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Demented Datebooks: Comedy Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name for March 22

Last Updated 03-23-2017

🎭Guillermo Diáz -- is 42 in the year 2017 and 43 in the year 2018; b.3/22/1975
Actor, Comic Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Scandal (as Huck)
Movie Titles: The Terminal, Half Baked, Cop Out

🎨Mort Drucker -- is 88 in the year 2017 and 89 in the year 2018; b.3/22/1929
Comic Strip Cartoonist, Caricaturist
Misc: MAD Magazine

🎭Keegan-Michael Key -- is 46 in the year 2017 and 47 in the year 2018; b.3/22/1971 N.S.
Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor
Misc: of the comedy duo Key and Peele
TV Shows: MADtv, Key and Peele
Movie Titles: Hell Baby, Afternoon Delight, Tomorrowland, Hotel Transylvania 2

🎭🎮Nick Robinson -- is 22 in the year 2017 and 23 in the year 2018; b.3/22/1995
Actor, Video Game Voice Actor
TV Shows: Melissa and Joey (as Ryder Scanlon)
Movie Titles: Jurassic World, The Kings of Summer, The 5th Wave
Video Games: Lego (series)

✍⛪🎭🎵William Shatner -- is 86 in the year 2017 and 87 in the year 2018; b.3/22/1931
Hall of Famer, Novelist, Jewish, Vegetarian, TV/Movie Actor, TV Host, Game Show Host, Movie Producer/Director, Novelty Singer, Canadian
Names/Places: b. in Montreal
Book Titles: TekWar (series), Quest for Tomorrow (series)
Song Titles: Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds, Mr. Tamborine Man, Rocket Man, I Can't Get Behind That
Album Titles: The Transformed Man, Seeking Major Tom, Has Been, Ponder the Mystery
TV Shows: Star Trek (as Capt. James Tiberius Kirk, also on Star Trek: The Animated Series), Barbary Coast (as Jeff Cable), T.J. Hooker (as Sgt. T.J. Hooker), Rescue 911, Tek War, Boston Legal (as Denny Crane), Show Me The Money (host), $#*! My Dad Says (as Dr. Edison Milford Goodson III)
Movie Titles: Star Trek (series)

🎭James Wolk -- is 32 in the year 2017 and 33 in the year 2018; b.3/22/1985
TV Shows: Mad Men, The Crazy Ones (as Zach Cropper), Zoo (as Jackson Oz)
Movie Titles: You Again, For a Good Time Call..., Front of the Class

🎭Werner Klemperer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/22/1920 d.12/6/2000 (80)
TV/Movie Actor, German
Names/Places: b. in Cologne; Otto's son
Misc: played Nazi roles; some say b. Mar 20
TV Shows: Hogan's Heroes (as Col. Wilhelm Klink)

🎭Marcel Marceau -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/22/1923 d.9/22/2007 (84)
Mime, French
Names/Places: b. in Strasbourg

🎭🎵"Chico" Marx -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/22/1887 d.10/11/1961 (74)
Movie Actor, Comedian, Game Show Host, Pianist, Bandleader
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RFN:Leonard; brother of Groucho, Harpo, Zeppo, and Gummo; Pron:CHICK-OH, not CHEEK-OH!
Misc: of The Marx Brothers; some say b. 1881 or 1891 or 1886 or Mar 25 or 26
TV Shows: The College Bowl (as Chico Ravelli)
Movie Titles: The Cocoanuts, Animal Crackers, Monkey Business, Horse Feathers, Duck Soup, A Night at the Opera, A Day at the Races, Room Service, At The Circus, Go West, A Night in Casablanca

📰Allen H. Neuharth -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/22/1924 d.4/19/2013 (89)
Publisher, Editor
Misc: USA Today (McPaper) founder

🎨Forrest C. "Bud" Sagendorf -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/22/1915 d.9/22/1994 (79)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Popeye

🎭Bill Wendell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/22/1924 d.4/14/1999 (75)
Misc: announced on many shows since the 1950s
TV Shows: Late Night with David Letterman (announcer), Ernie Kovacs Show (announcer), Saturday Night Live (fake commercials announcer)

🎭Lionel Wilson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/22/1924 d.4/30/2003 (79)
Cartoon Voice Actor
Names/Places: RN: Lionel Lazarus Salzer
TV Shows: Tom Terrific, Crabby Appleton

🎭🎵George Wyle -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/22/1916 d.5/2/2003 (87)
Choreographer, Songwriter, Bandleader
Misc: of several TV varieties since the 1950s
Song Titles: The Ballad of Gilligan's Island (composer)
TV Shows: Jerry Lewis, Flip Wilson, Jimmy Durante

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🎵David Carroll -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/15/1913 d.3/22/2008 (94)
Music Producer, Conductor/Composer, Arranger
Names/Places: b. in Chicago; RN:Nook Schrier
Misc: discovered the Smothers Brothers
Group Names: The Diamonds (producer), The Platters (producer)

🎵Dave Guard -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/19/1934 d.3/22/1991 (56)
Banjoist, Guitarist, Folk Singer
Misc: some say b. Nov 19
Group Names: Kingston Trio (original member)

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🎨💰🎭William Hanna -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/14/1910 d.3/22/2001 (90)
Hall of Famer, Animator, Founder, Producer
Names/Places: b. in Melrose, NM
Misc: Hanna-Barbera cartoon empire co-king with Joseph Barbera

✍🎭Wilbur "Buck" Hulick -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/14/1905 d.3/22/1961 (55)
Comedy Writer, Radio Actor, Comedian
Misc: part of the popular 1930s radio team of Stoopnagle and Budd

🎨🎭Walter Lantz -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/27/1899 d.3/22/1994 (94)
Animator, Movie Producer/Director
Names/Places: b. in Rochelle, NY
Misc: Creator of Woody Woodpecker, Andy Panda, Chilly Willy, Wally Walrus, Smedley, Sugarfoot, Oswald Rabbit, Smedley, Charley Bear
TV Shows: Woody Woodpecker Show (creator and producer)

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In 1935, The Silly Symphony film, "The Golden Touch" is released. It is such an embarrassing failure, that it is quickly withdrawn from distribution.

In 1964, as if Fellini films weren't enough of a nightmare for America, Mae West gives "Mister Ed" a bubble bath.

In 1966, 03 x 22 = 66

In 1968, President Johnson's daughter, Lynda, is ordered off a Cable Car because she was eating an ice cream cone (no food on cars!).

In 1972, "I Gotcha" single by Joe Tex was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1972, "Jungle Fever" single by The Chakachas was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1974, Frank Zappa's album [18] APOSTROPHE(') was released including the tracks "Don't Eat The Yellow Snow", "Nanook Rubs It", "St. Alphonzo's Pancake Breakfast", "Cosmik Debris", "Apostrophe(')" and "Stink Foot"

In 1975, R.C., "Wolf Creek Pass" by C.W. McCall peaked at #40 on the pop singles chart.


In 1976, George Lucas began filming the first of nine planned movies in the "Star Wars" epic.

In 1976, Groundskeepers for the California Angels tried to keep the grass green in Anaheim Stadium. They were not very happy when they found . . . 300 . . . marijuana plants growing . . . in the outfield.

In 1976, principal photography for the first "Star Wars" movie, directed by George Lucas, began in Tunisia.

In 1977, Comedienne, Lily Tomlin made her debut on Broadway this night as "Lily Tomlin on Stage" opened in New York.

In 1977, Jay Leno first appears on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson".

In 1978, the Rutles' "All You Need is Cash" was shown on NBC-TV. Musical pseudo-documentary parody of the BEATLES airs on N-B-C. Its stars include MONTY PYTHON'S ERIC IDLE and ex-Beach Boy RICKY FATAAR with cameos by GEORGE HARRISON , PAUL SIMON and MICK and BIANCA JAGGAR.


In 1982, "Pac-Man Fever" single by Buckner & Garcia was certified Gold by the RIAA


In 1985, Clara Peller, the lady who said, "Where's the Beef?" in those Wendy's hamburger ads, said this day, "Where's My Final Paycheck?" She ended her relationship with Dave Thomas and company when she found the beef for a spaghetti sauce company.

In 1986, on the cover of TV Guide: "Bill Cosby". Other Articles: Mel Fisher

In 1990, President Geroge Bush declared "I do not like broccoli and I haven't liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it and I'm the President of the United States and I'm not going to eat any more broccoli".

In 1992, "The Sunday Comics" TV Comedy Variety last aired on Fox.

In 1993, Intel Corporation formally introduced the Pentium-processor (80586) 64 bits-60 MHz-100+ MIPS.

In 1994, "Woody Woodpecker" creator Walter Lantz died in Burbank, Calif., at age 93 (some sources say 94).

In 1995, "New Age Girl" single by Deadeye Dick was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 2001, Animation pioneer William Hanna, of the famed Hanna-Barbera cartoon studios, died in Los Angeles at age 90.

In 2003, at the annual Razzie movie awards, the winners, er, losers, went: Worst Picture: Swept Away. Worst Actress (tie): Madonna (Swept Away) and Britney Spears (Crossroads). Worst Actor: Robert Benigni (Pinocchio). Worst Suppporting Actor: Hayden Christensen (Star Wars Episode II The Phantom Menace). Worst Original Song: Britney Spears's I'm Not A Girl Yet Not a Woman. Worst Supporting Actress: Madonna (Die Another Day). Worst Director: Guy Ritchie (Swept Away). In all, Madonna earned nine career Razzies over her lifetime, tieing with Sylverster Stallone for most Razzies ever.

In 2013, The Internal Revenue Service said it was a mistake for employees to have made a $60,000 training video spoofing "Star Trek" and "Gilligan's Island."

In 2066, 03 x 22 = 66

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Today is Thu Mar the 22 in the year 2018
Jan 1 began on a Mon
This is day 81 of the year
Serialnumber = 43169
Julian date = 2458188 O.S.= 3 - 9 - 2018



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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 Woman's History month
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Foot Health Month.
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National Hemophilia Month
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National Nutrition Month
National Peanut Month
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Festival of Cybele begins (Ancient Greek 6-day festival honoring the goddess of bees, of caverns, and of the Earth in its primitive state).
Fourth day of the Lesser Panathenaea Festival (Ancient Greek 5-day festival honoring Athena, the warrior goddess).
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