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Demented Datebook: Births and Deaths (sorted by age), Events and Holidays December 20

Last Updated 12-21-2019

✍🎭Jonah Hill -- is 36 in the year 2019 and 37 in the year 2020; b.12/20/1983
Screenwriter, Actor, Comedian, Producer
Movie Titles: 21 Jump Street, 22 Jump Street, The Wolf on Wall Street, Superbad, Knocked Up, Moneyball

🎭Austin Falk -- is 26 in the year 2019 and 27 in the year 2020; b.12/20/1993 N.S.
Actor
TV Shows: 2 Broke Girls (as Nash)
Movie Titles: Tales of Halloween

🎭Blake Bertrand -- is 18 in the year 2019 and 19 in the year 2020; b.12/20/2001 N.S.
Cartoon Voice Actor
TV Shows: Gravity Falls
Movie Titles: You Don't Mess with the Zohan, Mr. Peabody and Sherman

🎭Charley Grapewin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/20/1869 d.2/2/1956 (86)
Movie Actor, Vaudevillan
Movie Titles: Wizard Of Oz

🎭🎵Irene Dunne -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/20/1901 d.9/4/1990 (88)
Movie Actress, Comedienne, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Louisville, KY; RN:Irene Marie Dunn
Misc: some say b. 1904 or b. 1898

🎭Albert Dekker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/20/1905 d.5/5/1968 (62)
Movie Actor
Misc: played mad scientists & other villians

🎭Charlie Callas -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/20/1924 d.1/27/2011 (86)
Actor, Comedian
TV Shows: Switch (as Malcolm Argos)

🎭Joe Hamilton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/20/1926 d.6/9/1991 (64)
TV Producer
Names/Places: Carol Burnett's ex-
TV Shows: The Carol Burnett Show, Garry Moore, Mama's Family

🎭John Hillerman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/20/1932 d.11/9/2017 N.S. (84)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor
Names/Places: b. in Denison, Texas
Misc: some say b. Dec 30
TV Shows: One Day at a Time (as Claude Connors), Ellery Queen (1970s), The Betty White Show, Magnum P.I. (as Jonathan Quayle Higgins III aka really Robin Masters), The Hogan Family
Movie Titles: What's Up Doc?, Blazing Saddles

✍⚛📰Dr. Carl Sagan -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/9/1934 d.12/20/1996 (62)
Author, Astronomer, Astrophysicist, Correspondent
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RFN:Edward
Misc: Science Popularizer; He said "Billions and Billions of..." billions and billions of times!
TV Shows: 20/20, Cosmos (1980)

🎭🎵Foster Brooks -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/11/1912 d.12/20/2001 (89)
Actor, Comedian, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Louisville, KY
TV Shows: New Bill Cosby Show, Mork & Mindy (as Mr. Miles Sternhagen)

🎵Charles Grean -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/1/1913 d.12/20/2003 (90)
Bassist, Conductor
Names/Places: MN:Randolph; Betty Johnson's hubby
Misc: scoring soaps, movies, & varieties
Song Titles: Quentin's Theme (Dark Shadows theme song)

🎭Arnold Stang -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/28/1918 d.12/20/2009 (91)
Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor
Names/Places: b. in Chelsea, MA
Misc: AP says b. 1924
TV Shows: Top Cat (voice, star), Broadside, Milton Berle Show (as Francis), Captain Video (as villian)

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🎭🎵Brittany Murphy -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/10/1977 d.12/20/2009 (32)
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Pop Singer
Song Titles: Faster Kill Pussycat
Album Titles: A Lively Mind
TV Shows: A Different World (as Brenda), King of the Hill (as Luanne Platter/Joseph Gribble)
Movie Titles: Clueless, 8 Mile, Don't Say a Word, Just Married, Uptown Girls, Little Black Book, Sin City, Happy Feet

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In 1879, Thomas A. Edison privately demonstrated his incandescent light at Menlo Park, New Jersey. What a bright idea he had!

In 1920, An English-born comedian named Leslie Townes became an American citizen on this day. He had lived in the United States since 1908 and became one of the nationʹs true ambassadors for show business and charity. We say, “Thanks for the memories,” to Bob Hope.

In 1930, “Youʹre Driving Me Crazy!” hits number one on the pop singles chart by Guy Lombardo.

In 1945, The Office of Price Administration announced the end of tire rationing, effective January 1, 1946. People found this ration rather…TIRING.

In 1946, The Goofy film, “Double Dribble” is released.

In 1952, Jimmy Boyd reached the number one spot on the record charts this day with the Christmas song of the year, “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus”. Kip Adotta parodied it with “I Saw Daddy Kissing Santa Claus” in the 1980s.

In 1952, “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” Makes The Pop Chart by Spike Jones and the City Slickers with George Rock; will peak at number four.

In 1952, “The Night Before Christmas Song” Hits The Pop Chart by Gene Autry, and will peak at number nine.

In 1958, On the cover of TV Guide: “Merry Christmas”. Other Articles: Shirley Temple, Ed Wynn

In 1965, “Supermarket Sweep”, TV Game Show, debut on ABC.

In 1965, “The Dating Game” with host Jim Lange, TV Game Show; debut on ABC from Hollywood, the dating capital of the world. The show remained on daytime schedule for nearly eight years and was created by Chuck Barris, who also wrote a hit for Freddy Cannon, “Palisades Park”.

In 1966, “Battle Of New Orleans” single by Johnny Horton was certified Gold by the RIAA, seven years after its release.

In 1966, The Beatles recorded “When Iʹm Sixty-Four”

In 1968, The Beatles released “The Beatlesʹ Sixth Christmas Record”

In 1969, On the cover of TV Guide: “Merry Christmas”. Other Articles: Eddieʹs Father, Julia

In 1969, R.C., “Aliceʹs Rock and Roll Restaurant” by Arlo Guthrie peaked at #97 on the pop singles chart.

In 1969, R.C., “Leaving On A Jet Plane” by Peter, Paul and Mary peaked at number one on the pop singles chart. It was parodied into “Heaving on a Jet Plane”.

In 1971, “A Clockwork Orange” opened in movie theaters.

In 1980, NBC broadcasted the New York Jets 24-17 victory over the Miami Dolphins without play-by-play audio or color commentary. TV experimented as NBC covered the meaningless NFL game between the New York Jets (4-11) and the Miami Dolphins (8-7). No announcers were in the booth. The only sounds heard were field noise and spectators as the pictures tried to convey the emotion of the game. Headlines the next day read, “Jets Silence Dolphins 24-17.” Marcel Marceau provided the color commentary!

In 1986, R.C., “Walk Like An Egyptian” by Bangles peaked at number one on the pop singles chart. It was parodied into “Walk Like Deukmajan” and “Walk With An Erection” among the crowd.

In 1986, The “William Shatner at the Star Trek Convention” classic sketch. In an inspired “Saturday Night Live” skit, William Shatner fulfills his official duty as the former Captain Kirk of the Starship Enterprise: attending one of those Trekker conventions. Looking balefully out at the all-male audience, he sees attendees in Federation uniforms, sporting pointy Vulcan ears or proudly wearing T-shirts with slogans like “I Grok Spock.” Finally he addresses this motley multitude who gaze up at him so raptly: “Having received many of your letters over the years — and Iʹve spoken to you, and some of you have traveled hundreds of miles to be here — Iʹd just like to say, 'Get a life, will you, people! I mean, for crying out loud, it was just a t.v. show.'!” It was satire with a wicked bite of reality. The sketch was written by Conan OʹBrienʹs first head writer, Robert Smigel.

In 1987, “Nuts” with Barbra Striesand premieres. What a demented title.

In 1988, “Weird Al” Yankovic recorded “Money For Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies*” for his UHF Soundtrack And Other Stuff LP and movie.

In 1989, “The Devil Went Down To Georgia” single by Charlie Daniels Band was certified Platinum by the RIAA. It was released in 1979!

In 1994, Intel announced it would replace all flawed Pentium computer chips. Yeah, right. Iʹm 99.999235% sure they did just that.

In 1995, Today in Late Show w/ Letterman History: Howard Stern appears on the LATE SHOW in drag, accompanied by two bikini-clad men, who share a passionate kiss on camera. Caught up in the moment, Mujibur and Sirajul are spotted backstage in a compromising position.

In 1996, The movie “Beavis and Butthead Do America” opened in movie theaters in the U.S.A. and set an all-time December weekend opening gross ever with over $20.5 million. That movie ruled!

In 2001, Comedian Foster Brooks, known for his “Lovable Lush” fake drunk act, died in Encino, California, at age 89.

In 2003, On the cover of TV Guide: Kevin James and Leah Remini of “King of Queens.” Richard Simmons ainʹt in it, but Leah is…wow!

In 2010, “Barney Miller” actor Steve Landesberg, 74, died in Los Angeles.

Unusual Songs Charting in the U.S.

In 1947, “Too Fat Polka” by Arthur Godfrey charted at number 3 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1947, “The Whiffenpoof Song” by Bing Crosby With The Fred Waring Glee Club charted at number 10 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1947, “Civilization (Bongo, Bongo, Bongo)” by Danny Kaye And The Andrews Sisters charted at number 13 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1952, “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” by Jimmy Boyd charted at number 2 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1952, “It's In The Book” by Johnny Standley charted at number 5 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1952, “Jambalaya (On The Bayou)” by Jo Stafford charted at number 10 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1952, “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” by Spike Jones charted at number 14 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1958, “Beep Beep” by The Playmates charted at number 5 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1958, “The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)” by The Chipmunks With The Music Of David Seville charted at number 10 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1958, “Chantilly Lace” by The Big Bopper charted at number 26 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1958, “The Teen Commandments” by Paul Anka With George Hamilton IV And Johnny Nash charted at number 34 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1958, “Big Bopper's Wedding” by The Big Bopper charted at number 44 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1958, “Donde esta Santa Claus (Where Is Santa Claus)” by Augie Rios charted at number 66 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1958, “Run Rudolph Run” by Chuck Berry charted at number 83 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1958, “Little Red Riding Hood” by The Big Bopper charted at number 93 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1969, “Jam Up And Jelly Tight” by Tommy Roe charted at number 23 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1969, “Jingle Jangle” by The Archies charted at number 34 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1969, “Okie From Muskogee” by Merle Haggard charted at number 42 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1969, “Sugar, Sugar” by The Archies charted at number 53 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1969, “Alice's Rock And Roll Restaurant” by Arlo Guthrie charted at number 97 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “Convoy” by C.W. McCall charted at number 14 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “Low Rider” by War charted at number 31 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Whip It” by Devo charted at number 18 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Theme From 'The Dukes Of Hazzard' (Good Ol' Boys)” by Waylon Jennings charted at number 21 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “9 To 5” by Dolly Parton charted at number 39 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Teacher, Teacher” by Rockpile charted at number 56 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Turning Japanese” by The Vapors charted at number 65 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “What Can You Get A Wookiee For Christmas (When He Already Owns A Comb?)” by The Star Wars Intergalactic Droid Choir And Chorale (Meco) charted at number 81 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Freedom Of Choice” by Devo charted at number 103 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “People Who Died” by The Jim Carrol Band charted at number 104 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Walk Like An Egyptian” by The Bangles charted at number 1 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “You Be Illin'” by Run-D.M.C. charted at number 29 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Wild Wild Life” by Talking Heads charted at number 36 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party!)” by Beastie Boys charted at number 86 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Tubthumping” by Chumbawamba charted at number 7 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Lollipop (Candyman)” by Aqua charted at number 35 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Did I Shave My Legs For This?” by Deana Carter charted at number 91 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2003, “Milkshake” by Kelis charted at number 4 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2014, “Girl In A Country Song” by Maddie And Tae charted at number 54 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in the U.K.

In 1958, “Bird Dog” by The Everly Brothers charted at number 20 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1969, “Sugar, Sugar” by The Archies charted at number 3 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1969, “A Boy Named Sue” by Johnny Cash charted at number 41 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1969, “Je t'aime... moi non plus (I love you...me neither)” by Jane Birkin And Serge Gainsbourg charted at number 46 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen charted at number 1 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “Renta Santa” by Chris Hill charted at number 11 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “Make A Daft Noise For Christmas” by The Goodies charted at number 27 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “(Are You Ready) Do The Bus Stop” by The Fatback Band charted at number 29 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “D.I.V.O.R.C.E.” by Billy Connolly charted at number 35 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “Dance Of The Cuckoos” by The Band Of The Black Watch charted at number 37 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “Let's Womble To The Party Tonight” by The Wombles charted at number 41 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “There's No One Quite Like Grandma” by St. Winifred's School Choir charted at number 2 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Stop The Cavalry” by Jona Lewie charted at number 3 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Flash's Theme a.k.a. Flash” by Queen charted at number 12 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Rabbit” by Chas 'n' Dave charted at number 18 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Theme From 'Minder' (I Could Be So Good For You)” by Dennis Waterman charted at number 26 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Never Mind The Presents” by The Barron Knights charted at number 27 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “It's Hard To Be Humble” by Mac Davis charted at number 36 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Enola Gay” by Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark charted at number 51 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Whip It” by Devo charted at number 64 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Baggy Trousers” by Madness charted at number 70 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Santa Claus Is On The Dole/First Atheist Tabernacle Choir” by Spitting Image charted at number 38 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Walk Like An Egyptian” by The Bangles charted at number 39 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “In The Army Now” by Status Quo charted at number 57 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Teletubbies Say Eh-Oh!” by Teletubbies charted at number 1 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Barbie Girl” by Aqua charted at number 3 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Tubthumping” by Chumbawamba charted at number 45 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2003, “Have A Cheeky Christmas” by Cheeky Girls charted at number 10 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2003, “Make Way For Noddy” by Noddy charted at number 29 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2008, “Fairytale Of New York” by The Pogues Featuring Kirsty MacColl charted at number 13 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2008, “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” by Bruce Springsteen charted at number 91 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2008, “Santa Baby” by Eartha Kitt charted at number 92 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2014, “Fairytale Of New York” by The Pogues Featuring Kirsty MacColl charted at number 11 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2014, “Baby, It's Cold Outside” by Idina Menzel Featuring Michael Bublé charted at number 79 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2014, “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” by Michael Bublé charted at number 95 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2014, “Do You Want To Build A Snowman?” by Kristen Bell, Agatha Lee Monn And Katie Lopez charted at number 99 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Australia

In 1958, “Bird Dog” by The Everly Brothers charted at number 5 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1958, “Summertime Blues” by Eddie Cochran charted at number 18 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “Put Another Log On The Fire (Male Chauvinist National Anthem) / Slap Your Draughty Blue Jeans” by Bill And Boyd charted at number 37 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “Father Christmas Do Not Touch Me / The Inbetweenies” by The Goodies charted at number 87 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Shaddap You Face / Ain't In No Hurry” by Joe Dolce Music Theatre charted at number 1 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “The Time Warp” by Various Artists charted at number 3 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Kiss Army / Normdrum” by Norman Gunston charted at number 15 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Ashes To Ashes / Move On” by David Bowie charted at number 26 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “I Like Chinese / I Bet You They Won't Play This Song On The Radio” by Monty Python charted at number 42 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Generals And Majors / The Somnambulist” by XTC charted at number 45 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “It's Hard To Be Humble / The Greatest Gift Of All” by Mac Davis charted at number 51 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Psycho Chicken” by The Fools charted at number 53 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Lola / You Really Got Me / Celluloid Heroes” by The Kinks charted at number 74 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Baggy Trousers / The Business” by Madness charted at number 76 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Whip It / Turnaround” by Devo charted at number 84 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Walk Like An Egyptian” by The Bangles charted at number 9 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Tubthumping” by Chumbawamba charted at number 1 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Doctor Jones” by Aqua charted at number 2 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Walkin' On The Sun” by Smash Mouth charted at number 13 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Barbie Girl” by Aqua charted at number 20 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Men In Black” by Will Smith charted at number 49 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in New Zealand

In 1975, “Put Another Log On The Fire (Male Chauvinist National Anthem)” by Bill And Boyd charted at number 11 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “We Don't Know How Lucky We Are” by Fred Dagg (John Clarke) charted at number 24 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “Fred Dagg And The Man From Tamaki” by The Gumboot Orchestra And Chorus charted at number 39 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Shaddap You Face” by Joe Dolce Music Theatre charted at number 1 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Ashes To Ashes” by David Bowie charted at number 19 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Theme From 'The Dukes Of Hazzard' (Good Ol' Boys)” by Waylon Jennings charted at number 27 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “It's Hard To Be Humble” by Mac Davis charted at number 34 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Never Mind The Presents” by The Barron Knights charted at number 48 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Walk Like An Egyptian” by The Bangles charted at number 7 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Rumors” by Timex Social Club charted at number 12 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Doctor Jones” by Aqua charted at number 2 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Sweden

In 1986, “In The Army Now” by Status Quo charted at number 6 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Doctor Jones” by Aqua charted at number 5 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Fire Water Burn” by The Bloodhound Gang charted at number 9 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Barbie Girl” by Aqua charted at number 13 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Tubthumping” by Chumbawamba charted at number 29 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Walkin' On The Sun” by Smash Mouth charted at number 50 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Austria

In 1997, “Barbie Girl” by Aqua charted at number 4 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Tubthumping” by Chumbawamba charted at number 21 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in the Netherlands

In 1969, “Sugar, Sugar” by The Archies charted at number 26 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “Space Oddity” by David Bowie charted at number 4 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen charted at number 14 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Lola (Live)” by The Kinks charted at number 3 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “De vogeltjesdans (aka The Chicken Dance)” by De Electronica's charted at number 8 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Baggy Trousers” by Madness charted at number 11 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life” by Monty Python charted at number 42 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Walk Like An Egyptian” by The Bangles charted at number 1 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Celebration Rap” by MC Miker G And Deejay Sven charted at number 7 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Rumors” by Timex Social Club charted at number 20 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Doctor Jones” by Aqua charted at number 4 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Barbie Girl” by Aqua charted at number 8 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Tubthumping” by Chumbawamba charted at number 59 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in France

In 1986, “Holiday Rap” by MC Miker G And Deejay Sven charted at number 29 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “In The Army Now” by Status Quo charted at number 47 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Barbie Girl” by Aqua charted at number 2 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Men In Black” by Will Smith charted at number 38 on the France Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Norway

In 1969, “Sugar, Sugar” by The Archies charted at number 1 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1969, “Je t'aime... moi non plus (I love you...me neither)” by Jane Birkin And Serge Gainsbourg charted at number 3 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Ashes To Ashes” by David Bowie charted at number 10 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “In The Army Now” by Status Quo charted at number 10 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Sign Up For The Champions” by Manchester United charted at number 8 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Tubthumping” by Chumbawamba charted at number 11 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Switzerland

In 1969, “Sugar, Sugar” by The Archies charted at number 4 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Ashes To Ashes” by David Bowie charted at number 14 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “In The Army Now” by Status Quo charted at number 1 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Barbie Girl” by Aqua charted at number 1 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Men In Black” by Will Smith charted at number 13 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1997, “Tubthumping” by Chumbawamba charted at number 22 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Canada

In 1969, “Jam Up And Jelly Tight” by Tommy Roe charted at number 14 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1975, “Low Rider” by War charted at number 14 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Turning Japanese” by The Vapors charted at number 6 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Wasn't That A Party” by The Irish Rovers charted at number 11 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1980, “Whip It” by Devo charted at number 18 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1986, “Walk Like An Egyptian” by The Bangles charted at number 10 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

The Holiday Almanacs December 20, 2020

What's Today?

Today is Sun Dec the 20 in the year 2020 , a leap year
Jan 1 began on a Wed
This is day 355 of the year
Serialnumber = 44173
Julian date = 2459192 O.S.= 12 - 7 - 2020

Calendar

Holidays

Fourth Sunday of Advent
[World] Shareware Day
[Mexico] Los Posadas Days/Lodgings (Thru Dec 24)
[Phillipines] Christmas Observance, Holiday, world's longest Xmas season thru Jan 6
[Reunion] Abolishment of Slavery (1848)
[Taiwan] Bank Holiday
[USA] Flashlight Day
[USA] Halcyon Days Ends (7 days, 1st of two zones)
[USA] Holidays Are Pickle Days (thru 12-31)
[USA] I've Got My Big Fat Guy Pants on Day
[USA] Louisiana Purchase Day
[USA] Mudd Day
[World] Language Week (Day 6)
[World] Saturnalia. thru Dec 23; popular among Romans

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.
Flowers: narcissus, poinsettia and holly
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
Drunk and Drugged Driving Awareness Month
International Calendar Awareness Month
Made In America Month
National Indigestion Season-Jewish Book Month
Project Red Ribbon (Nov 1-Jan 1)
Read A New Book Month
Safe Toys and Gifts Month
Stress-Free Family Holidays Month
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