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Demented Datebooks: Comedy Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age August 9

Last Updated 09-18-2018

🎭🎮Cynthia Harris -- is 84 in the year 2018 and 85 in the year 2019; b.8/9/1934
Actress, Video Game Voice Actress
TV Shows: Mad About You (as Sylvia Buchman)
Movie Titles: The Distinguished Gentleman, Isadora, Three Men and a Baby
Video Games: Grand Theft Auto V

✍⛪🎭David Steinberg -- is 76 in the year 2018 and 77 in the year 2019; b.8/9/1942
Author, Jewish, Actor, Comedian, Commercial Actor, Producer/Director, Canadian
Names/Places: b. in Winnipeg, Manitoba
Misc: some say 8-19; Magnovox ads
TV Shows: Mad About You (director), Inside Comedy (director), Designing Women (director)
Movie Titles: The Wrong Guy (director)

🎵John "Pazz" Parry -- is 72 in the year 2018 and 73 in the year 2019; b.8/9/1946 N.S.
Singer, British
Group Names: The Bonzo Dog Band, Pasadena Roof Orchestra, soloist

🎭Amanda Bearse -- is 60 in the year 2018 and 61 in the year 2019; b.8/9/1958
Actress, Producer/Director, Lesbian
TV Shows: All My Children, Married With Children (as Marcy Rhoades D'Arcy), MadTV (co-director)
Movie Titles: Fright Night, The Doom Generation

🎵Kurtis Blow -- is 59 in the year 2018 and 60 in the year 2019; b.8/9/1959
Songwriter, Radio Disc Jock, Rhythm and Blues Singer, Rapper
Names/Places: b. in Harlem; RN:Kurt Walker
Song Titles: The Breaks, Christmas Rappin', Party Time?, Basketball
Album Titles: Kurtis Blow, Deuce, Tough, The Best Rapper on the Scene, Ego Trip, America

🎭🎮Eric Bana -- is 50 in the year 2018 and 51 in the year 2019; b.8/9/1968
Actor, Voice Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer, Video Game Voice Actor, Australian
TV Shows: Full Frontal
Movie Titles: Something in the Air, The Time Traveler's Wife, Chopper, Black Hawk Down, Finding Nemo, Hulk, Troy, Munich, Star Trek (2009), Lone Survivor, Deliver Us From Evil
Video Games: Hulk

✍🎭Thomas Lennon -- is 48 in the year 2018 and 49 in the year 2019; b.8/9/1970
Screenwriter, Actor, Comedian, Producer/Director
TV Shows: Reno 911, The Odd Couple (as Felix Unger)
Movie Titles: Night at the Museum (series), Memento, Herbie Fully Loaded

🎭🎮Kevin McKidd -- is 45 in the year 2018 and 46 in the year 2019; b.8/9/1973
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Director, Video Game Voice Actor, Scotish
Misc: The Improverts comedy group
TV Shows: Rome, Grey's Anatomy (as Dr. Owen Hunt)
Movie Titles: Percy Jackson and the Olympicans: The Lightning Thief, Kingdom of Heaven, Transpotting, Brave, Dog Soldiers
Video Games: Grand Theft Auto (series), Call of Duty (series)

🎭🎮Ashley Johnson -- is 35 in the year 2018 and 36 in the year 2019; b.8/9/1983
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Video Game Voice Actress
TV Shows: Recess (as Gretchen Grundler), Ben 10: Omniverse (as Gwen), Growing Pains (as Chrissy Seaver), Phenom (as Mary Margaret), Maybe This Time (as Gracie), Blindspot (as Patterson), Critical Role
Movie Titles: The Avengers, What Women Want, The Last of Us, The Help
Video Games: Tales from the Borderlands (series), Marvel Heroes, The Last of Us (series), Skylanders (series), The Witness

🎭John Stephenson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1923 d.5/15/2015 (91)
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
Misc: Voiced some Hanna-Barbera cartoons 50s-60s
TV Shows: People's Choice, Top Cat (as Fancy-Fancy), Jonny Quest (as Dr. Benton Quest), Augue Doggie (as Doggie Daddy)

🎭Jay Leggett -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/9/1963 d.11/23/2013 (50)
Actor, Comedian
TV Shows: In Living Color

🎵🎸Jerry Garcia -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/1/1942 d.8/9/1995 (53)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Classic Rock Singer, Rock & Roll Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in San Francisco; RFMN:Jerome John
Group Names: The Grateful Dead (lead and co-founder)

🎵Peter Matz -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/6/1928 d.8/9/2002 (73)
Bandleader
TV Shows: Edie Adams, Jimmy Dean, Hullabaloo, Kraft Music Hall, Carol Burnett Show, Tim Conway Shows

🎭Bernie Mac -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/5/1957 d.8/9/2008 (50)
Movie Actor, Voice Actor, Comedian
Names/Places: b. in Chicago, IL
TV Shows: The Bernie Mac Show (as Bernie Mac MacCollough)
Movie Titles: The Original Kings of Comedy, Charlie's Angels Full Throttle, Bad Santa, Mr. 3000, Ocean's Twelve, Guess Who, Soul Men, Booty Call, Friday, The Players Club, Head of STate, Pride, Transformers, Madagascar Escape 2 Africa

🎭Mel Stuart -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/2/1928 d.8/9/2012 (83)
Movie Director
Movie Titles: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

🎭🎮Barry Jenner -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/14/1941 d.8/9/2016 N.S. (75)
Actor, Video Game Voice Actor
TV Shows: Dallas (as Dr. Jerry Kenderson), Family Matters (as Lt. Murtagh), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (as Admiral Ross occasional)
Movie Titles: Enough Said, The Taking of Flight 847: The Uli Derickson Story
Video Games: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine -Dominion Wars

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In 1930, a forerunner of Betty Boop, a cartoon character, made her debut in the short “Dizzy Dishes” from Max Fleischer Studios.

In 1930, Walt Disney copyrights the sound version of the film, “Plane Crazy”. Walt Disney copyrights the sound version of the film, “Gallopin' Gaucho”.

In 1934, The first outline for the film “Snow White” is prepared.

In 1940, The Donald Duck film, “Donaldʹs Vacation” is released.

In 1946, The Donald Duck film, “Wet Paint” is released.

In 1947, R.C., “Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)” by Tex Williams and The Western Caravan hit #1 on the pop singles chart and stayed there for six weeks.

In 1962, Robert Zimmerman legally changed his name to Bob Dylan.

In 1964, NEW YORK ENTERTAINMENT Comic BILL COSBY performs at the BITTER END in Greenwich Village

In 1969, R.C., “Big Bruce” by Steve Greenberg peaked at #97 on the pop singles chart.

In 1969, R.C., “Moonfight” by Vik Venus peaked at #38 on the pop singles chart.

In 1969, The “Haunted Mansion” attraction opens in New Orleans Square at Disneyland.

In 1972, 08 x 09 = 72

In 1974, At noon on this day, President Richard M. Nixon formally resigned as president of the United States becoming the first person in the history of the country to resign the top political office in the land. Gerald R. Ford was sworn in as the nationʹs 38th chief executive.

In 1974, “The Night Chicago Died” single by Paper Lace was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1975, R.C., “The Biggest Parakeets In Town” by Jud Strunk peaked at #50 on the pop singles chart.

In 1978, “The Carol Burnett Show”, TV Variety; last aired on CBS after 11 years.

In 1980, R.C., “Empire Strikes Back (Medley)” by Meco peaked at #18 on the pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Thatʹs My Line”, TV Comedy, TV Variety; debut on CBS. It wasnʹt a takeoff of NBCʹs “Real People” or ABCʹs “Thatʹs Incredible”, it was more of a rip-off as it bombed.

In 1982, CBS sends up Dynasty, as well as is own stable of moneyed prime time soaps with “Filthy Rich,” starring Delta Burke and Dixie Carter. While the show weathers 4 different timeslots, before finally getting the ax, the big change is comes with the role of the clanʹs leader. The deceased father, whoʹs seen in the form of a videotaped will, started out as Slim Pickens, who died only a few episodes into the sitcomʹs filming, and was replaced by Forest Tucker.

In 1983, “The ½ hour Comedy Hour” folds on ABC. Hosted by Arsenio Hall and Thom Sharp, regulars include future SNLers Jan Hooks and Victoria Jackson.

In 1985, “Pee Weeʹs Big Adventure” starring Paul Reubens opened in theaters in the U.S.A. It was also co-written by fellow Groundlings Paul Reubens and Phil Hartman, with a cameo from Hartmanʹs future “Saturday Night Live” castmate Jan Hooks.

In 1986, David Childs sets the “inside” loop record for an airplane with 2368 loops.

In 1988, Just 1 day after 8/8/88 NYʹs daily number is 888.

In 1992, “Olympic Triplecast” Ended, a PPV flop by NBC.

In 1995, the movie “Batman Forever” was released in the movie theaters in Singapore.

In 1995, “Northern Exposure”, TV General Drama; last aired on CBS.

In 1998, Jerry Seinfeldʹs “Iʹm Telling You For The Last Time” live from Broadway in New York City aired on HBO. His intention was to capture the comicʹs stand-up show consisting of old jokes heʹs retiring to preserve on video and audio releases, and after that, he plans to start over again with all new material.

In 2003, on the cover of TV Guide: Jay Leno “Heʹs king of late night. They pay him $17 million. Why canʹt Jay Leno just relax?”

In 2008, Comedian Bernie Mac died in Chicago at age 50.

In 2012, Mel Stuart, 83, an award-winning film documentarian who also directed “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” died in Los Angeles.

In 2072, 08 x 09 = 72

Novelty Songs Charting in the U.S.

In 1952, “Indian Love Call” by Slim Whitman charted at number 19 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1958, “Splish Splash” by Bobby Darin charted at number 3 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1958, “Yakety Yak” by The Coasters charted at number 7 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1958, “Willie And The Hand Jive” by The Johnny Otis Show charted at number 9 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1958, “Western Movies” by The Olympics charted at number 23 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1958, “The Purple People Eater” by Sheb Wooley charted at number 24 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1958, “Chantilly Lace” by The Big Bopper charted at number 31 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1958, “No Chemise, Please” by Gerry Granahan charted at number 36 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1958, “Delicious!” by Jim Backus And Friend charted at number 66 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1958, “Op” by The Honeycones charted at number 69 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1958, “Got A Match” by Frank Gallop charted at number 71 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1958, “The Bird On My Head” by David Seville charted at number 79 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1958, “Summertime Blues” by Eddie Cochran charted at number 84 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1958, “Got A Match” by The Daddy-O's charted at number 85 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1958, “The Purple People Eater Meets The Witch Doctor” by Joe South charted at number 91 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1958, “Bird Dog” by The Everly Brothers charted at number 92 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1969, “In The Year 2525 (Exordium And Terminus)” by Zager And Evans charted at number 1 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1969, “A Boy Named Sue” by Johnny Cash charted at number 7 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1969, “Along Came Jones” by Ray Stevens charted at number 27 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1969, “Moonflight” by Vik Venus charted at number 38 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1969, “Sugar, Sugar” by The Archies charted at number 41 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1969, “On Campus” by Dickie Goodman charted at number 49 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1969, “Big Bruce” by Steve Greenberg charted at number 97 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “Why Can't We Be Friends?” by War charted at number 8 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “Black Superman (Muhammad Ali)” by Johnny Wakelin And The Kinshasa Band charted at number 43 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “The Biggest Parakeets In Town” by Jud Strunk charted at number 50 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “Misty” by Ray Stevens charted at number 91 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “In America” by The Charlie Daniels Band charted at number 11 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “The Empire Strikes Back (medley)” by Meco charted at number 18 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Gimme Some Lovin'” by The Blues Brothers charted at number 38 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “The Breaks (Part 1)” by Kurtis Blow charted at number 101 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “You May Be Right” by The Chipmunks charted at number 104 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Rumors” by Timex Social Club charted at number 10 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Yankee Rose” by David Lee Roth charted at number 28 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “I Wanna Be A Cowboy” by Boys Don't Cry charted at number 93 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “ESPN Presents The Jock Jam” by Various Artists charted at number 31 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Your Woman (aka >Abort, Retry, Fail?_)” by White Town charted at number 56 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2014, “Word Crimes” by "Weird Al" Yankovic charted at number 91 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

Novelty Songs Charting in the U.K.

In 1958, “The Purple People Eater” by Sheb Wooley charted at number 26 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1969, “In The Year 2525 (Exordium And Terminus)” by Zager And Evans charted at number 21 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1969, “Dizzy” by Tommy Roe charted at number 34 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1969, “Je T'aime... Moi Non Plus” by Jane Birkin And Serge Gainsbourg charted at number 45 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “Misty” by Ray Stevens charted at number 20 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Theme From 'The Circus' (Computer Game)” by Yellow Magic Orchestra charted at number 27 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “C30 C60 C90 Go” by Bow Wow Wow charted at number 47 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Paranoimia” by The Art Of Noise With Max Headroom charted at number 32 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “It's 'Orrible Being In Love” by Claire And Friends charted at number 41 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2014, “Everything Is AWESOME!!!” by Tegan And Sara Featuring The Lonely Island charted at number 89 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

Novelty Songs Charting in Australia

In 1958, “The Purple People Eater” by Sheb Wooley charted at number 1 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1958, “Witch Doctor” by The Music Of David Seville charted at number 2 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1958, “A Pub With No Beer” by Slim Dusty charted at number 3 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1958, “The Answer To A Pub With No Beer” by Slim Dusty charted at number 14 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1969, “Hair” by Cowsills charted at number 4 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1969, “Frozen Orange Juice” by Peter Sarstedt charted at number 8 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1969, “In The Year 2525 (Exordium And Terminus)” by Zager And Evans charted at number 9 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1969, “Along Came Jones” by Ray Stevens charted at number 19 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “Misty / Sunshine” by Ray Stevens charted at number 6 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “Black Superman (Muhammad Ali) / Bang The Drum” by Johnny Wakelin And The Kinshasa Band charted at number 29 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “Why Can't We Be Friends? / In Mazatlan” by War charted at number 93 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Turning Japanese / Here Comes The Judge (Live)” by The Vapors charted at number 4 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Skinny Girls / Oh Johnny” by Alan O'Day charted at number 18 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Rock Lobster / 6060-842” by The B-52's charted at number 61 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Space Invaders / A Menacing Glow In The Sky” by Player [1] charted at number 67 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Private Idaho / 52 Girls” by The B-52's charted at number 70 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Rock 'n' Roll High School / Let's Go” by The Ramones charted at number 80 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Up Your Nose With A Rubber Hose / Sure She Is The Girl” by Dave And The Derros charted at number 95 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “I Wanna Be A Cowboy” by Boys Don't Cry charted at number 5 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Peter Gunn” by The Art Of Noise Featuring Duane Eddy charted at number 38 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Living Doll” by Comic Relief Presents Cliff Richard And The Young Ones Featuring Hank Marvin charted at number 44 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Men In Black” by Will Smith charted at number 7 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Ashes To Ashes” by Faith No More charted at number 16 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Your Woman (aka >Abort, Retry, Fail?_)” by White Town charted at number 41 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

The Holiday Almanacs August 9, 2019

What's Today?

Today is Fri Aug the 9 in the year 2019
Jan 1 began on a Tue
This is day 221 of the year
Serialnumber = 43674
Julian date = 2458693 O.S.= 7 - 27 - 2019

Calendar

Holidays

[USA] National Smile Week (Day 5)
National Psychiatric Technician Week (Day 6)
[Japan] Nagasaki Memorial Day (1945)
[Libya] Sanusi Army Day
[Rhode Island] Victory Day
[Singapore] Independence Day/National Day (1965)
Betty Boop Birthday (b. 1930)
Book Lovers Day
Isaac Walton Day
Nagasaki Japan Bombing Day (1945)

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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