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Demented Datebooks: Comedy Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name for March 8

Last Updated 03-10-2017

✍🎭🏆⚾Jim Bouton -- is 78 in the year 2017 and 79 in the year 2018; b.3/8/1939
Writer, Actor, Sportscaster, MLB Pitcher
Book Titles: Ball Four
TV Shows: Ball Four

🎭🎵🎸Micky Dolenz -- is 72 in the year 2017 and 73 in the year 2018; 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 89 in the year 2017 and 90 in the year 2018; b.3/8/1928
Singer
TV Shows: Your Show of Shows

🎭Sue Ane Langdon -- is 81 in the year 2017 and 82 in the year 2018; b.3/8/1936
Actress
TV Shows: Bachelor Father (as Kitty Marsh), Jackie Gleason Show, Arnie
Movie Titles: UHF

🎵🎸Gary Numan -- is 59 in the year 2017 and 60 in the year 2018; 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 41 in the year 2017 and 42 in the year 2018; 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 47 in the year 2017 and 48 in the year 2018; 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 30 in the year 2017 and 31 in the year 2018; 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)

🎮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)
Comedian

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🎨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)

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🎭John Inman -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/28/1935 d.3/8/2007 (71)
Actor
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

Parke Levy -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/19/1908 d.3/8/1993 (84)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Humorist

🎭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/Movie Actor
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.3/24/1923 d.3/8/1979 (55)
TV Producer
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 1918, actor Alan Hale Jr., the son of actor Alan Hale, was born in Los Angeles, California. He played character roles in numerous feature films, but he is perhaps best remembered for his role as Jonas "The Skipper" Grumby on the 1960s TV sitcom, "Gilligan's Island." He died on January 2, 1990.

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, TV'S BATMAN This week's guest villain: VICTOR BUONO as KING TUT

In 1969, on the cover of TV Guide: "Laugh-In's 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 Hitchhiker's 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, "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 1993, heh, heh, after, like, a couple of successful appearances on, like, heh, heh, heh, heh, like, MTV's "Liquid Television," Mike Judge's "Beavis & 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 John's "Physical," The Ramones "I Wanna Be Sedated," Big Daddy Kane & Barry White's "All Of Me Wants All Of You," Judas Priest's "Painkiller," and Concrete Blond's "Bloodletting" or something.

In 1995, "Christmas Comedy Classics" album by Various was certified Gold

In 1996, "If you're 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 it's 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 show's 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 1996, the TV comedy-variety puppet show "Muppets Tonight!" premiered on ABC.

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 Carolina's 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

The Holiday Almanacs for March 8, 2018

What's Today?

Today is Thu Mar the 8 in the year 2018
Jan 1 began on a Mon
This is day 67 of the year
Serialnumber = 43155
Julian date = 2458174 O.S.= 2 - 23 - 2018

Calendar

Holidays

Saint John of God Feast Day
[USA] National Procrastinators Week (Day 4)
[USA] National School Breakfast Week (Day 4)
[USA] Newspapers in Education Week (Day 4)
[USA] Aardvark Week (Day 5)
[USA] Camp Week (Day 5)
[USA] Drug and Alcohol Awareness Week (Day 5)
[USA] Federal Employees Recognition Week (Day 5)
[USA] Help Someone See Week (Day 5)
[USA] Lutheran School Week (Day 5)
[USA] Save Your Vision Week (Day 5)
[USA] Iditarod Race Week (Day 5)
[USA] National Volunteers of America Week (Day 5)
[China, Cuba, Mauritania, Mongolia, USSR] Women's Day
[Egypt, Libya, Syria] Syrian Revolution Day (1963)
[?] Be Nasty Day
[USA] Skunks Mating Day
[USA] Stretch Your Legs Day
[World] International Women's Day

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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.
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American Red Cross Month
American Woman's History month
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Civilized and Polite Behavior Among Citizens Month in China.
Foot Health Month.
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