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

Last Updated 09-03-2019

🎭🎵Sharon Baird -- is 76 in the year 2019 and 77 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1943
TV Actress, Singer
Names/Places: aka Sharon Lee Kaiser
TV Shows: Annette (as Kitty), The Mickey Mouse Club, New Zoo Revue (as Charlie the Owl), HR Pufinstuf (as Judy Frog/Lady Boyd/Shirley Pufinstuf), Land of the Lost (as Sa), Lidsville (as Raunchy Rabbit), Sigmund and the Sea Monsters (as Big Daddy Ooze), The Bugaloos (as Funky Rat)
Movie Titles: The Lord of the Rings (1978)

✍🎭Bob Balaban -- is 74 in the year 2019 and 75 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1945
Author, Actor, Producer/Director
Names/Places: aka FN:Robert
Movie Titles: Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Moonrise Kingdom, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Ghost World, 2010, Girlfriends, Absence of Malice, Altered States, A Mighty Wind

✍🎭Adam Berg -- is 30 in the year 2019 and 31 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1989 N.S.
Comedy Writer, Actor, Comedian
TV Shows: Studio C

🎭Frankie Boyle -- is 47 in the year 2019 and 48 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1972 N.S.
Comedian, Panelist, Scotish
Video Titles: Frankie Boyle: Live in 2008
TV Shows: Mock the Week (panelist), Distraction (writer), TV Heaven Telly Hell (writer)

🎭Steven Carell -- is 57 in the year 2019 and 58 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1962 N.S.
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Watching Ellie (as Edgar), The Office (as Michael Scott)
Movie Titles: Despicabkle Me, Crazy Stupid Love, The 40 Year Old Virgin, Little Miss Sunshine, Evan Almighty, Dan in Real Life, Horton Hears a Who, Get Smart (2008 movie)

✍⛪📰🎭🎵Kathie Lee Gifford -- is 66 in the year 2019 and 67 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1953
Hall of Famer, Dramatist/Playwright, Jewish, Correspondent, Actress, Soap Actress, TV Talk Show Hostess, Producer, Songwriter, Singer, French
Names/Places: Hebrew-Christian; RLN:Epstein; Paul Johnson's, then Frank's wife
Misc: Carnival Cruise Lines spokesperson
TV Shows: Days of Our Lives, Hee Haw Honeys, Good Morning America (correspondent), Regis & Kathie Lee, Today

🎭Anita Gillette -- is 83 in the year 2019 and 84 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1936
Actress
TV Shows: Me & the Chimp, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (as Alice), All that Glitters, The Baxters, Quincy M.E. (as Dr. Emily Hanover)
Movie Titles: Shall We Dance?, Moonstruck, She's the One

🎭🎮Todd Haberkorn -- is 37 in the year 2019 and 38 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1982 N.S.
Cartoon Voice Actor, Director, Video Game Voice Actor
Misc: prolific anime voice actor
TV Shows: Soul Eater (as Death the Kid), D.Gray-man, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (as Ling Yao)
Movie Titles: The Collector
Video Games: Return of the Guitar Lord, Final Fantasy (series), Dragon Ball: Xenoverse, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Naruto Shippuden (series)

🎭🎮🎵🎷Kate Higgins -- is 50 in the year 2019 and 51 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1969 N.S.
Cartoon Voice Actress, Producer, Video Game Voice Actress, Jazz Musician
Misc: prolific anime voice actress
TV Shows: Tenkai Knights, Blaze and the Monster Machines, Sailor Moon Crystal, Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse, Naruto (series as Sakura Haruno), Bleach
Video Games: Mario and Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Naruto (series), Lord of Magna (series), Xenoblade (series), Monster High (series)

🎭🎵Madonna -- is 61 in the year 2019 and 62 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1958
Hall of Famer, Vegetarian, Movie/Stage Actress, Producer, Dancer, Songwriter, Hip-Pop Singer
Names/Places: b. in Bay City, NJ; RN:Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone Penn; Sean Penn's ex-wife
Misc: her "Like A Virgin" was parodied by "Weird Al" into "Like A Surgeon"
Song Titles: Everybody, Burnin' Up, Physical Attraction, Holiday, Borderline, Lucky Star, Burning Up, Like A Virgin, Material Girl, Crazy For You, Angel, Into The Groove, Dress You Up, Gambler, Live To Tell, Papa Don't Preach, True Blue, Open Your Heart, La Isla Bonita, Who's That Girl, Causing A Commotion, Like A Prayer, Erotica, Deeper and Deeper, Ray of Light
Movie Titles: Desparately Seeking Susan, Who's That Girl, Shanghai Surprise, Dick Tracy (as Breathless Mahoney), A League of Their Own, Evita, The Next Best Thing, Arthur and the Invisibles

🎭Marshall Manesh -- is 69 in the year 2019 and 70 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1950 N.S.
Actor, Producer, Iranian
TV Shows: How I Met Your Mother (as Ranjit), Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life, Will and Grace
Movie Titles: The Big Lebowski, True Lies, Pirates of the Caribbean, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

🎭🎮Andy Milder -- is 50 in the year 2019 and 51 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1969
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Video Game Voice Actor
TV Shows: Legion of Super Heroes, Austin and Ally (as Lester), Weeds (as Dean Hodes)
Movie Titles: Apollo 13, Armageddon, Frost/Nixon, Star Trek (series), Seven Pounds, Frost/Nixon, Transformers
Video Games: Lego Star Wars (series)

🎭Cristin Milioti -- is 34 in the year 2019 and 35 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1985
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Producer
TV Shows: Fargo, How I Met Your Mother (as Tracy McConnell), The Mindy Project
Movie Titles: The Wolf on Wall Street, Sleepwalk With Me, Year of the Carnivore

🎭Julie Newmar -- is 86 in the year 2019 and 87 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1933
TV/Movie/Stage Actress, Dancer
Names/Places: b. in Los Angeles; RN:Julia Charlene Newmeyer
Misc: not b. 1930 or 1935
TV Shows: My Living Doll, Batman (as The Catwoman)
Movie Titles: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Mackenna's Gold, Ghosts Can't Do It

🎭Joaquin Reyes -- is 45 in the year 2019 and 46 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1974 N.S.
Actor, Comedian, Spanish
TV Shows: Museo Coconut, Muchachada Nui, La Hora Chanante
Movie Titles: Ghost Graduation

🎭Reginald VelJohnson -- is 67 in the year 2019 and 68 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1952
TV/Movie Actor, Comedian
TV Shows: Family Matters (as Carl Winslow), Hart of Dixie (as Dash Dewitt), Hitting the Breaks (as Chauncey Van Delaware)
Movie Titles: Ghostbusters, Die Hard (series)

✍🎭Taika Waititi -- is 44 in the year 2019 and 45 in the year 2020; b.8/16/1975 N.S.
Screenwriter, Actor, Comedian, Filmmaker, Director, New Zealand

🎭🎮Christine Cavanaugh -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1963 d.12/22/2014 (51)
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Video Game Voice Actress
TV Shows: Sonic the Hedgehog, The Critic, 101 Dalmatians: The Series, Aaahh!!! Real Monsters, The Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald (as Birdie in video shorts), Recess, Darkwing Duck, Rugrats, Dexter's Laboratory
Movie Titles: Babe (as the voice of the pig)
Video Games: Rugrats (series)

🎨Hal Foster -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1892 d.7/25/1982 (89)
Comic Strip Cartoonist, Canadian
Misc: Tarzan, Prince Valiant, known for its fine drawing and historical detail.

Roman Hruska -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1904 d.4/25/1999 (94)
Senator
Misc: "mediocrity" (he meant the judges and lawyers) deserved representation on the U.S. Supreme Court that undoubtedly was his best remembered quote
Song Titles: Dead Puppies (was referenced in the song by Ogden Edsl)

🎭Richard Hunt -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1951 d.1/7/1992 (40)
Puppeteer
TV Shows: Sesame Street (as Scooter, grumpy Statler, Janice, other muppets)

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🎨Otto Messner -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1892 d.10/28/1983 (91)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Felix the Cat

🎨Myron "Grim" Natwick -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1890 N.S. d.10/7/1990 N.S. (100)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Betty Boop creator

🎭🎵Fess Parker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1924 d.3/18/2010 (85)
TV/Movie Actor, Folk Singer
Names/Places: b. in Fort Worth, TX
Misc: some say b. '25, '26, or '27
TV Shows: Davy Crockett (star and singer), Daniel Boone (star and singer), Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (as Senator Eugene Smith)
Movie Titles: Old Yeller

🎭🎮Carole Shelley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/16/1939 N.S. d.8/31/2018 N.S. (79)
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Video Game Voice Actress, English
Movie Titles: Hercules, Robin Hood (1973)
Video Games: Hercules, Disney's Hades Challenge

Idi Amin -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/1/1926 d.8/16/2003 (77)
Head of State, Uganda
Names/Places: LN:Dada
Misc: Uganda president; the most amazing man that you ever seen; he's the general, the president, the king of the sea!

🎵Roger Donley -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/13/1922 d.8/16/1995 (72)
Tubist
Group Names: Spike Jones & The City Slickers

🎭Benny Fields -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/14/1894 d.8/16/1959 (65)
Actor, Vaudevillan
Names/Places: Blossom Seeley's hubby

🎖William Frederick "Bull" Halsey Jr. -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/30/1882 N.S. d.8/16/1959 N.S. (76)
Naval Officer
Misc: 5 star admiral WW2 commanded U.S. 3rd Fleet on Pacific
Song Titles: Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey (referenced and honored in this song by Paul and Linda McCartney)

🎭Phil Leeds -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/6/1916 d.8/16/1998 (82)
Actor, Comedian

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🎭Bela Lugosi -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/20/1882 d.8/16/1956 (73)
Movie/Stage Actor, Hungarian
Names/Places: RN:Bela Ferenc Blasko
Misc: played Dracula; The Wolf Man, son of Frankenstein; some say 1884 or Oct 29 or d. Sep 16

✍⚖Andrew Marvell -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/31/1621 J-LD d.8/16/1678 J-LD (57)
Poet, Satirist, Politician, English

🎭Joe Miller -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/1684 d.8/16/1738
Comedian, English
Misc: joke teller

🎭🎵🎸Elvis Presley -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/8/1935 N.S. d.8/16/1977 N.S. (42)
Hall of Famer, Movie Actor, Music Producer, Composer/Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Country-Rock Performer
Names/Places: b. in Tupelo, MS; MN:Aron; changed to Aaron; NN:The King of Rock and Roll; Priscilla's ex-husband
Misc: The first real star of rock and roll; too many notable hits to list here!; d. at Graceland Mansion in Memphis, Tennessee; Billboard ranks him as the top pop recording artist of all time with 17 No. 1 songs. The 1956 two-sided hit "Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog" stays at No. 1 for 11 weeks, a record for the rock era that stands until 1992. Hall of Famer in America's Pop, Country Music, and Rock and Roll
Song Titles: Heartbreak Hotel, Don't Be Cruel, Hound Dog, Love Me Tender, Too Much, All Shook Up, Teddy Bear, Jailhouse Rock, Don't, Hard Headed Woman, Stuck on You, It's Now or Never, Are You Lonesome Tonight?, Surrender, Good Luck Charm, Return to Sender, Suspicious Minds, Way Down, A Little Less Conversation
Album Titles: Elvis Presley, Elvis, Loving You, Elvis is Back!, Something for Everybody, Pot Luck, Aloah from Hawaii via Satellite
Movie Titles: Jailhouse Rock, G.I. blues, Blue Hawaii, Fun in Acapulco, Viva Las Vegas

🎨✍🎭Richard (Animator) Williams -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/19/1933 N.S. d.8/16/2019 N.S. (86)
Animator, Screenwriter, Voice Actor, Director, British, Canadian
Misc: was a film title sequence designer and animator
Movie Titles: Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (animation director)

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In 1947, “Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)”, by Phil Harris entered the Top 40 chart.

In 1956, Actor Bela Lugosi died at the age of 73. Heʹs best known for playing Dracula in the movies. Bela Lugosiʹs dead!

In 1962, Beatles manager Brian Epstein informed drummer Pete Best that he was fired and that he was being replaced by Richard Starkey (Ringo Starr). In the days before Ringo was available, Johnny “Hutch” Hutchinson filled in as Beatles drummer. I guess he didnʹt perform his…Best.

In 1963, HOT NEW ALBUM ALLAN SHERMANʹs “MY SON THE NUT” includes “HELLO MUDDUH HELLO FADDUH”

In 1966, “Think Ethnic” album by Smothers Brothers was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1967, “The Steve Allen Show”, TV Variety, last aired on CBS, syndicated 1967-69, 76.

In 1969, Disneyland attendance hits a record 82,516 visitors in one day.

In 1969, Woodstock Festival, second day of three day event (see August 15 for details).

In 1969, “Sugar, Sugar”, by Archies entered the Top 40 chart.

In 1974, Punk was launched in the United States when the Ramones played its first gig at CBGB in New York.

In 1975, “The Dick Cavett Show”, TV Talk Show, moved to CBS.

In 1977, The King is dead. Elvis Presley died in his Memphis mansion, Graceland. According to Presleyʹs girlfriend, Ginger Alden, she awoke in the afternoon and noticed he was not in bed. She found in lying on the floor of the bathroom. Efforts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful and at 3:30 p.m. he was pronounced dead. According to reports, the death resulted from coronary arrhythmia. Within the next couple of days, the death becomes one of the biggest media events in the past twenty years. It also sparks debates on whether or not the death was staged and if he was still alive and well. Within a few hours after the announcement, thousands of fans are enroute to Memphis to pay their respects. Elvis Presley was 42. Where were you when you heard the news?

In 1979, “My Sharona” single by The Knack was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1985, “The Dukes Of Hazzard”, TV Adventure; last aired on CBS.

In 1986, R.C., “Rumors” by Timex Social Club peaked at number eight on the pop singles chart. “Roaches” was the parody of this song.

In 1986, M-T-V began airing the video for “Walk This Way” by Run-D-M-C and featuring Aerosmith; the song also entered the Top 40 chart on that day.

In 1987, Thousands of people prayed and meditated for universal peace this day, as the much publicized Harmonic Convergence took place. Ancient prophecies were supposed to come true — along with predictions of alien visits. People gathered in 20 sites around the world to freet the New Age at the Harmonic Convergence, the alignment of our Solar Systemʹs planets; it was the dawm of the new age. Yeah, right.

In 1992, Brigitte Bardot and Bernard DʹOrmale, Marriage.

In 2003, Idi Amin, the former dictator of Uganda, died in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia; he was believed to have been 80.

Unusual Songs Charting in the U.S.

In 1947, “Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)” by Tex Williams charted at number 1 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1947, “Temptation (Tim-Tayshun)” by Red Ingle, Jo Stafford And The Natural Seven charted at number 2 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1952, “Botch-A-Me (Ba-Ba-Baciami Piccina)” by Rosemary Clooney charted at number 3 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1958, “Splish Splash” by Bobby Darin charted at number 4 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1958, “Willie And The Hand Jive” by The Johnny Otis Show charted at number 9 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1958, “Yakety Yak” by The Coasters charted at number 11 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1958, “Western Movies” by The Olympics charted at number 21 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1958, “Bird Dog” by The Everly Brothers charted at number 34 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1958, “Chantilly Lace” by The Big Bopper charted at number 38 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1958, “The Purple People Eater” by Sheb Wooley charted at number 47 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1958, “Summertime Blues” by Eddie Cochran charted at number 52 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1958, “No Chemise, Please” by Gerry Granahan charted at number 59 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1958, “The Purple People Eater Meets The Witch Doctor” by Joe South charted at number 89 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1969, “In The Year 2525 (Exordium And Terminus)” by Zager And Evans charted at number 1 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1969, “A Boy Named Sue” by Johnny Cash charted at number 5 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1969, “Quentin's Theme” by Charles Randolph Grean Sounde charted at number 18 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1969, “Sugar, Sugar” by The Archies charted at number 24 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1969, “Along Came Jones” by Ray Stevens charted at number 33 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1969, “Moonflight” by Vik Venus charted at number 53 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1969, “On Campus” by Dickie Goodman charted at number 55 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “Why Can't We Be Friends?” by War charted at number 7 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “Black Superman (Muhammad Ali)” by Johnny Wakelin And The Kinshasa Band charted at number 33 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “I Got Stoned And I Missed It” by Jim Stafford charted at number 89 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “The Empire Strikes Back (medley)” by Meco charted at number 18 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “The Legend Of Wooley Swamp” by The Charlie Daniels Band charted at number 84 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “The Breaks (Part 1)” by Kurtis Blow charted at number 101 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “You May Be Right” by The Chipmunks charted at number 104 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Rumors” by Timex Social Club charted at number 8 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Yankee Rose” by David Lee Roth charted at number 23 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Velcro Fly” by ZZ Top charted at number 43 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Paranoimia” by The Art Of Noise With Max Headroom charted at number 93 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “MmmBop” by Hanson charted at number 25 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “ESPN Presents The Jock Jam” by Various Artists charted at number 33 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2003, “Celebrity” by Brad Paisley charted at number 31 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2008, “Bartender Song (aka Sittin' At A Bar)” by Rehab With Hank Williams Jr. charted at number 82 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2014, “Girl In A Country Song” by Maddie And Tae charted at number 71 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in the U.K.

In 1958, “Yakety Yak” by The Coasters charted at number 19 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1958, “Splish Splash” by Charlie Drake charted at number 20 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1958, “Splish Splash” by Bobby Darin charted at number 28 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1969, “In The Year 2525 (Exordium And Terminus)” by Zager And Evans charted at number 13 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1969, “Je t'aime... moi non plus (I love you...me neither)” by Jane Birkin And Serge Gainsbourg charted at number 32 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1969, “Dizzy” by Tommy Roe charted at number 38 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “Je t'aime... moi non plus (I love you...me neither)” by Judge Dread charted at number 16 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “Misty” by Ray Stevens charted at number 25 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “Get In The Swing” by Sparks charted at number 27 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “Super Womble” by The Wombles charted at number 28 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Ashes To Ashes” by David Bowie charted at number 4 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Theme From 'The Circus' (Computer Game)” by Yellow Magic Orchestra charted at number 28 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “C30 C60 C90 Go” by Bow Wow Wow charted at number 34 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Backstrokin'” by The Fatback Band charted at number 55 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Whole Lotta Rosie” by AC/DC charted at number 75 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Camouflage” by Stan Ridgway charted at number 6 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Paranoimia” by The Art Of Noise With Max Headroom charted at number 50 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “It's 'Orrible Being In Love When You're 8 1/2” by Claire And Friends charted at number 59 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Men In Black” by Will Smith charted at number 1 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “MmmBop” by Hanson charted at number 40 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2003, “Fast Food Song” by Fast Food Rockers charted at number 21 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2008, “Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)” by Baz Luhrmann charted at number 72 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2014, “Do You Want To Build A Snowman?” by Kristen Bell, Agatha Lee Monn And Katie Lopez charted at number 75 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2014, “Everything Is AWESOME!!!” by Tegan And Sara Featuring The Lonely Island charted at number 96 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Australia

In 1958, “The Purple People Eater” by Sheb Wooley charted at number 1 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1958, “Witch Doctor” by The Music Of David Seville charted at number 2 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1958, “A Pub With No Beer” by Slim Dusty charted at number 4 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1958, “The Answer To A Pub With No Beer” by Slim Dusty charted at number 16 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1969, “Hair” by Cowsills charted at number 4 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1969, “In The Year 2525 (Exordium And Terminus)” by Zager And Evans charted at number 6 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1969, “Frozen Orange Juice” by Peter Sarstedt charted at number 11 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1969, “Sugar, Sugar” by The Archies charted at number 14 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1969, “Along Came Jones” by Ray Stevens charted at number 17 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “Misty / Sunshine” by Ray Stevens charted at number 8 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “Black Superman (Muhammad Ali) / Bang The Drum” by Johnny Wakelin And The Kinshasa Band charted at number 34 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “Why Can't We Be Friends? / In Mazatlan” by War charted at number 93 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Turning Japanese / Here Comes The Judge (Live)” by The Vapors charted at number 6 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “It's Hard To Be Humble / The Greatest Gift Of All” by Mac Davis charted at number 16 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Skinny Girls / Oh Johnny” by Alan O'Day charted at number 23 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Private Idaho / 52 Girls” by The B-52's charted at number 41 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Rock 'n' Roll High School / Let's Go” by The Ramones charted at number 64 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Rock Lobster / 6060-842” by The B-52's charted at number 74 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Space Invaders / A Menacing Glow In The Sky” by Player [1] charted at number 80 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Up Your Nose With A Rubber Hose / Sure She Is The Girl” by Dave And The Derros charted at number 91 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “I Wanna Be A Cowboy” by Boys Don't Cry charted at number 5 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Yankee Rose” by David Lee Roth charted at number 41 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Peter Gunn” by The Art Of Noise Featuring Duane Eddy charted at number 47 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Living Doll” by Comic Relief Presents Cliff Richard And The Young Ones Featuring Hank Marvin charted at number 49 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “MmmBop” by Hanson charted at number 4 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Men In Black” by Will Smith charted at number 5 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Your Woman (aka >Abort, Retry, Fail?_)” by White Town charted at number 45 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2003, “United States Of Whatever” by Liam Lynch charted at number 34 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in New Zealand

In 1975, “Newcastle Song” by Bob Hudson charted at number 6 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “Misty” by Ray Stevens charted at number 11 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “The No No Song” by Ringo Starr charted at number 15 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Monkey Chop” by Dan-I charted at number 5 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “It's Hard To Be Humble” by Mac Davis charted at number 14 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Turning Japanese” by The Vapors charted at number 23 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Space Invaders” by Player [1] charted at number 30 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Rapper's Delight” by The Sugar Hill Gang charted at number 41 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Planet Claire” by The B-52's charted at number 48 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “I Wanna Be A Cowboy” by Boys Don't Cry charted at number 1 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Peter Gunn” by The Art Of Noise Featuring Duane Eddy charted at number 11 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “The Clap Clap Sound” by The Klaxons charted at number 18 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Vienna Calling” by Falco charted at number 32 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Living Doll” by Comic Relief Presents Cliff Richard And The Young Ones Featuring Hank Marvin charted at number 49 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Men In Black” by Will Smith charted at number 1 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “MmmBop” by Hanson charted at number 9 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Fire Water Burn” by The Bloodhound Gang charted at number 35 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “I Will Survive” by CAKE charted at number 45 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Sweden

In 1997, “Men In Black” by Will Smith charted at number 2 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “MmmBop” by Hanson charted at number 3 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Roses Are Red” by Aqua charted at number 5 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Fire Water Burn” by The Bloodhound Gang charted at number 37 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Austria

In 1969, “Dizzy” by Tommy Roe charted at number 5 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “The Sound Of Musik” by Falco charted at number 4 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Peter Gunn” by The Art Of Noise Featuring Duane Eddy charted at number 26 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “MmmBop” by Hanson charted at number 6 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in the Netherlands

In 1969, “In The Year 2525 (Exordium And Terminus)” by Zager And Evans charted at number 2 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1969, “Je t'aime... moi non plus (I love you...me neither)” by Jane Birkin avec Serge Gainsbourg charted at number 9 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “The Elephant Song” by Kamahl charted at number 1 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “The Drunken Sailor” by Babe charted at number 46 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Holiday Rap” by M.C. Miker 'G' And Deejay Sven charted at number 1 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Paranoimia” by The Art Of Noise With Max Headroom charted at number 21 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Men In Black” by Will Smith charted at number 2 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “MmmBop” by Hanson charted at number 16 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Fire Water Burn” by The Bloodhound Gang charted at number 77 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in France

In 1997, “Men In Black” by Will Smith charted at number 2 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “MmmBop” by Hanson charted at number 5 on the France Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Norway

In 1969, “Dizzy” by Tommy Roe charted at number 6 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Men In Black” by Will Smith charted at number 3 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “MmmBop” by Hanson charted at number 9 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Barbie Girl” by Aqua charted at number 15 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “My, Oh My” by Aqua charted at number 20 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Switzerland

In 1969, “Je t'aime... moi non plus (I love you...me neither)” by Jane Birkin And Serge Gainsbourg charted at number 8 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Bobby Brown” by Frank Zappa charted at number 6 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “The Sound Of Musik” by Falco charted at number 11 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “MmmBop” by Hanson charted at number 5 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

The Holiday Almanacs August 16, 2020

What's Today?

Today is Sun Aug the 16 in the year 2020 , a leap year
Jan 1 began on a Wed
This is day 229 of the year
Serialnumber = 44047
Julian date = 2459066 O.S.= 8 - 3 - 2020

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[USA] 60s Music Appreciation Weekend (Woodstock 8-15-17-1969) (prop by D.T.)
[Cyprus] Independence Day (1960)
[Dominican Republic] Restoration Day (1963)
[Liechtenstein] Prince Franz-Josef II Day
[USA] Bennington Battle Day (1777). American forces win this battle
[USA] Memorial to Elvis Presley (1977)
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