calendar of events

january 01 | Michael Blodgett born (1940)


january 03 | Jesse White born (1917) | Quinn O’Hara born (1941) | Mickey Dora dies (2002)


january 04 | ABC airs Gidget Gets Married (1972)


january 05 | “Wild Wild Winter” opens (1966) | ABC airs 17th episode of Gidget (1966) | Harvey Lembeck dies (1982)


january 06 | Aron Kincaid dies (2011)


january 08 | Elvis Presley born (1935) | Yvette Mimieux born (1939)


january 09 | Bob Denver born (1935) | Annette Funicello marries her manager, Jack Gilardi (1965) | Jesse White dies (1997)


january 10 | Bob Harvey born (1978) | Paul Lynde dies (1982) | Guy Hemric dies (1993)


january 12 | Patsy Kelly born (1910)


january 13 | ABC airs 18th episode of Gidget (1966)


january 14 | Samuel Z. Arkoff gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame (1993)


january 15 | Les Baxter dies (1996)


january 16 | Bob Harvey born (1913) | Earl Wilson dies (1987)


january 19 | Reno Carell born (1932) | Shelley Fabares born (1944)


january 20 | William Wellman Jr. born (1937) | ABC airs 19th episode of Gidget (1966)


january 27 | Troy Donahue born (1936) | ABC airs 20th episode of Gidget (1966)


january 30 | Dorothy Malone born (1925)


january 31 | Jerry Brutsche born (1939)


february 01 | Buster Keaton dies (1966)


february 02 | Stan Getz born (1927) | Boris Karloff dies (1969)


february 03 | ABC airs 21st episode of Gidget (1966)


february 05 | Norman Grabowski born (1933)


february 06 | Fabian born (1940)


february 08 | Candy Johnson born (1944)


february 10 | ABC airs 22nd episode of Gidget (1966)


february 11 | Gene Vincent born (1935) | Don Porter dies (1997)


february 16 | Claudia Martin dies (2001) | Lesley Gore dies (2015)


february 17 | Mary Ann Mobley born (1939) | ABC airs 23rd episode of Gidget (1966)


february 19 | Mike Nader born (1945)


february 20 | Sandra Dee dies (2005)


february 23 | Norman Taurog born (1899) | Jon Hall born (1915)


february 24 | ABC airs 24th episode of Gidget (1966)


february 25 | Mary Hughes born (1944)


february 26 | Jon Hall born (1913) | Marta Kristen born (1945)


march 03 | ABC airs 25th episode of Gidget (1966)


march 07 | Donna Loren born (1947)


march 10 | ABC airs 26th episode of Gidget (1966)


march 11 | Timothy Carey born (1929)


march 14 | Les Baxter born (1922)


march 16 | Claudia Martin born (1944)


march 17 | ABC airs 27th episode of Gidget (1966)


march 19 | Fred Clark born (1914)


march 22 | “Thunder Alley” opens (1967)


march 23 | Lori Williams born (1946)


march 24 | Elvis enters the Army (1958) | Peter Lorre dies (1964) | ABC airs 28th episode of Gidget (1966)


march 25 | Bruno VeSota born (1922) | Pam Colbert born (1947) | “Muscle Beach Party” & “The Misadventures of Merlin Jones” open (1964)


march 26 | Joby Baker born (1934) | Louis M. Heyward dies (2002)


march 30 | Linda Opie Bent born (1939)


march 31 | ABC airs 29th episode of Gidget (1966)


april 04 | Jody McCrea dies (2009)


april 05 | Robert Q. Lewis born (1921)


april 06 | “Ghost In the Invisible Bikini” opens (1966) | Don Rickles dies (2017)


april 07 | ABC airs 30th episode of Gidget (1966) | Norman Taurog dies (1981) | Brenda Benet dies (1982)


april 08 | Sue Casey born (1926) | Annette Funicello dies (2013)


april 10 | “Gidget” opens (1959) | Donna Michelle dies (2004)


april 11 | Jeff Donnell dies (1988)


april 14 | “Beach Blanket Bingo”, “Girl Happy” & “Daytona Beach Weekend” open (1965) | ABC airs 31st episode of Gidget (1966) | “It’s A Bikini World” opens (1967)


april 15 | Harvey Lembeck born (1923)


april 16 | Bobby Vinton born (1935)


april 18 | Steve Rogers born (1937)


april 21 | ABC airs 32nd and final episode of Gidget (1966)


april 23 | Sandra Dee born (1942)


april 24 | Luree Holmes born (1942)


april 28 | John Ashley marries Deborah Walley (1962)


april 29 | Lennie Weinrib born (1935) | “Horror of Party Beach” opens in New York City (1964) | Alberta Nelson dies (2006)


may 01 | Joy Harmon born (1940) | Elvis Presley marries Priscilla (1967)


may 02 | Lesley Gore born (1946)


may 03 | Earl Wilson born (1907) | “C’mon Let’s Live A Little” opens (1967) | Annette Funicello marries her second husband, Glen Holt (1986)


may 04 | Dick Dale born (1937) | John Ashley & Deborah Walley have a son, Anthony (1963)


may 08 | Don Rickles born (1926)


may 10 | Deborah Walley dies (2001)


may 11 | Leo Townsend born (1908) | Timothy Carey dies (1994)


may 12 | “Girls on the Beach” opens (1965) | “Out of Sight” opens (1966)


may 13 | Don Weis born (1922) | Stevie Wonder born (1950)


may 16 | Yvonne Craig born (1937)


may 18 | Dwayne Hickman born (1934)


may 25 | Salli Sachse born (1946) | Gary Usher dies (1990)


may 27 | Vincent Price born (1911)


may 29 | Robert Logan born (1941)


may 30 | Meredith MacRae born (1944) | Don Edmonds dies (2009)


june 01 | “Horror of Party Beach” opens (1964)


june 02 | Susan Hart born (1941) | “Gidget Goes Hawaiian” opens (1961)


june 06 | Stan Getz dies (1991)


june 07 | “Fireball 500” opens (1966)


june 08 | James Darren born (1936) | Nancy Sinatra born (1940)


june 10 | Robert Cummings born (1910) | Mikki Jamison dies (2013)


june 12 | Samuel Z. Arkoff born (1918)


june 13 | Basil Rathbone born (1892) | Paul Lynde born (1926)


june 15 | Aron Kincaid born (1940)


june 24 | Louis M. Heyward born (1920)


june 26 | Peter Lorre born (1904)


june 27 | Jack Mullaney dies (1982)


june 28 | Lennie Weinrib dies (2006)


june 30 | Lee Krieger born (1919) | Guy Hemric born (1931) | “Ski Party” opens (1965)


july 02 | Chris Noel born (1941)


july 03 | Roger Christian born (1934)


july 07 | Sam Katzman born (1901) | Johnny Fain born (1943)


july 10 | Jeff Donnell born (1921) | Bob Harvey dies (2011)


july 11 | Tab Hunter born (1931) | Bart Patton born (1939) | Roger Christian dies (1991)


july 14 | “Beach Party” premieres (1963) | “How to Stuff A Wild Bikini” opens (1965) | Meredith MacRae dies (2000)


july 16 | William Asher dies (2012)


july 18 | Chill Wills born (1903)


july 20 | Basil Rathbone dies (1967)


july 22 | “Bikini Beach” opens (1964)


july 25 | Don Weis dies (2000)


july 29 | “Dr. Goldfoot & the Girl Bombs” opens in Italy (1966)


july 30 | Edd Byrnes born (1933) | John Macchia dies (1967)


july 31 | Mario Bava born (1914)


august 03 | Lou Rusoff born (1911)


august 05 | “Ride the Wild Surf” opens (1964)


august 07 | “Beach Party” & “Gidget Goes to Rome” open (1963) | “Back to the Beach” opens (1987)


august 08 | William Asher born (1921) | Connie Stevens born (1938)


august 10 | Martha Hyer born (1924)


august 11 | Mickey Dora born (1934)


august 12 | Deborah Walley born (1941)


august 14 | Alberta Nelson born (1937) | Brenda Benet born (1945)


august 16 | Elvis Presley dies (1977)


august 18 | Pamela Rodgers born (1944) | “Sergeant Deadhead” & “The Monkey’s Uncle” open (1965)


august 21 | Jackie DeShannon born (1944)


august 25 | “Wild on the Beach” opens (1965)


august 26 | Yvette Vickers born (1936)


august 28 | Martin West born (1937)


august 30 | Arnold Lessing born (1936)


september 01 | Don Edmonds born (1937)


september 02 | Suzie Kaye born (1941) | Troy Donahue dies (2001) | Bob Denver dies (2005)


september 03 | Sue Hamilton dies (1969)


september 06 | Jody McCrea born (1934)


september 09 | Stephanie Rothman born (1936) | Elvis Presley’s 1st Appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show (1956)


september 14 | James H. Nicholson born (1916) | Annette Funicello gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame (1993)


september 15 | Gidget TV Series premieres on ABC (1965)


september 16 | Samuel Z. Arkoff dies (2001)


september 18 | Jack Mullaney born (1929) | Frankie Avalon born (1939)


september 19 | Mary Mitchel born (1940)


september 22 | Second episode of Gidget airs on ABC (1965)


september 23 | Fabrizio Mioni born (1930)


september 24 | Don Porter born (1912) | Gene Corman born (1927) | Bruno VeSota dies (1976) | Patsy Kelly dies (1981)


september 25 | Vincent Price dies (1993)


september 29 | “Beach Ball” opens (1965) | ABC airs 3rd episode of Gidget (1965)


october 01 | Julie Parrish dies (2003)


october 03 | John Ashley dies (1997)


october 04 | Buster Keaton born (1896) | Gail Gilmore born (1937)


october 05 | Fred Clark dies (1968)


october 06 | ABC airs 4th episode of Gidget (1965)


october 11 | Robert Q. Lewis dies (1991)


october 12 | Gene Vincent dies (1971) | Norman Grabowski dies (2012)


october 13 | Pamela Tiffin born (1942) | ABC airs 5th episode of Gidget (1965)


october 15 | Chill Wills dies (1978)


october 17 | Delores Wells born (1937)


october 20 | ABC airs 6th episode of Gidget (1965) | Chris Noel Day in New Hampshire (2012)


october 21 | Julie Parrish born (1940) | Candy Johnson dies (2012)


october 22 | Annette Funicello & Bobby Fuller born (1940)


october 24 | “The Lively Set” opens (1964)


october 25 | Dick Miller born (1928) | Vincent Price dies (1993)


october 27 | ABC airs 7th episode of Gidget (1965) | Morey Amsterdam dies (1996)


october 28 | Elsa Lanchester born (1902) | “Winter A-Go-Go” opens (1965)


october 30 | John Macchia born (1931)


november 02 | Leo Townsend dies (1987)


november 03 | ABC airs 8th episode of Gidget (1965)


november 05 | “Palm Springs Weekend” opens (1963)


november 06 | Sally Field born (1946) | “Dr. Goldfoot & the Bikini Machine” opens (1965)


november 07 | Beverly Adams born (1940)


november 09 | Stephanie Rothman born (1936) | “Dr. Goldfoot & the Girl Bombs” opens in U.S. (1966)


november 10 | ABC airs 9th episode of Gidget (1965)


november 11 | “Pajama Party” opens (1964)


november 13 | Jimmy Hawkins born (1941) | Mikki Jamison born (1942)


november 14 | Sue Hamilton born (1945) | Michael Blodgett dies (2007)


november 17 | ABC airs 10th episode of Gidget (1965)


november 18 | Linda Evans born (1942) | ABC airs The Wild Weird World of Dr. Goldfoot (1965)


november 22 | “Blue Hawaii” opens (1961)


november 23 | Boris Karloff born (1887)


november 24 | ABC airs 11th episode of Gidget (1965)


december 01 | ABC airs 12th episode of Gidget (1965)


december 02 | Robert Cummings dies (1990)


december 05 | Walt Disney born (1901) | Fred Clark dies (1968)


december 08 | Valora Noland born (1941) | Patti Chandler born (1943) | Donna Michelle born (1945) | ABC airs 13th episode of Gidget (1965)


december 09 | Mary Ann Mobley dies (2014)


december 10 | Tommy Kirk born (1941) | James H. Nicholson dies (1972)


december 13 | Mikki Jamison born (1944) | Jon Hall dies (1979) | Mary Hughes dies (2007)


december 14 | Morey Amsterdam born (1908) | Gary Usher born (1938)


december 15 | ABC airs 14th episode of Gidget (1965) | Walt Disney dies (1966)


december 18 | “Get Yourself A College Girl” opens (1964)


december 21 | Bob Harvey born (1930)


december 22 | ABC airs 15th episode of Gidget (1965) | Lee Krieger dies (1967)


december 23 | James Stacy born (1936)


december 25 | Dick Miller born (1928) | John Ashley born (1934)


december 28 | “Where the Boys Are” opens (1960)


december 29 | ABC airs 16th episode of Gidget (1965)


december 30 | ABC airs “Gidget Grows Up” (1969)