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Demented Datebooks: Comedy Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age August 18

Last Updated 09-22-2018

🎭🎵Tony Sandler -- is 85 in the year 2018 and 86 in the year 2019; b.8/18/1933
Comedian, Singer
Misc: of Sandler & (Ralph) Young

🎨✍🎭🎵Martin Mull -- is 75 in the year 2018 and 76 in the year 2019; b.8/18/1943
Painter, Writer, TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor, Songwriter, Novelty Singer
Names/Places: b. in Chicago
TV Shows: Mary Hartman Mary Hartman (as Garth Gimble), Fernwood 2-Night (as Barth Gimble), Domestic Life (as Martin Crane), His & Hers, Roseanne (as Leon Carp), Jackie Thomas Show (as Doug Talbot), Sabrina the Teenage Witch (as Vice Principal Willard Craft), American Dad!, Two and a Half Men, Veep (as Bob Bradley)
Movie Titles: FM, My Bodyguard, Take This Job and Shove It, Mrs. Doubtfire, Jingle All the Way

🎭Pamela Rodgers -- is 74 in the year 2018 and 75 in the year 2019; b.8/18/1944
Actress
Misc: retired from acting in 1973
TV Shows: Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In
Movie Titles: The Big Cube, Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine, Suddenly Single

🎭Joseph Marcell -- is 70 in the year 2018 and 71 in the year 2019; b.8/18/1948
Actor, Director, English, Saint Lucian
TV Shows: Fresh Prince of Bel Air (as Geoffrey Butler), Bold & The Beautiful

🎭Elayne Boosler -- is 66 in the year 2018 and 67 in the year 2019; b.8/18/1952
Actress, Comedienne, Director
Names/Places: b. in Brooklyn

🎵Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz -- is 62 in the year 2018 and 63 in the year 2019; b.8/18/1956 N.S.
Drummer, Percussionist
Group Names: Weird Al Yankovic's band

📰🎭Harald Schmidt -- is 61 in the year 2018 and 62 in the year 2019; b.8/18/1957
Columnist, Actor, Comedian, West German

🎭🎵Denis Leary -- is 61 in the year 2018 and 62 in the year 2019; b.8/18/1957
Actor, Comedian, Producer, Novelty Singer
TV Shows: The Job
Movie Titles: Demilition Man, Operation Dumbo Drop, Wag the Dog, Small Soldiers (voice), Ice Age

🎭🎮Ikue Ootani -- is 53 in the year 2018 and 54 in the year 2019; b.8/18/1965
Cartoon Voice Actress, Video Game Voice Actress, Japanese
Names/Places: DN: Ikue Ôtani
TV Shows: PokéMon (series as Pikachu and other characters), Naruto: Shippûden (series)
Movie Titles: PokéMon (series)
Video Games: Super Smash Bros. (series), Project X Zone (series), Naruto Shippûden (series), PokéMon (series)

🎭Christian Slater -- is 49 in the year 2018 and 50 in the year 2019; b.8/18/1969
Movie/Stage Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer
Names/Places: NN:Thumper
Misc: aka a young Jack Nicholson; some say Aug 19
TV Shows: Breaking In (as Oz), Archer (as Slater), Mr. Robot (as Mr. Robot)
Movie Titles: Interview with the Vampire, True Romance, Heathers, Mobsters, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Untamed Heart, The Ten Commandments, The Name of the Rose

🎭Malcolm-Jamal Warner -- is 48 in the year 2018 and 49 in the year 2019; b.8/18/1970
Actor, TV Host, Producer
Names/Places: b. in Jersey City
TV Shows: The Magic School Bus (producer), The Cosby Show (as Theodore "Theo" Huxtable), Here and Now (as Alexander James), CBS Storybreak, Malcolm and Eddie (as Malcolm McGee), Listen Up (as Bernie Widmer), Major Crimes, Suits (as Julius Rowe)
Movie Titles: Fool's Gold

🏆🏈Richie Cunningham -- is 48 in the year 2018 and 49 in the year 2019; b.8/18/1970
NFL Placekicker
Misc: the player with the Happy Days name!

🎭Kaitlin Olson -- is 43 in the year 2018 and 44 in the year 2019; b.8/18/1975 N.S.
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Producer
TV Shows: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (as Dee Reynolds), The Mick (as Mackenzie Murphy)
Movie Titles: Finding Dory, The Heat, Vacation

🎭🎵Andy Samberg -- is 40 in the year 2018 and 41 in the year 2019; b.8/18/1978 N.S.
Actor, Comedian, Producer, Novelty Singer
Group Names: The Lonely Island
Song Titles: D**k in a Box (duet with Justin Timberlake)
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live, Brooklyn Nine-Nine (as Jake Peralta)
Movie Titles: Hot Rod, Hotel Transylvania, Space Chimps

Thomas Carvey -- is 25 in the year 2018 and 26 in the year 2019; b.8/18/1993
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Paula & Dana's son

🎭Parker McKenna Posey -- is 23 in the year 2018 and 24 in the year 2019; b.8/18/1995
Actress
TV Shows: My Wife and Kids (as Kady Kyle)
Movie Titles: Summer Camp, Meet the Santas, Alice Upside Down

⛪🎭Shelley Winters -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/18/1920 d.1/14/2006 (85)
Jewish, Movie/Stage Actress
Names/Places: b. in St. Louis, MO; RN:Shirley Schrift; some say b. 1920
TV Shows: Batman (as Ma Parker)
Movie Titles: Diary of Anne Frank, A Patch of Blue, Poseidon Adventure

🎨✍🎭William George Rushton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/18/1937 d.12/11/1996 (59)
Cartoonist, Author, Satirist, Actor, Comedian, English
TV Shows: That Was the Week That Was

🎵Johnny Preston -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/18/1939 d.3/4/2011 (71)
Songwriter, Pop Singer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: b. in Port Arthur, TX; LN:Corville
Song Titles: Running Bear (singer, which was written by The Big Bopper)

🎭🎵Patrick Swayze -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/18/1952 d.9/14/2009 (57)
TV/Movie Actor, Dancer, Songwriter, Pop Singer
Names/Places: b. in Houston; Lisa Niemi's hubby
Misc: some say b. 1952
TV Shows: Renegades, North & South, The Beast
Movie Titles: The Outsiders, Red Dawn, Dirty Dancing, Road House, Ghost, Point Break, To Wong Foo--Thanks For Everything--Julie Newmar, Three Wishes, Donnie Darko, Jump!

🎭🎵Cousin Jody -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/14/1914 d.8/18/1975 (60)
Comedian, Country Singer

🎨📰Vaughn Shoemaker -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/11/1902 d.8/18/1991 (89)
Comic Strip Cartoonist, Editor
Misc: John Q. Public creator

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🎭Don Pardo -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/22/1918 d.8/18/2014 (96)
Hall of Famer, Announcer
Misc: of NBC staff since 1944; for Saturday Night Live, Jeopardy, 50s prime time TV, daytime game shows, etc

🎭Sir Bruce Forsyth -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/22/1928 d.8/18/2017 N.S. (89)
Comedian, TV Host, Dancer, English
TV Shows: The Generation Game

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In 1817, Gloucester, Massachussetts, newspapers carry accounts of a wild sea serpent seen offshore. 3 feet in diameter, 100 feet long.

In 1930, The Mickey Mouse film, “The Chain Gang”, is completed. This film debuts Pluto the dog, though he is not named.

In 1930, Pluto The Dog, Cartoon Character, Debut in 'The Chain Gang' by Walt Disney.

In 1949, “Candid Camera”, TV Comedy Variety, last aired on NBC, moved to CBS.

In 1958, R.C., “Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare)” by Domenico Modugno peaked at #1 on the pop singles chart and stayed there for five weeks.

In 1961, Jimmy Dean records the recitation “Big Bad John” at the Bradley Film and Recording Studio in Nashville

In 1969, “The Merv Griffin Show”, TV Talk Show; moved to CBS. CBS puts Merv Griffinʹs TV career in jeopardy, pitting him against Johnny Carson in the late-night talk show arena. Carson wins.

In 1978, “Fernwood 2-Night”, TV Talk Show, aka America 2Night, off Oct-Mar; last aired in syndication.

In 1979, “Carol Burnett and Company”, TV Variety, first aired on ABC.

In 1981, Jerry Lewis appears on “Donahue” to defend Telethons.

In 1984, “Fantasy Island”, TV Adventure; last aired on ABC.

In 1986, John Tesh made his first appearance on “Entertainment Tonight.”

In 1986, WYSP-FM Philadelphia begins simulcasting Howard Stern Show.

In 1990, R.C., “Banned In The U.S.A.” by Luke featuring 2 Live Crew peaked at #20 on the pop singles chart.

In 1993, “Weird Al” Yankovic records “Livin' In The Fridge” for his Alapalooza CD.

In 1995, Today in Late Show w/ Letterman History: On July 24, in a segment about dumb ads, Letterman stumbled upon a man named Dick Assman, whose picture was featured in an advertisement for a Regina, Saskatchewan, gas station. After a monthʹs worth of national attention from the LATE SHOWʹs “Dick Assman Updates,” including a musical tribute from Tony Orlando and football legend Joe Namath (who declares himself a “Dick Ass-maniac”), Letterman and Assman finally meet on the stage of the Ed Sullivan Theater, when the late-night host presents his elated guest with a bouquet of roses.

In 1995, Tiny Tim wed Sue Gardner; date acc to a tabloid.

In 1995, Bill Wendell introduced David Letterman for the last time. Wendell had been Lettermanʹs announcer and warm-up act for more than 15 years but said he wanted to pursue other projects.

In 2014, Don Pardo, 96, a durable radio and television announcer whose booming baritone became as much a part of the U.S. cultural landscape as the shows and products he touted, died in Tucson, Arizona.

In 2015, Bud Yorkin, a director and producer who helped forge a new brand of topical TV comedy with the 1970s hit “All in the Family,” died in Los Angeles at age 89.

In 9999, (Say what???) Harald Schmidt ist dieser Tag 1957 ein neugeborenes und impersonates sofort amerikanischen Jack Paar. Freundliche Deutsche entschuldigen Uebersetzung durch Autor Tom. Ich geniesse Lowenbrau und David Hasselhoff. Kaufen Sie bitte einige Buecher meiner Internet-Bibliothek.

Novelty Songs Charting in the U.S.

In 1956, “The Flying Saucer (Parts 1 And 2)” by Buchanan And Goodman charted at number 13 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1956, “Stranded In The Jungle” by The Cadets charted at number 23 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1956, “Ape Call” by Nervous Norvus charted at number 35 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1956, “Stranded In The Jungle” by The Jayhawks charted at number 45 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1956, “Stranded In The Jungle” by The Gadabouts charted at number 51 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1956, “The Old Philosopher” by Eddie Lawrence charted at number 55 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1956, “Transfusion” by Nervous Norvus charted at number 56 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “Ahab, The Arab” by Ray Stevens charted at number 7 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “Speedy Gonzales” by Pat Boone charted at number 9 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “The Stripper” by David Rose And His Orchestra charted at number 15 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “Ben Crazy” by Dickie Goodman charted at number 57 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “Surfin' Safari” by The Beach Boys charted at number 79 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Brother Louie” by Stories charted at number 3 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown” by Jim Croce charted at number 6 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Uneasy Rider” by The Charlie Daniels Band charted at number 9 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Monster Mash” by Bobby 'Boris' Pickett And The Crypt-Kickers charted at number 13 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Lord, Mr. Ford” by Jerry Reed charted at number 79 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “The Devil Went Down To Georgia” by The Charlie Daniels Band charted at number 8 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Pop Muzik” by M charted at number 51 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker Jr. charted at number 1 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “She Bop” by Cyndi Lauper charted at number 15 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Cleanin' Up The Town” by Bus Boys charted at number 68 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Jam On It” by Newcleus charted at number 79 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1990, “Banned In The U.S.A.” by Luke (Luke Featuring 2 Live Crew) charted at number 20 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1990, “Hanky Panky” by Madonna charted at number 43 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1990, “The Humpty Dance” by Digital Underground charted at number 88 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2001, “Because I Got High” by Afroman charted at number 67 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

Novelty Songs Charting in the U.K.

In 1956, “I'm Walking Backwards For Christmas / Bluebottle's Blues” by The Goons charted at number 12 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1956, “Experiments With Mice” by Johnny Dankworth And His Orchestra charted at number 16 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1956, “Blue Suede Shoes” by Elvis Presley charted at number 27 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1956, “Lost John / Stewball” by Lonnie Donegan And His Skiffle Group charted at number 29 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “Speedy Gonzales” by Pat Boone charted at number 2 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “Pick A Bale Of Cotton” by Lonnie Donegan charted at number 47 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Ying Tong Song” by The Goons charted at number 9 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Snoopy Vs. The Red Baron” by Hot Shots charted at number 34 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Reasons To Be Cheerful (Pt. 3)” by Ian Dury And The Blockheads charted at number 3 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Duke Of Earl” by Darts charted at number 9 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Money (That's What I Want)” by The Flying Lizards charted at number 30 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Rock Lobster” by The B-52's charted at number 37 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “D.J.” by David Bowie charted at number 70 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Death Disco” by Public Image Limited charted at number 75 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “White Lines (Don't Do It)” by Grandmaster Flash Featuring Melle Mel And The Furious Five charted at number 9 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Hole In My Shoe” by neil charted at number 13 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1990, “Turtle Power!” by Partners In Kryme charted at number 1 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1990, “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini” by Bombalurina charted at number 3 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1990, “Hanky Panky” by Madonna charted at number 8 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1990, “Channel Z” by The B-52's charted at number 64 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2007, “The Simpsons Theme” by Green Day charted at number 43 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

Novelty Songs Charting in Australia

In 1951, “Aba Daba Honeymoon” by Debbie Reynolds And Carlton Carpenter charted at number 6 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1951, “Get Out Those Old Records” by Mary Martin And Her Son Larry (Hagman) charted at number 12 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1951, “I Taut I Taw A Puddy Cat” by Danny Kaye / Les Welch charted at number 16 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1951, “The Chicken Song” by George Trevare / Blue Baron charted at number 20 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1956, “Rock Island Line” by Lonnie Donegan And His Skiffle Group charted at number 3 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1956, “Blue Suede Shoes” by Carl Perkins charted at number 19 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “Speedy Gonzales” by Pat Boone charted at number 9 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “The Stripper” by David Rose And His Orchestra charted at number 10 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “Ahab, The Arab” by Ray Stevens charted at number 12 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “Callin' Doctor Casey” by John D. Loudermilk charted at number 15 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Daisy a Day / The Searchers” by Jud Strunk charted at number 7 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Hocus Pocus / Sylvia” by Focus charted somewhere on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Frankenstein / Undercover Man” by Edgar Winter Group charted somewhere on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Pop Muzik / M Factor” by M charted at number 2 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Hello, This Is Joannie (The Telephone Answering Machine Song) / Lullabye Tissue Paper Co.” by Paul Evans charted at number 27 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Disco Matilda / Disco Matilda (Instrumental)” by Dame Edna Everage charted at number 81 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “It's Just Not Cricket” by The Twelfth Man charted at number 7 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Robert DeNiro's Waiting” by Bananarama charted at number 45 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1990, “Hanky Panky” by Madonna charted at number 6 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1990, “Turtle Power!” by Partners In Kryme charted at number 16 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

The Holiday Almanacs August 18, 2019

What's Today?

Today is Sun Aug the 18 in the year 2019
Jan 1 began on a Tue
This is day 230 of the year
Serialnumber = 43683
Julian date = 2458702 O.S.= 8 - 5 - 2019

Calendar

Holidays

[USA] 60s Music Appreciation Weekend (Woodstock 8-15-17-1969) (prop by D.T.)
Weird Contest Week Ends
[USA] Women's Voting Rights Day (1920)
Bad Poetry 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
Kappa Cygnid meteor shower, radiant in Cygnus (thru 8-20)
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