International Animation Day: ASIFA (the International Animated Film Association) designated Oct. 28 as a day to celebrate the art of animation. The date was chosen to honor the debut of Emile Reynaud’s “Theater Optique,” a projection of moving images that predated the Lumiere brothers work.
Frankenstein Friday: Although it might get overshadowed by early Halloween celebrations, the last Friday in October is Frankenstein Friday. Mary Shelley was only 21 when she created the monster that would spawn film adaptations and sequels for generations of fans.
Also on This Day:
1886 Statue of Liberty Opens
President Grover Cleveland attended the Statue of Liberty dedication ceremony in 1886. This year marks the 125 years for the statue.
1982 Nuclear Arms Freeze Proposoal
Demonstrators called for a nuclear weapons freeze to stall the arms race.
2007 First Female President of Argentina
Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is elected the first female president of Argentina.
2009 Deadly Car Bomb Attack in Pakistan
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton traveled to Pakistan in an attempt to improve anti-American sentiment. Just hours after her arrival, a car-bomb attack killed dozens of people at a crowded market in nearby Peshawar. Many of the victims were women and children.
1949 Bruce Jenner
1955 Bill Gates
1956 Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
1966 Andy Richter
1967 Julia Roberts
1969 Ben Harper
1972 Terrell Davis
1972 Brad Paisley
1974 Joaquin Phoenix
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