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Demented Datebooks: Comedy Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name August 5

Last Updated 08-28-2019

🎭Billie Hayes -- Birthdate Conflict -- b.8/5/1932 N.S. or 4/11/1932 N.S.
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress
TV Shows: General Hospital (as O'Riley, 1981), H.R. Pufinstuf (as Witchiepoo), Lidsville (as Weenie the Genie)
Movie Titles: Pufinstuf, Shrek Forever After, The Black Cauldron

🎭Loni Anderson -- is 74 in the year 2019 and 75 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1945
TV Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress
Names/Places: b. in St. Paul, MN; some say b. Aug 7th or 14th and b. 1944 and 1946
TV Shows: WKRP in Cincinnatti (as Jennifer Marlowe), Partners in Crime (as Sydney), Easy Street (as L.K. McGuire), Blondie (as Blondie), Empty Nest (as Casey), Nurses (as Casey), Melrose Place (as Teri Carson)

✍🎭Steve Bannos -- is 59 in the year 2019 and 60 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1960
Writer, Actor
TV Shows: Freaks and Geeks (as Mr. Kowchevski), Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide
Movie Titles: Love, The Heat

🎭Brendon Ryan Barrett -- is 33 in the year 2019 and 34 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1986
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
Misc: retired from acting in 2001
Movie Titles: Boys and Girls, Casper: A Spirited Beginning, Durango's Kids, Soul Man

Christine Lauren Chapel -- is -165 in the year 2019 and -164 in the year 2020; b.8/5/2184
General Fictious Character
Names/Places: b. in Davenport Heights, Vermont (Star Trek)

🎭Joseph Cosko Jr. -- is 71 in the year 2019 and 72 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1948
Producer, Cameraperson
Movie Titles: The Blues Brothers, Carrie, Coming to America, National Lampoon's Animal House

🎵🎸Rick Derringer -- is 72 in the year 2019 and 73 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1947
Music Producer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Bandleader, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: RN:Richard Zehringer
Misc: some say b. 1949 or Aug 4th or May 8
Group Names: The McCoys, Derringer, soloist

🎭Ja'net DuBois -- is 74 in the year 2019 and 75 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1945
TV/Movie Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress
Misc: b. 1944 or 1938?
TV Shows: Good Times (as Willona Woods), Beverly Hills 90210 (as Arlene), The PJs (as Mrs. Avery)
Movie Titles: Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, I'm Gonna Git You Sucka

🎭Ami Foster -- is 44 in the year 2019 and 45 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1975
Actress
Misc: retired from acting in 1995
TV Shows: Punky Brewster (as Marguax)
Movie Titles: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Troop Beverly Hills

✍🎭💻Jake Hurwitz -- is 34 in the year 2019 and 35 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1985 N.S.
Writer, Actor, Comedian, Internet Video Actor, Internet Website Writer
TV Shows: CollegeHumor Originals (writer and actor), The CollegeHumor Show, Jake and Amir (as Jake / Ace)

🎭🏆Tawny Kitaen -- is 58 in the year 2019 and 59 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1961
Actress, Variety Show Hostess, Cartoon Voice Actress, Model
Names/Places: David Coverdale's ex-wife; RFN:Julie
Misc: video vixen; some say b. 1962; once did three TV series in one season 1992-1993
TV Shows: Santa Barbara (as Lisa), WKRP in Cincinnatti (as nighttime D.J. Mona Loveland), Eek the Cat (as Annabelle), America's Funniest People
Movie Titles: Bachelor Party, The Perils of Gwendoline in the Land of the Yik Yak, Witchboard

🎭🎵Maureen McCormick -- is 63 in the year 2019 and 64 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1956
TV/Movie Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Producer, Country Singer
Names/Places: MN:Denise
TV Shows: The Brady Bunch (as Marcia Brady), The Brady Brides (as Marcia Logan), The Brady Kids, The Brady Bunch Variety Hour, Passions (as Rebecca Hotchkiss 2000), Teen Angel

🎭🏆Jessica Nigri -- is 30 in the year 2019 and 31 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1989 N.S.
Voice Actress, Model
Misc: Cosplay personality

Kevin Thomas Riley -- is -167 in the year 2019 and -166 in the year 2020; b.8/5/2186
Names/Places: b. in Tasvennir, Tarsus IV (Star Trek)

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🎭Jonathan Silverman -- is 53 in the year 2019 and 54 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1966
Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Gimme a Break (as Jonathan Maxwell), The Single Guy (as Jonathan Elliott the book writer), The Odd Couple II
Movie Titles: Weekend at Bernie's (series), 12:01

Buck Thomas -- is 24 in the year 2019 and 25 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1995
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Roseanne & Ben's son
Misc: NOT b. Aug 6

🎭Daniel Todd -- is 52 in the year 2019 and 53 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1967
TV Actor
TV Shows: My Three Sons (as Robbie Douglas II)

🎭Joseph Todd -- is 52 in the year 2019 and 53 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1967
TV Actor
Misc: retired from acting in 1972
TV Shows: My Three Sons (as Steve Douglas Jr.)

🎭Michael Todd -- is 52 in the year 2019 and 53 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1967
Actor, Producer
TV Shows: My Three Sons (as Charley Douglas)

🎭James Wilder -- is 51 in the year 2019 and 52 in the year 2020; b.8/5/1968
Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Equal Justice (as Christopher Searls), Route 66 (as Nick Lewis), Melrose Place (as Reed), Models Inc. (as Adam Louder)
Movie Titles: 3 Holes and a Smoking Gun, Closing the Deal, Charades, To Love Honor and Deceive

🎭Parley Baer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1914 d.11/22/2002 (88)
Radio Actor, Soap Actor, TV/Movie Actor
TV Shows: Ozzie & Harriet (as Darby), Andy Griffith Show (as Mayor Stoner), Gunsmoke (as Chester, radio version), Young & the Restless

🎨Clare Briggs -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1875 d.1/3/1930 (54)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Mr. and Mrs.

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✍🎭Bob Clark -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1939 N.S. d.4/4/2007 N.S. (67)
Screenwriter, Actor, Producer, Director
Names/Places: RN: Benjamin Clark
Movie Titles: A Christmas Story

✍🎭Selma Diamond -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1920 d.5/13/1985 (64)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Actress, Canadian
TV Shows: Too Close For Comfort (as Mildred Rafkin), Night Court (as Selma Hacker)

🎭🎵Damita Jo DuBlanc -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1930 d.12/25/1998 (68)
Actress, Comedienne, Singer

🎭🎵Tim Wilson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1961 d.2/26/2014 (52)
Comedian, Country Singer
Misc: a staple of the comedy circuit and has been a veteran in country comedy.

🎵🎸Adam Yauch -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/5/1964 d.5/4/2012 (47)
Hall of Famer, Rap-Rock Performer
Names/Places: RN:Adam Yauchaka
Misc: b. Aug 15?
Group Names: The Beastie Boys (as M.C.A.)

🎭🎵Judy Canova -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/20/1916 d.8/5/1983 (66)
Radio Actress, Comedienne, Country Singer
Names/Places: Diana's mom

🎭Barry Chuckle -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/24/1944 N.S. d.8/5/2018 N.S. (73)
Comedian, English
Misc: of The Chuckle Brothers team with his brother Paul
TV Shows: ChuckleVision (children's comedy show)

🎭Josh Ryan Evans -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/10/1982 d.8/5/2002 (20)
Soap Actor
TV Shows: Passions (as Timmy, a doll come to life)

⛪🎭Sir Alec Guinness -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/2/1914 d.8/5/2000 (86)
Roman Catholic, Movie/Stage Actor, English
Names/Places: b. in London
Movie Titles: Star Wars (as Obi-Wan Kenobi), Passage To India, Oliver Twist, Bridge on the River Kwai, Lawrence of Arabia, Dr. Zhivago, Murder By Death

🎭🏆🏀Chick Hearn -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/27/1916 d.8/5/2002 (85)
Hall of Famer, Cartoon Voice Actor, Basketball Announcer, NBA Player
Names/Places: RFMN:Francis Dayle
Sports Teams: Los Angeles Lakers (play-by-play man 1961-2002)
TV Shows: Bowling for Dollars (host)

🎭David Landsberg -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/1950 N.S. d.8/5/2018 N.S. (68)
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Saturday Supercade (voicist), Stanley (voice as Mr. Griff), CPO Sharkey (as Recruit Skolnick)
Movie Titles: The Jerk, Detective School Dropouts

🎨Phil May -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/22/1864 d.8/5/1903 (39)
Comic Strip Cartoonist, Caricaturist, British
Misc: Punch Magazine

🎭🎵Carmen Miranda -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/9/1909 d.8/5/1955 (46)
Movie/Stage Actress, Dancer, Foreign Singer, Portuguese
Names/Places: NN:The Brazilian Bombshell; RN:Maria da Carmo Miranda da Cunha
Misc: often parodied by Bugs Bunny, Milton Berle & Willard Scott with fruit-filled headgear; I-Yi-Yi-Yi-Yi!

⛪🎭🎵🏆Marilyn Monroe -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/1/1926 d.8/5/1962 (36)
Judaism convert, Movie Actress, Singer, Model
Names/Places: b. in Los Angeles; RN:Norma Jean Mortenson Baker; Joe DiMaggio's, then Arthur Miller's ex-
Misc: was found dead in the bedroom of her Los Angeles home. Her death was ruled a "probable suicide" caused by an overdose of sleeping pills.
Movie Titles: Some Like It Hot

🎭🎵Charlotte Rae -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/22/1926 N.S. d.8/5/2018 N.S. (92)
Actress, Comedienne, Cartoon Voice Actress, Dancer, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Milwaukee, WI.; RLN:Lubotsky
TV Shows: Car 54 Where Are You? (as Sylvia Schnauser), Hot L Baltimore, Diff'rent Strokes (as Mrs. Edna Garrett), The Facts of Life (as Mrs. Edna Garrett)

✍🎭Matthew Robinson -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/1/1937 d.8/5/2002 (65)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Actor
Names/Places: Holly's and Matt's father
Misc: wrote for Sanford And Son and The Cosby Show
TV Shows: Sesame Street (1969-71)

🎭Herbert Wiere -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/27/1908 d.8/5/1999 (91)
Comedian
Misc: of The Wiere Bros, a knockabout comedy team

🎭Lorene Yarnell -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/21/1948 d.8/5/2010 (62)
Mime
Misc: of (Robert) Shields & Yarnell mime husband & wife team
TV Shows: Shields and Yarnell

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In 1914, Euclid Avenue and East 105th Street in Cleveland, Ohio became the first intersection in the country to be equipped with an electric traffic light. The lighting ceremony occurred on this day. Monty Python liked the invention.

In 1924, The comic strip “Little Orphan Annie,” by Harold Gray, made its debut in the New York Daily News. The search began for not only her lost parents, but her lost eyeballs as well. It was renamed simply “Annie” on December 9, 1979. His work would come to life in the Broadway and film adaptations of Annie a half-century later — to great success.

In 1940, 08 x 05 = 40

In 1949, The Donald Duck film, “Honey Harvester” is released.

In 1953, “Candid Camera”, TV Comedy Variety, last aired on NBC, moved to CBS.

In 1957, R.C., “Short Fat Fannie” by Larry Williams peaked at number five on the pop singles chart.

In 1957, The British cartoon character Andy Capp, created by Reginald Smythe, first appeared in the Daily Mirror.

In 1958, AMERICAN BANDSTAND The COASTERS spotlight their number one hit “YAKETY YAK”, on the first anniversary broadcast of “BANDSTAND”

In 1961, On the cover of TV Guide: “cast of My Three Sons (WILLIAM FRAWLEY, FRED MacMURRAY, STANLEY LIVINGSTON)”. Other Articles: Adventures in Paradise, Captain Kangaroo

In 1963, TVʹS TONIGHT SHOW Comic/ Folksinger ALLAN SHERMAN fills in for JOHNNY CARSON as host all week, as “HELLO MUDDAH HELLO FADDUH” climbs the charts

In 1964, Actress Anne Bancroft and comedian Mel Brooks wed.

In 1965, “Wooly Bully” single by Sam The Sham and The Pharoahs was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1972, R.C., “Beat Me Daddy Eight To The Bar” by Commander Cody peaked at #81 on the pop singles chart.

In 1972, MORE POPULAR IN ENGLAND THAN AT HOME ALICE COOPERʹs “SCHOOLʹS OUT” starts a three-week run at number one on the British charts…(in the U.S., it peaked at number seven)

In 1976, “Whatʹs Happening!!”, TV Comedy; debut on ABC. Smack in the middle of rerun season, ABC strikes gold with a character named “Rerun” — Fred Berry, the rotund center of the hit urban comedy Whatʹs Happening!! Started as a summer replacement, the show lasts three seasons.

In 1978, On the cover of TV Guide: “cast of The Jeffersons”. Other Articles: Victoria Wyndham, 20/20

In 1981, By executive order, U.S. President Ronald Reagan fired 11,359 air-traffic controllers on strike over failed negotiations to raise their pay and shorten their workweek. Isnʹt what Johnny Carson thought what the stranded airline passengers felt like doing, as his Carmac answered, “Striking Airline Controllers?”

In 1986, Weird Al Yankovic recorded “Hereʹs Johnny,” an ode to Ed McMahon and a parody of “Whoʹs Johnny” by El DeBarge. “'Hereʹs Johnny!' he says, and laughs in his special way/'…Johnny!' he says, you know I love him/'Hereʹs Johnny!' he says, that seems to be his claim to fame/Ed McMahonʹs his name.”

In 1986, “Weird Al” Yankovic recorded “Hereʹs Johnny” for his Polka Party LP.

In 1989, Largest Musical Chairs Game played with 8,238 people.

In 1989, R.C., “Batdance” by Prince peaked at number one on the pop singles chart; the single was from the popular motion picture “Batman”.

In 1989, The worldʹs largest hamburger was served. It was cooked and served at the Outagamie County Fair in Seymour, Wisconsin. The burger weighed 5,520 pounds and was 21 feet in diameter.

In 1990, The worldʹs tallest cake was completed. The cake was baked and served at the Shiawassee County Fair in Corunna, Michigan. The cake was 101 feet tall.

In 1994, Comedian Bill Cosby had to pay damages of 20 cents for assualting a photographer. The photographer sued for $20 million. What kind of judicial travesty is this? Looks like the judge was star-struck in issuing the sentence.

In 1994, The largest cocktail made was the Finlandia Sea Breeze with 2,933 gallons in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

In 1994, Bill Cosby was ordered to pay damages of 20 cents for assaulting a photographer, who had sued Cosby for two (m) million dollars.

In 1996, “The Nutty Professor” album (soundtrack) was certified Gold and Platinum by the RIAA

In 1996, Police and “Phishheads” — fans of the rock group Phish — clashed after ticketless fans were turned away from a Phish concert at the Red Rocks Amphitheater near Denver. Phishheads, Phishheads, eat them up, yum. Yea!

In 1998, After 136 episodes in ten seasons abroad, “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” crosses the pond with American executive producer Drew Carey taking over for host Clive Barnes. In “Party Quirks,” Ryan Stiles pretends to be a foal being born in what one New Zealand TV critic names as “possibly the funniest 30 seconds in the history of television.”

In 2000, Actor Sir Alec Guinness died at a southern England hospital at age 86. He has joined The Great Force in the Sky with his also-deceased Star Wars character Obi Wan Kenobi.

In 2001, “Insomniac with Dave Attell” began airing on Comedy Central

In 2007, Comedian Stanley Myron Handelman died in Panorama City, California, at age 77.

In 2018, Actress Charlotte Rae, best known as the housemother on the long-running sitcom “The Facts of Life,” died at her Los Angeles home at the age of 92.

In 2040, 08 x 05 = 40

Unusual Songs Charting in the U.S.

In 1950, “Tzena, Tzena, Tzena” by Gordon Jenkins And The Weavers charted at number 3 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1950, “Bonaparte's Retreat” by Kay Starr charted at number 10 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1950, “Tzena, Tzena, Tzena” by Vic Damone charted at number 11 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Tossin' And Turnin'” by Bobby Lewis charted at number 1 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “I Dreamed Of A Hill-Billy Heaven” by Tex Ritter charted at number 56 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Dedicated (To The Songs I Love)” by The 3 Friends charted at number 91 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Who Put The Bomp (In The Bomp, Bomp, Bomp)” by Barry Mann charted at number 106 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour (On The Bedpost Overnight?)” by Lonnie Donegan And His Skiffle Group charted at number 112 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “School's Out” by Alice Cooper charted at number 7 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Coconut” by Nilsson charted at number 12 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “You Don't Mess Around With Jim” by Jim Croce charted at number 21 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Popcorn” by Hot Butter charted at number 47 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Beat Me, Daddy, Eight To The Bar” by Commander Cody charted at number 81 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “My Ding-a-Ling” by Chuck Berry charted at number 99 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “King Tut” by Steve Martin And The Toot Uncommons charted at number 19 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Macho Man” by Village People charted at number 37 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Big Foot” by Rick Dees charted at number 110 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Batdance” by Prince charted at number 1 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Me, Myself And I” by De La Soul charted at number 35 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Pull Up To The Bumper” by Patra charted at number 81 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Cotton Eye Joe” by Rednex charted at number 91 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “I Kissed A Girl” by Jill Sobule charted at number 99 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Real Slim Shady” by Eminem charted at number 30 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Thong Song” by Sisqó charted at number 46 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Flowers On The Wall” by Eric Heatherly charted at number 51 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Who Let The Dogs Out” by Baha Men charted at number 85 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “Brand New Girlfriend” by Steve Holy charted at number 53 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in the U.K.

In 1961, “Johnny Remember Me” by John Leyton charted at number 26 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Have A Drink On Me” by Lonnie Donegan charted at number 35 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Pop Goes The Weasel” by Anthony Newley charted at number 36 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “School's Out” by Alice Cooper charted at number 2 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Sylvia's Mother” by Dr. Hook And The Medicine Show charted at number 3 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Popcorn” by Hot Butter charted at number 11 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Little Willy” by The Sweet charted at number 17 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Ooh-Wakka-Doo-Wakka-Day” by Gilbert O'Sullivan charted at number 19 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Nut Rocker” by B. Bumble And The Stingers charted at number 28 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Mary Had A Little Lamb” by Paul McCartney And Wings charted at number 39 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “The Smurf Song” by Father Abraham And The Smurfs charted at number 3 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “No One Is Innocent (A Punk Prayer By Ronald Biggs) / My Way” by Sex Pistols charted at number 20 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Swing The Mood” by Jive Bunny And The Mastermixers charted at number 1 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Batdance” by Prince charted at number 23 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Pop Muzik” by M charted at number 64 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Batman” by Nelson Riddle charted at number 91 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “In The Summertime” by Shaggy Featuring Rayvon charted at number 9 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Unchained Melody / White Cliffs Of Dover” by Robson Green And Jerome Flynn charted at number 21 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Scatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop)” by Scatman John charted at number 81 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Real Slim Shady” by Eminem charted at number 5 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker (With Flowers In My Hair)” by Sandi Thom charted at number 11 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “Somebody's Watching Me” by Beatfreakz charted at number 56 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “He's A Pirate” by Klaus Badelt charted at number 57 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Australia

In 1950, “Chattanooga Shoe Shine Boy” by Bing Crosby / Phil Harris charted at number 12 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead” by Fifth Estate charted at number 6 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Sylvia's Mother” by Dr. Hook And The Medicine Show charted at number 2 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “The Candy Man” by Sammy Davis, Jr. With The Mike Curb Congregation charted at number 4 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “The Redback On The Toilet Seat” by Slim Newton charted at number 9 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Troglodyte (Cave Man)” by The Jimmy Castor Bunch charted at number 13 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Mary Had A Little Lamb / Little Woman Love” by Paul McCartney And Wings charted at number 18 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Macho Man / Just A Gigolo / I Ain't Got Nobody” by Village People charted at number 3 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Werewolves Of London / Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner” by Warren Zevon charted at number 8 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Jet Boy, Jet Girl / Pogo Pogo” by Elton Motello charted at number 88 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Batdance” by Prince charted at number 3 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Funky Cold Medina” by Tone Loc charted at number 12 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Iko Iko” by The Belle Stars charted at number 16 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “I Wanna Be A Hippy” by Technohead charted at number 34 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Thong Song” by Sisqó charted at number 3 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Real Slim Shady” by Eminem charted at number 14 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker (With Flowers In My Hair)” by Sandi Thom charted at number 15 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “We Are The Champions (Ding A Dang Dong)” by Crazy Frog charted at number 21 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “Download This Song” by MC Lars charted at number 41 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in New Zealand

In 1978, “Werewolves Of London” by Warren Zevon charted at number 32 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Batdance” by Prince charted at number 1 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Bring Me Edelweiss” by Edelweiss charted at number 2 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Funky Cold Medina” by Tone Loc charted at number 6 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Iko Iko” by The Belle Stars charted at number 19 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “In The Summertime” by Shaggy Featuring Rayvon charted at number 7 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker (With Flowers In My Hair)” by Sandi Thom charted at number 4 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “Somebody's Watching Me” by Beatfreakz charted at number 13 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Sweden

In 1995, “Scatman's World” by Scatman John charted at number 12 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “In The Summertime” by Shaggy Featuring Rayvon charted at number 35 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Real Slim Shady” by Eminem charted at number 4 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Thong Song” by Sisqó charted at number 23 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Whistle Song (Blow My Whistle Bitch)” by DJ Aligator Project charted at number 39 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Popcorn” by Richi M charted at number 52 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Austria

In 1995, “Scatman's World” by Scatman John charted at number 8 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Real Slim Shady” by Eminem charted at number 6 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in the Netherlands

In 1961, “Baby Sittin' Boogie” by Buzz Clifford charted at number 8 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Pop Corn” by The Pop-Corn Makers charted at number 8 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Ooh-Wakka-Doo-Wakka-Day” by Gilbert O'Sullivan charted at number 13 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Pop Corn” by Anarchic System charted at number 16 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Popcorn” by Hot Butter charted at number 20 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “The Candy Man” by Sammy Davis, Jr. With The Mike Curb Congregation charted at number 28 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Whole Lotta Rosie” by AC/DC charted at number 8 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “I Must Be In Love” by The Rutles charted at number 39 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Batdance” by Prince charted at number 16 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Check Out The Chicken” by Grandmaster Chicken And D.J. Duck charted at number 17 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Money For Nothing / Brothers In Arms” by Dire Straits charted at number 49 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Me, Myself And I” by De La Soul charted at number 85 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Hot Hot Hot” by Buster Poindexter And His Banshees Of Blue charted at number 88 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “I Wanna Be A Hippy” by Technohead charted at number 2 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Scatman's World” by Scatman John charted at number 6 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Hakuna Matata” by Jimmy Cliff And Lebo M. charted at number 26 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Real Slim Shady” by Eminem charted at number 9 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in France

In 1989, “Batdance” by Prince charted at number 25 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Megamix” by Village People charted at number 26 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Scatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop)” by Scatman John charted at number 3 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Hakuna Matata” by Jimmy Cliff And Lebo M. charted at number 12 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Don't Laugh” by Winx charted at number 36 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Scatman's World” by Scatman John charted at number 47 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Real Slim Shady” by Eminem charted at number 10 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Thong Song” by Sisqó charted at number 26 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Pokédance Remix” by Pokémon charted at number 32 on the France Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Norway

In 1961, “Baby Sittin' Boogie” by Buzz Clifford charted at number 5 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Sucu Sucu” by The Monn Keys charted at number 7 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “Theme From 'The Monkees'” by The Monkees charted at number 6 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Batdance” by Prince charted at number 5 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Scatman's World” by Scatman John charted at number 9 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Real Slim Shady” by Eminem charted at number 6 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Lollipop” by DJ Aligator Project charted at number 12 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Switzerland

In 1978, “Ça plane pour moi” by Plastic Bertrand charted at number 14 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Batdance” by Prince charted at number 1 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Funky Cold Medina” by Tone Loc charted at number 16 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Me, Myself And I” by De La Soul charted at number 26 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Scatman's World” by Scatman John charted at number 4 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Scatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop)” by Scatman John charted at number 7 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Hakuna Matata” by Jimmy Cliff And Lebo M. charted at number 38 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Real Slim Shady” by Eminem charted at number 5 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Thong Song” by Sisqó charted at number 13 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

The Holiday Almanacs August 5, 2020

What's Today?

Today is Wed Aug the 5 in the year 2020 , a leap year
Jan 1 began on a Wed
This is day 218 of the year
Serialnumber = 44036
Julian date = 2459055 O.S.= 7 - 23 - 2020

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Saint Afra Feast Day
[USA] National Smile Week (Day 3)
National Psychiatric Technician Appreciation Day
National Psychiatric Technician Week (Day 4)
[Burkina] (Upper Volta) Independence Day/Burkina Faso (1960)
[Iran] Constitution Day
[Upper Volta] Independence Day/Burkina Faso (1960)
[USA] National Mustard Day.
[World] Test Ban Day (Int'l Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear War)
Damn the Torpedoes, Full Speed Ahead Day (1864)
Federal Income Tax Birthday (boo!)
Goodbye Norma Jean Day
International Clown Week (Day 5)
Little Orphan Annie Birthday (b. 1924), her eyeballs MIA
National Failure Day
Simply Your Life Week (Day 5)

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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.
Astrological sign: Virgo: The Virgin (8-23 thru 9-22); Symbol: The Virgin. Ruling Planet: Mercury. Element: Earth. Traits: Analytical, discriminating, modest, neat. Body part associated with this sign: The belly. Occupations: Editor, medicine, chemistry, research, accounting.
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Gems: sardonyx and peridot
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