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Demented Datebooks: Comedy Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name for January 7

Last Updated 08-25-2018

🎭Dustin Diamond -- is 41 in the year 2018 and 42 in the year 2019; b.1/7/1977
TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, Director
TV Shows: Saved By The Bell (as Samuel "Screech" Powers)

🎭🎵Doug E. Doug -- is 49 in the year 2018 and 50 in the year 2019; b.1/7/1969
TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, Producer/Director, Rapper
TV Shows: Where I Live (as Douglas St. Martin), Cosby (as Griffin)
Movie Titles: Operation Dumbo Drop, That Darn Cat (1997)

🎭Lyndsy Fonseca -- is 31 in the year 2018 and 32 in the year 2019; b.1/7/1987
Actress
TV Shows: RePlay, How I Met Your Mother (as daughter), Nikita (as Alexandra 'Alex' Udinov), Agent Carter (as Angie Martinelli)
Movie Titles: Kick-Ass

🎭Erin Gray -- is 68 in the year 2018 and 69 in the year 2019; b.1/7/1950
TV/Movie Actress, Producer
TV Shows: Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (as Col. Wilma Deering), Silver Spoons (as Kate Summers Stratton), Port Charles

🎭Steve Kardynal -- is 28 in the year 2018 and 29 in the year 2019; b.1/7/1990 N.S.
Comedian

🎭Rex Lee -- is 49 in the year 2018 and 50 in the year 2019; b.1/7/1969 N.S.
Actor, Casting Department
TV Shows: Entourage (as Lloyd Lee), Young and Hungry (as Elliot Park), Suburgatory (as Mr. Wolfe)
Movie Titles: Entourage

🎵Mike McGear -- is 74 in the year 2018 and 75 in the year 2019; b.1/7/1944
Songwriter, Singer, Rock-Pop Performer, English
Names/Places: RN: Peter Michael McCartney, Paul's step-brother
Misc: b. Jan 6?
Group Names: The Scaffold

🎭Max Morrow -- is 27 in the year 2018 and 28 in the year 2019; b.1/7/1991
Actor, Producer/Director, Canadian
TV Shows: Connor Underdover (as Connor Heath)
Movie Titles: Ararat, Santa Who?

Ryder Robinson -- is 14 in the year 2018 and 15 in the year 2019; b.1/7/2004
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Kate Hudson and Chris's son, Goldie Hawn's grandson

🎭Marcus Scribner -- is 18 in the year 2018 and 19 in the year 2019; b.1/7/2000
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
TV Shows: Black-ish (as Andre Johnson Jr.)
Movie Titles: The Good Dinosaur

✍🎭Hallie Todd -- is 56 in the year 2018 and 57 in the year 2019; b.1/7/1962
Writer, Actress, Producer
TV Shows: Brothers (as Penny Waters), Lizzie McGuire (as Jo McGuire)
Movie Titles: The Lizzie McGuire Movie, Fast Times at Ridgemont High

🎭Steven Williams -- is 69 in the year 2018 and 70 in the year 2019; b.1/7/1949
Actor, Director
TV Shows: Linc's, L.A. Heat, The Equalizer (as Lt. Burnett), 21 Jump Street (as Capt. Adam Fuller)
Movie Titles: The Blues Brothers

🎵Jim Zippo -- b.1/7/????
Radio Disc Jock, Novelty Singer
Misc: of Zippo in the Morning

🎨Charles Samuel Addams -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/7/1912 d.9/29/1988 (76)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Macabre cartoons, Addams Family

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🎭Geoffrey Bayldon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/7/1924 d.5/10/2017 N.S. (93)
Movie Actor, English
Movie Titles: To Sir With Love, Tales from the Crypt (1972), Horror of Dracula (1958)

🎵Eliot Daniel -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/7/1908 d.12/6/1997 (89)
Composer
Misc: composer of the I Love Lucy TV theme song

🎨Jay Lynch -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/7/1945 N.S. d.3/5/2017 N.S. (72)
Cartoonist, Comic Book Artist
Misc: played a key role in the underground comix movement with his Bijou Funnies and other titles. Nard n' Pat comic strip author. Bazooka Joe comics main writer from 1967-1990. A major contributor to Topps' Wacky Packages and Garbage Pail Kids lines.

🎭Alan Napier -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/7/1903 d.8/8/1988 (85)
TV/Movie Actor, English
Misc: 40-50s film butler
TV Shows: Batman (as butler Alfred Pennyworth)

🎨✍Stéphane Charbonnier -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/21/1967 N.S. d.1/7/2015 N.S. (47)
Cartoonist, Satirist, French

🎭Richard Hunt -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/16/1951 d.1/7/1992 (40)
Puppeteer
TV Shows: Sesame Street (as Scooter, grumpy Statler, Janice, other muppets)

🎭Richard Libertini -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/21/1933 d.1/7/2016 N.S. (82)
Actor
Misc: stage: The Mad Show (an original cast member)
TV Shows: Soap (as The Godfather), Pacific Station (as Richard)
Movie Titles: Catch 22, Awakenings, Fletch, Nell, Days of Heaven, Popeye (1980), The In-Laws, All of Me, Fletch Lives, Lethal Weapon 4, Dolphin Tale

🎨Don Martin -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/18/1931 d.1/7/2000 (68)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: MAD's maddest cartoonist; longtime Mad magazine cartoonist who drew an assortment of wild-haired characters, punctuating the grotesque action with wacky words like SPLOP! and POIT!!; later worked at Cracked in 1987

🎭🎵Bob McFadden -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/19/1923 d.1/7/2000 (76)
Actor, Commercial Actor, Singer
Misc: television commercial voiceover actor best known as the parrot's voice for Whisk commercials in the 1970s; also providing voices for commercials for Frankenberry cereal and Pepperidge Farm foods, among others; voiced number of comedy albums including a spoof on the Kennedy family in the white house called "The First Family", also "The Mummy" with Rod McKuen as Dor

🎭Avery Schreiber -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/9/1935 d.1/7/2002 (66)
Actor, Comedian
Names/Places: b. in Chicago, Illinois
Misc: of the (Jack) Burns & Schreiber team
TV Shows: My Mother the Car (as Capt. Mancini), The Burns & Schreiber Comedy Hour, Sha Na Na (regular), Wake Rattle & Roll (as Grandpa Quirk)

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In 1912, cartoonist Charles Addams was born in Westfield, New Jersey. While in high school he started drawing and submitting cartoons for publication; his dream was to work at The New Yorker magazine, which came true full-time in 1940. He continued with the magazine up until his death, drawing over 1,300 cartoons. His most famous creation was that of the spooky Addams Family, a morbidly strange family of characters that were later featured in the 1960s TV series by the same name starring John Astin and Carolyn Jones; several motion pictures were also released in the 1990s based on the macabre family. Addams died of heart failure on September 28, 1988.

In 1926, George Burns and Gracie Allen were married by a Justice of the Peace in Cleveland, OH.

In 1927, the Harlem Globetrotters played their first game in Hinckley, Ill.

In 1933, The Mickey Mouse film, “Building a Building” is released. The first issue of “Topolino” magazine (“Mickey Mouse” in Italian) is published in Italy.

In 1950, R.C., “Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer” by Gene Autry hit #1 on the pop singles chart.

In 1956, R.C., “What Is A Wife” by Steve Allen peaked at #56 on the pop singles chart.

In 1963, in a case filed under Copycat Corner, Gary U.S. Bonds sued Chubby Checker for plaglarism, claiming that Chubbyʹs “Dancing Party” sounds too much like Garyʹs “Quarter to Three”, the 1961 hit by Bonds. The suit is settled out of court.

In 1964, Dick weber rolled the highest bowling game in history,…aboard a Boeing 707.

In 1967, A prime-time edition of “The Newlywed Game” began airing on ABC TV; the daytime version debut July 11, 1966.

In 1969, GOLD RECORD FOR OHIO EXPRESS “CHEWY CHEWY” is certified as a million seller

In 1972, in a Brady Bunch episode called “Big Little Man”, Bobby Brady tries to prove to his family that he is a lot bigger than his size, annoyed at being so small, Bobby tries exercises to make himself taller. When that doesnʹt work, he decides to become a mental giant.

In 1974, “Jackpot!”, a game show hosted by Geoff Edwards, began airing on NBC

In 1978, on the cover of TV Guide: “cast of Happy Days”. Other Articles: Laugh-In, Game Show Profits

In 1978, R.C., “Bloat On (Featuring The Bloaters)” by Cheech and Chong peaked at #41 on the pop singles chart.

In 1978, Johnny Paycheck hit number one with “Take This Job And Shove It”. Paycheck joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1997.

In 1982, “Hooked on Classics,” using the extended medley format made popular by “Stars on 45,” sets popular classical music to a disco beat. The result: It goes platinum on this date.

In 1990, the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy closed to tourists after eventually leaning too far and becoming structurally unsafe. After 11 years of construction work to decrease its dangerous tilt and stabilize its foundation, the tower reopened to the public on December 15, 2001.

In 1995, “Super Daveʹs Vegas Spectacular” TV Comedy Variety debut on USA and bombed.

In 1998, Today in Late Show w/ Letterman History: Norm MacDonald tells a stunned Letterman how he was just fired from his “Weekend Update” anchor role on “Saturday Night Live” by NBC President Don Ohlmeyer. Letterman tells MacDonald, “Now, I know that guy Don Ohlmeyer, and between you and me, heʹs an idiot.” Asked by Letterman what he will do on “Saturday Night Live” now that heʹs no longer on “Weekend Update,” MacDonald replied, “I also do sketches but I stink in those. He [Don Ohlmeyer] thinks Iʹm funny in those. He doesnʹt think Iʹm funny in 'Weekend Update.' God only knows itʹs just a matter of opinion. He also thinks that O.J. is innocent.”

Novelty Songs Charting in the U.S.

In 1961, “(Do) The Hucklebuck” by Chubby Checker charted at number 45 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “The Puppet Song” by Frankie Avalon charted at number 56 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Ol' MacDonald” by Frank Sinatra charted at number 65 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Mister Livingston” by Larry Verne charted at number 75 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “Snoopy Vs. The Red Baron” by The Royal Guardsmen charted at number 2 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “Winchester Cathedral” by The New Vaudeville Band charted at number 4 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “Knight In Rusty Armour” by Peter And Gordon charted at number 41 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night)” by Electric Prunes charted at number 47 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “The Eggplant That Ate Chicago” by Dr. West's Medicine Show And Junk Band charted at number 54 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “Wild Thing” by Senator Bobby charted at number 77 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Short People” by Randy Newman charted at number 17 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Bloat On” by Cheech And Chong charted at number 41 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Heaven On The 7th Floor” by Paul Nicholas charted at number 56 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Major Tom (Coming Home)” by Peter Schilling charted at number 14 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “The Curly Shuffle” by Jump 'N The Saddle charted at number 21 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Rappin' Rodney” by Rodney Dangerfield charted at number 84 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Red, Red Wine” by UB40 charted at number 69 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Don't Worry, Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin charted at number 73 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Peek-A-Boo” by Siouxsie And The Banshees charted at number 74 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Doctorin' The Tardis” by The KLF alias The Timelords charted at number 80 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Girls Ain't Nothin' But Trouble” by DJ Jazzy Jeff And The Fresh Prince charted at number 82 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Short Short Man” by 20 Fingers Featuring Gillette charted at number 14 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “New Age Girl” by Deadeye Dick charted at number 27 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Redneck Stomp” by Jeff Foxworthy charted at number 75 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “She Don't Use Jelly” by The Flaming Lips charted at number 83 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Undone - The Sweater Song” by Weezer charted at number 97 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “My Humps” by The Black Eyed Peas charted at number 10 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “Beverly Hills” by Weezer charted at number 29 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

Novelty Songs Charting in the U.K.

In 1956, “Rock Island Line” by Lonnie Donegan And His Skiffle Group charted at number 17 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Ol' MacDonald” by Frank Sinatra charted at number 20 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Mr. Custer” by Charlie Drake charted at number 22 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Let's Think About Living” by Bob Luman charted at number 44 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “Under New Management” by The Barron Knights charted at number 15 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “Winchester Cathedral” by The New Vaudeville Band charted at number 33 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Egyptian Reggae” by Jonathan Richman And The Modern Lovers charted at number 24 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Thriller” by Michael Jackson charted at number 11 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Rat Rappin'” by Roland Rat Superstar charted at number 18 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Christmas Countdown” by Frank Kelly charted at number 26 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Strip” by Adam Ant charted at number 60 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Minnie The Moocher” by Reggae Philharmonic Orchestra charted at number 43 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Cotton Eye Joe” by Rednex charted at number 3 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “The JCB Song” by Nizlopi charted at number 2 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “My Humps” by The Black Eyed Peas charted at number 7 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “Jingle Bells / U Can't Touch This” by Crazy Frog charted at number 18 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2017, “Stop The Cavalry” by Jona Lewie charted at number 58 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

Novelty Songs Charting in Australia

In 1967, “Winchester Cathedral” by The New Vaudeville Band charted at number 7 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Don't Worry, Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin charted at number 3 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Short Short Man” by 20 Fingers Featuring Gillette charted at number 5 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “My Humps” by The Black Eyed Peas charted at number 2 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “Jingle Bells / Last Christmas” by Crazy Frog charted at number 18 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “Popcorn” by Crazy Frog charted at number 21 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

The Holiday Almanacs for January 7, 2019

What's Today?

Today is Mon Jan the 7 in the year 2019
Jan 1 began on a Tue
This is day 7 of the year
Serialnumber = 43460
Julian date = 2458479 O.S.= 12 - 25 - 2018

Calendar

Holidays

Eastern Orthodox (Russian) Christmas (Dec 25 O.S.)
Saint Aldric (aka St. Elric) Feast Day
[Scotland] Handsel Monday
[USA] "Weeks" Week (Day 2)
[USA] National Law Enforcement Training Week (Day 2)
[USA] Pun Week (Day 2)
[World] Universal Week of Prayer (Day 2)
[Cambodia] PRK-Liberation Day (1979)
[Liberia] Pioneers' Day
[USA] Diet Resolution Week (Final Day)
[USA] National Pass Gas Day
[USA] Universal Letter-Writing Week (Final Day)

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
[Ancient Rome] (a d vij Id Jan)
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