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Demented Datebook: Births and Deaths (sorted by age), Events and Holidays October 31

Last Updated 01-07-2020

⛪📰Dan Rather -- is 89 in the year 2020 and 90 in the year 2021; b.10/31/1931
Hall of Famer, Baptist, Newscaster, Correspondent, Journalist
Names/Places: b. in Wharton, TX
Misc: What's the frequency Kenneth?, Courage!
TV Shows: CBS Evening News (1981-2005), 60 Minutes (1975-81), 48 Hours, 60 Minutes II

🎵Tom Paxton -- is 83 in the year 2020 and 84 in the year 2021; b.10/31/1937
Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Folk Performer
Song Titles: The Talking Vietnam Pot Luck Blues

🎭🎮Melendy Britt -- is 77 in the year 2020 and 78 in the year 2021; b.10/31/1943
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Video Game Voice Actress
TV Shows: The New Adventures of Batman, Flash Gordon, She-Ra: Princess of Power, Batgirl, Plasticman (as Penny)
Movie Titles: Being There, Hotel Transylvania 2
Video Games: Fallout 4

🎵"Kinky" Friedman -- is 76 in the year 2020 and 77 in the year 2021; b.10/31/1944
Songwriter, Bandleader, Country Singer
Names/Places: FN:Richard, NN:Frank Zappa of Country Music

✍🎭Brian Doyle Murray -- is 75 in the year 2020 and 76 in the year 2021; b.10/31/1945
Comedy Writer, Actor, Comedian
Names/Places: Bill's brother; aka spelled Brian Doyle-Murray
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live (as SNL News Break anchor & member 1981-82), Bakersfield P.D. (as Sgt. Hampton)
Movie Titles: Groundhog Day, Caddyshack, Wayne's World, As Good as It Gets

🎭Deidre Hall -- is 73 in the year 2020 and 74 in the year 2021; b.10/31/1947
Actress
Names/Places: Andrea's twin sis, Michael Dubelko's wife
Misc: some say b. 1948
TV Shows: Our House (as Jesse Witherspoon), Days of Our Lives (as Dr. Marlena Evans Brady), Krofft SuperShow (as Electrawoman/Mara)

🎭Lynda Goodfriend -- is 70 in the year 2020 and 71 in the year 2021; b.10/31/1950
TV Actress, Dancer
TV Shows: Happy Days (as Lori Beth Allen Cunningham), Blansky's Beauties (as Sunshine), Who's Watching the Kids?

✍🎭Peter Jackson -- is 59 in the year 2020 and 60 in the year 2021; b.10/31/1961
Screenwriter, Movie Director, New Zealand
Movie Titles: The Hobbit (trilogy), Lord of the Rings (trilogy), Heavenly Creatures, Forgotten Silver, The Frighteners, King Kong (2005), The Lovely Bones, District 9, The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, West of Memphis

✍🎭Rob Schneider -- is 57 in the year 2020 and 58 in the year 2021; b.10/31/1963
Comedy Writer, TV/Movie Actor, Comedian
Misc: AP says Oct 31 but another source says Oct 30
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live (as Richard Laymer aka The Rich-Meister the office bore & reg 1991-94), Men Behaving Badly (as Jamie Coleman)
Movie Titles: Grown Ups, The Waterboy, Big Daddy, Home Alone 2, Deuce Bigalow-Male Gigolo, The Animal, The Hot Chick, The Benchwarmers

🎖🎵🎸Annabella Lwin -- is 55 in the year 2020 and 56 in the year 2021; b.10/31/1965
Military Leader, Songwriter, New Wave Singer, Burmese
Misc: Wikipedia says b. Oct 31, 1966
Group Names: Bow Wow Wow, soloist
Song Titles: C30, C60, C90, Go!, I Want Candy, W.O.R.K., Go Wild in the Country, Do You Wanna Hold Me?

🎭Mike O'Malley -- is 54 in the year 2020 and 55 in the year 2021; b.10/31/1966
Actor, Comedian, Producer
TV Shows: Yes Dear (as Jimmy Hughes), Glee (as Burt Hummel)
Movie Titles: Sully, Concussion, Eat Pray Love

🎵🎸Adam Horowitz -- is 54 in the year 2020 and 55 in the year 2021; b.10/31/1966
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Rap-Rock Performer
Names/Places: aka King Ad-Rock; Ione Skye's hubby
Group Names: The Beastie Boys (lead)
Song Titles: You Gotta Fight For Your Right To Party, Girls, No Sleep Till Brooklyn, Brass Monkey, Girls, Hey Ladies, Paul Revere, She's On It, Sabotage, Intergalactic, Ch-Check It Out
Album Titles: Licensed To Ill, Paul's Botique, Check Your Head, Ill Communication, Hello Nasty, To The 5 Boroughs, The Mix-Up, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two

🎭🎵Vanilla Ice -- is 53 in the year 2020 and 54 in the year 2021; b.10/31/1967
Movie Actor, Rapper
Names/Places: RN:Robert Matthew Van Winkle
Misc: some say b. 1968 or 1969 but who cares anymore?
Song Titles: Ice Ice Baby
Movie Titles: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Cool as Ice

🎭🎮Nolan North -- is 50 in the year 2020 and 51 in the year 2021; b.10/31/1970
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Video Game Voice Actor
Misc: very prominent video game voice actor
TV Shows: Angel, Sanjay and Craig
Movie Titles: TMNT, Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief, The SpongeBob Movie, Lego DC Comics (series), Ultimate Avengers (I and II), Star Trek Into Darkness
Video Games: Call of Duty (series), Uncharted (series), EverQuest II, Bungie: Destiny, Assassin's Creed (series), Batman: Arkham (as The Penguin)

🎭Eddie Kaye Thomas -- is 40 in the year 2020 and 41 in the year 2021; b.10/31/1980
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
TV Shows: Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Scorpion (as Toby Curtis), American Dad (as Barry)
Movie Titles: American Pie (series), Harold and Kumar (series)

🎭Mateo Arias -- is 25 in the year 2020 and 26 in the year 2021; b.10/31/1995 N.S.
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
TV Shows: Kickin' It (as Jerry)
Movie Titles: Despicable Me 2

🎭Bobby Ellerbee -- b.10/31/???? N.S.
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
TV Shows: Squidbillies (as The Sheriff, voicist)
Movie Titles: The Taming Of The Shrew

🎭🎵🎷Ethel Waters -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1900 d.9/1/1977 (76)
TV/Movie/Stage Actress, Comedienne, Vaudevillaness, Gospel Singer, Blues Singer, Jazz Singer
Names/Places: b. in Chester, PA; NN:Sweet Mama Stringbean
Misc: Beulah star; Not born in 1896; d. 9-9?
Song Titles: Stormy Weather, Dinah, Heat Wave, A Hundred Years From Today, Am I Blue?
Movie Titles: Cabin in the Sky, Pinky, The Member of the Wedding

🎭John Sylvester White -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1919 d.9/11/1988 (68)
TV Actor
TV Shows: Welcome Back Kotter (as V.P. Michael Woodman)

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🎭Shirley Dinsdale -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1926 d.5/9/1999 (72)
Ventriloquist

🎭Jimmy Savile -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1926 N.S. d.10/29/2011 N.S. (84)
TV Host, English
TV Shows: Jim'll Fix It (host)

✍⛪🎭Michael Landon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1936 d.7/1/1991 (54)
Hall of Famer, Screen/Scriptwriter, Jewish, TV/Movie Actor, TV Producer/Director
Names/Places: b. in Forest Hills, NY; RN:Eugene Maurice Orowitz
Misc: NOT b.1937
TV Shows: Bonanza (as Little Joe Cartwright), Little House on the Prarie (as Charles Ingalls), Highway to Heaven (as Jonathan Smith), Us (Pilot)
Movie Titles: Legend of Tom Dooley, I Was a Teenage Werewolf

🎭David Ogden Stiers -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1942 N.S. d.3/3/2018 N.S. (75)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Gay
Names/Places: b. in Peoria, IL
TV Shows: Doc, M*A*S*H (as Maj. Charles Emerson Winchester), North & South, Two Guys and a Girl (as Mr. Bauer)
Movie Titles: Beauty & the Beast (as Cogsworth the timepeace), Pocahontas (as Gov. John Ratcliffe & Wiggins), Mighty Aphrodite, Everyone Says I Love You

✍🎭🎵John Candy -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1950 d.3/4/1994 (43)
Comedy Writer, TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor, Director, Radio Disc Jock, Canadian
Names/Places: b. in Toronto, Ontario
Misc: some say b. 1949, '51, or Oct 11
TV Shows: SCTV Network (as Johnny LaRue/many others), Camp Candy
Movie Titles: 1941, Stripes, National Lampoon's Vacation, The Three Amigos!, The Blues Brothers, Home Alone, JFK, Little Shop of Horrors, Summer Rental, Brewster's Millions, The Great Outdoors, Splash, Spaceballs, Planes Trains & Automobiles, Home Alone, JFK, Uncle Buck, Cool Runnings, The Shmenge brothers (as Yosh)

🎖Freddy Kruger -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1984 d.9/13/1991 (6)
Legendary Figure
Misc: Horror movie character; dead forever?

🎭Robert Woolsey -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/14/1889 d.10/31/1938 (49)
Stage Actor, Comedian
Misc: Half of the (Bert) Wheeler & Woolsey slapstick comedy team of 20-30s

🎵Tony Pastor -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/26/1907 d.10/31/1969 (62)
Songwriter, Singer, Tenor-sax, Novelty Singer, Bandleader

✍🎭Roger Price -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/6/1918 d.10/31/1990 (70)
Author, Writer, Humorist, Actor, Comedian, Game Show Host
TV Shows: Droodles

🎭Arthur Peterson -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/18/1912 d.10/31/1996 (83)
Soap Actor, TV/Radio Actor
TV Shows: Guiding Light (as Rev. John Ruthledge), Soap (as the senile major)

Ringold Wilmer Lardner Jr. -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/19/1915 d.10/31/2000 (85)
Author, Screen/Scriptwriter
Names/Places: NN:Ring
Book Titles: M*A*S*H

🎵"Skitch" Henderson -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/27/1918 d.10/31/2005 (87)
Composer, Pianist, Bandleader, Conductor
Names/Places: b. in Halstad, MN; RFMN:Lyle Russell Cedric; Faye Emerson's hubby
TV Shows: Tonight Show, Steve Allen Show

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In 1908, R.C., “Take Me Out To The Ball Game” hits number one on the pop singles chart by Billy Murray and Haydn Quartet.

In 1936, The Silly Symphony film, “The Country Cousin” is released.

In 1938, The day after his “War of the Worlds” broadcast panicked U.S. radio listeners, Orson Welles expresses “deep regret” but also bewilderment that anyone had thought the simulated Martian invasion was real.

In 1942, R.C., “White Christmas” hits number one on the pop singles chart by Bing Crosby.

In 1947, The Goofy film, “Foul Hunting” is released.

In 1947, “Too Fat Polka” by Arthur Godfrey entered the Top 40 chart.

In 1950, Actor-comedian John (Franklin) Candy was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. A member of the Second City satirical comedy troupe and an Emmy Award-winning writer as well, for SCTV comedy sketches, Candy went on to star in such films as “Class of '44,” “Tunnelvision,” “1941,” “National Lampoonʹs Vacation,” “Splash,” “Spaceballs,” “Uncle Buck,” “Planes, Trains and Automobiles,” “Only the Lonely,” “JFK,” and “Wagons East.” He died of a heart attack on March 4, 1994.

In 1952, The Goofy film, “Two Weeksʹ Vacation” is released.

In 1960, TVʹS JACK BENNY PROGRAM Jackʹs guest star is MILTON BERLE

In 1964, Gilliganʹs Island episode number six. “President Gilligan.” The castaways decide that they need someone to be the leader on the island, and so they hold elections. As you might imagine, both Mr. Howell and the Skipper imagine themselves to be the natural choice to lead the Castaways in their island society. However, when the votes are counted Gilligan is elected president of the island! Just as we recently learned in Florida, every vote counts!

In 1964, On the cover of TV Guide: “John Astin and Carolyn Jones of The Addams Family”. Other Articles: Gilliganʹs Island, Smothers Bros.

In 1964, R.C., “Ride The Wild Surf” by Jan and Dean peaked at #16 on the pop singles chart.

In 1966, Gilliganʹs Island episode #76. “Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow”. Gilligan wakes up with white hair, and thinks he overhears the Professor say that he has a rare disease that has made him age quickly (the disease? “follicular albinism”). When Mrs. Howell attempts to fix the problem by dyeing Gilliganʹs hair brown, the dye causes his hair to fall out. A classic line occurred as the other Castaways tried to act as though they donʹt notice Gilliganʹs baldness…Mrs. Howellʹs famous breakfast order: “I think Iʹll have a hard-bald egg.” Later, the Skipper exhibits the same symptoms. The Professor determines the problems are caused by the crude bleach that Gilligan and the Skipper have been using while washing the castaways clothing.

In 1969, In a Brady Bunch episode called “A Clubhouse Is Not a Home”, Mike and Carol are having difficulty getting their two families adjusted to living in one house, Carolʹs three daughters decide to move out of the Brady house and into the boysʹ clubhouse. When Greg, Peter and Bobby turn them down, the girls picket.

In 1969, READING ABOUT FRANK ZAPPA In a “TIME” magazine article titled 'Mephisto in Hollywood'

In 1972, Curtis Mayfield received a gold record certified by the RIAA for “Freddieʹs Dead” from the flick, “Superfly”. Someone has yet to receive a gold record for the “Kennyʹs Dead” song from “South Park.”

In 1975, The Queen single “Bohemian Rhapsody” was released in the United Kingdom by EMI Records. The song featured a passage that was clearly inspired by opera.

In 1980, “Iʹm A Big Girl Now”, TV Comedy; debut on ABC. Itʹs a sitcom starring Danny Thomas and Diana Canova about a dentist and his grown daughter who find that living together is like pulling teeth. Also in the cast is a young comic named Martin Short.

In 1983, Winning contestants on “The Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour” get to blank for the first half, and block for the rest of the show. “Sha Na Na” singer Jon “Bowser” Bauman was a panelist for Gene Rayburnʹs “Match Game” segment, then the two switched places for the “Squares.” Rayburn loathed this version (which lasted less than a year and was replaced by the soap opera “Santa Barbara”), thoroughly disliked his greaser cohost and insisted this edition never be rerun.

In 1984, Novelty act Tiny Tim marries his second wife, 23-year-old Miss Jan, where else but on “The Tonight Show.” This sacred union lasts a whopping 27 days before the two beat the tulips out of one another in a nightclub.

In 1986, For the first time, Universal Studios in Hollywood opened at night — to give fans a scare. Halloween Horror Night included Dracula, the Mummy, King Kong, the Creature from the Black Lagoon, the Wolfman, and Rick Dees. Scary…and that was just the Dees part!

In 1987, “Ray Bradbury Theater” TV Sci-fi Anthology debut on USA.

In 1988, At her Halloween party, Debbie Gibson held a seance to contact Liberace and Sid Vicious. Why, I donʹt know. Why couldnʹt she try to contact Elvis and ask him if he really was dead?

In 1990, Jack-O-Lantern Carved From 816-Lb. Pumpkin!

In 1993, “Off Beat Cinema” began airing in syndication

In 1994, Novelty act Tiny Tim marries his second wife, 23-year-old Miss Jan, where else but on “The Tonight Show.” This sacred union lasts a whopping 27 days before the two beat the tulips out of one another in a nightclub.

In 1995, In an even more appalling than usual Halloween episode of “Roseanne,” Rosie receives a Ouija board message from “the dead” — the late Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead, that is.

In 1995, In what is Julia Sweeneyʹs *last* public appearance as the character, “Saturday Night Liveʹs” androgynous “Pat” is Hollywoodʹs honorary “Mayor for the Day.”

In 1995, “Here Come The Munsters” aired on Fox.

In 1995, Frank Zappa look-a-likes roamed Manhattan in a promotional stunt for a new Zappa 54-tune compilation album.

In 1996, After 13 weeks atop the Billboard singles chart, “Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)” by Los Del Rio dropped to number four. It tied with Boyz II (to) Menʹs “End of the Road” as the second-longest single atop the Hot-100.

In 2006, Miamiʹs season-opening 108-66 loss to Chicago is the worst loss in NBA history for a defending champion on opening night. The previous low was the Lakersʹ 132-117 defeat by Golden State on October 29, 1982.

In 2017, Wendy Williams passed out during a live broadcast of her syndicated chat show; sheʹd been wearing a Statue of Liberty Halloween costume and told the audience minutes later that sheʹd become overheated in it.

Unusual Songs Charting in the U.S.

In 1942, “Praise The Lord And Pass The Ammunition” by Kay Kyser And His Orchestra Featuring The Glee Club charted at number 2 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1942, “(I've Got A Gal In) Kalamazoo” by Glenn Miller And His Orchestra Featuring Marion Hutton And Tex Beneke charted at number 4 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1942, “Der Fuehrer's Face” by Spike Jones And His City Slickers Featuring Carl Grayson charted at number 5 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1942, “Strip Polka (Take It Off! Take It Off!)” by The Andrews Sisters charted at number 6 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1953, “St. George And The Dragonet” by Stan Freberg charted at number 2 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1953, “Eh! Cumpari” by Julius LaRosa charted at number 6 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1953, “Istanbul (Not Constantinople)” by The Four Lads charted at number 11 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Poison Ivy” by The Coasters charted at number 9 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Deck Of Cards” by Wink Martindale charted at number 10 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Seven Little Girls (Sitting In The Back Seat)” by Paul Evans And The Curls charted at number 17 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “The Battle Of Kookamonga” by Homer And Jethro charted at number 29 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Love Potion #9” by The Clovers charted at number 42 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “High School U.S.A.” by Tommy Facenda charted at number 51 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Ski King” by E.C. Beatty charted at number 63 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Running Bear” by Johnny Preston charted at number 76 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Midnight Stroll” by The Revels charted at number 96 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1964, “Chug-a-Lug” by Roger Miller charted at number 10 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1964, “Ringo” by Lorne Greene charted at number 62 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1964, “Sidewalk Surfin'” by Jan And Dean charted at number 83 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “Lola” by The Kinks charted at number 9 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “Amos Moses” by Jerry Reed charted at number 97 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Working In The Coal Mine” by Devo charted at number 61 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “More Stars On 45 (ABBA Medley)” by Stars On 45 charted at number 69 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “General Hospi-Tale” by The Afternoon Delights charted at number 77 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Hooked On Classics (medley)” by Louis Clark Conducting The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra charted at number 90 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Destroyer” by The Kinks charted at number 92 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Dude (Looks Like A Lady)” by Aerosmith charted at number 46 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Wipe Out” by Fat Boys And The Beach Boys charted at number 56 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Jump Around” by House Of Pain charted at number 6 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “I Missed The Bus” by Kris Kross charted at number 69 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Sesame's Treet” by Smart E's charted at number 79 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “One Week” by Barenaked Ladies charted at number 2 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “The Rockafeller Skank” by Fatboy Slim charted at number 78 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2009, “Big Green Tractor” by Jason Aldean charted at number 44 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2015, “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16” by Keith Urban charted at number 70 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in the U.K.

In 1953, “Terry's Theme From 'Limelight'” by Frank Chacksfield And His Orchestra charted at number 12 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Poison Ivy” by The Coasters charted at number 24 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1964, “Come To Dance” by The Barron Knights charted at number 50 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “It's My Party” by Dave Stewart And Barbara Gaskin charted at number 1 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “O Superman” by Laurie Anderson charted at number 3 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “The Birdie Song (Birdie Dance)” by The Tweets charted at number 5 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Mad Eyed Screamer” by The Creatures charted at number 27 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “The Original Bird Dance (aka The Chicken Dance)” by De Electronica's charted at number 41 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Star Turn On 45 (Pints)” by Star Turn On 45 (Pints) charted at number 45 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Walk The Dinosaur” by Was (Not Was) charted at number 10 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Full Metal Jacket (I Wanna Be Your Drill Instructor)” by Abigail Mead And Nigel Goulding charted at number 12 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Pump Up The Volume/Anitina (The First Time I See She Dance)” by M/A/R/R/S charted at number 16 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Dude (Looks Like A Lady)” by Aerosmith charted at number 45 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Wipe Out” by Fat Boys And The Beach Boys charted at number 71 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Cars ('E' Reg Model)” by Gary Numan charted at number 72 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Tequila” by The Champs charted at number 94 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Tetris” by Doctor Spin charted at number 8 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Supermarioland” by Ambassadors Of Funk charted at number 14 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out” by The Smiths charted at number 25 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Jump Around” by House Of Pain charted at number 49 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “Car Wash” by Rose Royce Featuring Gwen Dickey charted at number 18 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2015, “Peanut Butter Jelly” by Galantis charted at number 25 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Australia

In 1940, “The Woodpecker Song” by Kate Smith or Glenn Miller And Marion Hutton charted at number 18 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1943, “Strip Polka (Take It Off! Take It Off!)” by The Andrews Sisters or Kay Kyser And His Orchestra With Jack Martin And The Glee Club charted at number 2 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1944, “Pistol Packin' Mama” by George Trevare And Joan Blake or Bing Crosby And The Andrews Sisters With Vic Schoen And His Orchestra charted at number 1 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1944, “Mairzy Doats” by The Merry Macs or The Joe Loss Orchestra And Elizabeth Batey charted at number 5 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1944, “(I've Got A Gal In) Kalamazoo” by Glenn Miller And His Orchestra Featuring Marion Hutton And Tex Beneke charted at number 6 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1944, “Cow-Cow Boogie (Cuma-Ti-Yi-Yi-Ay)” by The Ink Spots And Ella Fitzgerald charted at number 12 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1945, “The Trolley Song” by Judy Garland charted at number 9 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1946, “Chickery Chick” by Sammy Kaye And His Orchestra Featuring Billy Williams, Nancy Norman or George Trevare And Annette Klooger charted at number 4 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1946, “The Gypsy” by The Ink Spots or Dinah Shore charted at number 10 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1947, “Huggin' And Chalkin'” by Hoagy Carmichael With The Chickadees charted at number 10 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1947, “Open The Door, Richard!” by The Charioteers or Count Basie And His Orchestra Featuring Harry Edison And Bill Johnson charted at number 12 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1947, “McNamara's Band” by Bing Crosby And The Jesters charted at number 13 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1948, “I'm Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover” by Art Mooney And His Orchestra And Choir or George Trevare charted at number 2 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1948, “Too Fat Polka” by Arthur Godfrey or The Andrews Sisters charted at number 14 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1948, “Civilization (Bongo, Bongo, Bongo)” by Danny Kaye And The Andrews Sisters or The Joe Loss Orchestra charted at number 17 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1953, “Terry's Theme From 'Limelight'” by Frank Chacksfield And His Orchestra charted at number 2 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1953, “Little Red Monkey” by Joy Nichols, Dick Bentley And Jimmy Edwards charted at number 11 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1953, “Indian Love Call” by Slim Whitman charted at number 15 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “The Battle Of Kookamonga” by Homer And Jethro charted at number 13 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “In The Summertime” by The Mixtures charted at number 4 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “In The Summertime” by Mungo Jerry charted at number 10 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Hooked On Classics (medley)” by Louis Clark Conducting The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra charted at number 13 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “The Colonel Put The Lickin' In The Chicken But Who Put The 'Roo In The Stew / Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport” by The Webb Brothers charted at number 29 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Who Can It Be Now? / Anyone For Tennis?” by Men At Work charted at number 31 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Beautiful World / Planet Earth” by Devo charted at number 45 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “(Si si) Je suis un Rock Star / Rio de Janeiro” by Bill Wyman charted at number 46 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Freedom Of Choice / Devo Live (EP)” by Devo charted at number 47 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Stars On 45 (medley) / Stars On 45 (Theme)” by Stars On 45 charted at number 48 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “More Stars On 45 (ABBA Medley) / 45 Stars Get Ready” by Stars On 45 charted at number 55 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Wasn't That A Party / Here's To The Horses” by The Irish Rovers charted at number 90 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Classics On 45 / Classic Disco” by The Neon Philharmonic Orchestra charted at number 98 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Working On My Tan / On A Roll” by Tim Curry charted at number 100 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Star Trekkin' / Dub Trek” by The Firm (U.K.) charted at number 4 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Die Yuppie Die” by Painters And Dockers charted at number 49 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-A-Lot charted at number 21 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Sesame's Treet” by Smart E's charted at number 36 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “One Week” by Barenaked Ladies charted at number 22 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “Kung Fu Fighting” by Bus Stop Featuring Carl Douglas charted at number 27 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2015, “Whip It!” by LunchMoney Lewis Featuring Chloe Angelides charted at number 11 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2015, “Peanut Butter Jelly” by Galantis charted at number 41 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in New Zealand

In 1981, “Hooked On Classics (medley)” by Louis Clark Conducting The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra charted at number 8 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Too Drunk To F**k” by Dead Kennedys charted at number 10 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Pull Up To The Bumper” by Grace Jones charted at number 17 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “The Colonel Put The Lickin' In The Chicken But Who Put The 'Roo In The Stew” by The Webb Brothers charted at number 33 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Elvira” by The Oak Ridge Boys charted at number 41 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “The Breakup Song (They Don't Write 'Em)” by The Greg Kihn Band charted at number 50 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Wipe Out” by Fat Boys And The Beach Boys charted at number 2 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Star Trekkin'” by The Firm (U.K.) charted at number 20 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Sesame's Treet” by Smart E's charted at number 4 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “I Missed The Bus” by Kris Kross charted at number 28 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Jump Around” by House Of Pain charted at number 41 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-A-Lot charted at number 48 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “Coconut” by Smile charted at number 10 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da” by Inner Circle charted at number 48 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Sweden

In 1992, “Jump Around” by House Of Pain charted at number 26 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Starship Edelweiss” by Edelweiss charted at number 34 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “DooDah!” by Cartoons charted at number 10 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Austria

In 1981, “Dance Little Bird (aka The Chicken Dance)” by De Electronica's charted at number 3 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Hooked On Classics (medley)” by Louis Clark Conducting The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra charted at number 11 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Twist Medley” by Rolling 60's charted at number 13 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Stars On 45 Vol. 2 (Medley II)” by Stars On 45 charted at number 17 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Raumschiff (Starship) Edelweiss” by Edelweiss charted at number 3 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Iko Iko” by Unique 2 charted at number 10 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Titanic” by Falco charted at number 15 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “The Rockafeller Skank” by Fatboy Slim charted at number 32 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in the Netherlands

In 1970, “Lola” by The Kinks charted at number 7 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “I Feel Like I'm Fixing To Die Rag” by Country Joe And The Fish charted at number 17 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “Theme From 'M*A*S*H' (Suicide Is Painless)” by The MASH charted at number 19 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “O Superman” by Laurie Anderson charted at number 16 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Stars On 45 Vol. 3” by Stars On 45 charted at number 41 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Pump Up The Volume” by M/A/R/R/S charted at number 2 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Wipe Out” by Fat Boys And The Beach Boys charted at number 24 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Walk The Dinosaur” by Was (Not Was) charted at number 33 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Full Metal Jacket (I Wanna Be Your Drill Instructor)” by Abigail Mead And Nigel Goulding charted at number 35 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Bad News charted at number 77 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “I Missed The Bus” by Kris Kross charted at number 46 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Dildo” by Interactive charted at number 53 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Jump Around” by House Of Pain charted at number 73 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “DooDah!” by Cartoons charted at number 65 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in France

In 1992, “Dur dur d'être bébé! (It's Tough To Be A Baby)” by Jordy charted at number 1 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1992, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen charted at number 30 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “The Rockafeller Skank” by Fatboy Slim charted at number 89 on the France Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Norway

In 1970, “In The Summertime” by Mungo Jerry charted at number 6 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Hubba Hubba Zoot-Zoot” by Caramba charted at number 4 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Switzerland

In 1970, “Lola” by The Kinks charted at number 4 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “Neanderthal Man” by Hotlegs charted at number 6 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1970, “In The Summertime” by Mungo Jerry charted at number 7 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Enola Gay” by Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark charted at number 4 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1987, “Pump Up The Volume” by M/A/R/R/S charted at number 7 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1998, “The Rockafeller Skank” by Fatboy Slim charted at number 48 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Canada

In 1959, “Seven Little Girls (Sitting In The Back Seat)” by Paul Evans And The Curls charted at number 3 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “Deck Of Cards” by Wink Martindale charted at number 5 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1959, “The Battle Of Kookamonga” by Homer And Jethro charted at number 19 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Working In The Coal Mine” by Devo charted at number 30 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “Hooked On Classics (medley)” by Louis Clark Conducting The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra charted at number 39 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1981, “The Breakup Song (They Don't Write 'Em)” by The Greg Kihn Band charted at number 41 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

The Holiday Almanacs October 31, 2020

What's Today?

Today is Sat Oct the 31 in the year 2020 , a leap year
Jan 1 began on a Wed
This is day 305 of the year
Serialnumber = 44123
Julian date = 2459142 O.S.= 10 - 18 - 2020

Calendar

Holidays

Vigil of All Saints, Feast of St. Wolfgang, Benedictine bishop.
[USA] Set clock BACK 1 hr tomorrow (Daylight Savings ends 2 AM) (2007-)
[USA] National Cleaner Air Week Ends
National Consumers Week Ends
National Pharmacy Week Ends
National Save Your Back Week Ends
[UN] Disarmament Week Ends
[Iowa, Mass] Youth Honor Day
[Iran] Crown Prince's Birthday
[Nevada] Admission Day (1864)
[St Lucia, St Vincent] Thanksgiving Day
[USA] Halloween aka Hallows' Eve
[USA] National Increase Your Psychic Powers Day.
[USA] National Magic Day (1926)
[USA] National UNICEF Day (1967)
[USA] Reformation Day
National Magic Week Ends
Snap Apple Night (Victorian celebration).
Turnip Night (Ireland).
Youth Honor Day (Iowa and Massachusetts).
Pornography Awareness Week (Day 7)

Reminders

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: Scorpio: The Scorpion (10-22 thru 11-21); Ruling Planet: Pluto. Element: Water. Traits: Passionate, intense, secretive, subtle. Body part associated with this sign: Secrets. Occupations: Teaching, work requiring concentration, training animals, psychiatry, surgery, detection.
Flowers: calendula, cosmos and hops
Gems: opal & tourmaline
October's name comes from the Latin word for eight, octo.
The Saxons called October Win Monath - time for making wine.
Full Moon: the Hunters' Moon, and the Blood Moon.
Gems: opal and tourmaline.
Flowers: The hops, calendula and cosmo
Meaning: the sentimental meaning of the opal and the tourmaline is for hope, and the calendula is for constancy.
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International Book Fair Month
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Italian-American Heritage and Culture Month
Learning Disabilities Awareness Month
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Michigan Library Month.
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National Rodent Prevention Month.
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Festival for Isis (Day 4)
Nut Crack Night (pioneer name for the festival).
Oidhche Shamhna (celebrated in Ireland, Vigil of Samhain, druidical name for a Celtic Lord of the Dead).
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