Feb. 3: Norman Rockwell

 

Norman Rockwell (1894-1978): famed “Saturday Evening Post” artist, beat out Monet and Michelangelo for best painting ever of a boy getting a haircut while being licked by puppies.

Other Feb. 3 birthdays:

Dave Davies, 68: musician with The Kinks, hits include “Catch Me Now I’m Falling and I Can’t Get Up.”

Morgan Fairchild, 65: actress, starred in the night-time soap opera “Dallas” and its X-rated spinoff “Phallus.”

This Day in Revisionist History:

On this day in 1913, federal income tax was authorized with the passage of constitutional Amendment 1040-EZ.

On this day in 1930, extra-large ex-president William Howard Taft resigned as chief justice of the Supreme Court, saying he wanted to “spend more time with my George Foreman grill.”

 

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