History Blog

November 18

Happy Birthday RIP Louis Daguerre(1787–1851) George Gallup(1901–1984) Imogene Fernandez de Coca(1908–2001) ; Brenda Vaccaro–84 Linda Evans(Evanstad)–81 John Parr–71 Kevin Nealon–70 Elizabeth Perkins–63 Kim Wilde(Smith)–63 Owen Wilson–55 Chloë Sevigny–49 Damon Wayans Jr–41 ; 1928 – Release of the animated short Steamboat Willie, the first fully synchronized sound cartoon, directed by Walt Disney, featuring the third appearances of cartoon characters Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse. This is considered by the Disney corporation to be Mickey’s birthday , D28 ; 1963 – The first push-button touch tone telephone goes into service!