Birthdays: Gen. Benjamin "Spoons" Butler, Eugene V. Debs, Art Garfunkel is 77, Roy Rogers, Tatum O'Neill, Elke Sommer- born Baroness Elke Von Shletz is 78, Ike Turner, Vivien Leigh. Will Durant, Joel McCrea, Sam Shepard, John Berger, Robert Patrick is 60, Tilda Swinton is 58
1699- According to Jonathan Swift, this is the day Llemual Gulliver was shipwrecked on the isle of Liliput.
1937- Disney's silly symphony The Old Mill debuted. The first film featuring the multiplane camera technique.
1938- Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings premiered.
1940- President Franklin Roosevelt was re-elected to an unprecedented 3rd term. His defeated Republican opponent- Wendell Wilkie, became the butt of jokes in many Looney Tunes.
1954- THE WRONG DOOR RAID- Baseball great Joe DiMaggio was stewing over the collapse of his marriage to sexy movie star Marilyn Monroe. He was especially sensitive to the rumors that she was seeing other men. This night Joltin Joe was having dinner with Frank Sinatra and a few friends when a detective brought him a report that Monroe’s car was spotted parked in front of an apartment complex on Kilkea Dr. in West Hollywood. Enraged, he drove out to the building and kicked in the back door hoping to catch her en-flagrante. But Marilyn was staying in a girlfriend’s apartment upstairs. This was the home of a terrified old lady named Mrs Florence Klotz. We don’t know what she thought about her door suddenly kicked in by Joe DiMaggio, Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack, but the tabloids had a lot of fun with it.
1955- The date in 1955 that Marty McFly travels to in the 1985 film Back to the Future.
1979- National Public Radio’s news show Morning Edition started.
2004- Pixar's The Incredibles premiered.