Birthdays: Roman Emperor Constantius II, Revolutionary War General Nathanael Greene, Mata Hari, Rassan Rolling Kirk, Dr. Ralphe Bunche, Nicholas Ray, Dr. Richard Leakie, Grandma Moses, Alan Page, James Randi, David Duchovny is 57, Billy Burke aka Glenda the Good Witch, Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer, Garrison Keillor is 75, Animator Rudy Ising, Charlize Theron is 42, Stan Freberg
1919- the First Actor’s Equity Strike.
1931 Jazz trumpeter Leon "Bix" Beiderbecke, died at 29 of drink and drugs. Bix along with his idol Louis Armstrong was considered one of the first jazz musicians to popularize the solo-riff, where in the body of a song the soloist would depart from the arrangement and improvise like a cadenza in classical music.
1933-The first "Alley-Oop" comic strip.
1970 - Christine McVie joined the band Fleetwood Mac.
1970 – The first computer chess tournament.
1979- THE RUNAWAY WARS. Hollywood Cartoonist’s Union strikes against studios sending their animation work overseas.