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Demented Datebooks: Comedy Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age August 17

Last Updated 08-28-2018

⛪🎭Robert De Niro -- is 75 in the year 2018 and 76 in the year 2019; b.8/17/1943
Roman Catholic, TV/Movie Actor, Producer
Names/Places: b. in New York City
TV Shows: Search for Tomorrow
Movie Titles: Godfather II, Taxi Driver, The Deer Hunter, Untouchables, GoodFellas, Awakenings, Frankenstein, Raging Bull, Cape Fear, Mean Streets, Bang the Drum Slowly, Casino, Backdraft, Sleepers, Marvin's Room, Wag the Dog, Jackie Brown, Great Expectations, Meet the Parents, Men of Honor, 15 Minutes, Showtime, City by the Sea, Analyze That, Godsend, Shark Tale, Meet The Fockers, Hide and Seek, The Good Shepherd, Arthur and the Invisibles, Righteous Kill

🎭Allan Royal -- is 74 in the year 2018 and 75 in the year 2019; b.8/17/1944
Actor, Canadian
TV Shows: They Came From Outer Space (as Lt. Col. Tom Barker), Falcon Crest (as R.D. Young), Night Heat (as Tom Kirkwood)
Movie Titles: The Good Witch, Pirates of Silicon Valley

🎭Martha Coolidge -- is 72 in the year 2018 and 73 in the year 2019; b.8/17/1946
Producer/Director
Movie Titles: Valley Girl (director), Real Genius (director), Rambling Rose (director)

✍🎭🎵Wesley Eure -- is 67 in the year 2018 and 68 in the year 2019; b.8/17/1951 N.S.
Author, Lecturer, Screenwriter, TV/Soap Actor, Producer, Director, Singer
TV Shows: Days of Our Lives (as Mike Horton), Land of the Lost (as Will Marshall), Dragon Tales (creator and writer), Spy TV (writer), Totally Hidden Video (writer and assorted characters)
Movie Titles: C.H.O.M.P.S. (which is the reason why he's in the Demented Datebook!)

🎵Kevin Rowland -- is 65 in the year 2018 and 66 in the year 2019; b.8/17/1953
Songwriter, Hip-Pop Singer/Guitarist, English
Group Names: Dexy's Midnight Runners lead
Song Titles: Geno, Come On Eileen

🎭Larry B. Scott -- is 57 in the year 2018 and 58 in the year 2019; b.8/17/1961
Actor, Producer/Director
TV Shows: Super Force
Movie Titles: The Karate Kid, Revenge of the Nerds, SpaceCamp, Iron Eagle

🎵Kelvin "Posdnous" Mercer -- is 49 in the year 2018 and 50 in the year 2019; b.8/17/1969 N.S.
Music Producer, Rhythm and Blues Performer, Rapper, Hip Hop Performer
Names/Places: aka Posdnuos or Pos
Group Names: De La Soul

🎭🎮Jake Patellis -- is 41 in the year 2018 and 42 in the year 2019; b.8/17/1977
Actor, Video Game Voice Actor
Misc: retired from acting in 2000
TV Shows: The Good Life (as Paul Bowman), George and Leo
Video Games: Are You Afraid of the Dark?: The Tale of Orpheo's Curse

🎭🎮Bryton James -- is 32 in the year 2018 and 33 in the year 2019; b.8/17/1986
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Video Game Voice Actor
Names/Places: RN:Bryton McClure
TV Shows: Family Matters (as Richie Crawford), Hero Factory, The Vampire Diaries, DC Super Friends, Winx Club (series), Zevo-3
Video Games: The Jungle Book: Rhythm 'n Groove

🎖⚛Davy Crockett -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/17/1786 d.3/6/1836 (49)
Soldier, Adventurer, Explorer, Frontiersman
Names/Places: NN: King of the Wild Frontier; RFN:David
Misc: grinned down bears

✍🎭🎵Mae West -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/17/1893 N.S. d.11/22/1980 N.S. (87)
Screenwriter, Playwright, Movie/Stage Actress, Comedienne, Singer
Misc: b. in Brooklyn; "Come up and see me sometime", "I've never met a man I didn't like", "I used to be Snow White, but I drifted"; career spanned seven decades; d. in Hollywood

🎭Marty May -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/17/1898 d.11/11/1975 (77)
Comedian

🎭Joshua Andrew Koenig -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/17/1968 N.S. d.2/16/2010 N.S. (41)
Actor
Misc: died between Feb 16 and 18 of 2010
TV Shows: Growing Pains (as Boner)

🎵Billy Murray -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/25/1877 d.8/17/1954 (77)
Pop Singer
Names/Places: NN:The Denver Nightengale
Misc: major star 1900-1930

🎭Ed Gardner -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/29/1901 d.8/17/1963 (62)
Radio Actor, Comedian
Misc: radio: Duffy's Tavern

🎭Vivian Vance -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/26/1912 d.8/17/1979 (67)
Hall of Famer, TV/Stage Actress
Names/Places: b. in Cherryville, KS
Misc: some say b. 1907, 11, or 13
TV Shows: I Love Lucy (as Ethel Mertz), The Lucy Show (as Vivian Bagley)

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🎭Harry Corbett -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/28/1918 d.8/17/1989 (71)
Actor, Puppeteer, British
Movie Titles: Jabberwocky

Angelo J. Leno -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/10/1910 d.8/17/1994 (83)
Celebrity Parent
Names/Places: Jay's father

🎵Mike Condello -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/6/1946 d.8/17/1995 (49)
Songwriter, Novelty Singer
Group Names: Hub Kapp and The Wheels (fronted by Pat McMahon), The Ladmo Trio
TV Shows: Wallace and Ladmo Show (co-host and parodist)

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In 1938, the team of Laurel and Hardy came to an end when Stan Laurel was dropped by Hal Roach because of a contract dispute. Harry Langdon signed to replace Laurel.

In 1939, “The Wizard of Oz” opened at Loewʹs Capitol Theater in NY. There were many movies before WIZARD OF OZ that were a combination of color and b/w. The first that comes to mind was THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1925). It was b/w and 2-strip Technicolor and tinting. It was not the first movie to use the combination of black and white and color film. Ted Turner wasnʹt old enough to colorize the rest of the film yet.

In 1945, The George Orwell novel “Animal Farm,” an allegorical satire of Soviet Communism, was first published in London by Martin Secker and Warburg.

In 1957, on the cover of TV Guide: “Phil Silvers”. Other Articles: The Line Up, Jim Bowie

In 1959, R.C., “Furry Murray” by The Tradewinds peaked at #91 on the pop singles chart.

In 1963, on the cover of TV Guide: “Fred MacMurray of My Three Sons”. Other Articles: Mickey Rooney, Nancy Kulp

In 1969, in the Woodstock Festival, the last day of the 3 day event, the Whoʹs Pete Townshend knocked Yippie Abbie Hoffman off the stage during the performance of “Tommy”. Hoffman was trying to announce some propaganda to the audience.

In 1974, R.C., “Makin' The Best Of A Bad Situation” by Dick Feller peaked at #85 on the pop singles chart.

In 1974, R.C., “The Night Chicago Died” by Paper Lace peaked at #1 on the pop singles chart.

In 1977, “Star Wars (soundtrack)” album by John Williams was certified Platinum by the RIAA

In 1979, Monty Pythonʹs “Life of Brian” premieres.

In 1989, Washington, D.C. radio station WGEO is the setting for the flop series “F.M.” on NBC starring Robert Hays of "Airplane" fame. Though the attempt to clone “WKRP in Cincinnati” only lasts a year, it does have a cast which will go on to bigger and/or better work, including Patricia (“Home Improvement”) Richardson and DeLane (“Daveʹs World”) Matthews.

In 1991, “Best of the Worst” began airing on Fox

In 1997, “The Worldʹs Funniest!” began airing on Fox

In 2007, “Phineas and Ferb” began airing on Disney Channel

In 2010, “Big Lake” began airing on Comedy Central

In 2010, “Melissa and Joey” began airing on ABC Family

In 2015, Actress-dancer Yvonne Craig, 78, who played the sexy, crime-fighting Batgirl in the 1960s TV hit “Batman,” died in Los Angeles.

Novelty Songs Charting in the U.S.

In 1957, “Short Fat Fannie” by Larry Williams charted at number 6 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1957, “The Flying Saucer The 2nd” by Buchanan And Goodman charted at number 19 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “Wipe Out” by The Surfaris charted at number 4 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh! (A Letter From Camp)” by Allan Sherman charted at number 7 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “Surf City” by Jan And Dean charted at number 11 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport” by Rolf Harris charted at number 32 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “Martian Hop” by Ran-Dells charted at number 62 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “1,2,3 Red Light” by 1910 Fruitgum Company charted at number 32 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Mr. Businessman” by Ray Stevens charted at number 58 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “The Night Chicago Died” by Paper Lace charted at number 1 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Wildwood Weed” by Jim Stafford charted at number 8 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “I Shot The Sheriff” by Eric Clapton charted at number 13 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Clap For The Wolfman” by The Guess Who charted at number 30 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Earache My Eye” by Cheech And Chong charted at number 72 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Moonlight Special” by Ray Stevens charted at number 73 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Surfin' U.S.A.” by The Beach Boys charted at number 84 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Billy, Don't Be A Hero” by Bo Donaldson And The Heywoods charted at number 99 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Smokin' In The Boys Room” by Mötley Crüe charted at number 26 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “19” by Paul Hardcastle charted at number 41 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “You Look Marvelous” by Fernando (Billy Crystal) charted at number 61 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “The Goonies 'R' Good Enough” by Cyndi Lauper charted at number 87 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Centerfield” by John Fogerty charted at number 100 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “Low Rider (On The Boulevard)” by Latin Alliance (Latin Alliance Featuring War) charted at number 73 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)” by Los del Rio charted at number 1 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Macarena” by Los del Rio charted at number 41 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Macarena” by Los Del Mar charted at number 75 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Redneck Games” by Jeff Foxworthy And Alan Jackson charted at number 81 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore And Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz charted at number 31 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

Novelty Songs Charting in the U.K.

In 1963, “Wipe Out” by The Surfaris charted at number 10 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “Deck Of Cards” by Wink Martindale charted at number 24 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “Surfin' U.S.A.” by The Beach Boys charted at number 34 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “Surf City” by Jan And Dean charted at number 39 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Fire” by The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown charted at number 1 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Yummy, Yummy, Yummy” by Ohio Express charted at number 18 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Here Comes The Judge” by Pigmeat Markham charted at number 19 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Here Comes The Judge” by Shorty Long charted at number 32 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “I Shot The Sheriff” by Eric Clapton charted at number 9 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “My Girl Bill” by Jim Stafford charted at number 30 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Kung Fu Fighting” by Carl Douglas charted at number 42 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Midnight At The Oasis” by Maria Muldaur charted at number 43 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Living On Video” by Trans X charted at number 18 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Tarzan Boy” by Baltimora charted at number 33 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “19” by Paul Hardcastle charted at number 69 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “I'm Too Sexy” by Right Said Fred charted at number 2 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Macarena” by Los del Rio charted at number 2 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “How Bizarre” by OMC charted at number 8 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Giddy Up” by 2 In A Room charted at number 74 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore And Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz charted at number 62 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “Gangnam Style” by Psy charted at number 66 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “Creep” by Radiohead charted at number 70 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “It's Tricky” by Run-D.M.C. charted at number 95 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

Novelty Songs Charting in Australia

In 1963, “Surf City” by Jan And Dean charted at number 1 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “Wipe Out / Surfer Joe” by The Surfaris charted at number 10 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Whiskey On A Sunday (The Puppet Song) / The Orange And The Green” by The Irish Rovers charted at number 1 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Yummy, Yummy, Yummy” by Ohio Express charted at number 9 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “The Unicorn” by The Irish Rovers charted at number 15 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Billy, Don't Be A Hero / Celia” by Paper Lace charted at number 2 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “The Streak / You've Got The Music Inside” by Ray Stevens charted at number 7 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Midnight At The Oasis / Any Old Time” by Maria Muldaur charted at number 16 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “My Girl Bill / I May Never Pass This Way Again” by Cash Backman charted at number 21 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “My Girl Bill / L.A. Mamma” by Jim Stafford charted at number 25 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Too Pooped To Pop / She, Tell Me What To Do” by The La De Da's charted at number 28 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Do The Spunky Monkey / My Daddy Was A Song And Dance Man” by Digby Richards charted at number 42 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “The Goonies 'R' Good Enough” by Cyndi Lauper charted at number 12 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “People Are Still Having Sex” by LaTour charted at number 20 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Macarena” by Los del Rio charted at number 12 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Macarena” by Los Del Mar Featuring Pedro Castano charted at number 20 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

The Holiday Almanacs August 17, 2019

What's Today?

Today is Sat Aug the 17 in the year 2019
Jan 1 began on a Tue
This is day 229 of the year
Serialnumber = 43682
Julian date = 2458701 O.S.= 8 - 4 - 2019

Calendar

Holidays

[USA] 60s Music Appreciation Weekend (Woodstock 8-15-17-1969) (prop by D.T.)
[USA] National Hippie Day
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Week Ends
Don't Wait...Celebrate Week Ends
National Apple Week Ends
National Homeless Animals Day
Weird Contest Week (Day 6)
Elvis International Tribute Week Ends
International Heroes Week Ends
[Argentina] San Martin Day (1850)
[India] Janmashtami
[Indonesia-1945, Gabon-1960] Independence Day
[Norway] Constitution Day (1814)
Come Up and See Me Sometime Day (Mae West b.)
Independence Day, celebrated in Indonesia.

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
Kappa Cygnid meteor shower, radiant in Cygnus (thru 8-20)
[Ancient Rome] Portunalia
Cat Days Begin
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