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Demented Datebooks: Comedy Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name for January 6

Last Updated 08-25-2018

🎭Cristela Alonzo -- is 39 in the year 2018 and 40 in the year 2019; b.1/6/1979
Actress, Comedienne, Producer
TV Shows: Cristela
Movie Titles: The Angry Birds Movie

🎭Rowan Atkinson -- is 62 in the year 2018 and 63 in the year 2019; b.1/6/1956
Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor, English
Movie Titles: The Lion King, Mr. Bean, Never Say Never Again, Rat Race, Scooby Doo (2002), Johnny English, Love Actually

🎭🎮Johnny Yong Bosch -- is 42 in the year 2018 and 43 in the year 2019; b.1/6/1976
TV Actor, Stuntman, Cartoon Voice Actor, Director, Video Game Voice Actor
Misc: prolific voice actor in animation and video games
TV Shows: Bleach, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Trigun

🎭Brian Bressler -- b.1/6/????
Comedian
TV Shows: Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In

🎭Scott Bryce -- is 60 in the year 2018 and 61 in the year 2019; b.1/6/1958
Actor, Producer/Director
Names/Places: Edward's son
TV Shows: The Facts of Life (as Rick Bonner 1987), Murphy Brown (as Will Forrest who married Corky Sherwood), Popular (as Mr. McQueen)
Movie Titles: Lethal Weapon 3, Up Close and Personal

🎨🎭💻🎮🎵Arin Hanson -- is 31 in the year 2018 and 32 in the year 2019; b.1/6/1987 N.S.
Animator, Cartoonist, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor, Internet Audio Actor, Video Game Voice Actor, Rapper
TV Shows: The Awesome Series (voicist and creator)
Video Games: Marvel: Ultimate Alliance

🎭Kate McKinnon -- is 34 in the year 2018 and 35 in the year 2019; b.1/6/1984
Actress, Comedienne
TV Shows: The Big Gay Sketch Show, Saturday Night Live
Movie Titles: The Angry Birds Movie, Finding Dory, Intramural, Life Partners, Ghostbusters (2016)

🎵Joey Miskulin -- is 69 in the year 2018 and 70 in the year 2019; b.1/6/1949
Music Producer, Accordionist, Country Musician
Names/Places: aka Joey, the CowPolka King
Group Names: Riders in the Sky

🎭Eddie Redmayne -- is 36 in the year 2018 and 37 in the year 2019; b.1/6/1982
Actor, English
Movie Titles: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Fund Them (series), The Danish Girl, Les Miserables, The Theory of Everything

🎭Shane Sweet -- is 32 in the year 2018 and 33 in the year 2019; b.1/6/1986
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Sound Effects Technician
TV Shows: Married With Children (as Seven)
Movie Titles: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, Toy Story, Big Hero 6, The Hunger Games, Deadpool

🎵Jett Williams -- is 65 in the year 2018 and 66 in the year 2019; b.1/6/1953
Country Performer
Names/Places: RN:Cathy Yvonne Stone; Hank William Sr.'s illegitimate daughter

✍📰🎭Joey Adams -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/6/1911 d.12/2/1999 (88)
Author, Columnist, TV Actor, Comedian
Names/Places: b. in New York City; FN:Joseph Abramowitz
Misc: Nightclubs, numerous books on comedy
Book Titles: Borscht Belt

🎵🎸Syd Barrett -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/6/1946 d.7/7/2006 (60)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist, English
Names/Places: RN:Roger Keith
Group Names: Pink Floyd

🎭Henry Corden -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/6/1920 d.5/19/2005 (85)
Movie/Stage Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
TV Shows: The Flintstones' Fred (1977-)

🎭Bonnie Franklin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/6/1944 d.3/1/2013 (69)
TV/Stage Actress
Names/Places: b. in Santa Monica, Calif.
Misc: she once made an appearance on The Munsters
TV Shows: One Day At A Time (as Ms. Ann Romano Royer)

Massena "Andy" Gump -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/6/1910 d.8/10/1998 (88)
Inventor
Misc: His portable toilet empire brought convienient relief to millions of Southern Californians for over 40 years

🎵Earl Eugene Scruggs -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/6/1924 d.3/28/2012 (88)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Banjoist, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Cleveland County, N.C.
Misc: Bluegrass style
Group Names: Flatt & Scruggs, soloist
Song Titles: The Ballad of Jed Clampett with Flatt

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⚛🎭Vic Tayback -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/6/1930 d.5/25/1990 (60)
Chef, TV/Movie Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
Misc: some say b. in 1929; famous chili maker?
TV Shows: Alice (as Mel Sharples)
Movie Titles: Griff, Khan

✍🎭🎵Danny Thomas -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/6/1912 d.2/6/1991 (79)
Hall of Famer, Author, Radio Actor, TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, TV Producer, Singer
Names/Places: RN:Muzyad Yakhoob; then Amos Jacobs, Marlo's father
Misc: some say b. 1914 but wrong; St. Jude Children's Research Hospital founder 1962 in Memphis, Tennessee; d. in Los Angeles
TV Shows: All Star Revue, The Danny Thomas Show's (aka Make Room for Daddy as Danny Williams), Make Room for Granddaddy (as Danny Williams), I'm a Big Girl Now, One Big Family (as Jake Hatton)

🎭Victor Fleming -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/23/1883 d.1/6/1949 (65)
Movie Director
Movie Titles: Wizard of Oz, Gone With the Wind, Treasure Island, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

🎭Pat Harrington Jr. -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/13/1929 d.1/6/2016 N.S. (86)
Actor, Comedian, TV Host, Cartoon Voice Actor
Names/Places: b. in New York City
TV Shows: Steve Allen Show (regular), Danny Thomas Show (as Pat Hannigan), Jack Paar Show (as Guido Panzini), Pantotime Quiz, Mr. Deeds Goes To Town, Pink Panther (as The Inspector), One Day at a Time (as Dwayne Flo Schneider the Building Super)

🎭Walter C. Kelly -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/29/1873 d.1/6/1939 (65)
Comedian, Vaudevillan

🎭Larry D. Mann -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/18/1922 d.1/6/2014 (91)
Actor, Announcer, Canadian
TV Shows: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (as Yukon Cornelius)

🎭Morty The Moose -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/???? d.1/6/1994 (6)
Animal Star
TV Shows: Northern Exposure

✍🎭Lance Percival -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/26/1933 d.1/6/2015 (81)
Writer, Actor, English
TV Shows: That Was The Week That Was

✍⚛📰⚖💰Benjamin Franklin -- Birth Anniversary Conflict -- b.1/17/1706 N.S. or 1/6/1705 J-LD or 1/6/1706 Ju-1 d.4/17/1790 N.S. (84)
Hall of Famer, Author, Philosopher, Scientist, Inventor, Publisher, Printer, Statesman, Diplomat, Philanthropist, American
Names/Places: b. in Boston; d. in Philadelphia
Misc: Postmaster General; Declaration of Independence signer; invented bifocals, streetlights, lightning rods, stoves, & harmonicas; Elder Statesman of the American Revolution; 1st Ambassador of France; on a $100 bill
Book Titles: Poor Richard's Almanac

✍⚛📰⚖💰Benjamin Franklin -- Birth Anniversary Conflict -- b.1/17/1706 N.S. or 1/6/1705 J-LD or 1/6/1706 Ju-1 d.4/17/1790 N.S. (84)
Hall of Famer, Author, Philosopher, Scientist, Inventor, Publisher, Printer, Statesman, Diplomat, Philanthropist, American
Names/Places: b. in Boston; d. in Philadelphia
Misc: Postmaster General; Declaration of Independence signer; invented bifocals, streetlights, lightning rods, stoves, & harmonicas; Elder Statesman of the American Revolution; 1st Ambassador of France; on a $100 bill
Book Titles: Poor Richard's Almanac

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In 1950, The Pluto film, “Plutoʹs Heart Throb” is released.

In 1950, “Rag Mop” by Ames Brothers entered the Top 40 chart.

In 1962, R.C., “Pop Goes The Weasel” by Anthony Newley peaked at #85 on the pop singles chart.

In 1962, “The Beany and Cecil Show”, TV Cartoon Show, debut on ABC. A Bob Clampett cartoon.

In 1966, Gilliganʹs Island episode #52. “Not Guilty”. A crate containing coconuts is wrapped in an old Honolulu newspaper that read that one of the Castaways are being sought in a murder investigation. The castaways become suspicious of each other and decide to recreate the events of the night before they sailed, in order to solve the Randolph Blake murder case.

In 1967, “The Milton Berle Show”, TV Variety, last aired on ABC.

In 1969, future president Jimmy Carter, then governor of Georgia, and members of the Lions Club in Leary, Georgia, saw what they claimed was an unidentified flying object (UFO). Ten years later, Carter claimed he was attacked by a rabbit.

In 1973, R.C., “The Red Back Spider” by Brownsville Station peaked at #96 on the pop singles chart.

In 1973, the five-minute animated lesson series “Schoolhouse Rock” premiered on ABC TV with the “Multiplication Rock” series. The short animated features used Rock music to teach children educational basics between Saturday morning cartoons. And theyʹre back: the Shoolhouse Rock tribute album by contemporary artists have made the series cool all over again.

In 1974, the United States began Night Saving Time, or whatever it was called, as President Nixon, under pressure from the gasoline shortage due to the oil embargo, put the United States on year-round Daylight Saving (not Savings) Time. Boy, was it really hard to get up in the morning!

In 1975, “Wheel Of Fortune”, TV Game Show, debut on NBC. The original host was Chuck Woolery and the letter turner was Susan Stafford.

In 1977, under pressure from striking employees at the companyʹs pressing and distribution center, EMI Records announced they had dropped the group only weeks after singing them for 40,000 pounds and releasing only one single. No reason is given, but an EMI office memo alludes to the groupʹs “disgraceful…aggressive behavior” and EMIʹs responsibility to “encourage restraint.” So EMI fired off some Pistols, huh.

In 1979, R.C., “YMCA” by the Village People peaked at #1 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1979, AMERICAN BANDSTAND Guests: VILLAGE PEOPLE (“YMCA”)

In 1995, “The Kids In The Hall” TV Comedy Variety last aired on CBS.

In 1996, on the cover of TV Guide: “Seinfeld, Cybill, Ross, Oprah”. Other Articles: Best and Worst of '95

In 1997, “Space Jam” album (soundtrack) was certified Gold, Platinum, and Multi Platinum 2.00 by the RIAA

In 1998, DECAPITATED: Copenhagenʹs Little Mermaid statue, by vandals. It was the second time in 33 years that the beloved symbolʹs head has been sawed off. The bronze statue of a mermaid gazing wistfully out to sea has also had an arm sawed off and her neck slashed.

In 1999, Bob Newhart has a star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame. More than 200 fans gathered on the Hollywood Boulevard sidewalk to witness unveiling of Newhartʹs star, the 2,127th to be dedicated in the famous walkway. Newhart, 69, launched his career in 1959 with his famous comedy routine utilizing a one-man, two-way telephone conversation, delivered with his trademark deadpan grin. He became a household name with sitcoms The Bob Newhart Show and Newhart.

In 2000, “Europop” album by Eiffel 65 was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 2016, Actor-comedian Pat Harrington Jr., 86, died in Los Angeles.

In 2017, “One Day at a Time” began airing on Netflix

Novelty Songs Charting in the U.S.

In 1962, “The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wemoweh)” by The Tokens charted at number 1 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “Goodbye Cruel World” by James Darren charted at number 7 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late) Christmas song” by The Chipmunks With The Music Of David Seville charted at number 39 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “Big Bad John” by Jimmy Dean charted at number 40 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “Small Sad Sam” by Phil McLean charted at number 44 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer Christmas song” by David Seville And The Chipmunks charted at number 47 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “Do-Re-Mi” by Lee Dorsey charted at number 60 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “Alvin's Harmonica” by David Seville And The Chipmunks charted at number 73 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “Twistin' All Night Long” by Danny And The Juniors With Freddy Cannon charted at number 81 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “Pop Goes The Weasel” by Anthony Newley charted at number 85 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “That's My Pa” by Sheb Wooley/Ben Colder (Sheb Wooley) charted at number 97 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Judy In Disguise (With Glasses)” by John Fred And His Playboy Band charted at number 3 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Green Tambourine” by Lemon Pipers charted at number 12 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Spooky” by Classics IV charted at number 47 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Hooray For The Salvation Army Band” by Bill Cosby charted at number 71 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Rockin' Pneumonia (and The Boogie Woogie Flu)” by Johnny Rivers charted at number 7 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “In Heaven There Is No Beer” by Clean Living charted at number 51 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Crazy Horses” by The Osmonds charted at number 63 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Cover Of The Rolling Stone” by Dr. Hook charted at number 65 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “The Red Back Spider” by Brownsville Station charted at number 96 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Y.M.C.A.” by Village People charted at number 7 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Bicycle Race” by Queen charted at number 25 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “The Gambler” by Kenny Rogers charted at number 34 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Animal House” by Stephen Bishop charted at number 77 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)” by Los del Rio charted at number 69 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2007, “White And Nerdy” by "Weird Al" Yankovic charted at number 44 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

Novelty Songs Charting in the U.K.

In 1962, “Big Bad John” by Jimmy Dean charted at number 14 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wemoweh)” by The Tokens charted at number 16 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “Goodbye Cruel World” by James Darren charted at number 42 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Judy In Disguise (With Glasses)” by John Fred And His Playboy Band charted at number 48 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Crazy Horses” by The Osmonds charted at number 3 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “My Ding-a-Ling” by Chuck Berry charted at number 7 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Desperate Dan” by Lieutenant Pigeon charted at number 22 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Y.M.C.A.” by Village People charted at number 1 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “A Taste Of Aggro” by The Barron Knights charted at number 4 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick” by Ian Dury And The Blockheads charted at number 6 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “I Lost My Heart To A Starship Trooper” by Sarah Brightman And Hot Gossip charted at number 9 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Doctor Who” by Mankind charted at number 26 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Bicycle Race / Fat Bottomed Girls” by Queen charted at number 67 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Lump” by The Presidents Of The United States Of America charted at number 17 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2001, “Can We Fix It?” by Bob The Builder charted at number 1 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2001, “Who Let The Dogs Out” by Baha Men charted at number 5 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2007, “Last Christmas” by Crazy Frog charted at number 62 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2018, “Man's Not Hot” by Big Shaq (Michael Dapaah) charted at number 6 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2018, “Stop The Cavalry” by Jona Lewie charted at number 61 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

Novelty Songs Charting in Australia

In 1968, “Snoopy's Christmas” by The Royal Guardsmen charted at number 1 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Hello, Goodbye / I Am The Walrus” by The Beatles charted at number 2 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Sadie (The Cleaning Lady)” by Johnny Farnham charted at number 4 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Simon Says” by 1910 Fruitgum Company charted at number 17 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Popcorn” by Hot Butter charted at number 4 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Mouldy Old Dough” by Lieutenant Pigeon charted at number 14 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1990, “We Didn't Start The Fire” by Billy Joel charted at number 2 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2007, “I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker (With Flowers In My Hair)” by Sandi Thom charted at number 9 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2018, “Man's Not Hot” by Big Shaq (Michael Dapaah) charted at number 28 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

The Holiday Almanacs for January 6, 2019

What's Today?

Today is Sun Jan the 6 in the year 2019
Jan 1 began on a Tue
This is day 6 of the year
Serialnumber = 43459
Julian date = 2458478 O.S.= 12 - 24 - 2018

Calendar

Holidays

Epiphany: Jesus' Baptism
Day of the Three Kings (Mexico's 2nd Xmas for kids.)
Old Christmas (decorations not taken down before today will bring bad luck).
[USA] "Weeks" Week Begins
[USA] National Law Enforcement Training Week Begins
[USA] Pun Week Begins
[World] Universal Week of Prayer Begins
[Iraq] Army Day
[New Mexico] Admission Day (1912)
[Phillipines] Christmas Observance, Holiday, world's longest Xmas season thru Jan 6
[PR] Three Kings' Day
[Uruguay] Children's Day
[USA] Diet Resolution Week (Day 6)
[USA] Four Freedoms Day (Speech, Worship, From want & From fear) (1941)
[USA] Take a Poet To Lunch Day (Carl Sandburg b. 1878)
[USA] Universal Letter-Writing Week (Day 6)

Reminders

Astrological sign: Capricorn: The Goat (12-22 thru 1-20) Ruling Planet: Saturn; Element: Earth; Traits: Ambitious, disciplined, persevering, pessimistic; Body part associated with this sign: The knees. Occupations: Positions of trust, banking, mountain climbing, coaching, engineering.
Astrological sign: Aquarius: The Water Bearer (1-21 thru 2-19) Ruling Planet: Uranus; Element: Air; Traits: Humanitarian, independent, inventive, aloof; Body part associated with this sign: The legs; Occupations: Teacher, social worker, astronomer, astrologer, scientist, inventor.
January was originally the eleventh month. Its name comes from the Roman two-faced god Janus, protector of Heaven's gate.
Flowers: carnation and snowdrop
Full Moon: the Wolf Moon
Gems: garnet and hyacinth
Meanings: the sentimental meaning of the garnet is for constancy, and the carnation is for friendship.
Blood Donor Month
Business and Reference Books Month
Crime Stoppers Month
Human Resources Month
January Diet Month
March of Dimes Birth Defects Month
National Be On-Purpose Month
National Book Blitz Month
National Egg Month
National Barbecue Month.
Date Your Mate Month.
Fungal Infection Awareness Month.
National Eye Care Month
National Hobby Month
National Hot Tea Month
National Oatmeal Month
National Prune the Fat Month
National Retail Bakers Month
National Soup Month
National Volunteer Blood Donor Month
National Yours, Mine and Ours Month
Prevention of Cruelty to Your Money Month
Thyroid Awareness Month
Wheat Bread Month
Quadrantid meteor shower, radiant in Bootes (thru 1-6)
[Ancient Rome] Caput Iduum (a d viij Id Jan)
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