🎭Adam Bernardi -- is 62 in the year 2019 and 63 in the year 2020; b.11/2/1957
Misc: Entertainment Editorial Department
Movie Titles: Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Father of the Bride Part II, A League of Their Own, "Planes, Trains and Automobiles"
🎭🎵Whimsical Will -- is 56 in the year 2019 and 57 in the year 2020; b.11/2/1963
Comedian, Novelty Singer
Names/Places: RN:William or Bill Simpson
Misc: of The Dr. Demento Show; once worked at Disneyland's Haunted Mansion, Demented News author since 3-8-87; b. Nov 5, 1964?; retired from acting in 1977
🎭David Schwimmer -- is 53 in the year 2019 and 54 in the year 2020; b.11/2/1966
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Director
Misc: some say b. 1967
TV Shows: Friends (as Dr. Ross Geller)
Movie Titles: Madagascar (series)
🎭Jon Dore -- is 44 in the year 2019 and 45 in the year 2020; b.11/2/1975 N.S.
Actor, Comedian, Producer, Canadian
🎭🎵🎸Danny Cooksey -- is 44 in the year 2019 and 45 in the year 2020; b.11/2/1975
TV/Movie Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Rock & Roll Singer
Group Names: Bad 4 Good, Lucy's Milk
TV Shows: Diff'rent Strokes (as Sam McKinley), Tiny Toon Adventures (as Montana Max)
Natasha Smirnoff -- is 29 in the year 2019 and 30 in the year 2020; b.11/2/1990
Names/Places: Linda & Yakov's girl
🎭Brielle Barbusca -- is 21 in the year 2019 and 22 in the year 2020; b.11/2/1998 N.S.
TV Shows: Royal Pains, Hope and Faith, The Starter Wife
⚛Daniel Boone -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/22/1734 O.S. or 11/2/1734 N.S. d.9/26/1820 (85)
Hall of Famer, Explorer, Frontiersman, Pioneer
Names/Places: b. in Reading, PA; d. in Missouri
Misc: November 2=N.S.; the raging fave of the mid 1950s; best remembered for helping to establish a passage through the Cumberland Gap in the Appalachian Mountains, opening the route to Kentucky and the west.
🎭Tyrone Power -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/2/1797 d.3/17/1841 (43)
Names/Places: Tyrone Power's great-grandad
🎭Alice Brady -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/2/1893 d.10/28/1939 (45)
Misc: NOT from the Brady Bunch!!!; some say b. 1892
🎭🎵Dennis King -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/2/1897 d.5/21/1971 (73)
Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian, Opera Singer, English
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🎭Ray Walston -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/2/1914 d.1/1/2001 (86)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Director
Names/Places: b. in New Orleans, LA
Misc: stage: The Front Page, South Pacific, Me & Juliet, Damn Yankees
TV Shows: My Favorite Martian (as Uncle Martin), Silver Spoons (as Harry Summers), Picket Fences (as Judge Henry Bone)
🎭Shepard Menken -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/2/1921 d.1/2/1999 (77)
Cartoon Voice Actor
TV Shows: The Alvin Show (as Clyde Crashcup)
🎨Steve Ditko -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/2/1927 N.S. d.6/29/2018 N.S. (90)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Spider-Man co-creator, legendary comics artist; was found dead on June 29 but is believed to have died about two days earlier
🎵Earl "Speedo" Carroll -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/2/1937 d.11/25/2012 (75)
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Cadillacs, The Coasters
✍📰⚖George Bernard Shaw -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/26/1856 d.11/2/1950 (94)
Dramatist/Playwright, Essayist, Critic, Diarist, Satirist, Journalist, Socialist, Vegetarian, British, Irish
Names/Places: b. in Dublin
Misc: Pygmalion play author of "Youth is Wasted on the Young"
🎨✍James Grover Thurber -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/8/1894 d.11/2/1961 (66)
Editorial Cartoonist, Artist, Author, Short Story Writer, Humorist, American
Names/Places: b. in Columbus, OH
Misc: New Yorker
✍🎭Paul Frees -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/22/1920 N.S. d.11/2/1986 N.S. (66)
Screenwriter, TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor, Impressionist
Names/Places: NN:The Man of A Thousand Voices
Misc: The Pillsbury Doughboy in commercials, did various characters in many Rankin-Bass holiday animated specials; worked in cartoon shorts for MGM, Walter Lantz and Walt Disney during the Golden Age of Animation; voiced Boris Badenov for The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show
Song Titles: My Old Flame (imitating Peter Lorre in Spike Jones' song)
TV Shows: Escape, Suspense, The Bob Cummings Show (announcer), The Millionaire (as John Beresford Tipton, voice), Rocky and Bullwinkle (as Boris Badenov), Calvin & the Colonel (as Oliver Wendell Clutch), Mr. Magoo (supporting cast), The Beatles (as John & George), Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (as Professor Ludwig Von Drake), Dudley Do-Right (as Inspector Fenwick), Krazy Kat (as Ignatz Mouse), Fractured Flickers (narrator, various), Hoppity Hooper (narrator, various), Atom Ant/Secret Squirrel Show (various), The Impossibles
🎭Irwin Allen -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/12/1916 d.11/2/1991 (75)
Movie Director, TV/Movie Producer
Names/Places: NN:The Master of Disaster
Movie Titles: Earthquake, Poseidon Adventure, Towering Inferno, Airport, The Swarm, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Lost in Space, Time Tunnel, Land of the Giants, Alice in Wonderland
✍🎭Hal Roach -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/14/1892 d.11/2/1992 (100)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Movie Actor, Film Executive, Movie Producer/Director
Names/Places: b. in Elmira, NY
Misc: Veteran Comic Producer; discovered Laurel & Hardy
Movie Titles: Our Gang (producer), Little Rascals (producer)
🎭Gil Lamb -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/14/1904 N.S. d.11/2/1995 N.S. (91)
TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, TV Host
🎭Sid Melton -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/23/1917 d.11/2/2011 (94)
TV Shows: Danny Thomas Show (as Uncle Charley Halper), Green Acres (as Alf Monroe)
🎭Max Alexander -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/20/1953 N.S. d.11/2/2016 N.S. (63)
Names/Places: stage name: Max Alexander
TV Shows: The Tonight Show (numerous times as a guest)
🎭Oleg Popov -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/31/1930 d.11/2/2016 N.S. (86)
Actor, Clown, Canadian, Russian
Misc: Member of the Moscow Circus, the most popular clown in the Soviet Union in the second half of the 20th century.; b. July 3?
Movie Titles: Downfall, Ma-ma
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In 1920, K.D.K.A. (as 8XK) Pittsburgh signed on as the worldʹs first commercial radio station; it first broadcast returns from the Harding-Cox presidential election.
In 1922, 11 x 02 = 22
In 1937, “Iʹd Rather be Right” opened in New York City this night. The humorous play about the U.S. presidency satirized the highest office in the land as it related to Franklin Roosevelt.
In 1948, President Harry S. Truman was surprised when he was re-elected in a narrow upset over Republican challenger Thomas E. Dewey. The Chicago Tribune printed a premature headline “DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN!”
In 1951, The Donald Duck film, “Out of Scale” is released. Chip ʹnʹ Dale also appear.
In 1954, J.S. Thurmond became the first senator elected by a write-in vote (South Carolina). See, itʹs possible to elect Mickey Mouse in office.
In 1955, Tennessee Ernie Fordʹs “Sixteen Tons” first appeared on the Billboard music charts. It was one of the fastest-selling records in history, and sold more than four million copies.
In 1955, The “Disneyland” TV show features the first half of the film, “The Story of Robin Hood”.
In 1957, On the cover of TV Guide: “Lucille Ball”. Other Articles: Tony Curtis, Robin Hood.
In 1957, The cartoon movie “Show Biz Bugs” opened in movie theaters in the U.S.A.
In 1959, R.C., “Deck Of Cards” by Wink Martindale peaked at number seven on the pop singles chart. Later in the 70s, he hosted “Gambit” game show using a deck of cards.
In 1961, Author, humorist and cartoonist James Thurber died in New York at age 66.
In 1963, On the cover of TV Guide: “cast of My Favorite Martian: Ray Walston and Bill Bixby”. Other Articles: Fugitive
In 1963, The single “Be True to Your School” by the Beach Boys was released.
In 1966, Paul Revere and the Raiders make a guest appearance on ABCʹs Batman show. Also appearing was guest villain Burgess Meredith as The Penguin.
In 1967, TVʹS BATMAN: Guest villain: VINCENT PRICE as EGGHEAD.
In 1973, In a Brady Bunch episode called “My Brotherʹs Keeper”, Bobby saves Peter from being hit by a falling ladder and the older Brady promises to become Bobbyʹs slave for saving his life. Peter becomes overprotective and insists upon doing all Bobbyʹs chores. Bobby enjoys the situation and soon is unloading projects on Peter.
In 1973, Wolfman Jack is lucky enough to guest star on “The Songwriters” episode of “The Odd Couple,” when Felix write a love song “Happy and peppy and bursting with love” for Jaye P. Morgan (as herself), who winds up singing it…to Oscar.
In 1974, On the cover of TV Guide: “cast of M*A*S*H”. Other Articles: Jeffersons, Born Free
In 1974, R.C., “Donʹt Eat The Yellow Snow” by Frank Zappa peaked at #86 on the pop singles chart.
In 1978, On the cover of “Rolling Stone”: Gilda Radner
In 1979, Mick and Bianca Jagger divorced.
In 1980, Edith Bunker, character on “All in the Family”, died. Jean Stapleton left the long-running series a year after it evolved into “Archie Bunkerʹs Place” and chose to retire from the program.
In 1982, The world record for bathtub travel was set by Greg Nutton. Powered by a six HP engine, the tub took Greg 36 miles in 87 minutes.
In 1988, A computer “worm” unleashed by a Cornell University graduate student began replicating wildly, clogging thousands of computers around the country. The student, Robert Morris, was later tried, fined and given probation.
In 1988, A Mexican radio station erronously reported that Mike Tyson had died in a car crash.
In 1991, On “Saturday Night Live,” “Daily Affirmations” host Stuart Smalley is visited by his Canadian cousin Leon, whoʹs ripped off Stuartʹs show with “Todayʹs Daily Meditation with Leon Smalley” because “Iʹm joyful, Iʹm happy, and goshdarnit, Iʹm free!”
In 1992, Legendary filmmaker Hal Roach died at age 100. He was credited with discovering the comedy team of Laurel and Hardy and producing the “Our Gang” comedies, as well as creating the TV show “My Little Margie.”
In 1993, “Barneyʹs Favorites Volume I” album by Barney was certified Gold and Platinum by the RIAA
In 1995, The 1994 movie “The Madness of King George” opened in movie theaters in Australia and Germany.
In 1995, The 1994 movie “The Santa Clause” opened in movie theaters in Germany.
In 1995, The movie “Clueless” opened in movie theaters in Germany.
In 1998, The TV sitcom “Becker” starring Ted Danson debut on CBS. Ted Danson who swore that after Ink, heʹd “never work with CBS again” and will never do another half-hour sitcom is back, on CBS, with “Becker,” thanks in part to the colossal failure of the highly anticipated “Brian Benben Show.”
In 1999, “A Rosie Christmas” album by Rosie OʹDonnell was released
In 2003, “Arrested Development” premiered on FOX
In 2005, Big and Richʹs Big Kenny Alphin and his wife, Christiev Carothers, have a son, Lincoln William Holiday Alphin.
In 2009, “The Garfield Show” began airing on Cartoon Network
In 2011, A palindrone date. 11-02-2011.
In 2012, ABC launches the sitcom “Malibu Country,” with Reba McEntire portraying a country star attempting to reboot her life in California. McEntire also sings the theme song.
In 2022, 11 x 02 = 22
In 1946, “The Coffee Song (They've Got An Awfil Lot Of Coffee In Brazil)” by Frank Sinatra charted at number 10 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1957, “Jailhouse Rock” by Elvis Presley charted at number 2 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1957, “Short Fat Fannie” by Larry Williams charted at number 39 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1957, “Back To School Again” by Timmie 'Oh Yeah!' Rogers charted at number 44 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1957, “Rockin' Pneumonia (and The Boogie Woogie Flu)” by Huey (Piano) Smith And The Clowns charted at number 88 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1963, “Be True To Your School” by The Beach Boys charted at number 83 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1968, “Fire” by The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown charted at number 4 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1968, “Chewy Chewy” by Ohio Express charted at number 36 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1968, “Harper Valley P.T.A. (Later That Day)” by Sheb Wooley/Ben Colder (Ben Colder) charted at number 78 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1968, “The Star Spangled Banner” by José Feliciano charted at number 89 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1974, “Life Is A Rock (But The Radio Rolled Me)” by Reunion charted at number 12 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1974, “Kung Fu Fighting” by Carl Douglas charted at number 55 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1974, “Willie And The Hand Jive” by Eric Clapton charted at number 78 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1974, “Don't Eat The Yellow Snow” by Frank Zappa charted at number 86 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1974, “Evil Boll-Weevil” by Grand Canyon charted at number 88 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1974, “The Battle Of New Orleans” by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band charted at number 93 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1974, “Earache My Eye” by Cheech And Chong charted at number 94 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1974, “Clap For The Wolfman” by The Guess Who charted at number 98 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1985, “Born In East L.A.” by Cheech And Chong charted at number 53 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1985, “Tarzan Boy” by Baltimora charted at number 67 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1985, “Weird Science” by Oingo Boingo charted at number 89 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1991, “Rush” by Big Audio Dynamite II charted at number 39 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1996, “Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)” by Los del Rio charted at number 1 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1996, “Macarena” by Los del Rio charted at number 37 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 2002, “The Ketchup Song (Aserejé)” by Las Ketchup charted at number 57 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 2013, “The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?)” by Ylvis charted at number 6 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1963, “Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh! (A Letter From Camp)” by Allan Sherman charted at number 14 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 1963, “Mule Train” by Frank Ifield charted at number 26 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 1968, “An Olympic Record” by The Barron Knights charted at number 37 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 1974, “Kung Fu Fighting” by Carl Douglas charted at number 37 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 1991, “Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life” by Monty Python charted at number 7 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 1991, “I'm Too Sexy” by Right Said Fred charted at number 31 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 1996, “How Bizarre” by OMC charted at number 62 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 1996, “Macarena” by Los del Rio charted at number 66 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 2002, “The Ketchup Song (Aserejé)” by Las Ketchup charted at number 4 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 2013, “The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?)” by Ylvis charted at number 17 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 1968, “1,2,3 Red Light” by 1910 Fruitgum Company charted at number 11 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 1974, “The Night Chicago Died / Can You Get It When You Want It” by Paper Lace charted at number 1 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 1974, “Bonaparte's Retreat / Too Many Mornings” by Glen Campbell charted at number 4 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 1974, “I Shot The Sheriff / Give Me Strength” by Eric Clapton charted at number 23 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 1974, “Clap For The Wolfman / Road Food” by The Guess Who charted at number 39 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 1974, “Kung Fu Fighting / Gamblin' Man” by Carl Douglas charted at number 43 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 1991, “I'm Too Sexy” by Right Said Fred charted at number 2 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 1991, “Rush” by Big Audio Dynamite II charted at number 3 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 1996, “Macarena” by Los del Rio charted at number 3 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 1996, “Macarena” by Los Del Mar Featuring Pedro Castano charted at number 14 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 2002, “The Ketchup Song (Aserejé)” by Las Ketchup charted at number 2 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 2013, “The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?)” by Ylvis charted at number 9 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart