Friday, March 3, 2017

Animation Fun Facts for March 3, 2017

B-Dayz: George Pullman of Pullman Railroad cars, General Matthew Ridgeway, Jean Harlow, Diana Barrymore, Akira Ifukube the composer of the music scores to movies like Godzilla, Tone Loc, Jacky Joyner-Kersee, James Doohan, Ronald Searle, Bruno Bozzetto, Bobby Driscoll, Herschel Walker, George Miller, Miranda Richardson

1925- The Warner Bros started up LA’s first radio station, KFWB. Their father Ben had coined the letters to mean Keep Fighting Warner Bros, because of their constant bickering. It went through several hands and was sold to a Bollywood music company and changed its letters March 1, 2016.

1938- The skies over Los Angeles finally clear after two huge Pacific storms ravaged the region, causing massive flooding from Long Beach to Glendale. The destruction and flooding caused Los Angeles to cover the Los Angeles and Burbank Rivers in concrete, creating the flood basin the Terminator races motorcycles and trucks through.

1950-Paramount's "Quack-a-Doodle-Doo" The first Baby Huey cartoon.

1950- Don Herbert teaches millions of kids about science as televisions Mr. Wizard.

1966- William Frawley, the bald, gravel-voiced neighbor Fred Murtz on I Love Lucy, had just seen the movie Inside Daisy Clover on Hollywood Blvd. He was outside the Knickerbocker Hotel when he lit a cigar, then dropped dead of a heart attack. He was 79. When his TV partner Vivian Vance heard the news, she said “ Champagne for everyone!” They never liked each other much. She died in 1979.

1975- First meeting of the Homebrew Computer Club in a garage in Menlo Park Ca.

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