Rabbi's On This Day: Thursday, January 10, 2013
1/10/2013 12:00:00 PM
Thursday, January 10, 2013
- George Foreman (grill pitchman and former world heavyweight boxer and Olympic champ) (64)
- Frank Sinatra, Jr. (singer, the late Frank Sinatra's son) (69)
- Rod Stewart (rock singer) (68)
- Shawn Colvin (folk singer) (57)
- Pat Benatar (rock singer) (60)
- Donald Fagen (singer-composer, of Steely Dan) (65)
- Lyle Menendez (brother of Eric Menendez; convicted of killing their parents) (45)
- Ronnie Hawkins (rock-and-roll pioneer whose backing musicians eventually became the Band) (78)
- Brent Smith (singer-guitarist, Shinedown) (35)
- Matt Roberts (ex-guitarist, 3 Doors Down) (35)
- Curt Kirkwood (singer-guitarist, the Meat Puppets) (54)
- Michael Schenker (guitarist, the Scorpions, UFO, the Michael Schenker Group) (58)
ON THIS DAY:
- 1776, Thomas Paine published his pamphlet Common Sense, which greatly influenced the writers of the Declaration Of Independence.
- 1870, John D. Rockefeller incorporated Standard Oil.
- 1901, the discovery of oil inBeaumont,Texas, marked the beginning of oil finds in the state.
- 1904 Actor Ray Bolger (The Wizard Of Oz's Scarecrow) is born. He dies in 1987.
- 1908 Actor Bernard Lee, who played 007's boss "M" in the first 11 James Bond movies, is born. He dies in 1981.
- 1917 William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody dies at age 70.
- 1943 Jim Croce is born. He dies in 1973.
- 1946, the first General Assembly of the United Nations, made up of 51 nations, convened inLondon.
- 1949 Deep Throat star Linda Lovelace is born. She dies in 2002.
- 1956 Elvis Presley makes his first recordings for RCA -- a cover of Ray Charles's "I Got A Woman," followed by a new song called "Heartbreak Hotel."
- 1961 Author Dashiell Hammett (The Maltese Falcon, The Thin Man) dies at age 56.
- 1967, Massachusetts Republican Edward W. Brooke, the first black person elected to the U.S. Senate by popular vote, took his seat.
- 1969 George Harrison quit the Beatles, but he returned less than two weeks later.
- 1970 Willy And The Poor Boys by Creedence Clearwater Revival peaks at Number Three on the album chart, where it spends six weeks.
- 1971, Masterpiece Theatre, an anthology show hosted by Alistair Cooke and featuring mostly BBC productions, debuted on PBS.
- 1972, the longest winning streak in NBA history ended when the Milwaukee Bucks beat the L.A. Lakers 120-104. The Lakers had won 33 straight games.
- 1976 "Golden Years" by David Bowie peaks at Number 10 on the pop chart.
- 1976 Blues great Howlin' Wolf dies at age 65.
- 1983 Fraggle Rock, created by Muppets mastermind Jim Henson, debuts on HBO.
- 1992 The Hand That Rocks The Cradle, starring Annabella Sciorra and Rebecca De Mornay, opens nationwide.
- 1997 Dow Corning agrees to paying $295 billion to settle breast implant suits.
- 1997 The People vs. Larry Flynt, starring Woody Harrelson and Courtney Love, opens nationwide after a limited engagement run the month prior.
- 1999, The Sopranos premiered on HBO.
- 2000 Blink-182's Enema Of The State is certified triple platinum.
- 2000 Megadeth confirms the exit of guitarist Marty Friedman.
- 2000, America Online announced it was buying Time Warner for $162 billion, in what would be biggest corporate merger ever.
- 2000, rock star Melissa Etheridge ended speculation about the paternity of the children she shared with then-partner Julie Cypher, telling Rolling Stone magazine that the biological father was David Crosby. Cypher carried the children thatCrosby fathered by artificial insemination. Etheridge and Cypher have since split, but are raising the children together.
- 2001 Fifty Christians stand outside the Arlington Theatre in Santa Barbara, California, to pray in protest of the Marilyn Manson show occurring at the venue that night.
- 2001 Linkin Park's debut album, Hybrid Theory, is certified platinum after just nine weeks of release.
- 2002 Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale and No Doubt singer Gwen Stefani publicly announce their engagement.
- 2002 Creed's third album, Weathered, notches its seventh consecutive week at Number One on the Billboard 200 album chart.
- 2002 Limp Bizkit kicks off its "search" for a new lead guitarist to replace the departed Wes Borland at the Guitar Center in Fresno, California. Players who audition must sign the rights to any riffs they play over to Limp Bizkit, who ultimately end up choosing Mike Smith, formerly of the band Snot.
- 2003 Five hundred Beatles session tapes stolen in the 1970s are recovered by police inEngland andHolland, and five people are arrested in the two separate raids.
- 2005 Courtney Love is awarded custody of her 12-year-old daughter Frances Bean Cobain after a 15-month legal battle with the Los Angeles County Department Of Children And Family Services and Frances's grandmother Wendy O'Connor. The child was taken from her mother following Love's October 2003 drug arrests.
- 2005 Scottish rockers Franz Ferdinand are nominated for five Brit Awards, theU.K. equivalent of the Grammys, including Best British Group, Best British Album, Best British Rock Act, Best British Live Act, and British Breakthrough Act.
- 2006 Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl and his wife Jordyn Blum confirm through a publicist that they are expecting their first child that March.
- 2006 The White Stripes postpone Japanese tour dates after Jack White contracts an "acute vocal cord problem" which forces him to remain silent for two weeks.
- 2012 Van Halen releases "Tattoo," the first single and video from its first album with original singer David Lee Roth in 28 years, A Different Kind Of Truth.
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