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Offbeat Datebook: Births and Deaths (sorted by age), Events and Holidays for November 16

Last Updated 11-29-2023

🎭David Leisure -- is 73 in the year 2023 and 74 in the year 2024; b.11/16/1950
Actor
Names/Places: b. in San Diego
Misc: Isuzu's Greatest car salesman ever (D.T.'s lying!)
TV Shows: Empty Nest (as Charley Dietz)
Movie Titles: Airplane!, 10 Things I Hate About You, Teed Off Too

🎮Shigeru Miyamoto -- is 71 in the year 2023 and 72 in the year 2024; b.11/16/1952 N.S.
Video Game Designer
Misc: designed the Wii console
Video Games: Mario, Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, Star Fox

✍🎭Griff Rhys Jones -- is 70 in the year 2023 and 71 in the year 2024; b.11/16/1953
Writer (m), Humorist, Actor, Comedian, Producer (m), Welsh (Wales)
TV Shows: Smith and Jones

🎭Dan Shor -- is 67 in the year 2023 and 68 in the year 2024; b.11/16/1956
Actor, Director (m)
TV Shows: Studs Lonigan (miniseries), The Blue & the Gray, Cagney & Lacey (as Det. Jonah Newman)
Movie Titles: TRON, Air Force One, Red Rock West, Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure

🎭Lisa Bonet -- is 56 in the year 2023 and 57 in the year 2024; b.11/16/1967
TV/Movie Actress, Director (m)
Names/Places: b. in San Francisco, CA; Lenny Kravitz's ex-; aka Lilakoi Moon
TV Shows: The Cosby Show (as Denise Huxtable-Kendall), A Different World (as Denise Huxtable), Ray Donovan
Movie Titles: Enemy of the State, High Fidelity, Angel Heart; High Fidelity

🎭Tammy Lauren -- is 55 in the year 2023 and 56 in the year 2024; b.11/16/1968
Actress
TV Shows: Who's Watching the Kids? (as Melissa Turner), Angie (as Hillary), Out of the Blue (as Stacey Richards), Best of Times, Morningstar/Eveningstar (as Lisa), Fresno, Homefront (as Ginger Szabo), Martial Law (as Dana Doyle 1998), Wanda at Large (as Jenny Hawkins), Drew Carey Show (as Lily), Home Improvement (as Patty), Young & The Restless
Movie Titles: Wishmaster, Mad City

🎮Donald Wolf -- is 52 in the year 2023 and 53 in the year 2024; b.11/16/1971
Video Game Creator

🎭Kimberly J. Brown -- is 39 in the year 2023 and 40 in the year 2024; b.11/16/1984 N.S.
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress
TV Shows: Long Winter Sun (as Shana Taylor)
Movie Titles: Halloweentown, Tumbleweeds, A Bug's Life, Bringing Down the House

🎭Pete Davidson -- is 30 in the year 2023 and 31 in the year 2024; b.11/16/1993 N.S.
Actor, Comedian, Producer (m)
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live
Movie Titles: Trainwreck

🎭Jim Jordan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/16/1896 d.4/1/1988 (91)
Hall of Famer, Radio Actor, Comedian
Names/Places: b. in Peoria, IL; d. in Beverly Hills
TV Shows: Fibber McGee and Molly (as himself 1935-60, his wife Marian played Molly)

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⛪🎭Burgess Meredith -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/16/1907 d.9/9/1997 (89)
Episcopalian, TV/Movie/Stage Actor, TV Host, Movie Director (m)
Names/Places: b. in Cleveland, Ohio
Misc: not b. years 1908 or 1909 according to his son
TV Shows: Batman (as The Penguin), Those Amazing Animals (co-host), Gloria (as Dr. Willard Adams)
Movie Titles: Winterset, Mr. Novak, Rocky (as Mickey)

🎭Ellen Albertini Dow -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/16/1913 d.5/4/2015 (101)
Actress
Misc: some say b. in 1918
TV Shows: Maybe It's Me (as Grandma Harriet Krupp)
Movie Titles: The Wedding Singer (as rapping granny)

🎭Daws Butler -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/16/1916 d.5/19/1988 (71)
Cartoon Voice Actor
Names/Places: b. in Toledo, OH; RN:Charles Dawson
Misc: Hanna Barbera Cartoon voiceman of Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, Quick Draw McGraw, plus Capt. Crunch, Elroy Jetson, Beany (w/ Cecil), and other Hanna-Barbera cartoons; one student was Whimsical Will; a regular on many Stan Freberg recordings, briefly the voice of Barney Rubble during the Flintstones second season
TV Shows: Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, Quick Draw McGraw, The Jetsons, Beany and Cecil Show

🎭Robert Butler -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/16/1927 N.S. d.11/3/2023 N.S. (95)
Director (m)
TV Shows: Remington Steele (miscellaneous crew)
Movie Titles: The Computer Wore Tennis Shows (1969), White Mile (1994), The Ultimate Thrill (1974), Hot Lead and Cold Feet (1978), Night of the Juggler (1980), Underground Aces (1981), Up the Creek (1984), Turbulence (1997)

🎭Wayland Flowers -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/16/1939 d.10/11/1988 (48)
Comedian, Puppeteer (m), Ventriloquist
Misc: with Madame the puppet; Vegas clubs
TV Shows: Solid Gold, Madame's Place, Keep On Truckin', Laugh In, Andy Williams Show

🎭Billy B. Van -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/3/1870 N.S. d.11/16/1950 N.S. (80)
Actor, Vaudevillan

🎭Harry Blackstone Sr. -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/27/1885 d.11/16/1965 (80)
Vaudevillan, Magician/Illusionist (m)

🎭Charles Marks -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/6/1882 d.11/16/1971 (89)
Actor, Comedian
TV Shows: Smith & Dale (as Dale)

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🎭Charlie Dell -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/6/1881 d.11/16/1971 (90)
Actor, Comedian

🎭Arthur Askey -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/6/1900 d.11/16/1982 (82)
Movie Actor, Comedian, English

🎭David Canary -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/25/1938 N.S. d.11/16/2015 N.S. (77)
Soap Actor, TV/Stage Actor
TV Shows: All My Children (as twins Adam & Stuart Chandler), Bonanza (as Candy), Peyton Place

🎭Ann Wedgeworth -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/21/1934 d.11/16/2017 N.S. (83)
TV/Movie/Stage/Soap Actress
Names/Places: Rip Torn's ex-wife
Misc: Won a Tony award for best supporting Actress in Neil Simon's "Chapter Two" on Broadway in 1978 (perhaps '77?)
TV Shows: Another World, Somerset, Three's Company (as Lana Shields), Filthy Rich (as Bootsie Weschester), Evening Shade (as Merleen Elldridge)

✍🎭🎵Robert Clary -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/1/1926 N.S. d.11/16/2022 N.S. (96)
Lecturer, Actor, Panelist, Singer, French
TV Shows: Pantotime Quiz (regular), Hogan's Heroes (as Louis LeBeau)
Movie Titles: The Hindenburg, A New Kind of Love

Related Events on This Date

In 1811, An earthquake in Missouri causes the Mississippi River to flow backwards.

In 1907, According to The Tonight Show, the first fare meter was installed in a taxicab; the next day, a New York City can driver discovered a 235-mile shortcut to the local airport.

In 1918, R.C., “Oh How I Hate To Get Up In The Morning” hits number one on the pop singles chart by Arthur Fields.

In 1923, The first hillbilly hit, Wendall Hallʹs Victor Recording of “It Ainʹt Gonna Rain No Mo,” was released.

In 1945, “The Friendly Ghost,” an animated short featuring the debut of Casper, was released by Paramountʹs cartoon division.

In 1955, “Tennessee” Ernie Ford zoomed to the top spot on the record charts with “Sixteen Tons,” which became the fastest-selling record in history, jumping to number one in just three weeks. The tune, on Capitol Records, stayed in the top spot for eight weeks. Ford was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1960.

In 1957, “The Gumby Show”, TV Childrens, Claymation character, with Pokey too; by Art Clokey, last aired on NBC.

In 1959, R.C., “High School U.S.A.” by Tommy Facenda peaked at #28 on the pop singles chart.

In 1959, R.C., “Love Potion Number 9” by The Clovers peaked at #23 on the pop singles chart.

In 1959, R.C., “Mr. Blue” by The Fleetwoods peaked at number one on the pop singles chart; in 1979, a parody of that song, “Mr. Bill”, was recorded.

In 1968, R.C., “Harper Valley P.T.A. (Later That Same Day)” by Ben Colder (Sheb Wooley) peaked at #67 on the pop singles chart.

In 1969, The first episode of “Clangers”, a British stop motion animated television program for children, began airing on the BBC

In 1972, A commercial break in the Cold War: PEPSI lands a deal to sell its soda in the Soviet Union.

In 1973, In a Brady Bunch episode called “Try, Try Again”, Jan considers herself a loser when her latest interest, tap dancing, drives the whole family crazy, she drops out of her ballet class and takes up tap dancing when she is passed over for a recital because she is so clumsy. She practices her new dance steps at home, and the noise begins to get to the rest of the family.

In 1974, R.C., “Life Is A Rock (But The Radio Rolled Me)” by Reunion peaked at number eight on the pop singles chart.

In 1978, The Bee Gees, Peter Frampton, and Billy Preston make their acting debuts as the movie version of “Sergeant Pepperʹs Lonely Hearts Club Band” opens mostly to bad critic reviews.

In 1978, The rock group Queen performed at Madison Square Garden. Several women in risquee dresses circled the stage on bicycles while the group sang “Fat Bottomed Girls.”

In 1983, “Late Night With David Letterman”. “Every day,” David Letterman informs us from New York City, “people from all points of the compass journey to this fine community. And we thought that, 'Why not have some sort of official spokesperson or greeter to meet these fine folks as they get off their bus?'” Cut to the Port Authority bus terminal, where Larry “Bud” Melman, looking like a deer who has taken a hoofful of Valium before being caught in the headlights, stands adorned in a bright crimson welcome sash, holding a small tray, urging passersby to “please enjoy a hot towel,” which he offers them with tongs. He reads — badly — from cue cards. He interviews — also badly — travelers who get caught in camera range. What he asks them, who can tell? Thatʹs because Larry has a knack for moving the mike before heʹs done talking, so all we hear is Lettermanʹs high-pitched cackle as he comes unglued watching network television run amok. “Itʹs like a ventriloquist in training, isnʹt it?” Letterman remarks. “Iʹm 36 years old, and thatʹs about the most peculiar thing Iʹve ever seen.” Us, too.

In 1985, On “Saturday Night Live”, Jon Lovitz debuts Tommy Flanagan, president and founder of Pathological Liars Anonymous, a character who will appear on each of the next 200 episodes…Yeah, thatʹs the ticket!

In 1986, Carol Burnett, Dabney Coleman, Teri Garr, and Tom Poston mock the sprawling scenery (and even more sprawling writing) of prime time soap operas in the first comic miniseries — “Fresno,” exploring the ups and downs of the glamorous raisin industry.

In 1986, Steve Pelluer of Dallas vs. San Diego was sacked eleven times!

In 1989, On “Late Night with David Letterman,” Letterman bludgeons the Energizer Bunny with a baseball bat.

In 1990, “Home Alone” starring Macaulay Culkin opened in movie theaters. AHHHHHH!!!

In 1993, George Burns at age 97 signed a contract to perform at Caesars of Las Vegas on his 100th birthday.

In 1998, “Ed, Edd n Eddy” TV cartoon premiered on Cartoon Network

In 2001, The movie “Harry Potter and the Sorcererʹs Stone” opened in movie theaters in the U.S.A. It brought in a record $90 million dollars its first weekend.

In 2001, “Dexterʹs Laboratory” returned to be airing new episodes on Cartoon Network.

In 2012, Financially struggling Hostess Brands Incorporated announced it was shutting down its operations following a strike by the union.

In 2018, “Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny” began airing on Amazon Video

In 2018, “She-Ra: Princess of Power (as She-Ra and the Princesses of Power)” returned to be airing new episodes on Netflix

Movie Releases On This Date

In 1977, "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" was released by Columbia Pictures; Steven Spielberg (director/screenplay); Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon, François Truffaut, Bob Balaban, Roberts Blossom, Cary Guffey, Lance Henriksen, George DiCenzo, Gene Dynarski, Josef Sommer, Carl Weathers, J. Patrick McNamara, Warren Kemmerling, Philip Dodds, Merrill Connally; Sci-Fi; Live Action

In 1984, "Just the Way You Are" was released by MGM/UA; Édouard Molinaro (director); Allan Burns (screenplay); Kristy McNichol, Michael Ontkean, Kaki Hunter, André Dussollier, Catherine Salviat, Robert Carradine, Alexandra Paul, Lance Guest, Tim Daly, Patrick Cassidy, Gérard Jugnot, André Oumansky, Billy Kearns, Joyce Gordon, Wayne Robson, Jean-Claude Ostrander, Garrick Dowhen; Comedy, Drama; Live Action

In 1984, "B.C. Rock" was released by Almi Pictures; Tony Hendra (screenplay); Jim Vallely, Jonathan Schmock, Joseph Plewa; Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy; Animation

In 1984, "Night of the Comet" was released by Atlantic Releasing Corporation / Thomas Coleman and Michael Rosenblatt Productions / Film Development Fund; Thom Eberhardt (director/screenplay); Robert Beltran, Catherine Mary Stewart, Kelli Maroney, Sharon Farrell, Mary Woronov, Geoffrey Lewis, Peter Fox, John Achorn, Michael Bowen, Devon Ericson, Lissa Layng, Janice Kawaye, Chance Boyer, Ivan E. Roth, Dick Rude, Chris Pedersen, Marc Poppel; Sci-Fi, Horror, Comedy; Live Action

In 1984, "Night Patrol" was released by RSL Company / Vis Arts Consultants Inc. / New World Pictures; Jackie Kong (director/screenplay); Murray Langston, William A. Levey, Bill Osco (screenplay); Linda Blair, Pat Paulsen, Billy Barty, Murray Langston, Pat Morita, Andrew Dice Clay, Jaye P. Morgan, Vic Dunlop; Comedy; Live Action

In 1990, "Home Alone" was released by 20th Century Fox / Hughes Entertainment; Chris Columbus (director); John Hughes (screenplay); Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard, Catherine O'Hara, Roberts Blossom, Angela Goethals, Devin Ratray, Gerry Bamman, Terrie Snell, Hillary Wolf, Larry Hankin, Michael C. Maronna, Kristin Minter, Kieran Culkin, Senta Moses, Anna Slotky, Bill Erwin, Gerry Becker, Alan Wilder, Hope Davis, Ken Hudson Campbell; Comedy, Family; Live Action

In 1990, "The Rescuers Down Under" was released by Walt Disney Pictures; Hendel Butoy, Mike Gabriel (director); Jim Cox, Karey Kirkpatrick, Byron Simpson, Joe Ranft (screenplay); Bob Newhart, Eva Gabor, John Candy, Tristan Rogers, Adam Ryen, George C. Scott, Wayne Robson, Douglas Seale, Frank Welker, Bernard Fox, Peter Firth, Billy Barty, Ed Gilbert, Russi Taylor, Charlie Adler, Jack Angel, Vanna Bonta, Peter Greenwood, Patrick Pinney, Phil Proctor, Mickie McGowan, Carla Meyer, Marii Mak; Adventure; Animation

In 1997, "Oliver Twist" was released by ABC / Buena Vista Television / Walt Disney Television; Tony Bill (director); Stephen Sommers, Monte Merrick (screenplay); Richard Dreyfuss, Elijah Wood, David O'Hara, Alex Trench, Antoine Byrne, Olivia Caffrey, Anthony Finigan, Maria Charles, Des Braiden, Eileen Colgan, Eilish Moore, Lisa Dwan, Conor Evans, A.J. Kennedy, Jeffrey O'Toole; Adventure, Comedy, Drama; Live Action

In 2001, "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" was released by Warner Bros. Pictures / Heyday Films; Chris Columbus (director); Steve Kloves (screenplay); Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, John Cleese, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, Richard Griffiths, Richard Harris, Ian Hart, John Hurt, Alan Rickman, Fiona Shaw, Maggie Smith, Julie Walters, David Bradley, Tom Felton, Bonnie Wright, Devon Murray, Zoë Wanamaker, Adrian Rawlins, Geraldine Somerville, Harry Melling, Chris Rankin, James Phelps, Oliver Phelps, Matthew Lewis, Alfred Enoch, Sean Biggerstaff, Ray Fearon, Julianne Hough; Fantasy; Live Action

In 2001, "Novocaine" was released by Artisan Entertainment; David Atkins (director/screenplay); Steve Martin, Helena Bonham Carter, Laura Dern, Elias Koteas, Scott Caan, Lynne Thigpen, JoBe Cerny, Chelcie Ross, Keith David, Kevin Bacon, Preston Maybank, Len Bajenski; Black Comedy, Thriller; Live Action

In 2001, "The Wash" was released by Lions Gate Films; DJ Pooh (director/screenplay); Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, George Wallace, DJ Pooh, Angell Conwell, Tommy "Tiny" Lister, Jr., Eminem, Bruce Bruce, Lamont Bentley, Alex Thomas, Demetrius Navarro, Truth Hurts, Shawn Fonteno, Isley Nicole Melton, Tommy Chong, Tray Deee, Kurupt, Ludacris, Shaquille O'Neal, Pauly Shore, Xzibit, Julio G, Daz Dillinger, Bad Azz, Sharif, Kent Masters King, Iva La'Shawn; Comedy, Drama; Live Action

In 2004, "Kangaroo Jack: G'Day U.S.A.!" was released by Warner Home Video / Warner Bros. Animation / Castle Rock Entertainment; Emory Myrick, Jeffrey Gatrall (directors); Adam Scheinman, Andrew Scheinman (screenplay); Jeff Bennett, Josh Keaton, Keith Diamond, Phil LaMarr, Kath Soucie, Ahmed Best, Jim Ward, Obba Babatundé, Dorian Harewood, Carlos Alazraqui, Jess Harnell, Jeannie Elias, Wendee Lee, Steve Miller; Action, Comedy;

In 2007, "Beowulf" was released by Paramount Pictures / Warner Bros. Pictures / Shangri-La Entertainment / ImageMovers; Robert Zemeckis (director); Neil Gaiman, Roger Avary (screenplay); Ray Winstone, Anthony Hopkins, John Malkovich, Robin Wright Penn, Angelina Jolie, Brendan Gleeson, Crispin Glover, Alison Lohman, Costas Mandylor, Sebastian Roché, Greg Ellis, Tyler Steelman, Dominic Keating, Rik Young, Charlotte Salt, Leslie Harter Zemeckis, Fredrik Hiller; Fantasy, Action

Unusual Songs Charting in the U.S.

In 1940, “Beat Me, Daddy, Eight To The Bar (Parts 1 And 2)” by Will Bradley And His Orchestra Featuring Ray Mckinley charted at number 7 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1957, “Jailhouse Rock” by Elvis Presley charted at number 1 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1957, “Black Slacks” by Joe Bennett And The Sparkletones charted at number 28 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1957, “Back To School Again” by Timmie 'Oh Yeah!' Rogers charted at number 37 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1957, “Wun'erful, Wun'erful (Sides uh-one And uh-two) (medley)” by Stan Freberg charted at number 57 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1957, “White Silver Sands” by Don Rondo charted at number 68 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1957, “Short Fat Fannie” by Larry Williams charted at number 72 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “Busted” by Ray Charles charted at number 14 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “Be True To Your School” by The Beach Boys charted at number 44 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “Louie Louie” by The Kingsmen charted at number 58 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “Long Tall Texan” by Murry Kellum charted at number 93 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Fire” by The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown charted at number 11 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Chewy Chewy” by Ohio Express charted at number 17 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Harper Valley P.T.A.” by Jeannie C. Riley charted at number 35 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Goody Goody Gumdrops” by 1910 Fruitgum Company charted at number 53 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “The Star Spangled Banner” by José Feliciano charted at number 54 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Harper Valley P.T.A. (Later That Day)” by Ben Colder (Sheb Wooley) charted at number 67 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “I Put A Spell On You” by Creedence Clearwater Revival charted at number 96 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Life Is A Rock (But The Radio Rolled Me)” by Reunion charted at number 8 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Kung Fu Fighting” by Carl Douglas charted at number 27 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Overnight Sensation (Hit Record)” by Raspberries charted at number 38 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Willie And The Hand Jive” by Eric Clapton charted at number 48 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Evil Boll-Weevil” by Grand Canyon charted at number 76 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Black Lassie (Featuring Johnny Stash)” by Cheech And Chong charted at number 78 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Sun City” by Artists United Against Apartheid charted at number 53 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Money For Nothing” by Dire Straits charted at number 55 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Tarzan Boy” by Baltimora charted at number 62 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Born In East L.A.” by Cheech And Chong charted at number 79 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Weird Science” by Oingo Boingo charted at number 98 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “Rush” by Big Audio Dynamite II charted at number 32 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)” by Los del Rio charted at number 4 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by The Braids charted at number 48 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Macarena” by Los del Rio charted at number 49 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2002, “The Ketchup Song (Aserejé)” by Las Ketchup charted at number 59 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2002, “Ten Rounds With José Cuervo” by Tracy Byrd charted at number 75 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?)” by Ylvis charted at number 29 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “Thriller” by Michael Jackson charted at number 42 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2019, “Old Town Road (Remix)” by Lil Nas X Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus charted at number 18 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in the U.K.

In 1963, “Busted” by Ray Charles charted at number 24 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh! (A Letter From Camp)” by Allan Sherman charted at number 29 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “Mule Train” by Frank Ifield charted at number 36 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Harper Valley P.T.A.” by Jeannie C. Riley charted at number 21 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Lily The Pink” by The Scaffold charted at number 23 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “I'm The Urban Spaceman” by The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band charted at number 34 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “An Olympic Record” by The Barron Knights charted at number 38 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Eeny Meeny” by The Show Stoppers charted at number 50 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Minuetto Allegretto” by The Wombles charted at number 19 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Uncle Sam” by Madness charted at number 25 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Can Your Pussy Do The Dog” by The Cramps charted at number 79 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “Dizzy” by Vic Reeves And The Wonder Stuff charted at number 1 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “Swing Low (Run With The Ball)” by Union Featuring England World Cup Rugby Squad charted at number 16 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life” by Monty Python charted at number 24 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “The Frog Princess” by The Divine Comedy charted at number 15 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by The Braids charted at number 61 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Shangri-La” by The Rutles charted at number 68 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2002, “The Ketchup Song (Aserejé)” by Las Ketchup charted at number 5 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?)” by Ylvis charted at number 24 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “I Love It” by Icona Pop Featuring Charli XCX charted at number 85 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2019, “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X charted at number 55 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Australia

In 1963, “Wipe Out / Surfer Joe” by The Surfaris charted at number 15 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “Murphy The Surfie” by The Joy Boys charted at number 18 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Harper Valley P.T.A.” by Jeannie C. Riley charted at number 5 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “1,2,3 Red Light” by 1910 Fruitgum Company charted at number 11 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wemoweh)” by The Love Machine charted at number 20 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “The Night Chicago Died / Can You Get It When You Want It” by Paper Lace charted at number 1 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Bonaparte's Retreat / Too Many Mornings” by Glen Campbell charted at number 5 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “I Shot The Sheriff / Give Me Strength” by Eric Clapton charted at number 18 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Kung Fu Fighting / Gamblin' Man” by Carl Douglas charted at number 19 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “(It's A) Monster's Holiday / Great Expectations” by Buck Owens charted at number 36 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Clap For The Wolfman / Road Food” by The Guess Who charted at number 53 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Life Is A Rock (But The Radio Rolled Me) / Are You Ready To Believe” by Reunion charted at number 62 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Surfin' U.S.A. \ The Warmth Of The Sun” by The Beach Boys charted at number 93 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Overnight Sensation (Hit Record) / Hands On You” by Raspberries charted at number 96 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Money For Nothing” by Dire Straits charted at number 11 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Living On Video” by Trans-X charted at number 46 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Hole In My Shoe” by neil charted at number 50 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “I'm Too Sexy” by Right Said Fred charted at number 1 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “Rush” by Big Audio Dynamite II charted at number 6 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Macarena” by Los del Rio charted at number 4 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “I'll Be There For You (Friends Theme)” by The Rembrandts charted at number 13 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Macarena” by Los Del Mar Featuring Pedro Castano charted at number 35 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Mach 5” by The Presidents Of The United States Of America charted at number 36 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2002, “The Ketchup Song (Aserejé)” by Las Ketchup charted at number 2 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2002, “The Logical Song” by Scooter charted at number 16 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2002, “Do It With Madonna” by The Androids charted at number 17 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?)” by Ylvis charted at number 20 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2019, “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X charted at number 21 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in New Zealand

In 1985, “Money For Nothing” by Dire Straits charted at number 11 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Nemesis” by Shriekback charted at number 34 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “I'm Too Sexy” by Right Said Fred charted at number 3 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by The Braids charted at number 2 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Macarena” by Los del Rio charted at number 12 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Mother Mother” by Tracy Bonham charted at number 42 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 2002, “The Ketchup Song (Aserejé)” by Las Ketchup charted at number 1 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 2002, “The Logical Song” by Scooter charted at number 39 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?)” by Ylvis charted at number 11 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 2019, “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X charted at number 22 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Sweden

In 1985, “Rock Me Amadeus” by Falco charted at number 1 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Tarzan Boy” by Baltimora charted at number 12 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “How Bizarre” by OMC charted at number 30 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Macarena” by Los del Rio charted at number 39 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 2002, “The Ketchup Song (Aserejé)” by Las Ketchup charted at number 1 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?)” by Ylvis charted at number 15 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 2019, “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X charted at number 74 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Austria

In 1968, “Fire” by The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown charted at number 7 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Yummy, Yummy, Yummy” by Ohio Express charted at number 11 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Harper Valley P.T.A.” by Jeannie C. Riley charted at number 15 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “The Night Chicago Died” by Paper Lace charted at number 8 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “I Shot The Sheriff” by Eric Clapton charted at number 19 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Vienna Calling” by Falco charted at number 3 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “Do The Limbo Dance” by David Hasselhoff charted at number 4 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life” by Monty Python charted at number 13 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “I'm Too Sexy” by Right Said Fred charted at number 21 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “Calling Elvis” by Dire Straits charted at number 28 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “How Bizarre” by OMC charted at number 1 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 2002, “The Ketchup Song (Aserejé)” by Las Ketchup charted at number 1 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 2002, “Cotton Eye Joe 2002” by Rednex charted at number 35 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?)” by Ylvis charted at number 24 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 2019, “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X charted at number 29 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in the Netherlands

In 1968, “Red, Red Wine” by Peter Tetteroo charted at number 17 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Kung Fu Fighting” by Carl Douglas charted at number 1 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “James Brown Is Dead” by L.A. Style charted at number 3 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “James Brown Is Still Alive!!” by Holy Noise Featuring The Global Insert Project charted at number 10 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “(Is This The Way To) Amarillo? [1991]” by Tony Christie charted at number 52 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “Calling Elvis” by Dire Straits charted at number 83 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “I'm Too Sexy” by Right Said Fred charted at number 87 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “How Bizarre” by OMC charted at number 38 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by The Braids charted at number 41 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 2002, “The Ketchup Song (Aserejé)” by Las Ketchup charted at number 3 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?)” by Ylvis charted at number 63 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 2019, “Old Town Road [+ Lil Nas X Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus (Remix)]” by Lil Nas X charted at number 66 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in France

In 1985, “Tarzan Boy” by Baltimora charted at number 21 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Clouds Across The Moon” by The RAH Band charted at number 33 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Money For Nothing” by Dire Straits charted at number 34 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “Calling Elvis” by Dire Straits charted at number 14 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Macarena” by Los del Rio charted at number 26 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Ironic” by Alanis Morissette charted at number 39 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2002, “The Ketchup Song (Aserejé)” by Las Ketchup charted at number 2 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “Walk On The Wild Side” by Lou Reed charted at number 92 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “I Love It” by Icona Pop Featuring Charli XCX charted at number 122 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore And Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz charted at number 137 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?)” by Ylvis charted at number 170 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “Gangnam Style” by PSY charted at number 188 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2019, “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X charted at number 27 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2019, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen charted at number 132 on the France Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Norway

In 1974, “Kung Fu Fighting” by Carl Douglas charted at number 4 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “I Shot The Sheriff” by Eric Clapton charted at number 7 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “I'm Too Sexy” by Right Said Fred charted at number 8 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life” by Monty Python charted at number 9 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Mother Mother” by Tracy Bonham charted at number 8 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by The Braids charted at number 12 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 2002, “The Ketchup Song (Aserejé)” by Las Ketchup charted at number 1 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 2002, “Fraglene” by Spritney Bears charted at number 19 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?)” by Ylvis charted at number 5 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Switzerland

In 1974, “Kung Fu Fighting” by Carl Douglas charted at number 8 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Vienna Calling” by Falco charted at number 8 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “Calling Elvis” by Dire Straits charted at number 28 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “Do The Limbo Dance” by David Hasselhoff charted at number 30 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “How Bizarre” by OMC charted at number 6 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Macarena” by Los del Rio charted at number 18 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2002, “The Ketchup Song (Aserejé)” by Las Ketchup charted at number 2 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2002, “Ça plane pour moi” by The Tears charted at number 71 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2002, “99 Luftballons [2002]” by Nena charted at number 86 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?)” by Ylvis charted at number 52 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “Walk On The Wild Side” by Lou Reed charted at number 71 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2019, “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X charted at number 25 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Canada

In 1957, “Jailhouse Rock” by Elvis Presley charted somewhere on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1957, “Back To School Again” by Timmie 'Oh Yeah!' Rogers charted at number 17 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Chewy Chewy” by Ohio Express charted at number 12 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Goody Goody Gumdrops” by 1910 Fruitgum Company charted at number 36 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “The Great Escape” by Ray Stevens charted at number 43 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Harper Valley P.T.A. (Later That Day)” by Ben Colder (Sheb Wooley) charted at number 82 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “King Croesus” by World Of Oz charted at number 91 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Life Is A Rock (But The Radio Rolled Me)” by Reunion charted at number 3 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Overnight Sensation (Hit Record)” by Raspberries charted at number 24 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Don't Eat The Yellow Snow” by Frank Zappa charted at number 65 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Kung Fu Fighting” by Carl Douglas charted at number 69 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Willie And The Hand Jive” by Eric Clapton charted at number 80 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Money For Nothing” by Dire Straits charted at number 11 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Tarzan Boy” by Baltimora charted at number 31 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “You Look Marvelous” by Fernando (Billy Crystal) charted at number 43 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Sun City” by Artists United Against Apartheid charted at number 51 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Smokin' In The Boys Room” by Mötley Crüe charted at number 55 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “Calling Elvis” by Dire Straits charted at number 6 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “How Bizarre” by OMC charted at number 7 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?)” by Ylvis charted at number 24 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 2019, “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X charted at number 7 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Alt-Canada

In 1991, “Calling Elvis” by Dire Straits charted at number 8 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “Rush” by Big Audio Dynamite II charted at number 83 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “How Bizarre” by OMC charted at number 39 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Mach 5” by The Presidents Of The United States Of America charted at number 100 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Italy

In 2002, “The Ketchup Song (Aserejé)” by Las Ketchup charted at number 5 on the Italy Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Finland

In 2002, “The Ketchup Song (Aserejé)” by Las Ketchup charted at number 3 on the Finland Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?)” by Ylvis charted at number 15 on the Finland Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Spain

In 2013, “I Love It” by Icona Pop Featuring Charli XCX charted at number 39 on the Spain Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Denmark

In 2002, “The Ketchup Song (Aserejé)” by Las Ketchup charted at number 2 on the Denmark Pop Singles Chart

The Holiday Almanacs November 16, 2024

What's Today?

Today is Sat Nov the 16 in the year 2024 , a leap year
Jan 1 began on a Mon
This is day 321 of the year
Serialnumber = 45600
Julian date = 2460619 O.S.= 11 - 3 - 2024

Calendar

Holidays

[USA] Hire A Veteran Week Ends
[USA] Womens Veterans Recognition Week Ends
[World] Science and Peace Week Ends
[USA] Sadie Hawkin's Day (ladies take initiative!) (1st Sat in Nov?)
[USA] Split Pea Soup Week Ends
[USA] Youth Appreciation Week (Day 6)
[USA] Operating Room Nurse Week Ends
Elephant Round-up Day (Thailand).
First Day of Ashura (Oman).
Night of Hecate (Greek - goddess of the Moon, of the Underworld, and of magic).
Statia and America Day.
[Oklahoma] Admission Day (1907)
[Sweden] Gustavus Adolphus-day (1632)
[USA] Holidays Are Pickle Days (thru 12-31)
[USA] National Federation of the Blind Day
[USA] Statia & America Day

Reminders

Astrological sign: Scorpio: The Scorpion (10-22 thru 11-21); Ruling Planet: Pluto. Element: Water. Traits: Passionate, intense, secretive, subtle. Body part associated with this sign: Secrets. Occupations: Teaching, work requiring concentration, training animals, psychiatry, surgery, detection.
Astrological sign: Sagittarius: The Archer (thru 11-22 thru 12-21); Ruling Planet: Jupiter. Element: Fire. Traits: Bountiful, frank, versatile, philosophical. Body part associated with this sign: The thighs. Occupations: Travel, politics, meteorology, philosophy, religion.
November was known by the Saxons as Wint Monath - the wind month.
November was the ninth month. Novem is Latin for nine.
Flowers: chrysanthemum and dahlia
Full Moon: the Beaver Moon
Meaning: the sentimental meaning of the topaz is for fidelity, and the chrysanthemum is for loveliness and cheerfulness.
Gems: topaz and citrine
Aviation History Month
British Appreciation Month
Child Safety and Protection Month
November is... Slaughter Month
Diabetic Eye Disease Month
Good Nutrition Month
Great American Breakfast Club (Sep 1-Nov 30)
Home Education Awareness Month
Hurricane Season Months in the East (June 1-Nov 30)
International Creative Child & Adult Month
International Doll Collectors Month
International Drum Month
Latin American Month
National Accordion Month!
National Alzheimer's Disease Month
National Diabetes Month
National Epilepsy Awareness Month
National Home Care Month
National Hospice Month
National Neurofibromatosis Month
National Raisin Bread
National Stamp Collecting Month
Native American Heritage Month
One Nation Under God Month
Peanut Butter Lover's Month
Project Red Ribbon (Nov 1-Jan 1)
Real Jewelry Month
Religion and Philosophy Month
TV Sweeps Month
Thanksgiving Canned Goods Drive (Nov 1-Thanksgiving Day eve)
[NY] Puerto Rican Heritage Month
Leonid meteor shower, radiant in Leo [5-20 per hour] (thru 11-18)
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