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Demented Datebooks: Comedy Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name for January 9

Last Updated 06-08-2018

🎭K Callan -- is 82 in the year 2018 and 83 in the year 2019; b.1/9/1936
Actress
Misc: NOT to be confused with big-band singer Kitty Callan
TV Shows: Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (as Superman's adoptive mom: Martha Kent), How I Met Your Mother (as Grandma Lois), All in the Family (as Veronica Cartwright), Veep

🎭Bob DeCarlo -- is 77 in the year 2018 and 78 in the year 2019; b.1/9/1941
Comedian
Misc: inducted into the Rhode Island Radio Hall of Fame
Group Names: The Delegates
Song Titles: Convention '72 (break-in record)

🎭Deshae Frost -- is 17 in the year 2018 and 18 in the year 2019; b.1/9/2001 N.S.
Comedian

Goodtime Gil -- is 54 in the year 2018 and 55 in the year 2019; b.1/9/1964
Misc: of The Demento Society

✍🎭🎮Leo Gullotta -- is 72 in the year 2018 and 73 in the year 2019; b.1/9/1946
Writer, Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor, Personality, Video Game Voice Actor, Italian
Movie Titles: Ice Age (series)

🎵🎸Paul King -- is 70 in the year 2018 and 71 in the year 2019; b.1/9/1948
Banjoist, Rock & Roll Guitarist
Misc: Jugblower
Group Names: Mungo Jerry, Blue Oyster Cult

🎵🎸Jimmy Page -- is 74 in the year 2018 and 75 in the year 2019; b.1/9/1944
Hall of Famer, Rock & Roll Guitarist, English
Names/Places: b. in London; RFMN:James Patrick
Group Names: Yardbirds, New Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin, soloist, The Honeydrippers, The Firm, Coverdale-Page

🎵🎸Buster Poindexter -- is 68 in the year 2018 and 69 in the year 2019; b.1/9/1950
Music Producer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Rock & Roll Singer, Punk Rock Performer
Names/Places: RN:David Johansen
Group Names: New York Dolls
Song Titles: Hot! Hot! Hot!
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live (bandleader 1986-87)

Gilbert A. Beckett -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/9/1811 d.8/30/1856 (45)
Dramatist/Playwright, Humorist, English

🎭🎵Jimmy Boyd -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/9/1940 d.3/7/2009 (69)
Actor, Singer
Song Titles: I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
TV Shows: Date with the Angels, Bachelor Father (as Howard Meechim)

🎭Bob Denver -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/9/1935 d.9/2/2005 (70)
TV Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
Names/Places: b. in New York City
Misc: originally planned to be a lawyer
TV Shows: The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (as Maynard G. Krebs, the "G" stood for Walter), Gilligan's Island (as "Willy" Gilligan), The Good Guys, Dusty's Trail

🎨✍🎭Clive Dunn -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/9/1920 d.11/6/2012 (92)
Artist, Author, Actor, Comedian, English

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🎭🎵Dame Gracie Fields -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/9/1898 d.9/27/1979 (81)
TV/Movie Actress, Comedienne, Vaudevillaness, Singer, English
Names/Places: RLN:Stansfield

🎭Fernando Lamas -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/9/1915 d.10/8/1982 (67)
Movie Actor, Movie Director, Argentine
Names/Places: Arlene Dahl's hubby, Lorenzo's dad
Misc: Billy Crystal became famous for the parody of him on "Saturday Night Live"

🎭Herbert Lom -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/9/1917 d.9/27/2012 (95)
Movie Actor, Czech
Names/Places: RMLN:C. Angelo Kuchacevich
Movie Titles: The Pink Panthers (as Chief Inspector Dreyfuss)

🎵Vic Mizzy -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/9/1916 d.10/17/2009 (93)
Bandleader
TV Shows: The Addams Family (theme song composer)

⛪⚖Richard Milhous Nixon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/9/1913 d.4/22/1994 (81)
Quaker, President/Vice President
Names/Places: b. in Yorba Linda, CA; Pat's hubby; King Edward III's descendant
Misc: 37th U.S. President (1969-74); 36th U.S. Vice President; WWII Navy officer, Medals of Honor, Congress 2t, Senator; the only president ever to resign, said "Sock It To Me" on "Laugh-in"; died at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, four days after suffering a stroke.

🎨Chic Young -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/9/1901 d.3/14/1973 (72)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Names/Places: RFMN:Murat Bernard
Book Titles: Blondie & Dagwood

✍🎭Peter Cook -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/17/1937 d.1/9/1995 (57)
Writer, TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian, Producer, English
Names/Places: b. in Turquay; d. in London
Misc: was credited with founding contemporary British satire with the 1960s revue "Beyond the Fringe"; Beyond The Fringe English Comedy Troupe w/ Dudley Moore

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In 1768, Philip Astley, regarded as the “father of the modern circus,” staged the first event in an open field at what is now the Waterloo area of London.

In 1937, The Mickey Mouse film, “Don Donald” is released. Donald Duck stars, without Mickey. Daisy Duck first appears, but is not named. Poor Donald. Getting a debut but the billing goes to Mickey Mouse! @!#^%!^!$#^$#!^!

In 1943, “Praise The Lord And Pass The Ammunition!” hits #1 on the pop singles chart by Kay Kyser.

In 1955, A trip to perform for the troops in a New Yearʹs Eve show in Greenland becomes Bob Hopeʹs first overseas visit to a military base filmed for TV.

In 1962, “The Lion Sleeps” single by Tokens, The was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1962, THE PERILS OF LIVE TV A hen kicks over a glass panelled beehive in a New York TV studio during WPIXʹs live broadcast of the “OFFICER JOE BOLTON” kids show, freeing 2000 honey bees. Bolton was stung on the hand, but no other injuries were reported (outside of a startled stage crew). Most of the bees were caught or subdued by a sprayer.

In 1965, Gilliganʹs Island episode #15. “So Sorry, My Island Now”. The Castaways are captured by a Japanese sailor (Vito Scotti) who thinks that WWII never ended. When the other castaways are captured, it is up to Gilligan to save them.

In 1965, R.C., “Do-Wacka-Do” by Roger Miller peaked at #31 on the pop singles chart.

In 1965, R.C., “Leader Of The Laundromat” by The Detergents peaked at #19 on the pop singles chart; it was a parody of Shangri-Lasʹ “Leader Of The Pack”.

In 1965, The Beatles dominated the Top 10 of the U.S. album chart with three entries: “Beatles '65” (which hit #1 and stayed there for nine weeks), “A Hard Dayʹs Night”, and “The Beatlesʹ Story”.

In 1967, Gilliganʹs Island episode #85. “Court-Martial”. The Castaways hear on the radio that the Maritime Board of Inquiry has blamed the Skipper for the Minnow crash. In an attempt to disprove the boardʹs verdict, they reenact the shipwreck themselves, only to find out that the cause appears to be Gilliganʹs ineptness. Later, a radio update reports that the Board of Inquiry has cleared the Skipper of the charges, as the Weather Service mistakenly read the wrong forecast that morning causing the crew to be unaware of the impending storms.

In 1969, the final scene of “Turnabout Intruder”, the 79th and the last episode of “Star Trek”, is shot.

In 1970, in a Brady Bunch episode called “54-40 and Fight”, The Brady boys and girls fight over what to get with their trading stamps; the trading stamp company is going out of business and the boys have 54 books of stamps and the girls have 40. They realize that only by combining books will they have enough to get one good item, but each group wants a different thing.

In 1971, on the cover of TV Guide: “Andy Griffith”. Other Articles: Dan August, Pinky Lee

In 1971, “Amos Moses” by Jerry Reed entered the Top 40 chart.

In 1972, “Zoom” TV Childrenʹs show premiered on PBS as it introduced Americaʹs kids to the Ubbi-Dubbi language, Fannee Doolee, all kinds of items kids sent in, and a cast of kids known by their first names only. Thibbis wabbus abba fabbavorbboribbite obbof thebboe abbuthobbor. Public television station WGBH invites kids all over the nation to help provide material for a television series making its debut thatʹs “for kids and by kids” just by sending their ideas to ZOOM. “Thatʹs Zoom, zee double-oh em, box three five oh, Boston Mass, Oh-Two-One-Three-Four.” If selected among the vast pool of submissions from the alarmingly cheap (unpaid) child labor, your suggestions, craft ideas, and jokes will be performed by Zoomers (original cast Tommy, Nina, Joe, John, Nancy, Kenny, Tracy), then gradually replaced by Maura, David, Ann, Jay, Edith, Luiz, Bernadette, Danny, Lori, Mike, Hector, etc. etc. etc.

In 1976, C.W. McCallʹs single “Convoy” hit #1 on the country music charts. It also hit #1 on the pop chart. 10-4, good buddy!

In 1979, K-Mart Department stores pulled Steve Martinʹs comedy album “Letʹs Get Small” off their record shelves for being in “very bad taste,” something with which the polyester-ridden retailer is quite familiar. “Well, EXCUUUUUSE MEEEEEEE!!!!” K-Mart sucks!

In 1984, Clara Peller, Mildred Lane, and Elizabeth Shaw stare at a tiny hamburger on a huge bun. The hard-of-hearing Peller barks three words which will earn her over a half a million dollars: “Whereʹs the beef?” The Wendyʹs hamburger chain will later drop Peller in 1985 after she claims sheʹs “found” the beef somewhere else — “Prego Plus” spaghetti sauce.

In 1984, following a few of specials, “TVs Blopers and Practical Jokes,” makes its debut as a weakly seers on NBC with Dick Clark and Ed McMahon.

In 1984, “Comedian” album by Eddie Murphy was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1984, “Eddie Murphy” album by Eddie Murphy was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1989, “The Pat Sajak Show” premiered on CBS, replacing “The CBS Late Movie” which was not a movie anymore. Sajakʹs show immediately started to suck. Nonetheless, it was CBSʹs first attempt to go head-to-head with “The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson” since cancelling the “The Merv Griffin Show” seventeen years earlier.

In 1995, “The Late Late Show With Tom Snyder” TV Talk Show premiered on CBS-TV after David Letterman. “Fire up the 'color-tinis,' and sit back as you watch the pictures as they fly through the air.” “Late Late Show with Tom Snyder” debuts on CBS with guests Candice Bergen, Robert and Kathleen Gingrich.

In 1995, British actor-comedian Peter Cook died in London at age 57.

In 1996, Gilligan was marooned on an island again as Bob Denver was stranded in Manhattan by a blizzard en route to West Virginia to celebrate his 61st birthday.

In 1996, Mr. Blackwell named Howard Stern at the top of his annual list of the worst-dressed women, saying his Miss America looked more liked Godzilla impersonating Gypsy Rose Lee.

In 1996, “3rd Rock From The Sun” TV Comedy debut on NBC.

In 1997, a flash of brilliance on “Late Night with Conan OʹBrien” as musical guest Ashley MacIsaac kicks up his heels, and shows what a Scotsman wears beneath his kilt, or in this case…doesnʹt. “Late Night” offers to re-record his segment, but MacIsaac turns them down, and the segment airs with a strategically placed electronic blur.

In 1998, MERMAID HEAD FOUND Three days after it was sawed off, the head of Copenhagenʹs famed Little Mermaid statue was returned Friday by a hooded man who dropped it off at a TV station. The drop-off was filmed by the same freelance cameraman who got a call before dawn Tuesday to come to a harborside park to see what had been done to the statue. His footage, aired on TV2, shows a man in a black, wool hood walking toward the building of rival TvDanmark today, putting the bronze head on the ground and disappearing behind a parked car. No arrests have been made.

In 1998, “Kids Say The Darndest Things” TV Variety show originally hosted by Art Linkletter in the golden days of TV returned on CBS hosted by Bill Cosby.

In 2000, “Malcolm in the Middle” TV sitcom premiered on Fox

In 2003, “The Surreal Life” premiered on WB. Isnʹt that what David Tanny has been living as?

In 2011, “Bobʹs Burgers” began airing on Fox

The Holiday Almanacs for January 9, 2019

What's Today?

Today is Wed Jan the 9 in the year 2019
Jan 1 began on a Tue
This is day 9 of the year
Serialnumber = 43462
Julian date = 2458481 O.S.= 12 - 27 - 2018

Calendar

Holidays

[USA] "Weeks" Week (Day 4)
[USA] National Law Enforcement Training Week (Day 4)
[USA] Pun Week (Day 4)
[World] Universal Week of Prayer (Day 4)
[USA] Make Your Dreams Come True Day
[Connecticut] Ratification Day (1788)
[Panama, Canal Zone] Martyrs' Day/D¡a de los Martires
[USA] Aviation in America Day
[USA] Choreogeaphers 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
Full moon/total eclipse of the moon (2001)
[Ancient Rome] (a d v Id Jan)
[Sweden] Gunnar name day
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