Birthdays: Francesco Zubaran, Madame Curie, Rev. Billy Graham is 99, Leon Trotsky –real name Lev Bronstein, Albert Camus, Al Hurt, Dean Jagger, Joni Mitchell, Joan Sutherland, Judy Tenuda, Clive Barnes, Lindsay Duncan, Morgan Spurlock is 48
1937- Reich Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels sent an emissary to Paris to talk Marlene Dietrich into coming home. But Germany’s greatest movie star hated the Nazis and all they stood for.
1951- Frank Sinatra left his wife to marry uber-hot star Ava Gardner.
1956- Eugene O’Neill’s biographical masterpiece play “Long Days Journey into Night” first premiered.
1963- The movie “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World” premiered at Hollywood’s new Cinerama Dome theater.
1965- the first Pillsbury Doughboy commercial debuted. ‘Tee-hee-hee!”
1980- Movie star Steve McQueen died of an aggressive cancer at age 50.
1997- Someone published a stolen home video of Baywatch star Pamela Anderson and rock star Tommy Lee having graphic sex on their honeymoon. In 1998 Pamela Anderson Lee was the subject of 1% of the total traffic on the entire World Wide Web.