🎭Patrick Bristow -- is 55 in the year 2017 and 56 in the year 2018; b.9/26/1962
TV Shows: Head Over Heels (as Ian), Suite Life of Zack and Cody (as Patrick), Ellen (as Peter Barnes)
Movie Titles: Transformers: Age of Extinction, Showgirls, Austin Powers: Int'l Man of Mystery
🎵David Frizzell -- is 76 in the year 2017 and 77 in the year 2018; b.9/26/1941
Misc: he adds a traditional country element to the genre in the early-1980s on his solo novelty hit "I'm Gonna Hire A Wino To Decorate Our Home" and on duets with Shelly West
🎭Jonathan Goldsmith -- is 79 in the year 2017 and 80 in the year 2018; b.9/26/1938 N.S.
Actor, Commercial Actor
Misc: The Most Interesting Man in the World in the Dos Equis beer advertisements in TV and radio.
Movie Titles: Go Tell the Spartans, Ice Station Zebra, Hang 'em High (with Clint Eastwood)
🎭Richard Herd -- is 85 in the year 2017 and 86 in the year 2018; b.9/26/1932
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
TV Shows: Ike, T.J. Hooker (as Capt. Dennis Sheridan), V (as John)
Movie Titles: "Planes, Trains and Automobiles", Joseph: King of Dreams, The China Syndrome, All the President's Men
🎭🎵Christina Milian -- is 36 in the year 2017 and 37 in the year 2018; b.9/26/1981
Actress, Rhythm and Blues Singer
TV Shows: Grandfathered (as Vanessa)
Movie Titles: American Pie, Be Cool, Bring It On: Fight to the Finish
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🎭Tricia O'Kelley -- is 49 in the year 2017 and 50 in the year 2018; b.9/26/1968
Actress, Commercial Actress, Producer
TV Shows: The New Adventures of Old Christine (as Marly), The Secret Life of the American Teenager (as Camille)
Movie Titles: Weather Girl, Outside Sales, Missing at 17
🎭Jon Richardson -- is 35 in the year 2017 and 36 in the year 2018; b.9/26/1982 N.S.
Album Titles: A Little Bit OCD
🎭Anne Robinson -- is 73 in the year 2017 and 74 in the year 2018; b.9/26/1944
Game Show Hostess
TV Shows: The Weakest Link
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🎵Larry Weaver -- b.9/26/????
🎭🎵Frank Crumit -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1889 d.9/7/1943 (53)
Stage Actor, Radio Actor, Vaudevillan, Novelty Singer
Names/Places: Julia Sanderson's hubby
🎨🎭🎵Donna Douglas -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1932 d.1/1/2015 (82)
Artist, TV Actress, Gospel Singer, Country Singer
Misc: some say b. in 1933 or 1939; became a real estate agent
TV Shows: The Beverly Hillbillies (as Elly May Clampett)
🎭🎵Shug Fisher -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1907 d.3/16/1994 (86)
Comedian, Bassist, Country Singer
Names/Places: RN:George Clinton Fisher
Group Names: Sons of the Pioneers
🎭Edmund Gwenn -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1875 d.9/6/1959 (83)
TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, Welsh (Wales)
Movie Titles: Miracle on 34th Street (as Kris Kringle)
🎭Joyce Jameson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1932 d.1/16/1987 (54)
TV Shows: The Spike Jones Show
🎭🏆Jack LaLanne -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1914 d.1/23/2011 (96)
TV Host, Body Builder, Exerciser
Names/Places: b. in San Francisco
TV Shows: Jack LaLanne (1960s-70s)
🎨Winsor McCay -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1872 d.7/26/1934 (61)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Little Nemo and cartoon films pioneer
🎭🎵Marty Robbins -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1925 d.12/8/1982 (57)
Hall of Famer, Movie Actor, Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Country Performer
Names/Places: b. in Glendale, AZ; RN:Martin David Robinson
Misc: Grand Ole Opry regular; stock car racer
Song Titles: I'll Go On Alone, Singing The Blues, A White Sport Coat, El Paso, Don't Worry
Album Titles: Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs, Return of the Gunfighter, R.F.D., Drifter, Tonight Carmen, I Walk Alone, El Paso City, Adios Amigo
🎭🎵John Zacherle -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/26/1918 d.10/27/2016 N.S. (98)
Voice Actor, TV Host, Radio Broadcaster, Novelty Singer
Misc: well known for his long career as a television horror host broadcasting horror movies in Philadelphia and New York City in the 1950s and 1960s
Song Titles: Dinner with Drac (as The Cool Ghoul)
⚛Daniel Boone -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/22/1734 O.S. or 11/2/1734 N.S. d.9/26/1820 (85)
Hall of Famer, Explorer, Frontiersman
Names/Places: b. in Reading, PA; d. in Missouri
Misc: November 2=N.S.; the raging fave of the mid 1950s; best remembered for helping to establish a passage through the Cumberland Gap in the Appalachian Mountains, opening the route to Kentucky and the west.
🎭Charles J. Correll -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/3/1890 d.9/26/1972 (82)
Hall of Famer, TV/Radio Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor
Names/Places: b. in Peoria, IL; RFN:Andy
Misc: some say b. Feb 2
TV Shows: Calvin & the Colonel (as Calvin), Amos 'n' Andy (co-creator & Andy)
🎭🎵Helen Kane -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/4/1903 d.9/26/1966 (63)
Movie/Stage Actress, Vaudevillaness, Singer
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RLN:Schroder; NN:Boop Boop a Doop Girl
Misc: Betty Boop copied her
🎨✍Hugh Lofting -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/14/1886 d.9/26/1947 (61)
Illustrator, Children's Author, English
Book Titles: Dr. Dolittle
🎭Richard Mulligan -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/13/1932 d.9/26/2000 (67)
Names/Places: b. in New York City
TV Shows: Diana, Soap (as Burt Campbell), Reggie (as Reggie Potter), Empty Nest (as Dr. Harry Weston)
🏆🏌Byron Nelson -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/4/1912 d.9/26/2006 (94)
Hall of Famer, Golfer
Misc: learning golf as a caddy, Nelson become one of the greatest golfers ever, once winning eleven tournaments in a row in 1945. He won the Masters twice and the PGA twice.
🎵🎸Robert Palmer -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/19/1949 d.9/26/2003 (54)
Composer/Songwriter, Guitarist, Rock & Roll Singer, English
Misc: Weird Al Yankovic parodied one of his songs into "Addicted to Spuds" while John Mammoser did "My Girlfriend is Inflatable" out of another one of his
Group Names: Power Station, soloist
Song Titles: Bad Case of Loving You, Looking For Clues, Some Like It Hot, Get It On Bang a Gong, Addicted To Love, Hyperactive, I Didn't Mean To Turn You On, Simply Irresistible
Album Titles: Clues, Riptide, Heavy Nova
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In 1908, R.C., "Cuddle Up A Little Closer, Lovely Mine" hits #1 on the pop singles chart by Ada Jones and Billy Murray.
In 1926, Shortest double header ever played as the New York Yankees lost 6-1 in 72 minutes and lost again 6-2 in 55 minutes to the Browns; the Yanks already clinched the pennant.
In 1936, The Silly Symphony film, "Three Blind Mouseketeers" is released. (1932 )
In 1937, Camera work begins on the film "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs".
In 1937, the radio drama "The Shadow," starring Orson Welles, premiered on the Mutual Broadcasting System.
In 1941, "Superman" animation adventure by Max Fleischer debut, then by Famous Studios on 9-18-42.
In 1941, David Frizzell is born in El Dorado, Arkansas. The younger brother of Lefty Frizzell, he adds a traditional country element to the genre in the early-1980s on his solo novelty hit "I'm Gonna Hire A Wino To Decorate Our Home" and on duets with Shelly West
In 1949, Bob Hope makes his TV debut on Ed Sullivan's Toast of the Town.
In 1952, "It's In The Book", by Johnny Standley entered the Top 40 chart.
In 1953, "St. George And The Dragonet", by Stan Freberg entered the Top 40 chart.
In 1960, R.C., "Alvin For President" by The Chipmunks peaked at #95 on the pop singles chart.
In 1960, R.C., "Time Machine" by Dante & The Evergreens peaked at #73 on the pop singles chart.
In 1962, "Come and listen to the story 'bout a man named Jed..." as the TV sitcom "The Beverly Hillbillies" debut CBS-TV. U.S. audiences were enchanted with Jed, Ellie Mae, Granny, Jethro, Miss Jane and that banker feller. Enchanted, as in a trance, in fact, for 216 shows. Bluegrass stars, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs, had the honor of composing and recording the theme song and hit record, "The Ballad of Jed Clampett".
In 1962, "Top Cat", TV Cartoon Show; last aired on NBC.
In 1964, "Ruff And Reddy", TV Cartoon Show, Hanna Barbera's early cartoon pair; last aired on NBC.
In 1964, "The Jetsons", TV Cartoon Show, moved to CBS.
In 1964, Gilligan's Island episode #1. "Two on a Raft". The show began its 98-show run this night on CBS. The TV show starred Bob Denver in the title role, Jim Backus as Mr. Howell, Natalie Schafer as Lovey Howell, Alan Hale as the Skipper, Russell Johnson as the Professor and Dawn Wells and Tina Louise as Mary Ann and Ginger, respectively. The Minnow is shipwrecked, and Gilligan's Island begins three seasons of "lost" adventures. "Gilligan, The Skipper too, The Millionaire and his wife, The Movie Star, The Professor and Mary Ann are here on Gilligan's Isle."
In 1964, R.C., "G.T.O." by Ronny & The Daytonas peaked at #4 on the pop singles chart.
In 1964, R.C., "Haunted House" by Gene Simmons peaked at #11 on the pop singles chart.
In 1966, Gilligan's Island episode # 71. "Pass the Vegetables, Please". Gilligan finds a crate of radioactive vegetable seeds. The plants grow quickly and grossly misshapen, but the Castaways are so hungry for new items in their diet that they consume them quickly. The plants, when eaten, give the castaways super-human powers. Of course, after he realizes that the vegetables are radioactive, the Professor saves the day by making a homemade soup to absorb the radioactivity.
In 1968, "Hawaii Five-O", the long-running TV Crime Drama set in Hawaii starring Jack Lord, debut on CBS-TV. A reboot of the series began in 2010.
In 1969, "Get Smart", TV Comedy, moved to CBS.
In 1969, ABC treats the audience to "a story of a lovely lady, who was living with three very lovely girls." As the themes from "The Beverly Hillbillies," "Gilligan's Island," and "The Brady Bunch" alert the audiences to the high concepts of their respective shows.
In 1969, when a widower with three sons marries a widow with three daughters, the result of the merger is a conglomerate family on Paramount Television's "The Brady Bunch" TV sitcom that debut on ABC. In the premiere episode, "The Honeymoon," the wedding day festivities progress smoothly except for the family pets, a cat and a dog, which don't go along with the idea of peaceful coexistence. After the chaos they cause, Mike and Carol start their marriage disciplining their children before leaving on their honeymoon. "Weird Al" Yankovic sang about the "Brady Bunch" in 1984 as he parodied "The Safety Dance" made by Men Without Hats. The series has enjoyed a cult revival over the past few years, with a musical and two feature-length movies.
In 1970, R.C., "Rubber Duckie" by Ernie (Jim Henson) peaked at #16 on the pop singles chart.
In 1975, "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" movie premiered in Westwood, CA, and became a cult classic. It has grossed $150 million thru Sep 1995. Let's do the Time Warp again with the Sweet Transvestite!
In 1975, the 1974 movie "The Return of the Pink Panther" was released in the movie theaters in Germany.
In 1978, "I've Always Been Crazy" album by Waylon Jennings was certified Gold by the RIAA
In 1982, "Gloria", TV Comedy; debut on CBS.
In 1982, "Knight Rider", TV Adventure starring David Hasselhoff; debut on NBC.
In 1983, Colonel Potter, Sergeant Klinger, and Father Mulcahy somehow find themselves working together at the same veteran's hospital on the debut of the can't-miss sitcom "AfterM*A*S*H."
In 1984, "It's Your Move", TV Comedy; debut on NBC.
In 1985, "The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe" by Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner's opens to rave reviews on Broadway.
In 1986, Bobby (Patrick Duffy) returns to prime-time soap "Dallas". The episode, from Southfork Ranch, had Bobby Ewing (Patrick Duffy) returning from the dead -- in the shower, no less! Pam Ewing (Victoria Principal) was a bit perplexed. So were the viewers. This scene wiped out all of the previous season! Wish David Tanny would himself wake up and realize that this whole website was nothing but a dream!
In 1986, the double platinum "Raisin' Hell" by Run-DMC peaked at number three on Billboard's Top-200 album chart. It was the first rap album to crack the top 10.
In 1987, "ALF: The Animated Series" (changing its name to "ALF Tales" in August 1988) began airing on NBC
In 1988, "Simple Pleasures" album by Bobby McFerrin was certified Platinum by the RIAA
In 1990, "Cop Rock", TV Musical Crime Drama; debut on ABC. Miami Vice meets Fame? Gimme a break! Whoops, that's another show.
In 1992, "Weird Al" Yankovic gave a live performance at Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami, FL, as part of the Hurricane Relief concert.
In 1992, Roseanne Arnold gets a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.
In 1994, around the world in about 4 minutes, this is "Headline News", the single released from Weird Al Yankovic's 4-CD box set "Permanent Record - Al in the Box". Another MTV hit, the song parodies the Crash Test Dummies "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm". Poking fun at America's lust for the tabloids, the song satarizes recent news events.
In 1998, "The Weird Al Show" TV children's show last aired on CBS (according to a Variety article published Aug 27.)
In 1999, "The Saturday Night Live 25th Anniversary Special" was seen on NBC, 12 1/2 months before the actual 25th anniversary in Oct 2000!
In 1999, Movie: "Sabrina Down Under". Sabrina and her British witch friend, Gwen, take a vacation in Sydney, Australia, where Sabrina hopes to meet a world famous oceonographer. While studying the sea life for research, they come across a merman who's washed up on the beach. In an attempt to prevent an incident, Sabrina casts a spell to give the merman legs for 48 hours, so they can consult the oceanographer about polution in the area the mermaids live that's causing them to become sick. Unfortunately, the scientist becomes suspicious of their story and plans to look for himself, forcing the withces to take action to stop the mermaids from becoming tabloid fodder. Meanwhile, Salem has snuck into Sabrina's hotel, posing as a reclusive wealthy guest, and falls in love with another talking cat.
In 2000, Actor Richard Mulligan died at age 67.
In 2001, "Star Trek: Enterprise" began airing on UPN
In 2002, "Good Morning, Miami" began airing on NBC
In 2003, "Hope and Faith" began airing on ABC
In 2006, Weird Al Yankovic's album "Straight Outta Lynwood" was released.
In 2008, "The Suite Life on Deck" began airing on Disney Channel
In 2012, "The Neighbors" began airing on ABC
In 2013, "The Crazy Ones" began airing on CBS
In 2013, "The Michael J. Fox Show" began airing on NBC