Rabbi's On This Day: Friday, November 30, 2012
Posted 11/30/2012 12:00:00 PM

Friday, November 30, 2012


  • Clay Aiken (American Idol second place runner-up, pop star) (34)
  • Robert Guillaume (actor, Soap, Benson, Lean On Me, Sports Night) (85)
  • Bo Jackson (former football and baseball star) (50)
  • G. Gordon Liddy (convicted Watergate conspirator figure and radio talk show host) (82)
  • Billy Idol (rock star, "White Wedding," "Rebel Yell," "Eyes Without A Face") (57)
  • Des'ree (R&B/jazz singer) (44)
  • Elisha Cuthbert (actress, Happy Endings, 24, Old School, The Girl Next Door, House Of Wax, Captivity) (30)
  • Ben Stiller (actor, comedian, producer and director, Reality Bites, There's Something About Mary, Zoolander, Dodgeball, Meet The Parents, Meet The Fockers, Night At The Museum) (47)
  • Roger Glover (bassist, Deep Purple, Rainbow) (67)
  • Mindy McCready (country star) (37)
  • David Sancious (jazz keyboardist; former member of Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band) (59)
  • Leo Lyons (bassist, Ten Years After) (69)
  • Colin Mochrie (actor-comedian, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, The Green Screen Show) (55)
  • Mandy Patinkin (actor, Homeland, Ragtime, Yentl, The Princess Bride, Alien Nation, Chicago Hope, Criminal Minds) (60)
  • Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. (actor, The F.B.I., Airport 1975; father of Stephanie Zimbalist) (94)
  • Frank Ifield ("I Remember You") (75)
  • Bob Moore ("Mexico") (80)
  • Jimmy Bowen ("I'm Sticking With You") (75)
  • Kaley Cuoco (actress, The Big Bang Theory, 8 Simple Rules, Charmed) (27)
  • Gael Garcia Bernal (actor, The Motorcycle Diaries, Babel, Letters to Juliet) (34)
  • John Moyer (bassist, Disturbed) (39)
  • Ridley Scott (director, Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator, American Gangster, Robin Hood, Prometheus) (75)


  • 1782, theUnited States andBritain signed preliminary peace articles inParis, ending the Revolutionary War.
  • 1804, Samuel Chase, the first U.S. Supreme Court Justice to be impeached, went on trial on charges of political bias. He was acquitted by the Senate.
  • 1835 Author Samuel Langhorne Clemons -- better known as Mark Twain -- is born. Twain wrote A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court, The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer, and The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn, among many other works. He dies in 1910.
  • 1900 Author-playwright Oscar Wilde (The Picture Of Dorian Gray, The Importance Of Being Earnest, Salome, An Ideal Husband) dies at age 46.
  • 1926 Actor Richard Crenna (Body Heat, First Blood, The Flamingo Kid, Rambo II and III) is born. He dies in 2003.
  • 1929, Dick Clark, entertainer and producer, legendary radio and TV personality long-time host of American Bandstand and founder of the American Music Awards was born today. He dies in 2012.
  • 1936 Political activist Abbie Hoffman is born. He dies in 1989.
  • 1940, actress Lucille Ball and Cuban musician Desi Arnaz were married.
  • 1954, InAlabama, a meteorite crashes through the roof of a house into the living room, where it strikes a woman on the hip.
  • 1956, heavyweight boxer Floyd Patterson knocked out Archie Moore in the fifth round to win the world heavyweight title, becoming, at 21, the youngest boxer to be named heavyweight champ. The title had been vacated by the retired Rocky Marciano.
  • 1971, the TV movie Brian's Song, a tearjerker about dying football player Brian Piccolo and his friendship with his Chicago Bears teammate Gayle Sayers, aired on ABC.
  • 1974, the most complete skeleton of early man, Australopithecus Afarenis, was found in Ethiopia by Dr. Donald Johanson and T. Gray of Cleveland's Museum Of Natural History. They dubbed it "Lucy" after the Beatles song "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds," which was playing when the skeleton was discovered.
  • 1980 Jay Leno and Mavis Nicholson are married.
  • 1985 The Dead Kennedys release the album Frankenchrist, which includes a poster that is later alleged to be obscene.
  • 1990 The movie Misery, starring James Caan and Kathy Bates, opens.
  • 1991, the first World Championship of women's soccer was won by theUnited States.
  • 1993, President Bill Clinton signed the Brady Gun Control Law, establishing a five-day waiting period and a background check for gun buyers.
  • 1994 Kelley Deal of the Breeders is arrested for drug trafficking inOhio after accepting delivery of a package of heroin.
  • 1996 Singer Tiny Tim, best known for his signature song "Tiptoe Through The Tulips," dies at age 73.
  • 1999 The Alice In Chains box set Music Bank is released.
  • 1999, the opening of a 135-nation trade gathering inSeattle was disrupted by at least 40,000 demonstrators, some of whom clashed with police and vandalized businesses.
  • 2000 Creed is the big winner with four awards at the first My VH1 Music Awards, presented at the Shrine Auditorium inLos Angeles.
  • 2003 Late Ramones frontman Joey Ramone is honored when the corner ofSecond Street and The Bowery onNew York City'sLower East Side is named "Joey Ramone Place."
  • 2004 Linkin Park and Jay-Z release a mash-up CD/DVD titled Collision Course, featuring six studio mash-ups and one live performance by the band and rapper.
  • 2005 Hard Rock Cafe restaurants begin carrying Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony's signature Mad Anthony's Original Style and Extra Hot barbecue sauces.
  • 2005 System Of A Down scores its second Number One debut on the Billboard album chart in less than a year with Hypnotize, the follow-up to the previous spring's Mezmerize.
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