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This Day in Pop Culture for November 5

Hollywood Strike 2007

2007: Hollywood Goes on Strike

On this day in 2007, film, TV and radio writers went on strike after negotiations break down with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP). Lasting until February 26, 2008, the strike shut down production on more than 60 TV shows. Not surprisingly, the strike is said to have caused a loss of $3 billion to the local Los Angeles economy. TV stations were forced to air reruns over and over again. Some audience even learned how to read a book again. (Main Image: Wikimedia)

2005: ‘The Incredibles’ Arrive to Save the Day

It was on this day in 2005 when Disney/Pixar released the animated hit movie, The Incredibles. The family of superheroes included Mr. Incredible (who is super strong), Mrs. Incredible (whose maiden name was Elastigirl), daughter Violet (who can become invisible and create protective force-fields), son Dash (who is super fast) and baby Jack Jack (who the family thought had no superpowers, but it turns out, they were wrong.) The family the fights crime together, stays together. The Incredibles was directed by Brad Bird and won the 2004 Annie Award for Best Animated Feature as well as two Oscars. Although fans requested a sequel for years, Incredibles 2 did not arrive in theaters until June 15, 2018, which also did “super” in the box office.



  • 1900: Natalie Schafer (actress)
  • 1911: Roy Rogers (actor)
  • 1913: Vivien Leigh (actress)
  • 1931: Ike Turner (singer)
  • 1940: Elke Sommer (actress)
  • 1941: Art Garfunkel (singer)
  • 1943: Sam Shepard (playwright)

  • 1955: Kris Jenner (talent manager)
  • 1959: Bryan Adams (singer)
  • 1960: Tilda Swinton (actress)
  • 1963: Tatum O’Neal (actress)
  • 1965: Famke Janssen (actress)
  • 1968: Sam Rockwell (actress)
  • 1987: Kevin Jonas (singer)

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Jeffrey Totey View All

I write about pop culture, arts and entertainment in the greater Seattle area.

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