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🎭Alimi Ballard -- is 42 in the year 2019 and 43 in the year 2020; b.10/17/1977
Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Sabrina the Teenage Witch (as Quizmaster), Numb3rs (as David Sinclair)
Movie Titles: Fast Five, Men of Honor, Deep Impact

🎭Dee Jay Daniels -- is 31 in the year 2019 and 32 in the year 2020; b.10/17/1988
Actor
TV Shows: The Hughleys (as Michael Hughley)
Movie Titles: Sky High

✍🎭Mark Gatiss -- is 53 in the year 2019 and 54 in the year 2020; b.10/17/1966 N.S.
Screenwriter, Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer, English
Misc: of the comedy team The League of Gentlemen
TV Shows: Doctor Who, Sherlock (co-creator and actor as Mycroft Holmes)
Movie Titles: Match Point, The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, The League of Gentlemen: Apocalpyse

🎭🎵Bill Hudson -- is 70 in the year 2019 and 71 in the year 2020; b.10/17/1949
Comedian, Singer
Names/Places: The Hudson Brothers with brothers Mark & Brett; Goldie Hawn's ex-
TV Shows: The Hudson Brothers Show, The Hudson Brothers Razzle-Dazzle Show

🎨🎭Mike Judge -- is 57 in the year 2019 and 58 in the year 2020; b.10/17/1962
Animator, Cartoon Voice Actor, Ecuadorian
TV Shows: Beavis and Butthead (creator), King of the Hill (as Hank Hill/Boomhauer/Stuart Dooley), Daria, Saturday Night Live (as Milton)
Movie Titles: Spy Kids 2, Office Space, Extract

🎭🎵Loose Bruce Kerr -- is 72 in the year 2019 and 73 in the year 2020; b.10/17/1947
Comedian, Novelty Singer

🎭Norm MacDonald -- is 60 in the year 2019 and 61 in the year 2020; b.10/17/1959
Actor, Comedian, Producer, Canadian
Names/Places: RN: Norman Gene Macdonald
Misc: some say b. Oct 4, 1962 or Oct 18, 1963
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live, Norm MacDonald Show (as Norm Henderson), A Minute With Stan Hooper (as Stan Hooper)
Movie Titles: Dirty Work

🎭🎵🎸Michael McKean -- is 72 in the year 2019 and 73 in the year 2020; b.10/17/1947 N.S.
TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, Folk Singer, Rockabilly Singer
Group Names: Lenny & the Squigtones (lead), The Folksmen (as Jerry Palter)
Song Titles: Night After Night (a song about two nights in a row)
TV Shows: Laverne & Shirley (as Lenny Kosnowski aka Kolowski), Grand (as Tom), Saturday Night Live
Movie Titles: This Is Spinal Tap (as David St. Hubbins), A Mighty Wind

✍🎭Rick Mercer -- is 50 in the year 2019 and 51 in the year 2020; b.10/17/1969 N.S.
Satirist, Actor, Comedian, Personality, Canadian

🎭🎮Angel Parker -- is 39 in the year 2019 and 40 in the year 2020; b.10/17/1980 N.S.
Actress, Video Game Voice Actress
TV Shows: Lab Rats (as Tasha Davenport), The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Video Games: EverQuest II, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Grand Theft Auto V

🎭Joan Prather -- is 69 in the year 2019 and 70 in the year 2020; b.10/17/1950
Actress
Misc: retired from acting in 1989
TV Shows: Executive Suite, Eight is Enough (as Janet McArthur Bradford)
Movie Titles: Take This Job and Shove It, Rabbit Test, Big Bad Mama, Smile

🎭🎵René Dif -- is 52 in the year 2019 and 53 in the year 2020; b.10/17/1967
Actor, Songwriter, Pop Singer, Danish (Denmark)
Group Names: Aqua

🎭Nancy Sullivan -- is 50 in the year 2019 and 51 in the year 2020; b.10/17/1969 N.S.
Actress
TV Shows: Drake and Josh (as Audry Parker-Nichols)
Movie Titles: The Deep End of the Ocean, Drake and Josh Go Hollywood

🎭George Wendt -- is 71 in the year 2019 and 72 in the year 2020; b.10/17/1948
TV/Movie Actor
Names/Places: b. in Chicago; Bernadette Birkett's hubby
Misc: Second City troupe
TV Shows: Cheers (as Norm Peterson), Saturday Night Live (as Da Bearz' Bob Swerski)

🎭Jean Arthur -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1905 d.6/19/1991 (90)
Movie Actress, Comedienne
Names/Places: RN:Gladys Georgianna Greene
Misc: 1930s & 40s movie comedies; some say b. in 1900 or 1908
TV Shows: Jean Arthur Show (as Patricia)
Movie Titles: Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, You Can't Take It With You, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington

🎵🎷"Cozy" Cole -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1909 d.1/29/1981 (71)
Drummer, Jazz Musician
Names/Places: b. in East Orange, NJ; RFN:William Randolph
Misc: worked for many swing bands including Cab Calloway and Louie Armstrong

🎭🎵Jerry Colonna -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1904 d.11/21/1986 (82)
Movie Actor, Radio Actor, Comedian, Trombonist
Names/Places: RFN:Gerald
Misc: a bellowing voiced, walrus moustached, bulging eyed comic with Bob Hope for 25 years; some say 1903 or 1905; "Whatsa matter, you crazy or something?"

🎭Beverly Garland -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1926 d.12/5/2008 (82)
TV/Movie Actress
Names/Places: b. in Santa Cruz, CA; RMLN:Lucy Fessenden
Misc: some say b. 1929 or 1930
TV Shows: The Bing Crosby Show (as Ellie), My Three Sons (as Barbara Harper Douglas), Scarecrow & Mrs. King (as Dotty West)
Movie Titles: DOA

🎭🎵Gilbert "Zulu" Kauhi -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1937 N.S. d.5/3/2004 N.S. (66)
TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, Radio Disc Jock, Musician
Names/Places: RN:Gilbert Kauhi
TV Shows: Gidget, Diamond Head, Hawaii, Hawaii Five-O (as Det. Kono Kalkaua)

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🏆🏁🏍Evel Knievel -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1938 d.11/30/2007 (69)
Motorcyclist
Names/Places: b. in Butte, MT; RFMN:Robert Craig
Misc: Daredevil Stuntrider

🎭Eddie Leonard -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1870 d.7/29/1941 (70)
Vaudevillan

🎭Tom Poston -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1921 d.4/30/2007 (85)
TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor, Panelist
Names/Places: b. in Columbus, OH
TV Shows: Steve Allen Show, To Tell the Truth, On the Rocks, Mork & Mindy (as Franklin Delano Bickley), Newhart (as George Utley), Bob (as Jerry Fleischer), Simpsons (as Capital City Goofball)

🎭Irene Ryan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1901 d.4/26/1973 (71)
TV/Movie/Stage/Radio Actress, Comedienne, Vaudevillaness
Names/Places: Tim's wife
Misc: stage: Pippin'; some say b. in 1903
TV Shows: The Beverly Hillbillies (as Daisy 'Granny' Moses)

🎨Jerry Siegel -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1914 d.1/28/1996 (81)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Superman co-creator with Joe Shuster

🎵Singing Nun-The -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1933 d.3/31/1985 (51)
Singer, Belgiumese
Names/Places: aka Sister Luc-Gabrielle, RN:Jeanine Deckers
Misc: some say d. Mar 30
Song Titles: Dominique

🎭Jack Wagner -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1925 d.6/16/1995 (69)
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
Misc: Voice of Disneyland and Walt Disney World, Disney cartoon voicist; not the Jack Wagner of General Hospital fame (1980s)
TV Shows: The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (as Jack)

📰🎭Joey Bishop -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/3/1918 d.10/17/2007 (89)
Columnist, Movie Actor, Comedian, TV Talk Show Host, Panelist
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RN:Joseph Abraham Gottlieb
Misc: some say b. 1919
TV Shows: Jack Paar Show, Joey Bishop Show (as Joey Barnes), Liar's Club

🎭🎵Tennessee Ernie Ford -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/13/1919 d.10/17/1991 (72)
Hall of Famer, Variety Show Host, Songwriter, Radio Disc Jock, Gospel Singer, Pop Singer, Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in Bristol, TN; aka The Ol' peapicker and Ol' Ern; RFMN:Ernest Jennings
Misc: made 80+ albums
Song Titles: Mule Train, Shotgun Boogie, Mr. and Mississippi, Sixteen Tons, The Ballad of Davy Crockett
Album Titles: Hymns, Spirituals, Nearer The Cross, Star Carol
TV Shows: The Ford Show

🎵Vic Mizzy -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/9/1916 N.S. d.10/17/2009 N.S. (93)
Bandleader
TV Shows: The Addams Family (theme song composer)

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S. J. Perelman -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/1/1904 d.10/17/1979 (75)
Author, Humorist
Names/Places: RFN:Sidney Joseph
Book Titles: Around the World in 80 Days

🎭Louis Scheimer -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/19/1928 d.10/17/2013 (84)
Cartoon Producer
Misc: an Emmy and Grammy Award-winning American producer, one of the original founders of Filmation, an animation company, and also an executive producer of many of its cartoons (though only by name due to standardized crediting in most cartoons; Norm Prescott received similar treatment).

✍🎭Walter Shenson -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/23/1919 d.10/17/2000 (81)
Writer, Producer, Director
Movie Titles: A Hard Day's Night (producer), Help! (producer), The Mouse That Roared (producer)

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In 1845, According to a Boston newspaper, the entire audience walked out of a reading of “The Raven”. The audience was walking out — not because of the material — but because of their objection to Edgar Allan Poe, the reader and author of the macabre story.

In 1908, U.S. actres Jean Arthur born as Gladys Georgianna Greene. She apeared mostly in comedies and in “Mr. Deeds goes to Town” and “Mr. Smith goes to Washington” with James Stewart.

In 1919, R.C.A., the Radio Corporation of America, was founded, which was later taken over wholly by G.E. In tbe beginning, G.E. was a part owner at first, then sold out, then bought the whole company in the 1980s. The U.S. Navy took over all the U.S. assets of the Marconi Company during WWI, so that valuable communications resources would not be foreign controlled. After the war, the Navy sold it to a consortium to U.S. companies, including G.E.

In 1943, The Detroit Lions set a rushing record when they achieved a negative fifty-three yards against the Chicago Cardinals.

In 1951, The C.B.S. Eye debut. It was not intended as a logo. It was just used as a symbol during an ad campaign, but it was good, so CBS kept it.

In 1953, “Istanbul” by Four Lads entered the Top 40 chart.

In 1956, The “Disneyland” TV show features “Goofyʹs Cavalcade of Sports”.

In 1961, The New York Museum of Modern Art hangs Henri Matisseʹs “Le Bateau” upside-down, It wasnʹt corrected until December third.

In 1964, Gilliganʹs Island episode #4. “Goodnight Sweet Skipper”. The castaways hear on the radio that a plane is going to be flying over their island, but they will be unable to contact them because their transmitter is broken. Gilligan overhears the Skipper dreaming about repairing a transmitter as he sleeps. The Skipper is unable to remember how he fixed the transmitter from his Navy days, so he attempts to have the dream again, but is unable to fall asleep. Each castaway attempts to help by sneaking two tranquilizers into Skippers mango juice. When Gilligan hits the transmitter out of frustration, it suddenly works! However, when he hits it again in an effort to show the other castaways how he fixed it, it falls completely apart just as the plane flies overhead.

In 1964, R.C., “The Anaheim, Azusa, and Cucamonga Sewing Circle, Book Review And Timing Association” by Jan and Dean peaked at #77 on the pop singles chart.

In 1964, Yanks fire Manager Yogi Berra for stealing too many picnic baskets from his opponents. Whoops, that shouldʹve been under Yogi Bear gets transferred to the zoo. Sorry.

In 1966, Gilliganʹs Island episode #74. “Where Thereʹs a Will”. Mr. Howell revises his will, and leaves a large chunk of his estate to each castaway. They decide to throw him a party to show their appreciation, but when he overhears them talking about which one of them is going to have to “cut the pigs throat” he thinks they are planning to kill him in order to collect their inheritance. Later, he discovers that they have actually trapped a wild boar in an effort to serve him bar-b-que spareribs as a surprise.

In 1966, “The Hollywood Squares”, TV Game Show, debut on NBC with host Peter Marshall with regulars such as Paul Lynde, Wally Cox, Charley Weaver, and lonesome George Gobel, all gone now as well as the over 6,000 videotaped shows that were erased and will never be seen again for future generations to enjoy. Iʹll take Rose Marie to block!

In 1968, Jose Feliciano released his controversal rendition of the national anthem on RCA Records. He first performed it at a 1968 World Series game between the Detroit Tigers and the Saint Louis Cardinals, and was booed. 22 years later, it also happened to Roseanne in San Diego.

In 1969, In a Brady Bunch episode called “Alice Doesnʹt Live Here Anymore”, Alice decides the Bradys no longer need her and prepares to leave, the housekeeper has been sending the boys to Carol, their new stepmother, with their problems to make her feel more important. But soon no one in the family is coming to Alice for help.

In 1972, The number one Billboard Pop Hit: “My Ding-a-Ling,” Chuck Berry. The rude novelty song is Berryʹs only number one song.

In 1979, Fleetwood Mac released the title single off their experimental album “Tusk” that cost $1 million to make. “Tusk” was a largely instrumental piece recorded live at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles with the University of Southern Californiaʹs Trojan Marching Band.

In 1987, On the cover of TV Guide: “Dolly Parton of Dolly”. Other Articles: Eight is Enough Reunion, Dallas.

In 1987, “The Ray Bradbury Theater”, TV Anthology, first on HBO 1985-87, debut on USA.

In 1990, For the first time since the 1950s, the Number one U.S. charted album, the forgettable “To The Extreme” by Vanilla Ice, was an album that was not available on vinyl LPs.

In 1994, “Comedian” album by Eddie Murphy was certified Multi Platinum 2.00 by the RIAA

In 1995, Jeanne Calment lived 120 years and 238 days this day and became the oldest living person whose date of birth can be authenticated. Jeanne died in August 1997.

In 1995, Rhino Home Video releases 58 episodes of “The Monkees” on 21 cassettes — the largest video boxed set ever.

In 1996, “Chipmunks In Low Places” album by Chipmunks was certified Platinum by the RIAA

In 1996, Chuck Berry made a rare public appearance at a Saint Louis nightclub. At midnight, on his 70th birthday, the audience sang “Happy Birthday” to him.

In 1998, R.C., “One Week” by Barenaked Ladies peaked at number one on the pop singles chart. It was number one for…one week!

In 2003, Early editions of the New York Post include an editorial claiming the Yankees lose to Boston and couldnʹt get the job done in Game 7 of the ALCS. Although the Bronx Bombers did trailed the Red Sox, the team rallies to beat their arch rival in 11 innings, 6-5.

In 2005, “The Colbert Report” began airing on Comedy Central

In 2007, Comedian Joey Bishop, the last of Sinatraʹs “Rat Pack,” died in Newport Beach, California, at age 89.

In 2009, Songwriter Vic Mizzy, 93, whoʹd composed the catchy themes for the 1960s sit-coms “The Addams Family” and “Green Acres,” died in Bel Air, California.

In 2013, A British scientist says he may have solved the mystery of the Abominable Snowman — the elusive ape-like creature of the Himalayas. He thinks itʹs a bear.

Unusual Songs Charting in the U.S.

In 1942, “(I've Got A Gal In) Kalamazoo” by Glenn Miller And His Orchestra Featuring Marion Hutton And Tex Beneke charted at number 1 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

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 1942, “Der Fuehrer's Face” by Spike Jones And His City Slickers Featuring Carl Grayson charted at number 6 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1942, “Strip Polka (Take It Off! Take It Off!)” by Johnny Mercer And The Mellowaires charted at number 7 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1942, “Strip Polka (Take It Off! Take It Off!)” by Kay Kyser And His Orchestra With Jack Martin And The Glee Club charted at number 10 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1953, “St. George And The Dragonet” by Stan Freberg charted at number 1 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1953, “Eh Cumpari” by Julius LaRosa charted at number 5 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1953, “Little Blue Riding Hood” by Stan Freberg charted at number 12 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1953, “Istanbul (Not Constantinople)” by The Four Lads charted at number 19 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Poison Ivy” by The Coasters charted at number 7 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “The Battle Of Kookamonga” by Homer And Jethro charted at number 14 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Deck Of Cards” by Wink Martindale charted at number 17 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 28 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Ski King” by E.C. Beatty charted at number 50 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Love Potion #9” by The Clovers charted at number 60 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “The Mummy” by Bob McFadden And Dor charted at number 79 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Running Bear” by Johnny Preston charted at number 83 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Boogie Bear” by Boyd Bennett charted at number 96 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Midnight Stroll” by The Revels charted at number 104 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “High School U.S.A.” by Tommy Facenda charted at number 112 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1964, “Chug-a-Lug” by Roger Miller charted at number 14 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1964, “G.T.O.” by Ronny And The Daytonas charted at number 19 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1964, “Haunted House” by Jumpin' Gene Simmons charted at number 34 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “Lola” by The Kinks charted at number 12 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “Neanderthal Man” by Hotlegs charted at number 49 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Working In The Coal Mine” by Devo charted at number 44 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “General Hospi-Tale” by The Afternoon Delights charted at number 46 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “More Stars On 45 (ABBA Medley)” by Stars On 45 charted at number 55 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “The Breakup Song (They Don't Write 'Em)” by The Greg Kihn Band charted at number 87 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Wipe Out” by Fat Boys And The Beach Boys charted at number 37 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Oh Yeah” by Yello charted at number 97 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Jump Around” by House Of Pain charted at number 3 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-A-Lot charted at number 41 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “I Missed The Bus” by Kris Kross charted at number 68 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Sesame's Treet” by Smart E's charted at number 76 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “One Week” by Barenaked Ladies charted at number 1 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “The Rockafeller Skank” by Fatboy Slim charted at number 83 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2009, “Big Green Tractor” by Jason Aldean charted at number 37 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in the U.K.

In 1953, “Terry's Theme From 'Limelight'” by Frank Chacksfield And His Orchestra charted at number 5 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1953, “Terry's Theme From 'Limelight'” by Ron Goodwin charted at number 9 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “In The Summertime” by Mungo Jerry charted at number 42 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “It's My Party” by Dave Stewart And Barbara Gaskin charted at number 1 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “The Birdie Song (Birdie Dance)” by The Tweets charted at number 2 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “O Superman” by Laurie Anderson charted at number 18 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “The Original Bird Dance (aka The Chicken Dance)” by De Electronica's charted at number 24 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Mad Eyed Screamer” by The Creatures charted at number 25 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Stars On 45 Vol. 3” by Stars On 45 charted at number 32 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Full Metal Jacket (I Wanna Be Your Drill Instructor)” by Abigail Mead And Nigel Goulding charted at number 2 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Pump Up The Volume/Anitina (The First Time I See She Dance)” by M/A/R/R/S charted at number 3 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Walk The Dinosaur” by Was (Not Was) charted at number 18 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Cars ('E' Reg Model)” by Gary Numan charted at number 23 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Wipe Out” by Fat Boys And The Beach Boys charted at number 32 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Tetris” by Doctor Spin charted at number 8 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Theme From 'M*A*S*H' (Suicide Is Painless) / (Everything I Do) I Do It For You” by Manic Street Preachers / Fatima Mansions charted at number 32 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Jump Around” by House Of Pain charted at number 35 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “The Banana Song” by GSP charted at number 54 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “I Missed The Bus” by Kris Kross charted at number 57 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Anarchy In The U.K.” by Sex Pistols charted at number 63 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “My, Oh My” by Aqua charted at number 72 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2015, “Peanut Butter Jelly” by Galantis charted at number 17 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Australia

In 1953, “Terry's Theme From 'Limelight'” by Frank Chacksfield And His Orchestra charted at number 2 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1953, “Little Red Monkey” by Joy Nichols, Dick Bentley And Jimmy Edwards charted at number 12 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1953, “Tell Me A Story” by Jimmy Boyd With Frankie Laine charted at number 14 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1953, “Indian Love Call” by Slim Whitman charted at number 15 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1953, “How Much Is That Doggie In The Window?” by Patti Page charted at number 19 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “The Battle Of Kookamonga” by Homer And Jethro charted at number 7 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “The Battle Of New Orleans” by Johnny Horton charted at number 18 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “In The Summertime” by The Mixtures charted at number 1 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “In The Summertime” by Mungo Jerry charted at number 5 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “Old Man Emu” by John Williamson charted at number 9 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Hooked On Classics (Medley)” by Louis Clark Conducting The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra charted at number 18 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Who Can It Be Now? / Anyone For Tennis?” by Men At Work charted at number 19 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Freedom Of Choice / Devo Live (EP)” by Devo charted at number 24 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 29 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Stars On 45 (Medley) / Stars On 45 (Theme)” by Stars On 45 charted at number 36 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “More Stars On 45 (ABBA Medley) / 45 Stars Get Ready” by Stars On 45 charted at number 42 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Wasn't That A Party / Here's To The Horses” by The Irish Rovers charted at number 80 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Classics On 45 / Classic Disco” by The Neon Philharmonic Orchestra charted at number 89 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Jezebel / Working Class Game” by Jon Stevens charted at number 94 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Beautiful World / Planet Earth” by Devo charted at number 97 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Star Trekkin' / Dub Trek” by The Firm (U.K.) charted at number 4 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-A-Lot charted at number 12 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Sesame's Treet” by Smart E's charted at number 16 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “Kung Fu Fighting” by Bus Stop Featuring Carl Douglas charted at number 21 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

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

In 2015, “Whip It!” by LunchMoney Lewis Featuring Chloe Angelides charted at number 13 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2015, “Peanut Butter Jelly” by Galantis charted at number 27 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in New Zealand

In 1981, “Hooked On Classics” by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra charted at number 15 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Too Drunk To F**k” by Dead Kennedys charted at number 20 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Elvira” by The Oak Ridge Boys charted at number 21 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Pull Up To The Bumper” by Grace Jones charted at number 23 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “More Stars On 45 (ABBA Medley) (U.S.A. Version)” by Stars On 45 charted at number 47 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Star Trekkin'” by The Firm (U.K.) charted at number 10 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Dragnet” by The Art Of Noise charted at number 31 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Girlfriend In A Coma” by The Smiths charted at number 42 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Radio Waves” by Roger Waters charted at number 49 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Sesame's Treet” by Smart E's charted at number 5 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-A-Lot charted at number 23 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

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

In 1998, “Kung Fu Fighting” by Bus Stop Featuring Carl Douglas charted at number 33 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 2015, “Peanut Butter Jelly” by Galantis charted at number 30 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Sweden

In 1998, “DooDah!” by Cartoons charted at number 15 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Austria

In 1970, “In The Summertime” by Mungo Jerry charted at number 1 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

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

In 1970, “Neanderthal Man” by Hotlegs charted at number 11 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Dance Little Bird (aka The Chicken Dance)” by De Electronica's charted at number 2 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Twist Medley” by Rolling 60's charted at number 12 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Stars On 45 Vol. 2 (Medley II)” by Stars On 45 charted at number 14 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Raumschiff (Starship) Edelweiss” by Edelweiss charted at number 2 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Titanic” by Falco charted at number 14 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Iko Iko” by Unique 2 charted at number 17 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “The Rockafeller Skank” by Fatboy Slim charted at number 26 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in the Netherlands

In 1970, “Lola” by The Kinks charted at number 1 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “Theme From 'M*A*S*H' (Suicide Is Painless)” by The MASH charted at number 5 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “I Feel Like I'm Fixing To Die Rag” by Country Joe And The Fish charted at number 25 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Stars On 45 Vol. 3” by Stars On 45 charted at number 24 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Pump Up The Volume” by M/A/R/R/S charted at number 4 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Wipe Out” by Fat Boys And The Beach Boys charted at number 13 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Girlfriend In A Coma” by The Smiths charted at number 59 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Kissing With Confidence” by Will Powers charted at number 79 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Bad News charted at number 83 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Dildo” by Interactive charted at number 28 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

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

In 1992, “I Missed The Bus” by Kris Kross charted at number 50 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “DooDah!” by Cartoons charted at number 63 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in France

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

In 1992, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen charted at number 32 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “The Rockafeller Skank” by Fatboy Slim charted at number 69 on the France Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Norway

In 1970, “In The Summertime” by Mungo Jerry charted at number 5 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Hubba Hubba Zoot-Zoot” by Caramba charted at number 4 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “Clouds Across The Moon” by Frost [NO] charted at number 19 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Switzerland

In 1970, “In The Summertime” by Mungo Jerry charted at number 2 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “Neanderthal Man” by Hotlegs charted at number 3 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “Lola” by The Kinks charted at number 4 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Enola Gay” by Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark charted at number 2 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “The Rockafeller Skank” by Fatboy Slim charted at number 34 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

The Holiday Almanacs October 17, 2019

What's Today?

Today is Thu Oct the 17 in the year 2019
Jan 1 began on a Tue
This is day 290 of the year
Serialnumber = 43743
Julian date = 2458762 O.S.= 10 - 4 - 2019

Calendar

Holidays

Sukkot
Feast of St. Hedwiges, widow.
Feast of St. Ignatius of Antioch
Feast of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, virgin.
Firefighters Week (Day 4)
[USA] National School Lunch Week (Day 5)
National Newspaper Week (Day 5)
National Pet Peeve Week (Day 5)
National School Lunch Week (Day 5)
National YMCA Teen Week (Day 5)
[USA] Sweetest Week (Day 5)
National Pasta Week (Day 6)
World Wildlife Week (Day 5)
Credit Union Day
Credit Union Week (Day 5)
Missouri Day
[Haiti] Dessalines Day (1806)
[Malawi] Mother's Day
[USA] Black Poetry Day, honors birth of Jupiter Hammond (1711)
Durga Puji begins (Bangladesh).
Gourmet Coffee Week (Day 3)
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
Peace with Justice Week (Day 2)
St. Ethelred's Day (Anglican).

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Astrological sign: Libra: The Balance (9-23 thru 10-22); Ruling Planet: Venus. Element: Air. Traits: Charming, diplomatic, idealistic, indecisive. Body part associated with this sign: Reins. Occupations: Acting, the arts, law and legal activities, politics. The abbreviation of pound (lb.) comes from the word Libra because of the scales she holds.
Astrological sign: Scorpio: The Scorpion (10-22 thru 11-21); Ruling Planet: Pluto. Element: Water. Traits: Passionate, intense, secretive, subtle. Body part associated with this sign: Secrets. Occupations: Teaching, work requiring concentration, training animals, psychiatry, surgery, detection.
Flowers: calendula, cosmos and hops
Gems: opal & tourmaline
October's name comes from the Latin word for eight, octo.
The Saxons called October Win Monath - time for making wine.
Full Moon: the Hunters' Moon, and the Blood Moon.
Gems: opal and tourmaline.
Flowers: The hops, calendula and cosmo
Meaning: the sentimental meaning of the opal and the tourmaline is for hope, and the calendula is for constancy.
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National Restaurant-Car Maintance Month-Rocktober-Octoberfess
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