1881: Robert Strange, who played Prof. Blaine in the movie in episode 103- THE MAD MONSTER.
1888: Ford Beebe, director of season two serial THE PHANTOM CREEPS.
1913: Bill Baldwin Sr., who played an announcer in the movie in episode 517- BEGINNING OF THE END.
1913: Larry Germain, hair stylist for the movies in episodes 615- KITTEN WITH A WHIP and 802- THE LEECH WOMAN.
1917: Adele Jergens, who played Lila in the movie in episode 520- RADAR SECRET SERVICE and the floozy Ruby in THE DAY THE WORLD ENDED (riffed by fans in Sci-fi Channel’s “MST3K: The Home Game”).
1921: J. William Hayes, executive producer of the movie in episode 419- THE REBEL SET.
1921: Thomas Felleghy, who played the “elegant reporter” in the movie “Escape from the Bronx,” seen in episode 705- ESCAPE 2000.*
1927: John Carter, who played a flight surgeon in the movie “Marooned,” featured in episode 401- SPACE TRAVELERS.*
1927: William Hughes, who played a bombsite control officer in the movie in episode 309- THE AMAZING COLOSSAL MAN.
1951: Don White, foley recording mixer for the movie in episode K16- CITY ON FIRE and was the sound re-recordist for the movie in episode K20- THE LAST CHASE.*
1963: Edwin B. Willis (age 70), set designer for the movie in episode 510- THE PAINTED HILLS.
1978: Ford Beebe (age 90). Died on his birthday.
1992: Joby Blanshard (age 73), who played Smith in the movie in episode 111- MOON ZERO TWO.
2002: Stanley Black (age 89), score composer for the movie in episode 101- THE CRAWLING EYE.
2013: Toshiaki Tsushima (age 77), score composer for the movie in MST3K’s unaired pilot, “THE GREEN SLIME,” and the movie in episode 306- TIME OF THE APES.
1992: episode 416- FIRE MAIDENS OF OUTER SPACE first shown.
1994: episode 616- RACKET GIRLS (with the short ARE YOU READY FOR MARRIAGE?) first shown.
1959: The movie in episode 521- SANTA CLAUS premieres in Mexico, its country of origin.
1965: The movie in episode 302- GAMERA has its premiere in Japan, its country of origin.
2013: Shout! Factory releases the Mystery Science Theater 3000 25th Anniversary Edition set.
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