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Demented Datebooks: Comedy Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name May 26

Last Updated 06-04-2019

🎭Genie Francis -- is 57 in the year 2019 and 58 in the year 2020; b.5/26/1962
Hall of Famer, Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress
Names/Places: b. in Englewood, NJ; MN:Ann; Ivor's daughter, Jonathan Frakes' wife
TV Shows: General Hospital (as Laura Vining Falkner Webber Baldwin Spencer Cassadine Spencer), Days of Our Lives (as Diana Colville), All My Children (as Ceara Conner Hunter), Bare Essence (as Patricia "Tyger" Hayes), North & South (TV mini-series), Murder She Wrote (as Jessica Fletcher), The Incredible Hulk (1996 as Betty Ross voice)
Movie Titles: Thunderbirds (2004)

✍🎭Bobcat Goldthwait -- is 57 in the year 2019 and 58 in the year 2020; b.5/26/1962
Screen/Scriptwriter, Vegetarian, Movie Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor, Movie Director
Names/Places: b. in Syracuse, NY
TV Shows: Capitol Critters (as Muggle), Unhappily Ever After (as talking toy bunny Mr. Floppy)
Movie Titles: Police Academy, Shakes the Clown, Moxy Pirate

🎭Benji Gregory -- is 41 in the year 2019 and 42 in the year 2020; b.5/26/1978
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
Misc: retired from acting in 1993
TV Shows: ALF (as Brian Tanner)
Movie Titles: Once Upon a Forest, Jumpin' Jack Flash, Never Forget

🎭🎮Matt Stone -- is 48 in the year 2019 and 49 in the year 2020; b.5/26/1971
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer, Video Game Voice Actor
TV Shows: South Park (co-creator and voicist)
Movie Titles: Team America: World Police, BASEketball
Video Games: South Park (series)

🎭Peter Cushing -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/26/1913 d.8/11/1994 (81)
TV/Movie Actor, English
Names/Places: b. in Surrey
TV Shows: Doctor Who (the Doctor)
Movie Titles: Baron Frankenstein, Dracula, Star Wars

🎭🎵George Formby -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/26/1904 d.3/6/1961 (56)
Comedian, Singer, Ukelele, British

⚖🎭🎵🎷Al Jolson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/26/1886 d.10/23/1950 (64)
Mayor, Movie/Stage Actor, Vaudevillan, Jazz Singer, Russian
Names/Places: b. in St. Petersburg; RN:Asa Hesselson then Asa Yoelson; Ruby Keeler's hubby
Misc: some say b. 1866
Movie Titles: The Jazz Singer (1927, the first movie with sound)

🎭🎵🎷Mamie Smith -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/26/1883 N.S. d.9/16/1946 N.S. (63)
Hall of Famer, Actress, Vaudevillaness, Dancer, Pianist, Blues Singer, Jazz Singer

🎭John Wayne -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/26/1907 d.6/11/1979 (72)
Hall of Famer, Movie Actor, Movie Director
Names/Places: b. in Winterset, IA; RN:Marion Michael Morrison
Misc: in the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame
TV Shows: Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In (frequent guest)
Movie Titles: Stagecoach, Chisholm Trainl, The Quiet Man, The Longest Day, Rio Bravo, The Searchers, The Shootist, True Grit, North to Alaska, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

🎭Eddie Albert -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/22/1906 d.5/26/2005 (99)
TV/Movie Actor
Names/Places: b. in Rock Island, IL; RN:Edward Albert Heimberger
TV Shows: Green Acres (as Oliver Wendell Douglas), Switch (as Frank McBride)
Movie Titles: Roman Holiday, Heartbreak Kid

⚛🎮Samuel F. "Ted" Dabney -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/15/1937 N.S. d.5/26/2018 N.S. (81)
Engineer, Video Game Figure
Misc: the co-founder of Atari, Inc. alongside Nolan Bushnell, and one of the creators of the first successful arcade game titled Pong.

🎭Severn Darden -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/9/1929 d.5/26/1995 (65)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian
Misc: founding member of Second City Comedy Troupe in Chicago
TV Shows: Mary Hartman Mary Hartman (as Popesco)

🎨🎭Isadore "I." "Friz" Freleng -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/21/1906 N.S. d.5/26/1995 N.S. (88)
Animator, Cartoon Producer/Director
Misc: Warner Bros cartoons; Cartoon executive; some say b. 1906; created Bugs, Daffy, Porky, Speedy, Sylvester, Tweety, Yosemite Sam (to whom he admitted more than a passing resemblance), Pink Panther; won five Academy Awards

✍🎭Art Linkletter -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/17/1912 d.5/26/2010 (97)
Hall of Famer, Author, Radio Actor, TV Talk Show Host, Variety Show Host, Canadian
Names/Places: b. in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
TV Shows: Kids Say the Darndest Things, Life with Linkletter, People Are Funny, Art Linkletter's House Party

🎭Angela Paton -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/11/1930 N.S. d.5/26/2016 N.S. (86)
Comic Actress
Movie Titles: American Wedding, Red Eye, Lolita, Groundhog Day

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In 1897, The Gothic horror novel “Dracula” by Bram Stoker was first published in London.

In 1913, A grasshopper cloud measuring five miles by 18 miles is reported in New Mexico.

In 1928, Walt Disney copyrights the Mickey Mouse film, “Plane Crazy”.

In 1959, In another of Bill Veeckʹs stunts, three-feet seven inch Eddie Gaedel returns to a major league field along with three other little people. Arriving by helicopter and dressed as Martians, the quartet shakes hands with Nellie Fox and Luis Aparicio near second base on Comiskey Parkʹs infield and gives them toy ray guns as the PA announcer informs the crowd the ETs have arrived to help the somewhat short keystone combo in their struggle with giant earthlings.

In 1962, On the cover of TV Guide: “Fred MacMurray and Stanley Livingston of My Three Sons”. Other Articles: Hazel, Bud Collyer

In 1962, The original version of “Twist and Shout,” by “The Isley Brothers,” was released on Wand Records. It will rise to #17 on the pop chart. The song was revived two years later by “The Beatles,” whose version gained a new lease on life in 1986 after it was included on two film soundtracks — “Ferris Buellerʹs Day Off” and “Back to School.”

In 1973, R.C., “Funky Worm” by Ohio Players peaked at #15 on the pop singles chart.

In 1973, R.C., “Super Fly Meets Shaft” by John and Ernest peaked at #31 on the pop singles chart.

In 1973, Deep Purpleʹs “Smoke On The Water” is released.

In 1975, READING ABOUT MONTY PYTHON “TIME” reports on the budding success for this British comedy troupe in the U.S. (mainly on Public TV stations) and the release of their movie “MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL”

In 1975, Release: Deep Purpleʹs “Smoke On The Water”

In 1977, The human fly, George H. Willig, scaled the outside of the South Tower of New Yorkʹs World Trade Center; he was arrested at the top of the 110-story building after climbing for 3½ hours. He was charged with criminal trespassing and reckless endangerment. He was fined a penny for each story he climbed: $1.10.

In 1977, KISS announces its Marvel Comic book debut and deposits band membersʹ blood in the comic book ink at the Marvel printing plant.

In 1979, John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd make their final appearances as regular cast members of “Saturday Night Live.” While they plan to appear in feature-length comedies, they instead wind up later that year in Steven Spielbergʹs big-budget cult bomb “1941.” Well, at least the beautiful Dianne Kay was worth the movie ticket alone!

In 1979, R.C., “Dancin' Fool” by Frank Zappa peaked at #45 on the pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Blues Brothers (soundtrack)” album by Blues Brothers was released

In 1984, A frisbee was kept aloft for 16.72 seconds in Philadelphia.

In 1992, “Weird Al” Yankovic gave a live performance at Loco Ranchero in San Luis Obispo, California, beginning his Off The Deep End tour. With a cult following, Weird Al Yankovicʹs tour now consists of video screens and numerous costume changes

In 1992, Former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos demanded the Manila government return billions of dollars in assets seized after her late husband was ousted from power in 1986. We donʹt know if her demands included any of the thousands of pairs of shoes that were found in the presidential palace after the Marcoses fled.

In 1993, “Cereal Killer (soundtrack)” album by Green Jelly was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1995, Warner Brothers animator Friz Freleng died at the age of 86.

In 2008, Composer Earle H. Hagen, who wrote the themes for “The Andy Griffith Show,” “I Spy,” “The Mod Squad” and other TV shows, died in Rancho Mirage, California, at age 88.

In 2010, TV personality Art Linkletter died in Los Angeles at age 97.

In 2013, “Arrested Development” returned to be airing new episodes on Netflix.

In 2013, “Marvelʹs Avengers Assemble” began airing on Disney XD

In 2015, “Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader?” returned to be airing new episodes on Fox.

In 2016, Angela Paton, an actress best known for appearing with Bill Murray in “Groundhog Day,” died in Oakland, California, at age 86.

Novelty Songs Charting in the U.S.

In 1945, “Bell Bottom Trousers” by Tony Pastor And His Orchestra / Ruth Mccullough charted at number 2 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1945, “Chloe” by Spike Jones And His City Slickers / Red "Swamphead" Ingle charted at number 8 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1945, “Caldonia” by Woody Herman And His Orchestra charted at number 9 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1951, “On Top Of Old Smoky” by Terry Gilkyson And The Weavers charted at number 2 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1951, “Jezebel” by Frankie Laine charted at number 7 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1951, “On Top Of Old Smoky” by Vaughn Monroe charted at number 12 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1951, “I Like The Wide Open Spaces” by Arthur Godfrey / Laurie Anders charted at number 13 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1951, “The Syncopated Clock” by Leroy Anderson charted at number 18 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1956, “Blue Suede Shoes” by Carl Perkins charted at number 5 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1956, “Rock Island Line” by Lonnie Donegan And His Skiffle Group charted at number 15 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1956, “Blue Suede Shoes” by Elvis Presley charted at number 41 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1956, “Blue Suede Shoes” by Boyd Bennett And His Rockets charted at number 64 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1956, “Rock Island Line” by Don Cornell charted at number 75 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “Old Rivers” by Walter Brennan charted at number 5 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “Palisades Park” by Freddy Cannon charted at number 28 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “The Stripper” by David Rose And His Orchestra charted at number 62 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “Fortune Teller” by Bobby Curtola charted at number 74 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Frankenstein” by Edgar Winter Group charted at number 1 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Pillow Talk” by Sylvia charted at number 6 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Little Willy” by The Sweet charted at number 7 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Hocus Pocus” by Focus charted at number 10 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Funky Worm” by The Ohio Players charted at number 15 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia” by Vicki Lawrence charted at number 16 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Daisy A Day” by Jud Strunk charted at number 20 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “The Cisco Kid” by War charted at number 24 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Super Fly Meets Shaft” by John And Ernest charted at number 31 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown” by Jim Croce charted at number 44 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Swamp Witch” by Jim Stafford charted at number 76 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Monster Mash” by Bobby 'Boris' Pickett And The Crypt-Kickers charted at number 77 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “In The Navy” by Village People charted at number 3 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Dancin' Fool” by Frank Zappa charted at number 45 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “(Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman” by The Kinks charted at number 57 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “White Horse” by Laid Back charted at number 51 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Obscene Phone Caller” by Rockwell charted at number 57 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “King Of Suede” by "Weird Al" Yankovic charted at number 62 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Somebody's Watching Me” by Rockwell charted at number 65 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Robert DeNiro's Waiting” by Bananarama charted at number 95 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Eat It” by "Weird Al" Yankovic charted at number 97 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1990, “The Humpty Dance” by Digital Underground charted at number 12 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1990, “Turtle Power!” by Partners In Kryme charted at number 16 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2007, “Ticks” by Brad Paisley charted at number 46 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2007, “High Maintenance Woman” by Toby Keith charted at number 70 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2012, “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO Featuring Lauren Bennett And GoonRock charted at number 44 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2012, “Ai Se Eu Te Pego” by Michel Teló charted at number 96 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2018, “Freaky Friday” by David Burd (aka Lil' Dicky) Featuring Chris Brown charted at number 13 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

Novelty Songs Charting in the U.K.

In 1956, “Lost John / Stewball” by Lonnie Donegan And His Skiffle Group charted at number 7 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1956, “Blue Suede Shoes” by Carl Perkins charted at number 14 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1956, “Blue Suede Shoes” by Elvis Presley charted at number 16 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1956, “Rock Island Line” by Lonnie Donegan And His Skiffle Group charted at number 21 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “Nut Rocker” by B. Bumble And The Stingers charted at number 2 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “Come Outside” by Mike Sarne charted at number 17 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “Jezebel” by Marty Wilde charted at number 36 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Theme From '2001 (A Space Odyssey)' (Also Sprach Zarathustra)” by Deodato charted at number 7 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Frankenstein” by Edgar Winter Group charted at number 50 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Pop Muzik” by M charted at number 3 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Theme From 'The Banana Splits Adventure Hour' or The Tra La La Song (One Banana, Two Banana)” by The Dickies charted at number 15 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Love Me Tender” by Roland Rat Superstar charted at number 36 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “White Lines (Don't Do It)” by Grandmaster Flash Featuring Melle Mel And The Furious Five charted at number 51 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Major Tom (Coming Home)” by Peter Schilling charted at number 53 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Robert DeNiro's Waiting” by Bananarama charted at number 79 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Agadoo” by Black Lace charted at number 86 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Space Oddity / Major Tom” by Jonathan King charted at number 91 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Living On Video” by Trans-X charted at number 96 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2001, “Can We Fix It?” by Bob The Builder charted at number 82 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2001, “Drink To Get Drunk” by Sia charted at number 91 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2007, “Lollipop” by Dada Featuring Sandy Rivera And Trix charted at number 63 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2007, “I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by The Proclaimers Featuring David Walliams and Matt Lucas as Brian Potter And Andy Pipkin charted at number 72 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2012, “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO Featuring Lauren Bennett And GoonRock charted at number 66 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2012, “Paradise By The Dashboard Light” by Glee Cast charted at number 95 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2018, “Freaky Friday” by David Burd (aka Lil' Dicky) Featuring Chris Brown charted at number 4 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2018, “Forrest Gump” by Loski charted at number 92 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

Novelty Songs Charting in Australia

In 1951, “Bonaparte's Retreat” by Pee Wee King / Gene Krupa charted at number 2 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1951, “Aba Daba Honeymoon” by Debbie Reynolds And Carlton Carpenter charted at number 9 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wemoweh)” by Karl Denver charted at number 9 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “Nut Rocker” by B. Bumble And The Stingers charted at number 13 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Theme From '2001 (A Space Odyssey)' (Also Sprach Zarathustra) / Spirit Of Summer” by Deodato charted at number 8 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Dead Skunk / Needless to Say” by Loudon Wainwright III charted at number 12 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Space Oddity / The Man Who Sold The World” by David Bowie charted at number 13 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Dueling Banjos” by Eric Weissberg And Steve Mandell charted at number 16 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Jambalaya (On The Bayou)” by Blue Ridge Rangers charted at number 20 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “In The Navy / Manhattan Woman” by Village People charted at number 8 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick / There Ain't Half Been Some Clever Bastards” by Ian Dury And The Blockheads charted at number 13 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Hello, This Is Joannie (The Telephone Answering Machine Song) / Lullabye Tissue Paper Co.” by Paul Evans charted at number 55 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “I Lost My Heart To A Starship Trooper / Do, Do, Do” by Sarah Brightman And Hot Gossip charted at number 95 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “(Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman / Low Budget” by The Kinks charted at number 96 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Eat It” by "Weird Al" Yankovic charted at number 2 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “To Be Or Not To Be (The Hitler Rap)” by Mel Brooks charted at number 3 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “I've Been To Bali Too” by Redgum charted at number 16 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Somebody's Watching Me” by Rockwell charted at number 30 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Thriller” by Michael Jackson charted at number 49 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2001, “Thank God I'm A Country Boy” by Hampton The Hampster charted at number 12 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

Novelty Songs Charting in New Zealand

In 1979, “Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick” by Ian Dury And The Blockheads charted at number 7 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “In The Navy” by Village People charted at number 8 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Ça plane pour moi” by Plastic Bertrand charted at number 13 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Egyptian Reggae” by Jonathan Richman And The Modern Lovers charted at number 33 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Y.M.C.A.” by Village People charted at number 40 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Somebody's Watching Me” by Rockwell charted at number 13 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “To Be Or Not To Be (The Hitler Rap)” by Mel Brooks charted at number 34 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Eat It” by "Weird Al" Yankovic charted at number 43 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1990, “Strokin'” by Clarence Carter charted at number 5 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1990, “Principal's Office” by Young MC charted at number 16 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

Novelty Songs Charting in the Netherlands

In 1962, “Happy José (Ching-Ching)” by Jack Ross And His Orchestra or Willy Schobben And His Orchestra charted at number 7 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “Jambalaya (On The Bayou)” by Fats Domino charted at number 10 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Pop Muzik” by M charted at number 12 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “In The Navy” by Village People charted at number 24 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Robert DeNiro's Waiting” by Bananarama charted at number 34 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Let's Get Digital” by What Fun! charted at number 43 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1990, “White Lines (Don't Do It) (Freestyle Remix)” by Grandmaster Flash And Melle Mel charted at number 78 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

Novelty Songs Charting in France

In 2001, “The Lady Boy Is Mine” by Stuntmasterz charted at number 58 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2001, “Who Let The Dogs Out” by Baha Men charted at number 84 on the France Pop Singles Chart

Novelty Songs Charting in Norway

In 1979, “In The Navy” by Village People charted at number 2 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Y.M.C.A.” by Village People charted at number 7 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “To Be Or Not To Be (The Hitler Rap)” by Mel Brooks charted at number 7 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

Novelty Songs Charting in Switzerland

In 1979, “In The Navy” by Village People charted at number 14 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Somebody's Watching Me” by Rockwell charted at number 8 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Robert DeNiro's Waiting” by Bananarama charted at number 14 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “To Be Or Not To Be (The Hitler Rap)” by Mel Brooks charted at number 17 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

Novelty Songs Charting in Canada

In 1973, “Little Willy” by The Sweet charted at number 1 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “The Cisco Kid” by War charted at number 5 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Daisy A Day” by Jud Strunk charted at number 11 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Frankenstein” by Edgar Winter Group charted at number 12 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia” by Vicki Lawrence charted at number 15 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Pillow Talk” by Sylvia charted at number 35 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Hocus Pocus” by Focus charted at number 39 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Space Oddity” by David Bowie charted at number 42 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Blue Suede Shoes” by Johnny Rivers charted at number 51 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown” by Jim Croce charted at number 58 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Funky Worm” by The Ohio Players charted at number 67 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “In The Navy” by Village People charted at number 2 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

The Holiday Almanacs May 26, 2020

What's Today?

Today is Tue May the 26 in the year 2020 , a leap year
Jan 1 began on a Wed
This is day 147 of the year
Serialnumber = 43965
Julian date = 2458984 O.S.= 5 - 13 - 2020

Calendar

Holidays

Feast of St. Augustine, first Archbishop of Canterbury, (Anglican).
Feast of St. Philip Neri, confessor.
Al Jolson Day.
Celebrity Marriage Day
Dow Jones Industrial Average Birthday
Human Fly Day
Put Up Your Dukes Day (John Wayne b. 1907)
[Georgia SSR] Independence day (1918)
[Guyana] Independence Day (1966)
[Mystic, Conn] Lobster Festival
[Scottsboro Alabama] Catfish Festival
[USA] All You Can Eat Day (every month)
National Frozen Yogurt Week (Day 2)

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
Day of Chin-Hua-Fu-Jen (celebrated in China).
Festival of Diane begins (Roman 6-day festival honoring Diane, the Moon and Nature goddess).
First day of the Secular Games (9-day Roman holiday honoring Proserpina, a corn-seed goddess).
Flitch of Bacon Trial (held since the 13th century in Dunmow, Essex to award of a flitch of bacon to anyone who can convince jurors, six maidens and six bachelors, they have been married for one year and one day without quarreling).
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu Day.
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