Rabbi's On This Day: Monday, 10/28/13
Posted 10/28/2013 12:00:00 PM

Monday, October 28, 2013


  • Bill Gates (billionaire Microsoft co-founder) (58)
  • Charlie Daniels (country superstar, "The Devil Went Down toGeorgia") (77)
  • Dennis Franz (actor, Dressed To Kill, Hill Street Blues, NYPD Blue) (69)
  • Lauren Holly (actress, The Adventures Of Ford Fairlane, Dumb & Dumber, What Women Want; former wife of Jim Carrey) (50)
  • Bruce Jenner (American Olympian, won the gold medal in 1976 for the decathlon, star of Keeping Up With The Kardashians) (64)
  • Joaquin Phoenix (actor, The Master, Walk the Line, To Die For, Gladiator, Signs, We Own The Night, I'm Still Here, The Master, Her; brother of the late River Phoenix) (39)
  • Annie Potts (actress Designing Women's Mary Jo) (61)
  • Andy Richter (actor-comedian, former Late Night with Conan O'Brien sidekick) (47)
  • Julia Roberts (actress, Pretty Woman, My Best Friend's Wedding, Notting Hill, Erin Brockovich, Ocean's Eleven, Duplicity) (46)
  • Justin Guarini (American Idol runner-up) (35)
  • Christy Hemme (model, pro wrestler, former WWE Diva) (33)
  • Brad Paisley (country singer) (41)
  • Jami Gertz (actress, The Lost Boys, Twister, ER, Still Standing) (48)
  • Telma Hopkins (singer, of Tony Orlando & Dawn, actress, Bosom Buddies, Gimme A Break!, Half & Half) (65)
  • Ben Harper (musician) (44)
  • Joan Plowright (actress, Equus, Avalon, Dennis The Menace, 101 Dalmatians, Tea With Mussolini, Bringing Down The House) (84)
  • Wayne Fontana (lead singer, the Mindbenders; "Game Of Love") (68)
  • Curtis Lee (singer, "Pretty Little Angel Eyes") (74, disputed)
  • Frank Ocean (singer) (26)
  • Dave Wyndorf (singer-guitarist, Monster Magnet) (57)
  • Geno Lenardo (ex-guitarist, Filter; ex-touring bassist, Chevelle) (44)
  • Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (ex-president ofIran) (57)


  • 1636,HarvardUniversity, the nation's first college, was founded inMassachusetts.
  • 1886, the Statue of Liberty, a gift from the people of France, was dedicated in New York Harbor by President Grover Cleveland.
  • 1902 Actress Elsa Lanchester (Bride Of Frankenstein, Lassie Come Home, Mary Poppins) is born. She dies in 1986.
  • 1914 Polio vaccine inventor Dr. Jonas Salk is born. He dies in 1995.
  • 1916 Actor Jack Soo (Flower Drum Song, The Green Berets, Barney Miller) is born. He dies in 1979.
  • 1919, Congress passed the Volstead Act over President Woodrow Wilson's veto. It provided for the enforcement of Prohibition, the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
  • 1922, Fascist leader Benito Mussolini took control of the Italian government.
  • 1954, the Nobel Prize for literature was awarded to Ernest Hemingway.
  • 1956 Elvis Presley makes his second appearance on the TV series The Ed Sullivan Show, performing "Don't Be Cruel," "Love Me Tender," "Hound Dog," and "Love Me." Ed Sullivan presents Presley with a gold record for "Love Me Tender."
  • 1958 Buddy Holly & the Crickets make their last appearance on the TV series American Bandstand, lip-synching to "It's So Easy" and "Heartbeat."
  • 1958, the Roman Catholic patriarch of Venice, Cardinal Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli, was elected pope. He took the name Pope John XXIII (the 23rd).
  • 1961 Record store owner Brian Epstein receives a request from a customer for the Beatles' German single, "My Bonnie."
  • 1962, the Cuban Missile Crisis ended when Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev ordered the dismantling of Soviet missile bases in Cuba and withdraw its nuclear missiles from the island.
  • 1965, the Gateway to the West Arch was completed inSt. Louis,Missouri.
  • 1967 "People Are Strange" by the Doors peaks at Number 12 on the pop chart.
  • 1972 "Burning Love" by Elvis Presley peaks at Number Two on the pop chart.
  • 1972 The London Chuck Berry Sessions by Chuck Berry peaks at Number Eight on the album chart, where it stays for three weeks.
  • 1972 The United States Council For World Affairs adopts "Join Together" by the Who as its official theme.
  • 1973, after winning the Triple Crown earlier in the year, Secretariat ran his last race, winning the Canadian International Championship by six lengths. Secretariat was retired from racing because he was deemed to be more valuable as a stud horse.
  • 1977 Steve Perry performs with Journey for the first time, even though he's not yet officially a member. He joins the band onstage at the Old Waldorf inSan Francisco for the encore of "Lights."
  • 1977 The Sex Pistols release their only album, Never Mind The Bollocks. It goes on to sell a million copies -- over more than 10 years.
  • 1978 "Hot Child In The City" by Nick Gilder hits Number One on the pop chart.
  • 1978 "Whenever I Call You Friend" by Kenny Loggins & Stevie Nicks peaks at Number Five on the pop chart, where it stays for two weeks.
  • 1978 The Kiss television movie Kiss Meets The Phantom Of The Park premieres.
  • 1985 "Talk To Me" by Stevie Nicks is released.
  • 1989 "Dr. Feelgood" by Motley Crue peaks at Number Six on the pop chart.
  • 1989 "Love In An Elevator" by Aerosmith peaks at Number Five on the pop chart.
  • 1989 "Sowing The Seeds Of Love" by Tears For Fears peaks at Number Two on the pop chart. That same day, The Seeds Of Love peaks at Number Eight on the album chart, where it stays for three weeks.
  • 1991 Carlos Santana performs at the funeral for promoter Bill Graham inSan Francisco.
  • 1994 The album Purple by Stone Temple Pilots is certified triple platinum by the RIAA.
  • 1996 Anthology 3 by the Beatles is released.
  • 1998 The Nine Inch Nails album The Downward Spiral is certified quadruple platinum by the RIAA.
  • 1999 Kiss appears on the claymation TV series Celebrity Deathmatch, beating *NSYNC.
  • 2000 The first of two days of Neil Young's annual Bridge School benefit concerts take place at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California. Performers include Young, the Dave Matthews Band, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Foo Fighters, and Beck.
  • 2001 Twisted Sister holds its September 11th-themed benefit concert New York Steel at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. In addition to the makeup-less Twisted Sister, the bill also includes former Kiss lead guitarist Ace Frehley, former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach, Anthrax, Overkill, and others.
  • 2003 Ozzy Osbourne appears on his wife's syndicated talk show, The Sharon Osbourne Show.
  • 2003 Paul McCartney's wife Heather Mills McCartney gives birth to their daughter Beatrice.
  • 2003 Temple Of The Dog, the early Nineties grunge supergroup featuring Audioslave singer Chris Cornell and members of Pearl Jam, reunites for a rare, two-song performance at a benefit concert in Santa Monica, California.
  • 2003 The Guns N' Roses DVDs Welcome To The Videos, Use Your Illusion I: World Tour Tokyo, and Use Your Illusion II: World Tour Tokyo are released.
  • 2005 It's revealed that Courtney Love has been sued by aSeattle law firm that claims she owes it $340,000.
  • 2005 Lewis "Scooter" Libby, chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, is indicted in the case of outed undercover CIA agent Valerie Plame. Libby resigns later that day.
  • 2006 The Voodoo Music Experience returns to City Park in New Orleans for the first time since Hurricane Katrina, with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Blue October, My Chemical Romance, Duran Duran, Kings Of Leon, Pete Yorn, the Rentals and many more performing at the two-day event.
  • 2008 AC/DC's Black Ice becomes the band's first Billboard chart-topper and Wal-Mart's fastest-selling album of 2008, selling more than 780,000 copies exclusively through Wal-Mart, Sam's Club and ACDC.com in its first week of release.
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