Rabbi's On This Day: Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Posted 11/27/2012 12:00:00 PM

Tuesday, November 27, 2012



  • Robin Givens (actress, former wife of boxer Mike Tyson) (48)
  • Caroline Kennedy-Schlossberg (daughter of President John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis) (55)
  • Michael Vartan (actor, HawthoRNe, Alias, Monster-In-Law, Never Been Kissed) (44)
  • Jaleel White (actor, played Steve Urkel on Family Matters) (36)
  • Manolo Blahnik (Spanish shoe designer) (70)
  • Daryl Stuermer (tour guitarist, Genesis, Phil Collins) (60)
  • Charlie Burchill (guitarist, Simple Minds) (53)
  • Brooke Langton (actress, Melrose Place, The Replacements, Friday Night Lights) (42)
  • Victoria Gotti (best-selling author, columnist; reality TV star, Growing Up Gotti; daughter of late mob boss John Gotti) (50)
  • Bill Nye ("The Science Guy") (57)
  • James Avery (actor, The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air's Uncle Phil, The Closer) (64)
  • Sharlto Copley (actor, District 9, The A-Team, Elysium) (39)
  • Mike Bordin (drummer, Faith No More, Ozzy Osbourne) (50)
  • Charlie Benante (drummer, Anthrax) (50)


  • 1897 Early mobster Vito Genovese is born. He dies in 1969.
  • 1910,New York City's Pennsylvania Station opened as the world's largest railway station.
  • 1940 Actor Bruce Lee (The Green Hornet's Kato, Enter The Dragon) is born. He dies in 1973.
  • 1942 Jimi Hendrix is born. He dies in 1970.
  • 1953 Author and playwright Eugene O'Neill (The Iceman Cometh, Long Day's Journey Into Night) dies at age 65.
  • 1956, Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Don Newcombe won baseball's first Cy Young Award.
  • 1965 "My Generation" by the Who peaks at Number Two on theU.K. pop chart.
  • 1967 Magical Mystery Tour by the Beatles is released.
  • 1968 Steppenwolf's self-titled debut is certified gold.
  • 1969 The Rolling Stones open a four-night stand at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The first two shows are recorded for the live album Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out, and footage from the shows is included in the film Gimme Shelter.
  • 1970 All Things Must Pass by George Harrison is released. It features Eric Clapton, Dave Mason, Ringo Starr, Gary Wright, Peter Frampton, and others.
  • 1970, Pope Paul VI was slightly wounded in a knife attack at the Manila airport in thePhilippines by a Bolivian painter disguised as a priest.
  • 1973, the Senate voted to confirm Gerald Ford as President Richard Nixon's vice president, succeeding Spiro T. Agnew, who'd resigned over tax evasion charges.
  • 1978, San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and City Supervisor Harvey Milk, a gay-rights activist, were shot to death inside City Hall by former supervisor Dan White.
  • 1980, Bosom Buddies, a sitcom starring a then-unknown Tom Hanks as one of two men who dress in drag in order to live in an ladies-only apartment building, debuted on ABC.
  • 1985 Actress Amy Irving and director Steven Spielberg are married.
  • 1991 Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury is buried during a private service.
  • 1996 The movie 101 Dalmatians, starring Glenn Close, Jeff Daniels, and Joan Plowright, opens.
  • 1996 The movie Sling Blade, starring Billy Bob Thornton, Dwight Yoakam, J.T. Walsh, John Ritter, and Robert Duvall, opens.
  • 1996 The movie Sling Blade, starring Billy Bob Thornton, Dwight Yoakam, John Ritter and Robert Duvall, opens.
  • 1997 INXS lead singer Michael Hutchence is buried inSydney,Australia.
  • 1997, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City was marred when a gust of wind knocked part of a lamppost onto a 34-year-old woman, fracturing her skull and leaving her in a coma for almost a month.
  • 2000 Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder and Oasis singer-guitarist Noel Gallagher jam with the Who at a Teenage Cancer Trust benefit concert at London's Royal Albert Hall.
  • 2001 The two-CD Concert For New York City album is released. It features 32 songs performed at Madison Square Garden in New York City on October 20th, including cuts by the Who, the Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger & Keith Richards, and Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst with the Goo Goo Dolls' Johnny Rzeznik, among others.
  • 2005 In London, Rod Stewart and his fiancee Penny Lancaster welcome their son Alastair Wallace Stewart into the world.
  • 2006 Coldplay frontman Chris Martin plays a surprise solo set in London at a benefit for U.K. learning disability charity Mencap. The singer's four-song performance includes a new tune called "Bucket For A Crown" as well as covers of the Killers' "When You Were Young" and Bob Dylan's "Buckets of Rain."
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