Rabbi's On This Day: Monday, November 5, 2012
Posted 11/5/2012 12:00:00 PM

Monday, November 5, 2012


  • Kevin Jonas (musician, Jonas Brothers) (25)
  • Art Garfunkel (singer, Simon & Garfunkel) (71)
  • Andrea McArdle (actress, star of the original Annie on Broadway) (49)
  • Tatum O'Neal (actress, , The Bad News Bears, Little Darlings, won an Oscar as a young girl for Paper Moon; daughter of Ryan O'Neal; former wife of John McEnroe) (49)
  • Elke Sommer (actress) (72)
  • Bill Walton (NBA Hall of Famer) (60)
  • Peter Noone (singer, Herman's Hermits) (65)
  • Ryan Adams (musician, singer-songwriter) (38)
  • Bryan Adams (Canadian rock star) (53)
  • Famke Janssen (actress-model, Lord Of Illusions, Golden Eye, House On Haunted Hill, the X-Men movies) (47, disputed 48)
  • Robert Patrick (actor, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, The X-Files, Walk The Line; brother of Filter frontman Richard Patrick) (54)
  • Tilda Swinton (actress, The Beach, Constantine, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) (52)
  • Judy Reyes (actress, Scrubs) (45, disputed)
  • Sam Rockwell (actor, Seven Psychopaths, Galaxy Quest, Charlie's Angels, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Moon, Iron Man 2) (44)
  • Johnny Damon (baseball player, former New York Yankees left fielder) (39)
  • Jonny Greenwood (guitarist, Radiohead) (41)


  • 1872, suffragette Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for attempting to vote in the presidential election.
  • 1900 Actress Natalie Schafer (Lovey Howell on Gilligan's Island) is born. She dies in 1991 at the age of 90.
  • 1911 Actor-musician Roy Rogers is born. He dies in 1998.
  • 1911, Calbraith P. Rodgers arrived inPasadena,California, completing the first transcontinental airplane trip in 49 days.
  • 1913 Actress Vivien Leigh (Gone With The Wind, A Streetcar Named Desire) is born. She dies in 1967.
  • 1935, the Parker Brothers launched a new game called Monopoly.
  • 1940, Franklin D. Roosevelt was re-elected president for an unprecedented third term.
  • 1946 Singer-guitarist Gram Parsons (the Byrds, the Flying Burrito Brothers) is born. He dies in 1973.
  • 1946, Democrat John F. Kennedy ofMassachusetts won a House seat.
  • 1953 The movie How To Marry A Millionaire, starring Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, and Lauren Bacall, opens.
  • 1955, the first FM stereo radio broadcast was made.
  • 1956, The Nat King Cole Show debuted on NBC. The singer was the first African-American to headline his own network program.
  • 1968, Richard M. Nixon won the presidency, defeating Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey and third-party candidate George C. Wallace and is elected president of the United States.
  • 1970 Eric Clapton's new band, Derek & the Dominos, shoots their TV debut for The Johnny Cash Show.
  • 1977 George W. Bush and Laura Welch are married.
  • 1977 Ozzy Osbourne quits Black Sabbath, only to rejoin a few weeks later. He eventually quits again and launches a successful solo career.
  • 1977 Ozzy Osbourne quits Black Sabbath, only to rejoin a few weeks later. He eventually quits again and launches a successful solo career.
  • 1983 "One Thing Leads To Another" by the Fixx peaks at Number Four on the pop chart.
  • 1983 "Uptown Girl" by Billy Joel hits Number One on theU.K. pop chart, where it stays for five weeks.
  • 1987 The Grateful Dead shoot a video for "Throwing Stones" at an abandoned school inOakland,California.
  • 1988 "Kokomo" by the Beach Boys hits Number One on the pop chart.
  • 1988 "Never Tear Us Apart" by INXS peaks at Number Seven on the pop chart.
  • 1989 Sting opens on Broadway in the role of Macheath in The Threepenny Opera at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre inNew York City.
  • 1990, extremist Jewish Defense League founder Rabbi Meir Kahane was assassinated while speaking at aNew York City rally.
  • 1991 Actor Fred MacMurray (Double Indemnity, The Caine Mutiny, My Three Sons) dies at age 83.
  • 1993 Nirvana's Nevermind is certified quintuple platinum by the RIAA.
  • 1994 "What's The Frequency, Kenneth?" by R.E.M. peaks at Number 21 on the pop chart.
  • 1994 Cross Road by Bon Jovi enters the album chart at its peak position of Number Eight.
  • 1994 Promised Land by Queensryche enters the album chart at its peak position of Number Three.
  • 1994, at age 45, George Foreman became boxing's oldest heavyweight champion, knocking out Michael Moorer in the 10th round in a Las Vegas bout.
  • 1994, in a letter to "My fellow Americans," former President Ronald Reagan disclosed he had Alzheimer's disease.
  • 1996 Californians vote "yes" to Proposition 215, allowing the use of marijuana for medical reasons.
  • 1996 President Bill Clinton is returned to the White House for a second term.
  • 1996,California voters okayed the use of marijuana for medical use.
  • 1998, a study showed strong genetic evidence that Thomas Jefferson fathered at least one child by his slave Sally Hemings.
  • 1999 The movie The Insider, starring Al Pacino, Russell Crowe, Christopher Plummer, Philip Baker Hall, and Gina Gershon, opens.
  • 1999 U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson declares Microsoft Corporation a monopoly, saying the software giant's aggressive actions are "stifling innovation" and hurting consumers.
  • 1999 Van Halen announces that Gary Cherone is no longer the lead singer of the band. The official statement calls the move "both mutual and amicable," and guitarist Edward Van Halen says, "Gary is a brother, and he and I will continue to have a personal and musical relationship."
  • 1999, U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson declared Microsoft Corporation a monopoly, saying the software giant's aggressive actions were "stifling innovation" and hurting consumers.
  • 2000 The Who appears as a special guest on the season premiere of The Simpsons.
  • 2001 Two debut albums land multi-platinum certifications, as Linkin Park's Hybrid Theory goes quadruple platinum and Disturbed's The Sickness hits the two million mark.
  • 2002 Sax player Clarence Clemons has emergency surgery in Houston to correct a detached retina, which forces the postponement of a couple of Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band shows.
  • 2003 Late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain and his widow, singer and actress Courtney Love, are named the "Hottest Rock 'N' Roll Couple Of All Time" by Blender magazine.
  • 2003 Righteous Brothers singer Bobby Hatfield dies at age 63 inKalamazoo,Michigan, from heart failure triggered by acute cocaine intoxication.
  • 2006 The full-length video for "The Saints Are Coming," the first musical collaboration between Green Day and U2, premieres on YouTube.
  • 2007 Linkin Park's Music For Relief organization teams kicks off an eBay auction to raise funds for recovery and reforesting efforts in the Southern California areas devastated by that fall's wildfires.
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