Birthdays: William Faulkner, Jean Phillipe Rameau, Mark Rothko, Dmitri Shoshtakovich, Sergei Bondarchuk, Phil Rizzutto the Scooter, Bob MacAdoo, Heather Locklear is 54, Scotty Pippin, Christopher Reeve, Mark Hamill is 65, Glen Gould, Barbera Walters is 87, Red Smith, Aldo Ray, Will Smith is 48, Michael Douglas 72 & Catherine Zeta-Jones-47
1888- The beginning of the Sherlock Holmes adventure the Hound of the Baskervilles.
1933- Young writer John Huston was driving drunk on Sunset Blvd when he struck and killed a pedestrian. His father Walter Huston was a top movie star, so to avoid scandal MGM head Louis B. Mayer paid $46,000 to cover it up. John Huston went on to become a great Hollywood director and screenwriter.
1953- Alfred Hitchcock wrapped filming on his only 3D film, Dial M for Murder.
1965- The Beatles cartoon show premiered.
1980- John Bonham of Led Zeppelin was found dead of alcohol poisoning.
1984-THE RUBBERHEADS STRIKE- Disneyland workers including the actors who stroll the park in big Mickey and Goofy heads go on strike.