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Demented Datebook: Births and Deaths (sorted by age), Events and Holidays December 26

Last Updated 01-06-2020

🎵Rob Carpenter -- is 74 in the year 2020 and 75 in the year 2021; b.12/26/1946
Keyboardist, Country Performer, Country Singer
Names/Places: aka Bob
Group Names: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

🎭Victoria Racimo -- is 70 in the year 2020 and 71 in the year 2021; b.12/26/1950
Actress, Producer
Misc: Actress of Filipino, English, Irish, Spanish, and American Indian descent
TV Shows: The Chisholms, Falcon Crest (as Corene Powers)
Movie Titles: Ernest Goes to Camp, The Mountain Men, Prophecy, White Fang 2: Myth of the White Wolf

✍🎭David Sedaris -- is 64 in the year 2020 and 65 in the year 2021; b.12/26/1956
Author, Humorist, Comedian

🎭Temeura Morrison -- is 60 in the year 2020 and 61 in the year 2021; b.12/26/1960 N.S.
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Director, New Zealand
Movie Titles: Once Were Warriors, Moana, Star Wars (series as Jango Fett in Episodes 2 and 3)

🎵Rubén Valtierra -- is 56 in the year 2020 and 57 in the year 2021; b.12/26/1964
Keyboardist, Novelty Musician
Group Names: Weird Al Yankovic (studio keyboardist)

🎭Nadia Dajani -- is 55 in the year 2020 and 56 in the year 2021; b.12/26/1965
Actress, Cameraperson
TV Shows: Ned and Stacey (as Amanda)
Movie Titles: Happy Accidents, Flirting with Disaster, Sidewalks in New York

🎭Tiffany Brissette -- is 46 in the year 2020 and 47 in the year 2021; b.12/26/1974 N.S.
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress
TV Shows: The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin, Equal Justice (as Katie Rogan), Small Wonder (as Vicki Victoria Ann Smith the Robot)
Movie Titles: Heart Like a Wheel

🎭🎵Beth Behrs -- is 35 in the year 2020 and 36 in the year 2021; b.12/26/1985
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Singer
TV Shows: 2 Broke Girls (as Caroline Channing)
Movie Titles: Monsters University

🎭Kit Harington -- is 34 in the year 2020 and 35 in the year 2021; b.12/26/1986 N.S.
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, English
TV Shows: Game of Thrones
Movie Titles: Testament of Youth, Spooks: The Greater Good, How To Train Your Dragon 2, Pompeii

🎭Eden Sher -- is 29 in the year 2020 and 30 in the year 2021; b.12/26/1991
Actress, Producer
TV Shows: Weeds, The Middle (as Sue Heck)
Movie Titles: Veronica Mars, Temps

✍🎭🎵Steve Allen -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/26/1921 d.10/30/2000 (78)
Hall of Famer, Humorist, Movie Actor, Comedian, TV Talk Show Host, Composer, Radio Disc Jock, Musician
Names/Places: b. in New York City; Jayne Meadows' hubby
Misc: wrote over 2,000 songs
TV Shows: What's My Line, I've Got a Secret, Tonight Show (the first Tonight Show Host 1954-57), Rich Man Poor Man

✍🎭Alan King -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/26/1927 d.5/9/2004 (76)
Author, TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian, TV Host
Names/Places: b. in Brooklyn, N.Y.; RN:Irwin Alan Kniberg
Movie Titles: Author! Author!, Bonfire of the Vanities, Inside the Comedy Mind host

🎭Carroll Spinney -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/26/1933 N.S. d.12/8/2019 N.S. (85)
Actor, Puppet Actor, Puppeteer
Names/Places: b. in Walthem, MA
TV Shows: Sesame Street (as Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch)

🎭🎵Ronnie Prophet -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/26/1937 d.3/2/2018 N.S. (80)
Comedian, Singer/Guitarist, Canadian

🎭Tony Rosato -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/26/1954 d.1/10/2017 N.S. (62)
Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor, Canadian, Italian
TV Shows: Second City TV (as Marcello & regular 1980-81), Saturday Night Live (regular 1981-82), Night Heat (as Arthur "Whitey" Morelli), Amanda's, Pelswick, The Adventures of Super Mario 3 (as Luigi), Pelswick
Movie Titles: Hog Wild

🎨✍Frank (Cartoonist) McKinney -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/1/1868 N.S. d.12/26/1930 N.S. (62)
Cartoonist, Humorist, American
Names/Places: LN:Hubbard

🎭🎵Jack Benny -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/14/1894 d.12/26/1974 (80)
Hall of Famer, TV/Movie/Radio Actor, Comedian, Violinist
Names/Places: b. in Waukegan, Illinois; RN:Benjamin Kubelsky
Misc: Violinist?...Well!; d. Dec 27?
TV Shows: The Jack Benny Program (as himself)

🎭Jeff Morrow -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/13/1907 d.12/26/1993 (86)
Actor
TV Shows: Temperatures Rising (as Dr. Lloyd Axton)

🏆⚾Allie Reynolds -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/10/1915 d.12/26/1994 (79)
MLB Pitcher
Misc: 1952 AL ERA leader (2.07)

🎭Nigel Hawthorne -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/5/1929 d.12/26/2001 (72)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor, English
TV Shows: Yes, Minister
Movie Titles: Amistad, Tarzan (1999), Demolition Man, Gandhi

🎭Vincent Schiavelli -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/11/1948 d.12/26/2005 (57)
TV/Movie Actor
Names/Places: Allyce Beasley's hubby
TV Shows: The Corner Bar
Movie Titles: Batman Returns

⚖🏆🏌Gerald Rudolph Ford -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/14/1913 d.12/26/2006 (93)
President/Vice President, Golfer
Names/Places: RN: Leslie Lynch King Jr.; Betty's husband; b. in Omaha, NE
Misc: the 40th U.S. Vice President and 38th U.S. President (1974-76), both non-elected positions, a first (Tyler was the first non-elected President); lettered as center on undefeated Michigan football teams in 1932 and '33, team MVP of 1934 squad; he received contract offers from the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions, which he turned down in favor of law school.

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🎭🎮Ricky Harris -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/26/1962 N.S. d.12/26/2016 N.S. (54)
Actor, Comedian, Producer, Video Game Voice Actor
TV Shows: Everybody Hates Christ (as Malvo in five episodes)
Movie Titles: Heat, Dope, Hard Rain, Simon Sez
Video Games: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

🎭🎵George S. Irving -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/1/1922 d.12/26/2016 N.S. (94)
TV/Stage Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Singer
Names/Places: RMLN:Irving Shelasky
Arts Titles: PL: Oklahoma!, An Evening with Richard Nixon;
TV Shows: Go Go Gophers (voice), King Leonardo and His Short Subjects (voice), Underdog (voice), The Year Without a Santa Claus, David Frost Revue

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In 1921, Comedian, author, musician, composer and early “Tonight Show” TV host Steve Allen was born. He dabbled in acting, starring as Benny Goodman in “The Benny Goodman Story” and making a cameo appearance with his wife Jayne Meadows in “Casino.” Allen died of a heart attack, following a minor accident in his automobile, on October 30, 2000.

In 1941, The Goofy film, “The Art of Self Defense” is released.

In 1942, “Strip Polka” hits number one on the pop singles chart by Kay Kyser.

In 1955, “See You Later, Alligator” by Bill Haley and the Comets was released.

In 1957, The first copies of “Tequila” by The Champs arrived in the record stores. The record hit number one in 1958 and in 1959 it was the first Grammy Award Winner in the category of Best R&B Recording. Pee Wee danced to it in his 1985 movie “Pee Weeʹs Big Adventure.”

In 1960, R.C., “Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer” by The Chipmunks peaked at #21 on the pop singles chart.

In 1964, Gilliganʹs Island episode #13. “Three Million Dollars More or Less”. Mr. Howell loses $3 million to Gilligan in a golfing contest. Mr. Howell then tricks Gilligan into trading for a worthless oil well that he owns. When the radio announces that the oil well is a gusher, Mr. Howell sets his sites on winning it back. However, just as he succeeds in wining it back, the radio announces that the gusher was a mistake!

In 1966, Gilliganʹs Island episode #83. “Gilligan Goes Gung-Ho”. Gilligan is made a deputy sheriff, and begins to take his job too seriously. He ends up locking everyone up in a make-shift jail, including himself! Of course, while the castaways are locked up tight, another potential rescue plane flies over the island.

In 1967, “Do Not Adjust Your Set” began airing on ITV

In 1967, “Magical Mystery Tour,” a bizarre hour-long television special featuring The Beatles, was shown on the BBC where it was seen by approximately 14 million viewers, most of which had black and white TVs, and not liked by critics. Color TVʹs werenʹt that popular in Britian back then. It was the Beatlesʹ first flop. Bad timing.

In 1967, The Beatles uni-directed film, “Magical Mystery Tour” premieres on BBC-TV. Audiences are mystified, critics either disapointed or contemptuous, and the Beatles suffer their first flop.

In 1969, In a Brady Bunch episode called “Is There a Doctor in the House?”, The Bradys face a medical crisis when the kids come down with the measles, Peter is the first to break out, then Jan, Carol and Mike each call their own family doctor. Carolʹs is a woman and Mikeʹs is a man.

In 1969, “Letters To Laugh-In”, TV Game Show; last aired on NBC.

In 1969, “The Joey Bishop Show”, TV Variety; last aired on ABC.

In 1970, R.C., “My Sweet Lord” by George Harrison peaked at number one on the pop singles chart. George stole the melody from The Chiffonsʹ “Heʹs So Fine” according to a court ruling. Meanwhile, his triple-album “All Things Must Pass” entered the pop chart.

In 1973, The demon-possession horror film “The Exorcist” starring Linda Blair (with Mercedes McCambridgeʹs voice as the possessing devil), Ellen Burstyn, and Max von Sydow premiered in 24 theaters around the U.S.A. while Blair did a 360 degree turn. It was rated R.

In 1974, JACK BENNY DIES Comedyʹs most famous 39-year-old penny-pincher was 80. In 1999, 25 years later, David Tanny has has become the Internetʹs most famous penny-pincher. Just keeping the spirit of Jack Benny alive while I compose these Datebooks…as well as soliticing donations.

In 1978, “Macho Man” album by Village People was certified Platinum by the RIAA

In 1982, The Man of the Year in “TIME” magazine was a non-human for the first time. A computer received the honors as 1982's “greatest influence for good or evil.”

In 1990, In an arresting development, “Cop Rock,” a TV crime drama or whatever it was, leaves the airwaves.

In 1991, “Talk Soup” debuts on E! Entertainment Televison, bringing smirkmiester Greg Kinnear fame and eventually a decent paycheck.

In 1993, Rodney Dangerfield and Joan Childs wed. Finally, some respect for him.

In 1997, Ellen DeGeneres is named “Entertainer of the Year” by _Entertainment Weekly_ magazine. “At a time when an acknowledgment of homosexuality has entered all aspects of popular culture, when diversity and acceptance are the words of the day but by no means entirely the deeds, and when more and more of the sizable population of homosexual men and women working in the entertainment industry today are weighing the risks of coming out themselves, DeGeneres allowed herself to become a poster girl--not for lesbianism, but for honesty. She volunteered to serve as a test case for whether a likable woman with a gentle, clean comedy act can flaunt a sexy girlfriend and still win friends, influence people, and maintain healthy Nielsen ratings. DeGeneres risked her professional reputation for personal freedom. And she pulled it off. She did good, important work, work that continues to shape the public discourse. And she found love. Not bad for a yearʹs accomplishments.”

In 1998, On the cover of TV Guide: “1998 Tribute: Robert Young, Flip Wilson, Tammy Wynette, Esther Rolle, Roy Rogers, Shari Lewis, Phil Hartman”, also, Kelli Williams, Peter Jennings (the latter two who didnʹt die in 1998)

In 2001, Actor Sir Nigel Hawthorne died in Hertfordshire, England, at age 72.

Unusual Songs Charting in the U.S.

In 1942, “Praise The Lord And Pass The Ammunition” by Kay Kyser And His Orchestra Featuring The Glee Club charted at number 3 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1953, “Santa Baby” by Eartha Kitt charted at number 4 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1953, “Eh! Cumpari” by Julius LaRosa charted at number 11 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1953, “Christmas Dragnet” by Stan Freberg charted at number 15 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1953, “Istanbul (Not Constantinople)” by The Four Lads charted at number 20 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “El Paso” by Marty Robbins charted at number 3 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Uh! Oh! Part Two” by The Nutty Squirrels charted at number 18 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Running Bear” by Johnny Preston charted at number 24 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Seven Little Girls (Sitting In The Back Seat)” by Paul Evans And The Curls charted at number 41 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Uh-Hu” by The Nutty Squirrels charted at number 45 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Deck Of Cards” by Wink Martindale charted at number 48 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “High School U.S.A.” by Tommy Facenda charted at number 49 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Love Potion #9” by The Clovers charted at number 53 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)” by The Chipmunks With The Music Of David Seville charted at number 68 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Do-Re-Mi” by Mitch Miller And His Orchestra And Chorus charted at number 75 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “The Happy Reindeer” by Dancer Prancer And Nervous charted at number 76 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Midnight Stroll” by The Revels charted at number 77 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Run Red Run” by The Coasters charted at number 88 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1964, “Ringo” by Lorne Greene charted at number 7 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1964, “Love Potion #9” by The Searchers charted at number 11 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1964, “Leader Of The Laundromat” by Detergents charted at number 28 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1964, “Do-Wacka-Do” by Roger Miller charted at number 43 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1964, “The Name Game” by Shirley Ellis charted at number 60 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1964, “Makin' Whoopee” by Ray Charles charted at number 62 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “Amos Moses” by Jerry Reed charted at number 52 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “Bridget The Midget (The Queen Of The Blues)” by Ray Stevens charted at number 77 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Hooked On Classics (medley)” by Louis Clark Conducting The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra charted at number 16 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “WKRP In Cincinnati” by Steve Carlisle charted at number 65 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “It's My Party” by Dave Stewart And Barbara Gaskin charted at number 92 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Numbers” by Kraftwerk charted at number 108 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Tube Snake Boogie” by ZZ Top charted at number 110 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Dude (Looks Like A Lady)” by Aerosmith charted at number 14 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Pump Up The Volume” by M/A/R/R/S charted at number 46 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Hot Hot Hot” by Buster Poindexter And His Banshees Of Blue charted at number 67 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Jump Around” by House Of Pain charted at number 32 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Mr. Wendal” by Arrested Development charted at number 53 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “I Missed The Bus” by Kris Kross charted at number 81 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Sesame's Treet” by Smart E's charted at number 83 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “One Week” by Barenaked Ladies charted at number 27 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in the U.K.

In 1953, “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” by The Beverly Sisters charted at number 7 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1953, “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” by Jimmy Boyd charted at number 8 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1953, “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” by Billy Cotton And His Band charted at number 11 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Seven Little Girls (Sitting In The Back Seat)” by The Avons charted at number 4 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Theme From 'Rawhide'” by Frankie Laine charted at number 14 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Deck Of Cards” by Wink Martindale charted at number 25 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1964, “Ringo” by Lorne Greene charted at number 37 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “Grandad” by Clive Dunn charted at number 6 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Ant Rap” by Adam And The Ants charted at number 4 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Hokey Cokey” by Snowmen charted at number 18 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Stars Over 45” by Chas 'n' Dave charted at number 21 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “The Birdie Song (Birdie Dance)” by The Tweets charted at number 22 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “The Lunatics (Have Taken Over The Asylum)” by Fun Boy Three charted at number 27 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “I Wanna Be A Winner” by Brown Sauce charted at number 33 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Christmas On 45” by Holly And The Ivys charted at number 40 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Jingle Bells (Laughing All The Way)” by Hysterics charted at number 44 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Computer Love / The Model” by Kraftwerk charted at number 50 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Let's All Sing Like The Birdies Sing” by The Tweets charted at number 55 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Blackboard Jungle” by The Barron Knights charted at number 61 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “One Nine For Santa” by Fogwell Flax And Ankle Biters From Freehold Junior School charted at number 68 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Fairytale Of New York” by The Pogues Featuring Kirsty MacColl charted at number 2 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree” by Comic Relief Presents Mel And Kim Performed By Kim Wilde And Mel Smith charted at number 3 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Stutter Rap (No Sleep 'Til Bedtime)” by Morris Minor And The Majors charted at number 44 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Christmas In Hollis” by Run-D.M.C. charted at number 57 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Time Warp II” by Damian charted at number 68 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Slam Jam” by WWF Superstars charted at number 6 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Man On The Moon” by R.E.M. charted at number 45 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Television, The Drug Of The Nation” by Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy charted at number 46 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Achy Breaky Heart” by Alvin And The Chipmunks With Billy Ray Cyrus charted at number 53 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” by Björn Again charted at number 55 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “Chocolate Salty Balls” by Chef (Isaac Hayes) charted at number 2 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “Naughty Christmas (Goblin In The Office)” by Fat Les charted at number 31 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2009, “The Official BBC Children In Need Medley” by Peter Kay's Animated All Stars charted at number 4 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2009, “Fairytale Of New York” by The Pogues Featuring Kirsty MacColl charted at number 18 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2009, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen And The Muppets charted at number 32 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2009, “Must Be Santa” by Bob Dylan charted at number 96 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2015, “Fairytale Of New York” by The Pogues Featuring Kirsty MacColl charted at number 15 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2015, “Peanut Butter Jelly” by Galantis charted at number 91 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Australia

In 1953, “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” by Jimmy Boyd charted at number 1 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1953, “I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas” by Gayla Peevey charted at number 8 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1953, “St. George And The Dragonet” by Stan Freberg charted at number 10 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Seven Little Girls (Sitting In The Back Seat)” by Paul Evans And The Curls charted at number 7 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour (On The Bedpost Overnight?)” by Lonnie Donegan And His Skiffle Group charted at number 8 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1964, “Ringo” by Lorne Greene charted at number 9 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “Lola” by The Kinks charted at number 6 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Down Under / Crazy” by Men At Work charted at number 1 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “(Si si) Je suis un Rock Star / Rio de Janeiro” by Bill Wyman charted at number 9 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “The Breakup Song (They Don't Write 'Em) / When The Music Starts” by The Greg Kihn Band charted at number 17 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “It's My Party / Waiting In The Wings” by Dave Stewart And Barbara Gaskin charted at number 19 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Beautiful World / Planet Earth” by Devo charted at number 23 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Hooked On Classics (medley)” by Louis Clark Conducting The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra charted at number 46 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Merry Bloody Xmas / Gaylene (I Left a Broken 'Eart in Broken Hill)” by Sanity Clause charted at number 67 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “The Colonel Put The Lickin' In The Chicken But Who Put The 'Roo In The Stew / Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport” by The Webb Brothers charted at number 75 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Berserk Warriors / L'Amour No More” by Mental As Anything charted at number 90 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Marijuana Australiana / Ned Kelly's Tunes” by The Bushwackers charted at number 94 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Aussies On 45 / Aussie on 45 (Pt II)” by Jonathan Coleman And The Brenda Gee Singers charted at number 96 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “One Week” by Barenaked Ladies charted at number 20 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “Kung Fu Fighting” by Bus Stop Featuring Carl Douglas charted at number 44 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2015, “Whip It!” by LunchMoney Lewis Featuring Chloe Angelides charted at number 26 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Sweden

In 1987, “Full Metal Jacket (I Wanna Be Your Drill Instructor)” by Abigail Mead And Nigel Goulding charted at number 17 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Pump Up The Volume” by M/A/R/R/S charted at number 19 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Starship Edelweiss” by Edelweiss charted at number 40 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “DooDah!” by Cartoons charted at number 37 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in the Netherlands

In 1987, “Full Metal Jacket (I Wanna Be Your Drill Instructor)” by Abigail Mead And Nigel Goulding charted at number 15 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Pump Up The Volume” by M/A/R/R/S charted at number 33 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Walk The Dinosaur” by Was (Not Was) charted at number 58 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Christmas In Hollis” by Run-D.M.C. charted at number 76 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Stuck On Earth” by ALF (Paul Fusco) charted at number 80 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in France

In 1987, “Pump Up The Volume” by M/A/R/R/S charted at number 32 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “He's My Girl” by David Hallyday charted at number 36 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Dur dur d'être bébé! (It's Tough To Be A Baby)” by Jordy charted at number 1 on the France Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Norway

In 1987, “Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree” by Comic Relief Presents Mel And Kim Performed By Kim Wilde And Mel Smith charted at number 9 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “Tarzan And Jane” by Toy-Box charted at number 5 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Switzerland

In 1981, “It's My Party” by Dave Stewart And Barbara Gaskin charted at number 13 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Canada

In 1959, “El Paso” by Marty Robbins charted at number 1 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Uh! Oh! Part Two” by The Nutty Squirrels charted at number 7 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “The Happy Reindeer” by Dancer Prancer And Nervous charted at number 18 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1964, “Ringo” by Lorne Greene charted at number 5 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Hooked On Classics (medley)” by Louis Clark Conducting The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra charted at number 26 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “There's No One Quite Like Grandma” by Leilah and Jeordie charted at number 48 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

The Holiday Almanacs December 26, 2020

What's Today?

Today is Sat Dec the 26 in the year 2020 , a leap year
Jan 1 began on a Wed
This is day 361 of the year
Serialnumber = 44179
Julian date = 2459198 O.S.= 12 - 13 - 2020

Calendar

Holidays

Saint Stephen Feast Day
Second Day of Christmas
[Africa, US] Kwanzaa (Santa Claus=Nia Umoja) (1966)
[Bahamas] "Junkanoo" (carnaval)
[Canada, Aust, United Kingdom (except Scotland)] Boxing Day
[Canada, Aust, United Kingdom (except Scotland)] Boxing Day
[China PR] Mao Tse-Tung's Birthday
[Czechoslovakia] Day of Rest
[France] Bank Holiday
[Phillipines] Christmas Observance, Holiday, world's longest Xmas season thru Jan 6
[USA] All You Can Eat Day (every month)
[USA] God-Awful Tie Day
[USA] Holidays Are Pickle Days (thru 12-31)
[USA] Kwanzaa (Santa Claus=Nia Umoja) (1966) thru Jan 1
[USA] Return All of Your Ugly Christmas Gifts Day
[USA] Whiner's Day
[West Germany] 2nd Day of Christmas
[Canada] Boxing Day
[UK] Boxing Day

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.
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Gems: turquoise and zircon
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