Paul Layendecker’s “WAY BACK WHEN” for Friday, November 18, 2022
1928 Steamboat Willie, Disney’s first cartoon with synchronized sound, was released. Mickey’s voice was provided by none other than Walt Disney himself!
1949 The great Jackie Robinson of the Brooklyn Dodgers won the MVP, making him the first man of color to do so.
1983 The classic movie A Christmas Story premiered. Ralphie gets a Red Ryder air rifle and “The Old Man” wins a major award in this collection of semi-fictional anecdotes based Jean Shepherd’s 1966 book In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash.
1985 Bill Watterson’s comic strip “Calvin and Hobbes” was first published. It followed the antics of six-year-old Calvin and his stuffed tiger Hobbes.
1963 A report about the Beatles and Beatlemania was aired on the The Huntley-Brinkley Report, with the commentary, “One reason for the Beatles’ popularity may be is that it’s almost impossible to hear them.”
Notable Birthdays today:
Actor Daymon Wayans 40
Singer Duncan Shiek 53
Actor Owen Wilson 54
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