October 23, 2020 – National Boston Cream Pie Day | National TV Talk Show Host Day

Guess Who Has A Birthday Today?

Welcome to October 23, 2020 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate mistaken dessert identities and the birthday of a famous host.

When it comes to dessert no one is complaining about identity theft when they order Boston Cream Pie.  That’s because the delicious layers of buttery sponge cake sandwiched with pastry cream and topped with a shiny coat of chocolate could hardly be considered a crime.  Created by a French pastry chef at the Parker House Hotel in Boston in the late 1800s this dessert became the official dessert of Massachusetts in 1996. At the time it was created, cakes and pies were baked in the same pans and thus their names became interchangeable.  What landed this creation on the map was the accessibility of a new ingredient: baking chocolate, which proves that just about anything topped with glistening layers of melted chocolate is bound to be a hit!  On National Boston Cream Pie Day celebrate the sweet dilemma of this identity crisis. 

Johnny Carson was host of the Tonight Show for 30 years straight and became a national icon. But the record for most years as a late-night host is held by his protegé, David Letterman, who hosted his talk shows for 33 years. Letterman made his debut on February 1, 1982, as host of Late Night on NBC. His first guest was Bill Murray. A little over 10 years later, he moved his show to CBS and entertained audiences with wacky skits like Stupid Human Tricks and the Late Show Monkey Cam. He recorded his final episode on May 20, 2015. And his last guest was… Bill Murray, who popped out of a cake and bade his friend farewell. A fitting bookend to a long and storied career. We celebrate National TV Talk Show Host Day, on October 23rd because it’s Carson’s birthday.  Anna: It’s also the birthday of my favorite show host: Marlo Anderson. 

If you’d like to know more, be sure to follow us on Facebook and check out our website TheNationalDailyShow.com. I’m Anna Devere and I’m Marlo Anderson.  Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day!


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