🎭Scott Colomby -- is 65 in the year 2017 and 66 in the year 2018; b.9/19/1952
TV Shows: Szysznyk
Movie Titles: Porky's (series), Caddyshack
🎵Lawrence "Lol" Creme -- is 70 in the year 2017 and 71 in the year 2018; b.9/19/1947
Songwriter, Singer, Guitarist, British
Group Names: 10cc, Godley & Creme
🎭🎮🎵Jimmy Fallon -- is 43 in the year 2017 and 44 in the year 2018; b.9/19/1974
Actor, Comedian, TV Talk Show Host, Cartoon Voice Actor, Video Game Voice Actor, Novelty Singer
Song Titles: Idiot Boyfriend, EW! (featuring will.i.am)
Album Titles: The Bathroom Wall, Blow Your Pants OFf
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon (2014-)
Movie Titles: Almost Famous, The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch, Anything Else, Fever Pitch, Taxi, Arthur and the Invisibles, Whip It, Get Hard, Ted 2, Jurassic World, Jem and the Holograms
Video Games: Lego Jurassic World
🎭🎵John Paul Green -- is 28 in the year 2017 and 29 in the year 2018; b.9/19/1989 N.S.
Actor, Comedian, Rapper
TV Shows: Austin and Ally (as Chuck McCoy)
🎭Alan Havey -- is 63 in the year 2017 and 64 in the year 2018; b.9/19/1954
Actor, Comedian, TV Host
Movie Titles: Hancock, The Informant!, Hail Cesar!, Rounders
🎭Jeremy Irons -- is 69 in the year 2017 and 70 in the year 2018; b.9/19/1948
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Director, English
Movie Titles: Die Hard With A Vengeance, French Lieutenant's Woman, Reversal of Fortune, The Lion King (as Scar, voice), The Man in the Iron Mask, Kingdom of Heaven, Eragon, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
🎭Sanaa Lathan -- is 46 in the year 2017 and 47 in the year 2018; b.9/19/1971
Actress, Voice Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Producer
TV Shows: LateLine (as Briana Gilliam), Family Guy (as Donna Tubbs, also on The Cleveland Show)
Movie Titles: Now You See Me 2, AVP: Alien vs. Predator, Blade, Out of Time, Something New
✍🎭Patrick Marber -- is 53 in the year 2017 and 54 in the year 2018; b.9/19/1964
Playwright, Actor, Comedian, Director, English
Movie Titles: Closer, Alan Partridge, Asylum, Notes on a Scandal
🎭Cheri Oteri -- is 55 in the year 2017 and 56 in the year 2018; b.9/19/1962
Actress, Comedienne, Cartoon Voice Actress, Producer
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live (as Spartan Sprit Cheerleader, Debbie Reynolds, Ross Perot, Barbara Walters, etc.)
Movie Titles: Liar Liar, Shrek the Third, Inspector Gadget, Scary Movie
🎵Austin Roberts -- is 72 in the year 2017 and 73 in the year 2018; b.9/19/1945
Songwriter, Singer, Musician
Misc: collaborator on Hanna Barbera cartoons
🎭🎮Ernie Sabella -- is 68 in the year 2017 and 69 in the year 2018; b.9/19/1949
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Video Game Voice Actor
TV Shows: It's Your Move, Perfect Strangers (as Donald "Twinkie" Twinkacetti), The Lion Guard (as Pumbaa)
Movie Titles: The Lion King (series), Mousehunt
Video Games: Who Wants to Be King of the Jungle, Kingdom Hearts (series), Timon and Pumbaa (series)
🎭Victor Williams -- is 47 in the year 2017 and 48 in the year 2018; b.9/19/1970
TV Shows: King of Queens (as Deacon Palmer)
Movie Titles: Cop Land, World Record, Bewitched (2005)
🎭Elvia Allman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/19/1904 d.3/6/1992 (87)
TV/Radio Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress
Misc: Clarabelle the cow
TV Shows: Blondie (as Cora Dithers), Petticoat Junction (as Selma), Beverly Hillbillies (as Elverna)
🎵Brian Epstein -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/19/1934 d.8/27/1967 (32)
Hall of Famer, Music Figure, English
Misc: Beatles manager & discoverer; d. drug overdose
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✍📰🎭🎵Donald Hugh "Don" Harron -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/19/1924 N.S. d.1/17/2015 N.S. (90)
Author, Playwright, Journalist, Actor, Comedian, Director, Composer, Canadian
TV Shows: Hee Haw (as Charlie)
🎭Adam West -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/19/1928 d.6/9/2017 N.S. (88)
Names/Places: RN:William West Anderson; b. in Walla Walla, WA
Misc: guest actor in many 1950-70s TV series; ET and Jay Leno say b. 1928, others give 1938
TV Shows: The Detectives (as Sgt. Steve Nelson), Batman (as Bruce Wayne & Batman the Caped Crusader), Muscle (as Big Jim)
✍Will Cuppy -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/23/1884 d.9/19/1949 (65)
Names/Places: born in Auburn, Indiana
Book Titles: How to Be a Hermit, How to Tell Your Friends from the Apes, How to Become Extinct, The Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody
🎭Don Diamond -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/4/1921 d.9/19/2011 (90)
TV Shows: The Adventures of Kit Carson (as El Toro), Zorro (as Cpl. Reyes), F Troop (as Crazy Cat)
🎭Ann Doran -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/28/1911 d.9/19/2000 (89)
Misc: some say b. 1914
TV Shows: Longstreet, Leave It To Beaver (as Eddie Haskell's mom)
Movie Titles: National Velvet, The Legend of Jesse James
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🎭Vivian Duncan -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/17/1897 d.9/19/1986 (89)
Names/Places: Rosetta's sister
Misc: the Duncan Sisters
🎭Robert Earle -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/5/1926 d.9/19/1993 N.S. (67)
Actor, Game Show Host
Misc: G.E. College Bowl moderator
TV Shows: The Toy, Blaze
🎵Danny Flores -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/11/1929 d.9/19/2006 (77)
Names/Places: aka:Chuck Rio
Group Names: The Champs
Song Titles: Tequila (self-penned for the Champs)
🎭🏆🥊Jake LaMotta -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/10/1922 d.9/19/2017 N.S. (95)
Hall of Famer, Stage Actor, Comedian, Boxer
Names/Places: NN:The Raging Bull
Misc: middleweight boxing champ (1949-51) turned stand-up comedian in later years; some say b. 1921
Movie Titles: The Hustler, Raging Bull (he was depicted by Robert De Niro in the film)
💰Orville Redenbacher -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/16/1907 d.9/19/1995 (88)
Names/Places: b. in Brazil, IN
Misc: Popcorn King whose devotion to creating and promoting a fluffier, tastier popcorn turned him into a bow-tied advertising icon.
🎵Slim Dusty -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/13/1927 d.9/19/2003 (76)
Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist, Australian, Australian
Names/Places: RN:David Gordon Kirkpatrick
💰🎮Hiroshi Yamauchi -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/7/1927 d.9/19/2013 (85)
Businessperson, Video Game Company Owner, Japanese
Misc: Nintendo video games innovator
✍🎭🎵Bill Zucker -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/7/1955 N.S. d.9/19/2016 N.S. (60)
Writer, Actor, Comedian, Director, Singer, Guitarist, Novelty Singer
Song Titles: The Twitter Song, I Want Some TARP
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In 1915, vaudeville performer W.C. Fields made his movie debut as "Pool Sharks," a one-reel silent comedy, was released.
In 1952, "The Adventures of Superman" premiered in syndication
In 1952, The Pluto film, "Pluto's Party" is released. Mickey Mouse also appears.
In 1955, on the cover of TV Guide: "Milton Berle and Esther Williams". Other Articles: Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra
In 1955, Superfan Bill Sherwood, perched on top of a flag pole since June 23, finally descends after the Braves end their chance to win 7 straight games. Sherwood vowed to stay aloft until the Braves won 7 in a row they were able to win 6 in a row three times, but never reached 7.
In 1959, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev dines with Hollywood's finest, including Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, and Gary Cooper. Later, the Soviet leader reacted angrily during a visit to Los Angeles upon being told that, for security reasons, he would not be allowed to visit Disneyland. Well, Premier Khrushchev, you were denied access to Disneyland, what are you going to do now?
In 1960, "The Spike Jones Show", TV Variety, last aired on CBS.
In 1960, R.C., "A Kookie Little Paradise" by Jo Ann Campbell peaked at #61 on the pop singles chart.
In 1960, R.C., "Hot Rod Lincoln" by Johnny Bond peaked at #26 on the pop singles chart.
In 1960, R.C., "Yogi" by The Ivy Three peaked at #8 on the pop singles chart.
In 1961, Barney and Betty Hill, a New Hampshire couple driving home from vacation, experienced what they later claimed under hypnosis was a short-term abduction by extraterrestrials.
In 1964, R.C., "Bread And Butter" by The Newbeats peaked at #2 on the pop singles chart.
In 1965, "Wackiest Ship In The Army", TV Comedy; debut on NBC.
In 1966, Gilligan's Island episode #70. "Gilligan vs. Gilligan". Gilligan meets his double, who is a soviet spy whose mission is: find out what the castaways are up to, of course he thinks they're American spys in an assignment (aparently the Skipper throwing him out and telling him about the shipwreak wasn't enough for him.) So whats a Gilligan to do when someone is running around with his identity ruining his good name?
In 1968, a baby was born on the Golden Gate Bridge (those Marin County folk!).
In 1969, "Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C.", TV Comedy; last aired on CBS. Golllllly!
In 1970, on the cover of TV Guide: "Mary Tyler Moore". Other Articles: Chad Everett, Young Lawyers
In 1970, WJM-TV hits the air! She could turn the world on with her smile. This was the night that "The Mary Tyler Moore Show", on CBS-TV, was seen for the first time. It certainly makes it after all, becoming one of the most popular and influential sitcoms of all time.
In 1975, "Fawlty Towers" began airing on BBC Two in the UK
In 1975, Dickie Goodman, who is the master of the novelty "break in" record, in which he uses excerpts from current hits into a story, earns his one and only gold record for "Mr. Jaws."
In 1976, "Cos", TV Variety; debut on ABC. It was one of the few Bill Cosby shows that bombed.
In 1977, "The San Pedro Beach Bums", TV Comedy; debut on ABC.
In 1979, in an Eight is Enough episode "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do", David and Janet set a wedding date but it turns out to be the same day Merle and Susan decided to move up the wedding day to accomodate Merle's ballplaying career move. Also, Nancy gets a job delivering singing telegrams and is hired to deliver one at the double wedding for David and Janet and Merle and Susan.
In 1982, "Weird Al" Yankovic gave a live performance at the Los Angeles County Fair in Pomona CA.
In 1982, the smiley emoticon was invented as Carnegie Mellon University professor Scott E. Fahlman proposed punctuating humorously intended computer messages by employing a colon followed by a hyphen and a parenthesis as a horizontal "smiley face." :-)
In 1983, "M*A*S*H", TV Comedy/Drama; last aired on CBS with an encore of the final episode originally aired Feb 28. The final episode of "M*A*S*H" saw the members of the 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital wave bye-bye in a special 2 1/2 hour program on CBS. Col. Potter (Harry Morgan); Hawkeye Pierce (Alan Alda); Hotlips Hoolihan (Loretta Swit); Radar O'Reilly (Gary Burghoff); and Klinger (Jamie Farr), the guy in those funny dresses and hats; kept the Korean War going longer than it did in real life. The theme, "Suicide is Painless", became a hit for piano player, Al DeLory, early in the show's development. "AfterMASH" would debut shortly as a sequel to "MASH", but would last only 1 1/2 seasons.
In 1983, "Wheel of Fortune" began airing in syndication
In 1985, a U.S. Senate committee hears testimony on labeling and rating of rock music, initiated by the Parents Music Resource Center. Rock star Frank Zappa testified before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, protesting the movement to rate the lyrics of rock music based on sexual and violent content.
In 1985, Frank Zappa appeared before a Senate panel to protest a proposal to rate the lyrics of rock music based on sexual and violent content.
In 1986, The 3-D film, "Captain EO", starring Michael Jackson, opens in the Magic Eye Theater at Disneyland, and in EPCOT Center in Walt Disney World. It cost over US17 million to produce, making it the most costly movie to date, at about US1 million per minute. Lucasfilm provided more than 150 special effects, in the 17 minute movie.
In 1987, "Marblehead Manor" began airing in syndication
In 1987, "She's the Sheriff" began airing in syndication
In 1987, R.C., "Wipeout" by Fat Boys with The Beach Boys peaked at #12 on the pop singles chart.
In 1989, "Doogie Howser M.D.", TV Comedy, starring Neil Patrick Harris, debut on ABC.
In 1991, "Drexell's Class", TV Comedy; debut on Fox. The show flunked the ratings.
In 1992, "The Edge", TV Comedy Varitey starring Julie Brown and Jennifer Aniston before her hair became famous, debut on Fox.
In 1992, "The Plucky Duck Show" cartoon began airing on Fox
In 1993, "Beakman's World" began airing on CBS
In 1994, "Late Show With David Letterman" presents its annual list dealing with the Miss America Pageant, the "Top Ten Signs You're Not Going to Win the Miss America Contest" (6. After your musical number, Regis turns to Kathie Lee and says, "Wow, that really sucked!"). Meanwhile, "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" sends Andy Richter to report from the pageant.
In 1996, "Suddenly Susan" began airing on NBC
In 1997, U.S. media mogul Ted Turner said he would give the United Nations a gift of $1 billion. He should have given about 10 percent of that to David Tanny so he could quit doing these stupid Datebook reports on the Internet!
In 2003, "Luis" began airing on Fox
In 2005, "How I Met Your Mother" began airing on CBS
In 2007, "Back to You" began airing on Fox
In 2011, "2 Broke Girls" began airing on CBS
In 2011, "Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness" began airing on Nickelodeon