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

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🎭John Astin -- is 87 in the year 2017 and 88 in the year 2018; 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 80 in the year 2017 and 81 in the year 2018; 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 41 in the year 2017 and 42 in the year 2018; b.3/30/1976
Actress, Singer
Movie Titles: Road Trip, White Chicks, Legally Blonde (series)

🎵🎸Eric Clapton -- is 72 in the year 2017 and 73 in the year 2018; b.3/30/1945
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 67 in the year 2017 and 68 in the year 2018; 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 49 in the year 2017 and 50 in the year 2018; 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 55 in the year 2017 and 56 in the year 2018; 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 87 in the year 2017 and 88 in the year 2018; 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 42 in the year 2017 and 43 in the year 2018; b.3/30/1975 N.S.
Comedian, Songwriter, Novelty Singer, French
Misc: Christian comedian
Song Titles: The Candy Man

🎭🎵Peter Marshall -- is 91 in the year 2017 and 92 in the year 2018; 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 36 in the year 2017 and 37 in the year 2018; 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 60 in the year 2017 and 61 in the year 2018; b.3/30/1957
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 84 in the year 2017 and 85 in the year 2018; 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 75 in the year 2017 and 76 in the year 2018; 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 53 in the year 2017 and 54 in the year 2018; 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

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🎭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

🎭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 "Seward's 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" O'Neill demanded that the FCC investigate payola and protect America's youth from rock and roll, which he called "a type of sensuous music unfit for impressionable minds".


In 1963, R.C., "He's 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 "He's 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 "He's 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 television's 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, Al's 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 don't 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 London's 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 & joked about his ruined suit. As Reagan is wheeled into surgery, he quips to the doctors, "Please tell me you're 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 Marx's companion, Eric Fleming, had defrauded the late comedian. The Marx Estate was awarded nearly half a million dollars, but the amount was later reduced to 221-thousand dollars.

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, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" opened in movie theaters.

In 1990, 03 x 30 = 90

In 1991, R.C., "Deep, Deep, Trouble" by The Simpsons featuring Bart & 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, For the first time in 43 years, Charlie Brown hit a home run. The Peanuts character had appeared in almost 18,000 strips, some 1,800 of them focused on baseball.

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, (not sure of the date) Busch Gardens touted Fabio's ride on a new roller coaster called Apollo's 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. "He's fine, no serious injuries," park spokeswoman Deborah L. DeMarco said. "I don't know about the bird's plight." She added, "We're very sorry that it happened. It was an act of nature."

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 Ullman's 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

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Today is Fri Mar the 30 in the year 2018
Jan 1 began on a Mon
This is day 89 of the year
Serialnumber = 43177
Julian date = 2458196 O.S.= 3 - 17 - 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.
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.
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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
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National Science Month
National Talk with Your Teen about Sex Month
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