Rabbi's On This Day: Friday, March 1, 2013
Posted 3/1/2013 12:00:00 PM

Friday, March 1, 2013


  • Javier Bardem (Oscar-winning Spanish actor, No Country For Old Men, Vicki Cristina Barcelone, Before Night Falls, Skyfall husband of Penelope Cruz) (44)
  • Catherine Bach (actress , Daisy Duke on TV's Dukes Of Hazzard) (59)
  • Harry Belafonte (actor, singer, activist) (86)
  • Robert Conrad (actor, The Wild Wild West) (78, disputed)
  • Roger Daltrey (the Who's lead singer) (69)
  • Tim Daly (actor, Wings, Pete on ABC's Private Practice) (57)
  • Ron Howard (actor: American Graffiti, Happy Days, director: The Da Vinci Code, Far and Away, Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind, Frost/Nixon, Splash, Cocoon, How The Grinch Stole Christmas) (59)
  • Alan Thicke (former talk show host and actor, Growing Pains' Jason Seaver) (66)
  • Dirk Benedict (actor, Battlestar Galactica, The A-Team) (68)
  • Mark-Paul Gosselaar (actor, Saved By The Bell, Raising the Bar, NYPD Blue, Commander In Chief) (39)
  • Jensen Ackles (actor, Supernatural, My Bloody Valentine, 3D, Days of Our Lives) (34, disputed 35)
  • Justin Bieber (singer) (19)
  • Ke$sha (singer) (26)
  • Ryan Peake (guitarist, Nickelback) (40)
  • Rob Affuso (drummer, Skid Row) (50)


  • 1781, the Articles Of Confederation were adopted by the Continental Congress.
  • 1790, the U.S. Census, to be done every 10 years, was first authorized.
  • 1803, Ohio became the 17th state.
    1845, President John Tyler approved the annexation of theRepublic OfTexas.
  • 1867,Nebraska became the 37th state.
  • 1872, Congress authorized the creation ofYellowstoneNational Park.
  • 1917 The first parachute jump from an airplane is made by Albert Berry at Jefferson Barracks,Missouri.
  • 1923 Time magazine debuts.
  • 1932, the infant son of Charles & Anne Lindbergh was kidnapped in New Jersey. His body was found two months later. A German carpenter named Richard Bruno Hauptmann was tried and executed for the crime, although there have been doubts raised since about his guilt.
  • 1961, Barbie gets a boyfriend as Mattel introduces the Ken doll. They split up in 2004.
  • 1961, the Peace Corps was established by President John F. Kennedy.
  • 1962 Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia Warriors sets an NBA record when he scores 100 points in a single game.
  • 1966, Singer-guitarist Gene Clark quits the Byrds.
  • 1967, Fans at the Coliseum in Ottawa, Ontario, riot after waiting an hour for the Animals to perform.
  • 1969, Doors singer Jim Morrison is arrested for "lewd and lascivious behavior" during a concert in Miami, and charged with indecent exposure and public drunkenness.
  • 1969, Mickey Mantle announced his retirement from baseball.
  • 1969, Yellow Submarine by the Beatles peaks at Number Two on the album chart, where it stays for two weeks.
  • 1970 Charles Manson releases an album called Lie, with all proceeds going to his defense against murder charges.
  • 1971, a bomb exploded in a restroom of the Capitol building inWashington,D.C. The Weather Underground claimed responsibility for the bombing, in which no one was hurt, in protest of the escalation of the Vietnam War.
  • 1973, The X-rated film Deep Throat, starring Linda Lovelace, opened inU.S. theatres.
  • 1975, "Best Of My Love" by the Eagles hits Number One on the pop chart.
  • 1975, Blood On The Tracks by Bob Dylan hits Number One on the album chart, where it stays for two weeks.
  • 1976 "Shout It Out Loud" by Kiss is released.
  • 1977, Sara Lowndes Dylan files for divorce from Bob Dylan after 12 years of marriage.
  • 1981, Irish Republican Army member Bobby Sands began a hunger strike at the Maze Prison inNorthern Ireland. He died 65 days later.
  • 1984 1984 by Van Halen is certified both gold and platinum.
    1984, Actor Jackie Coogan (The Addams Family's Uncle Fester) dies at age 69.
  • , Splash, Cocoon, How The Grinch Stole Christmas R.E.M. begins their first arena tour inKentucky.
  • 1991, The movie The Doors directed by Oliver Stone and starring Val Kilmer as Jim Morrison, Kathleen Quinlan, Michael Madsen, Billy Idol, Kyle MacLachlan, Meg Ryan, Kevin Dillon, and Frank Whaley, opens in theaters.
  • 1994 At the Grammy Awards, Green Day's major label debut, Dookie, wins for Best Alternative Performance; and Soundgarden wins Best Hard Rock Performance for "Black Hole Sun" and Best Metal Performance for "Spoonman."
  • 1994 Beck releases the album Mellow Gold.
  • directed by Oliver Stone and At the Grammy Awards, Nirvana's Unplugged album wins Best Alternative Performance; Pearl Jam wins Best Hard Rock Performance for "Spin The Black Circle"; and Nine Inch Nails takes home Best Metal Performance for Happiness In Slavery.
  • 1995, Ninety minutes into an R.E.M. concert in Lausane, Switzerland, drummer Bill Berry has to leave the stage. What he thought was a migraine turns out to be two aneurysms, and emergency surgery is ordered.
  • 2000 Social Distortion guitarist Dennis Danell dies of an apparent brain aneurysm at the age of 38.
  • 2001 Eminem's wife Kimberly Mathers files for divorce from the rap star. They later remarry and divorce again.
  • 2004 A Puddle Of Mudd concert scheduled for Minnesota State University is canceled as a result of frontman Wes Scantlin's disorderly conduct arrest the previous week inOhio.
  • 2004 The debut album from British glam band the Darkness, titled Permission To Land, is certified gold.
  • 2005 Judas Priest releases Angel Of Retribution, their 15th studio album and first with original vocalist Rob Halford since 1990's Painkiller.
  • 2005 Slipknot performs on NBC's Late Night With Conan O'Brien as an eight-piece after percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan is forced to miss the appearance when his wife falls ill.
  • 2007 Korn makes its first-ever appearance on NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, performing an acoustic version of the song "Throw Me Away."
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