Rabbi's On This Day: Thursday, November 29, 2012
Posted 11/29/2012 12:00:00 PM

Thursday, November 29, 2012


  • Anna Faris (actress, Scary Movie, Lost in Translation, The House Bunny, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Observe And Report, What's Your Number?) (36)
  • Ringo Garza (drummer, Los Lonely Boys) (31)
  • Jonathan Knight (singer, New Kids On The Block (44)
  • Suzy Chaffee (Olympic skier, known for her "Suzy Chapstick" TV ads) (66)
  • Don Cheadle (actor, Picket Fences, Boogie Nights, Out Of Sight, Traffic, the Ocean's movies, Iron Man 2, Iron Man 3) (48)
  • Kim Delaney (Actress, formerly of NYPD Blue, Philly, C.S.I. Miami) (54 disputed, 51)
  • Andrew McCarthy (actor, St. Elmo's Fire, Pretty In Pink, Mannequin, White Collar, Royal Pains) (50)
  • Howie Mandel (Comedian and actor, St. Elsewhere) (57)
  • Vin Scully (Hall Of Fame sportscaster) (85)
  • Garry Shandling (actor-comedian, The Larry Sanders Show) (63)
  • Gena Lee Nolin (Actress, Baywatch, Sheena) (41)
  • Chuck Mangione (flugelhorn player, "Feels So Good") (72)
  • Diane Ladd (actress, Wild At Heart, Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, mother of Laura Dern) (77)
  • Cathy Moriarty (actress, Raging Bull) (52)
  • Tom Sizemore (actor with substance-abuse problems and legal entanglements, former fiance of Heidi Fleiss) (51, disputed)
  • Will Downing (jazz/R&B singer-songwriter) (49)
  • Ronny Jordan (jazz guitarist) (50)
  • Barry Goudreau (former guitarist, Boston) (61)
  • The Game (Jayceon Taylor, rapper) (33)
  • Felix Cavaliere (singer-keyboardist, the Rascals) (70, disputed)
  • John Mayall (British band leader and blues enthusiast; his groups have featured Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Mick Taylor, Jack Bruce, John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Aynsley Dunbar, and Free's Andy Fraser, among others) (79)
  • Ellen Cleghorne (actress-comedienne, Saturday Night Live, Coyote Ugly, Little Nicky) (47)
  • Lucas Black (actor, Friday Night Lights, Sling Blade, Jarhead, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Legion) (30)
  • Michael Dempsey (former bassist, the Cure) (54)
  • Mariano Rivera (All-Star relief pitcher, New York Yankees) (43)


  • 1864, a militia under Major John Chivington attacked an encampment of Cheyenne Indians at dawn at Sand Creek in Colorado territory, massacring hundreds of Indians, most of whom were women, children, or old men.
  • 1890, the first Army-Navy football game was played atWest Point,New York. The midshipmen fromAnnapolis dominated, shutting out the cadets 24-0.
  • 1934, the Detroit Lions played their first traditional Thanksgiving Day home game, losing to the Chicago Bears 19-16.
  • 1947, the United Nations called for the partitioning ofPalestine between Arabs and Jews and the creation of an independent Jewish state.
  • 1948, the children's TV program Kukla, Fran, And Ollie debuted on NBC.
  • 1963, one week after President John F. Kennedy was killed, President Lyndon Johnson established a commission, led by U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren, to investigate the assassination.
  • 1975 The name "Micro-soft" (for "microcomputer software") is first used in a letter from Bill Gates to Paul Allen.
  • 1980 U2 releases its debut album, Boy.
  • 1981 Actress Natalie Wood (Miracle On 34th Street, Rebel Without A Cause, West Side Story, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice) dies at age 43.
  • 1986 Actor Cary Grant (Bringing Up Baby, Arsenic And Old Lace, To Catch A Thief, An Affair To Remember, North By Northwest) dies at age 82.
  • 1989, Romanian Olympic gymnastics hero Nadia Comaneci defected toHungary. She eventually came to theUnited States.
  • 1990, The U.N. Security Council passes a resolution authorizing "all necessary means," including military force, action  against Iraq if it doesn't withdraw from Kuwait by January 15th, 1991.
  • 1991 Actor Ralph Bellamy (Rosemary's Baby, Trading Places, Pretty Woman) dies at age 87.
  • 1992, New York Jets defensive end Dennis Byrd was paralyzed from the waist down when he received a neck injury during a game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
  • 1995 Sammy Hagar marries Kari Karte.
  • 1997, Grambling State University head coach Eddie Robinson ended his 55-year career with a 30-7 loss to Southern University. Robinson is college football's all-time winningest head coach, with a record of 408-165-15.1934 The Detroit Lions play their first traditional Thanksgiving Day home game, losing to the Chicago Bears 19-16.
  • 2000 The Smashing Pumpkins play the first of two sold-out farewell shows in the band's hometown ofChicago, at theUnitedCenter.
  • 2001 Creed's third album, Weathered, debuts at Number One on the Billboard 200, with sales of over 880,000 copies.
  • 2001 George Harrison dies at age 58.
  • 2002 The U2 TV special U2's Beautiful Day premieres.
  • 2004 Hoobastank plays a special "backyard" concert and barbecue for a contest winner in the upstateNew York town ofAndes. Since the contest winner's yard is actually too small, it takes place in the local school gym.
  • 2005 Former Creed vocalist Scott Stapp causes chaos at a taping of Spike TV's Casino Cinema by insulting others on the set, as well as slagging U2 singer Bono and Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl. Witnesses at the scene say that Stapp appeared "intoxicated" and called show co-host Beth Ostrosky a "bimbo."
  • 2005 Green Day is nominated for seven 2005 Billboard Music Awards, including Artist Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Group Of The Year, Rock Artist Of The Year, Digital Song, Modern Rock Artist and Modern Rock Song.
  • 2005 Representatives for White Stripes singer/guitarist Jack White and his wife, model Karen Elson, confirm that the couple is expecting their first child.
  • 2005 Sum 41 releases a DVD called Rocked: Sum 41 In Congo, which chronicles the Canadian band's aborted 10-day trip in May 2004 to the Democratic Republic Of Congo with War ChildCanada to document the effects of the country's civil war on its children, during which the band and film crew had to be evacuated.
  • 2006 Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong posts an open letter at the band's official fan site, greenday.net, asking fans to write to President Bush about solving the country's dependence on oil.
  • 2006 Nickelback is nominated for five 2006 Billboard Music Awards, including artist of the year, rock artist of the year, duo/group of the year, and both album and rock album of the year.
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