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Demented Datebook: Births and Deaths (sorted by age), Events and Holidays December 23

Last Updated 06-28-2020

🎭Sofia Black-D'Elia -- Birthdate Conflict -- b.12/23/1991 N.S. or 12/24/1991 N.S.
Actress
TV Shows: The Messengers, Skins, Your Honor, The Mick (as Sabrina Pemberton)

🎭Ronnie Schell -- is 89 in the year 2020 and 90 in the year 2021; b.12/23/1931
Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor
Names/Places: NN:America's Slowest Rising Comedian
TV Shows: Good Morning World (as Larry Clarke), Battle of the Planets (as Jason), Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C. (as Duke Slater), That Girl (as Harvey Peck), Jim Nabors Hour
Movie Titles: Rover Dangerfield

✍🎭Harry Shearer -- is 77 in the year 2020 and 78 in the year 2021; b.12/23/1943
Comedy Writer, TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor
Misc: radio: Le Show host
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live (1979-80, 84-85), The Simpsons (as Mr. Charles Montgomery Burns/Waylon Smithers/Ned Flanders/Principal Seymour Skinner/Otto Mann/Rev. Timothy Lovejoy/Dr. Julius Hibbert/Kent Brockman/Jasper/Lenny/Eddie/Rainer Wolfcastle/Scratchy/Kang/Dr. Marvin Monroe/Herman & all-around voice guy), Dawson's Creek (as Principal Deskin)
Movie Titles: This is Spinal Tap (as Derek Smalls), A Mighty Wind

💰🎭Susan Lucci -- is 74 in the year 2020 and 75 in the year 2021; b.12/23/1946 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Merchant, Actress, American, Italian, Swedish
Names/Places: PRON:LOO-chee; b. in Westchester, NY Scarsdale, N.Y.; Helmut Huber's wife; NN:Daytime's Leading Lady
Misc: own hair-care line; some say b. 1946, 47, 49, or 50; Lucci says 1948 in James Brady's 2003 column
TV Shows: All My Children (as Erica Kane Martin (Phil) Brent (Phil) Cudahy (Tom) Chandler (Adam) Roy (Mike) Roy (both illegal marriages) Montgomery (Travis) Montgomery (both bigamy) Chandler Marick (Dmitri) Marick, Montgomery (Jackson)), Dallas (as Sheila Foley aka Hillary Taylor), Army Wives, Devious Maids (as Genevieve Delatour), Hot in Cleveland (as herself and an on-going gag "I've Been Lucci-ed" for the series run!)
Movie Titles: Ebbie (TV movie), Joy

🎭🎵🎸Jess Harnell -- is 57 in the year 2020 and 58 in the year 2021; b.12/23/1963 N.S.
Cartoon Voice Actor, Announcer, Heavy Metal Singer
Group Names: Rock Sugar
TV Shows: Taz-Mania (theme song vocalist), Animanicas (as Wakko Warner), America's Funniest Home Videos (announcer), The Powerpuff Girls, The Looney Tunes, Show
Movie Titles: The Nightmare Before Christmas, Aladdin and the King of Thieves, Sofia the First, Wreck-It Ralph, Inside Out, Transformer (series)
Video Games: Crash Bandicoot

🎭🏆🏁🏊Estella Warren -- is 42 in the year 2020 and 43 in the year 2021; b.12/23/1978
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Swimmer, Model, Olympic Athlete, Canadian
Movie Titles: Planet of the Apes, Tangled (voice as Elise)

🎭Darren Brand -- is 33 in the year 2020 and 34 in the year 2021; b.12/23/1987 N.S.
Comedian, American
Misc: a member of the comedy group The Freestyle Funny Comedy Show
TV Shows: Wild 'N Out

🎭🎵Elvy Yost -- is 33 in the year 2020 and 34 in the year 2021; b.12/23/1987 N.S.
Actress, Casting Department, Composer
TV Shows: The Office (as Megan), The Catch (as Sophie Novak)

🎭Spencer Daniels -- is 28 in the year 2020 and 29 in the year 2021; b.12/23/1992
Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Mom (as Luke)
Movie Titles: Star Trek (2009), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, This is 40

🎭James Gregory -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/23/1911 d.9/16/2002 (90)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor
Names/Places: b. in New York City
TV Shows: The Lawless Years (as Barney), Paul Lynde Show (as TR Scott), Barney Miller (as Insp. Luger), Detective School (as Nick Hannigan)

🎭Billy Vine -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/23/1915 d.2/10/1958 (42)
Actor, Comedian

🎭Alan North -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/23/1920 d.1/19/2000 (79)
Actor
Misc: was active since Golden Age of live TV until his death in 2000
TV Shows: "Love, Sidney", Police Squad (as Capt. Ed Hocken)

✍🎭Leonard B. Stern -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/23/1922 d.6/6/2011 (88)
Comedy Writer, TV Producer
Misc: creator of The Honeymooners, Phil Silvers Show, Steve Allen Show, Get Smart, McMillian & Wife, others

🎭Charlie Ruggles -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/8/1886 d.12/23/1970 (84)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
Misc: some say b. in 1892
TV Shows: The Ruggles (as himself), The World of Mr. Sweeney (star), The Bullwinkle Show (as Aesop)

🎭Jack Webb -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/2/1920 d.12/23/1982 (62)
Hall of Famer, TV/Movie Actor, TV Producer/Director
Names/Places: b. in Santa Monica, Ca.; Julie London's ex-hubby
Misc: WWII bomber pilot
TV Shows: Dragnet (as Sgt. Joe Friday and producer), The DA (producer), Hec Ramsey (producer), Emergency (producer), Adam 12 (producer), Mobile One (producer), Project UFO (producer)

🎭Billy Barty -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/25/1924 d.12/23/2000 (76)
Actor, TV Host
Misc: big midget star
Group Names: Spike Jones and His City Slickers (1950s)
TV Shows: Circus Boy, The Bugaloos, Billy Barty's Big Show, Krofft Supershow (as Hugo in Dr. Shrinker segment), Sigmund and the Sea Monsters, H.R. Pufinstuf (multiple roles), Bizarre (regular)

✍🎭🎵Victor Borge -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/3/1909 d.12/23/2000 (91)
Humorist, Actor, Comedian, Variety Show Host, Pianist, Conductor, Danish (Denmark)
Names/Places: b. in Copenhagen; NN:Unmelancholy Dane; RN:Borge Rosenbaum; NN:The Danish Noel Coward
Movie Titles: The Victor Borge Show

🎭🎵Charlie Drake -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/19/1925 d.12/23/2006 (81)
Comedian, Singer, English
Song Titles: Splish Splash, My Boomerang Won't Come Back

🎭Michael "Mike" Elliott -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/17/1946 d.12/23/2014 (68)
Actor, Comedian, Personality, English
Names/Places: NN:Mike the Mouth
Misc: radio personality

🎭Joey Boots -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/???? N.S. d.12/23/2016 N.S. (49)
Comedian, Producer, Cameraperson, Radio Broadcaster
Names/Places: RN: Joseph Bassolino
Misc: Howard Stern on Demand (as one of the Wack Packers, who screamed "Baba Booey" during pranks)

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In 1775, King George III bans all trade between England and the Americas. “Fine with us,” reply the colonists, who never liked tea, crumpets, and fatty bacon anyway.

In 1823, The poem “Account of a Visit from Saint Nicholas” was published anonymously in the Troy (New York) Sentinel; the verse, more popularly known as “'Twas the Night Before Christmas,” was later attributed to Clement C. Moore.

In 1938, The Silly Symphony film, “Mother Goose Goes Hollywood” is released.

In 1947, The transistor was invented by Walter H. Brattain, John Bardeen and William Shockley of Bell Laboratories. It replaced the bulkier vacuum tube, which kind of sucked (get it?), and led the way for more compact integrated circuits So you thought a transistor was your brother who got a sex-change operation, huh? The inventors shared the 1956 Nobel prize in physics for their work. The device was referred to as the electronic engineerʹs dream. In its original form, the transistor wasnʹt the tiny silicon component we know today. It took up a lot of space in the lab in New Jersey where it was invented. Today, thousands of transistors can be packed into an incredibly minute space, smaller than a pinhead; and is used in electronic applications, such as computers, radios, TVs and video games, to name just a few.

In 1950, “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” Makes The Pop Chart by Spike Jones and the City Slickers with Rudolph and The Reindeers; will peak at number seven.

In 1954, The Donald Duck film, “Grand Canyonscope” is released. Ranger Woodlore also appears.

In 1959, The number one Billboard Pop Hit: “Why,” Frankie Avalon. This last number one song of the '50s has the shortest title of any chart-topping hit.

In 1964, The Beach Boys made their first appearance on “Shindig!” singing “Dance, Dance, Dance” and “Little Saint Nick”, along with “Johnny Be Good” and “Monster Mash”. Monster Mash? That Boris Pickett tune? And so close to Christmas even?

In 1965, Gilliganʹs Island episode #50. “Mine Hero”. While fishing, Gilligan pulls a WWII mine out of the lagoon. When the Professor is unable to deactivate the mine, Gilligan tows it back into the lagoon, where it harmlessly explodes.

In 1967, R.C., “I Am The Walrus” by The Beatles peaked at #56 on the pop singles chart.

In 1967, The Jimi Hendrix Experienceʹs “Foxy Lady” is released.

In 1972, R.C., “Long Haired Lover From Liverpool” by Jimmy Osmond peaked at number one on the United Kingdom pop singles chart and stayed there for five weeks; he became the youngest artist ever to top the United Kingdom singles chart.

In 1972, The world record for consecutive push-ups was set by Richard Knecht. He did 25,222 on a hard surface without pinned feet, It took the eight-year-old 11 hours and 14 minutes.

In 1978, R.C., “Le Freak” by Chic returned to the number one spot for the second time this release and held it for two weeks.

In 1985, “How Could It Be” album by Eddie Murphy was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1985, “Party All The Time” single by Eddie Murphy was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1987, “Good Morning Vietnam” starring Robin Williams and Forest Tucker opened in movie theaters in the U.S.A.

In 1993, D.T. finally converted his database of his Demented Datebooks (then just the celebrity birthdays) from the Atari 800XL to the IBM Clone using a 300-baud modem over a three month period, averaging four hours a night. (On Susan Lucciʹs birthday of all days!) The QBASIC program to convert the data and a QBASIC version of the Atari programs as they were originally programmed in would come in February 1994.

In 1993, “Alapalooza” album by “Weird Al” Yankovic was certified Gold

In 1993, “Comedy Video Classics” video by Ray Stevens was certified Gold, Platinum, and Multi Platinum 3.00 by the RIAA

In 2000, Death claimed comedian Victor Borge in Greenwich, Connecticut, at age 91 and actor Billy Barty in Glendale, California, at age 76.

In 2003, New York Governor George Pataki (puh-TAKʹ-kee) issued a pardon to comedian Lenny Bruce, 37 years after Bruceʹs death. Bruce was convicted of obscenity for using more than 100 words considered dirty during a concert in 1964.

Unusual Songs Charting in the U.S.

In 1944, “The Trolley Song” by The Pied Pipers And Jo Stafford or Paul Weston And His Orchestra charted at number 3 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1944, “The Trolley Song” by Judy Garland charted at number 4 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1950, “The Thing” by Phil Harris charted at number 1 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1950, “Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer” by Gene Autry charted at number 4 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1950, “Frosty The Snowman” by Gene Autry charted at number 15 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wemoweh)” by The Tokens charted at number 1 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Goodbye Cruel World” by James Darren charted at number 6 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Big Bad John” by Jimmy Dean charted at number 9 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Small Sad Sam” by Phil McLean charted at number 39 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Jambalaya (On The Bayou)” by Fats Domino charted at number 41 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer” by David Seville And The Chipmunks charted at number 52 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)” by The Chipmunks With The Music Of David Seville charted at number 63 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Do-Re-Mi” by Lee Dorsey charted at number 82 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Pop Goes The Weasel” by Anthony Newley charted at number 103 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Santa And The Touchables” by Dickie Goodman charted at number 110 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “Judy In Disguise (With Glasses)” by John Fred And His Playboy Band charted at number 11 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “Green Tambourine” by The Lemon Pipers charted at number 33 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “I Am The Walrus” by The Beatles charted at number 56 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “Hooray For The Salvation Army Band” by Bill Cosby charted at number 72 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “Spooky” by Classics IV charted at number 85 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Rockin' Pneumonia (and The Boogie Woogie Flu)” by Johnny Rivers charted at number 10 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Crazy Horses” by The Osmonds charted at number 23 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “In Heaven There Is No Beer” by Clean Living charted at number 55 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Jambalaya (On The Bayou)” by John Fogerty And The Blue Ridge Rangers charted at number 59 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “The Cover Of 'Rolling Stone'” by Dr. Hook And The Medicine Show charted at number 84 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “The Red Back Spider” by Brownsville Station charted at number 100 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Y.M.C.A.” by Village People charted at number 8 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Bicycle Race” by Queen charted at number 25 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “The Gambler” by Kenny Rogers charted at number 38 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Animal House” by Stephen Bishop charted at number 88 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “We Didn't Start The Fire” by Billy Joel charted at number 3 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Swing The Mood” by Jive Bunny And The Mastermixers charted at number 14 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Principal's Office” by Young MC charted at number 43 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Owwww!” by Chunky A (Arsenio Hall) charted at number 82 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 100 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “I'll Be There For You (Friends Theme)” by The Rembrandts charted at number 52 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)” by Los del Rio charted at number 66 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Kiss This” by Aaron Tippin charted at number 92 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “White And Nerdy” by "Weird Al" Yankovic charted at number 57 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in the U.K.

In 1961, “Big Bad John” by Jimmy Dean charted at number 8 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Toy Balloon” by Russ Conway charted at number 14 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Sucu Sucu” by Nina And Frederick charted at number 31 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “King Kong” by Terry Lightfoot charted at number 34 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Hit The Road Jack” by Ray Charles charted at number 37 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wemoweh)” by The Tokens charted at number 40 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Goodbye Cruel World” by James Darren charted at number 41 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Long Haired Lover From Liverpool” by Little Jimmy Osmond charted at number 1 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, “Crazy Horses” by The Osmonds charted at number 5 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Mouldy Old Dough” by Lieutenant Pigeon charted at number 31 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Desperate Dan” by Lieutenant Pigeon charted at number 34 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” by The Jackson 5 charted at number 43 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Popcorn” by Hot Butter charted at number 50 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Y.M.C.A.” by Village People charted at number 2 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “A Taste Of Aggro” by The Barron Knights charted at number 3 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 7 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Greased Lightnin'” by John Travolta charted at number 11 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick” by Ian Dury And The Blockheads charted at number 13 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Christmas In Smurfland” by Father Abraham And The Smurfs charted at number 19 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Doctor Who” by Mankind charted at number 25 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Hello, This Is Joannie (The Telephone Answering Machine Song)” by Paul Evans charted at number 35 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Rama Lama Ding Dong” by Rocky Sharpe And The Replays charted at number 49 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Bicycle Race / Fat Bottomed Girls” by Queen charted at number 56 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Lick A Smurp For Christmas” by Father Abraphart And The Smurps charted at number 58 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Jingle Bells / Hokey Cokey” by Judge Dread charted at number 64 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Donald, Where's Your Troosers” by Andy Stewart charted at number 6 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “The Eve Of The War (Ben Liebrand remix)” by Jeff Wayne charted at number 11 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Smoke On The Water” by Rock Aid Armenia charted at number 47 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Hey Santa Claus” by Kevin Wilson charted at number 78 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “The Time Warp” by Damian charted at number 100 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “I Believe / Up On The Roof” by Robson Green And Jerome Flynn charted at number 8 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Christmas In Blobbyland” by Mr. Blobby charted at number 39 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life” by Coronation Street Cast Featuring Amanda Barrie And Johnny Briggs charted at number 51 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Get Your Tits Out For Christmas” by Grab This charted at number 108 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Like A Rolling Stone” by The Rolling Stones charted at number 115 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “For All The Cows” by Foo Fighters charted at number 116 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “I'll Be There For You (Friends Theme)” by The Rembrandts charted at number 130 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” by Shelter Presents The Big Breakfast Crew charted at number 156 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Short Short Man” by 20 Fingers Featuring Gillette charted at number 157 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Can We Fix It?” by Bob The Builder charted at number 1 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Who Let The Dogs Out” by Baha Men charted at number 5 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Number 1” by The Tweenies charted at number 9 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “I Put A Spell On You” by Sonique charted at number 18 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “Fairytale Of New York” by The Pogues Featuring Kirsty MacColl charted at number 10 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “Last Christmas” by Crazy Frog charted at number 16 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2017, “Fairytale Of New York” by The Pogues Featuring Kirsty MacColl charted at number 7 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2017, “Man's Not Hot” by Big Shaq (Michael Dapaah) charted at number 8 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2017, “Santa Baby” by Kylie Minogue charted at number 47 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2017, “Stop The Cavalry” by Jona Lewie charted at number 91 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Australia

In 1950, “Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer” by Gene Autry or Bing Crosby charted at number 6 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1950, “The Old Piano Roll Blues” by Eddie Cantor And Lisa Kirk or Les Welch charted at number 11 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1950, “The Old Master Painter” by Dick Haymes or Phil Harris charted at number 17 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “My Boomerang Won't Come Back” by Charlie Drake charted at number 1 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Goodbye Cruel World” by James Darren charted at number 2 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Big Bad John” by Jimmy Dean charted at number 4 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Hit The Road Jack” by Ray Charles charted at number 8 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “Hello, Goodbye / I Am The Walrus” by The Beatles charted at number 2 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “Snoopy's Christmas” by The Royal Guardsmen charted at number 3 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “Sadie (The Cleaning Lady)” by Johnny Farnham charted at number 12 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “Simon Says” by 1910 Fruitgum Company charted at number 16 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Popcorn” by Hot Butter charted at number 2 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Mouldy Old Dough” by Lieutenant Pigeon charted at number 18 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Y.M.C.A. / The Women” by Village People charted at number 4 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Ça plane pour moi / Pogo pogo” by Plastic Bertrand charted at number 8 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Bicycle Race / Fat Bottomed Girls” by Queen charted at number 32 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Greased Lightnin' / Razzamatazz” by John Travolta charted at number 45 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Jet Boy, Jet Girl / Pogo Pogo” by Elton Motello charted at number 68 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “12 Australian Days Of Christmas / Christmas In Canberra” by Saga And The 2CC Announcers charted at number 88 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “The Eve Of The War / The Red Weed” by Jeff Wayne Featuring Justin Hayward charted at number 90 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Lump” by The Presidents Of The United States Of America charted at number 23 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “In The Summertime” by Shaggy Featuring Rayvon charted at number 38 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Who Let The Dogs Out” by Baha Men charted at number 2 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “I Want Candy” by Aaron Carter charted at number 41 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 7 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “Last Christmas” by Crazy Frog charted at number 30 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2017, “Man's Not Hot” by Big Shaq (Michael Dapaah) charted at number 28 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in New Zealand

In 1995, “How Bizarre” by OMC charted at number 4 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Lump” by The Presidents Of The United States Of America charted at number 33 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Macarena” by Los del Rio charted at number 40 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Who Let The Dogs Out” by Baha Men charted at number 20 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “AM Radio” by Everclear charted at number 45 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “Snoopy's Christmas” by The Wobbles charted at number 2 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “Last Christmas” by Crazy Frog charted at number 19 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 2017, “Man's Not Hot” by Big Shaq (Michael Dapaah) charted at number 23 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Sweden

In 1995, “Like A Rolling Stone” by The Rolling Stones charted at number 36 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Who Let The Dogs Out” by Baha Men charted at number 4 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Under The Kilt” by Dr. Macdoo charted at number 48 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in the Netherlands

In 1972, “Crazy Horses” by The Osmonds charted at number 1 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Elected!” by Alice Cooper charted at number 6 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “I Put A Spell On You” by Creedence Clearwater Revival charted at number 25 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Paradise By The Dashboard Light” by Meat Loaf charted at number 1 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Y.M.C.A.” by Village People charted at number 8 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Bicycle Race” by Queen charted at number 15 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Greased Lightnin'” by John Travolta charted at number 26 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Who Let The Dogs Out” by Baha Men charted at number 10 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in France

In 1989, “Swing The Mood” by Jive Bunny And The Mastermixers charted at number 2 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Let Me Be A Drag Queen” by Sister Queen charted at number 10 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Lump” by The Presidents Of The United States Of America charted at number 25 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Song Of Scatland” by Scatman John charted at number 47 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “I Want Candy” by Aaron Carter charted at number 66 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Un monde Pokémon” by Pokémon charted at number 79 on the France Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Norway

In 1972, “Ooh-Wakka-Doo-Wakka-Day” by Gilbert O'Sullivan charted at number 5 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Popcorn” by Hot Butter charted at number 7 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “My Ding-a-Ling” by Chuck Berry charted at number 10 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Bicycle Race” by Queen charted at number 10 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Swing The Mood” by Jive Bunny And The Mastermixers charted at number 8 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Switzerland

In 1972, “Mouldy Old Dough” by Lieutenant Pigeon charted at number 2 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Swing The Mood” by Jive Bunny And The Mastermixers charted at number 11 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Jingle Bells” by Yello charted at number 39 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Real Slim Shady” by Eminem charted at number 88 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Canada

In 1961, “The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wemoweh)” by The Tokens charted at number 1 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Goodbye Cruel World” by James Darren charted at number 7 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Rockin' Pneumonia (and The Boogie Woogie Flu)” by Johnny Rivers charted at number 12 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Crazy Horses” by The Osmonds charted at number 22 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Mouldy Old Dough” by Lieutenant Pigeon charted at number 60 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Elected!” by Alice Cooper charted at number 87 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “In Heaven There Is No Beer” by Clean Living charted at number 93 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Y.M.C.A.” by Village People charted at number 5 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Like A Rolling Stone” by The Rolling Stones charted at number 8 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Lump” by The Presidents Of The United States Of America charted at number 13 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 2017, “Man's Not Hot” by Big Shaq (Michael Dapaah) charted at number 58 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

The Holiday Almanacs December 23, 2020

What's Today?

Today is Wed Dec the 23 in the year 2020 , a leap year
Jan 1 began on a Wed
This is day 358 of the year
Serialnumber = 44176
Julian date = 2459195 O.S.= 12 - 10 - 2020

Calendar

Holidays

[Egypt] Victory Day
[Japan] Birthday of Emperor (1933)
[Mexico] Los Posadas Days/Lodgings (Thru Dec 24)
[Mexico] Night of the Radishes
[Montego Bay Jamaica] John Canoe Day (or 1-23?)
[Phillipines] Christmas Observance, Holiday, world's longest Xmas season thru Jan 6
[USA] Festivus (made famous on the television show Seinfeld)
[USA] Awardless Greats Day (prop, Susan Lucci)
[USA] Holidays Are Pickle Days (thru 12-31)
[World] Saturnalia. thru Dec 23; popular among Romans

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
Ursid meteor shower (thru 12-23)
[Mexico] Night of Radishes
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