Rabbi's On This Day: Sunday, 6/23/13
Posted 6/23/2013 12:00:00 PM

Sunday, June 23, 2013


  • Randy Jackson (American Idol judge, former Journey bassist) (57)
  • Frances McDormand (actress, Fargo, Almost Famous, Laurel Canyon, City By The Sea, Transformers: Dark Of The Moon) (56)
  • Ted Shackelford (actor, Knot's Landings Gary Ewing) (67)
  • Clarence Thomas (Supreme Court Justice) (65)
  • Selma Blair (actress, Cruel Intentions, Legally Blonde, Hellboy, Hellboy II: The Golden Army) (41)
  • KT Tunstall (Scottish singer-songwriter, "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree") (38)
  • Bryan Brown (actor, F/X, Cocktail; husband of Rachel Ward) (66)
  • Robert Hunter (lyricist for the Grateful Dead) (72)
  • Jason Mraz (singer and songwriter) (36)
  • Joel Edgerton (actor, The Great Gatsby, Animal Kingdom, Warrior) (39)
  • Glenn Danzig (singer, the Misfits, Danzig) (58)
  • Steve Shelley (drummer, Sonic Youth) (51)


  • 1776, The final draft of The Declaration Of Independence is submitted to Congress.
  • 1846, Belgian musician Adolphe Sax patented the saxophone, an instrument with which he created a sound combining that of wood and brass instruments.
  • 1860 The United States Secret Service is created by an act of Congress.
  • 1868, Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for an invention he called a "Type-Writer". The bulky, table-sized machine printed only capital letters and the paper inside the machine could not be seen as it was being typed.
  • 1938, The first aquarium opens in theU.S. at Marineland inSt. Augustine,Florida.
  • 1940, Original Beatles bassist Stuart Sutcliffe is born. He dies in 1962.
  • 1947, the Senate joined the House of Representatives in overriding President Harry Truman's veto of the Taft-Hartley Act. The law put some new restrictions on labor unions.
  • 1949, The first 12 women graduate fromHarvardMedicalSchool.
  • 1966, The Beatles fly toGermany for the first leg of what will be their last world tour.
  • 1972, President Nixon and White House chief of staff H.R. Haldeman discussed a plan to use the CIA to obstruct the FBI's Watergate investigation. Revelation of the tape recording of this conversation sparked Nixon's resignation.
  • 1973, Living In The Material World by George Harrison hits Number One on the album chart, where it stays for five weeks.
  • 1975, Alice Cooper falls off the stage during a show inVancouver,British Columbia, breaking six ribs.
  • 1980 Eric Carr auditions for the drummer seat in Kiss with Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, and Ace Frehley.
  • 1980, David Letterman's short-lived daytime talk show premieres on NBC.
  • 1987, Madonna became the first celebrity cover girl to appear on Cosmopolitan's cover since Elizabeth Taylor in 1969.
  • 1989 Batman, starring Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson, opens in theatres.
  • 1990 "Jealous Again" by the Black Crowes peaks at Number 75 on the pop chart.
  • 1991 Tony Randall and Jack Klugman star in a one-night-only Broadway performance of The Odd Couple.
  • 1992, New York Mafia boss John Gotti was sentenced to life in jail without the possibility of parole on murder and racketeering charges.
  • 1993, Lorena Bobbitt made men across the country cringe when she amputated her husband John Wayne Bobbitt's penis and threw it away. The appendage was recovered and reattached. Lorena was later acquitted of malicious wounding by reason of insanity and John was acquitted of marital sexual assault.
  • 1995 Dr. Jonas Salk, who developed the first vaccine against polio, dies at age 80.
  • 1995 Nine Inch Nails mastermind Trent Reznor buys a funeral parlor inNew Orleans, which he converts into a studio.
  • 1996 The Sex Pistols perform for 30,000 at Finsbury Park in England. The performance is recorded for a live album, Filthy Lucre Live.
  • 1997, Civil rights activist Betty Shabazz, the widow of Malcolm X, died in New York of burns suffered in a fire set by her 12-year-old grandson; Malcolm Shabazz. She was 61. Malcolm Shabazz was sentenced to 18 months at aMassachusetts facility specializing in young arsonists.
  • 2003 U2 performs "One" and "Pride (In The Name Of Love)" in Dublin at the start of the Special Olympics' 11th World Summer Games. They're joined at the event by South African leader Nelson Mandela.
  • 2004 The Beastie Boys' sixth album, To The 5 Boroughs, tops the Billboard Top 200 with sales of over 360,000 copies in its first week of release.
  • 2004 Velvet Revolver guitarist Slash and his wife Perla welcome their second son, Cash, into the world.
  • 2005 Four concertgoers are stabbed at a show by Corrosion Of Conformity inTampa,Florida, with one victim pronounced dead and another left in critical condition.
  • 2007 No Doubt briefly reunites at the first of two concerts in Irvine, California, where bassist Tony Kanal, drummer Adrian Young and guitarist Tom Dumont join singer Gwen Stefani onstage during her solo performance.
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