Rabbi's On This Day: Friday, November 23, 2012
Posted 11/23/2012 12:00:00 PM

Friday, November 23, 2012

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS:

  • Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi (reality TV star, Jersey Shore, Snooki & JWOWW) (25)
  • Miley Cyrus (singer/actress, Hannah Montana; daughter of Billy Ray Cyrus, engaged to actor Liam Hemsworth) (20)
  • Bruce Hornsby (musician) (58)
  • Bruce Vilanch (shaggy Hollywood funnyman and comedy writer, Hollywood Squares) (64)
  • Robin Roberts (co-anchor, Good Morning America) (52)
  • Salli Richardson (actress, Biker Boyz, Antwone Fisher, Eureka) (45)
  • Vincent Cassel (actor, Ocean's Twelve, Elizabeth, Shrek, Derailed, Ocean's Thirteen, Eastern Promises, Black Swan) (46)
  • Steve Landesberg (actor-comedian, Barney Miller) (67)
  • Charlie Crover (drummer, Sponge) (46)
  • Kurupt (rapper, real name Ricardo Brown) (40)
  • Chuck Schumer (Democratic U.S. Senator fromNew York) (62)

ON THIS DAY:

  • 1887 Actor Boris Karloff (Frankenstein) is born. He dies in 1969.
  • 1888 Actor Harpo Marx is born. He dies in 1964.
  • 1936, Life magazine was first published.
  • 1955 Actor Shemp Howard (the Three Stooges) dies at age 60.
  • 1957, "Great Balls Of Fire" by Jerry Lee Lewis topped both the country and pop charts.
  • 1963 Surfer Girl by the Beach Boys peaks at Number Seven on the album chart, where it stays for two weeks.
  • 1971, the People's Republic OfChina was seated in the U.N. Security Council.
  • 1973, California Representative Yvonne Watson Braithwaite Burke gave birth to a daughter, becoming the first member of Congress to give birth while in office.
  • 1974 Holiday by America peaks at Number Three on the album chart.
  • 1974 It's Only Rock 'N Roll by the Rolling Stones hits Number One on the album chart.
  • 1974 Sally Can't Dance by Lou Reed peaks at Number 10 on the album chart, where it stays for two weeks.
  • 1979 The Wall by Pink Floyd is released.
  • 1983 Badfinger singer-bassist Tom Evans dies at age 56.
  • 1984, Boston College quarterback Doug Flutie threw his famous "Hail Mary" pass. Trailing the Miami Hurricanes 45-41 with six seconds left in the game and the ball on Miami's 48 yard line, Flutie scrambled back to his own 37 yard line and threw a pass that connected with receiver Gerard Phelan, who was in the end zone. The touchdown gaveBoston a 47-45 victory.
  • 1991 Queen singer Freddie Mercury confirms that he has AIDS. He dies the next day.
  • 1991 The Sky Is Crying by Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble enters the album chart at its peak position of Number 10.
  • 1993 The Elton John album Duets is released.
  • 1994 Live At The BBC by the Beatles is released.
  • 1998, the tobacco industry signed the biggestU.S. civil settlement, a $206 billion deal to resolve remaining state claims for treating sick smokers.
  • 1999 Born Again Savage by Little Steven is released commercially, after having been available for a few weeks on the official littlesteven.com website.
  • 1999 Hampton Comes Alive by Phish is released.
  • 1999 Live Entertainment Or Death by Motley Crue is released.
  • 1999 Live Era '87-'93 by Guns N' Roses is released.
  • 1999 S&M by Metallica is released.
  • 1999 The album Blondie: Live is released.
  • 2002 Art Garfunkel performs on the Weekend Today show.
  • 2002 Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band welcome U2 frontman Bono and Eurythmics guitarist Dave Stewart to the stage at the American Airlines Arena in Miami for a version of "Because The Night," after which Dion comes out to sing lead on "If I Should Fall Behind," with Springsteen on harmony.
  • 2002 Poison drummer Rikki Rockett opens an exhibition of his artwork titled Senseless Acts Of Kustom Kulture at the Von Dutch Originals clothing store inHollywood.
  • 2002 Rush shoots and records the last show on their Vapor Trails world tour, which takes place at Maracana Stadium in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, for release as the Rush In Rio CD and DVD.
  • 2003 Former Deep Purple singer-bassist Glenn Hughes is joined by Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante and drummer Chad Smith for five songs from the 1974 Deep Purple album Burn as part of instrument retailer Guitar Center's Drum Off, which also features Andrew W.K. and members of Blink-182 and Tool.
  • 2003 Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante and drummer Chad Smith join former Deep Purple singer-bassist Glenn Hughes for five songs from the 1974 Deep Purple album Burn as part of instrument retailer Guitar Center's Drum Off, which also features Andrew W.K. and members of Blink-182 and Tool.
  • 2004 Bon Jovi performs on the Today show.
  • 2004 Contraband by Velvet Revolver is reissued with a bonus CD with three cover songs.
  • 2004 How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb by U2 is released.
  • 2004 Smile by Brian Wilson is released on vinyl.
  • 2004 The Aerosmith DVD/CD combo You Gotta Move is released, and it's also shown in movie theaters nationwide.
  • 2004 Vinyl Box by Metallica is released.
  • 2004 With The Lights Out by Nirvana is released.
  • 2005 Def Leppard performs on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
  • 2006 John Fogerty plays the halftime show inDetroit as the Miami Dolphins visit the Lions, after which he gets on a plane toKansas City, where the Chiefs play host to the Denver Broncos.
  • 2008 Linkin Park wins Best Alternative Artist at the 2008 American Music Awards.
  • 2008 The new Guns N' Roses album, Chinese Democracy, goes on sale exclusively through Best Buy. The CD finally arrives 17 years after the last full-length collections of original Guns material, Use Your Illusion I and II, and nine years after the non-album track "Oh My God" surfaces on the soundtrack of the movie End of Days.
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