🎭🎮Andrew Bowen -- is 45 in the year 2017 and 46 in the year 2018; b.3/31/1972
Actor, Comedian, Producer, Video Game Voice Actor
TV Shows: MAD TV
Movie Titles: Conjurer, Evolution, Butterfly Dreaming
Video Games: Mortal Kombat (series), Battlefield Hardline, Star Wars (seires), Murdered (series), Lighting Returns (series), Saints Row (series), Aliens (series), Infamous (series)
🎭Vice Ganda -- is 41 in the year 2017 and 42 in the year 2018; b.3/31/1976 N.S.
Actor, Comedian, Phillipean
🎭🎵🏆Shirley Jones -- is 83 in the year 2017 and 84 in the year 2018; b.3/31/1934
TV/Movie/Stage Actress, Singer, Exerciser
Names/Places: b. in Smithton, Pa.; Jack Cassidy then Marty Ingels' wife
Misc: stage: Oklahoma!, Carousel, Elmer Gantry, South Pacific, The Music Man
TV Shows: The Partridge Family (as Shirley Partridge), Shirley (as Shirley Miller)
Movie Titles: Grandma's Boy, The Music Man, Carousel
🎭🎵🏆Gabriel "Gabe" Kaplan -- is 72 in the year 2017 and 73 in the year 2018; b.3/31/1945
TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, Radio Talk Show Host, Radio Disc Jock, Poker Player
Names/Places: b. in Brooklyn
Misc: AP says b. in 1944; once hosted Sports Nuts on KLAC Los Angeles c. 1989
Song Titles: Up Your Nose with a Rubber Hose
TV Shows: Welcome Back Kotter (as Gabe Kotter)
🎭🏆🏈Ed Marinaro -- is 67 in the year 2017 and 68 in the year 2018; b.3/31/1950
Hall of Famer, TV/Movie Actor, NFL Runningback, College Football Figure
Names/Places: b. in New York City
Misc: in the College Football Hall of Fame; was a 1971 runner-up for the Heisman Trophy (Pat Sullivan won that year)
Sports Teams: Cornell University, Minnesota Vikings (1972-1975), New York Jets (1976), Seattle Seahawks (1977)
TV Shows: Laverne & Shirley (as Sonny St. Jacques), Hill St. Blues (as Off. Joe Coffey), Sisters (as Mitch), Champs (as Vince), Blue Mountain State (a football comedy show)
🎭Marc McClure -- is 60 in the year 2017 and 61 in the year 2018; b.3/31/1957
TV Shows: Superman the Movie (as Jimmy Olsen)
Movie Titles: Back to the Future (series), Apollo 13, Superman (1978)
🎭Ewan McGregor -- is 46 in the year 2017 and 47 in the year 2018; b.3/31/1971
Movie Titles: Star Wars Episodes I, Star Wars Episode II, Star Wars Episode III (as young Obi-Wan Kenobi in the I-III films), Moulin Rouge, Big Fish, Robots, The Island, Miss Potter, Angels and Demons
🎭🎵Kate Miccucci -- is 37 in the year 2017 and 38 in the year 2018; b.3/31/1980
Actress, Comedienne, Novelty Singer
Group Names: Garfunkel and Oates
TV Shows: Garfunkel and Oates (as Kate / Oates), Raising Hope (as Shelley), Steven Universe, Be Cool Scooby-Doo (as Velma), Nature Cat (as Daisy), The Big Bang Theory (as Lucy 2013)
Movie Titles: When in Rome, Rio 2, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
🎭Rhea Perlman -- is 69 in the year 2017 and 70 in the year 2018; b.3/31/1948
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Producer
Names/Places: b. in Brooklyn; Danny DeVito's wife
TV Shows: Cheers (as Carla Maria Victoria Angelina Teresa Apollonia Lozupone Tortelli LeBec), Taxi (as Zena), Pearl (as Pearl Caraldo), Robot and Monster, Kirstie (as Thelma Katz), The Mindy Project (as Annette Castellano)
Movie Titles: Matilda, The Sessions, Canadian Bacon
🎭Nathaniel Taylor -- is 79 in the year 2017 and 80 in the year 2018; b.3/31/1938
TV Shows: Sanford & Son (as Rollo Larson), Sanford (as Rollo Larson), The Redd Foxx Show (as Jim-Jam)
Movie Titles: The Hunter
🎭Christopher Walken -- is 74 in the year 2017 and 75 in the year 2018; b.3/31/1943
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RFN:Ronald
Movie Titles: The Deer Hunter, View To A Kill, Annie Hall, Biloxi Blues, Batman Returns (as Max Shreck), Nick Of Time, Blast From The Past, The Rundown, The Stepford Wives (2004), Around The Bend, Wedding Crashers, Pulp Fiction, Catch Me If You Can
🎵🎸Angus Young -- is 62 in the year 2017 and 63 in the year 2018; b.3/31/1955
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Heavy Metal Guitarst, Scotish
Group Names: AC/DC
🎭Lucille Bliss -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/31/1916 d.11/8/2012 (96)
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress
TV Shows: The Smurfs (as Smurfette), Crusader Rabbit
🎭Eddie Dunn -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/31/1896 d.5/5/1951 (54)
Comedian, Game Show Host
🎭Henry Morgan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/31/1915 d.5/19/1994 (79)
Radio Actor, TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, Panelist
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RN:Henry Lerner Von Ost Jr.; NN: The Bad Boy of Radio; he is NOT aka Harry!
Misc: not to be confused with Harry Morgan of M*A*S*H fame
TV Shows: I've Got a Secret, My World & Welcome to It (as Philip Jensen), That Was the Week That Was
🎭Ronnie Corbett -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/4/1930 d.3/31/2016 N.S. (85)
Actor, Comedian, Scotish
Misc: had a long association with Ronnie Barker in TV.
TV Shows: Two Ronnies
🎭Doris Packer -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/30/1904 d.3/31/1979 (74)
TV Shows: The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (as Clarice Armitage & Mrs. Chatsworth Osborne Sr.), Tammy, Leave It To Beaver (as principal Mrs. Cornelia Rayburn aka Theodore's principal)
🎭Jerry Paris -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/25/1925 d.3/31/1986 (60)
Names/Places: b. in San Francisco
TV Shows: Steve Canyon (as Maj. Willie Williston), The Untouchables (as agent Martin Flaherty), The Dick Van Dyke Show (as Jerry Helper), The Partridge Family (director), That Girl (director), Love American Style (director), The Odd Couple (director), Happy Days (director)
🎵Singing Nun-The -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/17/1933 d.3/31/1985 (51)
Names/Places: aka Sister Luc-Gabrielle, RN:Jeanine Deckers
Misc: some say d. Mar 30
Song Titles: Dominique
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✍📰Edward Streeter -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/1/1891 d.3/31/1976 (84)
Author, Novelist, Humorist, Journalist
🎭Barry Took -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/19/1928 d.3/31/2002 (73)
Misc: one of Britain's most famous comedians and comic writers who helped produce such shows as "Monty Python's Flying Circus", had an unusually long career as a standup comic, radio scriptwriter writer, television executive and film critic.
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In 1930, The first episode of the first Mickey Mouse adventure story comic strip, "Mickey Mouse in Death Valley" is published in newspapers.
In 1937, Phil Harris recorded one of his best-known songs in Los Angeles, CA on this day. "That's What I Like about the South" was recorded as Vcalion record #3583. It was a 78 RPM disk. Harris would move to TV stardom and continue as a popular vocalist during the 1950s with such hit songs as "The Thing".
In 1944, The Donald Duck film, "Donald Duck and the Gorilla" is released. Huey, Dewey, and Louie also appear.
In 1958, "Don't You Just Know It" by Huey Smith "Piano" entered the Top 40 chart.
In 1958, R.C., "Dinner With Drac (Part 1)" by John Zacherle peaked at #6 on the pop singles chart.
In 1958, R.C., "Lollipop" by The Chordettes peaked at #2 on the pop singles chart.
In 1961, AMERICAN BANDSTAND CLARENCE 'FROGMAN' HENRY is a guest, with his hit "(I DON'T KNOW WHY I LOVE YOU) BUT I DO"
In 1961, AT THE MOVIES "THE ABSENT MINDED PROFESSOR" (Fred MacMurray), "A RAISIN IN THE SUN" (Sidney Poitier), "THE GREAT IMPOSTER" (Tony Curtis, Edmund O'Brien), "ALL HANDS ON DECK" (Pat Boone, Buddy Hackett); "ONE EYED JACKS" (Marlon Brando)
In 1962, on the cover of TV Guide: "Alan Young and Mr. Ed". Other Articles: Inger Stevens, Bachelor Father
In 1962, R.C., "The Alvin Twist" by The Chipmunks peaked at #40 on the pop singles chart.
In 1963, COVER OF "PARADE" JACKIE GLEASON.. And inside, there's a feature on PARADE'S ALL AMERICA High School Basketball Team, where at Center, it's a towering 7 foot Sophomore from Power Memorial High School in New York, LEW ALCINDOR. The article quotes WARRIORS General Manager EDDIE GOTTLEIB as saying the 15 year old was farther advanced for his age than his own star WILT CHAMBERLAIN.
In 1966, Gilligan's Island episode #64. "Allergy Time". The Skipper begins to itch and sneeze whenever he is around Gilligan. Soon all of the Castaways appear to be allergic to him. The Professor develops a vaccine, but it doesn't seem to work. It turns out that everyone is allergic to the papaya oil used in Gilligan's hair tonic.
In 1969, AT THE MOVIES The Disney Studio's "THE LOVE BUG" (Dean Jones, Michele Lee)
In 1971, AT THE MOVIES The Disney Studio's "THE BAREFOOT EXECUTIVE" (Kurt Russell, Joe Flynn, Harry Wally Cox)
In 1973, Lou Reed entered the U.K. and U.S. singles charts with "Walk On The Wild Side".
In 1973, R.C., "Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001)" by Deodato peaked at #2 on the pop singles chart.
In 1973, R.C., "Dead Skunk" by Loudon Wainright III peaked at #16 on the pop singles chart.
In 1979, "In The Navy" by Village People entered the Top 40 chart.
In 1987, twenty minutes into the future, investigative reporter Edison Carter stumbles upon the new advertising technique created by his bosses at Network 23 -- Blipverts -- commercials shown at such a high speed viewers can't switch channels to avoid seeing them. Unfortunately, when viewers of lower intelligence watch the ads, their heads explode. But Carter being chased by hired goons and ready to go public with the deadly secret, is taken out during his escape and finds himself flying face-first from his motorcycle into a lowered parking garage sign. Network CEO, Ned Grossberg, allows wunderkind Bryce Lynch to create a computer simulation of Carter's mind to find out what he knows, but decided to let his reporter die. However, both the real Edison Carter and the altered ego turn out to be more than Grossberg bargained for, in ABC's "Max Headroom."
In 1990, Carol Burnett returns to series television with "Carol & Company," a half hour comedy anthology series with Carol and a repertory cast of six taking on a new set of characters each week on NBC. The new cast, including Richard Kind, Terry Kiser, Jessica Lundy and Jeremy Piven, just can't recapture the magic of her original series and the show will fold in July, 1991. Burnett will return to her original variety format with "Carol & Company" cast members Kind and Lundy and guest stars from the original show for a series of "The Carol Burnett Show" specials the following November on CBS.
In 1990, on the cover of TV Guide: "Bob Saget of America's Funniest Videos". Other Articles: Equalizer, Midnight Caller
In 1993, 03 x 31 = 93
In 1994, Madonna #&@%$'s Up On "Late Show With Letterman" on CBS. She used the f-word 13 times, each time alarming a censor to intercept it from hitting the airwaves. By comparison, an episode of "South Park" averages less than one f-word bleepout per episode.
In 1995, "From Yazoo City (mississippi Talkin')" album by Jerry Clower was certified Gold by the RIAA
In 2003, Baltimore registered the first delay of the season . . . for snow. After a third inning, 13-minute delay, the Orioles nipped the Cleveland Indians, 6-5, in 13 innings.
In 2093, 03 x 31 = 93