in a car crash when their car slammed into a parked tractor-trailer. Her children including Marisa Hargitay were in the back seat.
1968 - "Tip-Toe Thru' The Tulips With Me" by Tiny Tim peaks at #17.
1978- Actor Bob Crane, best known as the star in the television series Hogan’s Heroes, was found beaten to death with an electric cord wrapped around his neck in a Scottsdale Arizona hotel room. Around his body were pornographic literature and a large library of home made porn tapes.