🎵Kim Carnes -- is 72 in the year 2017 and 73 in the year 2018; b.7/20/1945
Composer, Songwriter, Pianist, Pop Singer
Names/Places: b. in Hollywood; Dave Ellingson's wife
Misc: some say b. in 1946 or 1948
Group Names: New Christy Minstrels, soloist
Song Titles: Don't Fall in Love with a Dreamer (with Kenny Rogers), More Love, Bette Davis' Eyes, Draw of the Cards, Crazy in the Night
Album Titles: Mistaken Identity
🎵🎸Paul Cook -- is 61 in the year 2017 and 62 in the year 2018; b.7/20/1956
Hall of Famer, Punk Rock Drummer, English
Names/Places: b. in London
Group Names: The Sex Pistols
🎭Donna Dixon -- is 60 in the year 2017 and 61 in the year 2018; b.7/20/1957
Names/Places: Dan Aykroyd's wife
TV Shows: Bosom Buddies (as Sonny Lumet), Berrengers
Movie Titles: Wayne's World, Spies Like Us, Cannonball Fever
🎭Judy Greer -- is 42 in the year 2017 and 43 in the year 2018; b.7/20/1975
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Producer
TV Shows: Arrested Development (as Kitty Sanchez), Two and a Half Men (as Bridget), Archer (as Cheryl, Charlene, etc.); The Village, Arrested Development
Movie Titles: The Descendants, Tomorrowland, 13 Going on 30, Jurassic World, Ant-Man
🎭Paige Hurd -- is 25 in the year 2017 and 26 in the year 2018; b.7/20/1992 N.S.
TV Shows: Everybody Hates Chris (as Tasha Clarkson), City 17 Street
Movie Titles: Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat
🎭Charlie Korsmo -- is 39 in the year 2017 and 40 in the year 2018; b.7/20/1978
Misc: retired from acting in 1998
Movie Titles: Dick Tracy (as "Kid"), Hook, Can't Hardly Wait, What About Bob?
🎭Perry Moore -- is 46 in the year 2017 and 47 in the year 2018; b.7/20/1971
TV Shows: Fresh Prince of Bel Air (as Tyriq), Class of '96 (as Antonio Hopkins)
Movie Titles: The Tuskege Airmen, Always Outnumbered, The Inkwell
🎭Simon Rex -- is 43 in the year 2017 and 44 in the year 2018; b.7/20/1974
Actor, Comedian, Producer
Group Names: Dirt Nasty (satirical rapper)
Song Titles: Sexy and I Know It (cameo in the video)
TV Shows: Jack and Jill (as Michael "Mikey" Russo), What I Like About You (as Jeff)
Movie Titles: Scary Movie (series), Pledge This!
✍🎭Frank Whaley -- is 54 in the year 2017 and 55 in the year 2018; b.7/20/1963
Writer, Screenwriter, Actor, Comedian, Director
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Scout LaRue Willis -- is 26 in the year 2017 and 27 in the year 2018; b.7/20/1991
Names/Places: Demi Moore & Bruce's daughter
💰🏆⚾🏒Mike Ilitch -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/20/1929 d.2/10/2017 N.S. (87)
Hall of Famer, Restaurateur, MLB Owner, NHL Owner
Misc: Little Caesar's founder
Sports Teams: Detroit Red Wings (owner), The Detroit Tigers (owner)
🎭Ted Rogers -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/20/1935 d.5/2/2001 (65)
Misc: some say b. 1933
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🎭James Montgomery Doohan -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/3/1920 d.7/20/2005 (85)
Radio Actor, TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Canadian
Names/Places: b. in Vancouver
Misc: WWII military pilot
TV Shows: Star Trek (as chief engineer Commander Montgomery Scott aka Scotty), Homeboys In Outer Space (as Pippin), Star Trek the Animated Series
Movie Titles: Star Trek (movie series)
🎭🎵Lewis "Lew" Fields -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/1/1867 d.7/20/1941 (74)
Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian, Singer
Names/Places: Dorothy's father
Misc: of (Joseph) Weber & Fields
🎭Allen Jenkins -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/9/1900 d.7/20/1974 (74)
TV/Movie Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
TV Shows: Waterfront (as Sid), Top Cat (as Officer Dibble)
🎭🏆🥊Bruce Lee -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/27/1940 d.7/20/1973 (32)
TV/Movie Actor, Martial Arts
Names/Places: b. in San Francisco; RN:Lee Yuen Kam or Lee Siu Loong
Misc: chop sockey movies
TV Shows: Enter the Dragon, The Green Hornet (as Kato), Batman (as Kato), Longstreet (as instructor)
Movie Titles: Enter The Dragon
⚛Guglielmo Marconi -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/25/1874 d.7/20/1937 (63)
Hall of Famer, Inventor, Physicist, Italian
Names/Places: b. in Bologna
Misc: invented the wireless telegraph known today as radio
🎭Franklin Pangborn -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/23/1889 d.7/20/1958 (69)
Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian
🎭Mary Treen -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/27/1907 d.7/20/1989 (82)
TV/Movie Actress, Comedienne, Dancer
TV Shows: Joey Bishop Show (as Hilda)
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In 1931, The Silly Symphony film, "The Cat's Out" is completed. Also known as "The Cat's Nightmare".
In 1940, Billboard magazine published its first singles record chart with ten positions, the first #1 was "I'll Never Smile Again" by Tommy Dorsey and Frank Sinatra for the week of July 27, 1940. If it weren't for Billboard's song charts, what would Casey Kasem be doing today?
In 1949, "Broadway To Hollywood", TV News; debut on DUMONT.
In 1951, The Donald Duck film, "Lucky Number" is released. Huey, Dewey, and Louie also appear.
In 1959, R.C., "Rockin' In The Jungle" by The Eternals peaked at #78 on the pop singles chart.
In 1963, R.C., "Still No. 2" by Ben Colder (Sheb Wooley) peaked at #98 on the pop singles chart.
In 1963, R.C., "Surf City" by Jan & Dean peaked at #1 on the pop singles chart. An ironic twist.. while written by Brian Wilson, it reaches the top of the charts before any BEACH BOYS single does.
In 1963, Verne Gagne beats Crusher Lisowski in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ.
In 1965, Bob Dylan released his classic rocker single "Like A Rolling Stone", his first major hit. The Rolling Stones covered it in 1996 and have yet to produce their version of "Like A Bob Dylan". (RIMSHOT).
In 1968, COVER OF ROLLING STONE FRANK ZAPPA
In 1968, R.C., "D-I-V-O-R-C-E" by Tammy Wynette peaked at #63 on the pop singles chart.
In 1968, R.C., "Snoopy For President" by The Royal Guardsmen peaked at #85 on the pop singles chart.
In 1969, Apollo XI astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon, after their lunar module separated from the command module and landed on the lunar surface at 09:18 GMT/4:18 EDT on the Sea of Tranquillity. Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin establish Tranquility Base while Michael Collins orbited above. Armstrong stepped on the lunar surface at 10:56 ET and proclaimed "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Nearly 700 million earthlings tune in.
In 1974, "Wildwood Weed", by Jim Stafford entered the Top 40 chart.
In 1976, America's "Viking I" robot spacecraft made a successful, first-ever landing on Mars at Chryse Planitia, and begins transmitting pictures. The Viking spacecrafts' tests strengthen the hint of life on Mars; it was launched August 20, 1975.
In 1979, Electric Light Orchestra takes out advertisements dedicating the release of their single "Don't Bring Me Down" to Skylab. Pretty bad joke.
In 1983, "Taxi", TV Comedy; last aired on NBC.
In 1985, R.C., "19" by Paul Hardcastle peaked at #15 on the pop singles chart. Here's something to ponder: Earlier, Toto sang "99", so if you combine these two songs, do you end up with Prince's 1999? Speaking of Prince...
In 1986, "Alfred Hitchcock Presents", TV Anthology, last aired on NBC, moved to USA fall 1987.
In 1990, Gene Kelly & Patricia Ward, Marriage.
In 1991, "Carol & Company", TV Anthology; last aired on NBC.
In 1991, Kirk Cameron married Growing Pains co-star Chelsea Noble in upstate NY.
In 1991, on the cover of TV Guide: "Michael Landon (a tribute)". Other Articles: Scott Bakula, Police Squad
In 1991, R.C., "Monster" by Fred Schneider peaked at #85 on the pop singles chart, it failed to chart in the Hot 100 when it was released in 1984. Rumor has it that David Tanny is a monster, but we can't confirm that rumor.
In 1994, with an episode predicting extinction and the ice age, ABC sends its "Dinosaurs" to the cancellation tar pit leaving 7 unaired episodes. Jon Lovitz's cartoon alter-ego "The Critic" also faces the ax tonight on ABC, but it lives on (briefly) as a midseason replacement on FOX in March 1995.
In 1995, the movie "Batman Forever" was released in the movie theaters in Argentina.
In 1999, "Running With Scissors" album by Weird Al Yankovic was certified Gold in Canada by the RIAA
In 2002, "The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius" began airing on Nickelodeon
In 2005, Actor James Doohan, who played Scotty the engineer in the original "Star Trek" TV series and several movies, died in Redmond, Washington, at age 85.
In 2012, the movie "The Dark Knight Rises" opened in theaters in the USA.
In 2015, "Archie" cartoonist Tom Moore, 86, died in El Paso, Texas.