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Demented Datebooks: Comedy Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name May 29

Last Updated 06-23-2018

🎭Tracey E. Bregman-Recht -- is 55 in the year 2018 and 56 in the year 2019; b.5/29/1963 N.S.
Soap Actress, German
TV Shows: Days of Our Lives (as Donna Temple Craig), Young & the Restless (as Lauren, also reprieved on Bold & Beautiful)
Movie Titles: The Funny Farm

🎵🎸Danny Elfman -- is 65 in the year 2018 and 66 in the year 2019; b.5/29/1953
Music Producer, Composer, Songwriter, New Wave Singer, New Wave Musician
Names/Places: b. in Los Angeles
Misc: some say b. 1954
Group Names: Oingo Boingo (1976-1995), soloist
Song Titles: You Got Your Baby Knight, Only a Lad, Little Girls, Private Life, Wake Up (It's 1984), Weird Science, Just Another Day, Dead Man's Party, Stay, Pain, Not My Slave, Winning Side, Flesh and Blood, Out of Control, When the Lights Go Out, Insanity, Hey!
Album Titles: Only a Lad, Nothing to Fear, Good for Your Soul, So-Lo, Dead Man's Party, Boi-ngo, Dark at the End of the Tunnel, Boingo
TV Shows: The Simpsons (scored music for the series)

🎭Rupert Everett -- is 59 in the year 2018 and 60 in the year 2019; b.5/29/1959
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer, English
Movie Titles: Shrek (series), My Best Friend's Wedding, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Inspector Gadget, The Next Best Thing, The Importance of Being Ernest, Separate Lies

🎭Anthony "Tony" Geary -- is 71 in the year 2018 and 72 in the year 2019; b.5/29/1947 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Actor, Producer
Misc: some say b. 1948
TV Shows: Genreal Hospital (as Lucas 'Luke' Lorenzo Spencer, then Bill Eckert)
Movie Titles: Fish Tank,UHF

🎵Joey Levine -- is 68 in the year 2018 and 69 in the year 2019; b.5/29/1950
Music Producer, Songwriter, Pop Singer
Misc: commercial jingles composer
Group Names: Ohio Express
Song Titles: Yummy Yummy Yummy (with The Ohio Express)

🎭Karen Maruyama -- is 60 in the year 2018 and 61 in the year 2019; b.5/29/1958
Actress, Comedienne, Director
TV Shows: Whose Line is it Anyway?
Movie Titles: Pulp Fiction, The Campaign, The Bucket List, The American President

🎭Tamayo Otsuki -- is 59 in the year 2018 and 60 in the year 2019; b.5/29/1959
Misc: retired from acting in 1998
TV Shows: Davis Rules
Movie Titles: Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood, Anarchy TV, Mortuary Academy

🎵🎸David Palmer -- is 57 in the year 2018 and 58 in the year 2019; b.5/29/1961
Hip-Pop Drummer, Heavy Metal Drummer
Group Names: ABC, AC/DC

✍🎭Daniel Tosh -- is 43 in the year 2018 and 44 in the year 2019; b.5/29/1975 N.S.
Comedy Writer, Comedian, TV Host, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer, German
TV Shows: Tosh.0, Brickleberry (as Malloy)

✍🎭🎵Lisa Whelchel -- is 55 in the year 2018 and 56 in the year 2019; b.5/29/1963
Author, TV/Movie Actress, Songwriter, Singer, Pop Singer
Names/Places: b. in Littlefield, TX
Book Titles: Creative Correction, So You're Thinking about Homeschooling, The Facts of Life (and Other Lessons My Father Taught Me)
Song Titles: All Because of You, Just Obey, Cover Me Lord, Good Girl
Album Titles: All Because of You
TV Shows: The New Mickey Mouse Club, The Facts of Life (as Blair Warner)
Movie Titles: Twirl (TV movie), The Magician of Lublin, The Double McGuffin

✍⛪🎭🎵🏆🏌Sir Bob Hope -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/29/1903 d.7/27/2003 (100)
Hall of Famer, Author, Protestant, Humanitarian, Radio Actor, TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian, Variety Show Host, Vaudevillan, Producer, Dancer, Pop Crooner, Golfer, English
Names/Places: b. in Eltham; RFMN:Leslie Townes; Dolores' hubby
Misc: 20th Century's favorite entertainer, founded his own PGA Tour event
TV Shows: The Bob Hope Show
Movie Titles: Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number!, The Road to Hong Kong, The Seven Little Foys, Road to Rio, The Cat and the Canary

🎭Beatrice Lillie -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/29/1894 d.1/20/1989 (94)
Movie/Stage Actress, Comedienne, Canadian
Names/Places: RN:Constance Sylvia Gladys Munston; aka Lady Peel
Misc: billed as the funniest woman in the world
Movie Titles: Auntie Mame, Around the World in 80 Days, Throughly Modern Millie

✍🎭Herb Shriner -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/29/1918 d.4/23/1970 (51)
Humorist, Game Show Host, Variety Show Host
Names/Places: Wil & Kin's dad
TV Shows: Herb Shriner Show, Two for the Money

🎭Donna Jean Young -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/29/1936 d.1/29/2010 N.S. (73)
Actress, Comedienne
Misc: retired from acting in 1973
TV Shows: Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In (1972-73)

🎭Dick Beals -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/16/1927 d.5/29/2012 (85)
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Commercial Actor
Misc: voice of Speedy Alka Seltzer
TV Shows: Gumby (voice)

🎭🎵Fanny Brice -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/29/1891 d.5/29/1951 (59)
Movie/Stage/Radio Actress, Comedienne, Vaudevillaness, Dancer, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Brooklyn, NY; NN:Baby Snooks; RN:Fannie Borach; Billy Rose's wife
Movie Titles: Ziegfield Follies

🎭George Fenneman -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/19/1919 d.5/29/1997 (77)
Radio Actor, TV Host, Announcer, Chinese
Misc: some say b. Nov 10
TV Shows: Dragnet (1950s), You Bet Your Life, Tell It to Groucho, Donny & Marie
Movie Titles: The Thing

✍🎵Sir William Schwenck Gilbert -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/18/1836 d.5/29/1911 (74)
Author, Poet, Dramatist, Lyricist, Librettist, English
Names/Places: b. in London, England
Misc: Pirates of Penzance, H.M.S. Pinafore, The Mikado; co-comic operetta author of Gilbert & Sullivan comic opera lyricist team; d. Mar 29?

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🎵Ollie Halsall -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/14/1949 d.5/29/1992 N.S. (43)
Guitarist, Vibraharpist, English
Group Names: Neil Innes, Scaffold

🎭🎮Harvey Korman -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/15/1927 d.5/29/2008 (81)
Hall of Famer, TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor, Video Game Voice Actor
Names/Places: b. in Chicago
TV Shows: The Danny Kaye Show, The Carol Burnett Show, The Conway Show, Mama's Family (as Alistair Quince & Ed Higgins), The Flintstones (as Kazoo), Nutt House, Leo & Liz in Beverly Hills
Movie Titles: Herbie Goes Bananas, Curse of the Pink Panther, The History of the World: Part 1, Jingle All The Way, Blazing Saddles, The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas
Video Games: Flintstones Bedrock Bowling

🎭Lemuel Q. Stoopnagle -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/4/1897 d.5/29/1950 (52)
Radio Actor, Comedian
Names/Places: RN:F. Chase Taylor
Misc: part of the radio comedy team of Stoopnagle and Budd, who flourished in the 1930s.

🎨⚛Abbott Thayer -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/12/1849 d.5/29/1921 (71)
Painter, Naturalist, Teacher
Misc: created camoflage, a combination of colors for military uniforms that are hard to see in combat; Stan Ridgeway sang about a marine with the name Camouflage

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In 1453, Constantinople (now Istanbul), the capital of the Byzantine Empire, was captured by the Turks (some believe this signalled the end of the Middle Ages).

In 1903, comedian Bob Hope was born Leslie Townes Hope in Eltham, England.

In 1937, The Mickey Mouse film, “Modern Inventions” is released. Donald Duck stars, without Mickey.

In 1949, “Candid Camera”, TV Comedy Variety, moved to NBC.

In 1961, “Tossin' and Turnin'” by Bobby Lewis entered the Top 40 chart.

In 1962, Jimmy Dean wins Best Country and Western Recording for “Big Bad John” during the fourth annual Grammy Awards

In 1965, on the cover of TV Guide: “Elizabeth Montgomery and Dick York of Bewitched”. Other Articles: Hitchcock, Dick Van Dyke

In 1967, Australian Paul McManus water skis barefoot for 1:30:19.

In 1971, on the cover of TV Guide: “cast of All in the Family”. Other Articles: James Komack, U.S. TV in China

In 1971, R.C., “The Court Room” by Clarence Carter peaked at #61 on the pop singles chart.

In 1971, “When Youʹre Hot, Youʹre Hot” by Jerry Reed entered the Top 40 chart.

In 1971, according to the AP, Paul McCartney released “Mary Had A Little Lamb.” It was one of McCartneyʹs least successful songs, but still cracked the Top Thirty.

In 1972, long accused of possessing a knack of schmaltz, Paul McCartney releases “Mary Had a Little Lamb,” based on the nursery rhyme. The single is one of his worst “successes,” just cracking the Top Thirty.

In 1973, Mike Oldfield releases his “Tubular Bells” LP. The title track became the theme for “The Exorcist.”

In 1976, R.C., “One Piece At A Time” by Johnny Cash peaked at #29 on the pop singles chart.

In 1976, “Saturday Night Live” presents “the last episode of Star Trek,” a sketch which nets host Elliott Gould a fan letter from Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, who calls it “delicious. That is the proper word for it — imaginatively conceived and ably carried out with the kind of loose good humor that an entertaining parody demands.” Roddenberry also requests tapes of the sketch to play for the crew of the Star Trek theatrical film he hopes to start work on “to Remind us to hang loose and have some fun with what weʹre doing.”

In 1976, Johnny Cash rides to #1 on the Billboard country chart with “One Piece At A Time”

In 1982, R.C., “House Of Fun” by Madness peaked at #1 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1982, R.C., “I Know What Boys Like” by The Waitresses peaked at #62 on the pop singles chart.

In 1996, When San Franciscoʹs William VanLandingham and NY Metsʹ Jason Isringhausen took the mound against each other, it produced a unique record. The starting pitchers, whose last names contain 25 letters, tied the record for longest names for 2 starting pitchers in one game. The mark is shared by Pittsburghʹs Fritz Ostermueller and Philadelphiaʹs Ken raffensberger, who faced each other on September 29, 1944.

In 2003, Weird Alʹs album “Poodle Hat” debut on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart at #17.

In 2003, comedian Bob Hope was honored by the White House on his 100th birthday with establishment of the Bob Hope Patriotism Award for those showing extraordinary love of country and devotion to the personnel of the U.S. armed forces.

In 2004, Molly Shannon, from Saturday Night Live fame, married her artist fiance, Fritz Chestnut, in a private ceremony at the Four Seasons Hotel in Santa Barbara.

In 2008, Actor-comedian Harvey Korman, Emmy winner for “The Carol Burnett Show,” died in Los Angeles at age 81.

In 2009, Jay Leno hosted “The Tonight Show” on NBC supposedly for the final time, giving up his desk to Conan OʹBrien. (After a stint in prime time, Leno returned to “Tonight” in March 2010, stepping down again in February 2014.)

The Holiday Almanacs May 29, 2019

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Today is Wed May the 29 in the year 2019
Jan 1 began on a Tue
This is day 149 of the year
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Julian date = 2458621 O.S.= 5 - 16 - 2019



Feast of St. Maximus, Bishop of Triers.
National Senior Health and Fitness Day
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National Spelling Bee Finals
Public Relations Week (Day 4)
Entertain the Troops Day (Bob Hope b. 1903)
President JFK Day (b. 1917)
[England] Royal Oak Day/Oak Apple Day/Nettle Day (1660)
[Rhode Island] Ratification Day (1790)
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Flowers: Hawthorne and Lily of the Valley
Gem: Emerald and Agate
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