~ Jason Voorhees from Friday the 13th was the first fictional character to receive an MTV Lifetime Achievement Award. Others include Godzilla and Chewbacca.
~ Jon Stewart proposed to his wife with a specially commissioned crossword puzzle. New York Times crossword editor Will Shortz helped put together the puzzle.
~ The original 7 members of the Justice League of America were Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Martian Manhunter, Flash, and Green Lantern. In their first joint appearance in DC Comics in March 1960, they took on Starro the Conquerer.
~ Cyndi Lauper sang the opening theme song on the Saturday morning kiddie TV show Peewee's Playhouse. She is listed in the credits under the stage name Ellen Shaw.
~ Colonel Harland Sanders, founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken, launched his cooking career at the age of 40 when he started preparing food for hungry travelers in the rear living quarters of a gas station he ran in Corbin, Kentucky.