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Demented Datebooks: Comedy Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for April 1

Last Updated 12-10-2017

⛪🎭🏆Ali MacGraw -- is 78 in the year 2017 and 79 in the year 2018; b.4/1/1939
Roman Catholic, Movie Actress, Model
Names/Places: b. in Pound Ridge, N.Y.; RFN:Alice; Steve McQueen's ex-wife
Misc: some say b. in 1938; retired from acting in 1997
TV Shows: The Winds of War (as Natalie Jastrow), Dynasty (as Lady Ashley Montague)
Movie Titles: Love Story, The Getaway, Convoy, Goodbye Columbus

🎵Tom Shipley -- is 76 in the year 2017 and 77 in the year 2018; b.4/1/1941
Folk Singer, Folk Guitarist
Group Names: Brewer & Shipley, soloist
Song Titles: One Toke Over The Line

🎵🎸Robin Scott -- is 70 in the year 2017 and 71 in the year 2018; b.4/1/1947
Songwriter, New Wave Singer, New Wave Keybordist, English
Names/Places: aka M
Song Titles: Pop Muzik

🎭Barry Sonnenfield -- is 64 in the year 2017 and 65 in the year 2018; b.4/1/1953
Movie Producer/Director, Cinematographer
Movie Titles: Men in Black (series), Wild Wild West, Get Shorty

🎭Denise Nickerson -- is 60 in the year 2017 and 61 in the year 2018; b.4/1/1957
Actress
Misc: retired from acting in 1978
TV Shows: Dark Shadows, The Short Circus (as Allison for The Electric Company group on the show)
Movie Titles: Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory

🎨Andreas Deja -- is 60 in the year 2017 and 61 in the year 2018; b.4/1/1957 N.S.
Animator, Cartoonist, Polish
Movie Titles: Aladdin (creator of Jafar), Beauty and the Beast (creator of Gaston)

🎭Jennifer Runyon -- is 57 in the year 2017 and 58 in the year 2018; b.4/1/1960
Actress, Producer
TV Shows: Charles in Charge (as Gwendolyn Pierce)
Movie Titles: Ghostbusters

🎭🎮Troy Baker -- is 41 in the year 2017 and 42 in the year 2018; b.4/1/1976 N.S.
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Video Game Voice Actor
Misc: prolific video game actor
TV Shows: Bleach, Naruto: Shippuden, Marvel's Avengers Assemble
Video Games: Lego (series), Batman (series), Mortal Kombat (series), Final Fantasy (series), BioShock Infinite

🎭🎮JJ Feild -- is 39 in the year 2017 and 40 in the year 2018; b.4/1/1978 N.S.
Actor, Video Game Voice Actor
TV Shows: TURN: Washington's Spies (as Major John Andre)
Movie Titles: Goal! III, Captain America: The First Avenger, Centurion, Austenland
Video Games: Captain America (series)

✍🎭Dan Mintz -- is 36 in the year 2017 and 37 in the year 2018; b.4/1/1981
Writer, Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Important Things with Demetri Martin, The Awesomes (as Vasquez), Nathan For You, Crank Yankers, Bob's Burgers (as Tina Belcher)

🎭Sam Huntington -- is 35 in the year 2017 and 36 in the year 2018; b.4/1/1982
Movie Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Being Human (as Josh Levinson)
Movie Titles: Superman Returns, Fanboys, Being Human, Detroit Rock City, Jungle 2 Jungle, Not Another Teen Movie

🎭Taran Killam -- is 35 in the year 2017 and 36 in the year 2018; b.4/1/1982 N.S.
Actor, Comedian
TV Shows: The Amanda Show, MAD TV, Saturday Night Live
Movie Titles: The Heat, 12 Years as a Slave, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

🎭🎮🏆Matt Lanter -- is 34 in the year 2017 and 35 in the year 2018; b.4/1/1983
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Video Game Voice Actor, Model
TV Shows: 90210 (as Liam Court), Star-Crossed, Ultimate Spider-Man, Star Wars The Clone Wars
Movie Titles: Star Wars the Clone Wars (as Anakin), Disaster Movie, Soroity Row, Vampires Suck, The Roommate
Video Games: Star Wars The Clone Wars (series), Lego Star Wars III, Disney Infinity 3.0

🎭Josh Zuckerman -- is 32 in the year 2017 and 33 in the year 2018; b.4/1/1985
Actor
TV Shows: 90210 (as Max Miller 2011-2013)
Movie Titles: Sex Drive, Austin Powers in Goldmember, Feast, Surviving Christmas

🎭Edward A. Sothern -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1826 d.1/21/1881 (54)
Stage Actor, English
Misc: comic role actor in Britan and America

🎭Phillip Space -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1907 d.??/??/????
Movie Actor
Misc: (Legendary?) Movie Extra, appeared as an extra in over 1000 theatrical releases; Leonard Maltin's Joke; APRIL FOOL!

🎭🎵Wee Bonnie Baker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1917 d.8/11/1990 (73)
Actress, Singer, Jazz-Pop Performer
Names/Places: aka Bonnie Baker; RN:Evelyn Nelson
Misc: Had the unusual distinction of singing a love duet with 'Porky Pig' when she recorded "That's All Folks!" with Mel Blanc, for Capitol Records.

🎵Arthur Smith -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1921 d.4/3/2014 (93)
Songwriter, Guitarist, Bandleader, Country Performer
Names/Places: NN:Fiddlin'
Misc: some say b. April 10
Song Titles: Dueling Banjos (songwriter)

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🎭🎵Grace Lee Whitney -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1930 d.5/1/2015 (85)
Actress, Songwriter, Singer
Song Titles: Disco Trekkin' (composer), Star Child (composer), USS Enterprise (composer)
TV Shows: Star Trek (as Yeoman Janice Rand)

🎭Gordon Jump -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/1/1932 d.9/22/2003 (71)
TV Actor, Commercial Actor
Names/Places: b. in Dayton, Ohio
Misc: Maytag repairman
TV Shows: WKRP in Cincinnatti (as Arthur Carlson the station manager), The New WKRP in Cincinnatti (as Arthur Carlson the station manager), The Partridge Family (frequent guest), Growing Pains (as grandad)

🎭Jim Jordan -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/16/1896 d.4/1/1988 (91)
Hall of Famer, Radio Actor, Comedian
Names/Places: b. in Peoria, IL; d. in Beverly Hills
TV Shows: Fibber McGee and Molly (as himself 1935-60, his wife Marian played Molly)

🎭"Baby" Dawn E. Thomas -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/???? d.4/1/1993 (72)
Stage Actress, Vaudevillaness

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🎭Jack M. Warner -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/27/1916 d.4/1/1995 (79)
Film Executive, Canadian
Misc: co-founder Warner Bros.

🎵Jack Keller -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/11/1936 d.4/1/2005 (68)
Songwriter
Misc: wrote themes for Bewitched and other TV sitcoms, and produced the Monkees' first album

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In 1929, Inventor Louie Marx introduced the YO YO. He was thereafter referred to as Yo Yo Marx, which made people think he was related to Groucho, Harpo and Chico.

In 1930, Leo "Gabby" Harnett of the Chicago Cubs caught baseballs dropped from a Goodyear blimp hovering over Los Angeles.

In 1935, the first radio tube made of metal was announced in Schenectady, N.Y.

In 1938, "Superman" comic strip debut in newspapers.

In 1938, The Silly Symphony film, "The Moth and the Flame" is released.

In 1944, the demented cartoon character "Screwball Squirrel" was released in the movie theaters in USA. He retired after four cartoons.

In 1950, "Peter Cottontail" makes the pop chart by Gene Autry, will peak at #5, and hit the chart again 3-31-51 and peaked at #19.

In 1954, Bill Thompson's character Wallace Snead first appearred on the KPHO-TV produced "The Golddust Charlie Show" in Phoenix, Arizona. In January 1955, Thompson starred in the KPHO-TV children's variety show "It's Wallace?" playing his character Wallace. The following year, Ladimir (Ladmo) Kwiatkowski joined the show. On June 15, 1970, it became "The Wallace and Ladmo Show". The show also went through other titles such as "Here's Wallace!" and, in 1968, "Wallace and Company". It ran daily until December 29, 1989. Though officially a children's show, it became a cult favorite for a lot of parents and even childless adults who loved the subversive sense of humor and wacky cast of supporting characters. On the 30th anniversary show, audience member Alice Cooper even won a Ladmo bag. Some of the songs from "The Ladmo Trio" got played nationally on Dr. Demento's radio show.

In 1957, all of Great Britain was fooled this April Fool's Day by England's famous newscaster, Richard Dimbleby. The newscaster, wrapping up the day's news on "Panorama", the BBC's current affairs program, reported about the "spring spaghetti crop in Italy." The filmed report showed the spaghetti (some ten pounds of the stuff) being picked from a tree. Many Brits believed him, by Jove! One member of our staff remembers doing something similar by asking radio listeners to "send us $100 and we'll send you 25 words or less." He was fired. No foolin'!

In 1960, "The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour", TV Comedy, last aired on CBS. Guest star: Ernie Kovacs

In 1970, John & Yoko released a hoax that they are having dual sex change operations.

In 1973, John & Yoko formed a new country with no laws or boundaries, called Nutopia; its national anthem is silence, which Roseanne would be able to sing very well.

In 1976, "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" in which Susan Sarandon is seduced by a sweet transvestite from outer space, began its second and much more successful life as the midnight show at the Waverly Theater in New York City's Greenwich Village.

In 1979, "Nickelodeon Network" (originally called "Pinwheel") cable TV network debut. They would later bring us Ren and Stimpy, You Can't Do That On Television, Clarissa Explains It All, Rugrats, and other children's shows presented in a way the other networks are not airing.

In 1979, Bartholomew J. "Bart" Simpson, Cartoon Character, was born, he's perennially age 10; date acc to Groenig's book; some say b. Dec 17, 1979.

In 1983, "The Ewoks Join The Fight" single by Various was released

In 1984, "AL-TV" starring Weird Al Yankovic aired as a special on MTV.

In 1988, Dr. Demento first counted down his Demented Top 20 Videos Of All Time on MTV's video countdown show.

In 1988, the soap "General Hospital" celebrated a quarter of a century on the air. One notable novelty song Dr. Demento played during the Luke and Laura popularity was The Afternoon Delights' "General Hospi-Tale". Dementia rules the soaps, obviously.

In 1989, R.C., "Walk The Dinosaur" by Was (Not Was) peaked at #7 on the pop singles chart.

In 1990, "Ha!" the comedy Channel on cable TV was launched.

In 1991, cable TV's Comedy Central was created through a merger of HBO's The Comedy Channel and Viacom's Ha!

In 1991, Disco 106: L.A.'s 105.9 FM signed on as a classic disco station...for 12 hours as an April Fool joke.

In 1991, in an April Fool's Day prank, Elton John -- dressed in drag -- surprised Rod Stewart onstage in London.

In 1993, the producers of the country TV comedy series "Hee Haw" announced that the show would leave the air after a 25-year run.

In 1994, "Sister, Sister" TV Sitcom premiered on ABC.

In 1994, Kermit The Frog hosted Larry King Live On CNN.

In 1996, Doubleday publishes "Dennis Miller: The Rants," the first collection of monologues from HBO's "Dennis Miller Live." Of course, that's just my research ... I could be wrong.

In 1996, Howard Stern's morning radio show began airing on WZLX in Boston, Massachusetts.

In 1996, in a widely published April Fools joke, Taco Bell purchased the Liberty Bell from the federal government in Philadelphia in order to reduce the federal budget. Actually, the Liberty Bell is owned by the city of Philadelphia.

In 1997, "Viva Variety" began airing on Comedy Central

In 1998, on "South Park", Eric Cartman's father is revealed...APRIL FOOL! It's the "Terrence and Phillip Show" with an appearance by "Celine Dion".

In 2000, "Boomerang" cable channel was launched as a boomer version of Cartoon Network,

In 2000, Turner Broadcasting System launched a second cable television channel featuring 24-hours of cartoons, "Boomerang." Cartoon Network will then focus on airing original cartoons, while Boomerang will feature cartoons from the company's Hanna-Barbera library. "Boomerang will serve baby boomers and kids ages 2-to-7"

In 2001, "The Oblongs" cartoon premiered on WB

In 2004, 04 x 01 = 04

In 2009, After tallying a run in the top of the first, the Kentucky State baseball team finds themselves on the short end of a 22-1 score at the end of the inning. After the Colonels of Eastern Kentucky University score 27 more times in the next three frames, the teams decide to halt the contest in the middle of the fifth, giving EKU a 49-1 triumph over the Thorobreds.

The Holiday Almanacs for April 1, 2018

What's Today?

Today is Sun Apr the 1 in the year 2018
Jan 1 began on a Mon
This is day 91 of the year
Serialnumber = 43179
Julian date = 2458198 O.S.= 3 - 19 - 2018

Calendar

Holidays

Second Day of Passover
Easter Sunday
[USA] NCAA Final Four Women's Basketball competition ends
[World] Vernalmas Holidays Ends; (Day 17-third Sunday) The Vernalmas Holiday Season blowout family day. The Return of Evening Daylight, Parades, Parties, Fireworks.
[Burma] Bank Holiday
[Calif] St Stupid's Day (a San Francisco tradition since 1980)
[Iran] Islamic Republic Day (1979)
[San Francisco, CA] St. Stupid's Day
[San Marino] National Day
[Sri Lanka] Sinhal/Tamil New Year thru 4-2
[USA] April Fools Day
[USA] Census Day. done every 10 years (1790)
[USA] Chicken Little Awards
[USA] Dollar $ign Day
[USA] Firefighters Day
[USA] Intolerance Day
[USA] National Laugh Week Begins
[USA] National Publicity Stunt Week Begins
[USA] National Radio Talk Show Host Day
[USA] One Cent Day
[USA] Taxes in 2 weeks!
[USA] Daylight Saving Time Begins at 2 AM (1987-2006 only)
[USA] National Birthparents Week Begins

Reminders

Astrological sign: Aries: The Ram (3-21 thru 4-19); Aries people are bold, impulsive and confident. Body part associated with this sign: The head. Element: Fire. Occupations: Exploration, the military, entrepreneur, outdoor engineering, fireman. Ruling Planet: Mars. Traits: Energetic, assertive, impulsive.
Astrological sign: Taurus: The Bull (4-20 thru 5-20); Ruling Planet: Venus. Element: Earth. Traits: Determined, persistent, loyal. Body part associated with this sign: The neck. Occupations: Farming, the arts (music), work requiring research, building, hand work.
Flower: Sweet Pea and Daisy
Gem: Diamond
Full Moon: the Pink moon
Astrological sign: Taurus: The Bull (4-20 thru 5-20); Ruling Planet: Venus. Element: Earth. Traits: Determined, persistent, loyal. Body part associated with this sign: The neck. Occupations: Farming, the arts (music), work requiring research, building, hand work.
Actors Appreciation Month
Alcohol Awareness Month
America's Heartland Development Month
Big Brothers and Sisters Appreciation Week held on 3rd or 4th week in April not conflicting with Easter
Cancer Control Month
Child Abuse Prevention Month
Confederate Heritage Month
Dog Appreciation Month
Fair Housing Month
Fresh Florida Tomato Month
Holy Humor Month
Home Improvement Months (not the TV show) (from April-Sep)
International Amateur Radio Month
International Guitar Month
Keep America Beautiful Month
Knuckles Down Month
Listening Awareness Month
Mathematics Education Month
Minnesota Authors Month
Month of the Young Child
Multicultural Communication Month
Municipal Community Month
National Anxiety Month
National Art Glass Month
National Cable Month (1987)
National Ergonomics Month
National Fresh Celery Month
National Frozen Food Month
National Garden Month
National Humor Month
National Occupational Therapy Month
National Poetry Month
National Recycling Month
National STDs Education and Awareness Month
National School Library Month
National TMJ Awareness Month
National Volunteers Week held on 3rd or 4th week in April not conflicting with Easter
National Weight Loss Month
National Welding Month
National Woodworking Month
Parkinson's Awareness Month
Pets are Wonderful Month
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month
Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Sports Eye Safety Month
Stress Awareness Month
National Knuckles Down Month
National Lawn and Garden Month
National Sexually Transmitted Diseases Education and Awareness Month
National Youth Sports Safety Month
Worldwide Innovation Month
Zoo and Aquarium Month.
Travel and Entertainment Books Month
NCAA Final Four Women's Basketball competition ends
[Ancient Rome] Kalend‘ Aprilis
[Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda,] Fiscal Year begins
[Botswana, British Virgin Islands, Burma, Canada,] Fiscal Year begins
[Cayman Islands, Cook Islands, Equatorial Guinea,] Fiscal Year begins
[Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Gaza Strip,] Fiscal Year begins
[Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Isle of Man, Israel,] Fiscal Year begins
[Jamaica, Japan, Jersey, Lesotho, Malawi, Malta,] Fiscal Year begins
[Montserrat, Namibia, Niue, Pitcairn Islands,] Fiscal Year begins
[Qatar, Singapore, South Africa, St Helena,] Fiscal Year begins
[St Lucia, Swaziland, Tokelau, United Kingdom,] Fiscal Year begins
[West Bank of Israel] Fiscal Year begins
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