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Demented Datebook: Births and Deaths (sorted by age), Events and Holidays December 8

Last Updated 12-12-2019

🎨✍🎭Mary Woronov -- is 76 in the year 2019 and 77 in the year 2020; b.12/8/1943 N.S.
Painter, Author, Actress
Names/Places: NN:Cult Queen
Movie Titles: Eating Raoul, The Munsters (film series)

🎭Belinda Balaski -- is 72 in the year 2019 and 73 in the year 2020; b.12/8/1947
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress
Misc: retired from acting in 2001
Movie Titles: Food of the Gods, Piranha, The Howling, Gremlins, Amazon Women on the Moon, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, The Warlord: Battle for the Galaxy, Small Soldiers

Bill Bryson -- is 68 in the year 2019 and 69 in the year 2020; b.12/8/1951
Writer
Misc: author of humourous books on travel, the English language, and science.

🎭🎵🏆Kim Basinger -- is 66 in the year 2019 and 67 in the year 2020; b.12/8/1953
TV/Movie Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Singer, Model
Names/Places: b. in Athens, GA
TV Shows: From Here to Eternity, Dog and Cat
Movie Titles: Blind Date, Batman, My Stepmother is an Alien, Never Say Never Again, L.A. Confidential, I Dreamed of Africa, The Door in the Floor, Cellular, The Sentinel

🎵🎸Warren Cuccurullo -- is 63 in the year 2019 and 64 in the year 2020; b.12/8/1956
Songwriter, Alternative Rock Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: Frank Zappa, Missing Persons (founder), Duran Duran

🎭🎮David Cowgill -- is 59 in the year 2019 and 60 in the year 2020; b.12/8/1960
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Video Game Voice Actor
Movie Titles: Bee Movie, Brat, Chicken Little, Kung Fu Panda 2, Madagascar (series), Tangled, Big Hero 5, Howl's Moving Castle, Meet The Parents, Mr. Peabody and Sherman, Mulan, Open Season (series), Shark Tale, Shrek (series), The Hunchback of Notre Dame II, The Jungle Book 2, Wreck-It Ralph
Video Games: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Transformers: The Game

🎭Teri Hatcher -- is 55 in the year 2019 and 56 in the year 2020; b.12/8/1964
Actress
Names/Places: b. in Sunnyvale, CA
Misc: remember when she was the queen of the Internet in those ancient times of the mid 1990s?
TV Shows: Love Boat, Capitol, MacGyver, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (as Lois Lane), Desperate Housewives (as Susan Mayer), The Odd Couple (as Charlotte)
Movie Titles: Tango and Cash, Soapdish, Tomorrow Never Dies, Spy Kids, Coraline

🎭🎮Matthew Laborteaux -- is 53 in the year 2019 and 54 in the year 2020; b.12/8/1966
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Video Game Voice Actor
TV Shows: 79 Park Avenue, Little House on the Prarie (as Albert Ingalls), Whiz Kids
Movie Titles: Mulan, Deadly Friend
Video Games: Kinect Star Wars (series), Star Wars: The Old Republic (series), Thrillville (series), .hack (series)

🎵Sinéad O'Connor -- is 53 in the year 2019 and 54 in the year 2020; b.12/8/1966 N.S.
Composer, Songwriter, Pop Singer, Irish, Lesbian
Names/Places: b. in Dublin; Pron:SHIN-AID; changed nane to Shuhada' Davitt
Misc: she ripped up Pope John Paul II's picture on Saturday Night Live on October 3, 1992

🎨Elzie Crisler Segar -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/8/1894 d.10/13/1938 (43)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Popeye, Olive Oyl, Bluto, Sweet Pea, Wimpy, and others in the Thimble Theater Gang

🎨✍James Grover Thurber -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/8/1894 d.11/2/1961 (66)
Editorial Cartoonist, Artist, Author, Short Story Writer, Humorist, American
Names/Places: b. in Columbus, OH
Misc: New Yorker

🎭Frank Faylen -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/8/1905 d.8/2/1985 (79)
TV/Movie Actor, Vaudevillan
TV Shows: The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (as Herbert T. Gillis)

🎭Jean Porter -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/8/1922 N.S. d.1/13/2018 N.S. (95)
Actress
Names/Places: RN: Bennie Jean Porter
TV Shows: The Red Skelton Show
Movie Titles: Abbott and Costello (series)

⛪🎭🎵Sammy Davis Jr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/8/1925 N.S. d.5/16/1990 N.S. (64)
Hall of Famer, Judaism convert, TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Vaudevillan, Impressionist, Dancer, Singer
Names/Places: b. in New York City
Misc: lounge, records, films, theater, & television
Song Titles: Baretta (theme), The Candyman
TV Shows: Sammy Davis Jr. Show

🎭"Flip" Wilson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/8/1933 d.11/25/1998 (64)
Actor, Comedian, Variety Show Host
Names/Places: b. in Jersey City, N.J.; RFN:Clerow
Misc: played characters Geraldine & Reverend Leroy
TV Shows: Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In (semireg), Flip Wilson Show (host); Charlie & Company (as Charlie Richmond)

🎭🎵Ken Delo -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/8/1938 N.S. d.2/8/2016 N.S. (0)
Actor, Comedian, Singer, Doo Wop Performer
Group Names: The Pencil Smudges (a take-off on the group The Ink Spots), Delo and Daly (comedy team)
TV Shows: The Lawrence Welk Show

✍🎵🎸Jim Morrison -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/8/1943 d.7/3/1971 (27)
Hall of Famer, Poet, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer
Names/Places: NN:The Lizard King; FN:James Douglas; d. heart failure in Paris; his name is an anagram for "Mr. Mojo Risin'".
Group Names: The Doors (lead), soloist
Song Titles: Break On Thorugh (To The Other Side), Light My Fire, People Are Strange, Love Me Two Times, Hello I Love You, Touch Me, Love Her Madly, Riders on the Storm
Album Titles: The Doors, Strange Days, Waiting for the Sun, The Soft Parade, Morrison Hotel, L.A. Woman

🎭🎵Sam Kinison -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/8/1953 d.4/10/1992 (38)
TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, Novelty Singer
Misc: loudmouth comedian OOH-OOOOOOH!; d. in a car crash
TV Shows: Charlie Hoover (as Hugh)
Movie Titles: Back to School

🎨🎭🎵🎸John Lennon -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/9/1940 d.12/8/1980 (40)
Hall of Famer, Artist, Movie Actor, Music Producer, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist, English
Names/Places: b. in Liverpool; MN:Ono nee Winston; Yoko Ono's hubby, Cynthia's ex-husband
Misc: in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo and a Beatle
Group Names: The Quarrymen, Moondogs, Silver Beatles, Beatles (co-lead), Plastic Ono Band, Elephant's Memory, soloist
Song Titles: Love Me Do, From Me To You, She Loves You, I Want To Hold Your Hand, I Saw Her Standing There, All My Loving, Twist and Shout, Can't Buy Me Love, A Hard Day's Night, I Feel Fine, Eight Days a Week, Ticket To Ride, Rock and Roll Music, Help!, Yesterday, We Can Work It Out, Michelle, Nowhere Man, Paperback Writer, Yellow Submarine, Penny Lane, All You Need is Love, Hello Goodbye, Lady Madonna, I Am The Walrus, Hey Jude, Oh-La Di Ob-La Da, Get Back, The Ballad of John and Yoko, Come Together, Something, Let It Be, The Long and Winding Road (previous titles with The Beatles), Give Peace a Chance, Cold Turkey, Instant Karma, Power to the People, Imagine, Happy Xmas, Mind Games, Whatever Gets You Through The Night, #9 Dream, Stand By Me, Starting Over, Woman, Watching The Wheels, Nobody Told Me
Album Titles: Please Please Me, With The Beatles, Introducing...The Beatles, Meet The Beatles!, The Beatles Second Album, A Hard Day's Night, Something New, Beatles '65, Beatles VI, Help!, Rubber Soul, Yesterday and Today, Revolver, Sargent Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Magical Mystery Tour, White Album, Yellow Submarine, Abbey Road, Let It Be (previous titles with The Beatles), John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band, Imagine, Mind Games, Walls and Bridges, Double Fantasy
Movie Titles: A Hard Day's Night, Help!, How I Won The War, Magical Mystery Tour, Yellow Submarine

🎭🎵Marty Robbins -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/26/1925 d.12/8/1982 (57)
Hall of Famer, Movie Actor, Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Country Performer
Names/Places: b. in Glendale, AZ; RN:Martin David Robinson
Misc: Grand Ole Opry regular; stock car racer
Song Titles: I'll Go On Alone, Singing The Blues, A White Sport Coat, El Paso, Don't Worry
Album Titles: Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs, Return of the Gunfighter, R.F.D., Drifter, Tonight Carmen, I Walk Alone, El Paso City, Adios Amigo

🎭🎵"Slim" Pickens -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/29/1919 d.12/8/1983 (64)
Hall of Famer, TV/Movie Actor, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Kingsberg, CA; RN:Louis Bert Lindley Jr.; d. in Modesto, CA
Misc: some say d. November 20; in Cowboy Hall of Fame; 1930s top rodeo clown, 1940s western films, 1950s western TV supporting player
TV Shows: The Outlaws, Custer, BJ & the Bear (as Sgt. Beauregard Wiley), Hee Haw, Filthy Rich (as Big Guy Beck)
Movie Titles: Blazing Saddles, Dr. Strangelove

🎵Herbert "Tubo" Rhoad -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/1/1944 d.12/8/1988 (44)
Singer
Group Names: The Persuasions

🎵Ben Hewitt -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/11/1935 d.12/8/1996 (61)
Songwriter, Pop Singer
Misc: he sang like Elvis Presley

🎭Michael Craze -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/29/1942 N.S. d.12/8/1998 N.S. (56)
TV Actor, British
TV Shows: Dr. Who (as Ben Jackson)

🎭Carroll Spinney -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/26/1933 N.S. d.12/8/2019 N.S. (85)
Actor, Puppet Actor, Puppeteer
Names/Places: b. in Walthem, MA
TV Shows: Sesame Street (as Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch)

🎭🎵René Auberjonois -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/1/1940 N.S. d.12/8/2019 N.S. (79)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Singer
Names/Places: b. in New York City
TV Shows: The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang, Boston Legal (as Paul Lewiston), Pound Puppies, Benson (as Clayton Endicott III), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (as Security Officer Odo the shape-shifting chief)
Movie Titles: The Little Mermaid, The Patriot

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In 1894, Cartoonist Elzie Segar was born in Chester, Illinois. In 1919 Segar created the newspaper comic strip “Thimble Theatre,” which initially featured Olive Oyl and her brother, Castor Oyl, but later starred the hamburger-craving Wimpy and on January 17, 1929, Popeye the Sailor joined Segarʹs animated troupe. Popeyeʹs spinach-eating heroics have since been immortalized in a series of Max Fleischer animated cartoons and a 1980 full-length film starring Robin Williams. Segar died on October 13, 1938.

In 1925, Entertainer Sammy Davis Jr. was born in New York City. His biggest hit was “Candy Man,” a million-selling number one song that was featured in the 1972 film “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” A member of the Sinatra “Rat Pack,” Davis also starred in such films as “Porgy and Bess,” “Oceanʹs 11,” “Robin and the Seven Hoods” and “Sweet Charity.” He also made a memorable guest appearance on TVʹs “All in the Family” and wrote an autobiography, “Why Me?” Davis died on May 16, 1990.

In 1933, Comedian Flip (Clerow) Wilson was born. He starred on his own TV show, “The Flip Wilson Show,” as well as nabbed an Emmy Award for his writing on the series. Wilson also released comedy albums and starred in films, such as “Uptown Saturday Night.” His sassy female drag character, Geraldine, sparked a national catchphrase: “The DEVIL made me do it!” Wilson died on November 25, 1998.

In 1944, The Donald Duck film, “Donaldʹs Day Off” is released. Huey, Dewey, and Louie also appear.

In 1952, On “I Love Lucy,” Lucy is um…er…well, there will be a new little precious bundle of joy and the pitter patter of little feet because our scheming redhead is…uh…“enceinte.” Waaaaaaaaaa!

In 1956, On the cover of TV Guide: “Victor Borge”. Other Articles: Dwayne Hickman, Bob Cummings

In 1956, 11-year-old Brenda Lee released her first single, “Iʹm Gonna Lasso Santa Claus.”

In 1958, (or 1956?) Eleven-year-old Brenda Lee released her first single in Britain, “Iʹm Gonna Lasso Santa Claus.” It was not a hit.

In 1958, R.C., “Little Red Riding Hood” by Big Bopper peaked at #72 on the pop singles chart.

In 1958, “The Chipmunk Song” by The Chipmunks entered the Top 40 chart.

In 1961, “Surfin'” by the Beach Boys — their first record — was released on Candix Records, a small L-A based company. It became a local hit in Los Angeles but only made it to #75 nationally. The surfin' music craze didnʹt take hold across America for another year. By the time “Surfin' Safari” entered the Top 40, though (September, 1962), the Beach Boys were ridin' a wave of popularity that continues today even though the Beach Boys have become Beach Men. The song was written by Brian Wilson and his cousin Mike Love and recorded with Brianʹs brothers, Carl and Dennis and their friend Alan Jardine — Carl playing acoustic guitar, Al on double bass and Brian keeping time on a garbage can.

In 1962, “Zip-A-Dee Doo-Dah” by Bob B. Soxx and The Blue Jeans entered the Top 40 chart.

In 1962, Flatt and Scruggs performed their famed Carnegie Hall show…the same day their “Ballad of Jed Clampett” debuted on the charts. It became the first bluegrass single to reach number one

In 1963, Cookie Gilchrist of the Buffalo Bills sets an AFL record with 243 yards rushing and ties a league record with five touchdowns in a 45-14 rout of the New York Jets. Me want Cookie! COOKIE! Raoum-rum-rum-rum-rum-rum!

In 1967, Beatles “Magical Mystery Tour” album was released in the U.K.

In 1972, In a Brady Bunch episode called “Gregʹs Triangle”, Greg has the difficult task of judging a cheerleading contest between his sister and his girlfriend; Jennifer, Gregʹs new steady, is Marciaʹs competition for head cheerleader of the high school. Gregʹs problem is that he is head of the judging committee.

In 1972, An advertisement is placed in Variety magazine claims Frank Zappa will give private instruction in craps, roulette, keno and blackjack — Frank Zappa Sr., that is, who teaches how to win through mathematics at your place or his.

In 1973, “Smokin' In The Boyʹs Room” by Brownsville Station entered the Top 40 chart.

In 1976, GREAT MOMENTS IN JIGGLEDOM: having learned it would be too expensive to film the scene as a motorcycle chase, the writers of “Charlieʹs Angels” have Farrah Fawcett, whoʹs posing as a prostitute, escape from gun-toting bandits on a skateboard.

In 1979, R.C., “Walking On The Moon” by The Police peaked at number one on the United Kingdom pop singles chart.

In 1980, At 11:07 PM EST, former Beatle John Lennon was shot to death in New York City as he and his wife, Yoko Ono, were returning from a recording session and entering the Dakota, their U.S. residence. Mark David Chapman, a former mental patient who had earlier that day asked for and received Lennonʹs autograph, was arrested for the slaying. Howard Cosell made the announcement of the shooting during the broadcast of Monday Night Football during half-time on ABC-TV. His biggest hit is “(Just Like) Starting Over,” which was released the month before his death and becomes a million-selling number one song. As part of the Beatles he is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988. He was posthumously awarded a Lifetime Achievement Grammy in 1991.

In 1980, The comic strip “Bloom County” debut; it lasted through August 6, 1989.

In 1982, “48 Hours” starring Eddie Murphy opens in movie theaters.

In 1984, “Captain Kangaroo”, TV Childrens, starring Bob Keeshan; last aired on CBS after 29 years.

In 1986, Richard Pryor becomes the latest celebrity to deny a popular tabloid rumor. The always tactful comedianʹs declaration — “I donʹt got no f---ing AIDS.”

In 1990, The largest pizza made was 122 feet, eight inches long with 11,816 square feet in Norwood, South Africa.

In 1992, NBC announces that “Cheers” will have its series finale in May, 1993.

In 1995, Four months after the death of its founder and guiding spirit, Jerry Garcia, The Grateful Dead announces it was disbanding after 30 years of making music.

In 1996, 12 x 08 = 96

In 1998, “Third Rock From the Sun”. What would an alien make of nudie magazines? When Sally decides to pose for Playpen magazine, she looks for an expert who will instruct her in “all the right moves.” She turns to Harry, whose first bit of squinty-eyed wisdom is, “The women in these magazines, they always look surprised to see their boobs, like theyʹre seeing them for the first time.” This actually seems to help, as does his observation that these models seem “sleepy and paranoid.” Soon, Sally is up on a chair, molding her rubbery face and limber torso to Harryʹs every fashion-photographer-ish command. This riotous comment on menʹs fantasies, both sexy and ludicrous, is followed by Harryʹs own misadventure in body-consciousness. He adopts nudism after figuring “this whole clothes thing is a big scam,” using only a TV Guide to cover his privates. Later, frying bacon with his backside exposed, he leaps in agony with each pop in the pan. Itʹs not long before this clown is back in slacks. Once spattered, twice shy.

In 2000, “Dot Comedy” began airing on ABC. It was Dot Gone soon afterwards.

In 2001, On the cover of TV Guide: “Tom Weiling as Clark Kent on Smallville”

In 2003, Congress approved legislation to stem the flood of unwanted junk e-mail known as “spam.”

In 2096, 12 x 08 = 96

Unusual Songs Charting in the U.S.

In 1945, “Chickery Chick” by Sammy Kaye And His Orchestra Featuring Billy Williams, Nancy Norman charted at number 2 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1956, “The Auctioneer” by Leroy Van Dyke charted at number 44 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “Telstar” by The Tornados charted at number 7 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “Monster Mash” by Bobby 'Boris' Pickett And The Crypt-Kickers charted at number 59 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “Don't Go Near The Eskimos” by Ben Colder (Sheb Wooley) charted at number 68 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “Road Hog” by John D. Loudermilk charted at number 71 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “Pepino The Italian Mouse” by Lou Monte charted at number 72 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “Monsters' Holiday” by Bobby 'Boris' Pickett charted at number 80 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “The Ballad Of Jed Clampett” by Flatt And Scruggs charted at number 84 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)” by The Chipmunks With The Music Of David Seville charted at number 92 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Smokin' In The Boys Room” by Brownsville Station charted at number 33 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Spiders And Snakes” by Jim Stafford charted at number 61 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Sister Mary Elephant (Shudd-Up!)” by Cheech And Chong charted at number 65 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Rock On” by David Essex charted at number 80 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Pop Muzik” by M charted at number 14 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Tusk” by Fleetwood Mac charted at number 22 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Video Killed The Radio Star” by The Buggles charted at number 41 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Rainbow Connection” by Kermit The Frog (Jim Henson) charted at number 44 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Rapper's Delight” by The Sugarhill Gang charted at number 51 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Money (That's What I Want)” by The Flying Lizards charted at number 79 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Cruel Shoes” by Steve Martin charted at number 92 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Bruce” by Rick Springfield charted at number 42 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “I Can't Drive 55” by Sammy Hagar charted at number 60 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Teacher, Teacher” by .38 Special charted at number 66 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1990, “Wiggle It” by 2 In A Room charted at number 17 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2001, “The Star Spangled Banner” by Whitney Houston charted at number 85 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2007, “Online” by Brad Paisley charted at number 76 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2007, “Cleaning This Gun (Come On In Boy)” by Rodney Atkins charted at number 100 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2012, “Gangnam Style” by PSY charted at number 5 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2012, “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore And Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz charted at number 35 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in the U.K.

In 1956, “In The Middle Of The House” by Jimmy Parkinson charted at number 20 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1956, “In The Middle Of The House” by Alma Cogan charted at number 22 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “Sun Arise” by Rolf Harris charted at number 7 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “Telstar” by The Tornados charted at number 9 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “We're Gonna Go Fishin'” by Hank Locklin charted at number 35 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Deck Of Cards” by Wink Martindale charted at number 31 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Deck Of Cards” by Max Bygraves charted at number 34 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Walking On The Moon” by The Police charted at number 1 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Rapper's Delight” by The Sugarhill Gang charted at number 12 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Monkey Chop” by Dan-I charted at number 38 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Food For Thought” by The Barron Knights charted at number 68 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Tusk” by Fleetwood Mac charted at number 69 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “We All Stand Together” by Paul McCartney And The Frog Chorus charted at number 9 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “One Night In Bangkok” by Murray Head charted at number 16 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Nellie The Elephant” by Toy Dolls charted at number 42 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker Jr. charted at number 43 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Agadoo” by Black Lace charted at number 53 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “White Lines (Don't Do It)” by Melle Mel And The Furious Five charted at number 99 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1990, “King Of The Road” by The Proclaimers charted at number 14 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1990, “Seven Little Girls (Sitting In The Back Seat)” by Bombalurina charted at number 19 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1990, “Fog On The Tyne (Revisited)” by Gazza And Lindisfarne charted at number 23 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1990, “Give Us A Kiss For Christmas” by Pinky And Perky charted at number 79 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1990, “The Christmas Singles” by Spitting Image charted at number 86 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2001, “Because I Got High” by Afroman charted at number 14 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2001, “Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of...)” by Bob The Builder charted at number 56 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2007, “Fairytale Of New York” by The Pogues Featuring Kirsty MacColl charted at number 33 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2012, “Gangnam Style” by PSY charted at number 8 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2012, “Fairytale Of New York” by The Pogues Featuring Kirsty MacColl charted at number 27 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2018, “Baby Shark” by Pinkfong charted at number 33 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2018, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen charted at number 50 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2018, “Fairytale Of New York” by The Pogues Featuring Kirsty MacColl charted at number 66 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Australia

In 1951, “Sweet Violets” by Dinah Shore or Jane Turzy charted at number 6 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1951, “Christmas In Killarney” by Percy Faith And The Shillelagh Singers charted at number 11 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1951, “Come On-A My House” by Rosemary Clooney charted at number 17 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “Telstar” by The Tornados charted at number 5 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Monster Mash / Monster's Mash Party” by Bobby 'Boris' Pickett And The Crypt-Kickers charted at number 6 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Video Killed The Radio Star / Kid Dynamo” by The Buggles charted at number 1 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Computer Games / Wot Do You Want” by Mi-Sex charted at number 2 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Tusk / Never Make Me Cry” by Fleetwood Mac charted at number 4 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “The Devil Went Down To Georgia / Rainbow Ride” by The Charlie Daniels Band charted at number 18 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “The Smurf Song / The Magic Flute Smurf” by Father Abraham And The Smurfs charted at number 23 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Hello, This Is Joannie (The Telephone Answering Machine Song) / Lullabye Tissue Paper Co.” by Paul Evans charted at number 33 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Cars / Asylum” by Gary Numan charted at number 35 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body, Would You Hold It Against Me / Make Me Over” by The Bellamy Brothers charted at number 47 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Drac's Back / Carry On Sharon” by Andy Forray charted at number 75 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker Jr. charted at number 8 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “I'm Tuff” by George Smilovici charted at number 12 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “She Bop” by Cyndi Lauper charted at number 27 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Madam Butterfly (Un Bel Di Vedremo)” by Malcolm McLaren charted at number 29 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Agadoo” by Black Lace charted at number 30 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2001, “Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of...)” by Bob The Builder charted at number 4 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2001, “Because I Got High” by Afroman charted at number 17 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2001, “Can We Fix It?” by Bob The Builder charted at number 39 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2012, “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore And Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz charted at number 1 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2012, “Gangnam Style” by PSY charted at number 7 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2012, “I Love It” by Icona Pop Featuring Charli XCX charted at number 18 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2018, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen charted at number 20 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in New Zealand

In 1979, “Jezebel” by Jon Stevens charted at number 1 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Tusk” by Fleetwood Mac charted at number 4 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Video Killed The Radio Star” by The Buggles charted at number 5 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Computer Games” by Mi-Sex charted at number 13 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Cars” by Gary Numan charted at number 43 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker Jr. charted at number 3 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Agadoo” by Black Lace charted at number 11 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Once In A Lifetime” by Talking Heads charted at number 29 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1990, “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini” by Bombalurina charted at number 8 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 2007, “The Salmon Dance” by The Chemical Brothers charted at number 21 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 2007, “The Distant Future EP” by Flight Of The Conchords charted at number 28 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 2012, “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore And Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz charted at number 1 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 2012, “Gangnam Style” by PSY charted at number 4 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 2018, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen charted at number 22 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Sweden

In 1984, “One Night In Bangkok” by Murray Head charted at number 4 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker Jr. charted at number 5 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Austria

In 1990, “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini” by Bombalurina charted at number 25 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in the Netherlands

In 1962, “Speedy Gonzales” by Pat Boone charted at number 4 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “The Devil Went Down To Georgia” by The Charlie Daniels Band charted at number 34 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Video Killed The Radio Star” by The Buggles charted at number 36 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Tusk” by Fleetwood Mac charted at number 44 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Money (That's What I Want)” by The Flying Lizards charted at number 48 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in France

In 1984, “Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker Jr. charted at number 3 on the France Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Norway

In 1979, “Joe's Garage” by Frank Zappa charted at number 4 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Bobby Brown” by Frank Zappa charted at number 5 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker Jr. charted at number 2 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “One Night In Bangkok” by Murray Head charted at number 3 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1990, “Fog On The Tyne (Revisited)” by Gazza And Lindisfarne charted at number 8 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Switzerland

In 1979, “Video Killed The Radio Star” by The Buggles charted at number 1 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Rama Lama Ding Dong” by Rocky Sharpe And The Replays charted at number 7 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body, Would You Hold It Against Me” by The Bellamy Brothers charted at number 12 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker Jr. charted at number 27 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Canada

In 1979, “Tusk” by Fleetwood Mac charted at number 5 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Pop Muzik” by M charted at number 9 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

The Holiday Almanacs December 8, 2020

What's Today?

Today is Tue Dec the 8 in the year 2020 , a leap year
Jan 1 began on a Wed
This is day 343 of the year
Serialnumber = 44161
Julian date = 2459180 O.S.= 11 - 25 - 2020

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Feast Of Mary's Immaculate Conception, celebrating freedom from sin of Mary.
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[Japan] Enlightenment of Buddha
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[USA] Christmas Card Day
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[World] First Step Toward A Nuclear-Free World. (1987)

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