🎵🎸Steve Bartek -- is 66 in the year 2018 and 67 in the year 2019; b.1/30/1952
Composer, Conductor, Alternative Rock Guitarist
Group Names: Oingo Boingo
🎭Brett Butler -- is 60 in the year 2018 and 61 in the year 2019; b.1/30/1958
TV Actress, Comedienne
Misc: not to be confused with the L.A. Dodger Brett Butler
TV Shows: Grace Under Fire (as Grace Kelly)
Movie Titles: Anger Management, Mrs. Harris, Moochers
⚖Richard B. "Dick" Cheney -- is 77 in the year 2018 and 78 in the year 2019; b.1/30/1941
Vice President, Government Official
Misc: (Rep-R-Wyo), Bush's secretary of defense (1989-93); 46th Vice President 2001-09
🎭Gino Conforti -- is 86 in the year 2018 and 87 in the year 2019; b.1/30/1932
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
Misc: original fiddler in the Broadway stage play "Fiddler on the Roof"
Movie Titles: Monsters Inc., Thumbelina, Angels and Demons
🎭🏆Julie Michelle McCullough -- is 53 in the year 2018 and 54 in the year 2019; b.1/30/1965
Actress, Comedienne, Model, Playmate
Misc: February 1986 Playmate
TV Shows: Growing Pains (as Julie but was fired on Kirk Cameron's insistence for posing in Playboy), Robin's Hoods
Movie Titles: Sharknado, 2012: Ice Age, The Blob, Breast Men
🎭Andy Milonakis -- is 42 in the year 2018 and 43 in the year 2019; b.1/30/1976 N.S.
TV Shows: The Andy Milonakis Show, Kroll Show
🎭Wilmer Valderrama -- is 38 in the year 2018 and 39 in the year 2019; b.1/30/1980
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Handy Manny (as Manny), That 70's Show (as Fez), Minority Report, From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, NCIS (as Nick Torres)
Movie Titles: Fast Food Nation, Unaccompanied Minors
Diva Zappa -- is 39 in the year 2018 and 40 in the year 2019; b.1/30/1979
Names/Places: Gail & Frank's daughter
✍Gelett Burgess -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/30/1866 d.9/17/1951 (85)
Writer, Poet, Humorist
✍🎭Dick Martin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/30/1922 d.5/24/2008 (86)
Comedy Writer, Actor, Comedian, TV Director, Panelist
Names/Places: b. in Detroit, Mich
TV Shows: The Lucy Show (as Harry Conners), Rowan & Martin's Laugh In (as co-host/goof), The Match Game
🎭🎵Billy Golden -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/9/1858 d.1/30/1926 (67)
Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian, Singer
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🎭🎵Stanley Holloway -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/1/1890 d.1/30/1982 (91)
TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, Singer, British
TV Shows: Our Man Higgins (star)
Movie Titles: My Fair Lady
✍🎭Arthur Rankin Jr. -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/19/1924 d.1/30/2014 (89)
Misc: worked mostly in animation such as the classic holiday specials Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman plus movies such as The Hobbit and Mad Monster Party, and many Saturday Morning shows for the Rankin-Bass production company.
⚛Orville Wright -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/19/1871 d.1/30/1948 (77)
Hall of Famer, Aviator, Inventor
Misc: Airplane co-inventor with brother Wilbur
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In 1961, "Baby Sittin' Boogie" by Buzz Clifford entered the Top 40 chart.
In 1965, "Jolly Green Giant" by Kingsmen entered the Top 40 chart.
In 1965, Gilligan's Island episode #18. "X Marks the Spot". In a test of a deadly new missile, called "Operation Powder Keg," the Air Force chooses an "uninhabited island" which just happens to be Gilligan's Island. When the rocked lands and does not explode, Gilligan is chosen to crawl inside to defuse it, because he is the only one that can fit inside.
In 1965, R.C., "The Name Game" by Shirley Ellis peaked at #3 on the pop singles chart.
In 1967, Gilligan's Island episode #88. "Our Vines Have Tender Apes". A loin-cloth clad ape-man (Tongo) comes to the island, and makes off with their food and supplies. Actually, he is an out of work actor, who tries to convince the Castaways that he is a real uncivilized ape-man while studying for an upcoming role. After he cowers when confronted by a "real" gorilla, he leaves the island and the Castaways behind.
In 1970, "The Tim Conway Show" (1970 version) TV comedy began airing on CBS
In 1970, in a Brady Bunch episode called "Tiger! Tiger!", The Bradys are upset when their dog runs away; when Bobby goes out to feed Tiger, he can't find the dog. They all chip in for a reward and to buy an ad in the paper, but Bobby fears the worst -- that Tiger has been run over.
In 1971, R.C., "Bridget The Midget (The Queen Of The Blues)" by Ray Stevens peaked at #50 on the pop singles chart.
In 1974, Greg Lake of Emerson, Lake and Palmer went skinny dipping in a hotel swimming pool in Salt Lake City. The only problem: the pool was in full view of people on the street.
In 1976, "The Practice" (1976 comedy version) debut on NBC.
In 1978, COVER OF PEOPLE LAVERNE & SHIRLEY (with LENNY & SQUIGGY); and inside: a story on RANDY ("SHORT PEOPLE") NEWMAN
In 1978, Mutual Broadcasting Network begins airing Larry King Show on radio.
In 1982, "Pac-Man Fever" by Buckner & Garcia entered the Top 40 chart.
In 1982, Andy Kaufman makes his ninth "Saturday Night Live" appearance, this time as Elvis, performing a song, clucking, asking women to wrestle him, and ultimately apologizing.
In 1982, In need of a little comic relief, NBC gives Billy Crystal his own show. "The Billy Crystal Comedy Hour" is a standard 1980s-style variety show that, even with Crystal, lasts only a month.
In 2005, on the cover of TV Guide: one of six covers of the cast of "Lost", which best describes the aimless state of TV Guide nowdays as it has to revert to stupid freakin' money-wasting stunts such as putting out multiple covers in a week in order to prop up their sagging sales of their poorly-formatted magazines.