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Offbeat Datebook: Births and Deaths (sorted by age), Events and Holidays for May 10

Last Updated 05-18-2024

🎵Carl Douglas -- is 82 in the year 2024 and 83 in the year 2025; b.5/10/1942
Disco Singer, Jamaican
Song Titles: Kung Fu Fighting

✍🎭Jim Abrahams -- is 80 in the year 2024 and 81 in the year 2025; b.5/10/1944 N.S.
Writer (m), Producer/Director (m)
Movie Titles: The Naked Gun: From the Files of the Police Squad, Hot Shots! Part Deux, Airplane!, Hot Shots, Top Secret

🎵🎸Donovan -- is 78 in the year 2024 and 79 in the year 2025; b.5/10/1946
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Classic Rock Singer, Scottish
Names/Places: b. in Glasgow; LN:Phillip Leitch or Donald P. Leitch
Misc: some say b. Feb 10 or 1943
Song Titles: Sunshine Superman, Mellow Yellow, Jennifer Juniper, Hurdy Gurdy Man

Homer Simpson -- is 69 in the year 2024 and 70 in the year 2025; b.5/10/1955
General Fictious Character
TV Shows: Simpsons (character)

🎭Darryl M. Bell -- is 61 in the year 2024 and 62 in the year 2025; b.5/10/1963
Actor, Producer (m)
TV Shows: A Different World (as Ron), Homeboys In Outer Space (as Morris Clay)
Movie Titles: School Daze

🎭Lenny Venito -- is 55 in the year 2024 and 56 in the year 2025; b.5/10/1969 N.S.
Actor
TV Shows: The Neighbors (as Marty Weaver), Kevin Can Wait (as Duffy)
Movie Titles: War of the Worlds, Men in Black II, St. Vincent

🎭Kenan Thompson -- is 46 in the year 2024 and 47 in the year 2025; b.5/10/1978 N.S.
Actor, Comedian
TV Shows: Kenan and Kel (as Kenan Rockmore), Saturday Night Live, The Awesomes (as Impresario)
Movie Titles: All That, Godo Burger, Snakes on a Plane, Fat Albert (2004)

🎭Mat Franco -- is 36 in the year 2024 and 37 in the year 2025; b.5/10/1988 N.S.
Magician (m)
Misc: known for his combination of humor and magic that shocks the audience

🎨📰Vincent T. Hamlin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/10/1900 d.6/14/1993 (93)
Comic Strip Cartoonist, Journalist
Misc: Alley Oop creator

⛪🎭🎵Nancy Walker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/10/1922 d.3/25/1992 (69)
Jewish, TV/Movie/Stage Actress, Comedienne, Commercial Actress, Director (m), Singer
Names/Places: b. in Philadelphia; RN:Anne Myrtle Swoyer
Misc: Bounty paper towels as Rosie; some say b. 1921
TV Shows: Family Affair (as Emily Turner), McMillan & Wife (as Mildred), Rhoda (as Ida Morgenstern), Nancy Walker Show (as Nancy Kitteridge), Blansky's Beauties (as Nancy Blansky), True Colors (as Sara Freeman)
Movie Titles: Murder by Death

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🎭George Coe -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/10/1929 N.S. d.7/18/2015 N.S. (86)
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
Misc: an original member of the Not Ready For Prime Time Players, the original cast of Saturday Night Live, for the first show in October 1975
TV Shows: Archer
Movie Titles: Kramer vs. Kramer, The Mighty Ducks

🎭🎵Gary Owens -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/10/1934 N.S. d.2/13/2015 N.S. (80)
Hall of Famer, Variety Show Host, Cartoon Voice Actor, Panelist, Announcer (m), Radio Disc Jock
Misc: his birth year range from 1934 to 1939.
TV Shows: Space Ghost (voice and star), Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (announcer), The Gong Show (host/panelist), The Banana Splits, Yogi Bear, Space Ghost, Green Hornet, Roger Ramjet, Garfield and Friends, Eek! The Cat, Dynomutt Dog Wonder (as Blue Falcon)
Movie Titles: The Love Bug

🎭Mike Hagerty -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/10/1954 N.S. d.4/29/2022 N.S. (67)
Actor
TV Shows: The George Carlin Show, Friends
Movie Titles: Wayne's World, Overboard, Speed 2: Cruise Control, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

🎭Larry Flash Jenkins -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/10/1955 N.S. d.4/25/2019 N.S. (63)
Actor, Producer (m)
Misc: Speeder in karate & sports
TV Shows: The White Shadow (as Wardell Stone), Bay City Blues, Finder of Lost Loves
Movie Titles: Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, Fletch, Edtv

🎵🎸Sid Vicious -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/10/1957 d.2/2/1979 (21)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Bassist, Punk Rock Singer/Guitarist, British
Names/Places: RN:John Simon Ritchie
Group Names: The Sex Pistols

🎨🎖⚛⚖Paul Revere -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/21/1734 J-LD or 1/1/1735 N.S. d.5/10/1818 N.S. (83)
Comic Strip Cartoonist, Engraver (m), Revolutionary (m), Inventor (m), Statesman (m)
Names/Places: b. in Boston; d. in Boston
Misc: Silversmith; Political; New England Patriot; False Teeth, Eye Glasses, Picture Frames, Surgical Tools, warned the colonists "The British Are Coming!"

🎭🎵Joseph M. "Joe" Weber -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/11/1867 N.S. d.5/10/1942 N.S. (74)
Stage Actor, Comedian, Singer
Misc: of Weber & (Lewis) Fields

🎭Jed Prouty -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/6/1879 d.5/10/1956 (77)
Movie Actor, Comedian, Vaudevillan

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🎨🎭🎵George E. Price -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/5/1901 d.5/10/1964 (63)
Comic Strip Cartoonist, Comedian, Vaudevillan, Singer
Misc: N.Y. lower class life

🎭Jack E. Leonard -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/24/1911 d.5/10/1973 (62)
Comedian
Names/Places: RN:Leonard Lebitsky
Misc: one of the original Buddy-Jackie-Shecky comics

🎭Susan Oliver -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/13/1937 d.5/10/1990 (53)
Actress, TV Director (m)
Misc: a supporting player in 100s of 1950-70s series
TV Shows: Star Trek: The Cage (episode), Peyton Place (as Ann Howard)

🎨✍🎵Shel Silverstein -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/25/1930 N.S. d.5/10/1999 N.S. (68)
Cartoonist, Artist, Author (m), Poet (m), Composer/Songwriter, Novelty Singer
Misc: Author and illustrator of children's books such as "A Light in the Attic" and "Where the Sidewalk Ends."
Book Titles: A Light in the Attic, Where The Sidewalk Ends
Song Titles: A Boy Named Sue, Father of a Boy Named Sue, Sahra Sylvia Cynthia Stout, The Smokeoff

🎭Rori King -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/14/1970 d.5/10/2015 N.S. (44)
Actress
Misc: retired from acting in 1982
TV Shows: Angie (as Melody), Bosom Buddies, I'm a Big Girl Now (as Becky)

🎭Geoffrey Bayldon -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/7/1924 d.5/10/2017 N.S. (93)
Movie Actor, English
Movie Titles: To Sir With Love, Tales from the Crypt (1972), Horror of Dracula (1958)

🎵Rolf Harris -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/30/1930 N.S. d.5/10/2023 N.S. (93)
Songwriter, Pianist, Novelty Singer, Australian
Misc: developed his wobble-board sound out of a sheet of masonite
Song Titles: Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport

Related Events on This Date

In 1774, Louis XVI ascended the throne of France. Didnʹt Allan Sherman write a song about him?

In 1902, Film producer David O. (Oliver) Selznick was born. He produced “King Kong,” “A Star Is Born,” “The Prisoner of Zenda,” “Gone with the Wind,” “Duel in the Sun,” “The Third Man” and “A Farewell to Arms,” among others. He died on June 22, 1965.

In 1913, The United States League started as another major league, to compete with the American and National Leagues. The League went out of existence after two…days.

In 1929, Walt Disneyʹs first Silly Symphony film, “The Skeleton Dance”, is completed. It was released on August 22, 1929.

In 1930, The Mickey Mouse film, “The Cactus Kid”, is completed. Minnie Mouse also appears.

In 1935, “The Bride of Frankenstein” (The Monster Talks!) starring Boris Karloff and Elsa Lanchester premiered in a movie theater in the U.S.A.

In 1936, The overmodulated Gary Owens is born. Owens was the orignal voice behind the Cartoon Networkʹs late night host with the most Space Ghost, and also the narrator for SGʹs original cartoon which also featured (not that) Johnny Carson as “Dino Boy.”

In 1946, The Pluto film, “In Dutch” is released.

In 1947, The cartoon short “Rabbit Transit” opened in movie theaters in the U.S.A.

In 1950, 05 x 10 = 50

In 1955, Homer Simpson, Cartoon Character, born; date according to E.T.

In 1969, R.C., “Hair” by Cowsills peaked at number two on the pop singles chart.

In 1974, Eric Clapton recorded “I Shot the Sheriff”

In 1977, 15 years after Dobie Gillis ended its run, CBS aired the pilot episode for a proposed revival series titled Whatever Happened To Dobie Gillis? What happened was Dobie had finally been snagged by Zelda, and had a teenage son, Georgie (played by Stephen Paul). Maynard, now forty-something but still unconventional, came back to visit. The new series never happened.

In 1979, David Huddleston stars as a popular Midwestern mayor in the NBC sitcom “Hizzoner.” Also in the cast: Kathy Cronkite (Walterʹs daughter), Don Galloway and Diana Muldaur.

In 1980, On the cover of TV Guide: “cast of One Day at a Time”. Other Articles: Tim Conway.

In 1980, “Friday The 13th”, the first installment featuring “Jason,” opened in movie theaters in the U.S.A.

In 1983, Having dropped the showʹs original setting (Milwaukee for Hollywood), and one of its female leads ABC finally drops the Penny Marshall show — still being called “Laverne And Shirley.” And theyʹre serious, so stop calling them Cindy Williams!

In 1983, Lee Chin Yong did 170 continuous chin-ups in Seoul.

In 1986, On the cover of TV Guide: “cast of Cheers”. Other Articles: Susan Howard, Brothers

In 1986, R.C., “Rock Me Amadeus” by Falco peaked at number one on the United Kingdom pop singles chart.

In 1994, Weezer releases its debut, the self-titled “blue” album.

In 1996, Today in Late Show w/ Letterman History: Letterman spends his final day in San Francisco with Manny, the Haight-Ashbury hippie, who popularizes words such as “dank” (good), “schwag”(bad) and “diggity dank” (awesome!). Later, Letterman makes Mannyʹs dream come true, when he invites him to play harmonica on stage with his idol, Blues Travelerʹs John Popper.

In 1998, The voices of Ani DiFranco and the late Tammy Wynette are featured on Foxʹs “King of the Hill.”

In 1999, Artist, author, playwright, cartoonist and songwriter Shel Silverstein, 66, was found dead in Key West, Florida. He penned Johnny Cashʹs Number 1 country hit “A Boy Named Sue” (1969) and two 1972 top-10 hits for Doctor Hook and the Medicine Show, “Sylviaʹs Mother” and “The Cover of 'Rolling Stone.'”

In 1999, Shel Silverstein, American poet, singer-songwriter, cartoonist, screenwriter, and author of children's books died of a massive heart attack aged 68. He wrote Tompall Glaser's highest-charting solo single "Put Another Log on the Fire", "One's on the Way" (a hit for Loretta Lynn), and wrote one of Johnny Cash's best known whimsical hits, "A Boy Named Sue." Other songs co-written by Silverstein include "The Taker" by Waylon Jennings and hits for Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show.

In 2001, The XFL folds after one season that was a critical and TV ratings disappointment for the football league founded by the World Wrestling Federation and jointly owned by NBC.

In 2023, “The Game Show Show” began airing on ABC

In 2023, “The Muppets Mayhem” began airing on Disney+

In 2050, 05 x 10 = 50

Movie Releases On This Date

In 1978, "It Lives Again" was released by Warner Bros. / Larco Productions; Larry Cohen (director/screenplay); Frederic Forrest, Kathleen Lloyd, John P. Ryan, John Marley, Andrew Duggan, Eddie Constantine, Bobby Ramsen, Glenda Young, Melissa Inger, Jill Gatsb, Lynn Wood, Dennis O'Flaherty, James Dixon; Horror; Live Action

In 1978, "The End" was released by United Artists / Gordon-Reynolds Productions; Burt Reynolds (director); Jerry Belson (screenplay); Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise, Sally Field, Strother Martin, David Steinberg, Joanne Woodward, Norman Fell, Myrna Loy, Kristy McNichol, Pat O'Brien, Robby Benson, Carl Reiner, Bill Ewing, James Best, Frank McRae, Jock Mahoney; Black Comedy; Live Action

In 1978, "Martin" was released by Libra Films / Laurel Tape and Film / Braddock Associates; George A. Romero (director/screenplay); John Amplas, Lincoln Maazel, Christine Forrest, Tom Savini, George A. Romero, Tony Buba, Pasquale Buba, Elayne Nadeau, Sara Venable, Fran Middleton, Roger Caine, J. Clifford Forrest Jr., Clayton McKinnon; Horror; Live Action

In 1985, "Rustlers' Rhapsody" was released by Paramount Pictures; Hugh Wilson (director/screenplay); Tom Berenger, G.W. Bailey, Marilu Henner, Fernando Rey, Andy Griffith, Sela Ward, Brant Van Hoffman, Christopher Malcolm, Jim Carter, Patrick Wayne, Paul Maxwell, Billy J. Mitchell, John Orchard; Comedy, Western; Live Action

In 1991, "Sweet Talker" was released by New Line Cinema; Michael Jenkins (director); Tony Morphett (screenplay); Bryan Brown, Karen Allen, Chris Haywood, Bill Kerr, Bruce Spence, Bruce Myles, Paul Chubb, Peter Hehir, Justin Rosniak; Comedy; Live Action

In 1991, "Switch" was released by HBO / Warner Bros. Pictures; Blake Edwards (director/screenplay); Ellen Barkin, Jimmy Smits, JoBeth Williams, Lorraine Bracco, Tony Roberts, Perry King, Bruce Martyn Payne, Lysette Anthony, Victoria Mahoney, Basil Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Kevin Kilner, David Wohl, James Harper, John Lafayette, Téa Leoni; Comedy; Live Action

In 1996, "Cold Comfort Farm" was released by Universal Pictures / Gramercy Pictures; John Schlesinger (director); Malcolm Bradbury (screenplay); Eileen Atkins, Kate Beckinsale, Sheila Burrell, Stephen Fry, Freddie Jones, Joanna Lumley, Ian McKellen, Miriam Margolyes, Rufus Sewell, Ivan Kaye, Jeremy Peters, Maria Miles, Christopher Bowen, Louise Rea, Sophie Revell, Rupert Penry-Jones, Angela Thorne, Harry Ditson; Comedy; Live Action

In 2000, "Battlefield Earth" was released by Warner Bros. Pictures / Morgan Creek Productions / Franchise Pictures; Roger Christian (director); Corey Mandell, J. David Shapiro (screenplay); John Travolta, Barry Pepper, Forest Whitaker, Kim Coates, Sabine Karsenti, Richard Tyson, Kelly Preston, Michael MacRae, Shaun Austin-Olsen, Tim Post, Michael Byrne, Christian Tessier, Sylvain Landry, Earl Pastko, Noel Burton; Sci-Fi; Live Action

In 2002, "The New Guy" was released by Columbia Pictures / Revolution Studios; Ed Decter (director); David Kendall (screenplay); DJ Qualls, Eliza Dushku, Eddie Griffin, Zooey Deschanel, Lyle Lovett, Jerod Mixon, Parry Shen, Rachael E. Stevens, Ameer Baraka, Kina Cosper, Ross Patterson, Geoffrey Lewis, Kurt Fuller, Sunny Mabrey, Illeana Douglas, Justine Johnston, Matt Gogin, Jerry O'Connell, Charlie O'Connell, Vanilla Ice, Tony Hawk, David Hasselhoff, Tommy Lee, Kool Moe Dee, Horatio Sanz, Henry Rollins, Josh Todd, Jai Rodriguez, Jermaine Dupri, M. C. Gainey, Kyle Gass, Gene Simmons, James Brown, Valente Rodriguez; Comedy; Live Action

Unusual Songs Charting in the U.S.

In 1958, “Witch Doctor” by The Music Of David Seville charted at number 1 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1958, “Tequila” by The Champs charted at number 7 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1958, “Lollipop” by The Chordettes charted at number 10 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1958, “Don't You Just Know It” by Huey (Piano) Smith And The Clowns charted at number 17 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1958, “Lazy Mary (Luna Mezzo Mare)” by Lou Monte charted at number 28 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1958, “The Little Blue Man” by Betty Johnson charted at number 35 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1958, “Dinner With Drac (Part 1)” by John Zacherle 'The Cool Ghoul' charted at number 38 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1958, “Nee Nee Na Na Na Na Nu Nu” by Dickey Doo And The Don'ts charted at number 48 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1958, “Short Shorts” by The Royal Teens charted at number 69 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1969, “Hair” by Cowsills charted at number 2 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1969, “Gitarzan” by Ray Stevens charted at number 17 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1969, “Dizzy” by Tommy Roe charted at number 22 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1969, “Pinball Wizard” by The Who charted at number 25 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “Chevy Van” by Sammy Johns charted at number 15 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “The Bertha Butt Boogie” by The Jimmy Castor Bunch charted at number 37 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “Shaving Cream” by Benny Bell charted at number 38 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “Black Superman (Muhammad Ali)” by Johnny Wakelin And The Kinshasa Band charted at number 57 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “Misty” by Ray Stevens charted at number 59 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “The No No Song” by Ringo Starr charted at number 67 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “Why Can't We Be Friends?” by War charted at number 72 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “Long Haired Country Boy” by The Charlie Daniels Band charted at number 88 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “The Funky Gibbon” by The Goodies charted at number 89 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “Beer Barrel Polka” by Bobby Vinton charted at number 95 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Cars” by Gary Numan charted at number 15 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Love Stinks” by The J. Geils Band charted at number 49 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Rock Lobster” by The B-52's charted at number 58 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Theme From 'New York, New York'” by Frank Sinatra charted at number 60 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “It's Hard To Be Humble” by Mac Davis charted at number 69 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “It's A Night For Beautiful Girls” by The Fools charted at number 92 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Harlem Shuffle” by The Rolling Stones charted at number 9 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Rock Me Amadeus” by Falco charted at number 24 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “I Wanna Be A Cowboy” by Boys Don't Cry charted at number 42 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Vienna Calling” by Falco charted at number 47 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Hands Across America” by Voices Of America charted at number 69 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Living On Video” by Trans-X charted at number 90 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Once In A Lifetime” by Talking Heads charted at number 100 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “MmmBop” by Hanson charted at number 6 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Your Woman (aka >Abort, Retry, Fail?_)” by White Town charted at number 27 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “I Shot The Sheriff” by Warren G charted at number 30 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Here's Your Sign (Get The Picture)” by Travis Tritt And Billy Engvall charted at number 48 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “ESPN Presents The Jock Jam” by Various Artists charted at number 83 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2014, “#SELFIE” by The Chainsmokers charted at number 61 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2014, “Do You Want To Build A Snowman?” by Kristen Bell Featuring Agatha Lee Monn And Katie Lopez charted at number 84 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in the U.K.

In 1958, “Lollipop” by The Chordettes charted at number 6 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1958, “Tequila” by The Champs charted at number 9 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1958, “Lollipop” by Mudlarks charted at number 10 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1969, “Pinball Wizard” by The Who charted at number 4 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1969, “Harlem Shuffle” by Bob And Earl charted at number 11 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1969, “Dizzy” by Tommy Roe charted at number 17 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles” by West Ham United Cup Squad charted at number 31 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “The Funky Gibbon” by The Goodies charted at number 34 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “Wombling White Tie And Tails” by The Wombles charted at number 35 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Night Boat To Cairo” by Madness charted at number 29 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “The Bucket Of Water Song” by Four Bucketeers charted at number 36 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Theme From 'M*A*S*H' (Suicide Is Painless)” by The MASH charted at number 42 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Poison Ivy” by Lambrettas charted at number 47 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Rock Me Amadeus” by Falco charted at number 1 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “The Chicken Song” by Spitting Image charted at number 11 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Just Say No” by Cast Of Grange Hill charted at number 12 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Living Doll” by Comic Relief Presents Cliff Richard And The Young Ones Featuring Hank Marvin charted at number 21 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Rock Lobster / Planet Claire” by The B-52's charted at number 35 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “E = MC²” by Big Audio Dynamite charted at number 44 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Theme From 'Peter Gunn'” by The Art Of Noise Featuring Duane Eddy charted at number 52 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Sittin' On Top Of The World” by Liverpool Football Team 1986 charted at number 88 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Harlem Shuffle” by The Rolling Stones charted at number 92 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2003, “Spirit In The Sky” by Gareth Gates Featuring The Kumars charted at number 18 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2014, “Do You Want To Build A Snowman?” by Kristen Bell Featuring Agatha Lee Monn And Katie Lopez charted at number 29 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2014, “#SELFIE” by The Chainsmokers charted at number 36 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2014, “I Need A Dollar” by Aloe Blacc charted at number 79 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Australia

In 1958, “Tequila” by The Champs charted at number 8 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1969, “Dizzy” by Tommy Roe charted at number 2 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1969, “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da / While My Guitar Gently Weeps” by The Beatles charted at number 5 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “Newcastle Song / Ventriloquist Love” by Bob Hudson charted at number 1 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “Black Superman (Muhammad Ali) / Bang The Drum” by Johnny Wakelin And The Kinshasa Band charted at number 11 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “If / Rubber Bands And Bits Of String” by Telly Savalas charted at number 18 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “Shaving Cream / The Girl From Chicago” by Benny Bell charted at number 57 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “Beer Barrel Polka / Dick And Jane” by Bobby Vinton charted at number 92 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “Beer Barrel Polka / Baby How Are You” by Denny Christian charted at number 97 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Rock Lobster / 6060-842” by The B-52's charted at number 4 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Space Invaders / A Menacing Glow In The Sky” by Player [1] charted at number 6 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Day Trip To Bangor (Didn't We Have A Lovely Time) / Peel The Tatties” by Fiddler's Dram charted at number 13 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Skinny Girls / Oh Johnny” by Alan O'Day charted at number 25 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Walking On The Moon / Visions Of The Night” by The Police charted at number 26 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Money (That's What I Want) / Money (That's What I Want) (pt. 2)” by The Flying Lizards charted at number 34 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life / Brian” by Monty Python charted at number 49 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Drac's Back / Carry On Sharon” by Andy Forray charted at number 50 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Turning Japanese / Here Comes The Judge (Live)” by The Vapors charted at number 55 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Movin' Right Along / Never Before, Never Again (Instrumental)” by Kermit The Frog (Jim Henson) And Fozzie Bear charted at number 58 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Planet Claire / There's A Moon In The Sky (Called The Moon)” by The B-52's charted at number 61 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “An Englishman In New York (Strange Apparatus) / Silent Running” by Godley And Creme charted at number 68 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Rapper's Delight” by The Sugarhill Gang charted at number 71 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Day Trip To Bangor (Didn't We Have A Lovely Time) / What Shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor” by Duffy's Band charted at number 76 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Captain Beaky / Wilfred The Weasel / Blanche” by Keith Michell, Captain Beaky And His Band charted at number 81 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Living Doll” by Comic Relief Presents Cliff Richard And The Young Ones Featuring Hank Marvin charted at number 3 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Harlem Shuffle” by The Rolling Stones charted at number 12 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Russians” by Sting charted at number 14 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Rock Me Amadeus” by Falco charted at number 27 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Your Woman (aka >Abort, Retry, Fail?_)” by White Town charted at number 3 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “I Shot The Sheriff” by Warren G charted at number 15 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Fire Water Burn” by Bloodhound Gang charted at number 17 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “I Will Survive” by CAKE charted at number 31 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “The Distance” by CAKE charted at number 36 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2008, “Psycho Teddy” by Psycho Teddy charted at number 12 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2014, “#SELFIE” by The Chainsmokers charted at number 36 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in New Zealand

In 1975, “Chevy Van” by Sammy Johns charted at number 4 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “Shaving Cream” by Benny Bell charted at number 31 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Money (That's What I Want)” by The Flying Lizards charted at number 10 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Walking On The Moon” by The Police charted at number 20 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Rapper's Delight” by The Sugarhill Gang charted at number 37 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Day Trip To Bangor (Didn't We Have A Lovely Time)” by Cathy And The Cucumbers charted at number 44 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Living Doll” by Comic Relief Presents Cliff Richard And The Young Ones Featuring Hank Marvin charted at number 1 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Harlem Shuffle” by The Rolling Stones charted at number 2 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Rock Me Amadeus” by Falco charted at number 13 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Russians” by Sting charted at number 33 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Love Missile F1-11” by Sigue Sigue Sputnik charted at number 36 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Pull Up To The Bumper” by Grace Jones charted at number 46 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “I Shot The Sheriff” by Warren G charted at number 5 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Your Woman (aka >Abort, Retry, Fail?_)” by White Town charted at number 9 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Fire Water Burn” by Bloodhound Gang charted at number 12 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 2014, “Everything Is AWESOME!!!” by Tegan And Sara Featuring The Lonely Island charted at number 24 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Sweden

In 1997, “My Sweet Lord (She's So Fine)” by Brainpool charted at number 57 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 2014, “#SELFIE” by The Chainsmokers charted at number 11 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Austria

In 1997, “Your Woman (aka >Abort, Retry, Fail?_)” by White Town charted at number 32 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 2014, “#SELFIE” by The Chainsmokers charted at number 24 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 2014, “We Are One (Ole Ola) [The 2014 FIFA World Cup Official Song]” by Pitbull Featuring Jennifer Lopez And Cláudia Leitte charted at number 62 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in the Netherlands

In 1969, “Dizzy” by Tommy Roe charted at number 7 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “If” by Telly Savalas charted at number 19 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “You Talk Too Much” by Spooky And Sue charted at number 30 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Rock And Roll High School” by The Ramones charted at number 50 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Living Doll” by Comic Relief Presents Cliff Richard And The Young Ones Featuring Hank Marvin charted at number 2 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Rock Me Amadeus (Canadian / American '86-Mix)” by Falco charted at number 5 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Love Missile F1-11” by Sigue Sigue Sputnik charted at number 36 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Harlem Shuffle” by The Rolling Stones charted at number 42 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Fire Water Burn” by Bloodhound Gang charted at number 15 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 2008, “Lollipop” by MIKA charted at number 66 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 2014, “#SELFIE” by The Chainsmokers charted at number 34 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in France

In 1986, “Russians” by Sting charted at number 26 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Harlem Shuffle” by The Rolling Stones charted at number 29 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Your Woman (aka >Abort, Retry, Fail?_)” by White Town charted at number 7 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2003, “Paris Latino” by Star Academy 2 charted at number 69 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2003, “Cheeky Song (Touch My Bum)” by The Cheeky Girls charted at number 98 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2014, “#SELFIE” by The Chainsmokers charted at number 57 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2014, “We Are One (Ole Ola) [The 2014 FIFA World Cup Official Song]” by Pitbull Featuring Jennifer Lopez And Cláudia Leitte charted at number 97 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2014, “I Love It” by Icona Pop Featuring Charli XCX charted at number 148 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2014, “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore And Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz charted at number 178 on the France Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Norway

In 1980, “Rapper's Delight” by The Sugarhill Gang charted at number 4 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Rock Me Amadeus” by Falco charted at number 7 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Living Doll” by Comic Relief Presents Cliff Richard And The Young Ones Featuring Hank Marvin charted at number 10 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Fire Water Burn” by Bloodhound Gang charted at number 3 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Roses Are Red” by Aqua charted at number 6 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 2003, “Woodpeckers From Space” by Spritney Bears charted at number 2 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 2014, “#SELFIE” by The Chainsmokers charted at number 14 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Switzerland

In 1969, “Dizzy” by Tommy Roe charted at number 10 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “If” by Telly Savalas charted at number 4 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Love Missile F1-11” by Sigue Sigue Sputnik charted at number 8 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Harlem Shuffle” by The Rolling Stones charted at number 22 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Your Woman (aka >Abort, Retry, Fail?_)” by White Town charted at number 27 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2003, “Paris Latino” by Star Academy 2 charted at number 55 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2003, “The Ketchup Song (Aserejé)” by Las Ketchup charted at number 95 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2008, “Lollipop” by MIKA charted at number 81 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2014, “We Are One (Ole Ola) [The 2014 FIFA World Cup Official Song]” by Pitbull Featuring Jennifer Lopez And Cláudia Leitte charted at number 54 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Canada

In 1958, “Witch Doctor” by The Music Of David Seville charted at number 2 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1958, “Don't You Just Know It” by Huey (Piano) Smith And The Clowns charted at number 19 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1969, “Hair” by Cowsills charted at number 1 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1969, “Pinball Wizard” by The Who charted at number 11 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1969, “Gitarzan” by Ray Stevens charted at number 13 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “Chevy Van” by Sammy Johns charted at number 8 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “The No No Song” by Ringo Starr charted at number 22 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “Shaving Cream” by Benny Bell charted at number 24 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “The Bertha Butt Boogie” by The Jimmy Castor Bunch charted at number 37 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “Beer Barrel Polka” by Bobby Vinton charted at number 47 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “Black Superman (Muhammad Ali)” by Johnny Wakelin And The Kinshasa Band charted at number 88 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “Misty” by Ray Stevens charted at number 91 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “Hit The Road Jack” by The Stampeders charted at number 99 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Cars” by Gary Numan charted at number 4 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Rock Lobster” by The B-52's charted at number 8 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Money (That's What I Want)” by The Flying Lizards charted at number 14 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “I Wish I Was Eighteen Again” by George Burns charted at number 31 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Video Killed The Radio Star” by The Buggles charted at number 40 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Love Stinks” by The J. Geils Band charted at number 63 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Nyet, Nyet Soviet (Soviet Jewellery)” by B.B. Gabor charted at number 74 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Harlem Shuffle” by The Rolling Stones charted at number 8 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Vienna Calling” by Falco charted at number 22 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “I Wanna Be A Cowboy” by Boys Don't Cry charted at number 35 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Rock Me Amadeus” by Falco charted at number 62 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Theme From 'Peter Gunn'” by The Art Of Noise Featuring Duane Eddy charted at number 98 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Your Woman (aka >Abort, Retry, Fail?_)” by White Town charted at number 2 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “MmmBop” by Hanson charted at number 8 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 2014, “#SELFIE” by The Chainsmokers charted at number 29 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 2014, “Do You Want To Build A Snowman?” by Kristen Bell Featuring Agatha Lee Monn And Katie Lopez charted at number 93 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Alt-Canada

In 1997, “Your Woman (aka >Abort, Retry, Fail?_)” by White Town charted at number 10 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “MmmBop” by Hanson charted at number 32 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “I Love Candy” by 54-40 charted at number 78 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Finland

In 2014, “#SELFIE” by The Chainsmokers charted at number 8 on the Finland Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Denmark

In 2014, “#SELFIE” by The Chainsmokers charted at number 36 on the Denmark Pop Singles Chart

The Holiday Almanacs May 10, 2025

What's Today?

Today is Sat May the 10 in the year 2025
Jan 1 began on a Wed
This is day 130 of the year
Serialnumber = 45775
Julian date = 2460794 O.S.= 4 - 27 - 2025

Calendar

Holidays

Feast of St. Antoninus, bishop of Florence, confessor.
[USA] National Kids Fitness Week Ends
Clean Air Week Ends
National Family Reading Week (Day 6)
National Nurses Week (Day 6)
National Walking Week (Day 6)
Public Service Recognition Week (Day 6)
Public Service Recognition Week (Day 6)
Be Kind to Animals Week Ends
Conserve Water/Detect-a-Leak Week Ends
Flexible Work Arrangements Week Ends
Goodwill Industries Week Ends
National Correctional Officers Week Ends
National Drinking Water Week Ends
National Extension Homemakers Week ends.
National Family Week Ends
National Family Week ends.
National Herb Week (Day 6)
National Music Week ends.
National Pet Week Ends
National Postcard Week Ends
National Raisin Week Ends
National Self-Help Book Week Ends
National Suicide Prevention Week Ends
National Tourism Week Ends
National Youth Hostel Week ends.
PTA Teacher Appreciation Week Ends
[RI] American Hertiage Week Ends
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International Community Service Days
Just Say No Week Ends
National Bake Sale Day
[USA] Native American/Indian Day
Golden Spike Day (Utah, 1869).
Nelson Mandela Inauguration Day (1994)
[Fed States of Micronesia] Proclamation of Federated States (1979)
[Hong Kong] Tin Hau's Day
[North & South Carolina] Confederate Memorial Day (1868)
[Thailand] Ploughing Ceremony

Reminders

Astrological Sign: Gemini: The Twins (5-21 thru 6-20); Ruling Planet: Mercury. Element: Air. Traits: Mentally active, talkative, versatile. Body part associated with this sign: The arms. Occupations: Crafts, communications, work dealing with intricate problems, sales, small businesses.
Flowers: Hawthorne and Lily of the Valley
Gem: Emerald and Agate
Full Moon: the Flower Moon, the Song Moon and the Hare Moon or the Faery Moon.
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May's name comes from the Latin word maiores, or elders.
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