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Demented Datebook: Births and Deaths (sorted by age), Events and Holidays for January 8

Last Updated 02-10-2020

🎭Larry Storch -- is 97 in the year 2020 and 98 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1923
Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor
TV Shows: The Larry Storch Show, F Troop (as Cpl. Randolph Agarn), The Queen & I, The Brady Kids (as Marlon the wizard & Moptop the dog)

🎭Laurie Walters -- is 73 in the year 2020 and 74 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1947
Actress
Misc: some say b. 1952 or b. 1956, but a Crook and Chase show confirmed it's 1947; retired from acting in 1999
TV Shows: Eight is Enough (as Joannie Bradford)

🎭Anne Schedeen -- is 71 in the year 2020 and 72 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1949
Actress
TV Shows: Marcus Welby MD (as Sandy Porter), Paper Dolls, Alf (as Kate Tanner)

🎭Michelle Forbes -- is 55 in the year 2020 and 56 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1965
Actress
TV Shows: Star Trek the Next Generation (as Ensign Ro), Homicide (as Chief Medical Examiner Julianna Cox)

🎭Josh Meyers -- is 44 in the year 2020 and 45 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1976
Actor, Comedian
Names/Places: Seth's brother
TV Shows: That 70s Show (as Randy Pearson), MADtv, Red Oaks (as Barry)
Movie Titles: How to Make Love to a Woman, Bruno

🎭Ron Pederson -- is 42 in the year 2020 and 43 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1978
Actor, Comedian
TV Shows: MADtv, Murdoch Mysteries
Movie Titles: Vampire Dog

🎭🎮🎵Scott Whyte -- is 42 in the year 2020 and 43 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1978
Actor, Video Game Voice Actor, Composer
TV Shows: City Guys
Movie Titles: Reeker, D2: The Mighty Ducks, D3: The Mighty Ducks
Video Games: Batman: Arkham Knight, Lego's Marvel's Avengers, Halo 5: Guardians, Transformers: Devastation, Final Fantasy XV, Mighty No. 9, Rachet and Clank, Skylanders: Imaginators

✍💻🎵Andy Ross -- is 35 in the year 2020 and 36 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1985
Writer, Dramatist/Playwright, Internet Audio Show Host, Lyricist
Misc: Host of H2R radio show on the Internet

🎭William Hartnell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1908 d.4/24/1975 (67)
TV Actor, English
TV Shows: Dr. Who (the first actor to play the Doctor)

💰Reuben Mattus -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1913 d.1/27/1994 (81)
Businessperson
Misc: who parlayed the nonsensical name Haagen-Dazs into a multimillion-dollar ice cream fortune

🎭Stanley Prager -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1917 d.1/18/1972 (55)
Comedian, Director

🎭Ron Moody -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1924 d.6/11/2015 (91)
Actor, Comedian, English
Names/Places: RN:Ronald Moodnick
Misc: stage: Oliver! (as Fagin)
TV Shows: Nobody's Perfect (as Det. Insp. Roger Hart)

✍🎭🎵Soupy Sales -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1926 d.10/22/2009 (83)
Author, Comedian, TV Host, Panelist, Radio Disc Jock
Names/Places: b. in Franklinton, N.C.; RN:Milton Soupbone Hines Supman
Misc: World's Leading Authority on Pie Throwing
TV Shows: Soupy Sales Show, What's My Line, Sha Na Na

🎭Roy Kinnear -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1934 N.S. d.9/20/1988 N.S. (54)
Actor, English
TV Shows: That Was The Week That Was
Movie Titles: Help!, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971), The Three Musketeers (1973), Watership Down

🎭🎵🎸Elvis Presley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1935 N.S. d.8/16/1977 N.S. (42)
Hall of Famer, Movie Actor, Music Producer, Composer/Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Country-Rock Performer
Names/Places: b. in Tupelo, MS; MN:Aron; changed to Aaron; NN:The King of Rock and Roll; Priscilla's ex-husband
Misc: The first real star of rock and roll; too many notable hits to list here!; d. at Graceland Mansion in Memphis, Tennessee; Billboard ranks him as the top pop recording artist of all time with 17 No. 1 songs. The 1956 two-sided hit "Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog" stays at No. 1 for 11 weeks, a record for the rock era that stands until 1992. Hall of Famer in America's Pop, Country Music, and Rock and Roll
Song Titles: Heartbreak Hotel, Don't Be Cruel, Hound Dog, Love Me Tender, Too Much, All Shook Up, Teddy Bear, Jailhouse Rock, Don't, Hard Headed Woman, Stuck on You, It's Now or Never, Are You Lonesome Tonight?, Surrender, Good Luck Charm, Return to Sender, Suspicious Minds, Way Down, A Little Less Conversation
Album Titles: Elvis Presley, Elvis, Loving You, Elvis is Back!, Something for Everybody, Pot Luck, Aloah from Hawaii via Satellite
Movie Titles: Jailhouse Rock, G.I. blues, Blue Hawaii, Fun in Acapulco, Viva Las Vegas

✍🎭Graham Chapman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1941 d.10/4/1989 (48)
Screen/Scriptwriter, TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, English
TV Shows: Monty Python's Flying Circus (founding member)

🎨⛪🎭🎵🎸David Bowie -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1947 d.1/10/2016 N.S. (69)
Hall of Famer, Painter, Protestant, Vegetarian, Movie Actor, Music Producer, Arranger, Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Saxophonist, Rock & Roll Performer, English
Names/Places: b. in London; RN:David Robert Heywood Jones; Iman's hubby
Group Names: The Tin Machine, soloist
Song Titles: The Laughing Gnome, Space Oddity, The Jean Genie, Drive-In Saturday, Life on Mars?, Sorrow, Rebel Rebel, Diamond Dogs, Knock on Wood, Young Americans, Fame, Golden Years, Sound and Visiopn, Heroes, Breaking Glass, Boys Keep Swinging, DJ, Ashes to Ashes, Fashion, Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps), Under Pressure (with Queen), Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy (with Bing Crosby), Let's Dance, China Girl, Modern Love, Blue Jean, Tonight (with Tina Turner), This is Not America (with the Pat Metheny Group), Dancing in the Street (with Mick Jagger), Absolute Beginners, Underground, Day-In Day-Out, Never Let Me Down, Jump They Say
Album Titles: David Bowie, Space Oddity, The Man Who Sold the World, Hunky Dory, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, Aladdin Sane, Pin Ups, Diamond Dogs, Young Americans, Station to Station, Low, Heroes, Lodger, Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps), Let's Dance, Tonight, Never Let Me Down, Tin Machine, Tin Machine II, Black Tie White Noise, The Buddha of Suburbia, Outside, Earthling, Hours..., Heathen, Reality, The Next Day, Blackstar
Video Titles: Video EP, Serious Moonlight, Love You Till Tuesday, Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars: The Motion Picture, Jazzin' For Blue Jean, Ricochet, Day-In Day-Out, Glass Spider, Black Tie White Noise, The Video Collection, Best of Bowie, A Reality Tour
Movie Titles: The Man Who Fell to Earth, Just a Gigolo, The Snowman, Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence, Jazzin' to Blue Jean, Labyrinth, Absolute Beginners, The Last Temptation of Chrrist, The Linguini Incident, Basquiat, Gunslinger's Revenge, Everybody Loves Sunshine

🎵🎸Marc Moreland -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1958 d.3/13/2002 (44)
New Wave Guitarist
Group Names: Wall of Voo Doo

🎭"Stymie" Beard Jr. -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/1/1925 d.1/8/1981 (56)
Movie Actor
Names/Places: RFN:Matthew
Movie Titles: Our Gang (as Stymie 1930-35)

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🎭Reta Shaw -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/13/1912 d.1/8/1982 (69)
TV/Movie Actress, Comedienne
TV Shows: Mr. Peepers (as Aunt Lil), Betty White Show, Ann Sothern Show (as Flora Macauley), Tab Hunter Show (as Thelma), Ichabod & Me (as Aunt Lavinia), Cara Williams Show, The Ghost & Mrs. Muir (as Martha Grant)

🎭Lois Wilson -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/28/1894 d.1/8/1983 (88)
Actress
TV Shows: The Aldrich Family (as Mrs. Alice Aldrich)

🎭Terry-Thomas -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/14/1911 d.1/8/1990 (78)
Radio Actor, Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian, English
Names/Places: b. in London; RN:Thomas Terry Hoar Stevens
Movie Titles: It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World, Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines

✍🎭🎵Pat Buttram -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/19/1917 d.1/8/1994 (78)
Comedy Writer, TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian, Country Singer
Misc: Cowboy Actor; Gene Autry's sidekick; a favorite Hollywood toastmaster
TV Shows: Green Acres (as Mister Eustace Charleton Haney)

🎵Louis Gaste -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/18/1908 d.1/8/1995 (86)
Composer
Misc: wrote the song known in English as How Much Is That Doggy In The Window; d. was 88?

🎭Jesse White -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/3/1919 d.1/8/1997 (78)
Actor, Comedian, Commercial Actor
Names/Places: RMLN:Marc Wiedenfeld
Misc: The Lonely Maytag Repairman commercials 1960-80s; some say b. in 1918
TV Shows: Private Secretary (as Cagey Calhoun), Danny Thomas Show (as Jesse Leeds), Ann Sothern Show (as Oscar Pudney)
Movie Titles: Bedtime for Bonzo, Million Dollar Mermaid

🎭Mae Questel -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/13/1908 d.1/8/1998 (89)
Cartoon Voice Actress
Misc: voice of Betty Boop; d. Jan 4?
Movie Titles: Betty Boop (cartoon shorts)

💰Dave (Restaurateur) Thomas -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/2/1932 d.1/8/2002 (69)
Businessperson, Restaurateur
Misc: Wendy's Restaraunts founder; not the SCTV comedian

🎭Yvonne De Carlo -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/1/1922 d.1/8/2007 (84)
TV/Movie Actress, Canadian
Names/Places: b. in Vancouver, B.C.; RN:Peggy Yvonne Middleton
TV Shows: The Munsters (as Lily Munster)
Movie Titles: The Ten Commandments

🎨Iwao Takamoto -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/29/1925 d.1/8/2007 (81)
Animator
Misc: a leading animator with Walt Disney and then Hanna-Barbera on cartoons and designed Scooby Doo; contributed to the Disney classics Cinderella, Peter Pan, Sleeping Beauty, Lady and the Tramp, and 101 Dalmations; influenced almost all of the Hanna-Barbera cartoon output including The Flintstones, Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, Hong Kong Phooey, and others

🎨Art Clokey -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/12/1921 d.1/8/2010 (88)
Animator
Misc: Gumby creator & Claymation inventor & patenter
TV Shows: Gumby, Davey and Goliath

🎭Donnelly Rhodes -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/4/1937 d.1/8/2018 N.S. (80)
Actor, Director, Canadian
TV Shows: Da Vinci's Inquest (as Det. Leo Shannon), Danger Bay (as Dr. Grant "Doc" Roberts), Soap (as Dutch), Double Trouble
Movie Titles: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Tron: Legacy

✍🎭Buck Henry -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/9/1930 N.S. d.1/8/2020 N.S. (89)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Comedy Writer, Actor
Names/Places: LN:Zuckerman
TV Shows: That Was the Week That Was, Get Smart (co-creator)
Movie Titles: The Owl and the Pussycat, The Man Who Fell to Earth, Heaven Can Wait, The Graduate, Get Smart (2008), To Die For, Catch-22

🎭🎵Edd Byrnes -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/30/1933 N.S. d.1/8/2020 N.S. (86)
Actor, Novelty Singer
Names/Places: b. in Los Angeles; RN:Edward "Eddie" Breitenberger
Misc: he holds the record of being on 20 magazine covers in one month (Oct 1960)
Song Titles: Kookie Kookie Lend Me Your Comb (duet with Connie Stevens)
TV Shows: 77 Sunset Strip (as Gerald Lloyd "Kookie" Kookson III), $weep$take$ emcee
Movie Titles: Grease, Any Gun Can Play, Troop Beverly Hills

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In 1935, Elvis (Aron) Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, one of a pair of twins (his brother Jessie was stillborn). The King of Rock ʹnʹ Roll, who later changed the spelling of his middle name to Aaron, became the teen-age idol of millions. From “Thatʹs All Right, Mama” and “Mystery Train,” recorded for Sam Phillips in 1954, to “Suspicious Minds,” his last number one hit under the control of Colonel Tom Parker; Presley was an unequaled phenomenon. He scored 90 Top-20 rock ʹnʹ roll hits and also acted in over 30 films, including “Jailhouse Rock,” “G.I. Blues,” “Blue Hawaii,” “Fun in Acapulco,” “Flaming Star,” “It Happened at the Worldʹs Fair” and “Viva Las Vegas.” He died on August 16, 1977, and is buried at his palatial home, Graceland, in Memphis, Tennessee. Billboard magazine ranks Elvis as the top pop recording artist of all time, with 17 number one songs. His 1956 two-sided hit “Donʹt Be Cruel/Hound Dog.” stayed at number one for 11 weeks, a record for the rock ʹnʹ roll era that stood until 1992.

In 1947, David Bowie (David Robert Jones) was born in London, England. Bowie first recorded with the King Bees, Lower Third and the Mannish Boys in 1963 before going solo; his two number one songs “Fame” and “Letʹs Dance.”

In 1964, On “The Beverly Hillbillies,” Granny fights a “giant jackrabbit” (really a kangaroo that one of Mr. Drysdaleʹs Australian associates has sent as a prank.) The show earns a 44 rating, making it the most watched half hour sitcom ever.

In 1966, On the cover of TV Guide: “Eva Gabor and Eddie Albert of Green Acres”. Other Articles: Gilliganʹs Island, Mr.Ed, Petticoat Junction

In 1971, Andy Griffith becomes mayor of his old hometown in CBSʹs “The New Andy Griffith Show.” Only five months later, Nielsen viewers vote him out of office.

In 1971, In a Brady Bunch episode called “Where Thereʹs Smoke”, Gregʹs sisters catch him smoking and Marcia tells their parents, Greg admits to his folks that he was smoking and says he wonʹt do it again. But the following day, a pack of cigarettes falls out of his pocket.

In 1972, On the cover of TV Guide: “Flip Wilson”. Other Articles: McMillan and Wife, Jules and Jim

In 1972, R.C., “Love Potion Number Nine” by Coasters peaked at #76 on the pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Getting Together”, TV Comedy, couldnʹt connect witht the audience and last aired on ABC.

In 1973, Yoko Ono releases “Approximately Infinite University” as a two record set because say says, “I figured if George Harrison can put out a triple album, then I can put out a double album.” Although the disc doesnʹt do especailly well, itʹs generally better accepted than her earlier avant-garde work.

In 1979, “Password Plus”, TV Game Show, returned on NBC with host Allen Ludden. Also debuting is a short-lived game show “All Star Secrets” with host Bob Eubanks (on his birthday!)

In 1983, “Not Necessarily The News”, TV Variety, debut on HBO.

In 1988, “California Raisins” album by California Raisins was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1992, President George H.W. Bush got ill, collapsed during a state dinner in Tokyo, and threw up on the Japanese Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawaʹs lap; alert Secret Service agents, seized the vomit, and wrestled it to the ground; White House officials said Bush was suffering from stomach flu, but in reality, Bush was predicting something horrible from Japan would be coming to America years from now…Pokemon!

In 1993, NBC decided to offer The Tonight Show to David Letterman after repeatedly assuring Jay Leno before that Jayʹs hosting duties were firm.

In 1995, Fox decides foolishly to revive “Get Smart” with Maxwell Smart and Agent (now Congresswoman) 99's son Zach Smart fighting crime just as ineptly as his father had 25 years earlier. The revival only produces seven episodes, but its not-so-smart young hero — Andy Dick — bounces back quickly and is seen only a month later as Matthew Brock on “NewsRadio.”

In 1995, “House of Buggin'” starring comedian John Leguizamo (TV Comedy Variety) premiered on Fox TV.

In 1999, The quirky TV drama series “Providence” premiered on NBC

In 2000, In one of the craziest games in NFL playoff history, Kevin Dyson returned a lateral on a kickoff 75 yards for a touchdown with three seconds left, as the Tennessee Titans stunned the Buffalo Bills 22-16.

In 2002, “Last Call with Carson Daly” began airing on NBC

In 2002, Wendyʹs fast food chain founder Dave Thomas (not to be confused with SCTVʹs Dave Thomas) died in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at age 69.

In 2007, Actress Yvonne De Carlo, who was famous for playing Lily in the TV series “The Munsters”, died in Woodland Hills, California, at age 84.

In 2011, “God, the Devil and Bob” returned to be airing new episodes on Adult Swim.

Unusual Songs Charting in the U.S.

In 1949, “All I Want For Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth)” by Spike Jones And His City Slickers charted at number 2 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1949, “Here Comes Santa Claus (Down Santa Claus Lane)” by Gene Autry charted at number 8 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1955, “The Naughty Lady Of Shady Lane” by The Ames Brothers charted at number 3 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1955, “This Ole House” by Rosemary Clooney charted at number 6 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1955, “Make Yourself Comfortable” by Sarah Vaughan charted at number 10 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1955, “The Naughty Lady Of Shady Lane” by Archie Bleyer charted at number 26 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1966, “Flowers On The Wall” by Statler Brothers charted at number 4 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1966, “Five O'Clock World” by The Vogues charted at number 8 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1966, “It's Good News Week” by Hedgehoppers Anonymous charted at number 50 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Once You Understand” by Think charted at number 26 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Those Were The Days” by Carroll O'Connor And Jean Stapleton charted at number 57 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Love Potion #9” by The Coasters charted at number 76 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Another Puff” by Jerry Reed charted at number 83 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wemoweh)” by Robert John charted at number 84 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Do The Funky Penguin” by Rufus Thomas charted at number 88 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1977, “Car Wash” by Rose Royce charted at number 5 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1977, “This Song” by George Harrison charted at number 25 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1977, “Disco Duck” by Rick Dees And His Cast Of Idiots charted at number 74 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1977, “In The Mood” by Ray Stevens (as Henhouse Five Plus Too) charted at number 79 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1977, “C.B. Savage” by Rod Hart charted at number 81 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Dirty Laundry” by Don Henley charted at number 3 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Down Under” by Men At Work charted at number 4 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Mickey” by Toni Basil charted at number 6 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Rock The Casbah” by The Clash charted at number 14 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Shock The Monkey” by Peter Gabriel charted at number 35 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Pass The Dutchie” by Musical Youth charted at number 52 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “The Clapping Song” by Pia Zadora charted at number 68 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Who Can It Be Now?” by Men At Work charted at number 95 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1994, “John Deere Green” by Joe Diffie charted at number 69 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1994, “Addams Family (Whoomp!)” by Tag Team charted at number 84 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1994, “Funk Dat (Why Is It?)” by Sagat charted at number 89 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” by Eiffel 65 charted at number 13 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of...)” by Lou Bega charted at number 35 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Rockafeller Skank” by Fatboy Slim charted at number 92 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy” by Kenny Chesney charted at number 93 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2005, “Some Beach” by Blake Shelton charted at number 38 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2005, “1985” by Bowling For Soup charted at number 66 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2005, “Mr. Mom” by Lonestar charted at number 70 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2011, “F**k You! (aka Forget You)” by Cee Lo Green charted at number 26 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2011, “I Just Had Sex” by The Lonely Island Featuring Akon charted at number 30 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2011, “We No Speak Americano” by Yolanda Be Cool And DCUP charted at number 56 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2011, “Only Prettier” by Miranda Lambert charted at number 78 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in the U.K.

In 1955, “This Ole House” by Rosemary Clooney charted at number 16 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West)” by Benny Hill charted at number 2 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “(Is This The Way To) Amarillo?” by Tony Christie Featuring Peter Kay charted at number 18 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Johnny Reggae” by The Piglets charted at number 28 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Chirpy Chirpy, Cheep Cheep” by Middle Of The Road charted at number 42 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Jailhouse Rock” by Elvis Presley charted at number 43 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1977, “Car Wash” by Rose Royce charted at number 27 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Our House” by Madness charted at number 5 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Buffalo Gals” by Malcolm McLaren And The World Famous Supreme Team Show charted at number 11 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Singalong-A-Santa” by Santa Claus And The Christmas Trees charted at number 30 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Down Under” by Men At Work charted at number 38 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Baa Baa Black Sheep” by Singing Sheep charted at number 42 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “The Birdie Song (Birdie Dance)” by The Tweets charted at number 46 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Christmas Wrapping” by The Waitresses charted at number 60 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Pass The Dutchie” by Musical Youth charted at number 65 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1994, “Mr. Blobby” by Mr. Blobby charted at number 3 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1994, “I'm The Leader Of The Gang (I Am!)” by Hulk Hogan With Green Jellÿ charted at number 25 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1994, “Y.M.C.A.” by Village People charted at number 40 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1994, “White Lines (Don't Do It)” by Melle Mel And The Furious Five charted at number 67 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Mr. Hankey The Christmas Poo” by Mr. Hankey charted at number 10 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” by Eiffel 65 charted at number 29 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Baby, It's Cold Outside” by Tom Jones And Cerys Matthews charted at number 41 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2005, “I Got You Babe / Soda Pop” by Avid Merrion, David McCall And Patsy Kensit / Craig David charted at number 15 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2005, “Car Wash” by Christina Aguilera Featuring Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott charted at number 18 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2005, “Radio Ga-Ga” by Electric Six charted at number 34 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2005, “Jump Around” by House Of Pain charted at number 44 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2011, “F**k You! (aka Forget You)” by Cee Lo Green charted at number 12 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2011, “Barbra Streisand” by Duck Sauce charted at number 38 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2011, “We No Speak Americano” by Yolanda Be Cool And DCUP charted at number 65 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2011, “Creep” by Radiohead charted at number 91 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Australia

In 1949, “Woody Woodpecker” by Kay Kyser And His Orchestra Featuring Gloria Wood or Danny Kaye And The Andrews Sisters charted at number 4 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1949, “Too Fat Polka” by Arthur Godfrey or The Andrews Sisters charted at number 5 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1949, “I'm Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover” by Art Mooney And His Orchestra And Choir or George Trevare charted at number 10 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1955, “Skokiaan (South African Song)” by The Four Lads or Ralph Marterie charted at number 1 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1955, “This Ole House” by Rosemary Clooney charted at number 13 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1966, “Tears” by Ken Dodd charted at number 13 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1966, “It's Good News Week” by Hedgehoppers Anonymous charted at number 14 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey” by Paul McCartney charted at number 6 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Signs” by Five Man Electrical Band charted at number 20 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1977, “Disco Duck (Part I) / Disco Duck (Part II) (Instrumental)” by Rick Dees And His Cast Of Idiots charted at number 6 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1977, “(Are You Ready) Do The Bus Stop / Got To Learn How To Dance” by The Fatback Band charted at number 28 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1977, “Don't Touch Me There / Proud To Be an American” by The Tubes charted at number 45 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1977, “Disco Duck / The Rest Of The Party” by Jonathon James charted at number 85 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1994, “Creep” by Radiohead charted at number 7 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” by Eiffel 65 charted at number 1 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Bad Touch” by The Bloodhound Gang charted at number 18 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “We're Going To Ibiza!” by Vengaboys charted at number 38 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2005, “1985” by Bowling For Soup charted at number 39 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2005, “Car Wash” by Christina Aguilera Featuring Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott charted at number 45 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2011, “F**k You! (aka Forget You)” by Cee Lo Green charted at number 16 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2011, “Barbra Streisand” by Duck Sauce charted at number 30 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in New Zealand

In 2005, “Car Wash” by Christina Aguilera Featuring Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott charted at number 8 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 2011, “F**k You! (aka Forget You)” by Cee Lo Green charted at number 10 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 2011, “Barbra Streisand” by Duck Sauce charted at number 27 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 2011, “Māori Boy” by JGeek And The Geeks charted at number 38 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Sweden

In 1977, “Disco Duck” by Rick Dees And His Cast Of Idiots charted at number 4 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” by Eiffel 65 charted at number 21 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Austria

In 1994, “Creep” by Radiohead charted at number 23 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Bad Touch” by The Bloodhound Gang charted at number 8 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” by Eiffel 65 charted at number 38 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in the Netherlands

In 1972, “(Is This The Way To) Amarillo?” by Tony Christie charted at number 7 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Johnny Reggae” by The Piglets charted at number 13 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1977, “The Coffee Song” by Osibisa charted at number 12 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Pass The Dutchie” by Musical Youth charted at number 28 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1994, “I Got You Babe” by Cher With Beavis And Butt-Head charted at number 22 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1994, “Paradise By The Dashboard Light” by Meat Loaf charted at number 30 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1994, “Merry X-Mess” by Rotterdam Termination Source charted at number 38 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1994, “Funk Dat (Why Is It?)” by Sagat charted at number 42 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Bad Touch” by The Bloodhound Gang charted at number 43 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of...)” by Lou Bega charted at number 75 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in France

In 1994, “It's Christmas, c'est Noël” by Jordy charted at number 44 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of...)” by Lou Bega charted at number 1 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” by Eiffel 65 charted at number 21 on the France Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Norway

In 1966, “Eve Of Destruction” by Barry McGuire charted at number 7 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1977, “Disco Duck” by Rick Dees And His Cast Of Idiots charted at number 9 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Puttin' On The Ritz” by Taco charted at number 3 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “You're In The Army Now” by Bolland charted at number 5 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Bad Touch” by The Bloodhound Gang charted at number 2 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Switzerland

In 1972, “(Is This The Way To) Amarillo?” by Tony Christie charted at number 5 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Pass The Dutchie” by Musical Youth charted at number 2 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “Wot!” by Captain Sensible charted at number 3 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1983, “John Wayne Is Big Leggy” by Haysi Fantayzee charted at number 14 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” by Eiffel 65 charted at number 13 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Bad Touch” by The Bloodhound Gang charted at number 15 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of...)” by Lou Bega charted at number 27 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Canada

In 1966, “Flowers On The Wall” by Statler Brothers charted at number 1 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1966, “Five O'Clock World” by The Vogues charted at number 7 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1966, “Like A Dribblin' Fram” by Race Marbles charted at number 14 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1994, “I Got You Babe” by Cher With Beavis And Butt-Head charted at number 19 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

The Holiday Almanacs for January 8, 2021

What's Today?

Today is Fri Jan the 8 in the year 2021
Jan 1 began on a Fri
This is day 8 of the year
Serialnumber = 44192
Julian date = 2459211 O.S.= 12 - 26 - 2020

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[USA] Braille Literacy Week (Day 6)
[USA] "Weeks" Week (Day 6)
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[USA] Pun Week (Day 6)
[World] Universal Week of Prayer (Day 6)
[Louisana] Battle of New Orleans/Old Hickory Day/ Jackson Day (1815)
[Northern Mariana Islands] Commonwealth Day (1978)
[UN] Literacy Day
[USA] Battle of New Orleans Day
[USA] Hold Onto Your Head Day
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Astrological sign: Capricorn: The Goat (12-22 thru 1-20) Ruling Planet: Saturn; Element: Earth; Traits: Ambitious, disciplined, persevering, pessimistic; Body part associated with this sign: The knees. Occupations: Positions of trust, banking, mountain climbing, coaching, engineering.
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