Rabbi's On This Day: Monday, 9/16/13
Posted 9/16/2013 12:00:00 PM

Monday, September 16, 2013


  • David Bellamy (country singer, Bellamy Brothers) (63)
  • Terry McBride (country singer, McBride & The Ride) (55, disputed)
  • Marc Anthony (singer; ex-husband of Jennifer Lopez) (45)
  • David Copperfield (magician/ illusionist; former fiance of Claudia Schiffer) (57)
  • B. B. King (legendary blues singer/guitarist) (88)
  • Earl Klugh (jazz guitarist) (60, disputed)
  • Lenny Clarke (actor-comedian: The Job, It's All Relative) (60)
  • Dave "Snake" Sabo (lead guitarist, Skid Row) (49)
  • Mickey Rourke (actor, Body Heat, 9 1/2 Weeks, Angel Heart, Sin City, The Wrestler, Iron Man 2, The Expendables) (61)
  • Ed Begley Jr. (actor, The In-Laws, Best In Show, Six Feet Under) (64)
  • Lauren Bacall (actress, The Big Sleep, Key Largo, To Have and Have Not, Misery; widow of Humphrey Bogart and ex-wife of Jason Robards) (89)
  • Bernie Calvert (bassist, the Hollies) (71)
  • Kenney Jones (former drummer, the Small Faces, the Faces, the Who, the Law) (65)
  • Alexis Bledel (actress, Rory on Gilmore Girls, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants I & II, Post Grad) (32)
  • Molly Shannon (actress, Saturday Night Live, Never Been Kissed, Superstar, American Splendor, My Boss's Daughter) (49)
  • Jennifer Tilly (actress, The Getaway, Bound, Liar Liar; the Chucky movies; sister of Meg Tilly) (55)
  • Ron Blair (bassist, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers) (65)
  • Richard Marx (singer and songwriter) (50)
  • Amy Poehler (actress-comedian; Saturday Night Live, Mean Girls, Baby Mama, Parks & Recreation) (42)
  • Nick Jonas (singer/musician, The Jonas Brothers) (21)


  • 1620, the Mayflower left fromPlymouth,England, for theNew World with 102 people on board.
  • 1810, Father Miguel Hidalgo began an uprising meant to freeMexico from Spanish colonial rule. This day is now considered Mexican Independence Day.
  • 1908 General Motors is founded by William C. Durant.
  • 1914 Candid Camera host Allen Funt is born. He dies in 1999.
  • 1920, a bomb planted in an unattended horse-drawn wagon exploded on New York City's Wall Street, killing 35 people and injuring hundreds more. Bolshevist or anarchist terrorists were believed to be responsible, but the crime was never solved.
  • 1927 Actor Peter Falk (Columbo, The In-Laws, The Princess Bride, The Thing About My Folks) is born. He dies in June 2011.
  • 1940, President Franklin Roosevelt signed the Selective Training And Service Act into law, setting up the first peacetime military draft inU.S. history.
  • 1963 "She Loves You" by the Beatles is released.
  • 1963 The TV series The Outer Limits premieres.
  • 1964 The TV series Shindig! premieres.
  • 1965 The Byrds appear on the second-season premiere of Shindig!
  • 1966 Bassist Pete Quaife leaves the Kinks, and is replaced by John Dalton.
  • 1968 Richard Nixon makes the first of three cameo appearances on Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In.
  • 1970 Jimi Hendrix makes his final public appearance, jamming with Eric Burdon & War at Ronnie Scott's club inLondon.
  • 1971 Who's Next by the Who is certified gold.
  • 1972 Never A Dull Moment by Rod Stewart hits Number One on theU.K. album chart.
  • 1972 Peter Frampton plays his first solo show, as the opening act for the J. Geils Band at theAcademy OfMusic inNew York City.
  • 1972 The TV series The Bob Newhart Show, starring Bob Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette, Bill Daily, Peter Bonerz, Marcia Wallace, and Jack Riley, premieres.
  • 1972, The Bob Newhart Show debuted on CBS.
  • 1974 President Ford announces conditional amnesty for Vietnam War deserters and draft evaders.
  • 1977 T. Rex leader Marc Bolan dies in a car crash at age 29.
  • 1978 "Just What I Needed" by the Cars peaks at Number 27 on the pop chart.
  • 1978 The Grateful Dead plays the third of three concerts in front of the Great Pyramid nearCairo,Egypt. The show is timed to coincide with a lunar eclipse.
  • 1980, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson was shortened to 60 minutes from 90 minutes.
  • 1982, the massacre of hundreds of Palestinian men, women, and children by Lebanese Christian militiamen began inBeirut's Sabra and Shatila refugee camps.
  • 1983 Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes aU.S. citizen.
  • 1984, the trendy TV cop show Miami Vice premiered.
  • 1985 The Kiss album Asylum is released.
  • 1988 The "Desire" single by U2 is released.
  • 1991, a federal judge dismissed all Iran-Contra charges against Oliver North over issues related to whether his immunized testimony influenced other witnesses.
  • 1993 Grace Slick'sMill Valley,California, home is destroyed by fire when sparks from welders' torches accidentally ignite dry grass. Damages are estimated at about $700,000.
  • 1993, the Cheers spin-off Frasier debuted on NBC.
  • 1994 Lollapalooza '94, featuring the Smashing Pumpkins, the Beastie Boys, George Clinton & the P-Funk All-Stars, the Breeders, A Tribe Called Quest, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, L7, and Green Day, wraps up. The tour sells 970,000 tickets and $856,000 is raised for various charities.
  • 1994 The Cure wins their legal fight with founding member Lol Tolhurst, who sued to get a larger portion of the band's royalties. Tolhurst does not appeal the decision.
  • 1996 R.E.M.'s New Adventures In Hi-Fi enters the album chart at Number Two.
  • 1999 The U.S. Postal Service issues its Woodstock stamp.
  • 2001 The video for "Gets Me Through" by Ozzy Osbourne premieres on MTV.
  • 2003 A Perfect Circle releases its second album, Thirteenth Step.
  • 2003 Bono meets with President Bush about funding for AIDS prevention.
  • 2003 Singer and guitarist Billy Corgan tells an Illinois radio station that Zwan, the band he formed after dissolving the Smashing Pumpkins, is no more.
  • 2004 Green Day performs its "punk rock opera" American Idiot live for the first time inLos Angeles.
  • 2005 Courtney Love is sentenced to six months in jail for violating the terms of her probation after a drug relapse earlier that summer. A judge allows her to serve her time in a rehab center.
  • 2005 Franz Ferdinand singer and guitarist Alex Kapranos begins penning a food column for British newspaper The Guardian, documenting the band's food-related experiences as they tour the world.
  • 2005 Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Joshua Homme and Distillers vocalist Brody Dalle confirm reports that they are expecting their first child.
  • 2007 Metallica axeman Kirk Hammett, Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello, and Puddle Of Mudd's Wes Scantlin are among the 500 or so friends, fans and celebrities who attend the final rehearsal for Van Halen's reunion tour with singer David Lee Roth.
  • 2007 Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor tells fans at a concert in Sydney, Australia to illegally download the band's music rather than pay high prices for CDs.
  • 2008 Buckcherry releases its fourth studio album, titled Black Butterfly. The CD follows up 2006's 15, which marked a huge comeback for the band after it was left for dead in 2002.
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