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

Monday, November 11, 2013


  • Leonardo DiCaprio (actor, J. Edgar, The Departed, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Titanic, Gangs Of New York, Catch Me If You Can) (39)
  • Calista Flockhart (actress, The Birdcage, Ally McBeal; wife of Harrison Ford) (49)
  • Jason White (musician, Green Day) (40)
  • Demi Moore (actress, Ghost, Indecent Proposal, G.I. Jane, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle; ex-wife of Ashton Kutcher; former wife of Bruce Willis) (51)
  • Rudy Sarzo (bass player, Ozzy Osbourne, Quiet Riot, Whitesnake, Blue Oyster Cult) (63)
  • Stanley Tucci (actor, Big Night, Road To Perdition, Maid In Manhattan, The Terminal, Shall We Dance) (53)
  • Hubert Laws (jazz flutist) (74)
  • Chris Dreja (guitarist, the Yardbirds) (68, disputed)
  • Vince Martell (guitarist, Vanilla Fudge) (68)
  • Marshall Crenshaw (singer-guitarist) (60)
  • Jesse Colin Young (singer-guitarist, the Youngbloods) (72)
  • Carson Kressley (Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, How to Look Good Naked) (44)
  • Jim Peterik (of the Ides Of March, "Vehicle," and Survivor, "Eye Of The Tiger") (63)
  • Adam Beach (actor, Flags of Our Fathers, Windtalkers, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) (41)
  • Brittny Gastineau (reality TV star) (31, disputed)
  • Mark Sanchez (football player, Quarterback for the New York Jets) (27)
  • Victor Cruz (professional football player) (27)\Leonardo DiCaprio (actor, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Titanic, Catch Me If You Can, The Departed, Shutter Island, Inception, J. Edgar, The Great Gatsby, The Wolf Of Wall Street) (39)
  • Calista Flockhart (actress, The Birdcage, Ally McBeal, Brothers & Sisters; current partner of Harrison Ford) (49)
  • Demi Moore (actress, Ghost, Indecent Proposal, G.I. Jane, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle; former wife of Ashton Kutcher and Bruce Willis) (51)
  • Stanley Tucci (actor, Road To Perdition, Maid In Manhattan, The Devil Wears Prada, The Lovely Bones, Captain America: The First Avenger) (53)
  • Jason White (touring guitarist for Green Day, lead guitarist for Foxboro Hot Tubs) (40)
  • Rudy Sarzo (bass player, Ozzy Osbourne, Quiet Riot, Whitesnake, Blue Oyster Cult) (63)


  • 1620, the original Pilgrims, who'd just arrived in the New World aboard the Mayflower, signed the Mayflower Compact while anchored off the coast of Massachusetts, calling for a "body politick" to enact "just and equal laws."
  • 1821 Author Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Crime And Punishment, The Brothers Karamazov) is born. He dies in 1881.
  • 1885 General George S. Patton is born. He dies in 1945.
  • 1918, fighting in World War I came to an end with the signing of an armistice between the Allies andGermany.
  • 1921, President Warren G. Harding dedicated the Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier atArlingtonNationalCemetery inVirginia.
  • 1922 Author Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (Slaughterhouse Five, Breakfast of Champions) is born. He dies in 2007.
  • 1954 "Shake, Rattle And Roll" by Bill Haley & His Comets peaks at Number Seven on the pop chart.
  • 1965 The Velvet Underground makes their debut performance at a high school dance inSummit,New Jersey.
  • 1967 Van Morrison performs "Brown Eyed Girl" on American Bandstand.
  • 1968, John Lennon and Yoko Ono released their Two Virgins album, which featured a nude picture of them on the cover.
  • 1969 Doors frontman Jim Morrison is arrested for "interfering with the flight of an intercontinental aircraft and public drunkenness." Morrison bothered a flight attendant during a trip from Los Angeles to Phoenix to see the Rolling Stones.
  • 1970 The Bob Dylan novel Tarantula is published.
  • 1972 Allman Brothers Band bassist Berry Oakley dies in a motorcycle accident at age 24, three blocks away from the site where bandmate Duane Allman died in a motorcycle accident a year earlier.
  • 1972 Rock Of Ages by the Band peaks at Number Six on the album chart, where it stays for two weeks.
  • 1976 Destroyer by Kiss is certified platinum, while Rock N Roll Over is certified gold.
  • 1978 "Beast Of Burden" by the Rolling Stones peaks at Number Eight on the pop chart.
  • 1978 The Grateful Dead perform "Casey Jones," "I Need A Miracle," and "Good Lovin'" on Saturday Night Live.
  • 1981, Los Angeles Dodgers lefty pitcher Fernando Valenzuela became the first rookie to win the Cy Young award. He also won the Rookie Of The Year award.
  • 1984, Boomtown Rats leader Bob Geldof watches a BBC documentary about the ongoing famine in Ethiopia, after which he decides to raise money and awareness, leading to Band Aid and Live Aid.
  • 1986 Actor Roger C. Carmel (Star Trek's Harcourt Fenton Mudd) dies at age 54.
  • 1986 Guitarist Johnny Marr of the Smiths is hospitalized following a car crash.
  • 1986 Singer-guitarist David Gilmour, drummer Nick Mason, and keyboardist Rick Wright issue a press release saying that they will be continuing on as Pink Floyd without singer-bassist Roger Waters.
  • 1989 "When I See You Smile" by Bad English hits Number One on the pop chart, where it stays for two weeks.
  • 1992 Bruce Springsteen's MTV Unplugged episode, retitled MTV Plugged (since he and his band played electric instruments), premieres.
  • 1992, the Church of England voted to ordain women as priests.
  • 1994 Pedro Zamora, the HIV-positive castmember from the Real World's season inSan Francisco, dies of AIDS at age 22.
  • 1994 The movie Interview With The Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles, starring Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Kirsten Dunst, Christian Slater, Antonio Banderas, Stephen Rea, and Thandie Newton, opens.
  • 1994 The movie The Santa Clause, starring Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold, Mary Gross, and Peter Boyle, opens.
  • 1995 Ozzmosis by Ozzy Osbourne enters the album chart at its peak position of Number Four.
  • 1995 The Smashing Pumpkins' double CD Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness hits Number One on the Billboard album chart.
  • 1997 Metallica plays a free concert in Philadelphia to celebrate the release of their album Reload.
  • 2002, Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants became the first player in major league history to win the Most Valuable Player Award five times.
  • 2003 Friends, family, and fans gather to remember the late Bobby Hatfield of the Righteous Brothers at a public memorial service at Mariners Church in Irvine, California.
  • 2003 Marilyn Manson and Jane's Addiction announce that they will play a short series of dates together at the end of the year.
  • 2003 The AC/DC DVD Live At Donnington is released.
  • 2005 Used lead singer Bert McCracken tells MTV.com that he is no longer speaking with the members of My Chemical Romance, particularly lead singer Gerard Way, but refuses to disclose why.
  • 2006 Guns N' Roses frontman W. Axl Rose performs at a Parkinson's Disease benefit at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York City. Rose plays "Live And Let Die" at the event, which raises money for the Michael J. Fox Foundation and is co-hosted by the actor and Muhammad Ali.
  • 2011 The original lineup of Black Sabbath announces that it has reunited and is recording its first album in 33 years, to be followed by a world tour.
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