February 29 in Pop Culture History
46 BC – Julius Caesar declared the first Leap Day.
1288 – The concept of allowing women to propose marriage to men may have begun, in Scotland.
1692 – The first witches were arrested in Salem Massachusetts.
1936 – Baby Snooks, played by Fanny Brice, debuted on the radio show The Ziegfeld Follies of the Air.
1940 – Hattie McDaniel became the first African American to win an Academy Award, for her role as Mammy in Gone With The Wind. It won 8 Oscars overall.
1944 – Dorothy McElroy Vredenburgh of Alabama became the first woman to be appointed secretary of a national political party. She was appointed to the Democratic National Committee.
1960 (Earthquake) Agadir , Morocco, killed over 3,000 people.
1960 – The Family Circus comic strip by Bil Keane debuted.
1960 – The first Playboy Club opened, in Chicago.
1992 – # 1 Hit February 29, 1992 – March 20, 1992: Mr. Big – To Be With You