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Demented Datebooks: Comedy Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name May 1

Last Updated 05-13-2019

🎭Douglas Barr -- is 70 in the year 2019 and 71 in the year 2020; b.5/1/1949
Actor, Director
TV Shows: The Fall Guy (as Howie Munson), The Wizard, Designing Women (as Bill Stillfield)
Movie Titles: Spaced Invaders, Deadly Blessing

🎭Joanna Lumley -- is 73 in the year 2019 and 74 in the year 2020; b.5/1/1946
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Producer, India
TV Shows: The New Avengers, Absolutely Fabulous (as Patsy Stone)
Movie Titles: The Wolf of Wall Street, Corpse Bride, James and the Giant Peach

🎭🎵Darius McCrary -- is 43 in the year 2019 and 44 in the year 2020; b.5/1/1976
Actor, Producer, Singer
TV Shows: Family Matters (as Edward "Eddie" Winslow)
Movie Titles: Big Shots, Mississippi Burning, Transformers, 15 Minutes

🎭James Murray -- is 43 in the year 2019 and 44 in the year 2020; b.5/1/1976 N.S.
Comedian
Misc: of the comedy group The Tenderloins
TV Shows: Impractical Jokers

🎭🎮Charlie Schlatter -- is 53 in the year 2019 and 54 in the year 2020; b.5/1/1966
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Video Game Voice Actor
TV Shows: Diagnosis Murder (as Dr. Jesse Travis), Winx Club (series), Kick Buttowski (series), Loonatics Unleashed
Movie Titles: 18 Again!
Video Games: Metal Gear (series), Ape Escape 3, EverQuest (series), Lego Batman (series), The Wonderful 101, Lego Dimensions

🎭Art Fleming -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1924 d.4/25/1995 (70)
TV/Movie/Stage/Radio Actor, Game Show Host
Names/Places: RN:Arthur Fazzin Fleming
Song Titles: I Lost on Jeopardy! (appeared in Weird Al Yankovic's video)
TV Shows: The Californians, Jeopardy! (original Jeopardy host 60-70's), College Bowl (host)
Movie Titles: Airplane II (cameo)

Catherine Muir Leno -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1911 d.6/25/1993 (82)
Celebrity Relative, Scotish
Names/Places: Jay's mother

🎭Louis Nye -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1913 d.10/9/2005 (92)
Radio Actor, Comedian, Panelist
Names/Places: RLN:Nyestadt
Misc: Character: smug Gordon Hathaway (Hi-ho Steverino!)
TV Shows: The Steve Allen Show, Ann Sothern Show (as Dr. Delbert Gray), The Beverly Hillbillies (as Sonny Drysdale), $1.98 Beauty Show

🎭Jack Paar -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1918 d.1/27/2004 (85)
TV Talk Show Host
Names/Places: b. in Canton, Oh.
TV Shows: Jack Paar Show (4 of 'em!), Tonight Show (host 1957-62)

🎵Lucia Pamela -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1904 d.7/25/2002 (98)
Novelty Singer
Misc: recorded a music album in 1969 about her fictional travels to the moon

Terry Southern -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1924 d.10/29/1995 (71)
Novelist, Screen/Scriptwriter, Satirist
Book Titles: Dr. Strangelove, Easy Rider, The Magic Christian

🎭🎵Danny Gans -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/25/1956 d.5/1/2009 (52)
Actor, Comedian, Singer

🎭🎵Spike Jones -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/14/1911 N.S. d.5/1/1965 N.S. (53)
Comedian, Drummer, Novelty Singer, Bandleader
Names/Places: RFMN:Lindley Armstrong
Misc: an American musician and bandleader specializing in satirical arrangements of popular songs. Ballads and classical works receiving the Jones treatment were punctuated with gunshots, whistles, cowbells and outlandish vocals; Zany bandleader of the 1940's-50's; own 1950s TV shows
Group Names: Spike Jones and His City Slickers
Song Titles: Der Fuehrer's Face, Cocktails For Two, Hawaiian War Chant, Chloe, Holiday For Strings, You Always Hurt the One You Love, My Old Flame, All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth, Dance of the Hours
TV Shows: The Spike Jones Show

🎭🎵Grace Lee Whitney -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/1/1930 d.5/1/2015 (85)
Actress, Songwriter, Singer
Song Titles: Disco Trekkin' (composer), Star Child (composer), USS Enterprise (composer)
TV Shows: Star Trek (as Yeoman Janice Rand)

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In 1905, 05 x 01 = 05

In 1939, “Batman” debuts as a comic strip hero by D.C. Comics.

In 1942, The Donald Duck film, “Donald Gets Drafted” is released.

In 1952, Mr. Potato Head, a put-together plastic toy, is introduced.

In 1961, R.C., “A Dollar Down” by The Limeliters peaked at #60 on the pop singles chart.

In 1961, R.C., “Frogg” by The Brothers Four peaked at #32 on the pop singles chart.

In 1964, Bandleader Spike Jones died at age 62. Spike Jones and His City Slickers were one of the most popular novelty acts of the 1940s and '50s. The bandʹs biggest hit is “All I Want for Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth),” a 1948 song that tops Billboardʹs pop chart for three weeks and sells more than one million copies.

In 1965, Gilliganʹs Island episode #31. “Diogenes, Wonʹt You Please Go Home?” The Castaways discover that Gilligan has been keeping a secret diary. When they read it, they all seem to disagree with how certain events unfolded and tell their side of the story.

In 1965, “Wooly Bully” by Sam The Sham and The Pharaohs entered the Top 40 chart.

In 1965, Bandleader Spike Jones, 53, known for his raucous renditions of popular songs, died in Beverly Hills, California.

In 1966, “Wonderfulness” album by Bill Cosby was released

In 1969, Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash tape a TV special at the Grand Olʹ Opry in Nashville

In 1969, Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash videotaped a television special for ABC at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.

In 1971, On the cover of TV Guide: “Mary Tyler Moore, Lisa Gerritsen”. Other Articles: Tony Randall, Lloyd Bridges

In 1971, R.C., “Timothy” by The Buoys peaked at #17 on the pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Bill Cosby Is A Very Funny Fellow, Right?” album by Bill Cosby was released

In 1972, “Schoolʹs Out” album by Alice Cooper was released

In 1972, “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” packs up its curtains and heads to a new home in Hollywood (almost). On hand to welcome Johnny, Ed, and Doc to beautiful downtown Burbank are Bob Newhart, Nancy Reagan, Don Rickles, contortionist Peter Van Brechts, Shelley Winters, and car salesman Cal Worthington.

In 1978, COVER OF PEOPLE STEVE MARTIN

In 1988, “Newsweek” magazine reported that, according to a memoir by former White House chief of staff Donald Regan, astrology had influenced the planning of President Reaganʹs schedule.

In 1989, Police in California were called to a jewelry store after employees reported a suspicious person who turned out to be Michael Jackson. He had put on a disguise to go shopping.

In 1990, Madonna discusses spanking in a three-bleep interview on “The Arsenio Hall Show.”

In 1993, On the cover of TV Guide: “Knots Landing: Ending”. Other Articles: Full House, Donna Mills

In 1994, Rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg (now known as Snoop Dogg) made his TV debut, playing himself on the sitcom “Martin.”

In 1996, “What The Hell Happened To Me?” album by Adam Sandler was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1997, The series finale of “Martin” aired on Fox

In 1999, “Mickey Mouse Works” began airing on Disneyʹs One Saturday Morning

In 1999, “SpongeBob SquarePants” began airing on Nickelodeon

In 2000, Time Warner yanked ABC-owned TV channels from several of its cable systems in a dispute about payments with Disney, which owns ABC. Public outrage forced Time Warner to restore the networkʹs signal a day later. Disney has taken ABC away from you!

In 2005, 05 x 01 = 05

In 2005, On the cover of TV Guide: six different “Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith” covers as if anyone cares to waste $15 on six copies of the now-lame TV listings magazine.

In 2005, “Family Guy” returned on Fox with new episodes; “American Dad” aired episode two after a three-month delay in its first regular time slot on Fox.

In 2015, Actress Grace Lee Whitney, who played Captain Kirkʹs assistant, Yeoman Janice Rand, on the original “Star Trek” TV series, died in Coarsegold, California, at age 85.

Novelty Songs Charting in the U.S.

In 1948, “Manana (Is Soon Enough For Me)” by Peggy Lee charted at number 1 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1948, “I'm Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover” by Art Mooney And His Orchestra / Choir charted at number 5 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1948, “Sabre Dance” by Woody Herman charted at number 8 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1948, “Sabre Dance Boogie” by Freddy Martin / Barclay Allen charted at number 11 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1948, “Toolie Oolie Doolie (The Yodel Polka)” by The Andrews Sisters charted at number 14 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1965, “The Clapping Song” by Shirley Ellis charted at number 11 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1965, “Wooly Bully” by Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs charted at number 24 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1965, “Iko Iko” by Dixie Cups charted at number 39 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1965, “Crazy Downtown” by Allan Sherman charted at number 41 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1965, “Super-Cali-Fragil-Istic-Expi-Ali-Docious” by Julie Andrews And Dick Van Dyke charted at number 76 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1965, “The Mouse” by Soupy Sales charted at number 89 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “Chick-A-Boom (Don't Ya Jes' Love It)” by Daddy Dewdrop charted at number 10 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “One Toke Over The Line” by Brewer And Shipley charted at number 14 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “Timothy” by The Buoys charted at number 17 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “Ajax Liquor Store” by Hudson And Landry charted at number 86 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “A Mama And A Papa” by Ray Stevens charted at number 88 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “Welcome Back” by John Sebastian charted at number 4 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen charted at number 9 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “One Piece At A Time” by Johnny Cash And The Tennessee Three charted at number 47 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “Jasper” by Jim Stafford charted at number 69 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “Sixteen Tons” by The Don Harrison Band charted at number 92 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “The Fonz Song” by Heyettes charted at number 94 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “The Beatles Movie Medley” by The Beatles charted at number 14 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Pac-Man Fever” by Buckner And Garcia charted at number 35 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Murphy's Law” by Cheri charted at number 71 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Take Off” by Bob And Doug McKenzie w/ Geddy Lee charted at number 100 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “I Predict” by Sparks charted at number 108 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Three Little Pigs” by Green Jellÿ charted at number 35 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Supermodel (You Better Work)” by RuPaul charted at number 53 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Tarzan Boy” by Baltimora charted at number 55 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Man On The Moon” by R.E.M. charted at number 57 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “I'll Think Of A Reason Later” by Lee Ann Womack charted at number 38 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)” by Baz Luhrmann charted at number 49 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Hillbilly Shoes” by Montgomery Gentry charted at number 66 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Why Don't You Get A Job?” by The Offspring charted at number 81 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Hi! My Name Is” by Eminem charted at number 100 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2004, “Redneck Woman” by Gretchen Wilson charted at number 41 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2010, “I'm Awesome” by Spose charted at number 43 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2010, “Hillbilly Bone” by Blake Shelton Featuring Trace Adkins charted at number 77 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

Novelty Songs Charting in the U.K.

In 1965, “King Of The Road” by Roger Miller charted at number 4 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1965, “Pop Go The Workers” by The Barron Knights charted at number 5 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1965, “Do The Clam” by Elvis Presley charted at number 50 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “Bridget The Midget (The Queen Of The Blues)” by Ray Stevens charted at number 6 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “Sugar, Sugar” by Sakkarin charted at number 26 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “Grandad” by Clive Dunn charted at number 39 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “Pinball Wizard” by Elton John charted at number 31 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Love Potion #9” by Tygers Of Pan Tang charted at number 69 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” by Tight Fit charted at number 72 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Wrestlemania” by WWF Superstars charted at number 53 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Witch Doctor” by Cartoons charted at number 10 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Hi! My Name Is” by Eminem charted at number 11 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Flat Beat” by Mr. Oizo charted at number 17 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2004, “Cha Cha Slide” by DJ Casper charted at number 10 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

Novelty Songs Charting in Australia

In 1954, “Istanbul (Not Constantinople)” by The Four Lads charted at number 13 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1965, “Do The Clam” by Elvis Presley charted at number 11 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “Chirpy Chirpy, Cheep Cheep” by Lally Stott charted at number 12 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “Chirpy Chirpy, Cheep Cheep” by Middle Of The Road charted at number 20 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “Bohemian Rhapsody / I'm In Love With My Car” by Queen charted at number 2 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “Convoy / Black Bear Road” by C.W. McCall charted at number 12 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “D.I.V.O.R.C.E / Cuckoo” by Billy Connolly charted at number 33 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “Put Another Log On The Fire (Male Chauvinist National Anthem) / Slap Your Draughty Blue Jeans” by Bill And Boyd charted at number 53 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “I Like Beer / From A Mansion To A Honky Tonk” by Tom T. Hall charted at number 76 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “The Lion Sleeps Tonight / Paper Face” by Dove charted at number 85 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Homosapien / Keat's Song” by Pete Shelley charted at number 21 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “The Lion Sleeps Tonight / Rhythm, Movement And Throbbing” by Tight Fit charted at number 24 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Mickey / Hanging Around” by Toni Basil charted at number 32 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “The Lunatics (Have Taken Over The Asylum) / Faith, Hope And Charity” by Fun Boy Three charted at number 45 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Wordy Rappinghood / (You Don't Stop) Wordy Rappinghood” by Tom Tom Club charted at number 51 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Lunatic Fringe / Cowboys In Hong Kong (As Far As Siam)” by Red Rider charted at number 65 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “(Oh) Pretty Woman / Happy Trails” by Van Halen charted at number 87 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Working In The Coal Mine / The Day My Baby Gave Me a Suprise” by Devo charted at number 95 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Stuck On Elvis / ?” by Shakin' Stevens charted at number 99 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Wild Thing” by Divinyls charted at number 39 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Why Don't You Get A Job?” by The Offspring charted at number 2 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Hi! My Name Is” by Eminem charted at number 19 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2004, “Milkshake” by Kelis charted at number 24 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2010, “We No Speak Americano” by Yolanda Be Cool And DCUP charted at number 25 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2010, “TiK ToK (Parody)” by The Midnight Beast charted at number 50 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

Novelty Songs Charting in New Zealand

In 1976, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen charted at number 2 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “Put Another Log On The Fire (Male Chauvinist National Anthem)” by Bill And Boyd charted at number 20 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “Convoy” by C.W. McCall charted at number 33 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “D.I.V.O.R.C.E.” by Billy Connolly charted at number 37 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Down Under” by Men At Work charted at number 8 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” by Tight Fit charted at number 12 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Homosapien” by Pete Shelley charted at number 16 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Wild Thing” by The Troggs charted at number 33 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Jump Around” by House Of Pain charted at number 34 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Why Don't You Get A Job?” by The Offspring charted at number 10 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Witch Doctor” by Cartoons charted at number 48 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 2004, “Milkshake” by Kelis charted at number 39 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

Novelty Songs Charting in Sweden

In 1999, “Flat Beat” by Mr. Oizo charted at number 5 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Tarzan And Jane” by Toy-Box charted at number 15 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Hi! My Name Is” by Eminem charted at number 17 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Witch Doctor” by Cartoons charted at number 32 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

Novelty Songs Charting in Austria

In 1982, “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” by Tight Fit charted at number 9 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Dur dur d'être bébé! (It's Tough To Be A Baby)” by Jordy charted at number 14 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Supermodel (You Better Work)” by RuPaul charted at number 16 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Flat Beat” by Mr. Oizo charted at number 3 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

Novelty Songs Charting in the Netherlands

In 1971, “Chirpy Chirpy, Cheep Cheep” by Middle Of The Road charted at number 17 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “Acapulco Gold” by Mason-Dixon charted at number 25 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” by Tight Fit charted at number 1 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Down Under” by Men At Work charted at number 2 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Mickey” by Toni Basil charted at number 39 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Tarzan And Jane” by Toy-Box charted at number 3 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Flat Beat” by Mr. Oizo charted at number 7 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Hi! My Name Is” by Eminem charted at number 17 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Why Don't You Get A Job?” by The Offspring charted at number 36 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Witch Doctor” by Cartoons charted at number 45 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Chocolate Salty Balls” by Chef (Isaac Hayes) charted at number 77 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Jump Jive An' Wail” by The Brian Setzer Orchestra charted at number 95 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

Novelty Songs Charting in France

In 1993, “Alison (C'est ma copine à moi)” by Jordy charted at number 2 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Flat Beat” by Mr. Oizo charted at number 7 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Witch Doctor” by Cartoons charted at number 39 on the France Pop Singles Chart

Novelty Songs Charting in Norway

In 1999, “Flat Beat” by Mr. Oizo charted at number 4 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Why Don't You Get A Job?” by The Offspring charted at number 9 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Hi! My Name Is” by Eminem charted at number 15 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Best Friend” by Toy-Box charted at number 19 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

Novelty Songs Charting in Switzerland

In 1976, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen charted at number 11 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” by Tight Fit charted at number 10 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Flat Beat” by Mr. Oizo charted at number 4 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Hi! My Name Is” by Eminem charted at number 48 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

Novelty Songs Charting in Canada

In 1965, “The Mouse” by Soupy Sales charted at number 19 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “One Toke Over The Line” by Brewer And Shipley charted at number 5 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “Timothy” by The Buoys charted at number 18 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “Chick-A-Boom (Don't Ya Jes' Love It)” by Big Gee charted at number 40 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “Chick-A-Boom (Don't Ya Jes' Love It)” by Daddy Dewdrop charted at number 53 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen charted at number 1 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Pac-Man Fever” by Buckner And Garcia charted at number 16 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “The Beatles Movie Medley” by The Beatles charted at number 17 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “It's My Party” by Dave Stewart And Barbara Gaskin charted at number 35 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

The Holiday Almanacs May 1, 2020

What's Today?

Today is Fri May the 1 in the year 2020 , a leap year
Jan 1 began on a Wed
This is day 122 of the year
Serialnumber = 43940
Julian date = 2458959 O.S.= 4 - 18 - 2020

Calendar

Holidays

Birthday of the Virgin Mary - Coptic (Egyptian) and Abyssinian Churches.
Feast of St. Joseph the Workman, stepfather of Jesus.
Feast of Tanit (fertility and Moon goddess of the Phoenician colony Carthage).
SS. Philip and James Day (apostles) (Anglican).
St. Tamenend's Day.
[USA] National Earthquake Awareness Week (Day 6)
[USA, Canada] Goodwill Week (Day 6)
[USA] Reading Is Fun Week (Day 6)
[USA] Friendship Sees No Color Week (Day 6)
[Germany] Walpurgisnacht thru 5-1
Americanism Day (Pennsylvania).
Batman Day (1939)
First day of Golden Week (Japan - 5 day string of national holidays).
It's Senior Comedians Week!
National Anxiety Disorder Screening Day
Pen-Friends International Week Begins
U2 Day
Walpurgis Day (Scandinavia).
Workers Day (Mozambique).
Working People's Day (Yugoslavia).
[66 nations] May Day/Labor Day
[England] Beltane-people light bonfires celebrating end of winter
[Finland] Vappu Day
[Hawaii] Lei Day
[Marshall Islands] Proclamation of Rep of Marshall Islands (1979)
[Mass] Senior Citizens' Day (1963)
[Mexico] Mexican Labor Day
[OK] Bird Day
[Russia and Cuba] International Working Class Day
[Turkey] Commemoration of Yunus Emre thru 5-5
[USA] Bird Day
[USA] Dewey Day (Battle of Manila Bay) (1898)
[USA] Law Day (1958)
[USA] Loyalty Day (domestic counterweight to May Day)
[USA] May Day
[USA] Mother Goose Day.
[World] Workers Day, Law Day, Loyalty Day, Bird Day
May Fellowship Day.
May Fellowship Day
[New Orleans] McDonogh Day (1850)
[World] Tuba Day

Reminders

Astrological Sign: Gemini: The Twins (5-21 thru 6-20); Ruling Planet: Mercury. Element: Air. Traits: Mentally active, talkative, versatile. Body part associated with this sign: The arms. Occupations: Crafts, communications, work dealing with intricate problems, sales, small businesses.
Flowers: Hawthorne and Lily of the Valley
Gem: Emerald and Agate
Full Moon: the Flower Moon, the Song Moon and the Hare Moon or the Faery Moon.
Better Hearing Month
Better Sleep Month
Breathe Easy Month
Correct Posture Month
Date Your Mate Month
Electrical Safety Month
Family Support Month
Foot Health Month
Freedom Shrine Month
Fresh Florida Tomato Month
Gazpacho Aficionado Time
Good Car Keeping Month
Healthy Baby Month
Home Improvement Months (not the TV show) (from April-Sep)
International Better Hearing Month
Iowa Tourism Month
May's name comes from the Latin word maiores, or elders.
Mental Health Month
Modern Dance Month
Motorcycle Awareness Month
National Allergy and Asthma Awareness Month
National Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Month
National Arthritis Month
National Asparagus Month
National Barbecue Month
National Bike Month
National Birds of Prey Month
National Car Maintainence Month
National Correct Posture Month
National Digestive Disease Awareness Month
National Duckling Month
National Egg Month
National Foster Care Month
National Fungal Infection Awareness Month
National Guy Pride Month
National Hair Color Month!
National Hamburger Month
National High Blood Pressure Month
National Huntington's Disease Awareness Month
National Labor History Month
National Mime Month
National National Hamburger Month
National Photo Month
National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
National Radio Month
National Reverse Your Work Schedule Month
National Salad Month
National Senior Citizen Month
National Senior Travel Month
National Sight-Saving Month
National Steelmark Month
National Strawberry Month
National Stroke Awareness Month
National Tavern Month
National Traume Awareness Month
National Tuberous Sclkerosis Awareness Month
Older Americans Month
Peace Month
Person History Awareness Month
Project Safe Baby Month
REACT CB-Radio Month
Revise Your Work Schedule Month
Sight Saving Month
Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month
Social Sciences Books Month
Touring Theatre Month
Baseball clubs can re-sign their own free agents, one of the two most popular days for moving into new houses in the U.S. (the other is October 1).
Earth cross-QTR
Eta "May" Aquarid meteor shower, radiant in Aquarius (thru 5-6)
Festival of Bona Dea, the Good Goddess (Roman Earth goddess of fertility, worshipped only by women).
Festival of the Hare.
First day of the 3-day Festival of Dea Dia (Roman goddess of cornfields).
Fourth day of Floralia (Roman 6-day festival honoring Flora, the goddess of everything that flourishes - courtesans took an active part).
Fourth day of the Festival of Venus (early Roman 6-day holiday - before 200 BC - goddess of Spring and protectress of vegetation and gardens).
Spring Festival (Luxembourg).
Summer Semester Begins
[Algonquin] Flower Moon
[Ancient Rome] Kalendae Mai‘
[Babylonia] Abu
[England] Beltane-people light bonfires celebrating end of winter
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