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🎭Kevin Bacon -- is 59 in the year 2017 and 60 in the year 2018; b.7/8/1958
Actor
Names/Places: Kyra Sedgwick's hubby
Movie Titles: National Lampoon's Animal House, Starting Over, Hero At Large, Friday the 13th, Diner, Footloose, Flatliners, JFK, A Few Good Men, Apollo 13, Sleepers, My Dog Skip, Mystic River, The Woodsman

🎵🎸Beck -- is 47 in the year 2017 and 48 in the year 2018; 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 46 in the year 2017 and 47 in the year 2018; b.7/8/1971
Actress
TV Shows: Unhappily Ever After (as Barbara)
Movie Titles: Burlesque, James Dean, Wishmaster

🎭Bernadette Birkett -- is 71 in the year 2017 and 72 in the year 2018; b.7/8/1946
Actress
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 65 in the year 2017 and 66 in the year 2018; b.7/8/1952
Comedy Writer, Comedian
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live (1985-91), The Daily Show (correspondent)

✍🎭Rob Burnett -- is 55 in the year 2017 and 56 in the year 2018; 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 58 in the year 2017 and 59 in the year 2018; b.7/8/1959
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Editorials

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🎭Anjelica Huston -- is 66 in the year 2017 and 67 in the year 2018; 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 72 in the year 2017 and 73 in the year 2018; b.7/8/1945
Producer/Director
TV Shows: The Steve Harvey Show (director), Roc (director), The Soul Man (director)

🎭Sebastian Maniscalo -- is 44 in the year 2017 and 45 in the year 2018; b.7/8/1973
Actor, Comedian, Producer

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🎵🎸Joan Osborne -- is 55 in the year 2017 and 56 in the year 2018; b.7/8/1962
Songwriter, Guitarist, Modern Rock Singer
Song Titles: One Of Us

🎭Michael B. Silver -- is 50 in the year 2017 and 51 in the year 2018; b.7/8/1967
Actor, Director
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 19 in the year 2017 and 20 in the year 2018; b.7/8/1998
Actor
Names/Places: Jada Pinkett and Will's son

🎭Jeffrey Tambor -- is 73 in the year 2017 and 74 in the year 2018; b.7/8/1944
Actor
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 35 in the year 2017 and 36 in the year 2018; 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)
Banjoist
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)
Pianist
Group Names: Spike Jones & The City Slickers

🎭Dick Sargent -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/19/1933 d.7/8/1994 (61)
Actor, Gay
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 1938, The Donald Duck film, "Good Scouts" is released. Huey, Dewey, and Louie also appear.

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

The Holiday Almanacs July 8, 2018

What's Today?

Today is Sun Jul the 8 in the year 2018
Jan 1 began on a Mon
This is day 189 of the year
Serialnumber = 43277
Julian date = 2458296 O.S.= 6 - 25 - 2018

Calendar

Holidays

Feast of St. Elizabeth, Queen of Portugal, widow.
Feast of St. Grimbald.
Feast of St. Kilian.
Let's Play Tennis Week (Day 2)
[USA] Step-Mothers Day (Date?)
Special Recreation Week Begins (8 days)
National Nude Weekend
[USA] Liberty Bell Day (1835)
Freedom Week (Day 5)
Ice Cream Sundae Birthday
National TV Sports Day
Plan your Vacation Day
[USA] National Ice Cream Day
Captive Nations Week Begins
National Therapeutic Recreation Week Begins

Reminders

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
Alpha Lyrid telescopic meteor shower, radiant near Vega (_ Lyrae) (thru 7-20)
Capricornid meteor shower, radiant in Capricorn (thru 7-16)
Dog Days of Summer (thru 8-15)
Festival of Juno ends (2-day Roman festival honoring the supreme goddess).
Nonae Caprotinae (Roman celebration).
[Czechoslovakia] St†znice Folk Festival (thru 7-14)
[Ethiopia] Fiscal Year begins
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