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Demented Datebooks: Comedy Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name for March 5

Last Updated 03-06-2017

🎭Jolene Blalock -- is 42 in the year 2017 and 43 in the year 2018; b.3/5/1975
Actress
TV Shows: Star Trek Enterprise (as Subcommander T'Pol)
Movie Titles: Starship Troopers 3: Marauder, Sex Tape, Jason and the Argonauts

🎭Samantha Eggar -- is 78 in the year 2017 and 79 in the year 2018; b.3/5/1939
TV/Movie Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, English
Names/Places: b. in London
TV Shows: Anna & the King (as Anna Owens), The Legend of Prince Valiant (as Queen Guinevere voice)
Movie Titles: Hercules (1997, voice), The Brood, Doctor Dolittle, The Collector

✍⚛🎭Penn Jillette -- is 62 in the year 2017 and 63 in the year 2018; b.3/5/1955
Author, Inventor, Actor, Comedian, Game Show Host, Cartoon Voice Actor, Magician/Illusionist, Juggler
Misc: of Penn & Teller; voice announcer for Comedy Central in the 1990s; radio show 2006-07; contributed to PC/Computing magazine 1990-94
Book Titles: God, No! Sings You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales
TV Shows: Sabrina the Teenage Witch (as Drell 1996-97), Sin City (co-host), Identity (host)
Movie Titles: Car 54 Where Are You?, Toy Story, Hackers, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Aristocrats, Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder

🎭Sterling Knight -- is 28 in the year 2017 and 29 in the year 2018; b.3/5/1989
Actor
TV Shows: So Random! (as Chad), Sonny with a Chance (as Chad), Melissa and Joey (as Zander)

🎭🎮Jake Lloyd -- is 28 in the year 2017 and 29 in the year 2018; b.3/5/1989
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Video Game Voice Actor
TV Shows: ER (as Jimmy Sweet 1996)
Movie Titles: Unhook the Stars, Madison, Jingle All The Way, Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace (as Anakin Skywalker)
Video Games: Star Wars (series)

🎭🎮Yuri Lowenthal -- is 46 in the year 2017 and 47 in the year 2018; b.3/5/1971 N.S.
Cartoon Voice Actor, Video Game Voice Actor
TV Shows: Ben 10: Alien Force (as various), Ben 10: Ultimate Alien (as Ben Tennyson / Albedo), Space Racers (as Eagle), Ben 10: Omniverse (various), Young Justice
Video Games: Ben 10 (series)

🎭Matt Lucas -- is 43 in the year 2017 and 44 in the year 2018; b.3/5/1974 N.S.
Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor, English
TV Shows: Little Britain
Movie Titles: Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, Bridesmaids, Paddington

🎭Kimberly McCullough -- is 39 in the year 2017 and 40 in the year 2018; b.3/5/1978
Soap Actress, Director
TV Shows: General Hospital (as Robin DeVane-Scorpio for over three decades), Once and Again (as Jennifer), Joan or Arcadia (as Beth Reinhart occasional)
Movie Titles: Purple People Eater (in the Demented Datebook just because of this!), Legally Blonde, Bugsy

James Moran -- is 45 in the year 2017 and 46 in the year 2018; b.3/5/1972 N.S.
Screenwriter, English
TV Shows: Doctor Who, Torchwood
Movie Titles: Severance, Cockneys vs. Zombies, Tower Block

✍🎭Jonathan Penner -- is 55 in the year 2017 and 56 in the year 2018; b.3/5/1962
Writer, Actor, Movie Producer
TV Shows: Grapevine (as David), Naked Truth (as Nicky Columbus)
Movie Titles: Coneheads, Rude Awakening, The Last Supper, Let the Devil Wear Black

🎭James B. Sikking -- is 83 in the year 2017 and 84 in the year 2018; b.3/5/1934
Actor
Names/Places: b. in Los Angeles
TV Shows: Turnabout, Hill St. Blues (as Lt. Howard Hunter), Doogie Howser MD (as Dr. David Howser), Invasion America, Broolyn South
Movie Titles: Capricorn One, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Morons From Outer Space, The Electric Horseman, The Pelican Brief

🎭🎮Bill Timoney -- is 59 in the year 2017 and 60 in the year 2018; b.3/5/1958
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Director, Video Game Voice Actor
TV Shows: Cowboy Bebop (English version as various), Queen's Blade (series), Pokemon (English version as various), All My Children (as nerd Alfred Vanderpoole), Guiding Light
Movie Titles: Mission to Mars (as voice of Computer), Addicted to Love
Video Games: .hack// (series)

🎭Marsha Warfield -- is 63 in the year 2017 and 64 in the year 2018; b.3/5/1954
Actress, Comedienne, TV Talk Show Hostess
TV Shows: Night Court (as bailiff Roz Russell), Marsha Warfield Show, Empty Nest (as Dr. Maxine Douglas)

🎭"Chic" Johnson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/5/1891 d.2/28/1962 (70)
Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian
Names/Places: RFN:Harold Ogden
Misc: of (Ole) Olsen & Johnson popular knockabout comedy vaudeville team; Broadway smash: Hellzapoppin

🎭Milt Kamen -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/5/1921 d.2/25/1977 (55)
Actor, Comedian
Misc: mock movie reviewer
TV Shows: Pantotime Quiz

🎭🎮Nicholas Smith -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/5/1934 N.S. d.12/6/2015 N.S. (81)
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Video Game Voice Actor, English
TV Shows: Are You Being Served?, Are You Being Served? Again!
Movie Titles: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, The Twelve Chairs, The Canterbury Tales
Video Games: The Golden Compass, Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

🎭🎵John Belushi -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/24/1949 d.3/5/1982 (33)
TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, Blues Singer
Names/Places: b. in Wheaton, IL; Jim's brother; d. of a drug overdose in Hollywood
Misc: Chicago's Second City Troupe, Lemmings
Group Names: The Blues Brothers (as Jake Blues)
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live (as Blues Brother Jake, Samarai, The Bees, & regular 1975-79)
Movie Titles: National Lampoon's Animal House (as Bluto), The Blues Brothers Movie, 1941, Continental Divide, Neighbors

🎨Jay Lynch -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/7/1945 N.S. d.3/5/2017 N.S. (72)
Cartoonist, Comic Book Artist
Misc: played a key role in the underground comix movement with his Bijou Funnies and other titles. Nard n' Pat comic strip author. Bazooka Joe comics main writer from 1967-1990. A major contributor to Topps' Wacky Packages and Garbage Pail Kids lines.

🎭George Miller -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/28/1941 d.3/5/2003 (61)
Comedian

🎭Andrew "Andy" Samuel -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/10/1909 d.3/5/1992 (82)
Movie Actor
Movie Titles: Our Gang

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🎭Michael Sklar -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/12/1944 d.3/5/1984 (39)
Comedian
TV Shows: Laugh-In (1977-78), Sha Na Na

🎨✍🎵Vivian Stanshall -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/21/1943 d.3/5/1995 (51)
Painter, Sculptor, Writer, Singer, Multi-instrumentalist, Trumpeter, English
Names/Places: born in Oxfordshire, England
Group Names: The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band (co-founder)

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💻Raymond Samuel "Ray" Tomlinson -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/23/1941 N.S. d.3/5/2016 N.S. (74)
Hall of Famer, Computer Software Programmer
Misc: he implemented the first email system on the ARPANET system, the precursor to the Internet, in 1971; it was the first system able to send mail between users on different hosts connected to the ARPANET.

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In 1915, 03 x 05 = 15

In 1948, The Donald Duck film, "Drip Dippy Donald" is released.

In 1953, Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev died; best known for his orchestral fairy tale "Peter and the Wolf" (which was recorded by "Weird Al" and Wendy Phillips in 1989) and for his film scores for "Alexander Nevsky" and "Ivan the Terrible."

In 1954, The Donald Duck film, "Donald's Diary" is released. Daisy also appears.

In 1957, Sgt. Bilko satirizes Elvis when "Elvin Pelvin" appears at the barracks.

In 1960, on the cover of TV Guide: "Jay North as Dennis the Menace". Other Articles: Dan Blocker

In 1966, R.C., "Batman" by Jan & Dean peaked at #66 on the pop singles chart.

In 1966, R.C., "The Ballad Of The Green Berets" by SSgt. Barry Sadler peaked at #1 on the pop singles chart and stayed there for five weeks. Sadler wrote the song while recovering from injuries received in Vietnam.

In 1967, Rodney Dangerfield does manage to get some respect by actually making stone-faced Ed Sullivan laugh in the first of sixteen career making appearances on "The Ed Sullivan Show."

In 1968, sales of "Simon Says" by the 1910 Fruitgum Company, passes the million mark, trumpeting the arrival of the short-lived term but immensely successful "bubblegum" craze.

In 1971, in a Brady Bunch episode called "Double Parked", The Bradys fight city hall to save a park and Mike Brady ends up in the opposition's camp, the youngsters get their mother to organize a protest against plans to have a courthouse built on the park site near their home. Meanwhile, Mike's firm gets the building job and he is designated the architect.

In 1976, Johnny Cash records "One Piece At A Time" in Hendersonville at the House of Cash

In 1977, R.C., "Kong" by Dickie Goodman peaked at #48 on the pop singles chart.

In 1982, Comedian and Blues Brother John Belushi dies of drug overdose in the Chateau Marmont Hotel in Los Angeles. He started his career with SCTV and was part of the original "Saturday Night Live" cast. Belushi was a devoted R&B fan and created the BLUES BROTHERS as a tribute to the Blues. The comedy bit became a movie and yielded the #14 remake of SAM AND DAVE's "Soul Man" in 1979. Belushi's vulgar, dangerous and physical sense of humor brought comedy closer to rock and roll than perhaps any other comedian ever had. John Belushi was 33 years old.

In 1982, comedian John Belushi, star of "National Lampoon's Animal House," "The Blues Brothers" and TV's "Saturday Night Live," was found dead in a bungalow at the Chateau Marmont Hotel in West Hollywood, California, following a cocaine, heroin, and alcohol binge; he was 33.

In 1982, while working on a movie script with his friends, John Belushi tries something new: a "speed ball." The mixing of heroin and cocaine has a cumulative effect on the brain, slowing down his breathing and finally causing complete respiratory failure. Instead of going ahead with a prepared show on rising unemployment, "Nightline" (against the wishes of Ted Koppel), tries in vain to book one of Belushi's friends to appear on the show. The best they can do is a TV Guide critic and... Milton Berle, who once *hosted* "Saturday Night Live." In a conversation five minutes before airtime, Berle asks Koppel "What the **** am I doing on your show?" The answer: "Well, you're it, Milton. You're all we've got."

In 1983, R.C., "It's Raining Men" by Weather Girls peaked at #46 on the pop singles chart. You hear it at the beginning of those "Men On..." sketches on "In Living Color".

In 1983, R.C., "Shoppin' From A To Z" by Toni Basil peaked at #77 on the pop singles chart.

In 1986, "Fast Times" hits TV screens with only teachers Ray Walston and Vincent Schiavelli sticking around from the film set at Ridgemont High. Among the new kids showing up for class (or lack thereof) are Wallace Langham, Moon Unit Zappa, Patrick Dempsey, Jason Hervey, Courtney Thorne-Smith and Dean Cameron as Jeff Spicoli. Nobody graduates this series, as it's flunked after only six weeks.

In 1994, "Weird Science", TV Scifi Comedy, debut on USA.

In 1994, Jason Alexander supplies the voice of USA's animated "Duckman," an inept web-footed detective/social satirist. Other voices come from Nancy Travis and Dweezil Zappa. Dweezil's dad Frank wrote the show's music. Frank died in December 1993.

In 1994, the largest milkshake was 1,955 gallons of chocolate in Nelspruit, South Africa.

In 2003, Comedian George Miller died in Los Angeles (his age is given variously as 53 or 61).

In 2004, the movie "Starsky and Hutch" opened in theaters in the USA. Unlike the 70's ABC series, this one is a comedy. Carmen Electra is in it. Wow!!!

In 2015, 03 x 05 = 15

The Holiday Almanacs for March 5, 2018

What's Today?

Today is Mon Mar the 5 in the year 2018
Jan 1 began on a Mon
This is day 64 of the year
Serialnumber = 43152
Julian date = 2458171 O.S.= 2 - 20 - 2018

Calendar

Holidays

Purim (Feast Of Lots)
[Guam] Discovery Day
[USA] Casimir Pulaski's Birthday (Illinois)
[USA] National Procrastinators Week Begins
[USA] National School Breakfast Week Begins
[USA] Newspapers in Education Week Begins
[World] Pulaski Day
[USA] Aardvark Week (Day 2)
[USA] Camp Week (Day 2)
[USA] Drug and Alcohol Awareness Week (Day 2)
[USA] Federal Employees Recognition Week (Day 2)
[USA] Help Someone See Week (Day 2)
[USA] Lutheran School Week (Day 2)
[USA] Save Your Vision Week (Day 2)
[USA] Iditarod Race Week (Day 2)
[USA] National Volunteers of America Week (Day 2)
Labour Day (Western Australia).
[Boston, Mass] Boston Massacre Day/Crispus Attucks Day (1770)
[Guinea] Equatorial Guinea Natl Day
[?] Multiple Personalities Day
[USA] Art Week (Day 5)
[USA] Bad Weather Week (Day 5)
[USA] Crispus Attucks Day
[USA] Return Borrowed Books Week (Day 5)
[Vermont] Town Meeting Day
[World] Universal Human Beings Week (Day 5)

Reminders

Astrological sign: Aries: The Ram (3-21 thru 4-19); Aries people are bold, impulsive and confident. Body part associated with this sign: The head. Element: Fire. Occupations: Exploration, the military, entrepreneur, outdoor engineering, fireman. Ruling Planet: Mars. Traits: Energetic, assertive, impulsive.
Astrological sign: Pisces: The Fishes (2-20 thru 3-20). Body part associated with this sign: The feet. Element: Water. Occupations: Medicine, teacher, fisherman, dancing and the arts, clergy. Ruling Planet: Neptune. Traits: Sympathetic, sensitive, emotional, imaginative.
March was the first month of the ancient world, named after the god of war, Mars.
Gems: bloodstone, jasper and aquamarine
Flowers: daffodil and jonquil
Meanings: the sentimental meaning of the aquamarine is for courage, and the jonquil and the daffodil are for the breath of spring.
Full Moon: the Worm Moon, the Chaste Moon, and among some Indian tribes, the Awakening, the Deer and the Crow Moon.
Citizens Month in China
National Furniture Refinishing Month
American Red Cross Month
American Woman's History month
Cataract Awareness Month
Civilized and Polite Behavior Among Citizens Month in China.
Foot Health Month.
Gardening, Nature and Ecology Books Month
Herb Month in Missouri
Humorists Are Artists Month
International Hamburger & Pickle Month
Irish-American Heritage Month
Mental Retardation Awareness Month
Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.
Music in our Schools Month
National Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Month
National Craft Month
National Feminine Empowerment Month
National Frozen Food Month
National Hemophilia Month
National Middle School Month
National Noodle Month
National Nutrition Month
National Peanut Month
National Poetry Month
National Pothole Month
National Professional Social Work Month
National Science Month
National Talk with Your Teen about Sex Month
National Women's History Month
Philatelic Literature Month.
Poison Prevention Awareness Month
Rosacea Awareness Month
Youth Art Month
Canada geese generally begin their migration around this time
Celebration of Isis (North African).
Gospel Arrival in Polynesia.
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