Canada Day July 1
National Unassisted Homebirth Week July 1-7
Offer to be there for the blessed event. And help with the episiotomy. Call Lynn at 703-263-2468.
Bioterrorism/Disaster Education And Awareness Month July 1-31
Might be a good weekend contest. “When exposed to the nerve agent Sarin, you’ll lose control of your:”
TV remote to your children
All of the above
Go to www.ppsinc.com for more info on this happy, upbeat “month”.
International Blondie & Deborah Harry Month July 1-31
Alan Metz of Springfield, Missouri must REALLY like Debby Harry. That’s all I’m saying. His tribute website is www.blondiebook.com
Women’s Motorcycle Month July 1-31
Honors all the women out there who love a good ride on their hog. (Not a euphemism)(Yet) Call Sylvia Henderson at 301-260-1538.
First Scheduled Television Broadcast July 1, 1941
First U.S. Zoo July 1, 1874 in Philadelphia
First Morning Zoo July 1, 1967 in Bakersfield
Cell Phone Courtesy Month July 1-31
Jacqueline Whitmore is an “etiquette expert”, which is not only a niche profession, but one of the signs of the impending apocalypse. She encourages the legions of mobile phone users to be more mindful of their surroundings and those around them. Call her at 561-586-9026, or go to www.etiquetteexpert.com. Call her from a movie theater.
National Park & Recreation Month July 1-31
The Debut Of Court TV: Anniversary July 1, 1991
How about Court Radio? Take a phone to traffic court and broadcast some of the fireworks that occur. Hot in Houston and Mix in Boston regularly go down and get the action on the sidewalk when the night court releases as 7 am.
Edible Months July 1-31
National Blueberries Month 212-420-8800
National Horseradish Month 404-252-3663
National Grilling Month
National Ice Cream Month 202-737-4332
National Hotdog Month 703-841-2400
Miss South Carolina Teen Pageant 864-843-9090
Nick At Nite Premieres July 1, 1985
“The Wonder Years” six nights a week. And you doubt the existence of a God?
The Walkman Debuts July 1, 1979
Sony debuted this as the “Soundabout” for about $200. 185 million were sold. Find one and go out and ask teens what they are and get the video reaction.
Zip Codes Inaugurated July 1, 1963
Family Reunion Month July 1-31
Also known as “Speed Dating Month” in some parts of the South.
Pam Anderson Turns 49!!, Dan Aykroyd Turns 64!! July 1
Halfway Point of 2017 at noon on July 1st
International Cherry Pit-Spitting Contest July 2
Say that ten times fast and try to keep your license. International? The Italian team was banned this year for steroid use and shaving their heads to decrease wind resistance on the “approach”. They do this in Eau Claire, Michigan to dispel the stigma commonly associated with spitting. The contest is held on blacktop and whoever spits their cherry pit the furthest, including the roll, is the champ. Watch ESPN for live coverage. Contact Herb Teichman for the play-by-play at 616-782-7101. If you really loved cherries, you’d swallow the pits.
Civil Rights Act Of 1964 Passed: Anniversary July 2
On this date in 1964 President Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act, prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race in public accommodations, in publicly operated a facilities, in employment and union membership and in the registration of voters.
Made In The USA Day July 2
A day buy US made products. www.madeusafdn.org
Ashley Tisdale Turns 31!,Lindsay Lohan Turns 30! And Jimmy McNichol Turns 55!! July 2
Air Conditioning Appreciation Day July 3-August 15
Do a morning show contest that solicits new and creative ways to stay cool. Or pay someone’s electric bill during this high energy-use period. Maybe you could hook up with Sears and giveaway window-mount air conditioner units. V-103 in Atlanta did this and it was huge. Call the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute at 703-524-8800.
Compliment Your Mirror Day July 3
Bob Birch rarely misses a re-run of “Saved By The Bell”. His other distinction is that he came up with this salute to mirrors and the people you see in them everyday. 703-533-3668.
Laura Branigan WOULD Have Turned 59L And Kurtwood Smith Turns 74!!! July 3
Dog Days July 3-August 11
These are the hottest days of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. The name originated from the ancients who described this as a time “when the sea boiled, the wine turned sour, the dogs grew mad, and all creatures became languid.” Not to mention the other notable dogs, Snoop and Nate.
Stay Out Of The Sun Day July 3
A new wacky event from those lithium-zonked folks at the Wellness Permission League. Regular readers of my e-mails will recognize the Roy’s from their monthly attempts at humor through “celebrations” like this. Call 717-279-0184. Wouldn’t it be sad if sitting around coming up with stuff like this, was the focal point of your existence?
Ducktona 500 July 3
This is a rubber duck race they do as part of their summer festival in Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin. Included in the festivities will be your proverbial pancake breakfast, antique car show and a “Kiss The Pig” contest. Hmmm. Call Lynn Buehler at 414-467-6206.
Be Nice To New Jersey Week July 3-9
Forget about the crisis in Syria or the economy. Take one week and go out of your way to be nice to this much-maligned state.
“American Top 40” Debuts July 4, 1970
Started on just seven AM radio stations. Also the anniversary of the first “God damned death dedication!”
Independence Day July 4
Independence From Meat Day July 4
The gang at the Vegetarian Awareness Network encourage you to put that rack of ribs back in the freezer and make veggie burgers the highlight of your holiday cookout. For other culinary suggestions, call ’em at 800-USA-VEGE.
Boom Box Parade July 4
Done by WILI-AM in Willimantic, CT. Please refer to my earlier comment about the debut of the walkman.
Nude Recreation Week July 4 – 10
Do you have a nude beach in your market? Send one of your jocks out to do his/her show au natural. Jo Jo at Wild 107 did this when I was the Promotion Director and we invited listeners down to join him at the beach in Pacifica. We offered t-shirts and other cover-ups as incentives for them to bare it all. We radio people are so immature. This week is dedicated to promoting acceptance of the human body and understanding the nude recreation movement as natural solution to many problems of modern living. Plus you get some free peeks. Call the Naturist Society at 920-231-9950. Or peep their website at www.naturistsociety.com
Ommegang Pageant in Belgium July 5 – July 7
If they had fireworks then it’d be an Ommegang…sorry. That was too easy.
Bikini Debuted July 5, 1946 (Sports Illustrated has never been the same.)
Take Your Webmaster To Lunch Day July 6
It’s hard to fix all your typos and grammatical errors when you have an empty stomach.
First Major League Baseball All-Star Game: Anniversary July 6
On this date in 1933, Babe Ruth led the American League with a homerun, as they defeated the National League 4-2. Held at Comiskey Park in Chicago.
Tell The Truth Day July 7
One designated day to self-edit and stick to the fact. Created by Kepa Freeman with Teens Express, where she has a tragically deceptive email addy: [email protected]
Father-Daughter Take A Walk Day July 7
First the moms are hauling them off to work, and now the dads are dragging them along for hikes in the woods. What’s next? Don’t you see an insidious trend here? Call Janet Dellaria and get to the root of this massive conspiracy. 630-232-0425.
Saba Saba Day in Tanzania July 7
Wayne Chicken Show July 8 -10
This event in Wayne, Nebraska receives inclusion because one of the contests they’re doing is the “National Cluck Off.” Enter the morning show at your competition by calling 402-375-2240.
Bald In – Bald Out Day July 9
The 6th annual celebration of women with hair loss. You have GOT to love the website: www.baldgirlsdolunch.org
OJ Simpson Turns 69!! and Fred Savage Turns 39!! July 9 (Coincidence???)
Don’t Step On A Bee Day July 10
All other consonants remain fair game however. Actually, the wacky Roys have gotten their twelve year-old son Michael into the act, thus assuring us of decades more of inane dates from the family. Isn’t this grounds for foster care? Call them at 717-279-0184.
Lawrence Pressman Turns 77!! And Jessica Simpson Turns 36!!! July 10
Day Of The Five Billion: Anniversary July 11
The United Nations Fund For Population Activities, hoping to draw attention to population growth, proclaimed July 11, 1987 as “Day Of The Five Billion”, noting that 150 babies are born each minute. At 1:35 am EST on that date, an eight pound baby boy, Matej Gaspar was born in Zagreb, Yugoslavia and was announced to be the five billionth person on the planet.
Skylab Falls To Earth: Anniversary July 11
Remember this? Everyone was holding Skylab Parties and placing bets on where it would fall. The space station was launched on May 14, 1973, and 82 tons of it re-entered the atmosphere and crashed to earth 32 years ago on July 11, 1979. Most of it landed in the Indian Ocean and over parts of Australia.
“The Newlywed Game” Debuts July 11, 1966
“Where is the strangest place you’ve ever read that annoying e-mail that Paige sends out everyday?”
“In the butt, Bob.”
“Northern Exposure” Premieres July 12, 1990
Why can’t Darren Burrow’s get any good roles?
Sports Cliché’ Week July 10-16
I gave 110% to not forget to include this. www.bestsportscliches.com is the website.
Kristi Yamaguchi Turns 45!! And Erik Per Sullivan Turns 25!! July 12
Embrace Your Geekness Day July 13
As opposed to Embrace A Geek Day. Today’s the day to stop lying about those lonely nights on the Internet playing Dungeons And Dragons with other shut-ins. Call 717-279-0184.
Gruntled Workers Day July 13
Honors all of those happy people who don’t suddenly one day snap and show up at their
office in cammos with bandoliers of ammo strung over their shoulders. 717-279-0184.
“Live Aid” Concerts: Anniversary July 13, 1985
Over 1.5 billion people tuned in to pledge 100+ million to African famine relief.
Hot Dog Night July 14
In addition to being the follow-up to “Room Service Sausage Party” (Cabalerro Home Video, 1986), this is the night of 10,000 free hot dogs in tony Luverne, Minnesota. www.luvernechamber.com
Willie Aames Turns 56!!! July 15
Atomic Bomb Day July 16
The atomic age was ushered in with a blast at 5:30 am on July 16, 1945 when the first atomic bomb was detonated at Alamagordo, New Mexico.
Comet Crashes Into Jupiter: Anniversary July 16, 1994
Driver’s error was blamed on Santa and Jupiter had to be put down behind the workshop.
Phoebe Cates Turns 53!!! and Corey Feldman Turns 45!!! July 16
National Woodie Wagon Day July 16
Wun! You waskally wagon! Whoops. Wong movie. Look no further then a Beach Boys album cover and you’ll know what a Woodie is. (Sounded better in my head) The pop culture icon of the 40’s and 50’s became surfer chic in the 60’s. It really symbolized the freedom to hit the road back when American’s were expanding their view on what a family outing was. There will be celebrations in multiple cities. Email [email protected]
Disneyland Turns 60! July 17
Minimum Drinking Age Becomes 21 July 17, 1984
Oscar Mayer Wienermobile: 79th Birthday July 18
Invented by Carl Mayer in 1936, the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile was built by the General Body Company in Chicago. There’s now six of them on the roads and you can talk to the guy who schedules their appearances by calling the Hotdogger Advisor at 608-285-3204.
Elizabeth McGovern Turns 55!!!and Kristen Bell Turns 36!! July 18 (“It’s grouper”)
National Ice Cream Day July 17
National Get Out Of The Doghouse Day July 18
Heidi Richards says this is the day to make amends with someone you loved and have also p’o’ed. [email protected]
Special Olympics Day July 20
One of the all-time great charities to work with. I’ve never done an event with them that wasn’t a homerun for everyone involved. 202-824-0338.
National Baby Food Festival July 20 – 23
Fremont, Michigan is the hometown of Gerber Products, thus the whoring out of their annual summer celebration, which includes, but is not limited to, adult baby food eating contests and baby crawling races. Call 800-592-BABY
Kim Carnes Turns 69!! July 20 (by now she has Betty Davis thighs)
No Pet Store Puppies Day July 21
The 5th annual ASPCA date to call attention to puppy mills. www.nopetstorepuppies.com
First Robot Homicide: Anniversary July 21
The first reported killing of a human by a robot occurred in Jackson, Mississippi on July 21, 1984. A robot at a factory turned and caught a 34 year old worker between it and its safety bar, crushing him. Danger, Will Robinson!!
Comic-Con International July 21-24
Brandi Chastain Turns 48!!! And Lance Guest Turns 56!!! July 21
Albert Brooks, Danny Glover & Don Henley All Turn 69!!! July 22
First Swimming Pool Opened In U.S. July 23, 1827
Hot Enough For Ya? Day July 23
A day that is set aside to actually use this tired old phrase without having someone punch you out. Whose idea? You guessed it: the Roys of Lebanon, PA.
Gorgeous Grandma Day July 23
There’s a fetish website here, just waiting to be developed. Alice Solomon wants us to re-think they way we understand grandmothers, and that they’re not feeble old women who we use for babysitting our kids. GILF? Call her at 561-498-3543. But not between 2 and 3: Matlocks’ on.
Cousins Day July 24
Claudia Evart of New York City “created” this holiday to honor all cousins, living and dead. You of course, as skilled morning show talent, can add your own unique twist to it. How about marrying some cousins on the air? Call her 212-779-2227.
Drive-Thru Day July 24
Share this with Sales if there are Jack ‘N The Boxes near you. This date celebrates their opening in 1951, but also honors the whole “drive thru” concept which came to life following World War II. Still, basically this is an ad for Jack ‘N The Box. Call Brian Luscomb at 800-500-JACK.
Aunties Day July 24
day to celebrate aunts and godmothers who slowly but surely turn kids against their parents. Not really but you know that happens. www.auntiesday.com
National Tell An Old Joke Day July 24
So the girl says, “’Wharf’? I thought you said ‘go down on the dwarf’.” It never gets old. E-mail John Bohannon at [email protected]
Parents Day July 24
Illieana Douglas Turns 51!!! July 25
Take Your Houseplants For A Walk Day July 27
Those wacky Roys, who have the combined IQ of a begonia, have come up with this date for taking your plants out for a stroll around the neighborhood. Speaking of neighborhood’s, theirs has achieved the highest residency turnover rate in Pennsylvania. Makes you go “hmm…”
Walk On Stilts Day July 27
Bill “Stretch” Coleman is the “mind’ behind stiltwalker.com and has devoted his life to getting people to walk on stilts. Which is still a lot better then I can say for what I’ve been able to accomplish. Call him at 303-922-4655.
Singing Telegram: Anniversary July 28, 1933
National Chili Dog Day July 28
Perhaps one of the greatest combinations of food ever thrown together. www.hardtimes.com
Great Texas Mosquito Festival July 28-30
They do this in Clute, Texas and the highlight (?) is a 25 foot giant mosquito in a cowboy hat and boots called “Willie Man Chew”. There must have been a lot of Lonestar pouring at the meeting that conceptualized this. Call 979-265-8392.
Alexandra Paul (The Virgin Connie Swale) Turns 52!!!! July 29
Jaime Pressly Turns 39!!! And Arnold Schwarzenegger Turns 69!! July 30