🎭Jessica Chaffin -- is 44 in the year 2018 and 45 in the year 2019; b.1/5/1974 N.S.
Actress, Comedienne, Cartoon Voice Actress, Producer
TV Shows: Zoey 101, The Mighty B!, Man with a Plan (as Marie)
Movie Titles: Spy, Ghostbusters (2016), The Heat
🎭Bradley Cooper -- is 43 in the year 2018 and 44 in the year 2019; b.1/5/1975
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
TV Shows: Alias (as Journalist / CIA Analyst William 'Will' D. Tippin)
Movie Titles: The Place Beyond The Pines, Hangover (series), The Midnight Meat Train, Hit and Run, Silver Linings of Playbook, American Hustle, Limitless, He's Just Not That Into You, Wedding Crashers, Guardians of the Galaxy (voice)
🎭Franz Drameh -- is 25 in the year 2018 and 26 in the year 2019; b.1/5/1993 N.S.
TV Shows: Legends of Tomorrow (as Jefferson Jackson / Firestorm)
Movie Titles: Edge of Tomorrow, Attack the Block, Hereafter
🎭Robert Duvall -- is 87 in the year 2018 and 88 in the year 2019; b.1/5/1931
Names/Places: b. in San Diego, CA
Movie Titles: Network, Lonesome Dove, M*A*S*H, The Great Santini, Taxi Driver, Ike, Apocalypse Now, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Godfather, Tender Mercies, Something To Talk About, Phenomenon, The Apostle, A Civil Action, A Shot of Glory, Assassination Tango, Open Range, Kicking and Screaming
🎭January Jones -- is 40 in the year 2018 and 41 in the year 2019; b.1/5/1978
TV Shows: Mad Men (as Betty Draper), The Last Man on Earth (as Melissa Shart)
Movie Titles: Unknown, X-Men: First Class, American Wedding
🎭Heather Paige Kent -- is 49 in the year 2018 and 50 in the year 2019; b.1/5/1969
Names/Places: aka Heather Dubrow
TV Shows: Jenny, Stark Raving Mad
Movie Titles: The First $20 Million is Always the Hardest
✍🎭Ted Lange -- is 70 in the year 2018 and 71 in the year 2019; b.1/5/1948
Screenwriter, Actor, Director
TV Shows: That's My Mama (as Junior), Mr. T & Tina, The Love Boat (as bartender Issac Washington)
Movie Titles: Carts, Last of the Romantics
🎭Hugh "Lumpy" Brannum -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/5/1910 N.S. d.4/19/1987 N.S. (77)
Names/Places: b. in Sandwich, IL
TV Shows: Captain Kangaroo (as Mr. Green Jeans, the friendly farmer, handyman, and unsuccessful inventor)
🎭Robert Earle -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/5/1926 d.9/19/1993 N.S. (67)
Actor, Game Show Host
Misc: G.E. College Bowl moderator
TV Shows: The Toy, Blaze
🎭Wolf Morris -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/5/1925 d.7/21/1996 (71)
TV Shows: Dr. Who (as Padmasambhava)
🎭🎵Jack Norworth -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/5/1879 d.9/1/1959 (80)
Actor, Vaudevillan, Lyricist, Musician
✍Michael O'Donoghue -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/5/1940 d.11/8/1994 (54)
Names/Places: aka Mr. Mike
Misc: founded the National Lampoon Radio Hour
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live (original writer 1975-80 & 1985)
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🎨🎭🎵George E. Price -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/5/1901 d.5/10/1964 (63)
Comic Strip Cartoonist, Comedian, Vaudevillan, Singer
Misc: N.Y. lower class life
🎵Ruth Wallis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/5/1920 d.12/22/2007 (87)
🎭Billy Bletcher -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/24/1894 d.1/5/1979 (84)
✍⚖🎭🎵Sonny Bono -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/16/1935 d.1/5/1998 (62)
Author, Mayor, Comedian, Producer, Producer, Songwriter, Pop Singer
Names/Places: RFN:Salvatore Philip; Cher's hubby 1964-74; b. in Detroit
Misc: Mayor of Palm Springs
Group Names: Sonny and Cher, soloist
🎭Hans Conried -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/15/1917 d.1/5/1982 (64)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor, Panelist
Names/Places: b. in Baltimore, Md.; RLMN:Frank Foster
TV Shows: My Friend Irma, Burns & Allen, Pantotime Quiz, Danny Thomas Show (as Uncle Tonoose), Jack Paar Show, Tony Randall Show, Dudley Do Right (as Snidley Whiplash), Dr. Seuss (narrator), Fractured Flickers, Davey Crocket (as Thimblerig)
Movie Titles: The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T
🎭Harvey Lembeck -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/15/1923 d.1/5/1982 (58)
TV/Movie Actor, Comedian
TV Shows: The Phil Silvers Show (as Cpl. Rocco Barbella), The Hathaways, Ensign O'Toole
🎭Don Saxon -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/13/1916 d.1/5/1999 (82)
Misc: teamed with Tim Herbert in a comedy duo, produced Broadway plays
🎭Slim Summerville -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/10/1892 d.1/5/1946 (53)
Movie Titles: Keystone Kops
🎭🎵Jerry Van Dyke -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/27/1931 d.1/5/2018 N.S. (86)
Actor, Comedian, Banjoist
Names/Places: b. in Danville, IL; Dick's brother
Misc: some say b. 1932; he turned down the lead role of Gilligan for Gilligan's Island
TV Shows: My Mother the Car (as Dave Crabtree), Accidental Family, 13 Queens Blvd, Coach (as Luther Van Dam)
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In 1889, The hamburger first appears on a restaurant menu in Walla Walla, Washington; date according to the Oxford English Dictionary.
In 1935, The Silly Symphony film, “The Tortoise and the Hare” is released.
In 1945, Pepe LePew, Cartoon Character, Debut in 'Odor-able Kitty' by Warner Bros.
In 1945, The Goofy film, “Tiger Trouble” is released.
In 1950, R.C., “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer” by Gene Autry peaked at #1 on the pop singles chart.
In 1951, The Goofy film, “Lion Down” is released.
In 1960, No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “El Paso,” Marty Robbins.
In 1961, “MR. Ed” debut on TV. The series about the talking horse actually began in syndication, for a 26-week run of episodes that began in January 1961. Sponsored (and financed in part) by STUDEBAKER, the show did well enough that CBS announced in June it would acquire it for the fall '61 season
In 1973, in a Brady Bunch episode called “Love and the Older Man”, Marcia gets a crush on her new dentist, Dr. Vogel, the new family dentist, is the subject of Marciaʹs daydreams after she meets him. She believes that her feeling is returned when she misinterprets his interest in her as a babysitter.
In 1976, Robert MacNeil and Jim Lehrer decide to make it legal and by the power vested in PBS, I now pronounce you “The MacNeil-Lehrer Report.” The two ultimately divorce after two decades and Lehrer gains custody of the desk.
In 1976, the soap satire “Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman” premiered in syndication.
In 1979, The Blues Brothers-known better as “Saturday Night Live” players Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi, ruffle some feathers with their tongue-in-cheek renderings of classic soul songs. However, their biggest supporters are the covered artists themselves. The Blues Brothers album, “Briefcase of Blues” goes to Number One and goes platinum certified by the RIAA on this date and give the Sam and Dave song, “Soul Man,” a new life.
In 1980, on the cover of TV Guide: “cast of M*A*S*H: Alan Alda, Jamie Farr, Loretta Swit”. Other Articles: Paris, TV in the 80's
In 1980, Kenny Rogers kicks off a three-week run at the top of the Billboard country chart with “Coward Of The County”
In 1980, George Burns hit the country charts with “I Wish I Was Eighteen Again”
In 1981, science fiction fans “donʹt panic” when the miniseries “The Hitchhikerʹs Guide To The Galaxy” makes its British debut. The series wonʹt cross the Atlantic for two years.
In 1984, Buffalo Bill: “Buffalo Bill”. Itʹs Jerry Lewis Week on WBFL, in Buffalo, and the station is holding a Lewis look-alike contest. The Nutty Professor Jerry, the Errand Boy Jerry, the Cinderfella Jerry: Theyʹre all there. They climb, they crawl, they commandeer studio cameras, yelling “Hey, lady!” at every opportunity. Amid all this, weak-willed station manager Karl Shub is in his office contemplating suicide over his inability to assert himself, at home or in the office. As his head drops to his desk while he sobs, a Jerry impersonator bursts in. With keening and clucking, this clown clone starts spinning like a top. Reaching for Karl, he pushes most of Karlʹs papers to the floor. In a flash, “Jerry” is on all fours on the desk, groping and gathering, his fixing worse than his messing. Stepping off the desk, he shoves his leg through a chair and walks around with it like an anklet. Finally, as heʹs being shoved out the door, the Lewis look-alike croaks “Smile, though your heart is breaking.” The moment is surreal and truly comic; the footnote here is that this bravura imitation is one of the first big breaks for Jim Carrey.
In 1984, young comic Jim Carrey makes an appearance on NBCʹs “Buffalo Bill” as a Jerry Lewis impersonator menacing station manager Karl Shub. As Shub is considering suicide, Carrey bursts into his office, spins like a top, throws everything off the desk, jumps up on it on all fours, leaps off putting his leg through a chair, and finally warbles “Smile, though your heart is breaking.”
In 1995, while Jerry is trying to figure out how to dump his girlfriend but date her roommate, viewers are more interested in learning a secret that “Seinfeldʹs” been keeping for 82 episodes: the birth name of Mr. Cosmo Kramer.
In 1995, “Theyʹre All Gonna Laugh At You!” album by Adam Sandler was certified Gold by the RIAA
In 1995, “You Might Be A Redneck If…” album by Jeff Foxworthy was certified Platinum by the RIAA
In 1998, Sonny Bono, the 1960's pop star-turned-politician, was killed when he struck a tree while skiing at the Heavenly Ski Resort on the Nevada-California state line; he was 62.
In 2002, on the cover of TV Guide: “Carol Burnet, Tim Conway, Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence”
In 2004, Britney Spearsʹ marriage to childhood friend Jason Alexander was annulled. They had been married 55 hours.
In 1957, “Ain't Got No Home” by Clarence 'Frogman' Henry charted at number 56 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1957, “The Auctioneer” by Chuck Miller charted at number 67 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1963, “Telstar” by The Tornadoes charted at number 1 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1963, “Pepino The Italian Mouse” by Lou Monte charted at number 7 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1963, “Monsters' Holiday” by Bobby 'Boris' Pickett charted at number 30 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1963, “The Ballad Of Jed Clampett” by Flatt And Scruggs charted at number 56 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1974, “Smokin' In The Boys Room” by Brownsville Station charted at number 6 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1974, “Sister Mary Elephant (Shudd-Up!)” by Cheech And Chong charted at number 29 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1974, “Spiders And Snakes” by Jim Stafford charted at number 30 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1974, “Americans” by Byron MacGregor charted at number 65 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1980, “Pop Muzik” by M charted at number 32 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1980, “Rapper's Delight” by The Sugar Hill Gang charted at number 37 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1980, “Money (That's What I Want)” by The Flying Lizards charted at number 55 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1980, “Video Killed The Radio Star” by The Buggles charted at number 84 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1980, “Rainbow Connection” by Kermit The Frog (Jim Henson) charted at number 95 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1985, “Born In The U.S.A.” by Bruce Springsteen charted at number 11 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1985, “Bruce” by Rick Springfield charted at number 29 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1985, “Eat My Shorts” by Rick Dees charted at number 90 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1985, “I Can't Drive 55” by Sammy Hagar charted at number 94 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1991, “Wiggle It” by 2 In A Room charted at number 26 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1991, “This Is Ponderous” by 2NU charted at number 77 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 2002, “The Star Spangled Banner” by Whitney Houston charted at number 80 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 2008, “The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late) (2007) Christmas song” by Alvin And The Chipmunks charted at number 70 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 2013, “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore And Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz charted at number 10 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 2013, “Gangnam Style” by Psy charted at number 19 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1963, “Telstar” by The Tornadoes charted at number 9 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 1974, “Deck Of Cards” by Wink Martindale charted at number 47 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 1980, “Rapper's Delight” by The Sugar Hill Gang charted at number 7 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 1980, “Walking On The Moon” by The Police charted at number 8 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 1980, “Food For Thought” by The Barron Knights charted at number 46 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 1985, “Nellie The Elephant” by Toy Dolls charted at number 5 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 1985, “Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker Jr. charted at number 6 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 1985, “One Night In Bangkok” by Murray Head charted at number 15 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 1985, “White Lines (Don't Do It)” by Grandmaster Flash Featuring Melle Mel And The Furious Five charted at number 73 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 1985, “Don't Drive Drunk” by Stevie Wonder charted at number 76 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 1985, “Christmas Countdown” by Frank Kelly charted at number 83 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 1991, “Turtle Rhapsody” by Orchestra On The Half Shell charted at number 36 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 1991, “Seven Little Girls (Sitting In The Back Seat)” by Bombalurina charted at number 54 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 2002, “Because I Got High” by Afroman charted at number 15 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 2002, “Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of...)” by Bob The Builder charted at number 52 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 2008, “Lollipop” by Mika charted at number 82 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 2013, “Gangnam Style” by Psy charted at number 3 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 2013, “Jump Around” by House Of Pain charted at number 91 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 2013, “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore And Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz charted at number 1 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 2013, “Gangnam Style” by Psy charted at number 3 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart