Rabbi's On This Day: Saturday, 6/22/13
Posted 6/22/2013 12:00:00 PM

Saturday, June 22, 2013


  • Todd Rundgren (rock star and producer, the Nazz, Utopia, the New Cars) (65)
  • Steven Page (pop musician, Barenaked Ladies) (43)
  • Amy Brenneman (actress, Private Practice, Judging Amy) (49)
  • Brit Hume (Fox News broadcast journalist) (70)
  • Kris Kristofferson (actor and country singer-musician, Blade, Payback) (77)
  • David L. Lander (actor, Laverne & Shirley's Andrew "Squiggy" Squiggman) (66)
  • Meryl Streep (Oscar-winning actress, Sophie's Choice, Kramer vs. Kramer, The Deer Hunter, Angels In America, Adaptation., The Devil Wears Prada, Julie & Julia, The Iron Lady) (64)
  • Lindsay Wagner (actress, The Bionic Woman's Jamie Sommers) (64)
  • Carson Daly (television personality & host, NBC's Last Call With Carson Daly) (40)
  • Dan Brown (novelist/author, The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, The Lost Symbol) (49)
  • Jai Rodriguez (actor, Queer Eye For The Straight Guy) (34)
  • Donald Faison (actor, Clueless, Scrubs) (39)
  • Mary Lynn Rajskub (actress, 24) (42)
  • Ralph Waite (actor, The Waltons' John Walton (the father, not John-Boy)) (85)
  • Bruce Campbell (actor, the Evil Dead movies, the Spider-Man movies, Bubba Ho-Tep, Burn Notice) (55)
  • Peter Asher (of Peter & Gordon, "A World Without Love") (69)
  • Howard Kaylan (singer, the Turtles, Flo & Eddie's Eddie) (66)
  • Tracy Pollan (actress, Family Ties, A Stranger Among Us, Spin City, wife of Michael J. Fox) (53)
  • Cyndi Lauper (singer) (60)
  • Chris Traynor (guitarist, Bush, Helmet) (40)
  • Amy Brenneman (actress, Heat, Judging Amy) (49)


  • 1611, English explorer Henry Hudson, his son, and several others were set adrift in present-dayHudson Bay by mutineers. They were never heard from again.
  • 1633, Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei was forced by the Catholic Church to recant his belief that the Earth orbited the Sun. On October 31st, 1992, 359 years later, theVatican admitted its error.
  • 1870, the U.S. Congress created the Department Of Justice, headed by an Attorney General.
  • 1937, Joe Louis knocked out James "Jim" Braddock to win the world heavyweight title. He held onto the title through 25 bouts over for 11 years until his retirement.
  • 1941 60 Minutes correspondent Ed Bradley is born. He dies in November 2006.
  • 1941, German troops invaded theSoviet Union.
  • 1944, President Franklin Roosevelt signed the "G.I. Bill Of Rights," giving a broad package of benefits to World War II veterans.
  • 1945, The World War II battle forOkinawa officially ends, with 12,520 Americans and 110,000 Japanese killed in the 81-day campaign.
  • 1954 Actor-comedian Freddie Prinze (Chico & The Man) is born. He dies in 1977.
  • 1969 Actress-singer Judy Garland (The Wizard Of Oz, Meet Me In St. Louis, A Star Is Born; mother of Liza Minnelli) dies at age 47.
  • 1970, President Richard Nixon signed a measure changing the voting age from 21 to 18. The 26th Amendment affirmed it, passing on July 1st, 1971.
  • 1974, Bad Company by Bad Company is released.
  • 1981, Mark David Chapman pled guilty to the murder of John Lennon outside the former Beatle'sNew York City apartment building.
  • 1983, the National Hockey League instituted a five-minute sudden death overtime period.
  • 1985, "Heaven" by Bryan Adams hits Number One on the pop chart, where it stays for two weeks.
  • 1985, The Beverly Hills Cop soundtrack, featuring Glenn Frey's "The Heat Is On," hits Number One on the album chart, where it stays for two weeks.
  • 1987 Actor-dancer-singer Fred Astaire (Top Hat, Holiday Inn, Easter Parade, The Towering Inferno) dies at age 88.
  • 1990, Billy Joel performs the first of two shows at Yankee Stadium inNew York City. Joel is the first rock star to play the venue.
  • 1991, "Losing My Religion" by R.E.M. peaks at Number Four on the pop chart.
  • 1993 Ozzy Osbourne announces that he's decided not to retire after all, as he said he was doing in 1992, and reveals plans for a new album and a Black Sabbath reunion tour.
  • 1994 A man is arrested outside Courtney Love's Seattle home and charged with trespassing and stalking. He had told his sister he was "the next lead singer for Nirvana."
  • 1995 CBS news anchor Dan Rather dons some shades and joins R.E.M. onstage atMadisonSquareGarden inNew York City during a soundcheck, for a performance of "What's The Frequency, Kenneth?" The performance was aired the following night on The Late Show With David Letterman. (Rather had been mugged in 1986, by a man asking him that question.)
  • 1996 "The Theme From Mission: Impossible" by U2's Adam Clayton & Larry Mullin peaks at Number Seven on the pop chart, where it stays for two weeks.
  • 1996 Load by Metallica enters the album chart at Number One, where it stays for four weeks.
  • 1999 Limp Bizkit releases its second album, Significant Other.
  • 2000 Papa Roach's major label debut, Infest, is certified gold.
  • 2000, Independent Counsel Robert Ray ended his investigation of the 1993 firings in the White House travel office, issuing no indictments but saying he'd found "substantial evidence" that First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton played a role in the dismissals.
  • 2001 Rancid, 311, Alien Ant Farm, New Found Glory and others open the seventh edition of the Warped Tour outsidePhoenix, in triple-degree heat.
  • 2003 Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer is inducted into the Bronx Walk Of Fame in New York City, along with hip-hop artist DJ Red Alert, sportscaster Michael Kay, former middleweight boxing champion Jake LaMotta, and others.
  • 2004 Korn vocalist Jonathan Davis is sued by a former business partner over failed plans to open a crime museum.
  • 2004 The Lollapalooza alternative rock festival is canceled due to poor ticket sales across the country. The tour had expanded to a two-day format and offered an eclectic lineup featuring Morrissey, Sonic Youth, Modest Mouse, the String Cheese Incident, the Datsuns, and P.J. Harvey.
  • 2005 Coldplay's third album, X&Y, holds onto the Number One slot on Billboard's 200 albums chart for the second straight week. Foo Fighters debut in second place with In Your Honor, marking the band's highest-ever Billboard position.
  • 2010 Ozzy Osbourne releases his 10th solo studio album, Scream.
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