Birthdays: Francesco Zubaran, Madame Curie, Rev. Billy Graham, Leon Trotsky –real name Lev Bronstein, Albert Camus, Al Hurt, Dean Jagger, Joni Mitchell, Joan Sutherland, Judy Tenuda, Clive Barnes, Lindsay Duncan, Morgan Spurlock , Lucille LaVerne, the voice of the Wicked Queen in Disney’s Snow White.
1899-The play Uncle Yanya, by Anton Chekov, premiered at the Imperial Art Theatre in Moscow, directed by Konstantin Stanislavski.
1951- Frank Sinatra left his wife to marry hot moviestar Ava Gardner.
1956- Eugene O’Neill’s biographical masterpiece play “Long Days Journey into Night” first premiered.
1963- The movie “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World” premiered at Hollywood’s new Cinerama Dome theater.
1965- the first Pillsbury Doughboy commercial debuted. ‘Tee-hee-hee!”
1980- Movie star Steve McQueen died of an aggressive cancer at age 50.
1991- “Even Me” Basketball star Ervin “Magic” Johnson revealed he had HIV.
1997- Someone published a stolen home video of Baywatch star Pamela Anderson and rock star Tommy Lee having graphic sex on their honeymoon, including Tommy steering his boat with his John-Thomas. The Pamela-Tommy video became the most downloaded file on the Internet and rented video in history. In 1998 Pamela Anderson Lee was the subject of 1% of the total traffic on the entire World Wide Web.=