🎭Jon Cryer -- is 53 in the year 2018 and 54 in the year 2019; b.4/16/1965
TV Shows: The Famous Teddy Z (as Teddy Zakalokis), Partners (as Bob), Two and a Half Men (as Alan Harper)
Movie Titles: Hot Shots!, Due Date, Pretty in Pink
🎵Gerardo -- is 53 in the year 2018 and 54 in the year 2019; b.4/16/1965
Names/Places: LN:Mejia III
Misc: NOT to be confused with Geraldo
Song Titles: Rico Suave ("Weird Al" Yankovic parodied it into "Taco Grande")
🎭Martin Lawrence -- is 53 in the year 2018 and 54 in the year 2019; b.4/16/1965
TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, TV Host, German
TV Shows: Martin (as Martin the talk show host of WZUP aka What'zuppp!), Def Comedy Jam
Movie Titles: House Party, Boomerang, Life, Blue Streak, Big Momma's House (series), What's The Worst That Could Happen?, National Security, Bad Boys II, Rebound, Wild Hogs
🎭Liliana Mumy -- is 24 in the year 2018 and 25 in the year 2019; b.4/16/1994 N.S.
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress
Names/Places: Eileen and Bill's daughter
TV Shows: Winx Club
Movie Titles: The Santa Clause (2 and 3), Cheaper by the Dozen
🎭Peter Mark Richman -- is 91 in the year 2018 and 92 in the year 2019; b.4/16/1927
TV Shows: Longstreet, Dynasty (as Andrew Laird), Three's Company (as Reverend Snow)
Movie Titles: The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear, Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan
🎭Billy (Cartoon) West -- is 68 in the year 2018 and 69 in the year 2019; b.4/16/1950
Cartoon Voice Actor
TV Shows: Ren and Stimpy (as Stimpy 91-96 and Ren 92-96), Futurama (as Dr. Zoidberg/Zapp Brannigan/Prof. Hubert Farnsworth/Phillip J. Fry), The "Weird Al" Show
🎭🎵Edie Adams -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/16/1927 d.10/15/2008 (81)
TV/Movie/Stage Actress, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Kingston, PA; RN:Elizabeth Edith Enke; Ernie Kovac's wife & regular on his TV show
Misc: some say b. in 1929 or '31
TV Shows: The Ernie Kovacs Show
🎭Sir Charlie Chaplin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/16/1889 d.12/25/1977 (88)
Movie Actor, Comedian, Movie Director, English
Names/Places: b. in London; FN:Sir Charles Spencer; NN: The Little Tramp; d. in Switzerland
Movie Titles: The Gold Rush, City Lights, Modern Times, The Tramp
🎭Don Fedderson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/16/1913 d.12/18/1994 (81)
TV Shows: My Three Sons, Family Affair, The Millionaire
🎵Henry Mancini -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/16/1924 d.6/14/1994 (70)
Names/Places: b. in Cleveland
Misc: theme score composer; won 4 Oscars & 20 Grammys
Song Titles: Peter Gunn, Newhart, Pink Panther, Romeo & Juliet, Moon River, Days of Wine and Roses
✍🎭🎵Spike Milligan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/16/1918 d.2/27/2002 (83)
Writer, Actor, Comedian, Novelty Singer, India
Names/Places: RFMN:Terence Alan
Group Names: The Goons
TV Shows: The Goon Show (co-creator), Marty Feldman Comedy Machine
🎭Robert Stigwood -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/16/1934 d.1/4/2016 N.S. (81)
Movie Producer, Australian
Movie Titles: Saturday Night Fever, Grease
🎭Harry Anderson -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/14/1952 N.S. d.4/16/2018 N.S. (65)
Actor, Comedian, Magician/Illusionist
Names/Places: b. in Newport, RI
Misc: some say b. 1949
TV Shows: Night Court (as Judge Harry T. Stone), Dave's World (as Dave Barry)
🎭Sydney Dryden Chaplin -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/16/1885 d.4/16/1956 (71)
Actor, Comedian, South African
Names/Places: Charlie's half-brother and manager
🎭Arthur English -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/9/1919 d.4/16/1995 (75)
🎭Graham Jarvis -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/25/1930 d.4/16/2003 (72)
TV Shows: Mary Hartman Mary Hartman (as Charlie Haggers), Fame (as Bob Dyrenforth)
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🎭Joe Kirk -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/1/1903 d.4/16/1975 (71)
Radio Actor, TV/Movie Actor
TV Shows: Abbott & Costello Show (as Mr. Bacciagalupe)
🎭Robert Urich -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/19/1946 d.4/16/2002 (55)
TV Actor, TV Host
Names/Places: b. in Toronto, OH; RLN:Slovak; Heather Menzies' hubby
TV Shows: Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (as Bob Sanders), S.W.A.T. (as Off. Jim Street), Soap (as Peter Campbell who got killed), Tabitha (as Paul Thurston), Vega$ (as Dan Tanna), Gavilan (star), Spenser: For Hire (as Spencer), American Dreamer (as Tom Nash), Crossroads (as Johnny Hawkins), National Geographic Explorer, The Lazarus Man, The Love Boat: The Next Wave
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In 1935, the long-running radio comedy program "Fibber McGee and Molly," starring Jim and Marian Jordan, premiered on the NBC Blue Network.
In 1937, the Laurel & Hardy slapstick comedy "Way Out West" was released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
In 1940, At Griffith Stadium, President Franklin D. Roosevelt threw out the first ball . . . and hit Irving Schlossberg, photographer for the Washington Post.
In 1940, On Opening Day, Franklin D. Roosevelt's errant ceremonial first pitch smashes a Washington Post camera. The Chief Executive is not charged with a wild pitch as Red Sox hurler Lefty Grove blanks the Senators, 1-0.
In 1943, chemist Albert Hoffman took the first LSD trip as a tiny amount of lysergic acid diethylamide accidently seeped through the skin of his finger. Imagine taking a trip and never leave your home. He had created the compound in his laboratory back in 1938 but had found no use for it. As of 1997, he was still on the trip.
In 1948, The Donald Duck film, "Daddy Duck" is released.
In 1948, vocal group The Pied Pipers, which by then comprised June Hutton, Clark Yocum, Hal Hopper and Chuck Lowry, recorded a beautiful version of "My happiness". Although the recording ban (which lasted about all of 1948) forced them to record this with no other accompaniment than an extra bass voice, a ukulele and I think a xylophone, it reached #3 in July 1948. It was to be their last top 10 hit.
In 1949, "Ya Wanna Buy A Bunny?" Makes The Pop Chart by Spike Jones & the City Slickers featuring George Rock; will peak at #24.
In 1964, 04 x 16 = 64
In 1965, on the final episode of "The Jack Benny Program," America's favorite skinflint (nowdays, that title currently belonging to tightwad David Tanny) relives a World War II bombing raid at The Palladium, with help from the younger generation of musical comedy, "The Smothers Brothers."
In 1977, in the first of 11 such sketches on "Saturday Night Live," Bill Murray's "Nick the Lounge Singer" works the unresponsive crowd for the Happy Hour in the Zephyr at Lake Minnehonka's beautiful Breezy Point Lodge.
In 1977, R.C., "Free" by Deniece Williams peaked at #25 on the pop singles chart; this song led to the arrests of some couple thousand shoplifters nationwide who claim that the 45 single was ... FREE.
In 1978, HOT NEW ALBUM "SON OF A SON OF A SAILOR" from JIMMY BUFFETT includes "CHEESEBURGER IN PARADISE"
In 1983, on "SNL" Velvet Jones (Eddie Murphy) plugs his titillating new "The Exercises of Love" videotape. "Yes, It's all here: the squatting, the thrusting, the grunting and the groaning. Take it from Velvet, these are exercises you'll want to watch again and again."
In 1983, R.C., "Mr. Roboto" by Styx peaked at #3 on the pop singles chart.
In 1985, "Comedian" album by Eddie Murphy was certified Platinum by the RIAA
In 1987, Ray Stevens released the song "Would Jesus Wear a Rolex?"
In 1987, The Federal Communications Commission put broadcasters on notice it would impose a broader definition of indecency over the airwaves. This was directed at not only shock jocks, like Howard Stern, but those on your neighborhood radio station. Some stations, the FCC noted, had gone way beyond the seven dirty words made famous by comedian George Carlin in a routine from the early 1970s. There is, incidentally, such a thing as the "seven dirty words" rule at the FCC. Those seven dirty words are (CENSORED), (CENSORED), (CENSORED), (CENSORED), (CENSORED), (CENSORED), and (CENSORED)!
In 1993, Dudley (TV Comedy) first went on the air. It was a dud.
In 1993, Superman Resurrected into 4 supermen. Which one is real?
In 1994, Dudley Moore & Nicholle Rothschild were married.
In 1994, R.C., "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm" by Crash Test Dummies peaked at #4 on the pop singles chart.
In 1994, R.C., "My Sharona" by The Knack reentered the chart and peaked at #91 on the pop singles chart.
In 1997, the Chicago Cubs set a National League record for most losses to start a season, suffering their 12th straight following their 4-0 loss to the Colorado Rockies. The Cubs have lost 26 of their last 28 games dating back to the previous season. They have the fourth worst start ever, trailing the 1904 Washington Senators and 1920 Detroit Tigers (each 0-13) and the 1988 Baltimore Orioles (0-21).
In 1999, U.S. postage stamp is dedicated in Daffy Duck's honor and "Daffy Duck Day" is declared in Hollywood
In 2002, Jon Rauch of Chicago set a record. He became the . . . tallest player in major league history. The White Sox beat the Cleveland Indians, 10-5. The pitcher towered over the six foot, ten inch previous record holders Randy Johnson and Eric Hillman . . . by one inch.
In 2003, the film "A Mighty Wind" opened in theaters in the USA.
In 2007, Carrie Underwood's dark hit "Before He Cheats" won video of the year, female video and best video director at the fan-voted CMT Music Awards.
In 2013, "Who Gets the Last Laugh?" began airing on TBS
In 2014, "Unusually Thicke" mockumentary began airing on TVGN
In 2064, 04 x 16 = 64