Birthdays: Euclid, Blaise Pascal, King James I Stuart, Wallis Simpson Duchess of Windsor, Moe Howard, Kathleen Turner, Lou Gehrig, Guy Lombardo, Mildred Natwick, Charles Coburn, Pat Butram, Louis Jourdan, Pauline Kael, Salman Rushdie, Dame Mae Whitty, Lucie Sloane, Ang Sung Soo Chi, Paula Abdul is 55, Zoe Saldana is 39, Gena Rowlands is 87
1889- Beginning of the Sherlock Holmes adventure, the Man with the Twisted Lip.
1921- Distributer Amadee van Beuren announced production of a new series of "Aesop’s Fables" cartoons to be done by former Bray director Paul Terry. Terrytoons studio is born.
1923 - "Moon Mullins," a Comic Strip, debuts.
1934-The Federal Communications Commission, or FCC, created.
1941 - Cheerios Cereal invented. Originally called Cheeri-Oats, it was changed to Cheerios in 1945.
1952 - "I've Got A Secret" debuts on CBS-TV with Garry Moore as host.
1956- The comedy team of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis announce their breakup.
1960- Freedomland amusement park opened in New York City.
1963- The Ray Harryhausen fantasy film Jason and the Argonauts premiered.
1973 The Rocky Horror Picture Show stage show opened in London. The film version became a midnight cult classic. Writer Richard O’Brien himself plays the bald doorman Riff-Raff. Let’s do the Time Warp Again..
1978 – Garfield the Cat, created by Jim Davis, 1st appears as a comic strip
1987 - Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream & Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia announce a new Ice Cream flavor, Cherry Garcia.
1987 –David Geffen Records signed their 1st artist -Donna Summer.
1998- Disney’s Mulan premiered.