Rabbi's On This Day: Monday, January 21, 2013
Posted 1/21/2013 12:00:00 PM

Monday, January 21, 2013

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS:

  • Charlotte Ross (actress, NYPD Blue's Detective Connie McDowell) (45)
  • Geena Davis (actress, Beetlejuice, Thelma & Louise, A League Of Their Own, the Stuart Little movies, Commander In Chief) (57)
  • Placido Domingo (opera singer) (72)
  • Jack Nicklaus (Hall Of Fame golfer) (73)
  • Billy Ocean ("Caribbean Queen" singer) (63)
  • Richie Havens (folk singer, performed atWoodstock, had a hit with a cover of "Here Comes The Sun") (72)
  • Robby Benson (actor-director, Ice Castles, voice of the Beast in Beauty & The Beast) (57)
  • Chris Britton (guitarist, the Troggs) (69, disputed)
  • Cordell Crockett (bassist, Ugly Kid Joe) (48)
  • Emma Bunton (a.k.a. "Baby Spice," the Spice Girls) (37)

ON THIS DAY:

  • 1924, Actor-comedian Benny Hill (The Benny Hill Show) is born. He dies in 1992.
  • 1924, Actor Telly Savalas (Birdman Of Alcatraz, The Dirty Dozen, Kojak, Capricorn One) is born. He dies in 1994.
  • 1939, DJ and actor Wolfman Jack (American Graffiti; host of The Midnight Special TV series; the inspiration for the Guess Who's "Clap For The Wolfman") is born. He dies in 1995.
  • 1950, Author George Orwell (1984, Animal Farm) dies at age 46.
  • 1959, Actor Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer (the Little Rascals) dies at age 31.
  • 1960, St. Louis Cardinals baseball player Stan Musial insisted he take a $20,000 pay cut. He believed he was overpaid in 1957 and 1958, and said his salary should be based on his play the previous season.
  • 1966, Beatles guitarist George Harrison marries Patti Boyd, with Paul McCartney acting as best man. They later divorce. Boyd was the love of Eric Clapton's life, and he wrote "Layla" about her.
  • 1968 The Jimi Hendrix Experience records "All Along The Watchtower," with Traffic guitarist Dave Mason sitting in for Noel Redding on bass.
  • 1976, The supersonic Concorde plane was put into service byBritain andFrance.
  • 1977, President Jimmy Carter pardoned almost all Vietnam War draft evaders.
  • 1978, The soundtrack from Saturday Night Fever reached Number One on the album chart.
  • 1984 "Owner Of A Lonely Heart" by Yes hits Number One on the pop chart, where it stays for two weeks. That same day, 90125 peaks at Number Five on the album chart, where it stays for four weeks.
  • 1990, Tennis player John McEnroe was disqualified and expelled for using abusive language towards an official in the Australian Open. He was the first person ever expelled in the Open, and the first player to be thrown out of a Grand Slam event in 27 years.
  • 1991, During the Persian Gulf War, CBS News correspondent Bob Simon, hisLondon bureau chief, and two others were captured by Iraqi forces. They were released 12 days later.
  • 1994, Lorena Bobbitt was found temporarily insane and not guilty of malicious wounding for cutting off her husband's penis. Bobbitt had accused her husband of sexually assaulting her.
  • 1997, Colonel Tom Parker, Elvis Presley's manager, died at age 87.
  • 1997, Speaker Newt Gingrich was reprimanded and fined as the House voted for the first time in history to discipline its leader for ethical misconduct. Gingrich was punished for using tax-exempt contributions to support a college course he taught, with the intention of building support for the Republican Party.
  • 1998, During a PBS interview, President Bill Clinton angrily denied reports he'd had an affair with a former White House intern named Monica Lewinsky and tried to get her to lie about it.
  • 1998, Actor Jack Lord (Dr. No, Hawaii Five-O's Steve McGarrett) dies at age 77.
  • 1924 Actor-comedian Benny Hill (The Benny Hill Show) is born. He dies in 1992.
  • 1924 Actor Telly Savalas (Kojak) is born. He dies in 1994.
  • 1939 DJ and actor Wolfman Jack (American Graffiti; host of The Midnight Special TV series) is born. He dies in 1995.
  • 1950 Author George Orwell (1984, Animal Farm) dies at age 46.
  • 1959 Actor Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer (the Little Rascals) dies at age 31.
  • 1960 St. Louis Cardinals baseball player Stan Musial insists on a $20,000 pay cut. He believed he was overpaid in 1957 and 1958, and said his salary should be based on his play the previous season.
  • 1965 Run-DMC DJ Jam Master Jay is born. He dies in 2002.
  • 1976 The supersonic Concorde plane is put into service byBritainandFrance.
  • 1977 President Jimmy Carter pardons almost all Vietnam War draft evaders.
  • 1988 U2 is named the most profitable live act in theU.S., grossing $35 million on their most recent American tour.
  • 1990 MTV debuts its acoustic performance series, called Unplugged, with sets by Squeeze, Syd Straw, and Elliot Easton of the Cars.
  • 1992 U2's Achtung Baby is certified double platinum.
  • 1994 Lorena Bobbitt is found temporarily insane and not guilty of malicious wounding for cutting off her husband's penis. Bobbitt had accused her husband of sexually assaulting her.
  • 1995 Hole singer Courtney Love is arrested, strip-searched, and subjected to police interrogation as she arrives atAustralia'sMelbourneAirport on a flight fromBrisbane. She pleads guilty to abusing a Qantas Airlines flight attendant, pays a $445 dollar fine, and is put on a month's probation.
  • 1998 Newspapers begin reporting for the first time on the allegations that White House intern Monica Lewinsky had an affair with President Bill Clinton.
  • 1998 Actor Jack Lord (Dr. No, Hawaii Five-O's Steve McGarrett) dies at age 77.
  • 1999 The Offspring's Americana album is certified double platinum.
  • 2001 Static-X's debut album, Wisconsin Death Trip, is certified gold.
  • 2005 16-year-old Scottish Marilyn Manson fan Luke Mitchell is found guilty of the June 2003 murder of 14-year-old Jodi Jones. Paintings by Manson, depicting the mutilated body of a young woman, were used as evidence in Mitchell's trial.
  • 2007 Former Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker is forced to take a leave of absence from his new band, Plus-44, due to lingering effects from a fractured arm he suffered the previous October.
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