Rabbi's On This Day: Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Posted 11/6/2012 12:00:00 PM

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS:

  • Sally Field (Academy Award-winning actress, The Flying Nun, the Smokey And The Bandit movies, Norma Rae, Mrs. Doubtfire, Forrest Gump, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde, The Amazing Spider-Man) (66)
  • Catherine Crier (former Court TV anchor) (58)
  • Ethan Hawke (actor, Dead Poets Society, Great Expectations, Training Day, Reality Bites, Assault On Precinct 13; former husband of Uma Thurman) (42)
  • Rebecca Romijn (model-actress, Femme Fatale, Ugly Betty, The X-Men films, wife of Jerry O'Connell, ex-wife of actor John Stamos) (40)
  • Thandie Newton (actress, Interview With The Vampire, Mission: Impossible II, The Chronicles Of Riddick, 2012) (40)
  • Glenn Frey (musician, of the Eagles) (64)
  • Corey Glover (lead singer, Living Colour, son of Danny Glover) (48)
  • George Young (guitarist, the Easybeats; older brother of AC/DC's Angus & Malcolm Young) (66, disputed 65)
  • Maria Shriver (retired newscaster, formerly married to California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, and niece of the late John F. Kennedy) (57)
  • Taryn Manning (actress, Crazy/Beautiful, Crossroads, White Oleander, 8 Mile, Hustle & Flow) (34)
  • Lori Singer (actress, Footloose) (55)
  • Ambassador Joseph Wilson (the man whose wife was outed as a CIA operative by the Bush Administration, allegedly in retaliation for his reporting that there was no basis for the administration's claims of Iraqi nuclear activity) (63)
  • Kelly Rutherford (actress, Gossip Girl, Melrose Place) (44)
  • Lamar Odom (basketball player, husband of Khloe Kardashian) (33)
  • Emma Stone (actress, The House Bunny, Superbad, Zombieland, The Rocker, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past) (24)
  • Paul Gilbert (former guitarist, Racer X, Mr. Big) (46)

ON THIS DAY:

  • 1860, former Illinois congressman Abraham Lincoln defeated three other candidates to become the 16th president of theUnited States.
  • 1861, Jefferson Davis was elected to a six-year term as president of the Confederate States Of America.
  • 1888, Republican Benjamin Harrison of Indiana was elected president over incumbent Grover Cleveland, with a count of 233 electoral votes to 168, even though Cleveland had won the popular vote.
  • 1914 Actor Jonathan Harris of Lost In Space fame is born. He dies in 2002.
  • 1917New York gives women the right to vote.
  • 1928, an electric "zipper" sign circling the New York Times building in New York City began operating with a message that announced Herbert Hoover had been elected president.
  • 1939, WGY-TV inSchenectady,New York, became the first commercially-licensed station in theU.S.
  • 1947 The public affairs and political news show Meet The Press debuts.
  • 1947, Meet The Press debuted as a local show on theWashington,D.C., NBC affiliate.
  • 1949 Actor Brad Davis (Roots, Midnight Express, Chariots Of Fire) is born. He dies in 1991.
  • 1952 TheUnited States explodes the world's first hydrogen bomb.
  • 1962, Richard Nixon lost the California governor's election to Edmund Brown. Nixon blamed the news media, and told them, "You won't have Nixon to kick around anymore."
  • 1967, The Phil Donahue Show debuted on WLWD-TV inDayton,Ohio.
  • 1975 The Sex Pistols play their first live gig, which takes place at St. Martin'sSchool OfArt inLondon.
  • 1975, Good Morning America premiered on ABC.
  • 1984, President Ronald Reagan won re-election over Democratic challenger Walter F. Mondale.
  • 1992 The self-titled debut album from Rage Against The Machine is released.
  • 1993 Pearl Jam's Vs. enters the Billboard album chart at Number One, followed by Rush's Counterparts, which enters the chart at Number Two.
  • 1993, Evander Holyfield defeated Riddick Bowe in a 12-round fight inLas Vegas. The match was interrupted in the seventh round when a paraglider tried to fly into the ring.
  • 1995 Kim Deal tells British music magazine NME that the Breeders are on hold until Kelley Deal recovers from drug addiction.
  • 1997 A Los Angeles judge denies a request by Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee and his wife, actress Pamela Anderson Lee, to block Internet Entertainment Group (IEG) from offering free viewings of a video showing the couple having sex.
  • 1998 The Waterboy, starring Adam Sandler, opens and earns more than $39 million in its first weekend, setting a new box office record for the month of November.
  • 2003 Blink-182 kicks off its DollaBill club tour, for which fans only pay a dollar a ticket, inBoston.
  • 2006 Guns N' Roses cancels a show inPortland,Maine, claiming persecution by local fire officials over unspecified rules and regulations.
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