🎭🎵Skylar Astin -- is 30 in the year 2017 and 31 in the year 2018; b.9/23/1987 N.S.
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Singer
Movie Titles: Pitch Perfect (series), 21 and Over, Hamlet 2, Taking Woodstock, Wreck-It Ralph (as Roy, voice)
🎭🎮Erik Todd Dellums -- is 53 in the year 2017 and 54 in the year 2018; b.9/23/1964
Actor, Narrator, Video Game Voice Actor
Movie Titles: Doctor Dolittle, The Doors
Video Games: Fallout 3, Skyrim, Star Wars (series)
🎭Nancy Fox -- is 63 in the year 2017 and 64 in the year 2018; b.9/23/1954
TV Shows: The New Temperatures Rising Show (as Student Nurse Ellen Turner)
Movie Titles: Warlock, 18 Again!
🎭Jim Garrett -- is 63 in the year 2017 and 64 in the year 2018; b.9/23/1954
Misc: retired from acting in 1966
TV Shows: The Lucy Show (as Jerry Carmichael)
Movie Titles: Munster Go Home!
🎭Chi McBride -- is 56 in the year 2017 and 57 in the year 2018; b.9/23/1961
TV Shows: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Pushing Daisies, Human Target, Golden Boy, John Larroquette Show (as Heavy Gene), Boston Public (as Steven Harper), Hawaii Five-O (as Lou Grover)
Movie Titles: The Terminal, I Robot, Gone in Sixty Seconds, The Kid
🎨💰🎭🏆Lisa Raye McCoy-Misick -- is 51 in the year 2017 and 52 in the year 2018; b.9/23/1966 N.S.
Fashion Designer, Businessperson, Actress, Director, Model
Names/Places: aka LisaRaye or Lisa Raye McCoy
TV Shows: All of Us (as Neese James), Single Ladies (as Keisha Greene)
Movie Titles: The Players Club, Civil Brand
✍🎭🎵Paul Petersen -- is 72 in the year 2017 and 73 in the year 2018; b.9/23/1945
Novelist, Screen/Scriptwriter, TV Actor, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Glendale, CA; Patty's brother
Misc: some say b. 1944
TV Shows: The Donna Reed Show (as Jeff Stone), The Mickey Mouse Club
🎭Karl Pilkington -- is 45 in the year 2017 and 46 in the year 2018; b.9/23/1972 N.S.
Actor, Producer, English
TV Shows: The Ricky Gervais Show (writer), An Idiot Abroad, The Monaing of Life
✍🎭🎵Mary Kay Place -- is 70 in the year 2017 and 71 in the year 2018; b.9/23/1947
Screen/Scriptwriter, TV/Movie Actress, Director, Country Singer
TV Shows: Mary Hartman Mary Hartman (as Loretta Haggers), Big Love (as Adaleen Grant), Lady Dynamite (as Marilyn Bamford)
Movie Titles: Being John Malkovich, Sweet Home Alabama, City of Ember, The Rainmaker, The Big Chill
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🎭Keri Lynn Pratt -- is 39 in the year 2017 and 40 in the year 2018; b.9/23/1978
Movie Titles: A Single Man, Cruel Intentions 2, America's Sweethearts, Drive Me Crazy
🎵🎸Neal Smith -- is 70 in the year 2017 and 71 in the year 2018; b.9/23/1947
Hall of Famer, Rock & Roll Drummer
Names/Places: not to be confused with Neal Smith of the Plasmatics
Group Names: Alice Cooper
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🎵Bruce Springsteen -- is 68 in the year 2017 and 69 in the year 2018; b.9/23/1949
Hall of Famer, Composer/Songwriter, Harmonicaist, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Freehold, NJ; RN:Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen, Julianne Phillips, then Patty Scialfa's hubby
Misc: Top rock star of the 1980s
Group Names: The E. Street Band (lead)
Song Titles: Blinded by the Light, Born To Run, Hungry Heart, Dancing in the Dark, Cover Me, Born in the U.S.A., I'm on Fire, Glory Days, I'm Goin' Down, My Hometown, War, Brilliant Disguise, Tunnel of Love, One Step Up, Human Touch, Better Days, 57 Channels (And Nothin' On), Trapped
Album Titles: Born To Run, Darkness on the Edge of Town, The River, Nebraska, Born in the U.S.A., Tunnel of Love, Human Touch, Lucky Town, The Rising, Devils and dust, We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions, Magic, Working on a Dream, Wrecking Ball, High Hopes
🎭Charlie Barnett -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/23/1954 N.S. d.3/16/1996 N.S. (41)
TV Shows: Miami Vice (as Neville "Noogie" Lamont)
⛪🎵Ray Charles -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/23/1930 d.6/10/2004 (73)
Hall of Famer, Baptist, Music Executive, Arranger, Composer/Songwriter, Clarinetist, Organist, Pianist, Alto-sax, Bandleader, Blues Singer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: b. in Albany, GA; LN:Robinson
Misc: Coke and Diet Pepsi singer: You've Got The Right One Baby Uh Huh!
Song Titles: I've Got a Woman, What'd I Say, Georgia on My Mind, Hit the Road Jack, I Can't Stop Loving You, You Don't Know Me, Busted
Album Titles: Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music, Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music Volume Two, Ingredients in a Recipe for Soul
TV Shows: Three's Company (theme singer)
✍📰Eugene Field -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/23/1850 d.11/4/1895 (45)
Poet, Humorist, Journalist
Misc: Little Boy Blue
✍🎵Michael Friedman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/23/1975 N.S. d.9/9/2017 N.S. (41)
Arts Titles: PL: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (co-creator, a satirical musical about the seventh President of the United States)
🎭🎵Mickey Rooney -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/23/1920 d.4/6/2014 (93)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Vaudevillan, Dancer, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Brooklyn; RN:Joe Yule Jr., Ava Gardner's ex-; wed 8x's
TV Shows: Mickey McGuire (star), The Mickey Rooney Show (as Mickey), Mickey (as Mickey Grady), One of the Boys, Black Stallion (as horse trainer)
Movie Titles: A Midsummer Night's Dream, National Velvet
🎭Cliff Arquette -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/27/1905 d.9/23/1974 (68)
TV/Radio Actor, Comedian, Panelist
Names/Places: Rosanna Arquette's grandfather; aka Charley Weaver
Misc: some say b. Dec 28
TV Shows: The RCA Victor Show, The Jack Paar Show, Hollywood Squares (panelist), The Jonathan Winters Show
🎭Mary Frann -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/27/1943 d.9/23/1998 (55)
Names/Places: b. in St. Louis, Mo.
TV Shows: Days of Our Lives, King's Crossing, Newhart (as Joanna Loudon)
✍⚛Dr. Sigmund Freud -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/6/1856 d.9/23/1939 (83)
Author, Scientist, Psychiatrist, Czech
Misc: Psychoanalysis founder; d. in London
🎭Billy Gilbert -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/12/1894 d.9/23/1971 (77)
Movie Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
Misc: d. Sep 9?
Movie Titles: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (as Sneezy, voice)
🎭DeWolf Hopper -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/30/1858 d.9/23/1935 (77)
Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian, Vaudevillan
Misc: wed 6x's; gave the first recital of Casey at the Bat
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In 1930, Johannes Ostermeier of Athegnenber, Germany, patented his invention: the photographic flashbulb. He also invented temporary red spots in your eyes in that same moment he demonstrated his flash.
In 1938, The Mickey Mouse film, "The Brave Little Tailor" is released.
In 1949, The Goofy film, "Goofy Gymnastics" is released.
In 1955, The Donald Duck film, "Up a Tree" is released. Chip 'n Dale also appear.
In 1957, R.C., "Gotta Get To Your House" by David Seville peaked at #77 on the pop singles chart.
In 1961, "Rocky And His Friends", TV Cartoon Show; last aired on ABC.
In 1962, "McKeever And The Colonel", TV Comedy; debut on NBC.
In 1962, "The Jetsons", an animated cartoon series about a space-age family, premiered on ABC-TV; it was the first program to be carried by the network in color.
In 1965, Gilligan's Island episode #38. "Beauty Is As Beauty Does". Gilligan suggests a beauty contest to decide which of the three women will become "Ms. Castaway." Mr. Howell attempts to sabotage the other contestants by spreading glue on the stage before Mary Ann's big dance scene, and by shooting spit-wads at Ginger while she performs. The Professor then distorts the music when it is Mrs. Howell's turn. Then, when all the competitions are complete, the final decision rests with the judge.....Gilligan!
In 1967, Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention played their first British concert at London's Royal Albert Hall, backed by an orchestra. Their albums seemed so incomprehensible to mainstrean record buyers than they gained a reputation as "weird" and "off the wall".
In 1967, R.C., "The Letter" by The Box Tops peaked at #1 on the pop singles chart; Dr. Dave parodied it into "Vanna, Pick Me A Letter" about the "Wheel Of Fortune" game show in 1986.
In 1967, READING ABOUT THE SMOTHERS BROTHERS Tom & Dick are featured in a "SATURDAY EVENING POST" story
In 1968, "Here's Lucy", TV vomedy, debut on CBS as Lucille Ball's third TV series in her 23-year continuous reign as the queen of TV comedy.
In 1968, "Mayberry, R.F.D.", TV Comedy evolution of The Andy Griffith Show; debut on CBS.
In 1968, The Beatles recorded "Happiness is a Warm Gun"
In 1969, the Northern Star started a rumor with an article that Paul McCartney died in 1966. Many so-called clues were cited in Beatle records.
In 1976, "The Tony Randall Show", TV comedy, debut on ABC.
In 1977, Cheryl Jean Stoppelmoor Ladd replaces Farrah Fawcett in the role of "the blonde one" on "Charlie's Angels." She was once a voicist for "Josie and the Pussycats" playing Melody.
In 1978, R.C., "Paradise By The Dashboard Light" by Meat Loaf peaked at #39 on the pop singles chart; clocking in at seven minutes and 55 seconds, it was the longest-playing record to ever hit the Billbaord Hot 100 chart and held that honor until Cathy Dennis's "Everybody Move" (8:09) hit the chart in 1991. "Stairway to Heaven" was never a pop single (45), only an album track. "American Pie" was issued as a two-sided 45, parts 1 & II. Neither side was over 7 minutes.
In 1979, "Archie's Bunker's Place" opens for business on CBS, and our loutish hero gets a new business partner, Jewish liberal Murray Klein. It was a successor of "All in the Family".
In 1979, "The Associates", an underrated TV Comedy; debut on ABC.
In 1979, TV'S "60 MINUTES" JOHNNY CARSON is interviewed and profiled by MIKE WALLACE
In 1983, circus orangutan Cha Cha drinks an experimental enzyme and gains not only an IQ of 256, but also the ability to talk. Consulting for the government, our hero is code named "Mr. Smith," in one of the lamest sitcoms ever not to feature Jerry Van Dyke. "Mr. Smith" played by "C.J.," had become a star in Clint Eastwood's primate and/or trucker epics "Any Which Way You Can, " and "Every Which Way but Loose," and was one of the few involved whose career survived the show.
In 1986, "Sledge Hammer!", TV Comedy; debut on ABC.
In 1987, "The Slap Maxwell Story", TV comedy, debut on ABC.
In 1990, "Dream On" began airing on HBO
In 1990, "He's 30 years old, He still lives with at home. He has a paper route. So why is this man so happy? That's the secret to..." former "Late Show with David Letterman" writer/nutbar Chris Elliot's sitcom "Get A Life," premiering on the Fox network, on this night
In 1992, "Mad About You", TV Comedy, debut on NBC.
In 1994, Joe Diffie topped the charts with "Third Rock From The Sun." In 1996, the TV series "3rd Rock From the Sun" premiered on NBC. Guess where they got the title from?
In 1996, Comic actor Jim Carrey married Picket Fences actress Lauren Holly in Malibu. She later filed for divorce.
In 1997, "Hiller and Diller" began airing on ABC
In 1999, "Stark Raving Mad" TV sitcom premiered on NBC
In 2006, "Legion of Super Heroes" began airing on Kids' WB
In 2006, "Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get a Clue!" began airing on Kids' WB
In 2006, "Tom and Jerry Tales" began airing on Kid's WB
In 2009, "Cougar Town" began airing on ABC
In 2009, "Modern Family" began airing on ABC
In 2010, "$h*! My Dad Says" began airing on CBS
In 2013, "Mom" began airing on CBS