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Offbeat Datebook: Births and Deaths (sorted by age), Events and Holidays for October 2

Last Updated 10-22-2020

✍🎵Don McLean -- is 75 in the year 2020 and 76 in the year 2021; b.10/2/1945
Poet, Composer/Songwriter, Banjoist, Guitarist, Adult-Pop Singer
Names/Places: b. in New Rochelle, NY
Misc: In 1999, Weird Al Yankovic parodied his American Pie hit into a tribute to Star Wars Episode I called The Saga Begins
Song Titles: American Pie, Vincent
Album Titles: American Pie

🎭🎵Avery Brooks -- is 72 in the year 2020 and 73 in the year 2021; b.10/2/1948
TV/Stage Actor, Director, Singer
TV Shows: Spencer for Hire (as Hawk), A Man Called Hawk (as Hawk), Star Trek:Deep Space Nine (as Starfleet Cmdr. Benjamin Sisko)

🎭🎵🎷🎸Sting -- is 69 in the year 2020 and 70 in the year 2021; b.10/2/1951
Hall of Famer, Movie/Stage Actor, Music Producer, Composer/Songwriter, Bassist, Pianist, Jazz Musician, Rock & Roll Singer, English
Names/Places: b. in Newcastle; RN:Gordon Matthew Sumner
Misc: nicknamed Sting because of his favorite yellow & black jersey; Amnesty Int'l & Brazilian RainForest activist; stage: Three-penny opera
Group Names: The Police (lead singer), soloist
Song Titles: Roxanne, Can't Stand Losing You, Message in a Bottle, Walking on the Moon, So Lonely, Don't Stand So Close To Me, De Do Do Do De Da Da Da, Invisible Sun, Every Little Thing She Does is Magic, Spirits in the Material World, Every Breath You Take, King of Pain (all previous titles as the lead of The Police), If You Love Somebody Set Them Free, Fortress Around Your Heart, We'll Be Together, All This Time, All For Love
Album Titles: Outlandos d'Amour, Reggatta de Blanc, Zenyatta Mondatta, Ghost in the Machine, Synchronicity (all previous titles as lead of The Police), Dream of the Blue Turtles, Nothing Like The Sun, The Soul Cages, Ten Summoner's Tales, Mercury Falling, Brand New Day, Sacred Love
Movie Titles: Quadrophenia, Dune, The Bride

🎭Brian Regan -- is 63 in the year 2020 and 64 in the year 2021; b.10/2/1957 N.S.
Comedian

🎭🎵Jeff Bennett -- is 58 in the year 2020 and 59 in the year 2021; b.10/2/1962 N.S.
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Singer
Misc: he's among the top voice actors in the field.
TV Shows: Curious George (as The Man in the Yellow Hat), Johnny Bravo (voicist star)
Movie Titles: The Land Before Time (series), The Penguins of Madagascar, Enchanted
Video Games: Star Wars (series), Ben 10 (series), Kingdom Hearts (series)

🎵🎸Bud Graugh -- is 53 in the year 2020 and 54 in the year 2021; b.10/2/1967
Alternative Rock Performer
Group Names: Sublime, Long Beach Dub All-Stars

🎭Dante (Comedian) -- is 50 in the year 2020 and 51 in the year 2021; b.10/2/1970
Comedian

🎭Kelly Ripa -- is 50 in the year 2020 and 51 in the year 2021; b.10/2/1970 N.S.
Actress, TV Hostess, TV Talk Show Hostess
Names/Places: pron: RIH'-pah
TV Shows: All My Children (as Hayley Vaughn Cortlandt McIntyre Santos Santos Santos), Music Scoupe, Live with Regis and Kelly, Live With Kelly, Live with Kelly and Michael, Live with Kelly and Ryan, Hope & Faith (as Faith Fairfield)

🎵Lene Nystrom -- is 47 in the year 2020 and 48 in the year 2021; b.10/2/1973
Pop Singer, Norweigan
Group Names: Aqua
Song Titles: Barbie Girl

Lisa Simpson -- is 36 in the year 2020 and 37 in the year 2021; b.10/2/1984
General Fictious Character
Misc: Simpsons fictional character

🎭🎮John Morris -- is 36 in the year 2020 and 37 in the year 2021; b.10/2/1984 N.S.
Cartoon Voice Actor, Video Game Voice Actor
Movie Titles: The Nightmare Before Christmas, Toy Story (series as Andy Davis), The Little Engine That Could, The Nightmare Before Christmas
Video Games: Toy Story (series), Lego Island

🎭🎵"Groucho" Marx -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/2/1890 d.8/19/1977 (86)
Radio Actor, TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, Game Show Host, Vaudevillan, Novelty Singer
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RFMN:Julius Henry; d. in Los Angeles
Misc: the cigar-smoking mustasched man with the irreverent wisecracks, wild puns, & outrageous insults; of The Marx Brothers w/ Chico, Harpo, Zeppo, & Gummo; some say b. 1891 or 1895
Song Titles: Hooray For Captain Spaulding, Hello I Must Be Going, Whatever It Is I'm Against It, Everyone Says I Love You, Lydia The Tattooed Lady
TV Shows: You Bet Your Life (host), Tell It To Groucho (host)
Movie Titles: The Cocoanuts, Animal Crackers, Monkey Business, Horse Feathers, A Night at the Opera, Duck Soup

🎭Bud Abbott -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/2/1895 d.4/24/1974 (78)
Radio Actor, TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian, Variety Show Host, Vaudevillan, Cartoon Voice Actor
Names/Places: b. in Asbury Park, NJ; FN:William
Misc: of Abbott & (Lou) Costello; some say b. in 1898 or 1900
TV Shows: Colgate Comedy Hour, The Abbott and Costello Show
Movie Titles: Buck Privates, Hold That Ghost, Who Done It?, Pardon My Sarong, The Time of Their Lives, Buck Privates Come Home, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man

Roy Campbell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/2/1901 N.S. d.4/23/1957 N.S. (55)
Poet, Satirist, South African

🎭John Rovick -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/2/1919 N.S. d.10/6/2012 N.S. (93)
TV Host
TV Shows: The Lunch Brigade (KTTV's Sheriff John the host in the 1950s and 60s)

🎭George Emmett McFarland -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/2/1928 d.6/30/1993 (64)
Movie Actor
Names/Places: b. in Dallas, TX; RN:George Robert Phillips
Misc: appeared in 95 of 221 Our Gang/Little Rascals films
Movie Titles: Our Gang (as Spanky), The Little Rascals (as Spanky)

🎭Lani O'Grady -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/2/1954 d.9/25/2001 (46)
TV Actress
Names/Places: RLN:Agrati?; Don Grady's sister
TV Shows: Eight is Enough (as Mary Bradford)

🎭🎵Will Denny -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/1860 d.10/2/1908 (48)
Vaudevillan, Singer

🎭Paul Hartman -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/1/1904 d.10/2/1973 (69)
TV/Stage Actor, Dancer
Names/Places: Grace's hubby
TV Shows: The Pride of the Family, Andy Griffith Show (as Emmett Clark), Mayberry RFD (as Emmett Clark), Petticoat Junction (as Bert Smedley)

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🎭🎵Harriet Nelson -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/18/1914 d.10/2/1994 (80)
TV/Movie/Radio Actress, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Des Moines, IA; MaN:Hilliard; RN:Peggy Lou Snyder; Ozzie's wife, Ricky & David's mom
Misc: some say b. 1909 or died at 85
TV Shows: The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (as herself)

🎭🎵🏆⚾Gene Autry -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/29/1907 d.10/2/1998 (91)
Hall of Famer, TV/Movie Actor, Variety Show Host, Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist, MLB Owner
Names/Places: b. in Tioga Springs, TX; FN:Orvon
Misc: radio: Gene Autry's Melody Ranch (1940-1956); Singing Cowboy Legend; former Calif. Angels & Golden West Broadcasters owner; has five stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for radio, TV, movies, records and live performances; in Country HoF since 1969
Sports Teams: California Angels (owner 1961-1998)
Song Titles: Back in the Saddle Again, Frosty the Snowman, Here Comes Santa Claus, Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
TV Shows: The Gene Autry Show

🎭Nipsey Russell -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/13/1917 d.10/2/2005 (87)
Actor, Comedian, Game Show Host, Panelist
Names/Places: b. in Atlanta, GA; NN:The Poet Laureate of Comedy
Misc: AP says b. 1924, not 1920 or 1925 or other years given
TV Shows: Car 54 Where Are You? (as Off. Anderson), Barefoot in the Park, Dean Martin Shows, Masquerade Party (panelist), Match Game (panelist)

🎵🎸Tom Petty -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/20/1950 d.10/2/2017 N.S. (66)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Classic Rock Singer
Names/Places: RN: Thomas Earl Petty; b. in Jacksonville, FL
Misc: some say b. 1952 or b. 1953; Weird Al parodied his group's hit "Stop Dragging My Heart Around" into "Stop Dragging My Car Around" in 1981
Group Names: Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, The Traveling Wilburys (as Charlie T Jr./Muddy), soloist
Song Titles: Breakdown, American Girl, I Need to Know, Listen to Her Heart, Don't Do Me Like That, Refugee, Here Comes My Girl, The Waiting, You Got Lucky, Change of Heart, Don't Come Around Here No More, Make It Better aka Forget About Me, Rebels, So You Wanna Be a Rock and Roll Star, Needles and Pins, Jammin' Me, Runaway Trains, I Won't Back Down, Runnin' Down a Dream, Free Fallin', Learning To Fly, Into The Great Wide Open, Out in the Cloud, Kings Highway, Mary Jane's Last Dance, You Don't Know How It Feels, You Wreck Me, Free Girl Now, Swingin', The Last DJ
Album Titles: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, You're Gonna Get It, Damn The Torpedoes, Hard Promises, Long After Dark, Southern Accents, Let Me Up (I've Had Enough), Into the Great Wide Open, Songs and Music From She's The One, Echo, The Last DJ, Mojo, Hypnotic Eye (previous titles with The Heartbreakers), Full Moon Fever, Wildflowers, Highway Companion

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In 1890, Actor-comedian Groucho (Julius Henry) Marx was born in New York. Marx is remembered for his quiz show, “You Bet Your Life,” which began in 1947 and, of course, the many “Marx Brothers” movies, including “Animal Crackers,” “Monkey Business,” “Horse Feathers,” “Duck Soup,” “A Night at the Opera,” “A Day at the Races,” “Room Service,” “Go West” and “At the Circus,” among others. He died on August 19, 1977.

In 1895, The first color cartoon comic strip was printed in a newspaper; it was Richard Felton Outcaultʹs “The Yellow Kid” appearing on a regular basis began on this day. (another source gave October 18).

In 1897, Actor-comedian Bud Abbott was born in Asbury Park, New Jersey. He and Lou Costello made many comedy movies before they split up in 1957. One of their funniest routines was “Whoʹs on First?”, seen in their first film, “One Night in the Tropics.” Abbott died at his Woodland Hills, California, home on April 24, 1974 at age 76.

In 1920, Ten x 02 = 20

In 1940, Dean Martin wed Elizabeth MacDonald.

In 1949, “Hennnnnnreeeeee! Henry Aldrich!” “Coming, Mother!” The popular radio program, “The Aldrich Family” became one of TVʹs first hits, as the longtime radio show appeared on NBC-TV for the first time this day. In addition to being a successful radio transplant, “The Aldrich Family” scored another distinction — being the very first TV sitcom (situation comedy).

In 1950, The first “Peanuts” comic strip featuring Charlie Brown and Snoopy and all created by Charles M. Schulz appeared in nine newspapers as “Good Olʹ Charlie Brown” aka “Liʹl Folks”. Ever since then, author Charles Schultz had been working for PEANUTS. The comic ran for 50 years until Schulzʹs death in 2000 from cancer.

In 1950, “College Bowl”, TV Variety, host: Chico Marx; debut on ABC.

In 1950, “Tom Corbett: Space Cadet”, TV Scifi Adventure; debut on CBS.

In 1953, On the cover of TV Guide: “Red Skelton”. Other Articles: Video Theatre, Gene Autry, Mama

In 1953, The animated film, “Football (Now and Then)” is released. (“Football Now and Then”)

In 1953, “Comedy in Music (Victor Borge)” opens at John Golden New York City for 849 performances.

In 1954, The TV variety shows “The George Gobel Show”, “The Imogene Coca Show”, and “The Jimmy Durante Show” all debut on NBC.

In 1956, “The Herb Shriner Show”, TV Variety; moved to CBS.

In 1956, “The Jonathan Winters Show”, TV Variety; debut on NBC.

In 1958, “Leave It To Beaver”, TV Comedy, moved to ABC.

In 1958, “The Huckleberry Hound Show” is the biggest show in town according to the theme song. It was Hanna Barbera Productionʹs second series began airing on TV in syndication. It included the also-debuting segments “Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks,” and “Yogi Bear and Boo Boo,” who was such a breakout star that ht would be spun off onto their own series in 1961; replacing Yogi would be the segment “Hokey Wolf and Ding-a-Ling.”

In 1959, “Submitted for your approval…” “The Twilight Zone”, TV Scifi Anthology created and hosted by Rod Serling, debut on CBS on CBS-TV at 10 p.m. “There is a fifth dimension, beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of manʹs fear and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call The Twilight Zone.” CBS revived the sci-fi anthology show in 2018 with Jordan Peele as host.

In 1960, “Candid Camera”, TV Comedy Variety, moved to CBS.

In 1960, “Ted Mackʹs Original Amateur Hour”, TV Variety; moved to CBS.

In 1961, R.C., “The Astronaut (parts 1 and 2)” by Jose Jimenez (Bill Dana) peaked at #19 on the pop singles chart.

In 1961, “Ben Casey”, TV Medical Drama starring Vince Edwards and Sam Jaffe, debut on ABC. Dickie Goodman parodied him into “Ben Crazy” on his “interview” records.

In 1961, “Password”, TV Game Show, debut on CBS with host Allen Ludden. Celebrity guests were Kitty Carlisle and Tom Poston. Its original run lasted until 1967…Later it would return in varying formats on both ABC and NBC during the 70s and 80s, hosted by Ludden (and then after his death, Tom Kennedy, and then Bert Convy).

In 1965, On the cover of TV Guide: “Don Adams and Barbara Feldon of Get Smart”. Other Articles: Combat! and Rawhide.

In 1965, “Secret Squirrel”, TV Cartoon Show; debut on NBC.

In 1965, “The Atom Ant Show”, TV Cartoon Show; debut on NBC.

In 1965, “The Jetsons”, TV Cartoon Show, moved to NBC.

In 1967, JOHNNY CARSONʹS 5TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW His guests on the “TONIGHT SHOW” include JACK BENNY and GEORGE BURNS

In 1970, In a Brady Bunch episode called “The Babysitters”, Greg and Marcia are left in charge of their younger brothers and sisters when Mike and Carol go out for the evening in “The Babysitters” on Paramount Televisionʹs “The Brady Bunch.” Mike and Carol gets tickets to a hit play on short notice and Alice has plans for the evening. Greg and Marcia insist on sitting with the younger Bradys, and the adults in the family begin an evening of worry.

In 1971, A homing pigeon averages 133 KPH (record) in 1100-km Australian race.

In 1971, R.C., “Ko-Ko Joe” by Jerry Reed peaked at #51 on the pop singles chart.

In 1973, “Los Cochinos” album by Cheech and Chong was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1975, Frank Zappaʹs album [21] BONGO FURY (w. Captain Beefheart) was released.

In 1976, Joe Cocker appeared on NBCʹs Saturday Night Live. He performed a duet of “Feelin' Alright” with John Belushi in which Belushi dows a memorable Cocker imitation. Belushi performs his exaggeratedly spastic imitation of Cocker. The crowd goes nuts and Cocker, familiar with Belushiʹs “tribute” to him, claims that since “my band likes it, Iʹm as happy as a pig in [censored]”

In 1976, “The Rubberband Man”, by The Spinners entered the Top 40 chart.

In 1978, “Jeopardy! (as The All-New Jeopardy!)”, TV Game Show, returned to NBC with host Art Fleming.

In 1982, On “Saturday Night Live” in “Mister Robinsonʹs Neighborhood,” Mr. Robinson (Eddie Murphy) shows the children his mastery of percussion, but annoys his new neighbor Mr. T, who has his own lesson for the viewing audience. “Hello, boys and girls, the new word for the day is 'pain.'”

In 1982, R.C., “Pass The Dutchie” by Musical Youth peaked at number one on the United Kingdom pop singles chart.

In 1982, At San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium, recording artist Vicki Carr and 43,077 fans sing an enthusiastic rendition of Happy Birthday prior to the Padres game with the Atlanta Braves, helping owner Ray Kroc celebrate his 80th birthday. As part of the fun the San Diego Chicken along with Ronald McDonald pop out of a giant cake.

In 1985, “Check It Out!”, TV Comedy; debut on USA.

In 1988, “Marvel Action Universe” began airing in syndication

In 1998, On Port Charles: Lucy got conked on the head and had a dream about the Wizard of Odd.

In 1998, “Off the Wall” began airing on Disney Channel

In 1998, Hollywoodʹs original singing cowboy and former owner of the Anaheim Angels, Gene Autry, died at age 91.

In 1999, Jerry Seinfeld guest hosted “Saturday Night Live”. On that episode, his opening monologue was a confession that his life these days consists of sutting around in his pajamas, watching endless reruns of Wings and The Equalizer. Later in the show, Jerry participated in one of the funniest skits in SNLʹs long history. The premise was that Jerry, who, as you may recall, was convicted of violating the Good Samatarian law in the final Seinfeld, was serving time in the maximum-brutality ward of Oz. The sketch, using the cast and set of the visceral HBO drama, recast routines from such droll Seinfeld episodes as “The Contest”, and “The Postponement” in the sadistic hellhole that is Oz. The result was an absolute (prison) riot!

In 1999, On the cover of TV Guide: “Melissa Joan Hart”

In 1999, “Archieʹs Weird Mysteries” began airing on Pax TV

In 1999, “Spider-Man Unlimited” began airing on Fox

In 1999, “Weird Al” Yankovic gave a concert in San Rafael, California, where the concert would later be released on video “Weird Al” Yankovic Live! On November 23.

In 2000, “Yes, Dear” premiered on CBS

In 2001, “Scrubs” debut on NBC

In 2004, Katey Sagal married Kurt Sutter, 42, in a private ceremony at their suburban Los Feliz home.

In 2004, The Minnesota Twins and the Cleveland Indians played eleven innings to a 5-5 tie, and then, they had to suspend the game until the next day on account of…a college football game! The Metrodome Field needed to be changed over for the later Penn State-Minnesota game. No inning could start after 2:30 CDT, and as soon as Justin Morneau grounded out to end the 11th at 2:33, the seats emptied and the makeover began.

In 2005, Actor-comedian Nipsey Russell died in New York at age 87.

In 2012, For the first time in fifty years, teams with over 100 losses each face one another when the 54-106 Astros beat the 60-100 Cubs at Wrigley Field, 3-0. During the final weekend of the 1962 season, the woeful 58-101 Chicago club played host to the expansion Mets, sporting a 39-118 record en route to setting the all-time modern era record for futility.

In 2017, Rock superstar Tom Petty died at a Los Angeles hospital at the age of 66, a day after suffering cardiac arrest at his home in Malibu, California.

In 2019, “All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite” began airing on TNT. Get it?

In 2020, Ten x 02 = 20

Unusual Songs Charting in the U.S.

In 1943, “Pistol Packin' Mama” by Al Dexter And His Troopers charted at number 3 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1948, “Underneath The Arches” by Primo Scala And His Banjo And Accordion Band charted at number 9 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1948, “Cool Water” by Vaughn Monroe And Sons Of The Pioneers charted at number 11 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1948, “Underneath The Arches” by The Andrews Sisters charted at number 15 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1954, “This Ole House” by Rosemary Clooney charted at number 4 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1954, “Skokiaan (South African Song)” by Ralph Marterie charted at number 5 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1954, “Skokiaan (South African Song)” by The Four Lads charted at number 7 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1965, “Eve Of Destruction” by Barry McGuire charted at number 2 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1965, “Like A Rolling Stone” by Bob Dylan charted at number 18 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1965, “Liar, Liar” by Castaways charted at number 20 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1965, “Kansas City Star” by Roger Miller charted at number 33 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1965, “Are You A Boy Or Are You A Girl” by The Barbarians charted at number 67 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1965, “N-N-Nervous” by Ian Whitcomb And Bluesville charted at number 68 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey” by Paul McCartney charted at number 6 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “Chirpy Chirpy, Cheep Cheep” by Mac And Katie Kissoon charted at number 20 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “Saturday Morning Confusion” by Bobby Russell charted at number 29 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “Ko-Ko Joe” by Jerry Reed charted at number 51 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “All My Trials” by Ray Stevens charted at number 76 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “Spill The Wine” by The Isley Brothers charted at number 79 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “Disco Duck” by Rick Dees And His Cast Of Idiots charted at number 4 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “The Rubberband Man” by The (Detroit) Spinners charted at number 40 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Who Can It Be Now?” by Men At Work charted at number 7 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Mickey” by Toni Basil charted at number 48 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Workin' For A Livin'” by Huey Lewis And The News charted at number 74 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Rock The Casbah” by The Clash charted at number 90 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Vacation” by The Go-Go's charted at number 91 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Valley Girl” by Frank Zappa With Moon Unit Zappa charted at number 93 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Attack Of The Name Game” by Stacy Lattisaw charted at number 103 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Insane In The Brain” by Cypress Hill charted at number 22 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by The Proclaimers charted at number 24 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Creep” by Radiohead charted at number 58 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of...)” by Lou Bega charted at number 4 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “All Star” by Smash Mouth charted at number 8 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2004, “1985” by Bowling For Soup charted at number 48 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2004, “Girls Lie Too” by Terri Clark charted at number 62 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2004, “Mr. Mom” by Lonestar charted at number 69 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2004, “Car Wash” by Christina Aguilera Featuring Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott charted at number 80 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2010, “F**k You! (aka Forget You)” by CeeLo Green charted at number 35 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2010, “We No Speak Americano” by Yolanda Be Cool And DCUP charted at number 83 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2010, “Only Prettier” by Miranda Lambert charted at number 89 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in the U.K.

In 1965, “Tears” by Ken Dodd charted at number 1 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1965, “Eve Of Destruction” by Barry McGuire charted at number 6 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1965, “Like A Rolling Stone” by Bob Dylan charted at number 8 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1965, “It's Good News Week” by Hedgehoppers Anonymous charted at number 44 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1965, “Wooly Bully” by Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs charted at number 50 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “The Witch Queen Of New Orleans” by Redbone charted at number 29 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “Chirpy Chirpy, Cheep Cheep” by Middle Of The Road charted at number 30 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “I Am A Cider Drinker (Paloma Blanca)” by The Wurzels charted at number 4 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “Disco Duck” by Rick Dees And His Cast Of Idiots charted at number 10 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “The Rubberband Man” by The (Detroit) Spinners charted at number 32 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Pass The Dutchie” by Musical Youth charted at number 1 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “I Eat Cannibals (Part 1)” by Toto Coelo charted at number 35 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Who Put The Bomp (In The Bompa-A-Bomp-A-Bomp)” by Showaddywaddy charted at number 67 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Shock The Monkey” by Peter Gabriel charted at number 72 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Creep” by Radiohead charted at number 14 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” by Eiffel 65 charted at number 1 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of...)” by Lou Bega charted at number 4 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “We're Going To Ibiza!” by Vengaboys charted at number 7 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Wild, Wild West” by Will Smith Featuring Dru Hill And Kool Mo Dee charted at number 46 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Aisy Waisy” by Cartoons charted at number 75 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2004, “Dragostea Din Teï” by O-Zone charted at number 51 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2010, “We No Speak Americano” by Yolanda Be Cool And DCUP charted at number 15 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2010, “Love Drunk” by Loick Essien charted at number 97 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Australia

In 1965, “Eve Of Destruction” by Barry McGuire charted at number 2 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1965, “Like A Rolling Stone” by Bob Dylan charted at number 8 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “It's A Sin To Tell A Lie” by Gerry Monroe charted at number 15 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “I.O.U. / Let's Pick Up The Pieces” by Jimmy Dean charted at number 40 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “Only Sixteen / The Millionaire” by Dr. Hook charted at number 44 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “Happy Days / Cruisin' With The Fonz” by Pratt And McClain charted at number 51 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “(Are You Ready) Do The Bus Stop / Got To Learn How To Dance” by The Fatback Band charted at number 53 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “Don't Touch Me There / Proud To Be an American” by The Tubes charted at number 58 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “No Charge / Till You're Loving Me Again” by J.J. Barrie charted at number 69 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “Welcome Back (Theme From 'Welcome Back, Kotter') / Warm Baby” by John Sebastian charted at number 82 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Words / I Like Boys” by Missing Persons charted at number 10 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Da Da Da I Don't Love You You Don't Love Me Aha Aha Aha / Broken Hearts For You And Me” by Trio charted at number 11 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “House Of Fun / Don't Look Back” by Madness charted at number 19 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Happy Talk” by Captain Sensible charted at number 35 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “How Can I Live Without Her / I Am a Pirate King” by Christopher Atkins charted at number 49 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “I Want Candy / Cowboy” by Bow Wow Wow charted at number 55 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “I Know What Boys Like / It's My Car” by The Waitresses charted at number 73 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Out of Work / Bring Her Back” by Gary U.S. Bonds charted at number 77 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Driving In My Car / Animal Farm” by Madness charted at number 82 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Vacation / Beatnik Beach” by The Go-Go's charted at number 88 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Three Little Pigs” by Green Jellÿ charted at number 8 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Get A Haircut” by George Thorogood And The Destroyers charted at number 34 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Insane In The Brain” by Cypress Hill charted at number 43 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of...)” by Lou Bega charted at number 1 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “All Star” by Smash Mouth charted at number 7 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Wild, Wild West” by Will Smith Featuring Dru Hill And Kool Mo Dee charted at number 12 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2010, “F**k You! (aka Forget You)” by CeeLo Green charted at number 8 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2010, “Tokyo (Vampires And Wolves)” by The Wombats charted at number 38 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in New Zealand

In 1976, “The Wombling Song” by The Wombles charted at number 19 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “Disco Duck” by Rick Dees And His Cast Of Idiots charted at number 25 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “I.O.U.” by Jimmy Dean charted at number 30 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “No Charge” by J.J. Barrie charted at number 31 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “El Paso City” by Marty Robbins charted at number 37 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Mickey” by Toni Basil charted at number 2 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Da Da Da I Don't Love You You Don't Love Me Aha Aha Aha” by Trio charted at number 4 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Iko Iko” by Natasha charted at number 14 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Happy Talk” by Captain Sensible charted at number 42 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Three Little Pigs” by Green Jellÿ charted at number 5 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Get A Haircut” by George Thorogood And The Destroyers charted at number 23 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Insane In The Brain” by Cypress Hill charted at number 26 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Dur dur d'être bébé! (It's Tough To Be A Baby)” by Jordy charted at number 30 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of...)” by Lou Bega charted at number 2 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Wild, Wild West” by Will Smith Featuring Dru Hill And Kool Mo Dee charted at number 24 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 2010, “F**k You! (aka Forget You)” by CeeLo Green charted at number 7 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 2010, “We No Speak Americano” by Yolanda Be Cool And DCUP charted at number 21 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Sweden

In 1982, “Puttin' On The Ritz” by Taco charted at number 4 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Der Kommissar” by Falco charted at number 6 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Da da da ich lieb dich nicht du liebst mich nicht aha aha aha” by Trio charted at number 7 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “You're In The Army Now” by Bolland charted at number 16 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Der Kommissar” by After The Fire charted at number 20 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Three Little Pigs” by Green Jellÿ charted at number 11 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” by Eiffel 65 charted at number 1 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of...)” by Lou Bega charted at number 10 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “We're Going To Ibiza!” by Vengaboys charted at number 13 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Wild, Wild West” by Will Smith Featuring Dru Hill And Kool Mo Dee charted at number 35 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “All Star” by Smash Mouth charted at number 57 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Austria

In 1993, “I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by The Proclaimers charted at number 10 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “The Jungle Book Groove” by Disney Cast charted at number 23 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” by Eiffel 65 charted at number 1 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of...)” by Lou Bega charted at number 12 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “The Bad Touch” by The Bloodhound Gang charted at number 14 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “We're Going To Ibiza!” by Vengaboys charted at number 33 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Wild, Wild West” by Will Smith Featuring Dru Hill And Kool Mo Dee charted at number 37 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in the Netherlands

In 1965, “Eve Of Destruction” by Barry McGuire charted at number 7 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1965, “Like A Rolling Stone” by Bob Dylan charted at number 8 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” by Eiffel 65 charted at number 4 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of...)” by Lou Bega charted at number 5 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “The Rigga-Ding-Dong-Song” by Passion Fruit charted at number 15 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Aisy Waisy” by Cartoons charted at number 45 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Wild, Wild West” by Will Smith Featuring Dru Hill And Kool Mo Dee charted at number 54 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “We're Going To Ibiza!” by Vengaboys charted at number 58 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in France

In 1999, “Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of...)” by Lou Bega charted at number 1 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” by Eiffel 65 charted at number 2 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Wild, Wild West” by Will Smith Featuring Dru Hill And Kool Mo Dee charted at number 22 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Why Don't You Get A Job?” by The Offspring charted at number 42 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “We're Going To Ibiza!” by Vengaboys charted at number 68 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Flat Beat” by Mr. Oizo charted at number 72 on the France Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Norway

In 1971, “Chirpy Chirpy, Cheep Cheep” by Middle Of The Road charted at number 1 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “You're In The Army Now” by Bolland charted at number 2 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Da da da ich lieb dich nicht du liebst mich nicht aha aha aha” by Trio charted at number 6 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Der Kommissar” by Falco charted at number 7 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” by Eiffel 65 charted at number 4 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of...)” by Lou Bega charted at number 9 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “We're Going To Ibiza!” by Vengaboys charted at number 12 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Switzerland

In 1971, “Chirpy Chirpy, Cheep Cheep” by Middle Of The Road charted at number 10 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Three Little Pigs” by Green Jellÿ charted at number 40 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” by Eiffel 65 charted at number 1 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of...)” by Lou Bega charted at number 5 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “The Bad Touch” by The Bloodhound Gang charted at number 14 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Wild, Wild West” by Will Smith Featuring Dru Hill And Kool Mo Dee charted at number 17 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “We're Going To Ibiza!” by Vengaboys charted at number 33 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Canada

In 1965, “N-N-Nervous” by Ian Whitcomb And Bluesville charted at number 15 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1965, “Are You A Boy Or Are You A Girl” by The Barbarians charted at number 17 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey” by Paul McCartney charted at number 1 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “Chirpy Chirpy, Cheep Cheep” by Mac And Katie Kissoon charted at number 11 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “Saturday Morning Confusion” by Bobby Russell charted at number 27 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “Koko Joe” by Jerry Reed charted at number 34 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “All My Trials” by Ray Stevens charted at number 90 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “Signs” by The Five Man Electrical Band charted at number 98 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “Disco Duck” by Rick Dees And His Cast Of Idiots charted at number 26 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Down Under” by Men At Work charted at number 12 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “The Kilted Yaksmen Anthem” by Ren And Stimpy charted at number 7 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Creep” by Radiohead charted at number 11 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Stuck In The 90's” by Moxy Früvous charted at number 12 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Get A Haircut” by George Thorogood And The Destroyers charted at number 24 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Insane In The Brain” by Cypress Hill charted at number 25 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of...)” by Lou Bega charted at number 18 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Cowboy” by Kid Rock charted at number 29 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 2010, “F**k You! (aka Forget You)” by CeeLo Green charted at number 18 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 2010, “We No Speak Americano” by Yolanda Be Cool And DCUP charted at number 35 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

The Holiday Almanacs October 2, 2021

What's Today?

Today is Sat Oct the 2 in the year 2021
Jan 1 began on a Fri
This is day 275 of the year
Serialnumber = 44459
Julian date = 2459478 O.S.= 9 - 19 - 2021

Calendar

Holidays

Feast of the Guardian Angels.
National Coasts Weeks Ends
National Open House
National Rail Trail Day
[Bhutan] Tsechhu thru 10-04
[China People's Republic] National Day (1949) thru 10-02
[Guinea] Independence Day (1958)
[India] Durga Puja (thru 10-2)
[India] Gandhi Jayanti/Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday
Birthday of the Monkey God.
Eyebrow Day (Groucho Marx b. 1890)
Id Al Adaha (Ethiopia).
Name Your Car Day
Universal Children's Week (Day 2)
World Farm Animals Day
National Pickled Pepper Week (Day 2)

Reminders

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.
American Magazine Month
Arizona Book Month
Asthma Awareness Month
Auto Battery Safety Month
Campaign for Healthier Babies Month
Co-op Awareness Month
Computer Learning Month
Consumer Information Month'
Cookbook Month
Cooking, Crafts and Home Books Month
Cooperative Month
National Pickled Pepper Month
Country Music Month
Crime Prevention Month
Cuts and Curls for Charity Month
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Ending Hunger Month
Energy Awareness Month
Energy Management Is a Family Affair Time
Family History Awareness Month
Fire Prevention Month
Gourmet Adventures Month
Great American Breakfast Club (Sep 1-Nov 30)
Healthy Lung Month
Hispanic Heritage Month (Sep 15-Oct 15)
Hunger Awareness Month
Hurricane Season Months in the East (June 1-Nov 30)
Hurricane Season Months in the West (June 1-Oct 31)
International Book Fair Month
International Marine Travel Month!
Italian-American Heritage and Culture Month
Learning Disabilities Awareness Month
Lesbian and Gay History Month
Lock in Safety Month
Lupus Awareness Month
Michigan Library Month.
National Adopt a Dog Month
National AIDS Awareness Month
National Apple Month!
National Applejack Month!!
National Arts and Humanities Month
National Awareness Month for Children with Cancer
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
National Car Care Month
National Clock Month
National Collectors Month
National Communicate with Your Kid Month
National Cosmetology Month
National Cut Out Dissection Month
National Dental Hygiene Month
National Depression Education and Awareness Month
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National Dollhouse and Minatures Month
National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
National Down Syndrome Month
National Education Month
National Family Sexuality Education Month
National Fish and Seafood Month!
National Foster Grandparent Month
National High-Tech Month
National Hobby Month.
National Kitchen and Bath Month
National Liver Awareness Month
National Lupus Month-Eggtober-Computer Learning Month
National Park Month
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National Pizza Month
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National Pork Month
National Quality Month
National Restaurant Month.
National Restaurant-Car Maintance Month-Rocktober-Octoberfess
National Rodent Prevention Month.
National Roller Skating Month
National Sarcastics' Awareness Month
National Seafood Month
National UNICEF Month
National Wine Festival Month!!
National Youth Against Tobacco Month
Pizza Festival Time Month!!
Polish-American Heritage Month
Spinal Health Month
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month
Value of Play Month
Vegetarian Awareness Month
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Quadrantid meteor shower, radiant in Bootes
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