Rabbi's On This Day: Friday, 9/13/13
Posted 9/13/2013 12:00:00 PM

Friday, September 13, 2013


  • Tyler Perry (writer, director, and actor, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Madea's Family Reunion, Why Did I Get Married, Meet The Browns, The Family That Preys) (44)
  • Bernie Williams (former New York Yankees outfielder and jazz guitarist) (45)
  • Michael Johnson (sprinter, Olympic Gold Medalist) (46)
  • Jean Smart (actress, Designing Women, The District, Sweet Home Alabama, Bringing Down The House, I Heart Huckabees, 24) (62, disputed)
  • Jacqueline Bisset (actress, Casino Royale, Bullitt, Airport, The Deep, Class, Wild Orchid) (69)
  • Stella McCartney (fashion designer, daughter of Paul and Linda McCartney) (42)
  • Ben Savage (actor, starred in TV's Boy Meets World) (33)
  • Ari Fleischer (former White House spokesperson) (53)
  • Peter Cetera (former singer of Chicago) (69)
  • Richard Kiel (actor, played Jaws in the James Bond films The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker) (74)
  • Barbara Bain (actress, Mission: Impossible, Space:1999; former wife of Martin Landau) (82)
  • Zak Starkey (drummer, the Who; son of Ringo Starr) (48)
  • David Clayton-Thomas (lead singer, Blood, Sweat & Tears) (72)
  • Dave Mustaine (singer-guitarist, Megadeth; an original member of Metallica) (52)
  • Vinny Appice (drummer, Black Sabbath, Dio, Heaven and Hell) (56)
  • Stephen Perkins (drummer, Jane's Addiction) (46)
  • Tim "Ripper" Owens (former Judas Priest vocalist) (46)
  • Christy Smith (the first deaf contestant on Survivor) (35)


  • 1759, the British defeated the French during the final battle of the French And Indian War, on the Plains Of Abraham overlooking Quebec City.
  • 1788, the U.S. Constitutional Convention authorized the first national election, and declaredNew York City the temporary national capital.
  • 1908 Actress Mae Questel (the voice of Betty Boop and Olive Oyl) is born. She dies in 1998.
  • 1916 Author Roald Dahl (Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Matilda, James And The Giant Peach) is born. He dies in 1990.
  • 1949, The Ladies Professional Golf Association Of America was formed inNew York City.
  • 1963, direct-sales cosmetic company Mary Kay was founded by nine people gathered around Mary Kay Ash's kitchen table.
  • 1969 The Plastic Ono Band -- John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Eric Clapton, Alan White, and Klaus Voorman -- performs at the Toronto Rock N' Revival Show in Toronto. Recordings from the show are released as Live Peace In Toronto.
  • 1969, the cartoon show Scooby-Doo Where Are You! Debuted on CBS.
  • 1971, a four-day inmates' rebellion at the Attica Correctional Facility in upstate New York ended as police and guards stormed the facility. Thirty-two prisoners and 11 prison workers – including nine guards were killed during the siege.
  • 1975 Fandango! by ZZ Top peaks at Number 10 on the album chart.
  • 1977, the soap opera parody Soap premiered on ABC, becoming the first sitcom with a viewer discretion warning.
  • 1978 Some Enchanted Evening by Blue Oyster Cult is released.
  • 1978 The Cure signs with Fiction Records.
  • 1980 Hold Out by Jackson Browne hits Number One on the album chart.
  • 1985 Sting begins his first solo tour.
  • 1986 Pee Wee's Playhouse, starring Paul Reubens, debuts on CBS.
  • 1988 Guns N' Roses' Appetite For Destruction is certified quadruple platinum.
  • 1990 Law And Order debuts on NBC.
  • 1991 No More Tears by Ozzy Osbourne is released.
  • 1993, In a historic scene at the White House, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat shook hands at the White House after signing an historic accord granting limited Palestinian autonomy.
  • 1993, Late Night with Conan O'Brien debuted, with the relatively unknown Conan O'Brien as the host.
  • 1995 The TV series The Drew Carey Show, starring Drew Carey, Ryan Stiles, Diedrich Bader, Christa Miller, Kathy Kinney, and Craig Ferguson, premieres.
  • 1996, Rapper and actor Tupac Shakur died at a Las Vegas hospital six days after he was wounded in a drive-by shooting. He was 25.
  • 1999 Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins from Foo Fighters join Cheap Trick onstage inToronto for a version of "Dream Police."
  • 1999 Fatboy Slim's You've Come A Long Way, Baby is certified platinum.
  • 2000 Almost Famous, starring Billy Crudup, Frances McDormand, Kate Hudson, Jason Lee, Patrick Fugit, Fairuza Balk, Anna Paquin, Jimmy Fallon, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bijou Phillips, Peter Frampton, and Marc Maron, opens in limited release.
  • 2000 Rage Against The Machine completes the second of twoLos Angeles shows that are recorded for a live album. They turn out to be the band's final shows together.
  • 2001 Civilian air traffic in theU.S. resumes for the first time since the September 11th terrorist attacks.
  • 2003 In San Francisco, the White Stripes perform for the first time in two months since singer-guitarist Jack White injured his hand in a car accident.
  • 2004 Papa Roach singer Jacoby Shaddix and his wife have their second child, a boy named Jagger.
  • 2005 Former Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale releases the first album from his new group, Institute, titled Distort Yourself.
  • 2005 Trapt issues its second album, Someone In Control, while Switchfoot releases its fifth album, Nothing Is Sound.
  • 2006 In the finale of Rock Star: Supernova, Lukas Rossi is chosen as the singer for the band that also includes Tommy Lee, Jason Newsted and Gilby Clarke.
  • 2006 The Used officially announces that it has parted ways with drummer Branden Steineckert.
  • 2011 Bush releases its first album in a decade, called The Sea Of Memories.
  • 2011 Staind issues its self-titled seventh album.
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