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Demented Datebooks: Comedy Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name July 16

Last Updated 07-09-2018

🎭🎮Jonathan Adams -- is 51 in the year 2018 and 52 in the year 2019; b.7/16/1967
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Video Game Voice Actor
TV Shows: American Dreams (as Henry Walker), Bones (as Daniel Goodman), Last Man Standing (as Chuck Larabee), Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy (as Ronan the Accuser), Am erica's Book of Secrets (as narrator)
Video Games: Diablo (series), World of Warcraft (series), Hitman (series), Elder Scrolls Online, Skylanders (series)

🎭🏆Phoebe Cates -- is 55 in the year 2018 and 56 in the year 2019; b.7/16/1963
Movie Actress, Model
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RLN:Katz; Kevin Kline's wife; Joe's daughter
TV Shows: Lace (the infamous TV Mini-series)
Movie Titles: Gremlins, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Drop Dead Fred

🎵🎸Stewart Copeland -- is 66 in the year 2018 and 67 in the year 2019; b.7/16/1952
Hall of Famer, Composer, Drummer, Percussionist, Rock & Roll Singer
Names/Places: b. in McLean, VA
Misc: film, video game and opera scorist
Group Names: The Police, soloist, Animal Logic

August Christopher Crane -- is 14 in the year 2018 and 15 in the year 2019; b.7/16/2004
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Robin Christopher and Matt's son (they had August in July!)

🎭Corey Feldman -- is 47 in the year 2018 and 48 in the year 2019; b.7/16/1971
TV/Movie Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer
TV Shows: The Bad News Bears, Madame (as Place's Buzzy), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (voice), Dweebs (as Vic)
Movie Titles: Gremlins, The Lost Boys, Stand by Me, Goonies, The Bad News Bears

🎭Will Ferrell -- is 51 in the year 2018 and 52 in the year 2019; b.7/16/1967
Actor, Comedian
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live
Movie Titles: Superstar: Dare to Dream, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Old School, Elf, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (series) Melinda and Melinda, Kicking and Screaming, Bewitched (2005), Curious George, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Stranger Than Fiction, Blades of Glory, Step Brothers, Land of the Lost

🎭🎮Dave Goelz -- is 72 in the year 2018 and 73 in the year 2019; b.7/16/1946
Puppeteer, Video Game Voice Actor
Misc: one of the most prominent Muppet puppeteers
TV Shows: Fraggle Rock (as Booble Fraggle and other characters), Dinosaurs (as Earl Sinclair and others), The Muppet Show (as Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Gonzo, Zoot, & Beauregard, also on other Muppet series)
Movie Titles: Inside Out, The Muppet Christmas Carol, The Dark Crystal
Video Games: The Muppets (series)

🎭Leila Kenzle -- is 58 in the year 2018 and 59 in the year 2019; b.7/16/1960
TV Shows: Mad About You (as Fran Devanow)
Movie Titles: Identity, The Hot Chick, White Oleander

🎭🎵Jayma Mays -- is 39 in the year 2018 and 40 in the year 2019; b.7/16/1979
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Singer
TV Shows: Heroes (as Charlie Andrews), Ugly Betty, Glee (as Emma Pillsbury), Getting On, The Adventures of Puss in Boots (as Dulcinea), The Millers (as Debbie)
Movie Titles: Paul Blart: Mall Cop, The Smurfs (2011), Red Eye

🎭Daryl "Chill" Mitchell -- is 53 in the year 2018 and 54 in the year 2019; b.7/16/1965 N.S.
Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Veronica's Closet (as Leo Michaels), John Larroquette Show (ass Dexter Walker), Ed (as Eli Cartwright Goggins III), NCIS: New Orleans (as Patton Plame)
Movie Titles: 10 Things I Hate About You, Galaxy Quest, Inside Man

✍🎭Colin Murphy -- is 50 in the year 2018 and 51 in the year 2019; b.7/16/1968
Comedy Writer, Comedian, Panelist, Northern Ireland
TV Shows: The Blizzard of Odd, The Unbelievable Truth, The Blame Game (panel), The Panel

🎭Rain Pryor -- is 49 in the year 2018 and 50 in the year 2019; b.7/16/1969
Actress, Director
Names/Places: Richard's daughter
Misc: some say b. July 15
TV Shows: Head of the Class (as Theola June "T.J." Jones), Rude Awakening (as Jackie Garcia)
Movie Titles: How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Game Change

🎭💻Rosa Salazar -- is 33 in the year 2018 and 34 in the year 2019; b.7/16/1985 N.S.
Actress, Internet Video Actress, Canadian
TV Shows: Parenthood (as Zoe)
Movie Titles: The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials

🎭Barnard Hughes -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/16/1915 d.7/11/2006 (90)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor
Names/Places: b. in Bedford Hills, NY; FN:Daws
TV Shows: Doc (as Doc Joe Bogert), Mr. Merlin (as Max Merlin), Blossom (as grandfather Buzz Richman)
Movie Titles: The Odd Couple II

💰Orville Redenbacher -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/16/1907 d.9/19/1995 (88)
Names/Places: b. in Brazil, IN
Misc: Popcorn King whose devotion to creating and promoting a fluffier, tastier popcorn turned him into a bow-tied advertising icon.

🎭William Asher -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/8/1921 d.7/16/2012 (90)
TV Producer/Director
Names/Places: Joyce Bulifant's hubby
TV Shows: Bewitched, I Love Lucy, The Paul Lynde Show, Temperatures Rising

✍🎭Trevor (Actor) Baxter -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/18/1932 N.S. d.7/16/2017 N.S. (84)
Playwright, Actor, English
TV Shows: Doctor Who (as Professor Litefoot, 1977)
Movie Titles: Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Van Wilder 2, The Hunchback, Cold Comfort Farm

🎵Harry Chapin -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/7/1942 d.7/16/1981 (38)
Songwriter, Folk Singer, Folk Guitarist
Names/Places: MN:Foster
Misc: Balladeer
Song Titles: Taxi, Cat's in the Cradle, Sequel, W*O*L*D, 30,000 Pounds of Bananas

John F. Kennedy Jr. -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/25/1960 d.7/16/1999 (38)
Names/Places: b. in Washington, D.C.; Jacqueline Onassis & JFK's son

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🎵🎸John Panozzo -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/20/1948 d.7/16/1996 (47)
Rock & Roll Drummer
Names/Places: Chuck's twin
Group Names: Styx

✍📰🎭George A. Romero -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/4/1940 d.7/16/2017 N.S. (77)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Editor, Producer/Director, American, Canadian
Movie Titles: Land of the Dead, Dawn of the Dead, Night of the Living Dead, Creepshow

🎭🎵Jo Stafford -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/12/1917 d.7/16/2008 (90)
Actress, Variety Show Hostess, Country Singer
Names/Places: aka Cinderella Q (parodist); Paul Weston's wife
Misc: many say b. 1918
Group Names: Tommy Dorsey's Pied Pipers, Jonathan and Darlene Edwards
TV Shows: Jo Stafford Show

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In 0463, A.D., Start of Lunar Cycle of Hilarius. Sounded rather demented, doesn't it?

In 1439, Kissing was banned in England in an attempt to stop the spread of pestilence and disease.

In 1769, Father Junipero Serra founded Mission San Diego de Alcala, the first mission in California; if nobody founded San Diego, where else would David Tanny be born?

In 1907, "Popcorn King" Orville Redenbacher was born in Brazil, Ind.

In 1927, The 56th (last) Walt Disney Alice Comedy film, "Alice in the Big League" is previewed in Los Angeles.

In 1931, Scrappy, Cartoon Character, Debut in 'Yelp Wanted' by Charles Mintz.

In 1958, the science-fiction film "The Fly" opened in San Francisco.

In 1959, The Coasters record "Poison Ivy" at the Atlantic Recording Studio in New York City. The song was written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.

In 1960, on the cover of TV Guide: "Lucille Ball". Other Articles: Connie Stevens, Untouchables

In 1966, on the cover of TV Guide: "Fred MacMurray and William Demarest of My Three Sons". Other Articles: The Fugitive, David Hedison

In 1966, R.C., "Let's Go Get Stoned" by Ray Charles peaked at #31 on the pop singles chart.

In 1966, R.C., "On The Good Ship Lollipop" by The Wonder Who? (The Four Seasons) peaked at #87 on the pop singles chart.

In 1966, R.C., "You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You" by The Wonder Who? (The Four Seasons) peaked at #96 on the pop singles chart.

In 1969, Apollo 11, carrying astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin Jr. and Michael Collins, blasted off from Cape Kennedy, Fla., on the first manned mission to the surface of the moon.

In 1969, US gold certification for `The Ballad Of John And Yoko'.


In 1973, Roger English of La Jolla, California, stopped dancing the Twist after a record 102 hours, 29 minutes.

In 1977, on the cover of TV Guide: "cast of Barney Miller". Other Articles: Victor Hugo, Jack Soo

In 1979, Saddam Hussein became President of Iraq. Insane Hussein would later take over Kuwait in 1990, declare the United States of America "the Great Satan" (ha!), and become the butt of many late-night talk show monologues.

In 1980, Ronald Reagan was unanimously nominated as the Republican candidate for president at the GOP National Convention in Detroit. He chose George H.W. Bush as his running mate after former U.S. President Gerald Ford declined to join the ticket.

In 1980, the California Supreme Court rules that Ted Giannoulas, better known as the man inside the San Diego Chicken suit, can appear publicly in chicken suits similar to the one that brought him fame, but not bearing the call letters of San Diego's KGB radio station. The station had fired Giannoulas when he began appearing publicly in the suit without permission, and claimed it had all rights to the costume, which was first used as a promotional device in 1975.

In 1981, Harry Chapin was killed in an auto accident in Jericho, N.Y., when his Volkswagen Rabbit was rear-ended by a truck on the Long Island Expressway. He was 39. He was on his way to play a benefit performance. His biggest hit is "Cat's in the Cradle," a million-selling No. 1 hit in 1974. Chapin was driving without a license. His license had been suspended for numerous counts of speeding. When he died he was driving the speed limit, and was hit from behind. He also sang "30,000 Pounds of Bananas"

In 1981, Shukuni Sasaki spins 72 plates simultaneously, years after the Ed Sullivan Show went off the air.

In 1981, singer Harry Chapin was killed when his car was struck by a tractor-trailer on New York's Long Island Expressway.

In 1982, "Eddie Murphy" album by Eddie Murphy was released. Don't sing, Eddie!

In 1985, Detroit second baseman Lou Whitaker forgot to bring his uniform to the All-Star Game in Minneapolis. With 54,960 fans in attendance and a national television audience looking on, Whitaker donned a vendor-bought Tigers uniform with No. 1 stenciled on the back.

In 1990, "Into The Night with Rick Dees" premieres following "ABC News Nightline." Naturally, the hardest part of planning this dud was finding someone "whiter" than Alan Thicke.

In 1990, "The Match Game" returns to the airwaves, this time on ABC with panelist Charles Nelson Reilly, but with Ross Shafer as host. What the ___?!?

In 1992, a train carrying 2,200 tons of New York garbage that spent three weeks wending its way through the Midwest headed home for burial in a Staten Island landfill.

In 1992, Governor William Clinton of Arkansas, launching what he calls the "New Covenant", accepts the democratic nomination for president. Following the 54-minute speech, the convention cheers and rocks to Fleetwood Mac's "Don't Stop (Thinking About Tomorrow)"

In 1992, the movie "Batman Returns" was released in the movie theaters in Germany.

In 1992, to the dismay and anger of supporters, Ross Perot announced he would not be running for president (however, he later changed his mind.).

In 1993, "Weird Al" Yankovic recorded the funny songs "Jurassic Park", "Achy Breaky Song", "Bedrock Anthem", and "Talk Soup" for his Alapalooza CD.

In 1993, after falling into a coma after accidentally being injected with cleaning fluid "Days of Our Lives" doctor Carly Manning "dies." But it's really just a ruse from villainess Vivian Allimain who's under the influence of rare Chinese herbs which have turned her insane, but allowed her to walk again after faking her own death. What are Viv's plans? Why, to bury Ms. Manning alive and talk to her through a specially designed coffin with lights an air tank and two way speaker phone! Weird, eh? Bob Ricci watched the show.

In 1994, on the cover of TV Guide: "Cindy Crawford". Other Articles: Dean Martin, Steven Banks

In 1994, the first of 21 asteroids, major fragments of the comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 broken-up 2 years earlier, hit Jupiter, creating a 1200-mile wide fireball 600 miles high to the joy of astronomers awaiting the celestial fireworks.

In 1997, "George of the Jungle," the TV cartoon about an inept Tarzan gets a movie treatment, opened in movie theaters in the USA.

In 1997, "Here's Your Sign" single by Bill Engvall was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1997, "Wayne's World" album (soundtrack) was certified Multi Platinum 2.00 by the RIAA

In 1997, "Wayne's World" album soundtrack was certified Multi Platinum 2.00 by the RIAA

In 1999, the movie "The Blair Witch Project" was first seen in a Hillcrest theater in San Diego, but I'm not sure if this is the earliest appearace of the movie in any theater in the USA

In 2001, the movie "Jurassic Park III" opened in a few theaters in the USA for its world premiere. It premiered nationwide July 18

In 2015, "Geeks Who Drink" began airing on Syfy

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What's Today?

Today is Mon Jul the 16 in the year 2018
Jan 1 began on a Mon
This is day 197 of the year
Serialnumber = 43285
Julian date = 2458304 O.S.= 7 - 3 - 2018



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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.
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