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Demented Datebooks: Comedy Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age May 16

Last Updated 06-05-2018

✍🎭Roy Hudd -- is 82 in the year 2018 and 83 in the year 2019; b.5/16/1936
Author, Actor, Comedian, Radio Broadcaster, English

🎵🎸Robert Fripp -- is 72 in the year 2018 and 73 in the year 2019; b.5/16/1946
Music Producer, Composer, Songwriter, Bandleader, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist, English
Misc: sessioned for David Bowie, Hall & Oates, Peter Gabriel, and Talking Heads.
Group Names: King Crimson (lead), sessionist

🎭Kevin McDonald -- is 57 in the year 2018 and 58 in the year 2019; b.5/16/1961
Actor, Comedian, Canadian
TV Shows: Lilo and Stitch, Kids in The Hall
Movie Titles: Galaxy Quest

🎭Brent Jasmer -- is 53 in the year 2018 and 54 in the year 2019; b.5/16/1965
Misc: retired from acting in 1998
Movie Titles: Leprechaun 4: In Space, Hot Times at Montclair High, An American Vampire Story, Lineea Quigley's Horror Workout

🎭🎮Khary Payton -- is 46 in the year 2018 and 47 in the year 2019; b.5/16/1972 N.S.
Actor, Stuntman, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer, Video Game Voice Actor
TV Shows: Transformers: Robots in Disguise, Teen Titans, Teen Titans Go!, Young Justice
Movie Titles: Latter Days
Video Games: X-Men Legends II (series), Saints Row, American Wasteland, Dead or Alive Xtreme (series), Batman (series), Infamous (series), Young Justice (series)

🎭Jason "Wee Man" Acuna -- is 45 in the year 2018 and 46 in the year 2019; b.5/16/1973 N.S.
Actor, Stuntman
Movie Titles: Jackass

🎭Tori Spelling -- is 45 in the year 2018 and 46 in the year 2019; b.5/16/1973 N.S.
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Producer
Names/Places: RFMN:Victoria Davey; Candy & Aaron's daughter, Randy's sister
TV Shows: Beverly Hills 90210 (as Donna Martin also on 90210), Saved By The Bell (as Violet Bickerstaff), Jake and the Never Land Pirates (as Pirate Princess)
Movie Titles: Scary Movie 2, The House of Yes, Trick

🎭Drew Roy -- is 32 in the year 2018 and 33 in the year 2019; b.5/16/1986
TV Shows: iCarly (as Griffin), Falling Skies (as Hal Mason), Hannah Montana (as Jesse)
Movie Titles: Secretariat, Costa Rican Summer

🎭Jermaine Fowler -- is 30 in the year 2018 and 31 in the year 2019; b.5/16/1988 N.S.
Actor, Comedian
TV Shows: Superior Donuts

🎭Marc John Jefferies -- is 28 in the year 2018 and 29 in the year 2019; b.5/16/1990
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Tracy Morgan Show
Movie Titles: Monsters Inc., Spider-Man 2 (2004), Notorious, Get Rich or Die Tryin'

🎭Thomas Brodie-Sangster -- is 28 in the year 2018 and 29 in the year 2019; b.5/16/1990 N.S.
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer, English
TV Shows: Thunderbirds Are Go (as John Tracy), Nanny McPhee (as Simon), Game of Thrones (as Jojen Reed), Phineas and Ferb (as Ferb)
Movie Titles: Maze Runner (series as Newt)

🎭Julius Tannen -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/16/1880 d.1/3/1965 (84)
Names/Places: or FN:Julian?

🎭🎵George Gaynes -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/16/1917 d.2/15/2016 N.S. (98)
Actor, Opera Singer, Finnish
Names/Places: NN: George Jongejans
TV Shows: General Hospital (as Frank Smith 1980), Rich Man Poor Man, Scruples, Punky Brewster (as Henry Warnimont), Hearts Afire (as Strobe Smithers), The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd
Movie Titles: Just Married, Police Academy (series), Tootsie, Wag The Dog

⛪🎭🎵Liberace -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/16/1919 N.S. d.2/4/1987 N.S. (67)
Roman Catholic, TV/Movie Actor, Variety Show Host, Pianist, Gay
Names/Places: b. in West Allis, WI; a twin; RN:Wladziu Valentino Liberace; d. in Palm Springs
TV Shows: The Liberace Show, Batman (as Evil Chandell 'The Devil's Fingers' & evil twin Harry)

✍📰George Ade -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/7/1866 d.5/16/1944 (78)
Dramatist/Playwright, Humorist, Editor

🎭John Brown -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/4/1904 d.5/16/1957 (53)
TV/Radio Actor
TV Shows: Ozzie & Harriet, My Friend Irma, The Life of Riley (as Digby Digger O'Dell), Burns & Allen (as Harry)

🎭Andy Kaufman -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/17/1949 d.5/16/1984 (35)
TV Actor, Comedian
TV Shows: Taxi (as Latka Gravas), Saturday Night Live (frequent guest)

🎭Margaret Hamilton -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/9/1902 d.5/16/1985 (82)
TV/Movie Actress, Commercial Actress
Names/Places: b. in Cleveland, OH
Misc: Cora the Maxwell House Coffee lady; some say b. Sep 12
TV Shows: Winchell-Mahoney Show
Movie Titles: The Wizard of Oz (as the Wicked Witch of the West)

🎭Jim Henson -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/24/1936 d.5/16/1990 (53)
Hall of Famer, TV/Movie Producer, Puppeteer
Names/Places: b. in Greenville, MS; RFMN:James Maury
Misc: The Muppets mastermind; 1950s TV variety shows
TV Shows: Sesame Street (as voice of Ernie, Kermit the Frog, and other characters), The Muppets (as the voice of Kermit the Frog, The Swedish Chef, Capt. Link Heartthrob, Rowlf, Dr. Teeth, and others), Saturday Night Live (1975-76)

⛪🎭🎵Sammy Davis Jr. -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/8/1925 d.5/16/1990 (64)
Judaism convert, TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Vaudevillan, Impressionist, Dancer, Singer
Names/Places: b. in New York City
Misc: lounge, records, films, theater, & television
Song Titles: Baretta (theme), The Candyman
TV Shows: Sammy Davis Jr. Show

🎵🎸Ronnie James Dio -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/10/1942 d.5/16/2010 (67)
Songwriter, Heavy Metal Singer
Misc: his logo upside down looks like "DEVIL"
Group Names: Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Rainbow, soloist

🎭Bill Skiles -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/5/1931 d.5/16/2011 (79)
Misc: of the comedy team of Skiles and Henderson

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🎭Hugh Dane -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/21/1942 N.S. d.5/16/2018 N.S. (75)
TV Shows: The Office (as Hank)
Movie Titles: Bridesmaids, Little Fockers, Joy Ride

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In 1928, Walt Disney applied for a trademark for “Mickey Mouse”, for use in motion pictures. (This and other movie data may not be repeated in Infobeatʹs e-mail service)

In 1952, The Goofy film, “Two Gun Goofy” is released.

In 1966, the Beach Boys released their critically acclaimed LP “Pet Sounds” in the U.S. Itʹs a dramatic change of pace from their 'Girls, Cars and Surf' formula, and includes the hits to-be “SLOOP JOHN B”, “WOULDNʹT IT BE NICE” and “GOD ONLY KNOWS”. The BEATLES later admitted that the album influenced their “Sgt. Pepperʹs Lonely Hearts Club Band” sessions.

In 1970, R.C., “Grover Henson Feels Forgotten” by Bill Cosby peaked at #70 on the pop singles chart.

In 1978, 8:30 p.m./ET “Laverne and Shirley” (ABC): Laverne dreams that she and Shirley are in their 80s, still together, still unattached and praying for a last-chance marriage to anyone — even those dirty old men Lenny and Squiggy. Laverne: Penny Marshall. Shirley: Cindy Williams. Lenny: Michael McKean. Squiggy: David L. Lander.

In 1980, 05 x 16 = 80

In 1980, former Buggles members Geoff Downes and Trevor Horn joined the rock group Yes while replacing the departed Jon Anderson and Rick Wakeman.

In 1981, R.C., “Bette Davis Eyes” by Kim Carnes peaked at #1 on the pop singles chart and stayed there for nine weeks (skipping over a week), inspired at least a dozen parodies, “Jimmy Duranteʹs Nose”, “Colonel Sanderʹs Thighs”, the biggest one was “Marty Feldman Eyes” by Bruce Baby Manbaum.

In 1981, “SCTV Network 90” began airing on NBC after spending four years in syndication as “Second City Television” as a 30 minute format.

In 1983, “Mr. Roboto” single by Styx was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1987, “Weird Al” Yankovic gave a live performance at 72nd National Orange Show in San Bernardino CA.

In 1990, Jim Henson, the man who created the Muppets and took Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and an ever-complaining Oscar the Grouch to international stardom, died at age 53.

In 1991, NBC and Jay Lenoʹs manager, Helen Kushnick, sign an unpublicized contract guaranteeing that Jay Leno would host the Tonight Show after Johnny Carson leaves.

In 1992, R.C., “Smells Like Nirvana” by “Weird Al” Yankovic peaked at #35 on the pop singles chart; it was a parody of Nirvanaʹs “Smells Like Teen Spirit”

In 1992, R.C., “Weird Al” Yankovicʹs album “Off the Deep End” peaked at #17 on the Billboard album chart

In 1995, in the Frasier episode “The Innkeepers” Frasier and Niles open a French restaurant, pretentiously called Les Frè res Heureux (“the happy brothers”). As Niles says, “Itʹs homey, but just hard enough to pronounce to intimidate the riffraff.” Lucy and Ethel rarely knew such calamity as this opening night.

In 2002, the movie “Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones” opened in theaters. Only a couple of novelty songs inspired by the movie were played on Dr. Dementoʹs show that year.

In 2005, “Everybody Loves Raymond” aired its series finale on CBS. David Tanny never watched the series.

In 2080, 05 x 16 = 80

The Holiday Almanacs May 16, 2019

What's Today?

Today is Thu May the 16 in the year 2019
Jan 1 began on a Tue
This is day 136 of the year
Serialnumber = 43589
Julian date = 2458608 O.S.= 5 - 3 - 2019



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