🎭Judd Hirsch -- is 83 in the year 2018 and 84 in the year 2019; b.3/15/1935
Names/Places: b. in New York City
TV Shows: Delvecchio (as Sgt. Dominick Delvecchio), Taxi (as Alex Rieger), Dear John (as John Lacey), Numbers (as Alan Eppes), George and Leo (as Leo Wagonman), Forever (as Abe)
Movie Titles: A Beautiful Mind, Ordinary People, Independence Day, Independence Day: Resurgence
🎭Preacher Lawson -- is 27 in the year 2018 and 28 in the year 2019; b.3/15/1991 N.S.
🎭Eva Longoria -- is 43 in the year 2018 and 44 in the year 2019; b.3/15/1975
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Producer/Director
Names/Places: MLN: Parker
TV Shows: Dragnet (2003-2004 as Det. Gloria Duran), Desperate Housewives (as Gabrielle Solis), Brooklyn Nine-Nine (as Sophia Perez), Telenovela (as Ana Sofia Calderon)
Movie Titles: The Sentinel, Harsh Times
🎵🎸Mike Love -- is 77 in the year 2018 and 78 in the year 2019; b.3/15/1941
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Percussionist, Saxophonist, Rock & Roll Singer
Names/Places: b. in Los Angeles
Group Names: The Beach Boys
🎭Park Overall -- is 61 in the year 2018 and 62 in the year 2019; b.3/15/1957
TV Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress
TV Shows: Empty Nest (as LaVerne), The Critic (as Alice), Ladies Man (as Clair Stiles), Reba (as Lori Ann)
Movie Titles: Kindergarten Cop, The Vanishing, Mississippi Burning
🎵Brett Pearson -- b.3/15/????
Group Names: The Four Postmen
🎵🎸Dee Snider -- is 63 in the year 2018 and 64 in the year 2019; b.3/15/1955
Songwriter, Heavy Metal Singer
Group Names: Twisted Sister, Widowmaker
Song Titles: We're Not Gonna Take It, I Wanna Rock, Leader of the Pack
Album Titles: We're Not Gonna Take It, I Wanna Rock, Leader of the Pack
Video Titles: Stay Hungry Tour, Come Out and Play
🎭🎵Billy Jones -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/15/1889 d.11/23/1940 (51)
Movie/Stage Actor, Singer
Misc: with Ernest Hare
🎭J. Pat O'Malley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/15/1904 d.2/27/1985 (80)
Misc: some say b. in 1901
TV Shows: My Favorite Martian (as Mr. Harry Burns), Maude (as Bert Beasley), Spin & Marty
🎭Joe E. Ross -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/15/1914 N.S. d.8/13/1982 N.S. (68)
TV Shows: The Phil Silvers Show (as Mess Sgt. Rupert Ritzik), Car 54 Where Are You? (as Off. Gunther Toody), It's About Time (as Gronk)
🎵Leslie Stuart -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/15/1863 N.S. d.3/27/1928 N.S. (65)
Misc: composer of Edwardian musical comedy; was best known for the show "Florodora" and many popular songs.
🎭David Brenner -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/4/1936 d.3/15/2014 (78)
Comedian, TV Talk Show Host
Names/Places: b. in Philadelphia
Misc: Star Magazine says he was born in 1936 and not 1945, but does any source have proof?
🎖👑⚖Julius Caesar -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/13/100BC Romn or 7/12/100BC Romn d.3/15/44BC O.S. (55)
General, King, Statesman, Gay
Misc: Roman Emperor 100-44 B.C.; born on the Roman calendar on IV Id. Quin. matching the 12th day of the month of July; ordered the month of his birth to be named after him; killed on the Ides of March by Brutus, Cassius, & other Romans
🎭Tommy Cooper -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/19/1921 d.3/15/1984 (62)
🎭Durward Kirby -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/24/1912 d.3/15/2000 (87)
Radio Actor, TV Host, Variety Show Host, Announcer
Names/Places: b. in Covington, Kentucky
TV Shows: Garry Moore Show (as the lanky sidekick on Garry's TV & Radio shows), Candid Camera (cohost)
🎵🎷Clarence "Pinetop" Smith -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/11/1904 N.S. d.3/15/1929 N.S. (24)
Jazz Singer, Jazz Pianist
Names/Places: RN:Clarence Smith
Misc: Boogie Woogie pianist and pioneer
🎭🎵Ann Sothern -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/22/1909 d.3/15/2001 (92)
TV/Movie Actress, Comedienne, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Valley City, N.D.; RN:Harriette Lake; Robert Sterling's ex-wife
Misc: some say '07, '11, or '12
TV Shows: Private Secretary (aka Susie as Susie McNamera), Ann Sothern Show (as Katy O'Connor), My Mother the Car (as voice of the Car)
🎭Sylvester L. "Pat" Weaver -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/21/1908 d.3/15/2002 (93)
Hall of Famer, TV Executive
Names/Places: RFN:Sylvester; Doodles' brother, Sigourney's father.
Misc: A top executive in history of TV though briefly
TV Shows: Your Show of Shows (creator), Today (creator), Tonight Show (creator)
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In 1885, According to a New York lower court, playing baseball on Sunday was a crime.
In 1925, Wilbert Robinson, Brooklyn manager, established a Bonehead Club, to fine players $10 for mistakes. He gave the umpires the wrong lineup, paid the $10 fine…and disbanded the Bonehead Club.
In 1930, The Silly Symphony film, “Cannibal Capers”, is completed.
In 1940, The Donald Duck film, “The Riveter” is released.
In 1945, 03 x 15 = 45
In 1968, COVER OF LIFE BORIS KARLOFF, marking the 150th 'birthday' of Frankenstein
In 1972, Los Angeles Radio station KHJ was raided by L.A. police after calls from listeners who feared thereʹd been a revolution at the station from 6:00 to 7:30 in the morning. DJ Robert W. Morgan had played Donny Osmondʹs “Puppy Love” over and over. The police left without making any arrests. What a relief it was only Donny Osmond, now come on, it would have been worse if he played the George Carlin “Seven Dirty Words” routine over and over again…
In 1977, a classic “M*A*S*H” episode aired on CBS. “Margaretʹs Marriage”. Prompted by pressure from Frank, Hot Lips sets a date for marriage with Lieutenant Colonel Donald Penobscott. When Donald (Beeson Carroll) arrives in camp for the wedding, a bridal shower and bachelor party are given. When he has passed out drunk, Hawkeye and B.J. place Donald in a body cast and convince him that he has broken his leg. The ceremony is performed and Donald and Hot Lips leave for a weekʹs honeymoon in Tokyo.
In 1977, Americans prove themselves intelligent enough to grasp one of Britainʹs most intelligent farces. While two pillars of the community bid farewell to one of their flatmates, they are stymied as to how theyʹll survive on just two incomes. The morning after the grand bon voyage celebration, they find their solution in the loo — an aspiring master of the culinary arts. While the young maidens are charmed by this rogue, they do worry about the societal scandal that might ensue if they allow him to share their home (platonically, of course). But the trio do find hope in the idea that if they pretend their chef is a fancy lad, all their problems are solved. And so, Jack Tripper becomes A Man About The House in ABCʹs jigglefest “Threeʹs Company.”
In 1977, The first episode of “Eight Is Enough” was aired on ABC-TV. Mark Hamill starred in the opening pilot as son, David. Hamill was then approached by Obi Wan Kanobi and was recruited to become a Jedi Knight in the “Star Wars” movie later on as Luke Skywalker, gaining considerable notoriety from the George Lucas film epic. In “David”'s place, Obi installed Grant Goodeve, but nobody in the Bradford clan seemed to notice! Also of note, the actors who played Tommy and Nancy in the pilot were replaced as well. With “Family” already a hit on Tuesday nights, ABC tries a more lighthearted family drama as a 9 oʹclock lead-in, but later on it became a comedy with a canned laugh track. Whateverrr, the show was a smash hit and lasted four more years, just like President Carter did during his term! It stars Dick Van Patten, Diana Hyland (who dies shortly after production begins) and a lot of various-aged kids, including Adam Rich, Willie Aames, Grant Goodeve (in the role played by “Star Wars” star Mark Hamill in the pilot), Connie Needham, Dianne Kay, Susan Richardson, Laurie Walters and Lani OʹGrady. Warning: Never Try Eating Nectarines Since Juice May Dispense, or Dumb Martians Just Sit There Eating Tender Noodles. Betty Buckley joined the show and became a stepmon in the fall, but she added many singing contributions to her show. This cast is so big, it takes 1600 bytes to report this entry. This website at http: //www.eightisenough.com has more stuff.
In 1979, “In The Navy” single by Village People was certified Gold by the RIAA
In 1980, “Sanford (w/o Son)”, TV Comedy, debut on NBC.
In 1982, “The Great White North” album by Bob and Doug McKenzie was certified Gold by the RIAA
In 1985, the Owens family finds a new housekeeper named “Mr. Belvedere,” and Bob Uecker proves that heʹs every bit as funny as he was in those commercials for Miller Lite beer.
In 1987, 13th Peopleʹs Choice Awards: Bill Cosby.
In 1988, “The Wonder Years”, TV Comedy, first viewed on 1-31-88, debut on ABC as a regular series. It was a sweet look back at growing up in the '60s and starred Fred Savage, Jason Hervey, Olivia DʹAbo, Alley Mills, Dan Lauria, Danica McKellar, Josh Saviano and the voice of Daniel Stern.
In 1996, “Theyʹre All Gonna Laugh At You!” album by Adam Sandler was certified Platinum by the RIAA
In 1997, Albert Brooks and Kimberley Shlain got married in San Francisco.
In 2000, TV funnyman Durward Kirby died in Fort Myers, Fla; he was in his late 80s.
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In 2014, Comedian David Brenner, 78, died in New York.
In 2016, Sylvia Anderson, 88, co-creator of the cult classic science fiction TV puppet show “Thunderbirds,” died in Bray, Berkshire, England.
In 2045, 03 x 15 = 45