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Demented Datebooks: Comedy Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name October 12

Last Updated 06-06-2018

🎭Iris Apatow -- is 16 in the year 2018 and 17 in the year 2019; b.10/12/2002 N.S.
Movie Titles: Sausage Party, Knocked Up, This is 40, Funny People

🎭Tony Cavalero -- is 41 in the year 2018 and 42 in the year 2019; b.10/12/1977 N.S.
Actor, Comedian
Misc: main company member of The Groundlings Theater

🎭Julie Dees -- is 71 in the year 2018 and 72 in the year 2019; b.10/12/1947
Comedienne, Cartoon Voice Actress
Names/Places: RN:Julie McWhirter; Rick Dees' wife & assistant
TV Shows: Casper the Friendly Ghost (1980s), Jeannie (1970s), TV Bloopers

🎭Les Dennis -- is 65 in the year 2018 and 66 in the year 2019; b.10/12/1953 N.S.
Comedian, TV Host, English
TV Shows: Family Fortunes (host)

🎭🎵Ronalda Douglas -- is 66 in the year 2018 and 67 in the year 2019; b.10/12/1952
Actress, Singer
Misc: retired from acting in 1987
TV Shows: The New Odd Couple, The Secrets of Isis (as Rennie Carol), What's Happening!!! ((various guest spots)

🎭Darci Lynne Farmer -- is 14 in the year 2018 and 15 in the year 2019; b.10/12/2004 N.S.
TV Shows: America's Got Talent (season 12 winner)

🎭Deborah Foreman -- is 56 in the year 2018 and 57 in the year 2019; b.10/12/1962
Movie Titles: Valley Girl, Waxwork, My Chauffeur, April Fool's Day

🎵Sam Moore -- is 83 in the year 2018 and 84 in the year 2019; b.10/12/1935
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer, Soul Singer
Names/Places: MN:David
Group Names: Sam & Dave, soloist (1970-)
Song Titles: Soul Man, I Thank You

🎭Raymond Ochoa -- is 17 in the year 2018 and 18 in the year 2019; b.10/12/2001 N.S.
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
Group Names: Ochoa Boyz
Movie Titles: Ice Age: A Mammoth Christnas, Mars Needs Moms, Yogi Bear, A Christmas Carol

Sadie Pierson -- is 24 in the year 2018 and 25 in the year 2019; b.10/12/1994
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Cassandra Peterson & Mark's girl

🎭Adam Rich -- is 50 in the year 2018 and 51 in the year 2019; b.10/12/1968
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
Names/Places: b. in New York City
TV Shows: Eight is Enough (as Nicholas Bradford), Code Red, Gun Shy, Dungeons and Dragons
Movie Titles: The Devil and Max Devlin

🎭Lin Shaye -- is 75 in the year 2018 and 76 in the year 2019; b.10/12/1943 N.S.
Movie Actress
Movie Titles: Dumb and Dumber, There's Something About Mary, A Cinderella Story, Ouija, Insidious

🎭Jane Sherwood Ace -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/12/1900 d.11/11/1974 (74)
Radio Actress, Comedienne
Names/Places: Goodman Ace's wife

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🎨Art Clokey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/12/1921 d.1/8/2010 (88)
Misc: Gumby creator & Claymation inventor & patenter
TV Shows: Gumby, Davey and Goliath

🎭Doris Grau -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/12/1924 d.12/30/1995 (71)
TV Shows: The Simpsons (as Lunch Lady Doris/Lurleen Lumpkin 1992-1996)

✍🎭Dick Gregory -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/12/1932 d.8/19/2017 N.S. (84)
Author, Vegetarian, Political Activist, Actor, Comedian

🎭🎵William Marshall III -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/12/1917 d.6/8/1994 (76)
Movie Actor, Singer

🎭Leon Ames -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/20/1903 d.10/12/1993 (90)
TV/Movie Actor
Names/Places: b. in Portland, Ind.
Misc: 50 years in movies; some say b. 1902
TV Shows: Life with Father, Mr. Ed (as Gordon Kirkwood)

⛪🎭🎵John Denver -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/31/1943 d.10/12/1997 (53)
Protestant, Movie Actor, Songwriter, Guitarist, Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in Roswell, N.M.; RN:Henry John Deutschendorf Jr.
Misc: once sang a song about Spiro Agnew
Group Names: Chad Mitchell Trio, soloist
Song Titles: Take Me Home Country Roads, Rocky Mountain High, Sunshine on My Shoulders, Annie's Song, Back Home Again, Thank God I'm a Country Boy, I'm Sorry, Calypso
Album Titles: Rocky Mountain Hugh, Back Home Again, Windsong, Spirit

🎭Leon Errol -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/3/1881 d.10/12/1951 (70)
Movie Actor, Comedian, Vaudevillan, Dancer, Australian
Movie Titles: Ziegfeld Follies

🎭Tommy Ford -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/5/1964 N.S. d.10/12/2016 N.S. (52)
Actor, Producer/Director
Names/Places: aka Thomas Mikal Ford
Misc: sources don't agree on birthdate
TV Shows: Martin (as Tommy Strawn), The Parkers (as Mel Parker), New York Undercover (as Lt. Malcolm Barker)
Movie Titles: Harlem Nights, Across the Tracks, Love Ain't Supposed to Hurt 2: The Wedding

💰🏆⚾Joan B. Kroc -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/27/1928 d.10/12/2003 (75)
Restaurateur, MLB Owner
Misc: McDonalds owner
Sports Teams: San Diego Padres (owned)

🎭Ken Murray -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/14/1903 d.10/12/1988 (85)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian, Variety Show Host, Vaudevillan, Producer
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RN:Don Court
Movie Titles: Bill and Coo, Ken Murray Show, Son Of Flubber, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

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🎭Johnny Olsen -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/22/1910 d.10/12/1985 (75)
TV Shows: Doorway to Fame, Hold That Note, Keep it in the Family, Play Your Hunch, Jackie Gleason Show, What's My Line?, I've Got a Secret, The Price is Right (Come on down!)

🎭🎵🎸Gene Vincent -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/11/1935 d.10/12/1971 (36)
Hall of Famer, Movie Actor, Composer, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Norfolk, VA; RN:Eugene Vincent Craddock
Misc: The Blue Caps band backed him
Song Titles: Be-Bop-A-Lula

🎨🎭Jay Ward -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/21/1920 d.10/12/1989 (69)
Animator, Producer
Misc: animator Tom Sito of California is certain Jay was born Sep 21, though Sep 20 is from some other sources.
TV Shows: The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle, George of the Jungle, Dudley Do-Right, Hoppity Hooper, Mr. Peabody, Fractured Fairy Tales, World of Commander McBragg (and many other cartoons)

🎵🎸Ricky (New Wave Musician) Wilson -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/19/1953 d.10/12/1985 (32)
Composer, Singer, New Wave Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Athens, GA; Cindy's (also B-52s) brother
Group Names: The B-52's

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In 1773, First insane person committed was Zachariah Mallory as he became the first patient of Virginia's Publick Hospital for Persons of Insane and Disordered Minds. They Came To Take Him Away, Ha-Haaa!

In 1872, Montreal Foot Ball Club 1st game playing Quebec City to 0-0 tie.

In 1927, Hermann Gorner of Germany raises 24 men weighing 4,123 lbs on a plank with soles of his feet. What sole he had!

In 1934, the cheeseburger is born at Kaelin's Tavern in Louisville, KY.

In 1950, "The George Burns & Gracie Allen Show", TV Comedy, debut on CBS. It was one of the most popular radio shows of its era and became a popular TV show as well.

In 1953, "The Bob Hope Show", TV Variety; debut on NBC. It replaced Milton Berle's Buick-Berle Show one Tuesday a month for two seasons, and in its third season, it alternated with Berle, Dinah Shore, and Martha Raye.

In 1957, the Dr. Seuss Yuletide tale "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" was first published by Random House.

In 1959, R.C., "Poison Ivy" by The Coasters peaked at #7 on the pop singles chart.

In 1959, R.C., "Ski King" by E.C. Beatty peaked at #50 on the pop singles chart.

In 1959, R.C., "The Battle Of Kookamonga" by Homer & Jethro peaked at #14 on the pop singles chart.

In 1962, as part of the rampant Skifflemania spreading across the country, "Lonnie Donnegan & His Skiffle Group" perform on "The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson."


In 1963, Billboard observes hot-rodding songs are the latest teen fad, replacing surfing songs. Foremost among the souped-up tunes is the Beach Boys' "Little Deuce Coupe," #15 on the pop charts. Capitol Records is supplying DJ's and record retailers with a book of hot-rod terms.

In 1963, R.C., "Detroit City No. 2" by Ben Colder (Sheb Wooley) peaked at #90 on the pop singles chart.

In 1963, R.C., "Honolulu Lulu" by Jan & Dean peaked at #11 on the pop singles chart.

In 1963, R.C., "Jenny Brown" by The Smothers Brothers peaked at #84 on the pop singles chart.

In 1969, A mysterious phone caller urges DJ Russ Gibb, at Detroit underground radio station WKNR, to listen to the Beatles' "Revolution #9" backwards. He does and listeners think they hear a voice saying, "Turn me on, dead man." Thus the "Paul is Dead" craze approaches Orson Welles' "War of the Worlds" radio broadcast as a great media hoax.

In 1972, Pamela Ness of Kansas City, MO, set a record for belly dancing by shaking her tummy for 27 continuous hours.


In 1973, in a Brady Bunch episode called "Peter and the Wolf", Peter poses as a high school senior so Greg can double-date with him in "Peter and the Wolf" on Paramount Television's "The Brady Bunch." Greg has a date with Sandra for Friday night until her cousin Linda comes to visit. He can't get his friends for the "blind date" so Greg talks Peter into dating an "older woman."

In 1974, R.C., "Earache My Eye (Featuring Alice Bowie)" by Cheech & Chong peaked at #9 on the pop singles chart.

In 1977, Psychic Romark attempts to drive blindfolded, smashed into cop van.

In 1979, "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" was published by Douglas Adams.

In 1979, The Beatles "Rarities" LP was released in the U.K.

In 1985, R.C., "Born in East L.A." by Cheech & Chong peaked at #48 on the pop singles chart.

In 1985, R.C., "Weird Science" by Oingo Boingo peaked at #45 on the pop singles chart.

In 1988, Opry Comedian Rod Brasfield was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame

In 1995, "Presidents Of The United States Of America" album by Presidents Of The U.S.A, was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1999, "Slim Shady" album by Eminem was certified Multi Platinum 3.0 by the RIAA

In 1999, Rob Reiner received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

In 2001, Chris Kattan is "Corky Romano", opening in theaters in the USA. Somewhere in the world, Corky Romano is Chris Kattan!

In 2002, More than 25 years after his death, Elvis Presley is once again the King. RCA Records' "Elv1s 30 No. 1 Hits" boys at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 500,325 units sold. This marks the first Elvis album to ever debut at the top of the U.S. chart.

In 2007, "Wizards of Waverly Place" began airing on Disney Channel

In 2010, "Nick Swardson's Pretend Time" began airing on Comedy Central

In 2012, Jeff Dunham married Audrey Murdick.

In 2015, "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" began airing on The CW

The Holiday Almanacs October 12, 2018

What's Today?

Today is Fri Oct the 12 in the year 2018
Jan 1 began on a Mon
This is day 285 of the year
Serialnumber = 43373
Julian date = 2458392 O.S.= 9 - 29 - 2018



Feast of St. Wilfrid, Bishop of York (A.D. 709).
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[USA] Newspaper Week (Day 6)
[USA] Respect Life Week (Day 6)
Get Organized Week (Day 6)
Mental Illness Awareness Week (Day 6)
National Health Care Food Service Week (Day 6)
National Spinning and Weaving Week (Day 6)
[USA] Fire Prevention Week (Day 6)
[USA] National Bookkeeper's Day
National Pickled Pepper Week (Day 8)
National Metric Week (Day 6)
National Coming Out Week (Day 6)
Home-Based Business Week (Day 5)
[Bahamas] Discovery Day
[Brazil] Nossa Senhora Aparecida
[Equatorial Guinea] Independence Day (1968)
[Mexico, Latin America] Dia de la Raza/Day of the Race
[Spain] National Day
[Sudan] Republican Anniversary Day
[USA] Traditional Columbus Day (1492)
Day of the Polish Army.
Equatorial Guinea's Independence Day.
Hispanic Day (Canary Islands).
International Moment of Frustration Scream Day.
International Moment of Frustration Scream Day
Pioneers Day (South Dakota)
Proerosa (Greek holiday).
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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: Scorpio: The Scorpion (10-22 thru 11-21); Ruling Planet: Pluto. Element: Water. Traits: Passionate, intense, secretive, subtle. Body part associated with this sign: Secrets. Occupations: Teaching, work requiring concentration, training animals, psychiatry, surgery, detection.
Flowers: calendula, cosmos and hops
Gems: opal & tourmaline
October's name comes from the Latin word for eight, octo.
The Saxons called October Win Monath - time for making wine.
Full Moon: the Hunters' Moon, and the Blood Moon.
Gems: opal and tourmaline.
Flowers: The hops, calendula and cosmo
Meaning: the sentimental meaning of the opal and the tourmaline is for hope, and the calendula is for constancy.
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