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Demented Datebooks: Comedy Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name July 21

Last Updated 07-20-2017

✍🎭Greg Behrendt -- is 54 in the year 2017 and 55 in the year 2018; b.7/21/1963
Author, Comedian, Producer
Book Titles: Walking the Room, The Reigning Monarchs, He's Just Not That into You, The Greg Behrendt Show
Album Titles: Greg Behrendt Is Uncool (2006), That Guy From That Thing (2009), Original Uncool (2011)
TV Shows: Sex and the City (script consultant), The Greg Behrendt Show, Greg Behrendt's Wake Up Call
Movie Titles: Air Guitar Nation, He's Just Not That Into You (writer)

🎭Joey Bragg -- is 21 in the year 2017 and 22 in the year 2018; b.7/21/1996 N.S.
Actor, Comedian
TV Shows: Liv and Maddie (as Joey)
Movie Titles: Camp Fred, The Outfield

🎭Steve Byrne -- is 43 in the year 2017 and 44 in the year 2018; b.7/21/1974
Actor, Comedian, Producer
TV Shows: Sullivan and Son (as Steve Sullivan)
Movie Titles: Couples Retreat

🎭🎵Vanessa Lengies -- is 32 in the year 2017 and 33 in the year 2018; b.7/21/1985
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Dancer, Singer, Canadian
TV Shows: Are You Afraid of the Dark, Hawthorne, Glee (as Sugar Motta / Quinn Fabray), Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures (as Kordi); American Dreams (as Roxanne Bojarski)
Movie Titles: The Perfect Man, Stick It, Waiting..., The Perfect Man, We Are Your Friends

✍🎭Jon Lovitz -- is 60 in the year 2017 and 61 in the year 2018; b.7/21/1957
Comedy Writer, TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor
Names/Places: b. in Tarzana, CA
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live (1985-90, The "Yeah, that's the ticket" pathological liar, Tommy Flanagan, Satan, etc.), Foley Square, A League of Their Own, The Critic (as Jay "It Stinks!" Sherman voice), NewsRadio (as Max Lewis)
Movie Titles: Happiness, Big, The Brave Little Toaster, Hotel Transylvania, City Slickers II, Small Time Crooks, Rat Race, Dickie Roberts (Former) Child Star

🎨✍⚛🎭Jonathan (Wolfe) Miller -- is 83 in the year 2017 and 84 in the year 2018; b.7/21/1934
Sculptor, Author, Writer, Humorist, Doctor, Actor, Stage Director, English
Misc: TV Presenter

✍🎵Cat Stevens -- is 69 in the year 2017 and 70 in the year 2018; b.7/21/1948
Hall of Famer, Author, Composer/Songwriter, Pianist, Folk Singer/Guitarist, English
Names/Places: known as Yusef (or Yusuf) Islam; RN:Stephen Demetri Georgiou; also refferred to as The Artist Formerly Known As Cat Stevens But Does Not Go By The Name Of Prince
Song Titles: Peace Train, Wild World

🎭🎵Taco -- is 62 in the year 2017 and 63 in the year 2018; b.7/21/1955
Actor, Pop Singer, Indonese
Names/Places: LN:Ockerse
Song Titles: Puttin' On The Ritz, Singing in the Rain
Album Titles: After Eight

🎨✍Garry Trudeau -- is 69 in the year 2017 and 70 in the year 2018; b.7/21/1948
Comic Strip Cartoonist, Writer
Names/Places: RFMN:Garretson Beckman; Jane Pauley's Hubby
Book Titles: Doonesbury

🎭Jamie Waylett -- is 28 in the year 2017 and 29 in the year 2018; b.7/21/1989
Actor, English
Movie Titles: Harry Potter (series)

🎵🎸Barry "Bean" Whitman -- is 71 in the year 2017 and 72 in the year 2018; b.7/21/1946
Rock & Roll Drummer, English
Group Names: Herman's Hermits

🎭Alex Checco -- Birth 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

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🎭Allyn Joslyn -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/21/1901 d.1/21/1981 (79)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor
TV Shows: Ray Bolger Show, Eve Arden Show (as George Howell), McKeever & the Colonel (as Col. Harvey Blackwell)

🎭Don Knotts -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/21/1924 d.2/24/2006 (81)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian
Names/Places: b. in Morgantown, WV
TV Shows: Steve Allen Show, Andy Griffith Show (as Dep. Barney Fife), Don Knotts Show, Three's Company (as Ralph Furley), Matlock (as Les "Ace" Calhoun)
Movie Titles: Ghost & Mr. Chicken, Reluctant Astronaut, Shakiest Gun in the West, Pleasantville

✍🏆🎾Arthur Marx -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/21/1921 d.4/14/2011 (89)
Author, Dramatist/Playwright, Comedy Writer, Tennis Player
Names/Places: Groucho's son

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Janet Reno -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/21/1938 d.11/7/2016 N.S. (78)
Government Official
Misc: former-Attorney General; Secretary of Justice; parodied on "Saturday Night Live"

🎭🎵Robin Williams -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/21/1951 d.8/11/2014 (63)
TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor, Novelty Singer
Names/Places: b. in Chicago, Illinois
TV Shows: Richard Pryor Show, New Laugh In, Mork & Mindy (as Mork the Orkian), The Crazy Ones
Movie Titles: Popeye, World According to Garp, Moscow on the Hudson, Good Morning Vietnam, Dead Poet's Society, Hook (as Peter Pan), Fisher King, Aladdin (as big blue Genie: Jafar), Toys, Mrs. Doubtfire, Nine Months, Jumanji, Birdcage, Jack, Hamlet, Flubber, Fathers' Day, Good Will Hunting, Deconstructing Harry, Patch Adams, What Dreams May Come, Jakob the Liar, Bicentennial Man, Insomnia, One Hour Photo, The Final Cut, Robots, RV, Man of the Year, Happy Feet, License to Wed

🎵Dorothy Collins -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/18/1926 d.7/21/1994 (67)
Singer, Canadian
Names/Places: b. in Ontario; NN:Lucky Strike Girl; RN:Marjorie Chandler; Raymond Scott's wife 1952-55
TV Shows: Your Hit Parade, Candid Camera (setting up gags)

🎵Milly Del Rubio -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/23/1921 d.7/21/2011 (89)
Novelty Singer
Group Names: The Del Rubio Triplets

🎭Herb Edelman -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/5/1933 d.7/21/1996 (62)
TV/Movie Actor
Names/Places: Louise Sorel's ex-
Misc: some say b. 1939
TV Shows: The Good Guys, Strike Force, 9 to 5 (as Harry Pearlman), The Golden Girls (as Stanley Zbornak)

🎵Jerry Goldsmith -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/10/1929 d.7/21/2004 (75)
Composer, Pianist
Misc: of films and TV; created the memorable scores to films such as Star Trek and Alien and TV shows The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and Perry Mason

🎭Bob McAllister -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/14/1934 d.7/21/1998 (63)
TV Host, Magician/Illusionist
TV Shows: Wonderama, Kids Are People Too

🎭Wolf Morris -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/5/1925 d.7/21/1996 (71)
Actor
TV Shows: Dr. Who (as Padmasambhava)

🎭Basil Rathbone -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/13/1892 d.7/21/1967 (75)
Movie/Stage Actor, South African
Movie Titles: Sherlock Holmes

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🎭Theodore Wilson -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/10/1943 d.7/21/1991 (47)
Actor
TV Shows: Roll Out, That's My Mama (as Earl Chambers the Postman), Sanford Arms, Good Times (as Sweet Daddy), Crazy Like a Fox (as Ernie), Redd Foxx Show (as Jim-Jam)

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In 1939, The Mickey Mouse film, "The Pointer" is released. Pluto also appears.

In 1950, The Pluto film, "Pests of the West" is released.

In 1956, R.C., "Heartbreak Hotel" by Stan Freberg peaked at #79 on the pop singles chart; it was a cover parody of Elvis Presley's hit.

In 1958, R.C., "Delicious!" by Jim Backus & Friend peaked at #40 on the pop singles chart.

In 1958, R.C., "Yakety Yak" by The Coasters peaked at #1 on the pop singles chart.

In 1962, BREAKING INTO THE TOP 10 PAT BOONE and "SPEEDY GONZALES"

In 1962, R.C., "That Greasy Kid Stuff" by Janie Grant peaked at #74 on the pop singles chart.

In 1969, Apollo XI astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin blasted off from the moon after 21 1/2 hours on the surface amd returned to the command module piloted by Michael Collins. The astronauts left behind the lunar module's lower section, on which a is mounted a plaque reading, "Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the moon, July 1969 A.D. We came in peace for all mankind."

In 1972, George Carlin discovered that the seven words that performers are prohibited from saying on television were also taboo on stage. The comedian was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and profanity in Milwaukee, WI.

In 1973, "Uneasy Rider", by Charlie Daniels entered the Top 40 chart.

In 1973, R.C., "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" by Jim Croce peaked at #1 on the pop singles chart.

In 1973, R.C., "Roland The Roadie And Gertrude The Groupie" by Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show peaked at #83 on the pop singles chart.

In 1978, "Chico And The Man", TV Comedy; last aired on NBC.

In 1978, "The Gong Show", TV Game Show; last aired on NBC, syndicated 1976-80, 1988.

In 1978, World's strongest dog, 80-kg St Bernard, pulls 2909-kg load 27 m.

In 1979, "My Sharona", by Knack entered the Top 40 chart.

In 1979, "The Devil Went Down To Georgia", by Charlie Daniels entered the Top 40 chart.

In 1980, draft registration began again in the United States for 19-and 20-year-old men. Guess what age the author was at the time? Uh-ohh... Frank Zappa released a single that year called "I Don't Wanna Get Drafted" in protest to the action. Excerpt: "Rollerskates and disco, they're so lots of fun, I'm too young and stupid to operate a gun."

In 1980, Jean-Claude Droyer climbs the Eiffel Tower in 2 hrs 18 mins.

In 1984, "Mama Malone", TV Comedy; last aired on CBS.

In 1984, A robot turned and caught a 34-year-old worker between it and a safety bar, crushing the man in Jackson, Miss. The man died five days later becoming the first robot-related fatality in the U.S.

In 1984, R.C., "Jam On It" by Newcleus peaked at #56 on the pop singles chart.

In 1988, "He's The Dj, I'm The Rapper" album by Dj Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince was certified Platinum by the RIAA

In 1989, "UHF" movie starring Weird Al Yankovic was released in theaters. It was an uplifting and inspiring story about a poor Joe who gets to program a smalltown UHF station into a ratings champ, but its being constantly ridiculed by the selfish and community-shunning owner of a network VHF affilliate that tries to close it down by buying it out, only to screw himself out of a job, status, and license courtesy of the FCC. See? Even the losers get lucky sometimes.

In 1989, "UHF" movie starring Weird Al Yankovic was released in theaters. It was an uplifting and inspiring story about a poor Joe who gets to program a smalltown UHF station into a ratings champ, but its being constantly ridiculed by the selfish and community-shunning owner of a network VHF affilliate that tries to close it down by buying it out, only to screw himself out of a job, status, and license courtesy of the FCC. See? Even the losers get lucky sometimes.

In 1989, Lorne Michaels unleashes a comedy troupe of not-even-ready-for-network-television-players as "The Kids In The Hall" debut on HBO.

In 1990, "Weird Al" Yankovic gave a live performance at Theatre St. Denis in Montreal, Quebec; it was for the "Just For Laughs" festival taping for the Showtime pay network.

In 1990, the B-B-C's Radio One apologized to listeners after Madonna repeatedly cursed during a live concert broadcast.

In 1992, Armenian Pulls 2 Railroad Cars 23 Ft. With His Teeth.

In 1992, the mayor of Los Angeles declared "Arsenio Hall Day" in honor of the talk show host.

In 1995, "Presidents Of The United States Of America" album by Presidents Of The U.S.A, was released. It contained the hits "Peaches" and "Lump", which got tons of airplay on Dr. Demento's radio show for a while. Weird Al Yankovic parodied "Lump" into a tribute to a movie, "Gump".

In 1998, "Weird Al Yankovic - The Videos" was released on DVD

In 2007, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," the final volume of the wizard series by J.K. Rowling (ROHL'-ing), went on sale.

The Holiday Almanacs July 21, 2017

What's Today?

Today is Fri Jul the 21 in the year 2017
Jan 1 began on a Sun
This is day 202 of the year
Serialnumber = 42925
Julian date = 2457944 O.S.= 7 - 8 - 2017

Calendar

Holidays

Feast of St. Laurence of Brindisi, confessor, doctor.
Feast of St. Paraxedes, virgin.
Space Week (Day 6)
Captive Nations Week (Day 6)
[Belgium] Independence Day/Ascension of Leopold to throne (1831)
[Bhutan] 3rd King of Bhutan's Death/Death Anniversary of His Late Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck
[Bolivia] Martyr's Day
[Guam] Liberation Day (1944)
Invite an Alien to Live With You Day
Mayan New Year.
Robot Going Postal Day (prop by D.T., robot homicide 1984)
Shoelcher Day (French West Indies).
SpaceWeek International Week (Day 6)
Take a Monkey to Lunch Day

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
Dog Days of Summer (thru 8-15)
Summer-Summer
[Ancient Rome] Lucaria
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