This Day in Film History:
Italian actress Sophia Loren is born in Pozzuoli, Italy.
The first Cannes Film Festival begins. The festival was originally scheduled to start in 1939, but was canceled with the outbreak of World War II.
Warner's cartoon Rabbit Seasoning, starring Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, and directed by Chuck Jones, is released. It is the second in a trilogy of 'verbal warfare' cartoons featuring Bugs and Daffy.
Actress Maggie Cheung is born in Hong Kong.
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