Monday, August 8, 2016

Animation Fun Facts for Aug 8, 2016

Birthdays: Emiliano Zapata. Esther Williams, Gene Deitch is 92, Dino DeLaurentis, Keith Carradine is 66, Rory Calhoun, Mel Tillis, Martin Brest, Peter Weir, Patricia Arquette, Dustin Hoffman is 78, Mamoru Oshii is 65

1818- 22 year old English poet John Keats returned from a trip to the Lakes District only to discover the first signs of the tuberculosis that would kill him.

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. In the 1980s Northwestern University staged Louie-Louie Marathons- 44 straight hours of Louie-Louie, played by punk bands, polka bands, marching bands, folk trios, and singing water glasses.

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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