Birthdays: Bernard Hermann, Roscoe Fatty Arbuckle, Slim Pickens, Nelson Eddy, Gary Busey, John Hench, Little Eva, Harmon Killabrew, Antoine de Saint Exupery, Anna Sophie-Mutter, Leroy Anderson, Maria Conchita Alonso, Robert Evans, Matthew Weiner, Brett McKenzie, Roger Allers, Ray Harryhausen
1801- Beethoven confessed to a friend that he was going deaf.
1935- Disney short Who Killed Cock Robin?Directed by Dave Hand.
1936- Pope Pius XI published an encyclical warning of the evils of Motion Pictures. “They glorify Lust and Lascivious behavior.”
1940 – ROBIN THE BOY WONDER- According to Batman Comics, this day mobsters rubbed out a circus highwire team known as the Flying Graysons, leaving their son Dick an orphan. He was taken in by millionaire Bruce Wayne so Batman could have his Robin.
1940- First day shooting on the film Citizen Kane.
1950- The Hollywood Ten are given jail sentences for contempt of Congress.
1956- Marilyn Monroe married author Arthur Miller.
1967-Actress Jane Mansfield and her dog were killed in a car crash when their car slammed into a parked tractor-trailer. Her children including Marisa Hargitay were in the back seat but unhurt.
Ever since then all high chassis trucks now have an iron brace in the back.
1968 - "Tip-Toe Thru' The Tulips With Me" by Tiny Tim peaks at #17.
1978- Actor Bob Crane, best known as the star in the television series Hogan’s Heroes, was found beaten to death with an electric cord wrapped around his neck in a Scottsdale Arizona hotel room. Around his body were a large library of his home made porno tapes.