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Demented Datebooks: Comedy Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age August 25

Last Updated 09-22-2018

🎭Regis Philbin -- is 87 in the year 2018 and 88 in the year 2019; b.8/25/1931
Hall of Famer, Game Show Host, TV Talk Show Host, Announcer
Misc: Pinocchio (voice); some say b.1933 or b. 1934
TV Shows: Regis & Kathie Lee, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire

🎭Hal Miller -- is 83 in the year 2018 and 84 in the year 2019; b.8/25/1935 N.S.
Actor, Comedian
Names/Places: aka: Harold Miller
TV Shows: Sesame Street (as Gordon Robinson)

🎭🎵🎸Gene Simmons -- is 69 in the year 2018 and 70 in the year 2019; b.8/25/1949
Hall of Famer, Movie Actor, Singer/Guitarist, Bassist, Heavy Metal Performer, Israeli
Names/Places: RN:Chaim Witz, RLN:Klein
Group Names: KISS

🎵🎸Geoff Downes -- is 66 in the year 2018 and 67 in the year 2019; b.8/25/1952
Music Producer, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Keyboardist, New Wave Keybordist, English
Group Names: Buggles, Asia, Yes

🎵🎸Elvis Costello -- is 64 in the year 2018 and 65 in the year 2019; b.8/25/1954
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Bandleader, New Wave Singer/Guitarist, British
Names/Places: RN:Declan Patrick McManus; b. in London, England
Misc: some say b. 1955
Group Names: Elvis and the Attractions (lead), soloist

🎨✍🎭Tim Burton -- is 60 in the year 2018 and 61 in the year 2019; b.8/25/1958
Animator, Artist, Writer, Producer/Director
Movie Titles: Edward Scissorhands, Corpse Bride, Batman Returns, Beetlejuice, Batman, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Ed Wood, James and the Giant Peach, Mars Attacks, Sleepy Hollow

🎭🎵Billy Ray Cyrus -- is 57 in the year 2018 and 58 in the year 2019; b.8/25/1961
Actor, Country Singer, Country Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Flatswood, KY; Miley Ray's father
Misc: "Weird Al" Yankovic parodied it into a song about being sick of this Achy Breaky Song
Song Titles: Achy Breaky Heart; Achy Breaky Heart
TV Shows: Hannah Montana (as Robbie Stewart)

🎭Robert Maschio -- is 52 in the year 2018 and 53 in the year 2019; b.8/25/1966
Actor
TV Shows: Scrubs (as Todd Quinlan)
Movie Titles: Date of Disaster, Hollywoo

🎭🏆Claudia Schiffer -- is 48 in the year 2018 and 49 in the year 2019; b.8/25/1970
Commercial Actress, Model, German
Misc: Guess ads

🎭Michelle Beaudoin -- is 43 in the year 2018 and 44 in the year 2019; b.8/25/1975
Actress, Canadian
TV Shows: Sabrina the Teenage Witch (as Jennifer "Jenny" Kelley)
Movie Titles: Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed, Waydowntown

🎭🎵Kel Mitchell -- is 40 in the year 2018 and 41 in the year 2019; b.8/25/1978
Actor, Comedian, Dancer, Musician
TV Shows: All That, Kenan and Kel, Wild Grinders, Game Shakers (as Double G)
Movie Titles: Good Burger, Mystery Men

🎭Josh Flitter -- is 24 in the year 2018 and 25 in the year 2019; b.8/25/1994
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
Movie Titles: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Horton Hears a Who!, License to Wed, Big Momma's House 2

🎭China Anne McClain -- is 20 in the year 2018 and 21 in the year 2019; b.8/25/1998 N.S.
Actress
TV Shows: A.N.T. Farm (as Chyna Parks), House of Payne (as Jazmine Payne), Descendants: Wicked World (as Freddie)
Movie Titles: Grown Ups (series)

🎵Pam Wolf -- b.8/25/????
Radio Disc Jock

Bill Nye -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/25/1850 d.2/22/1896 (45)
Author, Humorist

Joshua Lionel Cowen -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/25/1877 d.9/8/1965 (88)
Inventor
Misc: Electric model trains

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🎭Charles "Chic." Sale -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/25/1885 N.S. d.11/7/1936 N.S. (51)
Actor, Vaudevillan

🎭Michael Rennie -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/25/1909 d.6/10/1971 (61)
TV/Movie Actor, English
TV Shows: The Third Man (as Harry Lime), Batman (as Sandman)

🎨Ted Key -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/25/1912 d.5/3/2008 (95)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Hazel

🎭Don DeFore -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/25/1913 d.12/22/1993 N.S. (80)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor
Names/Places: b. Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Misc: some say b. 1917
TV Shows: Ozzie & Harriet (as Thorney Thornberry), Hazel (as "Mr. B" George Baxter)

🎨Walt Kelly -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/25/1913 d.10/18/1973 (60)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Pogo

🎨🎭Van Johnson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/25/1916 d.12/12/2008 (92)
Artist, Actor
Names/Places: b. in Newport, RI; FN:Charles
Misc: 1940-50s movies, he's mostly in theater
TV Shows: Batman (as The Minstrel), Rich Man Poor Man

⛪💰🎭Monty Hall -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/25/1921 N.S. d.9/30/2017 N.S. (96)
Jewish, Philanthropist, Radio Actor, Game Show Host, TV Producer, Canadian
Names/Places: b. in Winnipeg; RN:Monte Halparin
TV Shows: Who Am I?, Let's Make A Deal (M.C./Boss)

🎭Graham Jarvis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/25/1930 d.4/16/2003 (72)
Actor
TV Shows: Mary Hartman Mary Hartman (as Charlie Haggers), Fame (as Bob Dyrenforth)

🎭David Canary -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/25/1938 d.11/16/2015 N.S. (77)
Soap Actor, TV/Stage Actor
TV Shows: All My Children (as twins Adam & Stuart Chandler), Bonanza (as Candy), Peyton Place

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Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/15/1844 d.8/25/1900 (55)
Poet, Philosopher, German
Misc: antisemite who became insane in 1890s; d. in Warsaw

🎭Frederick O'Neal -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/27/1905 d.8/25/1992 (86)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor
Misc: American Negro Theatre founder
TV Shows: Car 54 Where Are You? (as Officer Wallace)

🎵Marshall Barer -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/19/1923 d.8/25/1998 (75)
Songwriter
Song Titles: Mighty Mouse (theme lyricist)

🎭🎵William Warfield -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/22/1920 d.8/25/2002 (82)
Movie Actor, Singer
Misc: has been Professor of Music at Northwestern University in Evanston IL since 1994. He toured in 1998 singing his signature song "Old Man River" from Showboat and narrating "A Lincoln portrait" by Aaron Copland. "River" was parodied by Stan Freberg as he and someone playing the censor made fun of it by correcting the grammar of the lyrics in "Elderly Man River"

🎭Marvin Kaplan -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/24/1927 d.8/25/2016 N.S. (89)
TV/Movie Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Meet Millie (as Alfred Prinzmetal), Top Cat (as Choo Choo), Alice (as Henry), On The Air (as Dwight McGonigle)
Movie Titles: Wild at Heart, The Great Race, It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

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In 1956, R.C., “Experiments With Mice” by Johnny Darkworth Orchestra peaked at #61 on the pop singles chart.

In 1956, R.C., “Ape Call” by Nervous Norvous peaked at #24 on the pop singles chart.

In 1956, R.C., “The Flying Saucer (Parts 1 and 2)” by Buchanan and Goodman peaked at #3 on the pop singles chart.

In 1958, R.C., “Bird Dog” by The Everly Brothers peaked at #1 on the pop singles chart.

In 1958, R.C., “Fever” by Peggy Lee peaked at #8 on the pop singles chart.

In 1958, Director Tim Burton born. Films included “Batman,” “Edward Scissorhands,” “Ed Wood” and the 2001 version of “Planet of the Apes.”

In 1961, singer Billy Ray Cyrus was born in Flatwoods, Kentucky. He sang that “Achy Breaky Heart” “Weird Al” made fun of when he turned it into “Achy Breaky Song”

In 1973, R.C., “Brother Louie” by Stories peaked at #1 on the pop singles chart.

In 1977, COVER OF ROLLING STONE The movie “STAR WARS”

In 1978, “Bat Out Of Hell” album by Meat Loaf was certified Platinum by the RIAA (including “PARADISE BY THE DASHBOARD LIGHT” and “TWO OUT OF THREE AINʹT BAD”)

In 1979, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” by the Charlie Daniels Band reached number one on the country chart.

In 1979, Gary Numanʹs “Cars” is released.

In 1979, R.C., “My Sharona” by The Knack peaked at #1 on the pop singles chart and stayed there for five weeks; it was parodied by “Weird Al” Yankovic into “My Bologna”, John Mammoserʹs “Nine Coronas”, and Steve Dahlʹs “Ayatollah”.

In 1979, “Pop Muzik”, by M entered the Top 40 chart.

In 1981, Jeff Schwartz sets the solo record for marathon bouncing on a tramp for 266 hrs. 9 min.

In 1984, “Fat Albert and Cosby Kids”, TV Cartoon Show, starring Bill Cosby; last aired on CBS after 12 years.

In 1984, toy stores, Cabbage Patch Kids and Trivial Pursuit games were replaced by the latest fad toys this day — robotic action figures that fought galactic battles, called Transformers.

In 1990, “Alf”, TV Cartoon Show, aka Alf Tales; last aired on NBC.

In 1990, “Smurfs”, TV Cartoon Show; Created by Peyo Culliford in '57; by HB; last aired on NBC.

In 1991, “Roc” began airing on Fox

In 1993, “The Trouble With Larry” TV Comedy? debut on CBS as an early fall show, but got cancelled after its third airing. It was a rare occasion when a fall show got cancelled before the fall season began.

In 1993, Superman Reborn, the original rejuvenated; the other four…???

In 1994, “In Living Color” TV Comedy Variety last aired on Fox.

In 2002, Yasmine Bleeth married Paul Cerrito.

Novelty Songs Charting in the U.S.

In 1956, “The Flying Saucer (Parts 1 And 2)” by Buchanan And Goodman charted at number 9 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1956, “Ape Call” by Nervous Norvus charted at number 28 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1956, “Stranded In The Jungle” by The Cadets charted at number 29 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1956, “The Old Philosopher” by Eddie Lawrence charted at number 43 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1956, “Transfusion” by Nervous Norvus charted at number 48 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1956, “Stranded In The Jungle” by The Jayhawks charted at number 50 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1956, “Stranded In The Jungle” by The Gadabouts charted at number 53 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1956, “Experiments With Mice” by Johnny Dankworth And His Orchestra charted at number 61 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1956, “Heartbreak Hotel” by Stan Freberg charted at number 95 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “Ahab, The Arab” by Ray Stevens charted at number 9 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “Speedy Gonzales” by Pat Boone charted at number 20 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “The Stripper” by David Rose And His Orchestra charted at number 27 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “Surfin' Safari” by The Beach Boys charted at number 62 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Brother Louie” by Stories charted at number 1 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, “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown” by Jim Croce charted at number 10 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 1979, “The Devil Went Down To Georgia” by The Charlie Daniels Band charted at number 7 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Pop Muzik” by M charted at number 39 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “The Topical Song (The Logical Song)” by The Barron Knights charted at number 74 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 9 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Jam On It” by Newcleus charted at number 81 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Cleanin' Up The Town” by Bus Boys charted at number 95 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 68 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2001, “Because I Got High” by Afroman charted at number 33 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 20 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1956, “Experiments With Mice” by Johnny Dankworth And His Orchestra charted at number 25 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1956, “Blue Suede Shoes” by Elvis Presley charted at number 26 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 21 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Ying Tong Song” by The Goons charted at number 15 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Snoopy Vs. The Red Baron” by Hot Shots charted at number 43 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Reasons To Be Cheerful (Pt. 3)” by Ian Dury And The Blockheads charted at number 4 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Duke Of Earl” by Darts charted at number 6 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Money (That's What I Want)” by The Flying Lizards charted at number 18 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 1984, “White Lines (Don't Do It)” by Grandmaster Flash Featuring Melle Mel And The Furious Five charted at number 10 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Hole In My Shoe” by neil charted at number 25 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker Jr. charted at number 56 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “She Bop” by Cyndi Lauper charted at number 84 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1990, “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini” by Bombalurina charted at number 1 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1990, “Turtle Power!” by Partners In Kryme charted at number 3 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1990, “Hanky Panky” by Madonna charted at number 19 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1990, “Channel Z” by The B-52's charted at number 61 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2007, “The Simpsons Theme” by Green Day charted at number 77 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2007, “Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)” by Baz Luhrmann charted at number 91 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2012, “Our House” by Madness charted at number 99 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 9 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 15 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 4 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 4 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “The Stripper” by David Rose And His Orchestra charted at number 8 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “Callin' Doctor Casey” by John D. Loudermilk charted at number 9 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “Ahab, The Arab” by Ray Stevens charted at number 10 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Daisy a Day / The Searchers” by Jud Strunk charted at number 8 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Frankenstein / Undercover Man” by Edgar Winter Group charted at number 19 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Hocus Pocus / Sylvia” by Focus 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 25 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Disco Matilda / Disco Matilda (Instrumental)” by Dame Edna Everage charted at number 55 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “It's Just Not Cricket” by The Twelfth Man charted at number 10 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 18 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2001, “Can We Fix It?” by Bob The Builder charted at number 11 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

The Holiday Almanacs August 25, 2019

What's Today?

Today is Sun Aug the 25 in the year 2019
Jan 1 began on a Tue
This is day 237 of the year
Serialnumber = 43690
Julian date = 2458709 O.S.= 8 - 12 - 2019

Calendar

Holidays

Be Kind to Humankind Week Begins/Sacrifice Our Wants for Others Needs Sunday
National Religious Software Week Begins
National Aviation Week Ends
007 Day
[France] Liberation Day (1944)
[Paraguay] Constitution Day (1967)
[Uruguay] Independence Day (1825 or 1828?) free from Spain
[USA] Kiss And Make Up Day
Gas Mask Day
Paris Liberation Day (1944)

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
Great American Duck Race
Zeta Draconid meteor shower, radiant in Draco (thru 8-31)
[Ancient Rome] Opiconsivia
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