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Demented Datebooks: Comedy Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age August 12

Last Updated 11-15-2019

🎭George Hamilton -- is 80 in the year 2019 and 81 in the year 2020; b.8/12/1939
Actor, Producer
Names/Places: b. in Memphis, TN; The Tan Man
TV Shows: The Survivors, Roots (as Stephen), Dynasty (as Joel Abrigore)
Movie Titles: Hollywood Ending, Love at First Bite, Zorro the Gay Blade, Godfather III

🎭Bruce Solomon -- is 75 in the year 2019 and 76 in the year 2020; b.8/12/1944
Actor
TV Shows: Mary Hartman Mary Hartman (as Sgt. Dennis Foley), Lanigan's Rabbi (as Rabbi David Small)
Movie Titles: Foul Play, Night of the Creeps, Auto Focus

🎭🎵🎸Ron Mael -- is 74 in the year 2019 and 75 in the year 2020; b.8/12/1945
Producer/Director, Songwriter, Singer, New Wave Keybordist
Names/Places: RN:Ronald David Mael
Group Names: Sparks

🎵🎸Mark Knopfler -- is 70 in the year 2019 and 71 in the year 2020; b.8/12/1949 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist, Scotish
Misc: hits include "Sultans Of Swing" and "Money For Nothing" which "Weird Al" parodied into a song about Jed Clampett and the Beverly Hillbillies
Group Names: Dire Straits (lead singer)
Song Titles: Sultans of Swing, Money For Nothing

🎭Sam J. Jones -- is 65 in the year 2019 and 66 in the year 2020; b.8/12/1954
Actor, Producer
Names/Places: b. in Chicago, Illinois
Misc: some say b. Aug 24
Movie Titles: Ted, Flash Gordon, Ted 2, 10

🎭Bruce Greenwood -- is 63 in the year 2019 and 64 in the year 2020; b.8/12/1956
TV Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Canadian
TV Shows: St. Elsewhere (as Dr. Seth Griffin), Knots Landing (as Pierce Lawton), Nowhere Man (as Thomas Veil), Class of the Titans, Batman: Under The Red Hood, Young Justice
Movie Titles: I Robot, Thirteen Days, National Treasure: Book of Secrets, Mao's Last Dancer, Star Trek (2009), Star Trek Into Darkness

🎭🎵Kathy Maisnik -- is 57 in the year 2019 and 58 in the year 2020; b.8/12/1962
Actress, Comedienne, Singer
Names/Places: aka Katherine Saltzberg
Movie Titles: The Check Is in the Mail

🎭Michael Ian Black -- is 48 in the year 2019 and 49 in the year 2020; b.8/12/1971
Actor, Comedian, Producer
TV Shows: Ed (as Philip 'Phil' Washington Stubbs), The Jim Gaffigan Show (as Daniel)
Movie Titles: Run Fatboy Run, This Is 40

🎭🎮Yvette Nicole Brown -- is 48 in the year 2019 and 49 in the year 2020; b.8/12/1971
Actress, Comedienne, Cartoon Voice Actress, Commercial Actress, Producer, Video Game Voice Actress, American
TV Shows: Drake and Josh, Boston Legal, Elena ov Avalor (as Migs), Pound Puppies (as Cookie), Community (as Shirley Bennett), The Odd Couple (as Dani)
Movie Titles: 500 Days of Summer, The Ugly Truth
Video Games: Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse

🎭Imani Hakim -- is 26 in the year 2019 and 27 in the year 2020; b.8/12/1993
Actress
TV Shows: Everybody Hates Chris (as Tanya Rock)
Movie Titles: Reign Over Me, The Gabby Douglas Story, One Angry Juror

🎨⚛Abbott Thayer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1849 d.5/29/1921 (71)
Painter, Naturalist, Teacher
Misc: created camoflage, a combination of colors for military uniforms that are hard to see in combat; Stan Ridgeway sang about a marine with the name Camouflage

🎭Marion Lorne -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1886 d.5/9/1968 (81)
TV/Stage Actress
Misc: was 80 or 82?
TV Shows: Mr. Peepers (as Mrs. Gurney), The Garry Moore Show, Bewitched (as Aunt Clara)

🎭🎵Gus Van -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1887 d.3/12/1968 (80)
Stage Actor, Comedian, Singer
Misc: with Joe Schenck

🎨Tedd Pierce -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1906 N.S. d.2/19/1972 N.S. (65)
Animator
Misc: a writer for animated cartoons mostly from the mid 1930s to the late 1950s; spent most of his career as a writer for Warner Bros.

🎭Joe Besser -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1907 d.3/1/1988 (80)
TV/Stage/Radio Actor, Comedian
Names/Places: b. in St. Louis, MO
TV Shows: Abbott & Costello Show (as Stinky), Joey Bishop Show (as Mr. Jillson)
Movie Titles: The Three Stooges (as Joe 1956-59)

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🎭Jane Wyatt -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1910 d.10/20/2006 (96)
TV/Movie Actress
Names/Places: b. in Campgaw, NJ; Not Ronald Reagan's ex-wife!!!; many say b. 1911
TV Shows: Star Trek (as Mr. Spock's mother), Father Knows Best (as Margaret Anderson)

✍🎭🏆🥊Cantinflas -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1911 d.4/20/1993 (81)
Screenwriter, Movie Actor, Comedian, Producer, Acrobat, Clown, Bullfighter, Mexican
Names/Places: NN: The Charlie Chaplin of Mexico; b. in Mexico City; RN:Mario Moreno August
Misc: Mexican superstar
Movie Titles: Around the World in 80 Days

Bob Carroll Jr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1918 N.S. d.1/27/2007 N.S. (88)
Screenwriter
TV Shows: I Love Lucy (writer)

📰💰Norris McWhirter -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1925 d.4/19/2004 (78)
Publisher, Brewer, British
Names/Places: Ross's twin
Book Titles: The Guinness Book of World Records

📰💰Ross McWhirter -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1925 d.11/27/1975 (50)
Publisher, Brewer, British
Names/Places: Norris's twin
Book Titles: The Guinness Book of World Records

🎭🎵Porter Wagoner -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1927 d.10/28/2007 (80)
Hall of Famer, Variety Show Host, Songwriter, Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in West Plains, MO
Misc: some say b. 1930 or '32; discovered Dolly Parton
Group Names: The Wagonmasters, soloist
Song Titles: Misery Loves Company, The Carroll County Accident, The Cold Hard Facts of Life
TV Shows: The Porter Wagoner Show (1960-80), Ozark Jubilee

🎭🎵Buck Owens -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1929 d.3/25/2006 (76)
Hall of Famer, Variety Show Host, Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Saxophonist, Trumpeter, Country Performer
Names/Places: b. in Sherman, TX; RN:Alvis Edgar Owens Jr.
Misc: Backing group: The Buckaroos; in the 1960s, 19 of his 30 Top 10 songs hit #1 in country charts; in Country Music Hall of Fame and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame
Song Titles: Foolin' Around, Act Naturally, Love's Gonna Live Here, My Heart Skips a Beat, I Don't Care, I've Got a Tiger by the Tail, Before You Go, Buckaroo, Waitin' in Your Welfare Line, Think of Me, Open Up Your Heart, Where Does the Good Times Go, Sam's Place, Your Tender Loving Care, Sweet Rosie Jones, Who's Gonna Mow Your Grass, Johnny B. Goode, Tall Dark Stranger, Made in Japan
Album Titles: Together Again, I Don't Care, I've Got a Tiger by the Tail, Before You Go, Roll Out the Red Carpet, Dust on Mother's Bible, Open Up Your Heart, Your Tender Loving Care, It Takes People Like You, Sweet Rosie Jones, Tall Dark Stranger
TV Shows: Hee Haw (host 1968-1986)

🎵Paul Craft -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1938 N.S. d.10/18/2014 N.S. (76)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Country Singer
Song Titles: Brother Jukebox (for Mark Chestnutt), It's Me Again Margaret (for Ray Stevens and Craft himself)

🎭Al Shean -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/12/1868 d.8/12/1949 (81)
Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian, Vaudevillan
Names/Places: RN:Alfred Shoenberg; Marx Brothers' uncle

✍📰Ian Lancaster Fleming -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/28/1908 d.8/12/1964 (56)
Author, Columnist, English
Names/Places: b. in London, England
Movie Titles: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (writer), James Bond (series creator)

✍📰💰🎭Bennett Cerf -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/25/1898 d.8/12/1971 (73)
Humorist, Publisher, Businessperson, Panelist
Misc: Random House Publishers founder
TV Shows: What's My Line

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🎭Sara Seeger -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/1/1914 d.8/12/1990 (76)
TV/Movie Actress
TV Shows: Dennis the Menace (as Mrs. John Wilson)

✍⚛🎭🎵Julia Child -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/15/1912 d.8/12/2004 (91)
Hall of Famer, Author, Chef, Teacher, TV Hostess, Pianist
Names/Places: b. in Pasadena, California
Misc: Cookbook author; permanently immoralized not only in the Culinary Institute of America's Hall of Fame, but also by Dan Aykroyd parodying her on a Saturday Night Live skit.
TV Shows: The French Chef

⛪🎭🎵Merv Griffin -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/6/1925 d.8/12/2007 (82)
Hall of Famer, Roman Catholic, Game Show Host, TV Talk Show Host, TV Producer, Singer
Names/Places: b. in San Mateo, California
Song Titles: I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts
TV Shows: The Merv Griffin Show (host), Play Your Hunch, Wheel of Fortune (creator), Jeopardy! (creator)

🎨Joe Kubert -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/18/1926 d.8/12/2012 (85)
Artist
Misc: comic book artist, art teacher, founder of The Kubert School, and best known for his work at DC Comics' characters Sgt. Rock and Hawkman

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In 1877, The first sound recording is made by etching a foil-wrapped cylinder with a thin metal needle…Inventor Thomas Alva Edison recorded the nursery rhyme “Mary Had A Little Lamb” on his Edisonphone.

In 1911, Actor-comedian Cantinflas was born Fortino Mario Alfonso Moreno Reyes in Mexico City.

In 1912, Comedy producer Mack Sennett founded the Keystone Pictures Studio in Edendale, California.

In 1929, Walt Disney is granted a trademark for the use of the image of Mickey Mouse in motion pictures.

In 1937, Comedian, Red Skelton, got his first taste of network radio on this night, as he appeared on the “Rudy Vallee Show” on NBC.

In 1956, Canadain actor William Shatner (Star Trek) marries Gloria Brink.

In 1957, R.C., “Flying Saucer The second” by Buchanan and Goodman peaked at #18 on the pop singles chart.

In 1957, READING ABOUT SOUPY SALES The comic kidsʹ show host is profiled in “TIME”

In 1960, A landmark NASA launch places Echo I, the first telecommunications satellite, in orbit. Intelligent beings promptly attempt to contact Earth, but their transmissions are blocked by reruns of I Love Lucy.

In 1967, R.C., “My Mammy” (Al Jolsonʹs theme song) by The Happenings peaked at #13 on the pop singles chart.

In 1969, “Johnny Cash At San Quentin” album by Johnny Cash was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1972, R.C., “Schoolʹs Out” by Alice Cooper peaked at number one on the United Kingdom pop singles chart.

In 1977, The Enterprise, named after the Star Trek space module and the prototype for the space shuttle, made its first flight on its own within Earthʹs atmosphere after being launched from a Boeing 747, separated, and then touched down in Californiaʹs Mojave Desert; the space shuttle Enterprise passed its first solo flight test.

In 1978, Arron Marshall completes a record shower of 336 hours.

In 1978, R.C., “Heʹs So Fine” by Kristy and Jimmy McNichol (one of Whimsical Willʹs records) peaked at #70 on the pop singles chart.

In 1978, R.C., “King Tut” by Steve Martin peaked at #17 on the pop singles chart.

In 1981, IBM introduced its first personal computer, the model 5150, at a press conference in New York. The 5150 that was presented had an Intel 8088 microprocessor running at 4.77 MHz (megahertz), 16 kB (kilobytes) of random-access memory (RAM), no disk drives, and a pricetag of $1,565 (allowing for inflation, that would be nearly $4,000 today).

In 1982, The TV comedies “Bosom Buddies” and “Mork and Mindy” last aired on ABC. After that, along with Barney Millerʹs voluntary departure, ABCʹs Thursday night lineup no longer was declared must-see-TV night according to David Tanny, so this watcher, along with the other ABC Thursday night castoff “Taxi”, switched to NBC Thursdays that fall in time for the debut of the long-running “Cheers” in September, and the rest is history. ABC, with all the massive cancellations of D.T.'s favorite shows in the past three years, would suffer for several years with the distinction of being the least-watched network for half a decade, a shadow of its former self in the glory days of ABC in the late 1970's.

In 1989, Seeking an entry in the stand-up sweepstakes and a competitor for Saturday Night Live, Fox premiered “Comic Strip: Live.” Over the next five years, hosts will include John Mulrooney, Gary Kroeger and Wayne Cotter.

In 1995, According to the Tonight Show, Larry Hagman gets a new liver; the next day, his old liver was put on display at Planet Hollywood.

In 1995, “The Mask” TV cartoon based on the Jim Carrey movie debut on CBS.

In 1996, 08 x 12 = 96

In 1997, Whimsical Will launched his own website.

In 2014, “Idiotest” began airing on GSN

In 2017, “DuckTales” returned to be airing new episodes on Disney XD.

In 2096, 08 x 12 = 96

Unusual Songs Charting in the U.S.

In 1950, “Tzena, Tzena, Tzena” by Gordon Jenkins And The Weavers charted at number 4 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1950, “Bonaparte's Retreat” by Kay Starr charted at number 9 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1950, “Tzena, Tzena, Tzena” by Vic Damone charted at number 12 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1950, “Tzena, Tzena, Tzena” by Mitch Miller charted at number 13 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 44 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Who Put The Bomp (In The Bomp, Bomp, Bomp)” by Barry Mann charted at number 66 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 75 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Dedicated (To The Songs I Love)” by The 3 Friends charted at number 114 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “Sixteen Tons” by Tom Jones charted at number 87 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “School's Out” by Alice Cooper charted at number 10 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Coconut” by Nilsson charted at number 11 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “You Don't Mess Around With Jim” by Jim Croce charted at number 17 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Popcorn” by Hot Butter charted at number 44 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 82 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “King Tut” by Steve Martin And The Toot Uncommons charted at number 17 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Macho Man” by Village People charted at number 31 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Paradise By The Dashboard Light” by Meat Loaf charted at number 82 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

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

In 1989, “Me, Myself And I” by De La Soul charted at number 45 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Pull Up To The Bumper” by Patra charted at number 61 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Cotton Eye Joe” by Rednex charted at number 99 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Real Slim Shady” by Eminem charted at number 49 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Flowers On The Wall” by Eric Heatherly charted at number 50 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Who Let The Dogs Out” by Baha Men charted at number 76 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “Brand New Girlfriend” by Steve Holy charted at number 49 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 18 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Have A Drink On Me” by Lonnie Donegan charted at number 41 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Pop Goes The Weasel” by Anthony Newley charted at number 43 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “School's Out” by Alice Cooper charted at number 1 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Sylvia's Mother” by Dr. Hook And The Medicine Show charted at number 5 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Popcorn” by Hot Butter charted at number 6 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Little Willy” by The Sweet charted at number 20 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Ooh-Wakka-Doo-Wakka-Day” by Gilbert O'Sullivan charted at number 29 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Nut Rocker” by B. Bumble And The Stingers charted at number 43 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “The Smurf Song” by Father Abraham And The Smurfs charted at number 4 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 33 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Jilted John” by Graham Fellows charted at number 37 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 31 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “In The Summertime” by Shaggy Featuring Rayvon charted at number 17 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Unchained Melody / White Cliffs Of Dover” by Robson Green And Jerome Flynn charted at number 26 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Real Slim Shady” by Eminem charted at number 7 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, “He's A Pirate” by Klaus Badelt charted at number 68 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “Somebody's Watching Me” by Beatfreakz charted at number 71 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Australia

In 1950, “Go To Sleep, Go To Sleep, Go To Sleep” by Arthur Godfrey And Mary Martin charted at number 11 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

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

In 1950, “The Old Piano Roll Blues” by Eddie Cantor And Lisa Kirk or Les Welch charted at number 20 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead” by Fifth Estate charted at number 15 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, “Sylvia's Mother” by Dr. Hook And The Medicine Show charted at number 5 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “The Redback On The Toilet Seat” by Slim Newton charted at number 6 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 19 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 10 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Jet Boy, Jet Girl / Pogo Pogo” by Elton Motello charted at number 85 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Batdance” by Prince charted at number 4 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Funky Cold Medina” by Tone Loc charted at number 9 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Iko Iko” by The Belle Stars charted at number 18 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “I Wanna Be A Hippy” by Technohead charted at number 24 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Thong Song” by Sisqó charted at number 6 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Real Slim Shady” by Eminem charted at number 12 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 14 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “We Are The Champions (Ding A Dang Dong)” by Crazy Frog charted at number 27 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “Download This Song” by MC Lars charted at number 38 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in New Zealand

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

In 1989, “Funky Cold Medina” by Tone Loc charted at number 5 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Bring Me Edelweiss” by Edelweiss charted at number 14 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Iko Iko” by The Belle Stars charted at number 37 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “In The Summertime” by Shaggy Featuring Rayvon charted at number 5 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 5 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “Somebody's Watching Me” by Beatfreakz charted at number 16 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Sweden

In 1989, “Batdance” by Prince charted at number 9 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Scatman's World” by Scatman John charted at number 10 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “In The Summertime” by Shaggy Featuring Rayvon charted at number 38 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 24 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Whistle Song (Blow My Whistle Bitch)” by DJ Aligator Project charted at number 49 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Popcorn” by Richi M charted at number 50 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Austria

In 1967, “I Was Kaiser Bill's Batman” by Whistling Jack Smith charted at number 8 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Ça plane pour moi” by Plastic Bertrand charted at number 25 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Funky Cold Medina” by Tone Loc charted at number 24 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Batdance” by Prince charted at number 30 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

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

In 2000, “The Real Slim Shady” by Eminem charted at number 7 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in the Netherlands

In 1972, “Pop Corn” by The Pop-Corn Makers charted at number 5 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Pop Corn” by Anarchic System charted at number 15 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Ooh-Wakka-Doo-Wakka-Day” by Gilbert O'Sullivan charted at number 16 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Popcorn” by Hot Butter charted at number 19 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 1989, “Check Out The Chicken” by Grandmaster Chicken And D.J. Duck charted at number 15 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Batdance” by Prince charted at number 20 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Hot Hot Hot” by Buster Poindexter And His Banshees Of Blue charted at number 28 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Money For Nothing / Brothers In Arms” by Dire Straits charted at number 30 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Swing The Mood” by Jive Bunny And The Mastermixers charted at number 85 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Me, Myself And I” by De La Soul charted at number 100 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “I Wanna Be A Hippy” by Technohead charted at number 4 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Scatman's World” by Scatman John charted at number 5 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Hakuna Matata” by Jimmy Cliff And Lebo M. charted at number 28 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “In The Summertime” by Shaggy Featuring Rayvon charted at number 41 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Real Slim Shady” by Eminem charted at number 13 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in France

In 1989, “Batdance” by Prince charted at number 14 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Megamix” by Village People charted at number 31 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 13 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Don't Laugh” by Winx charted at number 42 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Scatman's World” by Scatman John charted at number 43 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Real Slim Shady” by Eminem charted at number 7 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Thong Song” by Sisqó charted at number 15 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Pokédance Remix” by Pokémon charted at number 39 on the France Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Norway

In 1961, “Baby Sittin' Boogie” by Buzz Clifford charted at number 4 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Sucu Sucu” by The Monn Keys charted at number 9 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “Theme From 'The Monkees'” by The Monkees charted at number 9 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

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

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

In 2000, “Lollipop” by DJ Aligator Project charted at number 14 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Switzerland

In 1972, “Little Willy” by The Sweet charted at number 2 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Popcorn” by Hot Butter charted at number 10 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Ça plane pour moi” by Plastic Bertrand charted at number 8 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 21 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Me, Myself And I” by De La Soul charted at number 23 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Scatman's World” by Scatman John charted at number 3 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Scatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop)” by Scatman John charted at number 9 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Hakuna Matata” by Jimmy Cliff And Lebo M. charted at number 32 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Mr. Personality” by 20 Fingers Featuring Gillette charted at number 44 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 15 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

The Holiday Almanacs August 12, 2020

What's Today?

Today is Wed Aug the 12 in the year 2020 , a leap year
Jan 1 began on a Wed
This is day 225 of the year
Serialnumber = 44043
Julian date = 2459062 O.S.= 7 - 30 - 2020

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Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Week (Day 4)
Don't Wait...Celebrate Week (Day 4)
National Apple Week (Day 4)
[Cuba] People's Victory Against Machado Tyranny
[Massachusetts, Oklahoma] Indian Day
[RI] Victory Day
[Texas] Pioneer' Day
[Thailand] Queen's Birthday
[World] Ponce de Leon Day (1508)
Get a Tan Day
Weird Contest Week (Day 3)

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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.
Flowers: gladiolus and poppy
Gems: sardonyx and peridot
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Kappa Cygnid meteor shower, radiant in Cygnus (thru 8-20)
Perseid meteor shower, radiant in Cassiopeia (thru 8-14)
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