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Offbeat Datebook: Births and Deaths (sorted by age), Events and Holidays for May 27

Last Updated 06-02-2024

🎭Ralph Hart -- is 72 in the year 2024 and 73 in the year 2025; b.5/27/1952
Actor
Misc: retired from acting in 1967
TV Shows: The Lucy SHow (as Sherman Bagley)
Movie Titles: The Music Man, Gypsy

🎭Peri Gilpin -- is 63 in the year 2024 and 64 in the year 2025; b.5/27/1961 N.S.
Actress
TV Shows: Make It or Break It, Frasier (as Roz Doyle)

Meg Parsont -- is 62 in the year 2024 and 63 in the year 2025; b.5/27/1962
Celebrity Friend
Misc: worked at the Simon & Schuster building in New York City; was David Letterman's girl across the street in his late night TV shows

🎭Adam Carolla -- is 60 in the year 2024 and 61 in the year 2025; b.5/27/1964
Actor, Comedian, Radio Talk Show Host

🎭Jack McBrayer -- is 51 in the year 2024 and 52 in the year 2025; b.5/27/1973
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer (m)
TV Shows: Phineas and Ferb, Wander Over Yander (as Wander), 30 Rock (as Kenneth Parcell)
Movie Titles: The Lorax, Wreck-It Ralph, Despicable Me, Forgetting Sarah Marshall

🎭Ben Feldman -- is 44 in the year 2024 and 45 in the year 2025; b.5/27/1980
Actor
TV Shows: Living with Fran, Mad Men, Superstore (as Jonah), Drop Dead Diva
Movie Titles: As Above So Below, Friday the 13th (2009), The Perfect Man, Cloverfield

🎭Vincent Price -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/27/1911 d.10/25/1993 (82)
Actor, TV Host, Panelist
Names/Places: NN:The Master of Menace, b. in St. Louis, MO
Misc: Art-expert
TV Shows: Batman (as Egghead), Pantotime Quiz, Mystery 1981-89

🎭🎵Kenny Price -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/27/1931 d.8/4/1987 (56)
Comedian, Country Singer
Names/Places: NN:The Round Mound of Sound
TV Shows: Midwestern Hayride, Hee Haw (regular)

🎨🎭Zack Norman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/27/1940 N.S. d.4/28/2024 N.S. (83)
Art Collector, Actor, Comedian, Movie Producer (m)

🎭Rick Ludwin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/27/1948 N.S. d.11/10/2019 N.S. (71)
TV Executive (m)
Misc: he was notable as the executive who backed Jerry Seinfeld's series Seinfeld, which went on to become one of the most popular and successful television sitcoms of all time.

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🎨✍⚛💰🎭Robert LeRoy Ripley -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/25/1890 N.S. d.5/27/1949 N.S. (58)
Cartoonist, Illustrator (m), Author (m), Writer (m), Anthropologist (m), Entrepreneur, TV Host
Names/Places: b. in Santa Rosa, CA
Book Titles: Ripley's Believe It ot Not (creator)

🎨James Montgomery Flagg -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/18/1877 d.5/27/1960 (82)
Comic Strip Cartoonist, Illustrator (m), Painter (m)
Misc: Created the "I want you" Uncle Sam recruiting poster

🎭Jeffrey Hunter -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/25/1925 d.5/27/1969 (43)
TV/Movie Actor
Names/Places: RN:Henry Herman McKinnies; Emily McLaughlin's hubby
Misc: some say b. 1926 or '27
TV Shows: Star Trek: The Cage (pilot as Christopher Pike); Temple Houston (star)

🎨Ed Dodd -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/7/1902 d.5/27/1991 (88)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Names/Places: RFN:Edward Benton
Book Titles: Mark Trail (comic strip creator)

🎭Gretchen Wyler -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/16/1932 d.5/27/2007 (75)
Stage Actress
Misc: musical comedy stage star of the 1950-60s
TV Shows: Silk Stockings

🎭Jeff Conaway -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/5/1950 d.5/27/2011 (60)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor
TV Shows: Taxi (as Bobby Wheeler), Wizards & Warriors, Babylon 5 (as Zack Allan)

🎭Peggy Pope -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/15/1929 N.S. d.5/27/2020 N.S. (91)
Actress
TV Shows: Billy, Soap (as Mrs. David), 9 to 5 (as Betty)
Movie Titles: The Last Starfighter, Choke, Once Bitten

✍🎭Shane Briant -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/17/1946 N.S. d.5/27/2021 N.S. (74)
Novelist, Actor, English
Movie Titles: Demons of the Mind, Straight on Till Morning, Captain Kronos -Vampire Hunter, and Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell

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🎭Elizabeth MacRae -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/22/1936 N.S. d.5/27/2024 N.S. (88)
Actress
TV Shows: "Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C." (as Lou-Ann Poovie)

Related Events on This Date

In 1790, The laziest man in history went to bed and stayed there for the next 70 years. Jeremiah Carlton of England was 19 and the heir to a large fortune when he climbed into bed, thinking he never needed to work ever again. He died 70 years later.

In 1933, The Silly Symphony film, “Three Little Pigs” is released, opening at Radio City Music Hall in New York. It cost $60,000 to produce, but with revenue from merchandising, represents the studioʹs first profit-making film. It introduced the Depression fighting song “Whoʹs Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?” and it became the most popular cartoon to-date.

In 1938, The Silly Symphony film, “Wynken, Blynken and Nod” is released.

In 1949, Martin Canine, Cartoon Character, by Famous Studios, spoofed Martin Kane.

In 1950, Frank Sinatra made his TV debut this night as he appeared on NBCʹs “Star-Spangled Review” with show biz legend, Bob Hope.

In 1955, “The Red Buttons Show”, TV Variety; last aired on NBC.

In 1956, While itʹll still be another few years before “The Honeymooners” is lovingly ripped off as “The Flintstones,” Ralph, Ed, Alice and Trixie do assume comic book form on this day, courtesy of DC Comics. The series runs a total of ten issues.

In 1958, THE 1ST “DOBERMAN” COMIC On newsstands: the debut issue (dated June 1958) of DC comicsʹ print version of the schleppy character from PHIL SILVERS' “BILKO” TV show

In 1967, On the cover of TV Guide: “cast of F Troop: Ken Berry, Larry Storch, Forrest Tucker”. Other Articles: Mr. Terrific, T.H.E. Cat

In 1969, “The Jerry Lewis Show” second run, TV Variety; last aired on NBC.

In 1972, On the cover of TV Guide: “cast of All in the Family: Carroll OʹConnor and Jean Stapleton”. Other Articles: Bonanzaʹs Future, Lloyd Bridges

In 1972, “Troglodyte (Cave Man)” by Jimmy Castor entered the Top 40 chart.

In 1977, The City of New York fined “human fly” George H. Willig $1.10 — one penny for each of the 110 stories of the World Trade Center heʹd scaled the day before.

In 1977, Two weeks after signing the Sex Pistols, Virgin Records released “God Save the Queen” to conincide with Queen Elizabethʹs Silver Jubilee celebration in June. The tune is banned from British airplay because of its “treasonous sentiments.” Nonetheless, it becomes number one in the United Kingdom, listed in some reports with a blank line where the title should be. The record begins with “God save the Queen, she ainʹt no human being” as the opening lyrics.

In 1977, “Richard Pryorʹs Greatest Hits” album by Richard Pryor was released

In 1982, Though itʹs the last new episode aired, itʹs actually only the 26th episode shot of “Bosom Buddies.” In “Cablevision,” The boys host their own cable access show, “Bite the Big Apple.” Bye Bye, Buffy.

In 1986, “Those Of You With Or W/O Children,Youʹll Understand” album by Bill Cosby was released

In 1987, The TV show, “An All New Adventure of Disneyʹs Sport Goofy, Featuring Sport Goofy in Soccermania” airs on NBC.

In 1988, “Punky Brewster” ended its fourth and final season (season two in syndication) with the wedding of Brandon the golden retriever to a spunky blonde named Brenda. As can be expected, itʹs a misty-eyed episode chock full of clips and flashbacks…of the dog. (ummm, Brandon and Brenda? Where did they honeymoon? 90210?) 12 years later, “Punky” develops into a babilicious college deejay on “Sabrina, The Teenage Witch”

In 1992, “Baby Got Back” single by Sir Mix-a-lot was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1994, Larry King ended his radio show.

In 1994, On All My Children: Trevorʹs 1994 nuptials to “Jane Cox” were nixed at the altar when he discovered that the bride was really his old foe Janet “From Another Planet” Green. Sheʹd had some remarkable plastic surgery. Trevor warmed up to the reformed crowbar killer and on this day in 1998, they tied the knot.

In 1994, The house partyʹs over, as “The Arsenio Hall Show” tapes its final show with guest (and brief competitor) Whoopi Goldberg.

In 1994, “The Flintstones” live action movie opened in theaters with a record weekend of $37.2 million. Whimsical Will did an interview item “Hittin' Bedrock”.

In 1999, Cosimo Cavallaro has created a Muenster. Itʹs a room the Swiss Family Robinson could call home, a place as gouda as it gets. Itʹs a hotel room covered in 1,000 pounds of melted cheese — a mixture of shredded Gruyere, Swiss and other varieties. In Room 114, cheese drips from a ceiling fan. It is draped over chairs and the television. It blankets two beds and hangs from the overhead light in long strands reaching the floor. It covers an ashtray and two glasses. It is spread over the walls and the carpet. It nearly covers the blinking red message light of the bedside telephone. The place smells something like a New York apartment would if a party spread were left out overnight…in August. To Cavallaro, this is art.

In 2003, A study was released that showed women who took hormones for years ran a higher risk of Alzheimerʹs or other types of dementia.

In 2006, “Squirrel Boy” began airing on Cartoon Network

In 2017, The Baseball Hall of Fame inducts the fictional cartoon character Homer Simpson to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Simpsons episode 'Homer at the Bat.' A discussion of the much-beloved episode includes comments by real Hall of Famers Wade Boggs and Ozzie Smith, who played themselves on the animated show, and executive producers Al Jean and Mike Reiss, director Jim Reardon, and executive story editor Jeff Martin.

In 2020, “Looney Tunes Cartoons” began airing on HBO Max

In 2021, “Rugrats” returned to be airing new episodes on Paramount+

Movie Releases On This Date

In 1977, "Cinderella" was released by Group 1; Michael Pataki (director); Frank Ray Perilli (screenplay); Cheryl Smith, Yana Nirvana, Marilyn Corwin, Jennifer Stace, Sy Richardson, Brett Smiley, Kirk Scott, Boris Moris, Pamela Stonebrook, Frank Ray Perilli; Musical, Comedy; Live Action

In 1977, "Desperate Living" was released by New Line Cinema / Dreamland; John Waters (director/screenplay); Liz Renay, Mink Stole, Edith Massey, Susan Lowe, Mary Vivian Pearce, Jean Hill, Cookie Mueller, Channing Wilroy, Ed Peranio, Paul Swift, George Figgs, Sharon Niesp, George Stover, Turkey Joe, Al Strapelli, Brook Blake, Karen Gerwig, Marina Melin; Comedy; Live Action

In 1977, "Smokey and the Bandit" was released by Universal Pictures / Rastar; Hal Needham (director); James Lee Barrett, Charles Shyer, Alan Mandel (screenplay); Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jerry Reed, Jackie Gleason, Mike Henry, Pat McCormick, Paul Williams, Macon McCalman, Michael McManus, Ben Jones, Joe Klecko, Hank Worden, Sonny Shroyer, Susan McIver, George Reynolds, Laura Lizer Sommers, Michael Mann, Lamar Jackson, Ronnie Gay, Quinnon Sheffield, Alfie Wise, Pat Hustis, Ingeborg Kjeldsen, Gene Witham, Susan Sindelar; Road, Action, Comedy; Live Action

In 1988, "Killer Klowns from Outer Space" was released by Trans World Entertainment; Stephen Chiodo (director/screenplay); Charles Chiodo (screenplay); Grant Cramer, Suzanne Snyder, John Allen Nelson, John Vernon, Royal Dano, Michael S. Siegel, Peter Licassi, Charles Chiodo, Christopher Titus; Sci-Fi, Horror, Comedy; Live Action

In 1994, "The Flintstones" was released by Universal Pictures / Amblin Entertainment; Brian Levant (director); Tom S. Parker, Jim Jennewein, Steven E. de Souza (screenplay); John Goodman, Rick Moranis, Elizabeth Perkins, Rosie O'Donnell, Kyle MacLachlan, Halle Berry, Elizabeth Taylor, Mel Blanc, Elaine & Melanie Silver, Hlynur & Marnio Sigurosson, Dann Florek, Richard Moll, Irwin Keyes, Jim Doughan, Harvey Korman, Jonathan Winters, Jack O'Halloran, The B-52's, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Jean Vander Pyl, Laraine Newman, Jay Leno, Alan Blumenfeld, William Hanna, Joseph Barbera, Sam Raimi, E. G. Daily, Phil Proctor; Comedy; Live Action

In 1998, "I Got the Hook-Up" was released by Dimension Films; Michael Martin (director); Carrie Mungo, Leroy Douglas, Master P (screenplay); Master P, A.J. Johnson, Gretchen Palmer, Helen Martin, Ice Cube, C-Murder, John Witherspoon, Snoop Dogg, Tommy "Tiny" Lister Jr., Joe Estevez, Mia X, Fiend, Mr. Serv-On, Mystikal, Silkk the Shocker, Sheryl Underwood, Tangie Ambrose; Comedy, Crime; Live Action

In 2005, "The Longest Yard" was released by Paramount Pictures / Columbia Pictures / MTV Films / Happy Madison Productions; Peter Segal (director); Sheldon Turner (screenplay); Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Burt Reynolds, James Cromwell, William Fichtner, Nelly, David Patrick Kelly, Tracy Morgan, Cloris Leachman, Terry Crews, Nicholas Turturro, Bill Goldberg, Bob Sapp, Steve Reevis, Dalip Singh Rana, Joey "Coco" Diaz, Eddie Bunker, Michael Irvin, D12, Bill Romanowski, Brian Bosworth, Kevin Nash, Steve Austin, Michael Papajohn, Conrad Goode, Allen Covert, Rob Schneider, Chris Berman, Jim Rome, Patrick Bristow, Lauren Sanchez, Dan Patrick, Ed Lauter, Sean Salisbury, Rob "Revolution" Moore, Big Boy, Courteney Cox, Lobo Sebastian, Brandon Molale, Todd Holland, Walter Williamson, John Hockridge, Christopher Neiman, Marc S. Ganis, Shane Ralston,; Sports, Comedy; Remake of 1974 film

In 2005, "Madagascar" was released by DreamWorks Animation / PDI/DreamWorks; Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath (directors/screenplay); Mark Burton, Billy Frolick (screenplay); Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sacha Baron Cohen, Cedric the Entertainer, Andy Richter, John DiMaggio, Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Cody Cameron, Christopher Knights, Conrad Vernon, Eric Darnell, Elisa Gabrielli, Bob Saget, Devika Parikh; Comedy, Family;

Unusual Songs Charting in the U.S.

In 1961, “Mother-In-Law” by Ernie K-Doe charted at number 1 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Blue Moon” by The Marcels charted at number 12 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Bonanza” by Al Caiola And His Orchestra charted at number 20 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Bumble Boogie” by B. Bumble And The Stingers charted at number 30 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Peanut Butter” by The Marathons charted at number 36 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “The Touchables In Brooklyn” by Dickie Goodman charted at number 42 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Rama Lama Ding Dong” by The Edsels charted at number 43 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Tossin' And Turnin'” by Bobby Lewis charted at number 44 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Little Egypt” by The Coasters charted at number 57 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “I Was Kaiser Bill's Batman” by Whistling Jack Smith charted at number 21 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “Too Many Fish In The Sea/Three Little Fishes” by Mitch Ryder And The Detroit Wheels charted at number 24 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “Happy Jack” by The Who charted at number 26 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “Yellow Balloon” by Yellow Balloon charted at number 31 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “The Oogum Boogum Song” by Brenton Wood charted at number 54 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead” by The Fifth Estate charted at number 58 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “The Candy Man” by Sammy Davis, Jr. With The Mike Curb Congregation charted at number 5 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “I Gotcha” by Joe Tex charted at number 8 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Sylvia's Mother” by Dr. Hook And The Medicine Show charted at number 9 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Hot Rod Lincoln” by Commander Cody And His Lost Planet Airmen charted at number 10 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard” by Paul Simon charted at number 22 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Troglodyte (Cave Man)” by The Jimmy Castor Bunch charted at number 29 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Long Haired Lover From Liverpool” by Little Jimmy Osmond charted at number 41 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Werewolves Of London” by Warren Zevon charted at number 24 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Cheeseburger In Paradise” by Jimmy Buffett charted at number 37 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Ça plane pour moi” by Plastic Bertrand charted at number 53 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “King Tut” by Steve Martin And The Toot Uncommons charted at number 89 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Iko Iko” by The Belle Stars charted at number 26 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Funky Cold Medina” by Tone Loc charted at number 34 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Cotton Eye Joe” by Rednex charted at number 26 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Mr. Personality” by 20 Fingers Featuring Gillette charted at number 69 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “I Kissed A Girl” by Jill Sobule charted at number 77 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Thong Song” by Sisqó charted at number 3 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Real Slim Shady” by Eminem charted at number 16 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “How Do You Like Me Now?!” by Toby Keith charted at number 51 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Flowers On The Wall” by Eric Heatherly charted at number 82 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Goodbye Earl” by The Dixie Chicks charted at number 86 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Bad Touch” by Bloodhound Gang charted at number 96 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “Size Matters (Someday)” by Joe Nichols charted at number 73 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “Get Drunk And Be Somebody” by Toby Keith charted at number 96 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2017, “Do-Re-Mi” by Blackbear Featuring Gucci Mane charted at number 96 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in the U.K.

In 1961, “You're Driving Me Crazy” by Temperance Seven charted at number 1 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Blue Moon” by The Marcels charted at number 2 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Have A Drink On Me” by Lonnie Donegan charted at number 17 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Mother-In-Law” by Ernie K-Doe charted at number 40 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Baby Sittin' Boogie” by Buzz Clifford charted at number 41 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “Seven Drunken Nights” by The Dubliners charted at number 7 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Leeds United” by Leeds United FC charted at number 10 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard” by Paul Simon charted at number 15 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Chantilly Lace” by Jerry Lee Lewis charted at number 34 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Mary Had A Little Lamb” by Paul McCartney And Wings charted at number 36 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Supersonic Rocket Ship” by The Kinks charted at number 42 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Jungle Fever” by Chakachas charted at number 45 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wemoweh)” by Dave Newman charted at number 50 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Ça plane pour moi” by Plastic Bertrand charted at number 19 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Ole, Ola” by Rod Stewart And The Scottish World Cup Squad charted at number 25 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Loving You Has Made Me Bananas” by Guy Marks charted at number 39 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “(I Can't Gèt Mé Nö) Satisfactiön” by Devo charted at number 68 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Bring Me Edelweiss” by Edelweiss charted at number 5 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Funky Cold Medina/On Fire” by Tone Loc charted at number 26 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Me, Myself And I” by De La Soul charted at number 53 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Lullaby” by The Cure charted at number 70 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Albinoni vs. Star Wars” by Sigue Sigue Sputnik charted at number 85 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Unchained Melody / White Cliffs Of Dover” by Robson Green And Jerome Flynn charted at number 1 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

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

In 1995, “We're Gonna Do It Again” by Manchester United 1995 Football Squad Featuring Stryker charted at number 9 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Far-Out Son Of Lung The Ramblings Of A Madman” by Future Sound Of London charted at number 22 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “All Together Now” by Everton Football Club charted at number 31 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Bad Touch” by Bloodhound Gang charted at number 6 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Thong Song” by Sisqó charted at number 12 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Blue Tomorrow” by Chelsea Football Club charted at number 22 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “Somebody's Watching Me” by Beatfreakz charted at number 5 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker (With Flowers In My Hair)” by Sandi Thom charted at number 15 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Australia

In 1950, “Mule Train” by Frankie Laine or Vaughn Monroe charted at number 5 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

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 7 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Blue Moon” by The Marcels charted at number 5 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Mother-In-Law” by Ernie K-Doe charted at number 20 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “Strawberry Fields Forever / Penny Lane” by The Beatles charted at number 4 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “Minnie The Moocher” by The Cherokees charted at number 18 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 32 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Watching The Detectives / Blame It On Cain / Mystery Dance” by Elvis Costello charted at number 83 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Money (That's What I Want) / Moving Along” by Renée Geyer charted at number 95 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Iko Iko” by The Belle Stars charted at number 20 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by The Proclaimers charted at number 30 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Wild Thing” by Sam Kinison charted at number 32 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

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

In 1995, “White Lines (Don't Do It)” by Duran Duran charted at number 22 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Speed” by Alpha Team charted at number 28 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Bloke” by Chris Franklin charted at number 39 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Thong Song” by Sisqó charted at number 40 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “Rapture Riders” by Blondie vs. The Doors charted at number 35 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in New Zealand

In 1978, “Werewolves Of London” by Warren Zevon charted at number 24 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Iko Iko” by The Belle Stars charted at number 16 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Walk The Dinosaur” by Was (Not Was) charted at number 49 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Cotton Eye Joe” by Rednex charted at number 9 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Old Pop In An Oak” by Rednex charted at number 18 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Mr. Personality” by 20 Fingers Featuring Gillette charted at number 37 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Thong Song” by Sisqó charted at number 1 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Cartoon Heroes” by Aqua charted at number 38 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 21 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Thong Song” by Sisqó charted at number 8 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Whistle Song (Blow My Whistle Bitch)” by DJ Aligator Project charted at number 12 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 3 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Don't Laugh” by Winx charted at number 26 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “My Humps” by Black Eyed Peas charted at number 74 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in the Netherlands

In 1961, “Baby Sittin' Boogie” by Buzz Clifford charted at number 3 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Blue Moon” by The Marcels charted at number 10 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Sucu Sucu” by Ping-Ping And Al Verlaine charted at number 11 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Sylvia's Mother” by Dr. Hook And The Medicine Show charted at number 7 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Chantilly Lace” by Jerry Lee Lewis charted at number 29 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Ça plane pour moi” by Plastic Bertrand charted at number 4 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Me, Myself And I” by De La Soul charted at number 3 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Lullaby” by The Cure charted at number 8 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “The Eve Of The War (Ben Liebrand remix)” by Jeff Wayne charted at number 12 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Funky Cold Medina” by Tone Loc charted at number 26 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Theme From 'Rawhide'” by The Blues Brothers charted at number 76 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Stars On '89 (Remix)” by Stars On 45 charted at number 97 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

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

In 2000, “The Thong Song” by Sisqó charted at number 15 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “Living On Video” by Pakito charted at number 14 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “Somebody's Watching Me” by Beatfreakz charted at number 25 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in France

In 1989, “Megamix” by Village People charted at number 17 on the France Pop Singles Chart

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

In 1995, “Hakuna Matata” by Jimmy Cliff And Lebo M. charted at number 17 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Don't Laugh” by Winx charted at number 22 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Cotton Eye Joe” by Rednex charted at number 35 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Cartoon Heroes” by Aqua charted at number 68 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Bad Touch” by Bloodhound Gang charted at number 77 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “Living On Video” by Pakito charted at number 1 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “My Humps” by Black Eyed Peas charted at number 11 on the France Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Norway

In 1961, “Blue Moon” by The Marcels charted at number 5 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Baby Sittin' Boogie” by Buzz Clifford charted at number 6 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Whistle Song (Blow My Whistle Bitch)” by DJ Aligator Project charted at number 1 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Thong Song” by Sisqó charted at number 3 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Switzerland

In 1989, “Iko Iko” by The Belle Stars charted at number 18 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Lullaby” by The Cure charted at number 23 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

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

In 1995, “Cotton Eye Joe” by Rednex charted at number 34 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Old Pop In An Oak” by Rednex charted at number 35 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Thong Song” by Sisqó charted at number 61 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Bad Touch” by Bloodhound Gang charted at number 70 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Ballad Of Chasey Lain” by Bloodhound Gang charted at number 82 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “My Humps” by Black Eyed Peas charted at number 52 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Canada

In 1961, “Mother-In-Law” by Ernie K-Doe charted at number 7 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “Happy Jack” by The Who charted at number 3 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “I'm A Man” by The Spencer Davis Group charted at number 8 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “Yellow Balloon” by Yellow Balloon charted at number 17 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “I Was Kaiser Bill's Batman” by Whistling Jack Smith charted at number 21 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “Too Many Fish In The Sea/Three Little Fishes” by Mitch Ryder And The Detroit Wheels charted at number 32 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “The Oogum Boogum Song” by Brenton Wood charted at number 56 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead” by The Fifth Estate charted at number 74 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard” by Paul Simon charted at number 6 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Hot Rod Lincoln” by Commander Cody And His Lost Planet Airmen charted at number 9 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Sylvia's Mother” by Dr. Hook And The Medicine Show charted at number 19 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “The Candy Man” by Sammy Davis, Jr. With The Mike Curb Congregation charted at number 20 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “I Gotcha” by Joe Tex charted at number 35 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Long Haired Lover From Liverpool” by Little Jimmy Osmond charted at number 47 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Troglodyte (Cave Man)” by The Jimmy Castor Bunch charted at number 53 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Werewolves Of London” by Warren Zevon charted at number 18 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Cheeseburger In Paradise” by Jimmy Buffett charted at number 42 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Funky Cold Medina” by Tone Loc charted at number 17 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Eat My Brain” by The Odds charted at number 13 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “White Lines (Don't Do It)” by Duran Duran charted at number 15 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Thong Song” by Sisqó charted at number 2 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Bad Touch” by Bloodhound Gang charted at number 5 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Real Slim Shady” by Eminem charted at number 19 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 2017, “Do-Re-Mi” by Blackbear charted at number 95 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Alt-Canada

In 1989, “Funky Cold Medina” by Tone Loc charted at number 12 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Walk The Dinosaur” by Was (Not Was) charted at number 33 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Iko Iko” by The Belle Stars charted at number 44 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Eat My Brain” by The Odds charted at number 31 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “White Lines (Don't Do It)” by Duran Duran charted at number 39 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Old Pop In An Oak” by Rednex charted at number 53 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Hakuna Matata” by Jimmy Cliff And Lebo M. charted at number 77 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Macarena” by Los Del Mar charted at number 83 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Mr. Personality” by 20 Fingers Featuring Gillette charted at number 99 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Thong Song” by Sisqó charted at number 2 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Bad Touch” by Bloodhound Gang charted at number 9 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” by Eiffel 65 charted at number 73 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Italy

In 2000, “The Bad Touch” by Bloodhound Gang charted at number 5 on the Italy Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Finland

In 2006, “Hard Rock Hallelujah” by Lordi charted at number 2 on the Finland Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “Somebody's Watching Me” by Beatfreakz charted at number 7 on the Finland Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Spain

In 2006, “Thriller” by Michael Jackson charted at number 16 on the Spain Pop Singles Chart

The Holiday Almanacs May 27, 2025

What's Today?

Today is Tue May the 27 in the year 2025
Jan 1 began on a Wed
This is day 147 of the year
Serialnumber = 45792
Julian date = 2460811 O.S.= 5 - 14 - 2025

Calendar

Holidays

Feast of St. Bede the Venerable, confessor, doctor, writer.
Feast of St. John, Pope and martyr.
National Frozen Yogurt Week (Day 2)
Modern Dance Day
No Pesticides Day
[Afghanistan] Independence Day (1921)
[Nicaragua] Armed Forces Day.
[Nigeria] Children's Day
[Turkey] Freedom & Constitution Day (1960, 1961)
[USA] "Weird Al" Yankovic Day (every month)
[USA] American Merchant Marine Book Week
Public Relations Week (Day 3)

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
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