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Demented Datebooks: Comedy Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age August 21

Last Updated 08-31-2018

⛪🎭🎵Kenny Rogers -- is 80 in the year 2018 and 81 in the year 2019; b.8/21/1938
Hall of Famer, Protestant, Actor, Variety Show Host, Music Producer, Songwriter, Bassist, Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in Houston, TX; RN:Kenneth Ray Donald Rogers
Group Names: The New Christy Minstrels, First Edition (lead), soloist
Song Titles: Lucille, She Believes in Me, You Decorated My Life, Lady, The Gambler, Coward of the Country, Islands in the Stream (duet with Dolly Parton), Don't Fall in Love with a Dreamer (with Kim Carnes), Love the World Away, I Don't Need You, We've Got Tonight (with Sheena Easton)
Album Titles: Kenny Rogers, Daytime Friends, Love or Something Like It, The Gambler, Kenny, Gideon, Share Your Love, Love Will Turn You Around, We've Got Tonight, Eyes That See in the Dark
TV Shows: Rollin' on the River (host)
Movie Titles: Kenny Rogers as The Gambler (TV movie series), The Coward of the County (TV movie), Six Pack, MacShayne (TV movie series)

🎭Kim Cattrall -- is 62 in the year 2018 and 63 in the year 2019; b.8/21/1956
Actress, Producer, English
TV Shows: Sex and The City (as Samantha Jones), Sensitive Skin (as Davina Jackson)
Movie Titles: Big Trouble in Little China, Police Academy, Sex and the City (movie series); Star Trek VI, Ice Princess

⚛🎭Stephen Hillenburg -- is 57 in the year 2018 and 58 in the year 2019; b.8/21/1961 N.S.
Biologist, Director
TV Shows: SpongeBob SquarePants (creator), Rocko's Modern Life (director)

🎭Tammy Amerson -- is 49 in the year 2018 and 50 in the year 2019; b.8/21/1969
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress
Misc: retired from acting in 1991
TV Shows: Jem, Cop Rock
Movie Titles: My Little Pony (movie series)

🎭Paul Zerdin -- is 46 in the year 2018 and 47 in the year 2019; b.8/21/1972 N.S.
Comedian, Ventriloquist, English

🎭Brooks Wheelan -- is 32 in the year 2018 and 33 in the year 2019; b.8/21/1986
Actor, Comedian
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live
Movie Titles: Better Off Single

🎭🎮Hayden Panettiere -- is 29 in the year 2018 and 30 in the year 2019; b.8/21/1989
Actress, Video Game Voice Actress
TV Shows: Ally McBeal (as Maddie Harrington), Heroes (as Claire Bennett, also in Heroes Reborn), Nashville (as Juliette Barnes)
Movie Titles: Racing Stripes, Ice Princess
Video Games: Kingdom Hearts (series), Until Dawn

🎭🎵Bo Burnham -- is 28 in the year 2018 and 29 in the year 2019; b.8/21/1990 N.S.
Comedian, Singer
Song Titles: My Whole Family Thinks I'm Gay, Bo Fo Sho

🎭Tom Maden -- is 27 in the year 2018 and 28 in the year 2019; b.8/21/1991 N.S.
Actor, Director
TV Shows: Make It or Break It, Scream: The TV Series (as Jake Fitzgerald)
Movie Titles: Reverson, The Nanny Express, Killer Coach

🎭Blossom Rock -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/21/1895 d.1/14/1978 (82)
TV/Movie Actress
Names/Places: Jeanette MacDonald's sister; stage name: Marie Blake of 1940s movies
Misc: veteran comic supporting actress of the 1940s
TV Shows: The Addams Family (as Grandma Addams)

🎵🎷William Allen "Count" Basie -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/21/1904 N.S. d.4/26/1984 N.S. (79)
Arranger, Composer, Organist, Bandleader, Jazz Pianist
Names/Places: b. in Red Bank, NJ; d. in Hollywood, Florida

🎨🎭Isadore "I." "Friz" Freleng -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/21/1906 N.S. d.5/26/1995 N.S. (88)
Animator, Cartoon Producer/Director
Misc: Warner Bros cartoons; Cartoon executive; some say b. 1906; created Bugs, Daffy, Porky, Speedy, Sylvester, Tweety, Yosemite Sam (to whom he admitted more than a passing resemblance), Pink Panther; won five Academy Awards

✍📰🎭John Henry Faulk -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/21/1913 d.4/9/1990 (76)
Humorist, Commentator, Panelist
TV Shows: It's News to Me, Hee Haw, Leave It to the Girls

🎨Marie Severin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/21/1929 N.S. d.8/29/2018 N.S. (89)
Hall of Famer, Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: known for her work at Marvel Comics and the 1950's EC Comics; in the Will Eisner Comics Hall of Fame

🎭Howard Lew Lewis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/21/1941 N.S. d.1/20/2018 N.S. (76)
Comic Actor, Comedian, English
TV Shows: Maid Marian and Her Merry Men, Brush Strokes

✍🎭Hugh Wilson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/21/1943 N.S. d.1/14/2018 N.S. (74)
Screenwriter, TV/Movie Director
TV Shows: WKRP in Cincinnatti, Frank's Place
Movie Titles: Police Academy, The First Wives Club

🎨✍Stéphane Charbonnier -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/21/1967 N.S. d.1/7/2015 N.S. (47)
Cartoonist, Satirist, French

Ernest Lawrence Thayer -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/14/1863 d.8/21/1940 (77)
Writer, Poet
Book Titles: Casey At The Bat (1888)

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🎭🎵Walter Schumann -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/8/1913 d.8/21/1958 (44)
Director, Conductor/Composer
Group Names: Chorals
Song Titles: Dragnet (dum-dee-dum-dum-DUM)

🎭Danitra Vance -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/13/1959 N.S. d.8/21/1994 N.S. (35)
Comedienne
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live (1985-86)

🎵Wesley Willis -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/31/1963 N.S. d.8/21/2003 N.S. (40)
Songwriter, Novelty Singer

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In 1887, Left-hand pitcher Philadelphiaʹs Mighty (Dan) Casey struck-out in the 9th inning in a game with NY Giants, inspiring Ernest L. Thayer to write the poem “Casey At The Bat.”

In 1927, An “Oswald the Lucky Rabbit Stencil Set” is first advertised for sale, produced by the Universal Tag and Novelty Company.

In 1937, R.C., “Satan Takes A Holiday” hits #1 on the pop singles chart by Tommy Dorsey.

In 1961, “Who Put The Bomp (In The Bomp, Bomp, Bom”, by Barry Mann entered the Top 40 chart.

In 1964, Life magazine previewed two of TVʹs new fall shows “The Adams Family” and “The Munsters” including photos of the stars (in costume!)

In 1965, The Crusher beats Mad Dog Vachon in St Paul, to become NWA champ.

In 1972, “Candy Man” single by Sammy Davis, Jr./Mike Curb Congregation was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1972, “Big Bambu” album by Cheech and Chong was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1973, the first house made of recycled parts was finished in Richmond, Va.

In 1979, “The Devil Went Down To Georgia” single by Charlie Daniels Band was certified Gold by the RIAA. In 1998, Travis Meyer parodied that song into “The Devil Went Down to Jamaica”

In 1982, on the cover of TV Guide: “Nell Carter of Gimme a Break”. Other Articles: William Christopher, TV Villians

In 1982, R.C., “She Got The Goldmine (I Got The Shaft)” by Jerry Reed peaked at #57 on the pop singles chart.

In 1993, R.C., “Iʹm Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by The Proclaimers peaked at #3 on the pop singles chart.

In 1993, Fed up with the outdated Atari 8-bit technology, and rather late at that, tightwad D.T. purchased the Tandy Sensation color computer and monitor for $2000; today, itʹs worth $27.95 in 1999 dollars. His three month job to transfer his database from the Atari to the IBM standard would be long and tedious, using two modems to dial each other and converting the database to hex code in a 360K text file before transfer and reconverting afterwards, but the transfer job took over 60 nights with a crummy 300 baud modem on Atariʹs side for the job to be completed.

In 1994, HBO gets its highest ratings ever with 11 million people (except David Tanny) addicted by “Barbra Streisand — The Concert.” The special stole a total of five Emmy Awards, matching the Emmy achievements of her first TV Special, the one-woman show “My Name Is Barbra,” exactly thirty years before.

In 1995, this marks the day “Bermuda” Schwartz first posted the Bermuda Files about “Weird Al” Yankovic on the web! The very first address was at earthlink.net, and a short time later, it was moved to www.loop.com/~bermuda/index.htm (which is listed in the Bad Hair Day album booklet). It has since been moved to the weirdal.com domain.

In 1995, D.T. officially opens a website with the help of Interprep and dubs it “D.T.'s Demented Datebook,” which evolved into the current mega look at todayʹs celebrity birthdays and events and rechristened “Today in All Kinds of History.” It originally started out as a small paragraph of music and events related to funny music tagged at the end of the Dr. Demento reports in early 1995, but got spun off into their own posts, then finally expanded to include dozens of other varieties of items, making it one of the most comprehensible looks of this date in history anywhere on the Internet. The original Demented Datebooks can be found as part of D.T.'s Dr. Demento/Funny Music webpage in its uncluttered form, a throwback to the early days of the WWW!

In 2003, Utterly unique, 6 foot 5 inch, 300-pound singer/songwriter Wesley Willis passes away at the age of 40 after a long battle with chronic myelogenous leukemia. The Chicago-based artist underwent emergency surgery to suppress internal bleeding on June 2 and remained in hospice care until his death.

In 2003, Much to the delight of the Fenway Faithful and the embarrassment of the teamʹs first baseman, the 'Rally Karaoke Guy' makes his debut when a video of Kevin Millar, as a LA City College freshman doing an impersonation of Bruce Springsteen singing “Born in the USA,” is shown on the scoreboard. The video, which was first played at a clubhouse meeting in Texas as a prank by a college friend, now FBI agent, appears to be Bostonʹs answer to the Rally Monkey of Anaheim when the Red Sox win their first game in seven days, beating the Aʹs, 14-5.

In 2017, A total solar eclipse was visible from North America across the United States.

In 2017, millions watched the United Statesʹ first total solar eclipse in 38 years. Experts said the event was one of the largest mass migrations in human history with more than 200 million Americans within a dayʹs drive of the path of totality.

Novelty Songs Charting in the U.S.

In 1965, “I'm Henry VIII I Am” by Herman's Hermits charted at number 9 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1965, “Like A Rolling Stone” by Bob Dylan charted at number 16 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1965, “I Want Candy” by Strangeloves charted at number 21 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1965, “Eve Of Destruction” by Barry McGuire charted at number 58 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1965, “Liar, Liar” by Castaways charted at number 91 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “Signs” by Five Man Electrical Band charted at number 8 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey” by Paul McCartney charted at number 21 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “Saturday Morning Confusion” by Bobby Russell charted at number 44 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep” by Mac And Katie Kissoon charted at number 45 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “Hey Shirley (This Is Squirrely)” by Shirley And Squirrely charted at number 52 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “Disco Duck” by Rick Dees And His Cast Of Idiots charted at number 79 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Vacation” by The Go-Go's charted at number 8 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Who Can It Be Now?” by Men At Work charted at number 20 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Out Of Work” by Gary U.S. Bonds charted at number 21 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Valley Girl” by Frank Zappa With Moon Unit Zappa charted at number 46 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Workin' For A Livin'” by Huey Lewis And The News charted at number 54 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “She Got The Goldmine (I Got The Shaft)” by Jerry Reed charted at number 57 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Hooked On Swing” by Larry Elgart And His Manhattan Swing Orchestra charted at number 100 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Insane In The Brain” by Cypress Hill charted at number 28 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Creep” by Radiohead charted at number 41 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “All Star” by Smash Mouth charted at number 5 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

Novelty Songs Charting in the U.K.

In 1965, “Wooly Bully” by Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs charted at number 18 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1965, “Like A Rolling Stone” by Bob Dylan charted at number 42 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep” by Middle Of The Road charted at number 8 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Driving In My Car” by Madness charted at number 8 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “I Eat Cannibals (Part 1)” by Toto Coelo charted at number 12 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Da Da Da I Don't Love You You Don't Love Me Aha Aha Aha” by Trio charted at number 22 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Chalk Dust / The Umpire Strikes Back” by Brat charted at number 30 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Wot!” by Captain Sensible charted at number 36 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Insane In The Brain” by Cypress Hill charted at number 71 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)” by Baz Luhrmann charted at number 50 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “All Star” by Smash Mouth charted at number 60 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” by Eiffel 65 charted at number 61 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2004, “Dragostea Din Teï” by O-Zone charted at number 13 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2010, “We No Speak Americano” by Yolanda Be Cool And DCUP charted at number 4 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2010, “Birdhouse In Your Soul” by They Might Be Giants charted at number 70 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

Novelty Songs Charting in Australia

In 1965, “(Do) The Hucklebuck / I Ran All The Way Home” by Brendan Bowyer charted at number 9 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “Welcome Back / Warm Baby” by John Sebastian charted at number 29 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “Don't Touch Me There / Proud To Be an American” by The Tubes charted at number 87 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “House Of Fun / Don't Look Back” by Madness charted at number 8 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “I Know What Boys Like / It's My Car” by The Waitresses charted at number 18 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Vacation / Beatnik Beach” by The Go-Go's charted somewhere on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Three Little Pigs” by Green Jellÿ charted at number 15 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Push Th' Little Daisies” by Ween charted at number 20 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “All Star” by Smash Mouth charted at number 10 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Why Don't You Get A Job?” by The Offspring charted at number 45 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2010, “We No Speak Americano” by Yolanda Be Cool And DCUP charted at number 25 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

The Holiday Almanacs August 21, 2019

What's Today?

Today is Wed Aug the 21 in the year 2019
Jan 1 began on a Tue
This is day 233 of the year
Serialnumber = 43686
Julian date = 2458705 O.S.= 8 - 8 - 2019

Calendar

Holidays

National Aviation Week (Day 3)
[World] Anti-racism day
[USA] National Senior Citizens Day (1988-)
Sit Back and Relax 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
Autumn-Summer
Zeta Draconid meteor shower, radiant in Draco (thru 8-31)
[Ancient Rome] Consualia
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