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Demented Datebooks: Comedy Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name November 20

Last Updated 10-29-2018

🎭🎵Kaye Ballard -- is 93 in the year 2018 and 94 in the year 2019; b.11/20/1925
TV/Movie/Stage Actress, Comedienne, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Cleveland, OH; RN:Catherine Gloria Balotta
Misc: also sang comedy songs on Spike Jones' stage show as Ted Herring pointed out.
TV Shows: Kraft Music Hall, The Mothers-in-Law (as Kaye Buell), Doris Day Show (as Angie), What a Dummy (as Treeva)

🎭🎮Rodger Bumpass -- is 67 in the year 2018 and 68 in the year 2019; b.11/20/1951 N.S.
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Video Game Voice Actor
TV Shows: SpongeBob Squarepants, Invader Zim
Movie Titles: Monsters Inc., The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, Toy Story 2
Video Games: Dragon Age: Inquisition, Mass Effect 3, Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions

🎭🎵Steve Dahl -- is 64 in the year 2018 and 65 in the year 2019; b.11/20/1954
Comedian, Radio Disc Jock
Group Names: Teenage Radiation, soloist
Song Titles: Do Ya Think I'm Disco?, Ayatollah

🎵🎸Michael Diamond -- is 53 in the year 2018 and 54 in the year 2019; b.11/20/1965
Hall of Famer, Alternative Rock Drummer, Rap-Rock Performer
Names/Places: aka Mike D
Group Names: The Beastie Boys
Song Titles: Fight for your Right (To Party)

🎭Ivan Dudynsky -- is 48 in the year 2018 and 49 in the year 2019; b.11/20/1970
Actor, Comedian, Director
TV Shows: Roundhouse, Lopez Tonight (director), Celebrity Name Game (director), Hollywood Game Night (director)

✍🎭Bob Einstein -- is 76 in the year 2018 and 77 in the year 2019; b.11/20/1942
Comedy Writer, Actor, Comedian, Variety Show Host, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer
Names/Places: Albert Brooks' brother
Misc: some say b. in 1940
TV Shows: Smothers Brothers Show (as Off. Judy), Bizarre, Super Dave (as misadventureous stuntman Super Dave Osborne, also on Bizarre)

🎭🎮Joshua Gomez -- is 43 in the year 2018 and 44 in the year 2019; b.11/20/1975
Actor, Producer, Video Game Voice Actor
TV Shows: Without a Trace (as James Mackeroy), Without a Trace, Chuck (as Morgan Grimes)
Video Games: Final Fantasy X-2, Call of Duty 2, Bioshock

🎵🎸Norman Greenbaum -- is 76 in the year 2018 and 77 in the year 2019; b.11/20/1942
Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: Dr. West's Medicine Show & Junk Band, soloist
Song Titles: Spirit in the Sky

🎭Richard Masur -- is 70 in the year 2018 and 71 in the year 2019; b.11/20/1948
TV/Movie Actor, Director
Misc: former SAG president
TV Shows: One Day at a Time (as David Kane 1975-76), Hot L Baltimore, East of Eden, Younger
Movie Titles: The Thing, Risky Business, My Girl, 61*

🎭Joel McHale -- is 47 in the year 2018 and 48 in the year 2019; b.11/20/1971
Comic Actor, Producer, Italian
TV Shows: The Soup (host), Community (as Jeff Winger)
Movie Titles: Spider-Man 2 (2004), Blended, Ted

🎭Estelle Parsons -- is 91 in the year 2018 and 92 in the year 2019; b.11/20/1927
TV/Movie/Stage Actress
Names/Places: b. in Lynn, MA
TV Shows: Backstairs at the White House's Bess Truman, Roseanne (as her mom)
Movie Titles: Bonnie & Clyde

🎭Madisyn Shipman -- is 16 in the year 2018 and 17 in the year 2019; b.11/20/2002 N.S.
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live (recurring), Game Shakers (as Kenzie)
Movie Titles: The Peanuts Movie

🎭🎵Dick Smothers -- is 80 in the year 2018 and 81 in the year 2019; b.11/20/1938
Hall of Famer, Actor, Comedian, Variety Show Host, Singer, Bassist
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RFN:Richard; Tom's brother; 2x Linda's hubby
Misc: some say b. 1939
Group Names: The Smothers Brothers
TV Shows: The Smothers Brothers (TV Shows)

🎭🏆Nadine Velazquez -- is 40 in the year 2018 and 41 in the year 2019; b.11/20/1978
Actress, Producer, Model
TV Shows: My Name is Earl (as Catalina)
Movie Titles: War, Flight, Snitch

🎭Thea Vidale -- is 62 in the year 2018 and 63 in the year 2019; b.11/20/1956
Actress, Comedienne
TV Shows: Family Matters, Thea (as Thea Turrell)
Movie Titles: Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde

🎭🎮Ming-Na Wen -- is 55 in the year 2018 and 56 in the year 2019; b.11/20/1963
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Video Game Voice Actress, Chinese
TV Shows: ER (as Dr. Deborah "Deb" Chen), The Single Guy (as Trudy Sloane), Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (as Melinda May)
Movie Titles: Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, The Joy Luck Club, Mulan
Video Games: Lego Marvel's Adventures, Disney Infinity 3.0, Defense Grid (series)

🎭🎵🎸Samuel E. Wright -- is 72 in the year 2018 and 73 in the year 2019; b.11/20/1946 N.S.
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Reggae Singer
Names/Places: aka:Sam
TV Shows: Johnny Zero, House of Mouse, Ball Four, Enos (as Off. Turk Adams)
Movie Titles: Dinosaur, Bird, The Little Mermaid (as Sebastian the Crab)

🎭🎵Fran Allison -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/20/1907 d.6/13/1989 (81)
TV/Radio Actress, TV Hostess, Panelist, Singer
Misc: some say b. Nov 2 1924
TV Shows: "Kukla, Fran, & Ollie" (as Fran), Down You Go

🎨George Barris -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/20/1925 N.S. d.11/5/2015 N.S. (89)
Designer
Misc: builder of many famous Hollywood custom cars, most notably the Munster Koach and 1966 Batmobile

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🎭🎵Judy Canova -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/20/1916 d.8/5/1983 (66)
Radio Actress, Comedienne, Country Singer
Names/Places: Diana's mom

🎭Richard Dawson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/20/1932 d.6/2/2012 (79)
Actor, Game Show Host, Panelist, English
Names/Places: Diana Dors' hubby
TV Shows: Hogan's Heroes (as Captain Peter Newkirk), Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In, New Dick Van Dyke, Match Game (panelist), I've Got a Secret (panelist), Family Feud (star), Masquerade Party (emcee)

🎭Danny Dayton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/20/1923 d.2/6/1999 (75)
Actor, Comedian
Names/Places: Married to Dagmar in 1950's
TV Shows: All in the Family (as Hank Pivnik)

🎖Francisco Franco -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/4/1892 d.11/20/1975 (82)
General
Names/Places: LN:Bahamonde
Misc: Spanish Dictator for four decades; Generalissimo; According to Weekend Update's Chevy Chase, he's still dead!

✍🎭🎵Allan Sherman -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/30/1924 d.11/20/1973 (48)
Comedy Writer, Comedian, Producer, Novelty Singer
Names/Places: RN:Allan Copelon
Misc: Produced "I've Got A Secret"; Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah (#1 1963); his album "My Son, The Folk Singer" became a million seller.
Song Titles: Hello Muddah Hello Fuddah
Album Titles: My Son the Folk Singer

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In 1929, Leo Reisman and his Orchestra recorded “Happy Days are Here Again” for Victor records this day. The now classic was recorded just three weeks AFTER the stock market crash that plunged the nation into The Great Depression. Some people have a unique sense of humor, donʹt they?

In 1930, The Mickey Mouse film, “Pioneer Days” is completed. Minnie Mouse also appears.

In 1942, The Pluto film, “Pluto at the Zoo” is released.

In 1952, R.C., No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Itʹs in the Book,” Johnny Standley.

In 1952, No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Itʹs in the Book,” Johnny Standley.

In 1961, At the top of this list stands a big, big man: “Big Bad John” takes Jimmy Dean to #1 on the Billboard country chart

In 1961, Jimmy Dean hit number one with “Big Bad John.”

In 1965, R.C., “Ring Dang Doo” by Sam The Sham and The Pharaohs peaked at #33 on the pop singles chart.

In 1965, Chick Hearn began a 3,000 game streak of play-by-play calls for the Los Angeles Lakers.

In 1965, Little Jimmy Dickens hit No. 1 on the Country Charts with “May The Bird Of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose”. The song also hit No. 15 on the pop charts.

In 1967, The Beach Boys “Smiley Smile” album featuring the song “Vegetables,” produced by Paul McCartney and the Beach Boys is released in the U.K. on Capitol and in the U.S. on the bandʹs own Brothers label. Unfortunately, the albums doesnʹt make it to the Top Forty in either country and the single will not chart at all, demonstrating the Beach Boys dwindling popularity and sending leader Brian Wilson further into reclusiveness.

In 1967, No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Incense and Peppermints,” Strawberry Alarm Clock.

In 1970, in a Brady Bunch episode called “The Not-So-Ugly Duckling”, Jan has a crush on Clark Tyson, the best looking boy in her class, but he is attentive to Marcia; Jan thinks it is her freckles that cause Clark to like her older sister better. She decides to invent a boyfriend to save face.

In 1970, Kinks singer Ray Davies re-recorded one word for the single “Apeman.” The song contained the word “foggin',” which sounded too much like an expletive.

In 1971, on the cover of TV Guide: “cast of All in the Family” (in caricature). Other Articles: Nichols, Funny Face

In 1973, comedian Allan Sherman…who had a hit in 1963 with the novelty tune “Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah!”…died from respiratory failure at the age of 48.

In 1975, “One Flew Over the Cuckooʹs Nest” opened in movie theaters.

In 1975, Generalissimo Francisco Franco of Spain finally died. Franco had ruled Spain since 1939. His final illness had lasted so long — with so many false alarms — that “Saturday Night Liveʹs” Chevy Chase would get laughs by reporting: “Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead.” Doctors now say that his condition has then taken a turn for the worse…

In 1976, Paul Simon appeared on “Saturday Night Live” in a turkey outfit. George Harrison also managed an appearance (what with his busy schedule and all).

In 1976, R.C., “Muskrat Love” by Captain and Tennille peaked at #4 on the pop singles chart; Big Daddy parodied that into “Hamster Love”.

In 1986, Steve Martin wed Victoria Tennant

In 1986, “Fresno”, TV Miniseries, comedy starring Carol Burnett, ended on CBS.

In 1990, the two performers known as Milli Vanilli held a press conference to discuss the lip-synching scandal that cost them their Grammy. Rob Pilatus told kids to get a good lawyer if they want to get into show business.

In 1992, Twenty paintings by Adolf Hitler went unsold at an auction after they failed to attract a single bid.

In 1993, “Comic Strip Live”, TV Variety; last aired on Fox.

In 1997, Flyers Eric Lindros tries to bite San Jose defenseman Marty McSorley.

In 1997, “Seinfeld” on NBC told one of their episodes, in reverse order.

In 2008, Betty James, co-founder of the company that made the Slinky, died in Philadelphia at age 90.

Novelty Songs Charting in the U.S.

In 1943, “Pistol Packin' Mama” by Bing Crosby And The Andrews Sisters / Vic Schoen And His Orchest charted at number 3 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1943, “Pistol Packin' Mama” by Al Dexter And His Troopers charted at number 6 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1948, “Life Gits Tee-Jus Don't It” by Carson Robison With His Pleasant Valley Boys charted at number 14 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1948, “Underneath The Arches” by Primo Scala Banjo And Accordion Orchestra charted at number 17 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1954, “This Ole House” by Rosemary Clooney charted at number 3 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1954, “Muskrat Ramble” by The McGuire Sisters charted at number 13 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1954, “Skokiaan (South African Song)” by Ralph Marterie charted at number 19 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1965, “May The Bird Of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose” by Little Jimmy Dickens charted at number 19 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1965, “Flowers On The Wall” by Statler Brothers charted at number 70 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “Turn Your Radio On” by Ray Stevens charted at number 91 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “Disco Duck” by Rick Dees And His Cast Of Idiots charted at number 5 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “Car Wash” by Rose Royce charted at number 65 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Who Can It Be Now?” by Men At Work charted at number 6 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Mickey” by Toni Basil charted at number 7 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Down Under” by Men At Work charted at number 43 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Shock The Monkey” by Peter Gabriel charted at number 48 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Attack Of The Name Game” by Stacy Lattisaw charted at number 99 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Peek-A-Boo!” by Devo charted at number 108 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Insane In The Brain” by Cypress Hill charted at number 72 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “All Star” by Smash Mouth charted at number 27 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Simon Says” by Pharoahe Monch charted at number 99 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2004, “1985” by Bowling For Soup charted at number 29 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2010, “F**k You! (aka Forget You)” by Cee Lo Green charted at number 30 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2010, “We No Speak Americano” by Yolanda Be Cool And DCUP charted at number 32 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

Novelty Songs Charting in the U.K.

In 1954, “This Ole House” by Rosemary Clooney charted at number 2 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1954, “Sh-Boom” by Stan Freberg With The Toads charted at number 15 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1965, “It's Good News Week” by Hedgehoppers Anonymous charted at number 12 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1965, “Eve Of Destruction” by Barry McGuire charted at number 17 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West)” by Benny Hill charted at number 17 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep” by Middle Of The Road charted at number 42 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Pass The Dutchie” by Musical Youth charted at number 43 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Who Can It Be Now?” by Men At Work charted at number 47 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “She Blinded Me With Science” by Thomas Dolby charted at number 49 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Dracula's Tango (Sucker For Your Love)” by Toto Coelo charted at number 54 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” by Eiffel 65 charted at number 18 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2004, “Jump Around” by House Of Pain charted at number 65 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2010, “F**k You! (aka Forget You)” by Cee Lo Green charted at number 10 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2010, “Barbra Streisand” by Duck Sauce charted at number 18 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2010, “We No Speak Americano” by Yolanda Be Cool And DCUP charted at number 52 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

Novelty Songs Charting in Australia

In 1954, “Skokiaan (South African Song)” by The Four Lads / Ralph Marterie charted at number 18 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “Signs” by Five Man Electrical Band charted at number 5 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey” by Paul McCartney charted at number 12 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “Disco Duck (Part I) / Disco Duck (Part II) (Instrumental)” by Rick Dees And His Cast Of Idiots charted at number 21 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “Disco Duck / The Rest Of The Party” by Jonathon James charted at number 54 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “Don't Touch Me There / Proud To Be an American” by The Tubes charted at number 59 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Da Da Da I Don't Love You You Don't Love Me Aha Aha Aha / Broken Hearts For You And Me” by Trio charted at number 6 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Pass The Dutchie / Please Give Love A Chance” by Musical Youth charted at number 12 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Creep” by Radiohead charted at number 13 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” by Eiffel 65 charted at number 1 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “The Bad Touch” by Bloodhound Gang charted at number 42 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “All Star” by Smash Mouth charted at number 45 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2004, “1985” by Bowling For Soup charted at number 27 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2010, “F**k You! (aka Forget You)” by Cee Lo Green charted at number 11 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2010, “Barbra Streisand” by Duck Sauce charted at number 12 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

The Holiday Almanacs November 20, 2018

What's Today?

Today is Tue Nov the 20 in the year 2018
Jan 1 began on a Mon
This is day 324 of the year
Serialnumber = 43412
Julian date = 2458431 O.S.= 11 - 7 - 2018

Calendar

Holidays

[USA] Stamp Collecting Week (Day 3)
[Mexico] Mexican Revolution Day (1910)
[USA] Africa Industrialization Day
[USA] Holidays Are Pickle Days (thru 12-31)
[World] Rights of Child Day
[USA] Adoption Week (Day 3)
[USA] Bible Week (Day 3) (8 Days)
[USA] Eating Disorders Week (Day 3)
[USA] Family Caregivers Week (Day 3)
[USA] Family Week (Day 3)
[USA] Farm City Week (Day 5)
[USA] Game and Puzzle Week (Day 3)

Reminders

Astrological sign: Scorpio: The Scorpion (10-22 thru 11-21); Ruling Planet: Pluto. Element: Water. Traits: Passionate, intense, secretive, subtle. Body part associated with this sign: Secrets. Occupations: Teaching, work requiring concentration, training animals, psychiatry, surgery, detection.
Astrological sign: Sagittarius: The Archer (thru 11-22 thru 12-21); Ruling Planet: Jupiter. Element: Fire. Traits: Bountiful, frank, versatile, philosophical. Body part associated with this sign: The thighs. Occupations: Travel, politics, meteorology, philosophy, religion.
November was known by the Saxons as Wint Monath - the wind month.
November was the ninth month. Novem is Latin for nine.
Flowers: chrysanthemum and dahlia
Full Moon: the Beaver Moon
Meaning: the sentimental meaning of the topaz is for fidelity, and the chrysanthemum is for loveliness and cheerfulness.
Gems: topaz and citrine
Aviation History Month
British Appreciation Month
Child Safety and Protection Month
November is... Slaughter Month
Diabetic Eye Disease Month
Good Nutrition Month
Great American Breakfast Club (Sep 1-Nov 30)
Home Education Awareness Month
Hurricane Season Months in the East (June 1-Nov 30)
International Creative Child & Adult Month
International Doll Collectors Month
International Drum Month
Latin American Month
National Accordion Month!
National Alzheimer's Disease Month
National Diabetes Month
National Epilepsy Awareness Month
National Home Care Month
National Hospice Month
National Neurofibromatosis Month
National Raisin Bread
National Stamp Collecting Month
Native American Heritage Month
One Nation Under God Month
Peanut Butter Lover's Month
Project Red Ribbon (Nov 1-Jan 1)
Real Jewelry Month
Religion and Philosophy Month
TV Sweeps Month
Thanksgiving Canned Goods Drive (Nov 1-Thanksgiving Day eve)
[NY] Puerto Rican Heritage Month
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