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Demented Datebooks: Comedy Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name July 13

Last Updated 07-13-2018

🎭Jessica Barth -- is 40 in the year 2018 and 41 in the year 2019; b.7/13/1978 N.S.
Movie Titles: Ted, Ted 2

🎵🎸Stephen Jo Bladd -- is 76 in the year 2018 and 77 in the year 2019; b.7/13/1942
Singer, Rock & Roll Drummer
Group Names: J. Geils Band

🎭Aya Cash -- is 36 in the year 2018 and 37 in the year 2019; b.7/13/1982 N.S.
Actress, Producer
TV Shows: You're the Worst
Movie Titles: The Wolf of Wall Street, Sleepwalk with Me

🎭Didi Conn -- is 67 in the year 2018 and 68 in the year 2019; b.7/13/1951
TV/Movie Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Producer
Misc: does Betty Boop-type voices
TV Shows: Keep On Truckin', The Practice, Benson (as Denise Stevens Downey), Raggedy Ann & Andy
Movie Titles: Grease, Grease II

🎵Crazy Jay -- is 46 in the year 2018 and 47 in the year 2019; b.7/13/1972
Radio Disc Jock
Misc: host Crazy Jay radio show

🎭Harrison Ford -- is 76 in the year 2018 and 77 in the year 2019; b.7/13/1942
Movie Actor
Names/Places: b. in Chicago
Song Titles: Harrison Ford (subject of a song by Christine Lavin)
Movie Titles: Star Wars (series as Hans Solo), Raiders of the Lost Ark (series as Indiana Jones), Indiana Jones (series), Witness, Patriot Games, American Graffiti, Regarding Henry, Blade Runner, The Fugitive, Clear and Present Danger, Sabrina, Six Days Seven Nights, K19, Firewall

🎭Ken Jeong -- is 49 in the year 2018 and 50 in the year 2019; b.7/13/1969
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer, American
TV Shows: Community (as Senor Chang), Dr. Ken (as Ken)
Movie Titles: Pineapple Express, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Ride Along 2, The DUFF, The Hangover (series), Despicable Me 2

🎭🎮Tom Kenny -- is 56 in the year 2018 and 57 in the year 2019; b.7/13/1962
Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor, Narrator, Video Game Voice Actor
TV Shows: Powerpuff Girls (narrator), Spyro the Drago, The Edge, SpongeBob SquarePants, Adventure Time, CatDog, Wander Over Yonder, Ultimate Spider-Man, Talking Tom and Friends, The Powerpuff Girls, Clarence, Henry Hugglemonster
Video Games: King's Quest, Skylanders (series), Disney Infinity (series), Adventure Time, Lightning Returns (series), Marvel Heroes (series)

🎭Fran Kranz -- is 37 in the year 2018 and 38 in the year 2019; b.7/13/1981
Actor, Comedian, Producer
Movie Titles: The Cabin in the Woods, Donnie Darko, Training Day, The Village

✍🎭🎵Cheech Marin -- is 72 in the year 2018 and 73 in the year 2019; b.7/13/1946
Writer, TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor, Director, Children's Singer, American, Iranian
Names/Places: b. in Los Angeles; Iranian; RN:Richard Marin
Group Names: Cheech & Chong
Song Titles: Earache My Eye, Sister Mary Elephant, Let's Make a Dope Deal, Dave, Born in East L.A., Up in Smoke, Framed
TV Shows: Golden Palace (as Chuy Castillos), Nash Bridges (as Joe Dominguez), Married...With Children (sometime voice of Buck the Dog), Judging Amy
Movie Titles: Born in East L.A., Up In Smoke, Tin Cup, Paulie, Spy Kids, Pinocchio (voice)

🎭Daphne Maxwell-Reid -- is 70 in the year 2018 and 71 in the year 2019; b.7/13/1948
Actress, Producer
Names/Places: Tim's wife
TV Shows: Frank's Place (as Hanna Griffin), Snoops, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (as Aunt Vivian Banks)

🎵🎸Roger McGuinn -- is 76 in the year 2018 and 77 in the year 2019; b.7/13/1942
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Keyboardist, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Chicago; RN:James Joseph III
Group Names: The Byrds (lead), Chad Mitchell Trio (backing), Bobby Darin (backing), The Limeliters (backing)

Captain Jean-Luc Picard -- is -287 in the year 2018 and -286 in the year 2019; b.7/13/2305
Explorer, French, General Fictious Character
Misc: led the starship Enterprise NCC-1701-D

Dr. Erno Rubik -- is 74 in the year 2018 and 75 in the year 2019; b.7/13/1944
Inventor, Mathematician, Educator, Hungarian
Misc: Rubik's Cube, the puzzle that drove America nuts in 1981; when he was an infant, he had a Rubik's diaper

🎭Patrick Stewart -- is 78 in the year 2018 and 79 in the year 2019; b.7/13/1940
Actor, Producer/Director, English
Misc: Royal Shakesperian Co. veteran
TV Shows: Star Trek The Next Generation (as Captain Jean-Luc Picard, also on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), American Dad! (as Avery Bullock)
Movie Titles: Star Trek: First Contact, X-Men (series)

🎭🎮Carmen Thomas -- is 51 in the year 2018 and 52 in the year 2019; b.7/13/1967
Actress, Video Game Voice Actress
Misc: D.T. met her in 1985
TV Shows: All My Children (as Hillary Wilson Georgia Martin 1984-88), Melrose Place (as lawyer Karen Broders 1998-99 in three episodes)
Movie Titles: Shoot the Moon, Blade, Face/Off, Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise
Video Games: Halo 2

🎭🎵Bob Crane -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/13/1928 d.6/29/1978 (49)
Actor, TV Talk Show Host, Radio Disc Jock, Drummer
Names/Places: Sigrid Valdis' hubby
TV Shows: Donna Reed Show (as Dr. Dave Kelsey), Hogan's Heroes (as Col. Robert Hogan), Bob Crane Show

🎵Ernest Gold -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/13/1921 d.3/17/1999 (77)
Names/Places: Andrew's father
Movie Titles: It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World (soundtrack)

✍📰Cynthia Heimel -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/13/1947 N.S. d.2/25/2018 N.S. (70)
Author, Screenwriter, Humorist, Satirist, Playwright, Columnist

🎭Larry Keating -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/13/1899 d.8/26/1963 (64)
TV Shows: Burns & Allen Show (as Harry Morton), Mr. Ed (as Roger Addison)

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🎭🎵Ladimir Kwiatkowski -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/13/1928 N.S. d.3/2/1994 N.S. (65)
Comedian, Variety Show Host, Novelty Singer
TV Shows: The Wallace and Ladmo Show (as Ladmo, the rubber faced sidekick to Wallace)

Paul Prudhomme -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/13/1940 d.10/8/2015 N.S. (75)
Misc: Cajun chef; Looks like Dom DeLuise

🎭Danitra Vance -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/13/1959 N.S. d.8/21/1994 N.S. (35)
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live (1985-86)

⛪🎭Red Buttons -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/5/1919 d.7/13/2006 (87)
Jewish, TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian, Variety Show Host
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RN:Aaron Chwatt
TV Shows: The Red Buttons Show, The Double Life of Henry Phyfe, Knots Landing (as Al Baker)

🎭Matthew Garber -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/25/1956 N.S. d.7/13/1977 N.S. (21)
Actor, English
Misc: a legendary Disney child actor
Movie Titles: Mary Poppins, The Gnome-Mobile, The Three Lives of Thomasina

🎵Arnold Schoenberg -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/13/1874 d.7/13/1951 (76)
Composer, Austrian
Names/Places: b. in Vienna
Misc: 12-tone music system, or else we'd all sing offkey.

🎖👑⚖Julius Caesar -- Birth Anniversary Conflict -- b.7/13/100BC Romn or 7/12/100BC Romn d.3/15/44BC O.S. (55)
General, King, Statesman, Gay
Names/Places: FN:Gaius
Misc: Roman Emperor 100-44 B.C.; born on the Roman calendar on IV Id. Quin. matching the 12th day of the month of July; ordered the month of his birth to be named after him; killed on the Ides of March by Brutus, Cassius, & other Romans

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In 1898, According to the UPI, Guglielmo Marconi was awarded a patent for wireless telegraphy, the radio. Marconi's site *claims* he filed in 1896, in England. No date on when it was awarded. Tesla filed in 1897, in the U.S. as that's where he was living. Tesla was awarded the U.S. patent in 1900, magically had it rescinded, then restored just after his death. Both Tesla and Marconi invented radio. Tesla demonstrated all the physical principles, then Marconi used it to communicate. They both had patents on overlapping parts of the process. If the patent laws were properly followed, neither would have been able to sell radio equipment without cutting a deal with the other.

In 1930, David Sarnoff tells the New York Times "TV would be a theater in every home" (with which to watch "Homeboys From Outer Space" a mere 67 years later.)

In 1935, The Mickey Mouse film, "Mickey's Garden", is released. Pluto also appears.

In 1945, The Goofy film, "Californy 'er Bust" is released.

In 1957, R.C., "Banana Boat Song" by Harry Belafonte peaked at #1 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1959, HOT NEW MOVIE "RETURN OF THE FLY" (Vincent Price)

In 1959, R.C., "M.T.A." by The Kingston Trio peaked at #15 on the pop singles chart.


In 1963, R.C., "Harry The Hairy Ape" by Ray Stevens peaked at #17 on the pop singles chart.

In 1963, R.C., "Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport" by Rolf Harris peaked at #3 on the pop singles chart.

In 1968, on the cover of TV Guide: "Andy Griffith, Don Knotts, Jim Nabors of The Andy Griffith Show". Other Articles: Hawaii Five-O, Jonathan Fried

In 1968, R.C., "(The Puppet Song) Whiskey On A Sunday" by The Irish Rovers peaked at #75 on the pop singles chart.

In 1971, "Hee Haw" heads for the hills and success in syndication, after tonight's last airing on CBS. Like "Green Acres," "The Jim Nabors Show" and "The Beverly Hillbillies" have all been canceled as CBS looks for younger (and "less rural") viewers. It lasted in syndication 1971-1994, & TNN 1994-1995. That's all!

In 1973, "Sale Of The Century", TV Game Show; last aired on NBC.

In 1974, "The Night Chicago Died", by Paper Lace entered the Top 40 chart.

In 1974, Eric Clapton's "I Shot The Sheriff" was released

In 1974, on the cover of TV Guide: "Johnny Carson". Other Articles: Mannix, Cannon, Barnaby Jones

In 1974, R.C., "Workin' At The Car Wash Blues" by Joe Croce peaked at #32 on the pop singles chart.

In 1979, American League president Lee MacPhail awarded the Detroit Tigers a 9-0 forfeit because of the aftermath of Chicago's Disco Demolition Night. The White Sox fans tore up the field so bad that the next few games were postponed due to "unplayable grounds." Between games of a doubleheader, 5,000 to 7,000 fans refused to leave the field. Even once the field was declared ready to play, the outfielders complained that the field was dangerous.

In 1984, "Brothers" makes its debut on Showtime, having been rejected three years earlier by both ABC and NBC. The first original sitcom on pay-cable begins with Clifford, the youngest brother of the Waters family, coming out of the closet as one-a them there homosexuals.

In 1985, R.C., "Like A Surgeon" by "Weird Al" Yankovic peaked at #47 on the pop singles chart; it was a parody of Madonna's "Like A Virgin"

In 1985, R.C., "The Goonies 'R' Good Enough" by Cyndi Lauper peaked at #10 on the pop singles chart.

In 1985, R.C., "Weird Al" Yankovic's single "Like a Surgeon" peaked at #47 on the Billboard pop singles chart. It was a parody of Madonna's "Like a Virgin"

In 1988, "Don't Worry Be Happy" single by Bobby McFerrin was released

In 1989, Roseanne Barr filed for divorce in Los Angeles from William Pentland.

In 1991, 07 x 13 = 91

In 1994, "Chant" album by Benedictine Monks-santo De Sil was certified Multi Platinum 2.00 by the RIAA

In 1996, on the cover of TV Guide: "Jerry Mathers, Barbara Billingsley". Other Articles: whither family TV?, Drew Carey

In 1998, "The Sifl and Olly Show" began airing on MTV

In 2003, "Banzai" debut on Fox.

In 2006, Actor-comedian Red Buttons died in Los Angeles at age 87.

In 2011, "Roseanne's Nuts" began airing on Lifetime

In 2013, "Beware the Batman" began airing on Cartoon Network

In 2091, 07 x 13 = 91

The Holiday Almanacs July 13, 2018

What's Today?

Today is Fri Jul the 13 in the year 2018
Jan 1 began on a Mon
This is day 194 of the year
Serialnumber = 43282
Julian date = 2458301 O.S.= 6 - 30 - 2018



Feast of Our Lady of Fatima.
Feast of St. Anacletus I, pope (c. 76-c. 88), martyr.
The start of the Bon Festival or Feast of Lanterns (Japan).
Let's Play Tennis Week Ends
Nude Recreation Week (Day 5)
National Bookstore Weekend
Special Recreation Week (Day 6)
[France] La Retraite aux Flambeaux/Night Watch-1/2 day
[Japan] Bon Festival starts
[Rhodesia] Founder's Day/Rhode's Day
Hospitality Day.
International Puzzle Day
La Retraite aux Flambeau or The Night Watch (France).
Nathan Bedford Forrest's Birthday (Tennessee).
People of Montenegro Uprising Day (Yugoslavia).
Reed Dance Day (Swaziland).
[USA] Ban a Silly Superstition Day
[USA] Blame Someone Else Day (1st Friday 13th of the year)
[USA] Friday the 13th! Beware!
Captive Nations Week (Day 6)
National Therapeutic Recreation Week (Day 6)


Astrological Sign: Cancer: The Crab (6-22 thru 7-21); Ruling Planet: Moon. Element: Water. Traits: Maternal, compassionate, thrifty. Body part associated with this sign: The breast. Occupations: Raising children, animals, or plants, history, antiques, caring for the elderly.
Astrological sign: Leo: The Lion (7-23 thru 8-22); Ruling Planet: Sun. Element: Fire. Traits: Forceful, generous, creative, well-organized. Body part associated with this sign: The heart. Occupations: Supervisor, actor, king, activities requiring physical strength, bartender.
Full Moon: the Thunder Moon and the Mead Moon, the Corn Moon, the Herb Moon
Gems: ruby and onxy
Meanings: the sentimental meaning of the ruby is for friendship, and the water lily and the larkspur are for ardent attachment.
Flowers: water lily and larkspur
Before the 20th century, July was pronounced to rhyme with "truly."
July's name commemorates the founder of the Julian calendar, Julius Caesar. Before that, July was called Quintilius.
[USA] Fiscal year begins
Baked Beans Month
Hitch Hiking Month
Home Improvement Months (not the TV show) (from April-Sep)
Hot Dog Month
Hurricane Season Months in the East (June 1-Nov 30)
Hurricane Season Months in the West (June 1-Oct 31)
Ice Cream Month
Minority Tourism Month
National Anti-Boredom Month
National Baked Beans Month
National Eye Exam Month
National Eye Exam Month
National Hitchhiking Month.
National Hot Dog Month
National Ice Cream Month
National July Belongs to Blueberries Month
National Lamb and Wool Month
National Peach Month
National Picnic Month
National Purposeful Parenting Month
National Recreation and Parks Month
National Tennis Month
Sports and Recreation Month
Alpha Lyrid telescopic meteor shower, radiant near Vega (_ Lyrae) (thru 7-20)
Capricornid meteor shower, radiant in Capricorn (thru 7-16)
Dog Days of Summer (thru 8-15)
The start of the Bon Festival in Japan.
[Czechoslovakia] St†znice Folk Festival (thru 7-14)
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