It's the birthday of one-half of that comedic duo, Abbott and Costello. "Bud" Abbott was born on this day in 1897. As a child I fondly remember their movies (in re-runs on tv, people, I am NOT that old!), but have as an adult discovered that they were really good on radio. The smallfry and I have been listening to a cd collection of A & C on radio shows from the 1940's (of course!) and I laugh so hard I can barely see. Not a good thing, since I'm the one driving!!
It's also the birthday of Julius Henry Marx, known and loved as Groucho.
And it's the anniversary of Johnny Carson taking over the desk at the Tonight Show.
Is it just me, or is all that enough to declare today some sort of national holiday?