#545 Max Fleischer / Louis Paulhan – 19 July 1883

Max Fleischer

Max Fleischer (July 19, 1883 – September 11, 1972) was an American animator. He was a pioneer in the development of the animated cartoon and served as the head of Fleischer Studios. He brought such animated characters as Betty Boop, Koko the Clown, Popeye, and Superman to the movie screen and was responsible for a number of technological innovations. Fleischer devised a concept to simplify the process of animating movement by tracing frames of live action film called the Rotoscope.

Louis Paulhan

Isidore Auguste Marie Louis Paulhan, known as Louis Paulhan, (19 July 1883 Pézenas, Hérault – 10 February 1963 Saint-Jean-de-Luz) was a pioneering French aviator who in 1910 flew “Le Canard”, the world’s first seaplane, designed by Henri Fabre. He is also credited with the first medical evacuation by air and the first powered flight into Manchester from outside the city (while winning the 1910 London to Manchester air race).


Also born on this day:
Archibald Douglas was a Swedish nobleman and soldier.
James P. McIntyre was a farmer, lobster packer and political figure on Prince Edward Island.
Cornelis den Held was a Dutch athlete.
Wincenty Rzymowski was a Polish politician and writer.
William Boardman Armstrong was a lawyer and political figure in Nova Scotia.

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