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Demented Datebooks: Comedy Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name for March 30

Last Updated 06-04-2018

🎭John Astin -- is 88 in the year 2018 and 89 in the year 2019; b.3/30/1930
TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Director
Names/Places: b. in Baltimore, MD; Patty Duke's ex-
TV Shows: Batman (as The Riddler), I'm Dickens-He's Fenster (as Harry Dickens), The Addams Family (as Gomez Addams), The Pruitts of South Hampton, Operation Petticoat (as Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Sherman), Night Court (as Buddy Ryan), Eerie Indiana (as Radford), Murder She Wrote
Movie Titles: The Frighteners, National Lampoon's European Vacation

✍⛪🎭Warren Beatty -- is 81 in the year 2018 and 82 in the year 2019; b.3/30/1937
Screen/Scriptwriter, Protestant, TV/Movie Actor, Movie Producer/Director
Names/Places: b. in Richmond, Va.; FN:Henry; Shirley MacLaine's brother; Annette Bening's hubby
TV Shows: The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (as Milton Armitage)
Movie Titles: Shampoo, Dick Tracy, Bugsy, Reds, Heaven Can't Wait, McCabe & Mrs. Miller, Bonnie & Clyde, Ishtar, Reds. Bulworth

🎭🎵Jessica Cauffiel -- is 42 in the year 2018 and 43 in the year 2019; b.3/30/1976
Actress, Singer
Movie Titles: Road Trip, White Chicks, Legally Blonde (series)

🎵🎸Eric Clapton -- is 73 in the year 2018 and 74 in the year 2019; b.3/30/1945 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Composer/Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist, English
Names/Places: b. in Ripley; NN: Slow Hand; RMLN:Patrick Clap; Patti Boyd Harrison's hubby
Misc: in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a soloist, a member of the Yardbirds and a member of Cream
Group Names: The Roosters, Casey Jones & the Engineers, Yardbirds, Bluesbreakers, Glands, Greek Loon Band, Powerhouse, Cream, Blind Faith, John Lennon's Plastic Ono Band, Delaney and Bonnie, Derek and the Dominoes, soloist
Song Titles: For Your Love (with the Yardbirds), Sunshine of Your Love (with Cream), White Room (with Cream), Cold Turkey (with John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band), Layla (with Derek and the Dominos), After Midnight, Let It Rain, I Shot the Sheriff, Willie and the Hand Jive, Knockin' on Heaven's Door, Lay Down Sally, Wonderful Tonight, Cocaine, I Can't Stand It, I've Got a Rock 'n' Roll Heart, Forever Man, She's Waiting, It's in the Way That You Use It, Tearing Us Apart, Pretending, Bad Love, No Alibis, Tears in Heaven, Change the World
Album Titles: Disraeli Gears, Wheels of Fire, Goodbye (previous titles with Cream), Blind Faith (as a member of Blind Faith and its only album), Eric Clapton, 461 Ocean Boulevard, There's One in Every Crowd, No Reason to Cry, Slowhand, Backless, Another Ticket, Money and Cigarettes, Behind the Sun, August, Journeyman, From the Cradle, Pilgrim, Reptile, Me and Mr. Johnson, Sessions for Robert J, Back Home, Clapton, Old Sock, I Still Do
Video Titles: Live 1986, The Cream of Eric Clapton, 24 Nights, Unplugged, Clapton Chronicles: The Best of Eric Clapton, In Concert: A Benefit for the Crossroads Centre in Antigua, One More Car One More Rider, Crossroads Guitar Festival 2004, Live at Montreux 1986, Crossroads Guitar Festival 2007, Live from Madison Square Garden, Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010, Play the Blues: Live from Jazz at Lincoln Center, Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013, Planes Trains and Eric, Slowhand at 70 -Live at the Royal Albert Hall

🎭Robbie Coltrane -- is 68 in the year 2018 and 69 in the year 2019; b.3/30/1950
Movie Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Scotish
Movie Titles: A Kick Up in the Eighties, The World is Not Enough, Harry Potter (series), Brave, GoldenEye, From Hell

🎭🏆Donna D'Errico -- is 50 in the year 2018 and 51 in the year 2019; b.3/30/1968
Actress, Director, Cinematographer, Model, Playmate
Misc: September 1995
TV Shows: Baywatch (as Donna Marco)
Movie Titles: Austin Powers in Goldmember, Comic Book: The Movie

🎭🎵Hammer -- is 56 in the year 2018 and 57 in the year 2019; b.3/30/1962
Cartoon Voice Actor, Dancer, Music Producer, Composer, Rapper
Names/Places: b. in Oakland, CA; aka M.C. Hammer; RN:Stanley Kirk Burrell
Song Titles: U Can't Touch This
TV Shows: Hammerman

🎵Rolf Harris -- is 88 in the year 2018 and 89 in the year 2019; b.3/30/1930
Songwriter, Pianist, Novelty Singer, Australian
Misc: developed his wobble-board sound out of a sheet of masonite
Song Titles: Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport

🎭🎵Tim Hawkins -- is 43 in the year 2018 and 44 in the year 2019; b.3/30/1975 N.S.
Comedian, Songwriter, Novelty Singer, French
Misc: Christian comedian
Song Titles: The Candy Man

🎭🎵Peter Marshall -- is 92 in the year 2018 and 93 in the year 2019; b.3/30/1926
Actor, Comedian, Game Show Host, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Huntington, WVa.; Joanne Dru's brother, RN:Pierre La Cock
Misc: some say b. in 1927, AP says 1926
TV Shows: Hollywood Squares (host), 79 Park Avenue

🎭Katy Mixon -- is 37 in the year 2018 and 38 in the year 2019; b.3/30/1981
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress
TV Shows: Mike and Molly (as Victoria Flynn), American Housewife (as Katie Otto)
Movie Titles: Take Shelter, Minions, Drive Angry

✍🎭🎵Paul Reiser -- is 62 in the year 2018 and 63 in the year 2019; b.3/30/1956 N.S.
Writer, TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, TV Producer, Composer
Misc: CNN says b. 1957 and E.T. says b. 1956, AP says 3-30-57
TV Shows: My Two Dads (as Michael Taylor), Mad About You (as Paul Buchman)
Movie Titles: Diner, The Thing About My Folks, Whiplash, Aliens

🎨📰🎭Joe Ruby -- is 85 in the year 2018 and 86 in the year 2019; b.3/30/1933 N.S.
Animator, Editor, Cartoon Producer
Names/Places: RN: Joseph Clemens Ruby
Misc: co-founded Ruby-Spears Productions with Ken Spears
TV Shows: Scooby-Doo (co-creator), Jabberjaw (co-creator), "Dynomutt, Dog Wonder" (co-creator), Plastic Man (co-producer), Saturday Supercade (co-producer), Mister T (co-creator), Alvin and the Chipmunks (co-creator)

✍🎭John Wright -- is 76 in the year 2018 and 77 in the year 2019; b.3/30/1942
Writer, Actor
Names/Places: Kitty Wells' son
TV Shows: McHale's Navy (as Willy Moss)
Movie Titles: McHale's Navy (series)

🎭Ian Ziering -- is 54 in the year 2018 and 55 in the year 2019; b.3/30/1964
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer
Names/Places: Pron:Eye-An; NN:Z-Man; MN:Andrew
Misc: some say b. in 1966
TV Shows: Beverly Hills 90210 (as Steve Sanders), Godzilla: The Series (as Dr. Nick Tatopoulos), Biker Mice form Mars (as Vinnie), Spider-Man (as Harry Osborn), Mighty Ducks (as Wildwing)
Movie Titles: Sharknado

🎭Herbert Anderson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/30/1917 d.6/11/1994 (77)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor
TV Shows: Dennis The Menace (as dad: Henry Mitchell)

🎭DeWolf Hopper -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/30/1858 d.9/23/1935 (77)
Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian, Vaudevillan
Misc: wed 6x's; gave the first recital of Casey at the Bat

🎭Shirley Stoler -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/30/1929 d.2/17/1999 (69)
TV Shows: Pee Wee's Playhouse (as neighbor)
Movie Titles: Frankenhooker

💰🎭James Cagney -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/17/1899 d.3/30/1986 (86)
Founder, Movie/Stage Actor, Movie Director
Names/Places: RN:James Cagney Jr.; b. in New York City; Jeanne's brother; d. in Stanfordville, New York
Movie Titles: Yankee Doodle Dandy, White Heat, Angels with Dirty Faces, One Two Three

🎭Bill Maynard -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/8/1928 N.S. d.3/30/2018 N.S. (89)
Comic Actor, Comedian, English
Names/Places: RN: Walter Frederick George Williams

🎭Gary Morton -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/19/1924 d.3/30/1999 (74)
Actor, Comedian
Names/Places: RN:Morton Goldpaper; Lucille Ball's husband 1961-89
Misc: he was executive producer of Ball's "The Lucy Show," which aired 1962-68, "Here's Lucy" from 1968-74 and "Life With Lucy," which was canceled after two months in 1986.

✍🎵Robert Lawson Shaw -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/30/1916 d.3/30/1996 (79)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Conductor
Misc: Chorale; NOT THE ACTOR!; invented the "Who Shot J.R.?" cliffhanger

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In 1867, U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward reached agreement with Russia to purchase the territory of Alaska for $7.2 million (the rough equivalent of $125 million today), a deal ridiculed by critics as “Sewardʹs Folly.”

In 1944, “Mairzy Doats” by Pied Pipers entered the Top 40 chart.

In 1945, The Donald Duck film, “The Eyes Have It” is released. Pluto also appears.

In 1959, R.C., “The Chick” by Lee and Paul peaked at #100 on the pop singles chart.

In 1960, Congressman Thomas “Tip” OʹNeill demanded that the FCC investigate payola and protect Americaʹs youth from rock and roll, which he called “a type of sensuous music unfit for impressionable minds”.


In 1963, R.C., “Heʹs So Fine” by The Chiffons peaked at #1 on the pop singles chart. It was a song later determined that George Harrison ripped off. Jonathan King did a song “Heʹs so Fine” singing the song to the musical arrangement of “My Sweet Lord”. The Chiffons did just the reverse doing “My Sweet Lord” with their own musical arrangement of “Heʹs so Fine”.

In 1964, “Jeopardy!”, TV Game Show, with Art Fleming as host and Don Pardo as announcer, debut on NBC where it ran for 11 years, then revived briefly in the late 1970's for a year. One of televisionʹs best known game shows, “Jeopardy!”, was developed by Merv Griffin. When “Weird Al” Yankovic did a parody of the Greg Kihn Band hit “Jeopardy”, which had nothing to do with the game show, in early 1984, Alʹs game show treatment of “(I Lost on) Jeopardy” created a buzz that prompted a tremendously popular revival of the long-missed game show starting in the fall of 1984 when Merv Griffin Productions began a new updated nighttime version that was paired with another TV hit, “Wheel of Fortune”. The host of this version of “Jeopardy!” also owns an interest in a winery in Paso Robles, CA. Who is Alex Trebeck? Al, the host, should be thanking that other Al for giving him a long game show hosting career. Don Pardo appears on the Weird Al song. “You donʹt even win a copy of our lousy home game!”

In 1971, the Bee Gees received a gold record certified by the RIAA for the single, “Lonely Days”. When playing it, they heard the song at a faster speed and said, “Hey, this sounds like disco!” and the rest was “Saturday Night Fever” music history…

In 1972, the nude ballet “Mutations” is given its U.S. premiere at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in N.Y. City.

In 1976, The British punk group the Sex Pistols play their first show at Londonʹs 100 club, attracting only a reported 50 people to the venue where they would begin a weekly residency in June.

In 1978, Paul Simenon and Nicky Headon of The Clash were arrested for shooting pigeons.

In 1981, President Ronald Reagan was shot and seriously injured outside a Washington, D.C., hotel by gunman John W. Hinckley Jr., who also wounded White House news secretary James Brady, a Secret Service agent, and a District of Columbia police officer, but recovered quickly and joked about his ruined suit. As Reagan is wheeled into surgery, he quips to the doctors, “Please tell me youʹre Republicans.” Hinckley wanted to impress actress Jodie Foster. Hinckley was later found NOT guilty by reason of insanity.

In 1982, “Taxi”, TV Comedy; last aired on ABC, moved to NBC.

In 1983, a jury in Santa Monica, California, decided that Groucho Marxʹs companion, Erin Fleming, had defrauded the late comedian. The Marx Estate was awarded nearly half a million dollars, but the amount was later reduced to $221,000.

In 1987, “You Again?”, TV Comedy; last aired on NBC.

In 1988, “Beetlejuice” starring Michael Keaton, Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, and Winona Ryder opened in theaters in the U.S.A. Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetl…oops!

In 1988, “The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour”, TV Variety, redebut on CBS.

In 1990, 03 x 30 = 90

In 1990, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” opened in movie theaters.

In 1991, R.C., “Deep, Deep, Trouble” by The Simpsons featuring Bart and Homer peaked at #69 on the pop singles chart.

In 1991, R.C., “Star Spangled Banner” by Whitney Houston peaked at #20 on the pop singles chart.

In 1993, After 43 years, Peanuts character Charlie Brown finally hits a home run, a game-winning round-tripper batting against his nemesis Royanne Hobbs. Almost ten percent of the nearly 18,000 Peanuts strips created by Charles Schulz focused on baseball.

In 1999, (not sure of the date) Busch Gardens touted Fabioʹs ride on a new roller coaster called Apolloʹs Chariot as “Modern-Day Adonis vs. Ancient-Day Sun God.” But a bird upstaged the supermodel and the ride. The animal hit Fabio on the nose and cut him, sending blood streaking down his chin and cheeks. Several women sitting near him in white tunics, portraying goddesses, were splattered with blood. Fabio was treated for a one-inch cut on the bridge of his nose and released from a hospital. “Heʹs fine, no serious injuries,” park spokeswoman Deborah L. DeMarco said. “I donʹt know about the birdʹs plight.” She added, “Weʹre very sorry that it happened. It was an act of nature.”

In 1999, “The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn” debut on CBS as Craig took over hosting duties with a new format fresh from his old “The Daily Show” duties.

In 1999, model Fabio was injured while riding a roller coaster as a goose flew into his face in Williamsburg, Virginia.

In 2000, “Da Ali G Show” began airing on Channel 4 in the U.K.

In 2001, “The Fairly OddParents” began airing on Nickelodeon

In 2008, “Tracey Ullmanʹs State of the Union” began airing on Showtime

In 2015, Comedy Central announced that Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old comedian from South Africa, would succeed Jon Stewart as host of “The Daily Show.”

In 2090, 03 x 30 = 90

The Holiday Almanacs for March 30, 2019

What's Today?

Today is Sat Mar the 30 in the year 2019
Jan 1 began on a Tue
This is day 89 of the year
Serialnumber = 43542
Julian date = 2458561 O.S.= 3 - 17 - 2019



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[USA] Starry Night
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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.
Citizens Month in China
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American Woman's History month
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