Rabbi's On This Day: Saturday, November 24, 2012
Posted 11/24/2012 12:00:00 PM

Saturday, November 24, 2012


  • Pete Best (former drummer, the Beatles) (71)
  • Clem Burke (drummer, Blondie) (57, disputed)
  • Dwight Schultz (actor, Star Trek: The Next Generation and Voyager's Lieutenant Reginald 'Reg' Barclay III) (65)
  • Denise Crosby (actress, Pet Sematary, Star Trek: The Next Generation's Lieutenant Tasha Yar) (55)
  • Oscar Robertson (NBA Hall Of Famer) (74)
  • Colin Hanks (actor, son of Tom Hanks, Dexter, Mad Men, Orange County, Roswell) (35)
  • Katherine Heigl (actress, Grey's Anatomy, Roswell, Knocked Up, 27 Dresses, The Ugly Truth) (34)
  • Lee Michaels (singer, "Do You Know What I Mean") (67)
  • Chad Taylor (guitarist, Live) (42)
  • Bev Bevan (drummer, the Electric Light Orchestra) (67, disputed)
  • Sarah Hyland (actress, Haley Dunphy on Modern Family) (22)
  • Tony Rombola (guitarist, Godsmack) (48)


  • 1871, the National Rifle Association was incorporated.
  • 1947, a group of writers, producers, and directors who became known as the "Hollywood 10" were cited for contempt of Congress for refusing to answer questions about alleged Communist influence in the movie industry.
  • 1960, Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia Warriors set an NBA record with 55 rebounds in a 132-129 loss to the Boston Celtics.
  • 1963, Lee Harvey Oswald, the 24-year-old accused assassin of President John F. Kennedy, was shot dead in the basement of the Dallas police station by nightclub owner Jack Ruby. Ruby's attack, which came as Oswald was being moved to a county jail two days after Kennedy's murder, was broadcast live on national television.  Oswald was 24 years old.
  • 1966 The Beatles begin recording sessions for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. The group lays down tracks for the song "Strawberry Fields Forever," which ultimately ends up not making the album, but is released as a single.
  • 1966 The Grateful Dead serves Thanksgiving dinner for about 50 friends at the band's house at 710 Ashbury inSan Francisco. The meal includes a marijuana-stuffed turkey.
  • 1969 Let It Bleed by the Rolling Stones is certified gold.
  • 1971, hijacker "D.B. Cooper" parachuted from a Northwest Airlines flight overWashington state during a thunderstorm with $200,000 in ransom money. His fate remains unknown.
  • 1973 "Photograph" by Ringo Starr hits Number One on the pop chart.
  • 1973 Quadrophenia by the Who peaks at Number Two on the album chart.
  • 1976 33 And 1/3 by George Harrison is released.
  • 1978 David Letterman makes the first of 27 appearances as a stand-up comedian on The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson.
  • 1979 Cornerstone by Styx peaks at Number Two on the album chart.
  • 1982 Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble record "Pride & Joy."
  • 1982, future Iron Man Cal Ripken, Jr. was named the American League's Rookie Of The Year.
  • 1984 "I Can't Drive 55" by Sammy Hagar peaks at Number 26 on the pop chart.
  • 1986 The Van Halen home video Live Without A Net is released.
  • 1988 Keith Richards' first-ever solo tour kicks off at the Fox Theater in Atlanta. Richards is backed by with his "other" band, the X-Pensive Winos, which features guitarist Waddy Wachtel, drummer-bassist Steve Jordan, bassist-drummer Charley Drayton, keyboardist Ivan Neville, sax player Bobby Keys, and backing singer Sarah Dash.
  • 1990 The Rhythm Of The Saints by Paul Simon peaks at Number Four on the album chart, where it stays for two weeks.
  • 1991 Kiss drummer Eric Carr dies at age 41.
  • 1991 Queen singer Freddie Mercury dies at age 45.
  • 1992 Shine On by Pink Floyd is released.
  • 1993, the Brady Bill was passed by Congress, establishing a five-day federal waiting period for handgun sales.
  • 1994 The Eagles home video Hell Freezes Over is released.
  • 1995 Alice In Chains by Alice In Chains enters the album chart at Number One.
  • 1995 Alice In Chains by Alice In Chains enters the album chart at Number One.
  • 1998 The Kiss home video Second Coming is released.
  • 1998 To mark the 30th anniversary of The Beatles (also known as The White Album), Capitol Records releases a numbered, limited-edition CD that features recreations of the original album's poster, lyrics, photographs, inner-sleeves and front cover.
  • 1998, America Online confirmed it was buying Netscape Communications in a deal ultimately worth $10 billion.
  • 1998, Whitewater figure Susan McDougal was acquitted of embezzling from conductor Zubin Mehta and his wife in a California case McDougal said was trumped up to pressure her to testify against President Clinton.
  • 1999 Eddie Money makes a guest appearance on The Drew Carey Show.
  • 2002 Charlie Daniels hosts an autograph session at theCharlieDanielsMuseum inNashville.
  • 2003 Korn plays a secret show at the tiny, legendary punk rock club, CBGB, in New York City. It's shot and issued nearly a year later on DVD as part of the band's Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 package.
  • 2003 New Hampshire by Governor Craig R. Benson declares it "Aerosmith Day" in the state.
  • 2003 The Yes double-DVD YesSpeak is released inEurope.
  • 2005 Ray Davies performs "Thanksgiving Day" on Late Night With Conan O'Brien.
  • 2007 Bono and The Edge of U2 give a surprise performance at aLondon charity concert for Mencap, a charity that campaigns for equal rights for children and adults with learning disabilities.
  • 2007 Hawthorne Heights guitarist Casey Calvert is found dead in his bunk on the band's tour bus inWashingtonD.C. His death is caused by an accidental combination of prescription medication.
  • 2008 The original cover painting done for Metallica's classic 1986 album Master of Puppets, done by artist Don Brautigam, sells for $35,000 at an auction held by Christie's inNew York City.
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