Rabbi's On This Day: Sunday, 12/1/13
Posted 12/1/2013 12:00:00 PM

Sunday, December 1, 2013


  • Woody Allen (Academy Award winning writer/actor/director, Sleeper, Annie Hall, The Purple Rose Of Cairo, Match Point, Midnight In Paris, many others) (78)
  • Dianne Lennon (singer, the Lennon Sisters) (74)
  • Bette Midler (singer-actress, The Rose, Down And Out In Beverly Hills, Beaches, The First Wives Club) (68)
  • Charlene Tilton (actress, played Lucy Ewing on Dallas) (55)
  • Lee Trevino (Hall Of Fame golfer) (74)
  • Treat Williams (actor, Prince Of The City, Hair, Things To Do In Denver When You're Dead, Everwood, Once Upon A Time In America) (62)
  • Candace Bushnell (author, Sex And The City) (55)
  • Brad Delson (guitarist, Linkin Park) (36)
  • John Densmore (drummer, the Doors) (69)
  • Jared Fogle (Subway sandwich spokesman) (36)
  • Sarah Silverman (comedian/actress, The Sarah Silverman Program) (43)
  • Gilbert O'Sullivan (singer, "Alone Again (Naturally)") (67)
  • Billy Paul (singer, "Me & Mrs. Jones") (79)
  • Sandy Nelson (singer, "Teen Beat") (75)
  • Keith Thibodeaux (actor, played Little Ricky on I Love Lucy) (63)
  • Mat Kearney (singer/songwriter) (35)
  • Emily Mortimer (actress, Match Point, Elizabeth, Dear Frankie, The Pink Panther, 30 Rock, Transsiberian, The Pink Panther 2, Shutter Island) (42)
  • Zoe Kravitz (actress, The Brave One, No Reservations, Californication, X-Men: First Class, daughter of Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet) (25)
  • Chanel Iman (model) (23)
  • Eric Bloom (lead singer/guitarist, Blue Oyster Cult) (69)
  • Bob Goen (former host, Entertainment Tonight) (59)


  • 1824, the outcome of the U.S. presidential election was turned over to the House Of Representatives when none of the candidates -- John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, William H. Crawford, or Henry Clay -- won a majority of electoral votes. The House declared Adams the winner.
  • 1887, the character Sherlock Holmes first appeared in A Study In Scarlet.
  • 1913 Actress Mary Martin (Peter Pan; mother of Larry Hagman) is born. She dies in 1990.
  • 1913, the continuous moving assembly line was introduced by automaker Henry Ford.
  • 1929 Actor David Doyle (Bosley on the TV version of Charlie's Angels) is born. He dies in 1997.
  • 1929 Actor Dick Shawn (It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World, The Producers' Lorenzo St. DuBois, or LSD, Love At First Bite) is born. He dies in 1987.
  • 1940 Actor-comedian Richard Pryor (Silver Streak, Car Wash, Stir Crazy, The Toy, Harlem Nights) is born. He dies in December 2005 at age 65.
  • 1940 The movie The Philadelphia Story, starring Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, and James Stewart, opens.
  • 1953, Hugh Hefner launched Playboy magazine inChicago.
  • 1955, black seamstress Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man on a bus inMontgomery,Alabama. Her arrest led to a yearlong boycott of the city buses by blacks and is considered the birth of the civil rights movement.
  • 1959, twelve countries, including theU.S., signed a treaty setting asideAntarctica as a scientific preserve free from military activity.
  • 1960 Beatles singer-bassist Paul McCartney and drummer Pete Best are deported toEngland fromWest Germany after they are arrested on suspicion of arson. They had spent the previous night in jail inHamburg after there was a fire in their hotel room.
  • 1961 The movie Judgment At Nuremberg, starring Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark, Marlene Dietrich, Maximilian Schell, Judy Garland, Montgomery Clift, Werner Klemperer, and William Shatner, opens.
  • 1968 Janis Joplin makes her final appearance with Big Brother & the Holding Company.
  • 1971 "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" by John Lennon & Yoko Ono is released.
  • 1971 The movie A Clockwork Orange, starring Malcolm McDowell, premieres.
  • 1973 "Dream On" by Aerosmith peaks at Number 59 on the pop chart.
  • 1973 Ringo by Ringo Starr peaks at Number Two on the album chart, where it stays for two weeks.
  • 1976 "Hard Luck Woman" by Kiss is released.
  • 1976 Matthew Shepard, the gay college student who was killed inWyoming in 1998, is born.
  • 1976 The Sex Pistols appear on a British TV program and proceed to swear at the host, causing a sensation inEngland.
  • 1977 Moonflower by Santana is certified gold.
  • 1979 U2 plays their first show outsideIreland, at The Moonlight Club inLondon.
  • 1980 Talking Heads, with five extra musicians, start a brief U.K. tour. The opening act is a little-known Irish band called U2.
  • 1981, The AIDS virus is officially recognized.
  • 1982, At the Universiy of Utah, Barney Clark becomes the first person to receive a permanent artificial heart.
  • 1984 Volume One by the Honeydrippers peaks at Number Four on the album chart, where it stays for two weeks.
  • 1985 The movie Brazil, starring Jonathan Pryce, Robert De Niro, Katherine Helmond, Ian Holm, Bob Hoskins, and Michael Palin, opens.
  • 1985 The movie Rocky IV, starring Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers, Brigitte Nielsen, and Dolph Lundgren, opens.
  • 1989 The movie Christmas Vacation, starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Randy Quaid, Diane Ladd, E.G. Marshall, Doris Roberts, Juliette Lewis, Johnny Galecki, and Sam McMurray, opens.
  • 1990, British and French workers digging the Channel Tunnel between their countries under the English Channel finally met after knocking out a passage in a service tunnel.
  • 1992, the "Long Island Lolita," teenager Amy Fisher, was sentenced to five to 15 years in prison for shooting and seriously wounding her older lover's wife, Mary Jo Buttafuoco.
  • 1993 Pearl Jam's debut album, Ten, is certified platinum six times over.
  • 1995 The movie Things To Do In Denver When You're Dead, starring Andy Garcia, Treat Williams, Steve Buscemi, and Christopher Walken, opens.
  • 1997, a 14-year-old boy opened fire on a prayer circle at a Kentucky high school, killing three fellow students and wounding five. Michael Carneal later pleaded guilty but mentally ill, and was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for 25 years.
  • 1997, Golden State Warriors guard Latrell Sprewell assaulted head coach P.J. Carlesimo, trying to choke him.
  • 1999 Kid Rock's major-label debut, Devil Without A Cause, is certified quintuple platinum for sales of over five million copies.
  • 1999 The Ramones web site officialramones.com opens.
  • 2000 Sugar Ray's Mark McGrath and Sevendust team up for their first public performance together on NBC's The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, to perform "Angel's Son."
  • 2002 Oasis vocalist Liam Gallagher and others linked to the group are detained by police inMunich,Germany, after a brawl at a nightclub leaves the singer with facial injuries and several broken teeth. The altercation forces the cancellation of the band's next two shows.
  • 2003 Nickelback's fourth album, The Long Road, is certified platinum.
  • 2003 Ozzy Osbourne admits in Britain's Daily Mirror that he was sexually abused as a child. The 54-year-old singer tells the paper, "Two boys used to wait for me to come home after school. They felt me and touched me. It became a regular thing on the way home from school." He adds that he was too scared to tell his parents about the abuse and later needed counseling about the trauma.
  • 2004 Silverchair frontman Daniel Johns and singer/actress Natalie Imbruglia tie the knot in a secret ceremony at a tropical Australian resort. They later split up.
  • 2004 U2 lands its sixth Number One album on the Billboard 200 with How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb, which sells 840,000 copies in its first week of release.
  • 2010 British trio Muse earns three Grammy award nominations, for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group, Best Rock Song for "Resistance," and Best Rock Album for The Resistance. It is the first time the band has been nominated.
  • 2010 My Chemical Romance's new album, Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys, debuts at Number Eight on the Billboard album chart, selling 112,000 copies in its first week of release.
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