Rabbi's On This Day: Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Posted 4/3/2013 12:00:00 PM

Wednesday, April 3, 2013


  • Sebastian Bach (actor and rock star, former lead singer, Skid Row) (45)
  • Alec Baldwin (actor, Beetlejuice, The Hunt For Red October, Glengarry Glen Ross, The Cooler, 30 Rock; brother of William, Steven, and Daniel Baldwin; former husband of Kim Basinger) (55)
  • Doris Day (actress, Calamity Jane, Please Don't Eat The Daisies; trademark song "Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)," which she introduced in the 1956 film The Man Who Knew Too Much) (91)
  • Jane Goodall (anthropologist, known for her work with African chimpanzees) (79)
  • Marsha Mason (actress, Cinderella Liberty, wife of Neil Simon) (71)
  • Eddie Murphy (comedian and actor, Saturday Night Live, 48 Hrs., Daddy Day Care, Trading Places, the Beverly Hills Cop movies, Coming To America, The Nutty Professor I and II, Doctor Dolittle I and II, Norbit, the Shrek movies) (52)
  • Eddie Murphy (actor-comedian Trading Places,) (52)
  • Wayne Newton (singer) (71)
  • David Hyde Pierce (actor, Frasier's Dr. Niles Crane, Nixon, A Bug's Life) (54)
  • Jennie Garth (actress, Kelly on Beverly Hills, 90210, What I Like About You) (41)
  • Amanda Bynes (actress, What I Like About You, What A Girl Wants, She's the Man, Hairspray) (27)
  • Aries Spears (actor and comedian, Mad TV) (38)
  • Richard Thompson (singer-songwriter) (64)
  • Tony Orlando (singer, "Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree," "Knock Three Times") (69)
  • Matthew Goode (actor, Match Point, The Lookout, A Single Man, Leap Year, Watchmen, Brideshead Revisited, Stoker) (35)
  • Mike Ness (singer/guitarist, Social Distortion) (51)
  • Jamie Hewlett (British comic book artist and co-creator of cartoon band Gorillaz) (45)


  • 1783 Author Washington Irving (Rip Van Winkle, The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow) is born.
  • 1865, Union forces occupied the Confederate capital ofRichmond,Virginia, during the Civil War.
  • 1907 Actor Iron Eyes Cody (he was the Native American who cried during the "Keep America Beautiful" TV ad campaign of the '70s and '80s) is born. He dies in 1999.
  • 1924 Actor Marlon Brando (A Streetcar Named Desire, The Godfather, Apocalypse Now, Superman) is born. He dies in July of 2004.
  • 1941, Singer Jan Berry (Jan & Dean) is born. He dies in 2004.
  • 1943, The Band keyboardist Richard Manuel is born. He dies in 1986.
  • 1946, Longtime Elton John bassist Dee Murray is born. He dies in 1992.
  • 1948, President Harry Truman signed the Marshall Plan, which gave over $12 billion in aid to European countries recovering after World War II, before ending in 1952.
  • 1953, TV Guide first appeared on newsstands, selling for 15 cents. The first cover was of Desi Jr., the son of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz.
  • 1965, "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" by the Animals peaks at Number 15 on the pop chart.
  • 1965, "I Can't Explain" by the Who peaks at Number 93 on the pop chart.
  • 1968 The movie 2001: A Space Odyssey opens.
  • 1968, less than 24 hours before he was assassinated, Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous "Mountaintop" speech to a rally of striking sanitation workers.
  • 1968,North Vietnam agreed to meet withU.S. representatives to set up preliminary peace talks.
  • 1969, Jim Morrison  frontman of The Doors surrendered to the FBI authorities in Los Angeles to answer to indecent exposure charges filed against him following a Miami concert at which he allegedly showed his genitals.
  • 1971, "Another Day/Oh Woman Oh Why" by Paul McCartney peaks at Number Ten on the pop chart.
  • 1975, President Ford said the rest of the world should not regard losses inSouth Vietnam as a sign that American commitments would not be fulfilled elsewhere.
  • 1976, "Golden Years" by David Bowie peaks at Number 10 on the pop chart, where it stays for two weeks.
  • 1979, Jane M. Byrne was elected mayor of Chicago, defeating Republican Wallace D. Johnson.
  • 1985, The landmark Brown Derby restaurant inHollywood closed after 56 years in business.
  • 1987 U2 opens a national tour inTempe,Arizona, and denouncesArizona's non-recognition of Martin Luther King Day.
  • 1987, Stock prices rocketed on Wall Street as the Dow Jones industrial average soared 69.89 points, ending the day at a record 2390.34.
  • 1989, The University Of Michigan Wolverines won the NCAA championship by defeating Seton Hall in overtime, 80-to-79.
  • 1990, A delegation from the rebellious republic of Lithuania met with an adviser to Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev.
  • 1990, Jazz singer Sarah Vaughan died in suburbanLos Angeles at age 66.
  • 1991, The U.N. Security Council adopted a Gulf War truce resolution demanding that Iraq abolish weapons of mass destruction, renounce terrorism and pay reparations.
  • 1993 The Jimmy Page/David Coverdale album, appropriately titled Coverdale/Page, enters the album chart at Number Five.
  • 1995 UCLA defeatsArkansas, 89 to 78, to win the NCAA basketball championship.
  • 1995 Van Halen celebrates Balance being certified double platinum and the sale of more than 60 million albums total at theMuseum OfFlying inSanta Monica,California.
  • 1995, Former United Way Of America President William Aramony was convicted in Alexandria, Virginia, of 25 counts of fraud for stealing nearly $600,000 from the nation's biggest charity.
  • 1996, An Air Force jetliner carrying Commerce Secretary Ron Brown and American business executives crashed in Croatia, killing all 35 people aboard.
  • 1996, Former Cleveland Mayor Carl Stokes, the first black man elected mayor of a majorU.S. city, died at age 68.
  • 1996, the FBI raided a cabin near Lincoln, Montana, and arrested former college professor Theodore Kaczynski, accusing him of being the Unabomber, whose mail bombs had killed three people and injured 23 others since the 1970s.
  • 1999, NATO missiles struck downtownBelgrade for the first time, destroying the headquarters of security forces accused of waging a campaign against Kosovo Albanians.
  • 2000, A federal judge in Washington ruled that Microsoft Corporation had violated U.S. antitrust laws by keeping "an oppressive thumb" on competitors during the race to link Americans to the Internet.
  • 2002 Alice Cooper hosts a discussion and question-and-answer session at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame And Museum inCleveland,Ohio.
  • 2003 Linkin Park's second album, Meteora, debuts at Number One on the Billboard Top 200 album chart, selling more than 811,000 copies in its first week of release.
  • 2005 Former Alice In Chains bassist Mike Starr is arrested inSeattle,Washington on charges of vandalizing a car.
  • 2005 Part-time Queens Of The Stone Age vocalist Mark Lanegan misses his second show in a row, inDetroit, leading the band to announce that he has left the tour due to "exhaustion."
  • 2007 Chevelle releases its fourth major label album, titled Vena Sera.
  • 2008 Stone Temple Pilots announce that they will play an ambitious schedule of 65 shows in 2008 as the band returns from a seven-year live hiatus.
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