Birthdays: Pope Julius II, Martin Van Buren, Fritz Lang, Eugene Debs, George Armstrong Custer, Little Richard Penniman, Strom Thurmond, Otto Preminger, Lin Piao, Calvin Trillin, Joan Didion, Jim Plunkett, Jose Carrerras, Margaret Cho is 49
Happy 115 Birthday Walt Disney.
1912- New York Hat directed by D.W. Griffith premiered. The first movie script written by Anita Loos, then 19. She became one of the finest Hollywood screenwriters, who penned films like Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
1952- The Abbott and Costello Television Show premiered. Where’s Hilary, Mr Fields and Stinky? “ Niagara Falls! Slooowwlly I turn! Step by Step! Step by Step!”
1953- Russian Composer Sergei Prokoviev died, but the news was overshadowed by the death of Stalin.