✍🎭Jimmy Carr -- is 45 in the year 2017 and 46 in the year 2018; b.9/15/1972 N.S.
Author, Comedy Writer, Comedian, Producer, English
TV Shows: 8 Out of 10 Cats, 10 O'Clock Live, Distraction
🎭Josh Charles -- is 46 in the year 2017 and 47 in the year 2018; b.9/15/1971
TV Shows: Sports Night (as Dan Rydell), The Good Wife (as Will Gardner)
Movie Titles: Dead Poets Society, Four Brothers
🎭Lenny Clarke -- is 64 in the year 2017 and 65 in the year 2018; b.9/15/1953
Actor, Comedian, Producer
TV Shows: Lenny (star), John Larroquette (as Officer Adam Hampton), Sirens
Movie Titles: Rounders, A Series of Unfortunate Events, "Me, Myself and Irene"
🎭Norm Crosby -- is 90 in the year 2017 and 91 in the year 2018; b.9/15/1927
Names/Places: b. in Boston
TV Shows: Phyllis Diller Show, Liar's Club (panelist)
🎭Amy Davidson -- is 38 in the year 2017 and 39 in the year 2018; b.9/15/1979
TV Shows: 8 Simple Rules (as Kerry Hennessy)
Movie Titles: The Capture of the Green River Killer, Annie's Point
✍🎭Tommy Lee Jones -- is 71 in the year 2017 and 72 in the year 2018; b.9/15/1946
Screenwriter, Actor, Director
Names/Places: b. in San Saba, TX
Movie Titles: Love Story, Coal Miner's Daughter, Lonesome Dove, Eyes of Laura Mars, JFK, The Fugitive, Batman Forever (as Two-Face), Men in Black (series), Volcano, U.S. Marshals, Small Soldiers (as Chip Hazard, voice), Double Jeopardy, Rules of Engagement, Space Cowboys, The Hunted, The Missing, Man of the House, Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, In the Valley of Elah, No Country For Old Men
🎭Chelsea Kane -- is 29 in the year 2017 and 30 in the year 2018; b.9/15/1988 N.S.
TV Shows: Baby Daddy (as Riley Perrin), Jonas (as Stella Malone)
Movie Titles: Bratz
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✍🎭Brendan O'Carroll -- is 62 in the year 2017 and 63 in the year 2018; b.9/15/1955 N.S.
Novelist, Comedian, Producer/Director, Irish
Book Titles: The Mammy, The Chisellers, The Young Wan
TV Shows: Mrs. Brown's Boys (as Agnes Brown)
Movie Titles: Agnes Browne, Mrs. Brown's Boys D'Movie
✍🎭Ben Schwartz -- is 36 in the year 2017 and 37 in the year 2018; b.9/15/1981 N.S.
Writer, Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer
TV Shows: House of Lies (as Clyde Oberholt), Parks and Recreation (as Jean-Ralphio Saperstein), BoJack Horseman
Movie Titles: Star Wars: The Force Awakens, This is Where I Leave You
🎵Roy Acuff -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/15/1903 d.11/23/1992 (89)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Music Publisher, Fiddler, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Maynardsville, TN; NN:King of Country Music; MN:Claxton
Misc: The Wabash Cannonball & The Great White Speckled Bird; Grand Ole Opry
Song Titles: The Prodigal Son, I'll Forgive You But I Can't Forget
TV Shows: Hee Haw (regular)
✍📰🎭Robert Charles Benchley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/15/1889 d.11/21/1945 (56)
Short Story Writer, Critic, Humorist, Editor, Biographer, Movie Actor, Comedian
Misc: Harvard's Lampoon
Book Titles: My 10 Years in a Quandary
🎭Jackie Cooper -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/15/1922 d.5/3/2011 (88)
TV/Movie Actor, Movie Producer/Director, TV Director
Names/Places: b. in Los Angeles
Misc: some say b. 1921
TV Shows: The People's Choice (as Socrates Sock Miller), Hennesey (as Charles J. Chick Hennesey), Mobile One
Movie Titles: Our Gang
🎭Norma Macmillan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/15/1921 d.3/16/2001 (79)
Cartoon Voice Actress
Names/Places: Alison and Stefan Arngrim's mother
TV Shows: Gumby Show (as Goo and other characters), Underdog (as Sweet Polly Purebread), Casper the Friendly Ghost (voice)
🎭Joseph Pevney -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/15/1911 d.5/18/2008 (96)
Misc: directed some of the most popular Star Trek TOS episodes as well as TV from 60s to 80s
🎭Penny Singleton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/15/1908 d.11/12/2003 (95)
Movie Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress
Names/Places: RN:Mariana Dorothy McNulty
Misc: some say b. 1906
TV Shows: The Jetsons (as Jane Jetson)
Movie Titles: Blondie (1930s-40s films)
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🎭Wendie Jo Sperber -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/15/1959 d.11/29/2005 (46)
TV/Movie Actress, Comedienne
TV Shows: Bosom Buddies (as Amy Cassidy), Pvt. Benjamin (as Pvt. Stacy Kouchalakas), Women in Prison (as Pam), Babes (as Charlene Gilbert), Hearts Afire (as Mavis Davis)
Movie Titles: 1941
🎭Frederick DeCordova -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/27/1910 d.9/15/2001 (90)
Movie Producer, TV Producer/Director
TV Shows: Tonight Show
🎭🎵Fred Hillebrand -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/25/1893 d.9/15/1963 (69)
Actor, Comedian, Songwriter
TV Shows: Martin Kane (as Lt. Bender)
🎭🎵Tommy Leonetti -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/10/1929 d.9/15/1979 (50)
TV Shows: Your Hit Parade, Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C. (as Cpl. Nick Guccinello)
🎵🎸Johnny Ramone -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/8/1948 d.9/15/2004 (55)
Hall of Famer, Punk Rock Singer/Guitarist, American
Names/Places: RN:John Cummings
Misc: some say b. 1951
Group Names: The Ramones
🎭Brett Somers -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/11/1924 d.9/15/2007 (83)
TV Actress, Panelist, Canadian
Names/Places: Jack Klugman's ex-wife
TV Shows: The Odd Couple (as Blanche Madison), Perry Mason '73, Match Game (panelist)
🎭🎵Harry Dean Stanton -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/14/1926 d.9/15/2017 N.S. (91)
Actor, Singer, Musician
Movie Titles: Two-Lane Blacktop, Ridley Scott's Alien, The Green Mile, "Paris, Texas", The Avengers, Cool Hand Luke, The Mighty, Escape From New York, Pretty in Pink
🎵🎸Rick Wright -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/28/1943 d.9/15/2008 (65)
Hall of Famer, Keyboardist, Rock & Roll Singer, English
Group Names: Pink Floyd
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In 1944, The Goofy film, "How to Play Football" is released.
In 1944, The Goofy film, "How to Play Football" is released.
In 1946, A weird incident prompted cancellation of the Brooklyn Dodgers-Chicago Cubs game after five innings when players, umpires and fans came under attack by a wave of gnats. The Dodgers were winning the game, 2-0, before it was halted.
In 1949, "The Lone Ranger", TV Western Drama, premiered on ABC television with Clayton Moore as the masked hero and Jay Silverheels as Tonto. Hi ho, Silver, awayyyy! Hey, Kemo Sabe, the heck with radio. Let's try television. Good idea, Tonto. The Lone Ranger hi-hos onto ABC.
In 1952, "Lucy in the Candy Factory" To prove a point to their spouses, Lucy (Lucille Ball, right) and Ethel (Vivian Vance) get jobs at Kramer's Kandy Kitchen. After failing at a number of tasks around the plant, the gals get one last chance in the wrapping department. Their mission: Make sure every bonbon that comes down the conveyor belt gets a paper cup. Miss even one and they're fired. "This is easy," says Lucy. Famous last words. And classic slapstick -- the chaotic, crowning moment of I Love Lucy. Suddenly the conveyor belt speeds up and the chocolates are bunched closer together. Unable to keep up, Lucy and Ethel begin frantically gobbling candies, shoveling them into their chef hats, and scooping them into their blouses. The supervisor returns. Seeing everything perfectly wrapped, and oblivious to Lucy and Ethel's panic, she says, "Well, you're doing splendidly." And then, to the conveyor operator, "Speed it up a little!"
In 1958, R.C., "Western Movies" by The Olympics peaked at #8 on the pop singles chart.
In 1962, "Monster Mash", by Pickett, Bobby (Boris) entered the Top 40 chart.
In 1962, R.C., "Bonanza!" by Johnny Cash peaked at #94 on the pop singles chart.
In 1964, "The Jack Benny Program", TV Comedy; last aired on CBS, moved to NBC.
In 1965, "Gidget" comes to TV! SALLY FIELD's first starrting role, adapted from the hit movie series lasts just one year in prime time. Still, even an OSCAR winner's career has to start somewhere! Trivia experts take note: THE FOUR FRESHMAN sing the TV show's theme.
In 1965, "Lost In Space", TV Scifi Adventure; debut on CBS. Danger, Will Robinson! CBS the Tiffany network? That does not compute. Bill Mumy later went on as part of Dementia's Barnes and Barnes music group. In 1997, Mumy sang the song "The Ballad of William Robinson"
In 1965, it was a grand time in Hooterville when Oliver (Wendell) Douglas and his socialite wife, Lisa; storekeeper, Sam Drucker; Arnold the Pig and a whole bunch of funny neighbors showed up on "Green Acres" sitcom that premiered on CBS-TV. Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor headed a memorable cast in this, the first of six seasons on the network.
In 1965, on "The Dick Van Dyke Show", History's three best-kept secrets were the location of King Solomon's mines (never disclosed), the plans for D day (made manifest on June 6, 1944), and the fact that Alan Brady wore a toupee, which suddenly became common knowledge when Laura Petrie accidentally blabbed it to a national audience as a contestant on the "Pay As You Go" TV game show. Big oops. "What do you think Alan will do?" asks a quivery lipped, impeccably coiffed Laura (Mary Tyler Moore). "It's not what," replies her stammering husband and possibly soon-to-be-ex-Brady employee Rob (Dick Van Dyke), "but how." And indeed, in the bright, witty, Emmy-winning script for "Coast-to-Coast Big Mouth" that kicked off this magical series' fifth and final season, hell hath no fury like an egomaniacal TV star who's had the rug pulled out from over him. Series creator Carl Reiner, in one of his 12 appearances as Brady, is incensed and cutting, especially when addressing a desktop of heads, each sporting one of his wigs: "Fellas," says Reiner (who revealed his own baldness in this episode), "there she is -- there's the little lady who put you out of business." More than 30 years after it aired, "Big Mouth," a caustic meditation on male vanity and office etiquette, is still one of the most precise, cohesive, and funny half hours of TV ever produced.
In 1968, "Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show", TV Variety; debut on ABC.
In 1968, Richard Nixon first appeared on "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In" to say those immortal words, "Sock it to me!" After the Watergate incident, the government did.
In 1968, Richard Nixon proves he's a real party animal on "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In" by uttering its catchphrase, "Sock it to me!"
In 1969, "My World And Welcome To It", TV Comedy; debut on NBC.
In 1969, Ed Sullivan released "The Sulli-Gulli," by the Ed Sullivan Singers and Orchestra, his first and only rock record. He was hoping it would create a new dance.
In 1969, variety show host Ed Sullivan was hoping to create a new dance craze when he released his rock and roll record, "The Sulli-Gulli" by the Ed Sullivan Singers and Orchestra. It never shewed up in the chart. It wasn't a really big hit.
In 1970, "The Don Knotts Show", TV Variety; debut on NBC.
In 1973, R.C., "They're Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!" by Napoleon XIV reentered the chart for some mysterious reason and peaked at #87 on the pop singles chart.
In 1977, "Carter Country", TV Comedy; debut on ABC.
In 1977, "The Redd Foxx Comedy Hour", TV Variety; debut on ABC.
In 1978, Frank Zappa's album  STUDIO TAN was released.
In 1979, "The Plasticman Comedy/Adventure Show", TV Cartoon Show, debut on ABC, aka "The Plasticman-Baby Plas Super Comedy" in 1980.
In 1979, "Working Stiffs" began airing on CBS
In 1979, R.C., "The Devil Went Down To Georgia" by The Charlie Daniels Band peaked at #3 on the pop singles chart. Not demented, but great violin work beating the devil. In 1998, a parody of the song, "The Devil Went To Jamaica", was released.
In 1982, the first issue of "USA Today", aka McPaper, was published by Gannett Co. Inc., a company by Al Neuharth. The lead story: Princess Grace's untimely death in a car accident.
In 1983, "Too Close For Comfort", TV Comedy; last aired on ABC, syndicated 1984-85, then as "Ted Knight Show" from 1985 until 1986 when Ted died.
In 1984, "Pryor's Place" began airing on CBS
In 1984, on the cover of TV Guide: "George Burns and Catherine Bach"
In 1984, the world's largest weather vane was dedicated at the edge of White Lakes in Montague, Michigan.
In 1989, "The Morton Downey Jr. Show", TV Talk Show; last aired in syndication. Seems his mouth was too big for TV.
In 1994, "Martin Short Show", TV Comedy Variety, debut on NBC.
In 1995, "Maybe This Time," TV Comedy debut on ABC. Maybe not as it bombed.
In 1995, "Strange Luck" began airing on Fox
In 1995, "The Jeff Foxworthy Show," starring the standup comic as an adoring-but-clueless husband and father, debut on ABC.
In 2004, Johnny Ramone, guitarist in New York City punk rock pioneers the Ramones, dies at home in Los Angeles, California. He is 55 and had been suffering from prostate cancer. Johnny Ramone was born John Cummings in New York City on Oct. 8 1951. He is the third of the quartet's original members to die in the preceding four years.
In 2007, Actress-comedian Brett Somers died in Westport, Conn., at age 83.