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Demented Datebooks: Comedy Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name for March 18

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🎵Darren Chraplak -- is 11 in the year 2017 and 12 in the year 2018; b.3/18/2006 N.S.
Radio Disc Jock, Novelty Singer
Misc: host: Off the Record

✍🎭Dane Cook -- is 45 in the year 2017 and 46 in the year 2018; b.3/18/1972
Writer, Actor, Comedian, Director
Movie Titles: Dan in Real Life, Planes, Employee of the Month, Mr. Brooks, Good Luck Chuck, My Best Friend's Girl

🎭🎮Brad Dourif -- is 67 in the year 2017 and 68 in the year 2018; b.3/18/1950
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Video Game Voice Actor
TV Shows: Deadwood (as Doc Cochran)
Movie Titles: Lord of the Rings (series), Dune, Halloween (2007), One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (patient), Ragtime, The Eyes of Laura Mars, Fatal Beauty, Child's Play (as Chuckie the killer doll)

🎵Bill Frenzer -- is 68 in the year 2017 and 69 in the year 2018; b.3/18/1949
Novelty Singer
Misc: Lead of Ogden Edsl, short for The Ogden Edsl Wahalia Blues Ensemble Bizzario Band
Group Names: Ogden Edsl, soloist
Song Titles: Dead Puppies, Kinko the Clown, Daddy's Money, Lesbians on TV

✍🎭Carl Gottlieb -- is 79 in the year 2017 and 80 in the year 2018; b.3/18/1938
Comedy Writer, Actor, Comedian, Director
Movie Titles: Jaws (series), The Jerk (series)

🎭Marquerite Ray -- is 86 in the year 2017 and 87 in the year 2018; b.3/18/1931
Actress
TV Shows: Sanford (as Evelyn Lewis)
Movie Titles: Cheech and Chong's Next Movie

🎭Luke Tarsitano -- is 27 in the year 2017 and 28 in the year 2018; b.3/18/1990
Actor
TV Shows: Fudge (as Fudge), Over the Top (as Daniel Martin)

🎭🎵🏆Vanessa L. Williams -- is 54 in the year 2017 and 55 in the year 2018; b.3/18/1963
Movie Actress, Rhythm and Blues Singer, Beauty Pagent Winner
Names/Places: b. in Millwood, N.Y.; often referred to as Vanessa Williams
Misc: the first black Miss America 1983; NOT the Melrose Place actress
Song Titles: Dreamin', The Right Stuff, Save The Best For Last, Colors of the Wind, Oh How the Years Go By
Album Titles: The Right Stuff, The Comfort Zone
TV Shows: Ugly Betty, Desperate Housewives, The Good Wife
Movie Titles: Soul Food, Eraser, Shaft 2000

🎭Richard Biggs -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/18/1960 d.5/22/2004 (44)
Actor
TV Shows: Babylon 5 (as Dr. Steven Franklin)

🎭Smiley Burnette -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/18/1911 d.2/16/1967 (55)
TV/Movie Actor
Misc: Cowboy Actor; Gene Autry's sidekick of 1930s-40s
TV Shows: Ozark Jubilee, Petticoat Junction (as Charlie Pratt)

🎵Louis Gaste -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/18/1908 d.1/8/1995 (86)
Composer
Misc: wrote the song known in English as How Much Is That Doggy In The Window; d. was 88?

🎭🎮Peter Graves -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/18/1926 d.3/14/2010 (83)
TV/Movie Actor, Director, Video Game Voice Actor
Names/Places: b. in Minneapolis, MN; RLN:Aurness; James Arness' brother
Misc: some say b. in 1925
TV Shows: Mission: Impossible (as James Phelps), The Winds of War, 7th Heaven (as Eric's Father Col. Camden)
Movie Titles: Airplane!, Airplane II: The Sequel, The Night of the Hunter, Stalag 17
Video Games: Leisure Suit Larry (series), Darkstar: The Interactive Movie

🎭Edward Everett Horton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/18/1886 d.9/29/1970 (84)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian, Gay
TV Shows: Fractured Fairy Tales (narrator)

🎭Bil Baird -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/15/1904 d.3/18/1987 (82)
Puppeteer
Names/Places: FN:William B.
TV Shows: Jack Paar Show (semi-regular)

🎵🎸Chuck Berry -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/18/1926 d.3/18/2017 N.S. (90)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Blues Guitarist, Rock & Roll Singer
Names/Places: b. in San Jose, Calif.; RN:Charles Edward Anderson Berry
Misc: not b. Jan 15, 18, Oct 15, or 1931
Song Titles: Maybelline, School Day, Sweet Little 16, Rock and Roll Music, Reelin and Rockin, Johnny B. Goode, My Ding-a-Ling, Roll Over Beethoven to Roll Over
Album Titles: The London Chuck Berry Sessions

🎭🎵Fess Parker -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/16/1924 d.3/18/2010 (85)
TV/Movie Actor, Folk Singer
Names/Places: b. in Fort Worth, TX
Misc: some say b. '25, '26, or '27
TV Shows: Davy Crockett (star and singer), Daniel Boone (star and singer), Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (as Senator Eugene Smith)
Movie Titles: Old Yeller

Laurence Sterne -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/24/1713 d.3/18/1768 (54)
Novelist, Satirist, Irish

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In 1910, the first filmed adaptation of Mary Shelley's novel "Frankenstein," produced by Thomas Edison's New York movie studio, was released, with Charles Ogle as the Monster.

In 1933, The Mickey Mouse film, "Mickey's Mellerdrammer", is released. Goofy and Horace Horsecollar also appear.

In 1944, R.C., "Marzy Doats" hits #1 on the pop singles chart by Merry Macs.

In 1944, radio station WQXR in New York City banned singing commercials.

In 1954, 03 x 18 = 54

In 1961, The Poppin' Fresh Pillsbury Dough Boy was introduced; would it be cannibalism if he was given a cake for his birthday?

In 1966, a paper dress from Scott Paper was first put on sale for $1.

In 1967, on the cover of TV Guide: "Jackie Gleason". Other Articles: Dragnet, Ethel Merman, Sea Hunt

In 1968, BILL COSBY TV SPECIAL Comic headlines his first variety special for NBC

In 1968, Mel Brooks' first movie he's ever written and directed, "The Producers" starring Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder premiered at the Fine Arts Theater in New York City.

In 1970, Country Joe MacDonald was convicted of public obscenity for leading the audience at a Worcester (WUH'-stehr), Massachusetts, concert in his "fish" cheer...which spells out the so-called "f" word that has to be bleeped out when broadcasting on the radio.

In 1974, most of the Arab oil-producing nations ended their 5-month-old embargo against the United States that had been sparked by American support for Israel in the Yom Kippur War.

In 1978, "Saturday Night Live". This "commercial" for Royal Deluxe II is a priceless parody of the 1978 Mercury Grand Marquis ads featuring a diamond cutter, using sharp precision tools, shaping a gem in the backseat of the smooth-riding luxury sedan as it maneuvers sharp hills and hairpin turns. In SNL's outlandish version, a rabbi performs a backseat circumcision on an 8-day-old boy to illustrate the stability of the Royal Deluxe's power disk brakes and rack-and-pinion steering. Dan Aykroyd, the deadpan narrator, describes the rabbi's 40-mile-an-hour odyssey from Temple Beth Shalom in Little Neck, New York, as the car's grinning driver (Garrett Morris) negotiates rough roads, bumpy potholes and precarious construction cones. When the ride finally comes to an end and the rabbi returns the baby, who has only yelped once, to his adoring parents, he echoes the tag line of the Mercury commercial, solemnly declaring both the ride and the religious ritual just "poi-fect."

In 1978, on "Saturday Night Live," Prymaat Conehead discovers that her husband Beldar is having an affair with student driver Jill Clayburgh.

In 1981, Barry McGuire's "Eve of Destruction" is the only thing that schoolteacher Ralph Hinkley's car stereo can tune in. Aliens give him a pair of magic 'jammies to help save the world from itself. Sigh, if only he hadn't lost the instruction book. "The Greatest American Hero" takes flight for 45 episodes, only 40 of which are shown on ABC.

In 1981, Ralph Hinkley, a white guy with an afro, is chosen by The Aliens to save the planet Earth from destroying itself, with the help of an FBI agent, and a magic pair of red and black pajamas, and the suit's lost instruction manual. Barry McGuire's "Eve of Destruction" is the only thing that schoolteacher Ralph Hinkley's car stereo can tune in. Sigh, if only he hadn't lost the instruction book. "The Greatest American Hero" takes flight for 45 episodes, only 40 of which are shown on ABC. DC Comics threatens to sue the creators of "The Greatest American Hero" because -- believe it or not -- they consider it too similar in concept to "Superman."

In 1989, "Funky Cold Medina" by Tone Loc entered the Top 40 chart.

In 1989, Comic Relief Three was held in Los Angeles. Its intent was to raise money for the homeless.

In 1990, "It's Garry Shandling's Show" has its final airing on Fox. It continued for three more months on Showtime.

In 1990, on Whimsical Will's Copycat Corner heard only in Los Angeles, it was exposed by D.T. that Milli Vanili, who didn't sing a note, stole the melody of "All Or Nothing" from that of Blood Sweat And Tears' "Spinning Wheel." Also, the guitar riff part also reminded him of Steppenwolf's "Magic Carpet Ride". David Clayton Thomas of Blood- won a court battle against the former Milli Vanilli for a very damaging amount in 1994.

In 1993, comedian Eddie Murphy and Nicole Mitchell got married in New York.

In 1997, Singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett sued a restaurant in Maui, Hawaii, for naming their place "Cheeseburger in Paradise" -- the title of one of his songs -- and for the many other Buffet-esque touches in the restaurant's decor and on the menu.

In 1998, Michael Jackson and his son went shopping at a toy store in Munich, Germany, with Jackson dressed as an Arab woman. Practicing to be Diana Ross, I presume?

In 2000, on the cover of TV Guide: "The Cast of Malcolm in the Middle: Frankie Muntz, Jane Kaczmarek, and Bryan Cranston"

In 2002, "Baby Bob" TV sitcom premiered on CBS

In 2054, 03 x 18 = 54

The Holiday Almanacs for March 18, 2018

What's Today?

Today is Sun Mar the 18 in the year 2018
Jan 1 began on a Mon
This is day 77 of the year
Serialnumber = 43165
Julian date = 2458184 O.S.= 3 - 5 - 2018

Calendar

Holidays

Fifth Sunday of Lent
Consider Christianity Week Begins/also Passion Week Begins
[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
[Aruba, Haiti] Flag Day/National Holiday
[Haiti] University Day
[Ireland] Sheelah's Day
[Masons] De Molay Day (1314) thru 3-19
[USA] Coffee Cup Washing Day
[USA] Grover Cleveland Day
[USA] Ham Radio Day (1909)
[USA] Postal Workers Stress Syndrome Day
[USA] Space Walk Day
[Wilmington, NC] Peanut Festival

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
Aruba Flag Day (National Holiday).
Day of the Supreme Sacrifice (People's Republic of the Congo).
Devotion Day (Order of De Molay).
Sheela's Day (Ireland - the shamrock worn the day before is to be drowned in the last glass of the evening).
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