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Demented Datebooks: Comedy Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for April 16

Last Updated 06-04-2018

🎭Peter Mark Richman -- is 91 in the year 2018 and 92 in the year 2019; b.4/16/1927
TV Shows: Longstreet, Dynasty (as Andrew Laird), Three's Company (as Reverend Snow)
Movie Titles: The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear, Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan

🎭Billy (Cartoon) West -- is 68 in the year 2018 and 69 in the year 2019; b.4/16/1950
Cartoon Voice Actor
TV Shows: Ren and Stimpy (as Stimpy 91-96 and Ren 92-96), Futurama (as Dr. Zoidberg/Zapp Brannigan/Prof. Hubert Farnsworth/Phillip J. Fry), The "Weird Al" Show

🎭Jon Cryer -- is 53 in the year 2018 and 54 in the year 2019; b.4/16/1965
TV/Movie Actor
TV Shows: The Famous Teddy Z (as Teddy Zakalokis), Partners (as Bob), Two and a Half Men (as Alan Harper)
Movie Titles: Hot Shots!, Due Date, Pretty in Pink

🎭Martin Lawrence -- is 53 in the year 2018 and 54 in the year 2019; b.4/16/1965
TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, TV Host, German
TV Shows: Martin (as Martin the talk show host of WZUP aka What'zuppp!), Def Comedy Jam
Movie Titles: House Party, Boomerang, Life, Blue Streak, Big Momma's House (series), What's The Worst That Could Happen?, National Security, Bad Boys II, Rebound, Wild Hogs

🎵Gerardo -- is 53 in the year 2018 and 54 in the year 2019; b.4/16/1965
Names/Places: LN:Mejia III
Misc: NOT to be confused with Geraldo
Song Titles: Rico Suave ("Weird Al" Yankovic parodied it into "Taco Grande")

🎭Peter Billingsley -- is 47 in the year 2018 and 48 in the year 2019; b.4/16/1971
Actor, TV Host, Commercial Actor, Producer/Director
Misc: Messy Marvin in Hersheys syrup ads
TV Shows: Real People
Movie Titles: Iron Man, The Break-Up, Four Christmases, A Christmas Story

🎭Liliana Mumy -- is 24 in the year 2018 and 25 in the year 2019; b.4/16/1994 N.S.
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress
Names/Places: Eileen and Bill's daughter
TV Shows: Winx Club
Movie Titles: The Santa Clause (2 and 3), Cheaper by the Dozen

🎭Sir Charlie Chaplin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/16/1889 d.12/25/1977 (88)
Movie Actor, Comedian, Movie Director, English
Names/Places: b. in London; FN:Sir Charles Spencer; NN: The Little Tramp; d. in Switzerland
Movie Titles: The Gold Rush, City Lights, Modern Times, The Tramp

🎭Don Fedderson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/16/1913 d.12/18/1994 (81)
TV Producer
TV Shows: My Three Sons, Family Affair, The Millionaire

✍🎭🎵Spike Milligan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/16/1918 d.2/27/2002 (83)
Writer, Actor, Comedian, Novelty Singer, India
Names/Places: RFMN:Terence Alan
Group Names: The Goons
TV Shows: The Goon Show (co-creator), Marty Feldman Comedy Machine

🎵Henry Mancini -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/16/1924 d.6/14/1994 (70)
Conductor/Composer, Arranger
Names/Places: b. in Cleveland
Misc: theme score composer; won 4 Oscars & 20 Grammys
Song Titles: Peter Gunn, Newhart, Pink Panther, Romeo & Juliet, Moon River, Days of Wine and Roses

🎭🎵Edie Adams -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/16/1927 d.10/15/2008 (81)
TV/Movie/Stage Actress, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Kingston, PA; RN:Elizabeth Edith Enke; Ernie Kovac's wife & regular on his TV show
Misc: some say b. in 1929 or '31
TV Shows: The Ernie Kovacs Show

🎭Robert Stigwood -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/16/1934 d.1/4/2016 N.S. (81)
Movie Producer, Australian
Movie Titles: Saturday Night Fever, Grease

🎭Sydney Dryden Chaplin -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/16/1885 d.4/16/1956 (71)
Actor, Comedian, South African
Names/Places: Charlie's half-brother and manager

🎭Joe Kirk -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/1/1903 d.4/16/1975 (71)
Radio Actor, TV/Movie Actor
TV Shows: Abbott & Costello Show (as Mr. Bacciagalupe)

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🎭Arthur English -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/9/1919 d.4/16/1995 (75)
Actor, Comedian

🎭Robert Urich -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/19/1946 d.4/16/2002 (55)
TV Actor, TV Host
Names/Places: b. in Toronto, OH; RLN:Slovak; Heather Menzies' hubby
TV Shows: Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (as Bob Sanders), S.W.A.T. (as Off. Jim Street), Soap (as Peter Campbell who got killed), Tabitha (as Paul Thurston), Vega$ (as Dan Tanna), Gavilan (star), Spenser: For Hire (as Spencer), American Dreamer (as Tom Nash), Crossroads (as Johnny Hawkins), National Geographic Explorer, The Lazarus Man, The Love Boat: The Next Wave

🎭Graham Jarvis -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/25/1930 d.4/16/2003 (72)
TV Shows: Mary Hartman Mary Hartman (as Charlie Haggers), Fame (as Bob Dyrenforth)

🎭Harry Anderson -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/14/1952 N.S. d.4/16/2018 N.S. (65)
Actor, Comedian, Magician/Illusionist
Names/Places: b. in Newport, RI
Misc: some say b. 1949
TV Shows: Night Court (as Judge Harry T. Stone), Dave's World (as Dave Barry)

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In 1889, actor-comedian and movie director Sir Charles (Spencer) “Charlie” Chaplin was born in London, England. He began his acting career as a young child, performing on stage then touring with a company as a teenager. When he was 24, he joined Mack Sennettʹs Keystone Film Company, where he made over thirty films. His signature character of the little tramp came to fulfillment in the 1915 film, “The Tramp.” His first talkie was “The Great Dictator” and of his most remembered films was “Limelight.” Often unfavorably in the news headlines, he moved to Switzerland in 1952. In 1972, he returned to the United States to accept a special award at the Academy Awards, and in 1975 he was knighted by the Queen of England. He died on December 25, 1977.

In 1935, the long-running radio comedy program “Fibber McGee and Molly,” starring Jim and Marian Jordan, premiered on the NBC Blue Network.

In 1937, the Laurel and Hardy slapstick comedy “Way Out West” was released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

In 1940, On Opening Day, Franklin D. Rooseveltʹs errant ceremonial first pitch smashes a Washington Post camera. The Chief Executive is not charged with a wild pitch as Red Sox hurler Lefty Grove blanks the Senators, 1-0.

In 1940, At Griffith Stadium, President Franklin D. Roosevelt threw out the first ball…and hit Irving Schlossberg, photographer for the Washington Post.

In 1943, chemist Albert Hoffman took the first LSD trip as a tiny amount of lysergic acid diethylamide accidently seeped through the skin of his finger. Imagine taking a trip and never leave your home. He had created the compound in his laboratory back in 1938 but had found no use for it. As of 1997, he was still on the trip.

In 1948, The Donald Duck film, “Daddy Duck” is released.

In 1948, vocal group The Pied Pipers, which by then comprised June Hutton, Clark Yocum, Hal Hopper and Chuck Lowry, recorded a beautiful version of “My happiness”. Although the recording ban (which lasted about all of 1948) forced them to record this with no other accompaniment than an extra bass voice, a ukulele and I think a xylophone, it reached #3 in July 1948. It was to be their last top 10 hit.

In 1949, “Ya Wanna Buy A Bunny?” Makes The Pop Chart by Spike Jones and the City Slickers featuring George Rock; will peak at #24.

In 1956, “I Love Lucy” We could describe this episode as the one in which the famous redhead gets into trouble trying to break into show business. But that synopsis would cover almost every I Love Lucy. So letʹs amend things to say that in this outing Lucy gets into a bunch of trouble. On the train to Rome, site of one of Rickyʹs European gigs, Lucy is spied by an Italian movie producer who thinks sheʹd be perfect for a role in his new film, “Bitter Grapes.” Determined to research her role, Lucy hies herself to a vineyard where sheʹs assigned the job of stomping grapes. That leads to some uproariously funny folk-dance moves — and a near stomping by her testy co-worker. “Lucyʹs Italian Movie” is a vat of fun, stirred up by Ballʹs inimitable, extravagant flair for slapstick.

In 1964, 04 x 16 = 64

In 1965, on the final episode of “The Jack Benny Program,” Americaʹs favorite skinflint (nowdays, that title currently belonging to tightwad David Tanny) relives a World War II bombing raid at The Palladium, with help from the younger generation of musical comedy, “The Smothers Brothers.”

In 1977, in the first of 11 such sketches on “Saturday Night Live,” Bill Murrayʹs “Nick the Lounge Singer” works the unresponsive crowd for the Happy Hour in the Zephyr at Lake Minnehonkaʹs beautiful Breezy Point Lodge.

In 1977, R.C., “Free” by Deniece Williams peaked at #25 on the pop singles chart; this song led to the arrests of some couple thousand shoplifters nationwide who claim that the 45 single was…FREE.


In 1983, on “SNL” Velvet Jones (Eddie Murphy) plugs his titillating new “The Exercises of Love” videotape. “Yes, Itʹs all here: the squatting, the thrusting, the grunting and the groaning. Take it from Velvet, these are exercises youʹll want to watch again and again.”

In 1983, R.C., “Mr. Roboto” by Styx peaked at #3 on the pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Comedian” album by Eddie Murphy was certified Platinum by the RIAA

In 1987, The Federal Communications Commission put broadcasters on notice it would impose a broader definition of indecency over the airwaves. This was directed at not only shock jocks, like Howard Stern, but those on your neighborhood radio station. Some stations, the FCC noted, had gone way beyond the seven dirty words made famous by comedian George Carlin in a routine from the early 1970s. There is, incidentally, such a thing as the “seven dirty words” rule at the FCC. Those seven dirty words are (CENSORED), (CENSORED), (CENSORED), (CENSORED), (CENSORED), (CENSORED), and (CENSORED)!

In 1987, Ray Stevens released the song “Would Jesus Wear a Rolex?”

In 1993, Dudley (TV Comedy) first went on the air. It was a dud.

In 1993, Superman Resurrected into 4 supermen. Which one is real?

In 1994, Dudley Moore and Nicholle Rothschild were married.

In 1994, R.C., “Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm” by Crash Test Dummies peaked at #4 on the pop singles chart.

In 1994, R.C., “My Sharona” by The Knack reentered the chart and peaked at #91 on the pop singles chart.

In 1997, the Chicago Cubs set a National League record for most losses to start a season, suffering their 12th straight following their 4-0 loss to the Colorado Rockies. The Cubs have lost 26 of their last 28 games dating back to the previous season. They have the fourth worst start ever, trailing the 1904 Washington Senators and 1920 Detroit Tigers (each 0-13) and the 1988 Baltimore Orioles (0-21).

In 1999, U.S. postage stamp is dedicated in Daffy Duckʹs honor and “Daffy Duck Day” is declared in Hollywood

In 2002, Jon Rauch of Chicago set a record. He became the…tallest player in major league history. The White Sox beat the Cleveland Indians, 10-5. The pitcher towered over the six foot, ten inch previous record holders Randy Johnson and Eric Hillman…by one inch.

In 2003, the film “A Mighty Wind” opened in theaters in the USA.

In 2007, Carrie Underwoodʹs dark hit “Before He Cheats” won video of the year, female video and best video director at the fan-voted CMT Music Awards.

In 2013, “Who Gets the Last Laugh?” began airing on TBS

In 2014, “Unusually Thicke” mockumentary began airing on TVGN

In 2064, 04 x 16 = 64

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What's Today?

Today is Tue Apr the 16 in the year 2019
Jan 1 began on a Tue
This is day 106 of the year
Serialnumber = 43559
Julian date = 2458578 O.S.= 4 - 3 - 2019



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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.
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