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Demented Datebooks: Comedy Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name May 3

Last Updated 06-04-2019

🎵🎸David Ball -- is 60 in the year 2019 and 61 in the year 2020; b.5/3/1959
Music Producer, Songwriter, New Wave Keybordist, English
Group Names: Soft Cell

🎭Rob Brydon -- is 54 in the year 2019 and 55 in the year 2020; b.5/3/1965 N.S.
Actor, Comedian, Welsh (Wales)
TV Shows: The Rob Brydon Show, Gavin and Stacey
Movie Titles: The Trip, Cinderella

🎭🎵🏆Nadia Forde -- is 30 in the year 2019 and 31 in the year 2020; b.5/3/1989 N.S.
Actress, Personality, Singer, Model, Irish
Song Titles: BPM
TV Shows: The Republic of Telly, Celebrity Salon

💰🎭Ron Popeil -- is 84 in the year 2019 and 85 in the year 2020; b.5/3/1935
Businessperson, Announcer
Names/Places: Sam's son
Misc: Ronco empire; "Weird Al" Yankovic sang a song about him in 1984

🎭Amy Ryan -- is 51 in the year 2019 and 52 in the year 2020; b.5/3/1968
Actress, Producer
TV Shows: The Office (as Holly Flax), Naked Truth (as Chloe Banks), The Wire
Movie Titles: Bridge of Spies, Gone Baby Gone, Birdman, Escape Plan, Win Win

🎵Jerry Samuels -- is 81 in the year 2019 and 82 in the year 2020; b.5/3/1938
Music Producer, Songwriter, Novelty Singer
Names/Places: aka Napoleon XIV
Song Titles: They're Coming to Take Me Away, HA-HAAA!, Iowa Pot, Split-Level Head, Marching Off to Bedlam, They're Coming to Get Me Again, Ha-Haaa!

🎵🎸Peter "Pete" Staples -- is 75 in the year 2019 and 76 in the year 2020; b.5/3/1944 N.S.
Rock & Roll Bassist, English
Group Names: The Troggs

🎭🎵James Brown -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/3/1933 N.S. d.12/25/2006 N.S. (73)
Hall of Famer, Dancer, Arranger, Composer, Drummer, Pianist, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: b. in Augusta, Ga.; RN:James Joe Brown Jr. Ben Bart; NN: The Godfather of Soul, Soul Brother #1, Hardest working man in Show business
Misc: many including he say was b. in 1933, few '34, or June 17; Weird Al parodied his hit "Living In America" into "Living With A Herrina" in 1986
Group Names: James and the Flames (founder), soloist
Song Titles: Papa's Got a Brand New Bag, I Got You (I Feel Good), Get Up (I Fell Like Being a) Sex Machine, Hot Pants, Living in America

🎭🎵"Bing" Crosby -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/3/1903 d.10/14/1977 (74)
Hall of Famer, TV/Movie Actor, Variety Show Host, Pop Crooner
Names/Places: RFMN:Harry Lillis; b. in Tacoma, WA; NN:The Old Groaner
Misc: some say b. 1901, 1902, or 1904; E-mail indicated he was born May 3, though Bing said May 2, He had no birth certificate, but a baptismal certificate that was discovered after his death had the correct birthdate of May 3; most popular entertainer of the 1st 1/2 of 20th century; in golf Hall of Fame; celebrity friend of golf who founded his own PGA Tour event and in the Golf Hall of Fame.
TV Shows: Bing Crosby Show (as Bing Crollins), Hollywood Palace

🎭Ann B. Davis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/3/1926 d.6/1/2014 (88)
TV Actress
Names/Places: b. in Schenectady, NY; MN:Bradford
TV Shows: Bob Cummings Show (as Charmaine Shultzy Schultz/Friday), John Forsyhte Show (as Miss Wilson), Brady Bunch (as Alice Nelson Franklin, also in The Brady Brides & The Bradys)

🎭Doug Henning -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/3/1947 d.2/7/2000 (52)
Vegetarian, Actor, Magician/Illusionist, Canadian

🎨✍Mell Lazarus -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/3/1927 d.5/24/2016 N.S. (89)
Comic Strip Cartoonist, Novelist
Book Titles: Momma, Miss Peach

✍🎭Gordon Murray -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/3/1921 N.S. d.6/30/2016 N.S. (95)
Screenwriter, Producer, Puppeteer, English
Misc: wrote some of the most popular children's television programs seen in Great Britian.
TV Shows: Trumpton, Camberwick Green, Chigley

📰🎵Pete Seeger -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/3/1919 d.1/28/2014 (94)
Hall of Famer, Editor, Teacher, Political Activist, Songwriter, Tenor, Banjoist, Guitarist, Folk Singer
Names/Places: b. in New York City; NN:America's Tuning Fork
Misc: Spark Plug player
Group Names: The Weavers, Kingston Trio, soloist

🏆⚽Len Shackleton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/3/1922 d.11/27/2000 (78)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, English
Names/Places: NN:The Clown Price of Soccer
Misc: inside forward, outside left; one of English soccer's finest ever entertainers

🎭🎵Walter Slezak -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/3/1902 d.4/21/1983 (80)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Opera Tenor, Austrian
Names/Places: Erika's father, Leo's son
TV Shows: Batman (as The Clock King)
Movie Titles: Lifeboat, Spy Hunt, Black Beauty, Bedtime for Bonzo

🎭Anthony Ainley -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/20/1932 d.5/3/2004 (71)
TV Actor, English
TV Shows: Dr. Who (as Master)

🎭Jackie Cooper -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/15/1922 d.5/3/2011 (88)
TV/Movie Actor, Movie Producer/Director, TV Director
Names/Places: b. in Los Angeles
Misc: some say b. 1921
TV Shows: The People's Choice (as Socrates Sock Miller), Hennesey (as Charles J. Chick Hennesey), Mobile One
Movie Titles: Our Gang

🎭🎵Gilbert "Zulu" Kauhi -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/17/1937 N.S. d.5/3/2004 N.S. (66)
TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, Radio Disc Jock, Musician
Names/Places: RN:Gilbert Kauhi
TV Shows: Gidget, Diamond Head, Hawaii, Hawaii Five-O (as Det. Kono Kalkaua)

🎨Ted Key -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/25/1912 d.5/3/2008 (95)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Hazel

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⚖🎭🎵George Murphy -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/4/1902 d.5/3/1992 (89)
Senator, Movie/Stage Actor, Dancer, Singer
Names/Places: b. in New Haven, CT
Misc: 1930-40's movie musicals; song-and-dance man-turned-politician

🎨Russell Westover -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/8/1886 d.5/3/1966 (80)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Tillie the Toiler

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In 1915, 05 x 03 = 15

In 1934, Dell becomes the first publisher to offer comic books for sale to the public “Famous Funnies”.

In 1939, Belly up to the bar for this one. “Beer Barrel Polka”, one of the standards of American music, was recorded by The Andrews Sisters for Decca Records this day. Patti, Maxine and LaVerne turned this song into a giant hit.

In 1939, “Beer Barrel Polka,” which became one of the standards of American music, was recorded by The Andrews Sisters for Decca Records; the song became a giant hit for the three singing sisters. The success of the song launched a polka craze, causing one writer for an accordion trade paper to complain, “Everyone from debutantes to trained bears have been dancing to polka!”

In 1947, “Tweetie Pie” starring Tweety first uttered the words “putty tat” for the first time that referred to Sylvester in the Warner Brothers cartoon “Tweeite Pie”

In 1951, NBC signs “Mr. Television,” Milton Berle, to an exclusive 30-year contract at $100,000 per year (a lot of money in 1951, not so much by 1981). The deal requires Berle to provide the network with 360 one-hour programs over the three decades. Berle, no dope, fulfills the requirement by June 1956.

In 1978, Spam email was born as Gary Thuerk (thurk), a marketing executive for the Digital Equipment Corporation of Maynard, Massachusetts, transmitted an unsolicited sales pitch for a new line of computers to 400 prospective customers on ARPANET, a precursor to the internet; the stunt generated some business, as well as complaints.

In 1979, COVER OF “ROLLING STONE” RICHARD PRYOR

In 1979, Movie: “The Castaways from Gilliganʹs Island”. Stuck on the same island as before, the castaways find an abandoned World War II bomber that the Professor is able to repair and fly. However, in the attempt to fly to Hawaii, Gilligan falls out and has to parachute down to the island. Against their better judgement, the gang decides to return the island to get him. Unfortunately, the engines collapse after they land, which means that Gilligan had screwed up yet another escape attempt. Their despair is quickly dispelled when a U.S. Navy captain appears saying that their plane was detected on radar long enough for them to follow it to the island. A year later, the island is now a tropical resort spot fully linked to Civilization, and the castaways work as the staff of a kind of island Love Boat as they work to entertain the various guests they receive.

In 1980, COVER OF “TV GUIDE” ROBIN WILLIAMS and PAM DAWBER of “MORK AND MINDY”

In 1980, On the cover of TV Guide: “cast of Mork and Mindy”. Other Articles: Jan Smithers

In 1980, R.C., “Itʹs A Night For Beautiful Girls” by The Fools peaked at #67 on the pop singles chart.

In 1980, R.C., “Itʹs Hard To Be Humble” by Mac Davis peaked at #43 on the pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Ricky” is released off Weird Al Yankovicʹs first debut self-titled LP “Weird Al” Yankovic. The song is a parody of Toni Basilʹs sole hit “Mickey” Satarizing the I Love Lucy TV show, the video became an MTV favorite.

In 1984, On “Late Night with David Letterman,” to commemorate the 23rd anniversary of Alan Shepardʹs Mercury sub-orbital flight, David Letterman and Paul Shaffer compete in the “Rocket Chair Race,” announced by Bob Costas, in the NBC hallways. Dave wins at 11.03 seconds.

In 1986, R.C., “Addicted To Love” by Robert Palmer peaked at number one on the pop singles chart; “Weird Al” parodied it into “Addicted To Spuds”

In 1987, George C. Scott returns to series television after 23 years in the Fox sitcom “Mr. President.” What drew him to the project? “The money.”

In 1988, The White House acknowledged that first lady Nancy Reagan had used astrological advice to help schedule her husbandʹs activities, after a report about unflattering revelations in an about-to-be published memoir by former chief of staff Donald Regan.

In 1991, “Dallas”, TV Prime Time Soap, ended the 13-season run on CBS with the 356th episode. It was the second longest running series up to this point (“Knots Landing” would clock in at 14 years when it ended in 1993, two years after Dallas ended); “Gunsmoke” was the longest. The episode was a two-hour “It Could Have Been a Wonderful Life” finale showing what South Fork might have been like if J.R. had never lived.

In 1992, Hollywood song-and-dance man-turned-politician George Murphy died at age 89.

In 1996, Today in Late Show w/ Letterman History: The new fictional home office of the LATE SHOWʹs “Top Ten List” is officially changed from Grand Rapids, Michigan, to Wahoo, Nebraska.

In 2000, “A Night At The Roxbury” album by Soundtrack was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 2002, The movie “Spiderman” opened in movie theaters in the U.S.A.

In 2011, “The Looney Tunes Show” began airing on Cartoon Network

In 2012, The movie “Iron Man 3”, opened in movie theaters in the U.S.A.

In 2015, 05 x 03 = 15

Novelty Songs Charting in the U.S.

In 1958, “Witch Doctor” by The Music Of David Seville charted at number 1 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1958, “Tequila” by The Champs charted at number 5 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1958, “Lollipop” by The Chordettes charted at number 8 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1958, “Don't You Just Know It” by Huey (Piano) Smith And The Clowns charted at number 14 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1958, “Lazy Mary” by Lou Monte charted at number 19 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1958, “The Little Blue Man” by Betty Johnson charted at number 29 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1958, “Short Shorts” by The Royal Teens charted at number 33 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1958, “Dinner With Drac (Part 1)” by John Zacherle 'The Cool Ghoul' charted at number 35 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1958, “Get A Job” by The Silhouettes charted at number 62 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1969, “Hair” by Cowsills charted at number 3 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1969, “Dizzy” by Tommy Roe charted at number 11 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1969, “Gitarzan” by Ray Stevens charted at number 20 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1969, “Pinball Wizard” by The Who charted at number 25 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “The Bertha Butt Boogie” by The Jimmy Castor Bunch charted at number 16 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “Shaving Cream” by Benny Bell charted at number 30 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “The No No Song” by Ringo Starr charted at number 51 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “Beer Barrel Polka” by Bobby Vinton charted at number 52 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “Black Superman (Muhammad Ali)” by Johnny Wakelin And The Kinshasa Band charted at number 60 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “Misty” by Ray Stevens charted at number 70 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “Why Can't We Be Friends?” by War charted at number 82 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “The Funky Gibbon” by The Goodies charted at number 99 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Cars” by Gary Numan charted at number 18 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “It's Hard To Be Humble” by Mac Davis charted at number 43 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Love Stinks” by The J. Geils Band charted at number 56 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Rock Lobster” by The B-52's charted at number 68 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Harlem Shuffle” by The Rolling Stones charted at number 5 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Rock Me Amadeus” by Falco charted at number 15 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “I Wanna Be A Cowboy” by Boys Don't Cry charted at number 49 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Vienna Calling” by Falco charted at number 57 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Once In A Lifetime” by Talking Heads charted at number 91 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “MmmBop” by Hanson charted at number 16 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Your Woman (aka >Abort, Retry, Fail?_)” by White Town charted at number 23 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “I Shot The Sheriff” by Warren G charted at number 24 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Here's Your Sign (Get The Picture)” by Bill Engvall (Travis Tritt And Billy Engvall) charted at number 47 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2014, “#SELFIE” by The Chainsmokers charted at number 45 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

Novelty Songs Charting in the U.K.

In 1958, “Tequila” by The Champs charted at number 6 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1958, “Lollipop” by The Chordettes charted at number 7 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1969, “Pinball Wizard” by The Who charted at number 4 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1969, “Harlem Shuffle” by Bob And Earl charted at number 7 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1969, “Dizzy” by Tommy Roe charted at number 24 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “The Funky Gibbon” by The Goodies charted at number 15 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Poison Ivy” by Lambrettas charted at number 21 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “The Bucket Of Water Song” by Four Bucketeers charted at number 63 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Turning Japanese” by The Vapors charted at number 68 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Rock Me Amadeus” by Falco charted at number 2 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Just Say No” by Cast Of Grange Hill charted at number 5 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Living Doll” by Comic Relief Presents Cliff Richard And The Young Ones Featuring Hank Marvin charted at number 13 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “E = MC²” by B.A.D. (Big Audio Dynamite) charted at number 27 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Peter Gunn” by The Art Of Noise Featuring Duane Eddy charted at number 34 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Hi-Ho Silver” by Jim Diamond charted at number 47 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Do Fries Go With That Shake?” by George Clinton charted at number 67 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2003, “Spirit In The Sky” by Gareth Gates Featuring The Kumars charted at number 13 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2003, “It's Tricky 2003” by Run-D.M.C. Featuring Jacknife Lee charted at number 49 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2014, “#SELFIE” by The Chainsmokers charted at number 27 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

Novelty Songs Charting in Australia

In 1958, “Tequila” by The Champs charted at number 13 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1969, “Dizzy” by Tommy Roe charted at number 2 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “Newcastle Song / Ventriloquist Love” by Bob Hudson charted at number 1 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “Black Superman (Muhammad Ali) / Bang The Drum” by Johnny Wakelin And The Kinshasa Band charted at number 12 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “Shaving Cream / The Girl From Chicago” by Benny Bell charted at number 65 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Space Invaders / A Menacing Glow In The Sky” by Player [1] charted at number 8 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Rock Lobster / 6060-842” by The B-52's charted at number 10 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Day Trip To Bangor (Didn't We Have A Lovely Time) / Peel The Tatties” by Fiddler's Dram charted at number 11 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Walking On The Moon / Visions Of The Night” by The Police charted at number 20 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 22 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life / Brian” by Monty Python charted at number 30 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Skinny Girls / Oh Johnny” by Alan O'Day charted at number 32 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Drac's Back / Carry On Sharon” by Andy Forray charted at number 38 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 56 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Movin' Right Along / Never Before, Never Again (Instrumental)” by Kermit The Frog (Jim Henson) And Fozzie Bear charted at number 60 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Rapper's Delight” by The Sugar Hill Gang charted at number 70 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Day Trip To Bangor (Didn't We Have A Lovely Time) / What Shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor” by Duffy's Band charted at number 72 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Turning Japanese / Here Comes The Judge (Live)” by The Vapors charted at number 88 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Living Doll” by Comic Relief Presents Cliff Richard And The Young Ones Featuring Hank Marvin charted at number 5 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Harlem Shuffle” by The Rolling Stones charted at number 10 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Rock Me Amadeus” by Falco charted at number 41 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Your Woman (aka >Abort, Retry, Fail?_)” by White Town charted at number 8 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “I Shot The Sheriff” by Warren G charted at number 12 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Fire Water Burn” by The Bloodhound Gang charted at number 19 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “The Distance” by CAKE charted at number 32 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “I Will Survive” by CAKE charted at number 46 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2014, “#SELFIE” by The Chainsmokers charted at number 26 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

Novelty Songs Charting in New Zealand

In 1975, “Shaving Cream” by Benny Bell charted at number 38 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Money (That's What I Want)” by The Flying Lizards charted at number 10 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Walking On The Moon” by The Police charted at number 14 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Rapper's Delight” by The Sugar Hill Gang charted at number 27 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Day Trip To Bangor (Didn't We Have A Lovely Time)” by Cathy And The Cucumbers charted at number 30 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Living Doll” by Comic Relief Presents Cliff Richard And The Young Ones Featuring Hank Marvin charted at number 1 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Harlem Shuffle” by The Rolling Stones charted at number 2 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Rock Me Amadeus” by Falco charted at number 5 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Love Missile F1-11” by Sigue Sigue Sputnik charted at number 21 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “I Shot The Sheriff” by Warren G charted at number 3 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Your Woman (aka >Abort, Retry, Fail?_)” by White Town charted at number 5 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Fire Water Burn” by The Bloodhound Gang charted at number 11 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

Novelty Songs Charting in Sweden

In 1980, “Monkey Chop” by Dan-I charted at number 19 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Living Doll” by Comic Relief Presents Cliff Richard And The Young Ones Featuring Hank Marvin charted at number 13 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “My Sweet Lord (She's So Fine)” by Brainpool charted at number 55 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

Novelty Songs Charting in Austria

In 1980, “Rapper's Delight” by Sugarhill Gang charted at number 12 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “I Do The Rock” by Tim Curry charted at number 13 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Computer Games” by Mi-Sex charted at number 16 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Harlem Shuffle” by The Rolling Stones charted at number 22 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Your Woman (aka >Abort, Retry, Fail?_)” by White Town charted at number 27 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

Novelty Songs Charting in the Netherlands

In 1969, “Pinball Wizard” by The Who charted at number 12 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Rock 'n' Roll High School” by The Ramones charted at number 21 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Living Doll” by Comic Relief Presents Cliff Richard And The Young Ones Featuring Hank Marvin charted at number 1 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Rock Me Amadeus (Canadian / American '86-Mix)” by Falco charted at number 16 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Love Missile F1-11” by Sigue Sigue Sputnik charted at number 32 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Harlem Shuffle” by The Rolling Stones charted at number 33 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Fire Water Burn” by The Bloodhound Gang charted at number 27 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “The Distance” by CAKE charted at number 98 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

Novelty Songs Charting in France

In 1986, “Harlem Shuffle” by The Rolling Stones charted at number 39 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Your Woman (aka >Abort, Retry, Fail?_)” by White Town charted at number 5 on the France Pop Singles Chart

Novelty Songs Charting in Norway

In 1980, “Rapper's Delight” by The Sugar Hill Gang charted at number 4 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Rock Me Amadeus” by Falco charted at number 7 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Fire Water Burn” by The Bloodhound Gang charted at number 3 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Roses Are Red” by Aqua charted at number 5 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

Novelty Songs Charting in Switzerland

In 1986, “Love Missile F1-11” by Sigue Sigue Sputnik charted at number 6 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Harlem Shuffle” by The Rolling Stones charted at number 11 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Your Woman (aka >Abort, Retry, Fail?_)” by White Town charted at number 26 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “I Shot The Sheriff” by Warren G charted at number 34 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

Novelty Songs Charting in Canada

In 1969, “Hair” by Cowsills charted at number 2 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1969, “Pinball Wizard” by The Who charted at number 13 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1969, “Gitarzan” by Ray Stevens charted at number 15 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Money (That's What I Want)” by The Flying Lizards charted at number 9 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Cars” by Gary Numan charted at number 10 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Rock Lobster” by The B-52's charted at number 18 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Harlem Shuffle” by The Rolling Stones charted at number 7 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Vienna Calling” by Falco charted at number 16 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

The Holiday Almanacs May 3, 2020

What's Today?

Today is Sun May the 3 in the year 2020 , a leap year
Jan 1 began on a Wed
This is day 124 of the year
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Julian date = 2458961 O.S.= 4 - 20 - 2020

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Holidays

Commemorating the Finding of the Cross.
Santa Cruz Feast Day (Taos Pueblo, N.M.).
Fourth Sunday of Easter
[USA] National Kids Fitness Week Begins
Clean Air Week Begins
Be Kind to Animals Week Begins
Conserve Water/Detect-a-Leak Week Begins
Flexible Work Arrangements Week Begins
Goodwill Industries Week Begins
Japanese Constitution Memorial Day.
National Correctional Officers Week Begins
National Drinking Water Week Begins
National Extension Homemakers Week begins.
National Family Week Begins
National Family Week begins.
National Music Week begins.
National Pet Week Begins
National Postcard Week Begins
National Raisin Week Begins
National Self-Help Book Week Begins
National Suicide Prevention Week Begins
National Tourism Week Begins
National Youth Hostel Week begins.
PTA Teacher Appreciation Week Begins
[Belgium] Cat Festival
[RI] American Hertiage Week Begins
[UK] May Bank Holiday
[USA] National Stuttering Awareness Week begins
[World] Humane Sunday
Just Say No Week Begins
Golden Week (Japan - 5 day string of national holidays).
International Hall of Fame Day
It's Senior Comedians Week!
Lumpy Rug Day
National Public Radio Birthday.
Pen-Friends International Week (Day 3)
Relationship Renewal Day.
Swieto Trzeciego Majo or Polish Constitution Day.
World Press Freedom Day
[Japan-1947, Poland-1794] Constitution Day
[Lesotho] King's Birthday
[Northern Ireland] Bank Holiday
[Poland] Constitution Day (1794)
[Singapore] Vesak Day
[Turkey] Commemoration of Yunus Emre thru 5-5
[USA] Sun Day (1978). extolling the virtues of solar energy

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
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National Photo Month
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National Radio Month
National Reverse Your Work Schedule Month
National Salad Month
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Project Safe Baby Month
REACT CB-Radio Month
Revise Your Work Schedule Month
Sight Saving Month
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Social Sciences Books Month
Touring Theatre Month
Corn Festival (Native American).
Day of the Holy Cross (Mexico).
Eta "May" Aquarid meteor shower, radiant in Aquarius (thru 5-7)
Floralia ends (Roman 6-day festival honoring Flora, the goddess of everything that flourishes - courtesans took an active part).
Last day of the 3-day Festival of Dea Dia (Roman goddess of cornfields).
Last day of the Festival of Venus (early Roman 6-day holiday - before 200 BC - goddess of Spring and protectress of vegetation and gardens).
May Aquarid meteor shower, radiant in Aquarius.
Night of Bona Dea, the Good Goddess (Roman Earth goddess of fertility, worshipped only by women).
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