5th February
It was on this day...
1919 United Artists Is formed By Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks

On this day, Hollywood saw the first movie studio controlled by artists and not businessmen. The three biggest stars of their day and DW Griffiths, a director, agree to share financial and artistic control.

The company was a success, especially during the silent years. United Artists introduced Buster Keaton and Rudolph Valentino, amongst others, to the world.

Some of UA's Oscar winning successes in the 1970's include One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), Rocky (1976), and Annie Hall (1977).

Today the company is part of MGM and is perhaps best known for the James Bond films.

It was on this day...
1952 Walk, Don't Walk Sign Erected in New York City For First Time

To help save the lives of pedestrians the New York city introduced signs to tell pedestrians when it was safe to cross the road...

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Birthdays

1962 Jennifer Jason Leigh
1948 Christopher Guest
1948 Barbara Hershey
1942 Roger Staubach
1928 Andrew Greeley
1914 William Burroughs

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1936 Modern Times, starring Charlie Chaplin, debuts
1937 President Roosevelt announces his "court-packing" plan - an attempt to increase the number of Supreme Court Judges to pass his New Deal measures.
1994 Medger Evers' killer is convicted

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