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Demented Datebooks: Comedy Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name July 19

Last Updated 01-10-2018

🎭Beverly Archer -- is 70 in the year 2018 and 71 in the year 2019; b.7/19/1948
TV Shows: Mama's Family (as Iola Boylen), Major Dad (as Gunnery Sgt. Alva "Gunny" Bricker)
Movie Titles: Project ALF, Vice Versa

🎭🎵🎸Commander Cody -- is 74 in the year 2018 and 75 in the year 2019; b.7/19/1944
Movie Actor, Singer, Pianist, Bandleader, Country-Rock Musician
Names/Places: RN:George Frayne IV
Group Names: Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen, soloist

🎭🎮Benedict Cumberbatch -- is 42 in the year 2018 and 43 in the year 2019; b.7/19/1976
Actor, Producer, Video Game Voice Actor, English
Movie Titles: The Imitation Game, Black Mass, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Star Trek Into Darkness
Video Games: Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff

🎭Anthony Edwards -- is 56 in the year 2018 and 57 in the year 2019; b.7/19/1962
Actor, Producer/Director
Names/Places: b. in Santa Barbara
Misc: some say b. Jan 19 or 1963
TV Shows: It Takes Two, Northern Exposure (as Mike Monroe the bubble man), ER (as Dr. Mark Greene)
Movie Titles: Zodiac, Fast Times At Ridgemont High, Heart Like A Wheel, Revenge Of The Nerds, The Sure Thing, Top Gun, Pet Sematary II, The Client, Thunderbirds To The Rescue, The Forgotten

🎭Steven Anthony Lawrence -- is 28 in the year 2018 and 29 in the year 2019; b.7/19/1990
TV Shows: Even Stevens (as Bernard "Beans" Aranguren)
Movie Titles: Cheaper by the Dozen, Kicking and Screaming, The Cat in the Hat, The Even Stevens Movie

🎭Clea Lewis -- is 53 in the year 2018 and 54 in the year 2019; b.7/19/1965
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress
TV Shows: Flying Blind, Ellen (as Audrey Penney), Pepper Ann (as Nicky Little), Royal Pains (as Margaret Redding)
Movie Titles: Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Ice Age: The Meltdown, Confessions of a Shopaholic

🎭🎵Andrea Libman -- is 34 in the year 2018 and 35 in the year 2019; b.7/19/1984 N.S.
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Pianist, Canadian
TV Shows: Dino Babies, Dragon Ball Z, Strawberry Shortcake's Berry Bitty Adventures, Monster Buster Club, Maison Ikkoku, The New Adventures of Madeline (as Madeline), DragonTales, My Little Pony

🎵🎸Brian May -- is 71 in the year 2018 and 72 in the year 2019; b.7/19/1947
Songwriter, Singer, Rock & Roll Guitarist, English
Group Names: Queen, soloist

🎭Campbell Scott -- is 57 in the year 2018 and 58 in the year 2019; b.7/19/1961
Actor, Producer/Director
Names/Places: Colleen Dewhurst & George C.'s son
TV Shows: Royal Pains (as Boris Kuester von Jurgens-Ratenicz)
Movie Titles: Roger Dodger, The Amazing Spider-Man (series 2012, 2014), The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Singles, Dying Young

Lizzie Borden -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/19/1860 d.6/1/1927 (66)
Misc: accused murderer

🎭🎵Jody Edwards -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/19/1895 d.10/28/1967 (72)
Comedian, Singer
Group Names: Butterbeans and Susie

🎨🎭Max Fleischer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/19/1883 d.9/11/1972 (89)
Animator, Producer, Austrian
Misc: Creator of Koko & Betty Boop; brought Popeye and Superman to life; Dave's brother; some say b. 1884 or b. 1889

🎵Florence Foster Jenkins -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/19/1868 N.S. d.11/26/1944 N.S. (76)
Socialite, Opera Soprano
Names/Places: noted for her poor singing ability

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✍🎭Arthur Rankin Jr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/19/1924 d.1/30/2014 (89)
Writer, Producer/Director
Misc: worked mostly in animation such as the classic holiday specials Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman plus movies such as The Hobbit and Mad Monster Party, and many Saturday Morning shows for the Rankin-Bass production company.

🎭Alex Checco -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/21/1921 d.7/19/2015 (93)
Actor, Comedian
Misc: some say b. in 1925; comedy partner of Don Knotts, entertaining U.S. troops

✍🎭Tom Davis -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/13/1952 d.7/19/2012 (59)
Comedy Writer, Comedian
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live (occasional member 1976-80)

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🎭Joe Flynn -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/8/1924 d.7/19/1974 (49)
TV/Movie Actor, Comic Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
Names/Places: RN:Joseph A Flynn; b. in Youngstown, Ohio
TV Shows: Batman (frequent guest star), The George Gobel Show, The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (as Mr. Kelley), Bob Newhart Show (1960s), Joey Bishop Show (as Frank), McHale's Navy (as Capt. Wallace B. Binghamton), Tim Conway Show, The Girl Most Likely To... (TV movie)
Movie Titles: Flubber (series), The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes, Now You See Him Now Yoy Don't, The Strongest Man in the World, The Love Bug, The Barefoot Executive, The Million Dollar Duck, How to Frame a Figg

⛪🎭James Garner -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/7/1928 d.7/19/2014 (86)
Hall of Famer, Protestant, TV/Movie Actor, TV Producer
Names/Places: b. in Norman, Ok.; RMLN:Scott Baumgardner
TV Shows: The Rockford Files (as Jim Rockford), Maverick (as Bret Maverick), Man of the People (as Jim Doyle), 8 Simple Rules (as Jim)
Movie Titles: Maverick, My Fellow Americans, Space Cowboy, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, The Notebook

✍🎭Garry Marshall -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/13/1934 d.7/19/2016 N.S. (81)
Hall of Famer, Screenwriter, Actor, Producer/Director
Names/Places: b. in New York City; Penny's brother
Misc: worked mostly a behind-the-scenes
TV Shows: The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Joey Bishop Show, The Danny Thomas Show, The Tonight Show with Jack Paar (joke writer), The Lucy Show, The Odd Couple, Mork and Mindy (produced by his associates), Happy Days, Laverne and Shirley, Joanie Loves Chachi, Makin' It, Angie
Movie Titles: Young Doctors in Love, The Flamingo Kid, Beaches, Runaway Bride, Valentine's Day, New Year's Eve, Overboard, Raising Helen, Mother's Day, The Princess Diaries (series), Pretty Woman (director), A League Of Their Own (director)

🎭Dorothy McHugh -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/14/1907 d.7/19/1995 (87)
Misc: ex-Ziegfield Follies burlesque dancer; Mrs Fletcher "I've Fallen and I Can't Get Up" woman in the ads that made a national success of a medical calling device and spawned countless spoofs

🎭Mel Smith -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/3/1952 d.7/19/2013 N.S. (60)
Actor, English
Movie Titles: The Princess Bride, Smith and Jones, Father Christmas, National Lampoon's European Vacation

🎭Jack Warden -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/18/1920 d.7/19/2006 (85)
TV/Movie Actor
Names/Places: b. in Newark, NJ
TV Shows: Mr. Peepers (as coach Frank Whip), The Wackiest Ship in the Army (as Major Simon Butcher), NYPD (as Det. Lt. Mike Haines), Jigsaw John (star), Crazy Like a Fox (as Harry Fox)
Movie Titles: Bad News Bears, Mighty Aphrodite

🎭Johnny Wayne -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/28/1918 d.7/19/1990 (72)
Comedian, Canadian
Misc: of Wayne and Shuster

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In 1934, Disney signs a contract with the Lionel Corporation to produce a Mickey Mouse wind-up hand-car.

In 1940, The Donald Duck film, "Put-Put Troubles" is released. Pluto also appears.

In 1941, Inki, Cartoon Character, Debut in 'Inki & the Lion'; by Warner Bros.

In 1942, The first color comic strip of "Bambi" is published in Sunday editions of newspapers.

In 1946, The Pluto film, "The Purloined Pup" is released.

In 1947, Tex Williams's "Smoke, Smoke, Smoke" hit number one on the country music charts

In 1952, "The Sammy Kaye Show", TV Music, last aired on CBS.

In 1957, "I Was a Teenage Werewolf" starring Michael Landon in his first feature film was released by American International Pictures. Landon later on would ride horses with the Cartwrights on Bonanza, live in his Little House on the Prarie, and hitch a ride on the Highway to Heaven.


In 1965, (or July 21?) production began on the second "Star Trek" pilot, "Where No Man Has Gone Before", at the Desilu Studios.

In 1967, The live-action feature film, "The Gnome-Mobile" is generally released.

In 1969, John Fairfax of Great Britian arrived at Hollywood Beach, FL, after rowing 180 days across the Atlantic Ocean alone, traveling 4,000 miles in his 24-foot unsinkable rowboat, the Britannia, and became the first person to attempt such a feat.

In 1969, on the cover of TV Guide: "First Live Telecast From The Moon". Other Articles: Paul Lynde

In 1975, on the cover of TV Guide: "cast of Barney Miller". Other Articles: Death of Rod Serling, Gd Times

In 1976, "The Rich Little Show", TV Variety; last aired on NBC.

In 1980, R.C., "It's Still Rock And Roll To Me" (which also went gold this day) by Billy Joel peaked at #1 on the pop singles chart; Later this summer, Weird Al Yankovic relased a parody of Joel's single and redubbed it "It's Still Billy Joel To Me", which remains an unreleased tape heard exclusively for the Dr. Demento Show.

In 1980, R.C., "Who Shot J.R.?" by Gary Burbank with Band McNally peaked at #67 on the pop singles chart.

In 1980, R.C.: "Glass Houses" album by Billy Joel topped the US album chart

In 1985, "Weird Al" Yankovic gave a live performance at Humphrey's in San Diego, California, David Tanny's hometown.

In 1985, George Bell of Durham, NC, claimed the distinction of being "Big Foot" with his size 28-1/2 shoe. George won first place in a biggest feet contest. Bell, 26, stood 7 feet, 10 inches tall.

In 1987, the rap group Beastie Boys did not use its usual nearly naked dancers and 20-foot male organ at its Memphis concert -- sitting in the audience was a city councilman who was waiting for a chance to have the band arrested on obscenity charges.

In 1989, having no taste can only get you so far in the world, so MTV opts to be fashionable late in covering the world of expensive clothes and the twig thin models inside them with "MTV House Of Style" hosted by Cindy Crawford.

In 1991, "Hi Honey, I'm Home!" makes its debut on ABC. In the first network/cable sharing arrangement of its kind, the series will make its cable debut two days later on Nickelodeon. The series, which lasts a mere three weeks on ABC, revolves around the Nielsen family, characters of the titular 50's sitcom who have been relocated via the SRP (Sitcom Relocation Program) to the suburbs. When the problems of "real life" in the '90s get them down they can click the "Turner-izer" device which takes them back to the simplistic (and color-free) lifestyle they're better suited to. (No, the suburb is not named Pleasantville.) Despite its on the broadcast side, the remaining episodes continue to air on Nickelodeon, which buys a second season the following summer.

In 1994, the largest diameter of a bubble-gum bubble was by Susan Montgomery in Fresno with a diameter of 23 inches.

In 1995, "Clueless" starring Alicia Silverstone opened in theaters in the USA. Sweet!

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

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

In 1998, "Oh Yeah! Cartoons" began airing on Nickelodeon

In 1999, "Weird Al" Yankovic began his "Running With Scissors" tour for his latest album "Running With Scissors". First up: the Oneida Casino (Outdoor Grounds) at Green Bay, WI (source: Bermuda's official Weird Al website, visit it at http://www.weirdal.com for more!)

In 1999, They Might Be Giants release their new album "Long Tall Weekend" exclusively in the MP3 format. Visitors to e-tailer EMusic can download the entire album for $8.99 or individual tracks for .99 each.

In 2003, Melissa Joan Hart married Mark Wilkerson in Venice, Italy.

In 2013, A surprise sixth contender participates in the Presidents Race when Sharknado, a character from the SyFy original movie about sharks being brought on land by a waterspout, ambushes George, Tom, Teddy, and Bill in the Nationals Park dash. Although Sharknado successfully blows past four of his competitors, Abe, with the wind to his back, secures a first-place finish.

In 2014, actor James Garner, a star in many movies and the TV hits "Maverick" and "The Rockford Files, "died at his home in Los Angeles. He was 86.

In 2016, Writer-director Garry Marshall, 81, whose deft touch with comedy and romance led to a string of TV hits that included "Happy Days" and "Laverne & Shirley" and the box-office successes "Pretty Woman" and "Runaway Bride," died in Burbank, California.

The Holiday Almanacs July 19, 2018

What's Today?

Today is Thu Jul the 19 in the year 2018
Jan 1 began on a Mon
This is day 200 of the year
Serialnumber = 43288
Julian date = 2458307 O.S.= 7 - 6 - 2018



Feast of St. Vincent de Paul, confessor.
Space Week (Day 5)
[Burma] Martyrs' Day
[Laos] Independence Day (1949)
[Nicaragua] National Liberation Day (1979)/Sandanista Revolution
Attendant Safety Professionals Day
Bloomer Day
SpaceWeek International Week (Day 4)
V is for Victory Day (CAUTION: Don't give out the V sign with your palm facing you!)
[USA] National POW/MIA Recognition Day (1985 only)
Captive Nations 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
Alpha Lyrid telescopic meteor shower, radiant near Vega (_ Lyrae) (thru 7-20)
Day of Venus (early Roman holiday - before 200 BC - goddess of Spring and protectress of vegetation and gardens).
Dog Days of Summer (thru 8-15)
Festival for Isis (Ancient Egyptian - Isis is the most complete flowering of the Goddess concept in human history.)
Festival of Aphrodite and Adonis (Ancient Greek).
Opet, Ancient Egypt's New Year (Thebes' greatest annual festival honoring "the going up of the goddess Sothis," Queen of the Constellations - the heliacal rising of the star Sirius - and named after the Theban name of Taueret, the hippopotamus goddess of childbirth).
[Ancient Rome] Lucaria
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