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Demented Datebooks: Comedy Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for February 28

Last Updated 06-06-2019

🎭Gavin MacLeod -- is 88 in the year 2019 and 89 in the year 2020; b.2/28/1931
Actor
Names/Places: b. in Mt. Kisco, NY
Misc: many say b. in 1930
TV Shows: McHale's Navy (as Happy Haines), Mary Tyler Moore Show (as Murray Slaughter), The Love Boat (as Capt. Merrill Stubing), Scruples

✍💰Alice May Brock -- is 78 in the year 2019 and 79 in the year 2020; b.2/28/1941
Author, Businessperson, Restaurateur
Misc: owner of Alice's Restaraunt made famous by Arlo Guthrie's song

🎭Frank Bonner -- is 77 in the year 2019 and 78 in the year 2020; b.2/28/1942
Actor
Names/Places: b. in Little Rock, AR
TV Shows: WKRP in Cincinnatti (as Herb Tarlek), The New WKRP in Cincinnatti (as Herb Tarlek), Just the Ten of Us (as Father Hargis), City Guys, Fudge

🎭Mercedes Ruehl -- is 71 in the year 2019 and 72 in the year 2020; b.2/28/1948
TV/Movie/Stage Actress
TV Shows: Frasier (as Kate Costas the station manager)
Movie Titles: The Fisher King, Gia, Big, Married to the Mob, The Last Action Hero

⛪🎭🎵Bernadette Peters -- is 71 in the year 2019 and 72 in the year 2020; b.2/28/1948
Roman Catholic, Movie/Stage Actress, Comedienne, Cartoon Voice Actress, Panelist, Dancer, Singer
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RLN:Lazzara
Misc: some say b. in 1944
TV Shows: Juvenile Jury (1950s child panelist), Name That Tune, All's Fair (as Charlotte Charley Drake)
Movie Titles: The Jerk, Anastasia, Annie, Cinderella

🎭Stephen Talbot -- is 70 in the year 2019 and 71 in the year 2020; b.2/28/1949
Actor, Producer
Names/Places: Lyle's son
TV Shows: Leave It to Beaver (as Gilbert Bates)

🎭🎮Gilbert Gottfried -- is 64 in the year 2019 and 65 in the year 2020; b.2/28/1955
Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor, Commercial Actor, Video Game Voice Actor
Misc: former Aflac duck
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live (1980-81), Thicke of the NightAladdin (as parrot), Cyberchase (as Digit)
Movie Titles: A Million Ways to Die in the West, Aladdin, Aladdin and the King of Thieves, Problem Child
Video Games: Lego Batman (series), Kingdom Hearts (series)

🎵🎸Cindy Wilson -- is 62 in the year 2019 and 63 in the year 2020; b.2/28/1957 N.S.
New Wave Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: The B-52's

🎭Marcia Mitzman -- is 60 in the year 2019 and 61 in the year 2020; b.2/28/1959
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress
Names/Places: aka Marcia Mitzman Green
TV Shows: The Simpsons (as Gaven Maude Flanders/others)
Movie Titles: Small Soldiers, Moonlight Mile, The Bonfire of the Vanities, Splinter Cell: Double Agent

Lemony Snicket -- is 49 in the year 2019 and 50 in the year 2020; b.2/28/1970 N.S.
Novelist, Children's Author
Names/Places: RN: Daniel Handler
Book Titles: A Series of Unfortunate Events, All the Wrong Questions

🎭🎮Geoffrey Arend -- is 41 in the year 2019 and 42 in the year 2020; b.2/28/1978
Actor, Video Game Voice Actor
TV Shows: Body of Proof (as Ethan Gross), Madam Secretary (as Mat Mahoney)
Movie Titles: (500) Days of Summer, Super Troopers, Devil, Garden State
Video Games: Grand Theft Auto (series)

🎭Annie Bovaird -- is 27 in the year 2019 and 28 in the year 2020; b.2/28/1992 N.S.
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Canadian
TV Shows: Calliou (star voicist), Yakari, Potatoes and Dragons (as Juju)
Movie Titles: Dragon Hunters

🎨Sir John Tenniel -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/28/1820 d.2/25/1914 (93)
Comic Strip Cartoonist, Illustrator, English
Book Titles: Alice in Wonderland

🎨Sydney Smith -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/28/1894 d.7/4/1928 (34)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: The Gumps

🎭Sylvia Field Truex -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/28/1901 d.7/31/1998 (97)
Actress
TV Shows: Dennis the Menace (as Mrs. Martha Wilson)

🎭Billie Bird -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/28/1908 d.11/27/2002 (94)
TV Actress, Comedienne
TV Shows: It Takes Two, Benson (as Mrs. Cassidy), Dear John (as Mrs. Philbert)

🎭Olan Soule -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/28/1909 d.2/1/1994 (84)
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
TV Shows: My Three Sons (as Mr. Pfeiffer), Batman (as Batman in cartoon), Arnie

🎭Zero Mostel -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/28/1915 d.9/8/1977 (62)
Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian
Names/Places: b. in Brooklyn; RFMN:Samuel Joel
Movie Titles: Fiddler On The Roof, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, The Producers

🎵John Fahey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/28/1939 d.2/22/2001 (61)
Songwriter, Banjoist, Folk Guitarist
Misc: Acoustic innovator; John Fahey and Dr. Demento studied Folk Music Studies together at UCLA under Prof. D.K. Wilgus, and were good friends.

🎵🎸Brian Jones -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/28/1942 d.7/3/1969 (27)
Hall of Famer, Clarinetist, Flutist, Harp, Harpsichordist, Keyboardist, Marimba, Percussionist, Saxophonist, Xylophonist, Zitarist, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist, English
Names/Places: RN:Lewis Brian Hopkins Jones
Misc: Koto Player
Group Names: The Rolling Stones

🎭"Chic" Johnson -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/5/1891 d.2/28/1962 (70)
Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian
Names/Places: RFN:Harold Ogden
Misc: of (Ole) Olsen & Johnson popular knockabout comedy vaudeville team; Broadway smash: Hellzapoppin

🎭Eddie Anderson -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/18/1905 d.2/28/1977 (71)
TV/Radio Actor, Comedian
TV Shows: The Jack Benny Show (played his sidekick, Rochester on radio and other TV shows)

Richard Willard Armour -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/15/1906 d.2/28/1989 (82)
Poet, Humorist

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🎭George Kennedy -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/18/1925 d.2/28/2016 N.S. (91)
TV/Movie Actor
Names/Places: b. in New York City
Misc: some say b. in '26 or '27
TV Shows: Sarge, The Blue Knight (as William A. Bumper Morgan), Backstairs at the White House, Dallas (as Carter McKay)
Movie Titles: Earthquake, Airport, Airport 1975, Airport '77, The Naked Gun (series), Cool Hand Luke, Airplane, Naked Gun

✍🎭Barry Crimmins -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/3/1953 N.S. d.2/28/2018 N.S. (64)
Author, Satirist, Political Activist, Comedian

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In 1904, Adolph Blaine Charles David Earl Frederick Gerald Hubert Irvin John Kenneth Lloyd Martin Nero Oliver Paul Quincy Randolph Sherman Thomas Uncas Victor William Xerxes Yancy Zeus Wolfeschlegelsteinhausenber----dorff, Sr., was born near Hamburg, Germany. He had a Christian name for every letter in the alphabet. He shortened it to Mr. Wolfe Plus 585, Sr.

In 1944, Howie “Stretch” Schultz, first baseman for the Brooklyn Dodgers, was turned down when he tried to enlist in the military…for the second time. He was deemed, at six foot six, too tall.

In 1952, The Goofy film, “Hello Aloha” is released.

In 1958, 02 x 29 = 58

In 1960, (date according to the comic strip authored by “Billy” substituting for Daddy). Bill Keaneʹs “Family Circle” comic strip debuted in newspapers, but when Family Circle magazine complained, Keane renamed it “The Family Circus.”

In 1960, R.C., “The Old Payola Roll Blues (Side One)” by Stan Freberg peaked at #99 on the pop singles chart.

In 1960, R.C., “Too Pooped To Pop (”Casey“)” by Chuck Berry peaked at #42 on the pop singles chart.

In 1968, The Beatles won four Grammys for the “Sergeant Pepperʹs Lonely Hearts Club Band” album. It was named Album of the Year, Best Contemporary Album, Best Engineered Record and Best Album Cover, Graphic Arts.

In 1976, Michael Nesmith of The Monkees married Kathryn Bild. They divorced in 1988.

In 1984, “Weird Al” Yankovic leaped to give a live performance at Gabeʹs Oasis in Iowa City, Iowa.

In 1988, NBC takes a “leap” of faith with “Day by Day,” a companion piece to “Family Ties,” about a Saint Louis couple who quit their high power jobs to open a day-care center. The series is perhaps more well known for its supporting characters than its leads — Julia-Louis Dreyfus is the best friend, Courtney Thorne-Smith as an employee, Christopher Barnes as the loving son and “American Beautyʹs” Thora Birch as one of the day-care kids. Barnes later parlayed his characterʹs dream of being a member of “The Brady Bunch” into a role as Greg Brady in both “Brady Bunch” movies.

In 1988, “Day by Day”, a situation comedy, premiered on this date on NBC-TV. It was one of the “yuppie sitcoms” that were all over the TV dial in the late '80s. This particular one was about a suburban overachieving couple who dropped out and opened up a day-care center in their home to spend more quality time with their children. The quality time lasted just under five months. It starred Douglas Sheehan, Linda Kelsey, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Courtney Thorne-Smith and Thora Birch.

In 1996, Tricia McWhorter, 24, a leap year baby, became a leap year mom with the birth of Alexis Sierra

In 1997, (February 30) Jay Leno tells a really funny joke involving O. J. Simpson, and the double murder of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman.

In 1997, (February 30), “Weird Al” Yankovic released “Macarena” in record stores, but pulled it at the last second.

In 2000, “Dr. Demento 30th Anniversary CD” album was released.

In 2000, “Hooray For Boobies” album by Bloodhound Gang was released

In 2001, (February 30), The XFL scores a 100 share for NBC on a Saturday night while the movie houses wondered where their audience had gone.

In 2002, (February 30), the French arts institute Canular de Jour Supplementaire honors Kirstie Alley for her much misunderstood opus, “Veronicaʹs Closet.”

In 2002, (February 31), Jennifer Lopez marries David Tanny…for a few hours, then is divorced when on their wedding night, she hears David chanting “Oh, Shakira!” Tanny got nothing from the divorce settlement.

In 2003, (February 31), Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden were named co-winners of the Nobull Piece Prize.

In 2004, (February 30), Britney Spears marries Ben Affleck for 0 seconds, a world record!

In 2004, The epic journey of a raggedy gang of humans, hobbits, wizards, dwarves and elves hoisted the fantasy genre to Oscar glory as “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” won a record-tying 11 Oscars, sweeping every category in which it was nominated in these categories: Best Picture, Best Director (Peter Jackson), Adapted Screenplay (Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens and Peter Jackson), Art Direction, Sound Mixing, Original Score, Original Song (“Into the West”), Costume, Film Editing, Makeup, and Visual Effects.

In 2012, Davy Jones, 66, the heartthrob singer who helped propel the made-for-TV rock band The Monkees to the top of the pop charts, died in Stuart, Florida.

In 2058, 02 x 29 = 58

Novelty Songs Charting in the U.S.

In 1964, “Bird Dance Beat” by The Trashmen charted at number 37 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1964, “Surfin' Bird” by The Trashmen charted at number 40 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1964, “Harlem Shuffle” by Bob And Earl charted at number 64 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1964, “Little Boxes” by Pete Seeger charted at number 75 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1964, “My Boyfriend Got A Beatle Haircut” by Donna Lynn charted at number 95 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “I'm Too Sexy” by Right Said Fred charted at number 2 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Addams Groove” by MC Hammer charted at number 37 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

Novelty Songs Charting in the U.K.

In 1964, “Louie Louie” by The Kingsmen charted at number 30 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1964, “Poison Ivy” by The Paramounts charted at number 44 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Bohemian Rhapsody / These Are The Days Of Our Lives” by Queen charted at number 21 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

Novelty Songs Charting in Australia

In 1940, “Beer Barrel Polka (Roll Out The Barrel)” by Joe Loss / The Andrews Sisters charted at number 2 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1940, “Run, Rabbit, Run” by Flanagan And Allen / Joe Loss charted at number 11 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1940, “Three Little Fishies” by Kay Kyser charted at number 13 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1940, “We're Off To See The Wizard” by Jim Davidson charted at number 17 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1948, “Feudin' And Fightin'” by Bing Crosby And The Jesters charted at number 8 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1948, “It's The Same Old Shillelah” by Bing Crosby And The Jesters charted at number 15 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1948, “Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)” by Phil Harris / Tex Williams charted at number 17 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1964, “Surfin' Bird” by The Trashmen charted at number 7 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1964, “Long Tall Texan” by Murry Kellum charted at number 8 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen charted at number 11 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Dizzy” by Vic Reeves And The Wonder Stuff charted at number 12 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Addams Groove” by MC Hammer charted at number 18 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “I'm Too Sexy” by Right Said Fred charted at number 49 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

Novelty Songs Charting in New Zealand

In 1992, “Rush” by Big Audio Dynamite II charted at number 5 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “I'm Too Sexy” by Right Said Fred charted at number 17 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen charted at number 26 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Addams Groove” by MC Hammer charted at number 32 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

Novelty Songs Charting in Austria

In 1992, “I'm Too Sexy” by Right Said Fred charted at number 4 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen charted at number 8 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life” by Monty Python charted at number 20 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Addams Groove” by MC Hammer charted at number 25 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

Novelty Songs Charting in the Netherlands

In 1992, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen charted at number 22 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Addams Groove” by MC Hammer charted at number 34 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

Novelty Songs Charting in Switzerland

In 1992, “James Brown Is Dead” by L.A. Style charted at number 13 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen charted at number 24 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life” by Monty Python charted at number 25 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Addams Groove” by MC Hammer charted at number 40 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

The Holiday Almanacs for February 28, 2020

What's Today?

Today is Fri Feb the 28 in the year 2020 , a leap year
Jan 1 began on a Wed
This is day 59 of the year
Serialnumber = 43877
Julian date = 2458896 O.S.= 2 - 15 - 2020

Calendar

Holidays

[USA] French Fry Friday
[Egypt] Independence Day (1922)
[Finland] Kalevala Day (1835)
[Great Britain] Ladysmith Day
[Luxembourg] Burgsonndeg-celebrates end of winter
[Sweden] Maria name day (most popular woman's name in Sweden)
[?] Public Sleeping Day

Reminders

Astrological sign: Aquarius: The Water Bearer (1-21 thru 2-19) Ruling Planet: Uranus; Element: Air; Traits: Humanitarian, independent, inventive, aloof; Body part associated with this sign: The legs; Occupations: Teacher, social worker, astronomer, astrologer, scientist, inventor.
Astrological sign: Pisces: The Fishes (2-20 thru 3-20). Body part associated with this sign: The feet. Element: Water. Occupations: Medicine, teacher, fisherman, dancing and the arts, clergy. Ruling Planet: Neptune. Traits: Sympathetic, sensitive, emotional, imaginative.
Flowers: violet and primrose
Gem: amethyst
Full Moon: the Snow Moon or the Seed Moon
AMD Awareness Month
America Loves Its Kids Month
American Heart Month
American History Month
Biorhythm Health Month
Black History Month
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Children's Dental Health Month
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Macadamia Nut Month
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Return Shopping Carts to the Supermarket Month
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TV Sweeps Month
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Wild Bird Feeding Month
World Understanding Month
World Wide Innovation Month
[Ancient Rome] Kalend‘ Februarius; Kalend Feb
[Plains Indians] Hunger Moon month
[Ancient Rome] Prid Kal Mar (common years)
[Sweden] Maria name day (most popular woman's name in Sweden)
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