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Demented Datebooks: Comedy Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age August 8

Last Updated 09-19-2018

🎭Nita Talbot -- is 88 in the year 2018 and 89 in the year 2019; b.8/8/1930
Actress, Comedienne
Misc: retired from acting in 1997
TV Shows: Joe & Mabel (as Mabel), The Thin Man, Jim Backus Show, Here We Go Again, Supertrain
Movie Titles: Night Shift, Girl Happy, Puppet Master II

⛪🎭🏆🎾Dustin Hoffman -- is 81 in the year 2018 and 82 in the year 2019; b.8/8/1937
Jewish, TV/Movie Actor, Movie Director, Tennis Player
Names/Places: b. in Los Angeles
TV Shows: Search For Tomorrow
Movie Titles: The Graduate, Tootsie, All The President's Men, Rain Man, Kramer vs. Kramer, Midnight Cowboy, Ishtar, Dick Tracy, Hook's Captain Hook, Simpsons' Mr. Bergstrom, Sleepers, Midnight Cowboy, Little Big Man, Outbreak, Mad City, Wag the Dog, Sphere, Moonlight Mile, Runaway Jury, I Love Huckabees, Finding Neverland, Meet The Fockers, Racing Stripes, Stranger Than Fiction, Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, The Tale of Desperaux, Last Chance Harvey

🎭🎵Connie Stevens -- is 80 in the year 2018 and 81 in the year 2019; b.8/8/1938 N.S.
TV/Movie Actress, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Brooklyn; RN:Concetta Rosalie Ann Ingolia; Eddie Fisher's ex-wife
Song Titles: Kookie Kookie Lend Me Your Comb (with Ed "Kookie" Burns)
TV Shows: Love Boat (frequent passenger), Hawaiian Eye (as Crickett Blake), Wendy & Me (as Wendy), Scruples

🎵Phillip E. Balsley -- is 79 in the year 2018 and 80 in the year 2019; b.8/8/1939
Hall of Famer, Country Singer
Group Names: The Statler Brothere, The Kingsmen

🎵John "Jay" David -- is 76 in the year 2018 and 77 in the year 2019; b.8/8/1942 N.S.
Drummer
Group Names: Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show

🎭🎵Robin Quivers -- is 66 in the year 2018 and 67 in the year 2019; b.8/8/1952
Actress, Director, Radio Disc Jock
Misc: of Howard Stern radio show
Movie Titles: Private Parts

🎵🎸Anton Fig -- is 66 in the year 2018 and 67 in the year 2019; b.8/8/1952
Rock & Roll Drummer, South African
Group Names: Paul Shaffer's World's Most Dangerous Band, Paul Shaffer Band

🎭🎵Donny Most -- is 65 in the year 2018 and 66 in the year 2019; b.8/8/1953
Actor, Producer, Singer
Names/Places: aka Don Most; b. in New York City
TV Shows: Happy Days (as Ralph Malph), Glee (as Rusty Pillsbury)
Movie Titles: EDtv, Moola (director)

🎵🎸Chris "Chrissie Boy" Foreman -- is 62 in the year 2018 and 63 in the year 2019; b.8/8/1956 N.S.
Composer/Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Ska Musician, English
Misc: some say b. 1955
Group Names: Madness

🎭Matt Shakman -- is 43 in the year 2018 and 44 in the year 2019; b.8/8/1975
Actor, Producer/Director
TV Shows: Just the Ten of Us (as Graham "J.R." Lubbock Jr.), It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, House M.D.
Movie Titles: Cut Bank, Still Life

🎭Lindsay Sloane -- is 41 in the year 2018 and 42 in the year 2019; b.8/8/1977
Actress
TV Shows: Sabrina the Teenage Witch (as Valerie Brickhead), Grosse Pointe (as Marcy Sternfeld/Kim Peterson), The Odd Couple (as Emily)
Movie Titles: She's Out of My League, Horrible Bosses (series)

🎭Meagan Good -- is 37 in the year 2018 and 38 in the year 2019; b.8/8/1981
Actress, Producer/Director
Movie Titles: Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, Think Like a Man, Brick, Saw V

🎭Katie Leung -- is 31 in the year 2018 and 32 in the year 2019; b.8/8/1987
Actress, Scotish
Movie Titles: Wild Swans, Run, Harry Potter (series as Cho Chang)

🎭Kenny Baumann -- is 29 in the year 2018 and 30 in the year 2019; b.8/8/1989
Actor
TV Shows: The Secret Life of the American Teenager (as Ben Boykewich)
Movie Titles: Here's Herbie, Call Me Crazy: A Five Film, Consideration

🎭Sylvia Sidney -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/8/1910 d.7/1/1999 (88)
TV/Movie Actress
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RN:Sophie Kosow
TV Shows: WKRP in Cincinnati (as Lillian 'Mama' Carlson in the pilot)

🎭William Asher -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/8/1921 d.7/16/2012 (90)
TV Producer/Director
Names/Places: Joyce Bulifant's hubby
TV Shows: Bewitched, I Love Lucy, The Paul Lynde Show, Temperatures Rising

🎭Richard Anderson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/8/1926 N.S. d.8/31/2017 N.S. (91)
TV/Movie Actor, Producer, Narrator
TV Shows: Perry Mason (as Lt. Steve Drumm), Dan August, The Six Million Dollar Man (as Oscar Goldman), The Bionic Woman (as Oscar Goldman), Cover Up, Pearl, Dynasty (as Senator Buck Fallmont), Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (as Narrator)
Movie Titles: Paths of Glory, Forbidden Planet

Terry Nation -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/8/1930 d.3/9/1997 (66)
Writer, Novelist, Welsh (Wales)
TV Shows: Dr. Who, Blake's 7

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🎵Mel Tillis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/8/1932 d.11/19/2017 N.S. (85)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Country Singer, Country Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Tampa, FL; father of daugher-star Pam
Misc: sang solo and duets with Webb Pierce, Glen Campbell and Nancy Sinatra; the most famous stutterer in country music which is also his trademark, but the words flow smoothly when he sings

🎭Richard Deacon -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/14/1921 N.S. d.8/8/1984 N.S. (63)
TV/Movie Actor
TV Shows: Leave it to Beaver (as Mr. Fred Rutherford), Date With the Angels, Dick Van Dyke Show (as Melvin Cooley), Mothers-in-Law (as Roger Buell), B.J. & the Bear, Pruitts of Southhampton

🎭Alan Napier -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/7/1903 d.8/8/1988 (85)
TV/Movie Actor, English
Misc: 40-50s film butler
TV Shows: Batman (as butler Alfred Pennyworth)

🎭Paul "Mousie" Garner -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/31/1909 N.S. d.8/8/2004 N.S. (95)
Actor, Comedian
TV Shows: Surfside Six (as Mousie)

🎭🎵Glen Campbell -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/22/1936 d.8/8/2017 N.S. (81)
Hall of Famer, Movie Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Composer, Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Delight, Ar.
Misc: some say b. 1935, 1938, March 22, or April 10
Group Names: The Champs, The Beach Boys, soloist
Song Titles: Wichita Lineman, Galveston, True Grit, Any Which Way You Can, Gentile on My Mind, By the Time I Get to Phoenix, Southern Nights, Rhinestone Cowboy
TV Shows: The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour
Movie Titles: True Grit

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In 1876, Thomas A. Edison received a patent for his mimeograph (which he didnʹt name as such), which he described as a “method of preparing autographic stencils for printing.”

In 1900, Actor W.C. Fields married Harriet Hughes.

In 1916, 08 + 08 = 16

In 1941, Spike Jonesʹ made his first recordings with the City Slickers and recorded “The Covered Wagon Rolled Along”, “Red Wing”, “Barstool Cowboy”, “Behind Those Swingin' Doors”, using the musical styles of a washboard band, honky tonk band, ragtime, and some traditional jazz.

In 1941, In New York, Les Brown and his Orchestra record “Joltinʹ Joe” for Columbia Records. The song about Yankee outfielder Joe DiMaggioʹs hitting streak will be played incessantly on radio stations across the country, eventually reaching number 12 on the charts.

In 1942, The animated feature film, “Bambi” world premieres in London, England.

In 1953, “The Sammy Kaye Show”, TV Music, moved to NBC.

In 1960, Decca Records dumped 25,000 copies of Ray Petersonʹs “Tell Laura I Lover Her.” They felt the song, which recounts the last thoughts of a teenager dying from a car accident, is too tasteless and vulgar for the English sensibility.

In 1960, R.C., “Bad Man Blunder” by The Kingston Trio peaked at #37 on the pop singles chart.

In 1960, R.C., “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini” by Brian Hyland peaked at #1 on the pop singles chart.

In 1963, Kingsmen release “Louie, Louie,” radio stations label it obscene.

In 1964, 08 x 08 = 64

In 1968, Richard M. Nixon was nominated for president as the Republican national convention in Miami Beach, Florida. Later that day, Nixon selected Maryland Gov. Spiro T. Agnew to be his running mate.

In 1970, “The Ray Stevens Show”, TV Variety; last aired on NBC.

In 1978, Odie The Dog first appeared on the Garfield comic strip.

In 1980, it was 8:08:08 twice on 8-8-80

In 1981, the worlds largest kite measuring just under 6,000 square feet is flown publicly for the first time. The kiting record remains intact until it is broken by the overdrafts of certain members of Congress in 1992.

In 1986, “Knight Rider”, TV Adventure; last aired on NBC.

In 1987, “Mutual of Omahaʹs Wild Kingdom” mates with “Jeopardy!” and the child is ABCʹs “Animal Crack-Ups.” Alan Thicke hosts the comedy based quiz show with a panel of celebs trying to determine such high caliber questions as “What Would Jellyfish Do?” The show makes its debut in primetime, but shifts to the Saturday morning schedule after a month.

In 1988, it was 8:08:08 twice on 8-8-88

In 1988, Temperature hits high of 88 on 8/8/88 in NYC.

In 1992, R.C., “Give It Away” by Red Hot Chili Peppers peaked at #73 on the pop singles chart; “Weird Al” parodied it into “Bedrock Anthem”.

In 1995, “Mellow Gold” album by Beck was certified Platinum by the RIAA

In 1999, “Mystery Science Theater 3000” TV Sci-Fi series concluded its run on the Sci-Fi Channel.

In 2000, “Buzz Lightyear of Star Command” was first released as a direct-to-video pilot film

In 2001, The Wayne Brady Show premiered on ABC. Itʹs the first comedy/variety show in a long time.

In 2004, on the cover of TV Guide: Dave Chappelle

In 2008, it was 8:08:08 on 8-8-08

In 2009, Cheech Marin married Natasha Rubin

In 2016, 08 + 08 = 16

In 2064, 08 x 08 = 64

In 2088, it was 8:08:08 on 8-8-88

Novelty Songs Charting in the U.S.

In 1959, “The Battle Of New Orleans” by Johnny Horton charted at number 4 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Ragtime Cowboy Joe” by David Seville And The Chipmunks charted at number 16 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “M.T.A.” by The Kingston Trio charted at number 30 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Along Came Jones” by The Coasters charted at number 79 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1964, “The Little Old Lady (From Pasadena)” by Jan And Dean charted at number 4 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1964, “Dang Me” by Roger Miller charted at number 8 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1964, “Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh! (Sequel)” by Allan Sherman charted at number 67 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1964, “G.T.O.” by Ronny And The Daytonas charted at number 72 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1964, “Haunted House” by Jumpin' Gene Simmons charted at number 99 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “In The Summertime” by Mungo Jerry charted at number 12 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “Summertime Blues” by The Who charted at number 28 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “Gimme Dat Ding” by Pipkins charted at number 39 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “America, Communicate With Me” by Ray Stevens charted at number 48 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “Theme From 'M*A*S*H' (Suicide Is Painless)” by Al DeLory charted at number 71 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “The Breakup Song (They Don't Write 'Em)” by The Greg Kihn Band charted at number 27 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Double Dutch Bus” by Frankie Smith charted at number 31 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Stars On 45 (Medley)” by Stars On 45 charted at number 44 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “General Hospi-Tale” by The Afternoon Delights charted at number 63 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Super Freak” by Rick James charted at number 74 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “I Love My Truck” by Glen Campbell charted at number 110 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Wipe Out” by Fat Boys And The Beach Boys charted at number 39 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Oh Yeah” by Yello charted at number 88 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-A-Lot charted at number 2 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Jump Around” by House Of Pain charted at number 32 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

Novelty Songs Charting in the U.K.

In 1959, “The Battle Of New Orleans” by Lonnie Donegan charted at number 3 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Ragtime Cowboy Joe” by David Seville And The Chipmunks charted at number 12 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1964, “Call Up The Groups” by The Barron Knights charted at number 3 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “Lola” by The Kinks charted at number 2 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “Neanderthal Man” by Hotlegs charted at number 3 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “In The Summertime” by Mungo Jerry charted at number 6 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “Summertime Blues” by The Who charted at number 40 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Hooked On Classics (Medley)” by Louis Clark Conducting The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra charted at number 3 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Wordy Rappinghood” by Tom Tom Club charted at number 22 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “(Si si) Je suis un Rock Star” by Bill Wyman charted at number 28 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Star Trekkin'” by The Firm charted at number 35 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Sesame's Treet” by Smart E's charted at number 8 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “57 Channels (And Nothin' On)” by Bruce Springsteen charted at number 50 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-A-Lot charted at number 56 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2009, “Thriller” by Michael Jackson charted at number 63 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2015, “Bills” by LunchMoney Lewis charted at number 37 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

Novelty Songs Charting in Australia

In 1953, “How Much Is That Doggie In The Window” by Patti Page charted at number 2 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “The Battle Of New Orleans” by Johnny Horton charted at number 1 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Quiet Village” by Martin Denny charted at number 8 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1964, “Poison Ivy / Broken Things” by Billy Thorpe And The Aztecs charted at number 6 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “Old Man Emu” by John Williamson charted at number 10 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “In The Summertime” by Mungo Jerry charted at number 18 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “Tennessee Birdwalk” by Jack Blanchard And Misty Morgan charted at number 19 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Stars On 45 (Medley) / Stars On 45 (Theme)” by Stars On 45 charted at number 1 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Who Can It Be Now? / Anyone For Tennis?” by Men At Work charted at number 2 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Freedom Of Choice / Devo Live [EP]” by Devo charted at number 4 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Wasn't That A Party / Here's To The Horses” by The Irish Rovers charted at number 73 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “(Do) The Hucklebuck / Telephone Baby” by Coast To Coast charted at number 94 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-A-Lot charted at number 29 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “Kung Fu Fighting” by Bus Stop Featuring Carl Douglas charted at number 23 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “(It's) Tricky” by Run-D.M.C. Vs. Jason Nevins charted at number 43 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2009, “Thriller” by Michael Jackson charted at number 40 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

The Holiday Almanacs August 8, 2019

What's Today?

Today is Thu Aug the 8 in the year 2019
Jan 1 began on a Tue
This is day 220 of the year
Serialnumber = 43673
Julian date = 2458692 O.S.= 7 - 26 - 2019

Calendar

Holidays

Saint Dominic Feast Day
[USA] National Smile Week (Day 4)
National Psychiatric Technician Week (Day 5)
[Afghanistan] Independence Day (1919)
[Bhutan] Independence Day (1949)
[USA] Emancipation Day (Kentucky)
[Nepal] Tij Day- Woman's holiday
[USA] Bonza Bottler Day (Party Party Day)
[USA] Nagaski (Japan) Day: the day it got bombed in 1945.
Swim Day
[USA] National Admit You're Happy Day

Reminders

Astrological sign: Leo: The Lion (7-23 thru 8-22); Ruling Planet: Sun. Element: Fire. Traits: Forceful, generous, creative, well-organized. Body part associated with this sign: The heart. Occupations: Supervisor, actor, king, activities requiring physical strength, bartender.
Astrological sign: Virgo: The Virgin (8-23 thru 9-22); Symbol: The Virgin. Ruling Planet: Mercury. Element: Earth. Traits: Analytical, discriminating, modest, neat. Body part associated with this sign: The belly. Occupations: Editor, medicine, chemistry, research, accounting.
Flowers: gladiolus and poppy
Gems: sardonyx and peridot
Full Moon: Sturgeon Moon and Barley Moon?
Home Improvement Months (not the TV show) (from April-Sep)
Hurricane Season Months in the East (June 1-Nov 30)
Hurricane Season Months in the West (June 1-Oct 31)
American Artists Appreciation Month
Architecture Month
Breastfeeding Month
Fall of Empires Month
Foot Health Month
National Canning Month
National Catfish Month
National Golf Month
National HAIRitage Month
National Parks Month
National Sandwich Month
National Water Quality Month
Psychic Month
Romance Awareness Month
Science, Medicine and Technology Books Month
Dog Days of Summer (thru 8-15)
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