Rabbi's On This Day: Tuesday, 4/22/14
Posted 4/22/2014 12:00:00 PM

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS:

  • Peter Frampton (rock singer/guitarist) (64)
  • Glen Campbell (country-pop singer) (78)
  • Paul Carrack (singer and keyboardist, AceSqueezeMike + the Mechanics) (63)
  • Jack Nicholson (Academy Award-winning actor, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's NestChinatownThe ShiningBatmanA Few Good MenAs Good As It GetsAnger ManagementTommyThe Departed, The Bucket List) (77)
  • Charlotte Rae (actress, The Facts of Life's Mrs. Garrett) (88)
  • Ryan Stiles (actor/comedian, "Lewis" on the Drew Carey ShowWhose Line Is It Anyway?) (55)
  • Sheryl Lee (actress, played “Laura Palmer” in Twin Peaks) (47)
  • John Waters (cult film director, HairsprayPink FlamingosFemale TroubleSerial MomCry Baby) (68)
  • Jeffrey Dean Morgan (actor, Magic City, Watchmen, Grey's Anatomy, Supernatural, The Accidental Husband, P.S. I Love YouThe Losers) (48)
  • Amber Heard (actress, The Rum Diary, Pineapple Express, The Stepfather, Zombieland3 Days To Kill; engaged to Johnny Depp) (28)
  • Shavo Odadjian (Armenian-born bassist, System Of A Down) (40)
  • Daniel Johns (singer/guitarist, Silverchair) (35)
  • Aaron Fink (ex-guitarist, Breaking Benjamin) (36)

ON THIS DAY:

  • 1509King Henry VIII ascended the throne of England after the death of his father, King Henry VII.
  • 1823 R.J. Tyers patents roller skates.
  • 1864, Congress voted to put the phrase "In God We Trust" onU.S. coins.
  • 1884 Thomas Stevens leavesSan Francisco for the first bicycle trip around the world. It takes him two years and nine months.
  • 1906 Actor Eddie Albert (Green Acres) is born. He dies in 2005.
  • 1914Babe Ruth made his professional pitching debut, playing for the Baltimore Orioles. He shut outProvidence, 6-0.
  • 1915, New York Yankees uniforms featured pinstripes for the first time.
  • 1923 Cult movie queen Bettie Page is born. She dies in 2008.
  • 1939 Actor Jason Miller ("Father Karras" in The Exorcist) is born. He dies in 2001.
  • 1952 Legendary porn actress Marilyn Chambers is born. She dies in April 2009.
  • 1954, the televised Senate Army-McCarthy hearings began.
  • 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson opened the New York World's Fair, which attracted 50 million visitors over two summers.
  • 1966The Troggs release "Wild Thing."
  • 1967, "At The Zoo" by Simon & Garfunkel peaks at Number 16 on the pop chart.
  • 1969, "The Ballad Of John & Yoko" is recorded by the Beatles, or more accurately, John Lennon and Paul McCartney -- George Harrison and Ringo Starr aren't at the session. On the same day, John changes his middle name from Winston to Ono.
  • 1970, the first Earth Day was observed.
  • 1978, At the One Love Peace Concert, Bob Marley unites Jamaican Prime Minister Michael Manley with his political rival Edward Seaga onstage.
  • 1979, Keyboardist Brent Mydland plays his first show with the Grateful Dead. It takes place at Spartan Stadium in San Jose, California, on a bill that also includes the Charlie Daniels Band and the Greg Kihn Band.
  • 1987, a divided Supreme Court ruled that capital punishment does not discriminate against African-Americans.
  • 1990, pro-Iranian kidnappers in Lebanon freed American hostage Robert Polhill after 39 months in captivity.
  • 1990Sammy Hagar's Cabo Wabo Cantina restaurant and nightclub opens inCabo San Lucas,Mexico.
  • 1991Johnny Carson announces that he will retire from hosting NBC's The Tonight Show in one year.
  • 1993, The Broadway production of The Who's Tommy opens inNew York City.
  • 1993, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum opened inWashington,D.C.
  • 1994, Former President Richard Nixon dies at age 81.
  • 1998 Faith No More announces that they have decided to break up.
  • 1998, A young woman charged -- along with her high school sweetheart -- with murdering their newborn at a Delaware motel pleaded guilty to manslaughter. Amy Grossberg was later sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison, while Brian Peterson, her boyfriend, received a lesser sentence of two years because he'd cooperated with authorities.
  • 1999 Houston Rockets basketball star Scottie Pippen is arrested inHouston on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.
  • 1999, At Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, investigators found a powerful bomb made from a propane tank, heightening suspicions that gunmen Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, who killed 13 people before killing themselves, intended to destroy the school, and may have had help in assembling their arsenal.
  • 2000, in a pre-dawn raid, armed immigration agents seized Cuban refugee Elian Gonzalez from his relatives' home inMiami. Elian was reunited with his father at Andrews Air Force Base nearWashington.
  • 2001 Creed frontman Scott Stapp allegedly throws a few punches at a heckler in aSt. Augustine,Florida, nightclub.
  • 2002 Porn star Linda Lovelace (Deep Throat) dies at age 53.
  • 2003 The debut album from EvanescenceFallen, is certified platinum.
  • 2003 The Black Label Society album The Blessed Hellride is released. Black Label Society is led by Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde.
  • 2005 The return of the Lollapalooza festival is announced, as a one-off event scheduled for July 23rd and 24th in Chicago's Grant Park. The KillersPixiesWeezer, andDashboard Confessional are among the acts that top the bill.
  • 2005 Weezer begins holding listening parties for fans to get an advance preview of the band's fifth album, Make Believe.
  • 2008 Tantric issues its delayed third album, The End Begins.
  • 2009 The second full-length album from the Silversun Pickups, titled Swoon, debuts at Number Seven on the Billboard album chart with first-week sales of more than 43,000 copies.
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