🎭Harvey Jason -- is 79 in the year 2019 and 80 in the year 2020; b.2/29/1940
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, English
TV Shows: Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In, Captains & the Kings, Rich Man Poor Man, Bring 'Em Back Alive
Movie Titles: The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Air America, Oliver and Company, FernGully: The Last Rainforest
🎭John Roarke -- is 67 in the year 2019 and 68 in the year 2020; b.2/29/1952
TV Shows: Fridays (regular)
Movie Titles: The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear, Courage Under Fire, S.F.Q.
🎭Eamonn Roche -- is 51 in the year 2019 and 52 in the year 2020; b.2/29/1968
TV Shows: Bonnie Hunt Show (as Andrew Wiggins)
Movie Titles: The Mask, Towelhead, Meet Wally Sparks
🎭Frank Woodley -- is 51 in the year 2019 and 52 in the year 2020; b.2/29/1968 N.S.
Names/Places: RN: Frank Wood
Misc: stage: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
TV Shows: Woodley
🎵Jimmy Dorsey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/29/1904 d.6/12/1957 (53)
Clarinetist, Cornetist, Alto-sax, Trumpeter, Bandleader
Names/Places: b. in Shenandoah, Pa.; Tommy's brother
Misc: Big Band era biggie; his "So Rare" hit described the frequency of his birthday
Song Titles: So Rare
TV Shows: Stage Show (co-host)
🎭Alex Rocco -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/29/1936 d.7/18/2015 (79)
TV Shows: Three For the Road, 79 Park Avenue, The Famous Teddy Z (as Al Floss), Sibs (as Howie), The George Carlin Show (as Harry), The Simpsons (as Roger Myers), One Life to Live, The Facts of Life
Movie Titles: The Godfather, Dudley Do Right
🎭🎵🎸Davy Jones -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/30/1945 d.2/29/2012 (66)
Hall of Famer, TV Actor, Radio Disc Jock, Guitarist, Rock & Roll Singer, English
Names/Places: RFN:David Thomas
Group Names: The Monkees
TV Shows: The Monkees (as Davy)
🎭Johnny Mack -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/???? d.2/29/1992 (70)
TV Shows: Doctor Who (as Time Lord)
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In 1944, Howie “Stretch” Schultz, first baseman for the Brooklyn Dodgers, was turned down when he tried to enlist in the military…for the second time. He was deemed, at six foot six, too tall.
In 1952, The Goofy film, “Hello Aloha” is released.
In 1958, 02 x 29 = 58
In 1960, (date according to the comic strip authored by “Billy” substituting for Daddy). Bill Keaneʹs “Family Circle” comic strip debuted in newspapers, but when Family Circle magazine complained, Keane renamed it “The Family Circus.”
In 1960, R.C., “The Old Payola Roll Blues (Side 1)” by Stan Freberg peaked at #99 on the pop singles chart.
In 1960, R.C., “Too Pooped To Pop (”Casey“)” by Chuck Berry peaked at #42 on the pop singles chart.
In 1968, the Beatles won four Grammys for the “Sergeant Pepperʹs Lonely Hearts Club Band” album. It was named Album of the Year, Best Contemporary Album, Best Engineered Record and Best Album Cover, Graphic Arts.
In 1976, Michael Nesmith of The Monkees married Kathryn Bild. They divorced in 1988.
In 1984, “Weird Al” Yankovic leaped to give a live performance at Gabeʹs Oasis in Iowa City IA.
In 1988, NBC takes a “leap” of faith with “Day by Day,” a companion piece to “Family Ties,” about a St. Louis couple who quit their high power jobs to open a day-care center. The series is perhaps more well known for its supporting characters than its leads — Julia-Louis Dreyfus is the best friend, Courtney Thorne-Smith as an employee, Christopher Barnes as the loving son and “American Beautyʹs” Thora Birch as one of the day-care kids. Barnes later parlayed his characterʹs dream of being a member of “The Brady Bunch” into a role as Greg Brady in both “Brady Bunch” movies.
In 1988, “Day by Day”, a situation comedy, premiered on this date on NBC-TV. It was one of the “yuppie sitcoms” that were all over the TV dial in the late '80s. This particular one was about a suburban overachieving couple who dropped out and opened up a day-care center in their home to spend more quality time with their children. The quality time lasted just under five months. It starred Douglas Sheehan, Linda Kelsey, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Courtney Thorne-Smith and Thora Birch.
In 1996, Tricia McWhorter, 24, a leap year baby, became a leap year mom with the birth of Alexis Sierra
In 1997, (Feb 30) Jay Leno tells a really funny joke involving O. J. Simpson, and the double murder of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman.
In 1997, (Feb 30), “Weird Al” Yankovic released “Macarena” in record stores, but pulled it at the last second.
In 2000, “Dr. Demento 30th Anniversary CD” album was released.
In 2000, “Hooray For Boobies” album by Bloodhound Gang was released
In 2001, (Feb 30), The XFL scores a 100 share for NBC on a Saturday night while the movie houses wondered where their audience had gone.
In 2002, (Feb 30), the French arts institute Canular de Jour Supplementaire honors Kirstie Alley for her much misunderstood opus, “Veronicaʹs Closet.”
In 2002, (Feb 31), Jennifer Lopez marries David Tanny…for a few hours, then is divorced when on their wedding night, she hears David chanting “Oh, Shakira!” Tanny got nothing from the divorce settlement.
In 2003, (Feb 31), Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden were named co-winners of the Nobull Piece Prize.
In 2004, (Feb 30), Britney Spears marries Ben Affleck for 0 seconds, a world record!
In 2004, The epic journey of a raggedy gang of humans, hobbits, wizards, dwarves and elves hoisted the fantasy genre to Oscar glory as “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” won a record-tying 11 Oscars, sweeping every category in which it was nominated in these categories: Best Picture, Best Director (Peter Jackson), Adapted Screenplay (Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens and Peter Jackson), Art Direction, Sound Mixing, Original Score, Original Song (“Into the West”), Costume, Film Editing, Makeup, and Visual Effects.
In 2012, Davy Jones, 66, the heartthrob singer who helped propel the made-for-TV rock band The Monkees to the top of the pop charts, died in Stuart, Florida.
In 2058, 02 x 29 = 58
In 1964, “Surfin' Bird” by The Trashmen charted at number 40 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1964, “My Boyfriend Got A Beatle Haircut” by Donna Lynn charted at number 95 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1992, “I'm Too Sexy” by Right Said Fred charted at number 2 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1992, “Addams Groove” by MC Hammer charted at number 37 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1964, “Poison Ivy” by The Paramounts charted at number 44 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 1992, “Bohemian Rhapsody / These Are The Days Of Our Lives” by Queen charted at number 21 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 1940, “Run, Rabbit, Run” by Flanagan And Allen / Joe Loss charted at number 11 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 1940, “We're Off To See The Wizard” by Jim Davidson charted at number 17 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 1948, “Feudin' And Fightin'” by Bing Crosby And The Jesters charted at number 8 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 1948, “It's The Same Old Shillelah” by Bing Crosby And The Jesters charted at number 15 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 1948, “Smoke, Smoke, Smoke (That Cigarette)” by Phil Harris / Tex Williams charted at number 17 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 1964, “Surfin' Bird” by The Trashmen charted at number 7 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 1964, “Long Tall Texan” by Murry Kellum charted at number 8 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 1992, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen charted at number 11 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 1992, “Addams Groove” by MC Hammer charted at number 18 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 1992, “I'm Too Sexy” by Right Said Fred charted at number 49 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart