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

Last Updated 02-21-2018

🎭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/????
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

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🎵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-)

✍⚛📰⚖💰Benjamin Franklin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/17/1706 N.S. or 1/6/1705 J-LD 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

🎭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)
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

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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 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

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



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)


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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