Rabbi's On This Day: Wednesday, March 6, 2013
3/6/2013 12:00:00 PM
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
- Tom Arnold (actor-comedian, Roseanne, True Lies, The Best Damn Sports Show Period; former husband of Roseanne Barr) (54)
- Stedman Graham (businessman and Oprah Winfrey's longtime boyfriend) (62)
- Alan Greenspan (Former Federal Reserve chairman) (87)
- Shaquille "Shaq" O'Neal (Basketball player) (41)
- Rob Reiner (actor and producer-director, All In The Family, This Is Spinal Tap, When Harry Met Sally..., A Few Good Men, Rumor Has It...) (66, some sources say 68)
- Valentina Tereshkova (Soviet cosmonaut, the first woman in space) (76)
- Kiki Dee (singer) (66)
- David Gilmour (singer-guitarist, Pink Floyd) (67)
- D.L. Hughley (comedian and actor, The Hughleys) (50)
- Mary Wilson (member of the Supremes) (69)
- Hugh Grundy (drummer, the Zombies) (68)
- Suzanne Crough (actress, The Partridge Family's Tracy) (50)
- Madonna Wayne Gacy (a.k.a. Stephen Bier, Jr.; former keyboardist for Marilyn Manson) (49)
ON THIS DAY:
- 1475 Michelangelo is born.
- 1836, the Alamo inSan Antonio,Texas, fell to Mexican forces after a 13-day siege.
- 1857, the Dred Scott decision was handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court, saying that black Americans were not full citizens. An escaped slave named Dred Scott filed a lawsuit to have himself declared free.
- 1888, Author Louisa May Alcott (Little Women) dies at age 55.
- 1906, Actor-comedian Lou Costello is born. He dies in 1959.
- 1923 Ed McMahon (former announcer, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Star Search) is born. He dies in June 2009.
- 1947, The USS The Newport News was launched from a shipbuilding yard atNewport News,Virginia. It was the first air-conditioned naval ship.
- 1978 The Six Million Dollar Man's final episode airs on ABC.
- 1978, Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt was shot and left partially paralyzed while walking down a street in Georgia, where he was on trial for distributing obscene materials.
- 1981, Walter Cronkite gives his final newscast as the anchorman on The CBS Evening News With Walter Cronkite. After 19 years behind the desk, Cronkite is replaced by Dan Rather.
- 1983, a woman in New Bedford, Massachusetts, reported being gang-raped on top of a pool table in a tavern called Big Dan's while patrons cheered. Four men were later convicted in the attack, which was the basis for the movie The Accused.
- 1983, the United States Football League began its first season. It lasted just two seasons.
- 1987 Lethal Weapon, starring Danny Glover and Mel Gibson, opens in theatres nationwide.
- 1987 Licensed To Ill by the Beastie Boys becomes the first rap album to top theU.S. chart.
- 1992 Soundgarden's Badmotorfinger is certified gold.
- 1998, A Connecticut state lottery accountant shot to death three supervisors and the lottery chief before killing himself.
- 2000 Three white New York City police officers are convicted of a cover-up in the brutal police station attack on Haitian immigrant Abner Louima.
- 2001 Just Push Play by Aerosmith is released.
- 2001 Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland releases the first album from his side project Big Dumb Face.
- 2004, David Crosby is arrested in New York City after leaving a bag with a .45-caliber handgun, ammunition, several types of knives, and an ounce of marijuana and some rolling papers in his hotel room, where it's found by the housekeeping staff. The drug charges are eventually dropped, butCrosby pleads guilty to the gun possession charge and pays a $5,000 fine.
- 2005 Nickelback confirms that former 3 Doors Down drummer Daniel Adair has officially joined the band, replacing Ryan Vikedal.
- 2005 The New York Times publishes a lengthy article reporting that after 11 years and $13 million in production costs, Chinese Democracy, the long-delayed new album from Guns N' Roses, is still nowhere near completion.
- 2006 System Of A Down announces that they will headline their fourth annual Souls benefit concert, on April 23rd inLos Angeles, to raise awareness of the Armenian genocide. But the band cancels the event only a few days later.
- 2007 Blues Traveler frontman John Popper is arrested afterWashingtonState police clock his vehicle going 111 mph. Officers find a cache of weapons and a small amount of marijuana inside his black Mercedes SUV.
- 2007 Former White House aide I. Lewis Libby, Jr. is found guilty on four of five counts of perjury and obstruction of justice in the Valerie Plame case.
- 2007 Sevendust releases its sixth studio album, called Alpha.
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