Tuesday, November 21, 2017

This Day in Pop Culture for November 21

Tweety Bird was "born" on November 21, 1942.

Tweety Bird is Born

Tweety first appeared in the Warner Bros. short, A Tale of Two Kitties on this day in 1942. He was originally named Orson who looked much different than he does today. His name is actually a combination of the words “sweetie” and “tweet” and is said to have been based on Red Skelton’s character, “Mean Widdle Kid.” Tweety is actually older than Sylvester the cat who didn’t appear until Friz Freleng created him in 1945. Sylvester and Tweety worked together for the first time in 1947’s Tweetie Pie which also won the studio’s first Academy Award for Best Short Subject (Cartoons). The two been partners ever since appearing together in numerous movies (like Space Jam and Looney Tunes: Back in Action), TV series (like The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries and The Looney Tunes Show) and as recently as the 2014 short, Flash in the Pain with Wylie Coyote and the Road Runner.

Steven Curtis Chapman was born on November 21, 1962.

Steven Curtis Chapman is Born

Steven Curtis Chapman, winner of five Grammy’s and 58 Dove awards, was born on this day in 1962. Not surprisingly, he began singing and playing the guitar at a young age. What is surprising is the fact that he spent some time as a pre-med student at Georgetown College in Kentucky before pursuing a career in music. As of 2013, Chapman had produced 18 albums.