Rabbi's On This Day: Tuesday, 6/18/13
Posted 6/18/2013 12:00:00 PM

Tuesday, June 18, 2013


  • Paul McCartney (pop star, former Beatle) (71)
  • Lou Brock (Hall of Fame Major League Baseball player) (74)
  • Carol Kane (squeaky-voiced actress, Simka Gravas from Taxi) (61)
  • Isabella Rossellini (actress and model, Blue Velvet) (61)
  • Ray LaMontagne (singer) (40)
  • Blake Shelton (country music singer, vocal coach on The Voice) (37)
  • Dizzy Reed (keyboardist, Guns N' Roses) (50)


  • 1682, William Penn founded the city ofPhiladelphia, calling it the "City ofBrotherly Love."
  • 1812, the War of 1812 began when Congress declared war againstBritain.
  • 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte's army was defeated by British and Prussian troops atWaterloo inBelgium.
  • 1873, suffragette Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for attempting to vote.
  • 1928, aviator Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean as she completed a flight from Newfoundland to Wales in about 21 hours.
  • 1940, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill urged his countrymen to conduct themselves in a manner that would prompt future generations to say, "This was their finest hour."
  • 1942 Film critic Roger Ebert is born. He dies in April 2013.
  • 1948, Columbia Records unveiled the new long-playing 33-1/3 record.
  • 1953 The Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott are married.
  • 1967 The Jimi Hendrix Experience makes itsU.S. debut on the final night of the Monterey International Pop Festival. Besides the trio's musicianship, the audience is wowed by Hendrix's stage antics, including setting his guitar on fire.
  • 1967, The Who performs on the final night of the Monterey International Pop Festival. The Jimi Hendrix Experience also make theirU.S. debut. Besides the group's musicianship, the audience is wowed by Hendrix's stage antics, including setting his guitar on fire.
  • 1968, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled it was unconstitutional to deny housing because of race.
  • 1977 Sex Pistols frontman Johnny Rotten is slashed on his face and hands by thugs who apparently object to the band's song "God Save The Queen." The next day, guitarist Paul Cook is beaten up.
  • 1977, "Dreams" by Fleetwood Mac hits Number One on the pop chart.
  • 1977, "Feels Like The First Time" by Foreigner peaks at Number Four on the pop chart.
  • 1977, "Peace Of Mind" by Boston peaks at Number 38 on the pop chart.
  • 1977, New York Yankees outfielder Reggie Jackson half-heartedly went after a fly ball during a loss to the Boston Red Sox and was taken out of the game by manager Billy Martin. The two then nearly came to blows in the dugout over it, during an argument broadcast on national TV.
  • 1977, Talking Heads bassist Tina Weymouth and drummer Chris Frantz are married.
  • 1980 The Blues Brothers, starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd, premieres inNew York City.
  • 1980, The Blues Brothers, starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd, premieres inNew York City.
  • 1983, Dr. Sally Ride became the first American woman in space on the Challenger shuttle.1996, federal prosecutors charged Theodore Kaczynski in four of the Unabomber attacks.
  • 1987 A woman sues Motley Crue for $5,000, claiming that she lost her hearing at a Crue concert because it was too loud.
  • 1991 Van Halen drummer Alex Van Halen, Cream drummer Ginger Baker, and Vanilla Fudge drummer Carmine Appice are all inducted into the Hollywood Rock Walk.
  • 2000, Actress Nancy Marchand (Tony's mother on The Sopranos) dies at age 71.
  • 2000, golfing phenom Tiger Woods won the U.S. Open by a record 15 strokes.
  • 2001 Hole frontperson Courtney Love and ex-Faith No More keyboardist Roddy Bottum play a set of 1920s standards at a $500-a-plate theatre fundraiser in New York's Russian Tea Room.
  • 2002 Papa Roach releases its second major label album, Lovehatetragedy.
  • 2007 Motley Crue sues one of its managers, Carl Stubner, who also handles the solo career of Crue drummer Tommy Lee. The lawsuit claims that Stubner tried to "divert revenue" from the group and promote Lee's activities "to the detriment of the band," while at the same time mismanaging Lee's career "so as to harm the Motley Crue brand and Lee's reputation as a musician and band member."
  • 2008 Nine songs from the long-delayed Guns N' Roses album, Chinese Democracy, are briefly leaked online at a site called AntiQuiet.com. Traffic to the site from people trying to download the songs crashes its servers until the tracks are removed.
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