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Demented Datebooks: Comedy Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name for January 29

Last Updated 08-25-2018

🎨🎭Paul Fusco -- is 65 in the year 2018 and 66 in the year 2019; b.1/29/1953
Animator, Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Puppet Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Alf, Spacecats, Project: ALF, ALF Tales, ALF's Hit Talk Show

🎭Sara Gilbert -- is 43 in the year 2018 and 44 in the year 2019; b.1/29/1975
TV/Movie Actress, TV Talk Show Hostess, Cartoon Voice Actress, Lesbian
Names/Places: Melissa & Jonathan's sister
TV Shows: Roseanne (as Darlene Conner), The Talk
Movie Titles: Poison Ivy, High Fidelity

🎵🎸Bill Kirchen -- is 70 in the year 2018 and 71 in the year 2019; b.1/29/1948
Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist, American
Group Names: Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen

🎭🎵🏆Irlene Mandrell -- is 62 in the year 2018 and 63 in the year 2019; b.1/29/1956
Actress, Drummer, Country Singer, Model
Names/Places: b. in Houston, TX; Barbara & Louise's sister
Misc: Singer?
TV Shows: Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters, Hee Haw

✍🎵Andrew Oldham -- is 74 in the year 2018 and 75 in the year 2019; b.1/29/1944
Hall of Famer, Author, Music Producer, English
Names/Places: aka the 6th Stone
Group Names: Rolling Stones (manager 1963-67)

🎭Oprah Winfrey -- is 64 in the year 2018 and 65 in the year 2019; b.1/29/1954
Hall of Famer, TV/Movie Actress, TV Talk Show Hostess, Producer
Names/Places: b. in Kosciuska, Miss.; Oprah was supposed to be Orpah but a bureaucrat goofed up the birth certificate; Oprah is Harpo spelled backwards!
Misc: some say b. 1953, former Miss Black Tennessee
TV Shows: Oprah Winfrey Show
Movie Titles: Brewster Place, Beloved

🎭W. C. Fields -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/29/1879 d.12/25/1946 (67)
Movie/Stage/Radio Actor, Comedian, Vaudevillan
Names/Places: b. in Philadelphia; RN:William Claude Dukenfield
Misc: some say b. 1880 or b. April 9 or b. Feb 10; he died at the Las Encinas Sanitorium on the holiday he despised.

🎵🎸Tommy Ramone -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/29/1952 d.7/11/2014 (62)
Hall of Famer, Bassist, Punk Rock Drummer, Hungarian
Names/Places: RN:Thomas Erdelyi
Misc: some say b. 1949
Group Names: The Ramones

🎵🎷"Cozy" Cole -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/17/1909 d.1/29/1981 (71)
Drummer, Jazz Musician
Names/Places: b. in East Orange, NJ; RFN:William Randolph
Misc: worked for many swing bands including Cab Calloway and Louie Armstrong

✍🎭🎵Jimmy Durante -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/10/1893 d.1/29/1980 (86)
Author, TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian, Variety Show Host, Vaudevillan, Composer, Singer, Pianist
Names/Places: b. in New York City
Misc: 'Schnozzola' man
Song Titles: Inka Dinka Doo
TV Shows: The Jimmy Durante Show, Lennon Sisters

🎭🎵Billy Golden -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/9/1858 N.S. d.1/29/1926 N.S. (67)
Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian, Singer

🎨✍Edward Lear -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/12/1812 d.1/29/1888 (75)
Artist, Poet, Children's Author, English
Misc: Limerick inventor; some of my favorites started out with the lines "There once was a young man from Venus", and "There was an old man from Nantucket".

✍⛪🎵Rod McKuen -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/29/1933 d.1/29/2015 (81)
Poet, Roman Catholic, Composer, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Oakland, Ca.
Misc: some say b. 1938
Song Titles: The Mummy (as Dor in the 1959 Bob McFadden record)

✍📰H. L. Mencken -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/12/1880 d.1/29/1956 (75)
Author, Essayist, Lexicographer, Critic, Satirist, Journalist, Editor, Columnist
Names/Places: b. in Baltimore; RFMN:Henry Louis; d. in Baltimore

🎭Freddie Prinze -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/22/1954 d.1/29/1977 (22)
TV Actor, Comedian
Names/Places: b. in New York City; accidental suicide; d. Jan 28?
TV Shows: Chico & the Man (as Chico Rodriguez)

🎭Donna Jean Young -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/29/1936 d.1/29/2010 N.S. (73)
Actress, Comedienne
Misc: retired from acting in 1973
TV Shows: Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In (1972-73)

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In 1845, Edgar Allan Poeʹs famous narrative poem “The Raven” (“Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary…”) was first published in the New York Evening Mirror.

In 1920, Walt Disney starts his first job as an artist at $40 a week with the K.C. Slide Co.

In 1943, The Donald Duck film, “Donaldʹs Tire Trouble” is released.

In 1958, Challenge Records releases “Tequila” backed with “Train to Nowhere” by the Champs. The A side will make it to Number One in mid-March. It was a million-selling instrumental smash (and 1st year Grammy award winner). The Champs included Jim Seals and Dash Croft, later to become Seals and Crofts.

In 1964, Stanley Kubrickʹs cold-war satire “Dr. Strangelove” starring Peter Sellers in three roles (Col. Mandrake, Pres. Muffley and the title role), George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn, and Slim Pickens premiered in New York, Toronto and London.

In 1964, the most lopsided high school score in history was set when teams in Louisiana played a 211 to 29 game.

In 1965, During a concert in London, pop-rock singer P.J. Proby splits his pants on stage, significantly increasing his “naughty” reputation. Next month, heʹll be banned by Britianʹs ABC theater chain for his new habit of purposely splitting his trousers on stage for dramatic effect. Good thing nothing sprang up in that event!

In 1966, the musical comedy “Sweet Charity” starring Gwen Verdon opened on Broadway.

In 1969, Jimi Hendrix and Peter Townshend wage a battle of guitars.

In 1969, “The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour” variety show debut on CBS-TV with the theme song “Gentle On My Mind.” Campbell sings “Wichita Lineman” and teams with Bobbie Gentry on “Little Green Apples.” Other guests include John Hartford, The Smothers Brothers and comedian Pat Paulsen.

In 1970, “Jingle Jangle” single by The Archies was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1971, in a Brady Bunch episode called “Coming Out Party”, which has nothing to do with Ellen DeGeneres, Cindy develops tonsillitis the weekend Mike is planning to take the family on his bossʹ boat; the familyʹs big outing is threatened when the doctor says the tonsils must come out if the swelling doesnʹt go down. The Brady children nurse Cindy on a liquid diet to save the day.

In 1972, R.C., “Those Were The Days” by Carroll OʹConnor and Jean Stapleton peaked at #43 on the pop singles chart.

In 1975, 1st Annual Comedy Awards of the Year hosted by Alan King.

In 1976, “Black Bear Road” album by C.W. McCall was certified Gold by the RIAA. It contains the hit “Convoy”

In 1977, comedian Freddie Prinze died, two days after shooting himself in the head. He was 22. Heʹs probably best known for his role on “Chico and the Man.”

In 1980, Jimmy Durante, the U.S. comedian, actor and singer, died.

In 1983, a “Saturday Night Live” ad parody offers viewers the chance to rent Ed McMahon (Joe Piscopo) “for your next party and your unfunny jokes will work!”

In 1983, R.C., “Down Under” by Men At Work peaked at #1 on the U.K. pop singles chart; that single was also at #1 on the U.S. singles chart and that actʹs album “Business As Usual” was at the #1 position on the album chart in both countries. Men at Work was the first act since Rod Stewart in 1971 to acheive this feat.

In 1983, R.C., “Shock The Monkey” by Peter Gabriel peaked at #29 on the pop singles chart.

In 1983, The McKenzie Brothers (Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas) leave “the Great White North” of “SCTV” for a day to tour New York City and host “Saturday Night Live.”

In 1983, “Saturday Night Liveʹs” Eddie Murphy asks viewers to send in letters asking Ronald Reagan to support a holiday for Martin Luther King, Jr.

In 1985, Oprah tells guest host Joan Rivers that sheʹs relatively sure that she weighs less than Nell Carter.

In 1989, “Shining Time Station” began airing on PBS

In 1994, on the cover of TV Guide: “Valerie Bertinelli, Superbowl”. Other Articles: Good Life, Frasier

In 1994, on the cover of TV Guide: “Valerie Bertinelli, Superbowl”. Other Articles: Good Life, Frasier

In 1996, Garth Brooks was a triple winner at the 23rd annual American Music Awards. Brooks was named artist of the year, but politely left the trophy on the podium…saying the other nominees deserved the award more — especially Hootie and the Blowfish. Huh?

Novelty Songs Charting in the U.S.

In 1966, “Flowers On The Wall” by Statler Brothers charted at number 25 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1966, “It's Good News Week” by Hedgehoppers Anonymous charted at number 48 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Once You Understand” by Think charted at number 35 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wemoweh)” by Robert John charted at number 38 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Those Were The Days” by Carroll O'Connor And Jean Stapleton charted at number 43 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Another Puff” by Jerry Reed charted at number 67 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “I Gotcha” by Joe Tex charted at number 72 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Ajax Airlines” by Hudson And Landry charted at number 74 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1977, “Car Wash” by Rose Royce charted at number 1 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1977, “In The Mood” by Ray Stevens (Henhouse Five Plus Too) charted at number 41 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1977, “Dis-Gorilla” by Rick Dees charted at number 63 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1977, “C.B. Savage” by Rod Hart charted at number 69 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1977, “Up Your Nose With A Rubber Hose” by Gabe Kaplan charted at number 92 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1977, “Disco Duck” by Rick Dees And His Cast Of Idiots charted at number 98 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1977, “Turn Loose Of My Leg” by Jim Stafford charted at number 99 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Down Under” by Men At Work charted at number 1 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Mickey” by Toni Basil charted at number 13 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Pass The Dutchie” by Musical Youth charted at number 17 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Shock The Monkey” by Peter Gabriel charted at number 29 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “The Clapping Song” by Pia Zadora charted at number 47 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Lies” by Thompson Twins charted at number 74 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1994, “Loser” by Beck charted at number 75 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” by Eiffel 65 charted at number 6 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Thong Song” by Sisqó charted at number 74 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2011, “F**k You! (aka Forget You)” by Cee Lo Green charted at number 22 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2011, “I Just Had Sex” by The Lonely Island Featuring Akon charted at number 57 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2011, “We No Speak Americano” by Yolanda Be Cool And DCUP charted at number 73 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

Novelty Songs Charting in the U.K.

In 1966, “Merrie Gentle Pops” by The Barron Knights charted at number 31 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West)” by Benny Hill charted at number 21 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1977, “Car Wash” by Rose Royce charted at number 10 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Down Under” by Men At Work charted at number 1 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Buffalo Gals” by Malcolm McLaren And The World Famous Supreme Team Show charted at number 16 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Our House” by Madness charted at number 21 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Theme From 'E.T. (The Extra Terrestrial)'” by John Williams charted at number 30 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

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In 2005, “Jailhouse Rock” by Elvis Presley charted at number 50 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

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In 2011, “F**k You! (aka Forget You)” by Cee Lo Green charted at number 24 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

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In 1972, “Captain Zero” by The Mixtures charted at number 13 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1977, “Disco Duck (Part I) / Disco Duck (Part II) (Instrumental)” by Rick Dees And His Cast Of Idiots charted at number 6 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1977, “Don't Touch Me There / Proud To Be an American” by The Tubes charted at number 26 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1977, “Disco Duck / The Rest Of The Party” by Jonathon James charted at number 88 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Pass The Dutchie / Please Give Love A Chance” by Musical Youth charted at number 2 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “I Eat Cannibals (Part 1) / I Eat Cannibals (Part 2)” by Toto Coelo charted at number 4 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Dr. Heckyll And Mr. Jive / Shintaro” by Men At Work charted at number 10 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Peek-A-Boo! / Find Out” by Devo charted at number 45 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “I Want Candy / Cowboy” by Bow Wow Wow charted at number 53 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Wot! / Strawberry Dross” by Captain Sensible charted at number 57 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Shock The Monkey / Soft Dog” by Peter Gabriel charted at number 60 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Dance Birdie Dance (The Birdie Song) / Radio 2000” by De Electronica's charted at number 88 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Da Da Da I Don't Love You You Don't Love Me Aha Aha Aha / Broken Hearts For You And Me” by Trio charted at number 92 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “A Pub With No Beer / Are The Good Old Days Gone” by Slim Dusty charted at number 94 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “I'm Gonna Hire A Wino To Decorate Our Home / She's Up To All Her Old Tricks Again” by David Frizzell charted at number 99 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1994, “A**hole” by Denis Leary charted at number 9 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1994, “Creep” by Radiohead charted at number 15 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1994, “Dur dur d'être bébé! (It's Tough To Be A Baby)” by Jordy charted at number 43 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” by Eiffel 65 charted at number 4 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Bad Touch” by Bloodhound Gang charted at number 8 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2011, “I Just Had Sex” by The Lonely Island Featuring Akon charted at number 10 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2011, “F**k You! (aka Forget You)” by Cee Lo Green charted at number 32 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2011, “Barbra Streisand” by Duck Sauce charted at number 41 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

The Holiday Almanacs for January 29, 2019

What's Today?

Today is Tue Jan the 29 in the year 2019
Jan 1 began on a Tue
This is day 29 of the year
Serialnumber = 43482
Julian date = 2458501 O.S.= 1 - 16 - 2019

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Holidays

[Scotland] Up Helly Aa'
[China] Chinese New Years-The Year of the Tiger (4696) in 1998
[Kansas] Admission Day/Kansas Day (1861)
[New Zealand] Auckland Provincial Anniversary
[New Zealand] Northland Provincial Anniversary
[Roman] Peace Festival (Roman celebration).
[USA] Puzzle Day
[USA] Think Hawaii Day
[World] International Clergy Appreciation Week (Day 3)

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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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