Rabbi's On This Day: Monday, November 19, 2012
Posted 11/19/2012 12:00:00 PM

Monday, November 19, 2012

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS:

  • Dick Cavett (former TV talk show host) (76)
  • Jodie Foster (Oscar-winning actress -producer, Taxi Driver, The Silence Of The Lambs, Panic Room, Flightplan, The Accused, Inside Man, Carnage) (50)
  • Dan Haggerty (actor, TV's Grizzly Adams) (70, disputed)
  • Allison Janney (Emmy Award-winning actress, Big Night, The Ice Storm, American Beauty, The West Wing) (53)
  • Larry King (former CNN talk show host) (79)
  • Calvin Klein (fashion designer) (70)
  • The McCaughey septuplets -- Kenny, Brandon, Joel, Nathan, Alexis, Kelsey, and Natalie -- (15)
  • Ahmad Rashad (Football announcer and former NFL player, born Bobby Moore) (63)
  • Meg Ryan (actress, Top Gun, When Harry Met Sally..., Sleepless In Seattle, Courage Under Fire, In The Cut) (51)
  • Ted Turner (media mogul) (74)
  • Rocco DiSpirito (celebrity chef) (46)
  • Matt Sorum (musician drummer, formerly of Guns N Roses, the Cult and now of Velvet Revolver) (52)
  • Justin Chancellor (bassist, Tool) (41)

ON THIS DAY:

  • 1493, Christopher Columbus discoveredPuerto Rico.
  • 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address as he dedicated a national cemetery at the site of a Civil War battlefield inGettysburg,Pennsylvania. The famous speech began, "Four score and seven years ago..."
  • 1955 Carl Perkins records "Blue Suede Shoes" at Sun Studios.
  • 1959, Ford Motor Company said it would stop making the Edsel. The car was so unpopular that its name has come to stand for any flop.
  • 1966 "Rain On The Roof" by the Lovin' Spoonful peaks at Number 10 on the pop chart.
  • 1966 The Kinks Greatest Hits! by the Kinks peaks at Number Nine on the album chart.
  • 1969, Apollo XII astronauts Charles Conrad and Alan Bean made man's second landing on the moon.
  • 1969, Brazilian soccer great Pele scored his 1,000th professional goal. In his career, Pele scored a total of 1,282 goals in 1,363 games.
  • 1973 Brain Salad Surgery by Emerson, Lake & Palmer is released.
  • 1977 "Draw The Line" by Aerosmith peaks at Number 42 on the pop chart.
  • 1977, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat became the first Arab leader to ever go toIsrael.
  • 1980, CBS banned a Calvin Klein jeans commercial that featured a young Brooke Shields saying nothing came between her and her Calvins.
  • 1983 "Cum On Feel The Noise" by Quiet Riot peaks at Number Five on the pop chart, where it stays for two weeks.
  • 1988 "Bad Medicine" by Bon Jovi hits Number One on the pop chart, where it stays for two weeks.
  • 1988 Seattle grunge band Mother Love Bone signs a seven-album contract with Polygram and receives a $250,000 advance, a record at that time for the Seattle scene. Singer Andrew Wood dies of a drug overdose in 1990 and several remaining members of the band go on to form Pearl Jam.
  • 1990, the pop duo Milli Vanilli lost their Grammy Award because it had been revealed that other singers had recorded the vocals for their Girl You Know It's True album.
  • 1991 Both Use Your Illusion 1 and Use Your Illusion II by Guns N' Roses are certified double platinum by the RIAA.
    1994 Amorica by the Black Crowes enters the album chart at its peak position of Number 11.
  • 1994 MTV Unplugged In New York by Nirvana enters the album chart at Number One.
  • 1994 Wildflowers by Tom Petty enters the album chart at its peak position of Number Eight.
  • 1994 Youthanasia by Megadeth enters the album chart at its peak position of Number Four.
  • 1995 Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, and Hootie & the Blowfish are among the performers at the Frank Sinatra 80th birthday celebration.
  • 1995, theClinton administration and Republican congressional leaders reached a deal to end a six-day budget standoff and the resulting partial government shutdown.
  • 1997 Sublime's self-titled album is certified triple platinum by the RIAA.
  • 1998 Motley Crue's retail store S'Crue opens in Los Angeles. The store stocks merchandise from the band's worldwide tours, clothing from bassist Nikki Sixx and vocalist Vince Neil's clothing lines, and all the group's albums.
  • 2000 Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland and his wife Mary become the proud parents of a seven-pound, 10-ounce boy named Noah Mercer Weiland.
  • 2001 Slipknot is forced to cancel a headlining U.S. tour when percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan must return home to care for his wife, who's recovering from surgery for Crohn's Disease.
  • 2002 Brainwashed by George Harrison is released.
  • 2003 Humble Pie singer-bassist Greg Ridley dies.
  • 2004 The Vines reveal that vocalist Craig Nicholls has been diagnosed with a brain disorder called Asperger Syndrome, which causes the victim to exhibit autistic-like behavior and distinct problems with social and communication skills.
  • 2005 Kiss singer-guitarist Paul Stanley and Erin Sutton are married.
  • 2006 The Bob Dylan Broadway musical The Times They Are A-Changin' closes after 28 shows.
  • 2008 Finnish rock cello quartet Apocalyptica scores its first Number One rock radio hit in the U.S.with "I Don't Care" from the band's sixth studio album, Worlds Collide.
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