The Offbeat Datebook August 28, 2022

Offbeat Datebook

Offbeat Datebook: Births and Deaths (sorted by age), Events and Holidays for August 28

Last Updated 08-24-2022

🎭Ken Jenkins — is 82 in the year 2022 and 83 in the year 2023; b.8/28/1940
Actor
TV Shows: Homefront (as Mike Sloan Sr.), Scrubs (as Dr. Robert “Bob” Kelso), Cougar Town (as Chick)
Movie Titles: The Sum of All Fears, The Abyss, I Am Sam

🎭Peter Bartlett — is 80 in the year 2022 and 81 in the year 2023; b.8/28/1942
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
Movie Titles: Meet the Parents, The Producers, The Princess and the Frog

🎭Debra Mooney — is 75 in the year 2022 and 76 in the year 2023; b.8/28/1947
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress
TV Shows: Everwood (as Nurse Edna Abbott Harper), Scandal, Boston Legal, The Practice, Grey’s Anatomy
Movie Titles: Dead Poets Society, Anatasia, Tootsie

🎭Daniel Stern — is 65 in the year 2022 and 66 in the year 2023; b.8/28/1957
TV/Movie Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Movie Director, Narrator
Misc: NO relation to Howard
TV Shows: The Wonder Years (as adult voice narrator), Dilbert (voicist), Manhattan (as Glen Babbit)
Movie Titles: Breaking Away, Diner, City Slickers I, City Slickers II, Home Alone, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, Bushwhacked

🎭Jennifer Coolidge — is 61 in the year 2022 and 62 in the year 2023; b.8/28/1961
TV/Movie Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress
TV Shows: Gravity Falls, Best in Show, Joey (as Bobbi), American Dreamz, 2 Broke Girls (as Sophie Kachinsky)
Movie Titles: Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip, American Pie, A Cinderella Story, Legally Blonde

🎮Satoshi Tajiri — is 57 in the year 2022 and 58 in the year 2023; b.8/28/1965 N.S.
Video Game Designer, Japanese
Misc: founder of the GameFreak Inc. video game company
TV Shows: Pokémon (series creator)
Movie Titles: Pokémon (series creator)
Video Games: “Pokémon Red, Green and Blue”

🎵Shania Twain — is 57 in the year 2022 and 58 in the year 2023; b.8/28/1965 N.S.
Country Singer
Names/Places: RFN:Eileen
Misc: Bill Frenzer wants to ride on Shania’s Twain
Song Titles: You’re Still The One, From This Moment On, That Don’t Impress Me Much
Album Titles: Shania Twain, The Woman in Me, Come On Over, Up!

🎭Billy Boyd — is 54 in the year 2022 and 55 in the year 2023; b.8/28/1968
Actor, Producer, Scottish
Movie Titles: The Flying Scotsman, Lord of the Rings (series), Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

🎭🎵🎸Jack Black — is 53 in the year 2022 and 54 in the year 2023; b.8/28/1969
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer, Rock & Roll Singer
Names/Places: RN: Thomas Jacob Black
Movie Titles: Kung Fu Panda (series), High Fidelity, Shallow Hal, Orange County, School of Rock, Envy, Shark Tale, King Kong (2005), Nacho Libre, The Pick of Destiny, The Holiday, Tropic Thunder, Year One

🎭J. August Richards — is 49 in the year 2022 and 50 in the year 2023; b.8/28/1973 N.S.
Actor, Director
TV Shows: Angel (as Charles Gunn), Raising the Bar (as Marcus McGrath), Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (as Mike Peterson / Deathlok), Kevin (Probably) Saves The World
Movie Titles: The Temptations, Good Burger

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🎭🏆Steffiana De La Cruz — is 48 in the year 2022 and 49 in the year 2023; b.8/28/1974
Actress, Model
Names/Places: RN:Stephanie Anna Marie Zantua
Movie Titles: Zookeeper, Paul Blart: Mall Cop (series), Stealing Harvard

🎭Sam Wills — is 44 in the year 2022 and 45 in the year 2023; b.8/28/1978 N.S.
Comedian, New Zealand
Names/Places: psu: The Boy with Tape on his Face

🎭Tape Face — is 44 in the year 2022 and 45 in the year 2023; b.8/28/1978 N.S.
Comedian, New Zealand
Names/Places: RN: Sam Wills, aka The Boy With Tape on His Face

🎭🎮Rachel Kimsey — is 44 in the year 2022 and 45 in the year 2023; b.8/28/1978
Actress, Stuntwoman, Cartoon Voice Actress, Video Game Voice Actress
TV Shows: Justice League (as Diana Prince / Wonder Woman)
Movie Titles: Don’t Look Under the Bed
Video Games: Spider-Man 3, Zero Escape (series), Call of Duty (series)

🎭🎵James Leroy Jagger — is 37 in the year 2022 and 38 in the year 2023; b.8/28/1985
Actor, Singer/Musician
Names/Places: Jerry Hall and Mick’s son
TV Shows: Vinyl (as Kip Stevens)
Movie Titles: Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll, Mr. Nice, Stealing Summers

🎭🎮Armie Hammer — is 36 in the year 2022 and 37 in the year 2023; b.8/28/1986
Actor, Video Game Voice Actor
Movie Titles: J. Edgar, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Mirror Mirror, The Lone Ranger, The Social Network
Video Games: Disney Infinity (series)

🎭Kyle Massey — is 31 in the year 2022 and 32 in the year 2023; b.8/28/1991
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
TV Shows: That’s So Raven (as Corey Baxter / Chauncey), Fish Hooks (as Milo), Cory in the House (as Cory Baxter)
Movie Titles: Life is Ruff

🎵Joseph W. Clokey — Birth Anniversary — b.8/28/1890 d.9/14/1960 (70)
Educator, Professor, Composer, Organist
Names/Places: Art’s adoptive father

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🎨Jack Kirby — Birth Anniversary — b.8/28/1917 d.2/6/1994 (76)
Comic Book Artist
Misc: artist who helped reinvent the comic book superhero with characters such as the X-Men, Spiderman, the Fantastic Four, the Incredible Hulk, & Capt. America

📰🎭Nancy Kulp — Birth Anniversary — b.8/28/1921 N.S. d.2/3/1991 N.S. (69)
Journalist, Columnist, TV/Movie Actress, Lesbian
Names/Places: b. in Harrisburg, PA
TV Shows: Bob Cummings Show (as Pamela Livingston), The Beverly Hillbillies (as Jane Hathaway), Brian Keith Show

🎭Pat Henry — Birth Anniversary — b.8/28/1924 d.2/18/1982 (57)
Comedian
Names/Places: RN:Patrick Henry Scarnato

🎭Peggy Ryan — Birth Anniversary — b.8/28/1924 d.10/30/2004 (80)
Actress, Vaudevillaness, Dancer
Misc: Donald O’Connor’s musicals dancing partner
TV Shows: Hawaii Five-O (as Jenny Sherman, Steve’s secretary)

💰🎭Wyn Calvin — Birth Anniversary — b.8/28/1925 N.S. d.1/25/2022 N.S. (96)
Philanthropist, Actor, Comedian, Personality, Welsh (Wales)
Names/Places: RN: Joseph Wyndham Calvin-Thomas; The Clown Prince of Wales or The Welsh Prince Of Laughter

🎭🎵Donald O’Connor — Birth Anniversary — b.8/28/1925 d.9/27/2003 (78)
TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, Tap Dancer, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Chicago
TV Shows: The Colgate Comedy Hour (host)
Movie Titles: Singing in the Rain, Francis the Talking Mule (movie series)

Vonda McIntyre — Birth Anniversary — b.8/28/1948 N.S. d.4/1/2019 N.S. (70)
Sci-fi Writer
Book Titles: Starfarers (series), Star Trek -The Original Series (series), Star Trek -movies (series), Star Wars: The Crystal Star
Movie Titles: Star Trek (movies II, III, IV)

🎨Frederick Burr Opper — Death Anniversary — b.1/2/1857 d.8/28/1937 (80)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Happy Hooligan

✍🎭Ruth Gordon — Death Anniversary — b.10/30/1896 d.8/28/1985 (88)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Movie/Stage Actress, Comedienne
Names/Places: b. in Wollaston, MA; LN:Jones
Movie Titles: Harold and Maude, Rosemary’s Baby, Adam’s Rib

Max Shulman — Death Anniversary — b.3/14/1919 d.8/28/1988 (69)
Novelist, Screen/Scriptwriter, Humorist
TV Shows: Dobie Gillis (creator)

🎭Larry Pennell — Death Anniversary — b.2/21/1928 d.8/28/2013 N.S. (85)
Actor
TV Shows: Ripcord, The Beverly Hillbillies (as Dash Riprock), Lassie’s Keith
Movie Titles: The FBI Story, Bubba Ho-Tep

Related Events on This Date

In 1909, William “Dolly” Gray of Washington set a major league record by walking seven batters…in a row. He set another record by walking eight…in one inning. The Senators lost to the Chicago White Sox, 6-4.

In 1928, The Mickey Mouse film, “Gallopin’ Gaucho” is previewed in Los Angeles.

In 1929, The Mickey Mouse film, “Mickeyʹs Follies”, is completed. It includes the first Disney song co-written by Walt Disney, “Minnieʹs Yoo Hoo”.

In 1930, The Marx Brothersʹ “Animal Crackers” opened at the Rialto. Groucho sang “Hooray for Captain Spaulding”, which years later became the theme song for his TV game show “You Bet Your Life.”

In 1938, Northwestern University awarded an honorary degree to Edgar Bergenʹs dummy Charlie McCarthy.

In 1952, “The Steve Allen Show” TV variety show last aired on CBS. Seems like the 69th time weʹve run this item, doesnʹt it? But theyʹre all different “Steve Allen Shows.”

In 1953, On the cover of TV Guide: “Jane and Audrey Meadows”. Other Articles: Hit Parade, Wild Bill Hickock

In 1954, The cartoon “Yankee Doodle Bugs” opened in movie theaters in the U.S.A.

In 1957, The animated short film, “The Truth About Mother Goose” is released.

In 1961, R.C., “I Dreamed Of A Hill-Billy Heaven” by Tex Ritter peaked at #20 on the pop singles chart.

In 1962, GRACIE ALLEN DIES: Actress/comedienne had suffered from heart problems that took her life at age 62

In 1965, R.C., “Ju Ju Hand” by Sam The Sham and The Pharaohs peaked at #26 on the pop singles chart.

In 1965, “Eve Of Destruction”, by Barry McGuire entered the Top 40 chart.

In 1971, R.C., “Signs” by Five Man Electrical Band peaked at number three on the pop singles chart.

In 1973, Bobby “Boris” Pickettʹs novelty tune, “Monster Mash” makes the charts for the third time. This time out itʹs at number ten, eleven years after it was number one.

In 1973, British hard rock stars Deep Purple were awarded a gold disc by the RIAA for half a million sales of their celebrated “Smoke On the Water,” a song based on an actual event-the burning down of a Montreux casino during a Frank Zappa concert.

In 1973, “Monster Mash” single by Bobby “Boris” Pickett was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1974, “The Hudson Bros. Show”, TV Variety; last aired on CBS.

In 1976, On the cover of TV Guide: “The Bionic Man star Lee Majors”. Other Articles: M*A*S*H

In 1978, Devo releases their “Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo” LP. It features a cover of the Rolling Stones classic “(I Canʹt Get No) Satisfaction.”

In 1981, “Urban Chipmunk” album by Chipmunks was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1982, On the cover of TV Guide: “Laverne and Shirley”. Other Articles: Video Clubs

In 1990, Japan levels an assault on American childrenʹs brains and their parentsʹ wallets — the poorly dubbed, chop-socky “educational” TV show “Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers” on Fox.

In 1993, On the cover of TV Guide: “David Letterman, Jay Leno, Chevy Chase, Arsenio Hall, Ted Koppel”. Other Articles: Nurses, Late-Night Star Wars

In 1993, “Raw Toonage” TV Cartoon last aired on CBS.

In 1994, “Americaʹs Funniest People” TV Comedy Variety last aired on ABC.

In 1995, Oingo Boingo announce they will break up following a series of Los Angeles area Halloween shows. Band leader Danny Elfman went on to much success in scoring of films.

In 1996, The sitcoms “Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher” and “The Jamie Foxx Show” debut on the WB

In 1996, “The Steve Harvey Show” began airing on The WB

In 1997, Belgian amusement park riders were stuck upside down for 90 minutes.

In 1997, The sitcom “Martin” last aired on Fox

In 2003, The 20th annual MTV Video Music Awards begin with a big surprise, with Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera singing Madonnaʹs “Like a Virgin” while decked out in racy wedding attire similar to what the Material Girl wore during her performance of the song at the 1984 ceremony. Madonna herself then appears to sing her latest single, “Hollywood,” at one point exchanging open-mouth kisses with both Spears and Aguilera. Nothing exciting to see here.

In 2006, In a poll, the British public overwhelmingly selects the Beatlesʹ legendary 1967 album “Sergeant Pepperʹs Lonely Hearts Club Band” as the favorite number one album of all time.

In 2014, Comedian Joan Rivers was rushed to New Yorkʹs Mount Sinai Hospital after she suffered cardiac arrest at a doctorʹs office where sheʹd gone for a routine outpatient procedure (Rivers died a week later at age 81).

Movie Releases On This Date

In 1981, “Chu Chu and the Philly Flash” was released in movie theaters by 20th Century Fox / Melvin Simon Productions; David Lowell Rich (director); Barbara Dana (screenplay); Alan Arkin, Carol Burnett, Jack Warden, Ruth Buzzi, Adam Arkin, Danny Aiello, Danny Glover, Sid Haig, Vincent Schiavelli, Vito Scotti, Lou Jacobi; Comedy; Live Action

In 1981, “Hell Night” was released in movie theaters by Compass International Pictures; Tom DeSimone (director); Randy Feldman (screenplay); Linda Blair, Vincent Van Patten, Peter Barton, Kevin Brophy, Suki Goodwin, Jimmy Sturtevant, Jenny Neumann; Slasher; Live Action

In 1981, “Private Lessons” was released in movie theaters by Jensen Farley Pictures / Cinema Epoch; Alan Myerson (director); Dan Greenburg (screenplay); Sylvia Kristel, Howard Hesseman, Eric Brown, Patrick Piccininni, Ed Begley Jr., Pamela Bryant, Meridith Baer, Ron Foster, Peter Elbling, Dan Greenburg, Dan Barrows, Marian Gibson, Judy Helden; Comedy; Live Action

In 1982, “The Junkman” was released in movie theaters by H.B. Halicki Junkyard and Mercantile Company; H.B. Halicki (director/screenplay); H.B. Halicki, Christopher Stone, Susan Shaw, Lang Jeffries, Hoyt Axton, Dan Grimaldi, Lynda Day George, Kopi Sotiropulos, Jewel Shepard, Bruce Cameron, Jack Vacek, Richard L. Muse, Kelly Busia, Dennis Stouffer, Brian LaBonge, Judi Gibbs, Tony Ostermeier, Dave Logue, Rita Rickard, Mike Brennan, John Halicki, Ronald Halicki, Maureen Coddington, Butch Stockton, Phil Boroff; Action, Comedy, Crime; Live Action

In 1987, “The Big Easy” was released in movie theaters by Columbia Pictures / Kings Road Entertainment; Jim McBride (director); Daniel Petrie Jr. (screenplay); Dennis Quaid, Ellen Barkin, Ned Beatty, John Goodman, Lisa Jane Persky, Tom O’Brien, Charles Ludlam, Grace Zabriskie, Marc Lawrence, Solomon Burke, Gailard Sartain, Jim Garrison, Bob Kearney; Comedy, Drama; Live Action

In 1987, “House II: The Second Story” was released in movie theaters by New World Pictures; Ethan Wiley (director/screenplay); Arye Gross, Jonathan Stark, Royal Dano, Lar Park Lincoln, Bill Maher, John Ratzenberger, Amy Yasbeck, Dwier Brown, Gregory Walcott, Jayne Modean, Lenora May, Devin DeVasquez, Kane Hodder, Frank Welker; Horror, Comedy; Live Action

In 1992, “Freddie as F.R.O.7” was released in movie theaters by Miramax Films / J&M Entertainment; Jon Acevski (director/screenplay); Ben Kingsley, Jenny Agutter, Brian Blessed, Nigel Hawthorne, Sir Michael Hordern, James Earl Jones, Edmund Kingsley, Phyllis Logan, Victor Maddern, Jonathan Pryce, Prunella Scales, John Sessions, Billie Whitelaw, Adrian De La Touche, David Ashton, Jenny Funnell; Adventure, Fantasy, Musical; Animation

In 1992, “Honeymoon in Vegas” was released in movie theaters by Columbia Pictures / Castle Rock Entertainment; Andrew Bergman (director/screenplay); James Caan, Nicolas Cage, Sarah Jessica Parker, Peter Boyle, Seymour Cassel, Pat Morita, John Capodice, Robert Costanzo, Anne Bancroft, Tony Shalhoub, Burton Gilliam, Clearance Giddens, Ben Stein; Comedy; Live Action

In 1992, “Pet Sematary Two” was released in movie theaters by Paramount Pictures; Mary Lambert (director); Richard Outten (screenplay); Edward Furlong, Anthony Edwards, Clancy Brown, Jared Rushton, Darlanne Fluegel, Jason McGuire, Lisa Waltz; Horror; Live Action

In 1992, “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me” was released in movie theaters by New Line Cinema; David Lynch (director/screenplay); Robert Engels (screenplay); Sheryl Lee, Moira Kelly, David Bowie, Chris Isaak, Harry Dean Stanton, Ray Wise, Kyle MacLachlan, Kiefer Sutherland, Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook, Phoebe Augustine, Eric Da Re, Miguel Ferrer, Pamela Gidley, Heather Graham, Peggy Lipton, David Lynch, James Marshall, Jürgen Prochnow, Lenny Von Dohlen, Grace Zabriskie, Frances Bay, Catherine E. Coulson, Michael J. Anderson, Frank Silva, Walter Olkewicz, Al Strobel, Gary Hershberger, Michael Ontkean, Warren Frost, Mary Jo Deschanel, Everett McGill, Wendy Robie, Jack Nance, Joan Chen, Kimmy Robertson, Harry Goaz, Michael Horse, Russ Tamblyn, Don S. Davis, Charlotte Stewart; Horror; Live Action

In 2020, “Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe” was released on television by Disney+ / Disney Television Animation; Bob Bowen (director); Dan Povenmire, Jeff “Swampy” Marsh, Jon Colton Barry, Jim Bernstein, Joshua Pruett (screenplay); Vincent Martella, Ashley Tisdale, David Errigo Jr., Dee Bradley Baker, Dan Povenmire, Caroline Rhea, Jeff “Swampy” Marsh, Alyson Stoner

Unusual Songs Charting in the U.S.

In 1943, “Pistol Packin’ Mama” by Al Dexter And His Troopers charted at number 9 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1948, “Woody Woodpecker” by Mel Blanc And The Sportsmen charted at number 9 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1948, “Woody Woodpecker” by Kay Kyser And His Orchestra Featuring Gloria Wood charted at number 10 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1948, “William Tell Overture (Feedlebaum)” by Spike Jones And His City Slickers Featuring Doodles Weaver charted at number 13 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1948, “Underneath The Arches” by Primo Scala And His Banjo And Accordion Band charted at number 20 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1954, “Skokiaan (South African Song)” by Ralph Marterie charted at number 7 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1954, “This Ole House” by Rosemary Clooney charted at number 8 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1954, “Skokiaan (South African Song)” by The Four Lads charted at number 15 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1965, “Like A Rolling Stone” by Bob Dylan charted at number 6 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1965, “I’m Henry VIII I Am” by Herman’s Hermits charted at number 20 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1965, “Ju Ju Hand” by Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs charted at number 26 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1965, “Eve Of Destruction” by Barry McGuire charted at number 27 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1965, “I Want Candy” by Strangeloves charted at number 36 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1965, “Annie Fanny” by The Kingsmen charted at number 62 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1965, “Liar Liar” by Castaways charted at number 87 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “Signs” by The Five Man Electrical Band charted at number 3 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey” by Paul McCartney charted at number 12 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “Saturday Morning Confusion” by Bobby Russell charted at number 38 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “Chirpy Chirpy, Cheep Cheep” by Mac And Katie Kissoon charted at number 44 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “All My Trials” by Ray Stevens charted at number 90 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “Hey Shirley (This Is Squirrely)” by Shirley And Squirrely charted at number 50 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “Disco Duck” by Rick Dees And His Cast Of Idiots charted at number 63 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Vacation” by The Go-Go’s charted at number 8 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Who Can It Be Now?” by Men At Work charted at number 18 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Out Of Work” by Gary U.S. Bonds charted at number 21 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Valley Girl” by Frank Zappa With Moon Unit Zappa charted at number 41 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Workin’ For A Livin’” by Huey Lewis And The News charted at number 49 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “She Got The Goldmine (I Got The Shaft)” by Jerry Reed charted at number 57 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by The Proclaimers charted at number 6 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Insane In The Brain” by Cypress Hill charted at number 25 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Creep” by Radiohead charted at number 39 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Pets” by Porno For Pyros charted at number 90 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “All Star” by Smash Mouth charted at number 5 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Wild, Wild West” by Will Smith Featuring Dru Hill And Kool Mo Dee charted at number 43 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of…)” by Lou Bega charted at number 63 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2004, “Girls Lie Too” by Terri Clark charted at number 44 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2004, “Save A Horse (Ride A Cowboy)” by Big And Rich charted at number 57 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2021, “Cold Beer Calling My Name” by Jameson Rodgers Featuring Luke Combs charted at number 50 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in the U.K.

In 1965, “Like A Rolling Stone” by Bob Dylan charted at number 19 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1965, “Wooly Bully” by Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs charted at number 28 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1965, “I Want Candy” by Brian Poole And The Tremeloes charted at number 30 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “Chirpy Chirpy, Cheep Cheep” by Middle Of The Road charted at number 13 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “I Eat Cannibals (Part 1)” by Toto Coelo charted at number 9 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “John Wayne Is Big Leggy” by Haysi Fantayzee charted at number 11 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “My Girl Lollipop” by Bad Manners charted at number 15 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “The Clapping Song / Blame” by The Belle Stars charted at number 16 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Driving In My Car” by Madness charted at number 18 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Arthur Daley (‘E’s Alright)” by The Firm (U.K.) charted at number 25 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Wot!” by Captain Sensible charted at number 31 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Chalk Dust (The Umpire Strikes Back)” by The Brat charted at number 37 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Da Da Da I Don’t Love You You Don’t Love Me Aha Aha Aha” by Trio charted at number 44 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Rock The Casbah” by The Clash charted at number 59 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Who Put The Bomp (In The Bompa-A-Bomp-A-Bomp)” by Showaddywaddy charted at number 73 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Anarchy In The U.K.” by Green Jellÿ charted at number 44 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Wild, Wild West” by Will Smith Featuring Dru Hill And Kool Mo Dee charted at number 9 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of…)” by Lou Bega charted at number 31 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Double Double Dutch” by Dope Smugglaz charted at number 46 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen)” by Baz Luhrmann charted at number 54 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “DooDah!” by Cartoons charted at number 61 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” by Eiffel 65 charted at number 63 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “All Star” by Smash Mouth charted at number 75 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2004, “Dragostea din teï” by O-Zone charted at number 16 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2010, “We No Speak Americano” by Yolanda Be Cool And DCUP charted at number 4 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2010, “Birdhouse In Your Soul” by They Might Be Giants charted at number 72 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Australia

In 1965, “(Do) The Hucklebuck / I Ran All The Way Home” by Brendan Bowyer charted at number 10 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “Daddy Cool” by Drummond charted at number 5 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “It’s A Sin To Tell A Lie” by Gerry Monroe charted at number 17 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “Only Sixteen / The Millionaire” by Dr. Hook charted at number 16 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “I.O.U. / Let’s Pick Up The Pieces” by Jimmy Dean charted at number 21 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “Happy Days / Cruisin’ With The Fonz” by Pratt And McClain charted at number 24 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “No Charge / Till You’re Loving Me Again” by J.J. Barrie charted at number 32 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “Welcome Back (Theme From ‘Welcome Back, Kotter’) / Warm Baby” by John Sebastian charted at number 42 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “Making Our Dreams Come True (Theme From “Laverne And Shirley”) / Watching You” by Cyndi Grecco charted at number 81 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “Don’t Touch Me There / Proud To Be an American” by The Tubes charted at number 82 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “Put Another Log On The Fire (Male Chauvinist National Anthem) / Slap Your Draughty Blue Jeans” by Bill And Boyd charted at number 90 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “Combine Harvester (Brand New Key) / The Blackbird” by The Wurzels charted at number 97 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “House Of Fun / Don’t Look Back” by Madness charted at number 5 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “I Know What Boys Like / It’s My Car” by The Waitresses charted at number 17 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Mickey / Hanging Around” by Toni Basil charted at number 39 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Don’t Talk To Strangers / Comic Book Heroes / I’m Your Superman” by Rick Springfield charted at number 46 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Vacation / Beatnik Beach” by The Go-Go’s charted at number 48 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Words / I Like Boys” by Missing Persons charted at number 53 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Out of Work / Bring Her Back” by Gary U.S. Bonds charted at number 58 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “I Want Candy / Cowboy” by Bow Wow Wow charted at number 61 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Da Da Da I Don’t Love You You Don’t Love Me Aha Aha Aha / Broken Hearts For You And Me” by Trio charted at number 85 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Three Little Pigs” by Green Jellÿ charted at number 10 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Push Th’ Little Daisies” by Ween charted at number 25 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Get A Haircut” by George Thorogood And The Destroyers charted at number 49 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “All Star” by Smash Mouth charted at number 7 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Wild, Wild West” by Will Smith Featuring Dru Hill And Kool Mo Dee charted at number 10 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Why Don’t You Get A Job?” by The Offspring charted at number 46 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2004, “Spider-Man Theme” by Michael Bublé charted at number 30 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2010, “We No Speak Americano” by Yolanda Be Cool And DCUP charted at number 30 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in New Zealand

In 1976, “The Wombling Song” by The Wombles charted at number 17 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “No Charge” by J.J. Barrie charted at number 22 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “Gumboots” by Fred Dagg (John Clarke) charted at number 34 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen charted at number 36 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Mickey” by Toni Basil charted at number 22 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Iko Iko” by The Belle Stars charted at number 39 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Da Da Da I Don’t Love You You Don’t Love Me Aha Aha Aha” by Trio charted at number 40 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Three Little Pigs” by Green Jellÿ charted at number 2 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Dur dur d’être bébé! (It’s Tough To Be A Baby)” by Jordy charted at number 11 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Jimmy Olsen’s Blues” by Spin Doctors charted at number 30 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Wild, Wild West” by Will Smith Featuring Dru Hill And Kool Mo Dee charted at number 12 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Insane In The Brain” by Jason Nevins vs. Cypress Hill charted at number 31 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “All Star” by Smash Mouth charted at number 37 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

In 2010, “We No Speak Americano” by Yolanda Be Cool And DCUP charted at number 11 on the New Zealand Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Sweden

In 1993, “Three Little Pigs” by Green Jellÿ charted at number 3 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of…)” by Lou Bega charted at number 1 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “We’re Going To Ibiza!” by Vengaboys charted at number 3 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” by Eiffel 65 charted at number 4 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Wild, Wild West” by Will Smith Featuring Dru Hill And Kool Mo Dee charted at number 12 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen)” by Baz Luhrmann charted at number 27 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Why Don’t You Get A Job?” by The Offspring charted at number 38 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 2004, “Dragostea din teï” by Haiducii charted at number 1 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 2004, “Dragostea din teï” by O-Zone charted at number 7 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

In 2010, “We No Speak Americano” by Yolanda Be Cool And DCUP charted at number 4 on the Sweden Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Austria

In 1993, “The Jungle Book Groove” by Disney Cast charted at number 12 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Video Killed The Radio Star” by Rewind Featuring Madame Denise charted at number 19 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Three Little Pigs” by Green Jellÿ charted at number 27 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” by Eiffel 65 charted at number 1 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of…)” by Lou Bega charted at number 3 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Wild, Wild West” by Will Smith Featuring Dru Hill And Kool Mo Dee charted at number 7 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “The Rigga-Ding-Dong-Song” by Passion Fruit charted at number 10 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “We’re Going To Ibiza!” by Vengaboys charted at number 12 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “(Bring Me) Edelweiss 2000” by Mariah M. charted at number 23 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Funky Cold Medina ‘Y2K” by Tone Loc meets ZZ Brothers charted at number 35 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 2004, “Dragostea din teï” by O-Zone charted at number 1 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 2004, “Dragostea din teï” by Haiducii charted at number 12 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

In 2010, “We No Speak Americano” by Yolanda Be Cool And DCUP charted at number 1 on the Austria Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in the Netherlands

In 1965, “Wooly Bully” by Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs charted at number 5 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1965, “Like A Rolling Stone” by Bob Dylan charted at number 8 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Chalk Dust (The Umpire Strikes Back)” by The Brat charted at number 5 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Vacation” by The Go-Go’s charted at number 32 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Rock The Casbah” by The Clash charted at number 36 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Happy Talk” by Captain Sensible charted at number 37 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Three Little Pigs” by Green Jellÿ charted at number 13 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Macarena [1993]” by Los del Rio charted at number 15 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Supermodel (You Better Work)” by RuPaul charted at number 40 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “The Jungle Book Groove” by Disney Cast charted at number 49 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of…)” by Lou Bega charted at number 1 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” by Eiffel 65 charted at number 2 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Wild, Wild West” by Will Smith Featuring Dru Hill And Kool Mo Dee charted at number 19 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “We’re Going To Ibiza!” by Vengaboys charted at number 23 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Witch Doctor” by Cartoons charted at number 48 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Best Friend” by Toy-Box charted at number 53 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen)” by Baz Luhrmann charted at number 68 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “All Star” by Smash Mouth charted at number 79 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Tarzan And Jane” by Toy-Box charted at number 84 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 2004, “Dragostea din teï” by O-Zone charted at number 1 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 2004, “Dragostea din teï” by Haiducii charted at number 30 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 2010, “We No Speak Americano” by Yolanda Be Cool And DCUP charted at number 4 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

In 2010, “I Need A Dollar” by Aloe Blacc charted at number 77 on the Dutch Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in France

In 1999, “Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of…)” by Lou Bega charted at number 1 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” by Eiffel 65 charted at number 2 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Wild, Wild West” by Will Smith Featuring Dru Hill And Kool Mo Dee charted at number 7 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Why Don’t You Get A Job?” by The Offspring charted at number 39 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “We’re Going To Ibiza!” by Vengaboys charted at number 40 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Flat Beat” by Mr. Oizo charted at number 83 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2004, “Dragostea din teï” by O-Zone charted at number 15 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2004, “Cha Cha Slide” by DJ Casper charted at number 34 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2004, “Dragostea din teï” by Haiducii charted at number 70 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2010, “We No Speak Americano” by Yolanda Be Cool And DCUP charted at number 2 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2010, “Dur dur d’être bébé! (It’s Tough To Be A Baby)” by Bébé Lilly charted at number 52 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2010, “Flat Beat” by Mr. Oizo charted at number 77 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2010, “Astroboy 08” by Astrofonik charted at number 79 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2010, “Cha Cha Slide” by Crazy Frog charted at number 99 on the France Pop Singles Chart

In 2021, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen charted at number 181 on the France Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Norway

In 1971, “Chirpy Chirpy, Cheep Cheep” by Middle Of The Road charted at number 1 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Da da da ich lieb dich nicht du liebst mich nicht aha aha aha” by Trio charted at number 2 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Der Kommissar” by Falco charted at number 5 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” by Eiffel 65 charted at number 1 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of…)” by Lou Bega charted at number 2 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “We’re Going To Ibiza!” by Vengaboys charted at number 6 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen)” by Baz Luhrmann charted at number 16 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 2004, “Dragostea din teï” by O-Zone charted at number 1 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 2004, “Ding Dong Song” by Günther And The Sunshine Girls charted at number 11 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 2004, “Dragostea din teï” by Haiducii charted at number 17 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

In 2010, “We No Speak Americano” by Yolanda Be Cool And DCUP charted at number 7 on the Norway Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Switzerland

In 1971, “Chirpy Chirpy, Cheep Cheep” by Middle Of The Road charted at number 7 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Down Under” by Men At Work charted at number 7 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Da Da Da I Don’t Love You You Don’t Love Me Aha Aha Aha (Da da da ich weiß Bescheid, du weißt Bescheid)” by Frank Zander charted at number 12 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” by Eiffel 65 charted at number 1 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of…)” by Lou Bega charted at number 2 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Wild, Wild West” by Will Smith Featuring Dru Hill And Kool Mo Dee charted at number 4 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “We’re Going To Ibiza!” by Vengaboys charted at number 11 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “The Rigga-Ding-Dong-Song” by Passion Fruit charted at number 17 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Why Don’t You Get A Job?” by The Offspring charted at number 43 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2004, “Dragostea din teï” by O-Zone charted at number 1 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2004, “Dragostea din teï” by Haiducii charted at number 13 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2004, “Ding Dong Song” by Günther And The Sunshine Girls charted at number 95 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

In 2010, “We No Speak Americano” by Yolanda Be Cool And DCUP charted at number 1 on the Swiss Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Canada

In 1965, “Like A Rolling Stone” by Bob Dylan charted at number 7 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1965, “Annie Fanny” by The Kingsmen charted at number 25 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1965, “Eve Of Destruction” by Barry McGuire charted at number 33 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “Signs” by The Five Man Electrical Band charted at number 18 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey” by Paul McCartney charted at number 20 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “Chirpy Chirpy, Cheep Cheep” by Mac And Katie Kissoon charted at number 50 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1971, “Saturday Morning Confusion” by Bobby Russell charted at number 57 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1976, “Making Our Dreams Come True (Theme From “Laverne And Shirley”)” by Cyndi Grecco charted at number 59 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Who Can It Be Now?” by Men At Work charted at number 11 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Out Of Work” by Gary U.S. Bonds charted at number 23 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Vacation” by The Go-Go’s charted at number 27 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1982, “Valley Girl” by Frank Zappa With Moon Unit Zappa charted at number 30 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by The Proclaimers charted at number 7 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Stuck In The 90’s” by Moxy Früvous charted at number 15 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Creep” by Radiohead charted at number 20 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Insane In The Brain” by Cypress Hill charted at number 24 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “The Kilted Yaksmen Anthem” by Ren And Stimpy charted at number 30 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “All Star” by Smash Mouth charted at number 7 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Cowboy” by Kid Rock charted at number 24 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 2010, “We No Speak Americano” by Yolanda Be Cool And DCUP charted at number 54 on the Canada Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Alt-Canada

In 1993, “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by The Proclaimers charted at number 4 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Stuck In The 90’s” by Moxy Früvous charted at number 29 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Creep” by Radiohead charted at number 48 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1993, “Get A Haircut” by George Thorogood And The Destroyers charted at number 70 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “All Star” by Smash Mouth charted at number 2 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Wild, Wild West” by Will Smith Featuring Dru Hill And Kool Mo Dee charted at number 18 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Why Don’t You Get A Job?” by The Offspring charted at number 98 on the Alt-Canada Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Italy

In 2010, “We No Speak Americano” by Yolanda Be Cool And DCUP charted at number 5 on the Italy Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Finland

In 1999, “Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of…)” by Lou Bega charted at number 1 on the Finland Pop Singles Chart

In 1999, “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” by Eiffel 65 charted at number 3 on the Finland Pop Singles Chart

In 2004, “Dragostea din teï” by O-Zone charted at number 3 on the Finland Pop Singles Chart

In 2010, “We No Speak Americano” by Yolanda Be Cool And DCUP charted at number 2 on the Finland Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Spain

In 2010, “We No Speak Americano” by Yolanda Be Cool And DCUP charted at number 2 on the Spain Pop Singles Chart

In 2010, “Bob Esponja pantalones cuadrados” by SpongeBob Squarepants charted at number 12 on the Spain Pop Singles Chart

Unusual Songs Charting in Denmark

In 2004, “Dragostea din teï” by O-Zone charted at number 1 on the Denmark Pop Singles Chart

In 2010, “We No Speak Americano” by Yolanda Be Cool And DCUP charted at number 8 on the Denmark Pop Singles Chart