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Demented Datebooks: Comedy Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name for January 22

Last Updated 06-08-2018

⛪🎭Linda Blair -- is 59 in the year 2018 and 60 in the year 2019; b.1/22/1959
Protestant, Actress
Names/Places: b. in St. Louis, Mo.
Misc: did a 360-degree turn of the head in The Exorcist
Movie Titles: The Exorcist (series), Hell Night, Reposessed

🎭🎮Olivia D'Abo -- is 51 in the year 2018 and 52 in the year 2019; b.1/22/1967
TV/Movie Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Video Game Voice Actress, English
Names/Places: Michael's daughter
Misc: some say b. in 1969
Arts Titles: PL: The Odd Couple, Entertaining Mr. Sloane
TV Shows: The Wonder Years (as Karen Arnold), The Single Guy (as Delilah), Party of Five (as Perry Marks), Law and Order: Criminal Intent (as Nicole Wallace occasional)
Movie Titles: Conan the Destroyer, Point of No Return, Ultimate Avengers
Video Games: Star Wars: The Clone Wars-Republic Heroes, Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters, Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, Infinite Crisis

🎭Katie Finneran -- is 47 in the year 2018 and 48 in the year 2019; b.1/22/1971
Actress, Director
TV Shows: Bloodline, The Michael J. Fox Show, I Hate My Teenage Daughter
Movie Titles: You've Got Mail, Night of the Living Dead, Movie 43, Bewitched (2005)

🎭Matt Iseman -- is 47 in the year 2018 and 48 in the year 2019; b.1/22/1971 N.S.
Actor, Comedian, TV Host

🎭Diane Lane -- is 53 in the year 2018 and 54 in the year 2019; b.1/22/1965
TV/Movie/Stage Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress
Misc: some say b. 1963
TV Shows: Lonesome Dove (mini-series)
Movie Titles: Man of Steel, Inside Out, Cotton Club. A Walk on the Moon, My Dog Skip, The Perfect Storm, Unfaithful, Under Tuscan Sun, Must Love Dogs, Hollywoodland, Nights in Rodanthe

🎭Christopher Kennedy Masterson -- is 38 in the year 2018 and 39 in the year 2019; b.1/22/1980
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
Names/Places: Danny's brother
TV Shows: Malcolm in the Middle (as Francis), The Wild Thornberrys
Movie Titles: Scary Movie 2, American History X, My Best Friend's Wedding, Dragonheart: A New Beginning

🎵🎸Ray Mayhew -- is 53 in the year 2018 and 54 in the year 2019; b.1/22/1965
Songwriter, Singer, New Wave Drummer, English
Group Names: Sigue Sigue Sputnik

🎭Nick Palatas -- is 30 in the year 2018 and 31 in the year 2019; b.1/22/1988 N.S.
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
TV Shows: Scobby-Doo (series and movies as Shaggy)

🎵🎸Steve Perry -- is 69 in the year 2018 and 70 in the year 2019; b.1/22/1949
Music Producer, Songwriter, Musician, Rock & Roll Singer
Names/Places: b. in Hanford, CA
Group Names: Journey (1977-1987, 1995-1998), soloist
Song Titles: Wheel in the Sky, Lovin' Touchin' Squeezin', Any Way You Want It, Walks Like a Lady, The Party's Over, Who's Crying Now, Don't Stop Believin', Open Arms, Still They Ride, Separate Ways, Faithfully, Be Good to Yourself, Girl Can't Help It, I'll Be Alright Without You, When You Love a Woman (previous songs listed as Journey lead), Don't Fight It (with Kenny Loggins), Oh Sherrie, Foolish Heart
Album Titles: Infinity, Evolution, Departure, Escape, Frontiers, Raised on Radio, Trial By Fire (previous album titles as Journey lead), Street Talk, For The Love of Strange Medicine

🎭Robyn Richards -- is 31 in the year 2018 and 32 in the year 2019; b.1/22/1987
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress
TV Shows: General Hospital (as Maxie Jones)
Movie Titles: A Goofy Movie

Hikaru Walter Sulu -- is -161 in the year 2018 and -160 in the year 2019; b.1/22/2179
General Fictious Character
Names/Places: b. in San Francisco
Misc: Star Trek character

🎭Bill Bixby -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/22/1934 d.11/21/1993 (59)
TV/Movie Actor, TV Director, Panelist
Names/Places: b. in San Francisco
TV Shows: Joey Bishop Show, My Favorite Martian (as Tim O'Hara), The Courtship of Eddie's Father (as Tom Corbett), The Magician (as Anthony Blake), Masquerade Party, Rich Man Poor Man, The Incredible Hulk (as David Bruce Banner), Goodnight Beantown (as Matt Cassidy)

🎵Malcolm McLaren -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/22/1946 d.4/8/2010 (64)
Music Producer, Songwriter, British
Misc: Music Manager
Group Names: Sex Pistols (founder), Adam Ant (founder), Bow Wow Wow (founder)

🎭🎵Edward Meeker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/22/1874 d.4/19/1937 (63)
Announcer, Singer
Misc: comic sound effects specialist

🎭🎵Ann Sothern -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/22/1909 d.3/15/2001 (92)
TV/Movie Actress, Comedienne, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Valley City, N.D.; RN:Harriette Lake; Robert Sterling's ex-wife
Misc: some say '07, '11, or '12
TV Shows: Private Secretary (aka Susie as Susie McNamera), Ann Sothern Show (as Katy O'Connor), My Mother the Car (as voice of the Car)

🎭🎵William Warfield -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/22/1920 d.8/25/2002 (82)
Movie Actor, Singer
Misc: has been Professor of Music at Northwestern University in Evanston IL since 1994. He toured in 1998 singing his signature song "Old Man River" from Showboat and narrating "A Lincoln portrait" by Aaron Copland. "River" was parodied by Stan Freberg as he and someone playing the censor made fun of it by correcting the grammar of the lyrics in "Elderly Man River"

🎭Luis Ávalos -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/2/1946 d.1/22/2014 (67)
TV Actor, Cuban
Misc: Cuban-Hispanic
TV Shows: Condo, E/R, The Electric Company

✍🎭🎵Shorty Castro -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/28/1928 N.S. d.1/22/2018 N.S. (89)
Comedy Writer, Radio Host, Comedian, Stage Director, Dancer, Composer, Singer, Musician, Puerto Rican
Names/Places: RN: Israel Castro Vélez
Misc: his career spanned over 60 years

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🎨Bill Mauldin -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/29/1921 d.1/22/2003 (81)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Stars & Stripes; depicted squalid life of the G.I. in WWII with two G.I.'s Willie & Joe

🎵🎷Billy May -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/10/1916 d.1/22/2004 (87)
Arranger, Composer, Bandleader, Jazz Trumpeter
Group Names: Frank Sinatra's backing bandleader
Album Titles: The United States of America (bandleader for Stan Freberg's album)
TV Shows: Batman, Mod Squad, Emergency, Naked City, CHiPs

🎮Masaya Nakamura -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/24/1925 N.S. d.1/22/2017 N.S. (91)
Video Game Company Owner, Japanese
Misc: founder of Namco, famous for the game Pac-Man

🎭Dick Tufeld -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/11/1926 d.1/22/2012 (85)
TV Shows: Lost in Space (as the robot)

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In 1943, Temperature rises 49 degrees F in 2 minutes in Spearfish, SD.

In 1947, K.T.L.A. (then as KTL) channel 5, the first commercial TV station west of the Mississippi, signed on the air in Hollywood, CA. The station is now seen via satellite across the U.S. and is owned by Tribune Broadcasting. They purchased the station from long-time owner, Gene Autry, who owned the Golden West Broadcasting chain and the California Angels baseball team. Today, KTLA is a flagship station of The WB Network, home of “Dawsonʹs Creek”, “Smallville,” and “Sabrina, The Teenage Witch.” (and rumor has it that David Tanny watches the network, but weʹre not so sure.)

In 1953, Tom Lehrer recorded in one hour “Songs by Tom Lehrer”, that was self-marketed later that year. It cost $15 to produce! He pressed over 400 copies of the 10-inch disc.

In 1955, on the cover of TV Guide: “Ed Sullivan” (with the caption, 'What makes Ed Sullivan laugh?'). Other Articles: Disneyland Album

In 1962, Gene Chandler (“Duke of Earl”) made his TV debut on “American Bandstand”.

In 1964, the worldʹs largest cheese (15,723 kg) is manufactured in Wisconsin. Shocking news for those who believe the worldʹs largest cheese is currently hosting “The Tonight Show” on NBC.

In 1968, “Rowan and Martinʹs Laugh-In,” a fast-paced collection of sketches, one-liners and blackouts, hosted by Dan Rowan and Dick Martin premiered on NBC-TV. It elevated the careers of giggly Goldie Hawn, comedian Arte Johnson, Lily Tomlin, Gary Owens, Henry Gibson, Judy Carne, JoAnne Worley, Ruth Buzzi, Alan Sues, among others. It also launched phrases like “you bet you bippy”, “sock it to me”, “Verrrry interesting”, and “here comes the judge” to pop culture. “And datʹs da truth…PLLLLLLLLLLL.” The TV show debuted from 'beautiful downtown Burbank' this night, following a successful pilot special in 1967. The weekly show, produced by George Schlatter, used 260 pages of jokes in each hour-long episode. The first 14 shows earned “Laugh-In” 4 Emmys; and you bet your bippy, it came with a #1 Nielsen rating too and the show became the highest rated comedy series in TV history, making beautiful downtown Burbank a household name. “Look that up in your Funk and Wagnallʹs.”

In 1970, “Pat Paulsenʹs Half a Comedy Hour”, TV Variety; debut on ABC.

In 1971, in a Brady Bunch episode called “The Drummer Boy”, Los Angeles Ram lineman “Deacon” Jones guest stars as himself as he shows up at practice when Peter is razzed by his football team; Bobbyʹs interest in drumming drives the family out of the house. Peter is kidded by the team because heʹs in the choir until Los Angeles Rams lineman Deacon Jones shows up at practice.

In 1972, in an interview with Michael Watts of Melody Maker magazine, David Bowie admits “Iʹm gay and always have been, even when I was David Jones.” The interviewer however notes, “Thereʹs a sly jollity about how he says it, a secret smile at the corners of his mouth. He knows that in these times itʹs permissible to act like a male tart…He began wearing dresses, of whatever gender, two years ago, but he says he had done outrageous things before that were just not accepted by society.” Bowie says “Itʹs just so happened that in the past two years people have loosened up to the fact that there are bisexuals in the world — and — horrible fact — homosexuals…The important fact is that I donʹt have to drag up. I want to go on like this for long after the fashion has finished. Iʹm just a cosmic yob, I suppose. Iʹve always worn my own style of clothes. I design them. I designed this…I just donʹt like the clothes that you buy in shops. I donʹt wear dresses all the time, rather. I change every day. Iʹm not outrageous. Iʹm David Bowie.”

In 1972, The #1 SELLING ALBUM is “AMERICAN PIE” from DON McLEAN begins a 7-week run as Americaʹs best selling LP

In 1980, “Comedy Is Not Pretty” album by Steve Martin was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1981, a picture of a naked John Lennon appeared in the Lennon obituary issue of Rolling Stone magazine.

In 1982, 75% of North America is covered by snow.

In 1983, much of the cast of “The Carol Burnett Show” reunites for the initial run of a sitcom based on one of their sketches, although itʹs Vicki Lawrenceʹs show now as the head of “Mamaʹs Family,” following the success of a “Eunice” special in 1982. Lawrence has been asked about developing a show for “Thelma Crowley Harper,” while still castmember of “The Carol Burnett Show,” but she was not ready to leave her friends. NBC attempts to end the show after two seasons worth of episodes but the beast lumbers on for 100 more shows in syndication.

In 1983, R.C., “Feet Donʹt Fail Me Now” by Utopia peaked at #82 on the pop singles chart.

In 1983, R.C., “Rock The Casbah” by The Clash peaked at #8 on the pop singles chart. “Lock Up The Snackbar” was a parody of that song.

In 1983, The Steven Spielberg film, “E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial”, became the top movie moneymaker this day; maintaining that position until being replaced by another Spielberg hit, “Jurassic Park”, in 1993. In less than a year, “E.T.”, the modern day, fairy tale, brought in $194 million in video rentals; replacing the previously #1 rented film, “Star Wars”.

In 1990, Guns Nʹ Roses guitarist Slash used a profanity while accepting American Music Awards for his band. Viewers complained to ABC, which had broadcast the show live. The network apologized.

In 1994, after three years on HBO, reruns of “Tales From The Crypt” join the graveyard shift of the Fox network.

In 2003, “Chappelleʹs Show” began airing on Comedy Central

In 2010, Conan OʹBrien hosted his final “Tonight Show” on NBC.

In 2015, “This Is Not Happening” began airing on Comedy Central

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Today is Tue Jan the 22 in the year 2019
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This is day 22 of the year
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Julian date = 2458494 O.S.= 1 - 9 - 2019



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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.
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