🎨🎭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.
🎭🎮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)
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)
Song Titles: Moose Turd Pie
🎭Menasha Skulnik -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/15/1890 d.6/4/1970 (80)
TV/Radio Actor, Comedian, Polish
TV Shows: Menasha the Magnificent (star), The Goldbergs (as Uncle David)
🎭Joe Cook -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/29/1890 d.5/15/1959 (69)
🎭🎵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 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