🎭🏆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
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
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.
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
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)
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)
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
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 N.S. 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 1439, Kissing was banned in England in an attempt to stop the spread of pestilence and disease.
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., “Letʹs 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., “Youʹre Nobody Till Somebody Loves You” by The Wonder Who? (The Four Seasons) peaked at #96 on the pop singles chart.
In 1969, US gold certification for “The Ballad Of John And Yoko.”
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 1972, HOT NEW ALBUM: “SCHOOLʹS OUT” from ALICE COOPER
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, 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 Diegoʹs 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 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 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 “Catʹs 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 Yorkʹs Long Island Expressway.
In 1982, “Eddie Murphy” album by Eddie Murphy was released. Donʹt 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, 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 Macʹs “Donʹt 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 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 1993, after falling into a coma after accidentally being injected with cleaning fluid “Days of Our Lives” doctor Carly Manning “dies.” But itʹs really just a ruse from villainess Vivian Allimain whoʹs 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 Vivʹs 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 1993, “Weird Al” Yankovic recorded the funny songs “Jurassic Park”, “Achy Breaky Song”, “Bedrock Anthem”, and “Talk Soup” for his Alapalooza CD.
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, “Hereʹs Your Sign” single by Bill Engvall was certified Gold by the RIAA
In 1997, “Wayneʹs World” album (soundtrack) was certified Multi Platinum 2.00 by the RIAA
In 1997, “Wayneʹs World” album soundtrack was certified Multi Platinum 2.00 by the RIAA
In 1998, Today in Late Show w/ Letterman History: The LATE SHOW debuts a new, popular segment, featuring stagehands Pat Farmer and Kenny Sheehan reading transcripts from “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” Also, during “Know Your Current Events” (dubbed by Letterman as “Americaʹs fastest growing quiz sensations”), Letterman asks audience member Gary Zick if he would like to participate in an experiment to see if he can fall asleep in the Ed Sullivan Theater while the show continues taping. Zick obliges and proceeds to be hooked up to sleep monitoring equipment. He eventually drifts off to sleep.
In 1999, the movie “The Blair Witch Project” was first seen in a Hillcrest theater in San Diego, but Iʹm 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
In 2017, British actress Jodie Whittaker was announced as the next star of the long-running science fiction series “Doctor Who” — the first woman to take a role that had been played by a dozen men over six decades.
In 2017, George Romero, director of the cult classic “Night of the Living Dead” and other horror films, died at the age of 77.
In 1960, “Mule Skinner Blues” by The Fendermen charted at number 5 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1960, “Alley-Oop” by Dante And The Evergreens charted at number 15 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1960, “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini” by Brian Hyland charted at number 20 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1960, “Bad Man Blunder” by The Kingston Trio charted at number 64 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1960, “There's A Star Spangled Banner Waving #2” by Red River Dave charted at number 76 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1960, “Hot Rod Lincoln” by Charlie Ryan And The Timberline Riders charted at number 92 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1966, “Wild Thing” by The Troggs charted at number 2 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1966, “Lil' Red Riding Hood” by Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs charted at number 9 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1966, “Let's Go Get Stoned” by Ray Charles charted at number 31 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1966, “You Can't Roller Skate In A Buffalo Herd” by Roger Miller charted at number 47 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1966, “I'm A Nut” by Leroy Pullins charted at number 64 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1966, “I Love Onions” by Susan Christie charted at number 69 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1966, “Freddie Feelgood” by Ray Stevens charted at number 92 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1977, “Margaritaville” by Jimmy Buffett charted at number 9 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1977, “Telephone Man” by Meri Wilson charted at number 30 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1977, “Star Wars (Main Title)” by John Williams And The London Symphony Orchestra charted at number 78 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1977, “Ain't Gonna Bump No More (With No Big Fat Woman)” by Joe Tex charted at number 79 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1977, “Sheena Is A Punk Rocker” by The Ramones charted at number 92 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1983, “Our House” by Madness charted at number 8 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1983, “Puttin' On The Ritz” by Taco charted at number 42 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1983, “The Safety Dance” by Men Without Hats charted at number 62 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1983, “Ewok Celebration” by Meco charted at number 66 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1983, “Little Red Corvette” by Prince charted at number 73 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1983, “She Blinded Me With Science” by Thomas Dolby charted at number 92 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1988, “Parents Just Don't Understand” by DJ Jazzy Jeff And The Fresh Prince charted at number 17 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1988, “The Twist (Yo, Twist)” by Fat Boys With Chubby Checker charted at number 29 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1988, “Route 66” by Depeche Mode charted at number 98 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 2005, “Beverly Hills” by Weezer charted at number 22 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 2011, “F**k You! (aka Forget You)” by Cee Lo Green charted at number 40 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1960, “What A Mouth (What A North And South)” by Tommy Steele charted at number 8 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 1960, “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini” by Brian Hyland charted at number 31 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 1966, “Wild Thing” by The Troggs charted at number 36 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 1977, “Heaven On The 7th Floor” by Paul Nicholas charted at number 40 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 1983, “Double Dutch” by Malcolm McLaren charted at number 10 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 1983, “She Blinded Me With Science” by Thomas Dolby charted at number 60 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 1983, “Galaxy Song” by Monty Python charted at number 87 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 1988, “The Twist (Yo, Twist)” by Fat Boys With Chubby Checker charted at number 3 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 1988, “Doctorin' The Tardis” by The KLF alias The Timelords charted at number 27 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 1988, “Car Wash/Is It Love You're After” by Rose Royce charted at number 40 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 1994, “(Meet) The Flintstones” by The B-52's charted at number 4 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 2005, “Axel F” by Crazy Frog charted at number 6 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 2011, “F**k You! (aka Forget You)” by Cee Lo Green charted at number 99 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 1960, “What A Mouth (What A North And South)” by Tommy Steele charted at number 3 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 1960, “My Old Man's A Dustman (Ballad Of...Disposal Officer)” by Lonnie Donegan charted at number 5 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 1960, “Alley-Oop” by The Hollywood Argyles charted at number 20 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 1966, “Wild Thing” by The Troggs charted at number 8 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 1977, “Ain't Gonna Bump No More (With No Big Fat Woman) / I Mess Up Everything I Get My Hands On” by Joe Tex charted at number 29 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 1977, “Car Wash / Water” by Rose Royce charted at number 54 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 1983, “Little Red Corvette / All The Critics Love U In New York” by Prince charted at number 8 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 1983, “Der Kommissar / Helden von Heute” by Falco charted at number 31 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 1983, “Mexican Radio / Call Of The West” by Wall Of Voodoo charted at number 35 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 1983, “Gotta Give The Grog Away” by Col Elliott charted at number 37 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 1983, “Shiny Shiny” by Haysi Fantayzee charted at number 41 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart