🎵🎸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)
TV Shows: Passions (as Timmy, a doll come to life)
🎭🎵Teresa Graves -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/10/1949 d.10/10/2002 (53)
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)
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)
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)
Misc: boogie-woogie specialist
Song Titles: Chew Tobacco Rag, Tennessee Boogie
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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.
In 1959, “Beep Beep” by The Playmates charted at number 12 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1959, “Lucky Ladybug” by Billy And Lillie charted at number 27 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1959, “The Teen Commandments” by Paul Anka - George Hamilton IV - Johnny Nash charted at number 29 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1959, “The All-American Boy” by Bill Parsons As Bobby Bare charted at number 33 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1959, “Donde esta Santa Claus (Where Is Santa Claus)” by Augie Rios charted at number 47 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1959, “Big Bopper's Wedding” by The Big Bopper charted at number 52 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1959, “Green Christmas” by Stan Freberg charted at number 53 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1959, “Chantilly Lace” by The Big Bopper charted at number 55 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1959, “Little Space Girl” by Jesse Lee Turner charted at number 86 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1970, “Jam Up And Jelly Tight” by Tommy Roe charted at number 10 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1970, “Okie From Muskogee” by Merle Haggard charted at number 51 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1976, “Convoy” by C.W. McCall charted at number 1 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1976, “Junk Food Junkie” by Larry Groce charted at number 68 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1976, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen charted at number 71 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1981, “Whip It” by Devo charted at number 33 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1981, “Theme From 'The Dukes Of Hazzard' (Good Ol' Boys)” by Waylon Jennings charted at number 42 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1981, “Teacher, Teacher” by Rockpile charted at number 51 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1981, “Who's Making Love” by The Blues Brothers charted at number 52 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1981, “What Can You Get A Wookiee For Christmas (When He Already Owns A Comb?) Christmas song” by The Star Wars Intergalactic Droid Choir And Chorale (Meco) charted at number 69 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1981, “Turning Japanese” by The Vapors charted at number 75 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1981, “Merry Christmas In The NFL Christmas song” by Buckner And Garcia (as Willis) charted at number 82 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1981, “I Yam What I Yam” by Robin Williams charted at number 104 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1981, “People Who Died” by The Jim Carrol Band charted at number 109 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1987, “Walk Like An Egyptian” by The Bangles charted at number 1 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1987, “You Be Illin'” by Run-D.M.C. charted at number 35 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1987, “Wild Wild Life” by Talking Heads charted at number 67 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1998, “Tubthumping” by Chumbawamba charted at number 14 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1998, “Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer Christmas song” by Elmo And Patsy charted at number 87 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 2004, “Milkshake” by Kelis charted at number 3 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 2009, “J**z In My Pants” by The Lonely Island charted at number 72 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1970, “Sugar, Sugar” by The Archies charted at number 6 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 1970, “A Boy Named Sue” by Johnny Cash charted at number 47 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 1976, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen charted at number 1 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 1981, “Stop The Cavalry” by Jona Lewie charted at number 3 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 1981, “Never Mind The Presents” by The Barron Knights charted at number 22 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 1981, “Baggy Trousers” by Madness charted at number 53 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 1981, “Enola Gay” by Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark charted at number 63 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 1987, “Walk Like An Egyptian” by The Bangles charted at number 35 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 1998, “Teletubbies Say Eh-Oh!” by Teletubbies charted at number 8 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 1998, “Barbie Girl” by Aqua charted at number 10 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 1998, “Doctor Jones” by Aqua charted at number 1 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 1998, “Tubthumping” by Chumbawamba charted at number 2 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 1998, “Walkin' On The Sun” by Smash Mouth charted at number 10 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 1998, “Not The Sunscreen Song” by John Safran charted at number 28 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart