Rabbi's On This Day: Thursday, November 15, 2012
Posted 11/15/2012 12:00:00 PM

Thursday, November 15, 2012

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS:

  • Edward Asner (actor, starred on both The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Lou Grant, Up, Elf) (83)
  • Petula Clark (singer, best known for her hit song "Downtown") (80)
  • Beverly D'Angelo (actress, starred opposite Chevy Chase in the National Lampoon Vacation movies, Hair, Coal Miner's Daughter, The House Bunny, Entourage) (61)
  • Kevin Eubanks (The Tonight Show With Jay Leno bandleader) (55)
  • Joseph A. Wapner (Former People's Court judge) (93)
  • Sam Waterston (actor, known for his roles on I'll Fly Away and Law & Order, The Killing Fields) (72)
  • Chad Kroeger (musician, singer-guitarist, Nickelback) (38)
  • Yaphet Kotto (actor, Alien, Midnight Run, Homicide: Life On The Street) (73, disputed 75)
  • Anni-Frid Lyngstad (singer, ABBA) (67)
  • C.W. McCall (singer, "Convoy") (84)
  • Jack Ingram (country singer) (42)
  • Jonny Lee Miller (actor, Elementary, Trainspotting, Hackers, Mindhunters, Melinda & Melinda, Eli Stone; ex-husband of Angelina Jolie) (40)
  • B.o.B. (singer) (24)
  • Shailene Woodley (actress, The Descendants) (21)

ON THIS DAY:

  • 1777, the Continental Congress approved the Articles Of Confederation, a precursor to the U.S. Constitution.
  • 1926, the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) debuted with a radio network of 24 stations.
  • 1930 Actor Whitman Mayo (Sanford And Son's Grady) is born. He dies in 2001.
  • 1939, President Franklin Roosevelt laid the cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial inWashington,D.C.
  • 1954 Tony Thompson, the drummer for hits by the Power Station, Chic, and Diana Ross, and who almost joined Led Zeppelin, is born. He dies in 2003.
  • 1956 Elvis Presley's first movie, Love Me Tender, is released.
  • 1965, mandatory federal registration of American communists was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.
  • 1966 The Jefferson Airplane record "Somebody To Love."
  • 1968, Rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard (Russell Jones) is born. He dies November 13th, 2004.
  • 1969 "Something" by the Beatles peaks at Number Three on the pop chart, where it stays for two weeks.
  • 1969 250,000 protestors march onWashington,D.C., to protestAmerica's involvement inVietnam.
  • 1969 Janis Joplin is arrested inTampa,Florida, on charges of using "vulgar and indecent language" while performing. According to witnesses, the incident started when a policeman with a bullhorn ordered people in the audience to sit down andJoplin responded, "Don't f*** with those people! Hey, mister, what're you so uptight about? Did you buy a five dollar ticket?" When police backstage instructedJoplin to tell the audience to take their seats, she replied, "I'm not telling them s***." After being arrested in her dressing room,Joplin is released on $504 bond. All charges are eventually dropped.
  • 1969 Santana's self-titled debut peaks at Number Four on the album chart, where it stays for two weeks.
  • 1969 The first Wendy's restaurant opens.
  • 1969 The Grateful Dead plays a benefit for the Vietnam Moratorium Day at The Lanai Theater inCrockett,California.
  • 1969 The self-titled debut from Crosby, Stills & Nash peaks at Number Six on the album chart.
  • 1972 The movie Deep Throat, starring Linda Lovelace, opens.
  • 1974 "You Can Make Me Dance, Sing, Or Anything (Even Take The Dog For A Walk, Mend A Fuse, Fold Away The Ironing Board, Or Any Other Domestic Shortcomings)" by the Faces is released. It's their final single.
  • 1978 "Good Lovin'" b/w "Stagger Lee" by the Grateful Dead is released on the same day that Shakedown Street is released.
  • 1980 "The Tide Is High" by Blondie hits Number One on theU.K. pop chart.
  • 1981 Bruce Dickinson makes his official debut as the lead singer for Iron Maiden.
  • 1982, funeral services were held in Moscow's Red Square for the late Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev.
  • 1984, five-week-old Baby Fae died after her body rejected the baboon heart she had lived with for 20 days.
  • 1986 "Take Me Home Tonight" by Eddie Money peaks at Number Four on the pop chart.
  • 1986 Bassist Jason Newsted makes his live debut with Metallica inTokyo.
  • 1988, newly-slim Oprah Winfrey wheeled a wagon containing a huge slab of animal fat onto her talk show set to illustrate the 67 pounds she'd lost on a liquid diet.
  • 1990 Producer Frank Farian confirms that Milli Vanilli frontmen Rob Pilatus and Fabrice Morvan do not actually sing on their album. The duo eventually return their Grammy for Best New Artist.
  • 1990, Milli Vanilli's producer confirmed rumors the Grammy Award-winning duo had not done any of the singing on their debut album Girl You Know It's True.
  • 1991 Nirvana's Nevermind sells its 500,000th copy.
  • 1992 Ozzy Osbourne reunites with Black Sabbath for a 30-minute set at the end of what he calls his last-ever live performance. It isn't.
  • 1993 Auto mechanic Joey Buttafuoco receives six months in prison for the statutory rape of Amy Fisher, the teen who attempted to kill his wife Mary Jo.
  • 1994, Martina Navratilova retired after losing in the first round of the Virginia Slims tournament to Gabriela Sabatini. The legendary champion came out of retirement in 2000, however, and continues to compete today.
  • 1996 Michael Jackson and Debbie Rowe are married. They later divorce.
  • 1999 Metallica releases its S&M home video.
  • 2000 Michael Abram, the man who attacked and almost killed George Harrison in his home in December 1999, is found not guilty by reason of insanity in a British courtroom. The judge orders him to be held in a psychiatric hospital in July 2002.
  • 2001, New York Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens won the Cy Young Award for an unprecedented sixth time.
  • 2002 Clash founders Joe Strummer and Mick Jones perform together for the first time in nearly 20 years at the Acton Town Hall in London during the encore of Strummer's appearance with his band the Mescaleros, at a benefit for striking firefighters.
  • 2004 New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey leaves office, three months after resigning due to a gay extramarital affair.
  • 2005 Staind re-releases its album Chapter V in a limited deluxe edition featuring five bonus tracks, a 36-page booklet, and a 40-minute DVD.
  • 2005 The Judas Priest DVD Rising In The East is released.
  • 2005 The U2 DVD Vertigo 2005//U2 Live From Chicago is released.
  • 2006 Disturbed launches the third edition of the Music As A Weapon tour in Providence, Rhode Island, with Stone Sour, Nonpoint and Flyleaf on the bill.
  • 2006 U2 wins a lawsuit against a former stylist whom the band accused of stealing and attempting to sell band memorabilia.
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