Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Animation Fun Facts for July 3, 2018

Birthdaze: King Louis XI of France "the Spider King"1423, Franz Kafka, Mr. Preserved Fish -New York Congressman 1819, Dave Barry, Leos Janacek, John Singleton Copley, Ken Russell, Tom Stoppard, George Sanders, Peter Fountain, Tom Cruise is 56, Kevin Hart is 39

1931- The Cab Calloway Orchestra recorded 'The St. James Infirmary Blues."

1937- In California the Del Mar Racetrack opened.  Owner Bing Crosby personally welcomed the first customers to his track.

1943- Chuck Jones short Wackiki Rabbitdebuted.

1969- Brian Jones, having been kicked out of the Rolling Stones just days before -- drowned in his swimming pool.  His home was once the estate of Winnie the Pooh author A.A. Milne. 

1969- On the same day, John and Yoko Lennon were almost killed in a car crash, along with John's son Julian and Yoko's daughter Kyoko.

1971- The Doors lead singer Jim Morrison, was found dead of a heart attack in his bathtub in Paris. He was 28. 

1985- Robert Zemeckis’ hit film Back to the Future opened. 

2002- Powerpuff Girls the Movie, premiered.

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