This was the first animated prime time TV series in the US.

  • The Flintstones
  • The Jetsons
  • The Mr. McGoo Show
  • The Simpsons

Today in History: Born on August 7

1865

Matthew A. Henson, explorer with Robert Peary who first reached the North Pole (though some recent scholarship disputes this claim).

1883

Emiliano Zapata, Mexican revolutionary leader.

1896

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, author of The Yearling.

1901

Ernest Orlando Lawrence, inventor of the cyclotron and winner of the 1939 Nobel Prize for physics.

1908

Arthur J. Goldberg, labor lawyer instrumental in the merger of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations.

1937

Dustin Hoffman, American actor.

1948

Svetlana Y Savitskaya, Soviet cosmonaut, the first woman to walk in space (July 25, 1984).

1964

 M. Ashman, author, co-editor of Tales from the Expat Harem: Foreign Women in Modern Turkey, and a founding member of TED Global, the international organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.