Thomas Edison announces the phonograph, "Frankenstein" and "Rocky" premiere 45 years apart, Tweety Bird makes his debut, and millions tune in to find out "who shot J.R.," all on this day.
1945: Actress Goldie Hawn, who got her start on the sketch comedy show "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" before finding fame with movie roles in "Private Benjamin," "Foul Play" and "Shampoo," is born in Washington, D.C. Hawn, who won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for 1968's "Cactus Flower," is also the mother of Academy Award-nominated actress Kate Hudson and the long-time partner of fellow actor Kurt Russell.
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