The Offbeat Datebook August 18, 2022

Offbeat Datebook

Offbeat Datebook: Births and Deaths (sorted by age), Events and Holidays for August 18

Last Updated 08-16-2022

🎭🎵Tony Sandler — is 89 in the year 2022 and 90 in the year 2023; b.8/18/1933
Comedian, Singer
Misc: of Sandler & (Ralph) Young

🎨✍🎭🎵Martin Mull — is 79 in the year 2022 and 80 in the year 2023; b.8/18/1943
Painter, Writer, TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor, Songwriter, Novelty Singer
Names/Places: b. in Chicago
TV Shows: Mary Hartman Mary Hartman (as Garth Gimble), Fernwood 2-Night (as Barth Gimble), Domestic Life (as Martin Crane), His & Hers, Roseanne (as Leon Carp), Jackie Thomas Show (as Doug Talbot), Sabrina the Teenage Witch (as Vice Principal Willard Craft), American Dad!, Two and a Half Men, Veep (as Bob Bradley)
Movie Titles: FM, My Bodyguard, Take This Job and Shove It, Mrs. Doubtfire, Jingle All the Way

🎭Joseph Marcell — is 74 in the year 2022 and 75 in the year 2023; b.8/18/1948
Actor, Director, English, Saint Lucian
TV Shows: Fresh Prince of Bel Air (as Geoffrey Butler), Bold & The Beautiful

🎭Elayne Boosler — is 70 in the year 2022 and 71 in the year 2023; b.8/18/1952
Actress, Comedienne, Director
Names/Places: b. in Brooklyn

🎵Jon “Bermuda” Schwartz — is 66 in the year 2022 and 67 in the year 2023; b.8/18/1956 N.S.
Drummer, Percussionist
Group Names: Weird Al Yankovic’s band

📰🎭Harald Schmidt — is 65 in the year 2022 and 66 in the year 2023; b.8/18/1957
Columnist, Actor, Comedian, West German

🎭🎵Denis Leary — is 65 in the year 2022 and 66 in the year 2023; b.8/18/1957
Actor, Comedian, Producer, Novelty Singer
TV Shows: The Job
Movie Titles: Demilition Man, Operation Dumbo Drop, Wag the Dog, Small Soldiers (voice), Ice Age

🎭🎮Ikue Ootani — is 57 in the year 2022 and 58 in the year 2023; b.8/18/1965
Cartoon Voice Actress, Video Game Voice Actress, Japanese
Names/Places: DN: Ikue Ôtani
TV Shows: PokéMon (series as Pikachu and other characters), Naruto: Shippûden (series)
Movie Titles: PokéMon (series)
Video Games: Super Smash Bros. (series), Project X Zone (series), Naruto Shippûden (series), PokéMon (series)

🎭Christian Slater — is 53 in the year 2022 and 54 in the year 2023; b.8/18/1969
Movie/Stage Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer
Names/Places: NN:Thumper
Misc: aka a young Jack Nicholson; some say Aug 19
TV Shows: Breaking In (as Oz), Archer (as Slater), Mr. Robot (as Mr. Robot)
Movie Titles: Interview with the Vampire, True Romance, Heathers, Mobsters, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Untamed Heart, The Ten Commandments, The Name of the Rose

🎭Malcolm-Jamal Warner — is 52 in the year 2022 and 53 in the year 2023; b.8/18/1970
Actor, TV Host, Producer
Names/Places: b. in Jersey City
TV Shows: The Magic School Bus (producer), The Cosby Show (as Theodore “Theo” Huxtable), Here and Now (as Alexander James), CBS Storybreak, Malcolm and Eddie (as Malcolm McGee), Listen Up (as Bernie Widmer), Major Crimes, Suits (as Julius Rowe)
Movie Titles: Fool’s Gold

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🏆🏈Richie Cunningham — is 52 in the year 2022 and 53 in the year 2023; b.8/18/1970
NFL Placekicker
Misc: the player with the Happy Days name!

🎭Kaitlin Olson — is 47 in the year 2022 and 48 in the year 2023; b.8/18/1975 N.S.
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Producer
TV Shows: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (as Dee Reynolds), The Mick (as Mackenzie Murphy)
Movie Titles: Finding Dory, The Heat, Vacation

🎭🎵Andy Samberg — is 44 in the year 2022 and 45 in the year 2023; b.8/18/1978 N.S.
Actor, Comedian, Producer, Novelty Singer
Group Names: The Lonely Island
Song Titles: D**k in a Box (duet with Justin Timberlake)
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live, Brooklyn Nine-Nine (as Jake Peralta)
Movie Titles: Hot Rod, Hotel Transylvania, Space Chimps

🎭Anna Akana — is 33 in the year 2022 and 34 in the year 2023; b.8/18/1989 N.S.
Actress, Comedienne

Thomas Carvey — is 29 in the year 2022 and 30 in the year 2023; b.8/18/1993
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Paula & Dana’s son

🎭Parker McKenna Posey — is 27 in the year 2022 and 28 in the year 2023; b.8/18/1995
Actress
TV Shows: My Wife and Kids (as Kady Kyle)
Movie Titles: Summer Camp, Meet the Santas, Alice Upside Down

⛪🎭Shelley Winters — Birth Anniversary — b.8/18/1920 d.1/14/2006 (85)
Jewish, Movie/Stage Actress
Names/Places: b. in St. Louis, MO; RN:Shirley Schrift; some say b. 1920
TV Shows: Batman (as Ma Parker)
Movie Titles: Diary of Anne Frank, A Patch of Blue, Poseidon Adventure

🎨✍🎭William George Rushton — Birth Anniversary — b.8/18/1937 d.12/11/1996 (59)
Cartoonist, Author, Satirist, Actor, Comedian, English
TV Shows: That Was the Week That Was

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🎵Johnny Preston — Birth Anniversary — b.8/18/1939 d.3/4/2011 (71)
Songwriter, Pop Singer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: b. in Port Arthur, TX; LN:Corville
Song Titles: Running Bear (singer, which was written by The Big Bopper)

🎭🎵Patrick Swayze — Birth Anniversary — b.8/18/1952 d.9/14/2009 (57)
TV/Movie Actor, Dancer, Songwriter, Pop Singer
Names/Places: b. in Houston; Lisa Niemi’s hubby
Misc: some say b. 1952
TV Shows: Renegades, North & South, The Beast
Movie Titles: The Outsiders, Red Dawn, Dirty Dancing, Road House, Ghost, Point Break, To Wong Foo–Thanks For Everything–Julie Newmar, Three Wishes, Donnie Darko, Jump!

🎭🎵Cousin Jody — Death Anniversary — b.12/14/1914 d.8/18/1975 (60)
Comedian, Country Singer

🎨📰Vaughn Shoemaker — Death Anniversary — b.8/11/1902 d.8/18/1991 (89)
Comic Strip Cartoonist, Editor
Misc: John Q. Public creator

🎭Don Pardo — Death Anniversary — b.2/22/1918 d.8/18/2014 (96)
Hall of Famer, Announcer
Misc: of NBC staff since 1944; for Saturday Night Live, Jeopardy, 50s prime time TV, daytime game shows, etc

🎭Sir Bruce Forsyth — Death Anniversary — b.2/22/1928 N.S. d.8/18/2017 N.S. (89)
Comedian, TV Host, Dancer, English
TV Shows: The Generation Game, Hot Streak

Related Events on This Date

In 1817, Gloucester, Massachussetts, newspapers carry accounts of a wild sea serpent seen offshore. Three feet in diameter, 100 feet long.

In 1930, Pluto The Dog, Cartoon Character, Debut in ‘The Chain Gang’ by Walt Disney.

In 1930, The Mickey Mouse film, “The Chain Gang”, is completed. This film debuts Pluto the dog, though he is not named.

In 1949, “Candid Camera”, TV Comedy Variety, last aired on NBC, moved to CBS.

In 1958, R.C., “Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare)” by Domenico Modugno peaked at number one on the pop singles chart and stayed there for five weeks.

In 1958, COVER OF TIME: Tonight Show host Jack Paar

In 1961, Jimmy Dean records the recitation “Big Bad John” at the Bradley Film and Recording Studio in Nashville

In 1966, TVʹS “TONIGHT SHOW” Guest Host BOB NEWHART welcomes the SUPREMES

In 1969, “The Merv Griffin Show”, TV Talk Show; moved to CBS. CBS puts Merv Griffinʹs TV career in jeopardy, pitting him against Johnny Carson in the late-night talk show arena. Carson wins.

In 1972, AT THE MOVIES “BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE” (Goldie Hawn, Edward Albert); “WHATʹS UP DOC” (Barbra Streisand), “THE CANDIDATE” (Robert Redford) and director ALFRED HITCHCOCKʹs latest, “FRENZY”, “BEN” (Joseph Campanella, Lee Harcourt Montgomery)

In 1978, “Fernwood 2-Night”, TV Talk Show, aka America 2Night, off Oct-Mar; last aired in syndication.

In 1979, “Carol Burnett and Company”, TV Variety, first aired on ABC.

In 1981, Jerry Lewis appears on “Donahue” to defend Telethons.

In 1984, R.C., “Cleanin’ Up The Town” by The Bus Boys peaked at #68 on the pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Fantasy Island”, TV Adventure; last aired on ABC.

In 1986, John Tesh made his first appearance on “Entertainment Tonight.”

In 1986, WYSP-FM Philadelphia begins simulcasting Howard Stern Show.

In 1990, R.C., “Banned In The U.S.A.” by Luke featuring 2 Live Crew peaked at #20 on the pop singles chart.

In 1993, “Weird Al” Yankovic records “Livin’ In The Fridge” for his Alapalooza CD.

In 1995, Tiny Tim wed Sue Gardner; date acc to a tabloid.

In 1995, Today in Late Show w/ Letterman History: On July 24, in a segment about dumb ads, Letterman stumbled upon a man named Dick Assman, whose picture was featured in an advertisement for a Regina, Saskatchewan, gas station. After a monthʹs worth of national attention from the LATE SHOWʹs “Dick Assman Updates,” including a musical tribute from Tony Orlando and football legend Joe Namath (who declares himself a “Dick Ass-maniac”), Letterman and Assman finally meet on the stage of the Ed Sullivan Theater, when the late-night host presents his elated guest with a bouquet of roses.

In 1995, “Love and War” TV Comedy last aired on CBS.

In 1995, Bill Wendell introduced David Letterman for the last time. Wendell had been Lettermanʹs announcer and warm-up act for more than 15 years but said he wanted to pursue other projects.

In 2000, “Sheep in the Big City” premiered on Cartoon Network.

In 2014, Don Pardo, 96, a durable radio and television announcer whose booming baritone became as much a part of the U.S. cultural landscape as the shows and products he touted, died in Tucson, Arizona.

In 2015, “Punkʹd” returned to be airing new episodes on BET.

In 2015, Bud Yorkin, a director and producer who helped forge a new brand of topical TV comedy with the 1970s hit “All in the Family,” died in Los Angeles at age 89.

In 9999, (Say what???) Harald Schmidt ist dieser Tag 1957 ein neugeborenes und impersonates sofort amerikanischen Jack Paar. Freundliche Deutsche entschuldigen Uebersetzung durch Autor Tom. Ich geniesse Lowenbrau und David Hasselhoff. Kaufen Sie bitte einige Buecher meiner Internet-Bibliothek.

Movie Releases On This Date

In 1989, “A Chorus of Disapproval” was released in movie theaters by Curzon Films; Michael Winner (director/screenplay); Alan Ayckbourn (screenplay); Jeremy Irons, Anthony Hopkins, Prunella Scales, Jenny Seagrove, Sylvia Sims, Gareth Hunt, Patsy Kensit, Lionel Jeffries, Alexandra Pigg, Richard Briers, Barbara Ferris, Pete Lee-Wilson, Dinah May, David King, Amanda Mainard, Anne Priestley, Audrey Trotter; Comedy, Drama, Musical; Live Action

In 1989, “Cookie” was released in movie theaters by Warner Bros. Pictures / Lorimar Film Entertainment; Susan Seidelman (director); Nora Ephron, Alice Arlen (screenplay); Peter Falk, Dianne Wiest, Emily Lloyd, Michael V. Gazzo, Brenda Vaccaro, Adrian Pasdar, Jerry Lewis, Lionel Stander, Bob Gunton, Joe Mantello, Ricki Lake, Joy Behar; Comedy; Live Action

In 1989, “Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives!” was released in movie theaters by Columbia Pictures / Aurora Productions; Jean-Claude Lord (director); Charles Zev Cohen, Rick Doehring (screenplay); Michael Paré, Marina Orsini, Bernie Coulson, Matthew Laurance, Michael “Tunes” Antunes, Anthony Sherwood, David Matheson, Mark Holmes, Harvey Atkin, Kate Lynch, Paul Markle, Larry King, Martha Quinn, Bo Diddley; Musical, Drama; Live Action

In 1993, “Manhattan Murder Mystery” was released in movie theaters by TriStar Pictures; Woody Allen (director/screenplay); Marshall Brickman (screenplay); Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Alan Alda, Anjelica Huston, Jerry Adler, Lynn Cohen, Melanie Norris, Marge Redmond, Joy Behar, Ron Rifkin, Zach Braff, Sylvia Kauders; Comedy, Mystery; Live Action

In 1995, “The Baby-Sitters Club” was released in movie theaters by Columbia Pictures / Beacon Pictures; Melanie Mayron (director); Dalene Young (screenplay); Schuyler Fisk, Bre Blair, Tricia Joe, Rachael Leigh Cook, Larisa Oleynik, Christian Oliver, Stacy Linn Ramsower, Zelda Harris, Austin O’Brien, Ellen Burstyn, Vanessa Zima, Brooke Adams, Bruce Davison, Jess Needham, Peter Horton, Asher Metchik, Marla Sokoloff, Aaron Michael Metchik, Kyla Pratt, Scarlett Pomers; Family, Comedy, Drama; Live Action

In 1995, “Mortal Kombat” was released in movie theaters by New Line Cinema; Paul W. S. Anderson (director); Kevin Droney (screenplay); Robin Shou, Linden Ashby, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Bridgette Wilson, Talisa Soto, Christopher Lambert, Trevor Goddard, Chris Casamassa, Francois Petit, Keith Cooke, Tom Woodruff Jr., Kevin Michael Richardson, Steven Ho, Peter Jason, Frank Welker, Sandy Helberg, Gregory McKinney, Kenneth Edwards; Action, Martial Arts, Fantasy; Live Action

In 2000, “The Cell” was released in movie theaters by New Line Cinema; Tarsem Singh (director); Mark Protosevich (screenplay); Jennifer Lopez, Vince Vaughn, Vincent D’Onofrio, Jake Weber, Dylan Baker, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Tara Subkoff, Catherine Sutherland, Musetta Vander, Patrick Bauchau, Jake Thomas, James Gammon, Dean Norris, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Gerry Becker, Kim Chizevsky-Nicholls, Peter Sarsgaard, Colton James; Horror; Live Action

In 2000, “Godzilla 2000” was released in movie theaters by TriStar Pictures; Takao Okawara (director); Hiroshi Kashiwabara, Wataru Mimura (screenplay); Takehiro Murata, Hiroshi Abe, Naomi Nishida, Mayu Suzuki, Shirō Sano, Tsutomu Kitagawa, Makoto Ito; Sci-Fi; Live Action

In 2000, “The Original Kings of Comedy” was released in movie theaters by Paramount Pictures / MTV Productions / Latham Entertainment / 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks; Spike Lee (director); Steve Harvey, D. L. Hughley, Cedric the Entertainer, Bernie Mac; Comedy; Live Action

In 2000, “Quints” was released on television by Buena Vista Television; Bill Corcoran (director); Matthew Weisman, Gregory K. Pincus (screenplay); Kimberly J. Brown, Daniel Roebuck, Elizabeth Morehead, Shadia Simmons, Jake Epstein, Vince Corazza, Cole Corcoran, Robin Duke, Don Knotts, Dan Duran, Erica Ellis, Jill Ann Goldhand, James Kall, B.J. McQueen, Joseph Motiki, Jesse Ray Brooks, Timothy Burd, Shawn Campbell; Comedy, Drama, Family; Live Action

In 2000, “Sunset Strip” was released in movie theaters by 20th Century Fox / Fox 2000 Pictures; Adam Collis (director); Randall Jahnson, Russell DeGrazier (screenplay); Anna Friel, Jared Leto, Tommy Flanagan, Adam Goldberg, Nick Stahl, Rory Cochrane, Simon Baker, Darren E. Burrows, John Randolph, Stephanie Romanov, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Maurice Chasse, Mike Rad, Josh Richman; Comedy, Drama; Live Action

In 2006, “Accepted” was released in movie theaters by Universal Pictures / Shady Acres Entertainment; Steve Pink (director); Adam Cooper, Bill Collage, Mark Perez (screenplay); Justin Long, Blake Lively, Anthony Heald, Jonah Hill, Lewis Black, Adam Herschman, Columbus Short, Maria Thayer, Mark Derwin, Ann Cusack; Comedy;

In 2006, “Material Girls” was released in movie theaters by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Maverick Films; Martha Coolidge (director); Jessica O’Toole, Amy Rardin, John Quaintance (screenplay); Hilary Duff, Haylie Duff, Anjelica Huston, Lukas Haas, María Conchita Alonso, Brent Spiner, Faith Prince, Marcus Coloma, Obba Babatundé, Reagan Dale Neis; Comedy;

In 2006, “Kenny” was released by Xenon Pictures / Madman Entertainment; Clayton Jacobson (director/screenplay); Shane Jacobson (screenplay); Shane Jacobson, Eve von Bibra, Clayton Jacobson, Ronald Jacobson, Jesse Jacobson; Mockumentary

In 2017, “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” was released in movie theaters by Summit Entertainment / Millennium Media; Patrick Hughes (director); Tom O’Connor (screenplay); Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Élodie Yung, Salma Hayek, Joaquim de Almeida, Kirsty Mitchell, Richard E. Grant; Action, Comedy; US

In 2017, “Logan Lucky” was released in movie theaters by Bleecker Street / FilmNation Entertainment; Steven Soderbergh (director); Rebecca Blunt (screenplay); Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Riley Keough, Daniel Craig, Hilary Swank, Seth MacFarlane, Katie Holmes, Katherine Waterston, Sebastian Stan, Dwight Yoakam, Brian Gleeson, Jack Quaid; Heist, Comedy; US

Unusual Songs Charting in the U.S.

In 1945, “Bell Bottom Trousers” by Tony Pastor And His Orchestra Featuring Ruth McCullough charted at number 8 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1945, “Bell Bottom Trousers” by Guy Lombardo And His Royal Canadians Featuring Jimmy Brown charted at number 9 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1951, “Come On-A My House” by Rosemary Clooney charted at number 1 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1951, “Sweet Violets” by Dinah Shore charted at number 5 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1951, “Jezebel” by Frankie Laine charted at number 6 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1956, “The Flying Saucer (Parts 1 And 2)” by Buchanan And Goodman charted at number 13 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1956, “Glendora” by Perry Como charted at number 22 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1956, “Stranded In The Jungle” by The Cadets charted at number 23 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1956, “Ape Call” by Nervous Norvus charted at number 35 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1956, “Stranded In The Jungle” by The Jayhawks charted at number 45 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1956, “Stranded In The Jungle” by The Gadabouts charted at number 51 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1956, “The Old Philosopher” by Eddie Lawrence charted at number 55 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1956, “Transfusion” by Nervous Norvus charted at number 56 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “Ahab, The Arab” by Ray Stevens charted at number 7 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “Speedy Gonzales” by Pat Boone charted at number 9 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “The Stripper” by David Rose And His Orchestra charted at number 15 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “Route 66 Theme” by Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra charted at number 32 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “Alley Cat (Omkring Et Flygel)” by Bent Fabric And His Piano charted at number 42 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “Palisades Park” by Freddy Cannon charted at number 49 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “Ben Crazy” by Dickie Goodman charted at number 57 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “Surfin’ Safari” by The Beach Boys charted at number 79 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “You Can’t Judge A Book By The Cover” by Bo Diddley charted at number 89 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “Hully Gully Baby” by The Dovells charted at number 92 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Brother Louie” by Stories charted at number 3 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown” by Jim Croce charted at number 6 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Uneasy Rider” by The Charlie Daniels Band charted at number 9 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Smoke On The Water” by Deep Purple charted at number 12 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Monster Mash” by Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett And The Crypt-Kickers charted at number 13 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Money” by Pink Floyd charted at number 37 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Lord, Mr. Ford” by Jerry Reed charted at number 79 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “The Devil Went Down To Georgia” by The Charlie Daniels Band charted at number 8 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Pop Muzik” by M charted at number 51 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Spooky” by The Atlanta Rhythm Section charted at number 79 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker Jr. charted at number 1 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “She Bop” by Cyndi Lauper charted at number 15 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Cleanin’ Up The Town” by Bus Boys charted at number 68 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Jam On It” by Newcleus charted at number 79 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1990, “Banned In The U.S.A.” by Luke Featuring 2 Live Crew charted at number 20 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1990, “Hanky Panky” by Madonna charted at number 43 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1990, “The Humpty Dance” by Digital Underground charted at number 88 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2001, “Because I Got High” by Afroman charted at number 67 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2007, “Online” by Brad Paisley charted at number 68 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2007, “All My Friends Say” by Luke Bryan charted at number 90 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2007, “Ticks” by Brad Paisley charted at number 93 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in the U.K.

In 1956, “I’m Walking Backwards For Christmas / Bluebottle’s Blues” by The Goons charted at number 12 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1956, “Experiments With Mice” by Johnny Dankworth And His Orchestra charted at number 16 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1956, “Blue Suede Shoes” by Elvis Presley charted at number 27 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1956, “Lost John / Stewball” by Lonnie Donegan And His Skiffle Group charted at number 29 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “Speedy Gonzales” by Pat Boone charted at number 2 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “Come Outside” by Mike Sarne With Wendy Richard charted at number 17 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “Right Said Fred” by Bernard Cribbins charted at number 21 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “Palisades Park” by Freddy Cannon charted at number 40 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “Pick A Bale Of Cotton” by Lonnie Donegan charted at number 47 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Ying Tong Song” by The Goons charted at number 9 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Life On Mars” by David Bowie charted at number 13 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Pillow Talk” by Sylvia charted at number 26 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Snoopy vs. The Red Baron” by Hot Shots charted at number 34 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Rock On” by David Essex charted at number 46 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “I Don’t Like Mondays” by The Boomtown Rats charted at number 1 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Reasons To Be Cheerful, Part 3” by Ian Dury And The Blockheads charted at number 3 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Duke Of Earl” by Darts charted at number 9 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Money (That’s What I Want)” by The Flying Lizards charted at number 30 on the U.K. 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 33 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Rock Lobster” by The B-52’s charted at number 37 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “D.J.” by David Bowie charted at number 70 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Death Disco” by PiL (Public Image Limited) charted at number 75 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Agadoo” by Black Lace charted at number 2 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 9 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Hole In My Shoe” by neil charted at number 13 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “You Think You’re A Man” by Divine charted at number 22 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Summer Holiday” by Kevin The Gerbil charted at number 54 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Banana Banana” by King Kurt charted at number 62 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Tour de France” by Kraftwerk charted at number 76 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Don’t Take My Coconuts” by Kid Creole And The Coconuts charted at number 90 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Taxman” by Rockwell charted at number 97 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1990, “Turtle Power!” by Partners In Kryme charted at number 1 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1990, “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini” by Bombalurina charted at number 3 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1990, “Hanky Panky” by Madonna charted at number 8 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1990, “Thunderbirds Are Go!” by F.A.B. Featuring MC Parker charted at number 42 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1990, “Channel Z” by The B-52’s charted at number 64 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1990, “World In Motion” by England New Order charted at number 66 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2001, “Boss Of Me” by They Might Be Giants charted at number 48 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2001, “Combine Harvester (Brand New Key)” by The Wurzels charted at number 56 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2001, “Frontier Psychiatrist” by The Avalanches charted at number 75 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2007, “Spider Pig” by Hans Zimmer charted at number 23 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2007, “The Simpsons Theme” by Green Day charted at number 43 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2018, “Freaky Friday” by David Burd (aka Lil Dicky) Featuring Chris Brown charted at number 95 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Australia

In 1951, “Aba Daba Honeymoon” by Debbie Reynolds And Carlton Carpenter charted at number 6 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1951, “On Top Of Old Smoky” by Terry Gilkyson And The Weavers charted at number 7 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1951, “Get Out Those Old Records” by Mary Martin And Her Son Larry (Hagman) charted at number 12 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1951, “I Taut I Taw A Puddy Cat” by Danny Kaye or Les Welch charted at number 16 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1951, “Jezebel” by Frankie Laine charted at number 19 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1951, “The Chicken Song” by George Trevare or Blue Baron charted at number 20 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1956, “Rock Island Line” by Lonnie Donegan And His Skiffle Group charted at number 3 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1956, “Blue Suede Shoes” by Carl Perkins charted at number 19 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “Come Outside” by Mike Sarne With Wendy Richard charted at number 5 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “Speedy Gonzales” by Pat Boone charted at number 9 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “The Stripper” by David Rose And His Orchestra charted at number 10 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “Ahab, The Arab” by Ray Stevens charted at number 12 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance” by Gene Pitney charted at number 13 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “Callin’ Doctor Casey” by John D. Loudermilk charted at number 15 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “The World’s Greatest Mum / Three Jobs Down” by Johnny Chester charted somewhere on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Hocus Pocus / Sylvia” by Focus charted somewhere on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Frankenstein / Undercover Man” by The Edgar Winter Group charted somewhere on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Pop Muzik / M Factor” by M charted at number 2 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Cool For Cats / Model” by U.K. Squeeze charted at number 5 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Up There Cazaly / The Winner’s March” by The Two Man Band charted at number 7 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 27 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 60 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Disco Matilda / Disco Matilda (Instrumental)” by Dame Edna Everage charted at number 81 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “The Logical Song / Just Another Nervous Wreck” by Supertramp charted at number 84 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Nice Legs, Shame About The Face / Hip Pocket Nerve” by Dave And The Derros charted at number 85 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “It’s Just Not Cricket” by The Twelfth Man charted at number 7 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Robert DeNiro’s Waiting” by Bananarama charted at number 45 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1990, “Hanky Panky” by Madonna charted at number 6 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1990, “Turtle Power!” by Partners In Kryme charted at number 16 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1990, “World In Motion” by England New Order charted at number 33 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2001, “Boss Of Me” by They Might Be Giants charted at number 44 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2001, “The Hampster Dance Party” by Hampton The Hampster charted at number 48 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2007, “Just A Song About Ping Pong” by Operator Please charted at number 13 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in New Zealand

In 1979, “Pop Muzik” by M charted at number 3 on the New Zealand 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 17 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “The Logical Song” by Supertramp charted at number 33 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Hello, This Is Joannie (The Telephone Answering Machine Song)” by Paul Evans charted at number 37 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “Nelson Mandela” by The Special AKA (The Specials) charted at number 10 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “’Ello John, Got A New Motor?” by Alexei Sayle charted at number 36 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1990, “Turtle Power!” by Partners In Kryme charted at number 8 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1990, “Hanky Panky” by Madonna charted at number 18 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1990, “Strokin’” by Clarence Carter charted at number 27 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 2007, “Spider Pig” by Hans Zimmer charted at number 9 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Sweden

In 2001, “Sheena Is A Punkrocker” by Shebang charted at number 15 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 2007, “The Simpsons Theme” by Green Day charted at number 34 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 2007, “Spider Pig” by Hans Zimmer charted at number 53 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 2012, “I Love It” by Icona Pop Featuring Charli XCX charted at number 3 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 2012, “Ai se eu te pego!” by Michel Teló charted at number 26 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Austria

In 1979, “Pop Muzik” by M charted at number 4 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1990, “Hanky Panky” by Madonna charted at number 27 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 2001, “Living On Video” by DJ Piccolo vs. DJ E-MaxX charted at number 40 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 2001, “Iko Iko” by Captain Jack charted at number 49 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in the Netherlands

In 1973, “Smoke On The Water” by Deep Purple charted at number 11 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Roland The Roadie And Gertrude The Groupie” by Dr. Hook And The Medicine Show charted at number 21 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown” by Jim Croce charted at number 24 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “I Don’t Like Mondays” by The Boomtown Rats charted at number 40 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1984, “White Horse” by Laid Back charted at number 17 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1990, “Hanky Panky” by Madonna charted at number 21 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1990, “Thunderbirds Are Go!” by F.A.B. Featuring MC Parker charted at number 81 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 2012, “Ai se eu te pego!” by Michel Teló charted at number 39 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in France

In 2007, “Surfin’ Bird” by Surfin’ Bird charted at number 61 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2012, “Ai se eu te pego!” by Michel Teló charted at number 23 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2012, “Pumped Up Kicks” by Foster The People charted at number 102 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2012, “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO Featuring Lauren Bennett And GoonRock charted at number 110 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2012, “Creep” by Radiohead charted at number 127 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2012, “Our House” by Madness charted at number 132 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2012, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen charted at number 151 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2012, “The Rockafeller Skank” by Fatboy Slim charted at number 154 on the France Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Norway

In 1962, “Speedy Gonzales” by Pat Boone charted at number 1 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Bobby Brown” by Frank Zappa charted at number 3 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “Pop Muzik” by M charted at number 8 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 2012, “Ai se eu te pego!” by Michel Teló charted at number 16 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Switzerland

In 1979, “Pop Muzik” by M charted at number 8 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1990, “Hanky Panky” by Madonna charted at number 15 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2001, “Iko Iko” by Captain Jack charted at number 82 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2012, “Ai se eu te pego!” by Michel Teló charted at number 36 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Canada

In 1962, “Alley Cat (Omkring Et Flygel)” by Bent Fabric And His Piano charted at number 5 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1962, “Come Outside” by Mike Sarne With Wendy Richard charted at number 11 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Monster Mash” by Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett And The Crypt-Kickers charted at number 1 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Smoke On The Water” by Deep Purple charted at number 2 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown” by Jim Croce charted at number 4 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Brother Louie” by Stories charted at number 6 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Uneasy Rider” by The Charlie Daniels Band charted at number 18 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Money” by Pink Floyd charted at number 27 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1973, “Roland The Roadie And Gertrude The Groupie” by Dr. Hook And The Medicine Show charted at number 75 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “The Logical Song” by Supertramp charted at number 14 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1979, “The Devil Went Down To Georgia” by The Charlie Daniels Band charted at number 74 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

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

In 1984, “She Bop” by Cyndi Lauper charted at number 17 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 2007, “Online” by Brad Paisley charted at number 52 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 2007, “Cheaper To Keep Her” by Aaron Lines charted at number 81 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Alt-Canada

In 1990, “Hanky Panky” by Madonna charted at number 19 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1990, “She Ain’t Pretty” by The Northern Pikes charted at number 37 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Spain

In 2012, “Ai se eu te pego!” by Michel Teló charted at number 21 on the Spain Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Denmark

In 2012, “Gangnam Style” by PSY charted at number 23 on the Denmark Pop Singles Chart

In 2012, “Ai se eu te pego!” by Michel Teló charted at number 26 on the Denmark Pop Singles Chart