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Demented Datebooks: Comedy Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name May 18

Last Updated 05-29-2018

🎭Spencer Breslin -- is 26 in the year 2018 and 27 in the year 2019; b.5/18/1992
Actor
TV Shows: Soul Man, Center of the Universe (as Miles Pressman)
Movie Titles: The Santa Clause (series), The Cat in the Hat, The Kid, The Happening, Meet The Parents

🎭Denny Dillon -- is 67 in the year 2018 and 68 in the year 2019; b.5/18/1951
Actress, Comedienne
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live (1980-81), Women in Prison (as Meg Bando), Dream On
Movie Titles: Ice Age, United 93, Saturday Night Fever

🎭Tina Fey -- is 48 in the year 2018 and 49 in the year 2019; b.5/18/1970
Actress, Comedienne, Producer
Book Titles: Bossypants
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock (as Liz Lemon), Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (creator and as Andrea Bayden and Marcia Clark)
Movie Titles: Mean Girls, Baby Mama

🎭Dwayne Hickman -- is 84 in the year 2018 and 85 in the year 2019; b.5/18/1934
TV/Movie Actor, TV Executive, Director
Names/Places: b. in Los Angeles; Darryl's brother
Misc: some say b. 1931
TV Shows: Bob Cummings Show (as Chuck MacDonald), The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (star), Clueless (as Tripp Mariens)
Movie Titles: Cat Ballou, A Night at the Roxbury

🎭🎵Robert (Singer B. 1931) Morse -- is 87 in the year 2018 and 88 in the year 2019; b.5/18/1931 N.S.
Actor, Comedian, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Newton, MA
Misc: stage: Truman Capote
TV Shows: Mad Men (as Bertram Cooper)
Movie Titles: How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying

✍🎵🎸Mark Mothersbaugh -- is 68 in the year 2018 and 69 in the year 2019; b.5/18/1950
Author, Music Producer, Composer, Songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist, Synthesizer, New Wave Musician
Misc: voice of P.G.M.
Group Names: Devo

🎨Don Martin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/18/1931 d.1/7/2000 (68)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: MAD's maddest cartoonist; longtime Mad magazine cartoonist who drew an assortment of wild-haired characters, punctuating the grotesque action with wacky words like SPLOP! and POIT!!; later worked at Cracked in 1987

🎭Pernell Roberts -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/18/1928 d.1/24/2010 (81)
TV Actor, TV Host
Names/Places: b. in Waycross, GA
Misc: some say b. in 1928
TV Shows: Bonanza (as Adam Cartwright), Trapper John MD (as Dr. John McIntyre aka Trapper John), FBI:The Untold Stories (narrator)

🎵Larry Wayne Stevens -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/18/1939 N.S. d.7/17/2016 N.S. (77)
Music Producer, Songwriter, Gospel Singer, Novelty Singer
Names/Places: aka Gary Sanford Paxton
Group Names: Skip and Flip, The Hollywood Argyles
Song Titles: Alley Oop (producer and singer for The Hollywood Argyles), Monster Mash (producer for Bobby "Boris" Pickett)

🎭🎵Liam Sullivan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/18/1923 N.S. d.4/19/1998 N.S. (74)
Actor, Comedian, Singer
TV Shows: The Monroes (as Maj. Mapoy)

🎭🎮Wayne Allwine -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/7/1947 N.S. d.5/18/2009 N.S. (62)
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Video Game Voice Actor
Misc: voice of Mickey Mouse
TV Shows: New Mickey Mouse Club, Bonkers, Mickey's Fun Songs, Mickey Mouse Works, House of Mouse, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Movie Titles: The Great Mouse Detective, The Prince and the Pauper, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Mickey's Christmas Carol, A Goofy Movie, Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas, The Lion King 1 1/2, Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas
Video Games: My Disney Kitchen, Mickey's Speedway USA, Kingdom Hearts (series), Disney Sports (series), Toontown Online, Disney Think Fast

🎭Andy Clyde -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/25/1892 d.5/18/1967 (75)
TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, Scotish
TV Shows: The Tall Man (as Pa McBean), Hopaling Cassidy (as California), The Real McCoys (as George MacMichael), Lassie (as Cully Wilson), No Time for Sergeants (as Grandpa Jim Anderson)
Movie Titles: Dora's Dunking Doughnuts, Leather Burners, Super-Hooper-Dyne

🎭Elizabeth Montgomery -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/15/1933 d.5/18/1995 (62)
TV/Movie Actress
Names/Places: b. in Los Angeles; Robert's daughter
TV Shows: Robert Montgomery Presents (player), Bewitched (as Samantha Stephens & cousin Serena)

🎭Arthur O'Connell -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/29/1908 d.5/18/1981 (73)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor
TV Shows: Mr. Peepers (as Mr. Hansen)

🎭Joseph Pevney -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/15/1911 d.5/18/2008 (96)
Director
Misc: directed some of the most popular Star Trek TOS episodes as well as TV from 60s to 80s

🎭🎵🏆Skip Stephenson -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/18/1940 d.5/18/1992 (52)
Actor, Comedian, TV Host, Announcer, Singer, Sportscaster
Names/Places: b. in Omaha, Ne.
TV Shows: Real People

🎭🎵John William "Bubbles" Sublett -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/19/1902 N.S. d.5/18/1986 N.S. (84)
Movie Actor, Comedian, Tap Dancer, Novelty Singer
Names/Places: RN:John William Sublett
Misc: of Buck and Bubbles

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In 1950, Mark Mothersbaugh of Devo is born in Akron, Ohio.

In 1951, The Pluto film, “Plutopia” is released. Mickey Mouse also appears.

In 1959, R.C., “Castin' My Spell” by The Johnny Otis Show peaked at #52 on the pop singles chart.

In 1959, R.C., “Judy” by David Seville peaked at #86 on the pop singles chart.

In 1959, R.C., “Russian Band Stand” by Spencer and Spencer peaked at #91 on the pop singles chart.

In 1963, R.C., “If You Wanna Be Happy” by Jimmy Soul peaked at #1 on the pop singles chart.

In 1963, the Kingsmen cut “Louie, Louie”

In 1965, Gene Roddenberry suggests 16 names including Kirk for Star Trek Capt.

In 1968, Tiny Timʹs warbly “Tiptoe through the Tulips” was released. An eventual top twenty hit, “Tiptoe” was a remake of a number one hit for Nick Lucas in 1929.

In 1968, “Yummy Yummy Yummy” by Ohio Express entered the Top 40 chart.

In 1972, “Me And The Chimp”, TV Comedy; last aired on CBS. Iʹll admit it: it was no Lancelot Link!

In 1974, R.C., “The Streak” by Ray Stevens peaked at #1 on the pop singles chart. “The Streak” started a 3-week run. The novelty tune by Ray Stevens, was about people running “nekkid” where they shouldnʹt be “nekkid”, like, in public. It was the second number one hit for the comedian who made numerous appearances on the “Andy Williams” TV show in the late 1960s, as well as his own show in the summer of 1970. His first number one hit, just prior to “The Streak” was “Everything Is Beautiful”. Both songs won gold records, as did his comedic “Gitarzan”, a top ten hit in 1969. Stevens has been the top novelty recording artist of the past three decades. “Booga-da, booga, da!”

In 1975, TVʹS “CHER” Musical Guests: HUDSON BROTHERS

In 1985, R.C., “One Night In Bangkok” by Murray Head peaked at #3 on the pop singles chart.

In 1986, Chung Kwung Ying did 2,750 “atomic” hand-stand push-ups.

In 1990, CBS opts to “Return To Green Acres” with a TV movie reuniting all the Hooterville oddballs (that are still alive). CBS promotes the show with a bizarre print ad spoofing the film “Poltergeist” with Arnold the pig standing on his hind legs in front of a television, squealing “Theyʹre back!”

In 1993, President Clinton received a haircut, which reportedly cost $200, while Air Force One sat on a runway at Los Angeles International Airport for an hour, tying up other planes.

In 1995, 05 x 18 = 90

In 1995, actress Elizabeth Montgomery (TVʹs “Bewitched”) died of colon cancer at her home in Beverly Hills, California; she was 63.

In 2095, 05 x 18 = 90

The Holiday Almanacs May 18, 2019

What's Today?

Today is Sat May the 18 in the year 2019
Jan 1 began on a Tue
This is day 138 of the year
Serialnumber = 43591
Julian date = 2458610 O.S.= 5 - 5 - 2019

Calendar

Holidays

Feast of St. Eric, patron saint of Sweden.
Feast of St. Venantius, bishop, martyr.
Feast of the Horned God (English).
National Hospital Week (Day 7)
Salvation Army Week (Day 6)
Alcohol and Other Drug Related Birth Defects Week Ends
Kiwanis Prayer Week Ends
National Educational Bosses Week Ends
National Hamburger Week Ends
National Historic Preservation Week Ends
National Nursing Home Week ends.
National Osteoporosis Prevention Week Ends
National Safe Kids Week Ends
National Salvation Army Week Ends
National Small Business Week Ends
National Stuttering Awareness Week Ends
Universal Family Week Ends
Herb Day
Kids Helping Kids Day
Migratory Bird Day
National Police Week Ends
[Angel's Camp, Calif] Jumping Frog Jubilee
[USA] Armed Forces Day (1950)
[USA] International Chicken Flying Meet (3rd Saturday)
[USA] Preakness Stakes in Maryland (2nd jewel in horse racing triple crown)
National Transportation Week Ends
[USA] National Transportation Week Ends
Blow Your Top Day
Discovery Day (Cayman Islands).
National Defense Transportation Day
Vesak Day (Singapore).
Visakha Bucha Day (Thailand).
[Haiti] Flag Day/University Day
[Sweden] King Erik IX Helgi, [The Saint]
[USA] National Museum Day.
[USA] Don't Do Dishes Day
[USA] Visit Your Relatives Day
[Uruguay] Battle of Las Piedras (1828)
[World] Good-Will Day
[World] International Museum Day

Reminders

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.
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Family Support Month
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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
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National Strawberry Month
National Stroke Awareness Month
National Tavern Month
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National Tuberous Sclkerosis Awareness Month
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Project Safe Baby Month
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