Birthdays: Gen. Benjamin "Spoons" Butler, Eugene V. Debs, Art Garfunkel is 75, Roy Rogers, Tatum O'Neill, Elke Sommer- born Baroness Elke Von Shletz is 76, Ike Turner, Vivien Leigh. Will Durant, Joel McCrea, Sam Shepard is 73, John Berger, Robert Patrick is 58, Tilda Swinton is 56
1699- According to Jonathan Swift, this is the day Llemual Gulliver was shipwrecked on the isle of Liliput.
1937- Disney's silly symphony The Old Mill debuted. The first film featuring the multiplane camera technique.
1938- Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings premiered.
1940- President Franklin Roosevelt was re-elected to an unprecedented 3rd term. His defeated Republican opponent- Wendell Wilkie, became the butt of jokes in many Looney Tunes.
1955- The date in 1955 that Marty McFly travels to in the 1985 film Back to the Future.
1979- National Public Radio’s news show Morning Edition started.
2004- Pixar's The Incredibles premiered.