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Demented Datebooks: Comedy Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name July 5

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🎭Katherine Helmond -- is 89 in the year 2018 and 90 in the year 2019; b.7/5/1929
TV Actress
Names/Places: b. in Galveston, TX
Misc: some say b. 1934
TV Shows: Pearl, Soap (as Jessica Tate), Who's the Boss (as Mona Robinson), Coach (as Doris Sherman)

🎵🎸Huey Lewis -- is 67 in the year 2018 and 68 in the year 2019; b.7/5/1951
Music Producer, Songwriter, Harmonicaist, Rock & Roll Singer
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RN:Hugh Anthony Cregg III, then LN: Louis
Misc: some say b. in 1950
Group Names: Huey Lewis and The News (lead)
Song Titles: Do You Believe in Love, Workin' for a Livin', Heart and Soul, I Want a New Drug, The Heart of Rock and Roll, If This Is It, Walking on a Thin Line, The Power of Love, Back in Time, Stuck With You, Hip to Be Square, Jacob's Ladder, I Know What I Like, Doing It All For My Baby, Perfect World, Small World (Part One), Couple Days Off
Album Titles: Huey Lewis and the News, Picture This, Sports, Fore!, Small World, Hard at Play
TV Shows: Hot in Cleveland (as Johnny Revere in four episodes), The Cleveland Show (guest as Guy Who Looks Like Huey Lewis)

🎵Terry "Cashman" Minogue -- is 77 in the year 2018 and 78 in the year 2019; b.7/5/1941
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Composer, Songwriter, Singer
Group Names: Cashman & West
Song Titles: Talkin' Baseball (1981)

🎭Don Stark -- is 64 in the year 2018 and 65 in the year 2019; b.7/5/1954
Actor, Director
TV Shows: Bless This House (as Lenny), That 70's Show (as Bob Pinciotti), Maron
Movie Titles: John Carter, Star Trek: First Contact

🎭🎮Claudia Wells -- is 52 in the year 2018 and 53 in the year 2019; b.7/5/1966
Actress, Video Game Voice Actress, Malaysia
TV Shows: Herbie the Love Bug, Fast Times (as Linda)
Movie Titles: Back to the Future, Starship: Rising, Still Waters Burn, Alien Armageddon
Video Games: Back to the Futire: The Game (series)

🎭Dorien Wilson -- is 55 in the year 2018 and 56 in the year 2019; b.7/5/1963
TV Shows: Sister Sister (occasional), Dream On (as Eddie Charles), The Parkers (as Professor Stanley Oglevee), Bella and the Bulldogs (as Coach Russell), Goode Behavior (as Franklin Goode), That's So Raven
Movie Titles: You Got Served

🎭Phineas Taylor Barnum -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/5/1810 d.4/7/1891 (80)
Entertainment Figure
Names/Places: b. in Bethel, Conn.
Misc: Showman; Circus Founder; There's a sucker born every minute; probably the most effective promoter and showiest showman America ever produced

🎭Alton "Ben" Powers -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/5/1950 d.4/6/2015 (64)
TV Shows: Good Times (as Keith Anerson in season 6)

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🎭Bill Skiles -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/5/1931 d.5/16/2011 (79)
Misc: of the comedy team of Skiles and Henderson

🎭🎵🎷Don Elliot -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/21/1926 d.7/5/1984 (57)
Stage Actor, Composer, Singer, Vibraharpist, Jazz Musician, Jazz Trumpeter
Group Names: The Nutty Squirrels, soloist
Song Titles: Uh-Oh Part 2

🎵Ernest K-Doe -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/22/1936 d.7/5/2001 (65)
Songwriter, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: b. in New Orleans; RN:Ernest Kador Jr.
Song Titles: Mother-in-Law

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In 1810, American showman and promoter (as well as author and politician) Phineas T. Barnum was born in Bethel, Conn.

In 1915, In the Buckeye League, Red Hart of Findlay pitched the last no-hitter the league ever saw. The Oilers beat the Newark Skeeters, 5-0 . . . on the day the league folded.

In 1935, 07 x 05 = 35

In 1937, Hormel Foods introduced the canned meat product Spam.

In 1951, "It Pays To Be Ignorant", TV Game Show, moved to NBC.



In 1972, Frank Zappa's album [15] WAKA/JAWAKA was released.


In 1981, Rajan Mahadevan recited 31,811 digits of the number pi from memory.

In 1982, with "the sound of Donald Duck drowning" ushering them in, "NBC News Overnight" with Linda Ellerbee and Lloyd Dobyns debuts at 1:30 a.m.

In 1983, ABC presents "The 1/2 Hour Comedy Hour" with sight gags, punchlines and sketch comedy from hosts Arsenio Hall and Tom Sharp, fast talker "Mighty Mouth" John Moschitta and future Saturday Night Live regulars Victoria Jackson and Jan Hooks. It's cancelled as of its August 9th episode, lasting almost as long as a 16-year-old's first job at Taco Bell.

In 1986, R.C., "Peter Gunn" by Art Of Noise & Duane Eddy peaked at #50 on the pop singles chart.

In 1986, R.C., "Who's Johnny" by El DeBarge peaked at #3 on the pop singles chart; "Weird Al" parodied it into "Here's Johnny" about a retired king of late-night talk shows.

In 1989, comedian Jerry Seinfeld offers to let a woman he met while out on a comedy tour stay in his apartment on NBC's pilot "The Seinfeld Chronicles." Hoffman/Kessler/(later the character known as Kramer) stops over to borrow meat.

In 2001, R&B vocalist Ernie K-Doe dies of liver failure in New Orleans. He is 65. Born Ernest Kador Jr., he scored a No. 1 pop and R&B hit in 1961 with the Allen Toussaint-penned single "Mother-In-Law."

In 2003, Serena Williams captured her second consecutive Wimbledon title with a three-set victory over her sister Venus. David Tanny never watches any tennis final whenever those two sisters meet for the title because, well, it's basically a meaningless game.

In 2005, Weird Al Yankovic recorded "Pancreas", "Close But No Cigar", "Virus Alert", "Don't Download This Song", "I'll Sue Ya", and "Weasel Stomping Day" for his CD "Straight Outta Lynwood".

In 2035, 07 x 05 = 35

The Holiday Almanacs July 5, 2018

What's Today?

Today is Thu Jul the 5 in the year 2018
Jan 1 began on a Mon
This is day 186 of the year
Serialnumber = 43274
Julian date = 2458293 O.S.= 6 - 22 - 2018



Feast of St. Anthony-Mary Zaccaria, confessor.
Feast of St. Athanasius, deacon and martyr.
[Cape Verde] Independence Day (1975)
[Isle of Man] Tynwald (Parliament) Day (1266)
Old Midsummer Day (celebrated on the Isle of Man).
[Laos] Boun Festival
[Rwanda] Peace & National Unity Day
[Venezuela] Independence Day (1811) free from Spain
Bikini Day
Freedom Week (Day 2)
Workaholics Day
Be Nice to New Jersey Week (Day 5)
Man Watchers' Compliment Week (Day 5)
Music for Life Week (Day 5)
National Canned Luncheon Meat Week (Day 5)
National Awareness Week for Lifesaving Techniques Week (Day 5)


Astrological Sign: Cancer: The Crab (6-22 thru 7-21); Ruling Planet: Moon. Element: Water. Traits: Maternal, compassionate, thrifty. Body part associated with this sign: The breast. Occupations: Raising children, animals, or plants, history, antiques, caring for the elderly.
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.
Full Moon: the Thunder Moon and the Mead Moon, the Corn Moon, the Herb Moon
Gems: ruby and onxy
Meanings: the sentimental meaning of the ruby is for friendship, and the water lily and the larkspur are for ardent attachment.
Flowers: water lily and larkspur
Before the 20th century, July was pronounced to rhyme with "truly."
July's name commemorates the founder of the Julian calendar, Julius Caesar. Before that, July was called Quintilius.
[USA] Fiscal year begins
Baked Beans Month
Hitch Hiking Month
Home Improvement Months (not the TV show) (from April-Sep)
Hot Dog Month
Hurricane Season Months in the East (June 1-Nov 30)
Hurricane Season Months in the West (June 1-Oct 31)
Ice Cream Month
Minority Tourism Month
National Anti-Boredom Month
National Baked Beans Month
National Eye Exam Month
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
National Purposeful Parenting Month
National Recreation and Parks Month
National Tennis Month
Sports and Recreation Month
Dog Days of Summer (thru 8-15)
Mariner 5 flew by Mars
Sun Dance Festival (Native American).
[Ancient Rome] Poplifugia
[Czechoslovakia] St†znice Folk Festival (thru 7-14)
[Laos] Boun Festival
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