Rabbi's On This Day: Thursday, 11/7/13
Posted 11/7/2013 12:00:00 PM

Thursday, November 7, 2013


  • Reverend Billy Graham (televangelist) (95)
  • Christopher Knight (actor, Peter Brady on The Brady Bunch) (56)
  • Joni Mitchell (legendary folk singer/songwriter) (70)
  • Tommy Thayer (lead guitarist, Kiss; wears Ace Frehley's makeup and costumes) (53)
  • Johnny Rivers (singer-guitarist, "Secret Agent Man," "Rockin' Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu") (71)
  • Jean Shrimpton (top '60s model) (71)
  • Judy Tenuta (comedienne) (57)
  • David Guetta (French DJ) (46)
  • Mark Philippoussis (tennis player) (37, disputed)
  • Jason London (actor, Dazed and Confused, twin brother of Jeremy London) (41)
  • Jeremy London (actor, Party of Five, 7th Heaven, Gods and Generals) (41)
  • Greg Tribbett (guitarist, Mudvayne, Hellyeah) (45)
  • Robin Finck (guitarist, Guns N' Roses, Nine Inch Nails) (42)


  • 1893,Colorado became the first state to give women the right to vote.
  • 1916, Republican Jeannette Rankin ofMontana became the first woman elected to Congress.
  • 1917, the Bolshevik Revolution, also known as the October Revolution, took place as the Bolsheviks, led by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, seized power in Russia.
  • 1944, President Franklin D. Roosevelt won an unprecedented fourth term in office, defeating Thomas E. Dewey.
  • 1951, Ava Gardner and Frank Sinatra tied the knot.
  • 1962 Nelson Mandela is imprisoned inSouth Africa for his political and anti-apartheid activities. He isn't released until 1990.
  • 1964 Actress Dana Plato (Diff'rent Strokes) is born. She dies in 1999.
  • 1965, the giggly Pillsbury Doughboy made his first ad appearance.
  • 1972, Incumbent Richard M. Nixon defeats George McGovern and is re-elected to a second term as president of the United States in a landslide over Democrat George McGovern.
  • 1980 Actor Steve McQueen (The Blob, The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape, The Getaway, Papillon, The Towering Inferno) dies at age 50.
  • 1985, Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the former middleweight boxer who had twice been convicted of a triple murder in Patterson, New Jersey, had his conviction overturned after 19 years in jail. U.S. District Court Judge H. Lee Sarokin ruled that Carter and his co-defendant, John Artis, had been denied their civil rights by prosecutors at the 1967 and 1976 trials.
  • 1987 "Where The Streets Have No Name" by U2 peaks at Number 13 on the pop chart.
  • 1987 Document by R.E.M. peaks at Number 10 on the album chart.
  • 1989, Democrat David Dinkins becomes the first black mayor of New York City, while Democrat L. Douglas Wilder wins the governorship of Virginia, becoming the nation's first black governor inU.S. history.
  • 1991 Actor Paul Reubens, who is better known as Pee Wee Herman, pleads no contest to charges of indecent exposure. He had been arrested inSarasota,Florida, for exposing himself in an adult theatre.
  • 1991, Los Angeles Lakers basketball star Magic Johnson stunned the country by announcing he had tested positive for the HIV virus that causes AIDS.
  • 1995 The Nirvana rarities collection Incesticide is certified platinum.
  • 1998, 77-year-old John Glenn returned to Earth aboard the space shuttle Discovery after a nine-day mission. It was Glenn's second space mission, 36 years after the first in 1962, and made him the oldest person ever to go into space.
  • 2000 Strait Up, a tribute album to former Snot lead singer Lynn Strait, is released. The collection finds vocalists such as Korn's Jonathan Davis, Sugar Ray's Mark McGrath, Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit, and Brandon Boyd of Incubus singing to Snot music that was left without vocals after Strait's death in a 1998 car accident.
  • 2000 The Fatboy Slim album Halfway Between The Gutter And The Stars is released.
  • 2000, Hillary Rodham Clinton became the first First Lady to win public office, defeating Republican Rick Lazio for a U.S. Senate seat from New York.
  • 2000, Vice President Al Gore and Texas Governor George W. Bush finished virtually tied in the presidential election, with the results uncertain in the deciding state of Florida. After five weeks of legal and political maneuvering, a December 12th U.S. Supreme Court decision ended vote recounting, handing the presidency to Bush.
  • 2002 Guns N' Roses fans riot after the band's tour opener at GM Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, is cancelled when frontman Axl Rose doesn't show up.
  • 2002 The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame announces that its newest inductees are AC/DC, the Clash, the Police, Elvis Costello & the Attractions, and the Righteous Brothers.
  • 2002 The soundtrack to Eminem's film 8 Mile beats new releases from Christina Aguilera and Nirvana to debut at Number One on the Billboard 200 album chart.
  • 2002 U2 frontman Bono is honored by the American Irish Historical Society as its 2002 Gold Medal recipient at the organization's annual dinner at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel inNew York City.
  • 2006 Foo Fighters release their first live album, an acoustic set called Skin And Bones.
  • 2006 Panic! At The Disco opens its first headlining arena tour inSunrise,Florida. The stage production features a drum riser doubling as a merry-go-round; a stage design that blends the circus, a vaudeville show and an S&M club; and a group of dancers that included a mime in corn rows, a tattooed contortionist and a dominatrix.
  • 2006 Smashing Pumpkins founder Billy Corgan debuts several new Pumpkins songs for the first time in seven years, at a low-key show with Who guitarist Pete Townshend in Los Angeles.
  • 2007 Avenged Sevenfold's self-titled fourth album debuts at Number Four on the Billboard album chart, selling 94,000 copies in its first week of release.
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