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Demented Datebooks: Comedy Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name July 23

Last Updated 01-10-2018

🎮Nathan Adams -- is 27 in the year 2018 and 28 in the year 2019; b.7/23/1991 N.S.
Video Game Designer
Names/Places: aka Dinnerbone (his Minecraft name)
Video Games: Minecraft (originally developed by Markus Persson)

🎭Jo Brand -- is 61 in the year 2018 and 62 in the year 2019; b.7/23/1957 N.S.
Actress, Comedienne, Panelist, English
Book Titles: The More You Ignore Me
TV Shows: The Brain Dead (BBC), Splash! (judge)

✍🎭Lydia Cornell -- is 65 in the year 2018 and 66 in the year 2019; b.7/23/1953
Writer, Actress, Producer
Names/Places: RN: Lydia Kornilov
TV Shows: Too Close For Comfort (as Sara Rush)
Movie Titles: The Biggest Fan, Venus Conspiracy, Bloodtide, The Kelsey Grammer Bill Zucker Comedy Hour (TV movie)

Winnie Rose Fallon -- is 5 in the year 2018 and 6 in the year 2019; b.7/23/2013
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Nancy Juvonen and Jimmy's daughter

🎭Winifred Freedman -- is 61 in the year 2018 and 62 in the year 2019; b.7/23/1957
TV Shows: Joanie Loves Chachi (as Annette), Rituals
Movie Titles: The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!, Evolution, The Fabulous Baker Boys, The Last American Virgin

🎭🎵Woody Harrelson -- is 57 in the year 2018 and 58 in the year 2019; b.7/23/1961
TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian, Producer, Musician
Names/Places: b. in Midland, TX; NN:The Woodman; RFMN:Woodward Tracy
Group Names: 3 Cool Cats (as Manly Moondog)
TV Shows: Cheers (as Woodrow 'Woody' Tiberious Boyd)
Movie Titles: No Country for Old Men, Now You See Me, Indecent Proposal, Cowboy Way, Natural Born Killers, Kingpin, Money Train, The People vs. Larry Flynt, Palmetto, Thin Red Line, EDtv, After the Sunset, Seven Pounds, Zombieland

🎵Don Imus -- is 78 in the year 2018 and 79 in the year 2019; b.7/23/1940
Hall of Famer, Radio Disc Jock
Misc: Howard Stern's enemy on radio (Fred's brother-may be off 1-2 years)

🎭David Kaufman -- is 57 in the year 2018 and 58 in the year 2019; b.7/23/1961
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
TV Shows: Freakazoid!, Superman (as Jimmy Olsen 1996-2000), Dweebs (as Morley), Down to Earth (as Duane Preston), Danny Phantom (as Danny Fenton / Danny Phantom), Back to the Future (as Martin)
Movie Titles: Pearl Harbor

🎭Edie McClurg -- is 67 in the year 2018 and 68 in the year 2019; b.7/23/1951
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress
TV Shows: WKRP in Cincinnatti (as Lucille Tarlek), Tony Orlando & Dawn, Harper Valley PTA (as Willamae Jones), Valerie (as Mrs. Patty Poole), The Hogan Family (as Mrs. Patty Poole), No Soap Radio
Movie Titles: Frozen, Wreck-It Ralph, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, The Little Mermaid

🎭🎮Juan Pope -- is 51 in the year 2018 and 52 in the year 2019; b.7/23/1967
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer, Video Game Voice Actor
TV Shows: Family Matters (as Curtis), My Name is Earl (as Jasper)
Movie Titles: The Crow, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Yogi Bear
Video Games: Grand Theft Auto (series)

🎭Daniel Radcliffe -- is 29 in the year 2018 and 30 in the year 2019; b.7/23/1989
Actor, English
Movie Titles: Harry Potter (series as Harry Potter), Victor Frankenstein, Now You See Me 2

🎭Marianne Rogers -- is 72 in the year 2018 and 73 in the year 2019; b.7/23/1946
Actress, Comedienne
Names/Places: Maiden LN: Gordon; Kenny's ex-wife
TV Shows: Hee Haw

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✍🎭🎵Ian Thomas -- is 68 in the year 2018 and 69 in the year 2019; b.7/23/1950
Author, Actor, Songwriter, Singer, Canadian
Names/Places: Dave Thomas's (SCTV) brother
TV Shows: The Red Green Show (as Dougie Franklin)
Movie Titles: Strange Brew

🎭Marlon Wayans -- is 46 in the year 2018 and 47 in the year 2019; b.7/23/1972
Actor, Producer
Names/Places: Shawn, Kim, Keenen, & Damon's brother
Misc: many say b. on Jul 24
TV Shows: In Living Color, The Wayans Brothers (as Marlon)
Movie Titles: Requiem for a Dream, Mo' Money, Scary Movie (series), White Chicks, Little Man

🎭Jackson Beck -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/23/1912 d.7/28/2004 (92)
Cartoon Voice Actor
Misc: voice of Bluto in the Popeye cartoons; was also the announcer of radio's "The Adventures of Superman"; also did commercials in Brawny Paper Towels, Federal Express, and the grugg voice in the Little Caesar's "Pizza Pizza" campaign; also played the Cisco Kid and detective Philo Vance on the radio.
TV Shows: The King and Odie (as King Leonardo)

🎭🎵Bert Convy -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/23/1933 d.7/15/1991 (57)
TV/Movie Actor, Game Show Host, Variety Show Host, TV Producer, Panelist, Singer
Names/Places: b. in St. Louis, MO
Misc: stage: Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret; some say b. June 23, 1934, 1935, 1936, or 1939
Group Names: The Cheers
TV Shows: The Late Summer Early Fall Bert Convy Show (host), It's Not Easy, Match Game (occasional panel), Super Password, Tattltales, Win Lose or Draw, The Snoop Sisters
Movie Titles: Hero at Large, Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders (TV movie), Semi-Tough, Cannonball Run

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🎭Calvert DeForest -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/23/1921 d.3/19/2007 (85)
Names/Places: b. in Brooklyn
Misc: some say b. 1928
TV Shows: NBC's Late Night with David Letterman (as Larry 'Bud' Melman), The Late Show with David Letterman
Movie Titles: Apple Pie, My Demmon Lover, The Couch Potato Workout, Freaked

🎭🎵Ray Jessel -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/23/1929 d.7/17/2015 (85)
TV/Soap Actor, Comedian, Novelty Singer
Misc: some say b. 1923

🎭Alan Rafkin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/23/1928 d.8/6/2001 (73)
Misc: Prolific television director
TV Shows: The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Andy Griffith Show, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, I Dream of Jeannie, Murphy Brown, M-A-S-H, The Love Boat, Laverne & Shirley, Suddenly Susan, Veronica's Closet, The Jeff Foxworthy Show

🎭Charles Avery -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/28/1873 d.7/23/1926 (53)
Movie Actor
Movie Titles: Keystone Cops (series, one of the original seven Keystone Kops)

🎵Adolph Jacobs -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/15/1939 d.7/23/2014 (75)
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: The Coasters

🎵Kay Kyser -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/18/1905 d.7/23/1985 (80)
Names/Places: NN: The Old Professor; RN:James Kern Kyser
Misc: 1940s Novelty bandman
TV Shows: Kay Kyser's Kollege of Musical Knowledge

🎭🎵Ed McConnell -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/1882 or ??/??/1892 d.7/23/1954
Variety Show Host, Vaudevillan, Songwriter
TV Shows: Buster Brown Gang Show (host)

🎭Victor Moore -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/24/1876 d.7/23/1962 (86)
Movie/Stage Actor, Vaudevillan
Misc: Ziegfeld Follies
Movie Titles: Seven Year Itch

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🎭William Earnest "Bill" Thompson -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/18/1931 N.S. d.7/23/2014 N.S. (82)
Comedian, Variety Show Host
TV Shows: The Wallace and Ladmo Show (as Wallace Snead and creator of the show)

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In 1904, R.C., "Meet Me In Saint Louis, Louis" hits #1 on the pop singles chart by Billy Murray.

In 1950, Gene Autry gets "Back in the Saddle Again" as the singing cowboy experiments with TV for CBS on "The Gene Autry Show."

In 1950, Singing cowboy Gene Autry gets "Back in the Saddle Again" as "The Gene Autry Show" premieres on CBS.

In 1966, Napoleon XIV released "They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha! Ha!" It became a classic on the Dr. Demento radio show occasionally hitting the Funny Five dozens and dozens of times since its release well into the 1990s.

In 1966, R.C., "Freddie Feelgood (And His Funky Little Five Piece Band)" by Ray Stevens peaked at #91 on the pop singles chart.

In 1966, R.C., "I Love Onions" by Susan Christie peaked at #63 on the pop singles chart.

In 1966, R.C., "I'm A Nut" by Leroy Pullins peaked at #57 on the pop singles chart.

In 1966, R.C., "You Can't Roller Skate In A Buffalo Herd" by Roger Miller peaked at #40 on the pop singles chart.

In 1968, Wrestler Freddie Blassie won his fifth world championship belt. I'm not sure which pencil-neck geek he pinned though.

In 1969, James Brown walked out of Los Angeles Mayor Sam Yorty's office when the mayor failed to show up on time to present the singer with a proclamation for "James Brown Day."

In 1979, the Ayatollah outlawed rock and roll music following the revolution in Iran that helped install him as the leader. He demanded no traces of Western civilization in his country.

In 1981, The film, "Herbie Goes Bananas" is released in theaters in the UK.

In 1983, R.C., "1999" by Prince peaked at #12 on the pop singles chart.

In 1985, "The Jeffersons", TV Comedy; last aired on CBS after 11 years.

In 1985, Late Night goes Stereo! In a solemn ceremony where NBC President "Grant Tinker" advertises his General Electric stereo TV, a crew member flips a switch to bring the show to stereo, and the television picture suddenly turns to black and white.

In 1986, "Walk Like An Egyptian" single by Bangles was released. Watch the video and see Susanna Hoffs do something funny with her eyeballs. Cute, ay?

In 1987, "Crushin'" album by Fat Boys was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1987, TV Guide Listing: "Cinemax 11 p.m./ET: "The Original Max Headroom, not to be confused with any other Max Headroom show currently littering the dials, is Max's talk show, back this week for a third season. This year's shows were taped in New York rather than in London as in the past [and] they are as irresistibly trashy as they've always been. Magicians Penn and Teller and Mick Jagger's main squeeze, Jerry Hall, are the opening night guests."

In 1988, "Family Double Dare", TV Game Show; last aired on Fox.

In 1988, R.C., "Parents Just Don't Understand" by D.J. Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince peaked at #12 on the pop singles chart.

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

In 1992, "Weird Al" Yankovic gave a live performance at Sound FX in San Diego, CA. David Tanny couldn't attend due to money problems, even back then.

In 1993, the "Coneheads" movie lands in theatres... with a thud. More than just a bloated unfunny vanity project, "Coneheads" is perhaps the "Saturday Night Live"-est film ever shot, featuring a full 15 of the "Not Ready for Prime Time Players": Dan Aykroyd, Peter Aykroyd, Jane Curtin, Chris Farley, Phil Hartman, Jan Hooks, Jon Lovitz, Tim Meadows, Michael McKean, Garrett Morris, Kevin Nealon, Laraine Newman, Adam Sandler, David Spade, and Julia Sweeney. Plus scenes from Ellen Cleghorne and former "Saturday Night Live writer" Conan O'Brien that are left on the cutting room floor.

In 1994, Frank Zappa Is Named in Space, and has an asteroid orbiting between Mars and Jupiter named "Zappafrank"

In 1998, "Beavis & Butt-head Experience" album by Beavis And Butt-head was certified Multi Platinum 2.00 by the RIAA

In 1998, "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" apologizes for having introduced its newest character "7-Foot Groucho."

In 1999, Minn. Gov. Jesse Ventura declared he would not be a Reform party candidate for president in 2000.

In 2000, "The Brothers Garcia" began airing on Nickelodeon

In 2003, "Reno 911!" began airing on Comedy Central

In 2004, Jeff Foxworthy's "Redneck Stomp" comes out on top as CMT premieres the special "20 Funniest Videos"

In 2004, the last of the Summer adventure movies of 2004, "Catwoman" starring Halle Berry, opened in theaters in the USA. This movie may be far from...purrrfect...but Halle? Rrraaaooowwww!!!

In 2007, Genial comic Drew Carey was tapped to replace legend Bob Barker on the CBS daytime game show "The Price is Right."

In 2010, Kings of Leon cut short a concert outside St. Louis after pigeons in the rafters defecated on the stage.

The Holiday Almanacs July 23, 2018

What's Today?

Today is Mon Jul the 23 in the year 2018
Jan 1 began on a Mon
This is day 204 of the year
Serialnumber = 43292
Julian date = 2458311 O.S.= 7 - 10 - 2018



Feast of St. Apollinaris, first bishop of Ravenna, martyr.
St. Bridget of Sweden Feast Day
St. Phocas Feast Day
[Virgin Islands] Hurricane Supplication Day
[Egypt, Libya, Ethiopia, Oman] Anniversary of Revolution/National Day (1952)
[USA] Upside Down Day.
Private Eye Day
SpaceWeek International Week (Day 8)


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
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Dog Days of Summer (thru 8-15)
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Soma No Umaoi or Wild Horse Chasing (Japan).
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