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Demented Datebooks: Comedy Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age November 12

Last Updated 11-12-2018

🎭🎵Mary Louise Wilson -- is 87 in the year 2018 and 88 in the year 2019; b.11/12/1931 N.S.
Actress, Comedienne, Singer
TV Shows: One Day at a Time (as Ginny Wrobliki)
Movie Titles: Nebraska, Stepmon, Pet Sematary

✍🎭Wallace Shawn -- is 75 in the year 2018 and 76 in the year 2019; b.11/12/1943
Essayist, Screenwriter, Playwright, Comic Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
TV Shows: Clueless (as Mr. Hall)
Movie Titles: My Dinner with Andre, Princess Bride, Toy Story (series as Rex)

🎵Brian Hyland -- is 75 in the year 2018 and 76 in the year 2019; b.11/12/1943
Novelty Singer, Pop Singer, Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in Queens
Misc: some say b. 1944
Song Titles: Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini

🎵Jimmy "Bro" Hayes -- is 75 in the year 2018 and 76 in the year 2019; b.11/12/1943
Singer, Rhythm and Blues Performer
Group Names: The Persuasions

🎭Valerie Leon -- is 73 in the year 2018 and 74 in the year 2019; b.11/12/1945
Movie Actress, English
Movie Titles: The Spy Who Loved Me, Never Say Never Again, Revenge of the Pink Panther

🎭🏆Rhonda Shear -- is 64 in the year 2018 and 65 in the year 2019; b.11/12/1954
Actress, Comedienne, TV Hostess, Model
Misc: Miss Louisiana 1978
TV Shows: USA's Up All Night
Movie Titles: Spaceballs, Prison A-Go-Go!, Tender Loving Care, Basic Training

🎭Megan Mullally -- is 60 in the year 2018 and 61 in the year 2019; b.11/12/1958
Actress, TV Hostess, Cartoon Voice Actress, Producer
TV Shows: Ellen Burstyn Show, Fish Police, Will and Grace (as Karen Walker), Childrens Hospital
Movie Titles: Bee Movie, The Kings of Summer

🎭Vincent Irizarry -- is 59 in the year 2018 and 60 in the year 2019; b.11/12/1959
Soap Actor
TV Shows: Santa Barbara, Guiding Light, Beverly Hills 90210 (as Riggs), All My Children, Young & The Restless

🎭Sam Lloyd -- is 55 in the year 2018 and 56 in the year 2019; b.11/12/1963
Actor
TV Shows: Scrubs (as Ted Buckland)
Movie Titles: Galaxy Quest, Flubber, Rising Sun

🎭🎮🎵Aya Hisakawa -- is 50 in the year 2018 and 51 in the year 2019; b.11/12/1968
Cartoon Voice Actress, Video Game Voice Actress, Pop Singer, Japanese
Misc: J-Pop Singer
TV Shows: Sailor Moon (as Sailor Mercury), Oh My Goddess!

🎭🏆Angela Watson -- is 43 in the year 2018 and 44 in the year 2019; b.11/12/1975
Actress, Model
Misc: AP says 1974
TV Shows: Davis Rules, Step By Step (as Karen Foster)

🎭🎵Bert Williams -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/12/1874 d.3/4/1922 (47)
Stage Actor, Comedian, Dancer, Composer, Songwriter, Singer

🎭Jack Oakie -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/12/1903 d.1/23/1978 (74)
Movie/Stage Actor, Vaudevillan
Names/Places: RN:Louis Delaney Offield
Misc: some say b. 1893

🎭🎵Jo Stafford -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/12/1917 d.7/16/2008 (90)
Actress, Variety Show Hostess, Country Singer
Names/Places: aka Cinderella Q (parodist); Paul Weston's wife
Misc: many say b. 1918
Group Names: Tommy Dorsey's Pied Pipers, Jonathan and Darlene Edwards
TV Shows: Jo Stafford Show

✍🎭Dick Clair -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/12/1931 d.12/12/1988 (57)
Comedy Writer, Comedian
Misc: wrote for Carol Burnett & Soap

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🎭Lord Buckley -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/5/1906 N.S. d.11/12/1960 N.S. (54)
Actor, Comedian

🎭Diane Brewster -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/11/1931 d.11/12/1991 (60)
Actress
TV Shows: Leave It to Beaver (as Miss Canfield), Maverick

🎭Charles "Honi" Coles -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/2/1911 N.S. d.11/12/1992 N.S. (81)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Vaudevillan, Tap Dancer

🎵Billy Guy -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/20/1936 d.11/12/2002 (66)
Hall of Famer, Baritone, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Coasters

🎭Penny Singleton -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/15/1908 d.11/12/2003 (95)
Movie Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress
Names/Places: RN:Mariana Dorothy McNulty
Misc: some say b. 1906
TV Shows: The Jetsons (as Jane Jetson)
Movie Titles: Blondie (1930s-40s films)

🎭Norman Rose -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/23/1917 d.11/12/2004 (87)
Actor, Voice Actor
Misc: was also a voice-over actor whose skill and talent earned him the industry moniker "the voice of God"; also the voice in "Deteriorata"

🎨Stan Lee -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/28/1922 d.11/12/2018 N.S. (95)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Book Titles: X-Men, Spiderman, Incredible Hulk

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In 1933, Hugh Gray snapped the first known photos of the Loch Ness monster (or whatever), but when the film was developed, the four out of the five pictures were blank.

In 1935, according to The Tonight Show, the first lobotomy was performed. The reason: there was a shortage of pro wrestling fans.

In 1946, the Walt Disney movie “Song of the South,” controversial for its treatment of the filmʹs black characters, had its world premiere in Atlanta. One of the songs “Zip-a-Dee Doo Dah” became a hit. It cost $2.125 million to make.

In 1954, The Donald Duck film, “The Flying Squirrel” is released. (“The Flying Squirrels” )

In 1955, “Sixteen Tons” by Tennessee Ernie Ford entered the Top 40 chart.

In 1960, on the cover of TV Guide: “Fred MacMurray”. Other Articles: Death Valley Days, Jack Benny, Alamo

In 1962, READING ABOUT ALLAN SHERMAN Comic/ Folksinger is profiled in “NEWSWEEK”

In 1964, in The Flintstones episode titled “THE GRUESOMES”, The Flintstones befriend their next-door neighbors, the strange new inhabitants of Tombstone Manor.

In 1964, Shirley Ellis recorded “The Name Game”

In 1966, on the cover of TV Guide: “Marlo Thomas of That Girl”. Other Articles: Mission: Impossible

In 1967, the Detroit Lions set a NFL record by fumbling the ball eleven times (lost it five of those times).

In 1971, in a Brady Bunch episode called “The Private Ear”, Peter uses his dadʹs tape recorder to eavesdrop on his brothersʹ and sistersʹ conversatiions, Peter enjoys dropping comments about secret conversations which cause family suspicion and feuding. Marcia and Greg discover the tape recorder and plan their revenge.

In 1980, Hazzard Countyʹs Deputy “Enos” Strate bumbles his way into a new job (and his own spinoff series) as part of the LAPDʹs Special Branch of the Metro Squad. While Enos, writes of his adventures in the big city to Daisy Duke back in Hazzard, she has no need to worry that much about him, as his assignment will end with the cancellation of the series after one season.

In 1983, Cabbage Patch Dolls Debut.

In 1984, Madonna released her “Like A Virgin” LP; “Weird Al” parodied the title track the next year as “Like A Surgeon”.

In 1988, R.C., “Wild, Wild West” by The Escape Club peaked at #1 on the pop singles chart, it was later parodied into “Adam West” by The Caped Club.

In 1990, actress Eve Arden died of heart failure. She had starred in the TV shows “Our Miss Brooks” and “The Mothers-In-Law.”

In 1992, in The Simpsonsʹ episode “NEW KID ON THE BLOCK”, Conan OʹBrien wrote this most tender of episodes, and Sara Gilbert of “Roseanne” perfectly voiced 15-year-old Laura (right), the first girl to break Bartʹs heart. Bart is so smitten, he even takes a bath (“Hey, sometimes a guy just likes his skin to look its yellowest”) before greeting his new babysitter at the door in smoking jacket and pipe (bubble pipe, that is). But what she wants to tell him is that she has a boyfriend, and all Bart can feel is pain — and all he can think of is revenge. This flawless little gem about love and getting even is not only right-on in its depiction of a kidʹs first crush, itʹs just plain funny.

In 1992, the British situation comedy “Absolutely Fabulous,” starring Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley, premiered on BBC2 Television.

In 1996, Free-spirited NBA star Dennis Rodmanʹs MTV series “Dennis Rodmanʹs World Tour '96” debut.

In 1997, on “Late Night with Conan OʹBrien,” the host files a report on his trip to Cologne, Germany, which he calls “Aftershaven.” OʹBrien was in town to appear on Letterman rip-off “Die Harald Schmidt Show.”

In 1999, “Courage the Cowardly Dog” began airing on Cartoon Network

In 2003, Actress Penny Singleton died in Sherman Oaks, Calif., at age 95.

In 2003, actor Art Carney, who won fame and Emmy Awards as sewer worker Ed Norton on the “Honeymooners” TV show in the 1950s and an Oscar in 1974 for “Harry and Tonto,” died at age 85.

Novelty Songs Charting in the U.S.

In 1949, “Johnson Rag” by Jack Teter And His Trio charted at number 20 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1960, “You Talk Too Much” by Joe Jones charted at number 5 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1960, “Let's Think About Living” by Bob Luman charted at number 13 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1960, “(Do) The Hucklebuck” by Chubby Checker charted at number 29 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1960, “Mr. Custer” by Larry Verne charted at number 34 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1960, “Side Car Cycle” by Charlie Ryan And The Timberline Riders charted at number 84 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1960, “Psycho” by Bobby Hendricks With Dr. Jive charted at number 88 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1960, “Ol' MacDonald” by Frank Sinatra charted at number 92 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1966, “Winchester Cathedral” by The New Vaudeville Band charted at number 6 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1966, “Psychotic Reaction” by Count Five charted at number 33 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1977, “Heaven On The 7th Floor” by Paul Nicholas charted at number 8 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1977, “Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band” by Meco charted at number 15 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1977, “Bloat On” by Cheech And Chong charted at number 81 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1977, “Short People” by Randy Newman charted at number 87 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Major Tom (Coming Home)” by Peter Schilling charted at number 32 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “The Safety Dance” by Men Without Hats charted at number 33 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Dr. Heckyll And Mr. Jive” by Men At Work charted at number 65 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Puttin' On The Ritz” by Taco charted at number 100 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1988, “Red, Red Wine” by UB40 charted at number 20 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1988, “Don't Worry, Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin charted at number 41 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1988, “Peek-A-Boo” by Siouxsie And The Banshees charted at number 63 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1988, “Girls Ain't Nothin' But Trouble” by DJ Jazzy Jeff And The Fresh Prince charted at number 72 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1988, “A Nightmare On My Street” by DJ Jazzy Jeff And The Fresh Prince charted at number 98 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1994, “Short Short Man” by 20 Fingers Featuring Gillette charted at number 35 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1994, “New Age Girl” by Deadeye Dick charted at number 42 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1994, “Undone - The Sweater Song” by Weezer charted at number 68 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1994, “The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wemoweh)” by The Tokens charted at number 97 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2005, “My Humps” by The Black Eyed Peas charted at number 3 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2005, “Beverly Hills” by Weezer charted at number 15 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

Novelty Songs Charting in the U.K.

In 1960, “Let's Think About Living” by Bob Luman charted at number 8 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1960, “Mr. Custer” by Charlie Drake charted at number 25 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1960, “Mule Skinner Blues” by The Fendermen charted at number 43 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1966, “Winchester Cathedral” by The New Vaudeville Band charted at number 10 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1977, “Live In Trouble” by The Barron Knights charted at number 14 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1977, “Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band” by Meco charted at number 20 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1977, “Egyptian Reggae” by Jonathan Richman And The Modern Lovers charted at number 31 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “The Safety Dance” by Men Without Hats charted at number 7 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Kissing With Confidence” by Will Powers charted at number 22 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Red, Red Wine” by UB40 charted at number 39 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “White Lines (Don't Do It)” by Grandmaster Flash Featuring Melle Mel And The Furious Five charted at number 85 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1988, “Don't Worry, Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin charted at number 21 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1988, “Louie Louie” by Fat Boys charted at number 51 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1988, “Minnie The Moocher” by Reggae Philharmonic Orchestra charted at number 84 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2011, “Thriller” by Michael Jackson charted at number 89 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2016, “Thriller” by Michael Jackson charted at number 62 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

Novelty Songs Charting in Australia

In 1949, “Manana (Is Soon Enough For Me)” by Peggy Lee / The Mills Brothers charted at number 15 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1960, “Let's Think About Living” by Bob Luman charted at number 3 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1960, “Hot Rod Lincoln” by Johnny Bond charted at number 9 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1960, “The Brontosaurus Stomp” by The Piltdown Men charted at number 10 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1960, “A Kookie Little Paradise” by Jo-Ann Campbell charted at number 14 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1960, “Mr. Custer” by Larry Verne charted at number 16 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1960, “Robot Man” by Connie Francis charted at number 17 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1966, “Winchester Cathedral” by The New Vaudeville Band charted at number 3 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1966, “Yellow Submarine / Eleanor Rigby” by The Beatles charted at number 7 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1966, “Psychotic Reaction” by Count Five charted at number 16 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1977, “Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band / Funk” by Meco charted at number 15 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1977, “Heaven On The 7th Floor / Do You Want My Love” by Paul Nicholas charted at number 45 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1977, “Telephone Man / Itinerary” by Meri Wilson charted at number 53 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1977, “Ain't Gonna Bump No More (With No Big Fat Woman) / I Mess Up Everything I Get My Hands On” by Joe Tex charted at number 72 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Red, Red Wine” by UB40 charted at number 5 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Australiana” by Austen Tayshus charted at number 6 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “The Safety Dance” by Men Without Hats charted at number 7 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “McRawhide” by The Chaps charted at number 14 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Down Under” by Men At Work charted at number 16 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Puttin' On The Ritz” by Taco charted at number 18 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1988, “Don't Worry, Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin charted at number 1 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1988, “Oh Yeah” by Yello charted at number 22 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1988, “Doctorin' The Tardis” by The KLF alias The Timelords charted at number 25 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1988, “Strokin'” by Clarence Carter charted at number 33 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2005, “Popcorn” by Crazy Frog charted at number 12 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2005, “Axel F” by Crazy Frog charted at number 22 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

The Holiday Almanacs November 12, 2018

What's Today?

Today is Mon Nov the 12 in the year 2018
Jan 1 began on a Mon
This is day 316 of the year
Serialnumber = 43404
Julian date = 2458423 O.S.= 10 - 30 - 2018

Calendar

Holidays

[USA] Hire A Veteran Week (Day 2)
[USA] Womens Veterans Recognition Week (Day 2)
[World] Science and Peace Week (Day 2)
[USA] Split Pea Soup Week (Day 2)
[USA] Youth Appreciation Week Begins
[USA] Operating Room Nurse Week (Day 2)
[USA] Veterans Day (1954) (Observed, Nov 11 fell on a Sunday)
[Austria] Republic Day (1918)
[Bermuda] Rememberance Day
[Saudi Arabia] Coronation Day
[St Maarten] St Maarten Day
[Taiwan] Sun Yat Sen's Birthday (1866)
[USA] Children's Book Week Begins
[USA] Culinary Week (Day 2)
[USA] Education Week (Day 2)
[USA] Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week Begins (Mon-Fri)
[USA] National Geography Awareness Week (Day 2)

Reminders

Astrological sign: Scorpio: The Scorpion (10-22 thru 11-21); Ruling Planet: Pluto. Element: Water. Traits: Passionate, intense, secretive, subtle. Body part associated with this sign: Secrets. Occupations: Teaching, work requiring concentration, training animals, psychiatry, surgery, detection.
Astrological sign: Sagittarius: The Archer (thru 11-22 thru 12-21); Ruling Planet: Jupiter. Element: Fire. Traits: Bountiful, frank, versatile, philosophical. Body part associated with this sign: The thighs. Occupations: Travel, politics, meteorology, philosophy, religion.
November was known by the Saxons as Wint Monath - the wind month.
November was the ninth month. Novem is Latin for nine.
Flowers: chrysanthemum and dahlia
Full Moon: the Beaver Moon
Meaning: the sentimental meaning of the topaz is for fidelity, and the chrysanthemum is for loveliness and cheerfulness.
Gems: topaz and citrine
Aviation History Month
British Appreciation Month
Child Safety and Protection Month
November is... Slaughter Month
Diabetic Eye Disease Month
Good Nutrition Month
Great American Breakfast Club (Sep 1-Nov 30)
Home Education Awareness Month
Hurricane Season Months in the East (June 1-Nov 30)
International Creative Child & Adult Month
International Doll Collectors Month
International Drum Month
Latin American Month
National Accordion Month!
National Alzheimer's Disease Month
National Diabetes Month
National Epilepsy Awareness Month
National Home Care Month
National Hospice Month
National Neurofibromatosis Month
National Raisin Bread
National Stamp Collecting Month
Native American Heritage Month
One Nation Under God Month
Peanut Butter Lover's Month
Project Red Ribbon (Nov 1-Jan 1)
Real Jewelry Month
Religion and Philosophy Month
TV Sweeps Month
Thanksgiving Canned Goods Drive (Nov 1-Thanksgiving Day eve)
[NY] Puerto Rican Heritage Month
Taurids meteor shower (thru 11-15)
[Women's Organizations] Elizabeth Cady Stanton Day (1815)
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