Monday, October 17, 2016

Animation Fun Facts for Oct. 17, 2016

Birthdays: Arthur Miller, Rita Hayworth, Jean Arthur, Montgomery Clift, Jimmy Breslin, Tom Poston, Gary Puckett, Margot Kidder, Evil Knievel, Jerry Siegel (Superman co-creator), Virgil 'Vip' Partch, Charles Kraft the sliced cheese king, Beverly Garland- star of Attack of the Alligator People, George Wendt, Cameron Mackintosh, Mike Judge is 54, Eminem is 44

1904- In San Francisco, Amadeo & Giovanni Giannini opened the New Bank of Italy, which in 1930 became the Bank of America. Among the 40 or so independent banks in California, Gianinni’s bank grew because they encouraged immigrants to put their money in, when others refused to deal with foreigners. The Bank of America grew from that garden to become the largest bank in the U.S. and a major Hollywood financier. For many years they were the chief piggybank of the Walt Disney Studio.

1965- After a two year run, the New York Worlds Fair in Flushing Queens officially closed.

1967- The Hippy musical “Hair” opened at the Anspacher Theatre on Broadway.

1990-, the Internet Movie Data Base started up.

2005- The Colbert Report with Steven Colbert premiered on Comedy Central.

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