Birthdays: Mary Shelley, Jacques Louis David, Huey Long, Fred MacMurray, Raymond Massey, Ted Williams, John Blondell, Timothy Bottoms, Jean-Claude Killy, Shirley Booth, John Landis, Tug McGraw, R. Crumb is 75, Lewis Black is 70, Cameron Diaz is 46
1867- At the University of Göttingen, Albert Niemann isolated the chemical elements of the Columbian coca plant and named the powdery substance Cocaine.
1935- “Top Hat” starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers premiered.
1936- First newspaper comic strip entirely devoted to Donald Duck.
1968- The first 7-11 store opened in Palmdale California. Have a Slurpee !
1975- Ralph Bakshi's film "Coonskin". Bad boy Bakshi's portrayal of African-American urban violence was deemed so offensive that it caused the first riot ever at the Museum of Modern Art, and died at the boxoffice. The film was retitled on video "Streetfight".
When Ralph resurfaced, he turned his attention to Sword & Fantasy films.
1980- Willie Nelson released his hit “On the Road Again.”