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Offbeat Datebook: Births and Deaths (sorted by age), Events and Holidays for December 5

Last Updated 12-01-2021

✍📰Calvin Trillin -- is 86 in the year 2021 and 87 in the year 2022; b.12/5/1935
Author, Writer, Novelist, Poet, Humorist, Journalist

🎭John Lee Erwin -- is 85 in the year 2021 and 86 in the year 2022; b.12/5/1936 N.S.
Cartoon Voice Actor
Misc: voiced Morris the Cat in some "9 Lives" cat food commercials
TV Shows: Rawhide (as Teddy), The Archie Show (as Reggie Mantle), He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (as He-Man)

🎵Chad Mitchell -- is 85 in the year 2021 and 86 in the year 2022; b.12/5/1936
Folk Singer
Group Names: The Chad Mitchell Trio (lead)

🎵🎸Rich Gibbs -- is 66 in the year 2021 and 67 in the year 2022; b.12/5/1955
Music Producer, Composer, Alternative Rock Musician
Misc: film composer
Group Names: Oingo Boingo

🎭Brian Backer -- is 65 in the year 2021 and 66 in the year 2022; b.12/5/1956
Actor
Movie Titles: Fast Times at Ridgemont High, The Burning, The Money Pit, Loser

🎭Connie Newton-Needham -- is 62 in the year 2021 and 63 in the year 2022; b.12/5/1959
TV Actress
Names/Places: RN: Connie Marie Bowen
Misc: some say b. 1962, but she married in 1978, making her age at least 18 instead of 15 when she married; retired from acting in 1995
TV Shows: Eight is Enough (as Elizabeth Bradford)

🎨✍🎭🎵Margaret Cho -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.12/5/1968
Fashion Designer, Author, TV Actress, Comedienne, Songwriter, Singer
TV Shows: All American Girl (as Margaret Kim)

🎭Alex Kapp Horner -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.12/5/1969
Actress, Producer
TV Shows: Maggie Winters (as Lisa Harte), The New Adventures of Old Christine (as Lindsay)

🎭Kali Rocha -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.12/5/1971 N.S.
Actress
TV Shows: Liv and Maddie, Man with a Plan, Grey's Anatomy
Movie Titles: Meet the Parents

🎭Andrew Mark Leary -- is 48 in the year 2021 and 49 in the year 2022; b.12/5/1973
Actor, Entertainment Art Department
Misc: works mainly in the Art Department
Movie Titles: Casper Meets Wendy, Addams Family Reunion, Attraction, She Cried No

🎭Frankie Muniz -- is 36 in the year 2021 and 37 in the year 2022; b.12/5/1985
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer
TV Shows: The Fairly OddParents (as Chester McBadbat), Malcolm in the Middle (as Malcolm)
Movie Titles: Big Fat Liar, My Dog Skip, Agent Cody Banks (series), Racing Stripes

🎭Ross Bagley -- is 33 in the year 2021 and 34 in the year 2022; b.12/5/1988
Actor
Misc: b. 1989?
TV Shows: Fresh Prince of Bel Air (as Nicholas "Nicky" Andrew Banks/ Cousin)
Movie Titles: Independence Day, The Little Rascals, Babe

🎖George Armstrong Custer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1839 d.6/25/1876 (36)
General, Army Officer
Misc: U.S. cavalry officer who distinguished himself in the U.S. Civil War (1861-65) but later led his men to death in one of the most controversial battles in U.S. history at Little Big Horn.

🎨✍🎭Walt Disney -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1901 d.12/15/1966 (65)
Hall of Famer, Animator, Writer, TV Host, Movie Producer/Director
Names/Places: b. in Chicago, IL; FN:Walter Elias
Misc: Cartoon Creator, Empire Founder; Created Mickey, Donald, Goofy, Minnie, etc.; produced Snow White, the first animated movie; Disneyland TV Show host; created Disneyland in Anaheim, planned Walt Disney World in Florida that opened five years after his death
TV Shows: Disneyland (host)

⚖🎭Otto Preminger -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1906 d.4/23/1986 (79)
Attorney/Lawyer, Movie Actor, Movie Producer/Director, Austrian
Misc: some say b. 1905
TV Shows: Batman (as Mr. Freeze)

🎭Dave Broadfoot -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1925 N.S. d.11/1/2016 N.S. (90)
Comedian, Canadian
Misc: member of The Royal Canadian Air Farce

🎭Connie Hines -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1931 d.12/18/2009 (78)
Actress
TV Shows: Mr. Ed (as Carol Post)

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🎵Steve Rappaport -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1942 d.7/4/2007 (64)
Novelty Singer
Group Names: The Ran-Dells
Song Titles: Martian Hop

🎵Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/27/1756 N.S. d.12/5/1791 N.S. (35)
Composer, Violinist, Austrian
Names/Places: b. in Salzburg; RN:Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart; d. in Vienna
Misc: a great musical genius; Eddie Van Halen and Valerie Bertinelli named their son after Wolfgang in 1991

🎭🎵Susie Hawthorn -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/1896 d.12/5/1963
Comedienne, Singer
Group Names: Butterbeans and Susie
Song Titles: I Want a Hot Dog for My Roll

🎭Fred Clark -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/9/1914 d.12/5/1968 (54)
Actor
TV Shows: Burns & Allen Show (as Harry Morton)

🎭Beverly Garland -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/17/1926 d.12/5/2008 (82)
TV/Movie Actress
Names/Places: b. in Santa Cruz, CA; RMLN:Lucy Fessenden
Misc: some say b. 1929 or 1930
TV Shows: The Bing Crosby Show (as Ellie), My Three Sons (as Barbara Harper Douglas), Scarecrow & Mrs. King (as Dotty West)
Movie Titles: DOA

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In 1929, The first nudist organization in the U.S., the American League for Physical Culture, opened in New York City. California was busy that month. At first members hung out (no pun intended) around steam pipes in a Lexington Avenue basement. Later they opened a summer camp in Central Valley, New York.

In 1941, The Donald Duck film, “Chef Donald” is released.

In 1952, Hey Abbott! “The Abbott and Costello Show” started a 52-episode, syndicated run on TV this day. Comedians Bud Abbott and Lou Costello became such big hits that those same 52 episodes were run over and over on local and network TV for years.

In 1959, On the cover of TV Guide: “cast of Dobie Gillis: Dwayne Hickman, Joan Chandler, Gayle Polayes”. Other Articles: Dobie Gillis, Untouchables

In 1960, 12 x 05 = 60

In 1960, R.C., “The Big Time Spender (Parts I and II)” by Cornbread and Biscuits peaked at #75 on the pop singles chart.

In 1960, Billboard reports five “answer records” to Elvis Presleyʹs “Are You Lonesome Tonight?” have been released. Four of them are versions of the same song, “Yes, Iʹm Lonesome Tonight.” The other is the standard “Oh How I Miss You Tonight.”

In 1964, Gilliganʹs Island episode number ten. “Waiting For Watubi”. While digging, the Skipper uncovers a carved statue of a Tiki God. He then believes a curse has fallen on him for disturbing the resting-place of Watubi, and that his days are numbered. Gilligan dresses up as Watubi, and performs a special ritual dance that the Skipper believes will lift the curse. It is an earth-shaking experience!

In 1964, On the cover of TV Guide: “cast of No Time for Sergeants”. Other Articles: Tina Louise, Gomer Pyle

In 1964, R.C., “Ringo” by Lorne Greene peaked at number one on the pop singles chart; it had nothing to do with The Beatles.

In 1964, R.C., “Sidewalk Surfin'” by Jan and Dean peaked at #25 on the pop singles chart.

In 1966, Gilliganʹs Island episode #81. “And Then There Were None”. One by one, all of the Castaways mysteriously disappear. Gilligan then dreams that he is Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. In the end, Gilligan rescues them from the hidden World War II munitions pit that they have all fallen into.

In 1968, “Jungle Book — Walt Disney Presents” album (soundtrack) was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1969, In a Brady Bunch episode called “Every Boy Does It Once”, Bobby Brady is convinced that nobody loves him and decides to run away; Already tired of hand-me-downs and believing that his stepmother hates him, the seven-year-old starts packing when his brothers and stepsisters donʹt include him in their plans and leave him at home alone.

In 1974, “Hereʹs Johnny; Magic Moments From The Tonight Show” album by the always-popular Various Artists is certified as a Gold album. Among the celebs slapped on vinyl from beautiful downtown Burbank: are Bette Midler, Groucho Marx, George Carlin, Judy Garland, Richard Nixon, Lucille Ball and George Burns.

In 1974, “Monty Pythonʹs Flying Circus” (TV Variety) was last shown on BBC. After the show ended, people just stomped their TV sets flat with a giant foot!

In 1975, The number one Billboard Pop Hit: “Fly, Robin, Fly,” Silver Convention. Producer Michael Kunze originally calls the song “Run, Rabbit, Run.” A slow disco song by any standard.

In 1978, TV Guide Listing: 9 p.m./ET “Threeʹs Company” (ABC): Roper (Norman Fell) tries to stop the gang from tossing a party by posting a sign reading “The partyʹs canceled,” and Mrs. Roper (Audra Lindley) packs her bags, declaring their marriage is canceled, too. Jack: John Ritter. Janet: Joyce DeWitt. Chrissy: Suzanne Somers. Mrs. Hollins: Diana Herbert.

In 1978, The Charlie Daniels Band records “The Devil Went Down To Georgia” at Nashvilleʹs Woodland Sound Studios. It would be a hit the following year.

In 1979, “Pop Muzik” single by M was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1981, On the cover of TV Guide: “Lorna Patterson of Private Benjamin”. Other Articles: How To Watch 100 Channels

In 1984, “Beverly Hills Cop” starring Eddie Murphy opened in movie theaters in the U.S.A. Hits from the soundtrack include “The Heat Is On” by Glen Frey, and “Neutron Dance” by the Pointer Sisters. Itʹs Eddie Murphyʹs first movie as a former cast member of “Saturday Night Live.”

In 1986, “Walt Disney Recognition Day” is celebrated in the U.S.

In 1993, Newhart actor William Sanderson (47) weds Sharon Wix (39).

In 1995, James Bond was elected mayor of Encinitas, California, by the City Council.

In 1998, On the cover of TV Guide: “one of four wrestling pros: Hollywood Hogan, Goldberg, the Undertaker, and Stone Cold Steve Austin”, also, Portia de Rossi, Houdini! Sid and Marty Krofft.

In 2060, 12 x 05 = 60

Unusual Songs Charting in the U.S.

In 1942, “Praise The Lord And Pass The Ammunition” by Kay Kyser And His Orchestra Featuring The Glee Club charted at number 2 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1942, “Der Fuehrer's Face” by Spike Jones And His City Slickers Featuring Carl Grayson charted at number 6 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1953, “Eh! Cumpari” by Julius LaRosa charted at number 6 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1953, “Santa Baby” by Eartha Kitt with Henri René and his Orchestra charted at number 10 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1953, “Istanbul (Not Constantinople)” by The Four Lads charted at number 12 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Seven Little Girls (Sitting In The Back Seat)” by Paul Evans And The Curls charted at number 10 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Deck Of Cards” by Wink Martindale charted at number 11 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Uh! Oh! Part Two” by The Nutty Squirrels charted at number 25 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “El Paso” by Marty Robbins charted at number 27 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Love Potion #9” by The Clovers charted at number 31 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Midnight Stroll” by The Revels charted at number 35 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “High School U.S.A.” by Tommy Facenda charted at number 44 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Running Bear” by Johnny Preston charted at number 59 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Say Man” by Bo Diddley charted at number 61 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Poison Ivy” by The Coasters charted at number 70 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Teach Me Tiger” by April Stevens charted at number 99 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Run Red Run” by The Coasters charted at number 110 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Say Man, Back Again” by Bo Diddley charted at number 114 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1964, “Ringo” by Lorne Greene charted at number 1 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1964, “Sidewalk Surfin'” by Jan And Dean charted at number 25 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1964, “Love Potion #9” by The Searchers charted at number 61 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1964, “Do-Wacka-Do” by Roger Miller charted at number 71 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1964, “Leader Of The Laundromat” by The Detergents charted at number 80 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “Amos Moses” by Jerry Reed charted at number 70 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Hooked On Classics (medley)” by Louis Clark Conducting The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra charted at number 27 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “WKRP In Cincinnati” by Steve Carlisle charted at number 85 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Beautiful World” by Devo charted at number 110 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Dude (Looks Like A Lady)” by Aerosmith charted at number 18 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Pump Up The Volume” by M/A/R/R/S charted at number 83 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Jump Around” by House Of Pain charted at number 17 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Sesame's Treet” by Smart E's charted at number 67 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “I Missed The Bus” by Kris Kross charted at number 85 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “One Week” by Barenaked Ladies charted at number 13 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “Jump Jive An' Wail” by The Brian Setzer Orchestra charted at number 94 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in the U.K.

In 1953, “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” by Jimmy Boyd charted at number 3 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Seven Little Girls (Sitting In The Back Seat)” by The Avons charted at number 8 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Theme From 'Rawhide'” by Frankie Laine charted at number 13 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Poison Ivy” by The Coasters charted at number 15 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Deck Of Cards” by Wink Martindale charted at number 22 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “Grandad” by Clive Dunn charted at number 32 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “The Lunatics (Have Taken Over The Asylum)” by Fun Boy Three charted at number 20 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “The Birdie Song (Birdie Dance)” by The Tweets charted at number 31 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “It's My Party” by Dave Stewart And Barbara Gaskin charted at number 41 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Let's All Sing Like The Birdies Sing” by The Tweets charted at number 71 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Blackboard Jungle” by The Barron Knights charted at number 73 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree” by Comic Relief Presents Mel And Kim Performed By Kim Wilde And Mel Smith charted at number 39 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Fairytale Of New York” by The Pogues Featuring Kirsty MacColl charted at number 40 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Pump Up The Volume/Anitina (The First Time I See She Dance)” by M/A/R/R/S charted at number 57 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Walk The Dinosaur” by Was (Not Was) charted at number 58 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Fatman” by Mammoth charted at number 80 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Cashing In On Christmas” by Bad News charted at number 81 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” by The Jackson 5 charted at number 91 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Walk With An Erection” by Swinging Erudites charted at number 98 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Man On The Moon” by R.E.M. charted at number 18 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Super Mario Land” by Ambassadors Of Funk Featuring M.C. Mario charted at number 32 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “I'm Your Man” by Rowdy Roddy Piper charted at number 81 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Dur dur d'être bébé! (It's Tough To Be A Baby)” by Jordy charted at number 92 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Is That You Mo-Dean?” by The B-52's charted at number 97 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2009, “The Official BBC Children In Need Medley” by Peter Kay's Animated All Stars charted at number 1 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2009, “Fairytale Of New York” by The Pogues Featuring Kirsty MacColl charted at number 58 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2015, “Peanut Butter Jelly” by Galantis charted at number 51 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2020, “Fairytale Of New York” by The Pogues Featuring Kirsty MacColl charted at number 26 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Australia

In 1953, “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” by Jimmy Boyd charted at number 4 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1953, “St. George And The Dragonet” by Stan Freberg charted at number 18 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour (On The Bedpost Overnight?)” by Lonnie Donegan And His Skiffle Group charted at number 9 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Seven Little Girls (Sitting In The Back Seat)” by Paul Evans And The Curls charted at number 13 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1964, “Ringo” by Lorne Greene charted at number 8 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “Spill The Wine” by Eric Burdon And War charted at number 9 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “Rubber Duckie” by Jim Henson (as Ernie) charted at number 14 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “In The Summertime” by The Mixtures charted at number 18 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “(Si si) Je suis un Rock Star / Rio de Janeiro” by Bill Wyman charted at number 6 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Down Under / Crazy” by Men At Work charted at number 12 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Beautiful World / Planet Earth” by Devo charted at number 16 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “The Breakup Song (They Don't Write 'Em) / When The Music Starts” by The Greg Kihn Band charted at number 28 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Hooked On Classics (medley)” by Louis Clark Conducting The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra charted at number 29 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “The Colonel Put The Lickin' In The Chicken But Who Put The 'Roo In The Stew / Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport” by The Webb Brothers charted at number 63 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Stray Cat Strut / Drink That Bottle Down” by Stray Cats charted at number 65 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “It's My Party / Waiting In The Wings” by Dave Stewart And Barbara Gaskin charted at number 70 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Who Can It Be Now? / Anyone For Tennis?” by Men At Work charted at number 87 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Marijuana Australiana / Ned Kelly's Tunes” by The Bushwackers charted at number 89 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Star Trekkin' / Dub Trek” by The Firm (U.K.) charted at number 33 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Back In The U.S.S.R.” by Billy Joel charted at number 41 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Jump Around” by House Of Pain charted at number 34 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-A-Lot charted at number 40 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “One Week” by Barenaked Ladies charted at number 16 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “Kung Fu Fighting” by Bus Stop Featuring Carl Douglas charted at number 41 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2015, “Whip It!” by LunchMoney Lewis Featuring Chloe Angelides charted at number 18 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in New Zealand

In 1981, “(Si si) Je suis un Rock Star” by Bill Wyman charted at number 7 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Working In The Coal Mine” by Devo charted at number 12 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Hooked On Classics (medley)” by Louis Clark Conducting The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra charted at number 14 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Pull Up To The Bumper” by Grace Jones charted at number 17 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Too Drunk To F**k” by Dead Kennedys charted at number 22 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Wipe Out” by Fat Boys And The Beach Boys charted at number 13 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “We Care A Lot” by Faith No More charted at number 40 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Full Metal Jacket (I Wanna Be Your Drill Instructor)” by Abigail Mead And Nigel Goulding charted at number 41 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Back In The U.S.S.R.” by Billy Joel charted at number 44 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Sesame's Treet” by Smart E's charted at number 27 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “Coconut” by Smile charted at number 16 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “DooDah!” by Cartoons charted at number 31 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Sweden

In 1998, “DooDah!” by Cartoons charted at number 21 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 2015, “Fairytale Of New York” by The Pogues Featuring Kirsty MacColl charted at number 53 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 2020, “Fairytale Of New York” by The Pogues Featuring Kirsty MacColl charted at number 23 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Austria

In 1992, “Iko Iko” by Unique 2 charted at number 8 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Raumschiff (Starship) Edelweiss” by Edelweiss charted at number 11 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 2009, “F**k You” by Lily Allen charted at number 24 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 2015, “Whip It!” by LunchMoney Lewis Featuring Chloe Angelides charted at number 72 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in the Netherlands

In 1981, “O Superman” by Laurie Anderson charted at number 27 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “It's My Party” by Dave Stewart And Barbara Gaskin charted at number 36 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Love Potion Number Nine” by Lee Towers charted at number 38 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Full Metal Jacket (I Wanna Be Your Drill Instructor)” by Abigail Mead And Nigel Goulding charted at number 4 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Pump Up The Volume” by M/A/R/R/S charted at number 13 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Walk The Dinosaur” by Was (Not Was) charted at number 17 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Safe Sex Report” by Dickie Goodman charted at number 39 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Back In The U.S.S.R.” by Billy Joel charted at number 96 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Starship Edelweiss” by Edelweiss charted at number 24 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Dur dur d'être bébé! (It's Tough To Be A Baby)” by Jordy charted at number 66 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Super Mario Land” by Ambassadors Of Funk Featuring M.C. Mario charted at number 69 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Man On The Moon” by R.E.M. charted at number 77 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “Teletubbies zeggen "A-oh!"” by Teletubbies charted at number 21 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “One Week” by Barenaked Ladies charted at number 93 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in France

In 1992, “Dur dur d'être bébé! (It's Tough To Be A Baby)” by Jordy charted at number 1 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2009, “Cha Cha Slide” by Crazy Frog charted at number 42 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2009, “Rapper's Delight” by Dan The Automator charted at number 58 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2009, “Daddy DJ” by Crazy Frog charted at number 67 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2009, “Flat Beat” by Mr. Oizo charted at number 97 on the France Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Norway

In 1987, “Walk The Dinosaur” by Was (Not Was) charted at number 8 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “Tarzan And Jane” by Toy-Box charted at number 14 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 2020, “Fairytale Of New York” by The Pogues Featuring Kirsty MacColl charted at number 28 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Switzerland

In 1981, “Dance Little Bird (aka The Chicken Dance)” by De Electronica's charted at number 14 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Pump Up The Volume” by M/A/R/R/S charted at number 6 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Walk The Dinosaur” by Was (Not Was) charted at number 15 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Raumschiff (Starship) Edelweiss” by Edelweiss charted at number 17 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2009, “F**k You” by Lily Allen charted at number 31 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2009, “He's A Pirate” by David Garrett charted at number 92 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Canada

In 1959, “Seven Little Girls (Sitting In The Back Seat)” by Paul Evans And The Curls charted at number 11 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1964, “Ringo” by Lorne Greene charted at number 3 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1964, “Sidewalk Surfin'” by Jan And Dean charted at number 12 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “Lola” by The Kinks charted at number 46 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “Johnny B. Badde” by Mungo Jerry charted at number 80 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “Sunset Strip” by Ray Stevens charted at number 90 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “Sweet Gingerbread Man” by The Mike Curb Congregation charted at number 95 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Hooked On Classics (medley)” by Louis Clark Conducting The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra charted at number 21 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Working In The Coal Mine” by Devo charted at number 32 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Destroyer” by The Kinks charted at number 36 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Oh Yeah” by Yello charted at number 55 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Wipe Out” by Fat Boys And The Beach Boys charted at number 59 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Dude (Looks Like A Lady)” by Aerosmith charted at number 62 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Jump Around” by House Of Pain charted at number 19 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Alt-Canada

In 1987, “Oh Yeah” by Yello charted at number 55 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Wipe Out” by Fat Boys And The Beach Boys charted at number 59 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Dude (Looks Like A Lady)” by Aerosmith charted at number 62 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Italy

In 2009, “F**k You” by Lily Allen charted at number 20 on the Italy Pop Singles Chart

The Holiday Almanacs December 5, 2021

What's Today?

Today is Sun Dec the 5 in the year 2021
Jan 1 began on a Fri
This is day 339 of the year
Serialnumber = 44523
Julian date = 2459542 O.S.= 11 - 22 - 2021

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Seventh Day of Hanukkah
Second Sunday of Advent
[USA] Autism Week Begins
[USA] Home Care Week Begins
[Mass] Civil Rights Week Begins
[World] Human Rights Week Begins
[Beirut Lebanon] Arbor Day
[Haiti] Discovery Day (1492)
[Netherlands] St Nicholas' Eve
[Thailand] Birthday of His Majesty the King (1927)
[USA] Holidays Are Pickle Days (thru 12-31)
[USA] Let's Get Organized Day
[USSR] Constitution Day (1936)
[World] Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development

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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.
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Gems: turquoise and zircon
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