🎭Joanna Lumley -- is 72 in the year 2018 and 73 in the year 2019; b.5/1/1946
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Producer, India
TV Shows: The New Avengers, Absolutely Fabulous (as Patsy Stone)
Movie Titles: The Wolf of Wall Street, Corpse Bride, James and the Giant Peach
🎭🎵Darius McCrary -- is 42 in the year 2018 and 43 in the year 2019; b.5/1/1976
Actor, Producer, Singer
TV Shows: Family Matters (as Edward "Eddie" Winslow)
Movie Titles: Big Shots, Mississippi Burning, Transformers, 15 Minutes
🎭James Murray -- is 42 in the year 2018 and 43 in the year 2019; b.5/1/1976 N.S.
Misc: of the comedy group The Tenderloins
TV Shows: Impractical Jokers
🎭🎮Charlie Schlatter -- is 52 in the year 2018 and 53 in the year 2019; b.5/1/1966
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Video Game Voice Actor
TV Shows: Diagnosis Murder (as Dr. Jesse Travis), Winx Club (series), Kick Buttowski (series), Loonatics Unleashed
Movie Titles: 18 Again!
Video Games: Metal Gear (series), Ape Escape 3, EverQuest (series), Lego Batman (series), The Wonderful 101, Lego Dimensions
🎭Art Fleming -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1924 d.4/25/1995 (70)
TV/Movie/Stage/Radio Actor, Game Show Host
Names/Places: RN:Arthur Fazzin Fleming
Song Titles: I Lost on Jeopardy! (appeared in Weird Al Yankovic's video)
TV Shows: The Californians, Jeopardy! (original Jeopardy host 60-70's), College Bowl (host)
Movie Titles: Airplane II (cameo)
Catherine Muir Leno -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1911 d.6/25/1993 (82)
Celebrity Relative, Scotish
Names/Places: Jay's mother
🎭Louis Nye -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1913 d.10/9/2005 (92)
Radio Actor, Comedian, Panelist
Misc: Character: smug Gordon Hathaway (Hi-ho Steverino!)
TV Shows: The Steve Allen Show, Ann Sothern Show (as Dr. Delbert Gray), The Beverly Hillbillies (as Sonny Drysdale), $1.98 Beauty Show
🎭Jack Paar -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1918 d.1/27/2004 (85)
TV Talk Show Host
Names/Places: b. in Canton, Oh.
TV Shows: Jack Paar Show (4 of 'em!), Tonight Show (host 1957-62)
🎵Lucia Pamela -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1904 d.7/25/2002 (98)
Misc: recorded a music album in 1969 about her fictional travels to the moon
✍Terry Southern -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1924 d.10/29/1995 (71)
Novelist, Screen/Scriptwriter, Satirist
Book Titles: Dr. Strangelove, Easy Rider, The Magic Christian
🎭🎵Danny Gans -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/25/1956 d.5/1/2009 (52)
Actor, Comedian, Singer
🎭🎵Spike Jones -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/14/1911 d.5/1/1965 (53)
Comedian, Drummer, Novelty Singer, Bandleader
Names/Places: RFMN:Lindley Armstrong
Misc: an American musician and bandleader specializing in satirical arrangements of popular songs. Ballads and classical works receiving the Jones treatment were punctuated with gunshots, whistles, cowbells and outlandish vocals; Zany bandleader of the 1940's-50's; own 1950s TV shows
Group Names: Spike Jones and His City Slickers
Song Titles: Der Fuehrer's Face, Cocktails For Two, Hawaiian War Chant, Chloe, Holiday For Strings, You Always Hurt the One You Love, My Old Flame, All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth, Dance of the Hours
TV Shows: The Spike Jones Show
🎭🎵Grace Lee Whitney -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/1/1930 d.5/1/2015 (85)
Actress, Songwriter, Singer
Song Titles: Disco Trekkin' (composer), Star Child (composer), USS Enterprise (composer)
TV Shows: Star Trek (as Yeoman Janice Rand)
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In 1939, “Batman” debuts as a comic strip hero by D.C. Comics.
In 1942, The Donald Duck film, “Donald Gets Drafted” is released.
In 1942, The Donald Duck film, “Donald Gets Drafted” is released.
In 1952, Mr. Potato Head, a put-together plastic toy, is introduced.
In 1961, R.C., “A Dollar Down” by The Limeliters peaked at #60 on the pop singles chart.
In 1961, R.C., “Frogg” by The Brothers Four peaked at #32 on the pop singles chart.
In 1964, Bandleader Spike Jones died at age 62. Spike Jones and His City Slickers were one of the most popular novelty acts of the 1940s and '50s. The bandʹs biggest hit is “All I Want for Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth),” a 1948 song that tops Billboardʹs pop chart for three weeks and sells more than 1 million copies.
In 1965, “Wooly Bully” by Sam The Sham and The Pharaohs entered the Top 40 chart.
In 1965, Bandleader Spike Jones, 53, known for his raucous renditions of popular songs, died in Beverly Hills, California.
In 1965, Gilliganʹs Island episode #31. “Diogenes, Wonʹt You Please Go Home?” The Castaways discover that Gilligan has been keeping a secret diary. When they read it, they all seem to disagree with how certain events unfolded and tell their side of the story.
In 1966, “Wonderfulness” album by Bill Cosby was released
In 1969, Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash tape a TV special at the Grand Olʹ Opry in Nashville
In 1969, Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash videotaped a television special for ABC at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.
In 1971, on the cover of TV Guide: “Mary Tyler Moore, Lisa Gerritsen”. Other Articles: Tony Randall, Lloyd Bridges
In 1971, R.C., “Timothy” by The Buoys peaked at #17 on the pop singles chart.
In 1972, “Bill Cosby Is A Very Funny Fellow, Right?” album by Bill Cosby was released
In 1972, “Schoolʹs Out” album by Alice Cooper was released
In 1972, “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” packs up its curtains and heads to a new home in Hollywood (almost). On hand to welcome Johnny, Ed, and Doc to beautiful downtown Burbank are Bob Newhart, Nancy Reagan, Don Rickles, contortionist Peter Van Brechts, Shelley Winters, and car salesman Cal Worthington.
In 1978, COVER OF PEOPLE STEVE MARTIN
In 1988, “Newsweek” magazine reported that, according to a memoir by former White House chief of staff Donald Regan, astrology had influenced the planning of President Reaganʹs schedule.
In 1989, police in California were called to a jewelry store after employees reported a suspicious person who turned out to be Michael Jackson. He had put on a disguise to go shopping.
In 1990, Madonna discusses spanking in a three-bleep interview on “The Arsenio Hall Show.”
In 1993, on the cover of TV Guide: “Knots Landing: Ending”. Other Articles: Full House, Donna Mills
In 1996, “What The Hell Happened To Me?” album by Adam Sandler was certified Gold by the RIAA
In 1997, the series finale of “Martin” aired on Fox
In 1999, “Mickey Mouse Works” began airing on Disneyʹs One Saturday Morning
In 1999, “SpongeBob SquarePants” began airing on Nickelodeon
In 2000, Time Warner yanked ABC-owned TV channels from several of its cable systems in a dispute about payments with Disney, which owns ABC. Public outrage forced Time Warner to restore the networkʹs signal a day later. Disney has taken ABC away from you!
In 2005, “Family Guy” returned on Fox with new episodes; “American Dad” aired episode two after a three-month delay in its first regular time slot on Fox.
In 2005, 05 x 01 = 05
In 2005, on the cover of TV Guide: six different “Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith” covers as if anyone cares to waste $15 on six copies of the now-lame TV listings magazine.
In 2015, Actress Grace Lee Whitney, who played Captain Kirkʹs assistant, Yeoman Janice Rand, on the original “Star Trek” TV series, died in Coarsegold, California, at age 85.