Rabbi's On This Day: Thursday, August 30, 2012
8/30/2012 12:00:00 PM
Thursday, August 30, 2012
- Bill Daily (actor, Capt. Roger Healey of I Dream of Jeannie, and Howard Borden from The Bob Newhart Show) (85)
- Gerald Albright (smooth jazz saxophonist) (55)
- Swizz Beatz (rapper and producer; husband of Alicia Keys) (34)
- Cameron Diaz (actress, There's Something About Mary, The Mask, Being John Malkovich, the Charlie's Angels movies, the Shrek movies) (40)
- Lisa Ling (former co-host of TV's daytime talk show The View) (39)
- Peggy Lipton (actress, Twin Peaks, Julie from TV's The Mod Squad, mother of actress Rashida Jones) (66)
- Michael Chiklis (actor, The Shield, the "Thing" in the Fantastic Four movies) (49)
- Timothy Bottoms (actor, The Last Picture Show, The Paper Chase) (61)
- Warren Buffett (Wall Street whiz, and one of the richest people on the planet) (82)
- Micky Moody (original guitarist, Whitesnake) (62)
- Michael Michele (actress, New Jack City, ER's Dr. Finch, Ali) (46)
- Lewis Black (actor-comedian, The Daily Show With Jon Stewart) (64)
- Robert Crumb (cartoonist, Zap Comix; created the character Mr. Natural; did the cover for Big Brother & the Holding Company's Cheap Thrills and the lettering for Janis Joplin's I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama!) (69)
- Andy Roddick (tennis player) (30)
- Ryan Ross (ex-guitarist, Panic! At The Disco) (26)
ON THIS DAY:
- 30 B.C.E. - Egypt's Queen Cleopatra committed suicide by letting a poisonous snake bite her. She was 39.
- 1797 Author Mary Shelley (Frankenstein) is born. She dies in 1851.
- 1905, in his major league debut, the Detroit Tigers' Ty Cobb doubled off New York Highlanders pitcher Jack Chesbro in a 5-3 Tigers victory.
- 1918, Baseball great Ted Williams was born. He died July 5th, 2002, at the age 83.
- 1918, Nikolai Lenin survived an attempted assassination in Moscow by Fanya Kaplan, a member of the Social Revolutionary Party. Kaplan was executed four days later, on September 3rd.
- 1963, The "Hot Line" communications link between Washington and Moscow goes into operation after a lack of direct communication during the Cuban Missile Crisis almost results in nuclear war.
- 1965, Casey Stengel announced his retirement after 55 years in baseball.
- 1967, the U.S. Senate confirmed the appointment of Thurgood Marshall as the first black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.
- 1970 Jimi Hendrix plays his final gig in the U.K. on the final day of the Isle Of Wight festival.
- 1974, The Brady Bunch last aired on ABC.
- 1983, Guion S. Bluford Jr. became the first African-American astronaut to travel in space, flying aboard the Challenger 3 in the eighth space shuttle mission.
- 1986 "Yankee Rose" by David Lee Roth peaks at Number 16 on the pop chart.
- 1989, a federal jury in New York found hotel queen Leona Helmsley guilty of income tax evasion.
- 1989 Guns N' Roses guitarist Izzy Stradlin is arrested for creating a disturbance, urinating on the floor, verbally abusing a flight attendant, and smoking in a no-smoking area on a U.S. Airways flight.
- 1990, Ken Griffey and Ken Griffey Jr. become the first father and son to play on the same baseball team at the same time, when both men suit up for the Seattle Mariners.
- 1993, The Late Show With David Letterman aired for the first time.
- 1993 U2 bassist Adam Clayton and model Naomi Campbell postpone their wedding for a year, citing work commitments for the delay. They never marry.
- 2001 Actor Charles Bronson (The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape, Deathwish) dies at the age of 81.
- 2002 Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst, known for his trademark red baseball cap, launches a new line of hats through his company, Flawless.
- 2004 Fuel announces that they've fired drummer Kevin Miller.
- 2005 Death Cab For Cutie releases its major label debut, Plans.
- 2005 Garbage cancels a European tour scheduled for October, saying in a statement that the band has "overextended themselves."
- 2007 Buckcherry's massive hit "Crazy Bitch" notches a full year in the Nielsen Ringscan Top 30, which measures downloads of ringtones, and is the first song to achieve that in the chart's brief history.