Birthdays: O. Henry, D.H. Lawrence, Brian DePalma, Hedy Lamarr, Lola Falana, Paul "Bear" Bryant, Tom Landry, Kristy McNichol, Lola Falana, Pinto Colvig the voice of Goofy & Pluto, Peter Tosh, Virginia Madsen, Amy Madigan, Moby, Brad Bird is 59.
1841- British artist John Reno invented oil paint in a tube.
1847- Stephen Fosters song “Oh Susanna” first published.
1857- Singer Jenny Lynde, the Swedish Nightingale, first performed in America
1914- W.C. Handy's Saint Louis Blues published, the first true Jazz recording to gain national popularity. Also called the Birth of the Blues. Myron “Grim” Natwick, the cartoonist who would one day create Betty Boop, did the artwork for the first music coversheet. For this he was paid one gold dollar.
1947-Radio Bejing goes on the air.
1951-METROPOLIS TO MOSCOW? Robert Shayne, the actor who played the Inspector Henderson character for television’s Superman show appeared before the House American Activities Committee accused of being a communist. He was led off the set by the FBI in handcuffs as George Reeves (Superman) and Jack Larson (Jimmy Olsen) protested vigorously. He was eventually cleared of all charges and continued to do small parts in TV until 1990.
1960- Terrytoon's Deputy Dawg TV show.
1960- Nancy Sinatra married Tommy Sands.
1966- "Kimba the White Lion" debuts in the U.S.
1967-The Beatles began filming Magical Mystery Tour.
1971- The “Jackson Five” Saturday morning cartoon show.
1972- The BBC quiz show Mastermind first broadcast.
1987-Peter Gabriel's "Sledgehammer" wins MTV's Best Video Award.
1987- Reggae great Peter Tosh and two others are shot and killed by
thieves who were robbing his Kingston, Jamaica home.