Rabbi's On This Day: Monday, October 29, 2012
10/29/2012 12:00:00 PM
Monday, October 29, 2012
- Richard Dreyfuss (actor, American Graffiti, The Goodbye Girl, Jaws, Close Encounters Of The Third Kind, Mr. Holland's Opus, The American President, Red, Piranha 3D) (65)
- Kate Jackson (actress, Charlie's Angels, Making Love, Scarecrow And Mrs. King) (64)
- Melba Moore (singer and actress) (67)
- Joely Fisher (actress, Ellen, Inspector Gadget, Desperate Housewives, 'Til Death; daughter of Connie Stevens and Eddie Fisher; halfsister of Carrie Fisher) (45)
- Gabrielle Union (actress, She's All That, 10 Things I Hate About You, Bring It On, Cradle 2 The Grave, Bad Boys II) (40)
- Dan Castellaneta (actor, provides the voices for Homer Simpson, Grampa Simpson, Krusty The Clown, Barney Gumble, Groundskeeper Willie, Mayor Joe Quimby, Sideshow Mel, and others on The Simpsons) (55)
- Randy Jackson (member of the Jacksons) (56, disputed)
- Peter Green (former singer-guitarist and founding member, Fleetwood Mac) (66)
- Denny Laine (former singer-guitarist and founding member, the Moody Blues, Paul McCartney & Wings) (68)
- Winona Ryder (actress, Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, Reality Bites, Alien: Resurrection, Girl, Interrupted, Star Trek, Black Swan) (41)
- Ben Foster (actor, X-Men: The Last Stand, Alpha Dog, 3:10 to Yuma, 30 Days of Night, Pandorum, The Messenger, Hostage) (32)
- Douglas "SA" Vincent Martinez (singer/MC, 311) (43)
ON THIS DAY:
- 1682, Pennsylvania's founder, William Penn, landed at present-dayChester,Pennsylvania.
- 1863, the International Committee of the Red Cross was founded.
- 1901, President William McKinley's assassin, 28-year-old Leon Czolgosz (CHAWL-gahsh), was executed.
- 1929 TheNew YorkStock Exchange on Wall Street crashes on what becomes known as "Black Tuesday," as prices collapsed amid panic selling and thousands of investors were wiped out, signaling the beginning of the Great Depression in theU.S.
- 1955 Quiet Riot singer Kevin DuBrow is born. He dies in 2007.
- 1960, Cassius Clay -- later known as Muhammad Ali -- made his professional boxing debut, beating little-known Tunney Hunsaker in a six-round decision. Ali later proclaimed: "I am the greatest!"
- 1963 The Hollies begin recording their first album.
- 1964 The T.A.M.I. Show is filmed at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in California. It features performances by the Beach Boys, Chuck Berry, James Brown, Bo Diddley, Marvin Gaye, Gerry & the Pacemakers, Leslie Gore, Jan & Dean, Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, the Rolling Stones, and the Supremes.
- 1964, the uninsured Star of India and other jewels were stolen from theAmericanMuseum of Natural History inNew York City. The Star and most of the other gems were recovered on January 8, 1965, and three men were convicted of stealing them.
- 1966 "96 Tears" by ? & the Mysterians hits Number One on the pop chart.
- 1966 "Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing In The Shadow?" by the Rolling Stones peaks at Number Nine on the pop chart, where it stays for two weeks.
- 1966, the National Organization For Women (NOW) was formed.
- 1967 The musical Hair opens off-Broadway inNew York City.
- 1971 Allman Brothers Band founder and guitarist Duane Allman is killed in a motorcycle accident just outside the group's hometown ofMacon,Georgia, at age 24.
- 1973 Quadrophenia by the Who is certified gold.
- 1974 Muhammad Ali reclaims his heavyweight championship by beating George Foreman in the "Rumble In The Jungle" in Kinshasa, Zaire, Africa.
- 1977 Love You Live by the Rolling Stones peaks at Number Five on the album chart, where it stays for three weeks.
- 1983 The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd spends its 491st week on the Billboard 200, breaking the record of 490 weeks held by Johnny Mathis and his Johnny's Greatest Hits. Dark Side holds on for a total of 741 weeks, or 14-and-a-quarter years.
- 1988 "Don't You Know What The Night Can Do?" by Steve Winwood peaks at Number Six on the pop chart.
- 1990 The Byrds, John Lee Hooker, the Impressions, Wilson Pickett, Jimmy Reed, Ike & Tina Turner, and LaVern Baker are announced as the new inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
- 1994 ASeattle state law prohibiting the sale of so-called "erotic" music to minors is struck down as unconstitutional.
- 1994, Francisco Martin Duran fired more than two dozen shots from a semiautomatic rifle at the White House from Pennsylvania Avenue. He was convicted of trying to assassinate President Bill Clinton, and was later sentenced to 40 years in jail.
- 1996 The Van Halen video collection Video Hits Volume 1 is released.
- 1997 Weezer's "Undone (The Sweater Song)" peaks at Number 57 on the pop singles chart.
- 1997, a Congressional resolution made entertainer Bob Hope an honorary U.S. veteran to honor him for performing for American troops overseas for decades.
- 1998 The Discovery space shuttle is launched with 77-year-old astronaut John Glenn aboard, making him the oldest man ever in space.
1999 The movie Being John Malkovich, starring John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Catherine Keener, and John Malkovich, opens.
- 1998, Seventy-seven-year-old Democratic Senator John Glenn of Ohio went back into space aboard the shuttle Discovery, 36 years after becoming the first American to orbit the Earth.
- 1999 The movie Being John Malkovich, starring John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Mary Kay Place, Orson Bean, Catherine Keener, and John Malkovich, opens.
- 2001 "From A Lover To A Friend" by Paul McCartney is released. Proceeds from the single go to the families of theNew York firefighters who died in the September 11th terror attack on theWorldTradeCenter.
- 2001 U2 makes their first appearance on The Late Show With David Letterman, performing "Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of" and "New York."
- 2003 Alien Ant Farm debuts its new guitarist, Victor Camacho, at a show in Birmingham, Alabama. Camacho replaces Terry Corso.
- 2004 President George W. Bush's reelection campaign stops using the 1976 Orleans hit "Still The One" at their rallies after guitarist and songwriter John Hall complains that the Republicans never got permission to use the song. Hall and Orleans cofounder Larry Hoppen instead support Democratic candidate Senator John Kerry and don't want their work used to endorse Bush.
- 2004 The TV special CMT Outlaws debuts on the CMT cable network, with performances from Metallica's James Hetfield, Hank Williams Jr., Kid Rock, and Lynyrd Skynyrd, among others.
- 2006 Australian trio Wolfmother wins big at the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Awards inSydney. The band wins three awards, including Best Group, Best Breakthrough Album and Best Rock Album.
- 2006 White Stripes and Raconteurs frontman Jack White joins the Rolling Stones onstage inNew York City during the first of two intimate theatre shows the veteran rock band plays in the Big Apple.