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Offbeat Datebook: Births and Deaths (sorted by age), Events and Holidays for July 29

Last Updated 07-10-2024

🎵Vernon Dudley Bohay-Nowell -- is 92 in the year 2024 and 93 in the year 2025; b.7/29/1932
Composer, Banjoist
Group Names: The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band

🎭Roz Kelly -- is 82 in the year 2024 and 83 in the year 2025; b.7/29/1942
Actress
Misc: retired from acting in 1983
TV Shows: Happy Days (as Pinky Tuscadaro)
Movie Titles: New Year's Evil, The Owl and the Pussycat, Full Moon High, American Pop

🎭Leslie Easterbrook -- is 73 in the year 2024 and 74 in the year 2025; b.7/29/1951
Actress, Producer
TV Shows: Laverne & Shirley (as Rhonda Lee)
Movie Titles: The Devil's Rejects, Police Academy (series), Halloween

⛪🎵🎸Geddy Lee -- is 71 in the year 2024 and 72 in the year 2025; b.7/29/1953
Hall of Famer, Jewish, Heavy Metal Singer, Heavy Metal Bassist, Canadian
Names/Places: RN: Gary Leitrib; b. in Toronto
Group Names: Rush (lead)
Song Titles: Take Off (sang on Bob and Doug McKenzie's Great White North song)

🎭Dean Haglund -- is 59 in the year 2024 and 60 in the year 2025; b.7/29/1965 N.S.
Actor, Comedian
TV Shows: The X Files (as Richard "Ringo" Langly, also on The Lone Gunmen), RoboCop: Alpha Commando (voice)
Movie Titles: Spectres, The X Files

🎭Rodney Allen Rippy -- is 56 in the year 2024 and 57 in the year 2025; b.7/29/1968
Actor, Radio Talk Show Host, Commercial Actor
Misc: Jack in the Box ads 1970's

🎭Monica Calhoun -- is 53 in the year 2024 and 54 in the year 2025; b.7/29/1971 N.S.
Actress, Producer
TV Shows: Diary of a Single Mom (as Ocean), Bagdad Cafe (as Debbie)
Movie Titles: The BEst Man Holiday, The Best Man

🎭🎮Wil Wheaton -- is 52 in the year 2024 and 53 in the year 2025; b.7/29/1972 N.S.
Actor, Producer, Video Game Voice Actor
Names/Places: RFMN:Richard William
TV Shows: Star Trek the Next Generation (as Wesley Crusher), The Big Bang Theory (as Wil Wheaton)
Movie Titles: Stand By Me, Flubber, Toy Soldiers
Video Games: Code Name: S.T.E.A.M., Broken Age, Grand Theft Auto V, There Came an Echo

✍🎭Josh Radnor -- is 50 in the year 2024 and 51 in the year 2025; b.7/29/1974
Screenwriter, Actor, Producer/Director
Names/Places: RN: Joshua Thomas Radnor
TV Shows: How I Met Your Mother (as Ted Mosby)
Movie Titles: Liberal Arts, Not Another Teen Movie, Happythankyoumoreplease

🎭Allison Mack -- is 42 in the year 2024 and 43 in the year 2025; b.7/29/1982
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Producer/Director, German
TV Shows: Smallville (as Chloe Sullivan)
Movie Titles: The Ant Bully, Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, Honey We Shrunk Ourselves

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🎭🎮Tania Gunadi -- is 41 in the year 2024 and 42 in the year 2025; b.7/29/1983 N.S.
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Producer, Casting Department, Video Game Voice Actress, Indonese
TV Shows: Enlisted (as Private Park), Penn Zero: Part Time Hero (as Sashi), Transformers Prime (as Miko), It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Aaron Stone (as Emma Lau)
Movie Titles: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2
Video Games: Crash: Mind Over Mutant, Transformers Prime: The Game, Star Wars: Uprising

🎭Matt Prokop -- is 34 in the year 2024 and 35 in the year 2025; b.7/29/1990
Actor
Movie Titles: High School Musical 3, Geek Charming, Furry Vengeance, Cougar Hunting

✍📰Don Robert Marquis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/29/1878 d.12/29/1937 (59)
Dramatist/Playwright (x), Poet, Humorist, Journalist

🎭Thelma Todd -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/29/1906 d.12/16/1935 (29)
Movie Actress, Comic Actress
Movie Titles: Monkey Business, Horse Feathers

🎭Irwin Corey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/29/1914 N.S. d.2/6/2017 N.S. (102)
Professor, TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian
Names/Places: NN: The World's Funniest Authority
Misc: A Professor of comedy double-talk routines; some say b. Jul 29, 1914, others say Jan 29, 1912
TV Shows: The Andy Williams Show, Doc
Movie Titles: Jack, Car Wash

🎭🎵Vernon D. Bowhay-Nowell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/29/1932 N.S. d.11/1/2023 N.S. (91)
Actor, Banjoist, Guitarist
Names/Places: MN:Dudley
Group Names: The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band

🎭David Warner -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/29/1941 N.S. d.7/24/2022 N.S. (80)
Actor, English
TV Shows: Holocaust, Masada
Movie Titles: The Omen, TRON, Planet of the Apes, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, Star Trek VI, Time Bandits, Titanic

🎭🎮Jack Blessing -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/29/1951 d.11/14/2017 N.S. (66)
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Video Game Voice Actor
TV Shows: George Lopez (as Jack Powers), Naked Truth (as Mr. Donner)
Movie Titles: Megamind, ParaNorman, Open Season, Taladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
Video Games: Shrek the Third

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🎨Dave Stevens -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/29/1955 N.S. d.3/11/2008 N.S. (52)
Illustrator, Comic Book Artist
Book Titles: The Rocketeer (also used for a film character)

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

Erich Kastner -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/23/1899 d.7/29/1974 (75)
Author, Novelist, Poet, Satirist, German

Vladimir Zworykin -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/30/1889 d.7/29/1982 (92)
Engineer, Inventor, Russian
Names/Places: NN:The Father of Television
Misc: often called "The father of Television" for inventing the iconoscope, TV Camera Tube, Electron microscope

✍🎭Pat McCormick -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/17/1927 d.7/29/2005 (78)
Comedy Writer, Actor, Comedian
TV Shows: Don Rickles Show (regular and head writer), New Bill Cosby Show (regular)

Related Events on This Date

In 1928, Walt Disneyʹs Mickey Mouse film, “Steamboat Willie” is delivered to the distributor. Earlier that month, production began on the first cartoon designed for use with a soundtrack. Then, Walt Disney, Ub Iwerks, Wilfred Jackson, and Johnny Cannon provide the music, voices, and sound effects for a test showing of “Steamboat Willie”.

In 1933, The Silly Symphony film, “Old King Cole” is released.

In 1936, RCA shows the first real TV program (dancing, film on locomotives, Bonwit Teller fashion show and monologue from Tobacco Road and comedy).

In 1938, The Donald Duck film, “The Fox Hunt” is released. Goofy also appears.

In 1953, Vocalist Geddy Lee of Rush is born in Toronto. He is also featured on the number 16 single “Take Off” by Bob and Doug McKenzie. The brothers are characters from “SCTV” played by comedians Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas.

In 1955, Johnny Cash recorded “Folsom Prison Blues” for the first time

In 1957, NBC, losing affiliates left and right in late night with “America After Dark,” handed “The Tonight Show” franchise over to a new host. “The Jack Paar Tonight Show”, TV Talk Show, debut on NBC as the third incarnation of The Tonight Show. Paar changed the focus from sketch comedy to an interview format, saving the franchise, and created the modern late-night talk show. He revived the NBCʹs late night talk and variety show (which had collapsed since STEVE ALLEN left it the previous spring) over the next four and a half years, before stepping down in March 1962

In 1957, R.C., “White Silver Sands” by Dave Gardner peaked at #22 on the pop singles chart.

In 1961, On the cover of TV Guide: “Captain Kangaroo (Bob Keeshan)”. Other Articles: The Nelson Family

In 1963, AT THE MOVIES “BEACH PARTY” (Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello); “DONOVANʹS REEF” (John Wayne, Lee Marvin, Jack Warden, Elizabeth Allen); “HOW THE WEST WAS WON” (Henry Fonda, Gregory Peck, James Stewart, John Wayne, Richard Widmark); “HUD” (Paul Newman, Patricia Neal -in an Oscar winning role); “SUMMER MAGIC” (Hayley Mills, Burl Ives); and a double-feature “THE LIST OF ADRIAN MESSENGER” (George C. Scott, Dana Wynter) with “HOT HORSE” (Dan Rowan, Dick Martin)

In 1965, The Beatles second feature film, “Help!” had its royal debut at Londonʹs Pavillion Theatre. Another sell-out crowd attends while critics are bemused. It opened in the U.S. on August 11 or 23 depending on the source that year. It cost $1.5 million to make and was very successful. Queen Elizabeth was in attendance.

In 1968, Johnny Cash was at #1 on the US Country music singles charts with "Folsom Prison Blues". Cash was inspired to write the song after seeing the movie Inside The Walls of Folsom Prison (1951) while serving in West Germany in the United States Air Force.

In 1972, R.C., “Schoolʹs Out” by Alice Cooper peaked at number seven on the pop singles chart.

In 1975, AT THE MOVIES Disneyʹs “THE APPLE DUMPLING GANG” (Bill Bixby, Susan Clark, Don Knotts, Tim Conway) and “ONE OF OUR DINOSAURS IS MISSING” (Peter Ustinov, Helen Hayes)

In 1978, On the cover of TV Guide: “cast of Saturday Night Live”. Other Articles: Rock Music and TV, Sam Donaldson.

In 1981, Millions of people around the world watched on television as Englandʹs Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer took center stage amidst the pomp and splendor of their Royal Wedding at Saint Paulʹs Cathedral in London. The ceremony took place in the wee small hours of the morning in America, but was still a ratings success, with coverage on all networks. 2,500 guests were in actual attendance. They separated in 1993. In retrospect, shouldnʹt they have spent a bit less money on the wedding?

In 1983, On the cover of TV Guide: “Isabel Sanford and Sherman Hemsley of The Jeffersons”. Other Articles: Athletes in Commercials

In 1983, “National Lampoonʹs Vacation” starring Chevy Chase opened in movie theaters in the U.S.A.

In 1986, After an 11-week trial, a jury in U.S. District Court in New York awarded the United States Football League three dollars in its $1.7 billion antitrust suit against the NFL. The jury rejected all of the USFLʹs television-related claims, which were the self-proclaimed heart of the USFLʹs case. Three dollars was just under the hourly wage David Tanny got paid for working for those cheap tightwads at Singing Hills, filled with rednecks and homophobes for a workforce.

In 1987, Ben and Jerryʹs Ice Cream Company announced an agreement with Jerry Garcia to market a new ice cream flavor — “Cherry Garcia.”

In 1989, On the cover of TV Guide: “cast of Married…With Children”. Other Articles: Maria Shriver, Charnele Brown

In 1990, “Tim Conwayʹs Funny America” began airing on ABC

In 1994, Jim Carreyʹs “The Mask” opened in theaters.

In 1994, Today in Late Show w/ Letterman History: Upon hearing an annoying car alarm Letterman goes out to 53rd Street and flips over the culprit — a red Mustang — to make it stop. Also, former “Tonight Show” announcer Ed McMahon makes his first visit to the LATE SHOW, acting as Lettermanʹs laughing sidekick while Letterman presents the “Top Ten Rejected Forrest Gump Sayings.” Letterman also goes door-to-door with Siskel and Ebert talking to New Jersey residents.

In 1995, President Clinton and Republicans marked the 30th anniversary of Medicare by accusing one another of putting the programʹs future at risk.

In 1997, Jim Carrey and Lauren Holly divorced.

In 1998, The movie remake “The Parent Trap” opened in movie theaters in the U.S.A. It starred Lindsay Lohan and Lindsay Lohan.

In 1999, “Running With Scissors” album by “Weird Al” Yankovic was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 2000, After some 169 months, D.T. saw Weird Al Yankovic in concert at the SDSU Open Air Theater. Afterwards, Al signed his autograph on D.T.'s flyer announcing Alʹs concert appearrance, from the July 27th edition!

In 2003, Ralphie, Dat, Tess, Rich, and Cory, the “Final Five” perform their acts live from the Paris Hotel in Vegas, with phone and Internet voting after the show to determines which of them will be the “Last Comic Standing.”

In 2004, “Blue Collar TV” starring Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall, and Larry the Cable Guy, premiered on the WB netlet.

In 2011, “ThunderCats” returned to be airing new episodes on Cartoon Network.

In 2019, “Lights Out with David Spade” began airing on Comedy Central

In 2019, “Old Town Road,” by Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, remained at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart for a 17th week, beating a record set by Mariah Carey in 1996 and Luis Fonsi in 2017.

In 2021, “Jellystone!” began airing on HBO Max

Movie Releases On This Date

In 1977, "Empire of the Ants" was released by American International Pictures / Cinema 77; Bert I. Gordon (director/screenplay); Jack Turley (screenplay); Joan Collins, Robert Lansing, John David Carson, Albert Salmi, Jacqueline Scott, Pamela Susan Shoop, Robert Pine, Tom Fadden, Irene Tedrow, Edward Power, Brooke Palance, Harry Holcombe; Sci-Fi, Horror; Live Action

In 1977, "House" was released by Toho; Nobuhiko Obayashi (director); Chiho Katsura (screenplay); Kimiko Ikegami, Miki Jinbo, Ai Matubara, Kumiko Oba, Mieko Sato, Eriko Tanaka, Masayo Miyako, Yōko Minamida, Kiyohiko Ozaki, Saho Sasazawa, Haruko Wanibuchi; Comedy, Horror; Live Action

In 1983, "Krull" was released by Columbia Pictures / Barclays Mercantile / Industrial Finance; Peter Yates (director); Stanford Sherman (screenplay); Ken Marshall, Lysette Anthony, Freddie Jones, Francesca Annis, Trevor Martin, David Battley, Bernard Bresslaw, Alun Armstrong, Liam Neeson, Robbie Coltrane, Michael Elphick, Dicken Ashworth, Todd Carty, Bronco McLoughlin, Gerard Naprous, Andy Bradford, Bill Weston, John Welsh, Graham McGrath, Tony Church, Clare McIntyre, Belinda Mayne; Sci-Fi, Fantasy; Live action

In 1983, "National Lampoon's Vacation" was released by Warner Bros.; Harold Ramis (director); John Hughes (screenplay); Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Imogene Coca, Randy Quaid, John Candy, Christie Brinkley, Anthony Michael Hall, Dana Barron, Miriam Flynn, Eddie Bracken, Brian Doyle-Murray, James Keach, Eugene Levy, Frank McRae, Jane Krakowski, John P. Navin Jr., Mickey Jones, John Diehl, Harold Ramis, Violet Ramis, James Staley; Comedy; Live action

In 1983, "Private School" was released by Universal Pictures; Noel Black (director); Dan Greenburg, Suzanne O'Malley (screenplay); Phoebe Cates, Betsy Russell, Matthew Modine, Michael Zorek, Ray Walston, Sylvia Kristel, Fran Ryan, Kathleen Wilhoite, Jonathan Prince, Kari Lizer, Julie Payne, Frank Aletter, Frances Bay, Lynda Wiesmeier; Teen, Comedy; Live action

In 1988, "Monkey Shines" was released by Orion Pictures; George A. Romero (director/screenplay); Jason Beghe, John Pankow, Kate McNeil, Joyce Van Patten, Christine Forrest, Stephen Root, Stanley Tucci, Janine Turner, William Newman, Tudi Wiggins, Tom Quinn, Patricia Tallman, David Early, Frank Welker; Horror; Live Action

In 1994, "Barcelona" was released by Fine Line Features; Whit Stillman (director/screenplay); Taylor Nichols, Chris Eigeman, Tushka Bergen, Mira Sorvino, Pep Munne, Hellena Schmied, Nuria Badia, Jack Gilpin, Thomas Gibson; Comedy, Drama; Live Action

In 1994, "It Could Happen to You" was released by TriStar Pictures; Andrew Bergman (director); Jane Anderson (screenplay); Nicolas Cage, Bridget Fonda, Rosie Perez, Stanley Tucci, Seymour Cassel, Isaac Hayes, Wendell Pierce, Victor Rojas, J.E. Freeman, Red Buttons, Richard Jenkins, Charles Busch, Beatrice Winde, Vincent Pastore, Emily Deschanel, Willie Colón, Frank Pellegrino, Ann Dowd, Lim Kay Tong; Romance, Comedy; Live Action

In 1994, "The Mask" was released by New Line Cinema; Chuck Russell (director); Mike Werb (screenplay); Jim Carrey, Peter Riegert, Peter Greene, Amy Yasbeck, Richard Jeni, Cameron Diaz, Orestes Matacena, Jim Doughan, Jeremy Roberts, Ben Stein, Ivory Ocean, Reginald E. Cathey, William Daniel Mielcarek, Denis Forest, Eamonn Roche, Nancy Fish, Nils Allen Stewart, Blake Clark; Fantasy, Comedy; Live Action

In 1998, "The Parent Trap" was released by Walt Disney Pictures; Nancy Meyers (director/screenplay); David Swift, Charles Shyer (screenplay); Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid, Natasha Richardson, Elaine Hendrix, Lisa Ann Walter, Simon Kunz, Polly Holliday, Maggie Wheeler, Ronnie Stevens, Joanna Barnes, Hallie Meyers-Shyer, Maggie Emma Thomas, Courtney Woods, Katerina Graham, John Atterbury, Alexander Cole, J. Patrick McCormack, Dina Lohan, Michael Lohan, Aliana Lohan, Cody Lohan; Comedy, Romance, Family; Live Action

In 2005, "Must Love Dogs" was released by Warner Bros. Pictures; Gary David Goldberg (director/screenplay); John Cusack, Diane Lane, Dermot Mulroney, Elizabeth Perkins, Stockard Channing, Christopher Plummer, Brad William Henke, Colin Egglesfield, Ali Hillis, Victor Webster, Julie Gonzalo, Jordana Spiro, Glenn Howerton, Michael Spound; Romance, Comedy;

In 2005, "Sky High" was released by Walt Disney Pictures; Mike Mitchell (director); Paul Hernandez, Bob Schooley, Mark McCorkle (screenplay); Michael Angarano, Kurt Russell, Kelly Preston, Danielle Panabaker, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Patrick Warburton, Steven Strait, Lynda Carter, Bruce Campbell, Dave Foley, Cloris Leachman, Kevin McDonald, Dee Jay Daniels, Nicholas Braun, Malika Haqq, Jake Sandvig, Kevin Heffernan, Jim Rash, Kim Rhodes, Tom Kenny, Jill Talley, Will Harris, Kelly Vitz, Loren Berman, Dustin Ingram, Nicole Malgarini; Superhero, Comedy, Family;

In 2005, "Stealth" was released by Columbia Pictures; Rob Cohen (director/screenplay); W.D. Richter (screenplay); Josh Lucas, Jessica Biel, Jamie Foxx, Sam Shepard, Joe Morton, Richard Roxburgh, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, David Andrews, Wentworth Miller; Sci-Fi, Action;

In 2011, "Crazy, Stupid, Love." was released by Warner Bros. Pictures; John Requa, Glenn Ficarra (directors); Dan Fogelman (screenplay); Steve Carell, Julianne Moore, Ryan Gosling, Analeigh Tipton, Emma Stone, Marisa Tomei, Kevin Bacon, John Carroll Lynch, Jonah Bobo, Josh Groban, Liza Lapira, Joey King; Romance, Comedy

In 2022, "DC League of Super-Pets" was released by Warner Bros. Pictures / Warner Animation Group / DC Films / Seven Bucks Productions; Jared Stern (director/screenplay); John Whittington (screenplay); Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Kate McKinnon, John Krasinski, Vanessa Bayer, Natasha Lyonne, Diego Luna, Marc Maron, Keanu Reeves

Unusual Songs Charting in the U.S.

In 1950, “Tzena, Tzena, Tzena” by Gordon Jenkins And The Weavers charted at number 2 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1950, “Bonaparte's Retreat” by Kay Starr charted at number 9 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1950, “Sam's Song” by Bing Crosby And Gary Crosby charted at number 10 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Tossin' And Turnin'” by Bobby Lewis charted at number 1 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “I Dreamed Of A Hill-Billy Heaven” by Tex Ritter charted at number 57 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Dedicated (To The Songs I Love)” by The 3 Friends charted at number 105 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour (On The Bedpost Overnight?)” by Lonnie Donegan And His Skiffle Group charted at number 117 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Who Put The Bomp (In The Bomp, Bomp, Bomp)” by Barry Mann charted at number 120 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “My Mammy (Al Jolson's Theme Song)” by The Happenings charted at number 28 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “School's Out” by Alice Cooper charted at number 7 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Coconut” by Nilsson charted at number 15 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “You Don't Mess Around With Jim” by Jim Croce charted at number 27 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “The Candy Man” by Sammy Davis, Jr. With The Mike Curb Congregation charted at number 32 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Troglodyte (Cave Man)” by The Jimmy Castor Bunch charted at number 33 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Mary Had A Little Lamb” by Paul McCartney And Wings charted at number 35 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Popcorn” by Hot Butter charted at number 52 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Starman” by David Bowie charted at number 74 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Alabama Wild Man” by Jerry Reed charted at number 84 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Beat Me, Daddy, Eight To The Bar” by Commander Cody charted at number 85 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “King Tut” by Steve Martin And The Toot Uncommons charted at number 24 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Macho Man” by Village People charted at number 40 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Batdance” by Prince charted at number 2 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Me, Myself And I” by De La Soul charted at number 35 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Dancing In Heaven (Orbital Be-Bop)” by Q-Feel charted at number 91 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “I Kissed A Girl” by Jill Sobule charted at number 89 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Cotton Eye Joe” by Rednex charted at number 90 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, “The Thong Song” by Sisqó charted at number 43 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Flowers On The Wall” by Eric Heatherly charted at number 53 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Who Let The Dogs Out” by Baha Men charted at number 92 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “Brand New Girlfriend” by Steve Holy charted at number 58 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in the U.K.

In 1961, “Pop Goes The Weasel” by Anthony Newley charted at number 23 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Have A Drink On Me” by Lonnie Donegan charted at number 35 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Sylvia's Mother” by Dr. Hook And The Medicine Show charted at number 2 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “School's Out” by Alice Cooper charted at number 6 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Starman” by David Bowie charted at number 10 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Little Willy” by The Sweet charted at number 11 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Popcorn” by Hot Butter charted at number 19 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Ooh-Wakka-Doo-Wakka-Day” by Gilbert O'Sullivan charted at number 21 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Nut Rocker” by B. Bumble And The Stingers charted at number 24 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Mary Had A Little Lamb” by Paul McCartney And Wings charted at number 31 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “The Smurf Song” by Father Abraham And The Smurfs charted at number 2 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “No One Is Innocent (A Punk Prayer By Ronald Biggs) / My Way” by Sex Pistols charted at number 11 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Ça plane pour moi” by Plastic Bertrand charted at number 70 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “The Clapping Song” by Shirley Ellis charted at number 74 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Swing The Mood” by Jive Bunny And The Mastermixers charted at number 3 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Batdance” by Prince charted at number 24 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Pop Muzik” by M charted at number 44 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Batman” by Nelson Riddle charted at number 94 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “In The Summertime” by Shaggy Featuring Rayvon charted at number 6 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Unchained Melody / White Cliffs Of Dover” by Robson Green And Jerome Flynn charted at number 11 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Scatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop)” by Scatman John charted at number 65 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Real Slim Shady” by Eminem charted at number 4 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 8 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “He's A Pirate” by Klaus Badelt charted at number 40 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “Somebody's Watching Me” by Beatfreakz charted at number 47 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Australia

In 1950, “Chattanooga Shoe Shine Boy” by Bing Crosby or Phil Harris charted at number 13 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1950, “Go To Sleep, Go To Sleep, Go To Sleep” by Arthur Godfrey And Mary Martin charted at number 16 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead” by The Fifth Estate charted at number 8 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “Minnie The Moocher” by The Cherokees charted at number 19 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Sylvia's Mother” by Dr. Hook And The Medicine Show charted at number 2 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Long Haired Lover From Liverpool” by Little Jimmy Osmond charted at number 5 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “The Candy Man” by Sammy Davis, Jr. With The Mike Curb Congregation charted at number 6 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “The Redback On The Toilet Seat” by Slim Newton charted at number 15 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Mary Had A Little Lamb / Little Woman Love” by Paul McCartney And Wings charted at number 20 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Macho Man / Just A Gigolo / I Ain't Got Nobody” by Village People charted at number 3 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Werewolves Of London / Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner” by Warren Zevon charted at number 8 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Ole, Ola / I'd Walk A Million Miles For One Of Your Goals” by Rod Stewart And The Scottish World Cup Squad charted at number 48 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Jet Boy, Jet Girl / Pogo Pogo” by Elton Motello charted at number 72 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Batdance” by Prince charted at number 3 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Iko Iko” by The Belle Stars charted at number 13 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

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

In 1989, “Lullaby” by The Cure charted at number 47 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “I Wanna Be A Hippy” by Technohead charted at number 39 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “(He'll Never Be An) Ol' Man River” by TISM charted at number 43 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

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

In 2000, “The Real Slim Shady” by Eminem charted at number 15 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “We Are The Champions (Ding A Dang Dong)” by Crazy Frog charted at number 16 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “Download This Song” by MC Lars charted at number 31 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in New Zealand

In 1978, “Werewolves Of London” by Warren Zevon charted at number 25 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Batdance” by Prince charted at number 1 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Bring Me Edelweiss” by Edelweiss charted at number 2 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Funky Cold Medina” by Tone Loc charted at number 3 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Iko Iko” by The Belle Stars charted at number 14 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Lullaby” by The Cure charted at number 36 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “In The Summertime” by Shaggy Featuring Rayvon charted at number 5 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker (With Flowers In My Hair)” by Sandi Thom charted at number 3 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “Somebody's Watching Me” by Beatfreakz charted at number 13 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Sweden

In 1989, “Batdance” by Prince charted at number 5 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Scatman's World” by Scatman John charted at number 16 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “In The Summertime” by Shaggy Featuring Rayvon charted at number 40 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Real Slim Shady” by Eminem charted at number 3 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Thong Song” by Sisqó charted at number 18 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Whistle Song (Blow My Whistle Bitch)” by DJ Aligator Project charted at number 36 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Popcorn” by Richi M charted at number 44 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “Hard Rock Hallelujah” by Lordi charted at number 8 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “We Are The Champions (Ding A Dang Dong)” by Crazy Frog charted at number 22 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Austria

In 1989, “Lullaby” by The Cure charted at number 5 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Funky Cold Medina” by Tone Loc charted at number 13 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Batdance” by Prince charted at number 19 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Scatman's World” by Scatman John charted at number 9 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Real Slim Shady” by Eminem charted at number 7 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “Hard Rock Hallelujah” by Lordi charted at number 3 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “We Are The Champions (Ding A Dang Dong)” by Crazy Frog charted at number 4 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 1972, “Ooh-Wakka-Doo-Wakka-Day” by Gilbert O'Sullivan charted at number 9 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Pop Corn” by The Pop-Corn Makers charted at number 17 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Pop Corn” by Anarchic System charted at number 27 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Whole Lotta Rosie” by AC/DC charted at number 9 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Ragtime Piano Joe” by Peter Straker charted at number 36 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “I Must Be In Love” by The Rutles charted at number 44 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Batdance” by Prince charted at number 10 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Check Out The Chicken” by Grandmaster Chicken And D.J. Duck charted at number 26 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Me, Myself And I” by De La Soul charted at number 62 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Money For Nothing / Brothers In Arms” by Dire Straits charted at number 67 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “The Eve Of The War (Ben Liebrand remix)” by Jeff Wayne charted at number 95 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “I Wanna Be A Hippy” by Technohead charted at number 1 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Scatman's World” by Scatman John charted at number 8 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Hakuna Matata” by Jimmy Cliff And Lebo M. charted at number 24 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Real Slim Shady” by Eminem charted at number 9 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “He's A Pirate [Remixes]” by Klaus Badelt / Tiësto charted at number 5 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “Living On Video” by Pakito charted at number 11 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “Hard Rock Hallelujah” by Lordi charted at number 84 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in France

In 1989, “Megamix” by Village People charted at number 11 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Lullaby” by The Cure charted at number 32 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Batdance” by Prince charted at number 34 on the France Pop Singles Chart

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

In 1995, “Hakuna Matata” by Jimmy Cliff And Lebo M. charted at number 9 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Don't Laugh” by Winx charted at number 35 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Real Slim Shady” by Eminem charted at number 12 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Thong Song” by Sisqó charted at number 28 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Pokédance Remix” by Pokémon charted at number 33 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “We Are The Champions (Ding A Dang Dong)” by Crazy Frog charted at number 7 on the France Pop Singles Chart

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

In 2006, “Somebody's Watching Me” by Beatfreakz charted at number 44 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “My Humps” by Black Eyed Peas charted at number 57 on the France Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Norway

In 1961, “Baby Sittin' Boogie” by Buzz Clifford charted at number 7 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1961, “Sucu Sucu” by The Monn Keys charted at number 9 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “Theme From 'The Monkees'” by The Monkees charted at number 6 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Batdance” by Prince charted at number 4 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Scatman's World” by Scatman John charted at number 7 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Real Slim Shady” by Eminem charted at number 6 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Lollipop” by DJ Aligator Project charted at number 10 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Switzerland

In 1972, “Little Willy” by The Sweet charted at number 3 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Batdance” by Prince charted at number 1 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Me, Myself And I” by De La Soul charted at number 22 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Funky Cold Medina” by Tone Loc charted at number 23 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Lullaby” by The Cure charted at number 30 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Scatman's World” by Scatman John charted at number 4 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

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

In 1995, “Hakuna Matata” by Jimmy Cliff And Lebo M. charted at number 42 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Real Slim Shady” by Eminem charted at number 3 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

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

In 2006, “We Are The Champions (Ding A Dang Dong)” by Crazy Frog charted at number 6 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “Hard Rock Hallelujah” by Lordi charted at number 11 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “My Humps” by Black Eyed Peas charted at number 58 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “Somebody's Watching Me” by Beatfreakz charted at number 82 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Canada

In 1961, “Tossin' And Turnin'” by Bobby Lewis charted at number 4 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “My Mammy (Al Jolson's Theme Song)” by The Happenings charted at number 31 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “The Airplane Song (My Airplane)” by The Royal Guardsmen charted at number 45 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1967, “Cornflakes and Ice Cream” by Lords Of London charted at number 86 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Troglodyte (Cave Man)” by The Jimmy Castor Bunch charted at number 4 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “School's Out” by Alice Cooper charted at number 11 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “The Candy Man” by Sammy Davis, Jr. With The Mike Curb Congregation charted at number 27 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Coconut” by Nilsson charted at number 32 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “You Don't Mess Around With Jim” by Jim Croce charted at number 37 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Mary Had A Little Lamb” by Paul McCartney And Wings charted at number 56 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Popcorn” by Hot Butter charted at number 66 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1972, “Starman” by David Bowie charted at number 72 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “King Tut” by Steve Martin And The Toot Uncommons charted at number 28 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1978, “Macho Man” by Village People charted at number 54 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1989, “Batdance” by Prince charted at number 1 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “I'll Be There For You (Friends Theme)” by The Rembrandts charted at number 1 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Eat My Brain” by The Odds charted at number 20 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Wynona's Big Brown Beaver” by Primus charted at number 24 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Macarena” by Los Del Mar charted at number 28 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Real Slim Shady” by Eminem charted at number 11 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Alt-Canada

In 1989, “Batdance” by Prince charted at number 6 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “I'll Be There For You (Friends Theme)” by The Rembrandts charted at number 1 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Eat My Brain” by The Odds charted at number 38 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Down From Above” by Moxy Früvous charted at number 67 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1995, “Macarena” by Los Del Mar charted at number 98 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Real Slim Shady” by Eminem charted at number 6 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Thong Song” by Sisqó charted at number 33 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Hampsterdance Song” by Hampton The Hampster charted at number 41 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “The Bad Touch” by Bloodhound Gang charted at number 65 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 2000, “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” by Eiffel 65 charted at number 91 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Italy

In 2000, “The Real Slim Shady” by Eminem charted at number 7 on the Italy Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Finland

In 2000, “The Real Slim Shady” by Eminem charted at number 17 on the Finland Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “He's A Pirate [Remixes]” by Klaus Badelt / Tiësto charted at number 7 on the Finland Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Spain

In 2006, “We Are The Champions (Ding A Dang Dong)” by Crazy Frog charted at number 5 on the Spain Pop Singles Chart

In 2006, “Thriller” by Michael Jackson charted at number 20 on the Spain Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Denmark

In 2006, “We Are The Champions (Ding A Dang Dong)” by Crazy Frog charted at number 8 on the Denmark Pop Singles Chart

The Holiday Almanacs July 29, 2024

What's Today?

Today is Mon Jul the 29 in the year 2024 , a leap year
Jan 1 began on a Mon
This is day 211 of the year
Serialnumber = 45490
Julian date = 2460509 O.S.= 7 - 16 - 2024

Calendar

Holidays

Feast of St. Martha, virgin, patron saint of housewives, cooks, innkeepers and laundresses.
Feast of St. Olav.
St. Martha Feast Day
[Norway] Olsok Eve Festival (1030)
[Peru] Independence Day (1824) (thru 7-29)
[Sweden, Iceland] Olaf name day
[USA] NASA Acheviement Day (NASA created 1958; prop by D.T.)

Reminders

Astrological Sign: Cancer: The Crab (6-22 thru 7-21); Ruling Planet: Moon. Element: Water. Traits: Maternal, compassionate, thrifty. Body part associated with this sign: The breast. Occupations: Raising children, animals, or plants, history, antiques, caring for the elderly.
Astrological sign: Leo: The Lion (7-23 thru 8-22); Ruling Planet: Sun. Element: Fire. Traits: Forceful, generous, creative, well-organized. Body part associated with this sign: The heart. Occupations: Supervisor, actor, king, activities requiring physical strength, bartender.
Full Moon: the Thunder Moon and the Mead Moon, the Corn Moon, the Herb Moon
Gems: ruby and onxy
Meanings: the sentimental meaning of the ruby is for friendship, and the water lily and the larkspur are for ardent attachment.
Flowers: water lily and larkspur
Before the 20th century, July was pronounced to rhyme with "truly."
July's name commemorates the founder of the Julian calendar, Julius Caesar. Before that, July was called Quintilius.
[USA] Fiscal year begins
Baked Beans Month
Hitch Hiking Month
Home Improvement Months (not the TV show) (from April-Sep)
Hot Dog Month
Hurricane Season Months in the East (June 1-Nov 30)
Hurricane Season Months in the West (June 1-Oct 31)
Ice Cream Month
Minority Tourism Month
National Anti-Boredom Month
National Baked Beans Month
National Eye Exam Month
National Eye Exam Month
National Hitchhiking Month.
National Hot Dog Month
National Ice Cream Month
National July Belongs to Blueberries Month
National Lamb and Wool Month
National Peach Month
National Picnic Month
National Purposeful Parenting Month
National Recreation and Parks Month
National Tennis Month
Sports and Recreation Month
Capricornid meteor shower, radiant in Capricorn (thru 7-28)
Delta Aquarid meteor shower, radiant in Aquarius (thru 7-31)
Dog Days of Summer (thru 8-15)
Olsok Eve Festival (celebrated in Norway to honor St. Olaf, the king who brought Christianity to Norway).
Umutomboko Ceremony (Zambia).
Vodoun Cermonies (Haitian).
[Norway] Olsok Eve Festival (1030)
[Sweden] Olaf name day
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