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Offbeat Datebook: Births and Deaths (sorted by age), Events and Holidays for April 8

Last Updated 04-09-2021

🎭Shecky Greene -- is 95 in the year 2021 and 96 in the year 2022; b.4/8/1926
Actor, Comedian
Names/Places: b. in Chicago; RN:Fred Sheldon Greenfield
TV Shows: Combat (as Pvt. Braddock)

🎭Stuart Pankin -- is 75 in the year 2021 and 76 in the year 2022; b.4/8/1946 N.S.
Actor, Comedian, Puppet Actor
TV Shows: Curb Your Enthisiasm, Not Necessairily the News, Dinosaurs (as dad Earl Sinclair)
Movie Titles: Fatal Attraction, The Artist, Arachnophobia

🎭🎵John Schneider -- is 61 in the year 2021 and 62 in the year 2022; b.4/8/1960
TV/Movie Actor, Country Singer
Names/Places: Tawny Schneider's ex-hubby
Misc: some say b. in 1954
Song Titles: It's Now or Neer, Them Good Ol' Boys are Bad, I've Been Around Enough to Know, What's a Memory Like You (Doing in a Love Like This), You're The Last Thing I Needed Tonight, At the Sound of the Tone
Album Titles: Now or Never, Too Good to Stop Now, A Memory Like You
TV Shows: The Dukes of Hazzard's Bo Duke, Smallville's Jonathan Kent, The Haves and the Have Nots

🎭🎮Robin Wright -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.4/8/1966
Actress, Video Game Voice Actress
Names/Places: aka Robin Wright-Penn
Misc: some say b. in 1967
TV Shows: House of Cards
Movie Titles: The Playboys, The Crossing Guard, Denial, The Princess Bride, Toys, Forrest Gump, Message in a Bottle, White Oleander, A Home at the End of the World, Wonder Woman
Video Games: The Princess Bride Game

🎭🎮🎵Shawn Fonteno -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.4/8/1968 N.S.
Actor, Video Game Voice Actor, Rapper
Group Names: Kam&Solo
Movie Titles: Three Strikes, The Wash
Video Games: Watch Dogs, Grand Theft Auto (series)

🎭Katee Sackhoff -- is 41 in the year 2021 and 42 in the year 2022; b.4/8/1980 N.S.
Actress, Producer
TV Shows: Robot Chicken (various), Longmire (as Victoria "Vic" Moretti), 24 (as Dana Walsh), Battlestar Galactica (as Captain Kara "Starbuck" Thrace), The Education of Max Bickford
Movie Titles: Oculus, Riddick

🎭Kirsten Storms -- is 37 in the year 2021 and 38 in the year 2022; b.4/8/1984 N.S.
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress
TV Shows: General Hospital (as Maxie Jones for over a decade), Clubhouse (as Betsy Young), Kim Possible (as Bonnie Rockwaller voice)

🎭Sadie Calvano -- is 24 in the year 2021 and 25 in the year 2022; b.4/8/1997
Actress
TV Shows: Mom (as Violet)

🎭Lulu McConnell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1882 d.10/9/1962 (80)
Comedienne, Panelist
TV Shows: It Pays to Be Ignorant

🎭Bert I. Gordon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1895 d.11/30/1974 (79)
Actor, Comedian, Vaudevillan
Names/Places: RN:Barney Gorodetsky

✍🎭Ilka Chase -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1900 d.2/15/1978 (77)
Author, Humorist, Actress, Panelist, American
Misc: some say b. 1903 or 1905
TV Shows: Masquerade Party

🎭Alfie (Alfred) Bass -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1921 d.7/15/1987 (66)
TV Actor, Comedian, English

🎭Ed Friendly -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1922 d.6/17/2007 (85)
TV Producer
TV Shows: Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In, Little House on the Prarie

🎵J. J. (MTV Jock) Jackson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1941 d.3/17/2004 (62)
Video Music Jock
Names/Places: Not to be confused with soul singer J.J. Jackson who was also born in 1941
Misc: one of the original five MTV VJs

🎵Malcolm McLaren -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/22/1946 d.4/8/2010 (64)
Music Producer, Songwriter, British
Misc: Music Manager
Group Names: Sex Pistols (founder), Adam Ant (founder), Bow Wow Wow (founder)

💰Jack Tramiel -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/13/1928 d.4/8/2012 (83)
Businessperson
Misc: Founder of Commodore Computers and former CEO of Atari International

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🎭🎵Annette Funicello -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/22/1942 d.4/8/2013 (70)
TV/Movie Actress, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Utica, NY
Misc: paired with Frankie Avalon for many zany teenage beach movies
Song Titles: Tall Paul, Pineapple Princess (covered by Barnes and Barnes)
TV Shows: The Mickey Mouse Club (1950s), Danny Thomas Show (as Gina)
Movie Titles: Muscle Beach Party, Bikini Beach, Pajama Party, Beach Blanket Bingo

🎭🎮Chuck McCann -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/2/1934 N.S. d.4/8/2018 N.S. (83)
Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer, Video Game Voice Actor
Misc: Oliver Hardy impersonator on 1960-70s TV
TV Shows: All That Glitters, Garry Moore Show, A New Kind of Family, DuckTales, Fantastic Four, Powerpuff Girls, Galtar and the Golden Lance, Pac-Man
Movie Titles: Robin Hood: Men in Tights, DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp
Video Games: "King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow", Spider-Man 3, Gothic 3, True Crime: New York City, DuckTales: Remastered

🎨Mort Drucker -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/22/1929 N.S. d.4/8/2020 N.S. (91)
Comic Strip Cartoonist, Caricaturist
Misc: MAD Magazine

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In 1893, Actress Mary Pickford was born in Canada as Gladys Smith. An astute businesswoman, she formed the United Artists company in 1919 with Charlie Chaplin, D.W. Griffith and Douglas Fairbanks.

In 1932, 04 x 08 = 32

In 1933, The Mickey Mouse film, “Ye Olden Days”, is released. Goofy and Minnie also appear. The Silly Symphony film, “Father Noahʹs Ark” is released.

In 1939, Stan Laurel settled his dispute with Hal Roach and he and Oliver Hardy signed a new contract to continue at the studio.

In 1949, The Donald Duck film, “Sea Salts” is released.

In 1953, The first 3-D movie was released: “Man in the Dark”.

In 1965, TVʹS MUNSTERS: One of the horror/sitcomʹs best remembered episodes, airing during baseballʹs opening week, featured a guest appearance by longtime manager LEO DUROCHER, as the hulking Herman is eyed by a talent scout and gets a chance to play in the major leagues.

In 1967, On the cover of TV Guide: “Dick Van Dyke”. Other Articles: Phil Silvers, Girl from UNCLE

In 1970, Rhino Cofounder Richard Foos meets first “rock star,” Wild Man Fischer, at Wallichʹs Music City at Hollywood and Vine.

In 1972, R.C., “Give Ireland Back To The Irish” by Wings peaked at #21 on the pop singles chart.

In 1977, D.T. passed his driving test and earned his driving license.

In 1978, On the cover of TV Guide: “cast of Alice”. Other Articles: Lou Gossett, Sam

In 1978, “The Ted Knight Show” began airing on CBS

In 1979, While tonightʹs is the final episode of “All in the Family,” to be aired on CBS, itʹs not completely the end of an era. In September, the show will take on the new title “Archie Bunkerʹs Place,” while the original series begins airing in syndication.

In 1984, The Fourth Annual Razzie Awards were presented. WORST PICTURE: THE LONELY LADY (Universal) Robert R. Weston, producer. WORST ACTOR: Christopher Atkins, A NIGHT IN HEAVEN (a.k.a. A NIGHT OF HEAVING). WORST ACTRESS: Pia Zadora, THE LONELY LADY. WORST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Jim Nabors, STROKER ACE. WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Sybil Danning, CHAINED HEAT and HERCULES. WORST DIRECTOR: Peter Sasdy, THE LONELY LADY. WORST SCREENPLAY: THE LONELY LADY. WORST NEW STAR: Lou Ferrigno, HERCULES. WORST 'ORIGINAL' SONG: “The Way You DO It” from THE LONELY LADY. WORST MUSICAL SCORE: THE LONELY LADY.

In 1985, Comedienne Phyllis Diller underwent a surgical procedure for permanent eye liner to eliminate the need for eyelid makeup. Must have been a real sloooow day over at Phyllisʹ house. What happens when she wants to change colors? Inquiring minds want to know!

In 1985, Eight p.m./ET “TVʹS Bloopers and Practical Jokes” (NBC): Scheduled: A practical joke on Cathy Rigby, and an attempted joke on Gene Barry. Also: bloopers from Angie Dickinson, Tony Geary, Rita Moreno, Merv Griffin and from “Still the Beaver,” with Barbara Billingsley and Jerry Mathers; celebrity fan mail, with Christopher Atkins; offbeat local TV news personalities. (60 min.)

In 1986, On “Late Night with David Letterman,” Letterman attempts a goodwill gesture, delivering flowers and sweets to NBCʹs new owners at General Electric, is rebuffed at the courtesy desk and given “the GE handshake.”

In 1986, On “Perfect Strangers,” Larry shows Balki the right way to score at a singles bar, if one considers being beaten up in a parking lot by a jealous boyfriend success.

In 1990, David Lynchʹs cult series “Twin Peaks” premiered on ABC-TV as a special two-hour movie. A bird cocks its head. Smokestacks belch exhaust. A sawmillʹs blades shoot sparks. A guitar plays a dreamy, sensuous adagio as white water crashes over the falls and then gently flows to Laura Palmer, the golden girl of Twin Peaks, washed up dead onshore, wrapped in plastic. This is how the self-titled premiere episode ushered us into the shocking, surreal, sui generis world of Twin Peaks, a piney realm populated with bizarre characters — barking teens, a mystical FBI agent, a finger-snapping, dancing midget. Director David Lynchʹs risky, murky, over-the-top amalgam of murder mystery, soap opera, and phantasmagoria left an indelible impression on the medium. All we are saying, is give Peaks a chance.

In 1992, After 151 years Britainʹs “Punch Magazine” published its final issue. In the end, Britian has lost its…PUNCH.

In 1992, “Five Guys Named Moe” opens at Eugene OʹNeill Theater New York City for 445 performances.

In 1996, David Lammonʹs wife Starr gave birth to a third daughter on the anniversary of her own birth and that of both her previous daughters. Their children, Jerilynn turned 12 and Ashley turned two, welcomed sister Nicolette in a 49 million to one defiance of odds.

In 1997, Today in Late Show w/ Letterman History: When the LATE SHOW tries to see how many guys in bunny suits can get into an H&R Block during tax time, only two bunnies make it in after being escorted out of the offices by an irate H&R Block staffer. When that fails, Letterman sends stage manager Biff Henderson in to see “Can a guy in a dogsuit get into H&R Block?” Unfortunately, a dog-suited Henderson falls victim to the same fate as his bunny friends, and is also angrily thrown out. Letterman comments that “the H&R Block people canʹt buy publicity like this.”

In 2005, “Living With Fran” premiered on WB netlet.

In 2018, Chuck McCann, a zany comic who hosted a childrenʹs TV show in the 1960s before branching out as a character actor in films and on TV, died of congestive heart failure at a Los Angeles hospital; he was 83.

In 2032, 04 x 08 = 32

Unusual Songs Charting in the U.S.

In 1944, “Mairzy Doats” by The Merry Macs charted at number 5 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1950, “Chattanooga Shoe Shine Boy” by Red Foley charted at number 4 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1950, “Peter Cottontail” by Mervin Shiner charted at number 8 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1950, “Go To Sleep, Go To Sleep, Go To Sleep” by Arthur Godfrey And Mary Martin charted at number 9 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1950, “Rag Mop” by The Ames Brothers charted at number 13 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

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

In 1950, “Chattanooga Shoe Shine Boy” by Bing Crosby charted at number 17 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Blue Moon” by The Marcels charted at number 1 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Mother-In-Law” by Ernie K-Doe charted at number 23 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Baby Sittin' Boogie” by Buzz Clifford charted at number 36 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “My Three Sons” by The Lawrence Welk Orchestra charted at number 58 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “The Touchables” by Dickie Goodman charted at number 79 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Bumble Boogie” by B. Bumble And The Stingers charted at number 84 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Bonanza” by Al Caiola And His Orchestra charted at number 97 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Frogg” by The Brothers Four charted at number 118 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “Strawberry Fields Forever” by The Beatles charted at number 15 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “The Return Of The Red Baron” by The Royal Guardsmen charted at number 24 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “I'm A Man” by The Spencer Davis Group charted at number 33 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “Yellow Balloon” by Yellow Balloon charted at number 71 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “I Gotcha” by Joe Tex charted at number 4 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Jungle Fever” by Chakachas charted at number 8 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wemoweh)” by Robert John charted at number 10 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Give Ireland Back To The Irish” by Paul McCartney And Wings charted at number 21 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Chantilly Lace” by Jerry Lee Lewis charted at number 45 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “The Candy Man” by Sammy Davis, Jr. With The Mike Curb Congregation charted at number 53 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Hot Rod Lincoln” by Commander Cody And His Lost Planet Airmen charted at number 55 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Nutrocker” by Emerson, Lake And Palmer charted at number 71 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Jambalaya (On The Bayou)” by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band charted at number 85 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard” by Paul Simon charted at number 90 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Sylvia's Mother” by Dr. Hook And The Medicine Show charted at number 97 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Werewolves Of London” by Warren Zevon charted at number 53 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys” by Willie Nelson And Waylon Jennings charted at number 94 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Walk The Dinosaur” by Was (Not Was) charted at number 9 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Funky Cold Medina” by Tone Loc charted at number 10 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Iko Iko” by The Belle Stars charted at number 31 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Cotton Eye Joe” by Rednex charted at number 32 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Mr. Personality” by 20 Fingers Featuring Gillette charted at number 44 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “She Don't Use Jelly” by The Flaming Lips charted at number 77 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Thong Song” by Sisqó charted at number 6 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Goodbye Earl” by The Dixie Chicks charted at number 24 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “How Do You Like Me Now?!” by Toby Keith charted at number 31 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Bad Touch” by Bloodhound Gang charted at number 55 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” by Eiffel 65 charted at number 60 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “My Humps” by The Black Eyed Peas charted at number 34 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “Get Drunk And Be Somebody” by Toby Keith charted at number 56 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in the U.K.

In 1961, “Baby Sittin' Boogie” by Buzz Clifford charted at number 17 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Goodnight Mrs. Flintstone” by The Piltdown Men charted at number 18 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “You're Driving Me Crazy” by Temperance Seven charted at number 26 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Gather In The Mushrooms” by Benny Hill charted at number 43 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “I Was Kaiser Bill's Batman” by Whistling Jack Smith charted at number 6 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “Penny Lane / Strawberry Fields Forever” by The Beatles charted at number 8 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “Al Capone” by Prince Buster charted at number 18 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “Snoopy vs. The Red Baron” by The Royal Guardsmen charted at number 32 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “Seven Drunken Nights” by The Dubliners charted at number 33 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “The Return Of The Red Baron” by The Royal Guardsmen charted at number 48 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Blue Is The Colour” by Chelsea Football Team charted at number 19 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Turn Your Radio On” by Ray Stevens charted at number 33 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Give Ireland Back To The Irish” by Paul McCartney And Wings charted at number 45 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Me, Myself And I” by De La Soul charted at number 59 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Old Pop In An Oak” by Rednex charted at number 26 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Power Rangers” by Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers charted at number 74 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Ooh Stick You!” by Daphne And Celeste charted at number 46 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Cartoon Heroes” by Aqua charted at number 55 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Australia

In 1950, “I've Got A Lovely Bunch Of Coconuts” by Freddy Martin And His Orchestra Featuring Merv Griffin or Sammy Kaye charted at number 9 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1950, “Mule Train” by Frankie Laine or Vaughn Monroe charted at number 18 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “Strawberry Fields Forever / Penny Lane” by The Beatles charted at number 1 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “Snoopy vs. The Red Baron” by The Royal Guardsmen charted at number 3 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “The Return Of The Red Baron” by The Royal Guardsmen charted at number 9 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “Happy Jack” by The Who charted at number 13 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “I'm A Man” by The Spencer Davis Group charted at number 16 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West)” by Benny Hill charted at number 18 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Captain Zero” by The Mixtures charted at number 20 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Surfin' U.S.A. / Special Kind Of Girl” by Leif Garrett charted at number 13 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft (The Recognized Anthem Of World Contact Day) / Can't Smile Without You” by The Carpenters charted at number 20 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Short People / Old Man On The Farm” by Randy Newman charted at number 34 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Watching The Detectives / Blame It On Cain / Mystery Dance” by Elvis Costello charted at number 35 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by The Proclaimers charted at number 4 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Wild Thing” by Sam Kinison charted at number 38 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Cotton Eye Joe” by Rednex charted at number 18 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Speed” by Alpha Team charted at number 22 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “She Don't Use Jelly” by The Flaming Lips charted at number 29 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Cartoon Heroes” by Aqua charted at number 20 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Bad Touch” by Bloodhound Gang charted at number 23 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in New Zealand

In 1978, “Short People” by Randy Newman charted at number 32 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by The Proclaimers charted at number 23 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Walk The Dinosaur” by Was (Not Was) charted at number 38 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Strokin'” by Clarence Carter charted at number 42 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Cotton Eye Joe” by Rednex charted at number 1 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “White Lines (Don't Do It)” by Duran Duran charted at number 31 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Ooh Stick You!” by Daphne And Celeste charted at number 7 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Cartoon Heroes” by Aqua charted at number 16 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Sweden

In 1995, “Scatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop)” by Scatman John charted at number 3 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Cartoon Heroes” by Aqua charted at number 22 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Way I Mate” by Rednex charted at number 51 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Austria

In 1995, “Scatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop)” by Scatman John charted at number 1 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Old Pop In An Oak” by Rednex charted at number 2 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Short Short Man” by 20 Fingers Featuring Gillette charted at number 8 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Cotton Eye Joe” by Rednex charted at number 12 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Cartoon Heroes” by Aqua charted at number 10 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Ballad Of Chasey Lain” by Bloodhound Gang charted at number 17 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Way I Mate” by Rednex charted at number 39 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “My Humps” by The Black Eyed Peas charted at number 50 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in the Netherlands

In 1961, “Sucu Sucu” by Ping-Ping And Al Verlaine charted at number 2 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “Strawberry Fields Forever / Penny Lane” by The Beatles charted at number 2 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “I Was Kaiser Bill's Batman” by Whistling Jack Smith charted at number 5 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Psycho Killer” by Talking Heads charted at number 13 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Spaceman” by Bolland And Bolland charted at number 14 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “No Limit” by Irene Moors And De Smurfen charted at number 29 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Scatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop)” by Scatman John charted at number 44 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Thong Song” by Sisqó charted at number 4 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Cartoon Heroes” by Aqua charted at number 60 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Ballad Of Chasey Lain” by Bloodhound Gang charted at number 71 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in France

In 1989, “Don't Worry, Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin charted at number 43 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Short Short Man” by 20 Fingers Featuring Gillette charted at number 9 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Cotton Eye Joe” by Rednex charted at number 11 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Bad Touch” by Bloodhound Gang charted at number 47 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Cartoon Heroes” by Aqua charted at number 48 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “Living On Video” by Pakito charted at number 15 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “Thriller” by Michael Jackson charted at number 80 on the France Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Norway

In 1967, “Strawberry Fields Forever” by The Beatles charted at number 1 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “Snoopy vs. The Red Baron” by The Royal Guardsmen charted at number 4 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Scatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop)” by Scatman John charted at number 5 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Switzerland

In 1978, “Egyptian Reggae” by Jonathan Richman And The Modern Lovers charted at number 13 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Scatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop)” by Scatman John charted at number 2 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Old Pop In An Oak” by Rednex charted at number 4 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Cotton Eye Joe” by Rednex charted at number 6 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Them Girls, Them Girls” by Zig And Zag charted at number 29 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Cartoon Heroes” by Aqua charted at number 18 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Ballad Of Chasey Lain” by Bloodhound Gang charted at number 47 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Bad Touch” by Bloodhound Gang charted at number 93 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of...)” by Lou Bega charted at number 100 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “My Humps” by The Black Eyed Peas charted at number 49 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “Popcorn” by Crazy Frog charted at number 94 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Canada

In 1961, “Blue Moon” by The Marcels charted at number 1 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Bumble Boogie” by B. Bumble And The Stingers charted at number 4 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Donald, Where's Your Troosers” by Andy Stewart charted at number 7 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Mother-In-Law” by Ernie K-Doe charted at number 12 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “Penny Lane / Strawberry Fields Forever” by The Beatles charted at number 10 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Jungle Fever” by Chakachas charted at number 15 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wemoweh)” by Robert John charted at number 38 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “I Gotcha” by Joe Tex charted at number 42 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Nutrocker” by Emerson, Lake And Palmer charted at number 48 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Give Ireland Back To The Irish” by Paul McCartney And Wings charted at number 50 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Chantilly Lace” by Jerry Lee Lewis charted at number 85 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Hot Rod Lincoln” by Commander Cody And His Lost Planet Airmen charted at number 93 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys” by Willie Nelson And Waylon Jennings charted at number 57 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Short People” by Randy Newman charted at number 67 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Walk The Dinosaur” by Was (Not Was) charted at number 17 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Funky Cold Medina” by Tone Loc charted at number 18 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “White Lines (Don't Do It)” by Duran Duran charted at number 17 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Thong Song” by Sisqó charted at number 20 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Italy

In 2000, “The Bad Touch” by Bloodhound Gang charted at number 10 on the Italy Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Cartoon Heroes” by Aqua charted at number 11 on the Italy Pop Singles Chart

The Holiday Almanacs for April 8, 2022

What's Today?

Today is Fri Apr the 8 in the year 2022
Jan 1 began on a Sat
This is day 98 of the year
Serialnumber = 44647
Julian date = 2459666 O.S.= 3 - 26 - 2022

Calendar

Holidays

Consider Christianity Week (Day 6)
National Teacher Appreciation Day
[USA] National Birthparents Week (Day 6)
[Japan] Buddha's Birthday
[USA] Behave Yourself Day
[USA] Home Run Record Day (1974)
[USA] National Reading a Road Map Week (Day 5)
[USA] Taxes in 1 week!
[World] World Holocaust Remembrance Day. (1943)
Kambutsue, celebration of Buddha's birthday, in Japan

Reminders

Astrological sign: Aries: The Ram (3-21 thru 4-19); Aries people are bold, impulsive and confident. Body part associated with this sign: The head. Element: Fire. Occupations: Exploration, the military, entrepreneur, outdoor engineering, fireman. Ruling Planet: Mars. Traits: Energetic, assertive, impulsive.
Astrological sign: Taurus: The Bull (4-20 thru 5-20); Ruling Planet: Venus. Element: Earth. Traits: Determined, persistent, loyal. Body part associated with this sign: The neck. Occupations: Farming, the arts (music), work requiring research, building, hand work.
Flower: Sweet Pea and Daisy
Gem: Diamond
Full Moon: the Pink moon
Astrological sign: Taurus: The Bull (4-20 thru 5-20); Ruling Planet: Venus. Element: Earth. Traits: Determined, persistent, loyal. Body part associated with this sign: The neck. Occupations: Farming, the arts (music), work requiring research, building, hand work.
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