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Offbeat Datebook: Births and Deaths (sorted by age), Events and Holidays for December 28

Last Updated 04-22-2021

🎭Miles Brown -- Birthdate Conflict -- b.12/28/2004 N.S. or 12/28/2005 N.S.
Actor
TV Shows: Black-ish (as Jack Johnson)
Movie Titles: Battlefield America, Two Bellmen

🎭Miles Brown -- Birthdate Conflict -- b.12/28/2004 N.S. or 12/28/2005 N.S.
Actor
TV Shows: Black-ish (as Jack Johnson)
Movie Titles: Battlefield America, Two Bellmen

🎭🎵Nichelle Nichols -- is 89 in the year 2021 and 90 in the year 2022; b.12/28/1932
TV/Movie Actress, Singer
Misc: her name means freedom; some say b. 1933
TV Shows: Star Trek (as communications officer Lt. Cmdr. Uhura)

🎭Don Francisco -- is 80 in the year 2021 and 81 in the year 2022; b.12/28/1941 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Variety Show Host, Chilean
Names/Places: RN:Mario Kreutzberger
TV Shows: Sabado Gigante (Gigantic Saturday host 1963-2015)

🎭Robert Pittman -- is 68 in the year 2021 and 69 in the year 2022; b.12/28/1953
TV Executive
Misc: developed MTV

🎭Malcolm Gets -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.12/28/1963
Actor
TV Shows: Suits, Sex and the City, Caroline In The City (as Richard Karinsky)
Movie Titles: Adam and Steve, Grey Gardens

🎭Elaine Hendrix -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.12/28/1970
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Producer
TV Shows: Joan of Arcadia, Get Smart (90s version as Agent 66)
Movie Titles: Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll, Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion, The Parent Trap (1998), Inspector Gadget 2

🎭Shawn Harrison -- is 48 in the year 2021 and 49 in the year 2022; b.12/28/1973
Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Family Matters (as Waldo)
Movie Titles: Silent But Deadly

✍🎭Seth Meyers -- is 48 in the year 2021 and 49 in the year 2022; b.12/28/1973
Comedy Writer, Comedian
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live, Late Night wiht Seth Meyers
Movie Titles: Journey to the Center of the Earth, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, New Year's Eve

🎭Tannis Vallely -- is 46 in the year 2021 and 47 in the year 2022; b.12/28/1975
Actress, Casting Department
Names/Places: James's daughter
TV Shows: Head of the Class (as prodigy Janice Lazorotto)
Movie Titles: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, War of the Worlds, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

🎭Joe Manganiello -- is 45 in the year 2021 and 46 in the year 2022; b.12/28/1976
Actor, Producer
TV Shows: True Blood (as Alcide Herveaux), ER, One Tree Hill, How I Met Your Mother
Movie Titles: Magic Mike XXL, Pee-wee's Big Holiday, Spider-Man (2002)

🎭Thomas Dekker -- is 34 in the year 2021 and 35 in the year 2022; b.12/28/1987 N.S.
Actor, Director
TV Shows: Backstrom, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, Heroes
Movie Titles: A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010), Kaboom

🎭Nash Grier -- is 24 in the year 2021 and 25 in the year 2022; b.12/28/1997 N.S.
Actor, Comedian

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🎭Mary-Charles Jones -- is 20 in the year 2021 and 21 in the year 2022; b.12/28/2001 N.S.
Actress
TV Shows: Kevin Can Wait

✍🎭Bob Perlow -- b.12/28/????
Comedy Writer, TV Host
TV Shows: People Do the Craziest Things

🎭Lew Ayres -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1908 d.12/30/1996 (88)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor
Names/Places: b. in Minneapolis; RN:Lewis Frederick Ayres III
Misc: veteran Hollywood actor
TV Shows: Lime Street, Young Dr. Kildare
Movie Titles: Dr. Kildare (in movies), All Quiet on the Western Front, Johnny Belinda

✍🎭Sam Levenson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1911 d.8/27/1980 (68)
Author, Humorist, Panelist
TV Shows: Masquerade Party, Sam Levenson Show

🎭Charles Maxwell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1913 d.8/7/1993 (79)
Actor
TV Shows: Gilligan's Island (as a radio announcer)

🎨⛪📰⚖🎭🎵Johnny Otis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1921 N.S. d.1/17/2012 N.S. (90)
Hall of Famer, Painter, Sculptor, Preacher, Columnist, Politician, Actor, TV Host, Music Executive, Music Producer, Arranger, Songwriter, Radio Disc Jock, Music Publisher, Drummer, Pianist, Vibraphonist, Bandleader, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: b. in Berkeley, CA; RN:John Veliotes; NN:The Godfather of R&B
Misc: Talent Scout; Record co. owner; Rock 'n Roll Caravan of Stars founder/frontman
Group Names: The Johnny Otis Show
Song Titles: Willie and the Hand Jive

🎨Stan Lee -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1922 d.11/12/2018 N.S. (95)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Book Titles: X-Men, Spiderman, Incredible Hulk

🎭Pepper Davis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1923 d.4/6/1990 (66)
Comedian, Vaudevillan
TV Shows: Vega$ (as Manny the mechanic)

🎵🎷Young Jessie -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1936 N.S. d.4/27/2020 N.S. (83)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Jazz Singer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Coasters

✍🎵Charles "Chas" Hodges -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1943 N.S. d.9/22/2018 N.S. (74)
Screenwriter, Songwriter, Bassist, Pianist, Novelty Singer, Pop Singer/Guitarist, English
Group Names: Chas & Dave

Clarence Day -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/18/1874 d.12/28/1935 (61)
Essayist, Humorist
Book Titles: Life With Father

🎭William Demarest -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/27/1892 d.12/28/1983 (91)
TV/Movie Actor, Vaudevillan
TV Shows: Love & Marriage, Tales of Wells Fargo (as Jeb), My Three Sons (as Uncle Charley O'Casey)
Movie Titles: The Jazz Singer (1927)

🎵Dennis Wilson -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/4/1944 d.12/28/1983 (39)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Drummer, Keyboardist, Pop Singer
Names/Places: b. in Hawthorne, CA
Group Names: The Beach Boys

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🎭Howard Caine -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/2/1928 d.12/28/1993 (65)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor
Misc: some say b. 1926 or b. Feb 2 1928
TV Shows: The Californians, Hogan's Heroes (as Major Hochstedder)

🎭Harry Monty -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/15/1904 d.12/28/1999 (95)
Actor
Movie Titles: The Wizard of Oz (one of the original Munchkins)

🎭🏆Clayton Moore -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/14/1914 d.12/28/1999 (85)
TV/Movie Actor, Model
Names/Places: b. in Chicago, Illinois
Misc: some say b. 1908
TV Shows: The Lone Ranger (star)

🎵Meri Wilson -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/15/1949 d.12/28/2002 (53)
Novelty Singer
Names/Places: LN: Edgemon
Song Titles: Telephone Man, Peter the Meter Reader

🎭🎵Jerry Orbach -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/20/1935 d.12/28/2004 (69)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor, Singer
Names/Places: b. in New York City
TV Shows: Beauty & the Beast (as Lumiere), Law & Order (as Det. Lennie Briscoe)

🎭🎵Rose Marie -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/15/1923 d.12/28/2017 N.S. (94)
Actress, Radio Actress, Comedienne, Panelist, Singer
Names/Places: b. in New York City; NN:Baby Rose Marie; LN:Mazetta
Misc: likely born in 1923
TV Shows: The Dick Van Dyke Show (as Sally Rogers), The Doris Day Show (as Myrna), Hollywood Squares

🎭Dame June Whitfield -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/11/1925 N.S. d.12/28/2018 N.S. (93)
Actress, English
TV Shows: Terry and June (as June Medford), Absolutely Fabulous (as Mother), Happy Ever After (as June Fletcher)
Movie Titles: Absolutely Fabulous

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In 1869, William Finley Semple of Mount Vernon, Ohio, patented chewing gum, made of “the combination of rubber with other articles adapted to the formation of an acceptable chewing gum”. The question “Does Your Chewing Gum Loose Its Flavor On The Bed Post Overnight?” Willy Wonka comments “Chewing gum is really gross. Chewing gum I hate the most.”

In 1917, The New York Evening Mail published “A Neglected Anniversary,” a facetious essay by H.L. Mencken supposedly recounting the history of bathtubs in America, starting with the “first” one in Cincinnati in 1842. Among the spoofʹs other straight-faced claims: that Millard Fillmore was the first president to have a bathtub installed in the White House. (Mencken was astonished when people took his “tissue of absurdities” seriously.)

In 1959, R.C., “Do-Re-Mi” by Anita Bryant peaked at #94 on the pop singles chart.

In 1959, R.C., “Do-Re-Mi” by Mitch Miller Orchestra peaked at #70 on the pop singles chart.

In 1959, R.C., “The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Donʹt Be Late)” by The Chipmunks reentered the chart and peaked at #41 on the pop singles chart. It would be another 60 years before another holiday would top the charts when “All I Want For Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey reaches the pole position near the end of 2019; furthermore, it took 25 years since its initial single release in 1994 to reach the top.

In 1959, R.C., “The Happy Reindeer” by Dancer, Prancer, and Nervous peaked at #34 on the pop singles chart.

In 1959, R.C., “Uh! Oh! Part 2” by The Nutty Squirrels peaked at #14 on the pop singles chart.

In 1963, On the cover of TV Guide: “Patty Duke of The Patty Duke Show”. Other Articles: Lassie, Ing. Stevens, Joey Bishop

In 1963, “Surfin' Bird” by Trashmen entered the Top 40 chart.

In 1968, R.C., “I Put A Spell On You” by Credence Clearwater Revival peaked at #58 on the pop singles chart.

In 1968, The cartoon “Birdman” last airs on NBC, giving him time to both study for his law degree and change his name from “Ray Randall” to “Harvey.”

In 1983, Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys drowned while taking a dip in the Pacific Ocean from his boat moored in Marina Del Rey, California. He was supposedly somewhat incapacitated by alcohol at the time. Oddly enough, he was the only authentic surfer in the band. Dennis was 39.

In 1983, The “Making Michael Jacksonʹs 'Thriller”' video was certified gold AND platinum. It was the first music video to reach either sales plateau. After that, there was also the release of “The Making of 'The Making of Michael Jacksonʹs Thriller'”, followed by “The Making of The Making of 'The Making of Michael Jacksonʹs Thriller'” and so forth and so on (joke).

In 1989, A few seconds of David Tanny was heard on the radio with Jim Zippo in the Morning on its affilliated oldies stations across America.

In 1991, On the cover of TV Guide: “John Goodman”. Other Articles: Star Trek, Katey Sagal

In 1991, CNN founder Ted Turner is named Time Magazine Man of the Year. In celebration, Ted colorized himself!

In 1992, John Cleese and Alice Faye Eichelberger wed.

In 1993, From “Late Show with David Lettermanʹs” Top Ten “Ways Santa Relaxes”: number one is “Jacuzzi full of egg nog.”

In 1994, “The Late Show with David Lettermanʹs” Top Ten list is heckled by a talking Christmas tree. “The Top Ten Signs Youʹre Sick of The Holidays — Six. You think you hear your Christmas tree taunting you.” At this point the Christmas tree on the set says “Hey Letterman, you and Shaffer — Dumb and Dumber. Ha ha ha ha!”

In 1998, Arlington Oakridge defeats Duncanville Christway, 103-0, in one of the widest shutout margins in girls high school basketball history.

In 1999, Clayton Moore, televisionʹs “Lone Ranger,” died in West Hills, California, at age 85.

In 2007, David Lettermanʹs production company, Worldwide Pants, reached an interim agreement with the Writers Guild allowing his talk show as well as Craig Fergusonʹs to return to the air with their full writing staffs during a Hollywood writersʹ strike.

In 2008, The Detroit Lions lose to the Green Bay Packers 31-21, making them the first team to go winless through a 16-game season. Green Bayʹs Donald Driver (111) and Greg Jennings (101) total 100 yards receiving. Combined with Ryan Grant and DeShawn Wynnʹs 106-yard rushing days, it is the first time a team has a pair of 100-yard rushers and 100-yard receivers in a single game.

In 2011, Kaye Stevens, a singer and actress who performed with the Rat Pack and was a frequent guest on Johnny Carsonʹs “The Tonight Show,” died in The Villages, Florida, at age 79.

In 2017, Rose Marie, who began her career in show business as a child in the 1920s and co-starred on “The Dick Van Dyke Show” in the 1960s, died at her Los Angeles-area home at the age of 94.

In 2018, The movie “Stan and Ollie” opened in movie theaters in the U.S.A.

Unusual Songs Charting in the U.S.

In 1946, “Huggin' And Chalkin'” by Hoagy Carmichael With The Chickadees charted at number 6 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1957, “Jailhouse Rock” by Elvis Presley charted at number 2 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1957, “Black Slacks” by Joe Bennett And The Sparkletones charted at number 48 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1957, “Wun'erful, Wun'erful (Sides uh-one And uh-two) (medley)” by Stan Freberg charted at number 50 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1957, “Back To School Again” by Timmie 'Oh Yeah!' Rogers charted at number 61 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1957, “Santa And The Satellite (Parts 1 And 2)” by Buchanan And Goodman charted at number 70 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1957, “The Creature (From The Science Fiction Movie) (Parts 1 And 2)” by Buchanan And Ancell charted at number 90 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1957, “Little Sandy Sleighfoot” by Jimmy Dean charted at number 99 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “Louie Louie” by The Kingsmen charted at number 3 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “Be True To Your School” by The Beach Boys charted at number 10 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “Surfin' Bird” by The Trashmen charted at number 21 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “Drag City” by Jan And Dean charted at number 24 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “Long Tall Texan” by Murry Kellum charted at number 53 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “The Marvelous Toy” by Chad Mitchell Trio charted at number 56 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “Harlem Shuffle” by Bob And Earl charted at number 94 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Chewy Chewy” by Ohio Express charted at number 19 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “I Put A Spell On You” by Creedence Clearwater Revival charted at number 58 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Daddy Sang Bass” by Johnny Cash charted at number 64 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Feelin' So Good (S.k.o.o.b.y-D.o.o)” by The Archies charted at number 88 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

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

In 1974, “Willie And The Hand Jive” by Eric Clapton charted at number 52 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Your Bulldog Drinks Champagne” by Jim Stafford charted at number 69 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Hoppy, Gene And Me” by Roy Rogers charted at number 81 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Spies Like Us” by Paul McCartney charted at number 24 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Sun City” by Artists United Against Apartheid charted at number 41 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Tarzan Boy” by Baltimora charted at number 45 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)” by Los del Rio charted at number 12 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Macarena Christmas” by Los del Rio charted at number 66 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by The Braids charted at number 68 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?)” by Ylvis charted at number 92 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2019, “Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer” by Gene Autry charted at number 36 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2019, “Old Town Road (Remix)” by Lil Nas X Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus charted at number 41 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2019, “Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)” by Gene Autry charted at number 47 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in the U.K.

In 1963, “All I Want For Christmas Is A Beatle” by Dora Bryan charted at number 20 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “Busted” by Ray Charles charted at number 40 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “Run Rudolph Run” by Chuck Berry charted at number 41 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Lily The Pink” by The Scaffold charted at number 1 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Sabre Dance” by Love Sculpture charted at number 5 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “I'm The Urban Spaceman” by The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band charted at number 6 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da” by Marmalade charted at number 7 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Harper Valley P.T.A.” by Jeannie C. Riley charted at number 17 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da” by The Bedrocks charted at number 30 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

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

In 1974, “Wombling Merry Christmas” by The Wombles charted at number 5 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Father Christmas Do Not Touch Me / The Inbetweenies” by The Goodies charted at number 13 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Ire Feelings” by Rupie Edwards charted at number 14 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Je t'aime... moi non plus (I love you...me neither)” by Jane Birkin And Serge Gainsbourg charted at number 32 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Dance The Kung Fu” by Carl Douglas charted at number 50 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town / My Home Town” by Bruce Springsteen charted at number 11 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Spies Like Us” by Paul McCartney charted at number 16 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Don't You Just Know It” by Amazulu charted at number 17 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Hokey Cokey” by Black Lace charted at number 31 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “We All Stand Together” by Paul McCartney And The Frog Chorus charted at number 34 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Sun City” by Artists United Against Apartheid charted at number 44 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Inspector Gadget” by Kartoon Krew charted at number 64 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Uncle Sam” by Madness charted at number 68 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Oh Blimey It's Christmas” by Frank Sidebottom charted at number 87 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “Bohemian Rhapsody / These Are The Days Of Our Lives” by Queen charted at number 1 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “Addams Groove” by MC Hammer charted at number 9 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “The Bare Necessities Megamix” by U.K. Mixmasters charted at number 14 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “Dizzy” by Vic Reeves And The Wonder Stuff charted at number 22 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “Fairytale Of New York” by The Pogues Featuring Kirsty MacColl charted at number 38 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “The Yodelling Song” by Frank Ifield And The Backroom Boys charted at number 56 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Your Christmas Wish” by The Smurfs charted at number 13 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing” by No Way Sis charted at number 35 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2002, “Cheeky Song (Touch My Bum)” by The Cheeky Girls charted at number 3 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2002, “The Ketchup Song (Aserejé)” by Las Ketchup charted at number 8 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2002, “United States Of Whatever” by Liam Lynch charted at number 21 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2002, “It's A Rainbow” by Rainbow (George And Zippy) charted at number 28 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “Fairytale Of New York” by The Pogues Featuring Kirsty MacColl charted at number 14 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?)” by Ylvis charted at number 58 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “Gangnam Style” by PSY charted at number 94 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2019, “I Love Sausage Rolls” by Ladbaby charted at number 1 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2019, “Fairytale Of New York” by The Pogues Featuring Kirsty MacColl charted at number 14 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2019, “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X charted at number 86 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2019, “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” by The Jackson 5 charted at number 89 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Australia

In 1957, “White Silver Sands” by Don Rondo charted at number 3 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1957, “Jailhouse Rock” by Elvis Presley charted at number 8 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1957, “Short Fat Fannie” by Larry Williams charted at number 19 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Chewy Chewy” by Ohio Express charted at number 8 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Kung Fu Fighting / Gamblin' Man” by Carl Douglas charted at number 1 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Bonaparte's Retreat / Too Many Mornings” by Glen Campbell charted at number 9 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “The Night Chicago Died / Can You Get It When You Want It” by Paper Lace charted at number 11 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

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

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

In 1974, “Earache My Eye / Turn That Thing Down” by Cheech And Chong charted somewhere on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Australia's Santa Claus” by Michael John charted somewhere on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

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

In 2002, “Do It With Madonna” by The Androids charted at number 7 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?)” by Ylvis charted at number 37 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

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

Unusual Songs Charting in New Zealand

In 2013, “The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?)” by Ylvis charted at number 25 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “Fairytale Of New York” by The Pogues Featuring Kirsty MacColl charted at number 30 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “Snoopy's Christmas” by The Royal Guardsmen charted at number 33 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

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

Unusual Songs Charting in Sweden

In 1996, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by The Braids charted at number 14 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Macarena Christmas” by Los del Rio charted at number 40 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Macarena” by Los del Rio charted at number 53 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

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

In 2013, “Fairytale Of New York” by The Pogues Featuring Kirsty MacColl charted at number 20 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 2019, “Fairytale Of New York” by The Pogues Featuring Kirsty MacColl charted at number 17 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in the Netherlands

In 1968, “Chewy Chewy” by Ohio Express charted at number 7 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da” by Marmalade charted at number 9 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Lily The Pink” by The Scaffold charted at number 11 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Red, Red Wine” by Peter Tetteroo charted at number 13 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Sun City” by Artists United Against Apartheid charted at number 4 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “F**k Macarena” by MC Rage charted at number 18 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by The Braids charted at number 19 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Macarena Christmas” by Los del Rio charted at number 31 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 2019, “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” by Bruce Springsteen charted at number 34 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 2019, “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” by Michael Bublé charted at number 38 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 2019, “Santa Baby” by Kylie Minogue charted at number 68 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 2019, “Santa Baby” by Ariana Grande Featuring Liz Gillies charted at number 69 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 2019, “Fairytale Of New York” by The Pogues Featuring Kirsty MacColl charted at number 74 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 2019, “Baby, It's Cold Outside” by Brett Eldredge Featuring Meghan Trainor charted at number 77 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 2019, “Stop The Cavalry” by Jona Lewie charted at number 81 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in France

In 1985, “Money For Nothing” by Dire Straits charted at number 47 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Macarena” by Los del Rio charted at number 22 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “How Bizarre” by OMC charted at number 28 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Macarena Christmas” by Los del Rio charted at number 49 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2002, “Paris Latino” by Star Academy 2 charted at number 1 on the France Pop Singles Chart

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

In 2013, “I Love It” by Icona Pop Featuring Charli XCX charted at number 84 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “Santa Baby” by Eartha Kitt with Henri René and his Orchestra charted at number 92 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore And Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz charted at number 138 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “I Saw My Mummy Kissing Santa Claus” by The Platters charted at number 162 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “Pumped Up Kicks” by Foster The People charted at number 167 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)” by Doris Day With The Sportsmen charted at number 169 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “Gangnam Style” by PSY charted at number 179 on the France Pop Singles Chart

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

In 2019, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen charted at number 111 on the France Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Norway

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

In 1974, “I Shot The Sheriff” by Eric Clapton charted at number 8 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life” by Monty Python charted at number 5 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by The Braids charted at number 8 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Macarena Christmas” by Los del Rio charted at number 16 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

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

In 2019, “Fairytale Of New York” by The Pogues Featuring Kirsty MacColl charted at number 8 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Switzerland

In 1985, “Sun City” by Artists United Against Apartheid charted at number 9 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Vienna Calling” by Falco charted at number 27 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?)” by Ylvis charted at number 68 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2019, “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X charted at number 41 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2019, “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” by Michael Bublé charted at number 48 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2019, “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” by Bruce Springsteen charted at number 56 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2019, “Fairytale Of New York” by The Pogues Featuring Kirsty MacColl charted at number 67 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2019, “Santa Baby” by Kylie Minogue charted at number 74 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2019, “Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer” by Dean Martin charted at number 76 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2019, “Santa Baby” by Ariana Grande Featuring Liz Gillies charted at number 77 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2019, “Santa Baby” by Eartha Kitt with Henri René and his Orchestra charted at number 94 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2019, “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” by The Jackson 5 charted at number 100 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Canada

In 1963, “Louie Louie” by The Kingsmen charted at number 3 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “Be True To Your School / In My Room” by The Beach Boys charted at number 7 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

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

In 1974, “Life Is A Rock (But The Radio Rolled Me)” by Reunion charted at number 32 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Willie And The Hand Jive” by Eric Clapton charted at number 38 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Your Bulldog Drinks Champagne” by Jim Stafford charted at number 97 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Tarzan Boy” by Baltimora charted at number 6 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Sun City” by Artists United Against Apartheid charted at number 10 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Rock Me Amadeus” by Falco charted at number 21 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Spies Like Us” by Paul McCartney charted at number 23 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Money For Nothing” by Dire Straits charted at number 60 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?)” by Ylvis charted at number 35 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 2019, “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X charted at number 14 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Italy

In 2002, “The Ketchup Song (Aserejé)” by Las Ketchup charted at number 7 on the Italy Pop Singles Chart

The Holiday Almanacs December 28, 2021

What's Today?

Today is Tue Dec the 28 in the year 2021
Jan 1 began on a Fri
This is day 362 of the year
Serialnumber = 44546
Julian date = 2459565 O.S.= 12 - 15 - 2021

Calendar

Holidays

Feast of the Holy Innocents
Fourth Day of Christmas
[Africa, US] 3rd day of Kwanzaa-UJIMA (Work & Responsibility)
[Australia] Proclamation Day.
[Iowa] Admission Day (1846)
[Mauritania] Independence Day (1960)
[Mexico] Innocents Day. Mexican holiday equal to April Fools Day
[Nepal] His Majesty the King, King Birendra's Birthday (1945)
[Phillipines] Christmas Observance, Holiday, world's longest Xmas season thru Jan 6
[USA] Bairn's Day (unluckiest day of the year)
[USA] Halcyon Days Begins (7 days, 2nd of two zones)
[USA] Holidays Are Pickle Days (thru 12-31)
[USA] Quilter's Day
[USA] Ujima-Collective Work and Responsibility Day (3rd Day of Kwanzaa)

Reminders

Astrological sign: Sagittarius: The Archer (thru 11-22 thru 12-21); Ruling Planet: Jupiter. Element: Fire. Traits: Bountiful, frank, versatile, philosophical. Body part associated with this sign: The thighs. Occupations: Travel, politics, meteorology, philosophy, religion.
Astrological sign: Capricorn: The Goat (12-22 thru 1-20) Ruling Planet: Saturn; Element: Earth; Traits: Ambitious, disciplined, persevering, pessimistic; Body part associated with this sign: The knees. Occupations: Positions of trust, banking, mountain climbing, coaching, engineering.
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Gems: turquoise and zircon
Full Moon: the Cold Moon and the Oak Moon, the Long Night's Moon
Art and Architecture Books Month
Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
Hi Neighbor Month
Bingo's Birthday Month
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Made In America Month
National Indigestion Season-Jewish Book Month
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Stress-Free Family Holidays Month
Universal Human Rights Month
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