Birthdays: J.C. Penney (James Cash Penney), B.B. King, Anne Francis, Linda Darnel, Nadia Boulanger, Alan Funt, George Chakiris, Peter Falk, Ed Begley Jr, Jennifer Tilly, Molly Shannon, Marvin Middlemark 1919-the inventor of the rabbit ears TV antenna, Mickey Rourke is 60, Lauren Bacall
1941- CBS Radio premiered the Arkansas Traveler Show. In it bandleader Bob Burns played a strange instrument made out of a stovepipe he called a Bazooka. Later when the US Army issued the first hand-held anti-tank rocket launchers to their infantry, the GI’s called the things Bazookas because it resembled Burns instrument.
1949-Chuck Jones "Fast and Furrious" the First Road Runner-Coyote cartoon.
1963- The Beatles record “She Loves You-Yeah,Yeah,Yeah.” on the Swan Records label.
1963- The sci-fi thriller series The Outer Limits premiered- Do not attempt to adjust your television- we control the horizontal, etc.
1964- The Peter Potamus Show debuted.
1965- The Dean Martin Show premiered on NBC. “Well, Ah think I’m gonna go to da couch now..”
1966- the last LOOK magazine published.
1966- The new Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center had its opening night. A performance of Samuel Barbers Anthony & Cleopatra sung by Leontyne Price and Justino Diaz. It was a near disastrous night because Ms Price got locked in a pyramid for awhile and couldn’t get out.
1969- President Nixon appears on the TV comedy "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In" and says:" Sock it to Me?"
1983- Arnold Schwarzenegger became a US citizen.
1984- “Miami Vice” TV show debuted.