🎭Nathan Corddry -- is 40 in the year 2017 and 41 in the year 2018; b.9/8/1977
Names/Places: aka: Nate Corddry
TV Shows: Mom (as Gabriel)
Movie Titles: St. Vincent, The Ugly Truth, Ghostbusters (2016), The Invention of Lying
🎵Dante Drowty -- is 76 in the year 2017 and 77 in the year 2018; b.9/8/1941
Group Names: Dante & the Evergreens (lead)
Song Titles: Alley-Oop
⛪🎭Martin Freeman -- is 46 in the year 2017 and 47 in the year 2018; b.9/8/1971
Roman Catholic, Actor, English
Names/Places: b. in Aldershot, Hampshire, England
TV Shows: Fargo (as Lester Nygaard), The Office (UK version as Tim Canterbury), Sherlock
Movie Titles: Hot Fuzz, The Hobbit (series as Bilbo Baggins), Love Actually, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Nativity!, Three Flavours Cornetto (series), The World's End
🎭David Knell -- is 56 in the year 2017 and 57 in the year 2018; b.9/8/1961
Actor, Director, Cinematographer
Movie Titles: Total Recall, Turner and Hooch, Splash, Spring Break
🎭Lightfield Lewis -- is 47 in the year 2017 and 48 in the year 2018; b.9/8/1970
TV Shows: The New WKRP in Cincinnatti (as Arthur Carlson Jr.), Life's Work (as Matt)
Movie Titles: Jerry Maguire, Revenge of the Nerds (TV movie, 1991)
🎵Bill Parsons -- is 83 in the year 2017 and 84 in the year 2018; b.9/8/1934
Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: aka:Bobby Bare
🎭Laurenz Tate -- is 42 in the year 2017 and 43 in the year 2018; b.9/8/1975
TV Shows: Royal Family (as Curtis Royal), Rescue Me, Family Matters
Movie Titles: Menace II Society, The Postman, Ray, Why Do Fools Fall in Love, A Man Apart, Crash
🎭Jonathan Taylor Thomas -- is 36 in the year 2017 and 37 in the year 2018; b.9/8/1981
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Director
Names/Places: aka Jonathan Weiss
Misc: Some say b. Oct 9
TV Shows: The Bradys (as Kevin), Home Improvement (as Randy Taylor)
Movie Titles: Wild America, The Lion King (as Simba the cub), The Adventures Of Pinocchio, Tom and Huck
🎭Willie Tyler -- is 77 in the year 2017 and 78 in the year 2018; b.9/8/1940
Actor, Comedian, Ventriloquist
Misc: with dummy Lester
TV Shows: Laugh In
Movie Titles: Coming Home
🎭🎵🎷Steve Waterman -- is 57 in the year 2017 and 58 in the year 2018; b.9/8/1960
Educator, Producer, Composer, Jazz Trumpeter, British
Movie Titles: Stuart Little (series, producer), Casper (producer, 1995), Alvin and the Chipmunks (series, producer)
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🎵Milton Brown -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/8/1903 d.4/18/1936 (32)
Bandleader, Country Singer
Misc: the founder of western-swing with Bob Willis
Group Names: Milton Brown and His Musical Brownies
🎭Frank Cady -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/8/1915 d.6/8/2012 (96)
TV Shows: Petticoat Junction (as Sam Drucker), Green Acres (as Sam Drucker), Ozzie & Harriet (as Doc Williams)
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⛪🎭Sid Caesar -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/8/1922 d.2/12/2014 (91)
Hall of Famer, Jewish, TV Actor, Comedian, Variety Show Host
Names/Places: b. in Yonkers, NY
TV Shows: Your Show of Shows, Ceasar's Hour
⚛🎭Ruth Elder -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/8/1902 d.10/9/1977 (75)
Aviator, Actress, Vaudevillaness
🎵🎸Ron "Pigpen" McKernan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/8/1945 d.3/8/1973 (27)
Hall of Famer, Harmonicaist, Organist, Percussionist, Classic Rock Singer, Rock & Roll Keyboardist
Misc: some say b.1946
Group Names: The Grateful Dead (co-founder)
🎭🎵Sir Harry Secombe -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/8/1921 d.4/11/2001 (79)
Comedian, Novelty Singer, Welsh (Wales)
Group Names: The Goons
TV Shows: The Goon Show (co-creator)
🎭🎵Peter Sellers -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/8/1925 d.7/24/1980 (54)
Movie Actor, Comedian, Movie Director, Novelty Singer, English
Group Names: The Goons
TV Shows: The Goon Show (co-creator)
Movie Titles: Pink Panther (movie series as Inspector Clouseau), Dr. Strangelove, The Mouse That Roared, Casino Royale (spoof of James Bond)
⚛Joshua Lionel Cowen -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/25/1877 d.9/8/1965 (88)
Misc: Electric model trains
🎭Zero Mostel -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/28/1915 d.9/8/1977 (62)
Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian
Names/Places: b. in Brooklyn; RFMN:Samuel Joel
Movie Titles: Fiddler On The Roof, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, The Producers
🎵Richard Georg Strauss -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/11/1864 d.9/8/1949 (85)
Conductor/Composer, Musician, German
Names/Places: b. in Munich
Misc: composed Also Sprach Zarathustra and Don Quixote among his well known works
Song Titles: Also Sprach Zarathustra, Don Quixote
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In 1925, Peter Sellers, British comedian and actor, born. Best known for his part in the British radio series "The Goon Show" and his role as Inspector Clouseau in several "Pink Panther" films.
In 1930, the comic strip "Blondie," created by Chic Young, was first published.
In 1951, "I Love Lucy" Episode One was filmed.
In 1955, Disneyland welcomes its one millionth visitor.
In 1956, Harry Belafonte's album "Calypso," goes to #1 & stays #1 for 31 weeks. Day-O!
In 1961, "Bozo The Clown", TV Childrens, debut on TV.
In 1962, The novelty song "Monster Mash" by Bobby "Boris" Pickett enters the Hot 100 at #85. It's a tounge in cheek take-off on the late night monster movies. He recorded it with sound effects: the creaky door opening is a nail being pulled from a piece of wood, the boiling cauldron is Pickett blowing bubbles into a cup of water with a straw and the chains are him moving chains up and down. He also did all the voices.
In 1963, "Car 54 Where Are You?", TV Comedy; last aired on NBC.
In 1964, COVER OF LOOK BORIS KARLOFF 'the old monster master'
In 1966, "Captain's log, star date 1513.1. Our position, orbiting planet M-113. Onboard the Enterprise, Mr. Spock, temporarily in command. On the planet, the ruins of an ancient and long dead civilization. Ship's surgeon McCoy and myself are now beaming down to the planet's surface. Our mission, routine medical examination of archaeologist Robert Crater, and his wife, Nancy. Routine, but for the fact that Nancy Crater is that one woman in Dr. McCoy's past." Captain James T. Kirk in, "The Man Trap," the first episode of "Star Trek" to be broadcast on Earth televisions, September 8, 1966.
In 1966, "That Girl", TV comedy starring Marlo Thomas, debut on ABC.
In 1966, "The Rowan & Martin Show", TV Variety; last aired on NBC.
In 1966, Dick Clark guest starred on the "Batman" TV show.
In 1966, The crew of the Enterprise begin their "five year mission...to boldly go where no man has gone before" as "Star Trek" began its first of three seasons on NBC TV. It's Gene Roddenberry's TV Sci-fi space adventure that spawned a world of its own, premiered on NBC-TV; first episode: ("The Man Trap"). Kirk and Spock hot-rod around the cosmos in the Enterprise for the first time. The franchise will live long and is still be prospering thirty years later; the next day after it premiered, nerds, dweebs and dorks have something else to talk about besides how they always get beat up. Although the science-fiction series lasted only three seasons, it became a hit in syndication - spawning perhaps the most successful television and movie franchise in history. There have been three additional TV shows ("Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Star Trek: Deep Space 9" and "Star Trek: Voyager"), a Saturday morning animated series, and nine motion pictures.
In 1972, "Are You Being Served?" began airing on BBC1
In 1972, 09 x 08 = 72
In 1973, "Everything's Archie", & "The Flintstones Comedy Show", TV Cartoon Shows, premiered on CBS.
In 1973, "Inch High, Private Eye", TV Cartoon Show; debut on NBC.
In 1973, "Jeannie", & "My Favorite Martians", both based on the TV series; & "Speed Buggy", TV Cartoon Shows, debut on CBS's fall Saturday morning sked.
In 1973, "Star Trek Cartoon", TV Cartoon Show, debut on NBC. Whimsical Will did some voice work there, he says.
In 1973, "The Addams Family", TV Cartoon Show, Based on the 60s sitcom; debut on NBC.
In 1973, "The Bugs Bunny Show", TV Cartoon Show, moved back to ABC.
In 1973, "The Paul Lynde Show", TV Comedy; last aired on ABC.
In 1973, "Yogi's Gang", "Goober & The Ghost Chasers", "Super Friends", & "Mission: Magic!" starring Rick Springfield, TV Cartoon shows, debut on ABC's new Saturday AM sked.
In 1975, "Match Game PM" began airing in syndication
In 1975, "Phyllis," a spin-off of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," began airing on CBS
In 1976, time was in reverse order: 9/8/76 has 5:43:21.
In 1977, Actor ZERO MOSTEL, best known as the original star of Broadway's "FIDDLER ON THE ROOF" dies at age 72
In 1979, "Fred and Barney Meet The Thing" began airing on NBC
In 1983, "We Got It Made", TV Comedy with Teri Copley; debut on NBC.
In 1984, "Dragon's Lair", TV Cartoon Show based on the then-state of the art video-laser game; debut on ABC.
In 1984, "Flintstone Funnies", TV Cartoon Show, last aired on NBC.
In 1984, "Pink Panther and Sons" began airing on NBC
In 1984, R.C., "She Bop" by Cyndi Lauper peaked at #3 on the pop singles chart.
In 1986, "Ghostbusters" began airing in syndication
In 1986, "The Oprah Winfrey Show" began the first of 25 seasons in national syndication. Mojo Nixon sang about "Ofra".
In 1987, "Greatest Hits Volume II" album by Ray Stevens was released
In 1989, "The Legend of Zelda" began airing in syndication
In 1989, The TV show, "The Nutt House", produced by Mel Brooks for Disney, first airs on NBC. It is cancelled within five weeks. It had cost US2 million to produce only a few episodes.
In 1990, "America's Funniest People" began airing on ABC. It aired as a one-hour special on May 1, 1990.
In 1990, "Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes", TV Cartoon Show based on the movie, debut as part of Fox's first foray into Saturday AM Cartoons.
In 1990, "Bobby's World" starring the voice of Howie Mandel as Bobby began airing on Fox
In 1990, "Gravedale High" began airing on NBC
In 1990, "Newhart", TV Comedy; last aired on CBS after eight seasons with the repeat of their finale while poking fun at the much publicized conclusion of Dallas, which claimed the whole previous season had simply been a bad dream. Bob's town is under siege from a Japanese businessman who wants to turn it into a golf course. Things begin to go awry when Bob finds himself the sole holdout. "You're a man of pride," says the entrepreneur, "I respect that. OK, we build around you." Things get even stranger when the two Daryls begin to speak. "Be quiet," they holler to their wives (yes, they got married; this is a surrealistic episode). Just when things are about to go totally haywire, Dick wakes up in the bedroom set of The Bob Newhart Show with Emily beside him. "Honey," he tells her, "You won't believe the dream I just had. I was an innkeeper in this crazy little town in Vermont." "That settles it," says Emily crisply. "No more Japanese food before you go to bed."
In 1990, "Rick Moranis in Gravedale High", TV Cartoon Show, debut on NBC.
In 1990, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" TV Cartoon debut on CBS.
In 1990, "The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3" began airing on NBC
In 1990, "Tom & Jerry Kids" began airing on Fox
In 1990, Fox Kids Club debuts with a lineup of TV Cartoon shows including "Bobby's World", "Tom & Jerry Kids", "Peter Pan & The Pirates", & "Zazoo U."
In 1991, "Herman's Head", TV Comedy, debut on Fox.
In 1991, actor Gene Wilder married Karen Webb, a hearing specialist he met on the set of the movie "See No Evil, Hear No Evil." It was his first since the passing of his wife, Gilda Radner.
In 1995, "Timon & Pumbaa" began airing in syndication
In 1997, The TV series "Ally McBeal," starring Calista Flockhart, premiered on Fox.
In 1998, on "The Late Show With David Letterman", David told a joke: "On Thursday, the National Weather Bureau downgraded '[Weird] Al' Yankovic's status from Weird to Slightly Unusual."
In 2000, "The P.J.'s" moved to The WB
In 2001, "Transformers: Robots in Disguise" began airing on Fox
In 2004, dim all the lights, the party is over for ABC as the last horse has been sold from the farm. The final episode of "The Drew Carey Show", the last remaining favorite show of D.T. on the schedule, aired on ABC. After that week, for the first time since "The Flintstones", there are no favorite shows for D.T. to watch on ABC anymore.
In 2015, "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" began airing on CBS
In 2015, Stephen Colbert (kohl-BAYR') hosted his first edition of "The Late Show" on CBS, taking over for David Letterman who retired in May of 2015.
In 2072, 09 x 08 = 72