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Demented Datebook: Births and Deaths (sorted by age), Events and Holidays December 14

Last Updated 12-24-2019

🎭Hal Williams -- is 81 in the year 2019 and 82 in the year 2020; b.12/14/1938
Actor
Misc: stage: Roots (as Alex Haley); some say b. 1934
TV Shows: Harry-O (as mechanic Clarence), The Waltons (as Harley Foster), Sanford & Sons (as Officer Smith aka Smitty), On the Rocks, Pvt. Benjamin (as Sgt. Ted Ross), 227 (as Lester Jenkins), Sinbad (as Rudy)
Movie Titles: Guess Who, Flight, The Rookie

✍🎭Jane Birkin -- is 73 in the year 2019 and 74 in the year 2020; b.12/14/1946 N.S.
Writer, Actress, Director, English
Song Titles: Je T'Aime...Moi Non Plus
Movie Titles: Death on the Nile, Blow-Up, Evil Under the Sun

🎵🎸Cliff Williams -- is 70 in the year 2019 and 71 in the year 2020; b.12/14/1949
Hall of Famer, Guitarist, Heavy Metal Bassist, English
Misc: some say b. 1948
Group Names: AC/DC

🎭Vicki Michelle -- is 69 in the year 2019 and 70 in the year 2020; b.12/14/1950
Actress, Producer, English
TV Shows: 'Allo 'Allo (as Yvette Carte-Blanche)
Movie Titles: Virgin Witch, Resentment, The Callback Queen

🎭Celia Weston -- is 68 in the year 2019 and 69 in the year 2020; b.12/14/1951
Actress
TV Shows: Alice (as Jolene Hunnicutt)

⚛🎭Paul Zaloom -- is 68 in the year 2019 and 69 in the year 2020; b.12/14/1951
Scientist, TV Actor, TV Host, Puppeteer
TV Shows: Beakman's World (as Beakman)

✍🎭Joe Toplyn -- is 66 in the year 2019 and 67 in the year 2020; b.12/14/1953
Comedy Writer, Producer
TV Shows: Late Night with David Letterman, Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Monk

🎭🎵Todd Turquand -- is 55 in the year 2019 and 56 in the year 2020; b.12/14/1964
Actor, Dancer, Singer
Misc: retired from acting in 1978
TV Shows: The New Mickey Mouse Club, Rhoda (as Donnie Gerard in season 1)
Movie Titles: Burnt Offerings

🎭🎵Nancy Valen -- is 54 in the year 2019 and 55 in the year 2020; b.12/14/1965
Actress, Producer, Dancer, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Brooklyn
TV Shows: Hull High (as Donna Breedlove), Baywatch (as Captain Samantha "Sam" Thomas)
Movie Titles: Loverboy, The Heavenly Kid, Porky's Revenge

🎭Michaela Watkins -- is 48 in the year 2019 and 49 in the year 2020; b.12/14/1971 N.S.
Actress, Comedienne, Producer
TV Shows: Trophy Wife, The New Adventures of Old Christine, Casual (as Valerie Meyers)
Movie Titles: The Back-Up Plan, Enough Said, Wanderlust

🎭Miranda Hart -- is 47 in the year 2019 and 48 in the year 2020; b.12/14/1972 N.S.
Actress, Producer, English
TV Shows: Call the Midwife (as Chummy), Miranda (as Miranda)
Movie Titles: Spy, Magicians

🎭Lori Mae Hernandez -- is 17 in the year 2019 and 18 in the year 2020; b.12/14/2002 N.S.
Comedienne

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🎵🎸Carl Graves -- b.12/14/????
New Wave Keybordist, Ska Performer
Misc: b. c. mid 1950s
Group Names: Oingo Boingo

🎭Lillian Randolph -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/14/1898 d.9/12/1980 (81)
Radio Actress, TV/Movie Actress
Names/Places: Amanda's sister
TV Shows: Beulah, Amos 'n Andy (as Madame Queen), Bill Cosby Show (as Rose Kincaid), Roots (as Sister Sara)

🎭🎵Morey Amsterdam -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/14/1908 d.10/28/1996 (87)
Actor, Comedian, Variety Show Host, Vaudevillan, Panelist, Cellist
Names/Places: b. in Chicago, IL
Misc: vaudeville, radio, Hollywood Square & other game show panel, & nightclubs; performed a record 75 radio programs in one week in 1947; some say b. 1908 as co-star Rose Marie stated in the press, other sources give 1912 and 1914.
TV Shows: Morey Amsterdam Show, Dick Van Dyke (as Buddy Sorrell)

🎭🎵Spike Jones -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/14/1911 N.S. d.5/1/1965 N.S. (53)
Comedian, Drummer, Novelty Singer, Bandleader
Names/Places: RFMN:Lindley Armstrong
Misc: an American musician and bandleader specializing in satirical arrangements of popular songs. Ballads and classical works receiving the Jones treatment were punctuated with gunshots, whistles, cowbells and outlandish vocals; Zany bandleader of the 1940's-50's; own 1950s TV shows
Group Names: Spike Jones and His City Slickers
Song Titles: Der Fuehrer's Face, Cocktails For Two, Hawaiian War Chant, Chloe, Holiday For Strings, You Always Hurt the One You Love, My Old Flame, All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth, Dance of the Hours
TV Shows: The Spike Jones Show

🎭🎵Cousin Jody -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/14/1914 d.8/18/1975 (60)
Comedian, Country Singer

🎭🎵Dan Dailey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/14/1915 d.10/16/1978 (62)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Vaudevillan, Dancer, Singer
TV Shows: The Governor & J.J.

🎭Elín Ortíz -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/14/1934 N.S. d.6/12/2016 N.S. (81)
Actor, Comedian, Producer, Puerto Rican

🎭David Jove -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/14/1942 N.S. d.9/26/2004 N.S. (61)
Producer/Director, Canadian
Names/Places: RN: David Sniderman
Misc: specialized in underground and alternative music-themed films.
TV Shows: New Wave Theatre (creator)

🎭🎵Patty Duke-Astin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/14/1946 N.S. d.3/29/2016 N.S. (69)
TV/Movie/Stage Actress, Singer
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RN:Anna Maria Patricia Duke; John's wife; LN:Pearce
TV Shows: Captains & the Kings, Patty Duke Show (as twins Patty & Cathy Lane), It Takes Two (as Molly), Hail to the Chief (as President Mansfield), The Miracle Worker (as young Helen Keller)

🎖⚖George Washington -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/11/1731 J-LD or 2/22/1732 N.S. or 2/11/1732 Ju-1 d.12/14/1799 N.S. (67)
Hall of Famer, General, President, American
Names/Places: b. at his parents' plantation near Fredricksburg, Virginia; he died at his Mount Vernon home nearly three years after leaving office.
Misc: the first U.S. President 1789-96; led Continental army; 6 star general is history's highest ranking officer of the U.S. Army; on a $1 bill & quarter; you'd think that when asked to show his I.D. he'll pull out a quarter?

🎭Hope Sansberry -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/19/1894 d.12/14/1990 (96)
Actress
TV Shows: The Phil Silvers Show

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🎭Stubby Kaye -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/11/1918 d.12/14/1997 (79)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian, Panelist
TV Shows: Pantotime Quiz

🎭Norman Fell -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/24/1924 d.12/14/1998 (74)
TV/Movie Actor
Names/Places: b. in Philadelphia
Misc: some say b. 1925; WWII tailgunner
TV Shows: Dan August (as Sgt. Charles Wilentz), Rich Man Poor Man, Three's Company (as Stanley Roper), The Ropers (as Stanley Roper)

🎭Bernard Fox -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/11/1927 d.12/14/2016 N.S. (89)
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Welsh (Wales)
Misc: retired from acting in 2001
TV Shows: Bewitched (as Dr. Bombay)
Movie Titles: Titanic, The Mummy, The Rescuers

🎨Robert "Bob" Givens -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/2/1918 N.S. d.12/14/2017 N.S. (99)
Animator, Artist
Misc: Character Designer, Layout Artist; worked for many animation studios such as Walt Disney, Warner Brothers, Hanna-Barbera and DePatie-Freleng Enterprises from the 1930s through his retirement in the early 2000s; also a frequent collaborator with director Chuck Jones.

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In 1911, Bandleader Spike (Lindley Armstrong) Jones was born. Jonesʹs band, the City Slickers, produced song parodies usually accompanied by comical sound effects and lyrics, including “Cocktails for Two,” “Der Fuhrerʹs Face” and others. He died on May 1, 1965.

In 1935, The Silly Symphony film, “Broken Toys” is released.

In 1949, “Easy Aces”, TV Comedy, radio since 30s; debut on DUMONT.

In 1951, The Donald Duck film, “Bee on Guard” is released.

In 1957, Hanna-Barberaʹs first made-for-TV animated series, “Ruff and Ready,” debut on NBC.

In 1961, Jimmy Deanʹs “Big Bad John” became the first country record to receive official gold-record certification from the Recording Industry Association of America. The association had been certifying gold records since 1958. Before that date, gold records were awarded on an informal basis.

In 1963, R.C., “Louie, Louie” by The Kingsmen peaked at number two on the pop singles chart and stayed there for six weeks; John Belushi covered it for the 1978 movie “Animal House”, and The Fat Boys covered it in 1988.

In 1963, Verne Gagne beats The Crusher in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ.

In 1966, The British invaded American television. Chad and Jeremy were guests on “Batman”. Catwoman stole their voices and England refused to pay $22,488 to get them back.

In 1968, R.C., “Goody Goody Gumdrops” by 1910 Fruitgum Company peaked at #37 on the pop singles chart. Obviously, another bubblegum hit from that sub-era.

In 1974, Mel Brooksʹ “Young Frankenstein” starring Gene Wilder, Marty Feldman, Peter Boyle, and Madeleine Kahn, opened at the Sutton.

In 1974, On the cover of TV Guide: “cast of Good Times”. Other Articles: Harry O., Asimov, Movin' On

In 1977, “Saturday Night Fever”, Motion Picture starring John Travolta complete in a white polyester disco suit, music by The Bee Gees, premiered in New York City. The flick is instrumental in spreading the disco craze throughout the country. The soundtrack is full of recent and soon-to-be dance hits by the Bee Gees, the Trammps, Kool and the Gang, MFSB, K.C. and The Sunshine Band and Yvonne Elliman. It will be one of the biggest-selling albums of all time, selling 25 million copies.

In 1977, “Yes Nicholas, there is a Santa Claus” was the two-hour Christmas episode of the Eight is Enough TV series on ABC-TV. The Bradfords celebrate their first Christmas without their late mother, Joan (Diana Hyland, who played Joan, passed away March 27th that year). Nicholas mistakenly assumes that the man (Will Geer) he finds in the house on Christmas Eve is Santa Claus and lets him steal the Christmas presents, putting Christmas temporarily on hold. Later, the kids convince Tom to show some Christmas spirit by bailing Sam out of jail and inviting him to the house for Christmas dinner as they celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. Tommy receives a special Christmas present from his late mom, who already wrapped up his gift early that year.

In 1978, “Superman” starring Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman, and Ned Beatty premiered at the Chinese Theater in Hollywood.

In 1978, COVER OF ROLLING STONE CHEECH and CHONG; and inside, reports on CHICAGO and BILLY JOEL

In 1979, “The Jerk” starring Steve Martin and Bernadette Peters opened in movie theaters across the U.S.A.

In 1987, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” first aired as a pilot in syndication

In 1991, “Addams Groove” by Hammer entered the Top 40 chart.

In 1995, “Late Night with Conan OʹBrien” releases its first book, based on the “If They Mated” sketch.

In 1995, “Presidents Of The United States Of America” album by Presidents Of The U.S.A, was certified Platinum by the RIAA

In 1997, U.S. comic actor Stubby Kaye, who endeared himself to movie and theater audiences as the gambler Nicely-Nicely in the stage and film versions of “Guys and Dolls,” died aged 79.

In 1999, Good Grief, Charlie Brown Itʹs over for Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of the “Peanuts” gang. Charles M. Schulz, 77, creator of the comic strip “Peanuts,” announced that he will retire. Schulz, who earlier this month was diagnosed with cancer, is currently undergoing treatment for the disease. “Heʹs sad about it,” his wife, Jean Schulz, told the Associated Press. Publication of the popular strip ceased on January 4, 2000, after the last original strip runs. Schulz became a cartoonist following a stint in the Army. He responded to a “Do you like to draw?” ad and was soon selling cartoons to the Saturday Evening Post. The syndicated comic strip “Peanuts” debuted in 1950 and was an international hit, running in more than 2,600 newspapers and becoming the basis of numerous TV specials, including the 1965 Emmy-winning “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”

In 2006, Actor Mike Evans, who played Lionel Jefferson on “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons,” died in Twentynine Palms, California, at age 57.

In 2012, The movie “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” opened in movie theaters in the U.S.A.

In 2015, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” had its world premiere at Hollywoodʹs TCL Chinese Theater.

In 2016, Bernard Fox, the mustachioed actor known to TV viewers as Doctor Bombay on “Bewitched” and Colonel Crittendon on “Hoganʹs Heroes,” died at a Los Angeles-area hospital at age 89.

Unusual Songs Charting in the U.S.

In 1940, “Beat Me, Daddy, Eight To The Bar (Parts 1 And 2)” by Will Bradley And His Orchestra With Ray Mckinley charted at number 3 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1946, “Huggin' And Chalkin'” by Hoagy Carmichael With The Chickadees charted at number 10 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1957, “Jailhouse Rock” by Elvis Presley charted at number 1 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1957, “Wun'erful, Wun'erful (Sides uh-one And uh-two) (medley)” by Stan Freberg charted at number 40 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1957, “Back To School Again” by Timmie 'Oh Yeah!' Rogers charted at number 47 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1957, “The Creature (From The Science Fiction Movie) (Parts 1 And 2)” by Buchanan And Ancell charted at number 89 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “Louie Louie” by The Kingsmen charted at number 2 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “Be True To Your School” by The Beach Boys charted at number 7 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “Long Tall Texan” by Murry Kellum charted at number 57 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “Surfin' Bird” by The Trashmen charted at number 70 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “The Marvelous Toy” by Chad Mitchell Trio charted at number 73 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Chewy Chewy” by Ohio Express charted at number 15 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Goody Goody Gumdrops” by 1910 Fruitgum Company charted at number 37 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “I Put A Spell On You” by Creedence Clearwater Revival charted at number 59 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Kung Fu Fighting” by Carl Douglas charted at number 1 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Willie And The Hand Jive” by Eric Clapton charted at number 26 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Black Lassie” by Cheech And Chong charted at number 66 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Life Is A Rock (But The Radio Rolled Me)” by Reunion charted at number 86 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Spies Like Us” by Paul McCartney charted at number 31 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Tarzan Boy” by Baltimora charted at number 56 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “Addams Groove” by MC Hammer charted at number 36 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “Rush” by Big Audio Dynamite II charted at number 80 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)” by Los del Rio charted at number 13 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by The Braids charted at number 53 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?)” by Ylvis charted at number 60 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in the U.K.

In 1963, “All I Want For Christmas Is A Beatle” by Dora Bryan charted at number 24 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Lily The Pink” by The Scaffold charted at number 1 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “I'm The Urban Spaceman” by The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band charted at number 6 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Sabre Dance” by Love Sculpture charted at number 11 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Harper Valley P.T.A.” by Jeannie C. Riley charted at number 15 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Eeny Meeny” by The Show Stoppers charted at number 38 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Ire Feelings” by Rupie Edwards charted at number 9 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Wombling Merry Christmas” by The Wombles charted at number 21 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Father Christmas Do Not Touch Me / The Inbetweenies” by The Goodies charted at number 28 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Je t'aime... moi non plus (I love you...me neither)” by Jane Birkin And Serge Gainsbourg charted at number 40 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Dance The Kung Fu” by Carl Douglas charted at number 45 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Spies Like Us” by Paul McCartney charted at number 16 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town / My Home Town” by Bruce Springsteen charted at number 17 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Don't You Just Know It” by Amazulu charted at number 19 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Hokey Cokey” by Black Lace charted at number 42 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Inspector Gadget” by Kartoon Krew charted at number 58 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “We All Stand Together” by Paul McCartney And The Frog Chorus charted at number 76 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “Dizzy” by Vic Reeves And The Wonder Stuff charted at number 14 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “The Bare Necessities Megamix” by U.K. Mixmasters charted at number 20 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “The Yodelling Song” by Frank Ifield And The Backroom Boys charted at number 40 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “Fairytale Of New York” by The Pogues Featuring Kirsty MacColl charted at number 64 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “I Want Candy” by Candy Girls Featuring Valerie Malcolm charted at number 54 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Macarena” by Los Del Chipmunks charted at number 65 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2002, “Cheeky Song (Touch My Bum)” by Cheeky Girls charted at number 2 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2002, “The Ketchup Song (Aserejé)” by Las Ketchup charted at number 9 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2002, “United States Of Whatever” by Liam Lynch charted at number 13 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2002, “It's A Rainbow” by Rainbow (George And Zippy) charted at number 15 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “Fairytale Of New York” by The Pogues Featuring Kirsty MacColl charted at number 16 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?)” by Ylvis charted at number 54 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “Nelson Mandela” by The Special AKA (The Specials) charted at number 96 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Australia

In 1957, “Jailhouse Rock” by Elvis Presley charted at number 13 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “Murphy The Surfie” by The Joy Boys charted at number 18 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Chewy Chewy” by Ohio Express charted at number 12 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “1,2,3 Red Light” by 1910 Fruitgum Company charted at number 13 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Harper Valley P.T.A.” by Jeannie C. Riley charted at number 16 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Kung Fu Fighting / Gamblin' Man” by Carl Douglas charted at number 3 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Bonaparte's Retreat / Too Many Mornings” by Glen Campbell charted at number 5 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “The Night Chicago Died / Can You Get It When You Want It” by Paper Lace charted at number 6 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “I Shot The Sheriff / Give Me Strength” by Eric Clapton charted at number 23 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Life Is A Rock (But The Radio Rolled Me) / Are You Ready To Believe” by Reunion charted at number 64 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Earache My Eye / Turn That Thing Down” by Cheech And Chong charted at number 73 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Clap For The Wolfman / Road Food” by The Guess Who charted at number 86 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Money For Nothing” by Dire Straits charted at number 21 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Hole In My Shoe” by neil charted at number 39 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “I'm Too Sexy” by Right Said Fred charted at number 2 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “Rush” by Big Audio Dynamite II charted at number 26 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “Christmas Day” by The Tin Lids charted at number 48 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Macarena” by Los del Rio charted at number 32 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Macarena Christmas” by Los del Rio charted at number 37 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Mach 5” by The Presidents Of The United States Of America charted at number 41 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Macarena” by Los Del Mar Featuring Pedro Castano charted at number 49 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2002, “The Ketchup Song (Aserejé)” by Las Ketchup charted at number 3 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2002, “Do It With Madonna” by The Androids charted at number 8 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?)” by Ylvis charted at number 35 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in New Zealand

In 1985, “Money For Nothing” by Dire Straits charted at number 22 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Tarzan Boy” by Baltimora charted at number 38 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “I'm Too Sexy” by Right Said Fred charted at number 2 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “Rush” by Big Audio Dynamite II charted at number 15 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by The Braids charted at number 2 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Macarena” by Los del Rio charted at number 33 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 2002, “The Ketchup Song (Aserejé)” by Las Ketchup charted at number 1 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?)” by Ylvis charted at number 17 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Sweden

In 1985, “Vienna Calling” by Falco charted at number 14 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Rock Me Amadeus” by Falco charted at number 18 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by The Braids charted at number 15 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Macarena” by Los del Rio charted at number 34 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Austria

In 1968, “Harper Valley P.T.A.” by Jeannie C. Riley charted at number 12 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Fire” by The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown charted at number 13 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “The Night Chicago Died” by Paper Lace charted at number 4 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Kung Fu Fighting” by Carl Douglas charted at number 6 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Vienna Calling” by Falco charted at number 8 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Money For Nothing” by Dire Straits charted at number 12 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “Do The Limbo Dance” by David Hasselhoff charted at number 2 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life” by Monty Python charted at number 6 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “I'm Too Sexy” by Right Said Fred charted at number 11 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “Dizzy” by Vic Reeves And The Wonder Stuff charted at number 29 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “How Bizarre” by OMC charted at number 5 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in the Netherlands

In 1968, “Red, Red Wine” by Peter Tetteroo charted at number 7 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Chewy Chewy” by Ohio Express charted at number 19 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Kung Fu Fighting” by Carl Douglas charted at number 7 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Dance The Kung Fu” by Carl Douglas charted at number 11 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “James Brown Is Still Alive!!” by Holy Noise Featuring The Global Insert Project charted at number 8 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “James Brown Is Dead” by L.A. Style charted at number 25 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen charted at number 51 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “Who The F**k Is James Brown?” by Traumatic Stress charted at number 88 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by The Braids charted at number 16 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in France

In 1985, “Money For Nothing” by Dire Straits charted at number 41 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Tarzan Boy” by Baltimora charted at number 49 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “Calling Elvis” by Dire Straits charted at number 45 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Macarena” by Los del Rio charted at number 27 on the France Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Norway

In 1974, “Kung Fu Fighting” by Carl Douglas charted at number 4 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “I Shot The Sheriff” by Eric Clapton charted at number 8 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life” by Monty Python charted at number 5 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by The Braids charted at number 10 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Mother Mother” by Tracy Bonham charted at number 19 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Switzerland

In 1974, “Kung Fu Fighting” by Carl Douglas charted at number 2 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Vienna Calling” by Falco charted at number 18 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life” by Monty Python charted at number 4 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “James Brown Is Dead” by L.A. Style charted at number 13 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “How Bizarre” by OMC charted at number 27 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by The Braids charted at number 48 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Canada

In 1968, “Chewy Chewy” by Ohio Express charted at number 2 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Kung Fu Fighting” by Carl Douglas charted at number 2 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Life Is A Rock (But The Radio Rolled Me)” by Reunion charted at number 5 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Tarzan Boy” by Baltimora charted at number 6 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “How Bizarre” by OMC charted at number 2 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

The Holiday Almanacs December 14, 2020

What's Today?

Today is Mon Dec the 14 in the year 2020 , a leap year
Jan 1 began on a Wed
This is day 349 of the year
Serialnumber = 44167
Julian date = 2459186 O.S.= 12 - 1 - 2020

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Holidays

Fourth Day of Hanukkah
[USA] Most Boring Celebrities of the Year Announced
[USA] Drunk and Drugged Driving Awareness Week (Day 2)
[USA] Tell Someone They're Doing A Good Job Week (Day 2)
[Alabama] Admission Day (1819)
[El Salvador] Revolution Day
[Iran] Death of Iman Ja'far Sadeq Day
[USA] Day of Prophecy (Nostradamas)
[USA] Funny Music Day (Spike Jones b-day) (proposed by D.T.)
[USA] Great Native Americans Week (Day 5) (Thru 12-15)
[USA] Halcyon Days Begins (7 days, 1st of two zones)
[USA] Holidays Are Pickle Days (thru 12-31)
[USA] Women Politicians Day (Margaret Chase Smith)

Reminders

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.
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.
Flowers: narcissus, poinsettia and holly
Gems: turquoise and zircon
Full Moon: the Cold Moon and the Oak Moon, the Long Night's Moon
Art and Architecture Books Month
Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
Hi Neighbor Month
Bingo's Birthday Month
Drunk and Drugged Driving Awareness Month
International Calendar Awareness Month
Made In America Month
National Indigestion Season-Jewish Book Month
Project Red Ribbon (Nov 1-Jan 1)
Read A New Book Month
Safe Toys and Gifts Month
Stress-Free Family Holidays Month
Universal Human Rights Month
Geminid meteor shower, radiant in Gemini (50-80 per hour) (thru 12-16)
[Turkey] Festival of Mevlana-Jelaeddin Rumi (Whirling Dervishes) (thru 12-17)
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