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Demented Datebooks: Comedy Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name July 28

Last Updated 06-21-2017

🎵Afroman -- is 43 in the year 2017 and 44 in the year 2018; b.7/28/1974
Hip Hop Rapper
Song Titles: Must Have Been High

🎵🎸Jerry Casale -- is 69 in the year 2017 and 70 in the year 2018; b.7/28/1948
Music Producer, Songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist, Bassist, Synthesizer, New Wave Musician
Misc: Music Video Director
Group Names: Devo

🎭🎮Peter Cullen -- is 76 in the year 2017 and 77 in the year 2018; b.7/28/1941 N.S.
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Video Game Voice Actor, Canadian
TV Shows: Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour, Goldie Gold and Action Jack, The Kwicky Koala Show, The Little Rascals (as Officer Ed and Pete the Pup), Voltron: Defender of the Universe (as Hutch and Narrator), Alvin and the Chipmunks, Dungeons and Dragons, Rambo (as Sergeant Havoc), DuckTales, BraveStarr, Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs, Winnie the Pooh (series as Eeyore), Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers (as Monterey Jack and others), Transformers (series as Optimus Prime), Ghostbusters (1986)
Movie Titles: Transformers (movie series as Optimus Prime)
Video Games: Transformers (series as Optimus Prime)

🎵🎸George Cummings -- is 79 in the year 2017 and 80 in the year 2018; b.7/28/1938
Songwriter, Rock & Roll Guitarist
Misc: Pedal Steel
Group Names: Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show

🎨James Robert "Jim" Davis -- is 72 in the year 2017 and 73 in the year 2018; b.7/28/1945
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Book Titles: Garfield, U.S. Acres

🎭Dick Ebersol -- is 70 in the year 2017 and 71 in the year 2018; b.7/28/1947
TV Producer
TV Shows: Saturday Night's Main Event (1985-1988), Later with Bob Costas (1988-1991), Saturday Night Live (1975-1985), ABC's Wide World of Sports (1967-1974), The Midnight Special (1980-1981)

🎭Georgia Engel -- is 69 in the year 2017 and 70 in the year 2018; b.7/28/1948
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress
Names/Places: b. in Washington, DC; MN:Bright
TV Shows: The Mary Tyler Moore Show (as Georgette Franklin Baxter), Betty White Show, Goodtime Girls, Jennifer Slept Here, Coach (as Shirley Burleigh), Hot in Cleveland (as Mamie), Everybody Loves Raymond (as Pat MacDougall)
Movie Titles: Grown Ups 2, The Care Bears Movie, Open Season

🎭Darryl Hickman -- is 86 in the year 2017 and 87 in the year 2018; b.7/28/1931
Actor, Producer
Names/Places: b. in Los Angeles; Dwayne's brother
Misc: 200+ films
TV Shows: Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (as Davey Gillis)
Movie Titles: Network, The Tingler, The Strange Love of Martha Ivers, The Grapes of Wrath, Rhapsody in Blue

🎭💻Lori Loughlin -- is 53 in the year 2017 and 54 in the year 2018; b.7/28/1964
Actress, Producer, Internet Video Actress
TV Shows: Summerland, Hudson Street, Full House (as Rebecca "Becky" Donaldson Katsopolous, also on Fuller House), Hudson Street (as Melanie Clifford), Summerland (as Ava Gregory), 90210 (as Debbie Wilson), When Calls the Heart (as Abigail Stanton)
Movie Titles: Old Dogs, Rad

🎭Frances Lee McCain -- is 73 in the year 2017 and 74 in the year 2018; b.7/28/1944
Actress
TV Shows: Apple's Way, 13 Queens Blvd
Movie Titles: Back to the Future, Stand By Me, Scream, Patch Adams

Rick Olsen -- b.7/28/????
Comedy Writer, Canadian
Group Names: The Royal Canadian Air Farce

✍🎭🎮🎵Phillip Proctor -- is 77 in the year 2017 and 78 in the year 2018; b.7/28/1940
Comedy Writer, Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Video Game Voice Actor, Novelty Musician
Group Names: Firesign Theatre
Movie Titles: Toy Story (series), Aladdin, Monsters Inc.
Video Games: Batman (series), Assassin's Creed (series), Call of Duty (series), Lighting Returns (series)

⛪🎭Sally Struthers -- is 70 in the year 2017 and 71 in the year 2018; b.7/28/1947
Protestant, TV/Stage Actress, Comedienne, Cartoon Voice Actress
Names/Places: b. in Portland, OR; MN:Ann
Misc: some say b. in 1948
TV Shows: Tim Conway Show, All in the Family (as Gloria Bunker Stivic), Gloria (as Gloria Bunker Stivic), 9 to 5 (as Marsha MacMurray Shrimpton), The Flintstones (as teenage Pebbles 1971), Dinosaurs (as Charlene Sinclair), Gilmore Girls (as Babette Dell)
Movie Titles: Five Easy Pieces, The Getaway

🎭🎵Rachel Sweet -- is 55 in the year 2017 and 56 in the year 2018; b.7/28/1962
Actress, TV Producer, Songwriter, Pop Singer
TV Shows: The Comedy Channel VJ, Hot in Cleveland (producer), Dharma and Greg (producer), George Lopez (producer), Sports Night (producer)

🎭Joe Evans Brown -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/28/1892 d.7/6/1973 (80)
TV/Movie Actor, Comedian
Misc: Top 1930s-40s impish star

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🎭Ann Doran -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/28/1911 d.9/19/2000 (89)
Actress
Misc: some say b. 1914
TV Shows: Longstreet, Leave It To Beaver (as Eddie Haskell's mom)
Movie Titles: National Velvet, The Legend of Jesse James

✍🎭🎵Rudy Vallee -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/28/1901 d.7/3/1986 (85)
Writer, TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian, Composer, Music Publisher, Clarinetist, Saxophonist, Bandleader, Pop Crooner
Names/Places: b. in Island Pond, VT; RN:Hubert Prior Rudy Vallee; d. while watching the Statue of Liberty Centennial ceremonies
Misc: famous of the 1920-30s
TV Shows: Batman (as Evil Lord Phogg)

🎵🎸Rick Wright -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/28/1943 d.9/15/2008 (65)
Hall of Famer, Keyboardist, Rock & Roll Singer, English
Names/Places: RFN:Richard
Group Names: Pink Floyd

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🎵Frankie Yankovic -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/28/1915 d.10/14/1998 (83)
Hall of Famer, Composer/Songwriter, Accordionist, Pianist, Bandleader
Names/Places: b. in Davis, WV; No relation to Weird Al
Misc: Polka musician; Accordionist in the field's hall of fame, and the first polka musician to win a Grammy

🎭Jackson Beck -- Death 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)

🎭🏆Truman Bradley -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/5/1905 d.7/28/1974 (69)
TV Host, Announcer, Narrator, Sportscaster
Misc: b. Feb 8?
TV Shows: Science Fiction Theater (host)

🎭Eileen Brennan -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/3/1932 d.7/28/2013 (80)
TV/Movie/Stage Actress
Names/Places: b. in Los Angeles
TV Shows: Laugh In, All That Glitters, 13 Queens Blvd, A New Kind of Family, Private Benjamin (as Capt. Doreen Lewis), Off the Rack
Movie Titles: The Last Picture Show

🎭🎵Nick Lucas -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/22/1897 d.7/28/1982 (84)
Movie Actor, Vaudevillan, Singer, Banjoist, Guitarist, Pianist
Names/Places: NN:The Singing Troubador

🎭Eugene Roche -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/22/1928 d.7/28/2004 (75)
Actor
TV Shows: Captain Kangaroo (writer), The Corner Bar, Soap (as attorney E. Ronald Mallu), Webster (as Bill Parker)

✍📰Seba Smith -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/17/1792 d.7/28/1868 (75)
Humorist, Editor
Misc: of a newspaper; creator of the fictional Major Jack Downing.

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In 1930, The Silly Symphony film, "Midnite in a Toy Shop", is completed.

In 1933, date according to The Tonight Show, the first singing telegram was delivered. The reason: John Tesh needed some way to get his music to the people. (RIMSHOT)

In 1933, The singing telegram was introduced on this day. The first person to receive a singing telegram was singer, Rudy Vallee, in honor of his 32nd birthday.

In 1942, Spike Jones and the City Slickers recorded "Der Fuhrer's Face". All the disc jockeys played the song because it was the start of World War II. The song dated back to 1936 when it was a tune originally written by British composer Oliver G. Wallace for the Walt Disney cartoon "Nutzi Land", and was inspired by hearing the Slicker's sendup. The song stayed at #3 on the pop charts for 10 weeks.

In 1944, It was a red-hot day in Washington, DC. It was so hot, that newspapers carried pictures of an egg being fried on the steps of the U.S. Capitol.

In 1951, "The Sammy Kaye Show", TV Music, debut on CBS.

In 1951, R.C., "Come On-A My House" by Rosemary Clooney peaked at #1 on the pop singles chart and stayed there for eight weeks.

In 1951, The animated feature film, "Alice in Wonderland" is released to theaters in the US. It cost US3 million to make.

In 1951, Walt Disney's "Alice in Wonderland" animated movie was released in theaters in the U.S.A.

In 1956, R.C., "Stranded In The Jungle" by The Jayhawks peaked at #18 on the pop singles chart.

In 1958, "Concentration", TV Game Show; debut on NBC. Hugh Downs was the original host (thru 1969) of this puzzle based game show, which would run on & off on NBC into the 90s

In 1958, R.C., "The Bird On My Head" by David Seville peaked at #34 on the pop singles chart.

In 1962, R.C., "Speedy Gonzales" by Pat Boone peaked at #6 on the pop singles chart.

In 1972, "Cheech & Chong" album by Cheech & Chong was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1976, Rick Dees & His Cast Of Idiots' "Disco Duck" was released. Why? I don't know. He just released the song with the cheap Donald Duck imitation set to some disco tune, okay?

In 1977, "The Floaters" album by The Floaters was certified Gold by the RIAA. Cheech and Chong "aka The Bloaters" parodied one of their songs on the album "Float On" and redubbed it "Bloat On"

In 1978, "C.P.O. Sharkey", TV Comedy; last aired on NBC.

In 1978, "FOOD FIIIIGHT!" That's the battle cry from Bluto Blutarski as "National Lampoon's Animal House" opened in movie theaters and went on to become the highest grossing comedy of its time, launching "Saturday Night Live" cast member John Belushi into superstardom.

In 1979, "Supertrain", TV Anthology, Superbomb of 1979!; last aired on NBC.

In 1982, on "Late Night with David Letterman" on NBC, Pro wrestlers Andy Kaufman and Jerry Lawlor fight on-air. This happened 15 years ago, so its popularity owes, much like the Glover incident, to word-of-mouth as much as anything. It started with Andy's provocative taunts, which led to Lawlor knocking Kaufman to the floor with a blow to the head. After a commercial break, Kaufman screamed obscenities at Lawlor and finished his tirade by throwing a cup of coffee on the enraged wrestler, who chased Kaufman out of the studio. A bewildered host remarked, "I'm not sure about any of those words, but you can be darned sure that FCC regulations prohibit throwing coffee."

In 1984, "She Bop", by Cyndi Lauper entered the Top 40 chart.

In 1984, "Weird Al" Yankovic gave a live performance at Valleyfair in Shakopee, MN and later that same day in another state at the Northern Wisconsin State Fair in Chippewa Falls, WI.

In 1986, "A Current Affair", TV Tabloid, debut in syndication.

In 1990, "227", TV Comedy; last aired on NBC.

In 1990, "Columbo", TV Crime Drama, starring Peter Falk; last aired on ABC.

In 1993, "The Family Dog", TV Cartoon Show, a real dog of a cartoon; last aired on CBS.

In 1994, "The Sinbad Show", TV Comedy; last aired on Fox.

In 1995, The live-action feature film, "Operation: Dumbo Drop" is released in theaters in the US.

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

In 1997, Comedy Central first invites you to call, write, email to futility.com in the hopes, infinitesimal as they might be, that one day soon... you might "Win Ben Stein's Money!" hosted by former Richard Nixon speechwriter Stein.

In 1999, Molly Ringwald married Valery Lameignere. The Arrogant Worms say that Valery is a stupid name.

In 2001, "Baby Looney Tunes" began airing as a series on Kids' WB. The pilot of the series aired on June 3, 2001.

In 2004, "Amish in the City" premiered on the UPN netlet.

In 2006, Actor-director Mel Gibson went into an anti-Semitic tirade as he was being arrested on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California, on suspicion of driving while drunk; Gibson later apologized and was sentenced to probation and alcohol treatment.

In 2007, Sporting his Inspector Clouseau mustache, Steve Martin married girlfriend Anne Stringfield at his Los Angeles home.

In 2013, Actress-singer Eileen Brennan, 80, died in Burbank, California.

The Holiday Almanacs July 28, 2017

What's Today?

Today is Fri Jul the 28 in the year 2017
Jan 1 began on a Sun
This is day 209 of the year
Serialnumber = 42932
Julian date = 2457951 O.S.= 7 - 15 - 2017

Calendar

Holidays

Feast of SS. Nazarius, Celsus, Victor I, Innocent I.
[Gilroy, California] Garlic Festival
[Bermuda] Adm George Somers Day (1609)
[Peru] Independence Day (1824) (thru 7-29)
[San Marino] Fall of Facism Day (1943)
[USA] Joseph Lee Day-honors playgrounds (1937)
[USA] Volunteers of America founders day (1859)
Comedy Celebration Day
Founder's Day (Volunteers of America).
Hamburger Day
Marry a Millionaire Day
Start of Gathering Time (Celtic).

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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
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
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Home Improvement Months (not the TV show) (from April-Sep)
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Ice Cream Month
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National Tennis Month
Sports and Recreation Month
The start of the Garlic Festival in Gilroy, California.
Capricornid meteor shower, radiant in Capricorn (thru 7-28)
Capricornid meteor shower, radiant in Capricorn.
Delta Aquarid meteor shower, radiant in Aquarius (thru 7-31)
Dog Days of Summer (thru 8-15)
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