Birthdays: Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jimi Hendrix would have been 77, Bruce Lee-original name Lee Jun Fan, would have been 79, Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg is 62, James Agee, Chaim Weizmann, Mobster Vito Genovese, Czech leader Alexander Dubcheck, David Merrick, Marshal Thompson, Robin Givens, Judd Nelson, Buffalo Bob Smith, William Fichtner, Kathryn Bigelow is 68
1582- William Shakespeare 18, married Ann Hathaway 26.
1924- The First Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. The marvel of the parade were large displays that moved down the street thanks to small automobiles concealed under them. They seemed to "float", so they were called parade floats today. The huge balloons were added in 1927. Originally after the parade the balloons were let go to float away into the sky. Macy’s offered a bounty to people who found them after they landed, usually in rural New Jersey.
1932- Former Terrytoons animator Art Babbitt, now at Walt Disney's, writes to fellow animator Bill Tytla, encouraging him to move out to California. "Terry owes you a lot and Disney has plans for a full length color cartoon!"
1936- Max Fleischer's cartoon featurette, "Popeye meets Sinbad the Sailor".
1953- Playwright Eugene O'Neill died of pneumonia and Parkinson's Disease at 65.
1963- The Beatles release the single “ I Wanna Hold Your Hand.”
1967- The Beatles release Magical Mystery Tour.
1973- According to the X-Files this was the night Fox Mulder’s sister Samantha was abducted by aliens.
2002- Disney’s animated feature Treasure Planet opened in theaters.