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The Big Datebook for August 1

Last Updated 02-18-2021

🎵Ramblin Jack Elliott -- is 90 in the year 2021 and 91 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1931
Songwriter, Folk Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: RN:Elliott Adnopoz; b. in Brooklyn, NY
Misc: Troubador; toured with Bob Dylan and Woody Gutherie

Alfonse M. d'Amato -- is 84 in the year 2021 and 85 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1937
Senator

🎭🏆Nathalie Delon -- is 80 in the year 2021 and 81 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1941
Movie Actress, Director, Model, French

🎭Gian Carlo Giannini -- is 79 in the year 2021 and 80 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1942
Actor, Director, Italian
Movie Titles: Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Man on Fire, Hannibal

🎵Dennis Paxton -- is 78 in the year 2021 and 79 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1943
Rock-Pop Performer
Group Names: Dave Clark Five

🎵🎸Geoff Britton -- is 78 in the year 2021 and 79 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1943
Rock & Roll Drummer, English
Group Names: Manfred Mann's Earth Band, Paul McCartney and Wings

🏆🏒Mike Emrick -- is 75 in the year 2021 and 76 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1946 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Sports Commentator, Hockey Figure
Names/Places: RN:Michael "Doc" Emrick
Misc: lead announcer for the NHL national telecasts on NBC and NBC Sports

🏆🏒Sylvanus Marshall "Syl" Apps -- is 74 in the year 2021 and 75 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1947
Hall of Famer, NHL Center, Pole Vaulter, Canadian
Sports Teams: Toronto Maple Leafs

🎵🎸Rich Anderson -- is 74 in the year 2021 and 75 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1947
Rock & Roll Bassist
Group Names: The Tubes

🎵Doug "The Greaseman" Tract -- is 71 in the year 2021 and 72 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1950
Radio Disc Jock

🏆🏀Roy Williams -- is 71 in the year 2021 and 72 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1950
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach
Sports Teams: North Carolina (player 1968-1969, coach 1978-1988, 2003-present as of 2016), University of Kansas (coach 1988-2003)

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🎵🎸Tim Bachman -- is 70 in the year 2021 and 71 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1951
Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist, Canadian
Names/Places: RFMN:Timothy Gregg
Group Names: Bachman-Turner Overdrive

🎭Brian Patrick Clarke -- is 69 in the year 2021 and 70 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1952
Actor
TV Shows: Eight is Enough (as Merle 'The Pearl' Stockwell), General Hospital (as Grant Andrews/Grant Putnam), Bold & the Beautiful, Sunset Beach, Young and The Restless, The Inbetweeners, Drop Dead Diva
Movie Titles: Exorcism, Sydney White, Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers

💰William (Entrepreneur) Hart -- is 69 in the year 2021 and 70 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1952 N.S.
Entrepreneur
Names/Places: Melissa Joan Hart's father

🎭🎵Bob Hiltermann -- is 69 in the year 2021 and 70 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1952
Actor, Drummer, German
Group Names: Beethoven's Nightmare
Movie Titles: Children of a Lesser God, The Hammer, Bridge to Silence

🎵Robert Cray -- is 68 in the year 2021 and 69 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1953
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Bassist, Blues Singer, Blues Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Columbus, Georgia
Misc: some say b. 1952 or 1954
Group Names: Robert Cray Band

⛪💰🎭Tom Leykis -- is 65 in the year 2021 and 66 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1956 N.S.
Athiest, Brewer, Radio Talk Show Host
Misc: host of the Tom Leykis Show 1988-2018; Pedal to the Metal wine

🎭Laura Johnson -- is 64 in the year 2021 and 65 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1957
TV/Movie Actress
Names/Places: Harry Hamlin's ex-
Misc: some say b. 1959
TV Shows: Born Free (as Kate), Falcon Crest (as Terry Hartford)
Movie Titles: Red Eye, Opening Night, Trauma

🎭Carolyn Ann Clark -- is 63 in the year 2021 and 64 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1958
Actress
Movie Titles: The Cradle Will Fall, Mutator

🎵🎸Michael Penn -- is 63 in the year 2021 and 64 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1958
Composer, Songwriter, Modern Rock Singer

🎵🎸Joe Elliott -- is 62 in the year 2021 and 63 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1959 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Heavy Metal Singer/Guitarist, English
Names/Places: RFMN:Joseph Thomas
Misc: some say b. 1960 but incorrect
Group Names: Def Leppard

🎵Professor Griff -- is 61 in the year 2021 and 62 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1960
Hall of Famer, Rap Music Performer
Names/Places: RN:Richard Griffin
Group Names: Public Enemy

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✍🎵Chuck D -- is 61 in the year 2021 and 62 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1960
Hall of Famer, Author, Music Producer, Rap Music Performer
Names/Places: RN:Chuck Ridenhour
Group Names: Public Enemy

🏆⚾Dave Anderson -- is 61 in the year 2021 and 62 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1960
MLB Player

🎵🎸Suzanne "Suzi" Gardner -- is 61 in the year 2021 and 62 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1960 N.S.
Singer, Rock & Roll Guitarist
Group Names: L7

🎭Dana Sparks -- is 60 in the year 2021 and 61 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1961
Actress
TV Shows: Passions (as Grace for most of its run), JAG (as Lt. Cmdr. Carolyn Jones)

🏆🏌Brad Faxon -- is 60 in the year 2021 and 61 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1961
Golfer

🎭Jesse Borrego -- is 59 in the year 2021 and 60 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1962
Actor, Director
Movie Titles: Blood In Blood Out, Retroactive, Con Air

🏆🏈Greg Bell -- is 59 in the year 2021 and 60 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1962
NFL Runningback

🎭John Carroll Lynch -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1963
Actor, Director
TV Shows: Drew Carey Show (as Steve Carey), Close to Home (as Steve Sharpe)
Movie Titles: Shutter Island, Gran Torino, Zodiac, Crazy Stupid Love

🎭Demián Bichir -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1963
Actor, Producer/Director, Mexican
Movie Titles: The Hateful Eight, The Heat, Che: Part Two, A Better Life

🎵Coolio -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1963
Rapper
Song Titles: Fantastic Voyage, Gangsta's Paradise (which "Weird Al" parodied into Amish Paradise)

🏆🏒Greg Adams -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1963
NHL Player, Canadian
Misc: b. August 15?

Rob Camilletti -- is 57 in the year 2021 and 58 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1964
Celebrity Friend
Names/Places: Cher's pal

🎭🎵🎸Adam Duritz -- is 57 in the year 2021 and 58 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1964
Movie Producer, Music Producer, Songwriter, Musician, Modern Rock Singer
Group Names: Counting Crows

🎵Sally Herbert -- is 57 in the year 2021 and 58 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1964
Music Producer, Arranger, Composer, Songwriter, Keyboardist, Violinist, British
Group Names: Banderas

🎵🎸Nick Christian Sayer -- is 57 in the year 2021 and 58 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1964
Alternative Rock Performer
Group Names: Transvision Vamp

🎭Sam Mendes -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1965 N.S.
Producer/Director, English
TV Shows: Penny Dreadful
Movie Titles: Road to Perdition, Revolutionary Road, Skyfall, American Beauty

🏆🏈Darryl Hall -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1966
NFL Player

🏆🏈Marion Butts -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1966
NFL Runningback

🏆🏈Pat Carter -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1966
NFL Player

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🎵George Ducas -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1966
Country Singer

🎭Richard Whiten -- is 54 in the year 2021 and 55 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1967 N.S.
Actor
Movie Titles: The Island, Rules of Engagement, Why Did I Get Married Too?, Bermuda Tentacles

🏆⚾Gregg Jefferies -- is 54 in the year 2021 and 55 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1967
MLB Infielder
Sports Teams: New York Mets, Kansas City Royals

🏆🏈Rob Carpenter -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1968
NFL Wide Receiver

🏆⛸Jill Trenary -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1968
Hall of Famer, Figure Skater

🏆🏀Stacey Augmon -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1968
Basketball Figure, College Basketball Coach, Olympic Athlete
Names/Places: NN: The Plastic Man

🏆⚾Brian Bohannon -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1968
MLB Player

🎵Charlie Kelley -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1968
Country Musician
Group Names: Buffalo Club

🏆⚾Kevin Jarvis -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1969
MLB Pitcher

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🎭🏆Jennifer Gareis -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1970 N.S.
Actress, Beauty Pagent Winner
TV Shows: The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful
Movie Titles: The 6th Day, Miss Congeniality

🏆🏈Quentin Coryatt -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1970
NFL Linebacker

🏆🏈Fred Lester -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1971
NFL Player

🎭Charles Malik Whitfield -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1972
Actor, Producer
TV Shows: One Life to Live, The Guardian (as James Mooney), Empire
Movie Titles: The Temptations

🏆🏈Matt Dyson -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1972
NFL Coach, NFL Player

🏆🥊Devon Hughes -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1972 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: ring name: D-Von Dudley

🎭Eduardo Noriega -- is 48 in the year 2021 and 49 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1973
Actor, Spanish
Movie Titles: Open Your Eyes, The Devil's Backbone, Thesis, The Method

🎭Tempestt Bledsoe -- is 48 in the year 2021 and 49 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1973
Actress, TV Talk Show Hostess, Cartoon Voice Actress
Names/Places: b. in Chicago
TV Shows: The Cosby Show (as Vanessa Huxtable), Guys With Kids (as Marny)
Movie Titles: ParaNorman, Dance 'Til Dawn

🏆🏀Mario Bennett -- is 48 in the year 2021 and 49 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1973
NBA Player

🏆🏒Jason Widmer -- is 48 in the year 2021 and 49 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1973
NHL Player, Canadian

🏆🏒David Nemirovsky -- is 45 in the year 2021 and 46 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1976
NHL Player, Canadian

🎭Van Vicker -- is 44 in the year 2021 and 45 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1977 N.S.
Actor, Ghana

🏆🥊Yoshi Tatsu -- is 44 in the year 2021 and 45 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1977 N.S.
Wrestler, Japanese

🏆🏈Edgerrin James -- is 43 in the year 2021 and 44 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1978 N.S.
Hall of Famer, NFL Runningback
Misc: 4x Pro Bowl, 2x First-Team All-Pro, 2x Second-Team All-Pro, 2x NFL rushing yards leader
Sports Teams: Indianapolos Colts (1999-2005), Arizona Cardinals (2006-2008), Seattle Seahawks (2009)

🎵🎸Dhani Harrison -- is 43 in the year 2021 and 44 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1978
Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist, English
Names/Places: George Harrison's son

🎭Honeysuckle Weeks -- is 42 in the year 2021 and 43 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1979 N.S.
Actress
TV Shows: Foyle's War (as Samantha Stewart)
Movie Titles: My Brother Tom, Lorna Doone, A Dark Adapted Eye

✍🎭🏆Jason Momoa -- is 42 in the year 2021 and 43 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1979 N.S.
Writer, Actor, Producer/Director, Model
TV Shows: Baywatch (as Jason Ioane), North Shore (as Frankie Seau), Stargate: Atlantis (as Ronon Dex), Game of Thrones (as Khal Drogo)
Movie Titles: Bullet to the Head, Conan the Barbarian (2011)

🎭Taylor Fry -- is 40 in the year 2021 and 41 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1981 N.S.
Actress
Misc: retired from acting in 1996
TV Shows: Get a Life, Kirk (as Phoebe Hartman)
Movie Titles: Die Hard, a Little Princess, North

🎭🎵Ashley Parker Angel -- is 40 in the year 2021 and 41 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1981
Actor, Producer, Singer
Group Names: O-Town
Movie Titles: Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2

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🏆Kimberly Holland -- is 39 in the year 2021 and 40 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1982
Model, Playmate
Misc: October 2004

🏆⚾Adam Jones -- is 36 in the year 2021 and 37 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1985 N.S.
MLB Center Fielder
Misc: 5x All-Star, 4x Gold Glove, Silver Slugger; active as of 2015
Sports Teams: Baltimore Orioles

🏆🏈Mike (Football) Wallace -- is 35 in the year 2021 and 36 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1986 N.S.
NFL Wide Receiver

🎭🎵Elijah Kelley -- is 35 in the year 2021 and 36 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1986
Actor, Dancer, Singer
Arts Titles: PL: The Wiz Live!
Movie Titles: Red Tails, Strange Magic, 28 Days, Take the Lead, Hairspray, Lee Daniels' The Butler

🎭Max Carver -- is 33 in the year 2021 and 34 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1988 N.S.
Actor, Producer
Names/Places: Charlie's twin brother, but the time difference was so great, they have next door birth dates
TV Shows: Desperate Housewives (as Preston Scavo)
Movie Titles: Ask Me Anything

🎭James Francis Kelly -- is 32 in the year 2021 and 33 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1989 N.S.
Actor, Producer
Movie Titles: Rocky Balboa, The Next Three Days, Circle

🏆⚾Madison Bumgarner -- is 32 in the year 2021 and 33 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1989
MLB Pitcher
Misc: NL LCS MVP and World Series MVP (2014)
Sports Teams: San Francisco Giants

🎭Landry Albright -- is 31 in the year 2021 and 32 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1990
Actress
Movie Titles: How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Con Air, Beautiful, Feral

🎭Jack O'Connell -- is 31 in the year 2021 and 32 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1990 N.S.
Actor, English
TV Shows: Skins (as James Cook)
Movie Titles: Broken, '71, Starred Up, 300: Rise of an Empire, This is England, Harry Brown

🏆🏀Austin Rivers -- is 29 in the year 2021 and 30 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1992 N.S.
NBA Guard

🎭Leon Thomas III -- is 28 in the year 2021 and 29 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1993 N.S.
Actor
TV Shows: Victorious (as Andre Harris)
Movie Titles: August Rush, Runaway Island, Sins of Our Youth

🎭Ella Wahlestedt -- is 23 in the year 2021 and 24 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1998
Actress, Swedish
TV Shows: Army Wives (as Caroline)
Movie Titles: BFF Zombie, Earth to Echo

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Čcc Ćĉçċ -- is 22 in the year 2021 and 23 in the year 2022; b.8/1/1999 N.S.
Names/Places: testing ÀÁÂÃÄǍĊĀĂÅÆÇØ
Misc: testing format of lettering

Sofia Grace Macy -- is 21 in the year 2021 and 22 in the year 2022; b.8/1/2000
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Felicity Huffman and William's daughter

Elliot Donald -- is 19 in the year 2021 and 20 in the year 2022; b.8/1/2002
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Mary McCartney and Alistar's child

Joshua Patrick Rafter -- is 19 in the year 2021 and 20 in the year 2022; b.8/1/2002 N.S.
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Lara Feltham and Patrick's son

🎭Oona Laurence -- is 19 in the year 2021 and 20 in the year 2022; b.8/1/2002 N.S.
Actor

Rick Carpenter -- b.8/1/????
Celebrity Friend
TV Shows: Hot Seat (guard)

👑Emperor Claudius I -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/10BC d.10/13/54AD (64)
King
Misc: Roman Emperor (41-54 AD)

👑Emperor Pertinax -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/126 d.3/28/193 (66)
King
Misc: ruled Rome for only three months in 193

Chevalier de Lamarck -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1744 N.S. d.12/18/1829 N.S. (85)
Scientist, Biologist, Naturalist, Zoologist, French
Names/Places: RN:Jean Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet
Misc: an evolutionist forerunner

William Clark -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1770 d.9/1/1838 (68)
Explorer
Misc: of Lewis & Clark

John Collins Warren -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1778 d.5/4/1856 (77)
Physician, Surgeon

✍⚖🎵Francis Scott Key -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1779 d.1/11/1843 (63)
Author, Poet, Attorney/Lawyer, Composer
Names/Places: b. in Frederick County, MD
Misc: Wrote "The Star Spanged Banner" in 1814 after witnessing the British bombardment of Fort McHenry. It became the US National Anthem in 1931; 59 years after that, Francis turned in his grave when Roseanne screeched it into the Barr-Strangled Banner at a Padre ballgame.
Song Titles: The Star Spangled Banner (songwriter)

🎖⚖William Travis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1809 d.3/6/1836 (26)
Revolutionary, Soldier, Attorney/Lawyer

✍⚖Richard Henry Dana Jr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1815 d.1/6/1882 (66)
Novelist, Attorney/Lawyer

Maria Mitchell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1818 d.6/28/1889 (70)
Hall of Famer, Astronomer
Misc: the first US woman astronomer

Herman Melville -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1819 N.S. d.9/28/1891 N.S. (72)
Novelist, Short Story Writer, Poet
Names/Places: b. in New York City
Book Titles: Moby Dick

Robert Todd Lincoln -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1843 d.7/26/1926 (82)
Attorney/Lawyer
Names/Places: Abraham's son

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🏆⚾Ulysses Franklin "Frank" Grant -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1865 N.S. d.5/27/1937 N.S. (71)
Hall of Famer, Baseball Figure
Misc: a pioneer in the early Negro Leagues.
Sports Teams: Cuban Giants, Buffalo Bisons, Philadelphia Giants

💰Charles Clinton Spaulding -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1874 N.S. d.8/1/1952 N.S. (78)
Businessperson
Misc: For close to thirty years, he presided over North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company, which became America's largest black-owned business

✍🏆🥊George Hackenschmidt -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1877 d.2/19/1968 (90)
Hall of Famer, Writer, Philosopher, Wrestler, Russian

🎭Eva Tanguay -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1878 d.1/11/1947 (68)
Stage Actress, Comedienne, Vaudevillaness, Canadian

Dame Rose Macaulay -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1881 d.10/30/1958 (77)
Essayist, Poet, English

Anne Kilmer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1888 d.10/1/1941 (53)
Essayist, Poet, Children's Author, American
Names/Places: Joyce Kilmer's wife

💰Richard Whitney -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1888 d.12/5/1974 (86)
Businessperson, Executive
Misc: NYSE prez 1930s

Dr. John F. Mahoney -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1889 d.??/??/1957
Scientist
Misc: developed pencillin treatment of syphillis

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✍📰Edward Streeter -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1891 N.S. d.3/31/1976 N.S. (84)
Author, Novelist, Humorist, Journalist

🎭🎵Gin Kanie -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1892 N.S. d.2/28/2001 N.S. (108)
Actress, Commercial Actress, Pop Singer
Names/Places: Kin Narita's twin

🎭🎵Kin Narita -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1892 d.1/23/2000 (107)
Actress, Commercial Actress, Pop Singer
Names/Places: Gin Kanie's twin
Misc: died in early 2000

Benjamin Mays -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1894 d.3/28/1984 (89)
Educator

🎵Morris Stoloff -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1898 d.4/16/1980 (81)
Composer, Pianist, Violinist, Conductor

🎵William Steinberg -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1899 d.5/16/1978 (78)
Conductor
Group Names: Boston Symphony (1967-71)

🏆🥊Francisco "Pancho Villa" Guilledo -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1901 N.S. d.7/14/1925 N.S. (23)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Phillipean

🏆🏁🏊Gérard Blitz -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1901 N.S. d.3/8/1979 N.S. (77)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, Dutch (Netherlands)

Paul Horgan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1903 d.3/8/1995 (91)
Author

💰Charles "Carlo" Rossi -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1903 N.S. d.4/27/1994 N.S. (90)
Businessperson, Brewer
Misc: Chief winemaker of E&J Gallo Winery

🎭Eli Mintz -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1904 d.6/8/1988 (83)
Actor
TV Shows: The Goldbergs (as Uncle David)

🎭Alice Frost -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1905 d.1/6/1998 (92)
Actress
TV Shows: Mama (as Aunt Trina Gunnerson)

🎭Lou Gilbert -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1909 d.11/6/1978 (69)
Actor
Names/Places: RLN:Gitlitz

🎨⛪Gerda Taro -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1910 N.S. d.7/26/1937 N.S. (26)
Photographer, Jewish, German
Misc: War photographer during the Spanish Civil War

🎭Flora Campbell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1911 d.11/6/1978 (67)
Actress
TV Shows: Faraway Hill (TV's first Soap Opera)

🎭Henry Jones -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1912 d.5/17/1999 (86)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor
TV Shows: The Girl with Something Extra, Phyllis (as Judge Jonathan Dexter), Falcon Crest (as R. Riley Wicker), Kate Loves a Mystery, Alfred Hitchcock, Kraft Theatre, Bonanza, Gunsmoke

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🎭J. Lee Thompson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1914 d.8/30/2002 (88)
Movie Director
Movie Titles: Cape Fear, Guns of Navarone, Planet of the Apes

🏆🏌Lloyd Mangrum -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1914 d.11/17/1973 (59)
Hall of Famer, Golfer
Misc: US Open Champ 1946

🎵Lee Barron -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1915 d.12/21/1993 (78)
Bandleader

Henrietta Lacks -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1920 N.S. d.10/4/1951 N.S. (31)
Misc: her cancer cells are the source of the HeLa cell line, the first immortalized human cell line and one of the most important cell lines in medical research.

🏆Sammy Lee -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1920 N.S. d.12/2/2016 N.S. (96)
Hall of Famer, Diver, Olympic Athlete
Misc: platform diver (Olympic-gold-1948, 52)

🎵Maria Cole -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1920 d.7/10/2012 (91)
Singer
Names/Places: Nat King Cole's widow

🏆🎾Jack Kramer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1921 d.9/12/2009 (88)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player
Misc: Wimbledon singles champ 1947; U.S. champ 1946-47; promoter and Open pioneer; occasional tennis commentator

🎭Paul Lambert -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1922 d.4/27/1997 (74)
Actor
Movie Titles: All the President's Men

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🎭Arthur Hill -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1922 d.10/22/2006 (84)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Canadian
TV Shows: Owen Marshall Counselor at Law (star), Glitter

Carter Brown -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1923 d.5/5/1985 (61)
Novelist, British
Misc: Psued.; 270 detective novels

🏆⚾George Bamberger -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1923 N.S. d.4/4/2004 N.S. (80)
MLB Manager, MLB Player
Sports Teams: Kansas City Royals, Milwaukee Brewers

🎭Marcia Mae Jones -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1924 d.9/2/2007 (83)
Actress
Movie Titles: The Champ, Heidi

Georges Charpak -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1924 d.9/29/2010 (86)
Physicist, French, Polish
Misc: subatomic particle detectors

✍🎵Michael Stewart -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1924 N.S. d.9/20/1987 N.S. (63)
Playwright, Librettist
Names/Places: RLN:Rubin
Misc: Bye Bye Birdie, Hello Dolly!

✍📰🎵Samuel Charters -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1929 d.3/18/2015 (85)
Hall of Famer, Writer, Poet, Historian, Music Producer, Musicologist, Musician
Misc: a noted and widely published author on the subjects of blues and jazz music, as well as a writer of fiction.

🎭Julie Bovasso -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1930 d.9/14/1991 (61)
Actress
Movie Titles: Saturday Night Fever

🎨🎭Geoffrey Holder -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1930 d.10/5/2014 (84)
Designer, Painter, TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Director, Choreographer, Dancer, Trinidad
Misc: the 7up Un-cola nut man in commercials; some sources say b. Aug 1 or 20 but does anyone know for sure which?
Movie Titles: Live and Let Die, The Wiz

✍🎵Lionel Bart -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1930 d.4/3/1999 (68)
Dramatist/Playwright, Composer, Lyricist, Bandleader, English
Names/Places: RLN:Begleiter
Misc: stage: Oliver!

🎨Tom Wilson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1931 d.9/16/2011 (80)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: creator of Ziggy
Book Titles: Ziggy

🏆🏁Bobby Isaac -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1932 d.8/14/1977 (45)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Misc: a NASCAR Grand National champion and a land speed record breaker

⛪⚖Rabbi Meir Kahane -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1932 d.10/5/1990 (58)
Religious Leader, Jewish, Attorney/Lawyer
Misc: Jewish Defense League founder

✍🎭Dom DeLuise -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1933 d.5/4/2009 (75)
Children's Author, TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, Variety Show Host
Names/Places: b. in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Misc: Ziploc Sandwich bag spokesman
TV Shows: Lotsa Luck, New Candid Camera
Movie Titles: Cannonball Run, Smokey & The Bandit

🏆🏈Jack Patera -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1933 N.S. d.10/31/2018 N.S. (85)
NFL Coach, NFL Player
Sports Teams: Seattle Seahawks (the first coach for the team in 1976)

🎨⛪Yves Saint Laurent -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1936 d.6/1/2008 (71)
Fashion Designer, Roman Catholic, Algerian
Names/Places: RN:Henri Donat Mathieu

Ronald H. "Ron" Brown -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1941 N.S. d.4/3/1996 N.S. (54)
Politician
Misc: Democratic Party chairman, then Commerce Secretary; d. in plane crash in Croatia.

🏆Christa Speck -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1942 d.3/22/2013 (70)
Model, Playmate, German
Misc: September 1961, Playboy Playmate of the Year 1962; her centerfold was seen in the 1978 movie "Animal House"

🎵🎸Jerry Garcia -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1942 d.8/9/1995 (53)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Classic Rock Singer, Rock & Roll Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in San Francisco; RFMN:Jerome John
Group Names: The Grateful Dead (lead and co-founder)

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🎵Denny Cordell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1943 d.2/18/1995 (51)
Music Executive, Music Producer, English

🎭🎵Karen Pendleton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1946 N.S. d.10/6/2019 N.S. (73)
Dancer, Singer
TV Shows: Mickey Mouse Club

🎵🎸Raymond "Boz" Burrell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1946 d.9/21/2006 (60)
Singer, Heavy Metal Bassist, English
Group Names: King Crimson, Bad Company

🎵🎸Ricky Coonce -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1946 d.2/25/2011 (64)
Rock & Roll Drummer
Names/Places: RN:Eric Michael Coonce
Group Names: The Grass Roots

🏆🏈Cliff Branch -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1948 N.S. d.8/3/2019 N.S. (71)
NFL Wide Receiver
Misc: Super Bowl XI, XV, XVIII
Sports Teams: Oakland Raiders, Los Angeles Raiders

✍🎵🎸Jim Carroll -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1949 d.9/11/2009 (60)
Poet, Songwriter, Punk Rock Singer
Song Titles: People Who Died

🎵🎸Tommy Bolin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1951 d.12/4/1976 (25)
Rock & Roll Guitarist
Group Names: Deep Purple, Zephyr, soloist

🏆🥊Trevor Berbick -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1954 d.10/28/2006 (52)
Boxer, Canadian, Jamaican
Misc: the last boxer to fight Muhammad Ali but lost his world heavyweight title to Mike Tyson

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🎨✍🎭Taylor Negron -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1957 d.1/10/2015 (57)
Painter, Writer, Playwright, Actor, Comedian
TV Shows: Detective School, Hope & Gloria (as Gwillem Blatt)

🎵🎸Robert Buck -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1958 d.12/19/2000 (42)
Modern Rock Performer
Group Names: 10,000 Maniacs

🎭Mark "Red" Mitchell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/1/1961 d.8/11/1994 (33)
Movie Actor
Movie Titles: JFK, 8 Seconds

Mark Antony -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/14/83BC Romn d.8/1/30BC O.S. (53)
Statesman, Roman
Names/Places: RN:Marcus Antonius
Misc: Roman general; his birthday in the Roman Calendar was originally called XVII Kal. Feb. translated to January 14 in relation to the start of the month, but under Caesar's calendar reform, the day relative to the start of January was changed to XIX Kal. Feb. when the month was extended from 29 to 31 days. His old XVII Kal. Feb day slid to the equivilent of January 16 in the Julian calendar

👑Queen Anne Of Great Britian -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/6/1665 N.S. d.8/1/1714 N.S. (49)
Queen
Misc: reigned 1702-14; succeeded by George I

John Ross -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/3/1790 N.S. d.8/1/1866 N.S. (75)
Native American
Misc: Indian Chief who led opposition to the forced move of his people to what is now Oklahoma

🎖⚛Calamity Jane -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/1/1852 d.8/1/1903 (51)
Hero, Adventurer, Frontiersman
Names/Places: RN:Martha Jane Canary Burke
Misc: Marksperson, Dance Hall Girl, Indian Fighter

Oscar Hammerstein -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/8/1847 d.8/1/1919 (72)
Scientist, Inventor, German
Misc: Cigar maker, opera impresario & theater builder; Oscar II's granddad

Arthur D. Little -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/15/1863 d.8/1/1935 (71)
Chemist, Inventor
Misc: patented rayon

🎭🎵George Moran -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/3/1881 d.8/1/1949 (67)
Stage Actor, Radio Actor, Comedian, Vaudevillan, Singer
Misc: of Moran & Mack

💰Charles Clinton Spaulding -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/1/1874 N.S. d.8/1/1952 N.S. (78)
Businessperson
Misc: For close to thirty years, he presided over North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company, which became America's largest black-owned business

🏆⚾Phil Douglas -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/17/1890 d.8/1/1952 (62)
MLB Player
Names/Places: NN:Shufflin' Phil

🏆🏁Jean Behra -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/16/1921 d.8/1/1959 (38)
Auto Racer, French

Theodore Roethke -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/25/1908 d.8/1/1963 (55)
Author, Poet

🏆🏒Clarence John "Taffy" Abel -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/28/1900 N.S. d.8/1/1964 N.S. (64)
Hall of Famer, NHL Player, American
Misc: played 1924-1934
Sports Teams: New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks

🏆🥊Joe Lynch -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/30/1898 d.8/1/1965 (66)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

🏆🏒Thomas Joseph "Tommy" Smith -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/27/1885 N.S. d.8/1/1966 N.S. (80)
Hall of Famer, NHL Center, NHL Right Wing, Canadian
Misc: NHL Rover
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Professionals, Pittsburgh Lyceum, Pittsburgh Bankers, Ottawa Hockey Club, Brantford Indians, Galt Professionals, Moncton Victorias, Quebec Bulldogs, Toronto Shamrocks, Montreal Canadiens

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🏆⚾Hank Gowdy -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/24/1889 d.8/1/1966 (76)
MLB Player

🎵🎷Earl "Bud" Powell -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/27/1924 N.S. d.8/1/1966 N.S. (41)
Composer, Jazz Pianist
Misc: jazz pioneer

Richard Kuhn -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/3/1900 d.8/1/1967 (66)
Biochemist, Austrian, German
Names/Places: b. in Vienna, Austria-Hungary, d. Heidelberg, W.Germany
Misc: was awarded the 1938 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for work on carotenoids and vitamins. Forbidden by the Nazis to accept the award, he finally received his diploma and gold medal after World War II.

🎭Frances Farmer -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/19/1913 d.8/1/1970 (56)
TV/Movie/Stage Actress

Otto Warburg -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/8/1883 d.8/1/1970 (86)
Chemist, Physiologist, German

📰Doris Fleeson -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/20/1901 d.8/1/1970 (69)
Columnist

🏆🏌Johnny McDermott -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/12/1891 d.8/1/1971 (79)
Hall of Famer, Golfer

Walter Ulbricht -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/30/1893 d.8/1/1973 (80)
Communist
Misc: Leader of the German Communist Party, he helped establish a socialist state in the Soviet-occupied half of the country after the Second World War and became East German leader in 1960.

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🎭Strother Martin -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/26/1919 d.8/1/1980 (61)
TV/Movie Actor
TV Shows: Hawkins (as R.J. Hawkins)

Paddy Chayevsky -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/29/1923 d.8/1/1981 (58)
Hall of Famer, Dramatist/Playwright
Names/Places: RFN:Sidney

🎭Peter Arne -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/29/1920 N.S. d.8/1/1983 N.S. (62)
Actor

William Maxwell Hitzig -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/15/1904 d.8/1/1983 (78)
Physician, Austrian

🎭Pola Negri -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/31/1894 d.8/1/1987 (92)
Movie Actress, German, Polish
Names/Places: RN:Apolina Mathias-Chalupec
Misc: silent screen vamp; b. 1-3-1897?

🎭Florence Eldridge -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/5/1901 d.8/1/1988 (86)
Movie/Stage Actress
Names/Places: b. in Brooklyn; RLN:McKechnie; Frederic March's wife

🎭Stuart Wilson -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/24/1903 d.8/1/1991 (87)
Actor

🏆⚾Chris Short -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/19/1937 d.8/1/1991 (53)
MLB Pitcher

🎭Claire Dubrey -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/31/1892 d.8/1/1993 (100)
Actress

💰🏆Ewing Marion "Mr. K" Kauffman -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/21/1916 N.S. d.8/1/1993 N.S. (76)
Businessperson, Sports Figure
Sports Teams: Kansas City Royals (founder)

🎵🎷George (Jazz Musician) Dixon -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/8/1909 d.8/1/1994 (85)
Saxophonist, Jazz Trumpeter

🎭Lillian Bronson -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/21/1902 d.8/1/1995 (92)
Actress
TV Shows: Date With the Angels

🏆🏒Brian (Hockey) Smith -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/6/1940 d.8/1/1995 (54)
NHL Player

🎵Sviatoslav Richter -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/20/1915 N.S. or 3/7/1915 Ju-1 d.8/1/1997 N.S. (82)
Pianist, Russian

🎭Eva Bartok -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/18/1927 N.S. d.8/1/1998 N.S. (71)
Movie Actress, Hungarian
Names/Places: b. in Budapest; RLN:Martha Szoke
Misc: may have been born in 1927 though sources also cite 1926

🎭Martin Huston -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/8/1941 d.8/1/2001 (60)
Actor
TV Shows: Jingle Jim (as Skipper)

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🏆🏁🏊John Herbert Higgins -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/8/1916 N.S. d.8/1/2004 N.S. (88)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, American
Misc: Swimming Coach

Philip Hauge Abelson -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/27/1913 d.8/1/2004 (91)
Chemist
Misc: proposed the gas diffusion process for separating uranium-235 from uranium-238 and in collaboration with the U.S. physicist Edwin M. McMillan discovered the element neptunium.

🎨Donald Brooks -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/10/1928 d.8/1/2005 (77)
Fashion Designer

👑King Fahd Of Saudi Arabia -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/1920 d.8/1/2005 (84)
King
Misc: possibly born as late as 1923

🎨Bob Thaves -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/5/1924 d.8/1/2006 (81)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Frank & Ernest

🎵Tommy Makem -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/4/1932 d.8/1/2007 (74)
Musician
Group Names: Clancy Brothers

Corazon "Cory" Aquino -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/25/1933 d.8/1/2009 (76)
Head of State
Misc: Phillipine Leader 1986-92

🎵🎸Andy Parle -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/4/1970 d.8/1/2009 N.S. (38)
Alternative Rock Drummer
Group Names: Space

🎭Gail Kobe -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/19/1932 d.8/1/2013 (81)
Actress, Producer

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🏆🏈Dick Hazmaier -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/23/1930 d.8/1/2013 (82)
College Football Player
Sports Teams: Princeton University (halfback 1949-51)

🏆🎳John Jowdy -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/21/1920 d.8/1/2013 (93)
Hall of Famer, Bowler

🏆🏈Dick Kazmaier -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/23/1930 d.8/1/2013 (82)
Hall of Famer, College Football Player
Misc: Heisman Trophy (1951)
Sports Teams: Princeton University

🎭🎵Cilla Black -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/27/1943 d.8/1/2015 N.S. (72)
Actress, Singer, English
Names/Places: b. in Liverpool; RN:Priscilla White

⚖💰Jeffrey Brotman -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/27/1942 N.S. d.8/1/2017 N.S. (74)
Attorney, Businessperson
Misc: co-founder and chairman of Costco Wholesale Corporation

🎵🎸Goldy McJohn -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/2/1945 d.8/1/2017 N.S. (72)
Organist, Rock & Roll Performer, Canadian
Group Names: Steppenwolf

🎭🎵Mary Carlisle -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/3/1914 N.S. d.8/1/2018 N.S. (104)
Actress, Dancer, Singer

📰🎭D. A. Pennebaker -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/15/1925 N.S. d.8/1/2019 N.S. (94)
Editor, Filmmaker, Director, Cinematographer
Names/Places: FMN:Don Alan

🏆🥊Harley Leland Race -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/11/1943 N.S. d.8/1/2019 N.S. (76)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Misc: Wrestling promoter and trainer

Martin Mayer -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/14/1928 N.S. d.8/1/2019 N.S. (91)
Writer
Book Titles: Madison Avenue, U.S.A. (1958), The Schools (1961), The Lawyers (1967), About Television (1972), The Bankers (1975), The Builders (1978), Risky Business: The Collapse of Lloyd's of London (1995), The Bankers: The Next Generation (1997), The Fed (2001), The Judges (2005)

🎵🎸Ian Gibbons -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/18/1952 N.S. d.8/1/2019 N.S. (67)
Rock & Roll Keyboardist, English
Group Names: The Kinks (1979-1989)

🎭Wilford Brimley -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/27/1934 N.S. d.8/1/2020 N.S. (85)
TV/Movie Actor
Names/Places: b. in Salt Lake City, UT
Misc: Quaker Oatmeal
TV Shows: Our House (as Gus Witherspoon)
Movie Titles: The China Syndrome, The Natural, Cocoon

🎭Reni Santoni -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/21/1939 N.S. d.8/1/2020 N.S. (81)
Actor
Misc: pron:REH'-nee san-TOH'-nee
TV Shows: Seinfeld
Movie Titles: Dirty Harry, Cobra, Rain Man, Bad Boys

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In 1716, Thomas Doggett, Irish-born actor, inaugurated the worldʹs oldest annual rowing race: the sculling race from London Bridge to Chelsea on Thames.

In 1774, British scientist Joseph Priestley succeeded in isolating oxygen from air.

In 1819, Writer Herman Melville (1819-1891), author of “Moby Dick,” was born in New York City.

In 1876, Colorado was admitted to the Union as the 38th state.

In 1877, Chopsticks song was composed.

In 1908, 08 x 01 = 08

In 1931, Dick and Larry, Cartoon Character, first named Tom and Jerry pair; debut in 'Wotta Night'; by Von Beuren.

In 1935, The British movie thriller “The 39 Steps,” directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Robert Donat and Madeleine Carroll, opened in the U.S.

In 1936, The 11th modern Olympic games opened in Berlin, with Chancellor Adolf Hitler presiding over opening ceremonies; Hitler intended to use the Olympics to showcase his “Aryan” athletes and was furious (or should we call him Fuehrerious) when Jesse Owens, a black American, emerged as the star.

In 1936, The Mickey Mouse film, “Mickeyʹs Circus” is released. Donald Duck also appears.

In 1939, Bandleader Glenn Miller recorded his biggest hit…“In The Mood”…for the Bluebird label. Without any royalty contract in place at that time…Miller earned only 175 dollars from the recording. In 1977, Ray Stevens covered it with his Henhouse Five Plus Too.

In 1941, The Donald Duck film, “Truant Officer Donald” is released. Huey, Dewey, and Louie also appear.

In 1942, Henery Hawk, Cartoon Character, Debut in 'Squawkin Hank' by Warner Bros.

In 1942, Jerry Garcia (Jerome John Garcia) of the Grateful Dead is born in San Francisco. The original group members are part of Mother McCreeʹs Uptown Jug Champions and later the Warlocks. A flavor of Ben and Jerryʹs ice cream, Cherry Garcia, is named after the singer.

In 1947, The Donald Duck film, “Crazy With the Heat” is released. Goofy also appears.

In 1948, Ivy Baldwin, 82, crossed the Grand Canyon on a tightrope for the 88th time.

In 1950, The first garbage collection in the U.S. takes place in Jasper, Indiana.

In 1950, The U.S. Territory of Guam was created.

In 1953, The Donald Duck film, “The New Neighbor” is released.

In 1953, The first aluminum-faced building constructed in America was completed this day. It was the Alcoa (Aluminum Corporation of America) Building in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

In 1960, Chubby Checker released “The Twist” single which became the dance craze of the early 1960s and is still popular at sock hops.

In 1960, R.C., “Tell Laura I Love Her” by Ray Peterson peaked at number seven on the pop singles chart; Billy Connolly parodied a cover version of it later on.

In 1960, “The Spike Jones Show”, TV Variety, returned on CBS.

In 1960, Billboard reports the findings of a Seventeen magazine survey…the average teenage girl listens to the radio two hours and thirteen minutes a day and plays records two hours and twelve minutes a day.

In 1960, Elvis Presley was named “Public Enemy Number One” by the East German newspaper “Young World.”

In 1964, R.C., “A Hard Dayʹs Night” by The Beatles peaked at number one on the pop singles chart.

In 1964, R.C., “Dang Me” by Roger Miller peaked at number seven on the pop singles chart.

In 1964, R.C., “I Want To Hold Your Hand” by The Boston Pops Orchestra peaked at #55 on the pop singles chart.

In 1964, R.C., “The Little Old Lady (From Pasadena)” by Jan and Dean peaked at number three on the pop singles chart.

In 1964, R.C., “Wishin' And Hopin'” by Dusty Springfield peaked at number six on the pop singles chart.

In 1970, D.T. was at the grand opening of the Toys R Us toy store in La Mesa, California (closed down in June 2018.) He met former Our Gang cast member Johnny Downs, who greeted everybody at the grand opening; he was the host of a kidʹs afternoon show on KOGO-TV (now KGTV). Among the guest he brought (in costume) were H.R. Pufinstuf, Fred Flintstone, Barney Rubble, and the Banana Splits, who had their television shows carried on the TV station at the time.

In 1970, On the cover of TV Guide: “Chet Huntley as he retires from NBC News”. Other Articles: Odd Couple, Laugh-In

In 1970, R.C., “Humphrey The Camel” by Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan peaked at #78 on the pop singles chart.

In 1971, CBS debuts at 8:30 a summer replacement series “The Sonny And Cher Comedy Hour”, TV Variety, with the showʹs regular ensemble performers including a young Teri Garr and Steve Martin; it ran through 1974. Packed with music, and comedy put-downs of each other, the show also began to showcase CHER in outragous outfits, which became her trademark. Sonny and Cher did so well they returned to prime time in December for a two and a half year run (ending with their divorce).

In 1973, George Lucasʹs “American Graffiti” motion picture set in the early 1960s and featuring a soundtrack of 50s rock ʹn roll classics was officially released (it had a preview in June). It starred a whole bunch of actors who would later get jobs on TV and do more movie work; it featured Ron Howard who later went on to Happy Days and then directing many critically acclaimed movies, Richard Dreyfuss who was made a star, Candy Clark, Bo Hopkins (later Dynasty), Cindy Williams (Laverne and Shirley), Harrison Ford (Star Wars, Indiana Jones), Suzanne Somers (Threeʹs Company, Step By Step), Paul LeMat, Joe Spano, Mackenzie Phillips (One Day At A Time), Debralee Scott (Welcome Back Kotter), Susan Richardson (Eight Is Enough) and “Wolfman Jack” (Midnight Special).

In 1979, “Good Times”, TV Comedy; last aired on CBS.

In 1979, “Reality…what A Concept” album by Robin Williams was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1980, A Fish Named Fred died at 41.

In 1980, COVER OF LIFE MISS PIGGY of the MUPPETS

In 1980, George Harrison formed a movie production company called “Hand Made Films Productions Limited.” Some of his films include “Life of Brian,” “Mona Lisa,” “Time Bandits,” “A Private Function,” and “Shanghai Surprise.”

In 1980, “Speak Up America”, TV Series; debut on NBC.

In 1981, MTV: Music Television was launched in about 2.1 million homes as the worldʹs first all-rock video music cable channel. First up: The Bugglesʹ “Video Killed The Radio Star”. MTV would become a driving force in mass media and pop culture. MTVʹs original five veejays were Martha Quinn, Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, J.J. Jackson and Alan Hunter. Approximately 200 videos were shown daily on the station.

In 1981, On the cover of TV Guide: “Miss Piggy”. Other Articles: Lydia Cornell, Fred Friendly

In 1981, R.C., “Donʹt Let Him Go” by REO Speedwagon peaked at #24 on the pop singles chart.

In 1981, R.C., “Gemini Dream” by Moody Blues peaked at #12 on the pop singles chart.

In 1981, R.C., “Jessieʹs Girl” by Rick Springfield peaked at number one on the pop singles chart.

In 1981, R.C., “Time” by Alan Parsons Project peaked at #15 on the pop singles chart.

In 1981, “B.J. And The Bear”, TV Adventure; last aired on NBC.

In 1983, “NBC News At Sunrise”, TV News, debut.

In 1983, “Return Of The Jedi” single by Various was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1986, “Howard The Duck” opened in movie theaters and laid a huge egg; it was the subject of Whimsical Willʹs first summer movie “interview” first broadcast later that month on KMET-FM during the Doctor Demento Show.

In 1986, “Max Headroom”, TV Talk Show, starring Matt Frewer as M-M-Ma…M-M-M-M-Max Headroom, debut on Cinemax. Following his success with a talk show on Britainʹs Channel Four, serving as a spokesman for Coke, a hit pop song, and a British TV movie, Cinemax gives an American talk show to the man whoʹs truly a head of his time: “The Original Max Talking Headroom Show.”

In 1986, “Those Of You With Or W/o Children, Youʹll Understand” album by Bill Cosby was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1987, Mike Tyson wins a 12-round decision vs. Tony Tucker to become the undisputed world heavyweight champion, the first consensus boxing champ in 11 years.

In 1987, R.C., “Cross My Broken Heart” by The Jets peaked at number seven on the pop singles chart.

In 1987, R.C., “Kiss Him Goodbye” by Nylons peaked at #12 on the pop singles chart.

In 1987, R.C., “La Bamba” by Los Lobos peaked at number one on the United Kingdom pop singles chart.

In 1987, R.C., “Rhytum Is Gonna Get You” by Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine peaked at number five on the pop singles chart.

In 1987, R.C., “Shakedown” by Bob Seger peaked at number one on the pop singles chart.

In 1987, R.C., “The Pleasure Principle” by Janet Jackson peaked at #14 on the pop singles chart.

In 1987, R.C., “Wotʹs It To Ya” by Robbie Nevil peaked at number ten on the pop singles chart.

In 1987, Radioʹs Rush Limbaugh begins airing in syndication

In 1991, “All-time Greatest Comic Hits” album by Ray Stevens was released

In 1992, On the cover of TV Guide: “David Letterman, Dana Carvey”. Other Articles: Northern Exposure, Terminator 2

In 1992, R.C., “Everybodyʹs Free (To Feel Good)” by Rozalla peaked at #37 on the pop singles chart.

In 1992, R.C., “Good Stuff” by B-52s peaked at #28 on the pop singles chart.

In 1992, The Flix pay movie channel was launched.

In 1992, “Saturday Today”, TV News, debut on NBC.

In 1993, For the first time since The Brady Bunch began in first runs, no Doctor Demento Show aired on any Los Angeles station. KLSX aired the final show the week before and it would be eleven more months before K-LIT (now KSCA) would be the new home for the Doctor in Southern California.

In 1993, Walter Koenig, Checkov of Star Trek, suffers a heart attack.

In 1994, “The Jerky Boys 2” album by The Jerky Boys was released

In 1995, “Gangstaʹs Paradise” single by Coolio was released. “Weird Al” Yankovic parodied it into “Amish Paradise” in 1996.

In 1998, On the cover of TV Guide: Drew Carey

In 2000, (not March 1) Seattle set a team home record. The Mariners took five hours, 34 minutes to beat the Boston Red Sox, 5-4, in 19 innings. They had gone 17 innings against Cleveland in 1998. This was the longest major league game in nearly seven years. The Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox in 1993…in 22 innings.

In 2002, NBC launches the “Rerun Show,” with improv actors reenacting hokey scenes from classic sitcoms. Oddly enough, Danny Bonaduce is available to play his own character in the showʹs “Partridge Family” sketch.

In 2002, “Contest Searchlight” began airing on Comedy Central

In 2003, “My Life as a Teenage Robot” began airing on Nickelodeon

In 2004, On the cover of TV Guide: George Jetson and Seven of Nine, Fox Mulder and Alf, or Beldar Conehead and Captain Jean-Luc Picard. Caption: “25 Greatest Sci-Fi Legends”

In 2006, Mel Gibson issued a statement in which he denied being a bigot; he also apologized to “everyone in the Jewish community for the vitriolic and harmful words” heʹd used when he was arrested for investigation of drunken driving.

In 2008, 08 x 01 = 08

In 2014, “Candid Camera” returned to be airing new episodes on Ion Television.

The Holiday Almanacs August 1, 2021

What's Today?

Today is Sun Aug the 1 in the year 2021
Jan 1 began on a Fri
This is day 213 of the year
Serialnumber = 44397
Julian date = 2459416 O.S.= 7 - 19 - 2021

Calendar

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Saint Alphonsus Liguori Feast Day
[Benin/Dahomey] Independence Day (1960)
[Botswana] August Holiday
[China PR] Army Day
[Dahomey/Benin] Independence Day (1960)
[Dominica] Queen's Birthday
[Ghana] Homowo
[Guyana] Commonwealth Day
[Hawaii] Aukake
[Iran] 12th Imam's Birthday
[Nicaragua] Fiesta Day
[Scotland] Lammas Day, term day
[Sweden] Per name day in Sweden
[Switzerland] Day of Anniversary of Founding of Swiss Confederation (1291)
[Trinidad & Tobago, St Lucia] Emancipation Day/Caribbean Day
[USA] Sports Day-good sportsmanship
[USA] National Raspberry Cream Pie Day
[World] Breast Feeding Day (UNICEF/WHO)
[Zaire] Parents Day
International Clown Week Begins
Simply Your Life Week Begins
Video Killed The Radio Star Day (MTV b. 1981)
Woman Astronomers Day
[Arizona, Michigan] American Family Day
[Italy] Joust of the Quintana (1st Sunday)
Friendship Day
National Psychiatric Technician Week Begins

Reminders

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.
Astrological sign: Virgo: The Virgin (8-23 thru 9-22); Symbol: The Virgin. Ruling Planet: Mercury. Element: Earth. Traits: Analytical, discriminating, modest, neat. Body part associated with this sign: The belly. Occupations: Editor, medicine, chemistry, research, accounting.
Flowers: gladiolus and poppy
Gems: sardonyx and peridot
Full Moon: Sturgeon Moon and Barley Moon?
Home Improvement Months (not the TV show) (from April-Sep)
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[Sweden] Per name day in Sweden
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