Rabbi's On This Day: Wednesday, 8/28/13
8/28/2013 12:00:00 PM
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
- Scott Hamilton (Olympic gold medal-winning figure skater) (55)
- Jason Priestley (actor, Beverly Hills 90210) (44)
- LeAnn Rimes (country singer) (31)
- Mary McCartney (photographer, daughter of Paul and Linda McCartney) (44)
- David Soul (actor and singer, played Hutch on TV's Starsky And Hutch, Salem's Lot) (70)
- Jack Black (Comic actor/musician School of Rock, Shallow Hal, High Fidelity, King Kong, Tropic Thunder; half of Tenacious D singer) (44)
- Billy Boyd (actor, "Pippin" in The Lord Of The Rings) (45)
- Shania Twain (country star) (48)
- Jennifer Coolidge (actress, Legally Blonde, Best In Show, A Mighty Wind, Stifler's Mom in America Pie) (52, disputed 50)
- Daniel Stern (actor, Breaking Away, Diner, the Home Alone and City Slickers movies) (56)
- Sherrie Austin (country singer) (43)
- Danny Seraphine (original drummer, Chicago) (65)
- Otis Burt "Sonny" Shroyer, Jr. (actor, The Longest Yard, The Dukes Of Hazzard's Deputy Enos, Forrest Gump, The Rainmaker) (78)
- Florence Welch (singer, Florence + the Machine) (27)
- David Fincher (director, Seven, Fight Club, Zodiac, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Social Network, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) (51)
ON THIS DATY:
- 1609, Henry Hudson discoveredDelaware Bay.
- 1828, Russian novelist Count Leo Tolstoy, whose works include War And Peace and Anna Karenina, was born. He died November 7th, 1910, at age 82.
- 1907, The United Parcel Service (UPS) is founded inSeattle as the American Messenger Company.
- 1917, Comic book legend Jack "King" Kirby (he created CaptainAmerica, the Fantastic Four, and the X-Men, among many others) is born. He dies in 1994.
- 1922, the first radio commercial aired on WEAF inNew York City. The 10-minute advertisement was for the Queensboro Realty Company, which had paid a fee of $100.
- 1929, Actress Roxie Roker -- Helen Willis from TV's The Jeffersons, Roots and rocker Lenny Kravitz's mother, was born. She died December 2nd, 1995, at age 66.
- 1930, The Marx Brothers movie Animal Crackers premiered.
- 1938, Northwestern University awarded an honorary degree to Edgar Bergen's dummy Charlie McCarthy.
- 1955, Emmett Till, a black teenager from Chicago, was abducted from his uncle's Mississippi home and killed by two white men after he supposedly whistled at the wife of one of the men. Till's brutally beaten body was found three days later. The two suspects were later acquitted by an all-white jury.
- 1957, Senator Strom Thurmond, then a Democrat fromSouth Carolina, began a 24-hour filibuster against the civil rights bill.
- 1963, The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gives his "I Have A Dream" speech at a civil rights rally in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., in front of more than 200,000 people.
- 1963, The Rolling Stones make their debut on the U.K. TV show Ready Steady Go!
- 1965, "California Girls" by the Beach Boys peaks at Number Three on the pop chart, where it stays for two weeks.
- 1965, Allen Klein joins Andrew Loog Oldham as a co-manager of the Rolling Stones.
- 1971, "Signs" by the Five Man Electrical Band peaks at Number Three on the pop chart.
- 1973, "Smoke On The Water" by Deep Purple is certified gold.
- 1976, "Baby, I Love Your Way" by Peter Frampton peaks at Number 12 on the pop chart.
- 1976, Actress Anissa Jones (Family Affair's Buffy) dies at age 18.
- 1978 Television announces that it is breaking up.
- 1978, Actor Robert Shaw (From Russia With Love, The Sting, Jaws, The Deep, Force 10 From Navarone) dies at age 51.
- 1978, Some Girls by the Rolling Stones is released.
- 1985, actress Ruth Gordon (Rosemary's Baby, Harold & Maude) died. She was 88.
- 1987, movie director John Huston, whose films included The Maltese Falcon, Key Largo, The African Queen, and Prizzi's Honor, and who was actress Anjelica Huston's father, died. He was 81.
- 1989 Motley Crue releases its fifth album, Dr. Feelgood.
- 1993, River Of Dreams by Billy Joel enters the album chart at Number One, where it stays for three weeks.
- 1996 Collective Soul's self-titled second album is certified triple platinum.
- 1996, the 15-year marriage of Britain's Prince Charles and Princess Diana officially ended with the issuing of a divorce decree.
- 1999 Cheap Trick plays a 25th-anniversary show in its hometown of Rockford, Illinois. The show, featuring guest appearances from ex-Guns N' Roses lead guitarist Slash, Everclear frontman Art Alexakis, and Smashing Pumpkins leader Billy Corgan, is recorded and released as Silver.
- 1999, Guns N Roses/Velvet Revolver bassist Duff McKagan and Susan Holmes are married.
- 2001 The Toadies announce that they are breaking up.
- 2002 311 sues its label, Capricorn Records, alleging that the company breached its contract when it failed to promote and market the group according to the terms of their 1992 contract.
- 2002, "Don't Stop" by the Rolling Stones is released.
- 2005, Art Garfunkel is charged with marijuana possession after a state trooper who pulls him over for blowing through a stop sign in Woodstock, New York, notices "a strong odor of marijuana" from the car.
- 2005, Journey keyboardist Jonathan Cain has an emergency appendectomy after a show at the Tommy Hilfiger At Jones Beach Theatre inWantagh,New York.
- 2007 Atreyu releases its fourth album and first major label effort, titled Lead Sails Paper Anchor.
- 2007 Hilly Kristal, founder of the legendaryNew York City rock club CBGB, dies of complications from lung cancer at the age of 75.