Rabbi's On This Day: Saturday, January 5, 2013
Posted 1/5/2013 12:00:00 PM

Saturday, January 5, 2013


  • Diane Keaton (actress, the Godfather movies, Reds, Sleeper, Annie Hall, The First Wives Club, Something's Gotta Give, the Father Of The Bride movies, The Family Stone) (67)
  • Charlie Rose (60 Minutes II correspondent and PBS talk show host) (71)
  • Robert Duvall (actor, The Godfather I and II, Network, Apocalypse Now, The Natural, Sling Blade, Secondhand Lions, The Apostle, Deep Impact, Crazy Heart, Jack Reacher) (82)
  • Ted Lange (actor, The Love Boat's bartender Isaac) (65)
  • Walter Mondale (former Vice President) (85)
  • Marilyn Manson (rock star) (44)
  • Steven Cojocaru (fashion maven) (51, disputed)
  • Chris Stein (guitarist, Blondie) (63)
  • Bradley Cooper (actor, Silver Linings Playbook, The Hangover movies, The A-Team, Alias, Wedding Crashers, Nip/Tuck He's Just Not That Into You, Limitless) (38)
  • Carrie Ann Inaba (judge, Dancing With The Stars) (45)
  • Matt Wachter (bassist, 30 Seconds To Mars, Angels & Airwaaves) (37)
  • Kristin Cavallari (reality TV star, Laguna Beach, The Hills) (26)
  • Matt Wachter (bassist, Angels & Airwaves) (37)
  • Grant Young (drummer, Soul Asylum) (49)
  • Kate Schellenbach (drummer, Luscious Jackson) (47)
  • Vinnie Jones (actor, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, X-Men: The Last Stand, The Cape) (48)


  • 1914 Actor George Reeves (TV's Superman) is born. He dies in 1959.
  • 1919, the Nazi Party was formed by Anton Drexler inMunich,Germany.
  • 1923 Sun Records owner Sam Phillips is born. He dies in 2003.
  • 1925, Nellie T. Ross became the first female governor of a state when she took over asWyoming's chief executive to finish out her late husband's term.
  • 1940 Original Saturday Night Live writer and castmember Michael O'Donoghue is born. He dies in 1994.
  • 1957, Jackie Robinson, the man who broke baseball's color barrier, announced he was retiring from the game, rather than be traded to theNew York Giants from the Brooklyn Dodgers.
  • 1966 The Who appear on the first episode of the BBC-TV show The Whole Scene Going.
  • 1970, the soap opera All My Children debuted on ABC, featuring a 15-year-old character named Erica Kane, played by 20-something actress Susan Lucci.
  • 1971, basketball's Harlem Globetrotters lost to the New Jersey Reds, snapping a 2,495-game winning streak.
  • 1972, President Richard Nixon ordered development of the space shuttle.
  • 1974 Full Sail by Loggins & Messina peaks at Number 10 on the album chart.
  • 1975, The Wiz, a musical version of The Wizard Of Oz featuring an all-black cast, opened on Broadway in New York City.
  • 1976 Former Beatles bodyguard and road manager Mal Evans is killed during a confrontation withLos Angeles police.
  • 1976, the TV news program The MacNeil-Lehrer Report premiered on PBS.
  • 1977 Rock And Roll Over by Kiss is certified platinum.
  • 1978 The Sex Pistols make theirU.S. concert debut at a gig inAtlanta.
  • 1985 "Sea Of Love" by the Honeydrippers, which includes Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, and Jeff Beck, peaks at Number Three on the pop chart.
  • 1985 "We Belong" by Pat Benatar peaks at Number Five on the pop chart, where it stays for two weeks.
  • 1995 Green Day's major label debut, Dookie, is certified quadruple platinum.
  • 1995, on Seinfeld, Kramer's first name was revealed to be Cosmo.
  • 1998 Actor-singer-Congressman Sonny Bono dies at age 62.
  • 1999, after receiving an apology from New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner for the way he was fired as manager in 1985 after only 16 games, Yogi Berra said he would end his self-imposed exile from Yankee Stadium and the organization.
  • 2000, after a contentious, months-long battle, the U.S. government decided to send six-year-old refugee Elian Gonzalez back to Cuba with his father.
  • 2002, Charles Bishop, a 15-year-old student pilot, deliberately crashed a small plane into a skyscraper inTampa,Florida, killing himself.
  • 2004 Velvet Revolver vocalist Scott Weiland, serving a six-month term in rehab, is moved to a different center after two months so that he can receive "more personal care in a smaller facility."
  • 2005 Eris, the largest known dwarf planet in the solar system, is discovered.
  • 2005 Original paintings by Marilyn Manson, depicting the mutilated body of a young woman, are used as evidence in the trial of Scottish 16-year-old Luke Mitchell, who is accused of murdering 14-year-old Jodi Jones on June 30th, 2003.
  • 2007 Marilyn Manson is served with divorce papers at a Los Angeles recording studio on behalf of his wife, burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese, who cites "irreconcilable differences" as her reason for leaving Manson.
  • 2010 Guitarist Josh Klinghoffer reportedly confirms that he has joined the Red Hot Chili Peppers, weeks after rumors circulate that he would join the band as the replacement for departed guitarist John Frusciante.
  • 2012 Muse bassist Chris Wolstenholme and his wife Kelly welcome their sixth child into the world, a daughter named Teddi Dorothy Wolstenholme.
  • 2012 Van Halen returns to the stage for the first time since the end of its 2007/2008 reunion tour when the band performs at the tiny Cafe Wha? nightclub in downtown Manhattan. The gig also kicks off the promotional campaign for the group's new album, which is titled A Different Kind Of Truth and confirmed to arrive on February 7th.
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