Birthdays: J.C. Penney (James Cash Penney), B.B. King, Anne Francis, Linda Darnel, Nadia Boulanger, Alan Funt, George Chakiris, Peter Falk, Ed Begley Jr, Jennifer Tilly, Molly Shannon, Marvin Middlemark 1919-the inventor of the rabbit ears TV antenna, Mickey Rourke is 62, Lauren Bacall
1920- Enrico Caruso made his last recordings for the Victor Recording Company.
1941- CBS Radio premiered the Arkansas Traveler Show. In it bandleader Bob Burns played a strange instrument made out of a stovepipe he called a Bazooka. Later when the US Army issued the first hand-held anti-tank rocket launchers to their infantry, the GI’s called the things Bazookas because it resembled Burns instrument.
1949- Chuck Jones "Fast and Furrious"the First Road Runner-Coyote cartoon.
1963- The Beatles record “She Loves You-Yeah,Yeah,Yeah.” on the Swan Records label.
1963- The sci-fi thriller series The Outer Limitspremiered- Do not attempt to adjust your television- We control the horizontal, We control the vertical, etc.
1964- The Peter Potamus Showdebuted. Time for my hippo-hurricane-holler.
1965- The Dean Martin Showpremiered on NBC. “Well, Ah think I’m gonna go to da couch now..”
1966- the last LOOK magazine published.
1966- The new Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center had its opening night. A performance of Samuel Barbers Anthony & Cleopatra sung by Leontyne Price and Justino Diaz. It was a near disastrous night because Ms Price got locked in a pyramid for awhile and couldn’t get out.
1969- President Nixon appears on the TV comedy "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In" and says:" Sock it to Me?"
1973- American Indian Activists Russell Means and Dennis Banks were acquitted of all charges in the Wounded Knee shootout and siege. That Banks and Means were shooting it out with the FBI was beyond question. The reason was the judge objected to the governments illegal bungling of evidence and witnesses. Russell goes on to be the voice of Powhatan in Walt Disney's Pocahontas.
1983- Arnold Schwarzenegger became a US citizen.
1984- “Miami Vice”TV show debuted.
1985- Steve Jobs was kicked out of the chairmanship of Apple. CEO John Scully denies he actually fired Jobs. He just stripped him of all his authority and this day Jobs quit. Jobs always claimed he had been fired. Jobs went on to run his new company Next and Pixar. In Dec 1996, after failing revenue, Steve Jobs was invited back to take over Apple. At the time of his death in 2007, Apple was the richest corporation on earth.