Rabbi's On This Day: Friday, September 14, 2012
9/14/2012 12:00:00 PM
Friday, September 14, 2012
- Kimberly Williams-Paisley (actress, Father Of The Bride I and II, According To Jim, wife of Brad Paisley) (41)
- Faith Ford (actress, Murphy Brown's Corky Sherwood, Hope & Faith, The Pacifier) (48)
- Sam Neill (actor, Jurassic Park, The Hunt For Red October, The Horse Whisperer, The Tudors, The Piano) (65)
- Walter Koenig (actor, Star Trek's Chekov) (76)
- Joey Heatherton (actress-singer, "Gone") (68)
- Dmitry Medvedev (Prime Minister of Russia, former President of Russia) (47)
- Steve Berlin (saxophonist, Los Lobos) (57)
- Sean Preston Federline (son of Britney Spears and Kevin Federline) (7)
- Jon "Bowzer" Bauman, (singer in "Sha Na Na" ) (65)
- Melissa Leo (Oscar-winning actress, 21 Grams, Frozen River, The Fighter) (52)
- Nas (Rapper) (39)
- Craig Montoya (former bassist, Everclear) (42)
ON THIS DAY:
- 1814, Francis Scott Key wrote the words to "The Star-Spangled Banner" after witnessing the British bombardment of Fort McHenry in Maryland during the War of 1812.
- 1901 President William McKinley dies of gunshot wounds inflicted by an assassin. Vice President Theodore Roosevelt succeeds him.
- 1914 Actor Clayton Moore (The Lone Ranger) is born. He dies in 1999.
- 1940, Congress passed the Selective Service Act, the first peacetime draft inU.S. history.
- 1949 Lynyrd Skynyrd singer-guitarist Steve Gaines is born. He dies in 1977.
- 1950 Free guitarist Paul Kossoff is born. He dies in 1976.
- 1954 Actors Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara are married.
- 1963 "Surfer Girl" by the Beach Boys peaks at Number Seven on the pop chart.
- 1965 The TV show F Troop debuts.
- 1967 The TV show Ironside debuts.
- 1968 Who guitarist Pete Townshend tells Rolling Stone that he's working on a rock opera about a boy who is deaf, dumb, and blind.
- 1969 Genesis -- consisting of singer Peter Gabriel, guitarist Anthony Phillips, bassist Mike Rutherford, keyboardist Tony Banks, and drummer John Mahew -- plays their first paid gig at a cottage in Surrey, England, which is owned by Gabriel's former Sunday school teacher.
- 1972, The Waltons began its nine-year run on CBS.
- 1974 "I Shot The Sheriff" by Eric Clapton, a cover of the Bob Marley song, hits Number One on the pop chart.
- 1975 Black Sabbath's Sabotage enters the Billboard album chart.
- 1975, Pope Paul VI declared Mother Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton the first U.S.-born saint.
- 1978, The TV show Mork & Mindy debuts on ABC.
- 1981 Filming begins on the movie version of Pink Floyd's The Wall.
- 1981, Entertainment Tonight made its debut.
- 1982 Former actress Grace Kelly, who became Princess Grace Of Monaco, dies at age 52.
- 1983 British singer Amy Winehouse is born. She dies in July 2011.
- 1985 "Invincible" by Pat Benatar peaks at Number 10 on the pop chart.
- 1985 The TV show The Golden Girls, starring Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, and Estelle Getty, debuts.
- 1990 Judas Priest releases Painkiller, their final album with singer Rob Halford until 2004.
- 1990, Seattle Mariners players Ken Griffey and his son, Ken Griffey Jr., hit back-to-back homers in the first inning of Seattle's 7-5 loss to the California Angels.
- 1991 Nirvana releases one of the most important rock albums of all time, Nevermind.
- 1993,Israel andJordan signed an agreement fixing the borders between the two, putting an official end to the 1967 Six-Day War.
- 1994, after a vote by the team owners, acting baseball commissioner Bud Selig announced the 1994 season was over, 34 days after the Major League players went on strike, and that there would be no playoffs or World Series.
- 1995 Paul McCartney's handwritten lyrics for the Beatles' "Getting Better" sell for $249,000 at a Sotheby's auction, topping the $74,910 record paid for "A Day In The Life."
- 1996 No Code by Pearl Jam enters the album chart at Number One, where it stays for two weeks.
- 1998 The latest version of the TV show The Hollywood Squares, with Whoopi Goldberg as the center square, debuts.
- 1999 Hurricane Floyd clobbers theBahamas, toppling power lines, ripping roofs off homes and pushing a roiling sea into the streets before heading toward the southeasternUnited States.
- 1999 Q2K by Queensryche is released.
- 2002 Actress LaWanda Page (Sanford And Son's Aunt Esther) dies at age 81.
- 2002 Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale and No Doubt singer Gwen Stefani are married inLondon.
- 2002 Coldplay is forced to cancel an outdoor gig in Atlanta after fierce winds blow the roof off the stage. Singer Chris Martin and guitarist Jonny Buckland play a brief acoustic set outside the venue for disappointed fans.
- 2004 Adema vocalist Mark Chavez, half-brother of Korn frontman Jonathan Davis, leaves the group.
- 2004 R.E.M. is joined onstage at the London Hammersmith Apollo by Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, who sings a verse and the chorus to "Man On The Moon."
- 2004 The System Has Failed by Megadeth is released.
- 2004 The Van Halen concert video Van Halen: Live Without A Net is released on DVD.
- 2005 The members of 3 Doors Down personally deliver more than $100,000 worth of much-needed items such as blankets, diapers, shampoo and other necessities toMississippi communities hit hard by Hurricane Katrina. All products are purchased by the band's charity organization, The Better Life Foundation.
- 2006 Hinder's debut album, Extreme Behavior, hits Number 10 on the Billboard album chart, climbing into the Top 10 after 32 weeks on the chart.
- 2010 Godsmack singer Sully Erna and Killers frontman Brandon Flowers both issue their debut solo efforts, titled Avalon and Flamingo respectively.
- 2010 Linkin Park releases its fourth studio album, A Thousand Suns.
- 2010 Weezer's eighth album and first for an indie label, Hurley, arrives in stores.