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Demented Datebooks: Comedy Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name for March 24

Last Updated 06-04-2018

🎭Lauren Bowles -- is 48 in the year 2018 and 49 in the year 2019; b.3/24/1970
Actress, Producer
Names/Places: Julia Louis-Dreyfus's half-sister
TV Shows: Watching Ellie (as Susan Riggs-Reyer), True Blood (as Holly Cleary)
Movie Titles: Hall Pass, The Heartbreak Kid, George of the Jungle

🎭Lara Flynn Boyle -- is 48 in the year 2018 and 49 in the year 2019; b.3/24/1970
Actress, Producer
TV Shows: Twin Peaks (as Donna Hayward), The Practice (as Helen Gamble)
Movie Titles: Men in Black II, Wayne's World, Dead Poet's Society

🎭🎮Olivia Burnette -- is 41 in the year 2018 and 42 in the year 2019; b.3/24/1977
Actress, Producer, Video Game Voice Actor
TV Shows: The Torkelsons (as Dorothy Jane Torkelson), Almost Home (as Dorothy Jane Torkelson), Sons of Anarchy
Movie Titles: Planes Trains and Automobiles, The Quick and the Dead, Eye for an Eye
Video Games: Halo 2

🎭Jessica Chastain -- is 41 in the year 2018 and 42 in the year 2019; b.3/24/1977 N.S.
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress
Movie Titles: Madagascar 3, The Tree of Life, The Martian, Mama, Zero Dark Thirty, The Help

Gracie Frann DeVito -- is 33 in the year 2018 and 34 in the year 2019; b.3/24/1985
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Rhea Perlman & Danny Devito's daughter

🎭Alyson Hanningan -- is 44 in the year 2018 and 45 in the year 2019; b.3/24/1974
TV Shows: Free Spirit (as Jessie Harper), Buffy the Vampire Slayer (as Willow Rosenberg), How I Met Your Mother (as Lily Aldrin)
Movie Titles: American Pie (series)

🎭Tig Notaro -- is 47 in the year 2018 and 48 in the year 2019; b.3/24/1971 N.S.
Actress, Comedienne, Producer
TV Shows: One Mississippi (as Tig)
Movie Titles: In a World..., Walk of Shame

🎭Jim Parsons -- is 45 in the year 2018 and 46 in the year 2019; b.3/24/1973
Actor, Producer
TV Shows: The Big Bang Theory (as Sheldon Cooper)
Movie Titles: Garden State, Home, The Muppets (2011)

🎭Donna Pescow -- is 64 in the year 2018 and 65 in the year 2019; b.3/24/1954
Soap Actress, TV/Movie Actress
Names/Places: b. in Brooklyn
TV Shows: Angie (as Angie Falco Benson), All My Children (as Lynn Carson the first lesbian character), Out of This World (as Donna Garland), Even Stevens (as Eileen Stevens)
Movie Titles: Saturday Night Fever

🎭Megyn Price -- is 47 in the year 2018 and 48 in the year 2019; b.3/24/1971
Actress, Director
TV Shows: Lateline, Grounded For Life (as Claudia Finnerty), Rules of Engagement (as Audrey Bingham)

🎭Crissy Wilzak -- is 69 in the year 2018 and 70 in the year 2019; b.3/24/1949
TV Shows: Mork & Mindy (as Glenda Faye 'Crissy' Comstock)

✍🎭Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/24/1887 N.S. d.6/29/1933 N.S. (46)
Screenwriter, Actor, Comedian, Director, American
Names/Places: MN:Conkling
Misc: produced the Keystone comedies
Movie Titles: Keystone Cops (series)

🎨💰🎭Joseph Barbera -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/24/1911 d.12/18/2006 (95)
Hall of Famer, Animator, Founder, Producer
Names/Places: b. in New York City
Misc: Hanna-Barbera cartoon empire co-king with William Hanna

🎵Jimmy Drake -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/24/1912 d.7/24/1968 (56)
Novelty Singer
Names/Places: aka Nervous Norvous
Song Titles: Transfusion, Ape Call, Dig, The Fang, Noon Balloon to Rangoon

🎭🎮R. Lee Ermey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/24/1944 N.S. d.4/15/2018 N.S. (74)
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Video Game Voice Actor
Names/Places: NN: The Gunny; MN:Ronald
Movie Titles: Se7en, Toy Story (series), Full Metal Jacket
Video Games: Batman (series), Toy Story (series), Call of Duty (series)

🎭Norman Fell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/24/1924 d.12/14/1998 (74)
TV/Movie Actor
Names/Places: b. in Philadelphia
Misc: some say b. 1925; WWII tailgunner
TV Shows: Dan August (as Sgt. Charles Wilentz), Rich Man Poor Man, Three's Company (as Stanley Roper), The Ropers (as Stanley Roper)

🎨🎭U. B. Iwerks -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/24/1901 N.S. d.7/7/1971 N.S. (70)
Animator, Cartoonist, Director
Names/Places: RN:Ubbe Ert Iwerks
Misc: the primary creator of Mickey Mouse and Oswald the Rabbit, co-created with Walt Disney

🎭Sid Saylor -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/24/1895 N.S. d.12/21/1962 N.S. (67)
Actor, Comic Actor, American
Misc: appeared in 395 films and TV series between 1926 and 1962
TV Shows: Waterfront (as Wally)

🎭Kermit Schafer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/24/1914 N.S. d.3/8/1979 N.S. (64)
TV Producer
Misc: Radio producer; Bloopers Collector

Jay Burton -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/20/1916 d.3/24/1993 (77)
Comedy Writer
TV Shows: When Things Were Rotten
Movie Titles: History of the World Part 1, High Anxiety

🎭🎵Ray Goulding -- Death 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

✍📰John Hersey -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/17/1914 d.3/24/1993 (78)
Author, Novelist, Journalist, Chinese
Misc: WW2 writings
Book Titles: One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

🎵Carson Robison -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/4/1890 d.3/24/1957 (66)
Arranger, Songwriter, Country Singer

✍🎭Garry Shandling -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/29/1949 N.S. d.3/24/2016 N.S. (66)
Writer, Comedian, TV Host, Producer
Names/Places: b. in Tucson, AZ
TV Shows: It's Garry Shandling's Show (star), The Larry Sanders Show (star)
Movie Titles: What Planet Are You From?

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In 1934, The Silly Symphony film, “Funny Little Bunnies” is released.

In 1936, a Stanley Cup game lasted six overtimes and ended in a score of 1-0. The Red Wings beat the Montreal Maroons in 16 mins and 30 seconds of the ninth period. 176 minute games is hockeyʹs longest. Hockey here tonight and into the next morning!

In 1945, Sylvester The Cat, Cartoon Character, debut in 'Tweetie Pie'; by Warner Bros; some say b. May 3, 1947.

In 1947, Spike Jones and His City Slickers recorded “The Man on the Flying Trapeeze” featuring the vocal arrangements of Doodles Weaver

In 1950, “Peter Cottontail” by Gene Autry entered the Top 40 chart.

In 1958, Elvis Presley, age 23, was sworn into the U.S. Army as Private Presley, serial number US-53310761.

In 1958, “Heʹs Got The Whole World (In His Hands)” by Laurie London entered the Top 40 chart.

In 1966, Gilliganʹs Island episode #63. “Ghost a Go-Go”. A ghost appears on the island and tries to scare the Castaways off. The castaways turn the tables by dressing in sheets and roaming around the island to scare the visitors off the island.

In 1972, 03 x 24 = 72

In 1972, Twelve years after it was first a #2 hit for Paul Anka, “Puppy Love” by Donny Osmond climbs to #3 and goes gold. The tune also inspires lots of wisecracks about Osmond, and you thought Michael Jackson singing a song about a rat, “Ben”, was demented enough!

In 1979, Based on the cute one-joke hit movie, CBSʹs“ The Bad News Bears” becomes a one-joke series that will manage to last an entire season. Jack Warden takes over the Walter Matthau part and Tricia Cast is cast in the now-reduced Tatum OʹNeal role. Bumbling ballplayers include Corey Feldman and Meeno Peluce.

In 1980, The Beatles “Rarities” LP was released in the U.S.A. by Capitol Records. Included in the album were never before heard stereo versions of “Penny Lane” and “She Loves You”, sung by the group in German, under the title, “Sie Liebt Dich”. Also included was a German version of “I Want To Hold Your Hand” or, in the Teutonic tongue, “Komm Gib Mir Deine Hand”. These tracks were released in America, but not in England. Hopefully, they were released in Germany, as well…Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah…

In 1980, “Alice” waitress Flo Castleberry (Polly Holiday) quits Melʹs Diner to run her own greasy spoon “Floʹs Yellow Rose” in the spinoff “Flo.”

In 1980, “The Stockard Channing Show” began airing on CBS

In 1984, R.C., “Somebodyʹs Watching Me” by Rockwell peaked at #2 on the pop singles chart.

In 1984, R.C., “Want A New Drug” by Huey Lewis and The News peaked at #6 on the pop singles chart; “Weird Al” parodied it into “I Wanna New Duck”.

In 1992, a Chicago judge approved a court settlement offering refunds to those who bought music or attended concerts by the lip-synching duo Milli Vanilli.

In 1996, the 16th Annual Razzie Awards were presented. WORST PICTURE: SHOWGIRLS (MGM/UA) Produced by Alan Marshall and Charles Evans. WORST REMAKE OR SEQUEL: THE SCARLET LETTER (Hollywood Pictures) Produced by Roland Joffe and Andrew G. Vajna. WORST ACTOR: Pauly Shore, JURY DUTY (Tri-Star). WORST ACTRESS: Elizabeth Berkley, SHOWGIRLS. WORST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Dennis Hopper, WATERWORLD. WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Madonna, FOUR ROOMS (Miramax). WORST DIRECTOR: Paul Verhoeven, SHOWGIRLS. WORST SCREENPLAY: SHOWGIRLS, Written by Joe Eszterhas. WORST NEW STAR: Elizabeth Berkley, SHOWGIRLS. WORST 'ORIGINAL' SONG: “Walk Into The Wind (a.k.a. Love Theme from The Rape Scene)” from SHOWGIRLS.

In 1999, Variety magazine reported this week in 1999 that Itʹs not exactly “Shakespeare in Love,” but it looks as though Howard Stern is finally going to star in his flatulence flick “The Adventures of Fartman,” declares Variety. The picture was to have started several years ago, but it somehow never took off. The shock jock will play Clyde Flatiron, a wannabe journalist working for a disreputable tabloid who is targeted for murder when he exposes a ruthless realtor. Thugs lace his high colonic with a nuclear cocktail, unwittingly turning his troubled digestive system into an odorific Three Mile Island.

In 1999, “The Norm Show” began airing on ABC

In 2001, During an exhibition game against the Giants, Diamondback hurler Randy Johnsonʹs fastball hits and instantly kills a dove flying in front of home plate. The bird appears to explode as the National League Cy Young winnerʹs pitch sends it over catcher Rod Barajasʹ head.

In 2005, The American version of “The Office,” based on a BBC-TV series, premiered on NBC.

In 2006, “Hannah Montana” began airing on Disney Channel

In 2016, Comedian Garry Shandling died at age 66.

In 2072, 03 x 24 = 72

The Holiday Almanacs for March 24, 2019

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Today is Sun Mar the 24 in the year 2019
Jan 1 began on a Tue
This is day 83 of the year
Serialnumber = 43536
Julian date = 2458555 O.S.= 3 - 11 - 2019



Saint Gabriel the Archangel Feast Day
Third Sunday of Lent
[World] Vernalmas Holidays (Day 10-second Sunday) Reward yourselves with a family barbecue day
[England] Britannia's Day
[Laos] Army Day
[USA] Make A Great Escape Day
[World] Vernalmas Holidays: Global New Years Eve (new year begins at midnight the next day). Always March 24th.


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
[Western Europe] Daylight Savings Time begins
Dies Sanguines, the Day of Blood (Roman festival for Bellona, the battle goddess).
Festival of Cybele (Ancient Greek 6-day festival honoring the goddess of bees, of caverns, and of the Earth in its primitive state).
[Ancient Rome] Quando Rex Comitiavit; a d ix Kal Apr
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