It hap­pened This week!

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● Dis­ney made magic yet again when its 30th an­i­mated fea­ture film, Beauty and the Beast, opened in the­aters in 1991. An­i­ma­tor Glen Keane cre­ated the now iconic beast by com­bin­ing the fea­tures of a bear, boar, buf­falo, go­rilla, lion and wolf. Then, to give him an equally unique voice, ac­tor Robby Ben­son’s words were al­tered to in­clude the growls of real pan­thers and li­ons!

● Singer-song­writer and pi­anist Billy Joel scored his first num­ber- one al­bum with 52nd Street in 1978. Al­most 40 years later, Joel con­tin­ues to sell out venues—in­clud­ing ev­ery month at New York City’s Madi­son Square Gar­den. In 2015, he broke his own record (and con­tin­ues to do so each month!) for the long­est run of con­sec­u­tive sold-out shows at the Gar­den!

● Eng­land’s Queen El­iz­a­beth II mar­ried Philip Mount­bat­ten in 1947. It was love at first sight for El­iz­a­beth when, at age 13, she first caught sight of Philip, 18, at a wed­ding. The queen is the first Bri­tish monarch to have cel­e­brated a 60th diamond and a 65th blue sap­phire wed­ding an­niver­sary— and now a 70th plat­inum one!

● The first Harry Pot­ter movie, Harry Pot­ter and The Sorcerer’s Stone, ar­rived in the­aters in 2001— and within weeks be­came the high­est-gross­ing movie of the year! When 11-year-old Bri­tish ac­tor Daniel Rad­cliffe was first of­fered the role of Harry, his par­ents turned it down be­cause it re­quired com­mit­ting to mak­ing six films in Los An­ge­les. But di­rec­tor Chris Colum­bus was so sure he was the right Harry, Warner Bros. agreed to a twofilm con­tract with shoot­ing in the U.K!

Pho­tos: Im­ages Ni­cola cour­tesy Dove of ven­dor (3); Anadolu (11); Getty Agency/getty Im­ages; Liv Im­ages; Friis- Larsen/getty Mark Boster/ Getty Im­ages; Todd Wil­liamson/getty Im­ages Lew Robert­son/getty Im­ages; D Di­pa­supil/getty Im­ages; RGR Col­lec­tion/alamy

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