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Demented Datebooks: Comedy Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name July 18

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🎭🎮🎵Kristen Bell -- is 38 in the year 2018 and 39 in the year 2019; b.7/18/1980
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Producer, Video Game Voice Actress, Singer
TV Shows: Veronica Mars (as Veronica Mars), Gossip Girl (narrator), Heroes (as Elle), House of Lies (as Jeannie van Der Hooven), Unsupervised (as Megan), The Good Place (as Eleanor Shellstrop)
Movie Titles: Zootopia, Veronica Mars (2014), Frozen (as Anna), Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Fanboys
Video Games: Astro Boy: The Video Game, Assassin's Creed II, Disney Infinity (series)

🎭Jared Hess -- is 39 in the year 2018 and 40 in the year 2019; b.7/18/1979
Actor, Director
TV Shows: Napoleon Dynamite (writer)
Movie Titles: Napoleon Dynamite (writer), Nacho Libre (writer), Gentlemen Broncos (writer), Peluca (writer)

🎭Anne-Marie Johnson -- is 58 in the year 2018 and 59 in the year 2019; b.7/18/1960
Actress, Comedienne, Producer
TV Shows: Double Trouble, What's Happening Now (as Nadine Thomas), In the Heat of the Night (as Althea Tibbs), In Living Color, Melrose Place (as Alycia Barnett)
Movie Titles: Robot Jox

🎵Jim Kweskin -- is 78 in the year 2018 and 79 in the year 2019; b.7/18/1940
Folk Singer/Guitarist, Bluegrass Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: Jim Kweskin Jug Band (founder)

🎭Britt Leach -- is 80 in the year 2018 and 81 in the year 2019; b.7/18/1938
Misc: retired from acting in 1991
TV Shows: The Waltons (as Easy Jackson in five episodes)
Movie Titles: Weird Science, The Great Outdoors, Baby Boom, "Silent Night, Deadly Night"

✍🎭Jeremy Warner -- is 33 in the year 2018 and 34 in the year 2019; b.7/18/1985 N.S.
Writer, Comedian, Director
Misc: of the Angel Murkurker comedy troupe
Movie Titles: Behind the Machine, Ghost Couple, Shoulderblade

🎭Jason Weaver -- is 39 in the year 2018 and 40 in the year 2019; b.7/18/1979
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
TV Shows: Smart Guy (as Marcus Henderson)
Movie Titles: The Lion King, The Ladykillers, Drumline

🎵"Screamin'" Jay Hawkins -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/18/1929 d.2/12/2000 (70)
Songwriter, Pianist, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: b. in Cleveland, OH; RFN:Jalacy
Song Titles: I Put A Spell On You

Dorothy Marie Mengering -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/18/1921 N.S. d.4/11/2017 N.S. (95)
Celebrity Parent
Names/Places: David Letterman's mother
TV Shows: Late Night with David Letterman (occasional as Dave's Mom), Late Show with David Letterman (occasional as Dave's Mom)

🎭Marvin Miller -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/18/1913 d.2/8/1985 (71)
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
TV Shows: Space Patrol (as Mr. Proteus), The Millionaire (as Michael Anthony), Mr. Magoo Show (voicist)

🎭🎵Harriet Nelson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/18/1914 d.10/2/1994 (80)
TV/Movie/Radio Actress, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Des Moines, IA; MaN:Hilliard; RN:Peggy Lou Snyder; Ozzie's wife, Ricky & David's mom
Misc: some say b. 1909 or died at 85
TV Shows: The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (as herself)

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🎭Red Skelton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/18/1913 d.9/17/1997 (84)
Hall of Famer, Radio Actor, TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, Variety Show Host
Names/Places: b. in Vincennes, IN; aka Freddie the Freeloader; RFMN:Richard Bernard
Misc: he performed The Pledge of Allegiance on his show that proved so popular that Columbia Records released it as a single; he is a specialist in painting clowns
TV Shows: Red Skelton Show (host)

🎭George Coe -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/10/1929 d.7/18/2015 (86)
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
Misc: an original member of the Not Ready For Prime Time Players, the original cast of Saturday Night Live, for the first show in October 1975
TV Shows: Archer
Movie Titles: Kramer vs. Kramer, The Mighty Ducks

🎨🎭Rudolf Ising -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/7/1903 d.7/18/1992 (88)
Animator, Producer
Misc: Harman-Ising productions, Looney Tunes, Merrie Melodies

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🎭Alex Rocco -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/29/1936 d.7/18/2015 (79)
TV Shows: Three For the Road, 79 Park Avenue, The Famous Teddy Z (as Al Floss), Sibs (as Howie), The George Carlin Show (as Harry), The Simpsons (as Roger Myers), One Life to Live, The Facts of Life
Movie Titles: The Godfather, Dudley Do Right

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In 1913, popular actor-comedian Red Skelton (Richard Bernard Skelton) was born in Vincennes, Indiana. Although the star of many films, he attained superstardom via his TV shows on NBC and CBS, which featured such comedic characters as Freddie the Freeloader and Clem Kadiddlehopper. He died in 1997.

In 1936, Carl Mayer, a nephew of hot dog mogul Oscar Mayer, invented the "Weinermobile." The first Oscar Mayer Weinermobile was built by General Body Co. of Chicago. Today, a fleet of six Weinermobiles -- piloted by "hot-doggers" -- tours the country.

In 1938, Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan, who had been forbidden to make a solo transatlantic flight, landed in Dublin, Ireland 28 hours after leaving New York after saying he was flying to Los Angeles. Corrigan claimed to have misread the compass, but he had been refused a permit to fly across the Atlantic.

In 1942, R.C., "Jingle Jangle Jingle" hits #1 on the pop singles chart by Kay Kyser. I'm not sure if the Archies covered that, although it was the same title.

In 1947, "Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)", by Tex Williams entered the Top 40 chart.

In 1948, The interesting part: . . .The first 17 Dodgers reached base against the Cardinals on nine hits, six walks, a fielder's choice, and an error. Dodger pitcher Hank Behrman struck out and became the first batter retired at the plate. The really interesting part: . . . It was the final out . . . of the second inning . . . in his second trip to the plate. The first five outs were made on the base paths.

In 1952, "Indian Love Call", by Slim Whitman entered the Top 40 chart.

In 1952, The Donald Duck film, "Uncle Donald's Ants" is released.

In 1957, "Make Room For Daddy", TV Comedy, aka The Danny Thomas Show; last aired on ABC, moved to CBS.

In 1960, R.C., "There's Something On Your Mind (Part 2)" by Bobby Marchan peaked at #31 on the pop singles chart.

In 1963, HOT NEW MOVIE: "THE NUTTY PROFESSOR" is a comic takeoff on Jeckyl & Hyde, starring JERRY LEWIS as buck toothed scientist JULIUS KELP (who turns into the ultra-slick BUDDY LOVE), opened in theaters in the U.S.

In 1964, Roger Miller makes his first appearance at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with "Dang Me"

In 1966, Carl Sagan turned one billion seconds old.

In 1969, READING ABOUT ZAGER & EVANS "TIME" magazine reports on the duo and their futuristic hit "IN THE YEAR 2525"

In 1970, R.C., "Gimme Dat Ding" by The Pipkins peaked at #9 on the pop singles chart.

In 1977, "Star Wars (soundtrack)" album by John Williams was certified Gold by the RIAA


In 1981, "Weird Al" Yankovic recorded "I'll Be Mellow When I'm Dead". It got many plays on the Dr. Demento Show until a newer version was relased for Al's debut album in 1993.

In 1981, R.C., "Seven Year Ache" by Rosanne Cash peaked at #22 on the pop singles chart. No, Weird Al Yankovic did not do a parody of it titled "27 Year Ache"!

In 1987, "La Bamba", by Los Lobos entered the Top 40 chart. "Weird Al" parodied it into "Lasagna" the next year for his "Even Worse" album.

In 1987, even though there weren't any old ones to speak of, Fox launches "The New Adventures Of Beans Baxter," an Inspector Gadget-y spy spoof, with Johnathon Ward as the high school-aged agent and Elinor Donahue as his not particularly observant mom.

In 1988, "Even Worse" album by "Weird Al" Yankovic was certified Gold by the RIAA. The album title was a play on Michael Jackson's "Bad" LP and it even parodied one of Mike's songs "Bad" and redubbed it "Fat."

In 1988, "Good Morning Vietnam" album (soundtrack) was certified Platinum by the RIAA. Thanks to Robin Williams, the movie was a smash hit!

In 1990, "Banned In The U.S.A," single by The 2 Live Crew was released

In 1990, "Normal Life", TV Comedy; last aired on CBS.

In 1992, R.C., "Achy Breaky Heart" by Billy Ray Cyrus peaked at #4 on the pop singles chart; "Weird Al" parodied it into "Achy Breaky Song"

In 1993, "The Edge" last aired on Fox. Another failed sketch comedy series, this one featured Julie Brown, Jennifer Aniston (who went to become famous on Friends), Wayne Knight (fame on Seinfeld), Alan Ruck, and the voice of "Tonight Show" announcer Edd Hall.

In 1993, Dr. Demento counted down the top ten requested artists of all time (10:Stan Freberg, 9:Ray Stevens, 8:Cheech and Chong, 7:Allan Sherman, 6:The Frantics, 5:Spike Jones, 4:Frank Zappa, 3:Monty Python, 2:Tom Lehrer, and 1:"Weird Al" Yankovic).

In 1994, Crayola announces introduction of scented crayons.

In 1995, "Games Rednecks Play" album by Jeff Foxworthy was released

In 1995, on "Days Of Our Lives," Psychiatrist Dr. Marlena Evans is finally exorcised of the demon who's possessed her soul since the previous December when she burned down Christmas tree at Salem Place. Yep, same writer as the one in the July 16th item, James E. Reilly, who's returning to the show this fall (2003), while continuing to write the soap NBC let him create, "Passions." Burning down the Christmas tree? Chaston and Groditski sang about that one!

In 1995, the movie "Batman Forever" was released in the movie theaters in Bolivia.

In 2001, the movie "Jurassic Park III" opened in theaters in the USA nationwide; it had its world premiere two days earlier

In 2008, The epic Batman sequel "The Dark Knight," starring Christian Bale as the caped crusader and Heath Ledger as the Joker, premiered.

The Holiday Almanacs July 18, 2018

What's Today?

Today is Wed Jul the 18 in the year 2018
Jan 1 began on a Mon
This is day 199 of the year
Serialnumber = 43287
Julian date = 2458306 O.S.= 7 - 5 - 2018



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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
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