Fun facts about Entertainment and Famous Individuals

The "Twelve Days of Christmas" gifts: A partridge in a pear tree, two turtledoves, three French hens, four calling birds, five gold rings, six geese laying, seven swans swimming, eight maids milking, nine ladies dancing, ten lords leaping, eleven pipers piping, and twelve drummers drumming. (There are 364 gifts altogether)
The 1st Academy Awards ceremony to be telecast was the 25th, in 1953.
The 1st Academy Awards were presented in 1927.
The 1st annual Grammy Awards were awarded in 1959. The Record of the Year was "Volare" by Domenico Modugno, the Album of the Year was "Peter Gunn" by Henry Mancini and the winner of the best R&B performance was "Tequila" by Champs.
The 1st CMA (Country Music Association) Awards, hosted by Sonny James and Bobbie Gentry, were presented at an awards banquet and show in 1967.
The 1st comic strip was "The Yellow Kid," in the New York World in 1896. The cartoonist was Richard Felton Outcault.
The 1st feature-length animated film, released by Disney Studios in 1937, was "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.".
The 1st inductees to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1961 were Jimmie Rodgers, Fred Rose and Hank Williams.
The 1st interracial kiss on TV took place Nov. 22, 1968 between Captain James T. Kirk (William Shatner) and Lt.Uhura (Nichelle Nichols) on an episode of "Star Trek.".
The 1st kiss in a movie was between May Irwin and John Rice in "The Widow Jones," in 1896.
The 1st performance of Handel's "Messiah" was on April 13, 1742 at the New Music rooms in Fishamble St., Dublin. Because of the demand for space, the men were asked not to wear their swords and the ladies not to wear hooped skirts.
The 1st live televised murder was in 1963, when Jack Ruby killed JFK's assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald while millions of viewers watched.
The 1st presidential news conference filmed for TV was in 1955. Eisenhower was the president.
The 1st televised presidential debate was September 26, 1960, between Nixon and Kennedy.
The 1st time the "f-word" was spoken in a movie was by Marianne Faithfull in the 1968 film, "I'll Never Forget Whatshisname." In Brian De Palma's 1984 movie, "Scarface," the word is spoken 206 times - an average of once every 29 seconds.
The 1st winner of the Academy Award for best picture, and the only silent film to achieve that honor, was the 1927 film, "Wings.".
The 7 Dwarfs are Happy, Grumpy, Dopey (the beardless one), Doc, Bashful, Sneezy, Sleepy. They were miners.
Irving Berlin has never learned to read music or to write it. He hums or sings his songs to a secretary, who takes them down in musical notation.
The bagpipe was originally made from the whole skin of a dead sheep.
The Beatles' 1st song to hit the UK charts was "From Me to You" in June, 1963.
The Beatles were depicted in wax at Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum in London, in 1964, the first pop stars to be honored.
The Beatles were George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and Ringo Starr. But there were also two lesser known, previous members of the band: Pete Best and Stu Sutcliffe.
The Black Hole, 1979, was Disney's first PG-rated movie.
The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's "Its A Wonderful Life.".
The characters of Homer, Marge, Lisa, and Maggie were given the same first names as Simpsons creator Matt Groening's real-life father, mother, and two sisters.
The first film granted permission by the Chinese government to be filmed in the Forbidden City was The Last Emperor, 1987.