🎭Steve Coogan -- is 53 in the year 2018 and 54 in the year 2019; b.10/14/1965
Actor, Movie Actor, Voice Actor, Comedian, Impressionist, English
Movie Titles: Around The World in 80 Days (2004), Night at the Museum, Tropic Thunder, Philomena, Despicable Me 2, Minions, Night at the Museum
🎵🎸Thomas Dolby -- is 60 in the year 2018 and 61 in the year 2019; b.10/14/1958
Music Producer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Synthesizer, New Wave Singer, New Wave Keybordist, British, Egyptian
Names/Places: FN:Thomas Morgan Dolby Robertson; Kathleen Beller's hubby
Misc: Master of Computer generated music & videos he directed; NOT an originator of Dolby sound
Song Titles: She Blinded Me With Science, Europa, Hyperactive
🎭Greg Evigan -- is 65 in the year 2018 and 66 in the year 2019; b.10/14/1953
Names/Places: b. in South Amboy, NJ
Misc: stage: Jesus Christ Superstar, Grease
TV Shows: BJ & the Bear (as BJ McCoy), My Two Dads (as Joey Harris), P.S.I. Luv U (as Cody), TekWar (as Jake Cardigan), Melrose Place, Pacific Palisades
🎭Pat Finley -- is 78 in the year 2018 and 79 in the year 2019; b.10/14/1940
TV Shows: The Funny Side, From a Bird's Eye View, The Rockford Files, Bob Newhart Show (as Ellen Hartley)
🎭Edward Kerr -- is 52 in the year 2018 and 53 in the year 2019; b.10/14/1966
TV Shows: seaQuest DSV (as Lt. James Brody), Pretty Little Liars (as Pastor Ted Wilson), What I Like About You (as Rick)
Movie Titles: Men in Trees
Neve O'Brien -- is 15 in the year 2018 and 16 in the year 2019; b.10/14/2003
Names/Places: Liza and Conan's daughter
✍🎭Jay Pharoah -- is 31 in the year 2018 and 32 in the year 2019; b.10/14/1987
Comedy Writer, Actor, Comedian
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live
Movie Titles: Ride Aloong, Top Five, Lola Versus
🎭Skyler Shaye -- is 32 in the year 2018 and 33 in the year 2019; b.10/14/1986 N.S.
Movie Titles: Bratz: The Movie, Baby Geniuses (series)
✍🎭Arleen Sorkin -- is 62 in the year 2018 and 63 in the year 2019; b.10/14/1956
Writer, Actress, Variety Show Hostess, Producer
Misc: AP says b. 1955
TV Shows: Days of Our Lives (as Calliope Bradford Jones), Duet (as Geneva), Open House (as Geneva), America's Funniest People
🎭Melanie Wilson -- is 57 in the year 2018 and 58 in the year 2019; b.10/14/1961
Names/Places: Meg Brown & Dick's daughter
TV Shows: Perfect Strangers (as Jennifer Lyon)
🎭Harry Anderson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/14/1952 N.S. d.4/16/2018 N.S. (65)
Actor, Comedian, Magician/Illusionist
Names/Places: b. in Newport, RI
Misc: some say b. 1949
TV Shows: Night Court (as Judge Harry T. Stone), Dave's World (as Dave Barry)
🎭Rick Aviles -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/14/1952 d.3/17/1995 (42)
🎭Bud Flanagan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/14/1896 d.10/20/1968 (72)
Names/Places: RN:Robert Winthrop
Misc: of Flanagan & Allen
🎭Pert Kelton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/14/1907 d.10/30/1968 (61)
TV Shows: Jackie Gleason Show (the very first Alice in The Honeymooners sketches), Cavalcade of Stars
🎭Rori King -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/14/1970 d.5/10/2015 N.S. (44)
Misc: retired from acting in 1982
TV Shows: Angie (as Melody), Bosom Buddies, I'm a Big Girl Now (as Becky)
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⚖Dr. Charles Everett Koop -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/14/1916 d.2/25/2013 (96)
Misc: ex-surgeon gen'l; looks like Dr. Demento
🎵"Red" McKenzie -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/14/1899 d.2/7/1948 (48)
Singer, Blues-Jazz Performer
Misc: played comb-with-tissue-paper with a kazoo-like sound
✍e. e. cummings -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/14/1894 d.9/3/1962 (67)
Names/Places: b. in Cambridge, Mass.; FN:Edward Estlin
Misc: this is one man who could benefit from capital punishment
🎭Hy Averback -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/21/1920 d.10/14/1997 (76)
TV/Radio Actor, Producer/Director, Announcer
TV Shows: Tonight, Our Miss Brooks (as Mr. Romero), F Troop (director), M*A*S*H (director), Real McCoys (director)
✍Josh Billings -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/21/1818 N.S. d.10/14/1885 N.S. (67)
Author, Lecturer, Humorist
Names/Places: aka Henry Wheeler Shaw
Misc: a famous humorist of his time perhaps second only to Mark Twain during the latter half of the 19th century
🎭🎵"Bing" Crosby -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/3/1903 d.10/14/1977 (74)
Hall of Famer, TV/Movie Actor, Variety Show Host, Pop Crooner
Names/Places: RFMN:Harry Lillis; b. in Tacoma, WA; NN:The Old Groaner
Misc: some say b. 1901, 1902, or 1904; E-mail indicated he was born May 3, though Bing said May 2, He had no birth certificate, but a baptismal certificate that was discovered after his death had the correct birthdate of May 3; most popular entertainer of the 1st 1/2 of 20th century; in golf Hall of Fame; celebrity friend of golf who founded his own PGA Tour event and in the Golf Hall of Fame.
TV Shows: Bing Crosby Show (as Bing Crollins), Hollywood Palace
🎨James Raymond -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/25/1917 d.10/14/1981 (64)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Book Titles: Blondie
🎭Sigrid Valdis -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/21/1935 d.10/14/2007 (72)
Names/Places: RN:Patricia Annette Olson; Bob Crane's widow
TV Shows: Hogan's Heroes (as Hilda)
🎵Frankie Yankovic -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/28/1915 d.10/14/1998 (83)
Hall of Famer, Composer/Songwriter, Accordionist, Pianist, Bandleader
Names/Places: b. in Davis, WV; No relation to Weird Al
Misc: Polka musician; Accordionist in the field's hall of fame, and the first polka musician to win a Grammy
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In 1938, The Silly Symphony film, “Farmyard Symphony” is released.
In 1949, The Donald Duck film, “The Greener Yard” is released.
In 1952, “The Red Buttons Show”, TV Variety; debut on CBS.
In 1954, “Flash Gordon” starring Steve Holland began airing on TV
In 1956, “Heckle And Jeckle”, TV Cartoon Show, also '55; debut on CBS.
In 1961, on the cover of TV Guide: “Red Skelton”. Other Articles: British TV, Michael Rennie
In 1965, Gilliganʹs Island episode #41. “The Sweepstakes”. Gilligan has the winning ticket for a South American sweepstakes.
In 1967, on the cover of TV Guide: “Johnny Carson”. Other Articles: Star Trek Androids, Daktari
In 1967, R.C., “Little Ole Man (Uptight-Everythingʹs Alright)” by Bill Cosby peaked at #4 on the pop singles chart; it was a parody of Stevie Wonderʹs “Uptight (Everythingʹs Alright)” song from the year before.
In 1972, “Kung Fu” began airing on ABC
In 1972, R.C., “Ben” by Michael Jackson peaked at #1 on the pop singles chart; it was a song about a rat. Pretty scary, huh?
In 1977, “Sanford Arms”, TV Comedy; last aired on NBC. It lasted a month without Sanford and Son there.
In 1977, during an otherwise boring press conference, Anita Bryant gets a cherry cream pie in the face courtesy of gay activist Thom Higgins. Bryant doesnʹt press charges.
In 1978, Movie: “Rescue from Gilliganʹs Island”. When a decaying Russian satellite crashes on the island, the Professor uses a key component for a barometer. With that device, he learns that a massive wave is going to swamp the island. In desperation, the castaways lash their huts together into one structure in order to have any chance to ride the disaster out. The wave strikes the island and the hut is swept out to sea. Once there, Gilligan accidents starts a fire trying to cook a meal and nearly burns the floating hut down. Occupied with stopping the fire, the gang fails to notice that the smoke caught the attention of a naval helicopter who summoned a ship to rescue the castaways. In triumph, they return to Hawaii, only to learn that things have changed over the years and they will have trouble fitting in. To further complicate matters, two Russian spies are after that key component that Gilligan now wears as a necklace. At the end the castaways plan a reunion trip back to Gilliganʹs Island, and wouldnʹt you know it, they get stranded again.
In 1978, R.C., “Louie Louie” by John Belushi peaked at #89 on the pop singles chart. It was from the movie “Animal House”.
In 1978, TVʹS “SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE” Musical Guests: DEVO
In 1980, “Chipmunk Punk” album by Chipmunks was certified Gold by the RIAA
In 1982, “It Takes Two”, TV Comedy, debut on ABC.
In 1986, Tim Kides of West NY, N.J. performed 25000 leg raises in 11 hours 57 minutes 15 seconds, to set a world record.
In 1988, “A Fish Called Wanda” opens in movie theaters with John Cleese.
In 1990, Fast Eddy McDonald in Toronto has 21,663 loops in three hours with a yo-yo.
In 1993, the largest lasagna weighed 8,188 pounds and 8 ounces, 70 feet by 7 feet, in Salinas, CA.
In 1994, “Short Short Man” single by 20 Fingers Featuring Gillette was released
In 1995, the new latenight series “Mad TV” debuts on Fox-TV to compete with 20-year-old NBCʹs Saturday Night Live.
In 1996, “Macarena” single by Los Del Rio was certified Multi Platinum 4.00 by the RIAA
In 1998, “Weird Al” Yankovic made a cameo appearrance on “The Drew Carey Show”. Al walked on stage (with mustache and glasses), says “I hope you donʹt mind I brought my accordion!” and then the lead singer guy of a band said “You didnʹt tell us you played accordian..” and that was it. That “Lead Singer Guy” is Joe Walsh. It was estimated that Al was on for 27 seconds.
In 1998, “polka king” Frankie Yankovic died at his home in New Port Richey, Florida, a week after suffering a fall. He was 83. It was a grim coincidence that the non-relative common surmaned “Weird Al” was on Drew Carey that same date.
In 1999, “A Little Bit Of Mambo” album by Lou Bega was certified Platinum by the RIAA
In 2000, “Buzz Lightyear of Star Command” (based on the Toy Story character) began airing on Disneyʹs One Saturday Morning
In 2001, “Off Centre” began airing on The WB
In 2003, Steve Bartmanʹs (no relation to Matt Groeningʹs creation) name will go down in Chicago Cub lore along with those of Leon Durham, Ernie Broglio and Billy Sianis as reasons the Cubbies havenʹt been to the World Series since 1945. Bartman is the unfortunate 26-year-old Cub fan who on that night reached for a foul ball in the eighth inning of Game 6 of the National League Championship Series between the Cubs and Florida Marlins. Cub outfielder Moises Alou appeared set to catch the ball for the second out of the inning before Bartman got his hands on it. The Marlins went on to an eight-run inning, winning the game and then beating the Cubs again in the following nightʹs Game 7 to advance to the World Series. Bartman has been scapegoated throughout Chicago and the nation (even though, two batters later, Cub shortstop Alex Gonzalez committed an error on a likely double-play ball that would have ended the inning with the Cubs up 3-1).
In 2007, Green Bayʹs Brett Favre threw his 278th interception of his career, that moved him past George Blanda for most all-time in NFL history.
In 1950, “Bonaparte's Retreat” by Kay Starr charted at number 6 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1950, “Tzena, Tzena, Tzena” by Gordon Jenkins And The Weavers charted at number 12 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1961, “Big Bad John” by Jimmy Dean charted at number 17 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1961, “Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour (On The Bedpost Overnight?)” by Lonnie Donegan And His Skiffle Group charted at number 23 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1961, “Who Put The Bomp (In The Bomp, Bomp, Bomp)” by Barry Mann charted at number 27 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1961, “The Astronaut (Parts 1 And 2)” by José Jimenez charted at number 35 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1961, “More Money For You And Me” by The Four Preps charted at number 47 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1967, “Little Ole Man (Uptight - Everything's Alright)” by Bill Cosby charted at number 4 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1967, “Let It Out (Let It All Hang Out)” by Hombres charted at number 27 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1972, “My Ding-a-Ling” by Chuck Berry charted at number 7 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1972, “Popcorn” by Hot Butter charted at number 10 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1972, “Rockin' Pneumonia (and The Boogie Woogie Flu)” by Johnny Rivers charted at number 75 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1972, “Deteriorata” by National Lampoon charted at number 96 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1978, “Themes From 'The Wizard Of Oz'” by Meco charted at number 41 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1978, “Louie Louie” by The Blues Brothers Featuring John Belushi charted at number 89 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1978, “Paradise By The Dashboard Light” by Meat Loaf charted at number 99 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1989, “Me So Horny” by 2 Live Crew charted at number 48 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1989, “We Didn't Start The Fire” by Billy Joel charted at number 58 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1989, “Batdance” by Prince charted at number 95 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1995, “Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)” by Los del Rio charted at number 45 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1995, “Scatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop)” by Scatman John charted at number 70 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 2000, “Who Let The Dogs Out” by Baha Men charted at number 43 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 2006, “White And Nerdy” by "Weird Al" Yankovic charted at number 28 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 2017, “Do Re Mi” by Blackbear Featuring Gucci Mane charted at number 46 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1961, “My Boomerang Won't Come Back” by Charlie Drake charted at number 18 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 1972, “Mouldy Old Dough” by Lieutenant Pigeon charted at number 1 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 1972, “Popcorn” by Hot Butter charted at number 36 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 1989, “We Didn't Start The Fire” by Billy Joel charted at number 8 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 1989, “The Time Warp” by Damian charted at number 25 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 1995, “Short Short Man” by 20 Fingers Featuring Gillette charted at number 18 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 1995, “In The Summertime” by Shaggy Featuring Rayvon charted at number 176 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 2000, “Who Let The Dogs Out” by Baha Men charted at number 13 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 2006, “Jump In My Car” by David Hasselhoff charted at number 3 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 2006, “I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker (With Flowers In My Hair)” by Sandi Thom charted at number 58 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 2017, “Man's Not Hot” by Big Shaq (Michael Dapaah) charted at number 23 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 2017, “Do Re Mi” by Blackbear Featuring Gucci Mane charted at number 94 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 1950, “The Old Master Painter” by Dick Haymes / Phil Harris charted at number 11 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 1950, “Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer” by Gene Autry / Bing Crosby charted at number 16 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 1961, “Donald, Where's Your Troosers” by Andy Stewart charted at number 4 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 1961, “More Money For You And Me” by The Four Preps charted at number 6 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 1967, “Theme From 'The Monkees'” by The Monkees charted at number 8 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 1972, “Popcorn” by Hot Butter charted at number 2 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 1972, “The Redback On The Toilet Seat” by Slim Newton charted at number 19 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 1972, “Sea Side Shuffle” by Terry Dactyl And The Dinosaurs charted at number 20 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 1989, “Funky Cold Medina” by Tone Loc charted at number 21 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 1989, “Batdance” by Prince charted at number 23 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 1989, “Bat Attack '89” by The Crime Fighters Inc. charted at number 41 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 1995, “Scatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop)” by Scatman John charted at number 9 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 2006, “I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker (With Flowers In My Hair)” by Sandi Thom charted at number 1 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart