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1904: MARTIN BERKELEY, who co-wrote "Tarantula" and "The Deadly Mantis", is born in New York City. He died in May, 1979 in Brandon, Fla.

1913: ROBERT GORDON, who directed "It Came from Beneath the Sea", is born in Pittsburgh.

1931: JACK BANNING, who played Professor Phenomenous Ingenious on "Power Rangers in Space" and "Power Rangers Lost Galaxy', is born in New York City.


1953: TSUTOMU SEKINE, who played a truck driver on "Secret Task Force Goranger" and the Conductor on the "Train Squadron ToQger" franchise, is born in Tokyo. He was also in "Erik the Viking", "The Toxic Avenger Part II", and "The Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation of Toxie".

1959: SHOJI KAWAMORI, designer on "The Ultraman" and "Sayonara Jupiter", is born in Toyama, Japan.

1966: Episode 6 of "Ultraman", "The Coastal Patrol Command", debuts on Japanese TV.   
   KAZUHIKO NISHIMURA, who played Jou Ohara on "Super Animal Squadron Liveman" and "Pirate Squadron Gokaiger", is born in Kyoto.

1969: SAMUEL POP ANING, who played an Earth Defense Force operator in "Godzilla: Final Wars", is born in Ghana. He also played Whacker Wilson on "Power Rangers Dino Thunder".


1970: TAKASHI NISHINA, who played Joshu in "Ringu 2" and AD Aki Maruo in "Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack", and Ken Horii in "Zombie TV", is born in Kyoto. He was also in "Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris", "Battle Royale II", "Yo-Yo Girl Cop", "Yakuza Weapon", "Bailout!", and "Dead Sushi".

1971: Episode 21 of "Kamen Rider", "Dokugander, Confrontation at Osaka Castle", debuts on Japanese TV.   
   MASATO HAGIWARA, who played Sawara-Shin'nou in "Onmyoji" and Umihito in "Kitaro and the Millenium Curse", is born in Kanagawa, Japan. He was also in "The Cure", "Many Happy Returns", and "The Place Promised in Our Early Days".
   Episode 34 of "Spectreman", "The Wrath of Moonthunder!!", debuts on Japanese TV.

1973: "Son of Godzilla" premieres in Sweden on TV.

1974: URAWA AWATA, who played Sayoko Fukasawa on “Kamen Rider Blade” and was in “Mail”, is born in Kanagawa, Japan.

1976: CHANE'T JOHNSON, who played the adoption counselor in "The Ring Two", is born in Dallas.

1984: RICHARD DEACON, who played a reporter at the L.A. news conference in "Them!", dies of a heart attack in Los Angeles.

1987: ANGELO FRANCESCO LAVAGNINO, who composed the score to "Gorgo", dies in Gavi, Italy.

1988: Episode 45 of "Kamen Rider Black", “The Death of Beshium -- the Demonic Flower”, debuts on Japanese TV.
   Episode 31 of "World Ninja War Jiraiya" debuts on Japanese TV.

1992: Episode 26 of "Dinosaur Squadron Zyuranger" debuts on Japanese TV.

1993: Episode 20 of "Electronic Superhuman Gridman", "Colors Are Disappearing from Earth?!", debuts on Japanese TV.

1998: "Godzilla" is released in Iceland.

2001: "Reptilian" is released in the U.S. on video.

2002: "Godzilla vs. Destoroyah" is released on DVD in Japan.

2003: "Destroy All Monsters" is released on DVD in Japan.


2004: “Izo” is released in Japan.
   Episode 26 of "Power Rangers Dino Thunder", "Disappearing Act", debuts on ABC Family.
   Episode 45 of "Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon", "Act 45", debuts on Japanese TV.

2005: Episode 25 of "Magic Squadron Magiranger" debuts on Japanese TV.

2007: The “Toho Pack Box Set”, including “The Mysterians”, “Varan the Unbelievable”, and “Matango”, is released on DVD in the U.S.

2008: "Dragon Wars" is released in Kuwait.


2009: “Jaws in Japan” a.k.a. “Psycho Shark” is released in Japan on DVD.
   "20th Century Boys 2: The Last Hope" premieres in the U.S. in San Francisco.

2011: Episode 26 of "Pirate Squadron Gokaiger" debuts on Japanese TV.

2012: TAKETOSHI NAITO, who played Chief Cabinet Secretary Takegami in "Godzilla 1985", dies at 86 in Yokohama.

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1934: YOKO TSUKASA is born in Sakai-minato, Japan. She played Princess Tachibana in "The Three Treasures" and Nobuo Nishiyama in "The Last Days of Planet Earth", and was also in "Don't Call Me a Con Man".


1947: RAY WISE, who played Ted Summers in the U.S. version of "One Missed Call", is born in Akron, Ohio. He was also in the films "Swamp Thing", "RoboCop", "Pennyweight", "The Battle of Shaker Heights", and "Jeepers Creepers 2", and the TV series "Twin Peaks", "Reaper", and "24".

1962: PAULA RAYMOND, who played Lee Hunter in "The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms", barely escapes from a car accident.

1968: YURI SHIRATORI, who was the voice of Kuzuto in "Moon over Tao", is born in Kanagawa, Japan.

1969: BILLY GARDELL, who played Mr. Belafonte the zoo guard in "Dragon Wars", is born in Pittsburgh.

1971: Episode 20 of "Return of Ultraman" debuts on Japanese TV.

1972: Episode 21 of "Superhuman Barom-1" debuts on Japanese TV.     
   Episode 8 of "Iron King", "The Shadow Zone", debuts on Japanese TV.

1973: Episode 21 of "Zone Fighter", "Invincible! Godzilla's Violent Charge", debuts on Japanese TV.
   HIDEAKI SERIZAWA, who played Akira Dentsuin/Sazer Remls of the Wind Tribe on "Super Star God Granseizar", is born in Tokyo.

1974: Episode 18 of "Inazuman Flash" debuts on Japanese TV.     
   YUUKO SAKAKI, who played Erika/Yurika in "Doll from Hell", is born in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.

1977: Episode 19 of "JAKQ Blitzkrieg Squad", "Crimson Big Adventure!! Exterminating Demons in the Bottomless Demon Realm", debuts on Japanese TV.

1977: KEVIN NAVAYNE, who played a bouncer in the U.S. version of "One Missed Call", is born in Spanish Town, Jamaica.

1979: Episode 16 of "Megaloman, Warrior of Fire", "The Mask of Gold", debuts on Japanese TV.

1982: Episode 21 of "Space Sheriff Gavan", "Great Pinch! Operation Honey", debuts on Japanese TV.

1983: Episode 29 of "Science Squadron Dynaman" debuts on Japanese TV.

1984: MIRAI MORIYAMA, who played Kakuta the comic artist in the "20th Century Boys" trilogy, is born in Kobe.

1986: RYO KATSUJI, who played Motoko in “The Shock Labyrinth 3D”, is born in Tokyo. He was also in “Aegis” and "A Heartful of Love".

1988: Episode 26 of "Super Animal Squadron Liveman" debuts on Japanese TV.

1989: Episode 42 of "Kamen Rider Black RX", "The Four Captains Are Banished", debuts on Japanese TV.

1993: Episode 26 of "Five Star Squadron Dairanger", "A Hateful, Hateful, Hateful Man", debuts on Japanese TV.

2000: Episode 29 of "Kamen Rider Kuuga", "Crossroads", debuts on Japanese TV.
   Episode 27 of "Future Squadron Timeranger" debuts on Japanese TV.

2005: Episode 8 of "Ultraman Max", "Team DASH Destroyed?!", debuts on Japanese TV.

2010: Episode 20 of "Daimajin Kanon", "Withered Sound", debuts on Japanese TV.

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1899: CHARLIE HALL, who played a member of the ship's crew in the original "King Kong", is born in Birmingham, England.


1910: JUN TAZAKI is born in Aomori Prefecture. Frequently cast as military men, he played doomed spaceship captain Dr. Sonoda in "Gorath", General Masami Shinzo in "King Kong vs. Godzilla", Captain Hachiro Jinguji in "Atragon", frog-eating palace guard Itaka Tzuzuka in "The Lost World of Sinbad", a guard in "Kwaidan", editor Arota in "Godzilla vs. the Thing", the chief investigator in "Dogora the Space Monster", a general in "Frankenstein Conquers the World", Dr. Sakurai in "Godzilla vs. Monster Zero", the Red Bamboo general in "Godzilla versus the Sea Monster", a general in "War of the Gargantuas", the President of Buddabal in "The Killing Bottle", Dr. Yoshida in "Destroy All Monsters", boss Daisaku Banno on "Jumborg Ace", and Dr. Keitaro Jin, the father of "Kamen Rider X". He also appeared in "The Three Treasures". "High and Low", “Ultra Q", and "Ran".

1915: HERMAN STEIN, who composed stock music used in "Tarantula" and the U.S. release of "King Kong vs. Godzilla", is born in Philadelphia.

1935: NOBUO YANA, who played Big Shadow on "Kikaida 01" and Dr. Death and Black Cross Fuhrer II on "Secret Task Force Goranger", is born. The former baseball pro was also in "Prince of Space".

1965: HORACE HOUGH, assistant director on "The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms", dies from a heart ailment in Hollywood.
   YUMI YOSHIYUKI, who played Noriko Murakami in "Ju-on", is born in Japan. She was also in "Mansei hatsujo furin-zuma" and "Furin mikkai: Fushidara furui shiri".

1972: Episode 6 of "Kikaida", "Black Horse: Showdown at the Dark Execution Ground", debuts on Japanese TV.
   Episode 73 of "Kamen Rider", "Double Riders Knockdown!! King Fiddler Crab", debuts on Japanese TV.
   Episode 21 of “Vigilante Lion Maru” debuts on Japanese TV.

1973: JASON HORGAN, who played Dr. Ken Brown in the U.S. version of "One Missed Call", is born in Boston.

1977: PETER DYNELEY, who played Larry Stanford in "The Manster", dies at 56 in London.          
   "War of the Gargantuas" is released in Sweden.

1978: LEIGH MCCLOSKEY, who played Magnus Dens in "The Bermuda Depths", marries his wife, Carla.

1979: KENJI KOHASHI, who played X in "Godzilla: Final Wars", is born in Tokyo. He was also in "Azumi" and "The Wrold Sinks Except Japan".

1985: ASAMI, who played the eyepatched assassin in "Mutant Girls Squad", is born in Tokyo. She was also in "Sukeban Boy", "Yakuza-Busting Girls: Final Death-Rider Battles", and "Karate-Robo Zaborgar".

1989: Episode 26 of "High Speed Squadron Turboranger" debuts on Japanese TV.

1999: "Shikoku" is released in Hong Kong.

2000: Episode 17 of "Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue", "OlympiusAscends", debuts on Fox.

2001: Episode 26 of "Hundred Beast Squadron Gaoranger" debuts on Japanese TV.

2005: The U.S. version of "Dark Water" is released in Mexico and Poland.

2007: YOKO MINAKAZE, who played the mother in "The Vampire Doll", dies at 77 in Yokohama.

2012: Episode 47 of "Kamen Rider Fourze" debuts on Japanese TV.
   Episode 26 of "Special Ops Squadron Go-Busters" debuts on Japanese TV.

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1918: MORT MARSHALL, who played Jules Manning in "Gammera the Invincible", is born in New York City.


1923: JULIUS HARRIS, who played Boan in the 1976 remake of “King Kong”, is born in Philadelphia. He was also in the films “Shaft’s Big Score!”, “Super Fly”, “Black Caesar”, “Live and Let Die”, “The Taking of Pelham One Two Three”, and “Looking for Mr. Goodbar”, and on the TV series “Cannon”, “Sanford and Son”, “Harry O”, “Kojak”, and “Good Times”.


1951: BENGAL, who was in "Godzilla 2000", and played Midori's father the drug store owner in "Gamera 2: Attack of Legion", Totutake in “Alive” and the president of the Oriko Company in “20th Century Boys 1: Beginning of the End”, is born. He was also in "Beijing Watermelon" and "Made in Japan".

1959: HIDEKAZI AKAI, who played Yujiro Haruno in "Ultraman Cosmos: First Contact" and “Ultraman Cosmos 2: The Blue Planet”, is born in Osaka. He was also in "Knockout", "119", and "A Class to Remember 4: Fifteen".

1973: "Godzilla vs. Monster Zero" is released in Finland.  
   Episode 46 of "Warrior of Love Rainbowman", "The Cyborg Slave Corps", debuts on Japanese TV.

1974: Episode 27 of "Kamen Rider X", "Extra! 5 Riders Powerful Order", debuts on Japanese TV.   
   Episode 20 of "Electroid Zaborger", "Call Death, Unite Robot Gogon", debuts on Japanese TV.   
   EDGAR DEERING, who played the second tramp in "Tarantula", dies of lung cancer in Woodland Hills, Calif.

1976: Episode 6 of "Super-God Bibyuun", "Disappearing into the Mirror? The White Dress Woman", debuts on Japanese TV.

1981: TAIGA ISHINO, special effects makeup artist on "The Machine Girl", "Tokyo Gore Police", "Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl", "Underwater Love", "Dead Sushi", "Jellyfish Eyes", and "Zombie TV", is born in Kagoshima, Japan. He also worked on "Love Exposure".

1985: YU AOI, who played Mami Tachibana in "Tetsujin 28", is born in Fukuoka. She was also on "Tekkonkinkreet", "Hula Girls", and "Redline".
   Episode 29 of "Blitzkrieg Squadron Changeman" debuts on Japanese TV.

1987: Episode 20 of "Super Manchine: Metalder", "Mecanol Troop in Combat", debuts on Japanese TV.

1988: ERIKA TODA, who played Misa Amane in the "Death Note" trilogy, is born in Kobe. She was also in "Goemon".

1991: Episode 310 of "Mystery Science Theater 3000", featuring "Fugitive Alien", premieres on Comedy Central.

1995: OLIVIA JAMES-BAIRD, who played Mora on "Power Rangers S.P.D.", is born in Auckland, New Zealand.

2002: "Dark Water" premieres in the U.K. at the Edinburgh Film Festival.   

   "Kamen Rider Ryuki: Episode Final" is released in Japan.

2003: Episode 25 of "Blast Dragon Squadron Abaranger" debuts on Japanese TV.

2006: "The Host" premieres in Japan in Tokyo.
   The U.S. version of "Pulse" is released in Russia.

2008: Episode 26 of "Engine Squadron Go-onger" debuts on Japanese TV.

“He TRIED to kill me with a forklift!”

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1925: FESS PARKER, who played Alan Crotty in "Them!", is born in Fort Worth, Tex. Best remembered as TV's "Davey Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier", he also was in the TV series "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" and "Daniel Boone" and the films "Springfield Rifle" and "Old Yeller".

1933: BUNTA SUGAWARA, who played Shuntaro Ino in "The Great Yokai War", is born in Miyagi, Japan. His other films include "Battles Without Honor or Humanity", "Spirited Away", and "Tales from Earthsea".

1935: KIPP HAMILTON, the singer in "War of the Gargantuas", is born in Los Angeles. She was the sister-in-law of Carol Burnett.


1949: BARBARA GOODSON is born in New York City. She was the U.S.dubbing voice of Keiko on "Tokyo: The Last Megalopolis"; Rita Repulsa on "Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers", "Power Rangers in Space", and "Power Rangers Dino Thunder"; Orbus, Prince Sprocket, and Somnibot on "Power Rangers Zeo"; Ladyborg on "Beetleborgs Metallix"; Icy Angel on "Power Rangers Lost Galaxy"; Masaru Komyoji on "Kikaider: The Animaton"; Notacon on "Power Rangers Time Force"; and Mandilok on "Power Rangers Wild Force".

1964: JACK PENNICK, who played the truck driver in "Mighty Joe Young" and Jacob Bowman in "The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms", dies at 68 in Manhattan Beach, Calif.

1967: Episode 20 of “Masked Ninja Red Shadow”, “Monster Great Manji”, debuts on Japanese TV.

1969: RUSS BENDER, who played Richard Kingman in "The Amazing Colossal Man" and Dr. Carmichael in "War of the Colossal Beast", dies in Hollywood, Calif.       
   BILL BALL, technical director on "Godzilla", is born in Plainfield, N.J.

1970: SETH PETERSON, who played an Apache pilot in "Godzilla", is born in New York City.

1973: Episode 20 of "Robot Detective", "The H-Bomb Airship Heads for Tokyo!", debuts on Japanese TV.

1975: Episode 18 of "Secret Task Force Goranger", “Shivering Black Cross Troop! Secret Attack Maneuvers”, debuts on Japanese TV.        
   Episode 20 of "Kamen Rider Stronger", “Fear of Great Desert! Two People of Wisteria Defense Soldiers”, debuts on Japanese TV.

1980: Episode 29 of "Electronic Squadron Denziman" debuts on Japanese TV.

1986: Episode 24 of "Super Nova Flashman", "Occult Menace", debuts on Japanese TV.

1991: Episode 27 of "Birdman Squadron Jetman" debuts on Japanese TV.

1996: G-CON '96 is held in Chicago. Haruo Nakajima and Kenpachiro Satsuma are the special guests.

1997: Episode 816 of "Mystery Science Theater 3000", featuring "Prince of Space", premieres on the Sci-Fi Channel.


2003: "Bakuryuu sentai Abarenja: Derakkusu Abare Sama wa Chikin chu" ("Blast Dragon Squadron Abaranger Deluxe: Abare Summer Is Freezing Cold") is released in Japan.

2004: "The Ring Virus" is released in the U.S. on DVD.

2008: "Kitaro and the Millenium Curse" premieres in Switzerland at the Locarno Film Festival.

“EACH! OF! YOU! WILL! ENTER! A! SPACE! CAPSULE!”

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1897: ABEN KANDEL, who co-wrote "Konga", is born.

1923: ROSE MARIE, who appeared in "The Dada Effect" episode of "Ultraman: The Ultimate Hero", is born in New York City. She is best known as Sally Rogers on "The Dick Van Dyke Show".

1924: YOSHIRO MURAKI, art director on "Tidal Wave" and production designer on "The Last Days of Planet Earth", is born in Tokyo.

1961: HARUKI HAMADA, who played Hiryuu Tsurugi a.k.a. Change Dragon on "Blitzkrieg Squadron Changeman", is born in Kochi Prefecture, Japan. He also played Akira on Episode 38 of "Birdman Squadron Jetman".


1962: TAKASHI UKAJI, who played Commander Tsutsumi on "Ultraman Gaia", Masaaki "Mon-chan" Shimon in "20th Century Boys 1: Beginning of the End" and "20th Century Boys 2: The Last Hope", and Kosei Kogami on "Kamen Rider OOO" and "Kamen Rider OOO Wonderful: The Shogun and the 21 Core Medals", is born in Tokyo.

1966: Episode 7 of "The Space Giants", "The Victorious Creature", debuts on Japanese TV.          
   JACK MATHER, who played an officer in "The Deadly Mantis", dies of a heart attack in Wauconda, Ill.

1967: KIMBERLY SMITH, associate producer of "Godzilla: The Series", is born in Chicago.

1968: MASARU SHISHIDO, who played Goro Hoshino a.k.a. Ohred on "Superpower Squadron Ohranger", is born.

1973: MEGUMI SEKIGUTI, who played Emiha/Key Yamashi on “World Ninja War Jiraiya”, is born in Tokyo.

1978: MASATOSHI MATSUO, who played Toshio Yabe in "Pulse", and was in "Ultraman Cosmos 2: The Blue Planet" and "The World Sinks except Japan", is born in Fukuoka.

1980: Episode 46 of "Sky Rider" debuts on Japanese TV.

1981: Episode 41 of "Kamen Rider Black RX" debuts on Japanese TV.
   Episode 27 of “Solar Squadron Sunvulcan”, “Midsummer Night of Great Fear”, debuts on Japanese TV.

1982: TSUYOSHI HAYASHI, who played Houji Tomasu a.k.a. Deka Blue on the "Special Police Squadron Dekaranger" franchise, is born.

1985: Episode 16 of "Sukeban Deka", "Deadly Decision! The Escape from Hell Castle", premieres on Japanese TV.

1986: JAMES BEST, who played the radio operator in "The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms", marries his current wife, Dorothy.

1987: Episode 25 of "Aura Squadron Maskman", "Akira's Sweetheart", debuts on Japanese TV.

1998: JAMES MATHERS, director on "Power Rangers Lost Galaxy", marries Charlene Richards.

2002: MASANOBU OKAMOTO a.k.a. LITTLE FRANKIE, midget wrestler who played Little Godzilla in "Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla", dies.

2003: "Ju-on: The Grudge" and "Dark Water" premiere in Germany at the Hamburg Fantasy Filmfest.

2004: Episode 26 of "Special Police Squadron Dekaranger" debuts on Japanese TV.

2005: "Pulse" premieres in the U.S. at the San Francisco Asian Film Festival.   
   Episode 26 of "Power Rangers S.P.D.", "S.W.A.T.: Part 1", debuts on U.S. TV.

2009: SHUE MATSUBAYASHI, who directed "The Last War", dies at 89 from heart failure in Tokyo.

2010: Episode 26 of "Heavenly Armament Squadron Goseiger" debuts on Japanese TV.

2013: "Pacific Rim" is released in the Netherlands.

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1901: GEORGE WORTHING YATES, who wrote an earlier version of the script which became "King Kong vs. Godzilla", is born in New York City. He also wrote "Them!", "It Came from Beneath the Sea", "The Amazing Colossal Man", "War of the Colossal Beast", and "Earth vs. the Spider".

1925: OLE WISBORG, who played Captain Einer Brandt in "Reptilicus", is born in Copenhagen.          
   DICK RANDALL, Western executive producer on "Space Warriors 2000", is born in Ontario.

1942: MARTIN BRINTON, who appeared on the "Deadly Starfish" episode of "Ultraman: The Ultimate Hero", is born.

1943: RICHARD RABAGO, who played Tao on "V.R. Troopers", is born in Oahu, Hawaii. He also appeared as Master Lee on "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers".

1954: YUKO MITA, the voice of Mog-Lucky on "Robotack", is born.


1955: "Jujin yukiotoko" ("Abominable Snowman") a.k.a. "Half-Human: The Story of the Abominable Snowman" is released in Japan.

1966: Episode 5 of "Ultraman", "Secret of the Milogandar", debuts on Japanese TV.


1968: "Kyuketsuki Gokemidoro" ("Vampire Gokemidoro") a.k.a. "Goke, Bodysnatcher from Hell" is released in Japan.

1969: ZOE HEATH, who played Natasha's mother in the U.S. version of "Dark Water", is born in Ontario.

1970: STEVE DARRELL, who played Andy Andersen in "Tarantula", dies of a brain tumor in Hollywood, Calif.

1971: Episode 20 of "Kamen Rider", "Fire-Blowing Hairy Caterpillar Demon Dokugander", debuts on Japanese TV.
   Episode 33 of "Spectreman", "SOS!! The Undersea Oil Field", debuts on Japanese TV.

1979: SHAWN REYNOLDS, who played a morgue worker in the U.S. version of "One Missed Call", is born in Hazard, Ken.

1988: Episode 44 of "Kamen Rider Black", “An Ocean in the Closet”, debuts on Japanese TV.

1992: Episode 25 of "Dinosaur Squadron Zyuranger" debuts on Japanese TV.

1993: Episode 19 of "Electronic Superhuman Gridman", "Sexy Policewoman SOS!", debuts on Japanese TV.

1999: Episode 124 of "Godzilla, the Series", "Trust No One", debuts on Fox.

2001: "Parasite Eve" is released in the U.S. on DVD.

2004: Episode 44 of "Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon", "Act 44", debuts on Japanese TV.

2005: Episode 24 of "Magic Squadron Magiranger" debuts on Japanese TV.

2006: Episodes 18 and 24 of Power Rangers Mystic Force", "Dark Wish: Part 1" and "The Light", debut on Fox.

2010: Daisuke Ban appears at Nisei Week in L.A.’s Little Tokyo district.

2011: Episode 25 of "Pirate Squadron Gokaiger" debuts on Japanese TV.

2012: "Godzilla vs. Megalon" and "Power Rangers Super Samurai" are released on DVD in the U.S.

2014: Tri-Star's "Godzilla" is screened nationwide by Rifftrax, the former stars of "Mystery Science Theater 3000".

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1898: REGIS TOOMEY, who played John Young in "Mighty Joe Young", is born in Pittsburgh. He appeared on TV in "Richard Diamond, Private Detective" and “Burke’s Law” and was in the films "Alibi", “Other Men’s Women”, and “Guys and Dolls”.

1899: POVL WOLDIKE, who played Dr. Peter Dalby in "Reptilicus", is born in Copenhagen.

1944: JOHN CARRADINE, who played Dr. John Rayburn in the U.S. version of "Half-Human: The Story of the Abominable Snowman", marries Sonia Sorel.

1948: CLYDE KUSATSU, who played the Japanese skipper in "Godzilla", is born in Honolulu.


1957: "Zoku Supa Jaiantsu" ("Super Giant Continues"), the second part of "Atomic Rulers of the World", is released in Japan.

1961: YOSHIMASA KONDO, who played an eyewitness in "Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack" and Iwata in "Dragon Head", is born in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. He was also in "Godzilla 2000" and "Ultra Q: Dark Fantasy".

1964: KYOKO TOGAWA, who was on "Ultraman Ace", is born in Tokyo. She was also in "The Woman", "The Legend of the Stardust Brothers", and "Uradeka".
   JERRY P. JACOBS, writer and director on "Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers", is born in Los Angeles.


1966: "Daimajin ikaru" ("The Great Majin Grows Angry") a.k.a. "The Return of the Giant Majin" a.k.a. "Return of Daimajin" is released in Japan.
   SEAN HOOD, set dresser on Tri-Star's "Godzilla", is born in Milwaukee.


1967: "Taekoesu Yonggary" ("Great Monster Yonggary") a.k.a. "Yongary: Monster from the Deep" is released in South Korea.

1969: TATSUYA NOMI, who played Daigo Tengensei a.k.a. the Lion Ranger on "Five Star Squadron Dairanger", is born.

1971: Episode 19 of "Return of Ultraman" debuts on Japanese TV.

1972: Episode 20 of "Superhuman Barom-1" debuts on Japanese TV.          
   Episode 7 of "Iron King", "Those Who Rule the Sky", debuts on Japanese TV.

1973: Episode 20 of "Zone Fighter", "Desperate Struggle! Can You Hear Fighter's Song?", debuts on Japanese TV.

1974: Episode 17 of "Inazuman Flash", “Blue Pupils of the Invader”, debuts on Japanese TV.

1975: OLIVER EMERT, set decorator on "The Deadly Mantis", dies in Oxnard, Calif.

1977: Episode 18 of "JAKQ Blitzkrieg Squad", "Blue Whirlpool Tide!! The Secret Spy's Face", debuts on Japanese TV.

1979: Episode 15 of "Megaloman, Warrior of Fire", "Inner Conflict", debuts on Japanese TV.

1983: Episode 28 of "Science Squadron Dynaman" debuts on Japanese TV.

1986: HELEN MACK, who played Hilda Peterson in "The Son of Kong", dies from cancer in Beverly Hills, Calif.

1988: Episode 25 of "Super Animal Squadron Liveman", "8 Brain Monsters of Sunari Castle", debuts on Japanese TV.

1989: Episode 41 of "Kamen Rider Black RX", "Terror of the 100-Eyed Hag", debuts on Japanese TV.

1993: Episode 25 of "Five Star Squadron Dairanger", "Opposite Teams in Great Numbers", debuts on Japanese TV.

1999: G-CON '99 begins at the Hotel New Yorker in Manhattan. Teruyoshi Nakano, Hiroshi Koizumi, Robert Dunham, and Peter Fernandez are the special guests.

2000: Episode 28 of "Kamen Rider Kuuga", "Explanation", debuts on Japanese TV.
   Episode 26 of "Future Squadron Timeranger' debuts on Japanese TV.

2004: "One Missed Call" premieres in Germany at the Hamburg Fantasy Filmfest.

2005: Episode 7 of "Ultraman Max", "The Destroyer of Stars", debuts on Japanese TV.

2006: "Reincarnation" is released in Brazil.
   Episode 13, the final episode of "Bio Planet Woo", debuts on Japanese TV.

2010: Episode 19 of "Daimajin Kanon", "Tragic Warmth", debuts on Japanese TV.

2011: "Trollhunter" premieres in the U.K. at Empire Big Screen.

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1926: HIROSHI KOIZUMI, who played pilot Shoichi Tsukioka in "Godzilla Raids Again", Dr. Shinichi Chujo in "Mothra" and "Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S.", a detective in "Atragon", Captain Naoyuki Sekeda in "Matango", Professor Miura in "Godzilla vs. the Thing", Korino in "Dogora, the Space Monster", Professor Murai in "Ghidrah -- the Three-Headed Monster", Professor Wagura in "Godzilla vs. the Cosmic Monster", an environmental scientist in "The Last Days of Planet Earth", and geologist Dr. Minami in "Godzilla 1985", is born in Kamakura, Japan. Making his film debut in "The Man Who Went to Port", he also produced "Tetsuo II: Body Hammer".

1938: JUNJI SHIMADA, who played Professor Kyuutaro Yumeno on "Science Squadron Dynaman", is born in Ashiya, Hyogo, Japan. He was also in "Silence" and "Tora-san, The Go-Between".


1968: KOJI YUSA is born in Osaka. He was the voice of Leonardo in the Japanese dub of "Power Rangers in Space", and Urataros/Den-O Rod Form in "Kamen Rider Den-O the Movie: Ore, tanjo!", "Kamen Rider Kiva the Movie", "Kamen Rider Den-O: Final Countdown", "Kamen Rider Den-O & Decade NEO Generations: The Onigashima Battleship", "Kamen Rider Decade", "OOO Den-O All Riders: Let's Go Kamen Rider", and "Kamen Rider vs. Super Sentai: Super Hero War" (also as Kamen Rider Accel).

1972: Episode 5 of "Kikaida", "Yellow Jaguar: Claws of Evil", debuts on Japanese TV.       
   Episode 72 of "Kamen Rider", "Vampiric Shrike Kiras and Two Riders", debuts on Japanese TV.
   Episode 20 of “Vigilante Lion Maru” debuts on Japanese TV.

1984: JIM DANNALDSON, spider handler on "Earth vs. the Spider", dies in Tarzana, Calif.

1986: KYOKO OKADA, who played Yuriko Misaki/Tackle on "Kamen Rider Stronger", dies at 27 in Japan.

1989: Episode 25 of "High Speed Squadron Turboranger" debuts on Japanese TV.

1999: ROSS ELLIOTT, who played George Ritchie in "The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms" and Joe Burch in "Tarantula", dies at 82 of cancer in Los Angeles.       
   "Ringu" is released in Singapore.

2000: "Godzilla 2000" is released in South Korea.       

   "Sakuya: Yokaiden" ("Sakuya: Slayer of Demons") is released in Japan.

2001: Episode 25 of "Hundred Beast Squadron Gaoranger" debuts on Japanese TV.

2003: "Onmyoji" is released on DVD in the U.S.

2005: TERUO ISHII, director of the Starman films, dies at 81 from lung cancer in Tokyo.       
   The U.S. version of "Dark Water" is released in Brazil, Estonia, and Sweden.       
   Episode 25 of "Power Rangers S.P.D.", "Reflection: Part 2", debuts on U.S. TV.

2007: MERV GRIFFIN, the voice of the radio announcer in "The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms", dies from prostate cancer in Los Angeles.

2010: “Shock Labyrinth 3D” is released in Argentina.
   "Isola" and "Demking: the Sea Monster" are released in South Korea.
   "Monsters" premieres in Switzerland at the Locarno Film Festival.

2012: Episode 46 of "Kamen Rider Fourze" debuts on Japanese TV.
   "One Missed Call" premieres in New Zealand at the Nelson Japanese Film Festival.
   Episode 25 of "Special Ops Squadron Go-Busters" debuts on Japanese TV.
   "Trollhunter" is released in Peru.

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1904: PETER RIETHOF, dubbing scenarist on the English version of "The Mysterians", is born in Teplitz-Schoenau, Austria-Hungary.

1911: HENRY KULKY, who played a strongman in "Mighty Joe Young", is born in Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y.

1923: STAN CHAMBERS, who played the KTLA announcer in "War of the Colossal Beast" and Stan in "Zarkorr! The Invader", is born in Los Angeles.

1932: KEIKO KISHI, who played Yuki the snow maiden in the "Woman inthe Snow" segment of "Kwaidan", is born in Yokohama.   
   ASEI KOBAYASHI, composer on "Vigilante Lion Maru" and "House", is born in Tokyo. He also played the farmer selling watermelons in "House".

1936: UTAKO MITSUYA, who played Kaoru Yamanaka in "Atomic Rulers of the World", "Attack from Space", "Invaders from Space", and "Evil Brain from Outer Space", and Yukiko/Sachiko in "Jigoku", is born in Japan. She was also on "Hono no inu".


1942: AKIRA NAKAO, who played Commander Takaki Aso in "Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II", "Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla", and "Godzilla vs. Destoroyah"; Prime Minister Hayato Igarashi in "Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla" and "Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S."; and the original Goten captain in "Godzilla: Final Wars", is born in Chiba, Japan. He also played the Keiko's fiancee Hiroshi Takagi in "The Vampire Doll" and was in "Garo the Movie: Red Requiem", "Minbo, or the Gentle Art of Japanese Extortion", and "Owls' Castle".

1943: TAKEYUKI KANDA, chief director on "The Ultraman", is born.

1961: MACOTO TEZUKA, who played Masahiko Arikawa in "School in the Crosshairs", is born in Tokyo. He is the son of Osamu Tezuka.


1962: "Kingukongu tai Gojira" a.k.a. "King Kong vs. Godzilla" is released in Japan.


1963: "Matango" a.k.a. "Attack of the Mushroom People" is released in Japan.


1964: "Uchu daikaiju Dogora" ("Space Monster Dogora") a.k.a. "Dagora, the Space Monster" a.k.a. "Dogora" is released in Japan.

1968: Episode 44 of "Ultra Seven", "The Boy Who Cried Flying Saucer", debuts on Japanese TV.

1972: Episode 19 of "Transforming Ninja Arashi" debuts on Japanese TV.

1973: Episode 14 of "Kikaida 01", "Ghost Story: Gill's Spirit Damned to Hell", debuts on Japanese TV.       
   Episode 26 of "Kamen Rider V3", "Mutant Heater Cicada's Operation: Mummy!!", debuts on Japanese TV.   
   ICHIRO SUGAI, who played Dr. Matsushita in "Gamera vs. Barugon", dies at 66.
   Episode 18 of “Storm Cloud Lion Maru” debuts on Japanese TV.

1974: NATSUKI TAKAHASHI, who played Rin the Phoenix Ranger on "Five Star Squadron Dairanger", is born. 
   HIROSHI YAMAMOTO, who played Fukuo in "Kiki's Delivery Service" and was in "Exte: Hair Extensions" and “Demeking, the Sea Monster”, is born in Fukui, Japan. He was also in "No One's Ark" and "Ramblers".

1975: Episode 18 of "Condorman -- Symbol of Justice" debuts on Japanese TV.

1978: GEORGE KENNEDY, who played Adm. Conway in "Virus", divorces Norma Wurman for the second time.

1979: Episode 28 of "Battle Fever J", "Chase the Unidentified Boat", debuts on Japanese TV.

1984: Episode 28 of "Super Electron Bioman" debuts on Japanese TV.

1989: HAL TOREY, who was in "War of the Colossal Beast" and played Mr. Simpson in "Earth vs. the Spider", dies in Glendale, Calif.

1995: Episode 24 of "Superpower Squadron Ohranger", “The Laughing Nostalgic Man!!”, debuts on Japanese TV.

2001: PAT MASTROIANNI, who played an Apache pilot in "Godzilla", marries his wife, Carmella.

2002: Episode 25 of "Ninja Squadron Hurricanger" debuts on Japanese TV.

2004: Episode 19 of "Ultra Q: Dark Fantasy", "Love through a Lens", debuts on TV Tokyo".

2006: The U.S. version of "Pulse" is released in the U.S.          
   Episode 23 of "Power Rangers Mystic Force", "Heir Apparent: Part 2", debuts on U.S. TV.

2007: "The Grudge 2" is released in Japan.

2008: Episode 24 of "Power Rangers Jungle Fury", "Blue Ranger, Twin Danger", debuts on U.S. TV.

2011: "Gantz: Perfect Answer" is released in South Korea.

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