Rabbi's On This Day: Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Posted 11/14/2012 12:00:00 PM

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


  • Prince Charles (heir to the throne of theUnited Kingdom and ex-husband of the late Princess Diana) (64)
  • P.J. O'Rourke (writer) (65)
  • Condoleezza Rice (former Secretary Of State) (58)
  • Laura San Giacomo (actress, Sex, Lies And Videotape, Just Shoot Me) (50, disputed 51)
  • Obie Trice (rapper) (35)
  • Josh Duhamel (actor, Win A Date With Tad Hamilton!, Las Vegas; married to Fergie) (40)
  • Curt Schilling (former Major League Baseball pitcher) (46)
  • Patrick Warburton (actor, Seinfeld, Family Guy) (48, disputed)
  • Travis Barker (drummer, Blink-182, the Transplants, Plus 44) (37)
  • Joseph "Rev Run" Simmons (member of Run-D.M.C.) (48)
  • Stephen Bishop (singer-songwriter, "On And On") (61)
  • James "J.Y." Young (singer-guitarist, Styx) (63)
  • Vanessa Bayer (actress/comedienne, Saturday Night Live) (31)
  • Tobin Esperance (bassist, Papa Roach) (33)
  • Butch Walker (singer/guitarist, the Marvelous 3; also producer) (43)
  • Josh Silver (keyboardist, Type O Negative) (50)
  • Janine Lindemulder (porn star; appeared on the cover of Blink-182's Enema of the State) (44)
  • Olga Kurylenko (actress, Hitman, Quantum of Solace) (33)


  • 1851, Herman Melville's novel Moby Dick was published in theU.S.
  • 1908 Joseph McCarthy, the U.S. Senator whose reckless public hunt for Communists in both the federal government andHollywood led to the term "McCarthyism," is born. He dies in 1957.
  • 1921 Actor Brian Keith (The Parent Trap, Family Affair, Hooper) is born. He dies in 1997.
  • 1927 Actor McLean Stevenson (M*A*S*H's Colonel Henry Blake) is born. He dies in 1996.
  • 1942 Influential British music newspaper New Musical Express (NME) publishes its first issue.
  • 1952 Actor Ray Sharkey (The Idolmaker, Wiseguy's Sonny Steelgrave) is born. He dies in 1993.
  • 1956 Jerry Lee Lewis records his first songs at Sun Records in Memphis -- "End Of The Road," which is his first single, and "Crazy Arms." The music is credited to Jerry Lee Lewis & His Pumping Piano.
  • 1960, the Organization Of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) was created.
  • 1968,YaleUniversity announced it was going co-ed.
  • 1973, Britain's Princess Anne married a commoner, Captain Mark Phillips. The couple divorced in 1992 and Princess Anne remarried.
  • 1981 Abacab by Genesis peaks at Number Seven on the album chart.
  • 1983 Ozzy Osbourne releases his third solo studio album, Bark At The Moon.
  • 1986, the Securities And Exchange Commission fined inside trader Ivan Boesky a record $100 million and barred him from working again in the securities industry.
  • 1987 Vital Idol by Billy Idol peaks at Number 10 on the album chart.
  • 1988, The TV show Murphy Brown, starring Candice Bergen, Faith Ford, Robert Pastorelli, and Jay Thomas, debuts.
  • 1991, Michael Jackson's "Black Or White" video premiered on the Fox TV network. It caused an uproar for showingJackson wrecking a car and grabbing his crotch.
  • 1992 Harvest Moon by Neil Young enters the album chart at its peak position of Number 16.
  • 1993, Don Shula became the winningest coach in NFL history with his 325th victory -- one more than George Halas. Shula went on to achieve 347 career wins.
  • 1994, the first public trains ran in the Channel Tunnel -- the "Chunnel" -- betweenEngland andFrance under theEnglish Channel.
  • 1995, due to a budget impasse between Congress and the president, theU.S. government instituted a partial shutdown, closing national parks and museums while government offices operated with skeleton crews.
  • 1998 NBA Chicago Bulls star Dennis Rodman and actress Carmen Elektra get married inLas Vegas. Rodman's agent questions whether the marriage is legal, saying Rodman was drunk at the time. Nine days later, Rodman files papers to have the marriage annulled. They divorce less than five months later. 
  • 1998 Up by R.E.M. enters the album chart at its peak position of Number Three.
  • 1999 Billy Joel appears on a two-hour edition of Inside The Actor's Studio.
  • 1999, The United Nations imposes sanctions on Afghanistan for refusing to hand over suspected terrorist Osama Bin Laden.
  • 2000 1 by the Beatles is released.
  • 2000 Marilyn Manson plays his first and last acoustic set at a private party inNew York City.
  • 2000 The Doors tribute album Stoned Immaculate: The Music Of The Doors is released.
  • 2000 The Offspring keeps a promise to give away $1 million of the band's own money to a lucky fan. Two finalists in the online contest appear on MTV's Total Request Live to compete in a trivia challenge to see who will win the prize, and 14-year-old Ashley Hitchcock wins after correctly identifying guitarist Noodles as the oldest member of the band.
  • 2004 Coldplay singer Chris Martin, and members of other British rock and pop acts convene in a London studio to record the bulk of a new version of the 1984 Band Aid single "Do They Know It's Christmas?". The new project, dubbed Band Aid 20, also features separately recorded contributions from U2 vocalist Bono, Paul McCartney, and others.
  • 2005 The Strokes begin a series of secret club shows around the world, starting in Tokyo, to promote their upcoming third album, First Impressions Of Earth.
  • 2006 Army Of Anyone, the new band that matches singer Richard Patrick from Filter with guitarist Dean DeLeo and bassist Robert DeLeo of Stone Temple Pilots, releases its only album, a self-titled debut.
  • 2006 Plus 44, featuring former Blink-182 bassist Mark Hoppus and drummer Travis Barker, releases its debut album, When Your Heart Stops Beating.
  • 2006 The first-ever Nirvana DVD, Live! Tonight! Sold Out!, is released.
  • 2011 Stone Sour and Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor kicks off his first-ever solo tour at the House of Blues in Anaheim, California. Taylor reads excerpts from his book, Seven Deadly Sins - Settling The Argument Between Born Bad And Damaged Good, performs songs acoustically and takes questions from the audience.
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