🎵🎸Beck -- is 48 in the year 2018 and 49 in the year 2019; b.7/8/1970
Music Producer, Songwriter, Singer, Multi-instrumentalist, Alternative Rock Performer
Names/Places: RN:Beck DAvid Campbell, LN:Hansen
Song Titles: Loser, Where It's At, Devil's Haircut
Album Titles: Mellow Gold, Odelay, Mutations, Sea Change, Guero, The Information, Modern Guilt, Morning Phase
🎭Wendy Benson -- is 47 in the year 2018 and 48 in the year 2019; b.7/8/1971
TV Shows: Unhappily Ever After (as Barbara)
Movie Titles: Burlesque, James Dean, Wishmaster
🎭Bernadette Birkett -- is 72 in the year 2018 and 73 in the year 2019; b.7/8/1946
Names/Places: George Wendt's wife
TV Shows: It's Garry Shandling's Show (as Jackie Schumaker)
Movie Titles: Heartbreakers, St. Elmo's Fire, The Ratings Game
✍🎭A. Whitney Brown -- is 66 in the year 2018 and 67 in the year 2019; b.7/8/1952
Comedy Writer, Comedian
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live (1985-91), The Daily Show (correspondent)
✍🎭Rob Burnett -- is 56 in the year 2018 and 57 in the year 2019; b.7/8/1962
Comedy Writer, Producer, Director
TV Shows: Late Night with David Letterman (writer), Late Show with David Letterman (writer and executive producer), Ed (producer), The Fundamentals of Caring (producer)
🎨J. D. Crowe -- is 59 in the year 2018 and 60 in the year 2019; b.7/8/1959
Comic Strip Cartoonist
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🎭Anjelica Huston -- is 67 in the year 2018 and 68 in the year 2019; b.7/8/1951
Movie Actress, Producer/Director
Names/Places: b. in Los Angeles; Walter's granddaughter, John's daughter, Jack Nicholson's ex-wife
Movie Titles: 50/50, Prizzi's Honor, Captain EO, The Addams Family (as Morticia), Ever After, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, Addams Family Values
🎭Stan Lathan -- is 73 in the year 2018 and 74 in the year 2019; b.7/8/1945
TV Shows: The Steve Harvey Show (director), Roc (director), The Soul Man (director)
🎭Sebastian Maniscalo -- is 45 in the year 2018 and 46 in the year 2019; b.7/8/1973
Actor, Comedian, Producer
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🎵🎸Joan Osborne -- is 56 in the year 2018 and 57 in the year 2019; b.7/8/1962
Songwriter, Guitarist, Modern Rock Singer
Song Titles: One Of Us
🎭Michael B. Silver -- is 51 in the year 2018 and 52 in the year 2019; b.7/8/1967
TV Shows: N.Y.P.D. Blue (as prosecutor ADA Leo Cohen), ER (as Dr. Paul Myers), Royal Pains (as Ken Keller)
Movie Titles: I Am Sam, Legally Blonde, Seabiscuit, Playing by Heart
🎭Jaden Christopher Syre Smith -- is 20 in the year 2018 and 21 in the year 2019; b.7/8/1998
Names/Places: Jada Pinkett and Will's son
🎭Jeffrey Tambor -- is 74 in the year 2018 and 75 in the year 2019; b.7/8/1944
TV Shows: The Ropers (as Jeffrey P. Brookes III), Hill St. Blues (as Alan Wachtel), 9 to 5 (as Franklin Hart), Max Headroom (as Murray), Larry Sanders Show (as Hank Kingsley), Arrested Development (as George Bluth)
Movie Titles: The Hangover
🎨✍🎭🎮Pendleton Ward -- is 36 in the year 2018 and 37 in the year 2019; b.7/8/1982 N.S.
Animator, Screenwriter, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer, Video Game Voice Actor
TV Shows: Bravest Warriors (creator), Adventure Time (creator and actor)
Video Games: Adventure Time (series), Lego Dimensions (series)
✍🎭Marty Feldman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/8/1933 d.12/2/1982 (49)
Screen/Scriptwriter, TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, English
Misc: Popular English TV personality with bulging eyes, shaggy hair, & a hooked nose; some say 1934; d. of a heart attack in Mexico
TV Shows: The Marty Feldman Comedy Machine
Movie Titles: Young Frankenstein
🎭Barbara Ann Loden -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/8/1937 d.9/5/1980 (43)
TV/Stage Actress, Director
TV Shows: Ernie Kovacs Show
🎵Joe Wolverton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/8/1906 d.8/27/1994 (88)
Group Names: Spike Jones & The City Slickers
🎭🎵Phil Foster -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/29/1913 d.7/8/1985 (72)
Actor, Comedian, Singer
Names/Places: RN:Philip Feldman
Misc: some say b. in 1914
Song Titles: Let's Keep the Dodgers in Brooklyn
TV Shows: Laverne & Shirley (as Frank De Fazio)
🎨H. H. Knerr -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/4/1882 d.7/8/1949 (66)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: the Katzenjammer Kids
🎵Paul Leu -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/2/1913 d.7/8/1990 (77)
Group Names: Spike Jones & The City Slickers
🎭Dick Sargent -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/19/1933 d.7/8/1994 (61)
Names/Places: b. in Carmel
Misc: some say b. in 1930
TV Shows: One Happy Family, Bewitched (as Darrin Stephens 1969-72)
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In 1947, an object crashed onto a ranch in Roswell, New Mexico; a local newspaper, the Roswell Daily Record, reported that the nearby U.S. Army Air Field had recovered a "flying saucer," but officials said it was actually a weather balloon. To this day, however, there are those who believe what fell to Earth was an alien spaceship that carried extra-terrestrial beings.
In 1947, U.S. Army Air Force officials in Roswell, N.M., announced that an object that had crashed nearby was a weather balloon - not a "flying disc," as initially reported.
In 1956, 07 x 08 = 56
In 1956, The Donald Duck film, "How to Have an Accident in the Home" is released.
In 1967, R.C., "Daylight Savin' Time" by Keith peaked at #79 on the pop singles chart.
In 1969, "In The Year 2525" single by Zager & Evans was certified Gold by the RIAA
In 1970, Eclectic singer/songwriter Beck Hanson, whose hits such as "Loser" and "Devil's Haircut" merged his folk, blues and soul influences, born.
In 1972, "Coconut", by Nilsson entered the Top 40 chart.
In 1977, "Paramount Pictures is planning to produce 22 episodes of an all-new Star Trek to begin appearing in April 1978 as part of an effort to create one night a week of prime time programs on a proposed fourth network of independent and network affiliated stations." The series never comes to pass, but Paramount does eventually get its network going -- UPN, in 1995.
In 1977, Sabra Starr finishes longest recorded belly dance (100 hrs).
In 1978, "Copacabana (At The Copa)", by Barry Manilow entered the Top 40 chart. Mark Jonathan Davis parodied it 19 years later into "Star Wars Cantina"
In 1978, "Foul Play" starring Chevy Chase (Saturday Night Live) and Goldie Hawn (Laugh-In eternal cutie) premiered at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco.
In 1980, Jello Biafra (Eric Boucher) of The Dead Kennedys ran for Mayor of San Francisco. He did not win, but he was popular enough to not place last, either. (He was fourth.)
In 1982, on the cover of the Rolling Stone: SYLVESTER STALLONE. It's Stallone again, naturally.
In 1986, Farthest thrown object-an "Aerobie" flying ring, 383 m (1,257').
In 1986, President Reagan signs legislation moving up and fixing the start of daylight savings time to the first Sunday in April.
In 1990, "Dream On" began airing on HBO
In 1990, 12:34:56 on 7/8/90 (1234567890), the date and time is in numerical order!
In 1991, Redd Foxx & Kako Ono, Marriage.
In 1992, "Melrose Place" (TV General Drama) first went on the air on Fox. It started as a life lesson show, but evolved into a trash opera and boosted viewership. Two months after the launch of MTV's "The Real World," Fox unveils its own saga of a group of sensitive Generation X-ers living in the same apartment complex. Jake, Matt, Alison, Jane, Sandy, Rhonda, Alison's new roommate Billy and reluctant building superintendent Michael are all struggling to fight against the tide but willing to lean on one another for support in the ho-hum, pre-Amanda world of "Melrose Place."
In 1994, the movie "Forrest Gump" was released in the movie theaters in USA.
In 1995, R.C., "Waterfalls" by TLC peaked at #1 on the pop singles chart and stayed there for seven weeks; "Weird Al" Yankovic parodied it into "Phony Calls" for his "Bad Hair Day" album in 1996.
In 1998, "Dr. Dolittle" album (soundtrack) was certified Gold by the RIAA
In 2002, "Up Close" premiered on ABC with its first profile: David Letterman.
In 2007, "American Body Shop" began airing on Comedy Central
In 2015, "Why? with Hannibal Buress" began airing on Comedy Central
In 2056, 07 x 08 = 56