Rabbi's On This Day: Friday, January 18, 2013
Posted 1/18/2013 12:00:00 PM

Friday, January 18, 2013


  • Jane Horrocks (actress, Bubble on Absolutely Fabulous) (49)
  • Kevin Costner (actor-director, The Untouchables, Bull Durham, Field Of Dreams, Dances With Wolves, JFK, The Bodyguard, Rumor Has It..., Man Of Steel) (58)
  • Mark Messier (former National Hockey League player) (52)
  • Jesse L. Martin (actor, Law & Order, Rent) (44)
  • Benji Schwimmer (dancer, So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing With The Stars) (29)
  • Jonathan Davis (singer, Korn) (42)
  • Jason Segel (actor, How I Met Your Mother, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Knocked Up, I Love You, Man, The Muppets) (33)
  • Quinn Allman (guitarist, the Used) (31)


  • 1778, English explorer Captain James Cook discovered the Hawaiian Islands, which he called theSandwich Islands.
  • 1788, the first English settlers arrived inAustralia, atBotany Bay, to establish a penal colony.
  • 1882 Author A.A. Milne (Winnie The Pooh) is born. He dies in 1956.
  • 1892 Actor Oliver Hardy (the heavier member of the Laurel & Hardy team) is born. He dies in 1957.
  • 1904 Actor Cary Grant (Bringing Up Baby, The Philadelphia Story, Arsenic And Old Lace, To Catch A Thief, North By Northwest; former husband of Dyan Cannon) is born. He dies in 1986.
  • 1913 Actor-singer-dancer Danny Kaye (The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty, Hans Christian Andersen, White Christmas, The Court Jester) is born. He dies in 1987.
  • 1914 Actor Norman "Chubby" Chaney (the Little Rascals) is born. He dies in 1936.
  • 1929, gossip columnist Walter Winchell debuted on radio.
  • 1936 Author Rudyard Kipling (Captains Courageous, The Jungle Book, "Gunga Din") dies at age 70.
  • 1952 Actor Curly Howard (the Three Stooges) dies at age 48.
  • 1958, William O'Ree of the Boston Bruins becomes the first African-American to play in the National Hockey League.
  • 1964 "I Want To Hold Your Hand" by the Beatles enters the pop chart. It's the band's first appearance on the survey.
  • 1964 Joan Baez In Concert, Part 2 by Joan Baez peaks at Number Seven on the album chart, where it stays for two weeks.
  • 1967, Albert DeSalvo, who claimed to be the Boston Strangler, was convicted of armed robbery, assault, and sex offenses. He was sentenced to life in jail, and was killed by an inmate in 1973.
  • 1970 Styx singer-keyboardist Dennis DeYoung marries his wife Suzanne.
  • 1973 Pink Floyd begins recording their groundbreaking album The Dark Side Of The Moon.
  • 1973 The Rolling Stones headline a benefit concert at The Forum in Los Angeles for Nicaraguan earthquake relief. The show raises $200,000, and Mick Jagger donates $150,000 more himself. Santana also performs at the event. Jagger's wife at the time, Bianca, is Nicaraguan.
  • 1975 Queen bassist John Deacon marries Veronica Tetzlaff.
  • 1975, the All In The Family spin-off The Jeffersons debuted on CBS.
  • 1977, Pumping Iron, a documentary about Arnold Schwarzenegger, premiered.
  • 1978 The first Van Halen single, "You Really Got Me" b/w "Atomic Punk," is released.
  • 1984 Seung-Hui Cho, the student who killed 33 people, including himself, and wounded 25 others during an April 2007 shooting rampage atVirginiaTechUniversity, is born.
  • 1985 Grateful Dead singer-guitarist Jerry Garcia is arrested inSan Francisco'sGolden GatePark while freebasing cocaine in his car. He is ordered into a rehab program and agrees to play a benefit show for the Haight-Ashbury Free Food Program.
  • 1986 "Face The Face" by Pete Townshend peaks at Number 26 on the pop chart.
  • 1986 "Go" by Asia peaks at Number 46 on the pop chart.
  • 1986 "Sex As A Weapon" by Pat Benatar peaks at Number 28 on the pop chart.
  • 1986 "You're A Friend Of Mine" by Clarence Clemons & Jackson Browne peaks at Number 18 on the pop chart.
  • 1987 Steve Winwood and Eugenia Crafton are married.
  • 1989 5150 by Van Halen is certified quadruple platinum, while OU812 is certified triple platinum.
  • 1989 At the fourth annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony: The Rolling Stones are inducted by Who leader Pete Townshend, who tells them, "Guys, whatever you do, don't try to grow old gracefully. It wouldn't suit you." Other inductees include Dion, Otis Redding, Stevie Wonder, and the Temptations.
  • 1990, Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry was arrested in a joint FBI-District Of Columbia police sting operation where he was videotaped using crack cocaine.
  • 1991 Three youths are crushed to death at an AC/DC concert inSalt Lake City,Utah.
  • 1991, financially strapped Eastern Airlines shut down after 62 years in business.
  • 1992 "No Son Of Mine" by Genesis peaks at Number 12 on the pop chart.
  • 1993 Elton John Unplugged airs on MTV.
  • 1996 Lisa Marie Presley files for divorce from Michael Jackson.
  • 1996, Michael Jackson's marriage to Lisa Marie Presley ended in divorce after two years.
  • 2001 Bassist Jason Newsted announces he is leaving Metallica after 14 years, citing personal reasons.
  • 2001 Civil rights activist the Reverend Jesse Jackson admits he had an extramarital affair with an employee that resulted in the birth of a daughter in May 1999.
  • 2001 Marilyn Manson opens his "Artwork From The Shadow Of The Valley Of Death" exhibition for a month-long run at aLos Angeles gallery.
  • 2001 ZZ Top performs in Washington, D.C., at an inaugural ball for President George W. Bush.
  • 2002 Bad Company is joined onstage by Journey guitarist Neal Schon at the Konocti Harbor Resort in Kelseyville, California, for a version of "Saving Grace," a song he and Paul Rodgers co-wrote for Rodgers's 1997 album Now And Live. Later in the show, Schon rejoins Bad Company for the blues standards "Crossroads" and "Standing Around Crying."
  • 2002 Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony signs autographs at the annual National Association Of Music Merchants (NAMM) convention inAnaheim,California.
  • 2003 Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington unveils the Gary Rossington Signature SG Model, which is a clone of the Gibson guitar he's been playing throughout Skynyrd's career, at the NAMM (the International Music Products Association) musical instrument convention inAnaheim,California.
  • 2003 The Rolling Stones perform atMadisonSquareGarden inNew York City, which is broadcast on HBO.
  • 2004 Evanescence announces that former Cold guitarist Terry Balsamo has joined the band as a permanent replacement for co-founder Ben Moody.
  • 2004 Oasis confirms that they've split with longtime drummer Alan White.
  • 2005 An EP called 46664 1 Year One, with songs by Paul McCartney and Eurythmics guitarist Dave Stewart, Queen and Nelson Mandela, reggae star Jimmy Cliff with Sting and Tony Rebel, and Da Universal Playaz is available on iTunes. Proceeds go to help support former South African leader Mandela's AIDS charity.
  • 2005 Ted Nugent and ZZ Top attend a cocktail party for President George W. Bush's second inauguration.
  • 2005 The 1991 Paul McCartney concert film Get Back is released on DVD.
  • 2006 INXS kicks off their first North American tour with singer J.D. Fortune at the Queen ElizabethTheater inVancouver,British Columbia.
  • 2007 Peter Frampton kicks off the season for the PBS series Soundstage with the first part of a two-show performance.
  • 2007 The Red Hot Chili Peppers set a new record on Modern Rock radio by scoring their 11th Number One single with "Snow (Hey Oh)," off the band's latest album, Stadium Arcadium. The quartet becomes the first in the history of the format to land more than 10 songs in the chart's top spot.
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