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Last Updated 05-29-2018

🎭Richard Blackwood -- is 46 in the year 2018 and 47 in the year 2019; b.5/15/1972 N.S.
Comedian, Personality, English
TV Shows: Richard Blackwood Show (star), Ed Stone is Dead (star)

🎨🎭Alexandra Breckenridge -- is 36 in the year 2018 and 37 in the year 2019; b.5/15/1982
Photographer, Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress
TV Shows: True Blood, Dirt, Family Guy, The Walking Dead, American Horror Story
Movie Titles: The Bridge to Nowhere, She's the Man, D.E.B.S., Big Fat Liar

✍🎭Harve Brosten -- is 75 in the year 2018 and 76 in the year 2019; b.5/15/1943
Comedy Writer, TV Producer/Director
TV Shows: The Jeffersons, All in the Family
Movie Titles: Shamus, The Anderson Tapes

🎭Jasmin Brown -- is 29 in the year 2018 and 30 in the year 2019; b.5/15/1989 N.S.
Actress, Comedienne

🎭🎮Sarah Hadland -- is 47 in the year 2018 and 48 in the year 2019; b.5/15/1971 N.S.
Actress, Video Game Voice Actress, English
TV Shows: The Job Lot, Miranda, SuperNormal
Movie Titles: Quantum of Solace, Magicians, Leap Year, Now is Good, Horrible Histories
Video Games: James Bond 007: Blood Stone, Fable (series)

🎭Russell Hornsby -- is 44 in the year 2018 and 45 in the year 2019; b.5/15/1974
TV Shows: Lincoln Heights, Grimm (as Hank Griffin)
Movie Titles: Meet the Parents, Big Fat Liar

🎭🎵Gunilla Hutton -- is 76 in the year 2018 and 77 in the year 2019; b.5/15/1942
TV Actress, Singer, Swedish
TV Shows: Petticoat Junction (as Billie Jo Bradley), Hee Haw

🎭🎵Lanie Kazan -- is 78 in the year 2018 and 79 in the year 2019; b.5/15/1940
TV/Movie Actress, Singer
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RLN:Levine
Misc: some say b. 1941-43 or May 16
TV Shows: Paper Chase (as Rose Samuels), Beverly Hills 90210 (as Andrea's Granma Rose Zuckerman)
Movie Titles: You Don't Mess with the Zohan, Pixels, Beaches, My Favorite Year, My Big Fat Greek Wedding (series)

🎭Peggy Pope -- is 89 in the year 2018 and 90 in the year 2019; b.5/15/1929
TV Shows: Billy, Soap (as Mrs. David), 9 to 5 (as Betty)
Movie Titles: The Last Starfighter, Choke, Once Bitten

🎭🎵🎸Ahmet Rodan Emuukha Zappa -- is 44 in the year 2018 and 45 in the year 2019; b.5/15/1974
Actor, Producer, Rock & Roll Musician
Names/Places: Gail & Frank's son
TV Shows: 2 Hip 4 TV, Roseanne, Z, Happy Hour (USA)
Movie Titles: The Odd Life of Timothy Green, Jack Frost, Pump Up the Volume, Ready to Rumble

Lyman Frank Baum -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/15/1856 d.5/6/1919 (62)
Children's Author
Book Titles: The Wizard of Oz

⚛🎮Samuel F. "Ted" Dabney -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/15/1937 N.S. d.5/26/2018 N.S. (81)
Engineer, Video Game Figure
Misc: the co-founder of Atari, Inc. alongside Nolan Bushnell, and one of the creators of the first successful arcade game titled Pong.

✍🎭Charles Lamont -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/15/1895 d.9/12/1993 (98)
Screenwriter, Movie Actor, Movie Director
Movie Titles: Abbott and Costello (movie series)

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✍🎭🎵Stanley Lupino -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/15/1893 d.6/10/1942 (49)
Short Story Writer, Comedian, Director, Choreographer, Librettist, Singer, English

🎭🎵Eddie Morton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/15/1870 d.4/11/1938 (67)
Stage Actor, Comedian, Novelty Singer

🎵Bruce Duncan "Utah" Phillips -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/15/1935 N.S. d.5/23/2008 N.S. (73)
Folk Singer
Song Titles: Moose Turd Pie

🎭Menasha Skulnik -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/15/1890 d.6/4/1970 (80)
TV/Radio Actor, Comedian, Polish
Misc: Yiddish
TV Shows: Menasha the Magnificent (star), The Goldbergs (as Uncle David)

🎭Joe Cook -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/29/1890 d.5/15/1959 (69)
Comedian, Vaudevillan

🎭🎵Frankie Jaxon -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/3/1897 d.5/15/1953 (56)
Comedian, Vaudevillan, Singer, Pianist, Saxophonist, Blues Performer
Names/Places: NN:Half Pint
Misc: many say he was b. on Feb 3, 1895, many sources said he died in 1944; birth and death dates are from a headstone application as a military veteran.

Charles Perrault -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/12/1628 N.S. d.5/15/1703 N.S. (75)
Poet, Children's Author, French
Misc: fairy tales such as Cinderella

🎭John Stephenson -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/9/1923 d.5/15/2015 (91)
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
Misc: Voiced some Hanna-Barbera cartoons 50s-60s
TV Shows: People's Choice, Top Cat (as Fancy-Fancy), Jonny Quest (as Dr. Benton Quest), Augue Doggie (as Doggie Daddy)

🎭Barbara Stuart -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/3/1935 d.5/15/2011 (76)
TV Shows: Pete & Gladys, Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C. (as Bunny Harper), Our Family Honor, The Queen and I

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In 1928, work is completed on the first Mickey Mouse cartoon character film titled “Plane Crazy”. It was Walt Disneyʹs first silent film featuring his new character. “Plane Crazy” premiered as a sneak preview at a theatre on Sunset Boulevard, in Los Angeles, California. It cost $1,772.89 to make. Minnie Mouse also debuts.

In 1935, The third “Mickey Mouse Magazine” is first published.

In 1937, The Silly Symphony film, “Little Hiawatha” is released. The film, “Michael OʹHalloran” is generally released by Republic Pictures Corp. An excerpt from the Mickey Mouse cartoon “Puppy Love” is shown.

In 1957, AT THE MOVIES: “DESK SET.” The Spencer Tracy/Katharine Hepburn comedy has its world premiere in New York.

In 1961, R.C., “Bonanza” by Al Caiola Orchestra peaked at #19 on the pop singles chart.

In 1963, at the Grammy awards, Vaughn Meaderʹs “The First Family” won Album of the Year

In 1964, The Smothers Brothers, Dick and Tom, gave their first concert in Carnegie Hall in New York City.

In 1965, Gilliganʹs Island episode #33. “Itʹs Magic”. Gilligan finds a raft, oh wait, no, the great rftiniʹs magic trunk. Ginger knows how to use the magical tricks and the castaways plan to use the magic to scare away angry natives if they ever got to their island again. But Gilligan overhears the castaways saying he was bad luck, so he takes advantage of the disapearing trunk trick to leave and live alone in a cave.

In 1974, Frank Zappa and his wife announce the birth of their third child, a boy named Ahmet Rodan. He is named after the Japanese movie monster who lived mostly on a diet of 707 jets.

In 1975, 05 x 15 = 75

In 1976, R.C., “Kentucky Moonrunner” by Cledus Maggard peaked at #85 on the pop singles chart.

In 1976, R.C., “The Fonz Song” by The Heyettes peaked at #91 on the pop singles chart.

In 1978, Americaʹs “first homosexual robot love story” hits bookstores courtesy of George Nader. _Publishers Weekly_ notes “Chrome” has “several graphic love scenes…and quite a lot about massage technique.” Alongside “Chrome” on the “new release” shelves is the first and only book from author Malcolm Boyd to *not* be reviewed in the _New York Times_: “Take Off The Masks,” which thoroughly explores his life growing up gay.

In 1981, when we last left “Gilliganʹs Island” (which many hoped we finally had), The Howells had turned the place into a resort with all the other characters (if not actors) returning to run the joint. After a plane crash and escape from the Universal Studios Jaws monster, we join the “Harlem Globetrotters on Gilliganʹs Island,” there the team has to fight an orange basketball playing robot named George created by villains Martin Landau and Barbara Bain, for control of the islandʹs supply of the energy source Supremium.

In 1981, “Second City TV” moves from syndication to NBC expanding from 30 minutes to 90 under the new name “S.C.T.V. Network 90.”

In 1987, amidst mediocre ratings, Joan Rivers finally bails out of the Fox networkʹs first television series, “The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers.”

In 1988, 2nd American Comedy Award: Robin Williams and Tracey Ullman.

In 1992, A dozen babies At once by Christina Norborg; 7 girls, 5 boys; Niels, Svend, Eva, Lise, Peder, Greta, Erling, Ivar, Brigitte, Ana, Elena, and Inge.

In 1993, on the cover of TV Guide: “Closing Time at Cheers”. Other Articles: Wild Palms, Dana Delaney

In 1996, “Bad Hair Day” album by “Weird Al” Yankovic was certified Gold

In 2003, “Late Night with Conan OʹBrien” reran one of their earlier shows…entirely in clay!

In 2005, on the cover of TV Guide: Ray Romano and Patricia Heaton.

In 2005, The movie “Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith” had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.

In 2008, Emmy-winning composer Alexander “Sandy” Courage, who created the otherworldly theme for the original “Star Trek” TV series, died in Pacific Palisades, California, at age 88.

In 2013, the movie “Star Trek Into Darkness” opened in theaters in the USA.

In 2075, 05 x 15 = 75

The Holiday Almanacs May 15, 2019

What's Today?

Today is Wed May the 15 in the year 2019
Jan 1 began on a Tue
This is day 135 of the year
Serialnumber = 43588
Julian date = 2458607 O.S.= 5 - 2 - 2019



Feast of St. John Baptist de la Salle, confessor.
Feast of St. Torquatus and his companions, martyrs.
St. Isidore the Farmer Feast Day
Feast of the Shrine of St. Dymphna.
National Hospital Week (Day 4)
Salvation Army Week (Day 3)
Alcohol and Other Drug Related Birth Defects Week (Day 4)
Kiwanis Prayer Week (Day 4)
National Educational Bosses Week (Day 4)
National Hamburger Week (Day 4)
National Historic Preservation Week (Day 4)
National Nursing Home Week (Day 4)
National Osteoporosis Prevention Week (Day 4)
National Safe Kids Week (Day 4)
National Salvation Army Week (Day 4)
National Small Business Week (Day 4)
National Stuttering Awareness Week (Day 4)
Universal Family Week (Day 4)
National Police Week (Day 4)
National Transportation Week (Day 4)
[Baltimore] Preakness Frog Hop (date?)
[USA] National Transportation Week (Day 4)
Cape Cod Discovery Day (1602)
International Day of Families
Nylons Day
Prayer's Day (Denmark).
Quarter day in Scotland.
San Isidro Day (Mexico).
Stewardess Day
Working Solo Day
[Austria] Independence Day (1955)
[Moluccas] Pattimura Day (Thomas Pattimura led revolt against Neth)
[Paraguay] Independence Days (1811) thru 5-15
[Scotland] Whitsunday Term Day
[USA] Never Turn Your Back on the Ocean Day. Why? Because it may be waving at you.
[USA] Peace Officer's Memorial Day
[USA] Police Memorial Day.
National Employee Health and Fitness Day


Astrological Sign: Gemini: The Twins (5-21 thru 6-20); Ruling Planet: Mercury. Element: Air. Traits: Mentally active, talkative, versatile. Body part associated with this sign: The arms. Occupations: Crafts, communications, work dealing with intricate problems, sales, small businesses.
Flowers: Hawthorne and Lily of the Valley
Gem: Emerald and Agate
Full Moon: the Flower Moon, the Song Moon and the Hare Moon or the Faery Moon.
Better Hearing Month
Better Sleep Month
Breathe Easy Month
Correct Posture Month
Date Your Mate Month
Electrical Safety Month
Family Support Month
Foot Health Month
Freedom Shrine Month
Fresh Florida Tomato Month
Gazpacho Aficionado Time
Good Car Keeping Month
Healthy Baby Month
Home Improvement Months (not the TV show) (from April-Sep)
International Better Hearing Month
Iowa Tourism Month
May's name comes from the Latin word maiores, or elders.
Mental Health Month
Modern Dance Month
Motorcycle Awareness Month
National Allergy and Asthma Awareness Month
National Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Month
National Arthritis Month
National Asparagus Month
National Barbecue Month
National Bike Month
National Birds of Prey Month
National Car Maintainence Month
National Correct Posture Month
National Digestive Disease Awareness Month
National Duckling Month
National Egg Month
National Foster Care Month
National Fungal Infection Awareness Month
National Guy Pride Month
National Hair Color Month!
National Hamburger Month
National High Blood Pressure Month
National Huntington's Disease Awareness Month
National Labor History Month
National Mime Month
National National Hamburger Month
National Photo Month
National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
National Radio Month
National Reverse Your Work Schedule Month
National Salad Month
National Senior Citizen Month
National Senior Travel Month
National Sight-Saving Month
National Steelmark Month
National Strawberry Month
National Stroke Awareness Month
National Tavern Month
National Traume Awareness Month
National Tuberous Sclkerosis Awareness Month
Older Americans Month
Peace Month
Person History Awareness Month
Project Safe Baby Month
REACT CB-Radio Month
Revise Your Work Schedule Month
Sight Saving Month
Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month
Social Sciences Books Month
Touring Theatre Month
Aoi Matsuri or Hollyhock Festival (Japan).
Festival of the Fontanalia (Roman festival honoring Vesta, the goddess of fire, home and cooking, patron goddess of women).
[Ancient Rome] Idus Mai‘
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