Birthdays: Michel Caravaggio, Georges Clemenceau, Al Kapp, William Paley, Max Schmelling, Bridgette Bardot is 82, Frederic Engels, Marcello Mastroianni, Moon Unit Zappa, Ed Sullivan, Sylvia Kristel, John Sayles, Arnold Stang, J.T. Walsh, Seymour Cray, Janeane Garofalo is 53, Mira Sorvino is 50, Hillary Duff is 30, Naomi Watts is 49
1928-For his birthday William Paley, son of a cigar manufacturer, was given control of a little radio company called Columbia broadcasting. He turns CBS into a corporate broadcasting giant, and threw his support behind developing television and long playing records.
1961-The Hazel TV show with Shirley Booth premiered.
1967- Speed Racer premiered in the U.S.
1976- Stevie Wonder released his famous album Songs in the Key of Life.