🎭🎵Harry Belafonte -- is 90 in the year 2017 and 91 in the year 2018; b.3/1/1927
TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Singer
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RN:Harold George Jr.
Misc: his 1956 album ``Calypso'' tops Billboard's pop album chart for 31 weeks. Only Michael Jackson's ``Thriller'' and the soundtrack to ``West Side Story'' have held the No. 1 position longer.; Stan Freberg parodied his song
Song Titles: Banana Boat (Day-O)
Album Titles: Calypso
Movie Titles: Kansas City
🎭Dirk Benedict -- is 73 in the year 2017 and 74 in the year 2018; b.3/1/1944
TV/Movie Actor, Director
Names/Places: b. in Helena, Mont.
Misc: some say b. in 1945 or 46
TV Shows: Chopper One, The A Team (as Lt. Templeton Peck), Battlestar Galactica (as Lt. Starbuck)
Movie Titles: Alaska, The A-Team (2010)
🎭🎵🎸Roger Daltrey -- is 73 in the year 2017 and 74 in the year 2018; b.3/1/1944
Hall of Famer, Actor, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist, English
Names/Places: b. in London
Misc: NOT b. in 1945 as many sources state
Group Names: The Who (lead), soloist
Song Titles: I Can't Explain, Anyway Anyhow Anywhere, My Generation, Substitute, The Kids Are Alright, I'm a Boy, Happy Jack, Pictures of Lily, I Can See For Miles, Magic Bus, Pinball Wizard, Won't Get Fooled Again, Join Together, Squeeze Box, Who Are You, You Better You Bet, Athena (previous titles as a The Who member), Giving It All Away, Free Me, Walking in My Sleep, After the Fire, Let Me Down Easy, Under a Raging Moon, Days of Light
Album Titles: My Generation, A Quick One, The Who Sell Out, Tommy, Who's Next, Quadrophenia, The Who by Numbers, Who Are You, Face Dances, It's Hard (previous titles as a The Who member), Daltrey, Ride a Rock Horse, One of the Boys, McVicar, Under a Raging Moon
Movie Titles: Tommy
🎭Catherine Bach -- is 63 in the year 2017 and 64 in the year 2018; b.3/1/1954
TV/Movie Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress
TV Shows: The Dukes of Hazzard (as Daisy Duke), The Dukes (voice), African Skies (as Margo Dutton)
Movie Titles: Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
⛪🎭Ron Howard -- is 63 in the year 2017 and 64 in the year 2018; b.3/1/1954
Hall of Famer, Protestant, TV/Movie Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Movie Producer/Director, Narrator
Names/Places: RN: Ronald William Howard; aka Ronny Howard; b. in Duncan, Okla.
TV Shows: The Smith Family (as Bob Smith), The Andy Griffith Show (as Opie Taylor), The Smith Family (as Bob), Happy Days (as Richie Cunningham), The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang, Arrested Development (narrator)
Movie Titles: Grand Theft Auto, Eat My Dust, American Graffiti, Cocoon (director), Night Shift (director), Splash (director), Skyward (director), Apollo 13 (director), EDtv (director), A Beautiful Mind (director), Backdraft (director)
🎭Timothy Daly -- is 61 in the year 2017 and 62 in the year 2018; b.3/1/1956
TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Producer/Director
Names/Places: Hope Newell & James' son, Tyne's brother
Misc: some say b. 1958 or 1961
TV Shows: Wings (as Joe Hackett), Private Practice (as Dr. Pete Wilder), Madam Secretary (as Henry McCord), The Fugitive (as Dr. Richard Kimble), Superman (as Superman, Clark Kent, Bizarro 1996-2000 series)
Movie Titles: Diner
✍🎭Chris Eigeman -- is 52 in the year 2017 and 53 in the year 2018; b.3/1/1965
Writer, Actor, Director
TV Shows: It's Like You Know (as Arthur Garment), Gilmore Girls (as Jason "Digger" Stiles), Malcolm in the Middle (as Lionel Herkabe)
Movie Titles: Maid in Manhattan, Metropolitan, Arbitrage, The Last Days of Disco
🎭Jack Davenport -- is 44 in the year 2017 and 45 in the year 2018; b.3/1/1973
Movie Titles: Kingsman: The Secret Service, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Pirates of the Carribean (movies)
🎭Mark-Paul Gosselaar -- is 43 in the year 2017 and 44 in the year 2018; b.3/1/1974
TV Shows: Good Morning Miss Bliss (as Zack Morris), Saved By the Bell (as Zack Morris), N.Y.P.D. Blue (as Det. John Clark Jr.), Raising The Bar (as Jerry Kellerman), Franklin and Bash (as Peter Bash)
Movie Titles: Dead Man on Campus
🎭Jensen Ackles -- is 39 in the year 2017 and 40 in the year 2018; b.3/1/1978
TV Shows: Dark Angel (as Alec / X5-494), Dawson's Creek (as CJ), Smallville (as Jason Teague), Supernatural (as Dean Winchester)
Movie Titles: My Bloody Valentine, Batman: Under the Red Hood
🎭Donovan Patton -- is 39 in the year 2017 and 40 in the year 2018; b.3/1/1978
TV Host, Cartoon Voice Actor, American
Names/Places: b. in Guam
TV Shows: Blues Clues (as Joe), Team Umizoomi, Clarence
✍🎭Zach Cregger -- is 36 in the year 2017 and 37 in the year 2018; b.3/1/1981
Writer, Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Guys With Kids (as Nick), The Whitest Kids U'Know (creator, writer)
Movie Titles: The Civil War on Drugs, Miss March
🎭Dominic Rains -- is 35 in the year 2017 and 36 in the year 2018; b.3/1/1982
Movie Titles: Captain America: The Winter Soldier, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, Flight 93, Jinn
🎭Lupita Nyong'o -- is 34 in the year 2017 and 35 in the year 2018; b.3/1/1983
Actress, Producer, Mexican
Movie Titles: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, Non-Stop, 12 Years a Slave
🎭🎵Daniella Monet -- is 28 in the year 2017 and 29 in the year 2018; b.3/1/1989
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Singer
TV Shows: Winx Club (as Mitzi, voice), Victorious (as Trina Vega), Listen Up (as Megan Clineman)
Jackson James White -- is 21 in the year 2017 and 22 in the year 2018; b.3/1/1996
Names/Places: Katey Sagal and Jack's son
Julian Kal Seinfeld -- is 14 in the year 2017 and 15 in the year 2018; b.3/1/2003
Names/Places: Jessica and Jerry's son
🎭Paul Hartman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/1/1904 d.10/2/1973 (69)
TV/Stage Actor, Dancer
Names/Places: Grace's hubby
TV Shows: The Pride of the Family, Andy Griffith Show (as Emmett Clark), Mayberry RFD (as Emmett Clark), Petticoat Junction (as Bert Smedley)
🎭🎵Cliffie Stone -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/1/1917 d.1/17/1998 (80)
Hall of Famer, Comedian, TV Host, Music Executive, Music Producer, Songwriter, Radio Disc Jock, Music Publisher, Bassist, Bandleader, Country Singer
Names/Places: RN:Clifford Gilpin Snyder
Song Titles: The Popcorn Song
🎭Roger Delgado -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/1/1918 d.6/19/1973 (55)
Misc: d. June 18?
TV Shows: The Adventures of Sir Francis Drake, Dr. Who (Master)
✍🎭Michael Flanders -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/1/1922 d.4/14/1975 (53)
Author, Actor, English
Misc: BBC Radio
Group Names: Flanders and Swann
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📰William Maxwell Gaines -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/1/1922 d.6/3/1992 (70)
Misc: launched MAD Magazine (1952-), an irreverent monthly with humorous illustrations and writing that satirized mass media, politicians, celebrities, and comic books.
✍🎭🎵Alan Thicke -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/1/1947 d.12/13/2016 N.S. (69)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Comedy Writer, Actor, Game Show Host, TV Talk Show Host, TV Producer, Composer, Songwriter, Canadian
Names/Places: b. in Kirland Lake, Ont.; RLN:Jeffery
TV Shows: The Facts of Life (theme composer), Diff'rent Strokes (theme composer), Wheel of Fortune (composer of "Big Wheels" theme 1975-1983), The Wizard of Odds (theme composer), The Joker's Wild (theme composer), Thicke of the Night (host), Growing Pains (as Jason Seaver), Animal Crack-Ups, Hope and Gloria (as Dennis Dupree)
🎭🎵George Grossmith -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/9/1847 d.3/1/1912 (64)
Comedian, Singer, English
Misc: created many of the chief characters in the original productions of Gilbert and Sullivan light operas.
🎭Jackie Coogan -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/26/1914 d.3/1/1984 (69)
TV/Movie/Radio Actor, Panelist
Names/Places: b. in Los Angeles; NN:The Kid
Misc: appearred in the first full-length movie to feature a child and in over 1,400 television shows
TV Shows: McKeever & the Colonel, Pantotime Quiz, The Addams Family (as Uncle Fester)
🎭Joe Besser -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/12/1907 d.3/1/1988 (80)
TV/Stage/Radio Actor, Comedian
Names/Places: b. in St. Louis, MO
TV Shows: Abbott & Costello Show (as Stinky), Joey Bishop Show (as Mr. Jillson)
Movie Titles: The Three Stooges (as Joe 1956-59)
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🎭Phillip R. Allen -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/26/1939 d.3/1/2012 (72)
TV Shows: Hardy Boys (as Harry Gibbon), Bad News Bears, Alice (as Mitch Aames)
Movie Titles: Star Trek II: The Search for Spock
🎭Bonnie Franklin -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/6/1944 d.3/1/2013 (69)
Names/Places: b. in Santa Monica, Calif.
Misc: she once made an appearance on The Munsters
TV Shows: One Day At A Time (as Ms. Ann Romano Royer)
🎭Richard Karron -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/11/1934 d.3/1/2017 N.S. (82)
TV Shows: Charlie & Company
Movie Titles: The History of the World Part 1, The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, Fatso, Ready to Rumble
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In 1928, Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra recorded "Ol' Man River" for Victor Records this day. The featured vocalist on the track was 29-year-old Paul Robeson. The song became an American classic. In the 1950's Stan Freberg attempted to do a politically correct version of it as he sang "Elderly Man River."
In 1949, Team Canada beat Denmark 47-0 in hockey.
In 1957, "The Cat in the Hat" by Dr. Seuss was released to bookstores by Random House.
In 1957, after having bitten Martha Raye on the elbow, and under whelmed England and Russia on his world tour, Today Show star J. Fred Muggs is officially replaced as NBC's animal editor by the young and perky chimpanzee Kokomo, Jr.
In 1957, Chess Records released singles: Muddy Waters' "I Got My Mojo Working", the anthem of the British blues movement, and Chuck Berry's "School Days". Also, Harry Belafonte's "Banana Boat Song (Day-O)" debuts in U.K. where it will make it to #3.
In 1962, "Bob Newhart Button Down Mind" album by Bob Newhart was certified Gold by the RIAA
In 1965, Petula Clark's first U.S. hit, "Downtown" was certified Gold by the RIAA. You'll never forget the Mrs. Miller cover once you heard it.
In 1968, NBC's made an unprecident on-air announcement: Star Trek will return.
In 1973, The Robert Joffrey Dance Company opened with a unique presentation in New York City on this night. The show featured music of the Beach Boys in "Deuce Coupe Ballet". A clever show, even if it didn't do much to bring the masses to ballet.
In 1974, in a Brady Bunch episode called "The Hustler", Jim Backus guest stars as Mike's boss, Harry Mathews, who sends a pool table to the Bradys as a gift but neglects to mention that fact, no one in the Brady household can figure out who sent the pool table or where to put it. But one thing is evident: Bobby is developing quite a talent for the game of pool and is beating all the other kids.
In 1980, One of the most ridiculed shows in TV history, "Pink Lady," premieres on NBC. The variety show stars Japanese pop stars Mie Nemoto and Kei Masuda (the Shonen Knife of their day) and young comic Jeff Altman. Also in the cast: Jim Varney. It was yet another Fred Silverman programming blunder!
In 1985, "Michael Nesmith in Television Parts" began airing on NBC
In 1986, R.C., "Living In America" by James Brown peaked at #4 on the pop singles chart; "Weird Al" parodied it into "Living With A Hernia".
In 1986, R.C., "Tarzan Boy" by Baltimora peaked at #13 on the pop singles chart.
In 1986, Valerie Harper returns to sitcoms as a harried mom in NBC's "Valerie." It'll be the show's producers who'll be really harried, however, when Harper will walk off the successful show after only six months of filming. Lo and behold, her character will die, Sandy Duncan will star as an aunt and, presto change-o, "The Hogan Family" is born. Jason Bateman also stars.
In 1987, "I'll Take Manhattan", TV Miniseries starring America's cupcake Valerie Bertinelli, began on CBS. The day before (Feb 28), she exposed a logo for a Tijuana-San Diego-based radio station for a listener who eventually won second place in a Expose The X contest.
In 1988, D.T. met Dr. Demento at The Bacchanal in San Diego where he introduced the act of Bird and McDonald for some truly adult-oriented comedy.
In 1989, "Hard Time on Planet Earth" began airing on CBS
In 1993, "The Jerky Boys" album by The Jerky Boys was released
In 1993, The San Jose Sharks tied the NHL record for losing 17 straight games with a 6-0 loss to the Edmonton Oilers.
In 1996, the first book of "Fuzzy Memories" by "Saturday Night Live" writer Jack Handey is published. "Fuzzy Memories" are exactly like "Deep Thoughts" except they're longer and not as deep.
In 1997, on the cover of TV Guide: "cast of 3rd Rock From The Sun". Other Articles: Mike Judge, EZ Streets, Alison Sweeney
In 2003, 03 x 01 = 03
In 2006, Actor Jack Wild, who'd played the Artful Dodger in the 1968 film "Oliver!," died in Bedfordshire, England, at age 53. He also played Jimmy in the children's series "H.R. Pufinstuf."
In 2010, Jay Leno returned as host of NBC's "The Tonight Show."
In 2013, Actress Bonnie Franklin, who played divorced mom Ann Romano on the long-running sitcom "One Day at a Time," died in Los Angeles at age 69.
In 2014, "The Tom and Jerry Show" began airing on Teletoon in Canada
In 2015, "The Last Man on Earth" began airing on Fox