🎵Geoff Stephens -- is 84 in the year 2018 and 85 in the year 2019; b.10/1/1934
Music Producer, Songwriter, Singer, English
Group Names: The New Vaudeville Band
Song Titles: Winchester Cathedral
⛪🎭🎵Dame Julie Andrews -- is 83 in the year 2018 and 84 in the year 2019; b.10/1/1935
Protestant, TV/Movie/Stage Actress, Variety Show Hostess, Singer, English
Names/Places: b. in Walton-on-Thames; RN:Julia Elizabeth Wells; Blake Edward's wife
TV Shows: Julie Andrews Show
Movie Titles: My Fair Lady, Mary Poppins, Sound of Music
🎭Jeannine Riley -- is 78 in the year 2018 and 79 in the year 2019; b.10/1/1940
TV Shows: Petticoat Junction (as Billie Jo Bradley), Hee Haw, Dusty's Trail
🎭Randy Quaid -- is 68 in the year 2018 and 69 in the year 2019; b.10/1/1950
TV/Movie Actor, Comedian
Names/Places: b. in Houston, TX; Dennis' brother
Misc: some say b. 1949 or '51
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live (member 1985-86), Davis Rules (as Dwight Davis)
Movie Titles: The Long Riders, The Last Picture Show, Paper Moon, The Last Detail, Midnight Express, A Streetcar Named Desire, Independence Day, Kingpin
🎵🎸Sam Phipps -- is 65 in the year 2018 and 66 in the year 2019; b.10/1/1953
Saxophonist, New Wave Musician
Group Names: Oingo Boingo
🎭Yvette Freeman -- is 63 in the year 2018 and 64 in the year 2019; b.10/1/1955
TV Shows: ER (as Nurse Haleh Adams)
Movie Titles: Dead Again
🎭Micky Flanagan -- is 56 in the year 2018 and 57 in the year 2019; b.10/1/1962 N.S.
✍🎭Harry Hill -- is 54 in the year 2018 and 55 in the year 2019; b.10/1/1964 N.S.
Author, Comedian, English
✍🎭🎵Zach Galifianakis -- is 49 in the year 2018 and 50 in the year 2019; b.10/1/1969
Comedy Writer, Actor, Comedian, Pianist
TV Shows: Tru Calling (as Davis), My Life in Ruins
Movie Titles: The Hangover, Due Date, The Campaign
🎭Christian Borle -- is 45 in the year 2018 and 46 in the year 2019; b.10/1/1973 N.S.
Arts Titles: PL: Peter and the Starcatcher, Something Rotten!, Legally Blonde
TV Shows: Smash (as Tom Levitt)
Movie Titles: Monty Python's Spamalot
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🎭Sarah Drew -- is 38 in the year 2018 and 39 in the year 2019; b.10/1/1980
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress
TV Shows: Daria, Grey's Anatomy (as Dr. April Kepner), Everwood
Movie Titles: Radio, Moms' Night Out, Front of the Class
🎭Beck Bennett -- is 34 in the year 2018 and 35 in the year 2019; b.10/1/1984
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live
Movie Titles: Blue Movies, Beside Still Waters
🎭Greg Davis Jr. -- is 34 in the year 2018 and 35 in the year 2019; b.10/1/1984 N.S.
TV Shows: Lincoln Heights, The Shield, CSI: New York, 10 Items or Less (as Buck)
Movie Titles: King of California, Beyond the Lights, L.A. Noire
🎭Sam Clemmett -- is 25 in the year 2018 and 26 in the year 2019; b.10/1/1993 N.S.
Arts Titles: PL: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Nivelli's War, Accolade, Wink, Wendy and Peter Pan
🎭🎵Stanley Holloway -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/1/1890 d.1/30/1982 (91)
TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, Singer, British
TV Shows: Our Man Higgins (star)
Movie Titles: My Fair Lady
🎭Ted Healy -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/1/1896 d.12/21/1937 (41)
Movie Actor, Comedian, Vaudevillan
Names/Places: RN:Charles Earnest Lee Nash
Misc: the first Stooge; originated the Three Stooges & brought them to Hollywood
🎭Joe Kirk -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/1/1903 d.4/16/1975 (71)
Radio Actor, TV/Movie Actor
TV Shows: Abbott & Costello Show (as Mr. Bacciagalupe)
🎭Fatso Marco -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/1/1906 d.10/27/1962 (56)
Names/Places: RN:Marco Marcella
TV Shows: The Milton Berle Show
🎵Charles Grean -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/1/1913 d.12/20/2003 (90)
Names/Places: MN:Randolph; Betty Johnson's hubby
Misc: scoring soaps, movies, & varieties
Song Titles: Quentin's Theme (Dark Shadows theme song)
⛪🎭Walter Matthau -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/1/1920 d.7/1/2000 (79)
Hall of Famer, Jewish, TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Movie Director
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RLN:Matuschanskayasky (Mat-Shoe-An-Shock-Vas-Key)
Movie Titles: The Fortune Cookie, Cactus Flower, The Odd Couple, Plaza Suite, Pete n Tillie, Earthquake, The Sunshine Boys, The Bad News Bears, House Calls, California Suite, Hopscotch, The Couch Trip, JFK, Goodyear, Philco, Alfred Hitchcock, Dennis the Menace movie, Grumpy Old Men I and II, I.Q., Grumpier Old Men, I'm Not Rappaport, Out to Sea, Odd Couple II
🎭Tom Bosley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/1/1927 d.10/19/2010 (83)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor, TV Host, Cartoon Voice Actor
Names/Places: b. in Chicago, Illinois
Misc: Glad Bags commercials
TV Shows: That Was the Week That Was, The Debbie Reynolds Show, The Dean Martin Show, Wait Till Your Father Gets Home (as Harry Boyle), Happy Days (as Howard Cummingham), That's Hollywood, Murder-She Wrote (as Sheriff Amos Tupper), Father Dowling Mysteries (as Father Frank Dowling), Out of This World (as Troy's dad)
🎭George Peppard -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/1/1928 d.5/8/1994 (65)
Names/Places: b. in Detroit, MI; 2x Elizabeth Ashley's hubby
TV Shows: Dynasty (pilot episode), Banacek (as Thomas Banacek), Dr.'s Hospital, The A-Team (as Col. John 'Hannibal' Smith)
Movie Titles: Breakfast at Tiffany's
⛪🎭🎵Richard Harris -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/1/1930 d.10/25/2002 (72)
Roman Catholic, Movie/Stage Actor, Singer, Irish
Names/Places: b. in Limerick
Misc: some say b. 1932 or 1933; MacArthur Park (about a drenched cake); "Weird Al" parodied his song into "Jurassic Park" in 1993
Song Titles: MacArthur Park
Movie Titles: Camelot (as King Arthur), Mutiny On The Bounty, A Man Called Horse, Unforgiven, Harry Potter (series as Albus Dumbledore)
🎵Herbert "Tubo" Rhoad -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/1/1944 d.12/8/1988 (44)
Group Names: The Persuasions
💰Dave Arneson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/1/1947 d.4/7/2009 (61)
Misc: Game Designer; co-creator of Dungeons and Dragons fantasy game
🎵🎸Michael "Cub" Koda -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/1/1948 N.S. d.7/1/2000 N.S. (51)
Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: Brownsville Station
Song Titles: Smokin' in the Boys Room
🎨✍Ludwig Bemelmans -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/27/1898 d.10/1/1962 (64)
Illustrator, Author, Humorist
✍E. B. White -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/11/1899 d.10/1/1985 (86)
Author, Essayist, Poet, Children's Author, Humorist
Names/Places: RFN:Elwyn Brooks
Book Titles: Charlotte's Web, The Elements of Style
🎵Nick Reynolds -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/27/1933 d.10/1/2008 (75)
Banjoist, Guitarist, Folk Singer
Group Names: Kingston Trio
🎭Mihaly "Michu" Meszaros -- Birth Anniversary Conflict -- b.10/1/1939 N.S. or 9/20/1939 N.S. d.6/12/2016 N.S. (76) or 6/13/2016 N.S. (76)
Actor, Stuntman, Puppet Actor, Hungarian
TV Shows: ALF (as a personal assistant and as ALF in a costume)
Movie Titles: Big Top Pee-wee
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In 1890, Yosemite National Park was established. No, Yosemite Sam is not a spokestoon of the park!
In 1910, 10 x 01 = 10
In 1932, The Silly Symphony film, "Bugs in Love" is released. This had nothing to do with Warner Brothers' Bugs Bunny, which hadn't even been thought of yet!
In 1936, Generalissimo Francisco Franco was proclaimed the head of an insurgent Spanish state. Nowadays, he's enjoying his long-deserved vacation so much that he remains valiantly holding on in his spite to remain dead.
In 1942, Little Golden Books publishes its first children's book: The Poky Little Puppy.
In 1952, We Got It All on UHF! KPTV of Portland, Oregon, signed on full time as the first commercially licensed ultra high frequency (UHF) television station, broadcasting on Channel Number 27 (a WAY cool number). (It's now broadcasting on channel 12.) This was 37 years before "Weird Al" Yankovic made a cult classic movie about a small UHF station (62) triumphing over a corporate network affilliate.
In 1954, "The Red Buttons Show", TV Variety; moved to NBC.
In 1955, "The Honeymooners" Alice (Audrey Meadows) is dying to have a TV set. But cheapskate Ralph (Jackie Gleason) lamely claims he's holding off until 3-D TV is developed. He finally agrees to go in halfsies with Norton, rigging a coin toss so the set stays in the Kramden apartment. No sooner is the set plugged in than Ralph becomes a total zombie to the new medium, the very archetype of the couch potato: scientifically determining (in a priceless piece of physical comedy) exactly where to place his snack food so no effort is required to reach it; fighting with Norton, who wants to sit in front of the set with his space helmet on to watch Captain Video; and finally falling asleep with the tube on. "TV or Not TV" was the first episode in The Honeymooners' one and only season. All 38 shows that came after met its brilliantly simple, hilarious standard.
In 1955, on the cover of TV Guide: "Mickey Mouse and His Club". Other Articles: Honeymooners, December Bride
In 1956, "I LOVE LUCY" Guest star BOB HOPE in the classic episode where LUCY meets the comic at a YANKEES/ INDIANS baseball game
In 1958, Britain transfers Christmas Island (south of Java) to Australia. You can say it was an early Christmas present.
In 1961, "Mister Ed", TV Comedy; moved to CBS from syndication. "Hey, Willlburrrr, we're getting a TV show." Talking horse Mr. Ed chats for the first time on the CBS network.
In 1962, "The Merv Griffin Show", TV Talk Show; debut on NBC.
In 1962, "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson", TV Talk Show, debut on NBC. Johnny Carson succeeded Jack Paar and began a 29-year reign as permanent host beginning with guest Joan Crawford. Groucho Marx introduced Carson at the beginning of the show. Ed McMahon was, of course, by his side, but the original band leader is Skitch Henderson. Multihued Doc Severinsen won't lead the band until 1967. Johnny's last show: May 22, 1992.
In 1962, Brian Epstein signed a contract to manage Beatles through 1977. Neither Epstein nor The Beatles lasted until then.
In 1962, Johnny Carson debuted as host of NBC's "Tonight Show," beginning a nearly 30-year run; after being introduced to the audience by Groucho Marx, Carson received his first guests, actor-singer Rudy Vallee, actress Joan Crawford, singer Tony Bennett and comedian Mel Brooks. (The same day, Merv Griffin launched a daytime show, also on NBC; his guests were comedian Shelley Berman, opera singer Roberta Peters and journalist Adela Rogers St. Johns.)
In 1962, Lucille Ball returned to TV in the comedy sitcom "The Lucy Show", sans former husband Desi Arnaz, but again joined by her former "I Love Lucy" co-star Vivian Vance. She played Lucy Carmichael. Ball becomes Lucy Carter in 1968 when the show undergoes a face-lift and turns into Here's Lucy.
In 1964, "I Started Out As A Child" album by Bill Cosby was released
In 1966, "I Love My Dog" was released by Cat Stevens (born Steven Demitri Georgiou); he was 19 years old. Just five years later, he recorded such hits as "Wild World," "Morning Has Broken," "Peace Train" and "Oh Very Young." By 1979, disenchanted with the music business, Stevens converted to the Islamic religion and changed his name to Yusef Islam.
In 1966, Cat Stevens released "I Love My Dog". How funny. A "Cat" loving a dog?
In 1966, R.C., "My Uncle Used To Love Me But She Died" by Roger Miller peaked at #58 on the pop singles chart.
In 1967, "Alice's Restaurant" album by Arlo Guthrie was released
In 1968, the cult horror movie "Night of the Living Dead" had its world premiere in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
In 1971, in a Brady Bunch episode called "The Brady Braves", Cindy and Bobby are aided by and Indian boy, Jimmy Pakaya, when they become lost at the bottom of the Grand Canyon in the third segment of a three-part episode. Jimmy helps Cindy and Bobby find their way back to camp and the youngsters promise to bring him food when they learn the Indian boy is running away from his grandfather, Chief Dan Eagle Cloud.
In 1971, The Magic Kingdom of Walt Disney World opens in Orlando, Florida. It would eventually become the world's largest man-made tourist attraction. The Adventureland Veranda restautant opens in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. Disney's Contemporary Resort hotel opens in Walt Disney World, on the west shore of Bay Lake. Disney's Polynesian Resort hotel opens in Walt Disney World, on the south shore of Severn Seas Lagoon.
In 1972, "Kung Fu", TV Western Drama; debut on ABC.
In 1977, R.C., "Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band" by Meco peaked at #1 on the pop singles chart.
In 1983, "The Rousters" began airing on NBC
In 1983, "Weird Al" Yankovic records the first songs for his his 3-D LP "Nature Trail To Hell", "That Boy Could Dance", "Mr. Popeil", "Midnight Star", and "Gonna Buy Me A Condo".
In 1984, Gary Trudeau's "Doonesbury" comic strip resumed after 2-year hiatus.
In 1988, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" began airing in syndication
In 1990, Published on this day: "The Late Night With David Letterman Book of Top Ten Lists"
In 1991, Howard Stern adds Baltimore to his radio network (WJFK-AM).
In 1991, Published on this day: "Roman Numeral II: An Altogether New Book of Top Ten Lists" by David Letterman
In 1992, The Cartoon Network cable network by Turner Enterprises debut. Nobody can be on that station unless you're a toon.
In 1994, Published on this day: "Deepest Thoughts: So Deep They Squeak by Jack Handy"
In 1994, Published on this day: "How to Be Hap-Hap-Happy Like Me by Merrill Markoe
In 1994, Published on this day: "Saturday Night Live: The First Twenty Years by Michael Cader"
In 1996, Published on this day: "SCTV: Behind the Scenes" by Dave Thomas and "Leading With My Chin" by Jay Leno with Bill Zehme
In 1996, the minimum wage in the U.S. was raised to $4.75 per hour. Meanwhile, David Tanny's after-tax hourly wage was raised from $3 per hour to $3.47 per hour. Please make a check for $100 if you like these factoids to David Tanny, PO Box 19569, San Diego, 92159-0569.
In 1996, Today in Late Show w/ Letterman History: Elizabeth Dole, wife of Republican Presidential Candidate Bob Dole, contributes to that evening's Top Ten List of "Reasons Bob Dole Should Be Elected President of the United States."
In 1997, Gul Mohammed, the world's shortest man at 22.1 inches (56 cm), died.
In 1998, the president of the Philippines banned actress Claire Danes from entering the country. Filipinos were angry that in an interview, Danes had called Manila smelly, weird and full of rats.
In 2000, "Jackass" began airing on MTV
In 2000, "That's Life" premiered on CBS
In 2010, 10 x 01 = 10
In 2012, "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane was named as host of the 2013 Academy Awards.