🎵Rick Evans -- is 75 in the year 2018 and 76 in the year 2019; b.1/20/1943
Music Producer, Songwriter, Guitarist
Group Names: Zager and Evans
🎭Arte Johnson -- is 89 in the year 2018 and 90 in the year 2019; b.1/20/1929
Soap Actor, TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian, Game Show Host, Cartoon Voice Actor, Panelist
Names/Places: b. in Chicago, Ill.
Misc: some say b. 1934
TV Shows: Hennesey (as Seaman Shatz), Rowan & Martin's Laugh In (as Tyrone the old man on a park bench-Rosmenko-Wolfgang the lurking German soldier 'Verrry interesting' regular), The Gong Show, Glitter, Baggy Pants & the Nit Wits
Movie Titles: Love at First Bite
✍🎭David Lynch -- is 72 in the year 2018 and 73 in the year 2019; b.1/20/1946
Writer, Actor, Producer, TV/Movie Director
Names/Places: b. in Missoula, MT
TV Shows: Twin Peaks (all we are saying, is give Peaks a chance!)
Movie Titles: Mulholland Drive, Dune, Eraserhead, The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet
✍🎭Bill Maher -- is 62 in the year 2018 and 63 in the year 2019; b.1/20/1956
Writer, Actor, Comedian, TV Host, Producer
TV Shows: Sara, Politically Incorrect, Real Time with Bill Maher
Movie Titles: D.C. Cab, House II: The Second Story, Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death, Religulous
🎭Rainn Wilson -- is 52 in the year 2018 and 53 in the year 2019; b.1/20/1966
TV Shows: Six Feet Under, The Office (as Dwight Schrute)
Movie Titles: The Rocker, Monsters vs. Aliens, Super, Juno
🎭Reno Wilson -- is 49 in the year 2018 and 50 in the year 2019; b.1/20/1969
Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Mike and Molly (as Officer Carl Millan)
Movie Titles: Crank (series), Transformers
🎭Leon Ames -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/20/1903 d.10/12/1993 (90)
Names/Places: b. in Portland, Ind.
Misc: 50 years in movies; some say b. 1902
TV Shows: Life with Father, Mr. Ed (as Gordon Kirkwood)
✍⛪🎭🎵George Burns -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/20/1896 d.3/9/1996 (100)
Hall of Famer, Author, Jewish, TV/Movie/Stage/Radio Actor, Comedian, Vaudevillan, Singer
Names/Places: b. in New York City; Gracie Allen's hubby; RN:Nathan Birnbaum
Misc: He was booked on his 100th birthday (Jan 1996) at the London Palladum but changed it to Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas
TV Shows: Burns & Allen Show (as himself)
Movie Titles: The Sunshine Boys, Oh God!, Going in Style
🎵🎷Juan Garcia Esquivel -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/20/1918 d.1/3/2002 (83)
Composer, Pianist, Bandleader, Jazz Musician, Mexican
Misc: Quirky composer of "Space-Age Bachelor Pad Lounge" music
🎨Harold Gray -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/20/1894 d.5/9/1968 (74)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Little Orphan Annie
🎭DeForest Kelley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/20/1920 d.6/11/1999 (79)
Names/Places: b. in Atlanta, Ga.
TV Shows: Star Trek (as Dr. Leonard 'Bones' McCoy who says 'Dammit Jim, I play a doctor, not a...')
Movie Titles: Star Trek (series), Gunfight at OK Corral, Raintree County
🎨Norman Mingo -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/20/1896 d.5/8/1980 (84)
Comic Strip Cartoonist, Illustrator
Misc: Alfred E. Newman
🎵Lee Pockriss -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/20/1924 d.11/14/2011 (87)
Misc: wrote the melodies for two #1 hits, "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" by Brian Hyland and Shelley Fabares' "Johnny Angel".
✍🎭Graham Stark -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/20/1922 d.10/29/2013 (91)
Writer, Actor, Comedian, Director, English
TV Shows: Pink Panther, Casino Royale
🎭Norma Varden -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/20/1898 d.1/19/1989 (91)
TV/Movie Actress, Comedienne
TV Shows: Hazel (as Harriet Johnson)
💰🎵Alan Freed -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/15/1922 d.1/20/1965 (42)
Hall of Famer, Executive, Songwriter, Radio Disc Jock
Misc: The Father & coiner of the term "Rock & Roll"; payola accepter
🎭🎵Stan Freeman -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/3/1920 d.1/20/2001 (80)
Comedian, Harpsichordist, Pianist
🎨Al Hirschfield -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/21/1903 d.1/20/2003 (99)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Names/Places: b. in St. Louis; RFN:Albert
Misc: N.Y. Times theater caricaturist
🎭Gordon Jones -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/5/1911 d.1/20/1963 (51)
TV Shows: Abbott & Costello Show (as Mike the cop), Ray Milland Show, The Aventures of Ozzie & Harriet (as Butch Barton)
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🎭Howard Lew Lewis -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/21/1941 N.S. d.1/20/2018 N.S. (76)
Comic Actor, Comedian, English
TV Shows: Maid Marian and Her Merry Men, Brush Strokes
🎭Beatrice Lillie -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/29/1894 d.1/20/1989 (94)
Movie/Stage Actress, Comedienne, Canadian
Names/Places: RN:Constance Sylvia Gladys Munston; aka Lady Peel
Misc: billed as the funniest woman in the world
Movie Titles: Auntie Mame, Around the World in 80 Days, Throughly Modern Millie
⚛Dmitri I. Mendeleyev -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/27/1834 Ju-1 or 2/8/1834 N.S. d.1/20/1907 Ju-1 (72) or 2/2/1907 N.S. (72)
Misc: discovered periodic table of the elements so Tom Lehrer could sing a song about the elements
✍🎭Bob (Comedian) Smith -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/24/1958 N.S. d.1/20/2018 N.S. (59)
Author, Comedian, Gay
Book Titles: Growing Up Gay: From Left Out to Coming Out
🎭Edward A. Sothern -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/1/1826 d.1/20/1881 (54)
Stage Actor, English
Misc: comic role actor in Britan and America
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In 1903, “The Wizard Of Oz” premiered as a stage play.
In 1912, R.C., “Down By The Old Mill Stream” by Harry MacDonough peaked at #1 on the pop singles chart.
In 1950, The Donald Duck film, “Lion Around” is released. Huey, Dewey, and Louie also appear.
In 1951, R.C., “Tennessee Waltz” Makes The Pop Chart by Spike Jones and the City Slickers; will peak at #13.
In 1956, R.C., “Sixteen Tons” by Tennessee Ernie Ford peaked at #1 on the U.K. pop singles chart.
In 1958, St. Louis radio station KWK finishes its “Record Breaking Week.” Orders of station management had all rock and roll music banned from the airwaves. The disc jockeys gave every rock and roll record in the station library a “farewell spin” before smashing it into pieces. The station manager at KWK, Robert Convey, calls the action “a simple weeding out of undesirable music.” Wish todayʹs radio stations would weed out todayʹs pop music in that fashion, but CDs are harder to smash into pieces.
In 1958, The early rock ʹnʹ roll classic, “Get a Job” by the Silhouettes was released. And we did. Get a job, that is…
In 1961, John F. Kennedy was sworn in as the 35th US president as he replaced DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER, who at age 70 had been the oldest man in to hold the office. He said as part of his brief address, “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country,” but computer pundits had fun with it and rearranged his phrase on a recording to read “Ask not [what you can do for your country], ask [what your country can do for you].”
In 1961, “Youʹre In The Picture” (TV Game Show) premiered on CBS, it was such a big flop it was cancelled the same day. The next week, host Jackie Gleason spent the entire half hour apologizing for the disasterous TV show.
In 1962, R.C., “Small Sad Sam” by Phil McLean peaked at #21 on the pop singles chart.
In 1962, R.C., “Twistin' All Night Long” by Danny and The Juniors with Freddy Cannon peaked at #68 on the pop singles chart.
In 1966, Gilliganʹs Island episode #54. “The Postman Cometh”. The Castaways hear on the radio that Mary Annʹs boyfriend in Kansas is getting married. Mary Ann overhears the others talking about her, and mistakenly believes that she has been poisoned by the mushrooms she recently ate, and has only a short while left to live. A hilarious dream sequence follows, featuring the Professor sounding a lot like Cary Grant.
In 1967, “The Monkees” was first broadcast on British TV, after already having been a hit in the US.
In 1968, R.C., “Judy In Disguise (With Glasses)” by John Fred and His Playboy Band peaked at #1 on the pop singles chart.
In 1973, on the cover of TV Guide: “cast of the Bob Newhart Show: Bob Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette”. Other Articles: Dr.Kildare, The Inauguration
In 1974, a small college basketball scoring record was set when two teams, Essex Community College and Englewood Cliffs, played a 210-67 game. Essex won.
In 1977, “Take This Job and Shove It” album by Johnny Paycheck was released
In 1979, on the cover of TV Guide: “SUPER BOWL XIII”. Other Articles: Lyle Waggoner, $1.98 Beauty Pagent
In 1979, R.C., “Le Freak” by Chic returned to the #1 spot for the third and final time this release and held it for three more weeks for a total of six non-consecutive weeks at #1.
In 1979, R.C., “The Football Card” by Glenn Sutton peaked at #46 on the pop singles chart.
In 1981, Ronald Reagan was inaugurated as the 40th president of the United States. That same day, 52 American hostages were released by Iran after 444 days in captivity. In the eight years that followed, Reagan was the subject of hundreds of funny records heard all over morning radio and Dr. Demento.
In 1982, Ozzy Osbourne was hospitalized after biting the head off a dead bat thrown at him during a live performance in Des Moines. Ozzy thought it was plastic. He was later forced to undergo rabies shots. In a South Park episode in 1998, a cartoonized Ozzy bit off the head of Kenny!
In 1986, Lost film footage from the 1931 horror classic “Frankenstein” was discovered; MCA/Universal made plans to insert the cut scenes back into the Boris Karloff classic.
In 1987, the gang on “Hill Street Blues” really does have to be careful out there…the trash is piling up in the streets due to a garbage strike.
In 1987, “The Return Of Bruno” album by Bruce Willis was released. Bruce might have said “If Don Johnson can release a record, then so can I!”
In 1989, President Reagan becomes first president elected in a “0” year, since 1840, to leave office alive. George W. Bush, the son of George H.W. Bush, became the second since then in 2000.
In 1989, George H.W. Bush was sworn in as the 41st president of the United States; Dan Quayle was sworn in as vice president.
In 1990, R.C., “How Am I Supposed To Live Without You” by Michael Bolton peaked at #1 on the pop singles chart. Beavis and Butthead both agreed that this video and song sucked!
In 1990, R.C., “Principalʹs Office” by Young M.C. peaked at #33 on the pop singles chart.
In 1990, comedians Roseanne Barr and Tom Arnold got married. They have since split up.
In 1992, “The Dennis Miller Show” premieres in syndication where it lasts, well, six times longer than “The Chevy Chase Show.” Among those getting small breaks from the show are sidekick Nick Bakay (later on ESPN and the voice of “Sabrinaʹs” cat puppet, Salem), writer Norm MacDonald, as well as network TV debuts for Henry Rollins and Janeane Garofalo, and the late great Jinky the Fruit Bat.
In 1993, Bill Clinton was sworn in as the 42nd president of the United States; Al Gore was sworn in as vice president, but the poor judge sworn in a redwood tree by mistake as he thought, but then realized that it really was Gore!
In 1998, This is supposed to be an innocent title, but I canʹt help but snicker at this: “My Balls And My Word (all I Have In This World..)” album by Young Bleed was released
In 2001, Janet Reno makes SNL appearance! The former attorney general made a surprise entrance during a “Saturday Night Live” skit over the weekend, crashing through a fake brick wall, shouting “Itʹs Reno time!” and dancing with her lookalike: cast member Will Ferrell in Reno drag. Reno and Ferrell, dressed alike in royal blue outfits and pearls, appeared side-by-side in a skit called “Janet Renoʹs Dance Party.” “I like your dress, Janet,” she said to Ferrell with a straight face. She commanded the band to “hit it” and launched into the twist.
In 2009, Barack Obama was sworn in as the United Statesʹ 44th president and the nationʹs first African-American chief executive. In an 18-minute inaugural address, he urged the more than 1 million people who braved the sub-freezing weather to hear him in person, to join him to “begin again the work of remaking America.”