Rabbi's On This Day: Friday, September 7, 2012
9/7/2012 12:00:00 PM
Friday, September 7, 2012
- Corbin Bernsen (Actor, L.A. Law's Arnie Becker, the Major League movies) (58)
- Gloria Gaynor (Disco diva singer of the classic hit "I Will Survive") (63)
- Julie Kavner (Actress, Rhoda's Brenda Morgenstern and the voice of Marge Simpson on The Simpsons) (62)
- Tom Everett Scott (actor, That Thing You Do!, Boiler Room, An American Werewolf In Paris, ER) (42)
- Chrissie Hynde (rock singer-guitarist, the Pretenders) (61)
- Benmont Tench (keyboardist, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers) (59)
- Sonny Rollins (jazz saxophonist) (82)
- Shannon Elizabeth (actress, American Pie 1 and 2, Scary Movie) (39)
- Oliver Hudson (actor, Rules of Engagement, brother of Kate Hudson, son of Goldie Hawn) (36)
- Evan Rachel Wood (actress, Thirteen, Across The Universe, Whatever Works, True Blood) (25)
- Chad Sexton (drummer, 311) (42)
- Angie Everhart (actress-model, Jade, Bordello Of Blood) (43)
ON THIS DAY:
- 1888, Edith Eleanor McLean, born at two pounds, seven ounces, became the first baby placed in an incubator, then called a "hatching cradle."
- 1911, legendary pitcher Cy Young, the man for whom baseball's annual pitching award is named, threw his last game at 44 years old.
- 1915, John B. Gruelle was given a patent for his Raggedy Ann doll.
- 1923, Actor, Kennedy family in-law, and Rat Pack member Peter Lawford is born. He dies in 1984.
- 1923, the Miss America crown was won for the second time by Ohio's Mary Campbell. She was the only MissAmerica to serve two consecutive years.
- 1926, Voice actor Don Messick (Scooby Doo, Bamm Bamm from The Flintstones, Astro from The Jetsons, Boo Boo from Yogi Bear, Sebastian The Cat from Josie & the Pussycats) is born. He dies in 1997.
- 1936, Buddy Holly is born. He dies in a plane crash in 1959.
- 1940 Nazi Germany begins its blitz onLondon during World War II's Battle Of Britain.
- 1950, the game show Truth Or Consequences debuted.
- 1961 Dave Matthews Band saxophonist LeRoi Moore is born. He dies in August of 2008.
- 1963, "She Loves You" by the Beatles hits Number One in theU.K.
- 1963, the National Professional Football Hall Of Fame was dedicated inCanton,Ohio.
- 1966, the last episode of The Dick Van Dyke Show aired on CBS.
- 1967, Animals frontman Eric Burdon and Angie King are married. They later divorce.
- 1967, The TV show The Flying Nun, starring Sally Field and Alejandro Rey, debuts.
- 1968, "Lady Madonna" by Fats Domino, a cover of the Beatles song, peaks at Number 100 on the pop chart.
- 1968, Steppenwolf's self-titled album peaks at Number Six on the album chart, where it stays for three weeks.
- 1968, Waiting For The Sun by the Doors hits Number One on the album chart, where it spends four weeks.
- 1972, Seven people, including G. Gordon Liddy, James McCord, and E. Howard Hunt, are indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in the Watergate break-in.
- 1974, "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me" by Elton John is certified gold.
- 1974, The TV show Land Of The Lost debuts.
- 1977, the Panama Canal treaties, calling for the U.S. to eventually turn over control of the canal to Panama, were signed by President Jimmy Carter and General Omar Herrera.
- 1977, Watergate conspirator G. Gordon Liddy was released after serving more than four years in prison.
- 1978 Ex-Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious plays a solo show at the club Max's Kansas City in New York City. His backup band features Mick Jones of the Clash on guitar, with Jerry Nolan and Arthur Kane of the New York Dolls on drums and bass, respectively.
- 1978, Who drummer Keith Moon dies at age 32.
- 1979, cable's Entertainment And Sports Programming Network -- ESPN -- was launched as the country's first all-sports channel.
- 1979, The Pleasure Principle by Gary Numan is released.
- 1981, Levon Helm from the Band marries Sandra Dodd.
- 1985, "Dancing In The Streets" by David Bowie & Mick Jagger, a cover of the Martha & the Vandellas song, hits Number One in the U.K.
- 1985, "Rebels" by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers peaks at Number 74 on the pop chart.
- 1985, The Dream Of The Blue Turtles by Sting peaks at Number Two on the album chart, where it stays for six weeks.
- 1986, Desmond Tutu was installed as the first black leader of the Anglican Church in southernAfrica.
- 1987, Despite threats from former member Roger Waters to sue concert promoters, Pink Floyd kicks off their Momentary Lapse In Reason tour in Ottawa, Canada.
- 1990, Former Tubes keyboardist Vince Welnick plays his first show with the Grateful Dead.
- 1991 Motley Crue re-signs with Elektra Records for $22.5 million.
- 1991, Actors Harry Hamlin and Nicollette Sheridan are married. They later divorce.
- 1991, Elton John participates in a 3.2-mile From All Walks Of Life AIDS walk inAtlanta.
- 1994, Author James Clavell (Shogun, Noble House) dies at age 69.
- 1994, Van Halen begins mixing on their Balance album.
- 1995 Weezer tops the list of winners at the 12th annual MTV Video Music Awards inNew York City.
- 1996, Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres and model Eva Herzigova are married. They later divorce.
- 1996, rap singer Tupac Shakur was shot and mortally wounded in Las Vegas in a still-unsolved attack. He died six days later.
- 1998 Google is co-founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while they are students atStanfordUniversity.
- 1998 St. Louis Cardinal Mark McGwire equals Roger Maris's single-season home run record as he hits number 61 during a game against the Chicago Cubs.
- 1999 It is announced that Viacom Inc. is buying CBS Corp. for $36 billion -- the richest media merger in history.
- 2001 Slipknot's second major label album, Iowa, debuts at Number Three on the Billboard 200, selling more than 255,000 copies in its first week of release.
- 2001, The movie Rock Star, starring Mark Wahlberg and Jennifer Aniston, opens.
- 2003, Singer and songwriter Warren Zevon dies at the age of 56.
- 2003, Farm Aid 2003 is held in Columbus, Ohio. Performers include Farm Aid board members Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews, and Willie Nelson, along with Sheryl Crow and country stars Brooks & Dunn and Trick Pony.
- 2004 Franz Ferdinand's self-titled debut album winsEngland's prestigious Mercury Music Prize.
- 2004, In The Meantime by Christine McVie is released.
- 2005 Death Cab For Cutie's hugely hyped fifth album and major label debut, Plans, debuts at Number Four on the Billboard 200 chart with first-week sales of 90,000 copies.
- 2006, The Black Crowes play their first show with new keyboardist Rob Clores.
- 2006 Buckcherry is slapped with a lawsuit alleging that the band and its record company, Atlantic Records, coerced a 16-year-old girl into exposing her breasts, kissing another girl and dancing suggestively against a pole in the unedited video for the single "Crazy Bitch."
- 2006 Staind covers Tool's "Sober," Alice In Chains' "Nutshell" and Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb" during a rare acoustic show atNew York City's Hiro Ballroom, which is recorded and filmed for inclusion on a greatest hits album.
- 2006, The annual Fashion Rocks concert takes place at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, with performances by Elton John, Bon Jovi, Beyonce Knowles, Christina Aguilera, Faith Hill, and Jamie Foxx, among others.
- 2008 Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher is attacked onstage by a male assailant during the band's set at the Virgin Festival inToronto. The guitarist suffers several broken ribs, resulting in the postponement of the band's next few weeks of shows.