🎭Jonathan Mangum -- is 47 in the year 2018 and 48 in the year 2019; b.1/16/1971 N.S.
Actor, Comedian, Producer, Announcer
TV Shows: The Drew Carey Show, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, NCIS, Let's Make a Deal (announcer)
Movie Titles: The Bucket List
🎵Sandy Pinkard -- is 71 in the year 2018 and 72 in the year 2019; b.1/16/1947
Songwriter, Bassist, Country Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: Pinkard and Bowden
🎵🎸Jill Sobule -- is 59 in the year 2018 and 60 in the year 2019; b.1/16/1959 N.S.
Songwriter, Alternative Rock Singer
Song Titles: I Kissed a Girl
✍🎭🎵Jim Stafford -- is 74 in the year 2018 and 75 in the year 2019; b.1/16/1944
Humorist, TV Host, Variety Show Host, Songwriter, Banjoist, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: Bobbie Gentry's hubby
Song Titles: Spiders & Snakes, Wildwood Weed, My Girl Bill
TV Shows: Jim Stafford Show, Those Amazing Animals, Nashville on the Road
🎭Yvonne Zima -- is 29 in the year 2018 and 30 in the year 2019; b.1/16/1989
TV Shows: ER (as Rachel Greene #1)
Movie Titles: The Nice Guys, Iron Man 3, The Long Kiss Goodnight
🎨Jim Berry -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/16/1932 d.3/20/2015 (83)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Berry's World
🏆⚾"Dizzy" Dean -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/16/1911 d.7/17/1974 (63)
Hall of Famer, Baseball Announcer, MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: b. in Lukas, AR; RFN:Jerome Jan Hannah
Misc: 4x All-Star, 4x MLB strikeout leader, 2x MLB wins leader, NL MVP 1934; St. Louis Cardinal "Gashouse Gang" colorful pitcher; Dean won 163 games and lost 101. His lifetime ERA was 3.03. He once struck out 17 batters in a single game, then a record, but since bettered (Roger Clemens fanned 20); mentioned in "Who's On First?"; Cardinals #17 retired and in Cardinals Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: St. Louis Cardinals (1930, 1932-1937), Chicago Cubs (1938-1941), St. Louis Browns (1947)
🎵🎸William "Bill" Francis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/16/1942 d.5/23/2010 N.S. (68)
Keyboardist, Rock & Roll Singer
Group Names: Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show
🎭Claire Gordon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/16/1941 d.4/13/2015 (74)
Actress, Comedienne, English
✍🎭George Kelly -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/16/1887 N.S. d.6/18/1974 N.S. (87)
Screenwriter, Playwright, Actor, Vaudevillan, Director, American
🎭Buddy Lester -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/16/1917 d.10/4/2002 (85)
TV Shows: New Phil Silvers Show (as Nick)
🎭Leslie H. Martinson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/16/1915 N.S. d.9/3/2016 N.S. (101)
TV Shows: Mannix, Roy Rogers Show, The Brady Bunch, CHiPs, Fantasy Island, Barnaby Jones, Cannon, Dusty's Trail, Batman (two installments)
Movie Titles: Batman: The Movie (1966)
🎭Robert Schimmel -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/16/1950 d.9/3/2010 (60)
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🎭Michael White -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/16/1936 d.3/7/2016 N.S. (80)
Movie/Stage Producer, Scotish
Movie Titles: The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Monty Python and the Holy Grail
🎭Ron Carey -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/11/1935 d.1/16/2007 (71)
TV Actor, Comedian
Names/Places: b. in Newark, NJ
TV Shows: The Corner Bar, Barney Miller (as Off. Carl Levitt)
🎭🎵Ted Cassidy -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/31/1932 d.1/16/1979 (46)
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Pianist
Misc: some say b. 1933
TV Shows: The Addams Family (as Lurch & 'Thing'), Huck Finn (as Injun Joe)
🎵Jimmy Castor -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/23/1940 d.1/16/2012 (71)
Arranger, Composer, Saxophonist, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Jimmy Castor Bunch
Song Titles: Troglodyte (Cave Man), The Bertha Butt Boggie
🎭Joyce Jameson -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/26/1932 d.1/16/1987 (54)
TV Shows: The Spike Jones Show
🎭Russell Johnson -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/10/1934 d.1/16/2014 (79)
TV Shows: Gilligan's Island (as Roy Hinkley 'The Professor')
🎵Will "Dub" Jones -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/14/1928 N.S. d.1/16/2000 N.S. (71)
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Coasters
🎭Carole Lombard -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/6/1908 d.1/16/1942 (33)
Movie Actress, Comedienne
Names/Places: b. in Fort Wayne, IN; RMLN:Jane Peters; Clark Gable's wife
Misc: some say b. 1909
🎭Dave Madden -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/17/1931 d.1/16/2014 (82)
Actor, Comedian, Canadian
Misc: not b. Dec 12 or 15, 1933
TV Shows: Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In, The Partridge Family (as Reuben Kinkaid), Alice (as Earl Hicks)
✍🎭🎵David Seville -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/27/1919 d.1/16/1972 (52)
Author, Movie Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Music Producer, Composer/Songwriter
Names/Places: b. in Fresno, CA; RN:Ross Bagdasarian Sr.
Misc: he created the Chipmunks while experimenting with tape recording speeds; his son David Jr. resurrected the character of David Seville after his father died beginning with a new Chipmunks album in 1980 and TV series in 1983; Jason Lee began voicing Seville in 2015
Song Titles: Witch Doctor, The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)
TV Shows: The Alvin Show (as David Seville & the Chipmunks: Theodore, Simon, and... ALLLLL-VINNN!)
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In 1942, Kay Kyser and the band recorded “A Zoot Suit” for Columbia Records. The tune is about the problems associated with wearing the garish, exaggerated 'hep' fashion. Our boss still wears a zoot suit and twirls a watch chain. He looks like Jim Carey in “The Mask” but donʹt tell him we said that…
In 1942, The Donald Duck film, “The Village Smithy” is released.
In 1957, The “Disneyland” TV show features “Your Host, Donald Duck”.
In 1960, In a benefit basketball game, footballʹs Pittsburgh Steelers beat baseballʹs Pittsburgh Pirates in overtime, 22-20. Shortstop Dick Groat, a Duke University hoop standout, scores 14 points for the Bucs.
In 1960, on the cover of TV Guide: “Cliff Arquette as Charley Weaver”. Other Articles: Nick Adams, Mort Sahl
In 1963, The live-action feature film, “Son of Flubber” is generally released. It is a sequel to the film, “The Absent-Minded Professor”.
In 1965, Gilliganʹs Island episode #16. “Plant You Now, Dig You Later”. While working for Mr. Howell, Gilligan unearths a chest. The castaways think it must contain a pirateʹs treasure. When ownership of the chest is disputed, the case goes to court, with the Professor presiding as judge.
In 1965, on the cover of TV Guide: “Bob Hope”. Other Articles: Peyton Place, Man From UNCLE
In 1965, R.C., “The Crusher” by The Novas peaked at #88 on the pop singles chart.
In 1967, Gilliganʹs Island episode #86. “The Hunter”. Famous big-game hunter Jonathan Kincaid and his assistant, Ramoo land on the island in search of new game to hunt. Since they have hunted just about every kind of animal on earth, they then decide that the ultimate challenge would be to hunt a human. After much debate, they choose Gilligan as their target, and state that if Gilligan can stay alive for 24 hours, they will rescue the castaways. After Gilligan manages to outwit and outrun the armed hunters for 24 hours, Kincaid does not uphold his promise of rescue for fear they will report him to the authorities.
In 1970, in a Brady Bunch episode called “Mikeʹs Horror-Scope”, Abbe Lane guest stars as Beebe Gallini. Carol reads Mikeʹs horoscope about a strange woman who will come into his life. Then Beebe, the glamorous head of a cosmetics firm, hires Mike to design a new factory.
In 1972, David Seville died on this day in Beverly Hills, CA. Born Ross Bagdasarian, the musician was the force — and artist — behind the Alvin and the Chipmunks novelty songs of the '50s, '60s and '70s. Some may remember that Seville appeared in the films, “Viva Zapata”, “Stalag 17” and “Rear Window”. Seville first claimed fame, not through the novelty impact of the hit, “The Chipmunk Song” (it sold 3.5 million copies in five weeks); but by writing Rosemary Clooneyʹs biggest hit, “Come On-a My House”, in the early '50s and the number one hit, “Witch Doctor”, in 1958. Ross was a singer under the stage name of David Seville, a songwriter and a producer for Liberty Records in the 50's and the creator of The Chipmunks when he experimented with variable speed tape recorders. Ross named the Chipmunks after the 3 record executives at Liberty who didnʹt want him to release The Chipmunkʹs first hit.
In 1973, Little Jo is playing “The Most Dangerous Game” in the 440th and final episode of “Bonanza.” Stalked by a psychopathic killer, heʹs weaponless, has no supplies, and all he knows is that heʹs prey for “The Hunter.” Michael Landon not only stars in the program, he also wrote and directed the showʹs swan song after 13 and a half years. PAX television aired a prequel to the series called “Ponderosa” at the turn of the millenium.
In 1981, “Harper Valley P.T.A.”, TV Comedy; debut on NBC. A country song became the basis of a movie and a follow-up TV series starring Barbara Eden, who battles against closed-mindedness in a sleepy Southern town.
In 1984, U.S. President Ronald Reagan called for “peaceful competition” with Moscow. He authorized research and development on space-age weapons capable of destroying incoming nuclear missiles — the program known as “Star Wars.” Frank Zappa produced a song about it and commenting "Star Wars won't work. It is a piece of..."
In 1986, “Get Out Of My Room” video by Cheech and Chong was certified Gold by the RIAA
In 1987, The Beastie Boys were censored on American Bandstand, a first for the popular TV show.
In 1988, R.C., “Got My Mind Set On You” by George Harrison peaked at #1 on the pop singles chart; “Weird Al” parodied it into “(This Songʹs Just) Six Words Long”.
In 1988, The film, “Three Men and a Baby” breaks the $100 million mark in ticket sales, the first time for a Disney movie.
In 1991, WAR! The White House announced the start of Operation Desert Storm to drive Iraqi forces out of Kuwait. Allied jets bomb Baghdad as the White House announced the start of Operation Desert Storm to drive Iraqi forces out of Kuwait. President Bush said in a nationally broadcast address, “The Battle has been joined,” as aerial bombardment began as US led air forces with 27 allied forces begin air raids on Iraq in response to Iraqʹs August 1990 takeover of Kuwait. A coalition of nations, including Soviets, join or support the invasion. (Because of the time difference, it was early January 17th in the Persian Gulf when the attack began.)
In 1993, on the cover of TV Guide: “Dana Carvey and Phil Hartman”. Other Articles: Secret Service, Cableʹs Stars
In 1994, “The George Carlin Show”, TV Comedy, debut on Fox.
In 1995, a sixth television network, UPN, by Paramount debuts; it is now defunct; it was launched with a two-hour premiere of scifi adventure “Star Trek: Voyager” starring Kate Mulgrew as the captain.
In 1996, singer Jimmy Buffettʹs seaplane, “The Flying Boat,” was shot at by Jamaican police who mistook it for a drug smuggling craft; U2's Bono was aboard the plane with Buffett at the time. Buffett later wrote a song about the incident, “Jamaica Mistaica,” that appeared on the album “Banana Wind.”
In 1999, “Batman Beyond” which premiered six days ago moves into the Bat-urday morning sked on the WB
In 1999, Warren Zevon, America, Jonny Lang and Delbert McClinton perform at the inaugural ball for former pro wrestler turned Minnesota governor Jesse “The Body” Ventura. America performs “Ventura Highway.”
In 2002, Adam Ant (Stuart Goddard), the flamboyant pop singer who scored hits in the 1980s, is committed to a London Psychiatric hospital after being arrested for firearms offenses.
In 2007, Actor Ron Carey (TV: “Barney Miller”) died in Los Angeles at age 71.
In 2012, “Betty Whiteʹs Off Their Rockers” began airing on NBC
In 2013, “Kroll Show” began airing on Comedy Central
In 2014, Death claimed actors Russell Johnson (“Gilliganʹs Island”) at age 89 and Dave Madden (“The Partridge Family”) at age 82.
In 2015, “Worldʹs Funniest” began airing on Fox
In 1960, “Uh! Oh! Part Two” by The Nutty Squirrels charted at number 24 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1960, “Run Red Run” by The Coasters charted at number 46 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1960, “The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late) Christmas song” by The Chipmunks With The Music Of David Seville charted at number 62 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1960, “Seven Little Girls (Sitting In The Back Seat)” by Paul Evans And The Curls charted at number 82 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1960, “Uh-Hu” by The Nutty Squirrels charted at number 84 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1960, “High School U.S.A.” by Tommy Facenda charted at number 91 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1960, “The Happy Reindeer” by Dancer Prancer And Nervous charted at number 93 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1965, “Love Potion #9” by The Searchers charted at number 3 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1965, “The Name Game” by Shirley Ellis charted at number 20 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1965, “Leader Of The Laundromat” by Detergents charted at number 21 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1965, “Do-Wacka-Do” by Roger Miller charted at number 35 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1965, “Ringo” by Lorne Greene charted at number 42 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1965, “The Jolly Green Giant” by The Kingsmen charted at number 74 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1965, “Ode To The Little Brown Shack Out Back” by Billy Edd Wheeler charted at number 85 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1965, “The Crusher” by Novas charted at number 88 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1971, “Amos Moses” by Jerry Reed charted at number 35 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1971, “Bridget The Midget” by Ray Stevens charted at number 54 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1971, “D.O.A.” by Bloodrock charted at number 66 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1982, “Centerfold” by The J. Geils Band charted at number 5 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1982, “Hooked On Classics (Medley)” by Louis Clark Conducting The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra charted at number 13 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1982, “Pac-Man Fever” by Buckner And Garcia charted at number 64 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1982, “WKRP In Cincinnati” by Steve Carlisle charted at number 65 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1982, “It's My Party” by Dave Stewart And Barbara Gaskin charted at number 84 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1982, “Super Freak” by Rick James charted at number 100 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1982, “Tube Snake Boogie” by ZZ Top charted at number 103 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1988, “Pump Up The Volume” by M/A/R/R/S charted at number 37 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1988, “Hot Hot Hot” by Buster Poindexter charted at number 57 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1993, “Jump Around” by House Of Pain charted at number 47 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1993, “Sesame's Treet” by Smart E's charted at number 80 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1999, “One Week” by Barenaked Ladies charted at number 36 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1960, “Deck Of Cards” by Wink Martindale charted at number 28 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 1965, “Ringo” by Lorne Greene charted at number 22 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 1982, “Ant Rap” by Adam And The Ants charted at number 5 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 1982, “I Wanna Be A Winner” by Brown Sauce charted at number 20 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 1982, “The Birdie Song (Birdie Dance)” by The Tweets charted at number 21 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 1982, “Stars Over 45” by Chas 'n' Dave charted at number 24 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 1988, “Stutter Rap (No Sleep 'Til Bedtime)” by Morris Minor And The Majors charted at number 4 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 1988, “Time Warp II” by Damian charted at number 51 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 1988, “I Wanna Be A Flintstone” by Screaming Blue Messiahs charted at number 73 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 2010, “Thong Song” by Sisqó charted at number 97 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 1982, “Down Under / Crazy” by Men At Work charted at number 1 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 1982, “It's My Party / Waiting In The Wings” by Dave Stewart And Barbara Gaskin charted at number 10 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 1982, “(Si si) Je suis un Rock Star / Rio de Janeiro” by Bill Wyman charted at number 16 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 1982, “The Breakup Song (They Don't Write 'Em) / When The Music Starts” by The Greg Kihn Band charted at number 22 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 1982, “O Superman / Walk The Dog” by Laurie Anderson charted at number 52 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 1982, “Hooked On Classics (Medley)” by Louis Clark Conducting The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra charted at number 53 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 1982, “Working In The Coal Mine / The Day My Baby Gave Me a Suprise” by Devo charted at number 58 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 1982, “Super Freak (Part I) / Super Freak (Part II)” by Rick James charted at number 63 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 1982, “Merry Bloody Xmas / Gaylene (I Left a Broken 'Eart in Broken Hill)” by Sanity Clause charted at number 77 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 1982, “Centerfold / Rage in the Cage” by The J. Geils Band charted at number 82 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 1982, “Marijuana Australiana / Ned Kelly's Tunes” by The Bushwackers charted at number 91 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 1982, “Jingle Bells (Laughing All the Way) / Gesundheit / The Last Recital (Asleep in the Deep)” by Saint Nick charted at number 94 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 1988, “Pump Up The Volume” by M/A/R/R/S charted at number 15 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 1988, “Walk The Dinosaur” by Was (Not Was) charted at number 35 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 1993, “Jump Around” by House Of Pain charted at number 17 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 1999, “One Week” by Barenaked Ladies charted at number 31 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 2010, “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)” by The Chipettes charted at number 46 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 2016, “Whip It!” by LunchMoney Lewis Featuring Chloe Angelides charted at number 36 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart