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Demented Datebooks: Comedy Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age November 2

Last Updated 11-10-2018

🏆Michael Buffer -- is 74 in the year 2018 and 75 in the year 2019; b.11/2/1944
Sports Figure
Misc: Sport and Entertainment Announcer who trademarked the catchphrase "Let's Get Ready To Rumble!"

🎭Adam Bernardi -- is 61 in the year 2018 and 62 in the year 2019; b.11/2/1957
Producer
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 55 in the year 2018 and 56 in the year 2019; 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 52 in the year 2018 and 53 in the year 2019; 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 43 in the year 2018 and 44 in the year 2019; b.11/2/1975 N.S.
Actor, Comedian, Producer, Canadian

🎭🎵🎸Danny Cooksey -- is 43 in the year 2018 and 44 in the year 2019; 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 28 in the year 2018 and 29 in the year 2019; b.11/2/1990
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Linda & Yakov's girl

🎭Brielle Barbusca -- is 20 in the year 2018 and 21 in the year 2019; b.11/2/1998 N.S.
Actress
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)
Comedian, Irish
Names/Places: Tyrone Power's great-grandad

🎭Alice Brady -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/2/1893 d.10/28/1939 (45)
Movie/Stage Actress
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)
Actor
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)
Actor, Comedian
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 1957, on the cover of TV Guide: “Lucille Ball”. Other Articles: Tony Curtis, Robin Hood.

In 1957, the cartoon movie “Show Biz Bugs” was released in movie theaters in the U.S.A.

In 1959, R.C., “Deck Of Cards” by Wink Martindale peaked at #7 on the pop singles chart. Later in the 70s, he hosted “Gambit” game show using a deck of cards.

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.

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 Mexican radio station erronously reported that Mike Tyson had died in a car crash.

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” was released in the movie theaters in Australia and Germany.

In 1995, the 1994 movie “The Santa Clause” was released in the movie theaters in Germany.

In 1998, “Becker” began airing on CBS

In 1999, “A Rosie Christmas” album by Rosie OʹDonnell was released

In 2003, “Arrested Development” premiered on FOX

In 2009, “The Garfield Show” began airing on Cartoon Network

In 2011, A palindrone date. 11-02-2011.

In 2022, 11 x 02 = 22

Novelty Songs Charting in the U.S.

In 1940, “Beat Me, Daddy, Eight To The Bar (Parts 1 And 2)” by Will Bradley And His Orchestra / Ray Mckinley charted at number 4 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

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

Novelty Songs Charting in the U.K.

In 1957, “Short Fat Fannie” by Larry Williams charted at number 23 on the U.K. 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

Novelty Songs Charting in Australia

In 1963, “Wipe Out / Surfer Joe” by The Surfaris charted at number 16 on the Australian 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

The Holiday Almanacs November 2, 2019

What's Today?

Today is Sat Nov the 2 in the year 2019
Jan 1 began on a Tue
This is day 306 of the year
Serialnumber = 43759
Julian date = 2458778 O.S.= 10 - 20 - 2019

Calendar

Holidays

All Souls' Day
[USA] Set clock BACK 1 hr tomorrow (Daylight Savings ends 2 AM) (2007-)
[UN] Disarmament Week Ends
Pornography Awareness Week (Day 7)
[Denmark] Esbjerg Cup-World's largest ice skating championship
[USA] Horse Racing's Breeder's Cup Day
[Israel] Balfour Declaration Day (1917)
[Mexico/Portugal] Dia de Muertos/Day of the Dead
[North & South Dakota] Admission Day (1889)
[Portugal] Memorial Day (Dia de Muertos/Day of Dead)
[USA] All Souls' Day
[USA] Booklover's Day
[USA] Broadcast Journalists Day.
[USA] Days Of The Dead.
[USA] Fig Week (Day 2)
[USA] National Service Day
[Venezuala] Memorial Day (Dia de Muertos/Day of Dead)
[World] Communication Week (Day 2) (1st 7 days in Nov)
Commemoration of the Dead (San Marino).
Memorial Day (Brazil and El Salvador).

Reminders

Astrological sign: Scorpio: The Scorpion (10-22 thru 11-21); Ruling Planet: Pluto. Element: Water. Traits: Passionate, intense, secretive, subtle. Body part associated with this sign: Secrets. Occupations: Teaching, work requiring concentration, training animals, psychiatry, surgery, detection.
Astrological sign: Sagittarius: The Archer (thru 11-22 thru 12-21); Ruling Planet: Jupiter. Element: Fire. Traits: Bountiful, frank, versatile, philosophical. Body part associated with this sign: The thighs. Occupations: Travel, politics, meteorology, philosophy, religion.
November was known by the Saxons as Wint Monath - the wind month.
November was the ninth month. Novem is Latin for nine.
Flowers: chrysanthemum and dahlia
Full Moon: the Beaver Moon
Meaning: the sentimental meaning of the topaz is for fidelity, and the chrysanthemum is for loveliness and cheerfulness.
Gems: topaz and citrine
Aviation History Month
British Appreciation Month
Child Safety and Protection Month
November is... Slaughter Month
Diabetic Eye Disease Month
Good Nutrition Month
Great American Breakfast Club (Sep 1-Nov 30)
Home Education Awareness Month
Hurricane Season Months in the East (June 1-Nov 30)
International Creative Child & Adult Month
International Doll Collectors Month
International Drum Month
Latin American Month
National Accordion Month!
National Alzheimer's Disease Month
National Diabetes Month
National Epilepsy Awareness Month
National Home Care Month
National Hospice Month
National Neurofibromatosis Month
National Raisin Bread
National Stamp Collecting Month
Native American Heritage Month
One Nation Under God Month
Peanut Butter Lover's Month
Project Red Ribbon (Nov 1-Jan 1)
Real Jewelry Month
Religion and Philosophy Month
TV Sweeps Month
Thanksgiving Canned Goods Drive (Nov 1-Thanksgiving Day eve)
[NY] Puerto Rican Heritage Month
[USA] Horse Racing's Breeder's Cup
Festival for Isis (Day 6)
Taurids meteor shower (thru 11-15)
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