11/1 All Saints Day 11/1/1954 Last B-29 bomber retired by the USAF 11/1/1964 Six B-57 bombers were destroyed by a guerrilla attack on a US Air Base near Saigon 11/1/1966 Three Elvis Presley albums go Gold today, his 1956 debut album and its two sequels 11/1/1971 Egyptian President Sadat took personal control of the military 11/1/1980 CSX Corporation formed, merging several railroads 11/2 Day of the Dead / All Souls Day (Mexico) Día de Muertos 11/2/1943 The 15th Air Force flew its first mission of WW2 11/2/1734 Daniel Boone born (died 1820), founder of the first permanent settlement in Kentucky (1775) 11/3/1954 Singer Adam Ant (Stuart Goddard) born 11/2/1967 British group Move sued for promotional postcard showing the Prime Miniter nude, cards confiscated 11/3/1957 Great Balls Of Fire by Jerry Lee Lewis released, hits #1, 2 & 3 on C&W, Pop, and R&B charts 11/3/1957 Russia launches its second satellite into space, this one containing a live animal, a Laika dog 11/3/1959 C133 cargo plane made its first delivery of an Atlas intercontinental missile 11/3/1961 Jimmie Rodgers (1897-1933) unanimously elected as first member of Country Music Hall of Fame 11/4/1931 Ike Turner born, singer 11/4/1960 USAF revealed use of a C-97 as an airborne command post 11/4/1995 Isreal's Prime Minister assassinated by an extremist after addressing a peace rally in Tel Aviv 11/4/1956 Soviet Russian tanks roll into Hungary at dawn, brutally crushing a rebellion 11/4/1976 Presented with a BeeGees platinum record, NY Mayor Beame says he looks forward to playing it 11/4/1980 Ronald Reagan elected President 11/4/1981 Private Eyes by Hall & Oates goes platinum, as does 9 Tonight by Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band 11/4/2017 Full Moon called "Beaver Moon" by Native Americans as the brightest moon of the year, bright enough to set beaver traps at night, due to Moon being closer to Earth than usual 11/5/1915 Guy Fawkes Day (UK) 11/5/1912 1st artillery adjustments made from a plane in USA 11/5/1942 Art Garfunkel, singer 11/5/1947 Peter Noone born, singer 11/5/1946 Gram Parsons born (died 1973) 11/5/2017 Daylight Savings Time ends, turn your clock sideways Saturday night/Sunday morning 11/5/2017 an athiest feuding with his wife and mother-in-law shoots at everyone in their church but they were not there that Sunday, a Texas neighbor chases him and he crashes car, then kills himself. He may have been inspired by a scene in the 2014 movie "Kingsman" 11/6/1930 Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker awarded the Medal of Honor for WW1 action 11/6/1965 New York hit by massive blackout 11/6/1973 2 men are fined $300 each for stealing Gram Parsons' body to cremate in the desert 11/6/1971 US hydrogen bomb test centered on Amchitka Island 11/6/1981 Sweden releases Russian submarine captured near Karlskrona Naval Base after filing official protest 11/7/1885 Canadian Pacific Railway completed, Canada's first transcontinental railroad 11/7/1907 US Signal Corps allotted $25,000 to procure an airplane 11/7/1917 Bolshevik Revolution in Russia 11/7/1943 born Joni Mitchell, singer 11/7/1970 MGM Records drops 18 acts who "exploit & promote hard drugs" including Connie Francis and Judy Garland 11/7/1974 Ted Nugent wins National Squirrel-Shooting Archery Contest, at 150 yards 11/7/1986 trade war between US and Canada: Canada raises tariff on US corn in retaliation for US import tax on Canadian lumber 11/8/1949 born Bonnie Raitt singer 11/8/1950 First jet plane vs. jet plane combat in history, over Korea 11/8/1961 Leif Garrett born 11/8/1966 Ronald Reagan elected Governor of CA, defeating incumbent Gov. Brown 11/8/2016 India recalls all paper money of 500 rupee (about $10) or more without advance warning. Australia announces it will do the same with Australian dollars by the end of the month 11/8/2016 Donald Trump elected President, basket of deplorables reject Clinton 11/9/1918 Last US air unit assigned to Army in WW1 11/9/1961 Record shop manager Brian Epstein goes to Cavern Club to hear the Beatles 11/9/1966 Rumor spreads that Paul McCartney was killed in auto accident and replaced by a look-alike 11/9/1989 Fall of the Berlin Wall 11/9/1965 Northeast hit by massive electric blackout for 14 hours, including Toronto, New York & Boston 11/10/1958 Billboard Mag. says Beechnut gum's sales have doubled as sponsor of Dick Clark's American Bandstand 11/10/1960 Gregg Allman gets a guitar for 13th birthday, forms group with his brother within the year 11/10/1983 500th birthday (1483) of Martin Luther celebrated, who nailed 95 Theses to the door of the All Saints Church in Wittenberg on 10/31/1517, setting off the Protestant Reformation 11/10/1988 USAF announces existence of F-117A, the Stealth Fighter, after successful testing in Area 51 11/11 Veteran's Day, originally observing the end of WW1 on the 11th day of the 11th month 11/11/1956 First flight of the world's supersonic bomber, the B-58 Hustler 11/11/1964 Parliament (UK) presented with a budget that raises taxes and increased welfare benefits 11/12/1942 Ninth Air Force established in Middle East 11/12/1945 born Neil Young, singer 11/13/1943 Heaviest raid on New Guinea in WW2 - 119 B24s and B25s 11/13/1956 Supreme Court rules against an Alabama law that had required segregation of interstate buses 11/13/1965 James Brown's "I Got You" (aka I Feel Good) released, hits #1 on R&B and #3 on Pop charts 11/13/1971 First man-made object orbits another planet, Mars (Mariner 9) 11/13/1833 Edwin Booth born, reknowned Shakespearean actor starting on the stage at age 17, though best known today only as older brother of fellow actor John Wilkes Booth 11/14/1966 First jet aircraft to land in Antarctica, a C141 Starlifter 11/14/1981 Space Shuttle Columbia became first space craft to return to earth after more than one launch in space 11/14/1960 Elvis Presley's "It's Now Or Never" sells a British record of 780,000 copies its first week there 11/14/1982 Lech Walesa released from 11 months of Soviet detention, defiantly says he will "talk and act, not on my knees, but with prudence." His Solidarity union in Poland had just been outlawed in October 11/15/1932 Petula Clark born, singer 11/15/1947 first test flight of a ram-jet helicopter, by McDonell Aviation 11/16/1959 Capt. J.W. Kittinger parachuted from altitude of 76,400 feet 11/16/1956 Elvis Presley's first movie debuts, Love Me Tender, grossing over $4 million in 2 months 11/16/1892 Dr Thomas Neill Cream executed for 9 murders and numerous backstreet abortions, calling himself Jack the... 11/17/2016 Height of annual Leonid Meteor Shower is tonight, 10-20 per hour, named for constellation Leo the Lion 11/17/1938 born Gordon Lightfoot 11/17/1944 US fighters fly over Philippines for 1st time since evacuation of 1942 11/17/1947 Actor Ronald Reagan elected president of the Screen Actors Guild 11/17/1953 born Dino Martin, Jr. 11/18/2017 New Moon completely dark, werewolf threat low 11/18/1883 US & Canada begin using Standard Time to standardize railroad time schedules 11/18/1949 USAF C-74 aircraft carried a record 103 people 11/18/1954 Mambo Italiano by Rosemary Clooney banned as offensive by ABC Radio 11/18/1956 Fats Domino sings Blueberry Hill on Ed Sullivan Show 11/18/1968 Glen Campbell gets his 1st gold record, for Wichita Lineman 11/18/1980 The B-52s' self-titled record album goes gold 11/18/1981 Pres. Reagan announces plan to not deploy Pershing II and cruise missiles to Europe if Soviet Russia will remove missiles airmed at Europe, first SALT talks with Russia begin on the 30th in Geneva 11/19/1952 World speed record of 698.5 mph set, by a F-86D 11/19/1977 Egyptian Pres. Sadat visits Israel to begin peace talks 11/20/1963 first two F-4C jet fighters delivered to USAF 11/20/1910 Mexican Revolution 11/20/1947 marriage of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip 11/20/1954 Singing cowboy Gene Autry first appearance on Grand Ole Opry 11/20/1955 Bo Diddley does his own "Bo Diddley" live on Ed Sullivan Show instead of song he rehearsed for Ed 11/20/1959 Alan Freed fired by WABC New York, refused to sign affidavit about payola 11/20/1981 West Germany agrees to buy gas from Russia using a pipeline from Siberia over US objections 11/21/1957 first of several ballistic missile bases to be erected at Frances E. Warren AFB in Wyoming 11/21/1960 Ray Charles has 4 songs in top 100 inc. Georgia On My Mind and "Ruby" 11/22/1988 Rollout of the B-2 "stealth" bomber 11/22/1955 RCA signs Elvis Presley for $5000, which he uses to buy a Cadillac, & buys out his previous contracts 11/22/1963 President John F. Kennedy assassinated by a single gunman(?) 11/22/1977 You Light Up My Life by Debbie Boone goes platinum, from a movie of the same name 11/23/1947 1st flight of world's largest land plane, the XC-99 11/23/1964 Rolling Stones banned by BBC after showing up late for live radio show "Top Gear" 11/23/1964 Bank of England raises interest rate from 5% to 7% amid financial crisis, the Labor (liberal) government had previously omposed a 15% protectionist tariff on imports, causing the Pound to drop 11/23/1976 Jerry Lee Lewis arrested outside Graceland, demanding to see Elvis, drunk & waving a pistol 11/24/1944 first large bombing raid on Tokyo, by eighty-eight B-29s 11/24/1971 A hijacker giving his name as Dan Cooper parachuted from a 747 with $200,000 over Washington State 11/24/1784 Zachary Taylor born, fought in War of 1812, the Indian Wars, and defeated Santa Anna in 1847 after Santa Anna's attack of the Alamo touched off the Mexican War; elected US President in 1848 11/24/2016 Enjoy your Thanksgiving tofurky (4th Thursday of November) 11/25/1936 Nazi Germany and Japan sign the Anti-Comintern Pact to "safeguard their common interests" 11/25/1956 T/Sgt R.J. Patton made 1st successful polar parachute jump 11/25/1986 Oliver North relieved of duties after Pres. Reagan reveals illegal arms for hostages deal involving Iran and Nicaragua via a Swiss bank account 11/26/1938 Tina Turner born, singer 11/26/1956 Big Band leader Tommy Dorsey found dead from a simple home accident 11/26/1957 RF-101 established a transcontinental round trip record of 6 hours,42+ minutes 11/26/1975 Rev. Boykin of Tallahassee (FL) burns $2000 of rock & roll records, the Devil's music 11/26/1982 Miles Davis marries Cicely Tyson, with Bill Cosby as Best Man 11/26/1832 born Mary E. Walker, first female surgeon in the US Army, captured by Confederates during the Civil War, first woman awarded the Medal of Honor (revoked by Pres. Wilson in 1917, she refused to give it back) 11/27/1897 Jenny Coupler patented to make coupling railroad cars safer 11/27/1912 US Army accepts first flying boat, Curtiss Aviation 11/27/1942 Jimi Hendrix born (died 1970) 11/27/1944 born Eddie Rabbitt singer 11/27/1956 James Garner appears in Man from 1997 in which a time traveler accidentally leaves behind an almanac from the future, a theme used in Back To The Future Part 2 11/27/1974 "Kung Fu Fighting" becomes a gold record though sequel "Dance The Kung Fu" bombs 11/28/1729 300 French soldiers & settlers killed by Natchez Indians over settlements in their sacred burial grounds 11/28/1929 born Berry Gordy, Jr 11/28/1942 1st US bombing raid on Japanese-occupied Thailand 11/28/1944 Randy Newman born, he really does like short people as long as they're not Republican 11/28/1964 Leader Of The Pack by the Shangri-Las girl group becomes a #1 hit song 11/28/1966 The Monkees get their 3rd gold record "I'm A Believer," their 2nd was Last Train To Clarkesville 11/29/1951 USAF announces development of 1st all-jet heavy bomber, the B-52 11/29/1981 car bomb in Syria kills 90 people, credited to the Muslim Brotherhood 11/30/1929 Dick Clark born, America's oldest teenager 11/30/1964 Sir Winston Churchill celebrated his 90th birthday 11/30/1956 TM-61 Matador became USAF's first completely tactical missile 12/1/1917 Boys Town founded in Nebraska, USA 12/1/1959 Essential systems were eliminated from the B-70 supersonic bomber program, essentially ending it 12/1/1945 born Bette Midler, singer/actress 12/1/1935 born Lou Rawls singer 12/1/1976 Bill Grundy uses the F word on the British "Today Show," The Sex Pistols are banned from performing live shows in U.K. 12/1/1982 Michael Jackson album "Thriller" released, with Vincent Price narration on title track 12/2/1763 1st Jewish center in America opens, in Newport, RI * 12/2/1935 Flight of 20 bombers flew Calif to FLA in less than 22 hours* "...the Government of the United States... gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance. ...May the children of the Stock of Abraham, who dwell in this land, continue to merit and enjoy the good will of the other Inhabitants; while every one shall sit in safety under his own vine and figtree, and there shall be none to make him afraid. May the father of all mercies scatter light and not darkness in our paths, and make us all in our several vocations useful here, and in his own due time and way everlastingly happy." — Letter of George Washington to the Hebrew Congregation in Newport, Rhode Island 
"While other people come upon roadkill and see a dead animal, I see a new hat" Beth Beverly, TaxidermistThere are former MonsterVision movies on the following entire-month channel's pages. Whenever possible, I have made the movie titles on these pages MonsterVision review/host segments links:
Half of the DNA in humans and bananas is the same, does that mean we are all half bananas?
Ray Harryhausen's legendary stop-motion creatures defined blockbuster special effects for decades and inspired entire generations of filmmakers. He died May 7th, 2013 at the age of 92.
Other deaths in 2013 included Tom Laughlin, star of the Bill Jack movies, and Peter O'Toole, costar of Supergirl movie and "My Favorite Year."
Note: Joe Bob's video host segments for "Blood Feast" have been added to the Blood & Donuts page cause I can't remember where I put the transcript for Blood Feast
"Communism doesn't work because people like to own stuff" Frank Zappa
Click here for the planet Alderran from the 1st Star Wars movie. The Shadow Knows
Peter Graves of Mission Impossible (TV-series) and the movie Airplane, has died. His son tried to help but to no avail. Walter Koenig's son Andrew, a childstar on "Growing Pains" as Boner, has been found dead of suicide. Members of the cast of Star Trek and Growing Pains have sent their sympathy to the family; he had been treated for depression and went off his meds. Walter Koenig asks that anyone wrestling with depression please get help or call someone
Josh Friedman (the Terminator TV series) is casting for a new Charlie's Angels TV-series on ABC and Moonlight's Alex O'Loughlin is close to an agreement to play the Jack Lord role in a new Hawaii 5-0. NBC has ordered several new pilots to fill the hole in primetime left by Jay Leno returning to the Tonight Show, including a new Rockford Files by the creator of TV's House, and a dramedy starring David Tennant (Who?) called "Rex Is Not Your Lawyer" (I hope that's just a working title). American Movie Classics is adapting "The Walking Dead" zombie comic book for a new TV-series on the cable channel known for Mad Men and Breaking Bad. Starz is already running episodes of Sam Raimi's "Spartacus: Blood & Sand," with Lucy Lawless (Xena) as a Roman vamp. Remember Terry O'Quinn from the Monstervision feature Stepfather 2? He's no longer Mr. Nice Guy on the TV-series "Lost." He told TV Guide in January 2010 that in the 6th & final season, his character's "on a mission and he's a dark presence, almost like the devil. The more the others know about him, the more fear he inspires."
Hey, are you kids watching Play-Mate Of The Apes?
MonsterVision Rating System
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R ..... Restricted, no one under 17 allowed unless they like looking at nekkid chicks or bloody violence and can talk the babysitter into pretending to be their parent to get them in. Unless of course she's a psycho Sitter
NC17... No children under 17, cause this movie has X-rated sex or violence that Hollywood doesn't want to call X-rated anymore. The British & Germans have a number-based ratings system, and the French use one based on bleu cheese
Joe Bob Briggs bio from 1999 (he blooms anywhere)
There are books by Joe Bob Briggs available on the bio page, but none about Monstervision
Click here for Joe Bob's secret home phone number
This vast website devoted to Monstervision built and maintained by half-vast fans
Best movies ever made by Japanese guys in monster suits...with links to Monstervision's host segments for "Godzilla" and "Godzilla vs Mothra" (Joe Bob just loved the tiny women who sing to Mothra)
A word from God
Big Trouble In Little China fans, for a free computer game based on your favorite movie, go to the Big Trouble In Little China computer game on the Wingkong.net fan website for free download. And don't worry if you don't get the rules right away, you weren't brought into this world to get it, Mr. Burton.
And here's Kurt Russell's opinion of Osama Bin Ladin.
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Click here for Christine (the movie review & host segments, not the demon-possessed car from Hell itself)
Or visit Boris Karloff, he's lonely
Kolchak, the Night Stalker page
Lock your doors, lock your windows, and click here for the "Halloween" movies
Halloween is 20 years old, happy birthday!
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Be vewy vewy qwiet. I'm hunting wabbits. Bad, bad talking-cat
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Was that the boogie-man?
Guess who's coming to dinner
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Episodes of Wierd Science can be seen on Starz channel "Wam" What do you little maniacs want to do first?
The Visitors are coming to the Sci-Fi Channel in a remake of "V" with Robert Englund of Nightmare On Elm Street as a "friendly" alien
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What's the difference between Congress and a clown college? Some people still respect clowns
Heroes of 9/11 and 3000 Names
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