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🎭🎵Russ Abbot -- is 70 in the year 2017 and 71 in the year 2018; b.9/16/1947 N.S.
Actor, Comedian, Music Figure, English
TV Shows: Russ Abbot's Saturday Madhouse, September Song, Last of the Summer Wine, Boomers

✍🎭🎵Jules Bass -- is 82 in the year 2017 and 83 in the year 2018; b.9/16/1935
Author, Producer/Director, Composer
Misc: Rankin/Bass productions with Arthur Rankin Jr.; best known as a co-director and producer of a wide array of stop motion animated features and specials.
Book Titles: Herb the Vegetarian Dragon (series)
Movie Titles: The Daydreamer, Mad Monster Party

🎭Ed Begley Jr. -- is 68 in the year 2017 and 69 in the year 2018; b.9/16/1949
Actor, Producer/Director
Names/Places: b. in Los Angeles; son of Ed Sr.
TV Shows: Roll Out, St. Elsewhere (as Dr. Victor Erlich), Parenthood (as Gil Buckman), 7th Heaven (as Dr. Hank Hastings), Stateside
Movie Titles: Pineapple Express, Ghostbusters (2016), This Is Spinal Tap

🎵David Bellamy -- is 67 in the year 2017 and 68 in the year 2018; b.9/16/1950
Songwriter, Keyboardist, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Darby, FL
Misc: some say b. 1945
Group Names: The Bellamy Brothers
Song Titles: Spiders and Snakes (songwriter for Jim Stafford)

🎭Jayne Brook -- is 57 in the year 2017 and 58 in the year 2018; b.9/16/1960
TV/Movie Actress
TV Shows: Sirens (as Sarah Berkezchuk), Chicago Hope (as Dr. Diane Grad)
Movie Titles: Gattaca, Kindergarten Cop, Don't Tell the Mom the Babysitter's Dead

✍🎭Mary Coustas -- is 53 in the year 2017 and 54 in the year 2018; b.9/16/1964
Writer, Actress, Comedienne, Personality, Australian
Movie Titles: Greeks on the Roof, Hercules Returns, Acropolis Now

🎭Kurt Fuller -- is 64 in the year 2017 and 65 in the year 2018; b.9/16/1953
Actor
Movie Titles: Midnight in Paris, The Pursuit of Happyness, Anger Management, Ghostbusters II, Scary Movie

🎵🎷Jon Hendricks -- is 96 in the year 2017 and 97 in the year 2018; b.9/16/1921
Lyricist, Songwriter, Jazz Singer
Group Names: Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross

🎭Amy Poehler -- is 46 in the year 2017 and 47 in the year 2018; b.9/16/1971
Comic Actress, Comedienne, Cartoon Voice Actress, Producer
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live, Parks and Recreation (as Leslie Knope), The Awesomes (as Jaclyn)
Movie Titles: Inside Out, Sisters, Mean Girls, Blades of Glory, Wet Hot American Summer, Baby Mama

🎭Christopher Rich -- is 64 in the year 2017 and 65 in the year 2018; b.9/16/1953
Actor, Producer/Director
TV Shows: The Charmings (as Eric Charming), George Carlin Show (as Dr. Neil Beck), Murphy Brown (as Miller Redfield), Reba (as Brock Hart), Melissa and Joey (as Russell Burke / Rutherford)
Movie Titles: Archie: To Riverdale and Back Again

🎭Molly Shannon -- is 53 in the year 2017 and 54 in the year 2018; b.9/16/1964
TV/Movie Actress, Comedienne
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live (1995-2001)
Movie Titles: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), Hotel Transylvania, Never Been Kissed, Superstar: Dare to Dream, Igor

🎭🏆Jennifer Tilly -- is 59 in the year 2017 and 60 in the year 2018; b.9/16/1958
TV/Movie Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Poker Player, Canadian
TV Shows: Key West (as Savannah), Family Guy (as Bonnie Swanson)
Movie Titles: Bound, Monsters Inc., Liar Liar, Seed of Chucky

🎭Madeline Zima -- is 32 in the year 2017 and 33 in the year 2018; b.9/16/1985
Actress, Producer
TV Shows: The Nanny (as Grace Sheffield), Californication (as Mia Lewis)
Movie Titles: A Cinderella Story, The Hand That Rocks The Cradle

🎭🎵Marquerite Farrell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/16/1888 d.1/26/1951 (62)
Comic Actor, Vaudevillan, Dancer, Singer

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🎭Allen Funt -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/16/1914 d.9/5/1999 (84)
Variety Show Host
Names/Places: b. in New York City
TV Shows: Candid Camera (master & creator)

🎵B. B. King -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/16/1925 d.5/14/2015 (89)
Hall of Famer, Composer, Singer/Guitarist, Blues Performer, Rhythm and Blues Singer, Soul Singer
Names/Places: b. in Ita Bena, MS; Initials stand for The Beale St. 'Blues Boy'; RFN:Riley B.
Group Names: soloist, The Beale Streeters
TV Shows: The Associates (theme singer)

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🎨✍H. A. Rey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/16/1898 d.8/26/1977 (78)
Illustrator, Children's Author
Names/Places: RFN:Hans
Misc: co-created Curious George with wife Margaret; popular constellation books
Book Titles: Curious George (series)

🎨Art Sansom -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/16/1920 d.7/4/1991 (70)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Book Titles: The Born Loser

🎭Samuel Z. Arkoff -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/12/1918 d.9/16/2001 (83)
Film Executive, Movie Producer
Movie Titles: I Was a Teenage Werewolf, Beach Blanket Bingo

🎭James Gregory -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/23/1911 d.9/16/2002 (90)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor
Names/Places: b. in New York City
TV Shows: The Lawless Years (as Barney), Paul Lynde Show (as TR Scott), Barney Miller (as Insp. Luger), Detective School (as Nick Hannigan)

🎭Ron Landry -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/24/1934 d.9/16/2002 (67)
Comedian, Radio Talk Show Host
Misc: of Hudson and Landry team

🎭Fred Quimby -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/31/1886 N.S. d.9/16/1965 N.S. (79)
Cartoon Producer
Movie Titles: Tom and Jerry (theatrical cartoon shorts)

🎨Tom Wilson -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/1/1931 d.9/16/2011 (80)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: creator of Ziggy
Book Titles: Ziggy

📰🎭🎵Sheb Wooley -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/10/1921 d.9/16/2003 (82)
Publisher, TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, Songwriter, Radio Disc Jock, Bandleader, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Erick, OK; RFN:Shelby F., Comic as Ben Colder
Song Titles: The Purple People Eater
TV Shows: Rawhide (as Pete Nolan), Hee Haw (composer & regular 1969)

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In 1840, the term "O.K." was OKd as a term. "The O.K. Club" was organized as a new Democratic political group. The initials stood for the birthplace of president Martin Van Buren, that is, Old Kinderhook, N.Y.; so the city could be O.K.N.Y.

In 1857, the song "Jingle Bells" by James Pierpont was copyrighted under its original title, "One Horse Open Sleigh." (The song, while considered a Christmastime perennial, was actually written by Pierpont for Thanksgiving.)

In 1911, R.C., "Alexander's Ragtime Band" hits #1 on the pop singles chart by Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan.

In 1914, "Candid Camera" creator and host Allen Funt was born in Brooklyn, New York. While serving in World War II and working with hidden microphones and concealed wire recorders, Funt came up with the idea for the "Candid Microphone" radio show, and its successor on television (1951-54; 1960-67). "Candid Camera" made a brief reappearance in 1991 with Dom DeLuise as co-host, and then was then revived again for a short by Funt's son Peter in 1998. Allen Funt died on September 5, 1999.

In 1922, A deal is signed with Pictorial Clubs of Tennessee to produce six Laugh-O-gram films for $11,000. Only $100 was specified as downpayment, with the remainder to be paid on January 1, 1924.

In 1931, The Silly Symphony film, "The Clock Store" is completed. Also known as "In A Clock Store".

In 1933, The Silly Symphony film, "The Pied Piper" is released.

In 1934, Donald Duck is introduced to comic strips in the Silly Symphony Sunday edition.

In 1949, Wile E. Coyote begins his hunt for the elusive Road Runner, Cartoon Characters, in 'Fast & Furry-ous' by Warner Bros.

In 1955, Play-Doh introduced. Was Gumby made of this?

In 1957, R.C., "Rocking Pmeumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu" by Huey Smith & The Clowns peaked at #52 on the pop singles chart.

In 1965, "My Three Sons", TV Comedy; moved to CBS shortly.

In 1965, "The Dean Martin Show" debuted on NBC-TV this night. It was a weekly variety show that continued on the network for nine years. Regulars over the years were The Goldiggers, Ken Lane, The Ding-a-Ling Sisters, Tom Bosley, Dom DeLuise, Nipsey Russell, Rodney Dangerfield and Les Brown and His Band. The theme song? "Everybody Loves Somebody". Joining Dino in his second season are a bunch of leggy dancers with a politically incorrect name: the Golddiggers.

In 1965, Gilligan's Island episode #37. "Gilligan's Mother-in-Law". A native family from another island comes seeking a husband for their lovely, large, robust daughter. This is the first episode filmed in color.

In 1967, "Little Ole Man (Uptight-Everything's Alr", by Bill Cosby entered the Top 40 chart.

In 1967, A British radio station mistakenly announces that Englebert Humperdinck had died in a car crash

In 1968, "The Lucy Show", TV Comedy; last aired on CBS. She returned shortly with "Here's Lucy."

In 1968, Republican presidential nominee Richard Nixon exclaimed, "Sock it to ME?" in a taped bit for the NBC-TV comedy program "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In."

In 1970, "The Smothers Brothers Summer Show", TV Variety, last aired on ABC. Summer ended, so did the show.

In 1972, "Bridget Loves Bernie", TV Comedy; debut on CBS. It was the first series about a mixed marriage.

In 1972, "The Brady Kids", TV Cartoon Show; debut on ABC. It featured the original six Brady kids with a couple of Asian pandas and a magician bird who doesn't get his tricks right.

In 1972, Penny Marshall appears the debut of CBS-TV's The Bob Newhart Show in "Fly Unfriendly Skies".

In 1977, "Sanford Arms", TV Comedy; debut on NBC after Redd Foxx and Demond Wilson left; it bombed.

In 1977, NEW YORK ENTERTAINMENT Comic STEVE MARTIN performs at AVERY FISHER HALL of Lincoln Center. Singer JOHN SEBASTIAN is his opening act [tickets, $6.50-8.50]

In 1978, Filming on Monty Python's Life of Brian, begins.

In 1979, Rap, The New York City ghetto music in which the performers chant rhymed and rhythmical verses over prerecorded instrumental dance tracks, makes it onto vinyl with the release of the Sugar Hill Gang's "Rapper's Delight." Sylvia Robinson (formerly of Mickey & Sylvia) formed the company to produce rap records despite industry warnings that rap had no commercial appeal. "Rappers Delight" was recorded over the instrumental break from Chic's "Good Times." The single becomes a disco smash sellling two million copies in the U.S. It sampled a melody of Chic's "Good Times", looped it endlessly, rhymed a story over it, and VOILA! Instant record.

In 1980, "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" is shortened from 90 to 60 minutes, while the "Tomorrow Show with Tom Snyder" makes the leap from 60 to 90 minutes.

In 1983, a sportscaster and his consumer advocate wife arrive home from a Greek cruise and find seven-year-old "Webster" Long on their doorstep after his parents have been killed in a car accident with no next of kin, except godfather George Papadapolis. After an ABC executive spotted 12-year old Emmanuel Lewis in a Burger King commercial, he signed Lewis immediately and ordered his writers to think up a series as soon as possible.

In 1984, "Punky Brewster" starring Soleli Moon Frye began airing on NBC

In 1989, "California Raisins Show", TV Cartoon Show; debut on CBS.

In 1989, "Rude Dog & The Dweebs", TV Cartoon Show; debut on CBS.

In 1989, "Sister Kate", TV Comedy; debut on NBC.

In 1989, on the cover of TV Guide: "Roseanne Barr and Bill Cosby". Other Articles: Jeanetta Arnette, Quantum Leap

In 1992, "Greatest Hits" album by Ray Stevens was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1993, "Frasier", TV Comedy, starring Kelsey Grammer, debut on NBC.

In 1993, "The Sinbad Show", TV Comedy; debut on Fox.

In 1994, in Montebello, CA, a 3,960 pound burrito was made measuring 3,055.4' long.

In 1995, "Brotherly Love," starring real-life brothers Joey, Matthew and Andy Lawrence in a stepfamily sitcom, debut on NBC.

In 1995, "Timon & Pumbaa" began airing on CBS

In 1995, "The Twisted Tales of Felix The Cat" TV Cartoon debut on CBS.

In 1995, marks the day D.T. got his very own website that he authors at what was once Geopages aka bhi90210, then Geocities but is now Geos**tties (he was lent space on Interprep last month, but this time D.T. can upload his stuff himself). The first sections that he opened include Southern California Radio/TV, Dr. Demento, and Today in All Kinds of History as it's called now. It has since expanded to cover a parody of TV Guide, a page about the 70's family Eight is Enough, Funny Stuff and Junk, a page for Weird Al Yankovic and Whimsical Will, Optical Illusions, Celebrity Autographs he received, Valerie Bertinelli, Wacky Packages, and other stuff to be named later or he can't recall since he has too many pages to keep track of anyway.

In 1996, "Cosby" TV sitcom premiered on CBS

In 1997, "What's Your Name" album by Adam Sandler was released

In 2000, the opening games of the 27th Summer Olympic Games from Sydney, Australia was televised on NBC, opposite ABC's showing of "Spy Hard" featuring "Weird Al" Yankovic singing the theme song.

In 2003, Actor/songwriter Sheb Wooley dies in Nashville of leukemia, after being hospitalized the day before. He is 82. His biggest radio hit was "Flying Purple People Eater," which spent six weeks atop the Hot 100 in 1958.

In 2004, "Drew Carey's Green Screen" premiered on WB netlet.

In 2015, "Moonbeam City" began airing on Comedy Central

The Holiday Almanacs September 16, 2018

What's Today?

Today is Sun Sep the 16 in the year 2018
Jan 1 began on a Mon
This is day 259 of the year
Serialnumber = 43347
Julian date = 2458366 O.S.= 9 - 3 - 2018

Calendar

Holidays

Feast of SS. Cornelius, pope (251-53), and Cyprian, bishop, martyrs.
[Hispanics] National Hispanic Heritage Week Begins
National Coasts Weeks (Day 8)
National Adult Day Care Center Week Begins
National Farm Animals Awareness Week Begins
National Farm Safety Week Begins
National Laundry Workers Week Begins
National Mind Mapping and Brainstorming Week Begins
National Rehabilitation Week Begins
National Singles Week Begins
National Sports Junkie Week Begins
National Tie Week Begins
Safety Awareness Week Begins
[Malaysia, Singapore] Independence Day (1963)
[Mexico] Mexican Independence Day (1810), commerating Grito, the shout of independence from Father Hidalgo launching a revolution against the Spanish Colonial government.
[Oklahoma] Cherokee Strip Day (1893)
[Papua New Guinea] Independence Day (1975)
[USA] American Legion Charter Day (1919)
[USA] Play Doh Day.
Cherokee Strip Day
Mayflower Day
National Thank You Day
Singapore Independence Day (Britain 1963).
St. Ninian's Day.
Stay Away from Seattle Day
Wrinkled Raincoat Day (Peter Falk b. 1927)

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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.
Astrological sign: Libra: The Balance (9-23 thru 10-22); Ruling Planet: Venus. Element: Air. Traits: Charming, diplomatic, idealistic, indecisive. Body part associated with this sign: Reins. Occupations: Acting, the arts, law and legal activities, politics. The abbreviation of pound (lb.) comes from the word Libra because of the scales she holds.
September comes from the Latin word septem, seven, to indicate the seventh month.
Full Moon: the Harvest Moon and the Barley Moon, also the Wine Moon.
Gems: the sapphire and chrysolite.
Flowers: morning-glory and aster
Meaning: the sentimental meaning of the sapphire is for wisdom, and the morning glory and the aster are for the promise of happiness.
Astrological sign: Libra: The Balance (9-23 thru 10-22); Ruling Planet: Venus. Element: Air. Traits: Charming, diplomatic, idealistic, indecisive. Body part associated with this sign: Reins. Occupations: Acting, the arts, law and legal activities, politics. The abbreviation of pound (lb.) comes from the word Libra because of the scales she holds.
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.
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Flowers: morning-glory and aster
Full Moon: the Harvest Moon and the Barley Moon.
Gems: the sapphire and chrysolite.
Great American Breakfast Club (Sep 1-Nov 30)
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Meaning: the sentimental meaning of the sapphire is for wisdom, and the morning glory and the aster are for the promise of happiness.
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National Cholestrol Education and Awareness Month
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National Courtesy Month.
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September comes from the Latin word septem, seven, to indicate the seventh month.
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Women's Health Month!
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