Rabbi's On This Day: Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Posted 11/13/2012 12:00:00 PM

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


  • Whoopi Goldberg (actress-comedienne, The Color Purple, Ghost, Girl, Interrupted, Whoopi, The View) (57)
  • Gerard Butler (actor, The Phantom of the Opera, 300, The Ugly Truth, Law Abiding Citizen) (43)
  • Jimmy Kimmel (actor-comedian, talk show host Jimmy Kimmel Live) (45)
  • Garry Marshall (producer-director, brother of actress-director Penny Marshall) (78)
  • Christopher Noth (actor, Law & Order, Mr. Big on Sex And The City, The Good Wife) (58)
  • Joe Mantegna (actor, The Godfather: Part III, Airheads, Joan Of Arcadia, Criminal Minds) (65)
  • Steve Zahn (actor, Reality Bites, Daddy Day Care, Rescue Dawn) (45)
  • Sheila Frazier (actress, Three The Hard Way, Superfly, Two Of A Kind) (64)
  • Maria Herrera (actress, Trixie, Within These Walls, Double Jeopardy) (43)
  • Roger Steen (guitarist, the Tubes) (63)
  • Timmy Thomas ("Why Can't We Live Together") (68)
  • Monique Coleman (actor, High School Musical) (32)
  • Nikolai Fraiture (bassist, the Strokes) (34)


  • 1789, Benjamin Franklin wrote a letter to a friend in which he said, "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes."
  • 1850 Author Robert Louis Stevenson (Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde, Treasure Island) is born. He dies in 1894.
  • 1914 New York socialite Mary Jacobs patents the brassiere, which she originally develops from two handkerchiefs, a strand of ribbon, and a length of cord.1932 Actor Richard Mulligan (Soap, S.O.B., Empty Nest) is born. He dies in 2000.
  • 1927, the Holland Tunnel opened to the public, linkingNew York City andNew Jersey beneath theHudson River.
  • 1932 Actor Richard Mulligan (Soap, S.O.B., Empty Nest) is born. He dies in 2000.
  • 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt lowered the minimum draft age from 21 to 18.
  • 1956, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down racial segregation on public buses.
  • 1966 The Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service, and Big Brother & the Holding Company stage a "Zenefit" at the Avalon Ballroom inSan Francisco for theSan FranciscoZenCenter's mountain retreat Tassajara.
  • 1968, The Beatles' movie Yellow Submarine premiered in theU.S.
  • 1971 "Imagine" by John Lennon & the Plastic Ono Band peaks at Number Three on the pop chart, where it stays for two weeks.
  • 1971 Santana III by Santana hits Number One on the album chart, where it stays for five weeks.
  • 1976 "Do You Feel Like We Do" by Peter Frampton peaks at Number 10 on the pop chart.
  • 1976 "If You Leave Me Now" by Chicago peaks at Number One on theU.K. pop chart.
  • 1976 "Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright)" by Rod Stewart hits Number One on the pop chart, where it stays for seven weeks.
  • 1976 Blue Moves by Elton John peaks at Number Three on the album chart, where it stays for three weeks.
  • 1976 One More From The Road by Lynyrd Skynyrd peaks at Number Nine on the album chart, where it stays for three weeks.
  • 1976 The Song Remains The Same by Led Zeppelin peaks at Number Two on the album chart, where it stays for three weeks.
  • 1977, Li'l Abner, Al Capp's comic strip institution since 1934, ended.
  • 1982, Korean boxer Duk Koo Kim fell into a coma and died after being knocked out by Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini in the 14th round of their bout.
  • 1982, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated inWashington,D.C.
  • 1985, New York Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden became the youngest player to win the Cy Young Award and the youngest 20-game winner in the modern era, at three days shy of his 21st birthday.
  • 1986 The first reports surface that members of President Ronald Reagan's administration have engaged in illegal arms sales toIran, the profits from which are used to fund anticommunist insurgents inNicaragua.
  • 1987 U2 plays a "Save The Yuppies" concert for 20,000 people at Justine Hermine Plaza in San Francisco, just two weeks after the stock market crashes. Lead singer Bono says, "The business community is a bit short this week. That's why I'm wearing this hat -- we'll be passing it around later."
  • 1987, Sonny Bono and Cher were reunited for the first time in 10 years on David Letterman's late night talk show, and were prodded into singing "I Got You Babe."
  • 1993 Actress Michelle Pfeiffer and writer-producer David E. Kelley are married.
  • 1998 Weezer's self-titled debut album is certified triple platinum.
  • 1998, President Clinton agreed to pay Paula Jones $850,000, ending the four-year legal battle over her sexual harassment lawsuit that led to impeachment proceedings against him.Clinton did not admit guilt or apologize.
  • 2000 Elvis Costello is among the first 10 customers standing in line at the HMV store in Liverpool to buy the Beatles' 1 album on the day it's released inEngland.
  • 2000 Joan Jett opens in the revival of The Rocky Horror Show stage presentation inNew York City.
  • 2000 The official Beatles.com website goes live.
  • 2001 Green Day releases its first "best-of" collection, called International Superhits.
  • 2001, Afghan Northern Alliance opposition fighters took the capital city ofKabul after Taliban troops fled.
  • 2004 Star Jones and Al Reynolds are married.
  • 2005 Paul McCartney and his touring band wake up the space station astronauts with live versions of his song "English Tea," from Chaos And Creation In The Backyard, and the Beatles' "Good Day Sunshine."
  • 2005 Queens Of The Stone Age are joined onstage by members of Nine Inch Nails during a show at an HMV record store inToronto,Canada.
  • 2006 The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Queens Of The Stone Age play free shows inNew York andLos Angeles as part of the launch for Microsoft's new Zune digital music player.
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