DuckTales, a cornerstone of the popular Disney Afternoon syndicated programming block, wrapped up its fourth and final season with its 100th episode. The cartoon centered on the miserly yet intrepid Scrooge McDuck; his rambunctious great-nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie; and their mishap-prone personal pilot Launchpad McQuack. Together the crew embarked on all manner of globe-trotting adventures, usually with the goal of either protecting or expanding Uncle Scrooge’s legendary, silo-filling wealth. -A.D.
Today’s Birthdays: Martin Clunes, doctor (51); Paul Dinello, teacher (50); Karen Gillan, companion (25); Armando Iannucci, satire scribe (49); S. Epatha Merkerson, lieutenant (60); Judd Nelson, editor (53); Paul Shaffer, bandleader (63); Jane Sibbett, ex-wife (50); Jon Stewart, anchorman (50); Stephnie Weir, sketch comedian (45).