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Demented Datebooks: Comedy Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age August 28

Last Updated 08-29-2018

🎭Ken Jenkins -- is 78 in the year 2018 and 79 in the year 2019; b.8/28/1940
Actor
TV Shows: Homefront (as Mike Sloan Sr.), Scrubs (as Dr. Robert "Bob" Kelso), Cougar Town (as Chick)
Movie Titles: The Sum of All Fears, The Abyss, I Am Sam

🎭Peter Bartlett -- is 76 in the year 2018 and 77 in the year 2019; b.8/28/1942
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
Movie Titles: Meet the Parents, The Producers, The Princess and the Frog

🎭Debra Mooney -- is 71 in the year 2018 and 72 in the year 2019; b.8/28/1947
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress
TV Shows: Everwood (as Nurse Edna Abbott Harper), Scandal, Boston Legal, The Practice, Grey's Anatomy
Movie Titles: Dead Poets Society, Anatasia, Tootsie

Vonda McIntyre -- is 70 in the year 2018 and 71 in the year 2019; b.8/28/1948
Sci-fi Writer
Book Titles: Starfarers (series), Star Trek -The Original Series (series), Star Trek -movies (series), Star Wars: The Crystal Star
Movie Titles: Star Trek (movies II, III, IV)

🎭Daniel Stern -- is 61 in the year 2018 and 62 in the year 2019; b.8/28/1957
TV/Movie Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Movie Director, Narrator
Misc: NO relation to Howard
TV Shows: The Wonder Years (as adult voice narrator), Dilbert (voicist), Manhattan (as Glen Babbit)
Movie Titles: Breaking Away, Diner, City Slickers I, City Slickers II, Home Alone, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, Bushwhacked

🎭Jennifer Coolidge -- is 57 in the year 2018 and 58 in the year 2019; b.8/28/1961
TV/Movie Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress
TV Shows: Gravity Falls, Best in Show, Joey (as Bobbi), American Dreamz, 2 Broke Girls (as Sophie Kachinsky)
Movie Titles: Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip, American Pie, A Cinderella Story, Legally Blonde

🎮Satoshi Tajiri -- is 53 in the year 2018 and 54 in the year 2019; b.8/28/1965 N.S.
Video Game Designer, Japanese
Misc: founder of the GameFreak Inc. video game company
TV Shows: Pokémon (series creator)
Movie Titles: Pokémon (series creator)
Video Games: "Pokémon Red, Green and Blue"

🎵Shania Twain -- is 53 in the year 2018 and 54 in the year 2019; b.8/28/1965
Country Singer
Names/Places: RFN:Eileen
Misc: Bill Frenzer wants to ride on Shania's Twain
Song Titles: You're Still The One, From This Moment On, That Don't Impress Me Much
Album Titles: Shania Twain, The Woman in Me, Come On Over, Up!

🎭Billy Boyd -- is 50 in the year 2018 and 51 in the year 2019; b.8/28/1968
Actor, Producer, Scotish
Movie Titles: The Flying Scotsman, Lord of the Rings (series), Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

🎭🎵🎸Jack Black -- is 49 in the year 2018 and 50 in the year 2019; b.8/28/1969
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer, Rock & Roll Singer
Names/Places: RN: Thomas Jacob Black
Movie Titles: Kung Fu Panda (series), High Fidelity, Shallow Hal, Orange County, School of Rock, Envy, Shark Tale, King Kong (2005), Nacho Libre, The Pick of Destiny, The Holiday, Tropic Thunder, Year One

🎭J. August Richards -- is 45 in the year 2018 and 46 in the year 2019; b.8/28/1973 N.S.
Actor, Director
TV Shows: Angel (as Charles Gunn), Raising the Bar (as Marcus McGrath), Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (as Mike Peterson / Deathlok), Kevin (Probably) Saves The World
Movie Titles: The Temptations, Good Burger

🎭🏆Steffiana De La Cruz -- is 44 in the year 2018 and 45 in the year 2019; b.8/28/1974
Actress, Model
Names/Places: RN:Stephanie Anna Marie Zantua
Movie Titles: Zookeeper, Paul Blart: Mall Cop (series), Stealing Harvard

🎭Sam Wills -- is 40 in the year 2018 and 41 in the year 2019; b.8/28/1978 N.S.
Comedian, New Zealand
Names/Places: psu: The Boy with Tape on his Face

🎭🎮Rachel Kimsey -- is 40 in the year 2018 and 41 in the year 2019; b.8/28/1978
Actress, Stuntwoman, Cartoon Voice Actress, Video Game Voice Actress
TV Shows: Justice League (as Diana Prince / Wonder Woman)
Movie Titles: Don't Look Under the Bed
Video Games: Spider-Man 3, Zero Escape (series), Call of Duty (series)

🎭🎵James Leroy Jagger -- is 33 in the year 2018 and 34 in the year 2019; b.8/28/1985
Actor, Singer/Musician
Names/Places: Jerry Hall and Mick's son
TV Shows: Vinyl (as Kip Stevens)
Movie Titles: Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll, Mr. Nice, Stealing Summers

🎭🎮Armie Hammer -- is 32 in the year 2018 and 33 in the year 2019; b.8/28/1986
Actor, Video Game Voice Actor
Movie Titles: J. Edgar, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Mirror Mirror, The Lone Ranger, The Social Network
Video Games: Disney Infinity (series)

🎭Kyle Massey -- is 27 in the year 2018 and 28 in the year 2019; b.8/28/1991
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
TV Shows: That's So Raven (as Corey Baxter / Chauncey), Fish Hooks (as Milo), Cory in the House (as Cory Baxter)
Movie Titles: Life is Ruff

🎵Joseph W. Clokey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/28/1890 d.9/14/1960 (70)
Educator, Professor, Composer, Organist
Names/Places: Art's adoptive father

🎨Jack Kirby -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/28/1917 d.2/6/1994 (76)
Comic Book Artist
Misc: artist who helped reinvent the comic book superhero with characters such as the X-Men, Spiderman, the Fantastic Four, the Incredible Hulk, & Capt. America

📰🎭Nancy Kulp -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/28/1921 d.2/3/1991 (69)
Journalist, Columnist, TV/Movie Actress, Lesbian
Names/Places: b. in Harrisburg, PA
TV Shows: Bob Cummings Show (as Pamela Livingston), The Beverly Hillbillies (as Jane Hathaway), Brian Keith Show

🎭Pat Henry -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/28/1924 d.2/18/1982 (57)
Comedian
Names/Places: RN:Patrick Henry Scarnato

🎭Peggy Ryan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/28/1924 d.10/30/2004 (80)
Actress, Vaudevillaness, Dancer
Misc: Donald O'Connor's musicals dancing partner
TV Shows: Hawaii Five-O (as Jenny Sherman, Steve's secretary)

🎭🎵Donald O'Connor -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/28/1925 d.9/27/2003 (78)
TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, Tap Dancer, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Chicago
TV Shows: The Colgate Comedy Hour (host)
Movie Titles: Singing in the Rain, Francis the Talking Mule (movie series)

🎨Frederick Burr Opper -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/2/1857 d.8/28/1937 (80)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Happy Hooligan

✍🎭Ruth Gordon -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/30/1896 d.8/28/1985 (88)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Movie/Stage Actress, Comedienne
Names/Places: b. in Wollaston, MA; LN:Jones
Movie Titles: Harold and Maude, Rosemary's Baby, Adam's Rib

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Max Shulman -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/14/1919 d.8/28/1988 (69)
Novelist, Screen/Scriptwriter, Humorist
TV Shows: Dobie Gillis (creator)

🎭Larry Pennell -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/21/1928 d.8/28/2013 N.S. (85)
Actor
TV Shows: Ripcord, The Beverly Hillbillies (as Dash Riprock), Lassie's Keith
Movie Titles: The FBI Story, Bubba Ho-Tep

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In 1909, William “Dolly” Gray of Washington set a major league record by walking seven batters…in a row. He set another record by walking eight…in one inning. The Senators lost to the Chicago White Sox, 6-4.

In 1928, The Mickey Mouse film, “Gallopin' Gaucho” is previewed in Los Angeles.

In 1929, The Mickey Mouse film, “Mickeyʹs Follies”, is completed. It includes the first Disney song co-written by Walt Disney, “Minnieʹs Yoo Hoo”.

In 1930, The Marx Brothersʹ “Animal Crackers” opened at the Rialto. Groucho sang “Hooray for Captain Spaulding”, which years later became the theme song for his TV game show “You Bet Your Life.”

In 1938, Northwestern University awarded an honorary degree to Edgar Bergenʹs dummy Charlie McCarthy.

In 1952, “The Steve Allen Show” TV variety show last aired on CBS. Seems like the 69th time weʹve run this item, doesnʹt it? But theyʹre all different “Steve Allen Shows.”

In 1953, on the cover of TV Guide: “Jane and Audrey Meadows”. Other Articles: Hit Parade, Wild Bill Hickock

In 1957, The animated short film, “The Truth About Mother Goose” is released.

In 1961, R.C., “I Dreamed Of A Hill-Billy Heaven” by Tex Ritter peaked at #20 on the pop singles chart.

In 1962, GRACIE ALLEN DIES: Actress/comedienne had suffered from heart problems that took her life at age 62

In 1965, R.C., “Ju Ju Hand” by Sam The Sham and The Pharaohs peaked at #26 on the pop singles chart.

In 1971, R.C., “Signs” by Five Man Electrical Band peaked at #3 on the pop singles chart.

In 1973, British hard rock stars Deep Purple were awarded a gold disc by the RIAA for half a million sales of their celebrated “Smoke On the Water,” a song based on an actual event-the burning down of a Montreux casino during a Frank Zappa concert.

In 1973, Bobby “Boris” Pickettʹs novelty tune, “Monster Mash” makes the charts for the third time. This time out itʹs at number ten, eleven years after it was Number One.

In 1973, “Monster Mash” single by Bobby “Boris” Pickett was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1974, “The Hudson Bros. Show”, TV Variety; last aired on CBS.

In 1976, on the cover of TV Guide: “The Bionic Man star Lee Majors”. Other Articles: M*A*S*H

In 1978, Devo releases their “Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo” LP. It features a cover of the Rolling Stones classic “(I Canʹt Get No) Satisfaction.”

In 1981, “Urban Chipmunk” album by Chipmunks was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1982, on the cover of TV Guide: “Laverne and Shirley”. Other Articles: Video Clubs

In 1993, on the cover of TV Guide: “David Letterman, Jay Leno, Chevy Chase, Arsenio Hall, Ted Koppel”. Other Articles: Nurses, Late-Night Star Wars

In 1995, Oingo Boingo announce they will break up following a series of L.A. area Halloween shows. Band leader Danny Elfman went on to much success in scoring of films.

In 1996, the sitcoms “Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher” and “The Jamie Foxx Show” debut on the WB

In 1996, “The Steve Harvey Show” began airing on The WB

In 1997, Belgian amusement park riders were stuck upside down for 90 minutes.

In 2003, The 20th annual MTV Video Music Awards begin with a big surprise, with Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera singing Madonnaʹs “Like a Virgin” while decked out in racy wedding attire similar to what the Material Girl wore during her performance of the song at the 1984 ceremony. Madonna herself then appears to sing her latest single, “Hollywood,” at one point exchanging open-mouth kisses with both Spears and Aguilera. Nothing exciting to see here.

In 2006, In a poll, the British public overwhelmingly selects the Beatlesʹ legendary 1967 album “Sgt. Pepperʹs Lonely Hearts Club Band” as the favorite No. 1 album of all time.

In 2014, Comedian Joan Rivers was rushed to New Yorkʹs Mount Sinai Hospital after she suffered cardiac arrest at a doctorʹs office where sheʹd gone for a routine outpatient procedure (Rivers died a week later at age 81).

Novelty Songs Charting in the U.S.

In 1965, “Like A Rolling Stone” by Bob Dylan charted at number 6 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1965, “I'm Henry VIII I Am” by Herman's Hermits charted at number 20 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1965, “Eve Of Destruction” by Barry McGuire charted at number 27 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1965, “I Want Candy” by Strangeloves charted at number 36 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1965, “Liar, Liar” by Castaways charted at number 87 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “Signs” by Five Man Electrical Band charted at number 3 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey” by Paul McCartney charted at number 12 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “Saturday Morning Confusion” by Bobby Russell charted at number 38 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep” by Mac And Katie Kissoon charted at number 44 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “All My Trials” by Ray Stevens charted at number 90 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “Hey Shirley (This Is Squirrely)” by Shirley And Squirrely charted at number 50 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “Disco Duck” by Rick Dees And His Cast Of Idiots charted at number 63 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 18 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 41 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Workin' For A Livin'” by Huey Lewis And The News charted at number 49 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 1993, “Insane In The Brain” by Cypress Hill charted at number 25 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Creep” by Radiohead charted at number 39 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, “Like A Rolling Stone” by Bob Dylan charted at number 19 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1965, “Wooly Bully” by Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs charted at number 28 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep” by Middle Of The Road charted at number 13 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “I Eat Cannibals (Part 1)” by Toto Coelo charted at number 9 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Driving In My Car” by Madness charted at number 18 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Wot!” by Captain Sensible charted at number 31 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Chalk Dust / The Umpire Strikes Back” by Brat charted at number 37 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 44 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Who Put The Bomp (In The Bompa-A-Bomp-A-Bomp)” by Showaddywaddy charted at number 73 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)” by Baz Luhrmann charted at number 54 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” by Eiffel 65 charted at number 63 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “All Star” by Smash Mouth charted at number 75 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2004, “Dragostea Din Teï” by O-Zone charted at number 16 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 72 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 10 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “Welcome Back / Warm Baby” by John Sebastian charted at number 42 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “Don't Touch Me There / Proud To Be an American” by The Tubes charted at number 82 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “House Of Fun / Don't Look Back” by Madness charted at number 5 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “I Know What Boys Like / It's My Car” by The Waitresses charted at number 17 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 1982, “I Want Candy / Cowboy” by Bow Wow Wow charted somewhere on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Three Little Pigs” by Green Jellÿ charted at number 10 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Push Th' Little Daisies” by Ween charted at number 25 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “All Star” by Smash Mouth charted at number 7 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Why Don't You Get A Job?” by The Offspring charted at number 46 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2010, “We No Speak Americano” by Yolanda Be Cool And DCUP charted at number 30 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

The Holiday Almanacs August 28, 2019

What's Today?

Today is Wed Aug the 28 in the year 2019
Jan 1 began on a Tue
This is day 240 of the year
Serialnumber = 43693
Julian date = 2458712 O.S.= 8 - 15 - 2019

Calendar

Holidays

Saint Augustine of Hippo Feast Day
Be Kind to Humankind Week (Day 4)/Willing to Lend a Hand Wednesday
National Religious Software Week (Day 4)
[Hong Kong] Festival of Hungry Ghosts
[Jordon] Arab Renaissance Day
[Mauritius] Ganesh Chatturthi
[USA] I Have a Dream Day (MLK speech 1963)

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
Zeta Draconid meteor shower, radiant in Draco (thru 8-31)
[Hong Kong] Festival of Hungry Ghosts
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