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Demented Datebooks: Comedy Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name for March 17

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🎭Rebecca Arthur -- is 58 in the year 2018 and 59 in the year 2019; b.3/17/1960
TV Shows: Perfect Strangers (as Mary Anne)
Movie Titles: Get Shorty, The Watcher, About Last Night

🎭John Boyega -- is 26 in the year 2018 and 27 in the year 2019; b.3/17/1992 N.S.
Actor, English
Movie Titles: Star Wars: Episode VII -The Force Awakens, Attack the Block

🎭Stephen Kramer Glickman -- is 39 in the year 2018 and 40 in the year 2019; b.3/17/1979 N.S.
Comic Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer, Canadian
TV Shows: Big Time Rush (as Gustavo Rocque)
Movie Titles: Big Time Movie, The 41-Year-Old Virgin Who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall and Felt Super Bad About It

🎭Vicki Lewis -- is 57 in the year 2018 and 58 in the year 2019; b.3/17/1961
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress
TV Shows: NewsRadio (as Secretary Beth)
Movie Titles: Finding Nemo, Godzilla (1998), Mousehunt

🎭Rob Lowe -- is 54 in the year 2018 and 55 in the year 2019; b.3/17/1964
Names/Places: b. in Charlottesville, VA
TV Shows: A New Kind of Family, The West Wing (as Samuel 'Sam' Norman Seaborn the Deputy Communications Director), Dr. Vegas (as Billy Grant), Parks and Recreation (as Chris Traeger), Brothers and Sisters (as Robert McCallister), The Grinder (as Dean Sanderson)
Movie Titles: The Outsiders, St. Elmo's Fire, Sex Lies & Videotape, About Last Night, Wayne's World, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Goldmember, View From The Top

🎭Flynn Morrison -- is 13 in the year 2018 and 14 in the year 2019; b.3/17/2005
TV Shows: Last Man Standing (as Boyd Baxter)

✍🎭Kurt Russell -- is 67 in the year 2018 and 68 in the year 2019; b.3/17/1951
Writer, Actor, Producer
Names/Places: b. in Springfield, MA; Bing's son
Misc: portrayed Elvis Presley in a 1979 TV movie
TV Shows: The Travels of Jamie McPheeters (star), The Quest
Movie Titles: The Hateful Eight, The Thing, Death Proof, Stargate, Executive Decision, Escape From L.A., Breakdown, Soldier, Dark Blue, Miracle, Sky High

🎭🎵John Sebastian -- is 74 in the year 2018 and 75 in the year 2019; b.3/17/1944
Hall of Famer, Producer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Harmonicaist, Pop Singer
Names/Places: b. in New York City; MN:Benson
Misc: Autoharp
Group Names: The Lovin' Spoonful (lead), soloist
Song Titles: Welcome Back (theme for Welcome Back Kotter)

✍🎭Rob Sitch -- is 56 in the year 2018 and 57 in the year 2019; b.3/17/1962
Writer, Actor, Producer, Director, Australian
TV Shows: Frontline, Breaking News, The Panel, Thank God You're Here, "Santo, Sam and Ed's Total Football", Have You Been Paying Attention?
Movie Titles: The Dish, The Castle

🎭Frank DeKova -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/17/1910 d.10/15/1981 (71)
TV Shows: F Troop (as Chief Wild Eagle)

🎭Michael O'Shea -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/17/1906 d.12/4/1973 (67)
Actor, Irish
Names/Places: Virginia Mayo's husband
TV Shows: It's a Great Life
Movie Titles: Lady of Burlesque, It Should Happen to You, Jack London

🎭Fred Allen -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/31/1894 d.3/17/1956 (61)
Hall of Famer, TV/Radio Actor, Comedian, Vaudevillan, Panelist
Names/Places: b. in Cambridge, Mass; RN:John Florence Sullivan
Misc: a big name in the radio era
TV Shows: What's My Line

🎭Rick Aviles -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/14/1952 d.3/17/1995 (42)
Actor, Comedian

🎭Larry Drake -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/21/1950 d.3/17/2016 N.S. (66)
TV Shows: L.A. Law (as Benny Stulwicz)
Movie Titles: Darkman, Bean, American Pie 2

🎵Ernest Gold -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/13/1921 d.3/17/1999 (77)
Names/Places: Andrew's father
Movie Titles: It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World (soundtrack)

🎭🎵Ferlin Husky -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/3/1927 d.3/17/2011 (83)
Hall of Famer, Movie Actor, Comedian, Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Country-Pop Performer
Names/Places: b. in Flat River, MO

🎵J. J. Jackson -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/25/1941 d.3/17/2004 (62)
Video Music Jock
Names/Places: Not to be confused with soul singer J.J. Jackson who was also born in 1941
Misc: one of the original five MTV VJs

🎭Gracie Lantz -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/7/1903 d.3/17/1992 (88)
Stage Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress
Names/Places: MaN:Stafford; Walter's wife
Movie Titles: Woody Woodpecker (cartoon shorts as Woody)

🎭Mike MacDonald -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/21/1954 N.S. d.3/17/2018 N.S. (63)
Actor, Comedian, Canadian
Movie Titles: Mr. Nice Guy

🎭Frank Orth -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/21/1880 d.3/17/1962 (82)
TV/Movie Actor, Vaudevillan
TV Shows: Boston Blackie (as Insp. Faraday)

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🎭Tyrone Power -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/2/1797 d.3/17/1841 (43)
Comedian, Irish
Names/Places: Tyrone Power's great-grandad

🎵Malvina Reynolds -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/23/1900 d.3/17/1978 (77)
Songwriter, Blues Singer, Folk Singer
Song Titles: Little Boxes (songwriter), Morningtown Ride

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In 1929, The Mickey Mouse film, “Plane Crazy”, with sound, premieres at Mark Strand Theater in New York City.

In 1933, comedian Phil Baker was heard on network radio for the first time when “The Armour Jester” was heard on the old NBC-Blue Network. Baker rapidly rose to the top of the radio ratings.

In 1939, Disneyʹs first Goofy film, “Goofy and Wilbur” is released. Wilbur the grasshopper appears for the first time.

In 1951, 03 x 17 = 51

In 1956, R.C., “Eloise” by Kay Thompson peaked at #39 on the pop singles chart.

In 1956, comedian Fred Allen died in New York City at age 61.

In 1958, R.C., “Tequila” by The Champs peaked at #1 on the pop singles chart and stayed there for five weeks and goes on to become one of the biggest selling Rock and Roll instrumentals ever.

In 1958, The Coasters recorded “Yakety Yak”, Donʹt talk back!


In 1962, R.C., “My Boomerang Wonʹt Come Back” by Charlie Drake peaked at #21 on the pop singles chart.

In 1966, Gilliganʹs Island episode #62. “Will the Real Mr. Howell Please Stand Up?” The radio reports that Mr. Howell has been rescued and is spending all of his money. Obviously, there is an imposter! The real Mr. Howell is frantic, and offers a reward to the person who can come up with a plan to get him back to civilization. Meanwhile, the imposter falls off a luxury liner and ends up stranded on (you guessed it!) Gilliganʹs Island. There the imposter conks Mr. Howell on the head with a coconut, changes clothes with him, and attempts to continue his masquerade as the millionaire.

In 1967, Snoopy and Charlie Brown of the comic strip “Peanuts” made the cover of “LIFE” magazine.


In 1973, on the cover of TV Guide: “Redd Foxx and Demond Wilson of Sanford and Son”. Other Articles: Mission: Impossible, Genesis: II

In 1973, R.C., “The Cover Of The Rolling Stone” by Dr. Hook and The Medicine Show peaked at #6 on the pop singles chart. Shortly afterwards, they did appear on a cover of that magazine.

In 1973, “Little Willy” by Sweet entered the Top 40 chart.

In 1973, “The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia” by Vicki Lawrence entered the Top 40 chart.



In 1979, “Saturday Night Live” host Margot Kidder is visited by Dan Aykroyd as the creepy “Fred Garvin, Male Prostitute.”

In 1982, a CBS sitcom trying to mine laughs out of undercover police work, “Bakerʹs Dozen” stars Ron Silver, Cindy Weintraub and Doris Belack.

In 1982, Dean Jones reprises his movie role as the owner of an adorable Volkswagen in the CBS sitcom “Herbie, the Love Bug,” based on the popular series of Disney movies. The show will run out of gas after only a month.

In 1982, The TV series, “Herbie, the Love Bug” first airs on CBS.

In 1982, “Late Night With David Letterman” stages the “Great Pizza Race.” Dave selects three audience members to call three different pizza places: Joe Gʹs, Original Rayʹs, and Old Fashioned Pizza, and order a pie with everything on them. Old Fashioned Pizza arrives first at 24 minutes, 15 seconds. You could say that this pizza race delivered!

In 1984, “They Donʹt Know” by Tracey Ullman entered the Top 40 chart. Not a demented song, but Tracey Ullman is one of todayʹs top comediennes. Most Americans would later get to know Traceyʹs talents later on when Fox and HBO give her TV series.

In 1987, at an England benefit, Princess Diana complimented Boy George for his choice of attire: his black tights and white dress.

In 1990, on the cover of TV Guide: “The Simpsons”. Other Articles: Ricki Lake, Mancuso, Timothy Busfield

In 1997, Howard Stern appearred on “LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN”

In 1998, the sitcom “Lateline” starring Al Franken premiered on NBC.

In 1998, “LateLine” began airing on NBC

In 2001, Connecticut cruises to a 101-29 win over Long Island University in the first round of the East Regional, the best defensive effort in the history of the womenʹs NCAA Tournament. The 72-point victory also ties the second-biggest margin in tournament history.

In 2002, After nearly a yearʹs run, Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick left the Broadway hit musical “The Producers.” (They later returned for a limited engagement.)

In 2002, More than a quarter-century after its release as a double album of amplified noise and feedback, former Velvet Underground leader Lou Reedʹs “Metal Machine Music” gets its first live performance from Berlin avant-garde classical ensemble Zeitkratzer.

In 2051, 03 x 17 = 51

The Holiday Almanacs for March 17, 2019

What's Today?

Today is Sun Mar the 17 in the year 2019
Jan 1 began on a Tue
This is day 76 of the year
Serialnumber = 43529
Julian date = 2458548 O.S.= 3 - 4 - 2019



Second Sunday of Lent
[USA] National Agriculture Week Begins
[USA] Small Family Farm Week Begins
[USA] Straw Hat Week Begins
[Ohio] Buzzards Day. The day the buzzards return to Hinckley, Ohio
[USA] Children and Hospitals Week Begins
[USA] Chocolate Week Begins
[USA] National Teenage Week begins
[USA] National Wildlife Week begins.
[USA] Poison Prevention Week Begins
[World] Vernalmas Holidays (Day 3-first Sunday) Understanding all religious cultures day
[USA] Evacuation Day (1776) (Suffolk County and Cambridge, Massachusetts)
[Ireland] St Patrick's Day/Irish National Day (461, 493)/Feast of St. Patrick, Bishop, Apostle of Ireland, patron saint of Ireland.
[Italy] Independence Day (1861)
[USA] Camp Fire Boys and Girls Founders Day
[USA] Designated Driver St. Patricks Day Campaign
[USA] Saint Patrick's Day
[World] Maritime Day
Canberra Day (Australian Capital Territory).


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
Liberalia (Roman festival honoring Libera, goddess of wine and fertility, and Bacchus, god of grape-growing and wine, when slaves were permitted to speak with freedom).
St. Gertrude's Day (Germany - help against plagues of mice and rats).
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