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The Big Datebook for September 8

Last Updated 02-18-2021

🎭Mario Adorf -- is 91 in the year 2021 and 92 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1930 N.S.
Actor, German, Swiss
Movie Titles: The Tin Drum, Rossini, Lola

🎵Bill Parsons -- is 87 in the year 2021 and 88 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1934
Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: aka:Bobby Bare

Sam Nunn Jr. -- is 83 in the year 2021 and 84 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1938 N.S.
Politician, Senator, Lawyer

🎭Willie Tyler -- is 81 in the year 2021 and 82 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1940
Actor, Comedian, Ventriloquist
Misc: with dummy Lester
TV Shows: Laugh In
Movie Titles: Coming Home

🎭Alan Feinstein -- is 80 in the year 2021 and 81 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1941
Actor
Misc: had 4 TV bombs in 9 years
TV Shows: Masada
Movie Titles: Looking for Mr. Goodbar

🎵Dante Drowty -- is 80 in the year 2021 and 81 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1941
Novelty Singer
Group Names: Dante & the Evergreens (lead)
Song Titles: Alley-Oop

Bernard Sanders -- is 80 in the year 2021 and 81 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1941
Senator
Names/Places: aka Bernie

🎵🎸Sal Valentino -- is 79 in the year 2021 and 80 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1942
Songwriter, Musician, Rock & Roll Singer
Group Names: Beau Brimmels (lead)

🏆Kai Brendlinger -- is 78 in the year 2021 and 79 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1943 N.S.
Playmate
Misc: November 1964

🏆🏈Lem Barney -- is 76 in the year 2021 and 77 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1945
Hall of Famer, NFL Defensive
Misc: 3x Jackson State all-Southwest Conference cornerback; 7x Pro-Bowler
Sports Teams: Detroit Lions (1967-1977)

🏆🏒Rogie Vachon -- is 76 in the year 2021 and 77 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1945
Hall of Famer, NHL Goaltender, Canadian, French

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🎵Cathy Jean -- is 76 in the year 2021 and 77 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1945
Singer
Group Names: The Roomates (lead)

🏆⚾Ken Forsch -- is 75 in the year 2021 and 76 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1946
MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: RN:Kenneth Roth
Sports Teams: Houston Astros, California Angels

🎵Dean Daughtry -- is 75 in the year 2021 and 76 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1946
Songwriter, Pop Keyboardist
Group Names: Classics IV, Atlanta Rhythm Section

🎵🎸George Tickner -- is 75 in the year 2021 and 76 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1946
Rock & Roll Guitarist
Group Names: Journey

✍📰Ann Beattie -- is 74 in the year 2021 and 75 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1947
Author, Novelist, Short Story Writer, Columnist
Misc: of New Yorker

🏆🥊The Great Kabuki -- is 73 in the year 2021 and 74 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1948 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, Japanese
Names/Places: RN: Akihisa Mera

🎭Sandee Pitnick -- is 71 in the year 2021 and 72 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1950
Actress
Names/Places: Jerry Lewis' wife
Movie Titles: Hardly Working

🎵🎸Will Lee -- is 71 in the year 2021 and 72 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1950
Hall of Famer, Rock & Roll Bassist
Misc: of Paul Shaffer's World's Most Dangerous Band, Paul Shaffer's band; b. 1952?

James Mattis -- is 71 in the year 2021 and 72 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1950 N.S.
Secretary of Defense

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🎵Zachary Richard -- is 71 in the year 2021 and 72 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1950
Singer
Misc: Cajun singer

Tom Gullikson -- is 70 in the year 2021 and 71 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1951
Celebrity Relative
Names/Places: Tim's twin

🎭Mark Lindsay Chapman -- is 67 in the year 2021 and 68 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1954
Actor, Producer, English
TV Shows: Swamp Thing (as Dr. Anton Arcane)
Movie Titles: Titanic, Annihilator, American Gothic

Ruby Bridges -- is 67 in the year 2021 and 68 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1954 N.S.
Civil Rights Leader

🏆🏀Maurice Cheeks -- is 65 in the year 2021 and 66 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1956
Hall of Famer, NBA Guard
Names/Places: b. in Chicago, IL
Misc: 7085+ assists; 4x NBA All-Star; 76ers #10 retired
Sports Teams: Philadelphia 76ers (1978-1989), San Antonio Spurs (1989-1990), New York Knicks (1990-1991), Atlanta Hawks (1991-1992), New Jersey Nets (1993), Philadelphia 76ers (assistant coach 1994-2001), Portland Trail Blazers (coach 2001-2005), Philadelphia 76ers (coach 2005-2008), Oklahoma City Thunder (assistant coach 2009-2013), Detroit Pistons (coach 2013-2014), Oklahoma City Thunder (assistant coach 2015-present)

🎵🎸Mick Brown -- is 65 in the year 2021 and 66 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1956
Rock & Roll Drummer
Group Names: Ted Nugent, Dokken, Xciter, The Mission, Lynch Mob

🎭Heather Thomas -- is 64 in the year 2021 and 65 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1957
TV/Movie Actress
Names/Places: b. in Greenwich, CT
Misc: NOT to be confused with Heather Locklear
TV Shows: The Fall Guy (as Jody Banks)
Movie Titles: Cyclone, Ford: The Man and the Machine, Zapped!

🎭Christoph Eichhorn -- is 64 in the year 2021 and 65 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1957
Actor, German

🎵David Lewis -- is 63 in the year 2021 and 64 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1958
Songwriter, Guitarist, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: Atlantic Starr

🎵🎸Michael Lardie -- is 63 in the year 2021 and 64 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1958
Songwriter, Keyboardist, Rock & Roll Guitarist, Alaskan
Group Names: Great White

🎭🎵🎷Steve Waterman -- is 61 in the year 2021 and 62 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1960
Educator, Producer, Composer, Jazz Trumpeter, British
Movie Titles: Stuart Little (series, producer), Casper (producer, 1995), Alvin and the Chipmunks (series, producer)

🎵🎸Aimee Mann -- is 61 in the year 2021 and 62 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1960
Songwriter, Bassist, Alternative Rock Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: Til' Tuesday (lead), soloist

🎵🎸David Steele -- is 61 in the year 2021 and 62 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1960
Songwriter, Keyboardist, New Wave Bassist, English
Group Names: The English Beat, Fine Young Cannibals

🎭Gina Belafonte -- is 60 in the year 2021 and 61 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1961
TV/Movie Actress, Producer/Director
Names/Places: Harry's daughter
TV Shows: The Commish (as Carmela Pagan)
Movie Titles: Bright Lights Big City

🎭Michael-James Wixted -- is 60 in the year 2021 and 61 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1961
Actor
Misc: retired from acting in 1977
TV Shows: The Smith Family (as Brian Smith)
Movie Titles: Islands in the Stream, Where Have All the People Gone?

🎭David Knell -- is 60 in the year 2021 and 61 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1961 N.S.
Actor, Director, Cinematographer
Movie Titles: Total Recall, Turner and Hooch, Splash, Spring Break

🎭🏆🏁🏊Thomas Kretschmann -- is 59 in the year 2021 and 60 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1962
Actor, Swimmer, East German
Movie Titles: King Kong, Wanted, Downfall, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, The Pianist

🎭David Lee Smith -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1963
Actor
TV Shows: Savannah (as Vincent Massick)
Movie Titles: Fight Club, The Man From Earth, Zodiac, A Walk to Remember

🏆🏈Gerald Williams -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1963
NFL Player

🎭Mitchell Whitfield -- is 57 in the year 2021 and 58 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1964
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
TV Shows: Minor Adjustments (as Dr. Bruce Hampton), Transformers: Robots in Disguise
Movie Titles: My Cousin Vinny, TMNT, Reversal of Fortune

🎵Marc Gordon -- is 57 in the year 2021 and 58 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1964
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: Levert

⛪🎵Darlene Zschech -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1965
Pastor, Composer, Gospel Singer, Australian

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🏆⚾Mike Dyer -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1966
MLB Pitcher

🎭Kimberly Peirce -- is 54 in the year 2021 and 55 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1967
Producer/Director
Movie Titles: Boys Don't Cry, Carrie, Stop-Loss, The Film Is Not Yet Rated

🏆🏈Aaron Pierce -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1969
NFL Tight End

🎵Big Boy -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1969 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Radio Disc Jock
Movie Titles: Malibu's Most Wanted
Video Games: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

🎭Lightfield Lewis -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1970
Actor
TV Shows: The New WKRP in Cincinnatti (as Arthur Carlson Jr.), Life's Work (as Matt)
Movie Titles: Jerry Maguire, Revenge of the Nerds (TV movie, 1991)

🏆🏀Clarence Weatherspoon -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1970
NBA Forward

🏆🏀Latrell Sprewell -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1970
NBA Forward, NBA Guard

🎵Neko Case -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1970
Songwriter, Country Singer
Misc: Alternative country

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🎭David Arquette -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1971
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer/Director
TV Shows: Jake and the Never Land Pirates (as Skully)
Movie Titles: Eight Legged Freaks, Scream, Scream 2, Scream 3, Never Been Kissed, Ready to Rumble

🎨🎭🏆Cristy Thom -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1971
Painter, Actress, Model, Playmate
Misc: February 1991

⛪🎭Martin Freeman -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1971
Roman Catholic, Actor, English
Names/Places: b. in Aldershot, Hampshire, England
TV Shows: Fargo (as Lester Nygaard), The Office (UK version as Tim Canterbury), Sherlock
Movie Titles: Hot Fuzz, The Hobbit (series as Bilbo Baggins), Love Actually, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Nativity!, Three Flavours Cornetto (series), The World's End

🎨💰🎭🏆Brooke Burke -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1971
Fashion Designer, Entrepreneur, Actress, TV Hostess, Producer, Model
Names/Places: aka Brooke Burke-Charvet
TV Shows: Wild On (host)

🏆🏈David Merritt -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1971
NFL Player

🎵🎸Peter Furler -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1971
Music Executive, Music Producer, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Musician, Australian
Group Names: Newsboys

Zeke Young -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1972
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Carrie Snodgrass and Neil's son

🎭Cari Shayne -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1972
Actress
TV Shows: Beverly Hills 90210 (as Lauren), Party of Five (as Nina DiMayo #1 94-95)
Movie Titles: The Inheritance

🎭Kennedy -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1972
Actress
Names/Places: RN: Lisa Kennedy Montgomery

🎮David Vonderhaar -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1972 N.S.
Video Game Designer
Video Games: Call of Duty (series)

🏆🏒Trent McCleary -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1972
NHL Player, Canadian
Misc: played 1993-2000
Sports Teams: Ottawa Senators, Boston Bruins, Montreal Canadiens

🎭Jason Downs -- is 48 in the year 2021 and 49 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1973
Actor
Movie Titles: Hairspray, Growth Spurt, Clara's Heart, Racing Daylight

🏆⚾Bob Wolcott -- is 48 in the year 2021 and 49 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1973
MLB Pitcher

Nicole Simpson -- is 47 in the year 2021 and 48 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1974
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Nick & Valerie's daughter; not to be confused with Nicole Brown Simpson

🏆🏈Amani Toomer -- is 47 in the year 2021 and 48 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1974 N.S.
NFL Wide Receiver

🎭🎵Kevin Osgood -- is 47 in the year 2021 and 48 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1974
Cameraperson, Singer
TV Shows: The All-New Mickey Mouse Club
Movie Titles: Stay, With Friends Like These

🎭Laurenz Tate -- is 46 in the year 2021 and 47 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1975
Actor, Producer/Director
TV Shows: Royal Family (as Curtis Royal), Rescue Me, Family Matters
Movie Titles: Menace II Society, The Postman, Ray, Why Do Fools Fall in Love, A Man Apart, Crash

🏆🏀John Thomas -- is 46 in the year 2021 and 47 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1975
NBA Player

🎭Nathan Corddry -- is 44 in the year 2021 and 45 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1977
Actor, Producer
Names/Places: aka: Nate Corddry
TV Shows: Mom (as Gabriel)
Movie Titles: St. Vincent, The Ugly Truth, Ghostbusters (2016), The Invention of Lying

🎵Pink -- is 42 in the year 2021 and 43 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1979 N.S.
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: RN: Alecia Beth Moore

🎭🏆Neferteri Sheba Shepherd -- is 41 in the year 2021 and 42 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1980
Actress, Model, Playmate
Misc: July 2000

🎵Eric Hutchinson -- is 41 in the year 2021 and 42 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1980
Songwriter, Pop Singer

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🎭Jonathan Taylor Thomas -- is 40 in the year 2021 and 41 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1981
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Director
Names/Places: aka Jonathan Weiss
Misc: Some say b. Oct 9
TV Shows: The Bradys (as Kevin), Home Improvement (as Randy Taylor)
Movie Titles: Wild America, The Lion King (as Simba the cub), The Adventures Of Pinocchio, Tom and Huck

🏆🏈Malcolm Floyd -- is 40 in the year 2021 and 41 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1981 N.S.
NFL Wide Receiver
Sports Teams: San Diego Chargers

🎭Brandon Farmer -- is 35 in the year 2021 and 36 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1986
Actor

🎵Wiz Khalifa -- is 34 in the year 2021 and 35 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1987 N.S.
Rapper
Names/Places: RN: Cameron Jibril Thomaz

🎭E. J. Bonilla -- is 33 in the year 2021 and 34 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1988
Actor
Movie Titles: Four, Don't Let Me Down

🏆🏈Terrance Williams -- is 32 in the year 2021 and 33 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1989 N.S.
NFL Wide Receiver
Sports Teams: Baylor University, Dallas Cowboys

🎭Dianne Doan -- is 31 in the year 2021 and 32 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1990 N.S.
Actress, Canadian

🏆🏀Matthew Dellavedova -- is 31 in the year 2021 and 32 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1990 N.S.
NBA Player, Australian
Sports Teams: Cleveland Cavaliers

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🏆Ellie Black -- is 26 in the year 2021 and 27 in the year 2022; b.9/8/1995 N.S.
Gymnast, Olympic Athlete, Canadian

🎭Gaten Matarazzo -- is 19 in the year 2021 and 20 in the year 2022; b.9/8/2002 N.S.
Actor
TV Shows: Stranger Things (as Dustin Henderson)

Charlotte Rose McDermott -- is 16 in the year 2021 and 17 in the year 2022; b.9/8/2005
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Shiva Rose and Dylan's daughter

Ezekiel Czar Martin -- is 12 in the year 2021 and 13 in the year 2022; b.9/8/2009
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Tisha Campbell and Duane's son

👑King Richard I Of England -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/8/1157 J-LD d.4/6/1199 J-LD (41)
King
Names/Places: NN:Good King Richard the Lionhearted
Misc: ruled 1189-99

👑King Ferdinand IV -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/8/1633 d.7/9/1654 (20)
King
Misc: King of Bohemia (from 1646) and of Hungary (from 1647) and king of the Romans (from 1653).

🎖Joshua Chamberlain -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/8/1828 d.2/24/1914 (85)
Soldier, Educator

Frederic Mistral -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/8/1830 d.3/25/1914 (83)
Poet, French
Misc: Nobel 1904

✍⚛📰Joaquin Miller -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/8/1837 d.2/17/1913 (75)
Poet, Frontiersman, Journalist
Names/Places: RN: Cincinnatus Heine Miller; NN: Poet of the Sierras

Raphael W. Pumpelly -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/8/1837 d.8/10/1923 (85)
Explorer, Geologist
Misc: his studies and explorations of the iron-ore and copper deposits in the Lake Superior region in 1866-75.

🎵Antonín Dvořák -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/8/1841 N.S. d.5/1/1904 N.S. (62)
Composer, Czech
Sports Teams: New World Symphony

Viktor Meyer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/8/1848 d.8/8/1897 (48)
Chemist, German
Misc: contributed greatly to knowledge of both organic and inorganic chemistry.

Jane Addams -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/8/1860 N.S. d.5/21/1935 N.S. (74)
Hall of Famer, Author, Social Reformer, Political Activist
Misc: Nobel Peace Laureate; founded Hull House in Chicago, Nobel 1931

William (B. 1872) Procter -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/8/1872 N.S. d.4/19/1951 N.S. (78)
Scientist, American

David O. McKay -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/8/1873 d.1/18/1970 (96)
Religious Leader
Misc: the 9th Mormon President

Aldo Castellani -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/8/1877 d.10/3/1971 (94)
Scientist, Bacteriologist, Italian

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Robert A. Taft Sr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/8/1889 d.7/31/1953 (63)
Senator
Names/Places: MN:Alphonso; NN:Mr. Republican; d. in New York

🏆⛸Harold Hartshorne -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/8/1891 d.2/15/1961 (69)
Hall of Famer, Figure Skater, Ice Dancer

🎭🎵Howard Dietz -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/8/1896 d.7/30/1983 (86)
Film Executive, Lyricist, Songwriter

🎵Jimmy Rodgers -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/8/1897 d.5/26/1933 (35)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Pianist, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Meridan, MS; RFMN:James Charles; NN:Father of Country Music; NN:America's Blue Yodeler

🎭May McAvoy -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/8/1899 N.S. d.4/26/1984 N.S. (84)
Movie Actress
Movie Titles: Ben Hur

🎭Gavin Muir -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/8/1900 d.5/24/1972 (71)
Actor

Claude Denison Pepper -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/8/1900 d.5/30/1989 (88)
Congressperson, Senator
Misc: Champion of the elderly

Hendrik F. Verwoerd -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/8/1901 d.9/6/1966 (64)
Prime Minister, South African
Misc: South African Prime Minister (1958-66)

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🎵Milton Brown -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/8/1903 d.4/18/1936 (32)
Bandleader, Country Singer
Misc: the founder of western-swing with Bob Willis
Group Names: Milton Brown and His Musical Brownies

Mario Einaudi -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/8/1904 d.5/15/1994 (89)
Author, Writer, Professor
Misc: unsure of birth date but many sources indicate a Mario Einaudi fits the range of dates that I'm searching for.

🎭Henry Wilcoxon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/8/1905 d.3/6/1984 (78)
Actor, Producer
Movie Titles: Cleopatra, Dragnet, Jericho

🎭Sid Tomack -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/8/1907 d.11/12/1962 (55)
Actor
TV Shows: The Life of Riley (as Jim Gillis), My Friend Irma (as Al)

🏆⚾Buck Leonard -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/8/1907 d.11/27/1997 (90)
Hall of Famer, Baseball Player
Names/Places: NN:The Black Lou Gehrig
Sports Teams: Homestead Grays (Negro League Baseball 1934-1950)

🎭John Griggs -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/8/1908 d.2/25/1967 (58)
Actor
TV Shows: Joey Bishop Show

🎨Austin Eugene Briggs -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/8/1908 d.10/10/1973 (65)
Comic Strip Cartoonist, Artist, Illustrator
Misc: Flash Gordon, Jungle Jim

🎭Jean-Louis Barrault -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/8/1910 d.1/22/1994 (83)
Movie Actor, Movie Director, French
Names/Places: Madeleine Renaud's hubby

🎭Byron Morrow -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/8/1911 d.5/11/2006 (94)
Actor
TV Shows: The Winds of War

🎭Hillary Brooke -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/8/1914 d.5/25/1999 (84)
TV/Movie Actress
Misc: B films
TV Shows: Abbott & Costello Show, My Little Margie (as Roberta Townsend)

🎭Frank Cady -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/8/1915 d.6/8/2012 (96)
Actor
TV Shows: Petticoat Junction (as Sam Drucker), Green Acres (as Sam Drucker), Ozzie & Harriet (as Doc Williams)

🏆🏈Duffy Daugherty -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/8/1915 d.9/25/1987 (72)
College Football Coach
Sports Teams: Michigan State

🎭Sarah Cunningham -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/8/1918 d.3/24/1986 (67)
Actress
TV Shows: Trapper John M.D. (as Nurse Andrews)

Sir Derek H. Barton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/8/1918 d.3/16/1998 (79)
Chemist, English
Misc: Nobel 1969

🎭Laura Alves -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/8/1921 d.5/6/1986 (64)
Actress

🎭🎵Sir Harry Secombe -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/8/1921 d.4/11/2001 (79)
Comedian, Novelty Singer, Welsh (Wales)
Group Names: The Goons
TV Shows: The Goon Show (co-creator)

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🎵🎷Norris Turney -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/8/1921 d.1/17/2001 (79)
Reeds, Jazz Performer
Group Names: Duke Ellington

⛪🎭Sid Caesar -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/8/1922 d.2/12/2014 (91)
Hall of Famer, Jewish, TV Actor, Comedian, Variety Show Host
Names/Places: b. in Yonkers, NY
TV Shows: Your Show of Shows, Ceasar's Hour

Lyndon H. LaRouche Jr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/8/1922 N.S. d.2/12/2019 N.S. (96)
Politician, Political Activist
Misc: ultra Conservatist; keeps wishing for presidency

🎵🎷Wilbur Ware -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/8/1923 d.9/9/1979 (56)
Jazz Bassist

Grace Metalious -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/8/1924 d.2/25/1964 (39)
Author, Novelist
Names/Places: 2x George's wife
TV Shows: Peyton Place (writer)

Wendell Hampton Ford -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/8/1924 d.1/22/2015 (90)
Senator
Misc: Minority Whip

🎭🎵Peter Sellers -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/8/1925 d.7/24/1980 (54)
Movie Actor, Comedian, Movie Director, Novelty Singer, English
Group Names: The Goons
TV Shows: The Goon Show (co-creator)
Movie Titles: Pink Panther (movie series as Inspector Clouseau), Dr. Strangelove, The Mouse That Roared, Casino Royale (spoof of James Bond)

🎭Bob Leslie -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/8/1926 d.2/4/1991 (64)
Actor

🎵Harlan Howard -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/8/1927 d.3/3/2002 (74)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Country Singer
Misc: the dean of Nashville songwriters in the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame; some say b. 1929

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🎵🎷Charles "Specs" Wright -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/8/1927 d.2/6/1963 (35)
Jazz Drummer
Misc: recorded with several bandleaders
Group Names: Dizzy Gillespie, Cannonball Adderley, Red Garland

🎵Earl Nelson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/8/1928 N.S. d.7/12/2008 N.S. (79)
Singer
Group Names: Bob and Earl
Song Titles: Harlem Shuffle

🎵Jackie Lee -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/8/1928 d.7/12/2008 (79)
Singer
Names/Places: RN:Earl Lee Nelson Jr.
Group Names: Hollywood Flames

⛪🎭Darwood K. Smith -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/8/1929 d.5/15/2002 (72)
Pastor, Movie Actor
Names/Places: aka Darwood Kenneth Smith or Darwood Kaye
Movie Titles: Our Gang (as Waldo)

🎵Walter Benton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/8/1930 d.8/14/2000 (69)
Tenor-sax

🎵Marion Brown -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/8/1931 d.10/18/2010 (79)
Composer, Alto-sax

🎵Patsy Cline -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/8/1932 d.3/5/1963 (30)
Hall of Famer, Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in Winchester, VA; RN:Virginia Patterson Hensley
Song Titles: Walkin' After Midnight, I Fall to Pieces, Crazy, She's Got You

🎵Peter Davies -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/8/1934 d.3/14/2016 N.S. (81)
Conductor/Composer, English
Names/Places: MN:Maxwell

🎵🎷James Clay -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/8/1935 d.1/6/1995 (59)
Jazz Saxophonist

📰Robert Wussler -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/8/1936 d.6/5/2010 (73)
Journalist
Misc: co-founder of CNN

🎭Christopher Connelly -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/8/1941 d.12/7/1988 (47)
TV Actor
TV Shows: Peyton Place (as Norman Harrington)

🎵Brian Cole -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/8/1943 d.8/2/1972 (28)
Singer, Bassist
Misc: d. in 1973?
Group Names: The Association

🎵Peter Franklyn Bellamy -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/8/1944 d.9/24/1991 (47)
Arranger, Folk Singer, British

🎵🎸Ron "Pigpen" McKernan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/8/1945 d.3/8/1973 (27)
Hall of Famer, Harmonicaist, Organist, Percussionist, Classic Rock Singer, Rock & Roll Keyboardist
Misc: some say b.1946
Group Names: The Grateful Dead (co-founder)

🎵🎸Kelly Groucutt -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/8/1945 d.2/19/2009 N.S. (63)
Singer, Guitarist, Rock & Roll Bassist, British
Names/Places: RN:Michael William Groucutt
Group Names: ELO

🏆🏈L. C. Greenwood -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/8/1946 d.9/29/2013 N.S. (67)
NFL Defensive End
Misc: member of the "Steel Curtain" of the Pittsburgh Steelers; Super Bowl IX, X, XIII, XIV
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Steelers (1969-1974, 1975-1981), Birmington Americans (1975)

🏆🎾Tim Gullikson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/8/1951 d.5/3/1995 (43)
Tennis Player
Names/Places: Tom's twin

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⚛💰Charlie Trotter -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/8/1959 d.11/5/2013 (54)
Chef, Businessperson

🏆🏁Stefano Casiraghi -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/8/1960 d.10/3/1990 (30)
Celebrity Relative, Speedboat Racer
Names/Places: Princess Caroline's hubby

🏆⚽Gary Andrew Speed -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/8/1969 N.S. d.11/27/2011 N.S. (42)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Midfielder, Soccer Manager, English

🎵Leah LaBelle -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/8/1986 N.S. d.1/31/2018 N.S. (31)
Rhythm and Blues Singer, Canadian
TV Shows: American Idol (Finalist #12 in 2004)

🎵Avicii -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/8/1989 N.S. d.4/20/2018 N.S. (28)
Music Producer, Electronica Performer, Dance-Pop Performer
Names/Places: RN: Tim Bergling
Misc: Dance music artist, DJ

💰Ann Lee -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/29/1736 d.9/8/1784 (48)
Founder, English
Names/Places: aka Mother Ann Lee
Misc: founder of The Shakers

Amariah Brigham -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/26/1798 d.9/8/1849 (50)
Physician, Surgeon

Hermann Von Helmholtz -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/31/1821 d.9/8/1894 (73)
Scientist, Inventor, Physicist, Physiologist, German
Names/Places: MN:Ludwig Ferdinand
Misc: best-known for his statement of the law of conservation of energy.

💰Edward L. Doheny -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/10/1856 d.9/8/1935 (79)
Businessperson
Misc: oilman

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✍📰Lawrence Gilman -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/5/1878 d.9/8/1939 (61)
Critic, Journalist

🏆🥊Jem "Jim" Carney -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/5/1856 N.S. d.9/8/1941 N.S. (84)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, English

🎵Richard Georg Strauss -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/11/1864 d.9/8/1949 (85)
Conductor/Composer, Musician, German
Names/Places: b. in Munich
Misc: composed Also Sprach Zarathustra and Don Quixote among his well known works
Song Titles: Also Sprach Zarathustra, Don Quixote

Frederick M. Vinson -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/22/1890 d.9/8/1953 (63)
Supreme Court Chief Justice
Misc: 13th Chief Justice of US Supreme Court (1946-53)

🎵🎷Oscar Pettiford -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/30/1922 d.9/8/1960 (37)
Composer, Singer, Bassist, Cellist, Jazz Performer
Misc: leading bass bopper

Joshua Lionel Cowen -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/25/1877 d.9/8/1965 (88)
Inventor
Misc: Electric model trains

🎭🎵Dorothy Dandridge -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/9/1922 d.9/8/1965 (42)
Movie Actress, Dancer, Singer
Misc: some say 1923

🎭Bud Collyer -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/18/1908 d.9/8/1969 (61)
Radio Actor, Game Show Host
Names/Places: RFN:Clayton
Misc: Superman (Radio)
TV Shows: Winner Take All, Break the Bank, Beat the Clock, To Tell The Truth

✍⚛Alexandra David-Neal -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/24/1868 d.9/8/1969 (100)
Author, Explorer, French

Percy Le Baron Spencer -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/9/1894 d.9/8/1970 (76)
Engineer, Inventor
Misc: microwave oven

🏆🏁🏊Warren Kealoha -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/3/1903 N.S. d.9/8/1972 N.S. (0)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

🎭Robert Cox -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/12/1896 d.9/8/1974 (78)
Actor
Movie Titles: Keystone Kops (the last surviving member)

🎨James Swinnerton -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/13/1875 d.9/8/1974 (98)
Comic Strip Cartoonist, Landscaper
Misc: Little Jimmy

🏆Erik Wilhelm "Loppan" Adlerz -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/23/1892 N.S. d.9/8/1975 N.S. (83)
Hall of Famer, Diver, Olympic Athlete, Swedish

🎭Zero Mostel -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/28/1915 d.9/8/1977 (62)
Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian
Names/Places: b. in Brooklyn; RFMN:Samuel Joel
Movie Titles: Fiddler On The Roof, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, The Producers

🎭Jean Seberg -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/13/1938 d.9/8/1979 (40)
Movie Actress
Movie Titles: Airport

Willard Frank Libby -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/17/1908 d.9/8/1980 (71)
Chemist, Inventor, Educator
Misc: carbon-14 "atomic clock" (Nobel 1960)

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⚛📰Roy Wilkins -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/30/1901 d.9/8/1981 (80)
Pioneer, Editor, Civil Rights Leader, Social Reformer, Political Activist
Misc: N.A.A.C.P.

🎵Robert Keith "Cowboy" Wiggins -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/20/1960 N.S. d.9/8/1989 N.S. (28)
Hall of Famer, Hip Hop Performer
Group Names: Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five

🎭Brad Davis -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/6/1949 d.9/8/1991 (41)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor
TV Shows: Roots, Chiefs
Movie Titles: Midnight Express, Chariots of Fire

🏆🎳George Billick -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/13/1910 d.9/8/1992 (82)
Hall of Famer, Bowler
Misc: the first bowler to roll more than 15 perfect games in ABC sanctioned competition.

William Barrett -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/30/1913 d.9/8/1992 (78)
Philosopher
Misc: one of the foremost American interpreters of the philosophy of existentialism

Quentin N. Burdick -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/19/1908 N.S. d.9/8/1992 N.S. (84)
Senator
Misc: (Sen-D-ND, 1960-91)

🎭Leonid Kinskey -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/18/1903 d.9/8/1998 (95)
Actor, Russian
Movie Titles: Casablanca (as the bartender)

📰Herbert Stein -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/27/1916 d.9/8/1999 (83)
Economist

✍🎵Moondog -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/26/1916 d.9/8/1999 (83)
Poet, Composer, Percussionist, Pianist, Reeds
Names/Places: RN:Louis Thomas Hardin

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🎭Dennis Cooney -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/18/1938 d.9/8/2002 (63)
Soap Actor
TV Shows: As the World Turns, Love of Life, Secret Storm

🎭Whitney Blake -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/20/1925 d.9/8/2002 (77)
TV Actress
Names/Places: Meredith Baxter's mother
TV Shows: Hazel (as Dorothy Baxter)

🎨🎭Leni Riefenstahl -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/22/1902 d.9/8/2003 (101)
Photographer, Actress, Director, German
Names/Places: RN:Helene Bertha Amalie
Misc: German filmmaker of 1930's, who directed classic sports documentary "Olympia" on 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics; infamous, however, for also making 1934 Hitler propaganda film "Triumph of the Will.".

🎭Perry Stephens -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/14/1958 d.9/8/2005 (47)
Soap Actor
TV Shows: Loving, Bold & Beautiful

🎭Frank Middlemass -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/28/1919 d.9/8/2006 (87)
Actor, English

🎭De Forest Covan -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/9/1917 d.9/8/2007 (89)
Actor

🎭Ray Barrett -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/2/1927 d.9/8/2009 (82)
Actor

📰🎭Army Archerd -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/13/1922 d.9/8/2009 (87)
Columnist, Announcer
Misc: of Hollywood; AP says Jan 12

🎭🎵Rich Cronin -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/30/1975 d.9/8/2010 (35)
Actor, Singer
Group Names: LFO

🎭Mary Fickett -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/23/1928 d.9/8/2011 (83)
Soap Actress
TV Shows: All My Children (as Ruth Brent Martin)

⚖🏆🏁🏊Keo Nakama -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/21/1920 N.S. d.9/8/2011 N.S. (91)
Hall of Famer, Politician, Swimmer, Hawaiian

🎭Louise Currie -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/7/1913 d.9/8/2013 (100)
Movie Actress

💰🎭Cal Worthington -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/27/1920 d.9/8/2013 (92)
Businessperson, Commercial Actor
Misc: Car Dealer; "Here's Cal Worthington and His Dog Spot" Go See Cal ads in Southern California

🎭Justin Gocke -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/31/1978 d.9/8/2014 N.S. (36)
Actor

💰S. Truett Cathy -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/14/1921 N.S. d.9/8/2014 N.S. (93)
Entrepreneur
Misc: founder of Chick-fil-A restaurants

🎵Magda Olivero -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/25/1910 d.9/8/2014 (104)
Opera Soprano, Italian

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🎵🎷Gerald Wilson -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/4/1918 d.9/8/2014 (96)
Educator, Arranger, Composer, Bandleader, Jazz Trumpeter

🏆⚾Joaquín Andújar -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/21/1952 d.9/8/2015 N.S. (62)
MLB Pitcher
Misc: 4x All-Star, Gold Glove
Sports Teams: Houston Astros, St. Louis Cardinals

🎵🎸Cecil Campbell -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/24/1938 N.S. d.9/8/2016 N.S. (78)
Music Producer, Songwriter, Reggae Singer, Ska Singer, Jamaican
Names/Places: aka Prince Buster, the King of Ska
Misc: heavily influenced British bands such as Madness
Song Titles: Madness, Wash Wash, One Step Beyond, Al Capone, My Boy Lollipop, Shaking Up Orange Street, Judge Dread (with its satirical theme and vocal style proved to be popular to the point of parody), Earthquake

🎵🎸Prince Buster -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/24/1938 N.S. d.9/8/2016 N.S. (78)
Music Producer, Songwriter, Reggae Singer, Jamaican
Names/Places: RN:Buster Campbell or Cecil Bustamente Campbell
Misc: co-founder of the ska and reggae movements; some say b. May 24

🎭🎵Don Williams -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/27/1939 d.9/8/2017 N.S. (78)
Hall of Famer, Movie Actor, Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Floydada, TX; RFMN:Donald Ray; NN:Gentle Giant of Country Music
Song Titles: I Wouldn't Want to Live If You Didn't Love Me, The Shelter of Your Eyes

🎵Troy Gentry -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/5/1967 d.9/8/2017 N.S. (50)
Country Singer
Group Names: Montgomery Gentry

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In 1922, Actor-comedian Sid Caesar, a pioneer of television comedy, born.

In 1925, Peter Sellers, British comedian and actor, born. Best known for his part in the British radio series “The Goon Show” and his role as Inspector Clouseau in several “Pink Panther” films.

In 1930, Scotch cellophane tape made its debut as a sample of the tape, invented by Richard Drew of 3M, was shipped to a Chicago firm which specialized in wrapping bakery goods in cellophane. Iʹm not sure why he named it Scotch, but the name stuck.

In 1930, The comic strip “Blondie,” created by Chic Young, was first published.

In 1949, Mr. Magoo, the nearsighted old man with the voice of actor Jim Backus, debut with the release of UPAʹs “Ragtime Bear” cartoon.

In 1951, “I Love Lucy” Episode One was filmed.

In 1955, Disneyland welcomes its one millionth visitor.

In 1956, Harry Belafonteʹs album “Calypso,” goes to number one and stays number one for 31 weeks. Day-O!

In 1957, Jackie Wilson releases his first single, “Reet Petite.”

In 1958, R.C., “Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu)” by Dean Martin peaked at #12 on the pop singles chart.

In 1961, “Bozo The Clown”, TV Childrens, debut on TV.

In 1962, The novelty song “Monster Mash” by Bobby “Boris” Pickett enters the Hot 100 at #85. Itʹs a tounge in cheek take-off on the late night monster movies. He recorded it with sound effects: the creaky door opening is a nail being pulled from a piece of wood, the boiling cauldron is Pickett blowing bubbles into a cup of water with a straw and the chains are him moving chains up and down. He also did all the voices.

In 1963, “Car 54 Where Are You?”, TV Comedy; last aired on NBC.

In 1964, COVER OF LOOK BORIS KARLOFF 'the old monster master'

In 1966, Dick Clark guest starred on the “Batman” TV show.

In 1966, The crew of the Enterprise begin their “five year mission…to boldly go where no man has gone before” as “Star Trek” began its first of three seasons on NBC TV. Itʹs Gene Roddenberryʹs TV Sci-fi space adventure that spawned a world of its own, premiered on NBC-TV; first episode: (“The Man Trap”). Kirk and Spock hot-rod around the cosmos in the Enterprise for the first time. The franchise will live long and is still be prospering thirty years later; the next day after it premiered, nerds, dweebs and dorks have something else to talk about besides how they always get beat up. Although the science-fiction series lasted only three seasons, it became a hit in syndication — spawning perhaps the most successful television and movie franchise in history. There have been three additional TV shows (“Star Trek: The Next Generation,” “Star Trek: Deep Space 9” and “Star Trek: Voyager”), a Saturday morning animated series, and nine motion pictures.

In 1966, “Captainʹs log, star date 1513.1. Our position, orbiting planet M-113. Onboard the Enterprise, Mr. Spock, temporarily in command. On the planet, the ruins of an ancient and long dead civilization. Shipʹs surgeon McCoy and myself are now beaming down to the planetʹs surface. Our mission, routine medical examination of archaeologist Robert Crater, and his wife, Nancy. Routine, but for the fact that Nancy Crater is that one woman in Doctor McCoyʹs past.” Captain James T. Kirk in, “The Man Trap,” the first episode of “Star Trek” to be broadcast on Earth televisions, September 8, 1966.

In 1966, “Hawk”, TV Crime Drama; debut on ABC.

In 1966, “Tarzan”, TV Adventure; debut on NBC.

In 1966, “That Girl”, TV comedy starring Marlo Thomas, debut on ABC.

In 1966, “The Rowan and Martin Show”, TV Variety; last aired on NBC.

In 1967, “Hondo”, TV Western Drama; debut on ABC.

In 1967, “Judd For The Defense”, TV Crime Drama; debut on ABC.

In 1967, “Off To See The Wizard”, TV Childrens; debut on ABC.

In 1968, The first Miss Black America pageant is won by Saundra Williams, 19, of Philadelphia in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

In 1968, “The Guns Of Will Sonnett”, TV Western Drama; debut on ABC.

In 1969, “Where The Heart Is”, TV Daytime Soap; debut on CBS. It ended in 1973.

In 1971, The Kennedy Center for the performing arts, a new cultural center named after President John F. Kennedy, opened in Washington, D.C. with a performance of Leonard Bernsteinʹs “Mass.”

In 1972, 09 x 08 = 72

In 1972, “Are You Being Served?” began airing on BBC1

In 1973, R.C., “Here I Am (Come And Take Me)” by Al Green peaked at number ten on the pop singles chart.

In 1973, R.C., “Letʹs Get It On” by Marvin Gaye peaked at number one on the pop singles chart.

In 1973, The number one selling album: “BROTHERS AND SISTERS” from the ALLMAN BROTHERS includes “RAMBLIN' MAN”

In 1973, “Baileyʹs Comets”, TV Cartoon Show; debut on CBS.

In 1973, “Bridget Loves Bernie”, TV Comedy; last aired on CBS.

In 1973, “Emergency!”, “I Dream of Jeannie,” “My Favorite Martian,” “Lassie,” “Mission: Impossible,” “Star Trek,” and “The Addams Family” all lend their names and some of their voices to Saturday morning cartoons. Who says there are no new ideas?

In 1973, “Emergency+4”, TV Cartoon Show; debut on NBC.

In 1973, “Everythingʹs Archie”, and “The Flintstones Comedy Show”, TV Cartoon Shows, premiered on CBS.

In 1973, “Inch High, Private Eye”, TV Cartoon Show; debut on NBC.

In 1973, “Jeannie”, and “My Favorite Martians”, both based on the TV series; and “Speed Buggy”, TV Cartoon Shows, debut on CBSʹs fall Saturday morning sked.

In 1973, “Lassieʹs Rescue Rangers”, TV Cartoon Show; debut on ABC.

In 1973, “Sigmund and The Sea Monsters”, TV Childrens; debut on NBC.

In 1973, “Star Trek Cartoon”, TV Cartoon Show, debut on NBC. Whimsical Will did some voice work there, he says.

In 1973, “The Addams Family”, TV Cartoon Show, Based on the 60s sitcom; debut on NBC.

In 1973, “The Bugs Bunny Show”, TV Cartoon Show, moved back to ABC.

In 1973, “The Paul Lynde Show”, TV Comedy; last aired on ABC.

In 1973, “Yogiʹs Gang”, “Goober and The Ghost Chasers”, “Super Friends”, and “Mission: Magic!” starring Rick Springfield, TV Cartoon shows, debut on ABCʹs new Saturday AM sked.

In 1974, Daredevil Evel Knievel made good on his boast to attempt a motorcycle jump of Idahoʹs Snake River Canyon. The attempt failed when the parachute on his rocket-powered bike deployed prematurely. Knievel still got a quarter-million dollars for his trouble.

In 1974, “The F.B.I.”, TV Crime Drama; last aired on ABC after nine years.

In 1974, President Gerald R. Ford granted a “full, free, and absolute pardon” to former President Richard Nixon “for all offenses against the United States which he, Richard Nixon, has committed or may have committed or taken part in during the period from January 20, 1969 through August 9, 1974.”

In 1975, Wonder what William Shatner did between Star Trek and T.J. Hooker? Well one of the things he did was Barbary Coast, an ABC western premiering tonight with Doug McClure and Richard “Jaws” Kiel. The show lasts until January. Ironically, up against Barbary Coast is The Invisible Man, starring another '60s action hero, David McCallum (The Man from U.N.C.L.E.). And by mid-January he, too, is invisible.

In 1975, “Match Game PM” began airing in syndication

In 1975, “Phyllis,” a spin-off of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” began airing on CBS

In 1975, “The Invisible Man” second run, TV Scifi Adventure; debut on NBC.

In 1976, Time was in reverse order: 9/8/76 has 5:43:21.

In 1976, “Dreamboat Annie” album by Heart was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1976, Disco band Wild Cherryʹs self-titled album, which includes their number one single, “Play that Funky Music,” goes gold.

In 1977, Actor ZERO MOSTEL, best known as the original star of Broadwayʹs “FIDDLER ON THE ROOF” dies at age 72

In 1977, Jimmy McCullough quit the rock group Wings to join the reformed Small Faces with no success. You could say from then on, he tried to fly without Wings, but was left grounded.

In 1978, “The Eddie Capra Mysteries” began airing on NBC

In 1979, R.C., “Donʹt Bring Me Down” by ELO peaked at number four on the pop singles chart.

In 1979, R.C., “Goodbye Stranger” by Supertramp peaked at #15 on the pop singles chart.

In 1979, R.C., “Letʹs Go” by The Cars peaked at #14 on the pop singles chart.

In 1979, “Flash Gordon”, TV Cartoon Show; debut on NBC.

In 1979, “Fred and Barney Meet The Thing” began airing on NBC

In 1983, “We Got It Made”, TV Comedy with Teri Copley; debut on NBC.

In 1984, R.C., “I Just Called To Say I Love You” by Stevie Wonder peaked at number one on the United Kingdom pop singles chart and stayed there for six weeks.

In 1984, R.C., “Lights Out” by Peter Wolf peaked at #12 on the pop singles chart.

In 1984, R.C., “Right By Your Side” by Eurythmics peaked at #29 on the pop singles chart.

In 1984, R.C., “Rock Me Tonite” by Billy Squier peaked at #15 on the pop singles chart.

In 1984, R.C., “She Bop” by Cyndi Lauper peaked at number three on the pop singles chart.

In 1984, R.C., “The More You Live, The More You Love” by A Flock Of Seagulls peaked at #56 on the pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Dragonʹs Lair”, TV Cartoon Show based on the then-state of the art video-laser game; debut on ABC.

In 1984, “Flintstone Funnies”, TV Cartoon Show, last aired on NBC.

In 1984, “Pink Panther and Sons” began airing on NBC

In 1984, “Turbo-Teen”, TV Cartoon Show; debut on ABC.

In 1984, “Wolf Rock TV” debut on ABC. It lasted two months.

In 1985, “USA Weekendʹs” first issue, competing with “Parade”, appears in 255 newspapers.

In 1986, “Ghostbusters” began airing in syndication

In 1986, “The Oprah Winfrey Show” began the first of 25 seasons in national syndication. Mojo Nixon sang about “Ofra”.

In 1987, “Greatest Hits Volume II” album by Ray Stevens was released

In 1989, The TV show, “The Nutt House”, produced by Mel Brooks for Disney, first airs on NBC. It is canceled within five weeks. It had cost US2 million to produce only a few episodes.

In 1989, “The Legend of Zelda” began airing in syndication

In 1990, Fox Kids Club debuts with a lineup of TV Cartoon shows including “Bobbyʹs World” starring the voice of Howie Mandel as Bobby, “Tom and Jerry Kids”, “Peter Pan and The Pirates”, and “Zazoo U.”

In 1990, R.C., “Blaze Of Glory” by Jon Bon Jovi peaked at number one on the pop singles chart.

In 1990, R.C., “Do Me!” by Bell Biv and DeVoe peaked at number three on the pop singles chart.

In 1990, R.C., “Epic” by Faith No More peaked at number nine on the pop singles chart.

In 1990, R.C., “La Raza” by Kid Frost peaked at #42 on the pop singles chart.

In 1990, R.C., “Tonight” by New Kids On The Block peaked at number seven on the pop singles chart.

In 1990, “American Chronicles” began airing on Fox

In 1990, “Americaʹs Funniest People” began airing on ABC. It aired as a one-hour special on May 1, 1990.

In 1990, “Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes”, TV Cartoon Show based on the movie, debut as part of Foxʹs first foray into Saturday AM Cartoons.

In 1990, “Gravedale High” began airing on NBC

In 1990, “Kid ʹN Play”, TV Cartoon Show, and “Saturday Morning Videos”, TV Music, debut on NBC.

In 1990, “Little Rosey”, TV Cartoon Show based on Roseanne as a kid, and “New Kids On The Block”, TV Cartoon Show based on the then teen pop sensation; debut on ABC.

In 1990, “New Adventures of Winnie The Pooh” TV Cartoon returned on ABC for 2½ years.

In 1990, “Newhart”, TV Comedy; last aired on CBS after eight seasons with the repeat of their finale while poking fun at the much publicized conclusion of Dallas, which claimed the whole previous season had simply been a bad dream. Bobʹs town is under siege from a Japanese businessman who wants to turn it into a golf course. Things begin to go awry when Bob finds himself the sole holdout. “Youʹre a man of pride,” says the entrepreneur, “I respect that. OK, we build around you.” Things get even stranger when the two Daryls begin to speak. “Be quiet,” they holler to their wives (yes, they got married; this is a surrealistic episode). Just when things are about to go totally haywire, Dick wakes up in the bedroom set of The Bob Newhart Show with Emily beside him. “Honey,” he tells her, “You wonʹt believe the dream I just had. I was an innkeeper in this crazy little town in Vermont.” “That settles it,” says Emily crisply. “No more Japanese food before you go to bed.”

In 1990, “Rick Moranis in Gravedale High”, TV Cartoon Show, debut on NBC.

In 1990, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” TV Cartoon debut on CBS.

In 1990, “The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3” began airing on NBC

In 1990, “The Wizard Of Oz”, TV Cartoon Show; debut on ABC.

In 1991, Actor Gene Wilder married Karen Webb, a hearing specialist he met on the set of the movie “See No Evil, Hear No Evil.” It was his first since the passing of his wife, Gilda Radner.

In 1991, The season premiere of “Married…With Children” scored its highest ratings ever as it peaked at number two for the week, under ABCʹs “NFL Monday Night Football”. It was the first time it beat all other comedies and dramas for the week.

In 1991, “Hermanʹs Head”, TV Comedy, debut on Fox.

In 1995, “Timon and Pumbaa” began airing in syndication

In 1996, NBCʹs “Frasier” won its third consecutive Emmy for best TV comedy; “ER” was named best drama.

In 1997, The TV series “Ally McBeal,” starring Calista Flockhart, premiered on Fox.

In 1998, On “The Late Show With David Letterman”, David told a joke: “On Thursday, the National Weather Bureau downgraded '[Weird] Al' Yankovicʹs status from Weird to Slightly Unusual.”

In 2000, “Boy Meets World” met its series end on ABC

In 2000, “The P.J.'s” moved to The WB

In 2001, “Transformers: Robots in Disguise” began airing on Fox

In 2004, Dim all the lights, the party is over for ABC as the last horse has been sold from the farm. The final episode of “The Drew Carey Show”, the last remaining favorite show of D.T. on the schedule, aired on ABC. After that week, for the first time since “The Flintstones”, there are no favorite shows for D.T. to watch on ABC anymore.

In 2015, “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” began airing on CBS

In 2015, Stephen Colbert (kohl-BAYRʹ) hosted his first edition of “The Late Show” on CBS, taking over for David Letterman who retired in May of 2015.

In 2072, 09 x 08 = 72

The Holiday Almanacs September 8, 2021

What's Today?

Today is Wed Sep the 8 in the year 2021
Jan 1 began on a Fri
This is day 251 of the year
Serialnumber = 44435
Julian date = 2459454 O.S.= 8 - 26 - 2021

Calendar

Holidays

Rosh Hashanah
Feast of the Nativity of Mary.
Saint Adrian Feast Day
Do It Day
Full Employment Week (Day 3)
Mental Health Workers Week (Day 4)
National Mind Mapping in Schools Week (Day 3)
National Financial Services Week (Day 4)
[USA] Comedy Appreciation Week (Day 4)
Kiss a Bald Head Week (Day 4)
National Spanish Green Olive Week Ends
[Andorra] National Day
[Andorra] Mare de Deu de Meritxell
[England] Buddy Holly Week (1976) (thru 9-13)
[Guinea-Bissau] Independence Day (1974 or 1975?)
[Lichfield, England] Sheriff's Ride Ceremony (1533)
[Malta] Commemoration of Regatta Day/Commemoration of 2 Sieges (1565)
[Mauritius] Mid Autumn Festival
[North Korea] Republic Day/National Day (Established Govt) (1948)
[South Korea] Thanksgiving Day
[Uganda] Republic Day (1967)
[UN] International Literacy Day
[USA] National Pledge of Allegiance Day
[USA] Pardon Day (Nixon pardoned in 1974)
[World] Literacy Day
Blondie's Birthday (prem 1930)
Fall Hat Week Begins
Our Lady of Meritxell Day (Andorra).
Star Trek Birthday (prem 1966)
[Afghÿnistÿn] National Assembly Foundation Day (1964)

Reminders

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.
Astrological sign: Libra: The Balance (9-23 thru 10-22); Ruling Planet: Venus. Element: Air. Traits: Charming, diplomatic, idealistic, indecisive. Body part associated with this sign: Reins. Occupations: Acting, the arts, law and legal activities, politics. The abbreviation of pound (lb.) comes from the word Libra because of the scales she holds.
September comes from the Latin word septem, seven, to indicate the seventh month.
Full Moon: the Harvest Moon and the Barley Moon, also the Wine Moon.
Gems: the sapphire and chrysolite.
Flowers: morning-glory and aster
Meaning: the sentimental meaning of the sapphire is for wisdom, and the morning glory and the aster are for the promise of happiness.
Astrological sign: Libra: The Balance (9-23 thru 10-22); Ruling Planet: Venus. Element: Air. Traits: Charming, diplomatic, idealistic, indecisive. Body part associated with this sign: Reins. Occupations: Acting, the arts, law and legal activities, politics. The abbreviation of pound (lb.) comes from the word Libra because of the scales she holds.
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.
Adult Literacy Awareness Month
American Newspaper Month
Baby Safety Month
Be Kind to Editors and Writers Month
National Papaya Month
Board and Care Recognition Month
Bourbon Month
Breast Cancer Awareness Month!
Cable Television Month.
Childhood Cancer Month
Children's Books Month
Children's Eye Health and Safety Month
Classical Music Month
Emergency Care Month
Flowers: morning-glory and aster
Full Moon: the Harvest Moon and the Barley Moon.
Gems: the sapphire and chrysolite.
Great American Breakfast Club (Sep 1-Nov 30)
Hand-Craft Soap Month
Hispanic Heritage Month (Sep 15-Oct 15)
Home Improvement Months (not the TV show) (from April-Sep)
Hot Breakfast Month
Hurricane Season Months in the East (June 1-Nov 30)
Hurricane Season Months in the West (June 1-Oct 31)
International Cooperation Learning Month
International Gay Square Dance Month
International Solar Month
International Visitors Month
Jazz Month
Latino Heritage Month
Library Card Sign-Up Month
Marriage Health Month
Meaning: the sentimental meaning of the sapphire is for wisdom, and the morning glory and the aster are for the promise of happiness.
National Alcohol and Drug Treatment Month
National Beach Clean Up Month
National Bed Check Month!
National Chicken Month
National Cholestrol Education and Awareness Month
National Courtesy Month
National Courtesy Month.
National Honey Month
National Ice Cream Sandwich Month
National Literacy Month
National Mind Mapping Month
National Piano Month
National Rice Month
National School Success Month
National Sewing Month
National Spina Bifida Awareness Month
Organic Harvest Month
PTA Membership Enrollment Month
Philatelic Publications Month.
Pleasure Your Mate Month
Potato Bread Month
Project Aware Month
Sea Cadet Month
Self Improvement Month
September comes from the Latin word septem, seven, to indicate the seventh month.
Southern Gospel Music Month
Stop the Violence and Save Our Kids Month
Women of Achievement Month
Women's Health Month!
Harvest Moon Days (full moon closest to equinox) (thru 10-8)
Pinnhut Festival (Native American).
[Mauritius] Mid Autumn Festival
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