Rabbi's On This Day Thursday, May 23, 2013
Posted 5/23/2013 12:00:00 PM

Thursday, May 23, 2013


  • Drew Carey (actor and comedian, host of The Price is Right, The Drew Carey Show, Whose Line Is It Anyway?) (55)
  • Lauren Chapin (actress, played "Kitten" on Father Knows Best) (68)
  • Joan Collins (actress, Dynasty's Alexis, The Clandestine Marriage, The Flintstones In Viva Rock Vegas) (80)
  • Charles Kimbrough (actor, Murphy Brown's Jim Dial) (77)
  • Tom Tykwer (German director, Run Lola Run, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, The International, Cloud Atlas) (48)
  • Jewel (singer) (39)
  • Phil Selway (drummer, Radiohead) (46)


  • 1430, Joan Of Arc was captured by the Burgundians, who later sold her to the English.
  • 1928, Singer-actress Rosemary Clooney is born. She dies in June 2002 at age 74.
  • 1934, Bank robbers Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow are shot to death in a police ambush as they are driving a stolen Ford Deluxe along a road in Bienville Parish, Louisiana.
  • 1934, nylon was first produced by Dr. Wallace H. Carothers, a research chemist at Du Pont laboratories.
  • 1934, Synthesizer pioneer Robert Moog (rhymes with rogue) was born. He died in August 2005 at age 71.
  • 1960, Israel announced it had captured former Nazi official Adolf Eichmann inArgentina. He was later tried inIsrael, found guilty of crimes against humanity, and hanged in 1962.
  • 1962, Joe Pepitone of the New York Yankees sets a major-league baseball record by hitting two home runs in one inning.
  • 1964, Glad All Over by the Dave Clark Five peaks at Number Three on the album chart.
  • 1968, The Beatles open a second Apple Boutique in London. Singer-guitarists John Lennon and George Harrison attend the opening.
  • 1970, "Vehicle" by the Ides Of March peaks at Number Two on the pop chart.
  • 1970, Chicago II by Chicago peaks at Number Four on the album chart, where it stays for two weeks.
  • 1970, McCartney by Paul McCartney hits Number One on the album chart, where it stays for three weeks.
  • 1971, Iron Butterfly breaks up after playing a farewell concert.
    1979, Tom Petty files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, partly in an effort to get out of his record company contract.
  • 1979 The Kiss album Dynasty is released.
  • 1981, "Find Your Way Back" by Jefferson Starship peaks at Number 29 on the pop chart.
  • 1981, "I Missed Again" by Phil Collins peaks at Number 19 on the pop chart.
  • 1981, "Too Much Time On My Hands" by Styx peaks at Number Nine on the pop chart, where it stays for two weeks.
  • 1981, "Watching The Wheels" by John Lennon peaks at Number Ten on the pop chart, where it stays for two weeks.
  • 1984 During a Clash concert atMichiganStateUniversity, $17,000 in box office receipts are stolen.
  • 1987, "Day-In Day-Out" by David Bowie peaks at Number 21 on the pop chart.
  • 1987, "You Can Call Me Al" by Paul Simon peaks at Number 23 on the pop chart.
  • 1987, Tango In The Night by Fleetwood Mac peaks at Number Seven on the album chart, where it stays for three weeks.
  • 1987, The Doobie Brothers reunite for a charity concert at the Hollywood Bowl inLos Angeles, where they raise $360,000 forVietnam veterans.
  • 1991, by a 5-to-4 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld regulations barring federally subsidized family planning clinics from discussing abortion with pregnant women or telling them where they could get an abortion.
  • 1994 The Beastie Boys release their fourth album, Ill Communication.
  • 1994, funeral services were held at Arlington National Cemetery for former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
  • 1995 Felony drug charges are filed against Stone Temple Pilots lead singer Scott Weiland, after he is arrested a few days earlier for allegedly buying crack from a street dealer inPasadena,California.
  • 1995, a man with an unloaded handgun climbed over a fence and ran towards the White House. He was shot and wounded by the Secret Service.
  • 1997, Jurassic Park: The Lost World opens in theatres, taking in over $90 million in its first weekend of release.
  • 2000 Billy Corgan reveals in a radio interview that the Smashing Pumpkins will disband at the end of the year, after fulfilling their touring commitments.
  • 2000 Guitarist Noel Gallagher announces he is quitting Oasis. Of course, he comes back.
  • 2000 Pearl Jam releases its sixth studio album, Binaural.
  • 2001 The Tool album Lateralus debuts at Number One on the Billboard 200, selling over 550,000 copies in its first week on the streets.
  • 2006 Angels And Airwaves, the brainchild of former Blink-182 frontman Tom DeLonge, releases its debut album, titled We Don't Need To Whisper.
  • 2007 Linkin Park's third album, Minutes to Midnight, debuts at Number One on the Billboard album chart, selling 623,000 copies in its first week of release and landing the highest first-week total of 2007. It also becomes one of only six albums in the previous two years to sell more than 600,000 copies in a single week.
  • 2011 Staind parts ways with founding drummer Jon Wysocki after 16 years.
  • 2012 Guitarist and founding member Matt Roberts leaves 3 Doors Down due to health reasons.
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