Thursday, October 13, 2016
Animation Fun Facts for Oct. 13, 2016
Birthdays: Revolutionary War heroine Mary Ludwig nicknamed Molly Pitcher, Lily Langtry-the Jersey Lilly, Lenny Bruce, Larraine Day, Nipsy Russell, Cornel Wilde, Margaret Thatcher, Herblock, Yves Montand, Nancy Kerrigan, Sammy Hagar, Marie Osmond, Kelly Preston, Chris Carter, Paul Simon is 76, Sascha Baron-Cohen is 45
1903- Victor Herbert’s operetta Babes in Toyland premiered.
1904- Sigmund Freud's book 'The Interpretation of Dreams" first published.
1938- RKO Pictures was having a salary dispute with their singing cowboy Gene Autry. So they cast around for another handsome cowpoke. Today they signed a would-be dentist from a vocal group called the Sons of the Pioneers named Leonard Slye. He became a star with the film “Under Western Skies” under his new name- Roy Rogers.
1947- Kukla, Fran & Ollie debuted on television. Burt Tillstrom was the creator and puppeteer and Fran was his wife.
1978- Mickey Mouse gets his star on Hollywood Blvd Walk of Fame.