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✍📰Dave Barry -- is 71 in the year 2018 and 72 in the year 2019; b.7/3/1947
Humorist, Columnist

🎭🎵Betty Buckley -- is 71 in the year 2018 and 72 in the year 2019; b.7/3/1947
Hall of Famer, TV/Movie/Stage Actress, Dancer, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Big Springs, TX
Misc: stage: 1776, Pippin, Cats, Drood, Sunset Blvd. (as Norma Desmond); in the American Theater Hall of Fame
TV Shows: Eight is Enough (as Sandra Sue Abbott 'Abby' Bradford)
Movie Titles: Simply Irresitible

🎭🎮Jesse Corti -- is 63 in the year 2018 and 64 in the year 2019; b.7/3/1955
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer, Video Game Voice Actor, Venezuelan
TV Shows: NFL Rush Zone (as Drop Kick, voice)
Movie Titles: Frozen, Beauty and the Beast, Gone in Sixty Seconds, Zootopia
Video Games: Lightning Returns (series), BioShock Infinite, Uncharted (series), Call of Juarez (series)

🎭Keri Houlihan -- is 43 in the year 2018 and 44 in the year 2019; b.7/3/1975
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress
Misc: retired from acting in 1988
TV Shows: The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show (as Marcie), The New Leave It to Beaver (as J.J. Rutherford), Our House (as Molly Witherspoon)
Movie Titles: Testament

🎭🏆🏈Ryan McPartlin -- is 43 in the year 2018 and 44 in the year 2019; b.7/3/1975
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, College Football Player
TV Shows: Passions (for the entire run as Hank Bennett), Living with Fran (as Riley Douglas Martin), Chuck (as Devon "Captain Awesome" Woodcomb)
Movie Titles: Lego: The Adventures of Clutch Powers, J. Edgar

✍🎭🏆Olivia Munn -- is 38 in the year 2018 and 39 in the year 2019; b.7/3/1980
Author, Actress, Comedienne, Cartoon Voice Actress, Personality, Model
TV Shows: Miles from Tomorrowland (as Phoebe Callisto), Attack of the Show (as herself / hostess), The Newsroom (as Sloan Sabbith)
Movie Titles: Iron Man 2, Deliver Us From Evil, Magic Mike, Ride Along 2

🎭🎵Terry Ree -- is 69 in the year 2018 and 70 in the year 2019; b.7/3/1949
Comedian, Country Performer
Misc: of the (Bruce) Williams and (Terry) Ree comedy duo, aka The Indian and the White Guy.

🎭Kurtwood Smith -- is 75 in the year 2018 and 76 in the year 2019; b.7/3/1943
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
TV Shows: The New Adventures of Beans Baxter (as Mr. Sue, leader of U.G.L.I.), Renegades, That 70's Show (as Red Foreman), 24 (season 7 as Senator Blaine Mayer), Beware the Batman (as James Gordon), Resurrection, Squirrel Boy
Movie Titles: Rambo III, RoboCop

🎭Jan Smithers -- is 69 in the year 2018 and 70 in the year 2019; b.7/3/1949
Names/Places: b. in North Hollywood; James Brolin's ex-wife
Misc: retired from acting in 1987
TV Shows: WKRP in Cincinnati (as Bailey Quarters)
Movie Titles: Where the Lilies Bloom, Mr. Nice Guy, Our Winning Season

🎭Yeardley Smith -- is 54 in the year 2018 and 55 in the year 2019; b.7/3/1964
TV/Movie Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, American, French
TV Shows: The Simpsons (as Lisa Marie Simpson), Herman's Head (as Louise)

✍🎭Jay Tarses -- is 79 in the year 2018 and 80 in the year 2019; b.7/3/1939
Comedy Writer, Actor, Producer
Misc: of the (Tom) Patchett & Tarses writing team of Carol Burnett, Bob Newhart, & Tony Randall Shows
TV Shows: Open All Night, The Duck Factory
Movie Titles: The Great Muppet Caper, The Muppets Take Manhattan

🎭Edwina Barry -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/3/1886 d.7/7/1988 (102)

✍🎭Rick Ducommun -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/3/1956 d.6/17/2015 (58)
Comedy Writer, Actor, Comedian, Canadian
TV Shows: Thicke of the Night, Rock-n-America
Movie Titles: Groundhog Day, The Burbs, Spaceballs, Die Hard, Hunt For Red October, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Encino Man, Last Action Hero, Scary Movie

🎭Leon Errol -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/3/1881 d.10/12/1951 (70)
Movie Actor, Comedian, Vaudevillan, Dancer, Australian
Movie Titles: Ziegfeld Follies

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🎭Ken Ober -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/3/1957 d.11/15/2009 (52)
Actor, Game Show Host
TV Shows: Remote Control
Movie Titles: Parenthood

🎭George Sanders -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/3/1906 d.4/25/1972 (65)
TV/Movie Actor, Russian
Names/Places: Tom Conway's brother; d. suicide
Misc: one of the movies' classiest scoundrels
TV Shows: Batman (as Mr. Freeze)

🎭Leonard Tepper -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/3/1939 d.6/7/2001 (61)
Actor, Comedian
TV Shows: Late Show with David Letterman (player)

🎭Jim Backus -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/25/1913 d.7/3/1989 (76)
TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor
Names/Places: b. in Cleveland, OH; RFN:James Gilmour
TV Shows: I Married Joan (as Judge Bradley Stevens), The Jim Backus Show (as Mike O'Toole), Gilligan's Island (as Thurston Howell III), Mr. Magoo (voicist), Blondie (as J.C. Dithers)

🎭"Curly" Joe De Rita -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/12/1909 d.7/3/1993 (83)
Actor, Comedian, Vaudevillan
Names/Places: RN:Joseph Wardell
Movie Titles: The Three Stooges (movie series as Curly Joe 1959-65, replacing Joe Besser and became the second and last of the Shemp replacements)

🎭Andy Griffith -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/1/1926 d.7/3/2012 (86)
Hall of Famer, Actor, Comedian, Producer
Names/Places: b. in Mount Airy, NC
Song Titles: "What It Was, Was Football" (as Deacon Andy Griffith)
TV Shows: Headmaster (as Andy Thompson), The Andy Griffith Show (as Andy Taylor reprised on Mayberry R.F.D.), The Headmaster (as Andy Thompson), New Andy Griffith Show (as Andy Sawyer), Centennial, Salvage I (as Harry), Matlock (as Benjamin Matlock & own father Charlie Matlock)
Movie Titles: No Time For Sergeants, Spy Hard, Waitress, A Face in the Crowd

🎨Alfred Harvey -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/6/1913 d.7/3/1994 (80)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Harvey World Famous Comics featured such characters as Casper the Friendly Ghost and Richie Rich

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🎵🎸Brian Jones -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/28/1942 d.7/3/1969 (27)
Hall of Famer, Clarinetist, Flutist, Harp, Harpsichordist, Keyboardist, Marimba, Percussionist, Saxophonist, Xylophonist, Zitarist, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist, English
Names/Places: RN:Lewis Brian Hopkins Jones
Misc: Koto Player
Group Names: The Rolling Stones

✍🎵🎸Jim Morrison -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/8/1943 d.7/3/1971 (27)
Hall of Famer, Poet, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer
Names/Places: NN:The Lizard King; FN:James Douglas; d. heart failure in Paris; his name is an anagram for "Mr. Mojo Risin'".
Group Names: The Doors (lead), soloist
Song Titles: Break On Thorugh (To The Other Side), Light My Fire, People Are Strange, Love Me Two Times, Hello I Love You, Touch Me, Love Her Madly, Riders on the Storm
Album Titles: The Doors, Strange Days, Waiting for the Sun, The Soft Parade, Morrison Hotel, L.A. Woman

🎵Boots Randolph -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/3/1927 d.7/3/2007 (80)
Composer, Saxophonist
Names/Places: b. in Paducah, KY
Misc: Yakety Sax; his music was often used in the children's show Wonderama; also for Benny Hill Show; some say b. 1926
Song Titles: Yakety Yak

✍🎭🎵Rudy Vallee -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/28/1901 d.7/3/1986 (85)
Writer, TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian, Composer, Music Publisher, Clarinetist, Saxophonist, Bandleader, Pop Crooner
Names/Places: b. in Island Pond, VT; RN:Hubert Prior Rudy Vallee; d. while watching the Statue of Liberty Centennial ceremonies
Misc: famous of the 1920-30s
TV Shows: Batman (as Evil Lord Phogg)

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In 1890, Idaho was admitted as the 43rd state in the United States.

In 1921, 07 x 03 = 21

In 1937, R.C., "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down" hits #1 on the pop singles chart by Russ Morgan.

In 1940, the legendary comedy team of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello debuted with their network radio show on NBC. The duo replaced Fred Allen for the summer months. Twelve years later, Abbott and Costello went on to produce 52 episodes of one of the most successful and repeated programs in TV history, "The Abbott and Costello Show". A cartoon version of the human cartoons followed in 1966.

In 1942, The Pluto film, "The Sleepwalker" is released.

In 1945, Victor Borge was first heard on network radio on NBC. The network gave the comedian/pianist the summer replacement slot for "Fibber McGee and Molly".

In 1946, Future show-business partners Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin meet for the first time in Atlantic City, where both are performing.

In 1948, R.C., "Woody Woodpecker" by Kay Kyser & Orchestra peaked at #1 on the pop singles chart and stayed there for six weeks.

In 1952, "Mr. Peepers" starring Wally Cox debuted on NBC.

In 1954, The Chords make their R&B chart debut with "Sh-Boom," a song Stan Freberg would later parody.

In 1954, The Chords make their R&B chart debut with "Sh-Boom."

In 1966, ED SULLIVAN SHOW Guests FRANKIE AVALON & ANNETTE FUNICELLO perform a medley of songs about various cities

In 1978, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that the F.C.C. was within its authority to reprimand New York radio station WBAI-FM for broadcasting a George Carlin comedy routine titled "Filthy Words" or "The Seven Dirty Words You Cannot Say On Television."

In 1982, R.C., "I Want Candy" by Bow Wow Wow peaked at #62 on the pop singles chart.

In 1985, the first installment of the "Back To The Future" time travel triology starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd opened in theaters in the U.S.A.

In 1987, In France, Klaus Barbie, the Nazi "butcher of Lyon," was jailed for life for wartime crimes against humanity.

In 1988, Rocky Kenover set a record by making 403 parachute jumps within 24 hours; one jump every three minutes including the time it took for the airplane to reach an altitude of 1,200 feet. Rocky's staff consisted of 50 parachute packers, seven airplanes, and ten pilots.

In 1989, actor Jim Backus died. He's best known for playing Thurston Howell III on "Gilligan's Island" and for providing the voice for Mr. Magoo.

In 1989, The movie "Batman," set record of quickest $100 million (10 days).

In 1992, Gary Dell'Abate (Howard Stern Show) marries Mary.

In 1993, Comedian "Curly Joe" DeRita, the sixth member of the Three Stooges, died in Woodland Hills, Calif., at age 83.

In 1993, Dodger broadcaster and former pitcher Don Drysdale died of a heart attack at 56. At the time, he was in a Montreal hotel room, preparing for a broadcast. During his 14 year career, Drysdale collected 2,486 strikeouts, currently in the top 25 on that list. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1984. He also appearred as a guest on "The Brady Bunch".

In 1994, After a 11-month absence, Dr. Demento reappears on KLIT-FM (KSCA) 101.9, an adult album alternative format station.

In 1998, Limp Bizkit singer Fred Durst amuses an Ozzfest '98 crowd in New Jersey by flushing cardboard cutouts of Zac Hanson and Posh Spice down a 20-foot-high toilet.

In 1998, Today in Late Show w/ Letterman History: Former U.S. Senator Bob Dole entertains Letterman and the audience when he talks about the wonders of Viagra.

In 2000, DirecTV aired the 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz" with Pink Floyd's "Dark Side Of The Moon" album synchronized on the alternate Second Audio Program (SAP) audio channel with the action taking place on the screen. While no one involved with Pink Floyd has ever admitted to any link between the band's seminal 1973 album and the classic MGM film, urban legend purports that the album was conceived as a latter-day, alternate soundtrack to Dorothy Gale's adventures in Oz.

In 2000, DirecTV broadcasts the 1939 film "The Wizard Of Oz," with Pink Floyd's "Dark Side Of The Moon" in sync on the alternate Second Audio Program (SAP). While no one involved with Pink Floyd has ever admitted to any link between the bands seminal 1973 album and the classic film, urban legend purports that the album was conceived as an alternate soundtrack to Dorothy's adventures in Oz.

In 2002, the movies "Men in Black II" and "Powerpuff Girls" opened in theaters in the USA

In 2007, the movie "Transformers" opened in theaters in the USA.

In 2008, Larry Harmon, who turned Bozo the Clown into a show business staple, died in Los Angeles at age 83.

In 2012, Andy Griffith, 86, who made homespun American Southern wisdom his trademark as the wise sheriff in "The Andy Griffith Show," died at his North Carolina home.

In 2012, the movie "Tha Amazing Spider-Man" opened in theaters in the USA.

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The Holiday Almanacs July 3, 2018

What's Today?

Today is Tue Jul the 3 in the year 2018
Jan 1 began on a Mon
This is day 184 of the year
Serialnumber = 43272
Julian date = 2458291 O.S.= 6 - 20 - 2018



Feast of St. Leo II, pope (681-83).
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[Zambia] Unity Day
[Algeria] Independence Day (1962), declared independence from France.
[Idaho] Admission Day (1890)
[USA] Compliment-Your-Mirror Day
[USA] Disobedience Day.
[USA] Honor America Days (thru 7-4)
[USA] Emancipation Day (U.S. Virgin Islands)
[USA] National Sobriety Checkpoint Week (Day 6)
[USA] National Patriots Month (thru July 4)
Let Freedom Ring Day
Sothis (celebrated in Egypt).
Stay Out of the Sun Day
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Man Watchers' Compliment Week (Day 3)
Music for Life Week (Day 3)
National Canned Luncheon Meat Week (Day 3)
National Awareness Week for Lifesaving Techniques Week (Day 3)


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Astrological sign: Leo: The Lion (7-23 thru 8-22); Ruling Planet: Sun. Element: Fire. Traits: Forceful, generous, creative, well-organized. Body part associated with this sign: The heart. Occupations: Supervisor, actor, king, activities requiring physical strength, bartender.
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Gems: ruby and onxy
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Flowers: water lily and larkspur
Before the 20th century, July was pronounced to rhyme with "truly."
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Ice Cream Month
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National Eye Exam Month
National Hitchhiking Month.
National Hot Dog Month
National Ice Cream Month
National July Belongs to Blueberries Month
National Lamb and Wool Month
National Peach Month
National Picnic Month
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National Recreation and Parks Month
National Tennis Month
Sports and Recreation Month
Dog Days of Summer begin. (Originally, the period when Sirius, the Dog Star, rose just before or at sunrise. Ancients sacrificed a brown dog to appease the rage of Sirius, whom they believed was the cause of the hot weather.) (thru 8-15).
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