Rabbi's On This Day: Friday, 10/24/14

Posted 10/24/2014 12:00:00 PM

Friday, October 24, 2014


  • Kevin Kline (actor, Sophie's ChoiceThe Big ChillA Fish Called Wanda, DaveThe Ice StormIn & OutDe-Lovely; Wild Wild West; husband of Phoebe Cates) (67)
  • F. Murray Abraham (actor, ScarfaceAmadeusStar Trek: InsurrectionFinding Forrester) (75)
  • Kweisi Mfume (FormerU.S. congressman, former head of the NAACP) (66)
  • Zac Posen (designer) (34)
  • B.D. Wong (Actor, Jurassic Park, Father Of The Bride, Oz, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) (54)
  • Bill Wyman (former bass player of the Rolling Stones) (78)
  • Dale Buffin Griffin (drummer, Mott The Hoople) (66)
  • Tila Tequila (MySpace and reality TV star) (33)
  • Shenae Grimes (actress, 90210) (25)


  • 1861, the first transcontinental telegraph message was sent by California's Justice Stephen J. Field to President Abraham Lincoln.
  • 1901Anna Edson Taylor, a 43-year-old widow, became the first person to go overNiagara Falls in a barrel and live to tell about it.
  • 1908, baseball's anthem, "Take Me Out ...

Rabbi's On This Day: Thursday, 10/23/14

Posted 10/23/2014 12:00:00 PM

Thursday, October 23, 2014



  • Pele (Brazilian soccer legend, regarded as the greatest soccer player ever) (74)
  • Chi Chi Rodriguez (Hall Of Fame golfer) (79)
  • "Weird" Al Yankovic (song parodist) (55)
  • Dwight Yoakam (country star-actor) (58)
  • Robert Trujillo (bassist, Metallica) (50)
  • Cat Deeley (television personality, So You Think You Can Dance) (38)
  • Ang Lee (director, Crouching Tiger, Hidden DragonThe HulkBrokeback MountainLust, CautionLife Of Pi) (60)
  • Sam Raimi (director, the Spider-Man movies, the Evil Dead movies, Drag Me To HellOz The Great And Powerful) (55)
  • Ryan Reynolds (actor, Two Guys and a GirlVan Wilder, Blade: TrinityThe Amityville HorrorX-Men Origins: WolverineThe ProposalGreen Lantern; formerly married to actress Scarlett Johansson, now married to Blake Lively) (38)
  • Nancy Grace (CNN Headline News personality) (55, disputed)
  • Doug Flutie (retired football star) (52)
  • Jessica Stroup (actress, 90210, The Following) (28)


  • 1892 Actor Gummo Marx (the Marx Brothers; brother of GrouchoHarpoChico, and Zeppo Marx) is ...

Rabbi's On This Day: Wednesday, 19/22/14

Posted 10/22/2014 12:00:00 PM

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


  • Brian Boitano (U.S. figure skater, gold medalist at the 1988 Olympics) (51)
  • Catherine Deneuve (French actress/model) (71)
  • Lynette "SqueakyFromme (Charles Manson follower, tried to assassinate President Gerald Ford) (66)
  • Jeff Goldblum (actor, The Fly, the Jurassic Park movies, Independence DayLaw And Order: Criminal IntentThe Grand Budapest Hotel) (62)
  • Christopher Lloyd (Actor, Taxi's Reverend Jim, the Back To The Future movies, Who Framed Roger RabbitPiranha 3D) (76)
  • Bobby Seale (Political activist, founder of the Black Panthers) (78)
  • Shaggy (Rap/reggae singer) (46)
  • Shelby Lynne (country singer) (46)
  • Deepak Chopra (alternative medicine advocate) (67, disputed)
  • Leslie West (singer-guitarist, Mountain) (69)
  • Eddie Brigati (singer-percussionist, the Rascals) (69)
  • Jonathan Lipnicki (actor, Jerry Maguire, the Stuart Little movies) (24)
  • Michael Fishman (actor, Roseanne's D.J.) (33)
  • Carlos Mencia (comedian, Mind Of Mencia) (47)
  • Derek Jacobi (actor) (76)
  • Tony Roberts (actor, Annie Hall, Hannah And Her Sisters, Play It Again, Sam) (75)
  • Zac Hanson (youngest member of pop trio Hanson) (29)
  • Spike Jonze (director, Being John MalkovichAdaptationWhere The ...

Led Zeppelin Release Led Zeppelin II – October 22nd, 1969

Posted 10/22/2014 12:00:00 AM

Led Zeppelin Release Led Zeppelin II – October 22nd, 1969

Conversation Starters

  • Led Zeppelin II turns 45 today! What was your all-time favorite Led Zeppelin album?
  • Today marks the 45th anniversary of Zeppelin II! “Like” if you own and a copy!
  • Today in 1969, Led Zeppelin released Led Zeppelin II!  What’s your favorite track from the LP?

US Release Date: October 22nd, 1969 via Atlantic Records

Album Fast Facts

  • As named, it is the 2nd studio album to be released by Led Zeppelin
  • The album received the nickname “Brown Bomber” due to the cover’s brown background
  • The album took from January to August 1969 to record, due to the fact that Zeppelin was also touring at the time
  • Zeppelin II was recorded in six different studios: Olympic Studios, London, A&R Studios, New York, Morgan Studios, London, Juggy Sound, New York, Mirror Sound, Los Angeles, Atlantic Studios, Los ...

New Leash On Life - Public Affairs

Posted 10/21/2014 9:32:00 PM

This Sunday, Marion Marchese, founder and CEO of New Leash On Life USA along with Dwayne Marks, a participant and graduate of New Leash On Life, were in the WMMR studios to talk about the New Leash On Life program in Phildelphia. We discussed in Detail what the New Leash on Life program is and how it works helping inmates who are trying to get out of prison/jail and into a better place. The inmates are taught life skills and work very closely with a dog for three months learning to train through positive reinforcement. You can get more info about New Leash On Life, here. Thank you so much for listening,


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