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🎭🎵Ashleigh Ball -- is 35 in the year 2018 and 36 in the year 2019; b.3/31/1983 N.S.
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Pop Singer, Canadian
Group Names: Hey Ocean!
TV Shows: Littlest Pet Shop, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, The Deep, Exchange Student Zero, Strawberry Shortcake's Berry Bitty Adventures, Dinotrux, LoliRock, Johnny Test, Iron Man: Armored Adventures, Voltron Force, Action Dad, Trollz
Movie Titles: My Little Pony (series)

🎭🎮Andrew Bowen -- is 46 in the year 2018 and 47 in the year 2019; 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 42 in the year 2018 and 43 in the year 2019; b.3/31/1976 N.S.
Actor, Comedian, Phillipean

🎭🎵🏆Shirley Jones -- is 84 in the year 2018 and 85 in the year 2019; 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 73 in the year 2018 and 74 in the year 2019; 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 68 in the year 2018 and 69 in the year 2019; 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 61 in the year 2018 and 62 in the year 2019; 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 47 in the year 2018 and 48 in the year 2019; 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 38 in the year 2018 and 39 in the year 2019; 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 70 in the year 2018 and 71 in the year 2019; 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 80 in the year 2018 and 81 in the year 2019; b.3/31/1938
TV Actor
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 75 in the year 2018 and 76 in the year 2019; b.3/31/1943
Actor, Director
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 63 in the year 2018 and 64 in the year 2019; 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

✍⚖Andrew Marvell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/31/1621 J-LD d.8/16/1678 J-LD (57)
Poet, Satirist, Politician, English

🎭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)
Actor, Producer/Director
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)
Singer, Belgiumese
Names/Places: aka Sister Luc-Gabrielle, RN:Jeanine Deckers
Misc: some say d. Mar 30
Song Titles: Dominique

✍📰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)
Comedian, Producer
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 1923, the first U.S. dance marathon was held at the Audubon Ballroom in New York. Alma Cummings danced the fox-trot, the one-step and the waltz for 27 hours straight and tired out six partners

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. “Thatʹs 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, 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 1958, “Donʹt You Just Know It” by Huey Smith “Piano” entered the Top 40 chart.

In 1958, the Chuck Berry single “Johnny B. Goode” was first released on the Chess label.


In 1961, AT THE MOVIES “THE ABSENT MINDED PROFESSOR” (Fred MacMurray), “A RAISIN IN THE SUN” (Sidney Poitier), “THE GREAT IMPOSTER” (Tony Curtis, Edmund OʹBrien), “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, thereʹs a feature on PARADEʹS ALL AMERICA High School Basketball Team, where at Center, itʹs 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, Gilliganʹs 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 doesnʹt seem to work. It turns out that everyone is allergic to the papaya oil used in Gilliganʹs hair tonic.

In 1969, AT THE MOVIES The Disney Studioʹs “THE LOVE BUG” (Dean Jones, Michele Lee)

In 1971, AT THE MOVIES The Disney Studioʹs “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 canʹt 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 Carterʹs 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 ABCʹs “Max Headroom.”

In 1990, Carol Burnett returns to series television with “Carol and 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 canʹt 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 and 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 Americaʹs 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

The Holiday Almanacs for March 31, 2019

What's Today?

Today is Sun Mar the 31 in the year 2019
Jan 1 began on a Tue
This is day 90 of the year
Serialnumber = 43543
Julian date = 2458562 O.S.= 3 - 18 - 2019



Fourth Sunday of Lent
[USA] NCAA Final Four Women's Basketball competition ends
[World] Vernalmas Holidays Ends; (Day 17-third Sunday) The Vernalmas Holiday Season blowout family day. The Return of Evening Daylight, Parades, Parties, Fireworks.
[Malta] Freedom Day (1974) Malta Republic Day (National Day).
[USA] Cesar Chavez Day (California) (1995-), (Texas) (2000-), (Colorado) (2003-)
[USA] Bunsen Burner Day
[USA] I Think Therefore I Am Day
[USA] National Farm Workers Day
[USA] Symphony Birth Day
Blind Days (Devonshire, England - it is unlucky to sow seed during the last 3 days of March).
Taranaki Provincial Anniversary (New Zealand).


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
NCAA Final Four Women's Basketball competition ends
Feast of Luna (Roman holiday).
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