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🎭Jeff Altman -- is 66 in the year 2017 and 67 in the year 2018; b.8/13/1951
TV Actor, Comedian
TV Shows: Nurses (as Greg), Late Show with David Letterman, Baywatch
Movie Titles: Bee Movie, Highlander II: The Quickening, Soul Man, Legends of the Superheroes

🎭🎵Danny Bonaduce -- is 58 in the year 2017 and 59 in the year 2018; b.8/13/1959
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer, Radio Disc Jock
Names/Places: b. in Philadelphia, PA
TV Shows: The Partridge Family (as Danny Partridge), World's Dumbest (as himself)
Movie Titles: The Jerk Theory, Charlotte's Web (1973)

🎭Jane Carr -- is 67 in the year 2017 and 68 in the year 2018; b.8/13/1950
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, English
Names/Places: RFN:Ellen
TV Shows: Phineas and Ferb (as Grandma Winnie), The Fairly Odd Parents, The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, Dear John (as Louise)
Movie Titles: Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, The Five Year Engagement, Treasure Planet

🎭Kathryn Fiore -- is 38 in the year 2017 and 39 in the year 2018; b.8/13/1979
Actress, Comedienne
TV Shows: MAD TV
Movie Titles: Mission: Impossible III, The Hottie and the Notie, Reno 911: Miami, The Game Plan

🎵Cliff Fish -- is 68 in the year 2017 and 69 in the year 2018; b.8/13/1949
Singer, Bassist, English
Group Names: Paper Lace

🎭Corey Fogelmanis -- is 18 in the year 2017 and 19 in the year 2018; b.8/13/1999
Actor
TV Shows: Girl Meets World (as Farkle Minkus)
Movie Titles: Mostly Ghostly 3: One Night in Doom House, The Maiden and the Princess, House of Lies

🎭Steve Higgins -- is 54 in the year 2017 and 55 in the year 2018; b.8/13/1963 N.S.
Actor, Comedian, Announcer
Misc: Don't Quit Your Day Job comedy troupe
TV Shows: The Higgins Boys, Gruber, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (announcer), The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (announcer)

🎭🎮Dawnn Lewis -- is 56 in the year 2017 and 57 in the year 2018; b.8/13/1961
TV/Movie Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Video Game Voice Actress
Names/Places: b. in New York City
Misc: some say b. 1960
TV Shows: A Different World (as Jaleesa Vinson Taylor), Hangin' With Mr. Cooper (as Robin), Futurama (as various)
Movie Titles: Inside Out, Monsters University, Dreamgirls
Video Games: Tacoma

🎭Rolando Molina -- is 46 in the year 2017 and 47 in the year 2018; b.8/13/1971
Actor, Producer/Director
Movie Titles: Bruce Almighty, Next Friday, Crazy/Beautiful, Eagle Eye

✍🎭John Slattery -- is 55 in the year 2017 and 56 in the year 2018; b.8/13/1962
Screenwriter, Actor, Producer/Director
TV Shows: Homefront (as Al Kahn), Jack and Bobby (as Peter Benedict), Mad Men (as Roger Sterling), Veep (as Charlie Baird)
Movie Titles: Spotlight, Iron Man 2, Ant-Man

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🎭🎮Sebastian Stan -- is 35 in the year 2017 and 36 in the year 2018; b.8/13/1982 N.S.
Actor, Stuntman, Video Game Voice Actor, Romanian
TV Shows: Gossip Girl (as Carter Baizen)
Movie Titles: Captain America: The First Avenger, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Black Swan, The Martian
Video Games: Captain America: Super Soldier

John Logie Baird -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/13/1888 d.6/14/1946 (57)
Engineer, Inventor, Scotish
Misc: a father of TV; the first man to televise pictures of objects in motion.

✍🎭Tom Davis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/13/1952 d.7/19/2012 (59)
Comedy Writer, Comedian
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live (occasional member 1976-80)

🎭Pat Harrington Jr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/13/1929 d.1/6/2016 N.S. (86)
Actor, Comedian, TV Host, Cartoon Voice Actor
Names/Places: b. in New York City
TV Shows: Steve Allen Show (regular), Danny Thomas Show (as Pat Hannigan), Jack Paar Show (as Guido Panzini), Pantotime Quiz, Mr. Deeds Goes To Town, Pink Panther (as The Inspector), One Day at a Time (as Dwayne Flo Schneider the Building Super)

🎭Bert Lahr -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/13/1895 d.12/4/1967 (72)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RN:Irving Lahrheim
Movie Titles: The Wizard of Oz (as The Cowardly Lion)

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🎨George Luks -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/13/1867 d.10/29/1933 (66)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Hogan's Alley; also a painter of urban scenes.

🎭Kenny (Star Wars) Baker -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/24/1934 d.8/13/2016 N.S. (81)
Actor, English
Movie Titles: Flash Gordon, The Elephant Man, Star Wars (series as R2-D2), Time Bandits

🎭Joseph Bologna -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/30/1934 d.8/13/2017 N.S. (82)
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Director
Movie Titles: Ice Age: The Meltdown, Big Daddy, The Woman in Red, Blame It on Rio

🎵Tompall Glaser -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/3/1933 d.8/13/2013 (79)
Country Singer
Group Names: Tompall & the Glaser Brothers

🎵King Curtis -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/7/1934 d.8/13/1971 (37)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Tenor-sax, Soul Singer
Names/Places: RN:Curtis Ousley
Misc: R&B and Jazz style; Curtis appeared on many records of the 1950's and 1960's including The Coasters' hit "Yakety Yak."

🎭Joe E. Ross -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/15/1914 d.8/13/1982 (68)
Actor, Comedian
TV Shows: The Phil Silvers Show (as Mess Sgt. Rupert Ritzik), Car 54 Where Are You? (as Off. Gunther Toody), It's About Time (as Gronk)

✍📰⚖H. G. Wells -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/21/1866 d.8/13/1946 (79)
Novelist, Historian, Congressperson, English
Names/Places: b. in Kent; RFMN:Herbert George; d. in London
Book Titles: The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, The War of the Worlds

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In 1899, acclaimed motion-picture director Alfred Hitchcock was born in London, England. The rotund filmmaker thrilled audiences with such films as "Rebecca," "Suspicion," "Saboteur," "Lifeboat," "Shadow of a Doubt," "Strangers on a Train," "The Man Who Knew Too Much," "Dial 'M' for Murder," "To Catch a Thief," "Rear Window," "Vertigo," "North by Northwest," "Psycho," "The Birds," "Marnie," "Frenzy" and "Family Plot," as well as via a weekly TV series, "Alfred Hitchcock Presents." He died on April 29, 1980.

In 1910, In a unique statistical game, the Brooklyn Dodgers and Pittsburgh Pirates played to an 8-8 tie. Each team had 38 at-bats, 13 hits, 12 assists, two errors, five strikeouts, three walks, one hit batsman and one passed ball.

In 1932, The Mickey Mouse film, "Mickey's Nightmare", is released. Pluto and Minnie Mouse also appear. This film is a remake of the Oswald the Lucky Rabbit film, "Poor Papa".

In 1934, the satirical comic strip "L'il Abner," created by Al Capp, made its debut; it lasted until Nov 13, 1977. In those early days, the cartoon strip was carried in eight newspapers. Eventually, it would be in more than 500, and would be the basis for a Broadway play and a Hollywood movie, too.

In 1942, Walt Disney's animated feature "Bambi" had its U.S. premiere at Radio City Music Hall in New York, five days after its world premiere in London. Who was that guy who said he shot Bambi's mother?

In 1948, The Pluto film, "Cat Nap Pluto" is released.

In 1951, Any fan who shows up with a musical instrument during the Dodgers' Musical Depreciation Night is admitted free to the Ebbets Field contest against Boston. With an assortment of trumpets, trombones, zithers, tubas, accordions, bugles, flutes, various type of drums, violins, mandolins, assorted horns, a glockenspiel, a washboard, and a piano, 2,426 fans, which is about 10% of the total crowd, take advantage of the team's unusual promotion.

In 1952, the careers of songwriters and producers Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller were launched when Big Mama Thornton recorded their song "Hound Dog". It topped the R 'n B chart for seven weeks the following year. Elvis Presley took the song to number one on the record charts in 1956. Some of their other hits include "Love Me Tender", "Yakety Yak" and "Charlie Brown".

In 1954, The Donald Duck film, "Grin and Bear It" is released. Humphrey Bear also appears. Ranger J. Audubon Woodlore makes his debut appearance.

In 1966, on the cover of TV Guide: "cast of F Troop: Melody Patterson (Wrangler Jane) and Larry Storch (Cpl. Agarn)". Other Articles: TV Game Shows, Fess Parker

In 1966, R.C., "They're Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!" by Napoleon XIV peaked at #3 on the pop singles chart. It is still a demented classic today.

In 1971, saxophonist King Curtis was stabbed to death outside his New York home. He was 37. Curtis appeared on many records of the 1950s and 1960s including The Coasters' hit "Yakety Yak."

In 1976, the 1974 movie "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" was released in the movie theaters in Germany.

In 1983, R.C., "Shiny Shiny" by Haysi Fantayzee peaked at #74 on the pop singles chart.

In 1986, The Senate approved President Reagan's request for $100 million in aid to the Nicaraguan contras. He later took the Contra Rap.

In 1988, "Don't Worry, Be Happy", by Bobby McFerrin entered the Top 40 chart.

In 1988, on the cover of TV Guide: "Alf". Other Articles: Star Trek the Next Generation, David Brinkley

In 1990, "The Pat Sajak Show" TV Talk Show finally hits the bankrupt space on CBS' "Wheel of Programming."

In 1992, comedian, actor and director Woody Allen began legal action against actress Mia Farrow to win custody of their three children. A judge ruled against Allen in June 1993.

In 1994, Veteran entertainer Red Skelton was among the inductees into the Radio Hall of Fame.

In 1997, The British comedy-drama "The Full Monty" was released by Fox Searchlight Pictures.

In 1997, the animated series "South Park", rated TV-M, debut on Comedy Central. First up: aliens give one of the boys an "anal probe", then abduct another baby's brother, Kenny gets killed, Cartman sets his cat on fire, and the baby does a David Caruso impression. Lesson: kicking real-life babies can result in permanent injuries, but cartoon babies are virtually indestructable.

In 2000, As Andy Griggs waits to open a show for Reba McEntire at the Milwaukee State Fair, he gets quite a surprise. A local radio DJ asks the crowd to serenade Griggs in observance of his 27th birthday. The entire audience sings, Griggs gets cakes, balloons and gifts, and his band and crew bombard him with Silly String.

In 2016, Kenny Baker, who played R2-D2 in the "Star Wars" movies, died in Preston, England, at age 81.

The Holiday Almanacs August 13, 2018

What's Today?

Today is Mon Aug the 13 in the year 2018
Jan 1 began on a Mon
This is day 225 of the year
Serialnumber = 43313
Julian date = 2458332 O.S.= 7 - 31 - 2018

Calendar

Holidays

[Rhode Island] Victory Day
[Zambia] Youth Day
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Week (Day 2)
Don't Wait...Celebrate Week (Day 2)
National Apple Week (Day 2)
Weird Contest Week Begins
Elvis International Tribute Week (Day 2)
International Heroes Week (Day 3)
[Central African Republic] Independence Day (1960)
[Tunisia] Women's Day
[World] Left-handers Day
Cowardly Lion Day
Fall of the Aztec Empire Day (1521)
Li'l Abners Birthday
National Aviation Week Begins

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)
[Ancient Rome] Idus Sextilis
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