Birthdays: William Faulkner, Jean Phillipe Rameau, Mark Rothko, Dmitri Shoshtakovich, Sergei Bondarchuk, Phil Rizzutto the Scooter, Bob MacAdoo, Heather Locklear is 55, Scotty Pippin, Christopher Reeve, Mark Hamill is 66, Glen Gould, Barbera Walters is 88, Red Smith, Aldo Ray, Will Smith is 49, Michael Douglas 73 & Catherine Zeta-Jones-49
1887-The first Sears Catalog published.
1888- The beginning of the Sherlock Holmes adventure The Hound of the Baskervilles.
1933- Young writer John Huston was driving drunk on Sunset Blvd when he struck and killed a pedestrian. His father Walter Huston was a top movie star, so to avoid scandal MGM head Louis B. Mayer paid $46,000 to cover it up. John Huston went on to become a great Hollywood director and screenwriter.
1953- Alfred Hitchcock wrapped filming on his only 3D film, Dial M for Murder.
1965- The Beatles animated cartoon show premiered.
1980- John Bonham of Led Zeppelin was found dead of alcohol poisoning.
1984- THE RUBBERHEADS STRIKE- Disneyland workers including the actors who stroll the park in big Mickey and Goofy heads go on strike.