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Offbeat Datebook: Births and Deaths (sorted by age), Events and Holidays for December 5

Last Updated 12-09-2023

✍📰Calvin Trillin -- is 88 in the year 2023 and 89 in the year 2024; b.12/5/1935
Author (m), Writer (m), Novelist, Poet (m), Humorist, Journalist

🎭John Lee Erwin -- is 87 in the year 2023 and 88 in the year 2024; b.12/5/1936 N.S.
Cartoon Voice Actor
Misc: voiced Morris the Cat in some "9 Lives" cat food commercials
TV Shows: Rawhide (as Teddy), The Archie Show (as Reggie Mantle), He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (as He-Man)

🎵Chad Mitchell -- is 87 in the year 2023 and 88 in the year 2024; b.12/5/1936
Folk Singer
Group Names: The Chad Mitchell Trio (lead)

🎵🎸Rich Gibbs -- is 68 in the year 2023 and 69 in the year 2024; b.12/5/1955
Music Producer, Composer, Alternative Rock Musician
Misc: film composer
Group Names: Oingo Boingo

🎭Brian Backer -- is 67 in the year 2023 and 68 in the year 2024; b.12/5/1956
Actor
Movie Titles: Fast Times at Ridgemont High, The Burning, The Money Pit, Loser

🎭Connie Newton-Needham -- is 64 in the year 2023 and 65 in the year 2024; b.12/5/1959
TV Actress
Names/Places: RN: Connie Marie Bowen
Misc: some say b. 1962, but she married in 1978, making her age at least 18 instead of 15 when she married; retired from acting in 1995
TV Shows: Eight is Enough (as Elizabeth Bradford)

🎨✍🎭🎵Margaret Cho -- is 55 in the year 2023 and 56 in the year 2024; b.12/5/1968 N.S.
Fashion Designer (m), Author (m), TV Actress, Comedienne, Songwriter, Singer
TV Shows: All American Girl (as Margaret Kim)

🎭Alex Kapp Horner -- is 54 in the year 2023 and 55 in the year 2024; b.12/5/1969
Actress, Producer (m)
TV Shows: Maggie Winters (as Lisa Harte), The New Adventures of Old Christine (as Lindsay)

✍🎭Catherine Tate -- is 54 in the year 2023 and 55 in the year 2024; b.12/5/1969 N.S.
Comedy Writer (m), Actress, Comedienne, English
TV Shows: The Office (as Nellie Bertram), Doctor Who (as The Doctor's Companion), The Catherine Tate Show
Movie Titles: Starter for 10

🎭Kali Rocha -- is 52 in the year 2023 and 53 in the year 2024; b.12/5/1971 N.S.
Actress
TV Shows: Liv and Maddie, Man with a Plan, Grey's Anatomy
Movie Titles: Meet the Parents

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🎭Andrew Mark Leary -- is 50 in the year 2023 and 51 in the year 2024; b.12/5/1973
Actor, Entertainment Art Department
Misc: works mainly in the Art Department
Movie Titles: Casper Meets Wendy, Addams Family Reunion, Attraction, She Cried No

🎭Frankie Muniz -- is 38 in the year 2023 and 39 in the year 2024; b.12/5/1985
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer (m)
TV Shows: The Fairly OddParents (as Chester McBadbat), Malcolm in the Middle (as Malcolm)
Movie Titles: Big Fat Liar, My Dog Skip, Agent Cody Banks (series), Racing Stripes

🎭Ross Bagley -- is 35 in the year 2023 and 36 in the year 2024; b.12/5/1988
Actor
Misc: b. 1989?
TV Shows: Fresh Prince of Bel Air (as Nicholas "Nicky" Andrew Banks/ Cousin)
Movie Titles: Independence Day, The Little Rascals, Babe

🎖George Armstrong Custer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1839 d.6/25/1876 (36)
General, Army Officer
Misc: U.S. cavalry officer who distinguished himself in the U.S. Civil War (1861-65) but later led his men to death in one of the most controversial battles in U.S. history at Little Big Horn.

🎨✍🎭Walt Disney -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1901 d.12/15/1966 (65)
Hall of Famer, Animator (m), Writer (m), TV Host, Movie Producer/Director (m)
Names/Places: b. in Chicago, IL; FN:Walter Elias
Misc: Cartoon Creator, Empire Founder; Created Mickey, Donald, Goofy, Minnie, etc.; produced Snow White, the first animated movie; Disneyland TV Show host; created Disneyland in Anaheim, planned Walt Disney World in Florida that opened five years after his death
TV Shows: Disneyland (host)

⚖🎭Otto Preminger -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1906 d.4/23/1986 (79)
Attorney/Lawyer (m), Movie Actor, Movie Producer/Director (m), Austrian
Misc: some say b. 1905
TV Shows: Batman (as Mr. Freeze)

🎭Dave Broadfoot -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1925 N.S. d.11/1/2016 N.S. (90)
Comedian, Canadian
Misc: member of The Royal Canadian Air Farce

🎭Connie Hines -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1931 d.12/18/2009 (78)
Actress
TV Shows: Mr. Ed (as Carol Post)

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🎵Steve Rappaport -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1942 d.7/4/2007 (64)
Novelty Singer
Group Names: The Ran-Dells
Song Titles: Martian Hop

🎵Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/27/1756 N.S. d.12/5/1791 N.S. (35)
Composer, Violinist, Austrian
Names/Places: b. in Salzburg; RN:Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart; d. in Vienna
Misc: a great musical genius; Eddie Van Halen and Valerie Bertinelli named their son after Wolfgang in 1991

🎭🎵Susie Hawthorn -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/1896 d.12/5/1963
Comedienne, Singer
Group Names: Butterbeans and Susie
Song Titles: I Want a Hot Dog for My Roll

🎭Fred Clark -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/9/1914 d.12/5/1968 (54)
Actor
TV Shows: Burns & Allen Show (as Harry Morton)

🎭Beverly Garland -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/17/1926 d.12/5/2008 (82)
TV/Movie Actress
Names/Places: b. in Santa Cruz, CA; RMLN:Lucy Fessenden
Misc: some say b. 1929 or 1930
TV Shows: The Bing Crosby Show (as Ellie), My Three Sons (as Barbara Harper Douglas), Scarecrow & Mrs. King (as Dotty West)
Movie Titles: DOA

Robert J. "Bob" Dole -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/22/1923 N.S. d.12/5/2021 N.S. (98)
Senator (m)
Names/Places: b. in Russell, KS; Elizabeth's hubby
Misc: ex-Senate Minority Leader; 1996 presidential candidate

🎭Kirstie Alley -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/12/1951 N.S. d.12/5/2022 N.S. (71)
TV/Movie Actress
Names/Places: b. in Wichita, Kan.; Parker Stevenson's ex-wife
Misc: NOT b. in 1955 according to ET; People says b. 1950, Star Magazine says 1951 and not 1955; once won $6,000 as a contestant on The Match Game
TV Shows: North & South, Cheers (as Rebecca Howe), Veronica's Closet (as Veronica "Ronnie" Chase)
Movie Titles: Look Who's Talking, Star Trek II:The Wrath of Khan, It Takes Two, Deconstructing Harry, Drop Dead Gorgeous

✍⛪🎭Norman Lear -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/27/1922 N.S. d.12/5/2023 N.S. (101)
Hall of Famer, Comedy Writer (m), Jewish, TV Producer/Director (m)
Names/Places: b. in New Haven, CT
TV Shows: All in the Family, Mary Hartman Mary Hartman, Sanford & Son, Good Times, Maude, All That Glitters, Jeffersons, One Day at a Time, Fernwood 2-Night, aka Pablo, Sunday Dinner, The Powers That Be

Related Events on This Date

In 1929, The first nudist organization in the U.S., the American League for Physical Culture, opened in New York City. California was busy that month. At first members hung out (no pun intended) around steam pipes in a Lexington Avenue basement. Later they opened a summer camp in Central Valley, New York.

In 1941, The Donald Duck film, “Chef Donald” is released.

In 1952, Hey Abbott! “The Abbott and Costello Show” started a 52-episode, syndicated run on TV this day. Comedians Bud Abbott and Lou Costello became such big hits that those same 52 episodes were run over and over on local and network TV for years.

In 1959, On the cover of TV Guide: “cast of Dobie Gillis: Dwayne Hickman, Joan Chandler, Gayle Polayes”. Other Articles: Dobie Gillis, Untouchables

In 1960, 12 x 05 = 60

In 1960, Billboard reports five “answer records” to Elvis Presleyʹs “Are You Lonesome Tonight?” have been released. Four of them are versions of the same song, “Yes, Iʹm Lonesome Tonight.” The other is the standard “Oh How I Miss You Tonight.”

In 1960, R.C., “The Big Time Spender (Parts I and II)” by Cornbread and Biscuits peaked at #75 on the pop singles chart.

In 1964, Gilliganʹs Island episode number ten. “Waiting For Watubi”. While digging, the Skipper uncovers a carved statue of a Tiki God. He then believes a curse has fallen on him for disturbing the resting-place of Watubi, and that his days are numbered. Gilligan dresses up as Watubi, and performs a special ritual dance that the Skipper believes will lift the curse. It is an earth-shaking experience!

In 1964, On the cover of TV Guide: “cast of No Time for Sergeants”. Other Articles: Tina Louise, Gomer Pyle

In 1964, R.C., “Ringo” by Lorne Greene peaked at number one on the pop singles chart; it had nothing to do with The Beatles.

In 1964, R.C., “Sidewalk Surfin'” by Jan and Dean peaked at #25 on the pop singles chart.

In 1966, Gilliganʹs Island episode #81. “And Then There Were None”. One by one, all of the Castaways mysteriously disappear. Gilligan then dreams that he is Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. In the end, Gilligan rescues them from the hidden World War II munitions pit that they have all fallen into.

In 1966, On Dark Shadows, Matthew Morgan (Thayer David) took Victoria Winters (Alexandra Moltke) hostage at the Old House, and hid her in a secret room behind the drawing room bookcase.

In 1968, “Jungle Book — Walt Disney Presents” album (soundtrack) was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1969, In a Brady Bunch episode called “Every Boy Does It Once”, Bobby Brady is convinced that nobody loves him and decides to run away; Already tired of hand-me-downs and believing that his stepmother hates him, the seven-year-old starts packing when his brothers and stepsisters donʹt include him in their plans and leave him at home alone.

In 1974, “Hereʹs Johnny; Magic Moments From The Tonight Show” album by the always-popular Various Artists is certified as a Gold album. Among the celebs slapped on vinyl from beautiful downtown Burbank: are Bette Midler, Groucho Marx, George Carlin, Judy Garland, Richard Nixon, Lucille Ball and George Burns.

In 1974, “Monty Pythonʹs Flying Circus” (TV Variety) was last shown on BBC. After the show ended, people just stomped their TV sets flat with a giant foot!

In 1975, The number one Billboard Pop Hit: “Fly, Robin, Fly,” Silver Convention. Producer Michael Kunze originally calls the song “Run, Rabbit, Run.” A slow disco song by any standard.

In 1978, The Charlie Daniels Band recorded "The Devil Went Down To Georgia" at Nashville's Woodland Sound Studios. The track was later released on their 1979 album Million Mile Reflections and the song was the band's biggest pop hit, reaching #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was also featured in the 1980 movie Urban Cowboy.

In 1978, TV Guide Listing: 9 p.m./ET “Threeʹs Company” (ABC): Roper (Norman Fell) tries to stop the gang from tossing a party by posting a sign reading “The partyʹs canceled,” and Mrs. Roper (Audra Lindley) packs her bags, declaring their marriage is canceled, too. Jack: John Ritter. Janet: Joyce DeWitt. Chrissy: Suzanne Somers. Mrs. Hollins: Diana Herbert.

In 1979, “Pop Muzik” single by M was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1981, On the cover of TV Guide: “Lorna Patterson of Private Benjamin”. Other Articles: How To Watch 100 Channels

In 1984, “Beverly Hills Cop” starring Eddie Murphy opened in movie theaters in the U.S.A. Hits from the soundtrack include “The Heat Is On” by Glen Frey, and “Neutron Dance” by the Pointer Sisters. Itʹs Eddie Murphyʹs first movie as a former cast member of “Saturday Night Live.”

In 1986, “Walt Disney Recognition Day” is celebrated in the U.S.

In 1993, Newhart actor William Sanderson (47) weds Sharon Wix (39).

In 1995, James Bond was elected mayor of Encinitas, California, by the City Council.

In 1998, On the cover of TV Guide: “one of four wrestling pros: Hollywood Hogan, Goldberg, the Undertaker, and Stone Cold Steve Austin”, also, Portia de Rossi, Houdini! Sid and Marty Krofft.

In 2060, 12 x 05 = 60

Movie Releases On This Date

In 1984, "Beverly Hills Cop" was released by Paramount Pictures / Simpson/Bruckheimer / Eddie Murphy Productions; Martin Brest (director); Daniel Petrie Jr. (screenplay); Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Lisa Eilbacher, Ronny Cox, Steven Berkoff, James Russo, Stephen Elliott, Paul Reiser, Jonathan Banks, Gilbert R. Hill, Bronson Pinchot, Michael Champion, Damon Wayans, Rick Overton, Mike Pniewski, Douglas Warhit, Tom Everett, Martin Brest; Action, Comedy; Live Action

In 1993, "Hollyrock-a-Bye Baby" was released by ABC / Hanna-Barbera Cartoons / Turner Entertainment; William Hanna (director); Rich Fogel, Max Seidenberg (screenplay); Henry Corden, Jean Vander Pyl, Kath Soucie, Frank Welker, B.J. Ward, Jerry Houser, Janet Waldo, John Stephenson, Charlie Adler, Mark Hamill, Brad Garrett, Michael Bell, Howard Morris, Don Messick, Russi Taylor, Raquel Welch, Mary Hart, John Tesh, Charlie Brill, Ruth Buzzi, Gordon Hunt, Allan Lurie, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Megan Mullally, Ronnie Schell, April Winchell; Comedy, Family; Animation

In 1996, "La freccia azzurra" was released by Alpha-Film / Lanterna Magica / Monipoly Productions; Gianni Rodari (director); Enzo D'Alò (screenplay); Dario Fo, Lella Costa, Vittorio Amandola, Pino Ammendola, Vittorio Battarra, Alida Milana, Monica Bertolotti, Rodolfo Bianchi, Fabio Boccanera, Marco Bolognesi, Rino Bolognesi, Giorgio Borghetti, Marco Bresciani, George Castiglia, Daniela Cavallini, Roberto Certomà, Laura Cosenza, Alessio De Filippis, Stefano De Filippis, Oliviero Dinelli, Pino Ferrara, Luigi Ferraro, Michele Kalamera, Christian Iansante, Ilaria Latini, Sergio Luzi, Neri Marcorè, Roberto Pedicini, Elena Perino, Davide Perino, Francesco Pezzulli, Carlo Reali, Nello Riviè, Renzo Stacchi, Roberto Stocchi, Gaetano Varcasia; Adventure, Family; Animation

In 1999, "A Christmas Carol" was released by TNT / RHI Entertainment; David Jones (director); Peter Barnes (screenplay); Patrick Stewart, Richard E. Grant, Joel Grey, Ian McNeice, Saskia Reeves, Desmond Barrit, Bernard Lloyd, Dominic West, Trevor Peacock, Liz Smith, Elizabeth Spriggs, Kenny Doughty, Laura Fraser, Celia Imrie, John Franklyn-Robbins, Claire Slater, Tim Potter, Jeremy Swift, Barnaby Francis, Rosie Wiggins, Crispin Letts, Helen Coker; Drama, Fantasy; Live Action

In 2003, "Honey" was released by Universal Pictures; Bille Woodruff (director); Alonzo Brown, Kim Watson (screenplay); Jessica Alba, Lil' Romeo, Mekhi Phifer, Joy Bryant, David Moscow, Lonette McKee, Zachary Williams, Laurie Ann Gibson, Missy Elliott, Jadakiss, Sheek Louch, Shawn Desman, Ginuwine, Rodney Jerkins, 3rd Storee, Tweet, Blaque; Musical, Drama; ; Live Action

In 2003, "The Station Agent" was released by Miramax Films; Tom McCarthy (director/screenplay); Peter Dinklage, Patricia Clarkson, Bobby Cannavale, Michelle Williams, Raven Goodwin, Paul Benjamin, Jayce Bartok, Joe Lo Truglio, John Slattery, Lynn Cohen, Richard Kind, Josh Pais; Comedy, Drama; ; Live Action

In 2004, "Blue Collar Comedy Tour Rides Again" was relesed by Paramount Pictures; C.B. Harding (director); Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall, Larry the Cable Guy, Ron White; Comedy

In 2004, "The Life and Death of Peter Sellers" was released by HBO Films / BBC Films; Stephen Hopkins (director); Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely (screenplay); Geoffrey Rush, Charlize Theron, John Lithgow, Stanley Tucci, Emily Watson, Miriam Margoyles, Peter Vaughan, Sonia Aquino, Stephen Fry, Henry Goodman, Alison Steadman, Emilia Fox, Nigel Havers, Heidi Klum, Lucy Punch, Joseph Long, Edward Tudor-Pole, Steve Pemberton, Mackenzie Crook, Richard Ayoade, Lance Ellington, Sam Dastor, Tom Wu, Mona Hammond; Biography, Comedy, Drama;

In 2007, "Juno" was released by Fox Searchlight Pictures; Jason Reitman (director); Diablo Cody (screenplay); Elliot Page, Michael Cera, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman, Allison Janney, J. K. Simmons, Olivia Thirlby, Rainn Wilson, Valerie Tian, Emily Perkins; Coming-of-Age, Comedy, Drama

In 2008, "Extreme Movie" was released by Dimension Films; Adam Jay Epstein, Andrew Jacobson (directors/screenplay); Will Forte, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, John Solomon, Jorma Taccone, Erica Rivinoja (screenplay); Michael Cera, Ryan Pinkston, Jamie Kennedy, Frankie Muniz, Matthew Lillard, Rob Pinkston, Ben Feldman, Kevin Hart, Vanessa Lee Chester, Jermaine Williams, Danneel Harris, Heather Hogan, Rheagan Wallace, Andy Milonakis, John P. Farley, Cherilyn Wilson, Rich Ceraulo, Robert John Burke, Chris Cooper, Hank Harris, Denise Boutte, Jeremy Suarez, Kyle Howard, Shorty Rossi, Jake Sandvig, Nicholas D'Agosto, Marcus T. Paulk, Steven Christopher Parker, Joanna García, Beverley Mitchell, Vanessa Lengies, Anthony Molinari, Ashley Schneider, Jim Ford, Ed Trotta, Kyle Gass, Jeffrey Corazzini, Stanton Barrett, Henry Kingi, Dan Finnerty, Bobbi Sue Luther; Satire, Comedy; W

In 2008, "Nobel Son" was released by Freestyle Releasing; Randall Miller (director/screenplay); Jody Savin (screenplay); Alan Rickman, Bryan Greenberg, Shawn Hatosy, Mary Steenburgen, Bill Pullman, Eliza Dushku, Danny DeVito, Ted Danson, Tracey Walter, Ernie Hudson; Black Comedy; L

Unusual Songs Charting in the U.S.

In 1942, “Praise The Lord And Pass The Ammunition” by Kay Kyser And His Orchestra Featuring The Glee Club charted at number 2 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1942, “Der Fuehrer's Face” by Spike Jones And His City Slickers Featuring Carl Grayson charted at number 6 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1953, “Eh! Cumpari” by Julius LaRosa charted at number 6 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1953, “Santa Baby” by Eartha Kitt with Henri René and His Orchestra charted at number 10 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1953, “Istanbul (Not Constantinople)” by The Four Lads charted at number 12 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Seven Little Girls (Sitting In The Back Seat)” by Paul Evans And The Curls charted at number 10 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Deck Of Cards” by Wink Martindale charted at number 11 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Uh! Oh! Part Two” by The Nutty Squirrels charted at number 25 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “El Paso” by Marty Robbins charted at number 27 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Love Potion #9” by The Clovers charted at number 31 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Midnight Stroll” by The Revels charted at number 35 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “High School U.S.A.” by Tommy Facenda charted at number 44 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Running Bear” by Johnny Preston charted at number 59 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Say Man” by Bo Diddley charted at number 61 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Poison Ivy” by The Coasters charted at number 70 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Teach Me Tiger” by April Stevens charted at number 99 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Run Red Run” by The Coasters charted at number 110 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Say Man, Back Again” by Bo Diddley charted at number 114 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1964, “Ringo” by Lorne Greene charted at number 1 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1964, “Sidewalk Surfin'” by Jan And Dean charted at number 25 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1964, “Love Potion #9” by The Searchers charted at number 61 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1964, “Do-Wacka-Do” by Roger Miller charted at number 71 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1964, “Leader Of The Laundromat” by The Detergents charted at number 80 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “Amos Moses” by Jerry Reed charted at number 70 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Hooked On Classics (medley)” by Louis Clark Conducting The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra charted at number 27 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “WKRP In Cincinnati” by Steve Carlisle charted at number 85 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Beautiful World” by Devo charted at number 110 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Dude (Looks Like A Lady)” by Aerosmith charted at number 18 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Pump Up The Volume” by M/A/R/R/S charted at number 83 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Jump Around” by House Of Pain charted at number 17 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Sesame's Treet” by Smart E's charted at number 67 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “I Missed The Bus” by Kris Kross charted at number 85 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “One Week” by Barenaked Ladies charted at number 13 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “Jump Jive An' Wail” by The Brian Setzer Orchestra charted at number 94 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in the U.K.

In 1953, “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” by Jimmy Boyd charted at number 3 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Seven Little Girls (Sitting In The Back Seat)” by The Avons charted at number 8 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Theme From 'Rawhide'” by Frankie Laine charted at number 13 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Poison Ivy” by The Coasters charted at number 15 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Deck Of Cards” by Wink Martindale charted at number 22 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “Grandad” by Clive Dunn charted at number 32 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “The Lunatics (Have Taken Over The Asylum)” by Fun Boy Three charted at number 20 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “The Birdie Song (Birdie Dance)” by The Tweets charted at number 31 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “It's My Party” by Dave Stewart And Barbara Gaskin charted at number 41 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Let's All Sing Like The Birdies Sing” by The Tweets charted at number 71 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Blackboard Jungle” by The Barron Knights charted at number 73 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree” by Comic Relief Presents Mel And Kim Performed By Kim Wilde And Mel Smith charted at number 39 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Fairytale Of New York” by The Pogues Featuring Kirsty MacColl charted at number 40 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Pump Up The Volume/Anitina (The First Time I See She Dance)” by M/A/R/R/S charted at number 57 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Walk The Dinosaur” by Was (Not Was) charted at number 58 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Fatman” by Mammoth charted at number 80 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Cashing In On Christmas” by Bad News charted at number 81 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” by The Jackson 5 charted at number 91 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Walk With An Erection” by Swinging Erudites charted at number 98 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Man On The Moon” by R.E.M. charted at number 18 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Super Mario Land” by Ambassadors Of Funk Featuring M.C. Mario charted at number 32 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “I'm Your Man” by Rowdy Roddy Piper charted at number 81 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Dur dur d'être bébé! (It's Tough To Be A Baby)” by Jordy charted at number 92 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Is That You Mo-Dean?” by The B-52's charted at number 97 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2009, “The Official BBC Children In Need Medley” by Peter Kay's Animated All Stars charted at number 1 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2009, “Fairytale Of New York” by The Pogues Featuring Kirsty MacColl charted at number 58 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2015, “Peanut Butter Jelly” by Galantis charted at number 51 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2020, “Fairytale Of New York” by The Pogues Featuring Kirsty MacColl charted at number 26 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2020, “Do They Know It's Christmas?” by Band Aid charted at number 38 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Australia

In 1953, “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” by Jimmy Boyd charted at number 4 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1953, “St. George And The Dragonet” by Stan Freberg charted at number 18 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour (On The Bedpost Overnight?)” by Lonnie Donegan And His Skiffle Group charted at number 9 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Seven Little Girls (Sitting In The Back Seat)” by Paul Evans And The Curls charted at number 13 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1964, “Ringo” by Lorne Greene charted at number 8 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “Spill The Wine” by Eric Burdon And War charted at number 9 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “Rubber Duckie” by Jim Henson (as Ernie) charted at number 14 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “In The Summertime” by The Mixtures charted at number 18 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “(Si si) Je suis un Rock Star / Rio de Janeiro” by Bill Wyman charted at number 6 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Down Under / Crazy” by Men At Work charted at number 12 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Beautiful World / Planet Earth” by Devo charted at number 16 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “The Breakup Song (They Don't Write 'Em) / When The Music Starts” by The Greg Kihn Band charted at number 28 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Hooked On Classics (medley)” by Louis Clark Conducting The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra charted at number 29 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “The Colonel Put The Lickin' In The Chicken But Who Put The 'Roo In The Stew / Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport” by The Webb Brothers charted at number 63 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Stray Cat Strut / Drink That Bottle Down” by Stray Cats charted at number 65 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “It's My Party / Waiting In The Wings” by Dave Stewart And Barbara Gaskin charted at number 70 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Who Can It Be Now? / Anyone For Tennis?” by Men At Work charted at number 87 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Marijuana Australiana / Ned Kelly's Tunes” by The Bushwackers charted at number 89 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Star Trekkin' / Dub Trek” by The Firm (U.K.) charted at number 33 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Back In The U.S.S.R.” by Billy Joel charted at number 41 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “White Men Can't Jump” by Riff charted at number 14 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Jump Around” by House Of Pain charted at number 34 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-A-Lot charted at number 40 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “One Week” by Barenaked Ladies charted at number 16 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “Kung Fu Fighting” by Bus Stop Featuring Carl Douglas charted at number 41 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2015, “Whip It!” by LunchMoney Lewis Featuring Chlöe Angelides charted at number 18 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in New Zealand

In 1981, “(Si si) Je suis un Rock Star” by Bill Wyman charted at number 7 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Working In The Coal Mine” by Devo charted at number 12 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Hooked On Classics (medley)” by Louis Clark Conducting The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra charted at number 14 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Pull Up To The Bumper” by Grace Jones charted at number 17 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Too Drunk To F**k” by Dead Kennedys charted at number 22 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Wipe Out” by Fat Boys And The Beach Boys charted at number 13 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “We Care A Lot” by Faith No More charted at number 40 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Full Metal Jacket (I Wanna Be Your Drill Instructor)” by Abigail Mead And Nigel Goulding charted at number 41 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Back In The U.S.S.R.” by Billy Joel charted at number 44 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Sesame's Treet” by Smart E's charted at number 27 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “Coconut” by Smile charted at number 16 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “DooDah!” by Cartoons charted at number 31 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Sweden

In 1998, “DooDah!” by Cartoons charted at number 21 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 2015, “Do They Know It's Christmas?” by Band Aid charted at number 43 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 2015, “Fairytale Of New York” by The Pogues Featuring Kirsty MacColl charted at number 53 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 2020, “Do They Know It's Christmas?” by Band Aid charted at number 19 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 2020, “Fairytale Of New York” by The Pogues Featuring Kirsty MacColl charted at number 23 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Austria

In 1992, “Iko Iko” by Unique 2 charted at number 8 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Raumschiff (Starship) Edelweiss” by Edelweiss charted at number 11 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 2009, “F**k You” by Lily Allen charted at number 24 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 2009, “Not Fair” by Lily Allen charted at number 57 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 2015, “Whip It!” by LunchMoney Lewis Featuring Chlöe Angelides charted at number 72 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 2020, “Do They Know It's Christmas?” by Band Aid charted at number 55 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in the Netherlands

In 1981, “O Superman” by Laurie Anderson charted at number 27 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “It's My Party” by Dave Stewart And Barbara Gaskin charted at number 36 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Love Potion Number Nine” by Lee Towers charted at number 38 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Full Metal Jacket (I Wanna Be Your Drill Instructor)” by Abigail Mead And Nigel Goulding charted at number 4 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Pump Up The Volume” by M/A/R/R/S charted at number 13 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Walk The Dinosaur” by Was (Not Was) charted at number 17 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Safe Sex Report” by Dickie Goodman charted at number 39 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Back In The U.S.S.R.” by Billy Joel charted at number 96 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Starship Edelweiss” by Edelweiss charted at number 24 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Dur dur d'être bébé! (It's Tough To Be A Baby)” by Jordy charted at number 66 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Super Mario Land” by Ambassadors Of Funk Featuring M.C. Mario charted at number 69 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Man On The Moon” by R.E.M. charted at number 77 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “Teletubbies zeggen "A-oh!"” by Teletubbies charted at number 21 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “One Week” by Barenaked Ladies charted at number 93 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 2009, “Not Fair” by Lily Allen charted at number 71 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 2020, “Do They Know It's Christmas?” by Band Aid charted at number 76 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in France

In 1992, “Dur dur d'être bébé! (It's Tough To Be A Baby)” by Jordy charted at number 1 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2009, “Cha Cha Slide” by Crazy Frog charted at number 42 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2009, “F**k You” by Lily Allen charted at number 51 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2009, “Rapper's Delight” by Dan The Automator charted at number 58 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2009, “Daddy DJ” by Crazy Frog charted at number 67 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2009, “Flat Beat” by Mr. Oizo charted at number 97 on the France Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Norway

In 1987, “Walk The Dinosaur” by Was (Not Was) charted at number 8 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “Tarzan And Jane” by Toy-Box charted at number 14 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 2020, “Fairytale Of New York” by The Pogues Featuring Kirsty MacColl charted at number 28 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Switzerland

In 1981, “Dance Little Bird (aka The Chicken Dance)” by De Electronica's charted at number 14 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Pump Up The Volume” by M/A/R/R/S charted at number 6 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Walk The Dinosaur” by Was (Not Was) charted at number 15 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Raumschiff (Starship) Edelweiss” by Edelweiss charted at number 17 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2009, “F**k You” by Lily Allen charted at number 31 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2009, “Not Fair” by Lily Allen charted at number 67 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2009, “We Are The World” by U.S.A. For Africa charted at number 81 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2009, “He's A Pirate” by David Garrett charted at number 92 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2020, “Do They Know It's Christmas?” by Band Aid charted at number 58 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Canada

In 1959, “Seven Little Girls (Sitting In The Back Seat)” by Paul Evans And The Curls charted at number 11 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1964, “Ringo” by Lorne Greene charted at number 3 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1964, “Sidewalk Surfin'” by Jan And Dean charted at number 12 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “Lola” by The Kinks charted at number 46 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “Johnny B. Badde” by Mungo Jerry charted at number 80 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “Sunset Strip” by Ray Stevens charted at number 90 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “Sweet Gingerbread Man” by The Mike Curb Congregation charted at number 95 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Hooked On Classics (medley)” by Louis Clark Conducting The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra charted at number 21 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Working In The Coal Mine” by Devo charted at number 32 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Destroyer” by The Kinks charted at number 36 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Oh Yeah” by Yello charted at number 55 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Wipe Out” by Fat Boys And The Beach Boys charted at number 59 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Dude (Looks Like A Lady)” by Aerosmith charted at number 62 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Jump Around” by House Of Pain charted at number 19 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Alt-Canada

In 1987, “Oh Yeah” by Yello charted at number 55 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Wipe Out” by Fat Boys And The Beach Boys charted at number 59 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Dude (Looks Like A Lady)” by Aerosmith charted at number 62 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “One Week” by Barenaked Ladies charted at number 24 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “Jump Jive An' Wail” by The Brian Setzer Orchestra charted at number 93 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Italy

In 2009, “F**k You” by Lily Allen charted at number 20 on the Italy Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Spain

In 2009, “Thriller” by Michael Jackson charted at number 49 on the Spain Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Denmark

In 2020, “Do They Know It's Christmas?” by Band Aid charted at number 10 on the Denmark Pop Singles Chart

The Holiday Almanacs December 5, 2024

What's Today?

Today is Thu Dec the 5 in the year 2024 , a leap year
Jan 1 began on a Mon
This is day 340 of the year
Serialnumber = 45619
Julian date = 2460638 O.S.= 11 - 22 - 2024

Calendar

Holidays

[USA] Lefotver Week Ends
[USA] Travelers With Disabilities Awareness Week (Day 5)
[USA] Blue Jeans Thursday
[Beirut Lebanon] Arbor Day
[Haiti] Discovery Day (1492)
[Netherlands] St Nicholas' Eve
[Thailand] Birthday of His Majesty the King (1927)
[USA] Holidays Are Pickle Days (thru 12-31)
[USA] Let's Get Organized Day
[USSR] Constitution Day (1936)
[World] Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development
[USA] Autism Week (Day 5)
[USA] Home Care Week (Day 5)

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Astrological sign: Capricorn: The Goat (12-22 thru 1-20) Ruling Planet: Saturn; Element: Earth; Traits: Ambitious, disciplined, persevering, pessimistic; Body part associated with this sign: The knees. Occupations: Positions of trust, banking, mountain climbing, coaching, engineering.
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