MILESTONES: April 30 birthdays for Gal Gadot, Dianna Agron, Johnny Galecki
NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include Oscar-winner Cloris Leachman, who was born in 1926; “Ringworld” author Larry Niven, who was born in 1938; baseball player and manager Phil Garner, who was born in 1949; Oscar-winner Jane Campion, who was born in 1954; “The Big Bang Theory” star Johnny Galecki, who was born in 1975; The Dresden Dolls founder Amanda Palmer, who was born in 1976; “Spider-Man” star Kirsten Dunst, who was born in 1982; actor and singer Drew Seeley, who was born in 1982; “Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot, who was born in 1985; and “Glee” star Dianna Agron, who was born in 1986.
HARE APPARENT: Bugs Bunny debuted on this day in 1938. The “wascally wabbit” first appeared on screen in the theatrical short “Porky’s Hare Hunt,” directed by Ben “Bugs” Hardaway. Chuck Jones and Tex Avery further developed him into the character we know now. In “A Wild Hare” (1940), Bugs asks, “What’s up, Doc?” for the first time. The rabbit’s noisy carrot munching was based on Clark Gable’s performance in “It Happened One Night” (1934).
LIVE FROM NEW YORK: Franklin D. Roosevelt became the first TV president on this day in 1939. FDR was televised in New York, where he attended the opening ceremonies of the World’s Fair. However, the appearance was beamed to only 200 TV sets in a 40-mile radius.
Special thanks to “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library.
“I like the lasso of truth. There is something so beautiful about the fact that people have to tell the truth when they have the lasso around them.”
— “Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot, who was born on this day in 1985
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