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Demented Datebooks: Comedy Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name for January 12

Last Updated 02-21-2018

🎭Kirstie Alley -- is 67 in the year 2018 and 68 in the year 2019; b.1/12/1951
TV/Movie Actress
Names/Places: b. in Wichita, Kan.; Parker Stevenson's ex-wife
Misc: NOT b. in 1955 according to ET; People says b. 1950, Star Magazine says 1951 and not 1955; once won $6,000 as a contestant on The Match Game
TV Shows: North & South, Cheers (as Rebecca Howe), Veronica's Closet (as Veronica "Ronnie" Chase)
Movie Titles: Look Who's Talking, Star Trek II:The Wrath of Khan, It Takes Two, Deconstructing Harry, Drop Dead Gorgeous

🎭Michael Aspel -- is 85 in the year 2018 and 86 in the year 2019; b.1/12/1933
Actor, TV Talk Show Host, English
Misc: retired from acting in 1975
TV Shows: Crackerjack, Aspel & Company, This is Your Life, Strange but True?, Antiques Roadshow.

🎭Farrah Forke -- is 50 in the year 2018 and 51 in the year 2019; b.1/12/1968
TV Shows: Wings (as Alex Lambert), Dweebs (as Carey), Mr. Rhodes (as Nikki Harkin)
Movie Titles: Heat, Disclosure, Kate's Addiction

🎭Sam Gifaldi -- is 34 in the year 2018 and 35 in the year 2019; b.1/12/1984
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
TV Shows: Hey Arnold!, Mommies (as Danny), Bless This House (as Sean)
Movie Titles: The Trumpet of the Swan, A Bug's Life

🎭Rachael Harris -- is 50 in the year 2018 and 51 in the year 2019; b.1/12/1968
Actress, Comedienne, Cartoon Voice Actress, Producer, Cameraperson
TV Shows: New Girl (as Tanya), Lucifer (as Linda Martin), Suits (as Sheila Sazs)
Movie Titles: Natural Selection, The Hangover, Wreck-It Ralph, Showtime, Diary of a Wimpy Kid

🎨✍🎭John Lasseter -- is 61 in the year 2018 and 62 in the year 2019; b.1/12/1957
Animator, Writer, Screenwriter, Producer/Director
Misc: CCO of Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Studios, and DisneyToon Studios
Movie Titles: Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2, Cars, Cars 2

🎭🎮Andrew Lawrence -- is 30 in the year 2018 and 31 in the year 2019; b.1/12/1988
Actor, Video Game Voice Actor
Names/Places: Joey and Matthew's brother
TV Shows: The Kids from Room 402, Recess (as Theodore J. "T.J." Detweiler), Brotherly Love (as Andy), Oliver Beene (as Tayler Mark Beene), Hawaii Five-O (as Eric Russo)
Movie Titles: Jack Frost, Bean, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Batman Forever, The Mask
Video Games: Battlefield 4, The Amazing Spider-Man 2

✍📰🎭Rush Limbaugh -- is 67 in the year 2018 and 68 in the year 2019; b.1/12/1951
Hall of Famer, Author, Commentator, TV Talk Show Host
Names/Places: b. in Kansas City, KS; MN:Hudson
Misc: has his own radio and television talk shows; Al Franken says he is a big fat idiot.

🎭🎵Des O'Connor -- is 86 in the year 2018 and 87 in the year 2019; b.1/12/1932
Comedian, Singer, English

🎭Lisa Rieffel -- is 43 in the year 2018 and 44 in the year 2019; b.1/12/1975
Actress, Producer
TV Shows: The Trials of Rosie O'Neill, Empty Nest (as Emily), The King of Queens (as Sara Spooner)
Movie Titles: Drowning Mona

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🎭🎵Naya Rivera -- is 31 in the year 2018 and 32 in the year 2019; b.1/12/1987
Actress, Singer
TV Shows: The Royal Family (as Hillary Royal), Glee (as Santana Lopez)
Movie Titles: The Master of Disguise

⛪🎭🎵Howard Stern -- is 64 in the year 2018 and 65 in the year 2019; b.1/12/1954
Jewish, TV/Movie Actor, TV Talk Show Host, Radio Disc Jock
Names/Places: NN:Radio's Bad Boy
Book Titles: Private Parts, Miss America
Movie Titles: Private Parts the Movie

🎭Carlos Villagrán -- is 74 in the year 2018 and 75 in the year 2019; b.1/12/1944 N.S.
Actor, Comedian, Director, Mexican
TV Shows: El Chavo del Ocho (as Professor Jirafales and Quico)

🎭Alexandra Wentworth -- is 53 in the year 2018 and 54 in the year 2019; b.1/12/1965
Actress, Comedienne, Producer
TV Shows: In Living Color, Hardball, Felicity (as Abby)
Movie Titles: Office Space, Jerry Maguire, It's Complicated

🎭Patsy Kelly -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/12/1910 d.9/24/1981 (71)
TV/Movie/Stage Actress, Comedienne
TV Shows: The Cop & the Kid
Movie Titles: Rosemary's Baby

🎭Bruce Lansbury -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/12/1930 N.S. d.2/13/2017 N.S. (87)
Producer, English
TV Shows: Knight Rider, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, "Murder, She Wrote", The Wild Wild West, Mission: Impossible, Wonder Woman (1970s)

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🎭🎵Joe E. Lewis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/12/1902 d.6/4/1971 (69)
Comedian, Singer
Names/Places: RLN:Klewan

Charles Perrault -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/12/1628 N.S. d.5/15/1703 N.S. (75)
Poet, Children's Author, French
Misc: fairy tales such as Cinderella

⛪🎭Henny Youngman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/12/1906 d.2/24/1998 (92)
Jewish, Comedian, English
Names/Places: b. in Liverpool
Misc: The rapid-fire joke-a-second old-timer with a fiddle; Take My Wife, Please!!

Estelle Blanc -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/12/1910 d.1/12/2003 (92)
Celebrity Spouse
Names/Places: Mel's wife

🎭Bella Emberg -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/16/1937 N.S. d.1/12/2018 N.S. (80)
Comic Actress, English
Misc: her television career spanned 60 years
TV Shows: The Benny Hill Show, The Russ Abbot Show
Movie Titles: "The History of the World, Part 1"

🎨George Price -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/9/1901 d.1/12/1995 (93)
Names/Places: b. Ft Lee, NJ
Misc: his odd characters appeared in the New Yorker magazine for more than 50 years

🎖⚖💰John Hancock -- Birth Anniversary Conflict -- b.1/12/1736 J-LD or 1/23/1737 N.S. or 1/12/1737 Ju-1 d.10/8/1793 N.S. (56)
Revolutionary, Statesman, Merchant
Names/Places: b. in Braintree, MA
Misc: the first signer of The Declaration of Independence; the most prominent of the signers

🎖⚖💰John Hancock -- Birth Anniversary Conflict -- b.1/12/1736 J-LD or 1/23/1737 N.S. or 1/12/1737 Ju-1 d.10/8/1793 N.S. (56)
Revolutionary, Statesman, Merchant
Names/Places: b. in Braintree, MA
Misc: the first signer of The Declaration of Independence; the most prominent of the signers

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In 1628, Charles Perrault, French writer, born; famed for his fairy tales, notably “Puss in Boots,” “Little Red Riding Hood” and “Sleeping Beauty.”

In 1949, The Chicago-based childrenʹs show, “Kukla, Fran and Ollie”, made its national debut on NBC-TV on this day. Fran Allison was hostess. The show was phenomenally successful.

In 1949, “Arthur Godfrey and His Friends” premiered on CBS-TV. The TV favorite stayed on the network for seven years.

In 1957, on the cover of TV Guide: “Lucille Ball”. Other Articles: 77th Bengal Lancers

In 1957, R.C., “Ainʹt Got No Home” by Clarence “Frog man” Henry peaked at #20 on the pop singles chart.

In 1957, “Banana Boat Song (Day-O)” by Harry Belafonte entered the Top 40 chart.

In 1959, “The Bozo Show”, TV Childrens, starring Larry Harmon, debut on TV.

In 1963, R.C., “Pepino The Italian Mouse” by Lou Monte peaked at #5 on the pop singles chart.

In 1963, R.C., “Zip-A-Dee Doo-Dah” by Bob B. Soxx and Blue Jeans peaked at #8 on the pop singles chart.

In 1964, Bob Newhart wed Virginia Quinn

In 1965, in answer to ABC-TVʹs new “Shindig” pop music show, NBC-TV debuted the program “Hullabaloo,” which featured both rock music and Las Vegas-type acts. Guests on the installment included The New Christy Minstrels, Gerry and The Pacemakers, The Zombies and Woody Allen; the show lasted through August 29, 1966.

In 1966, TVʹs all-time campy, cornball, classic camp adventure with Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin premiered on ABC-TV. The first “Batman” episode was “Hi Diddle Riddle”, shown on January 12, 1966. The pilot program for “Batman” cost $300,000 — quite expensive by 1966 standards. Through the three seasons, the “Dynamic Duo” welcomed (?) these guest villians to the cast: Art Carney (The Archer), Tallulah Bankhead (Black Widow), Eartha Kitt (Catwoman), Julie Newmar (Catwoman), Lee Meriwether (Catwoman), Liberace (Chandell), Vincent Price (Egghead), Cesar Romero (The Joker), Rudy Vallee (Lord Phogg), Milton Berle (Louie the Lilac), Shelley Winters (Ma Parker), David Wayne (The Mad Hatter), Zsa Zsa Gabor (Minerva), Van Johnson (The Minstrel), Otto Preminger (Mr. Freeze), Burgess Meredith (The Penguin), John Astin (The Riddler), Frank Gorshin (The Riddler), Cliff Robertson (Shame), Joan Collins (The Siren) and Anne Baxter (Zelda the Great). A partial list of “official” Bat-Noises: Aargh!, Clash!, Crunch!, Klonk!, Pow!, Splat!, Clunk! Eee-Yow! Ooof!, Powie! Swoosh!, Biff!, Conck! Ouch!, Qunkk!, Thunk! Boff! Crash!, Uggh!, Zam!, Zap! and others. Wow! Pow! Zork! Crunch! Holy hot cakes, Batman!

In 1967, “Snoopy Vs. The Red Baron” single by The Guardsmen was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1968, housewives can share the “Hollywood Squares” with their husbands, with a new nighttime version of the hit show on NBC. They wonʹt have many jokes to laugh at from Paul Lynde, he only does six of the shows in this run and wonʹt become a regular until this PM version leaves the air.

In 1971, the innovative situation comedy “All in the Family” premiered on CBS featured the first toilet flush on TV. The show was produced by Norman Lear. It became “Archie Bunkerʹs Place” in 1979. Carroll OʹConnor starred as Archie Bunker, Rob Reiner as Meathead, Sally Struthers as Gloria and Jean Stapleton as Edith, 'The Dingbat'. “Stifle yourself!” Originally, ABC had plans to broadcast the series under the title, “Those Were the Days”. Norman Learʹs masterpiece makes its debut on CBS with the following disclaimer: “The program you are about to see is All in the Family. It seeks to throw a humorous spotlight on our frailties, prejudices and concerns. By making them a source of laughter, we hope to show, in a mature fashion, just how absurd they are.”

In 1973, in a Brady Bunch episode called “Law and Disorder”, Bobby becomes very unpopular when he decides to be the best safety monitor at school; In his enthusiasm, Bobby not only reports his friends for minor infractions of the rules at school, he also turns in his brothers and sisters at home.

In 1974, on the cover of TV Guide: “Beatrice Arthur, Bill Macy, Conrad Bain of Maude”. Other Articles: Hawkins

In 1979, Frank Zappaʹs album [25] SLEEP DIRT was released.

In 1980, R.C., “Rapperʹs Delight” by Sugarhill Gang peaked at #36 on the pop singles chart.

In 1985, R.C., “Bruce” by Rick Springfield peaked at #27 on the pop singles chart. It was about being mistaken for Bruce Springsteen.

In 1991, Princeton beat Cornell 164-71 in an unusual swimming meet. The schools agreed to compete by telephone due to a blizzard making transportation to Ithaca, N.Y. a problem. Both teams swim in their owns pools and the results are exchanged by FAX.

In 1992, according to the movie version, or 1997 according to the book, the Hal 9000 Computer was activated; A Space Odyssey computer.

In 1995, The Allman Brothers Band, Al Green, the late Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Al Green, Neil Young, The Orioles and the late Frank Zappa are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

In 1997, HAL became operational (2001: A Space Odyssey).

In 1997, the animated sitcom “King of the Hill” debut on Fox. The uncoordinated Bobby gets hit in the face with a ball during a baseball game, leading a meddling Child Protective Services social worker to think his father is abusing him on the pilot of “King of the Hill.” Mmmm-hmm. Yep. Dang-olcartoonsitcom-launch.

In 2000, Sharon Osbourne, Ozzy Osbourneʹs wife, announced she was quitting as manager of Smashing Pumpkins. She issued a statement saying she had to resign “due to medical reasons — Billy Corgan was making me sick!”

In 2002, Late-night funnyman Conan OʹBrien tied the knot to Liza Powell, a Seattle ad executive he met when she made an appearance on his show.

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What's Today?

Today is Sat Jan the 12 in the year 2019
Jan 1 began on a Tue
This is day 12 of the year
Serialnumber = 43465
Julian date = 2458484 O.S.= 12 - 30 - 2018



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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
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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
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National Retail Bakers Month
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[Ancient Rome] Prid Id Jan
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