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1967 – Dan Miller is born.
1992 – During a They Might Be Giants show in Milwaukee, John Flansburgh asks fans to "disregard the fire laws—feel free to just come on up and help us out with 'The Famous Polka'", resulting in the venue's stage collapsing moments later. There are no serious injuries, and the show continues shortly thereafter. Audio of the incident is available via YouTube.
1975 – David Lee Roth turns 21 and has, presumably, Damn Good Times.
They Day is celebrated annually on this day!
2007 – They Might Be Giants perform "The Mesopotamians" on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, promoting The Else. The performance is available on YouTube. They also record a performance of "Alphabet Of Nations".
1996 – Stayed inside. At 11 o'clock I see my dedicated friend through my window. He's across the street, turning the key in his front door. I sit in my chair just beyond the sunlight of the window and speak out: "There he is." He looks around, thinking, incorrectly, that he will someday discover my secret identity.
1993 – They Might Be Giants appear on Late Night with Conan O'Brien for the first time. They perform "Why Does The Sun Shine?" and are interviewed. This is the first of over a dozen appearances on Conan. The performance and interview are available on YouTube.
1897 – Edith Head is born.