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Demented Datebooks: Comedy Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name for February 23

Last Updated 03-03-2019

✍🎭💻Aziz Ansari -- is 36 in the year 2019 and 37 in the year 2020; b.2/23/1983
Writer, Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer, Internet Video Actor, American, India
Book Titles: Modern Romance: An Investigation
TV Shows: Parks and Recreation (as Tom Haverford), Master of None (Netflix)
Movie Titles: 30 Minutes or Less, Funny People, Ice Age: Continental Drift, Epic, This is the End

💻Michael Dell -- is 54 in the year 2019 and 55 in the year 2020; b.2/23/1965 N.S.
Computer Company Owner
Misc: founded the Dell computer company when he was 19

🎭🎮🎵Josh Gad -- is 38 in the year 2019 and 39 in the year 2020; b.2/23/1981
Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor, Video Game Voice Actor, Singer
Misc: stage: The Book of Mormon
TV Shows: Back to You (as Ryan Church), Woke Up Dead (as Matt), Gigi: Almost American, Good Vibes (as Mondo), 1600 Penn (as Skip)
Movie Titles: 21, Beauty and the Beast (2017), The Rocketeer, The Rocker, Jobs, Crossing Over, The Lost Nomads: Get Lost, Marmaduke, Love and Other Drugs, Mardi Gras: Spring Break, Ice Age: Continental Drift, Thanks For Sharing, Frozen (as Olaf), Wish I Was Here, Pixels
Video Games: Disney Infinity 3.0

🎭Niecy Nash -- is 49 in the year 2019 and 50 in the year 2020; b.2/23/1970
Actress
TV Shows: Reno 911!, The Soul Man (as Lolli)
Movie Titles: Horton Hears a Who

🎭Marc Price -- is 51 in the year 2019 and 52 in the year 2020; b.2/23/1968
Actor, Comedian, Game Show Host, Producer
TV Shows: Condo, Family Ties (as Irwin "Skippy" Handleman), Teen Win Lose or Draw
Movie Titles: Trick or Treat, Killer Tomatoes Eat France!

🎭Patricia Richardson -- is 68 in the year 2019 and 69 in the year 2020; b.2/23/1951
TV/Movie Actress
TV Shows: Eisenhower and Lutz, Double Trouble, FM (as Lee Ann Plunkett), Home Improvement (as Jill Taylor), Strong Medicine (as Dr. Andy Campbell), The West Wing (as Sheila Brooks)
Movie Titles: Ulee's Gold, Blonde

🎭Majel Barrett -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/23/1932 d.12/18/2008 (76)
TV/Movie Actress
Names/Places: b. in Columbus, Ohio; Gene Roddenberry's wife
Misc: she plays other characters on the Star Trek incarnations
TV Shows: Star Trek (as Nurse Christine Chapel and ship's computer), Leave it to Beaver (as Lumpy Rutherford's mother), Star Trek the Next Generations (as Lwaxana Troi, Deanna's mom, and the ship's computer)

Gerry Davis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/23/1930 d.8/31/1991 (61)
Writer, English
TV Shows: Doctor Who

🎭Victor Fleming -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/23/1883 d.1/6/1949 (65)
Movie Director
Movie Titles: Wizard of Oz, Gone With the Wind, Treasure Island, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

Erich Kastner -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/23/1899 d.7/29/1974 (75)
Author, Novelist, Poet, Satirist, German

🎭Katherine Helmond -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/5/1929 N.S. d.2/23/2019 N.S. (89)
TV Actress
Names/Places: b. in Galveston, TX
Misc: some say b. 1934
TV Shows: Pearl, Soap (as Jessica Tate), Who's the Boss (as Mona Robinson), Coach (as Doris Sherman)

🎭Stan Laurel -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/16/1890 d.2/23/1965 (74)
Movie Actor, Comedian, English
Names/Places: RN:Arthur Stanley Jefferson; wed 8x's to 4 wives; d. in Santa Monica, Ca.
Misc: Skinny half of Laurel & (Oliver) Hardy; some say b. 1894, 1895, or 1900

🎭Mabel Normand -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/9/1892 d.2/23/1930 (37)
Movie Actress, Comedienne, Director
Names/Places: RLN:Fortescue

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In 1930, Terrytoons, Cartoon Characters by Paul Terry, debut.

In 1935, The Mickey Mouse film, “The Band Concert” is released. Donald Duck also appears. This is the first Mickey Mouse film in Technicolor.

In 1940, Walt Disneyʹs animated movie “Pinocchio” was generally opened in movie theaters.

In 1946, 02 x 23 = 46

In 1957, R.C., “What Is A Teenage Girl?” by Tom Edwards peaked at #57 on the pop singles chart.

In 1959, “Alvinʹs Harmonica” by Chipmunks entered the Top 40 chart.

In 1963, On the cover of TV Guide: “Carol Burnett”. Other Articles: Mary Tyler Moore, Sid Caesar

In 1963, The Chiffons recording of “Heʹs So Fine” was released. It later rose to the number one position (March 30th) for a four-week stay. The song later became the center of one of the most publicized lawsuits in music history when the estate of songwriter, Ronnie Marks, won a suit against former Beatle, George Harrison, saying that the song, “My Sweet Lord”, was a note-for-note copy of “Heʹs So Fine”. The Chiffons also scored big with “One Fine Day”, “Sweet Talkin' Guy” and others. Ironically (or not), none of these classics sounded like “My Sweet Lord”…

In 1963, Motown singer Mary Wellsʹ “Laughing Boy” becomes her sixth Hot 100 entry. The tune peaks at #15 in its nine weeks on the chart. Why was the boy laughing?

In 1965, Stan Laurel — the “skinny” half of the Laurel and Hardy comedy team — died in Santa Monica, California.

In 1966, THE “OOPS” AWARD In reviewing the debut album by THE MAMAS AND THE PAPAS, “Variety” refers to them as a “combo of three long-tressed boys and one girl…(with) a solid sound in the folk-rock groove.”

In 1970, In his first solo appearence on U.S. television, Ringo Starr guest starred on “Rowan and Martinʹs Laugh-In”.

In 1973, In a Brady Bunch episode called “How to Succeed in Business?”, Peterʹs after-school job in a bike shop becomes a personal disaster; Peter gets a job with Mr. Martinelli repairing bikes. After he tells his family that he is doing great, his boss decides to let him go because he is too slow.

In 1974, Columbia Records releases Billy Joelʹs “Piano Man.” “Keanu Man” was a parody of that song. So was “Weird Al” Yankovicʹs “Ode to a Superhero.”

In 1981, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” album (soundtrack) was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1985, The Smiths topped the United Kingdom album chart with “Meat is Murder.” Bruce Springsteenʹs “Born in the USA” had held that position. In 1996, the Arrogant Worms sort of answer that with their take on this issue “Carrot Juice Is Murder.”

In 1992, Anthrax make their TV debut, playing themselves on “Married…With Children.”

In 1997, Scientists in Scotland announced they had succeeded in cloning an adult mammal, producing a lamb named Dolly. (Dolly, however, was later put down after a short life marred by premature aging and disease.)

In 1999, “What The Hell Happened To Me?” album by Adam Sandler was certified Multi Platinum 2.00 by the RIAA

In 1999, “Whatʹs Your Name” album by Adam Sandler was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 2046, 02 x 23 = 46

Novelty Songs Charting in the U.S.

In 1952, “Tiger Rag” by Les Paul And Mary Ford charted at number 9 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1957, “Ain't Got No Home” by Clarence 'Frogman' Henry charted at number 44 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1957, “What Is A Teenage Girl” by Tom Edwards charted at number 57 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1957, “The Auctioneer” by Leroy Van Dyke charted at number 66 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1957, “The Auctioneer” by Chuck Miller charted at number 99 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “Who Stole The Keeshka” by Matys Brothers charted at number 55 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “Mr. Bass Man” by Johnny Cymbal charted at number 82 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “Yakety Sax” by Boots Randolph charted at number 94 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Spiders And Snakes” by Jim Stafford charted at number 4 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Americans” by Byron MacGregor charted at number 12 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Smokin' In The Boys Room” by Brownsville Station charted at number 26 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Energy Crisis” by Dickie Goodman charted at number 40 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “The Americans (A Canadian's Opinion)” by Gordon Sinclair charted at number 48 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Get That Gasoline Blues” by NRBQ charted at number 70 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “The Americans (A Canadian's Opinion)” by Tex Ritter charted at number 90 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “The Crude Oil Blues” by Jerry Reed charted at number 96 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Midnight At The Oasis” by Maria Muldaur charted at number 97 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “I Wish I Was Eighteen Again” by George Burns charted at number 53 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Cars” by Gary Numan charted at number 72 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Theme From 'The Circus' (Computer Game)” by Yellow Magic Orchestra charted at number 78 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Born In The U.S.A.” by Bruce Springsteen charted at number 73 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “One Night In Bangkok” by Murray Head charted at number 81 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “This Is Ponderous” by 2NU charted at number 55 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “How To Dance” by Bingoboys Featuring Princessa charted at number 63 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “Wiggle It” by 2 In A Room charted at number 86 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore And Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz charted at number 1 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “Gangnam Style” by Psy charted at number 48 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

Novelty Songs Charting in the U.K.

In 1957, “Tutti-Frutti” by Little Richard charted at number 29 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Billy, Don't Be A Hero” by Paper Lace charted at number 38 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Living In The Plastic Age” by The Buggles charted at number 18 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “TV” by The Flying Lizards charted at number 43 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Turning Japanese” by The Vapors charted at number 45 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Martian Hop” by Rocky Sharpe And The Replays charted at number 55 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Little Red Corvette / 1999” by Prince charted at number 10 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker Jr. charted at number 35 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Nellie The Elephant” by Toy Dolls charted at number 83 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “No. 1 Rat Fan” by Roland Rat Superstar charted at number 84 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “One Night In Bangkok” by Murray Head charted at number 92 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “Do The Bartman” by The Simpsons charted at number 1 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “Wiggle It” by 2 In A Room charted at number 6 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2002, “Because I Got High” by Afroman charted at number 60 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2008, “Thriller” by Michael Jackson charted at number 94 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore And Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz charted at number 2 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “Harlem Shake” by Baauer charted at number 3 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “Gangnam Style” by Psy charted at number 29 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

Novelty Songs Charting in Australia

In 1952, “Sweet Violets” by Dinah Shore / Jane Turzy charted at number 10 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “Telstar” by The Tornadoes charted at number 7 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Farewell Aunty Jack / Doin' The Aunty Jack” by Grahame Bond charted at number 1 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Video Killed The Radio Star / Kid Dynamo” by The Buggles charted at number 9 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Cars / Asylum” by Gary Numan charted at number 12 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Computer Games / Wot Do You Want” by Mi-Sex charted at number 17 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Rainbow Connection / I Hope That Somethin' Better Comes Along” by Kermit The Frog (Jim Henson) charted at number 18 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Money (That's What I Want) / Money (That's What I Want) (pt. 2)” by The Flying Lizards charted at number 34 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Space Invaders / A Menacing Glow In The Sky” by Player [1] charted at number 38 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Drac's Back / Carry On Sharon” by Andy Forray charted at number 49 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Rapper's Delight” by The Sugar Hill Gang charted at number 53 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “The Devil Went Down To Georgia / Rainbow Ride” by The Charlie Daniels Band charted at number 65 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life / Brian” by Monty Python charted at number 66 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Planet Claire / There's A Moon In The Sky (Called The Moon)” by The B-52's charted at number 72 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Walking On The Moon / Visions Of The Night” by The Police charted at number 76 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “The Smurf Song / The Magic Flute Smurf” by Father Abraham charted at number 77 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Born In The U.S.A.” by Bruce Springsteen charted at number 13 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “One Night In Bangkok” by Murray Head charted at number 16 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker Jr. charted at number 25 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “Wiggle It” by 2 In A Room charted at number 4 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “Do The Bartman” by The Simpsons charted at number 5 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore And Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz charted at number 9 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “YOLO” by The Lonely Island Featuring Adam Levine And Kendrick Lamar charted at number 32 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “Gangnam Style” by Psy charted at number 36 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

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Today is Sun Feb the 23 in the year 2020 , a leap year
Jan 1 began on a Wed
This is day 54 of the year
Serialnumber = 43872
Julian date = 2458891 O.S.= 2 - 10 - 2020

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