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Demented Datebooks: Comedy Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name for March 29

Last Updated 03-23-2017

🎭Chris D'Elia -- is 37 in the year 2017 and 38 in the year 2018; b.3/29/1980
Actor, Comedian, Producer
TV Shows: Whitney (as Alex Green), Undateable (as Danny), Glory Daze
Movie Titles: Celeste and Jesse Forever

🎭🎵Eric Idle -- is 74 in the year 2017 and 75 in the year 2018; b.3/29/1943
TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor, Songwriter, Novelty Singer, English
Names/Places: b. in Durham
Group Names: Monty Python, The Rutles (as Dirk McQuickly aka McCartney-esque)
TV Shows: Do Not Adjust Your Set (as various), Rutland Weekend Television (as vaious), Monty Python's Flying Circus, Suddenly Susan (as Ian Maxtone-Graham)
Movie Titles: The Life of Brian, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, The Meaning of Life, The Rutles (TV movie), Dudley Do Right, Pinocchio (voice)

🎭Dianne Kay -- is 63 in the year 2017 and 64 in the year 2018; b.3/29/1954
TV/Movie Actress
Names/Places: b. in Phoenix, Arizona
Misc: she says b. in 1954 though many sources state b. 1952 (imdb), 1955, 1956, 1959 or 1960; D.T. saw her as grand marshall of the 1979 Mother Goose Parade
TV Shows: Eight is Enough (as Nancy Bradford), Reggie, Glitter, Once a Hero
Movie Titles: Portrait of a Showgirl (TV movie), Andy Colby's Incredible Adventure, 1941

🎭Lucy Lawless -- is 49 in the year 2017 and 50 in the year 2018; b.3/29/1968
Actress, Producer, New Zealand
Misc: USA Today says b. 3/27/69
TV Shows: Xena: Warrior Princess (star)
Movie Titles: Spider-Man (2002), Bedtime Stories, EuroTrip

✍🎭Amy Sedaris -- is 56 in the year 2017 and 57 in the year 2018; b.3/29/1961
Writer, Actress, Comedienne, Cartoon Voice Actress
TV Shows: BoJack Horseman, Exit 57, Strangers With Candy
Movie Titles: Puss in Boots, Elf, Chicken Little

🎵Mike Shepstone -- is 73 in the year 2017 and 74 in the year 2018; b.3/29/1944
Songwriter, Drummer
Group Names: I Rokes (popular as the Beatles were in Italy)

🎭Marina Sirtis -- is 62 in the year 2017 and 63 in the year 2018; b.3/29/1955
TV/Movie/Stage Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Producer, English
Names/Places: b. in London, England
TV Shows: Gargoyles (as Demona), Star Trek: The Next Generation (as Counselor Deanna Troi)
Movie Titles: Crash, Star Trek: The Next Generation (series)

Deanna Troi -- is -319 in the year 2017 and -318 in the year 2018; b.3/29/2336
General Fictious Character
Misc: b. in Betazed, fictional counsellor-Star Trek The Next Generation

🎭Billy Carter -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/29/1937 d.9/25/1988 (51)
Actor
Names/Places: Jimmy's brother
Misc: some say b. 1940; he put his name on a brand of beer that bombed.

🎭🎵Joseph Cawthorn -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/29/1868 d.1/21/1949 (80)
Movie Actor, Comedian, Singer

🎭Joe Cook -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/29/1890 d.5/15/1959 (69)
Comedian, Vaudevillan

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🎵🎸Patty Donahue -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/29/1956 d.12/9/1996 (40)
Punk Rock Drummer
Group Names: The Waitresses (lead)

🎭🎵Phil Foster -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/29/1913 d.7/8/1985 (72)
Actor, Comedian, Singer
Names/Places: RN:Philip Feldman
Misc: some say b. in 1914
Song Titles: Let's Keep the Dodgers in Brooklyn
TV Shows: Laverne & Shirley (as Frank De Fazio)

🎭Robert E. "Wheezer" Hutchins -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/29/1925 d.5/17/1945 (20)
Movie Actor
Movie Titles: Our Gang

🎭Anthony W. Marshall -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/29/1906 d.7/12/1999 (93)
TV Producer
Names/Places: Penny's father
TV Shows: Laverne and Shirley (producer)

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🎭Arthur O'Connell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/29/1908 d.5/18/1981 (73)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor
TV Shows: Mr. Peepers (as Mr. Hansen)

✍🎭Dennis O'Keefe -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/29/1908 d.8/31/1968 (60)
Writer, TV/Movie Actor, Vaudevillan, Movie Director
Names/Places: RN:Edward "Bud" Vance Flanagan
TV Shows: Dennis O'Keefe Show (as Hal Towne)

🎭🎵Frank Tinney -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/29/1878 d.11/28/1940 (62)
Stage Actor, Comedian, Vaudevillan, Singer

🎭Jackie Vernon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/29/1924 d.11/10/1987 (63)
Actor, Comedian
TV Shows: Garry Moore Show

🎭Dennis Wolfberg -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/29/1946 d.10/3/1994 (48)
TV Actor, Comedian
TV Shows: Quantum Leap (as weird scientist)

🎵Harry Joseph "Chick" Daugherty -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/14/1915 d.3/29/1966 (50)
Trombonist, Novelty Musician
Group Names: Spike Jones and the City Slickers

🎭🎵Patty Duke-Astin -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/14/1946 d.3/29/2016 N.S. (69)
TV/Movie/Stage Actress, Singer
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RN:Anna Maria Patricia Duke; John's wife; LN:Pearce
TV Shows: Captains & the Kings, Patty Duke Show (as twins Patty & Cathy Lane), It Takes Two (as Molly), Hail to the Chief (as President Mansfield), The Miracle Worker (as young Helen Keller)

🎭Mitch Hedberg -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/24/1968 d.3/29/2005 (37)
Comedian

🎭🎵Harry Ritz -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/22/1907 d.3/29/1986 (78)
Actor, Comedian, Dancer, Singer
Misc: of The Ritz Brothers

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In 1848, Niagara Falls stops flowing for 30 hours due to an ice jam blocking the Niagara River in Buffalo, New York.

In 1886, the first batch of Coca Cola was brewed over a fire in a backyard in Atlanta, GA. Dr. John Pemberton created the concoction as a "hangover" cure and a stomach ache/headache remedy. He advertised it as a "brain tonic and intellectual beverage". Cocaine was an ingredient of Coke until 1904 when Congress banned it. It went on sale to the public on May eighth that year.

In 1932, a vaudeville comedian made his radio debut with the words, "Ladies and gentlemen, this is Jack Benny talking. There will be a slight pause while you say, 'Who cares?"'

In 1954, "The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show" It was a foolproof formula. George was the straightman; Gracie's scatterbrained sense of logic and inability to match pronouns with their antecedents did the rest. Case in point: "Columbia Pictures Doing Burns & Allen Story." The studio wants to make the couple's life stories and sends a team of screenwriters to the house for background. Getting nowhere with Gracie ("Were you the oldest in the family?" they ask her. "No, no. My mother and father were much older"), they inquire about George's old vaudeville partners. Announcer-pal Harry Von Zell, in all innocence, mentions Jimmy Pierce. "They worked together several months, then Pierce left George when he got married. George told me he has a wife and four sons in San Diego." That's all Gracie has to hear. TV comedy's greatest broken-field runner is off to the races -- certain George is a bigamist.

In 1957, Lonnie Donegan began his second US tour at New York's Madison Square Garden. His hit, "Rock Island Line," from the previous year, sold a reported 150,000 more copies within the following fortnight, eventually selling over a million copies.

In 1962, Gene Chandler reveives a gold record for the biggest hit of his career, "Duke of Earl."

In 1969, R.C., "One Eye Open" by Maskman & The Agents peaked at #95 on the pop singles chart.

In 1971, "Amos Moses" single by Jerry Reed was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1973, after their single "The Cover Of Rolling Stone" was first played, Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show were actually pictured on the front of that particular magazine. The next week, their single went gold. Inside, a "Rolling Stone" writer confirmed that members of the group (Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show) bought five copies of the mag for their moms, just like in the song's lyrics!

In 1975, Dolly Parton's "The Bargain Store" topped the U.S. country chart even though it was banned by some radio stations for its supposedly suggestive lyrics. Were they too suggestive for even Dr. Demento to play it?

In 1975, R.C., Dolly Parton's "The Bargain Store" topped the U.S. country singles chart despite being banned by some radio stations for supposedly suggestive lyrics.

In 1978, "Carol Burnett Show Finale", a 2-hr series wrapup of her 11-season series, aired on CBS. Aren't we glad we spent this time together?

In 1979, "Music Box Dancer" single by Frank Mills was certified Gold by the RIAA. It's that blasted song that you hear on ice cream trucks nowadays instead of the one I can hear only on one of the Flintstones cartoon episodes where Fred and Barney battle each other over their children involved in the Most Beautiful Baby contest between Pebbles and Bamm Bamm. Let's get rid of that blasted song and bring back the tune I heard on The Flintstones! The opinions expressed in the Datebooks do not necessairily reflect the opinions of the webserver or its sponsors.

In 1981, Sabrina Spellman (TV character portrayed by Melissa Joan Hart) was born according to an I.D. (purposely fake so she can mix in the mortal world) seen on her series "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch."

In 1984, "Somebody's Watching Me" album and single by Rockwell both were certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1984, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the U.S. approved TV broadcasts in stereo. Still, watching all those reality shows in stereo just doesn't make them any better.

In 1986, "Comic Relief", TV Event, HBO's charity special for the homeless, aired for free in some cable systems to maximize the viewing audience potential.

In 1986, R.C., "Rock Me Amadeus" by Falco peaked at #1 on the pop singles chart, it was parodied into "Rock Me Jerry Lewis".

In 1987, 03 x 29 = 87

In 1987, 7th Golden Raspberry Awards: Howard the Duck wins the dishonor for worst movie of 1986.

In 1988, "Even Worse" album by "Weird Al" Yankovic was released

In 1988, "He's The Dj, I'm The Rapper" album by Dj Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince was released

In 1989, The film, "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" wins an Academy Award (Film Editing). The film, "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" wins an Academy Award (Visual Effects). The film, "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" wins an Academy Award (Sound Effects Editing). Richard Williams receives an Academy Award (Special Achievement Award) for Animation Direction of the film, "Who Framed Roger Rabbit".

In 1992, Democratic presidential front-runner Bill Clinton acknowledged experimenting with marijuana "a time or two" while attending Oxford University, adding, "I didn't inhale and I didn't try it again."

In 1994, take a slightly neurotic stand up comedian, put in a great timeslot behind your network's biggest hit, allow them to have silly conversations about sex (or "barking during the act" in the pilot) and you have... "These Friends Of Mine" (aka "Ellen") starring everyone's favorite heterosexual Ellen DeGeneres.

In 1996, "Nash Bridges" TV Crime Drama starring Don Johnson and Cheech Marin debut on CBS.

In 1998, The Dr. Demento Show returned to KLSX-FM after a 14-month absence from the Los Angeles area market. It left that station after 11 months on Feb 20, 1999.

In 1998, the TV-movie "Safety Patrol" featuring a cameo (about 27 minutes before the end of the movie) by "Weird Al" Yankovic aired on ABC-TV.

In 1999, The David Bowie Radio Network makes it debut on the Internet for Rolling Stone Radio. The format is essentially all of Bowie's favortie songs. He introduces each track.

In 2087, 03 x 29 = 87

The Holiday Almanacs for March 29, 2017

What's Today?

Today is Wed Mar the 29 in the year 2017
Jan 1 began on a Sun
This is day 88 of the year
Serialnumber = 42811
Julian date = 2457830 O.S.= 3 - 16 - 2017

Calendar

Holidays

[World] Vernalmas Holidays (Day 13-second Wednesday) Exchanging Jokes With Folks Day
[Central African Republic] Death of President Boganda Day (1959)
[Delaware] Delaware Swedish Colonial Day (1638)
[Madagascar] Commemoration Day/Memorial Day (1947)
[Taiwan] Youth Day/Martyr's Day
[USA] Coca-Cola Day
[USA] John Tyler Day
[USA] Knights of Columbus Founders Day
[USA] Know Your Stockbroker Day
[Vietnam] Veterans' Day (1973)
Blind Days (Devonshire, England - it is unlucky to sow seed during the last 3 days of March).

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
Ishtar's Festival (Babylon - greatest of the Middle Eastern Eastern goddesses, goddess of love and benevolence).
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