Family Guy, which was first broadcast on 31st January 1999.
Family Guy is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane, who at age 24 was television's youngest executive producer. MacFarlane voices Family Guy 's main male characters – Peter Griffin, Stewie Griffin, Brian Griffin, and Glenn Quagmire as well as other additional characters. A 2008 agreement with the Fox Broadcasting Company made him the world's highest paid television writer. It usually takes 10 months to produce an episode because the show uses hand-drawn animation, and for this reason the show rarely comments on current events. According to MacFarlane, in 2009, it cost about $2 million to make an episode of Family Guy.
On this day …
1606 Guy Fawkes died. He was sentenced to be hanged, drawn and quartered (see 3rd October
for an explanation), but managed to avoid the agony of the latter part of his sentence by
jumping from the scaffold to his death.
1905 A. G. MacDonald drove the first automobile to exceed 100mph (161kph) at Daytona Beach.
1956 English singer-songwriter Johnny Rotten was born. He was the lead singer of the punk
band the Sex Pistols.
Quote of the day
If I had to live my life again, I'd make the same mistakes, only sooner.
Tallulah Bankhead, American actress, born 31/01/1902
Did you know …?
Tallulah Bankhead’s last words were: ‘Codeine … bourbon.’