🎵Jack Blanchard -- is 76 in the year 2018 and 77 in the year 2019; b.5/8/1942
Songwriter, Keyboardist, Saxophonist, Country Singer
Group Names: Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan
Song Titles: Tennessee Bird Walk, Humphrey the Camel
Album Titles: Birds of a Feather, Two Sides of Jack and Misty
🎭Mark Blankfield -- is 68 in the year 2018 and 69 in the year 2019; b.5/8/1950
TV Shows: Fridays (regular)
Movie Titles: Dracula: Dead and Loving It, Jekyll and Hyde...Together Again, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, The Incedible Shrinking Woman
🎵🎸Chris Frantz -- is 67 in the year 2018 and 68 in the year 2019; b.5/8/1951
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Songwriter, Hip-Pop Drummer, New Wave Drummer, American
Names/Places: b. in New York, NY; FN:Charlton Christopher
Misc: some say b. May 9
Group Names: Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club
🎭🎵Gary Glitter -- is 78 in the year 2018 and 79 in the year 2019; b.5/8/1940
Stage Actor, Songwriter, Pop Singer, English
Names/Places: RN:Paul Francis Gadd
Misc: King of Glam Rock mid-1970s; some say b. in 1944
Song Titles: Rock and Roll (Part 2)
🎭Deborah Harmon -- is 67 in the year 2018 and 68 in the year 2019; b.5/8/1951
TV Shows: The Ted Knight Show, Leo & Liz in Beverly Hills, Just The Ten Of Us (as Elizabeth Lubbock), M*A*S*H (as various nurses)
Movie Titles: Used Cars, Bachelor Party
🎭🎵Darren Hayes -- is 46 in the year 2018 and 47 in the year 2019; b.5/8/1972
Comedian, Songwriter, Pop Singer, Australian
Group Names: Savage Garden
🎭Salome Jens -- is 83 in the year 2018 and 84 in the year 2019; b.5/8/1935
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress
TV Shows: Star Trek Deep Space Nine (as The Female Changeling)
Movie Titles: Green Lantern, Norm of the North, Cats and Dogs, Seconds
🎭Sean O'Connor -- is 33 in the year 2018 and 34 in the year 2019; b.5/8/1985 N.S.
🎭Sapan Verma -- is 29 in the year 2018 and 30 in the year 2019; b.5/8/1989 N.S.
🎨🎭Saul Bass -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1920 d.4/25/1996 (75)
Animator, Producer/Director, American
Misc: pioneered a revolution in feature film credits sequences, incorporating innovative graphic design and animation.
✍📰Peter Bradford Benchley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1940 d.2/11/2006 (65)
Names/Places: b. in New York City
Book Titles: Jaws, The Deep
🎭Arthur Q. Bryan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1900 d.11/30/1959 (59)
TV/Radio Actor, TV Host, Cartoon Voice Actor
Misc: Elmer Fudd voicist
TV Shows: Fibber McGee & Molly, Major Hoople
🎨🎭Bob Clampett -- Birth 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
🎭Fernandel -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1903 d.2/26/1971 (67)
Movie Actor, Comedian, French
Names/Places: RN:Fernand Joseph Desire Contandin
🎵John Fred -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1941 d.4/15/2005 (63)
Music Producer, Songwriter, Pop Singer
Group Names: John Fred and His Playboy Band
Song Titles: Judy In Disguise
🎭Stephen Furst -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1954 N.S. d.6/16/2017 N.S. (63)
TV Shows: St. Elsewhere (as Dr. Elliot Axelrod), Delta House (as Flounder), Babylon 5 (as Vir)
Movie Titles: National Lampoon's Animal House, The Dream Team
🎭🎵Russell Hunting -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1864 d.2/20/1943 (78)
Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian, Singer
Misc: a comic entertainer, a pioneer sound recordist, and an influential figure in the early years of the recording music industry.
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🎭Don Rickles -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1926 N.S. d.4/6/2017 N.S. (90)
TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, TV Host, Cartoon Voice Actor
Names/Places: b. in Long Island, NY
Misc: Roast telecasts fave
TV Shows: The Don Rickles Shows, CPO Sharkey (as CPO Otto Sharkey), Foulups-Bleeps-and Blunders, Daddy Dearest (as Al Mitchell)
Movie Titles: Toy Story (as Mr. Potato Head)
🎵🎸Euclid James "Motorhead" Sherwood -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1942 N.S. d.12/25/2011 N.S. (69)
Rock & Roll Musician
Group Names: the Mothers Of Invention
✍🎭John Barbour -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/24/1929 d.5/8/2004 (75)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Comedian, TV Host, TV Producer, Canadian
TV Shows: Real People
🎨Norman Mingo -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/20/1896 d.5/8/1980 (84)
Comic Strip Cartoonist, Illustrator
Misc: Alfred E. Newman
🎭George Peppard -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/1/1928 d.5/8/1994 (65)
Names/Places: b. in Detroit, MI; 2x Elizabeth Ashley's hubby
TV Shows: Dynasty (pilot episode), Banacek (as Thomas Banacek), Dr.'s Hospital, The A-Team (as Col. John 'Hannibal' Smith)
Movie Titles: Breakfast at Tiffany's
🎭William Schallert -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/6/1922 d.5/8/2016 N.S. (93)
Misc: guested on many series TV shows
TV Shows: Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (as Mr. Leander Pomfritt), Patty Duke Show (as Martin Lane), Nancy Walker Show, Hardy Boys (as Carson Drew), Nancy Drew Mysteries (as Carson Drew), Little Women, Ike, New Gidget (as Russ Lawrence), Torkelsons (as Wesley Hodges)
Movie Titles: Innerspace, In the Heat of the Night (1967)
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In 1940, 05 x 08 = 40
In 1952, according to estimates, Mad Magazine debuts in newsstands. The face of Alfred E Neuman predates Mad Magazine by at least 50 years. He appeared often in the various EC publications before Mad was started. Originally he had no name, but writers occasionally attached some name to this ubiquitous face. Two names that were often used were Melvin Coznowski (multiple spellings) and Alfred E Neuman. Mad was originally a comic book. Though William Gaines was instrumental in the founding of the Comics Code Authority, he dropped out over a rule dispute. He dumped all of his comics except Mad, which he renamed Mad Magazine and changed to a not-quite-a-comic-book format.
In 1954, “The Spike Jones Show”, TV Variety, last aired on NBC.
In 1956, Oh, hello, Newman! Alfred E. Neuman (“What, me worry?”) first appeared on the cover of Mad magazine. He even got some votes in the presidential election, which was won by Dwight Eisenhower in 1956. Mad Magazine was founded by William Gaines.
In 1962, the musical comedy “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” starring Zero Mostel opened on Broadway at the Alvin Theater in New York. The comedy opened at the Alvin Theatre in New York City. Audiences laughed through the entertaining show for a total of 964 performances.
In 1965, Gilliganʹs Island episode #32. “Physical Fatness”. Gilligan and the Skipper plan to join the Navy when they are rescued. However, when weighing themselves, they discover that Gilligan must gain weight, while the Skipper must diet.
In 1965, on the cover of TV Guide: “Bob Denver of Gilliganʹs Island”. Other Articles: Woody Allen, Man from UNCLE
In 1965, R.C., “Chim, Chim, Cheree” by New Christy Minstrels peaked at #82 on the pop singles chart.
In 1965, R.C., “Crazy Downtown” by Allan Sherman peaked at #40 on the pop singles chart; it was a parody of Petula Clarkʹs “Downtown”
In 1971, R.C., “Chick-A-Boom (Donʹt Ya Jesʹ Love It)” by Daddy Dewdrop peaked at #9 on the pop singles chart.
In 1992, Rapper-actor Will Smith (the Fresh Prince) marries songwriter Sheree Zampino in Santa Barbara, Calif. The two are expecting their first child.
In 1998, the rainbow ends for CBS with their 39th and final airing of “The Wizard of Oz.” Viewers will now either have to catch it on cable on TNT, or stop being such unbelievable cheapskates and buy a video player.
In 1999, “The New Woody Woodpecker Show” began airing on Fox
In 2001, “Running With Scissors” album by “Weird Al” Yankovic was certified Platinum by the RIAA
In 2001, “Running With Scissors” goes Platinum! Weird Alʹs 1999 album has now officially sold more than a million copies in the U.S. since its June 1999 release, and was certified Platinum by the RIAA on May 8, 2001. This marks Alʹs 6th album to go Platinum in the United States (behind “Bad Hair Day,” “Even Worse,” “Dare To Be Stupid,” “In 3-D” and “Off The Deep End”).
In 2010, Actress Betty White hosted NBCʹs “Saturday Night Live” as the result of a Facebook campaign.
In 2015, NFL quarterback Peyton Manning performs “Folsom Prison Blues” with musical guest Dierks Bentley during the eighth annual Celebration of Caring Gala benefit at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown
In 2040, 05 x 08 = 40