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This Date in MSTory

BORN ON THIS DATE
1857: Fannie Farmer, who was mentioned in a host segment in episode 424- “MANOS” THE HANDS OF FATE.
1882: C. Montague Shaw, who played Prof. Norton in the season four serial UNDERSEA KINGDOM.
1893: Cedric Gibbons, supervising art director for the movie in episode 510- THE PAINTED HILLS.
1899: Art Smith, who played Pilot Pete in the movie in episode 510- THE PAINTED HILLS.
1899: Milton Carruth, editor of the movie in episode 802- THE LEECH WOMAN.
1910: Ugo Sasso, who had a role in the movie in episode 408- HERCULES UNCHAINED.
1910: Akira Kurosawa, who was mentioned in a host segment in episode 310- FUGITIVE ALIEN.
1911: Jack Lomas, who played a bar patron in the movie in episode 602- INVASION U.S.A.
1915: Louis Quinn, who played Samuel Tallman in the movie in episode 618- HIGH SCHOOL BIG SHOT.
1926: Alan Wells, who played the headquarters sergeant in the movie in episode 517- BEGINNING OF THE END.

DIED ON THIS DATE
1982: Joseph Pagano (age 76), screenwriter for the movie in episode 203- JUNGLE GODDESS.
1986: Anastasiya Zuyeva (age 89), the storyteller in the movie “Morozko,” seen in episode 813- JACK FROST.
1987: Keith Richards (age 71), who played Angelo in the movie in episode 112- UNTAMED YOUTH.
2003: Eisei Amamoto (age 77), who played the Red Bamboo Naval Officer in 213- GODZILLA VS. THE SEA MONSTER and a Mighty Jack radio team member in the movie in episode 314- MIGHTY JACK.
2016: Ken Howard (age 71), who played Dave Walecki in the movie in episode K15- SUPERDOME.

EVENTS ON THIS DATE
1950: Dean Jagger (star of episode 305- STRANDED IN SPACE) wins an Oscar for “12 O’Clock High” and Paul Vogel (cinematographer for episodes 411- THE MAGIC SWORD and 523- VILLAGE OF THE GIANTS) wins an Oscar for “Battleground.”
1997: Rick Baker wins his fourth Oscar for “The Nutty Professor.” He was the sfx make-up craftsman for episodes 704- THE INCREDIBLE MELTING MAN, 1007- TRACK OF THE MOON BEAST and 1012- SQUIRM. The ceremonies were hosted by Billy Crystal, who played David in the movie in episode K13- SST-DEATH FLIGHT.


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This Date in MSTory

BORN ON THIS DATE
1897: Franz Spencer a.k.a. Franz Schulz, who wrote the original story for the movie in episode 602- INVASION U.S.A.
1912: Karl Malden, who was mentioned in a host segment in episode 213- GODZILLA VS. THE SEA MONSTER.
1931: William Shatner, who has been parodied in host segments in several episodes.*
1935: M. Emmet Walsh, who played Whitley in the movie in episode K15- SUPERDOME.*
1936: Roger Whittaker, who was played by Kevin Murphy in a host segment in episode 903- THE PUMAMAN.*
1948: Andrew Lloyd Webber, the inspiration for the “Andrew Lloyd Webber grill” invention exchange in episode 503- SWAMP DIAMONDS.*

DIED ON THIS DATE
1966: Everett Glass (age 74), who played Timmek in the movie WORLD WITHOUT END, riffed in MST3K’s first live show.
1972: Clarence Marks (age 78), dialogue director for the movie in episode 201- ROCKETSHIP X-M.
1973: Billy Dix (age 61), who played Duke in the season one serial RADAR MEN FROM THE MOON.
1975: Paul Verhoeven (age 73), who played the gravedigger in the movie in episode 1009- HAMLET.
1986: Derek Farr (age 74), who played Inspector Davis in the movie in episode 901- THE PROJECTED MAN.
1992: Jack H. Young (age 81), who did the special effects make-up for the movie in episode 319- WAR OF THE COLOSSAL BEAST.
2002: Josef Von Stroheim (age 79), who did the sound for the movie in episode 309- THE AMAZING COLOSSAL MAN.
2006: Kenneth Peach Jr. (age 75), camera operator for the TV movie in episode K13- SST: DEATH FLIGHT.
2007: Angus Duncan (age 70) who played Sir James in the movie in episode 411- THE MAGIC SWORD.

EVENTS ON THIS DATE
1967: The movie in episode 901- THE PROJECTED MAN is reviewed in Variety.
1995: MST3K’S LITTLE GOLD STATUE PREVIEW SPECIAL airs on Comedy Central.


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Weekend Discussion Thread: The Episode that Made you a MSTie

An exchange in another comment thread found “SaveFerris” coommenting on “Terry the Sensitive Knight’s comment about “the episode that made me a MSTie.” SF’s comment: “THERE’S your Weekend Discussion Thread, Sampo.

And so it shall be. Mine was “Women of the Prehistoric Planet. Hi-Keeba! I was never the same.

What’s yours?