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

Saturday, January 12, 2013

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS:

  • Christiane Amanpour (journalist) (55)
  • Kirstie Alley (actress, Star Trek: The Wrath Of Khan, Cheers, the Look Who's Talking movies, Fat Actress) (62)
  • The Amazing Kreskin (Magician and mentalist) (78)
  • Howard Stern (satellite radio shock jock) (59)
  • Rush Limbaugh (Conservative right-wing extremist radio talk show host) (62)
  • Zack De La Rocha (former lead singer of Rage Against The Machine) (43)
  • Raekwon (Rapper) (43, disputed)
  • Heather Mills McCartney (model, anti-landmine crusader, and Paul McCartney's ex-wife) (45)
  • Rob Zombie (rock singer) (48)
  • Keith Anderson (country singer) (45)
  • Brian Culbertson (jazz keyboardist and producer) (40)
  • George Duke (jazz and R&B keyboardist and producer) (67)
  • Oliver Platt (actor, The Big C, Indecent Proposal, Doctor Dolittle, The West Wing, The Ice Harvest, Casanova, 2012) (53)
  • Gemma Arterton (actress, Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Quantum of Solace, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Tamara Drewe, Clash of the Titans) (27disputed, 28)
  • Rob Zombie (singer, White Zombie; solo artist; director, House Of 1000 Corpses, The Devil's Rejects, Halloween, The Lords Of Salem) (48)
  • Jeff Bezos (founder of Amazon) (49)
  • Joe Frazier (Former heavyweight boxing champion) (69)

ON THIS DAY:

  • 1773, the first public museum inAmerica was established inCharleston,South Carolina.
  • 1896, Dr. Henry Louis Smith took the first x-ray photograph.
  • 1921, Kenesaw Mountain Landis became the first commissioner of baseball.
  • 1932, Arkansas Democrat Ophelia Wyatt Caraway became the first woman to be elected to the U.S. Senate.
  • 1958, the NCAA added the two-point conversion to college football scoring.
  • 1959, The Bozo Show, starring Bozo The Clown, debuted on TV.
  • 1960, Smell-O-Vision debuted, which piped odors like garlic and tobacco into the movie theater as viewers watched the film A Scent Of Mystery.
  • 1966, the campy '60s TV classic Batman starring Adam West and Burt Ward, premieres on ABC-TV.
  • 1969, in one of football's biggest upsets, the New York Jets beat the Baltimore Colts 16-7 in Super Bowl III. Jets quarterback Joe Namath, who'd predicted the victory, won MVP honors.
  • 1970 A Pan Am 747 touches down atLondon'sHeathrowAirport, completing the first transatlantic 747 flight.
  • 1971, the groundbreaking sitcom All In The Family debuted on CBS.
  • 1974 "The Joker" by the Steve Miller Band hits Number One on the pop chart.
  • 1976 Author Agatha Christie (Murder On The Orient Express, Death On The Nile) dies at age 85.
  • 1977 Rolling Stones singer-guitarist Keith Richards is fined 750 English pounds for possession of cocaine in his car, which he wrecked on May 19th the previous year. He is also charged an additional 250 pounds for court costs, but is found not guilty of possession of LSD.
  • 1981 The Recording Industry Association Of America donates 800 rock-and-roll albums to the Library Of Congress. Among the titles are Bob Dylan's Blonde On Blonde, Kiss's Alive!, and the Sex Pistols' Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols.
  • 1981, the ABC prime time soap Dynasty premiered.
  • 1984 Motley Crue opens its firstU.S. tour atMadisonSquareGarden inNew York City.
  • 1991 The U.S. Congress backs President Bush and him to make war onIraq.
  • 1991, The U.S. Congress backs President George H. W. Bush and gives him the okay to make a war and use force to expel Iraq from Kuwait. Four days later, the Persian Gulf War began.
  • 1993 Highlights of the 8th annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony include Pearl Jam lead singer Eddie Vedder inducting the Doors and singing with the surviving members.
  • 1995 Highlights of the 10th annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony include Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler and lead guitarist Joe Perry inducting Led Zeppelin, Zep lead singer Robert Plant and lead guitarist Jimmy Page reuniting with former bandmate John Paul Jones for a set of Zeppelin classics, the trio being joined by Tyler, Perry, and Neil Young for a few songs, and Pearl Jam lead singer Eddie Vedder inducting Young.
  • 1997 The animated sitcom King Of The Hill debuts on Fox.
  • 1998, Linda Tripp provided Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr's office with taped phone conversations between herself and former White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
  • 2000 Sharon Osbourne announces she's quitting as manager of the Smashing Pumpkins after just a few months. She issues a statement saying she has to resign "due to medical reasons -- (Pumpkins frontman) Billy Corgan was making me sick!"
  • 2002 Conan O'Brien marries Liza Powell.
  • 2004 Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and former Miss USA and Playboy Playmate Shanna Moakler announce their engagement. They eventually marry, but have since split up.
  • 2004 The Darkness receives four Brit Award nominations, including Best British Album, British Group, British Rock Act, and Breakthrough Artist.
  • 2005 Coheed And Cambria, My Chemical Romance, and Taking Back Sunday perform at aNew Jersey benefit to raise money for relief efforts in the wake of the December 26th southeast Asian tsunami.
  • 2005 Green Day announces it is donating the royalties from iTunes sales of its single "Boulevard Of Broken Dreams" to the American Red Cross to help victims of the December 26th tsunami.
  • 2005 The proceeds from the 1,000th London performance of the Queen musical We Will Rock You are donated to the Disaster Emergency Committee (DEC) to aid tsunami relief efforts inSouth Asia.
  • 2006 Guns N' Roses vocalist Axl Rose sues Beverly Hills Classic Cars for allegedly failing to deliver a 2004 Lamborghini Gallardo and a 2005 Porsche GT3 to him after taking a $20,000 deposit.
  • 2006 Seether frontman Shaun Morgan tells the Arkansas Times that he and Evanescence singer Amy Lee have split up after dating for more than two years.
  • 2012 Velvet Revolver performs with singer Scott Weiland for the first time since April 2008 for a four-song set at Love You Madly: A Concert For John O'Brien, held at the House Of Blues in West Hollywood, California. The event pays tribute to late songwriter John O'Brien and is the last Velvet Revolver live performance to date.
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