Burthdaze: Sir Issac Newton, animator Emile Cohl, Louis Braille, General Tom Thumb, Jane Wyman, Jacob Grimm of the Brothers Grimm, Sterling Holloway the voice of Winnie the Pooh, Francois Rude, Dyan Cannon is 81, Floyd Patterson, Don Shula, Barbara Rush, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Julia Ormond is 50
1863- James Plimpton of New York patented the four-wheeled roller skates.
1881- The Academic Festival Overture of Brahms premiered in Breslau.
1936- Mickey’s Polo Team, directed by Dave Hand.
1946- Terrytoons "The Talking Magpies" the first Heckle and Jeckyl cartoons.
1954- Young truck driver Elvis Presley went into Sun Records recording studio in Memphis. He plunked down $4 to record two demos for his mothers’ birthday. " Casual Love Affair" and "I’ll Never Stand in your Way". The studio technician was impressed enough to play the demo for his manager, who called back Presley for an audition.
1956- In the Peanuts comic strip Charles Schulz made Snoopy first stand up on two legs.
1956- Walt Disney had lunch with his old nemesis Max Fleischer, now retired. The meeting was arranged by Max’s son Richard Fleischer, who was working for Disney directing Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. Although everyone had a nice time, Richard later admitted he found the whole thing depressing. Seeing his dad humbled:” It was like seeing David vanquished by Goliath..”
1958- the TV show Seahunt premiered. It made a star out of Lloyd Bridges, the father of Jeff and Beau.
1960- Writer Albert Camus was killed in a car accident. He was 46.