Nylon is invented, the "M*A*S*H" finale draws a record audience, Michael Jackson wins a record eight Grammys, the Gulf War ends, and the Branch Davidian standoff begins, all on this day.
1955: Comedian Gilbert Gottfried, best known for his trademark comedic persona of speaking in a loud, grating tone of voice and squinting, is born in Brooklyn, New York. He has made numerous TV and movie appearances, including "Beverly Hills Cop" and the "Problem Child" movies, but is most known for his voice work, including voicing the parrot Iago in Disney's "Aladdin" and the Aflac Duck until 2011.
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