Birthdays: Elsa Lanchester, Cleo Lane, Charlie Daniels, Evelyn Waugh, Jonas Salk, Bruce Jenner, Joan Plowright, Edith Head, Chef August Escolfiere the great French Chef who created Peche Melba and moved French cuisine to the front rank of world cooking, Charles Grovesnor the founder of National Geographic magazine, Joaquin Phoenix is 42, Dennis Franz 74, Julia Roberts is 49, Bill Gates is 61, Disney animator Don Lusk is 103.
1726-Johnathan Swift published "Gulliver's Travels"-"To Vex the World rather than Divert it."
1929- Composer Irving Berlin scolded George Gershwin for his lack of patriotism that he unloaded his stocks and bonds. The Great Stock Market Crash the following day bankrupting Irving Berlin but left Gershwin unscathed. Stick to music, Irv...
1949- Walt Disney’s merchandise and licensing mastermind Kay Kamen and his wife were killed in a plane crash in the Azores.