INTERPREP ★ JULY 27, 2018

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DATEBOOK: JULY 27, 2018

BIRTHDAYS

• TV producer Norman Lear is 96

• Bill Engvall is 61

• Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister on Game of Thrones) is 48

• Comedian Maya Rudolph is 46

• Jonathan Rhys Meyers (The Tudors) is 41

• Heidi Gardner (Saturday Night Live) is 35

• Taylor Schilling (Orange is the New Black) is 34

IT HAPPENED TODAY

• 1940: Bugs Bunny made his debut in the Warner Bros. animated cartoon “A Wild Hare.”

• 1994: When Cindy Hartman’s phone rang in the middle of the night in Conway, Arkansas, she discovered an armed burglar ransacking her home. She fell to her knees and asked if she could pray for him. The burglar broke down, joined her in prayer, and apologized. He brought her belongings back into the house, borrowed a shirt to wipe away his fingerprints, and left his gun behind when he drove away.

• 1995: The Korean War Veterans Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C., by President Bill Clinton and South Korean President Kim Young-sam.

• 1996: A pipe bomb exploded at a public park during the Olympic games in Atlanta, killing one person and injuring more than 100.

• 2001: A new law in North Carolina banned swearing in the presence of dead bodies. The law, intended to foster respect for the dead and bereaved, also outlined how corpses should be transported. The law was prompted after some bodies were carried in the back of an open pick-up truck.

• 2003: Comedian Bob Hope died at age 100.

• 2005: NASA grounded the space shuttles, pending an investigation of the continuing problem with the shedding of foam insulation from the external fuel tank. During ascent, the external tank of the Space Shuttle Discovery shed a piece of foam slightly smaller than the piece that caused the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.

• 2014: Real estate website company Zillow said it was buying rival Trulia and discount store Dollar Tree said it would buy Family Dollar.

SPECIAL EVENTS

• Lumberjack Day

• Talk in An Elevator Day

• System Administrator Appreciation Day

• Take Your Houseplant For A Walk Day

• Walk on Stilts Day

• Scotch Day

UPCOMING

• August 4-8: North American Scrabble Championship, Buffalo, New York
• September 3: Labor Day
• September 6: New York Fashion Weeks begins
• September 22: Oktoberfest in Munich begins
• October 31: Halloween (Wednesday)
• November 4: Daylight Saving Time ends
• November 22: Thanksgiving
• November 23: Black Friday
• November 24: Small Business Saturday
• November 26: Cyber Monday
• November 27: Giving Tuesday


DATEBOOK WEEKEND

SATURDAY, JULY 28

• Cartoonist Jim Davis is 73. Sally Struthers is 71. Lori Loughlin is 54. Elizabeth Berkley is 46.

• National Dance Day. National Day of the Cowboy. Milk Chocolate Day. Waterpark Day. Hamburger Day.

SUNDAY, JULY 29

• Documentary maker Ken Burns is 65. Tim Gunn is 65. Patti Scialfa is 65. Alexandra Paul is 55. Country singer Martina McBride is 52. Wil Wheaton is 46. Stephen Dorff is 45. Country singer James Otto is 45. Josh Radnor is 44.

• Chicken Wing Day. Lasagna Day. Lipstick Day. Rain Day. International Tiger Day.


NUMBER FOR THE DAY

26,600: Average daily scheduled passenger flights in the U.S.


NEWS ATTACK!

The head of programming at HBO tried to reassure fans regarding the takeover by AT&T. He says there will be absolutely no drop in the quality of the entertainment. [However, you can definitely expect your TV to frequently drop its signal.]

Mattel announced the layoffs of 2,200 workers. [It’s the plot of the next Toy Story where an out-of-work and depressed Woody lies around the ranch all day watching Netflix that he can no longer afford.]

Donald Trump Jr. and Vanessa Trump were in court to settle their custody battle. [According to the agreement, the kids get to keep the Trump brand in exchange for an annual licensing fee.]

Someone untied Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ $40 million yacht. [Now it’s aimlessly adrift not unlike the American school system.]

Police in West Virginia had to rescue a deer caught in a soccer net. [As if the U.S. soccer program wasn’t embarrassing enough.]

Researchers report success in improving memory by unblocking aging blood vessels in the brain. [Thank goodness. Maybe now we can finally find out where grandpa left grandma.]

A five-foot python slithered up to the door of a Michigan car dealership. [I’m guessing he chose the leather seats.]

In Poland, a truck spilled its load of hundreds of beer bottles. [Did you ever have a song you couldn’t get out of your head?]

A Japanese company is offering to launch into space newlyweds’ marriage certificates. [Then just like most marriages, they will either freeze in the coldness of space or go up in flames as they plummet to Earth.]

They announced the casting for the reboot of Charlie’s Angels. [Relax, none of them will be played by Roseanne.]


NEWS & NUGGETS

WOMAN WHO GAVE BIRTH AT SIX FLAGS SCORES FREE LIFETIME PASSES _ A mother’s summer fun at Six Flags Over Georgia took a crazy turn when she unexpectedly went into labor at the amusement park on Monday. The woman was with her daughter at the Hurricane Harbor water park when she went into labor. Park emergency responders were dispatched, and they helped deliver her son, named Mathew.

… As a literal birthday gift, mom and Mathew were gifted Diamond Elite Memberships, which allows them free entry to any Six Flags park for the rest of their lives.

SUCKING UP TO YOUR BOSS CAN SERIOUSLY BACKFIRE _ A new study proves what work colleagues have always known: Kiss-ups are full of it. Researchers (Oregon State University’s College of Business) found that while kissing up may bolster employees’ reputation with management, it can also lead to bad behavior, such as wasting time online, missing appointments or acting like a jerk to colleagues.

… Scientists say kissing up can be exhausting because you often take on additional work. This leads to depleted energy and a tendency to nudge you into slack-off territory.

ONE IN THREE AMERICANS HAVE FORGOTTEN A PARTNER’S BIRTHDAY _ One in three people have forgotten their partner’s birthday — and men are twice as likely to forget. People who’ve forgotten their partners’ birthdays will commit the birthday misdemeanor four times throughout their time together.

… Traditionally, men have a worse track record for remembering their partners’ birthday, and results proved this to be true — 52 percent of men have forgotten their partners’ birthday, versus just 24 percent of women.

… The expectations surrounding birthdays are high. Twenty-eight percent of people expect their partner to do something big for their special day.

… Thirty-six percent have explicitly told their partner not to do anything for their birthdays but actually expected them to plan something.

PARENTS WILL HAVE 2,184 ARGUMENTS WITH THEIR CHILDREN THIS YEAR _ Parents will have 2,184 arguments with their children every year. Researchers who polled 2,000 parents of children ages 2-12 and each day in the average household families have disagreements six times a day.

… More than half of those are about food and drink. Children not eating everything on their plate is the most common cause of arguments, followed by untidy bedrooms and youngsters complaining about being hungry but then turning their nose up at anything ‘healthy’.

… Parents will only ‘win’ just over half of the arguments, with six in 10 moms and dads admitting they often end up compromising to keep the peace.

JAPANESE COMPANY TO LAUNCH WEDDING PLAQUES INTO SPACE _ A Japanese company is offering an unusual service for newlyweds: launching wedding plaques into space. Warp Space will print titanium plaques with the names of the newlyweds and load them onto a series of small cubes that each hold a few hundred of the plaques. The cubes will then be released into space by the crew of the International Space Station and couples will be presented with photos snapped by the astronauts. Reservations for the service, which starts at $270, will officially open July 29.

DOG NAMED LUCIFER SAVES MAN FROM BURNING HOME _ A dog named Lucifer saved a Kansas man from a house fire. Larry Moore was asleep in his Hutchinson, Kansas, home when his dog woke him about 2:15 AM Wednesday. Moore, Lucifer and another dog, named Angel, made it out safely.

PILOTS FIGHT AT 37,000 FEET IN THE COCKPIT _ Disagreements at work happens and unfortunately they sometimes get physical. However, some jobs absolutely required that you keep your cool at all times. Like when you’re flying a passenger jet 37,000 feet above the ground. Two Iraqi Airways pilots had an argument during a flight and physically fought each other. The aircraft was carrying 157 passengers. Iraq’s Ministry of Transportation has opened an investigation and the pilots have been ordered to stop flying.

… Security guards on the aircraft intervened to break up the fight that passengers say caused damage to the cockpit. There’s no word on why the pilots were fighting.

WANT TO TRY TINY HOUSE LIVING? _ Tiny houses of just a few hundred square feet seem like a great way to save a ton of money while still maintaining the satisfaction of home ownership. But if you’re not sure a tiny house is right for you, you could try staying for a few days or weeks in a tiny house hotel. Portland, Oregon, is home to the nation’s first “tiny house hotel,” where lucky travelers can rent a 120-square-foot home on wheels for $175 a night. Called Caravan, the trailer-park getaway includes six homes. The toilet is in the shower, and you have to move the bedroom stairs to sit at the kitchen table.

… If Portland, Oregon’s too far to travel to test out a tiny house there are more than a dozen tiny hotels around the country.

BURGERS AND FRIES ARE ADDICTIVE _ If you just love a big fat burger and a heaping pile of fries to go with it, you’re not going to like this news from the University of Wisconsin. Researchers have determined that a hamburger and French fries are as addictive as cigarettes and hard drugs. It seems that high doses of fat and sugar — common in fast food and processed food — act in our brains the same way that nicotine, heroin, and other habit-forming substances act.

KIDS WHO PLAY MUSIC DO BETTER IN SCHOOL _ If you want your children to do better in school, sign them up for music lessons. Researchers in Hong Kong have determined that kids who have musical training in any instrument have better verbal memories than children who haven’t taken music lessons.

REMEMBER THIS? A YEAR AGO THIS WEEK: GERMAN RADIO STATION CREATES SPECIAL PROGRAM FOR LONELY DOGS _ When dogs get lonely, they sometimes keep themselves busy by wreaking havoc around the house, and that doesn’t really sit well with their owners. That’s why one German radio host, who also happens to be a dog owner, came up with the idea for a 24/7 program designed to relax canine listeners and make them feel like they are not alone. Stephan Stock researched what kind of music usually appeals to dogs, and learned that it should have as little drum and electric guitar as possible, and should be very slow.


WACKY-BUT-TRUE

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: TRUCK CARRYING FIRE RETARDANT CATCHES FIRE _ A semi-truck caught fire on an Oregon interstate. Firefighters and law enforcement responded to the scene and were able to extinguish the fire quickly. Ironically the truck was carrying fire retardant materials. None of the cargo was damaged and the driver was uninjured.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: BURGLAR FALLS ASLEEP ON THE JOB _ A family in England returning from a day trip was stunned to find a dozy burglar lying fast asleep in one of their beds. He was found slumbering in a child’s bed surrounded by stolen possessions.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: MEN INVITED TO PARTY ARE ROBBED IN HOTEL ROOM _ Three naked men were robbed after women lured them to a California motel for some partying. The men told sheriff’s deputies they met three women in a park and rented a room. After taking off their clothes four men entered the room and robbed them of about $180 and fled.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: HIGH ON BATH SALTS _ Pennsylvania State Troopers were called to a disturbance where a man was shooting his revolver in the air to scare off the “aliens” who were firing “green lasers” at him and his girlfriend. As troopers pieced the story together they were able to figure out the aliens and lasers were actually fireflies, and the man and his girlfriend were high on bath salts.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: SOAKED IN MUSTARD _ After a car sailed through a stop sign in Rock Hill, South Carolina, police pulled the car over and noted the driver had mustard all over his hands and face, and “generally appeared sloppy and disheveled.” Mario Maurice Barnes had been eating a sub sandwich while driving, but the real problem is what he was washing it down with: Barnes told police, “Take me to jail. We both know I’m drunk.” A breath test confirmed he was over the legal limit.


ON TELEVISION

FRIDAY

WHISTLEBLOWER (8p ET, CBS) — New

QUANTICO (8p ET, ABC) — New.

AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR (8p ET, NBC) — Repeat

THE RESIDENT (8p ET, FOX) — Repeat

MASTERS OF ILLUSION (8p ET, CW) — New.

HAWAII FIVE O (9p ET, CBS) — Repeat

WHAT WOULD YOU DO? (9p ET, ABC) — New.

THE ORVILLE (9p ET, FOX) — Repeat

PENN & TELLER: FOOL US (9p ET, CW) — Repeat

JEFF LYNNE’S ELO: WEMBLEY OR BUST (9p ET, Showtime) — This new, 2-hour concert documentary shows Lynne’s ELO performance in England’s famed Wembley Stadium in front of a sold-out crowd of 60,000 fans.

BLUE BLOODS (10p ET, CBS) — Repeat

DATELINE (10p ET, NBC) — New.

20/20 (10p ET, ABC) — New. Interviews with the two British divers, as well as 2 members of the U.S. military, who were part of the team that helped rescue the 12 members of a soccer team that were trapped in a Thailand cave. The episode also features the first interview with the commander of the Thai Navy SEAL unit.

EXTINCTION (Netflix) — This new sci-fi thriller stars Michael Peña (Ant-Man) and Lizzy Caplan.

SEASON PREMIERE: ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK (Netflix) — The 6th season picks up one week after the emergency response team stormed Litchfield Penitentiary to quell the riot.

SATURDAY

SERIES PREMIERE: PINK COLLAR (8p ET, CBS) — This new docu-series examines true crime cases in which the perpetrators were highly unlikely felons. The premiere features a soccer mom who also was a bank robber. Former prosecutor Marcia Clark provides commentary.

VICTORIA & ABDUL (8p ET, HBO) — Dame Judi Dench stars as England’s Queen Victoria in this 2017 period drama. Ali Fazal, Michael Gambon and Eddie Izzard also star

SUNDAY

BIG BROTHER (8p ET, CBS) — New

CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD (8p ET, ABC) — Repeat

THE $100,000 PYRAMID (9p ET, ABC) — New. Leslie Jones, Taye Diggs, Sara Foster and Erin Foster are the featured celebs.

CLAWS (9p ET, TNT) — New

SHARP OBJECTS (9p ET, HBO) — New.

NAKED AND AFRAID OF SHARKS (9p ET, Discovery) — Five Naked and Afraid all-stars must survive for 14 days, exclusively on what the ocean provides.

TO TELL THE TRUTH (10p ET, ABC) — New. The celeb panelists are Joel McHale, Sasheer Zamata, Constance Zimmer and Paul Reubens.

SHADES OF BLUE (10p ET, NBC) — New.

COMEDY CENTRAL ROAST OF BRUCE WILLIS  (10p ET, Comedy Central) — Taped earlier this month, the roast is hosted by Looper co-star Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and features appearances by Cybill Shepherd, ex-wife Demi Moore, Edward Norton, Dennis Rodman, Martha Stewart and Kevin Pollak.


ENTERTAINMENT

IN THEATERS TODAY _ Mission: Impossible — Fallout will easily win this weekend’s box-office race. Glowing reviews could give a major boost for the sixth outing in the film franchise. Presently, the $178 million pic boasts a 97 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the best score for a Mission: Impossible film, as well as for any Cruise film (the actor’s next best is Risky Business with 96 percent). Fallout should make between $52 million and $57 million.

… In theaters: Mission: Impossible – Fallout (PG-13); Teen Titans Go! To The Movies (PG); Blindspotting (R, expands to more theaters)

… Opening next weekend: The Darkest Minds (PG-13); Christopher Robin (PG); The Spy Who Dumped Me (R); Eighth Grade (R)

DEMI LOVATO’S 911 CALL RELEASED AUDIO  The 911 call made from Demi Lovato‘s house has been released. In audio obtained by TMZ on Thursday, the 25-year-old singer’s assistant alerts the male dispatcher of the incident while requesting him to tell paramedics to shut off the sirens. Lovato was rushed to the hospital on Tuesday morning following the incident at her Hollywood Hills home. The singer’s publicist released a statement Tuesday evening confirming Lovato “is awake and with her family who want to express thanks to everyone for the love, prayers and support.” Though reports have indicated the overdose was heroin-related, a source close to Lovato said that it was not.

BRYCE DALLAS HOWARD TO PLAY ELTON JOHN’S MOM _ Jurassic World star Bryce Dallas Howard will play Elton John’s mother in the biopic Rocketman. Taron Egerton (Kingsman movies) is portraying John, while Jamie Bell is on board as Bernie Taupin. The film will include John’s emergence as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music to becoming a music superstar and his partnership with songwriting collaborator Taupin. John broke out in 1972 with the album Honky Chateau and scored a blockbuster with the 1973 album “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, which topped the charts for two months in the U.S. and U.K.

TRAILER FOR I AM PAUL WALKER _ On August 11, I Am Paul Walker will premiere on the Paramount Network and they’ve just released the trailer for the documentary. It’s the latest installment of Paramount Network’s I Am series. Previous titles have included I Am Chris Farley and I Am Heath Ledger. The documentary will showcase never-before-seen footage of Paul Walker’s life as well as all-new interviews with Paul’s parents, his two brothers, two sisters, Paul’s daughter, friends, and people in the film industry whom Paul worked with during his short career. • VIDEO

MICHELLE WILLIAMS WAS SECRETLY MARRIED _ Academy Award-winning actress Michelle Williams gave a very candid interview to Vanity Fair, in which she opened up about losing Heath Ledger, raising their daughter, and the fact that she never gave up on falling in love again. It’s a good thing too because she recently married indie musician Phil Elverum of the band Mount Erie. It was a ceremony so private, no one knew it had happened until the magazine with the interview hit newsstands.

… Williams and Elverum met through a mutual friend. His first wife was diagnosed with inoperable stage-4 pancreatic cancer in 2015 — only four months after the birth of their daughter. She ended up passing away 13 months after she was diagnosed.

GUY WHO DESTROYED TRUMP’S STAR WAS BAILED OUT BY FIRST GUY TO SMASH IT _ As you might have heard, early Wednesday morning a guy allegedly pulled a pickax out of a guitar case and went to town on Donald Trump’s Hollywood star in Los Angeles, smashing it to bits before turning himself into local police. Austin Clay was charged with felony vandalism and held on $20,000 bail. But out of the shadows, a comrade stepped in to help out his brother-in-arms, reportedly ponying up thousands in a show of remarkable solidarity.

… The guy bailing out Clay is none other than James Otis, who decimated Trump’s star with a pickax and a sledgehammer two years ago.

CLINTON, ALBRIGHT, POWELL TO APPEAR ON MADAM SECRETARY _ Fictional Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord is about to get help from some very powerful friends on Madam Secretary. Former Secretaries of State Hillary Clinton, Madeleine Albright and Colin Powell are set to appear on the CBS drama’s fifth season premiere on October 7. McCord, played by star Tea Leoni, will seek advice from the secretaries on the show.  Albright appeared on the show during its second season.

JUSTIN THEROUX JOINS LADY AND THE TRAMP LIVE-ACTION REMAKE _ Justin Theroux will be joining Ashley Jensen in Disney’s live-action remake of Lady and the Tramp. Theroux will voice Tramp opposite Lady, who has yet to be cast. Jensen will be voicing a Scottish Terrier named Jackie, one of Lady’s closest friends.

OMAROSA HAS A BOOK _ Former reality show villain and White House aide Omarosa Manigault has what her publisher says is an explosive new memoir coming out called Unhinged.


AUDIO

Find these audio files on the PRO AUDIO PAGE.

DEMI LOVATO _ The 911 call was released Thursday.

BREAKFAST POPCORN: There’s something called Breakfast Popcorn. It’s basically a small bag of popped popcorn with some bacon bits and a maple flavor. Eat it on the go. Here’s a caller who says her mom would make up a big batch of popcorn every Sunday and that’s what she would eat at “cereal” all week.

PATRICK REED: Golfer Patrick Reed, who is no stranger to controversy and getting into it with those inside the ropes with him, had a little dust up with a European Tour camera crew during the Porsche European Open in Germany. • VIDEO

CORN DOG SONG: Got a fair or festival coming up? Intro it with a little bit of The Corndog Song by Ryan Shupe & The RubberBand.

DROP: And this became one of the worst days I have had in quite some time.


BITS & BREAKS

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“The last time I got a speeding ticket was _______.”

(Then explain.)

TRENDING ON TWITTER: #3WordsICannotStand

• You look tired.

• Voting doesn’t matter.

• Not my job.

LIES TO TELL YOUR CHILDREN

You won’t win parent of the year with these lies!

• When they are having a tantrum — If you are fortunate enough to live in a big city you will most probably encounter regular police helicopters circling overhead. Tell your child that this is in fact ‘The Naughty Children Helicopter’ and it has a big telescope on board in order to check up on their behavior. If anyone is found being very naughty and upsetting their moms, then the pilot will put a black mark next to their name.

• When they spot coin operated rides outside stores — If it doesn’t work, try: “Oh no, those rides only take special money that is only given out to certain children. They get a big box of them when they’re born, but you just have to be really lucky.”

• When they want to watch a program that clashes with yours — “That channel’s broken and there’s no use trying it because I’ve already phoned Daddy, and he said if you change channels you’ll interfere with the digital A plan spasm and unintentionally disconnect the reventor source.”

• When you lose their favorite toy — “Teddy has gone on vacation. He was very bored and missing his teddy friends, so I bought him a plane ticket and drove him to the airport when you were asleep and now he is having a wonderful time on the beach.” You may have to send a post card to reassure.

• When they won’t eat something that’s very good for them — “That broccoli (whatever) has very special magical powers, when eaten it causes you to fly to the moon, have a picnic on a crater with a Martian who just happens to be visiting and fight lots of moon monsters trying to take over the planet! And best of all, when you wake up you won’t remember anything about it!”

• When you want to keep them out of a certain room — “Oh no, you mustn’t go in there: that’s where the secret-wish-making fairy lives! She sits there all day long and makes your wishes come true, but if any children ever see her she goes away and never comes back.”

• When they wake up too early — “No, it’s not morning yet, you can only see the light because you woke the sun up, if you go back to sleep the sun will go to bed.”

• When you’ve got a hangover and can’t face going to the park — “I’ve just heard on the news that a monster has escaped and is heading for the park! We better stay in and be very quiet until they catch it.”

SURPRISING FACTS ABOUT DAYDREAMING

A new computer model that simulates periods of mental wandering may give scientists clues about how our brains work. Specifically, the model shows how our brain cells communicate when our minds are either engaged or idle.

You daydream less as you get older – Daydreaming is often about anticipating the future, especially in a fantasy context. For instance, young men often have “power fantasies” of what it would be like to be a superhero. But as people get older, the amount of time they spend daydreaming decreases — perhaps as the future shrinks.

Daydreaming makes you forget what you were doing – If people are asked to daydream about the past, for instance, they tend to forget what they were doing before the daydream started. The type of daydream also affects how much you forget.

Daydreaming makes you more creative – Many times the “dialogue” that occurs when the daydreaming mind cycles through different parts of the brain accesses information that was dormant or out of reach. Likewise, the daydreaming mind may make an association between bits of information that the person had never considered in that particular way. This accounts for creativity, insights of wisdom and oftentime the solutions to problems that the person had not considered.


FUN & GAMES

TRIVIA: William Street in Newark, New Jersey, was the first road in the world to have what? (Asphalt. A trial by the inventor of asphalt occurred July 29, 1870.)

TRIVIA: There is over 100,000 miles of this in the U.S. (Railroad track)

GIVE AWAY A POT OF COLD

Sure, giving away a Pot of Gold would be great, but this is radio and we have no budget.

You’re giving away a “Pot of Cold” — a bunch of ice cream. When someone loses a daily contest the “pot” gets more ice cream.

The daily contest can be whatever you like. Give the loser a T-shirt or something and add another pint or gallon of ice cream to your Pot of Cold. When someone finally wins your daily contest they get all the ice cream!

HOLE IN THE HEADLINE

Man Stole Ambulance to Buy ________.

• Condoms
• Cheetos
• SANDWICH
• Cigarettes

Police in Mesa, Arizona, booked a man into jail after stealing an ambulance. The 37-year-old had just been released from a hospital for a heat-related issue and thought it was too hot to walk home. And he was hungry. He reportedly saw an ambulance running while the crew was dropping off a patient. So he took the ambulance so he wouldn’t have to walk home. On the way he stopped to buy a sandwich.


VIDEO OF THE DAY

Adults scare the crap out of a kid for no reason.


DATEBOOK: JULY 30, 2018

BIRTHDAYS

• Arnold Schwarzenegger is 71

• Jean Reno (The Da Vinci Code, Godzilla) is 70

• Delta Burke (Designing Women) is 62

• Laurence Fishburne (Ant-Man and the Wasp, CSI) is 57

• Lisa Kudrow (Friends) is 55

• Vivica A. Fox is 54

• Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Everybody Hates Chris) is 50

• Simon Baker (The Mentalist) is 49

• Director Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk, Batman movies) is 48

• Tom Green is 47

• Christine Taylor (The Brady Bunch Movie) is 47

• Hilary Swank is 44

• Jaime Pressly (My Name Is Earl) is 41

• Soccer player Hope Solo is 35

• Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin, Annihilation) is 34

IT HAPPENED TODAY

• 1729: The city of Baltimore, Maryland, was founded.

• 1792: The French national anthem (La Marseillaise by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle) was first sung in Paris.

• 1863: American automaker Henry Ford was born in Dearborn Township, Michigan.

• 1945: The USS Indianapolis, which had just delivered key components of the Hiroshima atomic bomb to the Pacific island of Tinian, was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine; 880 men lost their lives.

• 1971: Apollo 15 astronauts David R. Scott and James B. Irwin landed on the moon.

• 1975: Former Teamsters union president Jimmy Hoffa disappeared in suburban Detroit. Although presumed dead, his remains have never been found.

• 2002: WNBA player Lisa Leslie of the Los Angeles Sparks became the first woman to dunk in a professional game during her team’s 82-73 loss to the Miami Sol.

• 2003: In Newport News, Virginia, Robert Sorrels was arrested for being a peeping tom. And there was basically no way he could deny the charge. The cops matched him up with a pair of lip prints that were lifted from the window he was seen peeping into.

• 2005: Diners at a pizza restaurant in a western Austrian town panicked and called the police when a nearly 10-foot-long tiger python was seen slithering across the restaurant floor. The cops managed to catch the snake before anyone was bitten.

• 2008: Police in Michigan arrested a man who they say tried to steal posters and other items related to the Batman movie The Dark Knight from a cinema lobby while dressed up as the Joker.

• 2016 Air balloon crashes into power lines near Lockhart, Texas, killing all 16 on board

SPECIAL EVENTS

Single Working Womens Week

• Cheesecake Day

• Father-In-Law Day

• Friendship Day

• Chicken and Waffles Day

• Support Public Education Day

• World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

UPCOMING

• August 4-8: North American Scrabble Championship, Buffalo, New York
• September 3: Labor Day
• September 6: New York Fashion Weeks begins
• September 22: Oktoberfest in Munich begins
• October 31: Halloween (Wednesday)
• November 4: Daylight Saving Time ends
• November 22: Thanksgiving
• November 23: Black Friday
• November 24: Small Business Saturday
• November 26: Cyber Monday
• November 27: Giving Tuesday