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Demented Datebooks: Comedy Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name July 14

Last Updated 07-08-2018

🎭Kyle Gass -- is 58 in the year 2018 and 59 in the year 2019; b.7/14/1960
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
Movie Titles: Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny, Kung Fu Panda, Elf, Shallow Hal

🎭Missy Gold -- is 48 in the year 2018 and 49 in the year 2019; b.7/14/1970
Names/Places: Brandy's & Tracey's sister
Misc: retired from acting in 1986
TV Shows: Benson (as Katie Gatling)
Movie Titles: Twirl, Captains and the Kings

✍🎭🎵🏆🏈Roosevelt "Rosey" Grier -- is 86 in the year 2018 and 87 in the year 2019; b.7/14/1932
Author, TV/Movie Actor, Guitarist, NFL Player, Olympic Athlete
Misc: a gridiron bulldozer; Needlepoint expert; wrestled Sirhan Sirhan to the ground after the fatal shots were fired; traded conversations with O.J. Simpson in his jail cell.
Sports Teams: New York Giants, Los Angeles Rams
TV Shows: Daniel Boone (as Gabe Cooper), Roots (as Big Stew Johnson), Make Room for Granddaddy

🎭Jackie Earle Haley -- is 57 in the year 2018 and 58 in the year 2019; b.7/14/1961
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Director
TV Shows: Wait Till Your Father Gets Home (as Jamie Boyle), Breaking Away (as Moocher)
Movie Titles: Watchmen, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Little Children, The Bad News Bears

🎭Jerry Houser -- is 66 in the year 2018 and 67 in the year 2019; b.7/14/1952
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer
TV Shows: The Brady Brides (as Wally Logan, Marcia's husband, also on The Bradys), One Day at a Time (as Jeff), G.I. Joe, Transformers, The Biskitts
Movie Titles: Aladdin, Slap Shot, Summer of '42, Magic

🎭Jane Lynch -- is 58 in the year 2018 and 59 in the year 2019; b.7/14/1960
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Producer
TV Shows: Glee (as Sue Sylvester)
Movie Titles: The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Role Models, Wreck-It Ralph, A Mighty Wind

✍🎭David Mitchell -- is 44 in the year 2018 and 45 in the year 2019; b.7/14/1974 N.S.
Comedy Writer, Comedian, English
Misc: of the comedy duo Mitchell and Webb with Robert Webb
TV Shows: Peep Show

🎭Vincent Pastore -- is 72 in the year 2018 and 73 in the year 2019; b.7/14/1946
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer
Movie Titles: Revolver, Goodfellas, Shark Tale

🎵🎸Bob Casale -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/14/1952 d.2/17/2014 (61)
New Wave Guitarist
Names/Places: RN:Robert Edward Casale Jr.
Group Names: Devo

🎭Jean Dixon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/14/1894 d.2/12/1981 (86)
Movie/Stage Actress, Comedienne

🎨🎭Dave Fleischer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/14/1894 d.6/25/1979 (84)
Animator, Director
Misc: Max (his brother) Fleischer cartoons

⚖🏆🏌Gerald Rudolph Ford -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/14/1913 d.12/26/2006 (93)
President/Vice President, Golfer
Names/Places: RN: Leslie Lynch King Jr.; Betty's husband; b. in Omaha, NE
Misc: the 40th U.S. Vice President and 38th U.S. President (1974-76), both non-elected positions, a first (Tyler was the first non-elected President); lettered as center on undefeated Michigan football teams in 1932 and '33, team MVP of 1934 squad; he received contract offers from the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions, which he turned down in favor of law school.

🎵Woodrow Wilson "Woody" Guthrie -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/14/1912 N.S. d.10/3/1967 N.S. (55)
Hall of Famer, Composer, Songwriter, Folk Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Okemah, OK; Arlo's dad
Song Titles: This Land is Your Land

🎨💰🎭William Hanna -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/14/1910 d.3/22/2001 (90)
Hall of Famer, Animator, Founder, Producer
Names/Places: b. in Melrose, NM
Misc: Hanna-Barbera cartoon empire co-king with Joseph Barbera

🎭Ken Murray -- Birth 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

🎭🎵Harry Dean Stanton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/14/1926 d.9/15/2017 N.S. (91)
Actor, Singer, Musician
Movie Titles: Two-Lane Blacktop, Ridley Scott's Alien, The Green Mile, "Paris, Texas", The Avengers, Cool Hand Luke, The Mighty, Escape From New York, Pretty in Pink

🎭Terry-Thomas -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/14/1911 d.1/8/1990 (78)
Radio Actor, Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian, English
Names/Places: b. in London; RN:Thomas Terry Hoar Stevens
Movie Titles: It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World, Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines

🎭Spencer Williams -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/14/1893 d.12/13/1969 (76)
TV/Movie Actor
TV Shows: Amos 'n' Andy (as Andy Brown)

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🎭Dennis Burkley -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/10/1945 d.7/14/2013 (67)
TV Shows: Texas Wheelers, Mary Hartman Mary Hartman (as Mac Slattery), Sanford (as Cal)

🎭Kenny Delmar -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/5/1910 d.7/14/1984 (73)
TV/Radio Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor
Misc: The 'That's a joke, son!' man
TV Shows: Fred Allen Show (as Senator Claghorn, a character Warner Brothers used for its cartoon character Foghorn Leghorn)

🎭🎵Lisa Gaye -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/6/1935 d.7/14/2016 N.S. (81)
Actress, Dancer, Singer
Names/Places: Debra Paget's younger sister
TV Shows: Bob Cummings Show (as Collette DuBois)
Movie Titles: Face of Terror, Night of Evil, Shake Rattle and Rock, Drums Across the River

✍📰Robert A. W. Lowndes -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/4/1916 d.7/14/1998 (81)
Sci-fi Writer, Editor, American
Names/Places: MN:Augustine Ward; used 50 pen names for his own writings

🎭Meredith MacRae -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/30/1945 d.7/14/2000 (55)
TV Actress, TV Talk Show Hostess
Names/Places: Gordon's daughter, Greg Mullavey's wife
TV Shows: My Three Sons (as Sally Ann Morrison Douglas), Petticoat Junction (as Billie Jo Bradley)

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In 1912, Al Wolgast & Joe Rivers KOd Each Other, Wolgast declared winner.

In 1933, Popeye The Sailor Man made his animation debut in a Betty Boop cartoon in 'Popeye the Sailor' by Max Fleischer, then Famous Studios on 8-7-42.

In 1933, with the release of Paramount's "Popeye The Sailor", which was an episode from the Betty Boop cartoon series, the muscular seaman made his first appearance and shortly got his own series.

In 1934, The Silly Symphony film, "The Flying Mouse" is released.

In 1951, NBC reports that there are 13 million TVs in America, and almost 30 percent of all homes have at least one, thanks to this Berle fellow.

In 1956, "The Julius LaRosa Show", TV Variety; moved to NBC.

In 1957, A SHOW-BIZ SPLIT Comics LOU COSTELLO & BUD ABBOTT officially end their partnership

In 1957, Funnyman, Stan Freberg, presented a new weekly comedy program on CBS Radio beginning this night. Freberg was a late entry into the radio program race, though he was well known for many famous radio commercials over the years. The Freberg show only lasted a short time and that newfangled contraption, television, was blamed for the show's quick demise.

In 1958, R.C., "Got A Match?" by Frank Gallup peaked at #57 on the pop singles chart.

In 1958, the game show "Do You Trust Your Wife?" gets a new name ("Who Do You Trust"), a new city (New York) and a new host -- Johnny Carson.

In 1960, Fire raging through a Guatemala City, Guatemala insane asylum kills 225, severly injuring 300.

In 1962, "Ahab, The Arab", by Ray Stevens entered the Top 40 chart.

In 1967, "Supermarket Sweep", TV Game Show; last aired on ABC.

In 1967, "The Green Hornet", TV Crime Drama, radio since '36; last aired on ABC.

In 1968, one notable movie release this week: Henry Fonda & Lucille Ball in "YOURS MINE AND OURS" about a widow and a widower with 10 and 8 kids marry to form an even larger family. This movie was significant because it made the ABC network take serious note of this successful movie and the next year, a similar merged family, minus 12, debut on their network. Thanks to Henry and Lucille, they made "The Brady Bunch" an American institution.

In 1973, "Brother Louie", by Stories entered the Top 40 chart.

In 1973, R.C., "Swamp Witch" by Jim Stafford peaked at #39 on the pop singles chart.

In 1973, R.C., "Watergate" by Dickie Goodman peaked at #42 on the pop singles chart.

In 1979, R.C., "If I Said You Have A Beautiful Body, Would You Hold It Against Me?" by Bellamy Brothers peaked at #39 on the pop singles chart. Strange title for a song.

In 1979, R.C., "If I Seem To Be Getting Smaller, It's Because I'm Leaving You", by David Tanny peaked nowhere because this is just a joke entry in this datebook.

In 1980, COVER OF PEOPLE: Dallas's J.R. Ewing, Larry Hagman, riding high in popularity while people try to figure out who shot his character.

In 1984, on the cover of TV Guide: "Johnny Carson". Other Articles: USFL, Cynthia Sikes, Burger Wars

In 1988, a Nashville radio station (WYHY) said in 1988 that it wanted to dispel rumors that Elvis Presley was still alive. It offered one-million dollars to anyone who can produce him. The money went unclaimed.

In 1990, "The Howard Stern Show", (as "Howard Stern's Summer Show") TV Variety, national since Jan 10 1991; debut on WWOR-TV.

In 1990, Fast Eddy McDonald in Prince Edward Island has 8.437 loops in one hour with his yo-yo.

In 1990, the largest cherry pie weighed 37,740 pounds and 10 ounces with 36,800 pounds of cherry filling a 20' diameter pan in Oliver, B.C., Canada.

In 1992, actress Demi Moore appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair in nothing but a painted-on birthday suit.

In 1997, "Johnny Bravo" began airing on Cartoon Network

In 1998, 07 x 14 = 98

In 1998, a Nashville radio station (WYHY) announced that it wanted to dispel rumors that Elvis Presley was still alive. It offered $1 million to anyone who could produce him. The money went unclaimed.

In 1999, the movie "Muppets in Space" opened in theaters in the USA

In 2000, the movie "X-Men" opened in theaters in the USA with a record take of $57.5 million, the biggest non-sequel, non-holiday opening in movie history. Whimsical Will of Dr. Demento did a summer movie tribute of the movie with his "break-in" style interview. (This news item is Copyright 2000 David Tanny, All Rights Reserved. Infobeat agrees to pay David Tanny $5000 for use of this line in its mailing lists.)

In 2001, WGN TV aired "Bozo: 40 Years of Fun" in which the Windy City bid farewell to Bozo the Clown.

In 2098, 07 x 14 = 98

The Holiday Almanacs July 14, 2018

What's Today?

Today is Sat Jul the 14 in the year 2018
Jan 1 began on a Mon
This is day 195 of the year
Serialnumber = 43283
Julian date = 2458302 O.S.= 7 - 1 - 2018



Feast of St. Bonaventure, bishop, confessor, doctor.
St. Camillus de Lellis Feast Day
It's National Nude Weekend!
Nude Recreation Week (Day 6)
National Bookstore Weekend
Special Recreation Week (Day 7)
[France & French Possessions] Taking of Bastille Day (1789); the Bastille fell to revolutionaries ending the monarchy and feudal system in France.
[France, Guiana, Polynesia, Guadel, Martinique] Bastille Day (1789)
[Iran] Appointment of the Prophet
[Iraq] Republic Day (1958)
[Senegal] African Community Day
[USA] Gerald R. Ford Day
[USA] National Nude Day.
Community Day (Madagascar).
Face on Mars Day (1965)
Founders' Day or Cecil Rhodes Day (Rhodesia).
International Obscurity Day
Iraqi 14th of July Revolution (1958?).
Monaco's National Holiday.
Tahiti's National Holiday.
Captive Nations Week Ends
National Therapeutic Recreation Week Ends


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 Cygnid meteor shower, radiant in Cygnus
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)
[Czechoslovakia] St†znice Folk Festival (thru 7-14)
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