Canada Day July 1
Get Ready For Kindergarten Month July 1-31
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:”
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. Call Sylvia Henderson at 301-260-1538.
National Postal Workers Day July 1
National Deli Sandwich Month July 1-31
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 Anti-Boredom Month July 1-31
Beer Pong Days July 1-4
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. Mix in Boston regularly goes 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 Honey Month
National Ice Cream Month 202-737-4332
National Hotdog Month 703-841-2400
National Watermelon Month http://www.watermelon.org/TheSlice/How-do-you-celebrate-National-Watermelon-Month
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.
Wheelchair Beautification Month July 1-31
Zip Codes Inaugurated July 1, 1963
Family Reunion Month July 1-31
Also known as “Speed Dating Month” in some parts of rural America.
Pam Anderson Turns 54!!, Dan Aykroyd Turns 69!! July 1
Halfway Point of 2021 at noon on July 2nd
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.
I Forgot Day July 2
World UFO Day July 2
Made In The USA Day July 2
A day buy US made products. www.madeusafdn.org
Ashley Tisdale Turns 36!,Lindsay Lohan Turns 35! And Jimmy McNichol Turns 60!! 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.
Plastic Bag Free Day July 3
Laura Branigan WOULD Have Turned 69L And Kurtwood Smith Turns 78!!! 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?
National Play Outside Day July 3
“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.
Ducktona 500 July 4 (back after being cancelled in 2020)
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.
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
Be Nice To New Jersey Week July 4-10
Forget about the crisis on the southern border or the economy. Take one week and go out of your way to be nice to this much-maligned state.
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.
Fried Chicken Day(!!!!) July 6
World Kiss Day July 6
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.
National Dive Bar Day July 7
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.
Slurpee Day 7/11
Saba Saba Day in Tanzania July 7
Coca Cola Day July 8
Celebrated on the birthday of the man who created it. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Pemberton
Body Painting Day July 8
No Bra Day July 9
Wayne Chicken Show July 9-11
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.
Sports Cliché’ Week July 9-13
I gave 110% to not forget to include this. www.bestsportscliches.com is the website.
OJ Simpson Turns 74!! and Fred Savage Turns 44!! July 9
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 82!! And Jessica Simpson Turns 41!!! July 10
National Vodka Week July 11-17
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.
World Miniature Golf Day July 11
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?
Kristi Yamaguchi Turns 50!! And Erik Per Sullivan Turns 30!! 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.
National French Fries Day July 13
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.
National Ventriloquism Week July 14-17 (cancelled in 2020 but is back)
Bald In – Bald Out Day July 14
The 8th annual celebration of women with hair loss. You have GOT to love the website: www.baldgirlsdolunch.org
National Macaroni And Cheese Day July 14
A charitable campaign to clean out your cupboards and donate a bow or two to a food shelf. http://hamraenterprises.com/noodlesmacday/
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 61!!! July 15
National Give Something Away Day 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 Alamogordo, 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 58!!! and Corey Feldman Turns 50!!! July 16
Disneyland Turns 65! July 17
World Emoji Day July 17
Minimum Drinking Age Becomes 21 July 17, 1984
National Woodie Wagon Day July 17
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]
Oscar Mayer Wienermobile: 84th 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.
Independent Retailers Week July 18-24
Elizabeth McGovern Turns 60!!!and Kristen Bell Turns 41!! July 18 (“It’s grouper”)
National Ice Cream Day July 18
Everybody Deserves A Massage Week July 18-24 https://www.abmp.com/massage-week-intro
Global Hug Your Kid Day July 19
National Get Out Of The Doghouse Day July 19
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.
Kim Carnes Turns 76!! July 20 (by now she has Betty Davis thighs)
No Pet Store Puppies Day July 21
The 10th 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!!
Brandi Chastain Turns 53!!! And Lance Guest Turns 61!!! July 21
National Baby Food Festival July 21-24
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
Albert Brooks, Danny Glover & Don Henley All Turn 74!!!July 22
Comic-Con International July 23-25 (Back after bring cancelled in 2020)
First Swimming Pool Opened In U.S. July 23, 1827 (Wendy Pfeffercorn knew exactly what she was doing)
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.
National Tequila Day July 24
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.
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]
National Watergun Fight Day July 25
V-103 in Baltimore was a MONSTER. Summit sold it. New owners and new GM come in. We were having a watergun fight IN THE PARKING LOT and the new GM came out and declared “This is a place of business!” and stalked back inside. I called Clifton in Hawaii and said “They’ll be out of the format in a year.” He laughed, “Sure, right, they’re going to tank the #1 station in the market. And they did in less than a year.
Parents Day July 25
Women In Baseball Week July 25-31
Illeana Douglas Turns 56!!! July 25
Aunties Day July 26
A 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
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.
Barbie In A Blender Day July 27
Singing Telegram: Anniversary July 28, 1933
National Waterpark Day July 28
Chili Dog Day July 29
Perhaps one of the greatest combinations of food ever thrown together. www.hardtimes.com
National Chicken Wing Day July 29
Great Texas Mosquito Festival July 29-31
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 58!!!! July 29
National Intern Day July 29
But what about the outterns? https://www.nationalinternday.com/
National Talk In An Elevator Day July 30
Jaime Pressly Turns 44!!! And Arnold Schwarzenegger Turns 74!!July 30
Uncommon Instruments Day July 31