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Demented Datebooks: Comedy Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name for January 11

Last Updated 06-08-2018

🎭Kim Coles -- is 56 in the year 2018 and 57 in the year 2019; b.1/11/1962
Actress, Comedienne, Producer
TV Shows: In Living Color, Living Single (as Synclaire James)
Movie Titles: Strictly Business

🎭Consuelo Duval -- is 50 in the year 2018 and 51 in the year 2019; b.1/11/1968 N.S.
Comedienne, Mexican
TV Shows: La Familia P. Luche (as Federica P. Luche)

🎭Christian Jacobs -- is 46 in the year 2018 and 47 in the year 2019; b.1/11/1972
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer
Names/Places: Rachael's younger brother
TV Shows: The Aquabats! Super Show! (as The M.C. Bat Commander), Maggie, Gloria (as Joey Stivic), Yo Gabba Gabba! (as Plex)
Movie Titles: Pretty in Pink

✍🎭Malcolm D. Lee -- is 48 in the year 2018 and 49 in the year 2019; b.1/11/1970
Screenwriter, Actor, Movie Producer/Director
Movie Titles: The Best Man Holiday, Undercover Brother, The Best Man, Scary Movie 5

🎭Dawn Lyn -- is 55 in the year 2018 and 56 in the year 2019; b.1/11/1963
Misc: retired from acting in 1978
TV Shows: My Three Sons (as Dodie Harper Douglas)
Movie Titles: Walking Tall (series)

🎭Kyle Richards -- is 49 in the year 2018 and 50 in the year 2019; b.1/11/1969
Actress, Reality TV Starlet
Names/Places: Paris Hilton's aunt, Kathy and Kim's sister
TV Shows: ER (as Nurse Dori)

🎭Felix Silla -- is 81 in the year 2018 and 82 in the year 2019; b.1/11/1937
Actor, Stuntman, Italian
TV Shows: Addams Family (as Cousin Itt), Buck Rogers (as Twiki the Robot)
Movie Titles: Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, Batman Returns, Spaceballs, The Brood

🎭🎵Ken Weiler -- is 51 in the year 2018 and 52 in the year 2019; b.1/11/1967
Actor, Novelty Musician
Group Names: The Four Postmen
TV Shows: The Handler (as Roy Cook)

🎭Joel Zwick -- is 76 in the year 2018 and 77 in the year 2019; b.1/11/1942
Actor, Producer/Director
Misc: mostly known as a television director
TV Shows: Laverne and Shirley, It's a Living, Bosom Buddies, The New Odd Couple, Shake It Up, The Jamie Foxx Show, Family Matters, Step by Step, Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, Perfect Strangers, Girl Meets World, Full House, Webster
Movie Titles: My Big Fat Greek Wedding

🎭Chester Conklin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/11/1888 d.10/11/1971 (83)
Actor, Comedian
Movie Titles: Keystone Cops

🎭Angela Paton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/11/1930 N.S. d.5/26/2016 N.S. (86)
Comic Actress
Movie Titles: American Wedding, Red Eye, Lolita, Groundhog Day

Alice Caldwell Rice -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/11/1870 d.2/10/1942 (72)
Author, Humorist

🎭Grant Tinker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/11/1926 N.S. d.11/28/2016 N.S. (90)
Hall of Famer, TV Executive, TV Producer
Names/Places: Mary Tyler Moore's hubby (1962-1981)
Misc: some say b. in 1925; MTM president, NBC chairman 1981-86
TV Shows: WKRP in Cincinnatti, Hill Street Blues, St. Elsewhere, Lou Grant, Rhoda, Bob Newhart Show, Mary Tyler Moore (show)

✍⚖🎵Francis Scott Key -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/1/1779 d.1/11/1843 (63)
Author, Poet, Attorney/Lawyer, Composer
Names/Places: b. in Frederick County, MD
Misc: Wrote "The Star Spanged Banner" in 1814 after witnessing the British bombardment of Fort McHenry. It became the US National Anthem in 1931; 59 years after that, Francis turned in his grave when Roseanne screeched it into the Barr-Strangled Banner at a Padre ballgame.
Song Titles: The Star Spangled Banner (songwriter)

🎭Sheldon Leonard -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/22/1907 d.1/11/1997 (89)
Hall of Famer, TV/Movie Actor, Producer/Director
Names/Places: b. in New York City; LN:Bershad
TV Shows: The Danny Thomas Show (as Phil Brokaw and producer), Big Eddie, The Andy Griffith Show (producer), Dick Van Dyke Show (producer), Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C. (producer), I Spy (producer)

🎭🎵Charles E. Mack -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/22/1888 d.1/11/1934 (45)
Stage Actor, Radio Actor, Comedian, Vaudevillan, Singer
Misc: of the Moran & Mack team

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🎭Peter Pratt -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/21/1923 d.1/11/1995 (71)
TV Actor
TV Shows: Dr. Who (Master)

🎭Jack Soo -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/28/1917 d.1/11/1979 (61)
Names/Places: RN:Goro Suzuki
TV Shows: Barney Miller (as Det. Nick Yemana)

🎭Eva Tanguay -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/1/1878 d.1/11/1947 (68)
Stage Actress, Comedienne, Vaudevillaness, Canadian

🎨Frank Willard -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/21/1893 d.1/11/1958 (64)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Moon Mullins

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In 1928, “Ol' Man River” was recorded on Victor Records this day by Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra. Bing Crosby crooned as the songʹs featured vocalist. The tune came from the Broadway musical, “Showboat”. In the 1950s, Stan Freberg was “forced” by a censor to do the song in a politically correct way as it is known in the 1990s called “Elderly Man River.”

In 1949, Los Angeles noted a record setting snowfall, a rare event for the cityʹs semitropical climate. A three-day storm in early 1949 dumped more than a foot of snow through much of the San Fernando and outlying valleys.

In 1952, “Tiger Rag” by Les Paul entered the Top 40 chart.

In 1962, “Tell It To Groucho” TV Game Show debut on CBS.

In 1964, Roger Miller records “Dang Me” and “Chug-A-Lug” at the Bradley Film and Recording Studio on 16th Avenue South in Nashville

In 1974, in a Brady Bunch episode called “The Driverʹs Seat”, Marcia bets that she can beat Gregʹs score on the driverʹs test on Paramount Televisionʹs “The Brady Bunch.” In “The Driverʹs Seat,” Gregʹs comments about men being better drivers than women set up their bet. Marcia scores higher on her written test but tightens up when she gets behind the wheel of a car.

In 1979, actor Jack Soo died at the age of 63. He was probably best known for playing Detective Nick Yemana on “Barney Miller.”

In 1984, the Denver Nuggets and the San Antonio Spurs play a 163-155 game, the higest scoring regulation game in NBA history.

In 1992, R.C., “Addams Groove” by Hammer peaked at #7 on the pop singles chart.

In 1992, R.C., “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana peaked at #6 on the pop singles chart; “Weird Al” parodied it into “Smells Like Nirvana.”

In 1994, Henry “The Fonz” Winkler plays a conservative talk show host in Foxʹs “Monty,” a short-lived sitcom, which parodied radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh, that aired for only a month. Also in the cast, future Friendsʹ star David Schwimmer as Winklerʹs son.

In 1994, Diana Ross makes Mr. Blackwellʹs Worst-Dressed List. Blackwell refers to her as “a Martian meter maid.”

In 1995, The WB Network, a sixth broadcast (actually the eighth, the late DUMONT was fourth and PBS was the fifth) network, signs on with a two-hour block of comedies with “The Wayans Bros.”, “Unhappily Ever After”, and “Muscle,” which lasted a few months.

In 1997, 23rd Peopleʹs Choice Awards: Bill Cosby wins.

In 1997, on the cover of TV Guide: “Dilbert”. Other Articles: AbFab movie, Darrell Hammond

In 1998, At the 24th Annual Peopleʹs Choice Awards “ER” was chosen favorite TV drama series for the fourth straight year and Seinfeld was chosen the favorite comedy for the third year running.

In 1999, suddenly in the middle of its run, “The Daily Show” switches its Darrins, hoping viewers wonʹt notice. Unfortunately this new guy, Jon Stewart looks nothing like Samanthaʹs original husband Craig Kilborn.

In 2010, “Blue Mountain State” began airing on Spike

In 2011, it was 1:11:11 and 11:11:11 on 1-11-11.

In 2011, “Onion SportsDome” began airing on Comedy Central

In 2016, “Tracey Ullmanʹs Show” began airing on BBC One

The Holiday Almanacs for January 11, 2019

What's Today?

Today is Fri Jan the 11 in the year 2019
Jan 1 began on a Tue
This is day 11 of the year
Serialnumber = 43464
Julian date = 2458483 O.S.= 12 - 29 - 2018



[USA] "Weeks" Week (Day 6)
[USA] National Law Enforcement Training Week (Day 6)
[USA] Pun Week (Day 6)
[World] Universal Week of Prayer (Day 6)
[USA] Gals Night Out
[Albania] Republic Day (1946)
[Chad] Independence Day (1960)
[PR] De Hostos' Birthday
[Puerto Rico] De Hostos' Birthday (1839)
[USA] Pharmacists Day
[USA] Send a Dollar to the Treasury Day
[USA] Smoking May Be Hazardous to Your Health Day
[USA] Use More of Your Mind Day
[World] International Thank You 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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