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Demented Datebooks: Comedy Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name November 8

Last Updated 11-10-2018

🎭Luba Goy -- is 73 in the year 2018 and 74 in the year 2019; b.11/8/1945
Comedienne, Cartoon Voice Actress, Canadian, German
Misc: of The Royal Canadian Air Farce
TV Shows: The Care Bears Family, The Royal Canadian Air Farce

🎭Jack Osbourne -- is 33 in the year 2018 and 34 in the year 2019; b.11/8/1985
Actor, English
Names/Places: Sharon and Ozzy's son, Kelly's brother
TV Shows: The Osbournes
Movie Titles: Austin Powers in Goldmember

🎭Tara Reid -- is 43 in the year 2018 and 44 in the year 2019; b.11/8/1975
Actress, Producer
Movie Titles: Van Wilder: Party Liaison, A Return to Salem's Lot, The Big Lebowski, Sharknado, American Pie (series), Josie and the Pussycats, My Boss' Daughter

🎵Rodney Desborough Slater -- is 77 in the year 2018 and 78 in the year 2019; b.11/8/1941
Saxophonist, Trumpeter
Group Names: The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band

🎭Courtney Thorne-Smith -- is 51 in the year 2018 and 52 in the year 2019; b.11/8/1967
TV/Movie Actress
TV Shows: Day By Day, Melrose Place (as Alison Parker), Ally McBeal (as Georgia Thomas), According to Jim (as Cheryl), Two and a Half Men (as Lyndsey McElroy)

🎭🎵Sir Ken Dodd -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/8/1929 d.3/11/2018 N.S. (88)
Actor, Comedian, Songwriter, Singer, English

🎭Joe Flynn -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/8/1924 d.7/19/1974 (49)
TV/Movie Actor, Comic Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
Names/Places: RN:Joseph A Flynn; b. in Youngstown, Ohio
TV Shows: Batman (frequent guest star), The George Gobel Show, The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (as Mr. Kelley), Bob Newhart Show (1960s), Joey Bishop Show (as Frank), McHale's Navy (as Capt. Wallace B. Binghamton), Tim Conway Show, The Girl Most Likely To... (TV movie)
Movie Titles: Flubber (series), The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes, Now You See Him Now Yoy Don't, The Strongest Man in the World, The Love Bug, The Barefoot Executive, The Million Dollar Duck, How to Frame a Figg

🎨✍Jack Mendelsohn -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/8/1926 N.S. d.1/25/2017 N.S. (90)
Animator, Artist, Comic Book Artist, Screenwriter
TV Shows: Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In (scripter), Three's Company (scripter), The Carol Burnett Show (scripter), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (scripter)
Movie Titles: Yellow Submarine (co-screenwriter)

🎭Esther Rolle -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/8/1922 d.11/17/1998 (76)
TV/Movie Actress
Names/Places: b. in Pompano Beach, FL
Misc: Negro Ensemble Co. orig member; some say 1923, 24, or 33, AP says b. 1920
TV Shows: Maude (as Florida Evans), Good Times (as Florida Evans)

Herman Rorshcach -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/8/1884 N.S. d.4/1/1922 N.S. (37)
Psychiatrist, Swiss
Misc: devised the inkblot test that bears his name and that is widely used clinically for diagnosing psychopathology.

Robert Schiller -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/8/1918 N.S. d.10/10/2017 N.S. (98)
Screenwriter
Names/Places: aka Bob Schiller
TV Shows: I Love Lucy, All in the Family, Make Room for Daddy, The Bob Cummings Show, The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, Pete and Gladys, The Ann Sothern Show, The Red Skelton Show, The Carol Burnett Show, The Flip Wilson Show, Maude, Archie Bunker's Place

Abraham "Bram" Stoker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/8/1847 N.S. d.4/20/1912 N.S. (64)
Author, Writer, British, Irish
Book Titles: Dracula

🎭Lucille Bliss -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/31/1916 d.11/8/2012 (96)
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress
TV Shows: The Smurfs (as Smurfette), Crusader Rabbit

William Hone -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/3/1780 N.S. d.11/8/1842 N.S. (62)
Author, Satirist, English
Misc: Bookseller
Book Titles: the Every-Day book

🎭🎵Beatrice Kay -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/21/1907 d.11/8/1986 (79)
Movie Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Singer
Misc: a raucous husky belter of Gay 90s songs
TV Shows: Calvin & the Colonel (as Sister Sue)

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🎨Bil Keane -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/5/1922 d.11/8/2011 (89)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Book Titles: The Family Circus

🎵Country Dick Montana -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/17/1955 d.11/8/1995 (40)
Singer, Drummer
Names/Places: RN:Daniel Monty McLain
Group Names: The Beat Farmers, soloist
Song Titles: Happy Boy, Lakeside Trailer Park (previous titles as Beat Farmers lead)

Michael O'Donoghue -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/5/1940 d.11/8/1994 (54)
Comedy Writer
Names/Places: aka Mr. Mike
Misc: founded the National Lampoon Radio Hour
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live (original writer 1975-80 & 1985)

Duns Scotus -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/1266 d.11/8/1308 (42)
Philosopher, Scotish
Misc: coined the word "dunce"

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In 1847, writer Bram Stoker (1847-1912) was born. He created the classic character of “Dracula” based on a dream he experienced. Stoker died on April 20, 1912.

In 1889, Montana became the 41st state of the Union. Frank Zappa went there to grow dental floss.

In 1920, Rupert the Bear, along with his pals Bill Badger, Algy Pug and Pong Ping, debut in Britainʹs Daily Express. Now the bear that lays claim to being the longest-running childrenʹs comic character in the world, even longer than Winnie the Pooh and Mickey Mouseʹs longtime reign!

In 1952, bumbling businessman Robert S. Beanblossom (Bob Cummings) somehow manages to fail upward each week. Itʹs his helpful secretary Julie Marshall (Julie Bishop) whoʹs really “My Hero.” The series runs a single season; “The Bob Cummings Show” AKA “Love That Bob” will be more successful starting in 1955.

In 1952, “My Hero”, TV Comedy; debut on NBC.

In 1961, KVN (“Club of the Funny and Inventive”) began airing on The First Channel in the Soviet Union

In 1970, “The Goodies” began airing on BBC2

In 1975, R.C., “Space Oddity” by David Bowie peaked at #1 on the United Kingdom pop singles chart.

In 1975, R.C., “(How I Spent My Summer Vacation) Or A Day At The Beach With Pedro and Man)” by Cheech and Chong peaked at #54 on the pop singles chart.

In 1977, Singer Suzi Quatro begins her role as Leather Tuscadero on ABCʹs Happy Days.

In 1980, “The Richie Rich/Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo Show”, TV Cartoon Show, debut on ABC.

In 1980, R.C., “Private Idaho” by B-52's peaked at #74 on the pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Puttin' On The Ritz” single by Taco was certified Gold by the RIAA. Yo quiero mas Taco Musica!

In 1988, 11 x 08 = 88

In 1989, “Mystery Science Theater 3000” launches at speeds of at least “mock 5.”

In 1990, Howard Stern guested on “Late Night with David Letterman”

In 1995, Country Dick Montana…lead singer of the Beat Farmers…collapsed and died on stage in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada.

In 2010, Talk show host Conan OʹBrien made his debut on TBS with his nightly show “Conan”.

In 2011, Bil Keane, 89, creator of the comic strip “Family Circus,” died in Paradise Valley, Arizona.

In 2088, 11 x 08 = 88

Novelty Songs Charting in the U.S.

In 1952, “It's In The Book” by Johnny Standley charted at number 3 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1952, “Jambalaya (On The Bayou)” by Jo Stafford charted at number 5 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1958, “Chantilly Lace” by The Big Bopper charted at number 6 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1958, “Bird Dog” by The Everly Brothers charted at number 10 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1958, “The Blob” by The Five Blobs charted at number 33 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1958, “Summertime Blues” by Eddie Cochran charted at number 34 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1958, “Beep Beep” by The Playmates charted at number 54 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1958, “The Hula Hoop Song” by Georgia Gibbs charted at number 68 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1969, “Sugar, Sugar” by The Archies charted at number 6 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1969, “We Love You, Call Collect” by Art Linkletter charted at number 54 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1969, “Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down” by Ray Stevens charted at number 81 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1969, “Okie From Muskogee” by Merle Haggard charted at number 90 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “Low Rider” by War charted at number 12 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “How I Spent My Summer Vacation” by Cheech And Chong charted at number 54 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “Mr. Jaws” by Dickie Goodman charted at number 66 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “Indian Love Call” by Ray Stevens charted at number 68 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “King Kong” by Jimmy Castor Bunch charted at number 71 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Whip It” by Devo charted at number 17 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Theme From 'The Dukes Of Hazzard' (Good Ol' Boys)” by Waylon Jennings charted at number 34 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Turning Japanese” by The Vapors charted at number 42 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Private Idaho” by The B-52's charted at number 74 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “The Legend Of Wooley Swamp” by The Charlie Daniels Band charted at number 79 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Let's Do Something Cheap And Superficial” by Burt Reynolds charted at number 88 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Bomb Iran” by Vince Vance And The Valiants charted at number 101 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Walk Like An Egyptian” by The Bangles charted at number 25 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Wild Wild Life” by Talking Heads charted at number 38 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “You Be Illin'” by Run-D.M.C. charted at number 61 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Goin' Crazy” by David Lee Roth charted at number 97 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Tubthumping” by Chumbawamba charted at number 8 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Barbie Girl” by Aqua charted at number 67 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2003, “Milkshake” by Kelis charted at number 53 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

Novelty Songs Charting in the U.K.

In 1958, “Bird Dog” by The Everly Brothers charted at number 3 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1958, “Western Movies” by The Olympics charted at number 13 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1958, “Summertime Blues” by Eddie Cochran charted at number 24 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1969, “Sugar, Sugar” by The Archies charted at number 1 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1969, “Space Oddity” by David Bowie charted at number 7 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1969, “A Boy Named Sue” by Johnny Cash charted at number 12 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1969, “Je T'aime... Moi Non Plus” by Jane Birkin And Serge Gainsbourg charted at number 14 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1969, “Hare Krishna Mantra” by Radah Krishna Temple charted at number 42 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “Space Oddity” by David Bowie charted at number 1 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen charted at number 47 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Enola Gay” by Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark charted at number 9 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Baggy Trousers” by Madness charted at number 13 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Kill The Poor” by Dead Kennedys charted at number 49 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Walk Like An Egyptian” by The Bangles charted at number 4 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Girls Ain't Nothin' But Trouble” by DJ Jazzy Jeff And The Fresh Prince charted at number 30 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Rumors” by Timex Social Club charted at number 61 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Barbie Girl” by Aqua charted at number 1 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Tubthumping” by Chumbawamba charted at number 12 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Men In Black” by Will Smith charted at number 24 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Walkin' On The Sun” by Smash Mouth charted at number 38 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Sun Arise” by Rolf Harris charted at number 65 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2008, “Thriller” by Michael Jackson charted at number 35 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2008, “Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker Jr. charted at number 49 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2008, “Monster Mash” by Bobby 'Boris' Pickett And The Crypt-Kickers charted at number 60 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2014, “Thriller” by Michael Jackson charted at number 57 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2014, “Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker Jr. charted at number 89 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

Novelty Songs Charting in Australia

In 1958, “Bird Dog” by The Everly Brothers charted at number 2 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1958, “Western Movies” by The Olympics charted at number 18 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “The Biggest Parakeets In Town / I Wasn't Wrong About You” by Jud Strunk charted at number 70 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Ashes To Ashes / Move On” by David Bowie charted at number 3 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Generals And Majors / The Somnambulist” by XTC charted at number 24 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “The Time Warp” by Various Artists charted at number 31 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Private Idaho / 52 Girls” by The B-52's charted at number 33 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Shaddap You Face / Ain't In No Hurry” by Joe Dolce Music Theatre charted at number 50 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Psycho Chicken” by The Fools charted at number 74 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Freedom Of Choice / Snowball” by Devo charted at number 85 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Wild Wild Life” by Talking Heads charted at number 15 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Barbie Girl” by Aqua charted at number 2 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Tubthumping” by Chumbawamba charted at number 3 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Men In Black” by Will Smith charted at number 14 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Walkin' On The Sun” by Smash Mouth charted at number 29 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

The Holiday Almanacs November 8, 2019

What's Today?

Today is Fri Nov the 8 in the year 2019
Jan 1 began on a Tue
This is day 312 of the year
Serialnumber = 43765
Julian date = 2458784 O.S.= 10 - 26 - 2019

Calendar

Holidays

Saint Aedh Mac Breic Feast Day
[World] Community Day (1945) (pray for peace)
[USA] Impotency Week (Day 5)
[USA] Chemistry Week (Day 6)
[USA] Double Talk Week (Day 6)
[USA] Health Information Management Week (Day 6)
[USA] Independent Booksellers Week (Day 6) (8 Days)
[USA] Medical Staff Services Awareness Week (Day 6)
[USA] Notary Public Week (Day 6)
[USA] Osteopathic Medicine Week (Day 6)
[World] International Cat Week (Day 6)
[USA] Radiologic Technology Week (Day 6)
Festival of Ceres (Roman corn goddess).
Fuigo Matsuri, Festival of the Hearth (Japanese festival honoring Hettsui-No-Kami, goddess of the kitchen range).
[Montana] Admissions Day (1889)
[USA] Abet and Aid Punster's Day
[USA] Dunce Day (1308)
[USA] Merchant Sailing Ship Preservation Day
[USA] Romances Are Rewarding Day
[USA] X-Ray Discovery Day
[USSR, Bulgaria, Hungary, Mongolia] October Revolution Day (1917) (thru 11-8)

Reminders

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.
Astrological sign: Sagittarius: The Archer (thru 11-22 thru 12-21); Ruling Planet: Jupiter. Element: Fire. Traits: Bountiful, frank, versatile, philosophical. Body part associated with this sign: The thighs. Occupations: Travel, politics, meteorology, philosophy, religion.
November was known by the Saxons as Wint Monath - the wind month.
November was the ninth month. Novem is Latin for nine.
Flowers: chrysanthemum and dahlia
Full Moon: the Beaver Moon
Meaning: the sentimental meaning of the topaz is for fidelity, and the chrysanthemum is for loveliness and cheerfulness.
Gems: topaz and citrine
Aviation History Month
British Appreciation Month
Child Safety and Protection Month
November is... Slaughter Month
Diabetic Eye Disease Month
Good Nutrition Month
Great American Breakfast Club (Sep 1-Nov 30)
Home Education Awareness Month
Hurricane Season Months in the East (June 1-Nov 30)
International Creative Child & Adult Month
International Doll Collectors Month
International Drum Month
Latin American Month
National Accordion Month!
National Alzheimer's Disease Month
National Diabetes Month
National Epilepsy Awareness Month
National Home Care Month
National Hospice Month
National Neurofibromatosis Month
National Raisin Bread
National Stamp Collecting Month
Native American Heritage Month
One Nation Under God Month
Peanut Butter Lover's Month
Project Red Ribbon (Nov 1-Jan 1)
Real Jewelry Month
Religion and Philosophy Month
TV Sweeps Month
Thanksgiving Canned Goods Drive (Nov 1-Thanksgiving Day eve)
[NY] Puerto Rican Heritage Month
Taurids meteor shower (thru 11-15)
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