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Demented Datebooks: Comedy Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name August 10

Last Updated 08-28-2018

🎭Tone Bell -- is 35 in the year 2018 and 36 in the year 2019; b.8/10/1983 N.S.
Actor, Comedian
Names/Places: RN: Michael Anthony Bell II

Suzanne Collins -- is 56 in the year 2018 and 57 in the year 2019; b.8/10/1962
Writer, Novelist, Scriptwriter
Book Titles: The Hunger Games (trilogy), The Underland Chronicles
TV Shows: Clarissa Explains It All (writer), Clifford's Puppy Days (writer)

🎭JoAnna Garcia -- is 39 in the year 2018 and 40 in the year 2019; b.8/10/1979 N.S.
Actress
Names/Places: aka JoAnna Garcia Swisher
TV Shows: Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Reba (as Cheyenne Hart-Montgomery), Privileged (as Megan Smith), Kevin (Probably) Saves The World
Movie Titles: Not Another Teen Movie, The Internship, American Pie 2

🎭Drew Lynch -- is 27 in the year 2018 and 28 in the year 2019; b.8/10/1991 N.S.
Comedian

✍🎭Rick Overton -- is 64 in the year 2018 and 65 in the year 2019; b.8/10/1954
Screenwriter, Actor, Comedian
Movie Titles: Cloverfield, The Informant!, Willow, The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne, Young Doctors in Love, Airplane II: The Sequel, Beverly Hills Cop, Gung Ho, Earth Girls Are Easy, Groundhog Day, Mrs. Doubtfire

🎭James Reynolds -- is 72 in the year 2018 and 73 in the year 2019; b.8/10/1946
Actor
TV Shows: Days of Our Lives (as Abe Carver since 1981)
Movie Titles: C.H.O.M.P.S., The Magic of Lassie, Fun with Dick and Jane, Mr. Majestyk

🎭Vincent Rodríguez III -- is 36 in the year 2018 and 37 in the year 2019; b.8/10/1982 N.S.
Actor
TV Shows: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (as Josh Chan)

🎭Rickey Smiley -- is 50 in the year 2018 and 51 in the year 2019; b.8/10/1968 N.S.
Comedian

✍🎭Justin Theroux -- is 47 in the year 2018 and 48 in the year 2019; b.8/10/1971
Screenwriter, Actor, Producer
TV Shows: The District (as Nick Pierce), The Leftovers (as Kevin Garvey)
Movie Titles: Zoolander, Iron Man 2 (writer), Tropic Thunder (co-writer), Rock of Ages (co-writer), American Psycho, Megamind, Inland Empire, Mulholland Drive

💰🎭🎵Jimmy Dean -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/10/1928 d.6/13/2010 (81)
Hall of Famer, Businessperson, Actor, Composer, Pianist, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Plainview, TX; RN:Seth Ward
Misc: Sausage King
Song Titles: Big Bad John
TV Shows: Daniel Boone (as Josh Clements), Jimmy Dean Show (as host)

Leo Fender -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/10/1909 d.3/21/1991 (81)
Hall of Famer, Inventor
Names/Places: FN:Clarence
Misc: Guitar maker; the Stratocaster, a rock 'n roller's choice

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🎭🎵Jack Haley Sr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/10/1899 d.6/6/1979 (79)
Movie Actor, Comedian, Dancer, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Boston
Misc: some say b. Aug 1 1900
Movie Titles: The Wizard of Oz (as Tin Man)

🎨Charles Keene -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/10/1823 d.1/4/1891 (67)
Illustrator, English
Misc: Punch magazine

🎭🎵Kenny (Actor) Baker -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/30/1912 d.8/10/1985 (72)
Movie Actor, Comedian, Singer

Massena "Andy" Gump -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/6/1910 d.8/10/1998 (88)
Inventor
Misc: His portable toilet empire brought convienient relief to millions of Southern Californians for over 40 years

🎭🎵Isaac Hayes -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/6/1943 N.S. d.8/10/2008 N.S. (65)
Hall of Famer, TV/Movie Actor, Music Producer, Songwriter, Keyboardist, Organist, Pianist, Saxophonist, Soul Singer
Names/Places: b. in Covington, TN
Misc: he once celebrated his birthday on Aug 20 instead of Aug 6 according to Gold Today.
TV Shows: South Park (as Chef)
Movie Titles: Shaft

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In 1869, O.B. Brown of Malden, Massachusetts, patented the motion picture projector.

In 1929, R.C., “Singin' In The Rain” hits #1 on the pop singles chart by Cliff Edwards aka Ukelele Ike.

In 1932, “Horse Feathers” starring the Marx Brothers opened at the Rialto.

In 1945, The Donald Duck film, “Duck Pimples” is released.

In 1948, Allen Funtʹs “Candid Camera” made its TV debut on ABC with the title “Candid Microphone,” which was also the name of a radio program produced by Funt. The idea originated when Funt was in the Army and recorded servicemenʹs gripes and broadcast them on Armed Forces Radio. The show will continue to embarrass unsuspecting regular folks for decades.

In 1951, The Mickey Mouse film, “Rʹcoon Dawg” is released. Pluto also appears.

In 1957, on the cover of TV Guide: “Bob Cummings and Ann B. Davis”. Other Articles: Restless Gun, Spike Jones

In 1962, Marvel Comics superhero Spider-Man made his debut in issue 15 of “Amazing Fantasy” (cover price: 12 cents).

In 1963, on the cover of TV Guide: “cast of Iʹve Got a Secret: Garry Moore, Betsy Palmer, Bill Cullen, Henry Morgan and Bess Myerson”. Other Articles: Johnny Carson, Joe Flynn

In 1963, TV Guide Listing: NBC 8:30 p.m./ET Joey Bishop — Comedy “COLOR! Joey has earned honors at the 'expectant fatherʹs school,' and to prove it he puts on a demonstration of powdering, oiling and diapering. Joey: Joey Bishop. Ellie: Abby Dalton. Larry: Corbett Monica. Jillson: Joe Besser. Deliveryman: Gordon Jones.”

In 1963, R.C., “Wipe Out” by The Surfaris peaked at #2 on the pop singles chart.

In 1963, “Hello Mudduh, Hello Fadduh! (A Letter From Camp)”, by Allan Sherman entered the Top 40 chart.

In 1968, R.C., “Soul Meeting” by The Soul Clan peaked at #91 on the pop singles chart.

In 1968, “1, 2, 3, Red Light”, by Nineteen-Ten Fruitgum Co. entered the Top 40 chart.

In 1974, R.C., “Moonlight Special” by Ray Stevens peaked at #73 on the pop singles chart.

In 1974, “Clap For The Wolfman”, by Guess Who entered the Top 40 chart.

In 1977, “Whatever Happened to Dobie Gillis” aired.

In 1977, 10 will get you an Anita Bryant dart board and five cents change from a company in Coconut Grove, Florida.

In 1978, COVER OF ROLLING STONE JOHN BELUSHI; and inside, a report on the band BOSTON

In 1980, 08 x 10 = 80

In 1982, Frank and Moon Unit Zappa appearred on “Late Night With David Letterman,” intoning a sample of “Valley Girl.”

In 1983, music industry marketing figures showed that U.S. audiocassette sales had surpassed vinyl record sales.

In 1985, “Money For Nothing”, by Dire Straits entered the Top 40 chart.

In 1985, R.C., “Weird Al” Yankovicʹs album Dare To Be Stupid peaked at #50 on the Billboard album chart

In 1985, Uno Lindstron of Sweden covered the greatest distance, 13.11 m., while juggling a soccer ball.

In 1995, “You Might Be A Redneck If…” album by Jeff Foxworthy was certified Multi Platinum 2.00 by the RIAA

In 1995, the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium had their game forfeited to the St. Louis Cardinals because the fans after being warned twice before wouldnʹt stop throwing souvenir baseballs onto the field in the sellout crowd on Ball Night. “We gave them three chances. Three strikes and youʹre out,” umpire Bob Davidson said.

In 1996, HBO attempts to pull the (Robert) Wuhl over our eyes by trying to pass “Arli$$” off as the equal to “The Larry Sanders Show.”

In 1996, “Redneck Games” by Jeff Foxworthy and Alan Jackson peaked at #66 on the pop singles chart.

In 1998, “the Bad boys of Magic” get hired to add a little variety to the FX network and the result is “Penn and Tellerʹs Sin City Spectacular.” The debut features roller skating puppets, trained house cats, wrestler Hacksaw Jim Duggan, The Steven Segal Band, Cheech Marin, John Popper and fellow talk show leech Super Dave Osborne.

In 1998, “Banana Wind” album by Jimmy Buffett was certified Platinum by the RIAA

In 1998, “Boats, Beaches, Bars and Ballads” album by Jimmy Buffett was certified Multi Platinum 3.00 by the RIAA

In 1999, “FREE ENTERPRISE (CO-OP)” album was released. Itʹs a movie about the three most important ingredients in life: friendship, love and Star Trek. What more could you want from the romantic comedy Free Enterprise? How about a killer soundtrack featuring The Cult, Weed, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, David Garza, Sumack, Manufacture and more? Throw in William Shatner rapping with Rated R, and youʹve got the soundtrack that boldly goes where no man has gone before.

In 2001, “Samurai Jack” began airing on Cartoon Network

In 2003, Fox burns off its final episode of “Futurama” with Fry singing of his love for Leela, who (courtesy of sitcom logic) has natually gone deaf.

In 2007, “Flash Gordon” began airing on Syfy

In 2080, 08 x 10 = 80

Novelty Songs Charting in the U.S.

In 1957, “Short Fat Fannie” by Larry Williams charted at number 6 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1957, “The Flying Saucer The 2nd” by Buchanan And Goodman charted at number 26 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “Wipe Out” by The Surfaris charted at number 2 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “Surf City” by Jan And Dean charted at number 7 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport” by Rolf Harris charted at number 11 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh! (A Letter From Camp)” by Allan Sherman charted at number 17 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “Harry The Hairy Ape” by Ray Stevens charted at number 67 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “Martian Hop” by Ran-Dells charted at number 81 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “Still No. 2” by Sheb Wooley/Ben Colder (Ben Colder) charted at number 99 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “1,2,3 Red Light” by 1910 Fruitgum Company charted at number 39 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Here Comes The Judge” by Shorty Long charted at number 43 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Folsom Prison Blues” by Johnny Cash charted at number 46 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Mr. Businessman” by Ray Stevens charted at number 78 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “The Night Chicago Died” by Paper Lace charted at number 2 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Wildwood Weed” by Jim Stafford charted at number 9 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “I Shot The Sheriff” by Eric Clapton charted at number 23 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Clap For The Wolfman” by The Guess Who charted at number 36 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Moonlight Special” by Ray Stevens charted at number 73 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Billy, Don't Be A Hero” by Bo Donaldson And The Heywoods charted at number 74 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Earache My Eye” by Cheech And Chong charted at number 92 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “19” by Paul Hardcastle charted at number 26 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Smokin' In The Boys Room” by Mötley Crüe charted at number 33 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “You Look Marvelous” by Fernando (Billy Crystal) charted at number 63 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “The Goonies 'R' Good Enough” by Cyndi Lauper charted at number 69 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Like A Surgeon” by "Weird Al" Yankovic charted at number 94 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Centerfield” by John Fogerty charted at number 96 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Smuggler's Blues” by Glenn Frey charted at number 100 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “Low Rider (On The Boulevard)” by Latin Alliance (Latin Alliance Featuring War) charted at number 84 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)” by Los del Rio charted at number 1 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Macarena” by Los del Rio charted at number 49 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Redneck Games” by Jeff Foxworthy And Alan Jackson charted at number 66 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Macarena” by Los Del Mar charted at number 75 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore And Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz charted at number 29 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

Novelty Songs Charting in the U.K.

In 1963, “Wipe Out” by The Surfaris charted at number 13 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “Deck Of Cards” by Wink Martindale charted at number 23 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “Surfin' U.S.A.” by The Beach Boys charted at number 43 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Fire” by The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown charted at number 2 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Yummy, Yummy, Yummy” by Ohio Express charted at number 13 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Here Comes The Judge” by Pigmeat Markham charted at number 19 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Here Comes The Judge” by Shorty Long charted at number 32 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “I Shot The Sheriff” by Eric Clapton charted at number 15 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “My Girl Bill” by Jim Stafford charted at number 20 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Midnight At The Oasis” by Maria Muldaur charted at number 31 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “The Streak” by Ray Stevens charted at number 49 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Living On Video” by Trans X charted at number 13 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Tarzan Boy” by Baltimora charted at number 51 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Smuggler's Blues” by Glenn Frey charted at number 61 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “19” by Paul Hardcastle charted at number 74 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “I'm Too Sexy” by Right Said Fred charted at number 3 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Macarena” by Los del Rio charted at number 5 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “How Bizarre” by OMC charted at number 11 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore And Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz charted at number 63 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “Gangnam Style” by Psy charted at number 71 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “Creep” by Radiohead charted at number 77 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

Novelty Songs Charting in Australia

In 1963, “Surf City” by Jan And Dean charted at number 2 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “Wipe Out / Surfer Joe” by The Surfaris charted at number 6 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Whiskey On A Sunday (The Puppet Song) / The Orange And The Green” by The Irish Rovers charted at number 1 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Yummy, Yummy, Yummy” by Ohio Express charted at number 8 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “The Unicorn” by The Irish Rovers charted at number 16 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Billy, Don't Be A Hero / Celia” by Paper Lace charted at number 1 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “The Streak / You've Got The Music Inside” by Ray Stevens charted at number 3 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “My Girl Bill / I May Never Pass This Way Again” by Cash Backman charted at number 15 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Midnight At The Oasis / Any Old Time” by Maria Muldaur charted at number 18 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “My Girl Bill / L.A. Mamma” by Jim Stafford charted at number 23 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Too Pooped To Pop / She, Tell Me What To Do” by The La De Da's charted at number 28 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Do The Spunky Monkey / My Daddy Was A Song And Dance Man” by Digby Richards charted at number 30 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown / I'm Gonna Make It All The Way” by Frank Sinatra charted at number 82 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “The Goonies 'R' Good Enough” by Cyndi Lauper charted at number 9 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “People Are Still Having Sex” by LaTour charted at number 17 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Macarena” by Los Del Mar Featuring Pedro Castano charted at number 35 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Macarena” by Los del Rio charted at number 36 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

The Holiday Almanacs August 10, 2019

What's Today?

Today is Sat Aug the 10 in the year 2019
Jan 1 began on a Tue
This is day 222 of the year
Serialnumber = 43675
Julian date = 2458694 O.S.= 7 - 28 - 2019

Calendar

Holidays

Saint Laurence Feast Day
[USA] National Smile Week (Day 6)
National Psychiatric Technician Week Ends
Family Volleyball Day
Middle Children's Day
Mosquito Awareness Weekend
International Heroes Week Begins (8 Days)
[Ecuador] Independence Day (of Quito) (1809)
[Missouri] Admission Day (1821)
[Sweden] Lars name day
Lazy Day
Independence Day, celebrated in Ecuador

Reminders

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.
Astrological sign: Virgo: The Virgin (8-23 thru 9-22); Symbol: The Virgin. Ruling Planet: Mercury. Element: Earth. Traits: Analytical, discriminating, modest, neat. Body part associated with this sign: The belly. Occupations: Editor, medicine, chemistry, research, accounting.
Flowers: gladiolus and poppy
Gems: sardonyx and peridot
Full Moon: Sturgeon Moon and Barley Moon?
Home Improvement Months (not the TV show) (from April-Sep)
Hurricane Season Months in the East (June 1-Nov 30)
Hurricane Season Months in the West (June 1-Oct 31)
American Artists Appreciation Month
Architecture Month
Breastfeeding Month
Fall of Empires Month
Foot Health Month
National Canning Month
National Catfish Month
National Golf Month
National HAIRitage Month
National Parks Month
National Sandwich Month
National Water Quality Month
Psychic Month
Romance Awareness Month
Science, Medicine and Technology Books Month
Dog Days of Summer (thru 8-15)
Kappa Cygnid meteor shower, radiant in Cygnus (thru 8-20)
Perseid meteor shower, radiant in Cassiopeia (thru 8-14)
[Sweden] Lars name day
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