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January 21, 2007 sun
January 21st, 2007

Yesterday Arnold the Governator and the Mayor of LA Antonio Villarigosa held an event to lobby for Los Angeles' bid for hosting the Summer Olympics in 2016. The First time LA hosted it in 1932 they made a move star of gold medal swimmer Larry Buster Crabbe ( Flash Gordon), and animator Ed Friedman was a second team for track and field. In 1984 We got future Disney execs Peter Schneider and Tom Schumacher, who met Jeffrey Katzenberg while working on the 1984 Olympics Arts Festival. Lets see what we get in 2016.

Birthdays: Leadbelly (Harlan Ledbetter), J.Carol Naish, Tele Savalas, Christian Dior, Placido Domingo is 66, DJ Wolfman Jack, Paul Scofield, Robby Benson the voice of the beast in Beauty & the Beast, Jack Nicklaus, Steve Reeves- the 1960's Hercules moviestar, Benny Hill, Emma Bunton- Baby Spice of the Spice Girls, Gena Davis is 51

1198- THE THIRD CRUSADE DECLARED- In reaction to the news of Salladin's capture of Jerusalem, King Henry II of England, Phillip Augustus of France and Conrad the Emperor of Germany "take the Cross", decide to invade the Holyland. Henry died before the army departed and was replaced by his son Richard the Lionhearted. Every morning before breakfast and every night before retiring all the knights of the Crusade would raise one steel clad fist to the east and to the sound of massed trumpets shout: " AEIDEUVA, AEIDEUVA, SANCTUS SEPULCHORUM!!" ("Help, Help to the Holy Sepulchre!").

1916- The National Board of Review outlawed nudity in Hollywood movies.

1935- the conservation group the Wilderness Society created.

1938 -Max Fleischer tells his New York based cartoon studio they are relocating to Florida.

1938- George Melies, the father of Motion Picture Special Effects, died selling chocolates in a Paris train station -Gare du Norde.

1958- BADLANDS- Teenagers Charlie Starkweather and Carol Ann Fugate kill her family and go on a Bonnie & Clyde style crime spree throughout Nebraska killing 11 people. When they were caught Starkweather pleaded self defense, even against the murder of Fugates infant baby brother. He went to the electric chair. Carol Ann Fugate did twenty years, yet she denied she was anything more than an unwilling accomplice. Starkweather had a 'James Dean-Marlon Brando' leatherjacket look and the two teen killers seemed to typify America's dread of juvenile delinquency and the 'degenerate Rock and Roll' culture of the 1950's. Their story inspired several films including 'Badlands" .

1991- Disney's Beauty and the Beast becomes the first animated film ever nominated for a Best Picture Oscar.