Rabbi's On This Day: Monday, January 14, 2013
Posted 1/14/2013 12:00:00 PM

Monday, January 14, 2013


  • Caleb Followill (singer/guitarist, Kings of Leon) (31)
  • Faye Dunaway (actress, Bonnie And Clyde, Chinatown, Network, Mommie Dearest, The Rules Of Attraction) (72)
  • Emily Watson (British actress, War Horse, Breaking The Waves, Angela's Ashes, Gosford Park, Punch-Drunk Love, Red Dragon, Hillary And Jackie) (46, disputed)
  • Carl Weathers (actor, Rocky's Apollo Creed, Predator, Happy Gilmore, Little Nicky) (65)
  • Dave Grohl (drummer, Nirvana, Them Crooked Vultures; singer-guitarist, the Foo Fighters) (44)
  • Jason Bateman (actor, Valerie/The Hogan Family, Arrested Development, Juno, Up In The Air, Horrible Bosses) (44)
  • Zakk Wylde (guitarist, Ozzy Osbourne, Black Label Society) (46)
  • Geoff Tate (ex-lead singer, Queensryche) (54)
  • Mike Tramp (lead singer, White Lion) (52)
  • Karen Elson (British supermodel and ex-wife of White Stripes frontman Jack White) (34)
  • Steven Soderbergh (director, Sex, Lies & Videotape, Erin Brokovich, Traffic, the Ocean's movies, Contagion, Haywire) (50)


  • 1784, theUnited States ratified the peace treaty ofParis that formally ended the Revolutionary War withEngland.
  • 1898 Author Lewis Carroll (Alice In Wonderland) dies at age 65.
    1919, Andy Rooney (commentator, 60 Minutes) is born. He dies in November 2011.
  • 1952, NBC's Today, the first TV morning news show, premiered.
  • 1954, legendary former New York Yankees centerfielder Joe DiMaggio married actress Marilyn Monroe at San Francisco's City Hall.
  • 1957 Actor Humphrey Bogart (The Maltese Falcon, Casablanca, The African Queen) dies at age 57.
  • 1964, Jacqueline Kennedy made her first public appearance on TV since the assassination of her husband, President John F. Kennedy, almost two months earlier, thanking the 800,000 people who had sent her messages of sympathy.
  • 1966 The Grateful Dead and the Great Society perform at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco in a fundraiser for the San Francisco Mime Troupe called Appeal III -- Another Mime Troupe Benefit.
  • 1967 The first Human Be-In takes place at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, featuring appearances by the Grateful Dead, the Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service, trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, poet Allen Ginsberg, and LSD advocate Dr. Timothy Leary.
  • 1968, in Super Bowl II, the Green Bay Packers beat the Oakland Raiders 33-14. It was the Packers' second Super Bowl win in a row and the last game for their legendary coach, Vince Lombardi.
  • 1970, Diana Ross & the Supremes performed their last concert together before Diana launched a solo career.
  • 1972, The TV show Sanford and Son, starring Redd Foxx -- whose real last name wasSanford -- debuted on NBC.
  • 1973, the Miami Dolphins, under coach Don Shula, became the only NFL team in history to have an unbeaten, untied season, finishing at 17-0 with a 14-7 victory over the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl Seven.
  • 1977 Actor Peter Finch (Network's Howard Beal) dies at age 60.
  • 1978 "You're In My Heart (The Final Acclaim)" by Rod Stewart peaks at Number Four on the pop chart, where it stays for three weeks.
  • 1978 The Alice Cooper live album The Alice Cooper Show is released. At the time, Cooper is in a mental hospital, fighting alcoholism.
  • 1978 The Sex Pistols play their last show before breaking up inSan Francisco.
  • 1984, Madonna made her TV debut, performing "Holiday" on American Bandstand.
  • 1986 Actress Donna Reed (It's A Wonderful Life, From Here To Eternity, The Donna Reed Show) dies at age 64.
  • 1990, the animated TV series The Simpsons debuted on Fox.
  • 1993, NBC and CBS announced their new late night hosts, Jay Leno and David Letterman respectively, at separate news conferences.
  • 1995 The first of two Voters For Choice benefit concerts in Washington, D.C., organized by Pearl Jam, kicks off.
  • 2000 Lead singer Stephen Pearcy quits Ratt.
  • 2000 Rage Against The Machine's third and final studio album, The Battle Of Los Angeles, is certified double platinum.
  • 2000, Late Show host David Letterman underwent emergency quintuple heart bypass surgery after a test found one of his arteries was seriously constricted. Letterman had gone for an angiogram because of high cholesterol and a family history of heart disease.
  • 2001 Guns N' Roses makes one of its increasingly rare live appearances, playing a two-hour-plus set atBrazil's Rock In Rio festival.
  • 2002 "My Sweet Lord" by George Harrison is re-released in theU.S. and theU.K. to raise money for charity.
  • 2003 After 10 years, a suspect is arrested in the murder of Mia Zapata, lead singer of Seattle punk band the Gits. James C. Mezquia is taken into custody after a computerized DNA search and match, and later convicted of first-degree murder. Zapata's death resulted in the Home Alive campaign, supported by modern rockers all over the country.
  • 2003 The Strokes are awarded Best Band, the White Stripes are awarded Best New Band, and Weezer named Best Live Act in Spin magazine's annual Readers Poll. Creed takes home the award for Worst Band.
  • 2004 A judge in Detroit orders White Stripes singer and guitarist Jack White to stand trial in March on a charge of misdemeanor aggravated assault for a December fight in a nightclub with Jason Stollsteimer of the Von Bondies.
  • 2004 Actor Ron O'Neal (Superfly, The Final Countdown) dies at age 66.
  • 2005 A statue of the late Johnny Ramone is unveiled at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, not far from the grave of former bandmate Dee Dee Ramone. It shows Johnny in a leather jacket, playing his signature Mosrite guitar.
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