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Demented Datebooks: Comedy Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name for March 20

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Big Bird -- b.3/20/????
TV Shows: Sesame Street

🎭Vanessa Bell Calloway -- is 61 in the year 2018 and 62 in the year 2019; b.3/20/1957
Actress, Producer/Director
Movie Titles: Coming to America, Daylight, Cheaper by the Dozen, Crimson Tide

🎵Taylor Davis -- is 31 in the year 2018 and 32 in the year 2019; b.3/20/1987 N.S.
Misc: performed cover versions of songs featured in video games
Album Titles: Gaming Fantasy, Melodies of Hyrule

✍🎭Mikey Day -- is 38 in the year 2018 and 39 in the year 2019; b.3/20/1980 N.S.
Comedy Writer, Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer/Director
TV Shows: Mad, The Underground, Saturday Night Live, Robot Chicken
Movie Titles: Brother Nature

🎭John DeLancie -- is 70 in the year 2018 and 71 in the year 2019; b.3/20/1948
Actor, Producer
TV Shows: The Thorn Birds (mini-series), Days of Our Lives, Star Trek The Next Generation (as Q), Legend (as Janos Bartok)
Movie Titles: Crank: High Voltage, Reign Over Me, The Hand That Rocks The Cradle, Gamer

🎭Paula Garcés -- is 44 in the year 2018 and 45 in the year 2019; b.3/20/1974
Actress, Producer, Colombian
TV Shows: The Shield (as Tina Hanlon)
Movie Titles: The Station Agent, Harold and Kumar (series)

🎵Ranger Doug Green -- is 72 in the year 2018 and 73 in the year 2019; b.3/20/1946
Arranger, Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: aka Douglas B. Green
Group Names: Riders in the Sky, The Time Jumpers
TV Shows: Riders in the Sky

🎭Holly Hunter -- is 60 in the year 2018 and 61 in the year 2019; b.3/20/1958
Actress, Producer
Names/Places: b. in Conyers, GA
Misc: some say b. Feb 2, 1958
Movie Titles: The Incredibles (voice), O Brother Where Art Thou?, Broadcast News, Raising Arizona, The Firm, The Piano, Home For The Holidays, Living Out Loud, Moonlight Mile, Little Black Book

🎭🏆Kathy Ireland -- is 55 in the year 2018 and 56 in the year 2019; b.3/20/1963
Actress, Model
TV Shows: Melrose Place (as Brittany Maddocks)
Movie Titles: The Player, National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1, Alien from L.A.

🎭🎮Bianca Lawson -- is 39 in the year 2018 and 40 in the year 2019; b.3/20/1979
TV Actress, Producer, Video Game Voice Actress
Names/Places: Richard's daughter
TV Shows: Goode Behavior (as Bianca Goode), Saved By the BellL The New Class (as Megan Jones), Pretty Little Liars (as Maya St. Germain)
Movie Titles: Pledge This!, Save the Last Dnce, Dead and Breakfast
Video Games: Star Wars: The Old Republic

⛪🎭🎵Hal Linden -- is 87 in the year 2018 and 88 in the year 2019; b.3/20/1931
Jewish, TV/Stage Actor, Dancer, Singer, Clarinetist
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RN:Harold Lipshitz
TV Shows: The Rothschilds, Barney Miller (as Capt. Barney Miller), Blacke's Magic (as Alexander Blacke), Animals Animals Animals (host), Jack's Place (as Jack Evans), The Boys Are Back (as Fred)

🎭Jessica Lundy -- is 52 in the year 2018 and 53 in the year 2019; b.3/20/1966
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress
TV Shows: Baby Talk (as Susan), Northern Exposure, Hope & Gloria (as Gloria Utz), Party of Five (as Nina DiMayo #2 1997), The Inspectors (as Amanda)
Movie Titles: The Stupids, RocketMan, Single White Female

✍🎭Carl Reiner -- is 96 in the year 2018 and 97 in the year 2019; b.3/20/1922
Hall of Famer, Novelist, Comedy Writer, Actor, Comedian, Producer/Director
Names/Places: b. in Bronx, N.Y.
Misc: frequent game show panelist
Album Titles: The 2000 Year Old Man
TV Shows: Your Show of Shows, Sid Caesar Invites You, Caesar's Hour (as George Hansen), Dick Van Dyke Show (as boss Alan Brady), Good Heavens (as Mr. Angel), Father of the Pride (as Sarmoti)
Movie Titles: Oh God! (director), The Jerk (director)

🎭🎵Christy Carlson Romano -- is 34 in the year 2018 and 35 in the year 2019; b.3/20/1984
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Producer, Singer
TV Shows: Even Stevens (as Ren Stevens), Kim Possible (as Kim Possible, voicist)

🎭Liza Snyder -- is 50 in the year 2018 and 51 in the year 2019; b.3/20/1968
Actress, Director
TV Shows: Jesse, Yes Dear (as Christine Hughes)
Movie Titles: Pay It Forward

🎭🎵🎸David Thewlis -- is 55 in the year 2018 and 56 in the year 2019; b.3/20/1963 O.S.
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Rock & Roll Guitarist, English
Group Names: QED, Door 66
Movie Titles: James and the Giant Peach (as the Earthworm, voice), Harry Potter (series), The Theory of Everything, Seven Years in Tibet, Anomalisa, Dragonheart, Harry Potter (series)

🎭🎵Rusty Warren -- is 87 in the year 2018 and 88 in the year 2019; b.3/20/1931
Comedienne, Novelty Singer
Misc: XXX adult humorist
Song Titles: Bounce Your Boobies, Knockers Up

✍🎭Robb Wells -- is 47 in the year 2018 and 48 in the year 2019; b.3/20/1971 N.S.
Screenwriter, Actor, Canadian
Names/Places: he is related to the Canadian Prime Minister, Stephen Harpe
TV Shows: Trailer Park Boys (a mockumentary TV series)

🎭Cedric Yarbrough -- is 45 in the year 2018 and 46 in the year 2019; b.3/20/1973 N.S.
Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor
TV Shows: The Goldbergs (as Vic), The Boondocks, Reno 911!, Speechless (as Kenneth)
Movie Titles: The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Meet the Fockers

🎭Chip Zien -- is 71 in the year 2018 and 72 in the year 2019; b.3/20/1947
TV Shows: Love Sydney (as Jason Stoller), Reggie, Almost Perfect (as Gary Karp)
Movie Titles: Snake Eyes, Howard the Duck

🎭💻🎵iJustine -- is 34 in the year 2018 and 35 in the year 2019; b.3/20/1984 N.S.
Personality, Internet Video Actress, Internet Website Blogger, Novelty Singer
Names/Places: RN: Justine Ezarik
TV Shows: The Annoying Orange (as Passion Fruit)

🎭🎵Ted Bessell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/20/1935 d.10/6/1996 (61)
TV Actor, TV Producer/Director, Pianist
Names/Places: b. in Flushing, NY
Misc: some say was 57 or 70
TV Shows: Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C. (as Frankie), That Girl (as Donald Hollinger), Me & the Chimp, Hail to the Chief, Tracey Ullman Show (producer)

⚛🎭Edgar Buchanan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/20/1903 d.4/4/1979 (76)
Dentist, TV/Movie Actor
Misc: some say b. in 1902
TV Shows: Hopalong Cassidy (as Red Connors), Petticoat Junction (as Uncle Joe Carson)

🎵Jance Garfat -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/20/1944 d.11/6/2006 (62)
Singer, Bassist
Group Names: Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show

🎭🎵Ray Goulding -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/20/1922 d.3/24/1990 (68)
Hall of Famer, Comedian, Commercial Actor, Radio Disc Jock
Names/Places: b. in Lowell, MA
Misc: Bob (Elliott) & Ray radio satarist comedy duo, Piels Beer & other funny commercials

🎭Vaughn Meader -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/20/1936 d.10/29/2004 (68)
Album Titles: The First Family (a million-seller spoofing the Kennedy family)

⚖🎭🎵Ozzie Nelson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/20/1906 d.6/3/1975 (69)
Attorney/Lawyer, TV/Radio Actor, Producer/Director, Songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist, Bandleader
Names/Places: b. in Jersey City, NJ; RFN:Oswald; Harriet's hubby, Ricky & David's dad
TV Shows: The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (as himself), Our Miss Brooks (producer), Ozzie's Girls

🎭🎵Jerry Reed -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/20/1937 N.S. d.8/31/2008 N.S. (71)
Hall of Famer, TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, Songwriter, Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Atlanta, GA; RLN:Hubbard
Song Titles: When You're Hot You're Hot, Amos Moses
TV Shows: Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour, The Jerry Reed When You're Hot You're Hot Hour, Nashville 99
Movie Titles: Smokey & the Bandit

✍🎭Mr. Fred Rogers -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/20/1928 d.2/27/2003 (74)
Hall of Famer, Author, Vegetarian, Educator, TV Host, TV Producer
Names/Places: b. in Latrobe, Pa.
Misc: Presbytarian minister
TV Shows: Mr. Rogers Neighborhood (host)

🎭Paul Junger Witt -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/20/1941 d.4/27/2018 N.S. (77)
Names/Places: b. in New York City
TV Shows: Nurses, The Golden Palace, Woops!, Brotherly Love, Benson, Empty Nest, The Golden Girls, Blossom, The Rookies, Beauty and the Beast (1987 and 2012 versions of the series), It's a Living, I'm a Big Girl Now, Soap, Here Come the Brides
Movie Titles: Dead Poets Society

💰🎵Al Bennett -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/21/1926 d.3/20/1989 (62)
Executive, Music Figure
Misc: d. Mar 15?; Liberty Records founder and of the hitmaking verminous trio; Alvin the Chipmunk was named after him.

🎨Jim Berry -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/16/1932 d.3/20/2015 (83)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Berry's World

✍📰Lewis Grizzard -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/20/1946 d.3/20/1994 (47)
Humorist, Columnist
Misc: his down-home humor in columns and books delighted and sometimes enraged readers.
Book Titles: My Daddy Was a Pistol and I'm a Son of a Gun, Chili Dawgs Always Bark at Night, I Haven't Understood Anything Since 1962, If I Ever Get Back to Georgia, I'm Gonna Nail My Feet to the Ground, If Love Were Oil, I'd Be About a Quart Low

🎭🎵Edward Platt -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/14/1916 d.3/20/1974 (58)
Actor, Radio Actor, Singer
Misc: was in 100+ TV roles
Group Names: Paul Whiteman Orchestra
TV Shows: Get Smart (as Thaddeus 'The Chief')

🎭Gregory Walcott -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/13/1928 d.3/20/2015 (87)
Movie Titles: Plan 9 From Outer Space, Mister Roberts, Norma Rae

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In 1921, The first sample Newman Laugh-O-gram animated film is shown in the Newman Theatre, in Kansas City, Missouri.

In 1937, Jerry Reed is born in Atlanta. Using a rhythmic guitar style, he earns a Grammy for “When Youʹre Hot, Youʹre Hot” and a million-seller with “Amos Moses.” Reed writes Johnny Cashʹs “A Thing Called Love” and Elvis Presleyʹs “Guitar Man”; plays on hits by Bobby Bare and Waylon Jennings; and appears in “Smokey and The Bandit”

In 1942, The Mickey Mouse film, “Symphony Hour” is released. Donald Duck and Goofy also appear.

In 1946, Doug Green is born in Great Lakes, Illinois. He becomes Ranger Doug, of Riders In The Sky, helping preserve western music and becoming a member of the Grand Ole Opry. He also joins the western-swing ensemble The Time Jumpers

In 1948, An Academy Award (Song) is won for the song “Zip-A-Dee- Doo-Dah” in the film “Song of the South”. James Baskette receives an Academy Award (Special Award) for his portrayal of Uncle Remus in the film “Song of the South”.

In 1957, The “Disneyland” TV show features “The Goofy Adventure Story”. It shows five previously released Goofy cartoons, with new animation tying them together.

In 1958, Robert Q. Lewis hosts the ABC game show “Make Me Laugh,” in which contestants win money by keeping a straight face while professional comics hit them with their best material. The show will be brought back 21 years later with Bobby Van as the host. Bobby Van died in 1980, Robert Q. Lewis died sometime in the early 1990s.

In 1960, 03 x 20 = 60

In 1965, Gilliganʹs Island episode #25. “The Matchmaker”. Mrs. Howell decides to engineer a romance between Gilligan and Mary Ann.

In 1967, Gilliganʹs Island episode #94. “Slave Girl”. After Gilligan saves a beautiful native girl from drowning, she vows to be his slave forever. Later, her ex-boyfriend comes to the island and challenges Gilligan to a duel to the death. The Professor concocts a drug to cause Gilligan to fall into a catatonic state, so that the natives will think he is dead, but they then insist on a native funeral…by burning the body!

In 1969, AT THE MOVIES Disneyʹs “THE LOVE BUG” (Dean Jones, Michele Lee)

In 1970, David Bowie and Angela Barnett tied the knot in Bromley, England. (yes, sheʹs the girl whoʹs help inspire the ROLLING STONES hit from '73) They divorce in 1980. He has since traded for supermodel Iman.

In 1970, in a Brady Bunch episode called “Lost Locket, Found Locket”, Jan receives a locket from an unknown admirer and all the Bradys are curious about who sent it, both Mike and Carol suspect the other sent it and each starts sleuthing to prove it. Suddenly, the locket disappears.

In 1971, R.C., “Chairman Of The Board” by Chairmen Of The Board peaked at #42 on the pop singles chart.

In 1972, D.T., age 11, was on channels 8 and 10 in his TV debut as the San Diego Mayor ceremoniously cut the ribbon that signaled the official opening of the seven mile stretch of Interstate 805 extending from El Cajon Boulevard to State Highway 52, which was then open only westward to I-5.

In 1976, R.C., “Junk Food Junkie” by Larry Groce peaked at #9 on the pop singles chart.

In 1976, R.C., “Love Is The Drug” by Roxy Music peaked at #30 on the pop singles chart.

In 1979, “13 Queens Blvd.”, TV Comedy, debut on ABC.

In 1979, “Bizarre”, hosted by Richard Dawson, aired as a pilot on ABC. The pay cable network Showtime picked it up as a series, hosted by John Byner, beginning on September 18, 1980, and on a canadian network CTV on October 17, 1980 (some sources say the dates are the other way around and I believe Showtime had the October 17 date instead of the other.)

In 1982, R.C., “I Love Rock ʹN Roll” by Joan Jett and The Blackhearts peaked at #1 on the pop singles chart and stayed there for seven weeks; “Weird Al” parodied it into “I Love Rocky Road”.

In 1984, Andy Kaufman and Fred Blassieʹs “My Breakfast With Blassie” premieres.

In 1984, “Shaping Up” began airing on ABC

In 1987, For some reason ABC decides to explore the comedic possibilities of Snow White and her husband, the Prince if they had been displaced to modern-day California, in the surreal sitcom “The Charmings.” Unfortunately, itʹs nowhere near as funny as it sounds.

In 1989, Record company executive, Al Bennett died. Alvin the Chipmunk was named after him.

In 2000, During a visit to “Live With Regis and Kathie Lee,” Lonestar drummer Keech Rainwater demonstrates some hidden talents when he does several impersonations, including Steve “Crocodile Hunter” Irwin, and Regis Philbin.

In 2003, “On The Spot” hosted by Jeff B. Davis and Tim Conway in his first series in almost 25 years premiered on the WB.

In 2015, Actor Gregory Walcott (“Plan 9 from Outer Space”) died in Los Angeles at age 87.

In 2015, the final episode of “Glee” aired on Fox after six seasons.

In 2060, 03 x 20 = 60

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[USA] National Manuacturing Week (Day 3)
[USA] Small Family Farm Week (Day 4)
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[USA] Chocolate Week (Day 4)
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[USA] National Wildlife Week (Day 4)
[USA] Poison Prevention Week (Day 4)
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[?] Festival Of Extraterrestrial Abductions Day
[Indiana] Pigeons Day
[Iran] Oil Nationalization Day
[Oklahoma] Youth Day
[Tunisia] Independence Day (1956)
[UN] Earth Day
[USA] National Agriculture Day (1981)
[USA] Photograph a Soup Can Day
[USA] Proposal Day (twice a year)
[USA] Springtime: First Day Of Spring.
[USA] the Great American Meat Out sponsored by Farm Animal Reform Movement.
[World] Earth Month Begins (thru Earth Day)
[World] First Day of Spring Most Years (March 19 in some places) (northern-hemisphere)
[World] Vernalmas Holidays: Equimas Eve (Santo Pedro rides his eight beefy flying buffalo all over the world overnight delivering Equimas gifts to everybody regardless of religion or culture.)
[World] Vernalmas Holidays: Spring Equinox


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
Falgun Purnima (Nepal).
Great American Meat Out, sponsored by Farm Animal Reform Movement
Second day of the Lesser Panathenaea Festival (Ancient Greek 5-day festival honoring Athena, the warrior goddess).
Spring Equinox, or Ostara (Wiccan Sabbat - religious festival marking the beginning of the return of evident fertility to the Earth).
Vernal Equinox.
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