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Demented Datebooks: Comedy Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name for January 10

Last Updated 06-08-2018

🎭🎵Jermaine Clement -- is 44 in the year 2018 and 45 in the year 2019; b.1/10/1974 N.S.
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Novelty Singer, New Zealand
Group Names: Flight of the Conchords
TV Shows: Flight of the Conchords
Movie Titles: Despicable Me, Men in Black 3

🎵🎸Aynsley Dunbar -- is 72 in the year 2018 and 73 in the year 2019; b.1/10/1946
Hall of Famer, Rock & Roll Drummer, English
Group Names: Nils Lofgren, Eric Burton, John Mayall, Ian Hunter, Whitesnake, David Bowie, Sammy Hagar, Michael Schenker, UFO, Flo and Eddie, Journey, Jefferson Starship, Jeff Beck, Mothers of Invention, sessionist

🎭Tony Gardner -- is 54 in the year 2018 and 55 in the year 2019; b.1/10/1964 N.S.
Actor, Comedian, English
Misc: of the duo Stuff Off and Die

🎨✍🎭Butch Hartman -- is 53 in the year 2018 and 54 in the year 2019; b.1/10/1965 N.S.
Animator, Screenwriter, Cartoon Executive
TV Shows: The Fairly Odd Parents (creator), Johnny Bravo (writer), The PowerPuff Girls (writer)

🎭Janet Jones -- is 57 in the year 2018 and 58 in the year 2019; b.1/10/1961
Actress, Costume Designer
Movie Titles: Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach, A Leage of Their Own, Alpha Dog, The Beastmaster

🎵🎸Brad Roberts -- is 54 in the year 2018 and 55 in the year 2019; b.1/10/1964
Modern Rock Singer/Guitarist, Canadian
Misc: "Weird Al" parodied the band's song "Mmmm-Mmmm-Mmmm-Mmmm" into "Headline News"
Group Names: Crash Test Dummies
Song Titles: Superman's Song, Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm, Swimming in Your Ocean, Afternoons and Coffeespoons, The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead, He Liked to Feel It, Keep a Lid on Things
Album Titles: The Ghosts That Haunt Me (1991), God Shuffled His Feet (1993), A Worm's Life (1996), Give Yourself a Hand (1999), I Don't Care That You Don't Mind (2001), Jingle All the Way (2002), Puss 'n' Boots (2003), Songs of the Unforgiven (2004), Oooh La La! (2010)
Video Titles: Symptomology of a Rock Band: The Case of Crash Test Dummies

🎭William Sanderson -- is 74 in the year 2018 and 75 in the year 2019; b.1/10/1944
TV Shows: Newhart (as Larry with his brother Darryl and his other brother Darryl), True Blood (as Sheriff Bud Dearborne)
Movie Titles: Blade Runner, Last Man Standing

🎵🎸Neal Smith -- is 72 in the year 2018 and 73 in the year 2019; b.1/10/1946
Punk Rock Drummer
Names/Places: not to be confused with Neal Smith of Alice Cooper's band
Group Names: Plasmatics

✍🎭Fran Walsh -- is 59 in the year 2018 and 60 in the year 2019; b.1/10/1959
Screenwriter, Producer, Casting Department, New Zealand
Movie Titles: Lord of the Rings (seires), The Hobbit (series)

🎭🎵Ray Bolger -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/10/1904 d.1/15/1987 (83)
Movie/Stage Actor, Dancer, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Dorchester, MA
TV Shows: The Ray Bolger Show
Movie Titles: The Wizard of Oz (as the Scarecrow)

⛪🎵Jim Croce -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/10/1943 d.9/20/1973 (30)
Judaism convert, Composer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Folk Singer
Names/Places: b. in Philadelphia, PA
Song Titles: Time in a Bottle, Bad Bad Leroy Brown

🎭C. Martin Croker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/10/1962 N.S. d.9/18/2016 N.S. (54)
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Director
Movie Titles: Aqua Teen Hunger Force, The Brak Show, Space Ghost Coast to Coast (as Zorak / Moltar), Cartoon Planet

🎭Josh Ryan Evans -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/10/1982 d.8/5/2002 (20)
Soap Actor
TV Shows: Passions (as Timmy, a doll come to life)

🎭🎵Teresa Graves -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/10/1949 d.10/10/2002 (53)
Actress, Singer
TV Shows: Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In, Get Christie Love (star)

🎭Douglas MacLean -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/10/1890 d.7/9/1967 (77)
Actor, Comedian, Producer
Misc: silent films

🎭🏆⚾Max Patkin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/10/1920 d.10/30/1999 (79)
Clown, MLB Player
Names/Places: NN:The Clown Prince of Baseball

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🎭Lee Philips -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/10/1927 d.3/3/1999 (72)
Actor, Director
TV Shows: The Andy Griffith Show (director), The Dick Van Dyke Show (director), The Waltons (director), The Adventures Ellery Queen (star 1959)

🎨⛪🎭🎵🎸David Bowie -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/8/1947 d.1/10/2016 N.S. (69)
Hall of Famer, Painter, Protestant, Vegetarian, Movie Actor, Music Producer, Arranger, Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Saxophonist, Rock & Roll Performer, English
Names/Places: b. in London; RN:David Robert Heywood Jones; Iman's hubby
Group Names: The Tin Machine, soloist
Song Titles: The Laughing Gnome, Space Oddity, The Jean Genie, Drive-In Saturday, Life on Mars?, Sorrow, Rebel Rebel, Diamond Dogs, Knock on Wood, Young Americans, Fame, Golden Years, Sound and Visiopn, Heroes, Breaking Glass, Boys Keep Swinging, DJ, Ashes to Ashes, Fashion, Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps), Under Pressure (with Queen), Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy (with Bing Crosby), Let's Dance, China Girl, Modern Love, Blue Jean, Tonight (with Tina Turner), This is Not America (with the Pat Metheny Group), Dancing in the Street (with Mick Jagger), Absolute Beginners, Underground, Day-In Day-Out, Never Let Me Down, Jump They Say
Album Titles: David Bowie, Space Oddity, The Man Who Sold the World, Hunky Dory, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, Aladdin Sane, Pin Ups, Diamond Dogs, Young Americans, Station to Station, Low, Heroes, Lodger, Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps), Let's Dance, Tonight, Never Let Me Down, Tin Machine, Tin Machine II, Black Tie White Noise, The Buddha of Suburbia, Outside, Earthling, Hours..., Heathen, Reality, The Next Day, Blackstar
Video Titles: Video EP, Serious Moonlight, Love You Till Tuesday, Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars: The Motion Picture, Jazzin' For Blue Jean, Ricochet, Day-In Day-Out, Glass Spider, Black Tie White Noise, The Video Collection, Best of Bowie, A Reality Tour
Movie Titles: The Man Who Fell to Earth, Just a Gigolo, The Snowman, Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence, Jazzin' to Blue Jean, Labyrinth, Absolute Beginners, The Last Temptation of Chrrist, The Linguini Incident, Basquiat, Gunslinger's Revenge, Everybody Loves Sunshine

🎭🎵Edward M. Favor -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/29/1856 d.1/10/1936 (79)
Movie/Stage Actor, Novelty Singer

🎵Howlin' Wolf -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/10/1910 d.1/10/1976 (65)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Radio Disc Jock, Harmonicaist, Blues Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: RN:Chester Arthur Burnett

🎭🎵Paul Lynde -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/13/1926 d.1/10/1982 (55)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor, Panelist, Singer, Gay
Misc: stage: Bye Bye Birdie
TV Shows: The Red Buttons Show (as Mr. Standish), Stanley (as Horace Fenton), Kraft Music Hall, Bewitched (as Uncle Arthur), Hollywood Squares (center square), Jonathan Winters Show, Dean Martin Show, Where's Huddles? (as Claude Pertwee), Paul Lynde Show (as Paul Simms), Temperatures' Rising (as Dr. Paul Mercy), Donny & Marie

🎭🎵Sid Miller -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/22/1916 d.1/10/2004 (87)
Actor, Director, Songwriter
TV Shows: Get Smart (director), Bewitched (director)

🎨✍🎭Taylor Negron -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/1/1957 d.1/10/2015 (57)
Painter, Writer, Playwright, Actor, Comedian
TV Shows: Detective School, Hope & Gloria (as Gwillem Blatt)

🎭David Nelson -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/24/1936 N.S. d.1/10/2011 N.S. (74)
Radio Actor, TV/Movie Actor, TV Producer/Director
Names/Places: b. in Teaneck, NJ; Ozzie & Harriet's son, Rick's brother
TV Shows: The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (as himself)

🎭John Newland -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/23/1917 d.1/10/2000 (82)
Actor, TV Host, Director
TV Shows: Robert Montgomery Presents (rep player), Alcoa Presents (aka One Step Beyond, host), Route 66 (director), Dr. Kildare (director), Star Trek (director), The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (director), Harry-O (director)

🎭Malia Nurmi -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/11/1922 N.S. d.1/10/2008 N.S. (85)
Actress, Finnish
Misc: created the Vampira character in 1953; it was TV's first horror host
Movie Titles: Plan 9 From Outer Space

🎭Joe Penner -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/11/1904 d.1/10/1941 (36)
Movie/Radio Actor, Comedian, Vaudevillan

🎭Tony Rosato -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/26/1954 d.1/10/2017 N.S. (62)
Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor, Canadian, Italian
TV Shows: Second City TV (as Marcello & regular 1980-81), Saturday Night Live (regular 1981-82), Night Heat (as Arthur "Whitey" Morelli), Amanda's, Pelswick, The Adventures of Super Mario 3 (as Luigi), Pelswick
Movie Titles: Hog Wild

🎵🎸Zeb Turner -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/23/1915 d.1/10/1978 (62)
Country-Rock Performer
Misc: boogie-woogie specialist
Song Titles: Chew Tobacco Rag, Tennessee Boogie

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In 1904, actor Ray Bolger was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts. A former bank clerk, accountant and vacuum-cleaner salesman, Bolger made his professional debut in 1922 in a musical-comedy repertory company. After several Broadway appearances, he made his screen debut in 1936's “The Great Ziegfeld.” His subsequent films include “Rosalie,” “Sweethearts,” “Four Jacks and a Jill,” “Stage Door Canteen,” “The Harvey Girls,” “April in Paris,” “Babes in Toyland,” “The Entertainer” and “The Runner Stumbles,” but he is perhaps best remembered by millions of fans as the understuffed scarecrow in “The Wizard of Oz” and in the lead role of “Whereʹs Charley?,” a musical version of “Charleyʹs Aunt,” in which Bolger had also starred in a long-running Broadway production. He died on January 15, 1987.

In 1932, The first “Mickey Mouse” color comic page is published in Sunday editions of newspapers. The page is written, drawn, and inked by Earl Duvall. The first “Silly Symphonies” color comic page is published in Sunday editions of newspapers. The edition is titled “Bucky Bug”.

In 1932, “Mickey Mouse” and the “Silly Symphony” comics were syndicated. “Silly” ended its run on July 12, 1942.

In 1941, The Donald Duck film, “Timber” is released.

In 1949, the Radio Corporation of America, sometimes known as RCA, announced (not to be confused with going on sale, which was on a later date whenever that is) a new 7-inch, 45 rpm phonograph record to compete with the 78 rpm records. Soon, the 45, the record with the big hole in the middle, would change the pop music business. RCA even manufactured a record player that played only 45s — with a fat spindle that made “stacking wax” real simple and automatic for those romantic times when hands were just too busy to be flippin' records.

In 1958, Johnny Carson makes his Broadway debut in “Tunnel of Love,” taking over for Tom Ewell in the role of “Augie Poole.” (Had Carson not been tied up with hosting the game show “Who Do You Trust?”, he mightʹve nabbed the lead in “Bye Bye Birdie.”)

In 1959, on the cover of TV Guide: “Milton Berle”. Other Articles: Huckleberry Hound, Jack Webb

In 1960, Marty Robbins hit tune, “El Paso”, held the record for the longest #1 song up to this date. The song ran 5 minutes and 19 seconds, giving many radio station Program Directors fits; because the average record length at that time was around 2 minutes, and formats didnʹt allow for records much longer than that, (e.g., 2-minute record, 3 minutes for commercials, 60 seconds for promo, 2-minute record, etc.) DJʹs got used to the longer length quickly, however, realizing it gave them time, before the record ended, to actually think of something to say next…

In 1964, the U.S. version of “That Was the Week That Was” makes its weekly debut with Henry Morgan, Margaret Hamilton, Nancy Ames (the “TW3” girl), a roving report from “special correspondent” William Conrad (who commuted between this and the BBC version) and Berlin Wall hand ballet. Tom Lehrer, who filled an entire album with his contributions to the show, wonʹt appear until June.

In 1964, “That Was The Week That Was” (TW3) began airing on NBC-TV as a half-hour satirical revue broadcast live from New York after a successful hour-long special on November 10, 1963. The show, based on the BBC program of the same name, ran through May the 4th, 1965. It was revived as a one-time ABC special in 1985, and as a segment on ABCʹs Primetime Live ca. 2004–05.

In 1970, on the cover of TV Guide: “Fred MacMurray and Beverly Garland of My Three Sons”. Other Articles: Henry Fonda, Land of the Giants

In 1976, Is it a dessert topping or a floor wax? “Saturday Night Liveʹs” Chevy Chase delivers the good news that new “Shimmer” is both

In 1976, on the cover of TV Guide: “Ron Howard and Henry Winkler of Happy Days”. Other Articles: Bronk, Medical Center

In 1976, R.C., “Convoy” by C.W. McCall peaked at #1 on the pop singles chart. Sales of Citizenʹs Band radios soar as “Convoy” by ad man CW McCall hits number one on the charts.

In 1976, bluesman Howlin' Wolf dies in a hospital near Chicago following brain surgery. His biggest hit is the 1951 song “How Many More Years,” which featured Ike Turner on piano. Wonder if Mojo Nixon really went to his grave and dug him up?

In 1982, actor-comedian Paul Lynde died in Beverly Hills, Calif., at age 55.

In 1983, Jim Hensonʹs “Fraggle Rock” makes its debut on HBO. Hensonʹs goal with the show is a fable seeking world peace with gentle lessons delivered in the tales of the interconnected nature cycles of Fraggles, Doozers, Gorgs, and a dog named Sprocket.

In 1984, Clara Peller, Wendyʹs spokesperson, first uttered those immortal words, “Whereʹs The Beef?” The rest is history.

In 1984, The premiere recording of Frank Zappaʹs classical composition “The Perfect Stranger” was made by the Ensemble InterContemporain under the direction of Pierre Boulez. He claimed the composition was about a vacuum cleaner salesman visiting a housewife, as viewed by the dog.

In 1984, “Foulups, Bleeps,& Blunders”, TV Variety; debut on ABC.

In 1989, “Wild, Wild, West” single by Escape Club was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1993, Johnny Carson advises David Letterman to “do whatʹs best for your career. Do whatʹs in your heart.” And after discussing his options with Carson, Letterman chooses CBS to be the new home for his late night show the following August.

In 1994, Trial of Lorena Bobbitt who cut off her husbandʹs penis, begins.

In 1997, “Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer” album by Elmo And Patsy was certified Platinum by the RIAA

In 1997, James Brown, the Godfather of Soul, gets his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

In 1998, “Granma Got Run Over By A Reindeer” by Elmo and Patsy debut on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart at #87, just over 18 years after it debut on “The Dr. Demento Show”.

In 1999, the TV animated series “Batman Beyond” premiered on Kidsʹ WB

In 1999, the TV animated series “The P.J.'s” starring the voice of Eddie Murphy as the man, the myth, the super, premiered on Fox. We havenʹt had such a super super since Dwayne Schneider from “One Day at a Time!”

In 2008, Maila Nurmi, whose “Vampira” TV persona pioneered the spooky-yet-sexy Goth aesthetic, died in Los Angeles at age 85.

In 2010, NBC announced it had decided to cancel “The Jay Leno Show,” returning Leno from prime time to 11:35 p.m. Eastern time while pushing “The Tonight Show” with Conan OʹBrien back to 12:05 a.m. (OʹBrien ended up leaving NBC, and Leno resumed hosting “Tonight.”)

In 2016, At the Golden Globes, “The Revenant” won best motion picture drama while “The Martian” was recognized as best comedy film.

In 2016, David Bowie, the chameleon-like star who transformed the sound and the look of rock with his audacious creativity and his sexually ambiguous makeup and costumes, died in New York.

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[USA] "Weeks" Week (Day 5)
[USA] National Law Enforcement Training Week (Day 5)
[USA] Pun Week (Day 5)
[World] Universal Week of Prayer (Day 5)
[USA] Family Communications Day
[USA] Black Scientist Day
[USA] Where's The Beef? Day


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.
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Human Resources Month
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National Barbecue Month.
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