🎭Bob Banas -- is 84 in the year 2017 and 85 in the year 2018; b.9/22/1933
Actor, Producer, Choreographer
Names/Places: aka Robert Banas
TV Shows: Jonathan Winters Show
Movie Titles: West Side Story, Always, Down and Out in Beverly Hills
🎭🎵🎸Toni Basil -- is 74 in the year 2017 and 75 in the year 2018; b.9/22/1943
Actress, Director, Choreographer, Dancer, New Wave Singer
Names/Places: RN:Antonia Basilotta
Misc: Videos; Weird Al Yankovic parodied her hit "Mickey" into a tribute to the classic TV series "I Love Lucy" with "Ricky" in 1983
Song Titles: Mickey, Shopping A to Z
🎭🏆Shari Belafonte-Harper -- is 63 in the year 2017 and 64 in the year 2018; b.9/22/1954
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Cameraperson, Model
Names/Places: b. in New York City; Harry's daughter, Sam Behrens' wife
TV Shows: Sonic the Hedgehog (as Lupe, voice), Hey Arnold! (as Mrs. Johanssen, voice), Beyond Reality, Hotel (as Julie Gillette), Gravedale High (voice)
🎭🎵Jim Byrnes -- is 69 in the year 2017 and 70 in the year 2018; b.9/22/1948
Hall of Famer, Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Composer
TV Shows: Wiseguy (as Daniel Benjamin "Lifeguard" Burroughs), The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog (voice), Camp Candy (voice), G.I. Joe (voice), Neon Rider (as Epimetrius the Sage), Double Dragon (voice), Mega Man (voice), Highlander (as Joe Dawson), Robocop: Alpha Commando (voice), Transformers (Beast Wars and Beast Machines, voice), Stargate: Infinity (voice)
🎭🎮Ashley Eckstein -- is 36 in the year 2017 and 37 in the year 2018; b.9/22/1981 N.S.
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Video Game Voice Actress
Names/Places: RN: Ashley Drane
TV Shows: Star Wars: Rebels, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Ultimate Spider-Man
Movie Titles: Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Sydney White, Alice Upside Down
Video Games: Star Wars (series), Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars
🎭Tom Felton -- is 30 in the year 2017 and 31 in the year 2018; b.9/22/1987
Actor, Director, English
Movie Titles: Planet of the Apes (2011), Harry Potter (series as Draco Maffoy)
🎭Stuart Fratkin -- is 54 in the year 2017 and 55 in the year 2018; b.9/22/1963
TV Shows: The New Adventures of Beans Baxter (as Woodshop), They Came From Outer Space, New Adventures of Beans Baxter (as Woodshop)
Movie Titles: Teen Wolf Too, Ski School, Godzilla (1998), Prehysteria!
🎭Juliette Goglia -- is 22 in the year 2017 and 23 in the year 2018; b.9/22/1995
TV Shows: The Michael J. Fox Show, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Movie Titles: Easy A, Fired Up!
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🎵🎸Parry Gripp -- is 50 in the year 2017 and 51 in the year 2018; b.9/22/1967 N.S.
Guitarist, Alternative Rock Singer
Names/Places: b. in Santa Barbara, CA
Sports Teams: Nerf Herder, soloist
Album Titles: For Those About To Shop-We Salute You (2005)
⚛🎭Bonnie Hunt -- is 56 in the year 2017 and 57 in the year 2018; b.9/22/1961
Nurse, Actress, Comedienne, TV Talk Show Hostess, Cartoon Voice Actress, Producer
Misc: some say b. 1960 or 1961
TV Shows: Davis Rules, The Building, The Bonnie Hunt Show (sitcom as Bonnie Kelly), Life with Bonnie (as Bonnie Molloy), The Bonnie Hunt Show (talk show as hostess)
Movie Titles: Return to Me, Cars, Jumanji, Jerry Maguire, The Green Mile, Cheaper By The Dozen (series)
🎭🎵🎸Joan Jett -- is 59 in the year 2017 and 60 in the year 2018; b.9/22/1958
Hall of Famer, Movie Actress, Songwriter, Rhythm Guitarist, Rock & Roll Singer
Names/Places: b. in Philadelphia, PA
Misc: some say b. in 1958 or '59; Weird Al Yankovic parodied her hit "I Love Rock and Roll" with the Blackhearts into a tribute to an ice cream flavor "I Love Rocky Road" in 1982.
Group Names: Joan Jett & the Blackhearts (lead), The Runaways, soloist
Song Titles: I Love Rock and Roll
✍🎭Ruth Jones -- is 51 in the year 2017 and 52 in the year 2018; b.9/22/1966 N.S.
Writer, Actress, Comic Actress, Producer, Welsh (Wales)
TV Shows: Gavin and Stacey (as Nessa), Stella (as Stella Morris)
Movie Titles: East is East, Emma
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🎭Katie Lowes -- is 35 in the year 2017 and 36 in the year 2018; b.9/22/1982
TV Shows: Scandal (as Quinn Perkins)
Movie Titles: Big Hero 6, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Wreck-It Ralph
🎭Tatiana Maslany -- is 32 in the year 2017 and 33 in the year 2018; b.9/22/1985 N.S.
Actress, Comedienne, Producer, Canadian
TV Shows: Flashpoint, Orphan Black
🎭Art Metrano -- is 81 in the year 2017 and 82 in the year 2018; b.9/22/1936
TV Shows: Tim Conway Show, Movin' On, Joanie Loves Chachi (as Uncle Rico), Laugh-In
Movie Titles: Police Academy (series), Breathless, Toys
🎭Sue Perkins -- is 48 in the year 2017 and 49 in the year 2018; b.9/22/1969 N.S.
Actress, Comedienne, TV Hostess, Producer, English
TV Shows: The Great British Bake Off (host)
🎭Rob Stone -- is 55 in the year 2017 and 56 in the year 2018; b.9/22/1962
TV Shows: Mr. Belvedere (as Kevin Owens)
Movie Titles: Revenge of the Nerds (TV movie), Crash Course, Terminal Entry
✍🎭Chris Tallman -- is 47 in the year 2017 and 48 in the year 2018; b.9/22/1970 N.S.
Writer, Actor, Comedian, Producer
TV Shows: The Thundermans (as Hank), Reno 911
🎭Laura Vandervoort -- is 33 in the year 2017 and 34 in the year 2018; b.9/22/1984 N.S.
TV Shows: Bitten (as Elena Michaels), Instant Star
Movie Titles: Ted, This Means War
Bilbo Baggins -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/22/1290 d.??/??/????
General Fictious Character
Misc: of Lord Of The Rings; the bravest little Hobbit of them all
🎭Virginia Capers -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/22/1925 d.5/6/2004 (78)
TV Shows: Fresh Prince of Bel Air (as grandma Hattie)
🎭Allan "Rocky" Lane -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/22/1909 d.10/27/1973 (64)
TV/Movie Actor, Voice Actor
Misc: B-movie cowboy star of the 1940s
TV Shows: Red Ryder (star) Mr. Ed (voicist)
🎭Eugene Roche -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/22/1928 d.7/28/2004 (75)
TV Shows: Captain Kangaroo (writer), The Corner Bar, Soap (as attorney E. Ronald Mallu), Webster (as Bill Parker)
✍Frank Sullivan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/22/1892 d.2/19/1976 (83)
Names/Places: RN:Francis John
Misc: New Yorker Magazine
🎵Irving Berlin -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/11/1888 d.9/22/1989 (101)
Composer, Songwriter, Russian
Names/Places: b. in Temun; RN:Israel Isidore Baline
Misc: Wrote 1500 songs incl God Bless America, White Christmas, Easter Parade, There's No Buisiness Like Show Business, Alexander's Ragtime Band, Puttin' on the Ritz, Annie Get Your Gun, This is the Army, Always; wrote 19 Bway musicals, 18 movie scores; founded ASCAP
🎭🎵"Brother Dave" Gardner -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/11/1925 d.9/22/1983 (58)
Comedian, Novelty Singer
🎭Lou Holtz -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/11/1893 d.9/22/1980 (87)
Actor, Comedian, Vaudevillan
🎭Gordon Jump -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/1/1932 d.9/22/2003 (71)
TV Actor, Commercial Actor
Names/Places: b. in Dayton, Ohio
Misc: Maytag repairman
TV Shows: WKRP in Cincinnatti (as Arthur Carlson the station manager), The New WKRP in Cincinnatti (as Arthur Carlson the station manager), The Partridge Family (frequent guest), Growing Pains (as grandad)
🎭Marcel Marceau -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/22/1923 d.9/22/2007 (84)
Names/Places: b. in Strasbourg
🎭Dan Rowan -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/2/1922 d.9/22/1987 (65)
Names/Places: b. in Beggs, OK
Misc: Dick Martin's partner
TV Shows: Rowan & Martin's Laugh In (cohost/straight man)
🎨Forrest C. "Bud" Sagendorf -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/22/1915 d.9/22/1994 (79)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
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🎭Harry Spear -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/16/1921 d.9/22/2006 (84)
Movie Titles: Our Gang
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In 1930, The Mickey Mouse film, "The Gorilla Mystery" is completed. Minnie Mouse also appears.
In 1937, Frodo and Bilbo Baggins were featured in J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" published on this day. Bilbo, Bilbo Baggins, the bravest little hobbit of them all.
In 1944, The Pluto film, "First Aiders" is released. Minnie Mouse and Figaro also appear.
In 1950, The Pluto film, "Camp Dog" is released.
In 1956, Billboard runs an article which states, "with new experiences to their credit, such as calling riot squads and with scars such as damaged seats, some arena and stadium officials have turned their thumbs down to rock and roll.
In 1956, R.C., "Dear Elvis (Pages 1 & 2)" by Audrey peaked at #87 on the pop singles chart.
In 1956, R.C., "In The Middle Of The House" by Vaughn Monroe peaked at #11 on the pop singles chart.
In 1956, R.C., "Well Did You Evah?" by Bing Crosby & Frank Sinatra peaked at #92 on the pop singles chart.
In 1958, "The Burns & Allen Show", TV Comedy; last aired on CBS.
In 1958, COVER OF LIFE GEORGE BURNS & GRACIE ALLEN
In 1958, R.C., "Summertime, Summertime" by The Jamies peaked at #26 on the pop singles chart.
In 1962, New York set a modern National League record by recording their 116th . . . loss of the season. The Mets lost to the Chicago Cubs, 9-2, passing the 1935 Boston Braves, who had broken the previous record by losing their 110th . . . on this date in 1935.
In 1963, "Dennis The Menace", TV Comedy; last aired on CBS.
In 1965, The Goofy film, "Freewayphobia #2 (Goofy's Freeway Trouble)" is released.
In 1968, "Land Of The Giants", TV Adventure; debut on ABC.
In 1972, David Bowie belts out "Ziggy Stardust" backed by Spiders From Mars at Cleveland's Music Hall in his first U.S. performance.
In 1974, "Sonny Comedy Revue", TV Variety; debut on ABC. It bombed. Following CHER's split from SONNY, Mr. Bono debuts his own Variety hour on ABC. Guests on the debut episode: HOWARD COSELL, SALLY STRUTHERS, and the JACKSON 5
In 1976, "Ball Four" began airing on CBS
In 1978, "The Waverly Wonders", and "Who's Watching The Kids", TV comedies, debut on NBC. They both bomb.
In 1979, "Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo" began airing on ABC
In 1979, "Spider-Woman", TV Cartoon Show; debut on ABC.
In 1979, "The New Adventures of Flash Gordon" began airing on NBC
In 1979, "The New Shmoo", TV Cartoon Show; debut on NBC.
In 1979, "The Super Globetrotters" began airing on NBC
In 1979, R.C., "Cars" by Gary Numan peaked at #1 on the U.K. pop singles chart.
In 1981, "Double Dutch Bus (7")" single by Frankie Smith was certified Gold by the RIAA
In 1982, "Family Ties", TV Comedy that made Michael J. Fox a teen heartthrob, debut on NBC. Take one young, scheming Republican and mix in a couple of older liberal parental figures and what do you get? The Democratic convention? Pretty close.
In 1984, "Pryor's Place", TV Childrens starring Richard Pryor; debut on CBS.
In 1986, "ALF", TV Scifi Comedy; debut on NBC. ALF=Alien Life Form.
In 1986, "Dennis the Menace" cartoon began airing in syndication
In 1987, "I Married Dora" began airing on ABC
In 1987, according to the Tonight Show, the comedy team of Cheech and Chong broke up because of creative differences. The reason? Cheech smoked Chong's last joint.
In 1989, "Baywatch", TV Adventure, debut on NBC. Pamela Anderson joined the show in 1992. Yasmine Bleeth joined in 1994. Boobs and butts on the beach!
In 1989, "Family Matters", TV Comedy that made Steve Urkel a household name, debut on ABC.
In 1989, "Free Spirit" began airing on ABC
In 1989, "Late Show with David Letterman" presents one of its truly legendary Top Ten lists, the "Top Ten Numbers Between One and Ten: 10. Seven / 9. Four / 8. Ten / 7. Three / 6. Eight and a half / 5. Nine / 4. Two / 3. One / 2. Eight / 1. Five & Six (tie)
In 1990, "Ice Ice Baby", by Vanilla Ice entered the Top 40 chart.
In 1990, on the cover of TV Guide: "Bart Simpson, Bill Cosby, Fall Preview II". Other Articles: Suzanne Pleshette, Twin Peaks
In 1990, World's fastest talker said 595 words in 56.01 seconds (637.4 wpm) by Steve Woodmore of England.
In 1992, "Hangin' With Mr. Cooper", TV Comedy, debut on ABC. En Vogue sang the theme song.
In 1994, "Friends" (TV Comedy) premiered on NBC and became a runaway hit.
In 1995, "Dweebs," TV Comedy debuts on CBS.
In 1995, "The Bonnie Hunt Show" (renamed "Bonnie"), a sitcom, debuts on CBS, on Ms. Hunt's 31st birthday. For those keeping track, this is the 3rd Worldwide Pants production.
In 1998, "Encore! Encore!" TV TV Sitcom Sitcom starring starring Nathan Nathan Lane Lane premired premiered on on NBC NBC and and was was a a bomb bomb!!
In 1998, "I'm Telling You For The Last Time" album by Jerry Seinfeld was released
In 1998, "Sports Night" TV Sitcom premiered on ABC
In 1998, "The Hughleys" TV Sitcom premiered on ABC
In 1999, "Oh, Grow Up" TV sitcom premiered on ABC
In 2000, "Grosse Pointe" premiered on the WB
In 2000, "Sabrina The Teenage Witch" moved to the WB
In 2001, Isaac Stern, the master violinist who saved Carnegie Hall from the wrecking ball, died in New York at age 81. He wasn't related to Howard Stern!
In 2003, "Two and a Half Men" began airing on CBS
In 2003, actor Gordon Jump died at age 71.
In 2003, Detroit set an American League record with their 118th . . . loss of the season. The Tigers lost to the Kansas City Royals, 12-6. The previous mark had been set by the Athletics . . . in 1915.
In 2005, "Everybody Hates Chris" began airing on UPN
In 2007, "Skunk Fu!" began airing on Kids' WB
In 2011, "Whitney" began airing on NBC
In 2012, "Ben 10: Omniverse" began airing on Cartoon Network. It was shown as a sneak preview on August 1, 2012.
In 2014, "Gotham" began airing on Fox
In 2015, "Scream Queens" (not a reboot of the VH1 series of 2008) began airing on Fox
In 2015, "The Muppets" began airing on ABC