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Demented Datebooks: Comedy Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name for January 27

Last Updated 01-20-2018

🎵🎸Martin Degville -- is 57 in the year 2018 and 58 in the year 2019; b.1/27/1961
Songwriter, New Wave Singer
Group Names: Sigue Sigue Sputnik
Song Titles: Love Missile F1-11

🎵🎸Seth Justman -- is 67 in the year 2018 and 68 in the year 2019; b.1/27/1951
Music Producer, Songwriter, Bass Singer/Basso, Rock & Roll Keyboardist
Group Names: J. Geils Band

🎭Sarah Kennedy -- b.1/27/????
Comedienne, Cartoon Voice Actress
Misc: retired from acting in 1981; b. c. late 1940s
TV Shows: Rowan and Martin's Laugh In

🎭Braeden Lemasters -- is 22 in the year 2018 and 23 in the year 2019; b.1/27/1996
Actor
Movie Titles: Easy A, R.L. Stine's Monsterville: The Cabinet of Souls, The Stepfather, A Christmas Story 2

✍🎭Todd Louiso -- is 48 in the year 2018 and 49 in the year 2019; b.1/27/1970
Writer, TV Actor, Director
TV Shows: Phenom (as Brian Doolan)
Movie Titles: Hello I Must Be Going, Macbeth, High Fidelity, Thank You For Smoking, Jerry Maguire, Scent of a Woman

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🎵🎸Nicky Berkeley "Nick" Mason -- is 74 in the year 2018 and 75 in the year 2019; b.1/27/1944
Hall of Famer, Composer, Songwriter, Singer, Rock & Roll Drummer, English
Group Names: Pink Floyd (original member)

🎨✍🎭Frank Miller -- is 61 in the year 2018 and 62 in the year 2019; b.1/27/1957
Cartoonist, Novelist, Screenwriter, Producer/Director
Misc: comic book writer
Book Titles: Ronin, Daredevil: Born Again, The Dark Knight Returns, Sin City, 300

🎭🎮Patton Oswalt -- is 49 in the year 2018 and 50 in the year 2019; b.1/27/1969
TV Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor, Narrator, Video Game Voice Actor
Misc: guested on Weird Al Yankovic's video "Foil" in 2014
Album Titles: 222, Fellin' Kinda Patton, Werewolves and Lollipops, My Weakness is Strong, Finest Hour, Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time
TV Shows: The King of Queen (as Spence Olchin), The Goldbergs (narrator)
Movie Titles: Down Periscope, Man on the Moon, Zoolander, Taxi, Ratatouille, Magnolia, Young Adult, Starsky and Hutch, The Comedians of Comedy, Reno 911! Miami, Sex and Death 101, Nature Calls, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, 22 Jump Street, Freaks of Nature, Space Cop
Video Games: Grand Theft Auto (series), Ratatouille, Aqua Teen Hunger Force Zombie Ninja Pro-Am, Dead Rising 2: Off the Record, Minecraft: Story Mode

🎭Josh Randall -- is 46 in the year 2018 and 47 in the year 2019; b.1/27/1972
Actor
TV Shows: Ed (as Michael 'Mike' Burton)
Movie Titles: Timber Falls, Boned, Sex Drive

🎭Iain Stirling -- is 30 in the year 2018 and 31 in the year 2019; b.1/27/1988 N.S.
Actor, Comedian, Scotish

🎭John Witherspoon -- is 76 in the year 2018 and 77 in the year 2019; b.1/27/1942
Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor
TV Shows: Friday, Littleman
Movie Titles: The First Family, The Wayans Brothers, Black Jesus, The Boondocks

🎵Billy Barnes -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/27/1927 d.9/25/2012 (85)
Composer, Lyricist

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✍⚛Lewis Carroll -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/27/1832 d.1/14/1898 (65)
Author, Mathematician, English
Names/Places: b. in Cheshire; RN:Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson
Book Titles: Alice in Wonderland (where he named a cat after his birth city)

🎭Marc Daniels -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/27/1912 d.4/23/1989 (77)
Director
TV Shows: I Love Lucy (first 38 episodes), Star Trek, Hogan's Heroes, I Married Joan

✍🎭Samuel Foote -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/27/1720 d.10/21/1777 (57)
Dramatist, Stage Actor, Comedian, English
Misc: known for his comedic acting and writing

🎵"Skitch" Henderson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/27/1918 d.10/31/2005 (87)
Composer, Pianist, Bandleader, Conductor
Names/Places: b. in Halstad, MN; RFMN:Lyle Russell Cedric; Faye Emerson's hubby
TV Shows: Tonight Show, Steve Allen Show

🎭Howard McNear -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/27/1905 d.1/3/1969 (63)
TV/Radio Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
Misc: Gunsmoke (as Doc Adams, radio version)
TV Shows: The Andy Griffith Show (as Floyd Lawson), The Jetsons, George Gobel Show (as Mr. Hamish)

Dmitri I. Mendeleyev -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/27/1834 O.S. or 2/8/1834 N.S. d.2/2/1907
Chemist, Russian
Names/Places: MN:Ivanovich
Misc: discovered periodic table of the elements so Tom Lehrer could sing a song about the elements

🎵Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/27/1756 N.S. d.12/5/1791 N.S. (35)
Composer, Violinist, Austrian
Names/Places: b. in Salzburg; RN:Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart; d. in Vienna
Misc: a great musical genius; Eddie Van Halen and Valerie Bertinelli named their son after Wolfgang in 1991

🎭Donna Reed -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/27/1921 d.1/14/1986 (64)
TV/Movie Actress
Names/Places: b. in Denison, IA; RN:Donna Belle Mullenger
TV Shows: The Donna Reed Show (as Donna Stone), Dallas (as substitute Miss Ellie Ewing 1984-85)
Movie Titles: It's A Wonderful Life, From Here to Eternity

🎭Reynaldo Rey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/27/1940 d.5/28/2015 (75)
Actor, Comedian

✍🎭🎵David Seville -- Birth 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!)

🎭🎵Stan Boreson -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/5/1925 N.S. d.1/27/2017 N.S. (91)
Comedian, Novelty Singer
Names/Places: NN: The King of Scandinavian Humor

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🎭Charlie Callas -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/20/1924 d.1/27/2011 (86)
Actor, Comedian
TV Shows: Switch (as Malcolm Argos)

Thomas Crapper -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/28/1836 d.1/27/1910 (73)
Inventor
Misc: made and sold plumbing supplies

⚖🎭Ed Ford -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/13/1887 d.1/27/1970 (82)
Senator, Comedian, Panelist
TV Shows: Can You Top This?

💰Reuben Mattus -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/8/1913 d.1/27/1994 (81)
Businessperson
Misc: who parlayed the nonsensical name Haagen-Dazs into a multimillion-dollar ice cream fortune

🎭Jack Paar -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/1/1918 d.1/27/2004 (85)
TV Talk Show Host
Names/Places: b. in Canton, Oh.
TV Shows: Jack Paar Show (4 of 'em!), Tonight Show (host 1957-62)

🎭Fannie Ward -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/22/1872 d.1/27/1952 (79)
Movie/Stage Actress, Comic Actress

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In 1756, composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ("Don Giovanni," "The Marriage of Figaro," "Symphony #41," "Requiem," "A Little Night Music," etc.) was born in Salzburg, Austria. He died on December 4, 1791. In 1986, the late Falco recorded the hit "ROCK ME AMADEUS!"

In 1910, Thomas Crapper, often described as the prime developer of the flush toilet mechanism as it's known today, died in England.

In 1945, R.C., "Cocktails For Two" Makes The Pop Chart by Spike Jones and the City Slickers; will peak at #4.

In 1945, the cartoon "Draftee Daffy" was released in the movie theaters in USA.

In 1948, Wire Recording Corporation of America announced the first magnetic tape recorder. The 'Wireway' machine with a built-in oscillator sold for $149.50. Else what would you use to submit unreleased songs to Dr. Demento on?

In 1951, R.C., "I Taut I Taw A Puddy Tat" Makes The Pop Chart by Mel Blanc; will peak at #9.

In 1961, "You're In The Picture", TV Game Show, aired with host Jackie Gleason on CBS spending the whole half hour apologizing for the now-cancelled show from the previous week. Gleason will use this time period for the next two months to conduct one-on-one interviews with celebrity friends.

In 1962, "Duke Of Earl" by Gene Chandler entered the Top 40 chart.

In 1962, on the cover of TV Guide: "Myrna Fahey". Other Articles: Dick Van Dyke, Jerry Mathers

In 1966, Gilligan's Island episode #55. "Seer Gilligan". Gilligan discovers an island bush that produces seeds which, when eaten, give a person the ability to read the minds of others. This leads to disaster when everyone insults each other through their honesty and thoughts.

In 1968, on the cover of TV Guide: "Elizabeth Montgomery of Bewitched". Other Articles: Chuck Conners, Cowboy In Africa

In 1970, Ringo Starr made a guest appearance ob "Laugh-In".

In 1976, "Laverne & Shirley," a spin-off of ABC megahit "Happy Days", makes it debut with Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams as the Lucy and Ethel of their generation. Michael McKean, David L. Lander, Eddie Mekka and Phil Foster also star. It was a runaway hit. Cindy Williams co-starred with Ron Howard in the movie "American Graffiti" in 1973, and she was the third star from that movie to get a TV series. In response to the show's venomous critics, ABC's programming chief compares L & S to the satirical classics of Moliere.

In 1977, Karen Carpenter tells guest host Steve Martin about the time she was performing in concert and accidentally swallowed a moth. (Hey, at least she's eating.)

In 1979, R.C., "Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick" by Ian Dury peaked at #1 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1981, out of money and broke, David Tanny drops out of Grossmont College due to lack of a job, a loan, and a stable parental unit. Parental divorce sucks, just ask me. I'm living proof of the fact. Meanwhile, in lieu of being able to go to college, please send $10 or more if you like these Datebooks to David Tanny, PO Box 19569, San Diego, CA 92159-0569.

In 1986, "Dare To Be Stupid" album by "Weird Al" Yankovic was certified Gold (on the 27th even!) by the RIAA

In 1986, "Falco 3" album by Falco was released

In 1986, Frank Zappa's album [42] DOES HUMOR BELONG IN MUSIC? was released.

In 1986, Sam Kinison makes his second appearance on "Late Night with David Letterman." May the lord have mercy on us all.

In 1990, on the cover of TV Guide: "Fred Flintstone, Bugs Bunny, Peanuts". Other Articles: Indiana Jones, Super Bowl

In 1992, "Weird Al" Yankovic records "I Was Only Kidding", "Bite Me (hidden track at end of disc)", the hit track "Smells Like Nirvana", and "Polka Your Eyes Out" for his Off The Deep End CD.

In 1993, on "Melrose Place," Alison Parker gets promoted at D&D Advertising and meets her new boss ... Amanda Woodward, played by guest star Heather Locklear, who will eventually make 127 appearances and become a regular "special guest star" on the series. She began her 127 shows on 1-27!

In 1994, "Even Worse" album by "Weird Al" Yankovic was certified Platinum (the second of two of his albums hitting a selling milestone on the 27th on this date!)

In 1995, "Dumb and Dumber" opens in movie theaters.

In 1995, "Live From The House Of Blues", TV Music, debut on TBS.

In 1998, Roland Clarkson discovers 2^3021377-1 (37th known Mersenne prime).

In 2003, "Ask Rita" starring comedienne Rita Rudner began airing in syndication

In 2004, Jack Paar, who brought sophisticated humor to late-night TV as the host of "The Tonight Show," died following a long illness. He was 85.

In 2004, on "American Idol", William Hung butchers "She Bangs" and lands an unlikely record contract.

The Holiday Almanacs for January 27, 2018

What's Today?

Today is Sat Jan the 27 in the year 2018
Jan 1 began on a Mon
This is day 27 of the year
Serialnumber = 43115
Julian date = 2458134 O.S.= 1 - 14 - 2018

Calendar

Holidays

[World] Kiwanis Week Ends
[World] Printing Week Ends
[USA] Handwriting Analysis Week Ends
[USA] National Activity Professionals Week Ends
[USA] Celebrity Read a Book Week Ends
[USA] Glaucoma Awareness Week Ends
[USA] Health Awareness Week Ends
[USA] Meat Week Ends
[Mauritius] Cavadee
[Monaco] St. Devote
[U.N.] Holocaust Day
[USA] "Weird Al" Yankovic Day (every month)
[USA] Mad Tea Party Day
[USA] Thomas Crapper Day
[Vietnam] Vietnam Peace Day (1973)
[World] Mozart Day

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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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