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Demented Datebooks: Comedy Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name May 8

Last Updated 06-04-2019

🎵Jack Blanchard -- is 77 in the year 2019 and 78 in the year 2020; b.5/8/1942
Songwriter, Keyboardist, Saxophonist, Country Singer
Group Names: Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan
Song Titles: Tennessee Bird Walk, Humphrey the Camel
Album Titles: Birds of a Feather, Two Sides of Jack and Misty

🎭Mark Blankfield -- is 69 in the year 2019 and 70 in the year 2020; b.5/8/1950
Actor, Comedian
TV Shows: Fridays (regular)
Movie Titles: Dracula: Dead and Loving It, Jekyll and Hyde...Together Again, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, The Incedible Shrinking Woman

🎵🎸Chris Frantz -- is 68 in the year 2019 and 69 in the year 2020; b.5/8/1951
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Songwriter, Hip-Pop Drummer, New Wave Drummer, American
Names/Places: b. in New York, NY; FN:Charlton Christopher
Misc: some say b. May 9
Group Names: Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club

🎭🎵Gary Glitter -- is 79 in the year 2019 and 80 in the year 2020; b.5/8/1940
Stage Actor, Songwriter, Pop Singer, English
Names/Places: RN:Paul Francis Gadd
Misc: King of Glam Rock mid-1970s; some say b. in 1944
Song Titles: Rock and Roll (Part 2)

🎭Deborah Harmon -- is 68 in the year 2019 and 69 in the year 2020; b.5/8/1951 N.S.
TV Actress
TV Shows: The Ted Knight Show, Leo & Liz in Beverly Hills, Just The Ten Of Us (as Elizabeth Lubbock), M*A*S*H (as various nurses)
Movie Titles: Used Cars, Bachelor Party

🎭🎵Darren Hayes -- is 47 in the year 2019 and 48 in the year 2020; b.5/8/1972
Comedian, Songwriter, Pop Singer, Australian
Group Names: Savage Garden

🎭Salome Jens -- is 84 in the year 2019 and 85 in the year 2020; b.5/8/1935
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress
TV Shows: Star Trek Deep Space Nine (as The Female Changeling)
Movie Titles: Green Lantern, Norm of the North, Cats and Dogs, Seconds

🎭Sean O'Connor -- is 34 in the year 2019 and 35 in the year 2020; b.5/8/1985 N.S.
Comedian

🎭Sapan Verma -- is 30 in the year 2019 and 31 in the year 2020; b.5/8/1989 N.S.
Comedian, India

🎨🎭Saul Bass -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1920 d.4/25/1996 (75)
Animator, Producer/Director, American
Misc: pioneered a revolution in feature film credits sequences, incorporating innovative graphic design and animation.

✍📰Peter Bradford Benchley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1940 d.2/11/2006 (65)
Novelist, Journalist
Names/Places: b. in New York City
Book Titles: Jaws, The Deep

🎭Arthur Q. Bryan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1900 d.11/30/1959 (59)
TV/Radio Actor, TV Host, Cartoon Voice Actor
Misc: Elmer Fudd voicist
TV Shows: Fibber McGee & Molly, Major Hoople

🎨🎭Bob Clampett -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1913 N.S. d.5/2/1984 N.S. (70)
Animator, Producer/Director, Puppeteer
Misc: created Beany & Cecil, Tweety, Porky Pig, & Bugs Bunny
TV Shows: Time for Beany, Beany and Cecil

🎭Fernandel -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1903 d.2/26/1971 (67)
Movie Actor, Comedian, French
Names/Places: RN:Fernand Joseph Desire Contandin

🎵John Fred -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1941 d.4/15/2005 (63)
Music Producer, Songwriter, Pop Singer
Names/Places: LN:Gourrier
Group Names: John Fred and His Playboy Band
Song Titles: Judy In Disguise

🎭Stephen Furst -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1954 N.S. d.6/16/2017 N.S. (63)
Actor
TV Shows: St. Elsewhere (as Dr. Elliot Axelrod), Delta House (as Flounder), Babylon 5 (as Vir)
Movie Titles: National Lampoon's Animal House, The Dream Team

🎭🎵Russell Hunting -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1864 d.2/20/1943 (78)
Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian, Singer
Misc: a comic entertainer, a pioneer sound recordist, and an influential figure in the early years of the recording music industry.

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🎭Don Rickles -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1926 N.S. d.4/6/2017 N.S. (90)
TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, TV Host, Cartoon Voice Actor
Names/Places: b. in Long Island, NY
Misc: Roast telecasts fave
TV Shows: The Don Rickles Shows, CPO Sharkey (as CPO Otto Sharkey), Foulups-Bleeps-and Blunders, Daddy Dearest (as Al Mitchell)
Movie Titles: Toy Story (as Mr. Potato Head)

🎵🎸Euclid James "Motorhead" Sherwood -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1942 N.S. d.12/25/2011 N.S. (69)
Rock & Roll Musician
Group Names: the Mothers Of Invention

✍🎭John Barbour -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/24/1929 d.5/8/2004 (75)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Comedian, TV Host, TV Producer, Canadian
TV Shows: Real People

🎨Norman Mingo -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/20/1896 d.5/8/1980 (84)
Comic Strip Cartoonist, Illustrator
Misc: Alfred E. Newman

🎭George Peppard -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/1/1928 d.5/8/1994 (65)
TV/Movie Actor
Names/Places: b. in Detroit, MI; 2x Elizabeth Ashley's hubby
TV Shows: Dynasty (pilot episode), Banacek (as Thomas Banacek), Dr.'s Hospital, The A-Team (as Col. John 'Hannibal' Smith)
Movie Titles: Breakfast at Tiffany's

🎭William Schallert -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/6/1922 d.5/8/2016 N.S. (93)
Actor
Misc: guested on many series TV shows
TV Shows: Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (as Mr. Leander Pomfritt), Patty Duke Show (as Martin Lane), Nancy Walker Show, Hardy Boys (as Carson Drew), Nancy Drew Mysteries (as Carson Drew), Little Women, Ike, New Gidget (as Russ Lawrence), Torkelsons (as Wesley Hodges)
Movie Titles: Innerspace, In the Heat of the Night (1967)

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In 1886, Coca Cola was introduced by pharmacist Dr. John Styth Pemberton who had been working on a new patent medicine, a headache and hangover remedy. At first, he used straight water, but the drugstore clerk used carbonated water, and that was the beginning of Coke as we know it today. Legend has it that Venable “accidentally” served the new syrup with carbonated water, but actually the plan from the very outset was to squirt it into a glass and spritz it with cold, carbonated water from the fountain.

In 1940, 05 x 08 = 40

In 1952, According to estimates, Mad Magazine debuts in newsstands. The face of Alfred E Neuman predates Mad Magazine by at least 50 years. He appeared often in the various EC publications before Mad was started. Originally he had no name, but writers occasionally attached some name to this ubiquitous face. Two names that were often used were Melvin Coznowski (multiple spellings) and Alfred E Neuman. Mad was originally a comic book. Though William Gaines was instrumental in the founding of the Comics Code Authority, he dropped out over a rule dispute. He dumped all of his comics except Mad, which he renamed Mad Magazine and changed to a not-quite-a-comic-book format.

In 1954, “The Spike Jones Show”, TV Variety, last aired on NBC.

In 1956, Oh, hello, Newman! Alfred E. Neuman (“What, me worry?”) first appeared on the cover of Mad magazine. He even got some votes in the presidential election, which was won by Dwight Eisenhower in 1956. Mad Magazine was founded by William Gaines.

In 1962, The musical comedy “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” starring Zero Mostel opened on Broadway at the Alvin Theater in New York. The comedy opened at the Alvin Theatre in New York City. Audiences laughed through the entertaining show for a total of 964 performances.

In 1965, Gilliganʹs Island episode #32. “Physical Fatness”. Gilligan and the Skipper plan to join the Navy when they are rescued. However, when weighing themselves, they discover that Gilligan must gain weight, while the Skipper must diet.

In 1965, On the cover of TV Guide: “Bob Denver of Gilliganʹs Island”. Other Articles: Woody Allen, Man from UNCLE

In 1965, R.C., “Chim, Chim, Cheree” by New Christy Minstrels peaked at #82 on the pop singles chart.

In 1965, R.C., “Crazy Downtown” by Allan Sherman peaked at #40 on the pop singles chart; it was a parody of Petula Clarkʹs “Downtown”

In 1971, R.C., “Chick-A-Boom (Donʹt Ya Jesʹ Love It)” by Daddy Dewdrop peaked at number nine on the pop singles chart.

In 1992, Rapper-actor Will Smith (the Fresh Prince) marries songwriter Sheree Zampino in Santa Barbara, California. The two are expecting their first child.

In 1998, The rainbow ends for CBS with their 39th and final airing of “The Wizard of Oz.” Viewers will now either have to catch it on cable on TNT, or stop being such unbelievable cheapskates and buy a video player.

In 1999, “The New Woody Woodpecker Show” began airing on Fox

In 2001, “Running With Scissors” album by “Weird Al” Yankovic was certified Platinum by the RIAA

In 2001, “Running With Scissors” goes Platinum! Weird Alʹs 1999 album has now officially sold more than a million copies in the U.S. since its June 1999 release, and was certified Platinum by the RIAA on May 8, 2001. This marks Alʹs sixth album to go Platinum in the United States (behind “Bad Hair Day,” “Even Worse,” “Dare To Be Stupid,” “In 3-D” and “Off The Deep End”).

In 2010, Actress Betty White hosted NBCʹs “Saturday Night Live” as the result of a Facebook campaign.

In 2015, NFL quarterback Peyton Manning performs “Folsom Prison Blues” with musical guest Dierks Bentley during the eighth annual Celebration of Caring Gala benefit at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown

In 2040, 05 x 08 = 40

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, “Toolie Oolie Doolie (The Yodel Polka)” by The Andrews Sisters charted at number 8 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1948, “Sabre Dance” by Woody Herman charted at number 9 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1948, “Sabre Dance Boogie” by Freddy Martin / Barclay Allen charted at number 10 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 11 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1965, “Wooly Bully” by Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs charted at number 14 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1965, “The Clapping Song” by Shirley Ellis charted at number 17 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1965, “Iko Iko” by Dixie Cups charted at number 25 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1965, “Crazy Downtown” by Allan Sherman charted at number 40 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 74 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1965, “The Mouse” by Soupy Sales charted at number 85 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “Chick-A-Boom (Don't Ya Jes' Love It)” by Daddy Dewdrop charted at number 9 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, “One Toke Over The Line” by Brewer And Shipley charted at number 20 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “When You're Hot, You're Hot” by Jerry Reed charted at number 61 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “Ajax Liquor Store” by Hudson And Landry charted at number 79 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “A Mama And A Papa” by Ray Stevens charted at number 85 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “Welcome Back” by John Sebastian charted at number 1 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

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

In 1976, “One Piece At A Time” by Johnny Cash And The Tennessee Three charted at number 42 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “Jasper” by Jim Stafford charted at number 71 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “Sixteen Tons” by The Don Harrison Band charted at number 82 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “Yes, Yes, Yes” by Bill Cosby charted at number 84 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “The Fonz Song” by Heyettes charted at number 92 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “The Beatles Movie Medley” by The Beatles charted at number 12 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Murphy's Law” by Cheri charted at number 60 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “I Know What Boys Like” by The Waitresses charted at number 84 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Pac-Man Fever” by Buckner And Garcia charted at number 86 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Three Little Pigs” by Green Jellÿ charted at number 27 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 62 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Man On The Moon” by R.E.M. charted at number 73 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “I'll Think Of A Reason Later” by Lee Ann Womack charted at number 45 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Hillbilly Shoes” by Montgomery Gentry charted at number 64 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Why Don't You Get A Job?” by The Offspring charted at number 76 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)” by Baz Luhrmann charted at number 79 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Hi! My Name Is” by Eminem charted at number 96 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2004, “Redneck Woman” by Gretchen Wilson charted at number 36 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2010, “I'm Awesome” by Spose charted at number 55 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2010, “Hillbilly Bone” by Blake Shelton Featuring Trace Adkins charted at number 71 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 2 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1965, “Pop Go The Workers” by The Barron Knights charted at number 6 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1965, “The Clapping Song” by Shirley Ellis charted at number 40 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “Bridget The Midget (The Queen Of The Blues)” by Ray Stevens charted at number 10 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “Sugar, Sugar” by Sakkarin charted at number 19 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “Grandad” by Clive Dunn charted at number 46 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “The Jungle Book Groove” by Jungle Book charted at number 31 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

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

In 1999, “Witch Doctor” by Cartoons charted at number 12 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Hi! My Name Is” by Eminem charted at number 16 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Flat Beat” by Mr. Oizo charted at number 19 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2004, “Cha Cha Slide” by DJ Casper charted at number 12 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

Novelty Songs Charting in Australia

In 1954, “Istanbul (Not Constantinople)” by The Four Lads charted at number 14 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1954, “Let's Do It” by Eartha Kitt charted at number 20 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1965, “Do The Clam” by Elvis Presley charted at number 9 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “Chirpy Chirpy, Cheep Cheep” by Lally Stott charted at number 11 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “Chirpy Chirpy, Cheep Cheep” by Middle Of The Road charted at number 13 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 19 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “D.I.V.O.R.C.E / Cuckoo” by Billy Connolly charted at number 41 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 70 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 75 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “The Lion Sleeps Tonight / Paper Face” by Dove charted at number 79 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “The Lion Sleeps Tonight / Rhythm, Movement And Throbbing” by Tight Fit charted at number 21 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Mickey / Hanging Around” by Toni Basil charted at number 23 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Homosapien / Keat's Song” by Pete Shelley charted at number 32 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Wordy Rappinghood / (You Don't Stop) Wordy Rappinghood” by Tom Tom Club charted at number 44 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, “Lunatic Fringe / Cowboys In Hong Kong (As Far As Siam)” by Red Rider charted at number 54 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “(Oh) Pretty Woman / Happy Trails” by Van Halen charted at number 68 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “The Beatles Movie Medley / I'm Happy Just to Dance With You” by The Beatles charted at number 69 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Pop Goes The Movies” by Meco charted at number 100 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Detachable Penis” by King Missile charted at number 24 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Wild Thing” by Divinyls charted at number 46 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Why Don't You Get A Job?” by The Offspring charted at number 3 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Hi! My Name Is” by Eminem charted at number 14 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2004, “Milkshake” by Kelis charted at number 35 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2010, “We No Speak Americano” by Yolanda Be Cool And DCUP charted at number 24 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 23 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” by Tight Fit charted at number 3 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Down Under” by Men At Work charted at number 12 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Homosapien” by Pete Shelley charted at number 19 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Wild Thing” by The Troggs charted at number 29 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “The Lunatics (Have Taken Over The Asylum)” by Fun Boy Three charted at number 46 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Why Don't You Get A Job?” by The Offspring charted at number 25 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

Novelty Songs Charting in Sweden

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

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

In 1999, “Hi! My Name Is” by Eminem charted at number 20 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Tarzan And Jane” by Toy-Box charted at number 22 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Witch Doctor” by Cartoons charted at number 49 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

Novelty Songs Charting in Austria

In 1993, “Supermodel (You Better Work)” by RuPaul charted at number 16 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 19 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Ça plane pour moi” by Leila K. charted at number 30 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

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

In 1999, “Hi! My Name Is” by Eminem charted at number 24 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 24 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 2 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Down Under” by Men At Work charted at number 3 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Mickey” by Toni Basil charted at number 40 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Tarzan And Jane” by Toy-Box charted at number 4 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Flat Beat” by Mr. Oizo charted at number 9 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Why Don't You Get A Job?” by The Offspring charted at number 16 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Hi! My Name Is” by Eminem charted at number 24 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

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

In 1999, “Best Friend” by Toy-Box charted at number 50 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 35 on the France Pop Singles Chart

Novelty Songs Charting in Norway

In 1965, “King Of The Road” by Roger Miller charted at number 9 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

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 12 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” by Tight Fit charted at number 11 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 38 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

Novelty Songs Charting in Canada

In 1965, “The Mouse” by Soupy Sales charted at number 18 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1965, “Iko Iko” by Dixie Cups charted at number 31 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “One Toke Over The Line” by Brewer And Shipley charted at number 8 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “Timothy” by The Buoys charted at number 12 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “Chick-A-Boom (Don't Ya Jes' Love It)” by Daddy Dewdrop charted at number 23 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “Chick-A-Boom (Don't Ya Jes' Love It)” by Big Gee charted at number 38 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “When You're Hot, You're Hot” by Jerry Reed charted at number 96 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

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

In 1982, “The Beatles Movie Medley” by The Beatles charted at number 16 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Pac-Man Fever” by Buckner And Garcia charted at number 27 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

The Holiday Almanacs May 8, 2020

What's Today?

Today is Fri May the 8 in the year 2020 , a leap year
Jan 1 began on a Wed
This is day 129 of the year
Serialnumber = 43947
Julian date = 2458966 O.S.= 4 - 25 - 2020

Calendar

Holidays

Apparition of St. Michael the Archangel.
[USA] National Kids Fitness Week (Day 6)
Childcare Awareness Week Ends
Clean Air Week (Day 6)
National Family Reading Week (Day 5)
National Nurses Week (Day 5)
National Walking Week (Day 5)
Public Service Recognition Week (Day 5)
Public Service Recognition Week (Day 5)
Put-a-Book-in-Your Future Day
Be Kind to Animals Week (Day 6)
Conserve Water/Detect-a-Leak Week (Day 6)
Flexible Work Arrangements Week (Day 6)
Goodwill Industries Week (Day 6)
National Correctional Officers Week (Day 6)
National Drinking Water Week (Day 6)
National Extension Homemakers Week (Day 6)
National Family Week (Day 6)
National Family Week (Day 6)
National Herb Week (Day 5)
National Music Week (Day 6)
National Pet Week (Day 6)
National Postcard Week (Day 6)
National Raisin Week (Day 6)
National Self-Help Book Week (Day 6)
National Suicide Prevention Week (Day 6)
National Tourism Week (Day 6)
National Youth Hostel Week (Day 6)
PTA Teacher Appreciation Week (Day 6)
[RI] American Hertiage Week (Day 6)
[USA] National Stuttering Awareness Week (Day 6)
Just Say No Week (Day 6)
German Democratic Republic Liberation Day.
[USA] Emancipation Day (Columbus, Mississippi)
[USA] Harry S. Truman Day (Missouri)
[USA] VE-Day marks the formal celebration of the Allies' victory in Europe during World War II.
[Czechoslovakia] Anniversary of Liberation (1945) thru 5-9
[France, Norway] Liberation Day
[France] Joan of Arc Day
[Helston, England] Furry Day
[Mexico] Higaldo Day
[Missouri] Harry S Truman's Birthday (1884)
[Norway] Liberation Day
[Ribe, Denmark] Stork Day
[Sweden] Ake name day
[USA] Harry Truman's Birthday
[USA] Let's Go Fishing Day.
[USA] National No Socks Day
[World] No Socks Day.
[World] Red Cross Day
[World] V-E Day, Victory in Europe (1945)

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
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