🎭Orlando Bloom -- is 43 in the year 2020 and 44 in the year 2021; b.1/13/1977
Actor, Producer, English
Movie Titles: Lord of the Rings (series), The Hobbit (series), Pirates of the Caribbean, Troy, Kingdom of Heaven, Elizabethtown, Dead Man's Chest, At World's End, New York I Love You
🎭Charlie Brill -- is 82 in the year 2020 and 83 in the year 2021; b.1/13/1938
Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor
Names/Places: Mitzi McCall's hubby
TV Shows: Silk Stalkings (as Captain Harry Lipschitz), Rowan and Martin's Laugh In, Supertrain
Movie Titles: Bloodstone
🎭Keith Coogan -- is 50 in the year 2020 and 51 in the year 2021; b.1/13/1970
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Set Designer
Names/Places: aka Keith Mitchell; Jackie's grandson
TV Shows: The Waltons (as Jeffrey Burton)
Movie Titles: The Fox and the Hound, Adventures in Babysitting, Toy Soldiers, Don't Tell the Mom the Babysitter's Dead
🎭Suzanne Cryer -- is 53 in the year 2020 and 54 in the year 2021; b.1/13/1967
TV Shows: The Fosters (as Jenna Paul), Two Guys and a Girl (as Ashley Walker), Silicon Valley
🎭Patrick Dempsey -- is 54 in the year 2020 and 55 in the year 2021; b.1/13/1966
Misc: some say b. March 17 or b. 1969
TV Shows: Fast Times at Ridgemont High (TV series), Grey's Anatomy (as Dr. Derek Shepherd)
Movie Titles: Can't Buy Me Love, Mobsters, Outbreak, Hugo Pool, Scream 3, Enchanted, Made of Honor, Transformers: Dark of the Moon
🎭Nicole Eggert -- is 48 in the year 2020 and 49 in the year 2021; b.1/13/1972 N.S.
TV Shows: TJ Hooker (as Chrissie), Charles In Charge, Baywatch (as Summer Quinn)
Movie Titles: Blown Away, The Demolitionist
🎵William Hung -- is 37 in the year 2020 and 38 in the year 2021; b.1/13/1983
Song Titles: She-Bangs
TV Shows: American Idol (reject)
🎭Julia Louis-Dreyfus -- is 59 in the year 2020 and 60 in the year 2021; b.1/13/1961 N.S.
Hall of Famer, TV/Movie Actress, Comedienne, Cartoon Voice Actress, Commercial Actress
Names/Places: PRON:LOO-EE-DRY-FUSS; Brad Hall's wife
Misc: Nice 'n Easy commercials, won an award for Legacy Of Laughter at the TV Land Awards in 2009, receipient of the Mark Twain award in 2018
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live (member 1982-85), Seinfield (as Elaine Benes), Day by Day (as Eileen Swift), Curb Your Enthusiasm (occasional guest), Watching Ellie (as Eleanor "Ellie" Riggs), The New Adventures of Old Christine (as Christine Campbell), Veep (as Selina Meyer)
Movie Titles: Hannah & Her Sisters, Soul Man, Jack the Bear, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Enough Said, Fathers' Day, North, Deconstructing Harry, A Bug's Life, Planes
🎭🎵Stefan Marks -- is 53 in the year 2020 and 54 in the year 2021; b.1/13/1967
Actor, Novelty Singer
Group Names: The Four Postmen
🎭🎮Ross McCall -- is 44 in the year 2020 and 45 in the year 2021; b.1/13/1976 N.S.
Actor, Video Game Voice Actor, Scottish
TV Shows: White Collar, Crash, 24: Live Another Day
Movie Titles: Band of Brothers, Green Street Hooligans, Autopsy, Alpha Males Experiment
Video Games: Call of Duty 2
🎵🎸Graham "Suggsy" McPherson -- is 59 in the year 2020 and 60 in the year 2021; b.1/13/1961
Songwriter, Alternative Rock Singer, Ska Singer, British
Group Names: Madness
🎭Penelope Ann Miller -- is 56 in the year 2020 and 57 in the year 2021; b.1/13/1964
TV Shows: A Minute With Stan Hooper (as Molly Hooper)
Movie Titles: The Artist, Carlito's Way, Adventures in Babysitting, Awakenings, Kindergarden Cop, Big Top Pee-Wee
🎭Beau Mirchoff -- is 31 in the year 2020 and 32 in the year 2021; b.1/13/1989 N.S.
TV Shows: Good Trouble, Awkwared, Desperate Housewives
Movie Titles: Poker Night, Scary Movie 4, I Am Number Four
🎭Richard Moll -- is 77 in the year 2020 and 78 in the year 2021; b.1/13/1943
Names/Places: b. in Pasadena, CA.
TV Shows: Night Court (as bailiff Bull Shannon)
Movie Titles: The Flintstones (1994), House, Jingle All the Way, The Sword & the Sorcerer
🎭Brianne Moncrief -- is 37 in the year 2020 and 38 in the year 2021; b.1/13/1983
TV Shows: Youthful Daze (as Becca Malone)
Movie Titles: The Other Guys, Not Right Now, How We Got Away With It
✍Lorrie Moore -- is 63 in the year 2020 and 64 in the year 2021; b.1/13/1957
Short Story Writer, Humorist
Book Titles: Who Will Run The Frog Hospital (1994), Birds of America (1998), A Gate at the Stairs (2009), Bark (2014)
🎭Julian Morris -- is 37 in the year 2020 and 38 in the year 2021; b.1/13/1983 N.S.
Actor, Director, Cinematographer, English
TV Shows: New Girl (as Ryan Geauxinue), Hand of God (as Reverend Paul Curtis), Pretty Little Liars (as Wren Kim)
Movie Titles: Kelly + Victor, Donkey Punch; Valkyrie, Cry Wolf, Sorority Row
🎭Frances Sternhagen -- is 90 in the year 2020 and 91 in the year 2021; b.1/13/1930
Misc: replaced Jessica Tandy in Broadway's Driving Miss Daisy
TV Shows: The Closer (as Willie Ray Johnson), Cheers (as Mother Clavin), Stephen King's The Golden Years (as Gina Williams), ER (as Millicent "Gamma" Carter)
Movie Titles: Misery, The Mist, Outland
🎭Scott Beach -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/13/1931 d.2/13/1996 (65)
Song Titles: Religion and Politics
Movie Titles: American Graffiti, Star Wars (as voice of Stormtrooper), Mrs. Doubtfire
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🎭Steve Dunne -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/13/1918 d.8/27/1977 (59)
Actor, Game Show Host
Movie Titles: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
🎭Jeff Morrow -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/13/1907 d.12/26/1993 (86)
TV Shows: Temperatures Rising (as Dr. Lloyd Axton)
✍📰Gerald Nachman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/13/1938 N.S. d.4/14/2018 N.S. (80)
Author, TV Critic, Humorist, Journalist
🎭Charles Nelson Reilly -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/13/1931 d.5/25/2007 (76)
TV/Stage Actor, Comedian, Game Show Host, Cartoon Voice Actor, Director, Panelist
Names/Places: b. in New York City
Misc: stage: Bye Bye Birdie, Hello Dolly, How to Succeed in Business w/o Really Trying
TV Shows: The Ghost & Mrs. Muir (as Claymore Gregg), Arnie, Match Game, Lidsville (as Horatio J. Hoo Doo), Uncle Croc's Block, The Match Game (panelist), It Pays to Be Ignorant (panelist), The Flinstones Comedy Show, Goof Troop, Space Cats
Movie Titles: All Dogs Go to Heaven, Rock-a-Doodle, Babes in Toyland, An All Dogs Christmas Carol
🎭Rip Taylor -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/13/1935 N.S. d.10/6/2019 N.S. (84)
Movie Actor, Comedian, Game Show Host, Cartoon Voice Actor, Panelist
Names/Places: RN:Charles Elmer Taylor; b. in Milwaukee, WI
Misc: Confetti Thrower; Portly walrus-mustached comic
TV Shows: The Phyllis Diller Show, The Gong Show, $1.98 Beauty Show (host), Addams Family (cartoon as Uncle Fester); some say b. 1933
Movie Titles: Home Alone 2
🎵Sophie Tucker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/13/1884 d.2/9/1966 (82)
Names/Places: NN:Last of the Red Hot Mamas; RN:Sophia Kalish Abuza or Sonia Kalish
🎭Gregory Walcott -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/13/1928 d.3/20/2015 (87)
Movie Titles: Plan 9 From Outer Space, Mister Roberts, Norma Rae
⚛🏆Wyatt Earp -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/19/1848 d.1/13/1929 (80)
Misc: Law officer portrayed by Hugh O'Brien on TV from 1955-61; U.S. Marshall of Tombstone, Ariz., gambler, led the legendary gunfight at the O.K. Corral.
🎨🎭Dick Gautier -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/30/1931 d.1/13/2017 N.S. (85)
Cartoonist, Artist, TV/Stage Actor, Panelist
Names/Places: b. in Los Angeles
TV Shows: Get Smart (as Hymie the CONTROL robot), Liar's Club, When Things Were Rotten (as Robin Hood), Here We Go Again
🎭🎵Doyle Holly -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/30/1936 d.1/13/2007 (70)
Comedian, Bassist, Country Performer
Group Names: The Buckaroos
🎭🎵Ernie Kovacs -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/23/1919 N.S. d.1/13/1962 N.S. (42)
Hall of Famer, Actor, Comedian, Game Show Host, Variety Show Host, Radio Disc Jock
Names/Places: b. in Trenton, NJ; Edie Adams' hubby; d. in a car crash in West Los Angeles
Misc: Unconventional veteran TV innovator; 1950-60s TV variety shows; some say born January 19; always 10-5/8 years ahead of his time
TV Shows: The Ernie Kovacs Show
🎭🎵Steve Porter -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/1864 d.1/13/1946 (81)
Stage Actor, Comedian, Baritone
Group Names: The Peerless Quartet
🎭Jean Porter -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/8/1922 N.S. d.1/13/2018 N.S. (95)
Names/Places: RN: Bennie Jean Porter
TV Shows: The Red Skelton Show
Movie Titles: Abbott and Costello (series)
🎭Carol Wayne -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/6/1942 d.1/13/1985 (42)
TV Shows: Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (as the matinee lady)
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In 1930, The first Mickey Mouse comic strip is published, in the New York Mirror. The strip is initially written by Walt Disney, and drawn by Ub Iwerks.
In 1934, The Silly Symphony film, “The China Shop” is released. The Mickey Mouse film, “Shanghaied” is released. Minnie Mouse also appears.
In 1939, The Donald Duck film, “Donaldʹs Lucky Day” is released.
In 1961, From our Bad Day on the Links Department: Golfing great Arnie Palmer scored an embarrassing 12 strokes on one hole in the first round of the Los Angeles Open golf tournament. Been there, done that, Mr. Palmer, sir. You are not alone.
In 1961, Julia Louis-Dreyfus is born. Not just Elaine Benes on “Seinfeld,” she was a regular cast member of “Saturday Night Live” from 1982-85. And sheʹs married to another “SNL” castmember, Brad Hall.
In 1962, Comedian Ernie Kovacs, behind the wheel of his white Chevrolet Corvair station wagon, was killed instantly when the car skidded out of control and slammed into a utility pole in West Los Angeles, California; he was 42. Ironically, over 20 years later, in May of 1982, Kovacsʹ daughter Mia (by wife Edie Adams) was also was killed in a similar automobile accident.
In 1966, Gilliganʹs Island episode #53. “Youʹve Been Disconnected”. A storm washes up a Trans-continental telephone cable up into the lagoon. Once again the Castaways are given hope for a rescue, as the Professor manages to break into the cable and rig up a telephone so they can dial out for help.
In 1967, “Rango”, TV Comedy, debut on ABC.
In 1968, On the cover of TV Guide: “Bob Hope”. Other Articles: Mannix, High Chaparral, Marlo
In 1968, On “Get Smart”, would you believe the far-out opening of “The Groovy Guru”? Agent 86 (Don Adams) — wearing a Beatles wig, shades, and a Nehru shirt, and brandishing a sign exclaiming “Drop Out!” — exchanges passwords with a courier. What he doesnʹt know is that the courier actually works for evil KAOSʹs newest recruit, a renegade disc jockey (F Troopʹs Larry Storch whoʹs planning to use subliminal messages in songs to brainwash teens into overthrowing the establishment! Of course, Max and 99 (Barbara Feldon) stop this fiendish plan — but not before we get to see 99 frug madly amid a psychedelic light show. Groovy, man.
In 1968, Johnny Cash records the live album “Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison” in California, remaking “Folsom Prison Blues” in the process. Cash employs his usual entourage, including June Carter, The Carter Family, Carl Perkins and The Statler Brothers
In 1969, The soundtrack of The Beatlesʹ “Yellow Submarine” was released in the U.S. and reaches the number two position on the British and American charts (number one was held by the White Album).
In 1970, On the cover of TV Guide: “Welcome to the 70's!” Other Articles: My World and Welcome To It.
In 1972, Itʹs essentially Garry Marshallʹs version of prime time for Bonzo with CBSʹs “Me and the Chimp” starring Ted Bessel and Anita Gillette as new owners of a runaway chimp named “Buttons.” Once again proving the old showbiz axiom you should never intentionally work with animals, or Anita Gillette. One of the worst TV series ever made a monkeyʹs uncle out of CBS, and was recaged months later.
In 1973, R.C., “Superfly” by Curtis Mayfield peaked at number eight on the pop singles chart.
In 1975, READING ABOUT MEL BROOKS “TIME” profiles the Director and his new film “YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN”
In 1975, SMOTHERS BROTHERS RETURN TO TV TOM and DICK launch a midseason comedy/variety hour on NBC. Their opening night musical guest was ALICE COOPER
In 1979, R.C., “Animal House” by Stephen Bishop peaked at #73 on the pop singles chart.
In 1979, The Y.M.C.A. filed a libel suit against the disco group The Village People for their “YMCA” single. The suit was later dropped.
In 1989, The “Friday the 13th” virus struck hundreds of IBM computers in Britain.
In 1990, On the cover of TV Guide: “Roseanne, Craig T. Nelson”. Other Articles: Beauty and Beast, Jill Clayburgh
In 1999, First they foiled weary parents desperately scouring store shelves to buy their kids “the” holiday toy. Now the five-inch gremlin-like creatures are wanted again, this time by the nationʹs supersecret spy agency: Furbys could pose the latest threat to national security. The National Security Agency banned the popular pets from its Fort Meade premises in Maryland. The NSA issued a warning about the toy, which is embedded with a computer chip that allows it to utters 200 words. “Personally owned photographic, video and audio recording equipment are prohibited items. This includes toys, such as 'Furbys,' with built-in recorders that repeat the audio with synthesized sound to mimic the original signal,” the Furby Alert read.
In 2001, “House of Mouse” began airing on Disneyʹs One Saturday Morning
In 2002, “The Jamie Kennedy Experiment” comedy premiered on WB
In 2017, Dick Gautier (goh-tee-AY'), the Tony-nominated actor who found fame as Hymie the Robot on the 1960s sitcom “Get Smart,” died in Arcadia, California, at age 85.
In 2018, A false alarm that warned of a ballistic missile headed for Hawaii sent the islands into a panic, with people abandoning cars on a highway and preparing to flee their homes; officials apologized and said the alert was sent when someone hit the wrong button during a shift change.
In 1979, “Y.M.C.A.” by Village People charted at number 3 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart
In 1979, “Fat Bottomed Girls” by Queen charted at number 17 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart
In 1996, “Like A Rolling Stone” by The Rolling Stones charted at number 7 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart
In 1996, “Lump” by The Presidents Of The United States Of America charted at number 21 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart
In 1996, “Peaches” by The Presidents Of The United States Of America charted at number 29 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart