Rabbi's On This Day: Sunday, 1/25/15

Posted 1/25/2015 12:00:00 PM

Sunday, January 25, 2015


  • Mia Kirshner (actress, The L WordNot Another Teen Movie) (40)
  • Tobe Hooper (director, Poltergeist, the original Texas Chainsaw MassacreToolbox Murders, Salem's Lot) (72)
  • Terry Chimes (former drummer, the Clash) (59, disputed 60)
  • Ana Ortiz (actress, Ugly Betty) (34)
  • Alicia Keys (R&B singer-songwriter/actress) (34)
  • Gregory Sierra (actor, Sanford And SonBarney MillerHoney, I Blew Up The KidHot Shots! Part DeuxA Low Down Dirty Shame) (74)


  • 1890, reporter Nellie Bly of the New York World returned home after she completed a round-the-world journey in 72 days, 6 hours, and 11 minutes.
  • 1890, the United Mine Workers Of America was founded.
  • 1915, telephone inventor Alexander Graham Bell inauguratedU.S. transcontinental phone service.
  • 1924, the first Winter Olympics were held inChamonix,France.
  • 1947 Al Capone, Chicago gangster and Elliot Ness nemesis, dies at age 48.
  • 1949 The first Emmy Awards are presented.1961 John F. Kennedy holds the first televised presidential news conference.
  • 1957, ...

Rabbi's On This Day: Saturday, 1/24/15

Posted 1/24/2015 12:00:00 PM

Saturday, January 24, 2015


  • Neil Diamond (singer and songwriter) (74)
  • Mary Lou Retton (Olympic gold-medal-winning gymnast) (47)
  • Aaron Neville (singer, of the Neville Brothers) (74)
  • Michael Ontkean (actor, The RookiesSlap ShotTwin Peaks) (69)
  • Mischa Barton (actress, Notting HillThe Sixth SenseOnce And AgainThe O.C.) (29)
  • Tatyana Ali (singer-actress, The Fresh Prince Of Bel-AirKiss The GirlsJawbreakerThe Brothers) (36)
  • Nastassja Kinski (actress, TessParis, TexasCat People) (54)
  • Phil LaMarr (actor, Mad TV, Pulp Fiction; also does many cartoon and video game voices) (48)
  • Matthew Lillard (actor, SCL Punk, Scream, Scooby Doo, The DescendantsShe's All ThatSummer Catch) (45)
  • Ed Helms (actor, The Office, The HangoverThe Hangover IIThe Hangover III) (41)
  • John Myung (bassist, Dream Theater) (48)


  • 1848James W. Marshall discovered a gold nugget while helping build a sawmill north of San Francisco for John Sutter. The discovery led to the California Gold Rush of 1849.
  • 1908, ...

Rabbi's On This Day: Friday, 1/23/15

Posted 1/23/2015 12:00:00 PM

Friday, January 23, 2015


  • Richard Dean Anderson (actor, Stargate SG-1MacGyver) (65)
  • Princess Caroline ofMonaco (58)
  • Gil Gerard (actor, played Buck Rogers in TV's Buck Rogers In The 25th Century) (72)
  • Mariska Hargitay (stars on Law And Order: Special Victims Unit, daughter of the late actress Jayne Mansfield) (51)
  • Gail O'Grady (played Donna Abandando on NYPD Blue) (52)
  • Chita Rivera (actress, singer, and dancer) (82)
  • Tiffani-Amber Thiessen (actress, starred in the TV shows Saved By The Bell and Beverly Hills 90210FastlaneGood Morning, Miami) (41)
  • Rutger Hauer (actor, the original Hitcher, NighthawksBlade RunnerConfessions Of A Dangerous MindBatman Begins) (71)
  • Sonny Chiba (Japanese martial-arts legend, appeared in Kill Bill as Hatori Hanzo) (76)
  • Robin Zander (lead singer-guitarist, Cheap Trick) (62)
  • Tito Ortiz (ultimate fighting champ, Celebrity Apprentice contestant) (40)


  • 1789,GeorgetownUniversity was established in what is nowWashington,D.C.
  • 1845, a uniform day for presidential elections was established by an act of Congress. From then on, all national elections ...

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Rabbi's On This Day: Thursday, January 22, 2015

Posted 1/22/2015 12:00:00 PM

Thursday, January 22, 2015


  • Linda Blair (actress, star of The Exorcist) (56)
  • Olivia D'Abo (actress, The Wonder Years' Karen Arnold) (46)
  • John Hurt (actor, AlienThe Elephant Man, the Harry Potter films, and Midnight Express) (75)
  • Diane Lane (actress, Murder At 1600The Perfect StormUnfaithfulUnder The Tuscan Sun, SecretariatMan Of Steel; ex-wife of actor Josh Brolin) (50)
  • Piper Laurie (actress, Twin Peaks, the wicked mother in Carrie) (83)
  • Balthazar Getty (actor, great-grandson of J. Paul Getty, Brothers & Sisters, appeared in the Traffic miniseries and Ladder 49) (40)
  • Steve Perry (former lead singer of Journey) (66)
  • Steven Adler (former drummer, Guns N' Roses) (50)
  • Beverley Mitchell (actress, Lucy on 7th Heaven) (34)
  • Graham Kerr (TV chef, The Galloping Gourmet) (81)
  • Steven Adler (former drummer, Guns N' Roses) (50)
  • Ben Moody (former guitarist and co-founder, Evanescence) (34)


  • 1934 Actor Bill Bixby (The Courtship Of Eddie's FatherThe Incredible Hulk) is born. He dies in 1993.
  • 1953Arthur Miller's ...

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