🎭Dan Bakkedahl -- is 50 in the year 2018 and 51 in the year 2019; b.11/18/1968 N.S.
TV Shows: The Mindy Project, Life in Pieces (as Tim), Veep (as Roger Furlong)
Movie Titles: Hitman: Agent 47, The Heat, Observe and Report, Get Hard
🎭🎵Mathew Baynton -- is 38 in the year 2018 and 39 in the year 2019; b.11/18/1980 N.S.
Actor, Comedian, Singer, Musician, English
TV Shows: The Wrong Mans, Yonderland, Horrible Histories, Spy, Gavin and Stacey
Movie Titles: Tonight You're Mine, Hereafter, Bill
🎭🎮🎵🎸Phil Buckman -- is 49 in the year 2018 and 50 in the year 2019; b.11/18/1969
Actor, Video Game Voice Actor, Bassist, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist
TV Shows: Drexel's Class (as Slash)
Movie Titles: An American Werewolf in Paris, City of Angels, A Very Brady Sequel
Video Games: Marvel Heroes, Spider-Man (series)
🎭Evan Matthew Cohen -- is 32 in the year 2018 and 33 in the year 2019; b.11/18/1986
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
Misc: retired from acting in 2003
TV Shows: Fillmore!, Malcolm in the Middle (as Lloyd)
Movie Titles: Soccer Dog: The Movie
🎭Mike Epps -- is 48 in the year 2018 and 49 in the year 2019; b.11/18/1970
Actor, Comedian, Producer
Movie Titles: Resident Evil: Apocalypse, The Hangover (series), Next Friday, The Fighting Temptations
🎭Dennis Haskins -- is 68 in the year 2018 and 69 in the year 2019; b.11/18/1950
TV Shows: Saved By The Bell: The New Class (as principal Mr. Belding)
Movie Titles: A Million Ways to Die in the West
🎭Nathan Kress -- is 26 in the year 2018 and 27 in the year 2019; b.11/18/1992
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Director
TV Shows: iCarly
Movie Titles: Into the Storm, Babe: Pig in the City, Chicken Little
🎭Kevin Nealon -- is 65 in the year 2018 and 66 in the year 2019; b.11/18/1953
Vegetarian, Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor
Names/Places: b. in Bridgeport, CT
TV Shows: Hiller and Diller (as Ted Hiller), Still Standing (as Ted Halverson), Weeds (as Doug Wilson), Glenn Martin D.D.S. (voice), Saturday Night Live (as Franz, Sam Donaldson, Mr. Subliminal, Weekend Update anchorman and regular 1986-95), Champs (as Marty)
Movie Titles: You Don't Mess with the Zohan, The Wedding Singer, Coneheads, All I Want for Christmas, Happy Gilmore, Anger Management, Little Nicky, Daddy Day Care, Good Boy!, Grandma's Boy
🎭Oscar Nuñez -- is 60 in the year 2018 and 61 in the year 2019; b.11/18/1958
Actor, Comedian, Cuban
TV Shows: Halfway Home, Benched, The Office (as Oscar Martinez)
Movie Titles: The Proposal, The Italian Job, The 33
🎭Nasim Pedrad -- is 37 in the year 2018 and 38 in the year 2019; b.11/18/1981
Actress, Comedienne, Cartoon Voice Actress, English, Iranian
TV Shows: Scream Queens, Saturday Night Live
Movie Titles: No Strings Attatched, The Dictator, The Lorax, Despiciable Me 2
🎭Elizabeth Perkins -- is 58 in the year 2018 and 59 in the year 2019; b.11/18/1960
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress
Misc: some say b. 1961
TV Shows: Weeds (as Celia Hodes)
Movie Titles: Finding Nemo, Big, The Flintstones (as Wilma Flintstone), Miracle on 34th Street, Avalon, About Last Night
🎭Susan Sullivan -- is 76 in the year 2018 and 77 in the year 2019; b.11/18/1942
Misc: some say b. 1943 or 1944
TV Shows: Rich Man Poor Man, Having Babies (as Dr. Julie Farr), It's a Living (as Lois Adams), Falcon Crest (as Maggie Gioberti Channing), George Carlin Show (as Kathleen Rachowski), Dharma and Greg (as Kitty Montgomery), Castle (as Martha Rodgers)
🎭🎵Christina Vidal -- is 37 in the year 2018 and 38 in the year 2019; b.11/18/1981
Actress, Producer, Singer
TV Shows: Tania (star)
Movie Titles: Welcome to the Dollhouse, Life with Mikey, Brink!, Freaky Friday, See No Evil
🎭Damon Wayans Jr. -- is 36 in the year 2018 and 37 in the year 2019; b.11/18/1982
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
Names/Places: Lisa Thorner and Damon's son
TV Shows: New Girl (as Coach), Happy Endings (as Brad Williams)
Movie Titles: Big Hero 6, Let's Be Cops, The Other Guys
✍🎭Trevor (Actor) Baxter -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/18/1932 N.S. d.7/16/2017 N.S. (84)
Playwright, Actor, English
TV Shows: Doctor Who (as Professor Litefoot, 1977)
Movie Titles: Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Van Wilder 2, The Hunchback, Cold Comfort Farm
🎭Imogene Coca -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/18/1908 d.6/2/2001 (92)
TV Actress, Comedienne
Names/Places: b. in Philadelphia
TV Shows: Your Show of Shows, Imogene Coca Show (as Betty Crane), It's About Time, Moonlighting (as mother of Agnes DiPesto)
🎵Dorothy Collins -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/18/1926 d.7/21/1994 (67)
Names/Places: b. in Ontario; NN:Lucky Strike Girl; RN:Marjorie Chandler; Raymond Scott's wife 1952-55
TV Shows: Your Hit Parade, Candid Camera (setting up gags)
✍Clarence Day -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/18/1874 d.12/28/1935 (61)
Book Titles: Life With Father
✍🎵Sir William Schwenck Gilbert -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/18/1836 d.5/29/1911 (74)
Author, Poet, Dramatist, Lyricist, Librettist, English
Names/Places: b. in London, England
Misc: Pirates of Penzance, H.M.S. Pinafore, The Mikado; co-comic operetta author of Gilbert & Sullivan comic opera lyricist team; d. Mar 29?
🎭Arthur Peterson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/18/1912 d.10/31/1996 (83)
Soap Actor, TV/Radio Actor
TV Shows: Guiding Light (as Rev. John Ruthledge), Soap (as the senile major)
🎭🎵Cab Calloway -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/25/1907 d.11/18/1994 (86)
Movie/Stage Actor, Dancer, Songwriter, Songwriter, Drummer, Bandleader
Names/Places: b. in Rochester, N.Y.; RFN:Cabell
Misc: scat-singing, hi-de-hi-de-hi'ing bandleader whose career spanned six decades; some say b. 1905
🎨Christo -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/13/1935 N.S. d.11/18/2009 N.S. (74)
Artist, Painter, Bulgarian
Misc: famous for the big yellow umbrellas in California and Japan
🎭Johnny Haymer -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/19/1920 d.11/18/1989 (69)
TV Shows: M*A*S*H (as Sgt. Zale)
For a full list of events covering 27 categories including the Today in Music, Sports, and Entertainment subjects,
please purchase the davesdatebook CD.
Please Click Here for information.
Thank you for your patronage.
In 1908, actress-comedian Imogene Coca was born in Philadelphia.
In 1928, Mickey Mouse made his screen debut in the landmark “Steamboat Willie” at the Colony Theater in New York City. The Walt Disney cartoon, with Disney doing the voice of Mickey, was the first with synchronized sound.
In 1932, Walt Disney receives an Academy Award (Special Award) for the creation of Mickey Mouse. An Academy Award (Short Subjects, Cartoons) is won for “Flowers and Trees”. This is the first Academy Award for a cartoon. The animated film collage, “Parade of the Award Nominees” is released.
In 1947, Dumont television launches “Mary Kay and Johnny.” Starring married couple Mary Kay and Johnny Stearns, as newlyweds, itʹs not only televisionʹs first situation comedy, but the couple shares (gasp) a single bed.
In 1954, Rosemary Clooneyʹs hit record “Mambo Italiano” was banned by ABC Radio and TV for so-called offensive lyrics. What they were, I donʹt know.
In 1957, R.C., “Wunʹerful, Wunʹerful! (Sides un-one and uh-two)” by Stan Freberg peaked at #32 on the pop singles chart.
In 1959, actor-comedian Arthur Q. Bryan, who provided the voice of Warner Bros. cartoon character Elmer Fudd, died in Hollywood at age 60.
In 1965, Gilliganʹs Island episode #45. “Nyet, Nyet — Not Yet”. Two Russian Cosmonauts land on the island in their space capsule. Since the cosmonauts keep a tight guard on the space capsule, the castaways must come up with a way to smuggle one of them into the capsule in order to send back help after the cosmonauts are rescued.
In 1967, on the cover of TV Guide: “William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy of Star Trek”. Other Articles: Ironside, What Hippies Like
In 1967, R.C., “Let It Out (Let It All Hang Out)” by The Hombres peaked at #12 on the pop singles chart.
In 1972, R.C., “Convention '72” by The Delegates peaked at #8 on the pop singles chart; it featured excerpts of some top 1972 hits as answers to the interviewer questions.
In 1976, the first Annual Great American Smoke Out is observed.
In 1978, Mickey Mouse is given a gold star on Hollywood Boulevardʹs Walk of Fame, the first cartoon character to be so honored. A commemorative plaque is installed at the Broadway Theater in New York, marking the 50th anniversary of the premiere of the film, “Steamboat Willie”.
In 1978, TVʹS “SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE” Musical Guest: BLUES BROTHERS (“SOUL MAN”)
In 1979, in El Cajon, CA, D.T. snaps a photo of the Grand Marshall of the annual 1979 Mother Goose Parade: Dianne Kay who played Nancy Bradford on “Eight Is Enough”.
In 1980, (not 1979, date provided by RIAA) The eponymous debut album by Athens, Georgia, quintet, the B-52s was certified gold. The group is indirectly responsible for John Lennonʹs return to music later in the year: when Lennon hears the B-52's, he realizes the time is right.
In 1985, Howard Stern began broadcasting on WXRK-FM in New York City; his flagship station that will syndicate his morning radio show to several dozen radio markets across the U.S.
In 1985, the comic strip “Calvin and Hobbes,” created by Bill Watterson, was first published. (The strip ran for 10 years.)
In 1986, For the first time since his departure from his own late-night TV show, Jack Parr was a guest of Johnny Carson on “The Tonight Show”. One of TVʹs great lines came from the show, when Carson quipped (after one of Parrʹs long, long spiels), “Why is it that I feel Iʹm guesting on your show?”
In 1987, U2 opens for itself — pretending to be a country-rock group called The Dalton Brothers — during a concert in Los Angeles.
In 1988, Disneyʹs movie “Oliver and Company,” featuring the voices of Billy Joel, Bette Midler, and Cheech Marin, opened nationally. Joel later said it was probably the hardest work heʹd ever done. It cost $18 million to make.
In 1989, at the Nick At Nite exposition in San Diego, D.T. meets Mr. Ed (or a replica to be exact) and star Alan Young. He forgot to ask Alan about the backwards Mr. Ed theme song controversy which had allegedly had satanac messages when played backwards.
In 1989, R.C., “Love Shack” by B-52s peaked at #3 on the pop singles chart; a parody of that song, “Radio Shack”, aired on Dr. Demento shortly.
In 1991, “Addams Groove” single by Hammer was released
In 1992, On the “Seinfeld” episode “The Contest”, they all do it, but itʹs Georgeʹs eternally sour fate to be caught at it, by his own mother, “treating his body like it was an amusement park” (as she puts it), facilitated by a copy of Glamour magazine. The experience propelled his mom into the hospital, and a quasi-remorseful George swore he will never, ever do “that” again. When Jerry, Kramer and Elaine suggest they could easily resist pleasuring themselves longer than he can, a bet is made: $100 each ($150 for Elaine because women are different); honor system in operation, abstainer gets the pot. The first challenge appears almost immediately: a woman walking around naked in the apartment across the way. As Jerry and George gawk, Kramer departs quietly for his own pad. Exactly 52 seconds later, Jerryʹs door swings open, and in one fluid motion Kramer steps into the kitchen, windmills his arm, slaps a stack of bills onto the counter and creates one of the most memorable and ribald moments in TV comedy history with a sheepish look and just two words: “Iʹm out.”
In 1992, it was Doomsday for Superman as the comic book detailing the superheroʹs death — rumored at the time to be temporary only — hit newsstands. The rumors were right: it was only temporary.
In 1994, on “Late Night with Conan OʹBrien,” although “President Bill Clinton” is the showʹs “Clutch Cargo” satellite hookup, unfortunately his brother Roger Clinton is the real thing.
In 1994, “Star Trek: Generations”, Motion Picture, opened in theaters.
In 1994, Cab Calloway dies in a Delaware nursing home. He was 86. The big band leader never recovered from a stroke he suffered June 12 at his home. He is probably best known for his trademark “hi-de-ho” song “Minnie the Moocher.” He was also featured in the movie “The Blues Brothers.” In October he was honored at a White House ceremony by President Clinton for his contribution to the arts.
In 1996, Radio Disney is born! Theyʹre all ears!
In 1996, “Crank It Up — The Music Album” album by Jeff Foxworthy was certified Gold by the RIAA
In 1998, “The Powerpuff Girls” TV cartoon premiered on Cartoon Network
In 1998, Melissa Etheridgeʹs partner, filmmaker Julie Cypher, gave birth to the coupleʹs second child, a boy, in Los Angeles. The couple already had a daughter, born in January 1997. Rumor has it that David Tanny is the real father, but that has yet to be proven. It could have been another David instead…Crosby!
In 2005, the movie “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” opened in theaters in the USA.
In 1950, “Bonaparte's Retreat” by Kay Starr charted at number 19 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1961, “Big Bad John” by Jimmy Dean charted at number 1 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1961, “Goodbye Cruel World” by James Darren charted at number 12 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1961, “The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wemoweh)” by The Tokens charted at number 70 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1961, “Pop Goes The Weasel” by Anthony Newley charted at number 116 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1967, “Let It Out (Let It All Hang Out)” by Hombres charted at number 12 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1967, “An Open Letter To My Teenage Son” by Victor Lundberg charted at number 58 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1972, “Convention” by Delegates charted at number 8 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1972, “My Ding-a-Ling” by Chuck Berry charted at number 14 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1972, “Crazy Horses” by The Osmonds charted at number 24 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1972, “Rockin' Pneumonia (and The Boogie Woogie Flu)” by Johnny Rivers charted at number 32 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1972, “In Heaven There Is No Beer” by Clean Living charted at number 67 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1978, “Y.M.C.A.” by Village People charted at number 22 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1978, “Bicycle Race” by Queen charted at number 56 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1978, “The Gambler” by Kenny Rogers charted at number 67 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1989, “We Didn't Start The Fire” by Billy Joel charted at number 6 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1989, “Me So Horny” by 2 Live Crew charted at number 26 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1989, “I Think I Can Beat Mike Tyson” by DJ Jazzy Jeff And The Fresh Prince charted at number 75 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1995, “Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)” by Los del Rio charted at number 53 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 2000, “Who Let The Dogs Out” by Baha Men charted at number 65 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 2006, “White And Nerdy” by "Weird Al" Yankovic charted at number 23 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 2017, “Do Re Mi” by Blackbear Featuring Gucci Mane charted at number 41 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart
In 1961, “My Boomerang Won't Come Back” by Charlie Drake charted at number 14 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 1972, “My Ding-a-Ling” by Chuck Berry charted at number 2 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 1972, “Mouldy Old Dough” by Lieutenant Pigeon charted at number 5 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 1972, “Crazy Horses” by The Osmonds charted at number 7 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 1978, “Bicycle Race / Fat Bottomed Girls” by Queen charted at number 13 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 1978, “Toast” by Streetband charted at number 25 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 1978, “Radio Radio” by Elvis Costello And The Attractions charted at number 29 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 1978, “I Lost My Heart To A Starship Trooper” by Sarah Brightman And Hot Gossip charted at number 31 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 1989, “We Didn't Start The Fire” by Billy Joel charted at number 21 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 1995, “Like A Rolling Stone” by The Rolling Stones charted at number 21 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 1995, “Short Short Man” by 20 Fingers Featuring Gillette charted at number 101 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 2000, “Who Let The Dogs Out” by Baha Men charted at number 3 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 2017, “Man's Not Hot” by Big Shaq (Michael Dapaah) charted at number 11 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart
In 1950, “The Old Master Painter” by Dick Haymes / Phil Harris charted at number 14 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 1950, “Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer” by Gene Autry / Bing Crosby charted at number 16 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 1950, “Tzena, Tzena, Tzena” by Gordon Jenkins And The Weavers charted at number 20 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 1961, “Goodbye Cruel World” by James Darren charted at number 8 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 1961, “More Money For You And Me” by The Four Preps charted at number 11 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 1961, “Big Bad John” by Jimmy Dean charted at number 13 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 1961, “Donald, Where's Your Troosers” by Andy Stewart charted at number 14 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 1967, “Theme From 'The Monkees'” by The Monkees charted at number 20 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 1972, “Popcorn” by Hot Butter charted at number 1 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 1978, “Y.M.C.A. / The Women” by Village People charted at number 50 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 1978, “Ca Plane Pour Moi / Pogo pogo” by Plastic Bertrand charted at number 75 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 1989, “We Didn't Start The Fire” by Billy Joel charted at number 3 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 1989, “Funky Cold Medina” by Tone Loc charted at number 35 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 1995, “Scatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop)” by Scatman John charted at number 25 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 1995, “Lump” by The Presidents Of The United States Of America charted at number 28 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 1995, “In The Summertime” by Shaggy Featuring Rayvon charted at number 45 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 1995, “Like A Rolling Stone” by The Rolling Stones charted at number 49 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 2000, “Who Let The Dogs Out” by Baha Men charted at number 3 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 2006, “I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker (With Flowers In My Hair)” by Sandi Thom charted at number 3 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart
In 2017, “Man's Not Hot” by Big Shaq (Michael Dapaah) charted at number 47 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart