🎭🎵🎸Micky Dolenz -- is 73 in the year 2018 and 74 in the year 2019; b.3/8/1945
Hall of Famer, TV Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer/Director, Rock & Roll Singer, Rock & Roll Drummer
Names/Places: b. in Los Angeles; George's son; RFN:George Michael, aka LN:Braddock
Group Names: The Monkees
TV Shows: Peyton Place (three episodes as Kitch), The Funky Phantom (as Skip), Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels, Circus Boy (as Corky), The Monkees (as Micky), The Secret Files of the SpyDogs (as Ralph / Scribble)
Movie Titles: Head, Halloween (2007)
🎵Judy Johnson -- is 90 in the year 2018 and 91 in the year 2019; b.3/8/1928
TV Shows: Your Show of Shows
🎭Sue Ane Langdon -- is 82 in the year 2018 and 83 in the year 2019; b.3/8/1936
TV Shows: Bachelor Father (as Kitty Marsh), Jackie Gleason Show, Arnie
Movie Titles: UHF
🎵🎸Gary Numan -- is 60 in the year 2018 and 61 in the year 2019; b.3/8/1958
Songwriter, Synthesizer, New Wave Singer, English
Names/Places: RN:Gary Anthony James Webb
Song Titles: Are Friends Electric?, Cars
Album Titles: The Pleasure Principle
🎭🎮Freddie Prinze Jr. -- is 42 in the year 2018 and 43 in the year 2019; b.3/8/1976
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Video Game Voice Actor
Names/Places: Freddie Prinze's son, Sarah Michelle Gellar's hubby
TV Shows: 24 (as Cole Ortiz in 24 episodes), Freddie (as Freddie Moreno), Star Wars Rebels
Movie Titles: I Know What You Did Last Summer, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, Scooby Doo (movies 2002 and 04), She's All That, Summer Catch, Deigo, Happily N'Ever After
Video Games: Mass Effect 3, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Disney Infinity 3.0
🎭Meredith Scott-Lynn -- is 48 in the year 2018 and 49 in the year 2019; b.3/8/1970
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress
TV Shows: The Pursuit of Happiness (as Jean)
Movie Titles: Legally Blonde, The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride, A Night at the Roxbury
🎭💻Milana Vayntrub -- is 31 in the year 2018 and 32 in the year 2019; b.3/8/1987 N.S.
Actress, Comedienne, Commercial Actress, Internet Video Actress
Names/Places: b. in Uzbekistan
Misc: AT&T commercials
TV Shows: CollegeHumor Originals (web series)
🎭Nick Zano -- is 40 in the year 2018 and 41 in the year 2019; b.3/8/1978 N.S.
TV Shows: What I Like About You (as Vince), 90210, Melrose Place (2009-10), Legends of Tomorrow (as Nate Heywood / Steel), 2 Broke Girls, Minority Report
Movie Titles: The Final Destination, Joy Ride 2: Dead Ahead, Beverly Hills Chihuahua
🎮Ralph H. Baer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/8/1922 N.S. d.12/6/2014 N.S. (92)
Video Game Designer, German
Names/Places: NN: The Father of Video Games
Misc: invented the home console that led to the explosion of the video gaming insdustry
🎭Alan Hale Jr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/8/1918 d.1/2/1990 (71)
TV/Movie Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
Names/Places: b. in Los Angeles; RN:Rufus Alan McKahan; Alan's son
Misc: some say b. in 1921
TV Shows: Biff Baker USA (star), Casey Jones (star), Gilligan's Island (as Jonas Grunby aka The Skipper), The New Adventures of Gilligan
🎭Murray Roman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/8/1929 N.S. d.11/6/1973 N.S. (44)
🎨Russell Westover -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/8/1886 d.5/3/1966 (80)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Tillie the Toiler
🎭Peggy Cass -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/21/1924 d.3/8/1999 (74)
TV/Stage Actress, Comedienne, Panelist
Names/Places: b. in Brookline, MA; FN:Mary Margaret
Misc: some say b. Apr 21 or 1925
TV Shows: To Tell The Truth, Jack Paar Show, Women in Prison (as Eve Shipley)
🎭John Inman -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/28/1935 d.3/8/2007 (71)
TV Shows: Are You Being Served?
✍🎭🎵Ron Jacobs -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/3/1937 N.S. d.3/8/2016 N.S. (78)
Author, Radio Broadcaster, Music Producer
Misc: KHJ 930 Los Angeles radio program director during its ground-breaking "Boss Radio" period 1965-1969; co-creator of the American Top 40 radio show and The History of Rock and Roll seminal radio program
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✍Parke Levy -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/19/1908 d.3/8/1993 (84)
🎭Harold Lloyd -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/20/1893 d.3/8/1971 (77)
Movie Actor, Comedian, Movie Producer
Names/Places: b. in Burchard, NE
🎵🎸Ron "Pigpen" McKernan -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/8/1945 d.3/8/1973 (27)
Hall of Famer, Harmonicaist, Organist, Percussionist, Classic Rock Singer, Rock & Roll Keyboardist
Misc: some say b.1946
Group Names: The Grateful Dead (co-founder)
🎭Robert Pastorelli -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/21/1954 d.3/8/2004 (49)
TV Shows: Murphy Brown (as Eldin Bernecky the artist), Cracker (as Gerry "Fitz" Fitzgerald)
Movie Titles: Dances With Wolves, Be Cool, Double Rush, Eraser
🎭Kermit Schafer -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/24/1914 N.S. d.3/8/1979 N.S. (64)
Misc: Radio producer; Bloopers Collector
✍🎭Sam Simon -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/6/1955 d.3/8/2015 (59)
Writer, TV Producer, TV Director
Misc: Wrote episodes of Taxi, Cheers, Garry Shandling and others. Co-creator of The Simpsons
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In 1924, 03 x 08 = 24
In 1930, the 27th president of the United States, William Howard Taft, died in Washington, D.C. He was 72. In 1988, “Weird Al” released a song “Fat”, not based on Taft, who was fat, but probably on the fact that was the only fat president before 1988 happened to be the 27th!
In 1946, The Goofy film, “A Knight for a Day” is released.
In 1951, according to the Tonight Show, Wite-Out was invented; the next day, kids flunking out of school became straight “A” students.
In 1959, Groucho, Chico and Harpo Marx made their final TV appearance together.
In 1967, TVʹS BATMAN This weekʹs guest villain: VICTOR BUONO as KING TUT
In 1969, on the cover of TV Guide: “Laugh-Inʹs Dingalings: Ruth Buzzi, Arte Johnson, Henry Gibson, Jo Anne Worley, Goldie Hawn, Judy Carne, Chelsea Brown”. Other Articles: Jonathan Winters
In 1971, Silent film comedian Harold Lloyd died in Beverly Hills, California, at age 77.
In 1974, the streaking epidemic that had been gripped parts of the United States appeared to run its logical course.
In 1978, “The Hitchhikerʹs Guide To The Galaxy”, Radio Series, Sci-fi by Douglas Adams, debuts.
In 1980, Rodney Dangerfield winds up begging the “Saturday Night Live” audience to give him approval, finally receiving OK signs from audience.
In 1985, John McPherson of Newcastle, England, set a new Guinness Book record when he kissed 4,444 women in eight hours.
In 1987, Whimsical Will debuts his first Demented News on a local live Dr. Demento Show in Los Angeles; his News would later be part of the syndicated version in 1992.
In 1993, heh, heh, after, like, a couple of successful appearances on, like, heh, heh, heh, heh, like, MTVʹs “Liquid Television,” Mike Judgeʹs “Beavis and Butt-head,” like, get their own show heh, heh, heh. On, like, their debut episode, the boys try to get extra money donating blood, and mock videos for Olivia Newton Johnʹs “Physical,” The Ramones “I Wanna Be Sedated,” Big Daddy Kane and Barry Whiteʹs “All Of Me Wants All Of You,” Judas Priestʹs “Painkiller,” and Concrete Blondʹs “Bloodletting” or something.
In 1993, “Three Little Pigs” single by Green Jelly was released. They were once called Green Jello, but the folks at Jello forced them to change their name.
In 1995, “Christmas Comedy Classics” album by Various was certified Gold
In 1996, the TV comedy-variety puppet show “Muppets Tonight!” premiered on ABC.
In 1996, “If youʹre a human being, take a break from the race. Take a load off your feet, wipe the nose off your face. Got a lot to do and we do it for you. Everybody take your place,” because itʹs a whole new Muppet show on ABC — “Muppets Tonight.” Kermit is still surrounded by madness backstage, while the Arsenio-like Clifford the crawfish — “your Homie made of Foamie” — hosts the titular talk show. On the debut episode, both Miss Piggy and Michelle Pfeiffer have been booked as the showʹs Very Special Guest Star. This leads to Dueling Maria Von Trapps, while three Elvi witness the signing of the Declaration of Independence on “Great Moments in Elvis History.” Yes, Jim Henson is very much dead.
In 1999, Hollywood actor and comedian John Byner was the first celebrity to receive plastic surgery “Live” on the Internet
In 2002, Duke ended North Carolinaʹs 27-year run with a berth in the NCAA Tournament. The Tar Heels finished the season with a very disappointing 8-20 record. Duke won the game, 60-48. 27? What a funny number!
In 2003, on Saturday Night Live, the show opened with a pre-parody of the first CBS 60 Minutes 'Point-Counterpoint' with Bill Clinton and Bob Dole. Daryll Hammon opened as Bill Clinton, while SNL-alum Day Aykroyd did his Bob Dole impression (his first since his original 1975-79 regular stint), starting the rebuff with an aniticipated “Bill, you ingorant slut!” The audience explodes with auplause. This also makes for the longest time between the two uses of a running joke on SNL.
In 2015, Sam Simon, a co-creator of “The Simpsons” and animal-rights advocate, died in Pacific Palisades, California. He was 59.
In 2024, 03 x 08 = 24