Offbeat Datebook August 14, 2022

Offbeat Datebook

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In 1929, In a nine-inning game in the American Association, the Minneapolis Millers recorded 27…assists.

In 1942, The Pluto film, “T-Bone for Two” is released.

In 1949, “Weird Al” Yankovicʹs parents, Nick and Mary, got married. Of course, that was ten years before he was even born!

In 1954, On the cover of TV Guide: “Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis”. Other Articles: Abbott and Costello, Laurel and Hardy

In 1954, Duke Snider of Brooklyn struck out twice…in the same inning. The Dodgers beat the New York Giants, 6-5.

In 1959, Pete Runnels of Boston walked…twice…in the same inning. The Red Sox beat the Yankees, 11-6.

In 1960, TV Guide Listing: CBS 7:30 p.m./ET Dennis the Menace “Dennis and the Rare Coin.” Dennis hunts for a coin to toss into the park fountain, which is serving as a collection box for the Childrenʹs Playground Fund. He spots a coin in the Wilsonsʹ house and, unaware that Mr. Wilson considers it a collectorʹs item, tosses it into the fountain. Dennis: Jay North. Henry Mitchell: Herbert Anderson. Alice Mitchell: Gloria Henry. Mr. Wilson: Joseph Kearns. Mrs. Wilson: Sylvia Field.

In 1961, R.C., “Dedicated (To The Songs I Love)” by The Three Friends peaked at #89 on the pop singles chart.

In 1961, “Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Itʹs Flavor”, by Lonnie Donegan entered the Top 40 chart.

In 1962, ABC airs a live edition of “Shelley Berman: A Personal Appearance,” the sit-down comedianʹs one-man show. Things do not run smoothly. While in the middle of one of his monologues, a phone rings loudly backstage. And although Berman is known for routines with one-sided conversations, this isnʹt one of them. The comedian gets suddenly dramatic, huffs offstage and rips the pay phone off the wall.

In 1965, R.C., “I Got You Babe” by Sonny and Cher peaked at number one on the pop singles chart; it was remade by Cher with Beavis and Butthead in 1993.

In 1965, R.C., “I Want Candy” by The Strangeloves peaked at #11 on the pop singles chart.

In 1969, GOLD RECORD FOR JOHNNY CASH “A BOY NAMED SUE” is certified as a million seller

In 1976, The longest softball game, 365 innings, was played in Monticello, New York. The game between Gagerʹs Diner and Bendʹn Elbow Tavern took 30 hours to play, 491-467.

In 1976, Whoʹs that over there in the shadows ripping off “Scooby Doo?” Itʹs CBSʹs “The Clue Club,” with a band of meddling kids traveling the globe with their crime-solving bloodhounds Woofer and Whimper. Both series are from Hanna Barbera Productions, who also did other teen-ghost ripoffs of their own such as “The Funky Phantom” and “Goober and the Ghost Chasers.” “Scooby” moved to ABC the following September paired-up with Dyno-Mutt.

In 1978, French TV announces a rating of “0” for a program about an Armenianʹs womanʹs 40th birthday. On opposing channels a Napoleanic drama has pulled in a 67 share, while another show grabbed the remaining 33 percent of the viewing public.


In 1979, Rainbow seen in Northern Wales for a three hours duration.

In 1980, The 1979 movie “Life of Brian” opened in movie theaters in Germany.

In 1981, “Sanford”, TV Comedy; last aired on NBC.

In 1982, Bill Neal became the first person to paddle a bathtub across the English Channel, crossing 21 miles from Dover to Cap Griz in 13½ hours. He used a single oar to paddle his steel bathtub. In order to avoid being arrested by French authorites who arrest people arriving on their shores in unconventional craft, Neal registered his tub with Lloyds of London as an ocean-going graft.

In 1982, On the cover of TV Guide: “William Shatner of T.J. Hooker”. Other Articles: Lisa Brown, Grant Tinker

In 1982, “Harper Valley P.T.A.”, TV Comedy; last aired on NBC.

In 1984, The Soviet Union denounced President Reaganʹs off-the-record joke, made three days earlier, about bombing Russia. One commentator called it “a sacred dream which popped up on the surface.”

In 1991, Comedian Jackie Mason marries his manager Jyll Rosenfeld (37).

In 1994, Space telescope Hubble photographs Uranus with rings.

In 1995, “Alapalooza, The Videos” video by “Weird Al” Yankovic was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1995, “Weird Al in 3-D” album by “Weird Al” Yankovic was certified Platinum by the RIAA

In 1999, On the cover of TV Guide: “Sammo Hung/Kevin Sorbo/Chuck Norris OR WCWʹs Sting or Big Sexy Kevin Nash or Macho Man Randy Savage or Kimberly Page”

In 1999, “Digimon: Digital Monsters” began airing on Fox

In 2012, “The Burn with Jeff Ross” began airing on Comedy Central

In 2012, Ron Palillo, the actor best known as the nerdy high school student Arnold Horshack on the 1970s sitcom “Welcome Back, Kotter,” died in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, at age 63.

In 2017, “Wacky Races” returned to be airing new episodes on Boomerang/Boomerang SVOD.

In 2019, The movies “Blinded By the Light” and “The Angry Birds Movie 2” opened in movie theaters in the U.S.A.

Movie Releases On This Date

In 1975, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” was released in movie theaters in the U.S.A.

In 1977, “Suspiria” was released in movie theaters by 20th Century Fox / Produzioni Atlas Consorziate (Italy) / Seda Spettacoli; Dario Argento (director); Daria Nicolodi (screenplay); Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini, Flavio Bucci, Miguel Bosé, Barbara Magnolfi, Susanna Javicoli, Eva Axén, Alida Valli, Joan Bennett, Udo Kier, Rudolf Schündler, Franca Scagnetti, Renato Scarpa, Dario Argento, Giuseppe Transocchi, Jacopo Mariani, Margherita Horowitz, Giovanni Di Bernardo, Lela Svasta; Horror; Live Action

In 1981, “Deadly Blessing” was released in movie theaters by United Artists / PolyGram Pictures / Inter Planetary; Wes Craven (director/screenplay); Glenn M. Benest, Matthew Barr (screenplay); Maren Jensen, Lisa Hartman, Sharon Stone, Susan Buckner, Jeff East, Colleen Riley, Douglas Barr, Lois Nettleton, Ernest Borgnine, Michael Berryman, Kevin Cooney; Slasher; Live Action

In 1981, “They All Laughed” was released in movie theaters by PSO / Moon Pictures / Time-Life Films; Peter Bogdanovich (director/screenplay); Blaine Novak (screenplay); Ben Gazzara, Audrey Hepburn, John Ritter, Colleen Camp, Patti Hansen, Dorothy Stratten, George Morfogen, Blaine Novak, Sean Ferrer, Linda MacEwen; Romance, Comedy; Live Action

In 1985, “Key Exchange” was released in movie theaters by 20th Century Fox; Barnet Kellman (director); Paul Kurta, Kevin Scott (screenplay); Brooke Adams, Ben Masters, Danny Aiello, Seth Allen, Kerry Armstrong, Sandra Beall, Annie Golden, Peter Brinkerhoff, Ian Calderon, Keith Charles, Roger Christiansen, John Cunningham, Ned Eisenberg, Terri Garber, Deborah Offner, Maggie Renzi, Tony Roberts, Bill Smitrovich, John Spencer, Daniel Stern, Holland Taylor, Dan Ziskie, Barnet Kellman, Mayor Edward I. Koch; Romance, Comedy; Live Action

In 1987, “Can’t Buy Me Love” was released in movie theaters by Touchstone Pictures / Silver Screen Partners; Steve Rash (director); Michael Swerdlick (screenplay); Patrick Dempsey, Amanda Peterson, Tina Caspary, Darcy DeMoss, Cort McCown, Eric Bruskotter, Gerardo Mejia, Courtney Gains, Seth Green, Sharon Farrell, Dennis Dugan, Devin DeVasquez, Ami Dolenz, Max Perlich, Paula Abdul, Cloyce Morrow, Will Hannah, Lisa Givens; Teen, Comedy; Live Action

In 1987, “Disorderlies” was released in movie theaters by Warner Bros. Pictures; Michael Schultz (director); Mark Feldberg, Mitchell Klebanoff (screenplay); Prince Markie Dee, Darren Robinson, Damon Wimbley, Ralph Bellamy, Anthony Geary, Tony Plana, Marco Rodríguez, Troy Beyer, Helen Reddy, Sam Chew Jr., Ray Parker Jr., Robert V. Barron, Jo Marie Payton, Don Hood, Rick Zumwalt, Rick Nielsen; Comedy; Live Action

In 1987, “The Monster Squad” was released in movie theaters by TriStar Pictures; Fred Dekker (director/screenplay); Shane Black (screenplay); Andre Gower, Duncan Regehr, Stephen Macht, Stan Shaw, Tom Noonan, Jonathan Gries, Mary Ellen Trainor, Leonardo Cimino, Lisa Fuller, Tom Woodruff Jr., Jack Gwillim, Jason Hervey, David Proval, Daryl Anderson, Robby Kiger, Brent Chalem, Ryan Lambert, Michael Faustino, Ashley Bank, Carl Thibault, Michael Reid MacKay, Adam Carl, Mary Albee, Brynn Baron, Julie Merrill; Horror, Comedy; Live Action

In 1991, “The Commitments” was released in movie theaters by 20th Century Fox / Beacon Pictures; Alan Parker (director); Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais, Roddy Doyle (screenplay); Robert Arkins, Michael Aherne, Angeline Ball, Maria Doyle, Dave Finnegan, Bronagh Gallagher, Félim Gormley, Glen Hansard, Dick Massey, Johnny Murphy, Kenneth McCluskey, Andrew Strong, Colm Meaney, Anne Kent, Andrea Corr, Gerard Cassoni, Ruth and Lindsay Fairclough, Sean Hughes, Maura O’Malley, Jim Corr, Sharon Corr, Caroline Corr, Alan Parker; Comedy, Drama; Live Action

In 1992, “Diggstown” was released in movie theaters by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; Michael Ritchie (director); Steven McKay (screenplay); James Woods, Louis Gossett Jr., Bruce Dern, Oliver Platt, Heather Graham, Randall “Tex” Cobb, Thomas Wilson Brown; Sports, Comedy; Live Action

In 1992, “Johnny Suede” was released in movie theaters by Miramax Films; Tom DiCillo (director/screenplay); Brad Pitt, Catherine Keener, Calvin Levels, Alison Moir, Nick Cave, Tina Louise, Michael Luciano, Peter McRobbie, Ron Vawter, Dennis Parlato, Michael Mulheren, Samuel L. Jackson, Ashley Gardner, Wilfredo Giovanni Clark, Wayne Maugans, Tom Jarmusch; Comedy, Drama, Music; Live Action

In 1992, “Stay Tuned” was released in movie theaters by Warner Bros. Pictures / Morgan Creek Productions; Peter Hyams (director); Tom S. Parker, Jim Jennewein (screenplay); John Ritter, Pam Dawber, Jeffrey Jones, Eugene Levy, David Tom, Heather McComb, Bob Dishy, Erik King, Don Calfa, Susan Blommaert, Joyce Gordon, Dale Wilson, Don Pardo, Lou Albano, Faith Minton, Laura Harris, Kristen Cloke, Gianni Russo, Dave “Squatch” Ward, Michael Hogan, Gene Davis, Jerry Wasserman, Rebecca Toolan, Shane Meier, Serge Houde, John Pyper-Ferguson, Kevin McNulty, Robert Wisden, Salt-N-Pepa, Hurby “Luv Bug” Azor, Fatima Robinson, Ernie Anderson, April Winchell; Adventure, Fantasy, Comedy; Live Action

In 1996, “House Arrest” was released in movie theaters by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Rysher Entertainment; Harry Winer (director); Michael Hitchcock (screenplay); Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Pollak, Jennifer Tilly, Christopher McDonald, Wallace Shawn, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Kyle Howard, Ray Walston, Caroline Aaron, Sheila McCarthy, Amy Sakasitz, Mooky Arizona, Herbert Russell, Ben Stein, Alex Seitz, Josh Wolford; Comedy; Live Action

In 1998, “Air Bud: Golden Receiver” was released in movie theaters by Dimension Films / Keystone Entertainment; Richard Martin (director); Paul Tamasy, Aaron Mendelsohn (screenplay); Kevin Zegers, Gregory Harrison, Cynthia Stevenson, Nora Dunn, Perry Anzilotti, Robert Costanzo, Tim Conway, Dick Martin, Warren Moon, Joey Galloway, Shayn Solberg, Suzanne Ristic, Alyson MacLaren; Comedy, Drama, Sports, Family; Live Action

In 1998, “How Stella Got Her Groove Back” was released in movie theaters by 20th Century Fox; Kevin Rodney Sullivan (director); Terry McMillan, Ronald Bass (screenplay); Angela Bassett, Taye Diggs, Whoopi Goldberg, Regina King, Suzzanne Douglas, Michael J. Pagan, Sicily, Richard Lawson, Barry Shabaka Henley, Lee Weaver, Glynn Turman, Phyllis Yvonne Stickney, Denise Hunt, James Pickens Jr., Carl Lumbly, Victor Garber; Romance, Comedy; Live Action

In 1998, “Slums of Beverly Hills” was released in movie theaters by Fox Searchlight Pictures; Tamara Jenkins (director/screenplay); Alan Arkin, Marisa Tomei, Natasha Lyonne, Kevin Corrigan, Jessica Walter, Rita Moreno, David Krumholtz, Eli Marienthal, Carl Reiner; Comedy; Live Action

In 2011, “Fright Night” was released in movie theaters by Touchstone Pictures / DreamWorks Pictures / Reliance Entertainment; Craig Gillespie (director); Marti Noxon (screenplay); Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, David Tennant, Imogen Poots, Toni Collette, Dave Franco, Reid Ewing, Will Denton, Sandra Vergara, Lisa Loeb, Brian Huskey, Grace Phipps, Chris Sarandon, Dee Bradley Baker; Horror; Remake of 1985 film[145]

In 2019, “The Angry Birds Movie 2” was released in movie theaters by Columbia Pictures / Sony Pictures Animation / Rovio Animation; Thurop Van Orman (director), John Rice (co-director); Peter Ackerman, Eyal Podell, Jonathon E. Stewart (screenplay); Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Leslie Jones, Bill Hader, Rachel Bloom, Awkwafina, Sterling K. Brown, Eugenio Derbez, Danny McBride, Peter Dinklage

In 2020, “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run (Canadian theatrical release)” was released in movie theaters or somewhere else by Paramount Animation / Nickelodeon Movies / MRC; Tim Hill (director/screenplay); Tom Kenny, Awkwafina, Matt Berry, Snoop Dogg, Bill Fagerbakke, Clancy Brown, Tiffany Haddish, Carolyn Lawrence, Mr. Lawrence, Keanu Reeves, Danny Trejo, Reggie Watts

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