🎵🎸John Leon "Bunk" Gardner -- is 85 in the year 2018 and 86 in the year 2019; b.5/2/1933 N.S.
Rock & Roll Performer
Group Names: Mothers Of Invention
🎭💻Ellie Kemper -- is 38 in the year 2018 and 39 in the year 2019; b.5/2/1980
Actress, Comedienne, Cartoon Voice Actress, Internet Video Actress
TV Shows: The Office (as Kally Erin Hannon), Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Movie Titles: 21 Jump Street, Bridesmaids, Sex Tape
🎵🎸Prescott Niles -- is 64 in the year 2018 and 65 in the year 2019; b.5/2/1954
Rock & Roll Bassist
Group Names: The Knack
🎭🎮Brian Tochi -- is 59 in the year 2018 and 60 in the year 2019; b.5/2/1959
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer/Director, Video Game Voice Actor
TV Shows: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Space Academy, Razzmatazz, Hawaii Five-O (as Joey Lee), St. Elsewhere (as Dr. Alan Poe), Anna & the King
Movie Titles: The Iron Giant, The Omega Man, Revenge of the Nerds, Police Academy
Video Games: Command and Conquer, The Darkness (series), Area 51, Mulan II, True Crime: Streets of LA, Bruce Lee: Quest for the Dragon
⚛Wander J. De Hare -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1878 d.4/26/1960 (81)
Misc: (Einstein-de Hare effect); died the same day D.T. was born
✍Jerome K. Jerome -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1859 d.6/14/1927 (68)
Author, Humorist, British
🎭Pinky Lee -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1907 d.4/3/1993 (85)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian, TV Host, Vaudevillan
Names/Places: RN:Pincus Leff
Misc: Noisy baggy pants comic
TV Shows: Gumby (host), Pinky Lee Show
✍🎭Lorenzo Music -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1937 d.8/4/2001 (64)
Comedy Writer, Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, TV Producer
TV Shows: Rhoda (as Carlton the doorman), Garfield and Friends (the cat voice)
⚛Red Baron-The -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1892 d.4/21/1918 (25)
Names/Places: RN:Manfred Von Ricthoven; NN: The Red Baron
Misc: he shot down more than 80 enemy aircraft during World War I and became known as "The Red Baron."
David Caracciolo Sr. -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/21/1936 d.5/2/2017 N.S. (80)
🎨🎭Bob Clampett -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/8/1913 N.S. d.5/2/1984 N.S. (70)
Animator, Producer/Director, Puppeteer
Misc: created Beany & Cecil, Tweety, Porky Pig, & Bugs Bunny
TV Shows: Time for Beany, Beany and Cecil
🎨⚛William Marston -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/9/1893 d.5/2/1947 (54)
Comic Strip Cartoonist, Inventor, Theorist, Psychologist
Misc: lie-detector test; created the character Wonder Woman.
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✍🎭🎵Paul McDowell -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/15/1931 N.S. d.5/2/2016 N.S. (84)
Comedy Writer, Actor, Pop Singer, English
Movie Titles: National Lampoon's European Vacation, Chemical Wedding, The Thirty-Nine Steps, Doing Time
🎭Ted Rogers -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/20/1935 d.5/2/2001 (65)
Misc: some say b. 1933
🎭🎵George Wyle -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/22/1916 d.5/2/2003 (87)
Choreographer, Songwriter, Bandleader
Misc: of several TV varieties since the 1950s
Song Titles: The Ballad of Gilligan's Island (composer)
TV Shows: Jerry Lewis, Flip Wilson, Jimmy Durante
🎭Efrem Zimbalist Jr. -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/30/1918 d.5/2/2014 (95)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
Names/Places: b. in New York City; son of Efrem Sr. & Alma, Stephanie's father
Misc: Tim Brooks reasons it could be b. 1918; b. 1917 or 19?
TV Shows: Spider-Man (1990s), Iron Man (1994), Batman: The Animated Series, Maverick (as Dandy Jim Buckley), 77 Sunset Strip (as Stuart Bailey), The FBI (as Insp. Lewis Erskine), Scruples, Hotel (as Charles Cabot), Zorro (as Don Alejandro);
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In 1925, 05 ^ 02 = 25
In 1932, Jack Bennyʹs first radio show, sponsored by Canada Dry, made its debut on the NBC Blue Network. The comic genius started working for a salary of $1,400 a week at NBC.
In 1933, the modern legend of the Loch Ness monster surfaced after a reported sighting made the news. There had been accounts of an aquatic beast living in Scotlandʹs Loch Ness dating back 1,500 years.
In 1936, “Peter and the Wolfe,” a sympathetic tale for children by Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev, had its world premiere in Moscow. “Weird Al” did a record of the story.
In 1942, R.C., “Clink Clink Another Drink” Makes The Pop Chart by Spike Jones and The City Slickers with Mel Blanc; will peak at #23.
In 1942, R.C., “Deep In The Heart Of Texas” hits #1 on the pop singles chart by Alvino Ray.
In 1964, R.C., “Tʹainʹt Nothin' To Me” by The Coasters peaked at #64 on the pop singles chart.
In 1967, Capitol Records announces one of the most cryptic periods in the Beach Boys career has come to a close as theyʹve stopped the “Smile” album project. Brian Wilson took over a year to compose and produce the album and hoped to battle the Beatles for pop supremacy. However, after the Beatles released the “Sgt. Pepper” album, Wilson became convinced “Smile” would be seen as “second best.”
In 1968, Neil Simonʹs Broadway comedy “The Odd Couple” starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau and later inspired an ABC series, premiered at the Radio City Music Hall.
In 1970, R.C., “My Wife, The Dancer” by Eddie and Dutch peaked at #52 on the pop singles chart.
In 1974, filming got underway for the Steven Spielbergʹs motion picture, “Jaws”, in Marthaʹs Vineyard, MA. What was to be a 58-day shooting schedule for the film inspired by the Peter Benchley novel soon gave way to 120 days. Costs soared from what was to be a $3.5 million dollar project to $8 million. It was a good thing that the director was able to explain away the rise in costs and that the picture did so well at the box office and, later, on video cassette. Many directors would have not seen the light of another film opportunity. The director of “Jaws” did, however.
In 1978, TVʹs (usually) “most sensetive” daytine talk show host Phil Donahue tells TV Guide “I could never be gay. Iʹm a lousy dancer and dresser.”
In 1980, Johnny Carson signs a historic $5 million a year contract with the National Broadcasting Company, for more money *and* better hours (a 4-day work week), and the “Tonight Show” is cut from 90 minutes to an hour nightly.
In 1981, R.C., “Wasnʹt That A Party” by The Rovers peaked at #37 on the pop singles chart.
In 1984, “Weird Al” Yankovic gave a live performance at The Metro in Boston, MA and broadcast for KISS Radioʹs fifth Anniversary.
In 1987, on the cover of TV Guide: “cast of Cheers”. Other Articles: Angie Dickinson, Alf
In 1993, “5 Guys Named Moe” closes at Eugene OʹNeill NYC after 445 perfs.
In 1997, Mike Myersʹ “Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery” opens in theaters. Itʹs Myersʹ first successful film whose title contains neither “Wayne” or “World.” Myers created the character while listening to Burt Bacharachʹs “The Look of Love” on the radio.
In 1997, Police arrest transsexual hooker Atisone Seiuli with Eddie Murphy. This incident became the butt of Jay Lenoʹs jokes.
In 1998, Jim Belushi married Jennifer Sloan
In 2004, on the cover of TV Guide: “So Long, Friends 1994-2004” as an era of television has come to an end. The whole cast is featured.
In 2010, 05 x 02 = 10
In 2011, Osama bin Laden, the international terrorist kingpin slain in a surprise raid by an elite team of U.S. SEALs at his hideout near the Pakistani capital, was buried in the North Arabian Sea in a Muslim ceremony aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson. CIA Director Leon Panetta said Pakistan wasnʹt told about the raid beforehand to protect its secrecy.
In 2014, the movie “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” opened in theaters in the USA.
In 2025, 05 ^ 02 = 25