Rabbi's On This Day: Thursday, 8/29/13
Posted 8/29/2013 12:00:00 PM

Thursday, August 29, 2013


  • Julio Fernandez (guitarist of Spyro Gyra) (59, disputed)
  • Meshell Ndegeocello (R&B singer-bassist) (45)
  • Richard Attenborough (English actor/director appeared in Jurassic Park, director of A Bridge Too Far, Gandhi) (90)
  • James Brady (Former Press Secretary to President Ronald Reagan, who was seriously injured by a bullet to the head in the 1981 attempt on Reagan's life) (73)
  • Rebecca De Mornay (actress, Risky Business, Backdraft, The Hand That Rocks The Cradle, Identity) (54, some sources say date of birth undetermined)
  • Elliott Gould (Actor, (Ocean's Eleven, Ocean's Twelve, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, the film version of M*A*S*H, American History X, Ross's and Monica's father on Friends) (75)
  • Robin Leach (British TV host, known for Lifestyles Of The Rich And Famous) (72)
  • Senator John McCain (Republican senator fromArizona) (77)
  • William Friedkin (Director, The French Connection, The Exorcist, To Live And Die In L.A.) (78)
  • Carla Gugino (actress, Entourage, Watchmen, Night at the Museum, Karen Cisco, the Spy Kids movies, Sin City, Son In Law, Snake Eyes, Sucker Punch) (42, disputed)
  • Chris Copping (former bassist, Procol Harum) (68)
  • Dick Halligan (multi-instrumentalist, Blood, Sweat & Tears) (70)
  • Lea Michele (actress, Glee) (27)
  • David Desrosiers (bassist, Simple Plan) (33)
  • John McCain (Republican senator fromArizona and 2008 presidential candidate) (77)
  • Joel Schumacher (director, Lost Boys, The Client, Batman Forever, Batman and Robin, Phone Booth, The Number 23) (74)


  • 1533, Atahuallpa, the last emperor of the Incas in Peru, was killed by Spanish conquistadors at the orders of Francisco Pizarro. The execution marked the end of 300 years of Inca civilization.
  • 1852, the Mormon Church first published its doctrine of polygamy, which they called "celestial marriage." The Church maintained this teaching until the Manifest of 1890, and later Congressional legislation, outlawed the practice.
  • 1877, Religious leader Brigham Young, the second president of the Mormon Church, died at 76.
  • 1915, Actress Ingrid Bergman (Casablanca, The Bells Of St. Mary's, Notorious; mother of Isabella Rossellini) is born. She dies on her 67th birthday on August 29th, 1982.
  • 1917, Actress Isabel Sanford (Guess Who's Coming To Dinner, Louise Jefferson on All In The Family and The Jeffersons) is born. She dies in July 2004.
  • 1920, Jazz bandleader, saxophone player, and composer Charlie "Bird" Parker was born. He died as a result of drug abuse on March 12th, 1955, at age 34.
  • 1942, Velvet Underground guitarist Sterling Morrison is born. He dies in 1995.
  • 1958, Pop icon Michael Jackson is born. His sudden death in June 2009 shocks the world.
  • 1958, the United States Air Force Academy opened inColorado Springs,Colorado.
  • 1966, the Beatles' last public concert was held atCandlestickPark inSan Francisco.
  • 1967, the final episode of TV's The Fugitive aired.
  • 1970, Eric Clapton's self-titled album peaks at Number 13 on the album chart.
  • 1970, The Who performs at the Isle Of Wight Festival in England. Also on the bill that day are the Doors, Sly & the Family Stone, and Joni Mitchell.
  • 1973, Judge John Sirica ordered President Richard Nixon to turn over secret tapes in connection with the Watergate investigation. Nixon refused and appealed the order.
  • 1976, The Clash makes their public debut, opening for the Sex Pistols at Screen On The Green inLondon,England.
  • 1977, the St. Louis Cardinals' Lou Brock broke Ty Cobb's 49-year-old career stolen bases record of 892.
  • 1979 U2 gets its first mention in England's influential Sounds magazine, in the "Sounds Playlist" column, where writers note what they are excited about.
  • 1981, the last episode of Eight Is Enough aired on ABC.
  • 1982, Actress Ingrid Bergman (Casablanca, The Bells Of St. Mary's, Notorious; mother of Isabella Rossellini) dies on her 67th birthday.
  • 1987 An American liquor company reports a 200 percent sales increase for its Brass Monkey cocktail mix thanks to the Beastie Boys hit "Brass Monkey."
  • 1987, "La Bamba" by Los Lobos, a cover of the Ritchie Valens song, hits Number One on the pop chart, where it will stay for three weeks.
  • 1987, Actor Lee Marvin (Bad Day At Black Rock, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The Dirty Dozen, The Delta Force) dies at age 63.
  • 1991, the Supreme Soviet legislature voted to suspend the activities of the Soviet Communist Party and freeze its bank accounts, bringing an end to the institution, because of the party's role in the failed coup attempt against Mikhail Gorbachev.
  • 1992, "November Rain" by Guns N' Roses peaks at Number Three on the pop chart, where it stays for two weeks.
  • 1995, at the O.J. Simpson murder trial in Los Angeles, tape recordings of police detective Mark Fuhrman were played, without the jury present, in which Fuhrman could be heard using racial slurs.
  • 1995, Two crewmembers are killed in a helicopter crash while shooting the video for Meat Loaf's "I'd Lie For You (And That's The Truth)."
  • 1996 Singer Liam Gallagher flies to the U.S. and rejoins his bandmates in Oasis after they play a successful show without him the night before.
  • 1996 Sixty-four arrests are made after fans in Santiago, Chile, turn violent while waiting for Iron Maiden to perform.
  • 2000, Moment Of Glory by the Scorpions is released. The band recorded the album with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • 2001, Heidi Mark files for divorce from Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil.
  • 2002 In what turns out to be a short-lived arrangement, Papa Roach signs on to appear in commercials for the new Pepsi Blue soft drink.
  • 2002, "Electrical Storm" by U2 is released.
  • 2002, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band open the MTV Video Music Awards with a live performance of "The Rising" in front of the Rose Center For Earth And Space At The Planetarium At The American Museum Of Natural History inNew York City. After the cameras are turned off, they play for more than an hour for the fans in attendance.
  • 2002, Sammy Hagar plays a free show atIrvingPlaza inNew York City to honor September 11th rescue workers.
  • 2005 Former Fuel drummer Kevin Miller sues the band, claiming that he did not receive his share of a $3 million advance the band got from their record label.
  • 2005 Hurricane Katrina devastates much of the U.S. Gulf Coast fromLouisiana to the Florida Panhandle, killing more than 1,836, submerging the city ofNew Orleans and causing some of the city's levees to rupture and resulting in mass flooding and deaths costing over $115 billion in damage.
  • 2005 Pearl Jam plays a fundraiser for Senate candidate Jon Tester inMissoula,Montana.
  • 2006 Crossfade releases its second album, called Falling Away.
  • 2006 The Black Crowes release an album called The Lost Crowes, which combines their two "lost" albums Tall and Band, plus an expanded DVD version of the band's 1992 home video Who Killed That Bird Out On Your Window Sill.
  • 2006, Modern Times by Bob Dylan is released.
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