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On This Day in Tiki History - Free Tiki Calendar READY FOR DOWNLOAD
MadDogMike
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Posted: 2017-01-17 7:13 pm   Permalink

Click here to go to a download page for the free calendar graciously hosted by AceExplorer (Thank you Ace). Thanks to all who contributed dates and suggestions, especially Dusty Cajun. It is a PDF file, right click on the download link and "save as"

You can print it with your color printer with both sides of some cardstock and have it spiral bound. Or submit it to a printing. The best price I found for a single calendar was at Staples. Double sided 32 lb paper, black spiral binding, submit online and pick up at your local store for about $20. If you find a better place to print, let me know. The Staples version is adequate, not high gloss and 32 lb paper is not very heavy. But the back cover is black vinyl. Use a heavy hole punch to make a center hanging hole and flip the black vinyl around to the front, it will give great support to hang from.

Here are some directions for the Staples website. Click on the Staples Executive Landscape Presentation booklet (second row). Click Add Files, Upload File, Upload, Done. You need to add a Job Name in the upper left or it won’t let you place the order. IMPORTANT –GO TO THE “SIDES” TAB ON THE LEFT AND SELECT “DOUBLE-SIDED HEAD TO TOE” or the pictures will print upside down. Use the arrows at the bottom to review before you print. 1st page is a greyed cover to represent the clear front cover, 2nd page is the printed front cover, then starts the calendar. Add to Cart bottom right. Then Check-out. You will need to register if you don’t already have an account. You have to choose your shipping options or store pickup before you can check out. Let me know if there is something unclear about these directions.

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I know it's a little late in the year but I have an idea for a Tiki Calendar. Since calendars repeat, 2017 is the same as 1961. My idea is a 1961 "this day in Tiki" calendar. But since I'm a lousy capitalist, my plan is just to release the MS Publisher file in the wild - you find a way to print it yourself

Looking for input on important dates in classic Tiki, mostly events before 1961 or birthdates of people who influenced Tiki before 1961 (although I did include Sven's birthday ) Here's what we have came up with collectively

1-Jan 1962 Samoa Independence Day
2-Jan 1888 Drink straw patented
9-Jan 1924 Marvin Chin born, Chin Tiki restaurant
13-Jan 1950 Kon Tiki movie released
16-Jan 1914 George "Pete" Wimberly born, architect Waikikian, Don the Beachcomber, Canlis, Taharaa
17-Jan Hot Buttered Rum Day
18-Jan 1778 Capt James Cook arrives in Hawaii
21-Jan 1998 John Joseph Patrick Ryan (Jack Lord) dies
22-Jan 1968 Duke Kahanamoku dies
30-Jan 1962 Kon Tiki Restaurant Tucson opens

1-Feb 1933 Arthur Lyman born, Exotica composer and artist
2-Feb 1917 Eldon Davis born, architect of Tahitian Village, Kona Kai, Humphrey's
5-Feb 1908 Moon Lueg born, Moon Islander and Moon Garden restaurants
6-Feb 1985 Steven Crane dies, Luau and Kon Tiki restaurants
6-Feb Waitangi Day
7-Feb 1916 Steven Crane born, Luau and Kon Tiki restaurants
7-Feb 1953 Edgar Leeteg dies, black velvet artist
7-Feb National Pisco Sour Day
8-Feb 1961 Ports o' Call restaurant Long Beach opens
14-Feb 1779 Death of Capt James Cook in Hawaii
20-Feb 1959 Tahitian Studio City opens
20-Feb 1961 Kahiki opens
21-Feb 1931 Hangover helper Alka Seltzer introduced
21-Feb 1953 Waikiki Restaurant Minneapolis opened
22-Feb 1907 Ernest Gantt (Don the Beachcomber) born
24-Feb 2002 Arthur Lyman dies, Exotica composer and artist
27-Feb National Kahlua Day, make a Mr Bali Hai

2-Mar 1953 Don the Beachcomber Palm Springs opens
2-Mar 2005 Martin Denny dies, Exotica composer and artist
4-Mar 1964 Trade Winds Oxnard opens
4-Mar 1995 eden ahbez dies
4-Mar 2017 Reef Palm Springs opens
4-Mar 1958 Molokai Bar at the Mai Kai opens
5-Mar National Absinthe Day
5-Mar Missionary Day (French Polynesia)
14-Mar 1922 Les Baxter born, Exotica composer and artist
14-Mar 1935 Sandy Warner born, exotica girl
19-Mar 1958 South Pacific movie released
26-Mar 1957 The Traders Chicago opens
26-Mar Prince Kalanianaole Day (Hawaii)
28-Mar 1924 George Nakashima born, interior designer for many Polynesian restaurants

2-Apr 1963 Last episode of "Hawaiian Eye" airs
5-Apr 1722 Capt Jacob Roggeveen arrives in Easter Island
10-Apr 1911 Martin Denny born, Exotica composer and artist
13-Apr 1904 Edgar Leeteg born, father of American black velvet painting
13-Apr 1958 Trader Vic's NY Savoy opens
14-Apr 2007 Don Ho dies, Hawaiian musician
15-Apr 1908 eden ahbez born, Exotica composer and artist
18-Apr 2002 Thor Heyerdahl dies Kon Tiki sailor
21-Apr 1962 Seattle Worlds Fair opens
22-Apr 2011 Eldon Davis dies, architect of Tahitian Village, Kona Kai, Humphrey's
28-Apr 1947 Kon Tiki sails from Peru
28-Apr 1961 Tiki Ti opens

1-May 1940 Don the Beachcomber Chicago opens
1-May Lei Day (Hawaii)
2-May May is National Luau Month
5-May 1949 Pago Pago Tucson opens
6-May 1966 First Official Aloha Friday
8-May 1903 Paul Gauguin dies, French artist
9-May 1930 Leland Henry born, Kahiki
9-May 2008 First Tiki Caliente Palm Springs
13-May 1942 Skipper Kent's Zombie Village opens
13-May 2015 Robert Drasnin dies, Exotica composer and artist
13-May World Cocktail Day
16-May 1994 Milan Guanko dies, Tiki carver
20-May 1959 Lanai restaurant San Mateo opens
26-May 1937 Don the Beachcomber Hollywood opens

1-Jun 1984 Moon Lueg dies, Moon Islander and Moon Garden restaurants
4-Jun 1862 Tonga Emancipation
6-Jun 1925 William Westenhaver born, Witco founder
7-Jun 1848 Paul Gauguin born, French artist
7-Jun 1989 Ernest Gantt (Don the Beachcomber) dies
8-Jun National Name your Poison Day
9-Jun 1957 Don Blanding dies, artist and founder of Lei Day
9-Jun National Gin Day, make a Singapore Sling or Suffering Bastard
11-Jun Kamehameha Day (Hawaii)
14-Jun Bill Sapp born, Kahiki restaurant
15-Jun 1990 George Nakashima dies, interior designer for many Polynesian restaurants
18-Jun 1906 Milan Guanko born, Tiki carver
20-Jun 1960 Ren Clark's Polynesian Village opens
23-Jun 1960 Samoa Restaurant Cocoa Beach opens
23-Jun 1963 Enchanted Tiki Room opens
23-Jun 1928 August Holland, Tiki Artist born
24-Jun 1961 Royal Tahitian Ontario opens
25-Jun 1956 Oceanic Arts opens
27-Jun 1969 Tur Maikai restaurant Kalamazoo opens
27-Jun National Pineapple Day
29-Jun 1969 The Hawaiian restaurant Long Beach closes
30-Jun National Mai Tai Day

3-Jul 1935 "Hawaii Calls" radio show first broadcast
3-Jul 1962 Mainlander restaurant St Louis opens
4-Jul 1958 Islands restaurant Phoenix opens
5-Jul 1937 Spam production starts
10-Jul National Pina Colada Day
10-Jul 1961 Pub Tiki Philadelphia opens
11-Jul National Mojito Day
11-Jul 1961 Tahitian Village Downey opens
13-Jul 1961 Kona Kai Philadelphia opens
14-Jul National Grand Marnier Day, make a Flaming Kona Coffee Grog
15-Jul 1966 Hop Louie's Latitude 20 Torrence opens
15-Jul Orange Chicken Day
19-Jul 2002 First Hukilau - Atlanta
19-Jul National Daiquiri Day
22-Jul National Mango Day
23-Jul 1959 Tiki-Jo restaurant Santa Monica opens
25-Jul 1953 Beverly Hills Luau opens
28-Jul 1955 The Hawaiian restaurant Long Beach opens
29-Jul 1960 Ports 'o Call Dallas opens
31-Jul 1970 Black Tot Day

4-Aug 1965 Cook Islands becomes self-governing
6-Aug 1962 Kon Tiki Ports Chicago opens
7-Aug 1947 Kon Tiki arrives Tuamotu Islands
8-Aug 1958 The Reef Restaurant Long Beach opens
11-Aug 1955 Traders Beverly Hilton opens
12-Aug 1921 Wallace Turnbow born, Islands Phoenix manager
13-Aug 1930 Don Ho born, Hawaiian musician
15-Aug 1945 VJ Day
15-Aug 1967 Mauna Loa Detroit open
16-Aug National Rum Day
16-Aug 1963 Benny Chang's Polynesian restaurant Salt Lake City opens
17-Aug National Thrift Store Day
18-Aug 2001 First Tiki Oasis - Palm Springs
18-Aug International Mermaid Day
19-Aug 1933 Debra Paget born, exotica girl
21-Aug 1959 Hawaiian statehood
22-Aug 1950 Kowloon opens, Saugus MA
22-Aug 1965 Trader Vic's NY Plaza opens
23-Aug 1965 Kon Tiki Ports Cincinnati opens
24-Aug 1890 Duke Kahanamoku born, Hawaiian surfer
25-Aug 1957 Polynesian Restaurant Torrance opens
25-Aug 2000 Kahiki closes
27-Aug 1955 Sven Kristen born
29-Aug Chop Suey Day
30-Aug Trader Vic's Mai Tai Day

2-Sep World Coconut Day
4-Sep 2012 Wayne Coombs dies, Tiki artist and Mai Tiki gallery owner
4-Sep National Macadamia Nut Day
12-Sep 1981 Eli Hedley dies, Tiki carver and beachcomber
13-Sep 1922 Yma Sumac born, Queen of Exotica
16-Sep 1975 Papua New Guinea Independence Day
18-Sep 1945 Tonga Room opens
18-Sep 2009 First Luau at the Lake - Lake George NY
19-Sep International Talk Like a Pirate Day
20-Sep National Rum Punch Day
26-Sep 1944 Creation of the Trader Vic Mai Tai
26-Sep 1959 Kon Tiki Portland opens
27-Sep 1966 Trader Vic’s St. Paul opens
30-Sep 1999 Ray Buhen dies, master mixologist Don the Beachcomber's, The Tropics, Luau, Tiki Ti

5-Oct 1962 Mauna Loa Hollywood opens
5-Oct 1977 Webley Edwards dies, host of "Hawaii Calls"
6-Oct 1914 Thor Heyerdahl born, Kon Tiki sailor
7-Oct 1959 1st Episode Hawaiian Eye
8-Oct Lotu-a-Tamaiti (Samoa)
10-Oct 1914 Louis Armet born, architect of Tahitian Village, Kona Kai, Humphrey's
10-Oct National Vodka Day - Make a Chi Chi or Blue Hawaiian
10-Oct Fiji Day
11-Oct 1965 Explorer East restaurant Syracuse opens
11-Oct 1981 Louis Armet dies, architect of Tahitian Village, Kona Kai, Humphrey's
11-Oct 1984 Victor Bergeron (Trader Vic) dies
12-Oct 1963 Polynesian Cultural Center opens
16-Oct National Liqueur Day
26-Oct 1962 Hawaiian Room Emerson Hotel opens
28-Oct 1835 Maori declaration of Independence
28-Oct 1949 Wayne Coombs born, Tiki artist and Mai Tiki gallery owner
31-Oct 1903 Eli Hedley born, Tiki carver and beachcomber

1-Nov 2008 Yma Sumac dies, Queen of Exotica
7-Nov 1894 Don Blanding born, artist and founder of Lei Day
8-Nov 1935 Mutiny on the Bounty movie released
9-Nov 1909 Ray Buhen born, master mixologist Don the Beachcomber's, The Tropics, Luau, Tiki Ti
11-Nov 1902 Webley Edwards born, host of "Hawaii Calls"
14-Nov 1924 William Krisel born, Mid-Century Modern Architect
17-Nov 1927 Robert Drasnin born, Exotica composer and artist
17-Nov 1934 Hinky Dinks opens
17-Nov 1961 Aloha Jhoe's restaurant Palm Springs opens
19-Nov 1919 Charles McKirahan born, architect Mai Kai
20-Nov 1905 Frank Bowers born, muralist
21-Nov 1961 The Tahitian Pasadena opens
23-Nov 1957 The Polynesian restaurant Torrence opens
27-Nov 1935 The Tropics Beverly Hills opens

1-Dec 1962 Don the Beachcomber Las Vegas opens
2-Dec 1962 Marina Lanai Apartments opens Seal Beach
4-Dec 2008 Frankie's opens Las Vegas
4-Dec King Tupou I Day (Tonga)
5-Dec 1933 Don's Beachcomber Café opens in Hollywood
5-Dec 1933 Repeal Day
5-Dec 1963 Trader Vic's St Louis
7-Dec 1941 Attack on Pearl Harbor
8-Dec 2009 Smugglers Cove opens San Francisco
10-Dec 1902 Victor Bergeron born (Trader Vic)
10-Dec 1969 Trader Vic’s Detroit opens
11-Dec 1964 Frank Bowers dies, muralist
14-Dec 2016 William Westenhaver dies, Witco founder
18-Dec 1931 Andres Bumatay born, Tiki carver
18-Dec 1940 Trader Vic Waikiki opens
18-Dec National Roast Pig Day
24-Dec 1959 South Pacific Hallandale opens
25-Dec 1733 Molasses Act alters rum history
26-Dec 1939 Monte Prosers’s Beachcomber New York opens
28-Dec 1956 Mai Kai opens
29-Dec 1974 John Lennon signs papers ending Beatles at Disney Polynesian Village Hotel
30-Dec 1920 John Joseph Patrick Ryan (Jack Lord) born
30-Dec 1995 George "Pete" Wimberly dies, architect Waikikian, Don the Beachcomber, Canlis, Taharaa
31-Dec 1954 Skipper Kent's Polynesian Village opens

Can you fill in some dates? Got some suggestions? What do you think? I plan to have it out by Feb 1st.
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2017-01-17 7:44 pm   Permalink

Great idea MDM, I'll see what I can dig up in the archives.

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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2017-01-17 7:53 pm   Permalink

Joseph Stephen Crane February 7, 1916 - Luau and Kon Tiki Restaurants should be on there for shure

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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2017-01-17 8:14 pm   Permalink

Grand Opening of Disneyland July 17, 1955

Ray Buhen master mixologist was born in the Philippines on November 9, 1909

On April 28, 1961, the Tiki-Ti opened its doors.


 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2017-01-17 8:30 pm   Permalink

Don the Beachcomber opens at 1727 N. McCadden Pl located across the street from the original Café in Hollywood, California, May 26, 1937
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The second Don the Beachcomber opens at 101 E. Walton Place in Chicago on May 1, 1940.


 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2017-01-17 8:39 pm   Permalink

Don the Beachcomber in Palm Springs opened March 2, 1953

Steve Cranes Luau opened in Beverly Hills July 25, 1953


 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2017-01-17 9:00 pm   Permalink

Skipper Kent's Zombie Village opens in Oakland on May 13, 1942

Skipper Kent's Polynesian Village opens at the Edgewater Beach Hotel in Chicago on December 31, 1954

Ren Clark's Polynesian Village opened in Forth Worth June 20, 1960


 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2017-01-17 9:10 pm   Permalink

The second Trader Vic's opened on Ward Avenue in Waikiki on December 18, 1940.


 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2017-01-17 9:12 pm   Permalink

Don Blanding born November 7, 1894

 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2017-01-17 9:21 pm   Permalink

Victor Bergeron (Trader Vic) was born on December 10, 1902

 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2017-01-17 9:29 pm   Permalink

San Francisco’s Tonga Room opened on September 18, 1945

 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2017-01-17 9:37 pm   Permalink

Trader Vic's "The Traders" opens at the Palmer House hotel in Chicago on March 26, 1957.

 
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Sunny&Rummy
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Posted: 2017-01-18 04:43 am   Permalink

Not specifically Tiki, but instrumental to the cause, I think Repeal Day (December 5th, 1933) should make the cut.

 
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AceExplorer
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Posted: 2017-01-18 07:31 am   Permalink

Great idea! You may be able to find something tiki for every single day of the year. A couple extra ideas:

Witco opens.
Witco owners birthdays
Wayne Coombs birthday
Barney West birthday

Plus, to fill in some "open" days, what about the recent sinking of the tiki barge off the coast of Florida that didn't go so well, and other things like it.

You could use little symbols for "people" "places" and "events" and list more than one item on any given day. A squiggly question mark for "weird tiki things."


 
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Jeff Central
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Posted: 2017-01-18 07:54 am   Permalink

Robert Drasnin: Born November 17, 1927, Charleston, West Virginia

 
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