Rabbi's On This Day: Monday, 9/1/14

Posted 9/1/2014 12:00:00 PM

Monday, September 1, 2014


  • Alan Dershowitz (media-savvy attorney, part of O.J. Simpson's legal defense team) (76)
  • Gloria Estefan (Cuban-American pop singer) (57)
  • Barry Gibb (singer, one of the Bee Gees) (68)
  • Boney James (born James Oppenheim, smooth jazz saxophonist) (53)
  • Dee Dee Myers (Former White House Press Secretary) (53)
  • Lily Tomlin (actress-comedienne, Nine To FiveMurphy BrownThe West Wing) (75)
  • Greg Errico (drummer, Sly & the Family StoneSantanaLife: The First Family Of Funk) (66, disputed)
  • Billy Blanks (Tae Bo inventor) (59)
  • Dr. Phil McGraw (author, former psychologist, host of Dr. Phil TV show) (64)
  • Archie Bell (singer, "Tighten Up") (70)
  • Scott Speedman (actor, Felicity, Barney's Version, The Strangers, Underworld movies) (39)
  • Padma Lakshmi (TV host) (44)
  • Boyd Holbrook (actor, Hatfields & McCoys, Milk, The Host, Very Good Girls, Gone Girl) (33)
  • Joe Trohman (guitarist, Fall Out Boy) (30)


  • 1807, former Vice President Aaron Burr was acquitted of treason charges, after having been accused of plotting to set up an ...

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Rabbi's On This Day: Sunday, 8/31/14

Posted 8/31/2014 12:00:00 PM

Sunday, August 31, 2014


  • Richard Gere (actor, An Officer And A GentlemanPretty WomanDr. T & The WomenChicagoUnfaithful) (65)
  • Itzhak Perlman (famous violinist) (69)
  • Frank Robinson (Hall Of Fame baseball player, the first black manager in the major leagues) (79)
  • Deborah Gibson ('80s pop star, formerly Debbie Gibson) (44)
  • Gina Schock (drummer of the Go-Gos) (55, disputed)
  • Van Morrison (rock legend) (69)
  • Glenn Tilbrook (singer-guitarist, Squeeze) (57)
  • Rudolf Schenker (guitarist, the Scorpions) (66)
  • Reb Beach (guitarist, WingerAlice CooperDokkenWhitesnake) (51)
  • Chris Tucker (actor-comedian, The Fifth Element, the Rush Hour movies) (42, disputed)
  • Marcia Clark (prosecutor in the O.J. Simpson murder trial) (61)
  • Craig Nicholls (lead singer, the Vines) (37)
  • Jeff Russo (guitarist, Tonic) (45)


  • 12 AD, The Roman emperor Caligula was born. He ruled from 37 AD to 41 AD, when he was assassinated at the age of 28.
  • 12 AD Roman emperor Caligula is born. He rules from 37 AD to 41 AD, when he ...

Rabbi's On This Day: Saturday, 8/30/14

Posted 8/30/2014 12:00:00 PM

Saturday, August 30, 2014


  • Bill Daily (actor, Capt. Roger Healey of I Dream of Jeannie, and Howard Borden from The Bob Newhart Show) (87)
  • Gerald Albright (smooth jazz saxophonist) (57)
  • Swizz Beatz (rapper and producer; husband of Alicia Keys) (36)
  • Cameron Diaz (actor, The MaskThere's Something About MaryBeing John Malkovich, the Charlie's Angels movies, the Shrek movies) (42)
  • Lisa Ling (former co-host of TV's daytime talk show The View) (41)
  • Peggy Lipton (actress, Twin Peaks, Julie from TV's The Mod Squad, mother of actress Rashida Jones) (68)
  • Michael Chiklis (actor, star of The Shield, the "Thing" in the Fantastic Four movies) (51)
  • Timothy Bottoms (actor, The Last Picture ShowThe Paper Chase) (63)
  • Warren Buffett (Wall Street whiz, and one of the richest people on the planet) (84)
  • Micky Moody (original guitarist, Whitesnake) (64)
  • Michael Michele (actress, New Jack CityER's Dr. Finch, Ali) (48)
  • Lewis Black (actor-comedian, The Daily Show With Jon Stewart) (66)
  • Robert Crumb (cartoonist, Zap Comix; created the character Mr. Natural; ...

Rabbi's On This Day: Friday, 8/29/14

Posted 8/29/2014 12:00:00 PM

Friday, August 29, 2014


  • Julio Fernandez (guitarist of Spyro Gyra) (60, disputed)
  • Meshell Ndegeocello (R&B singer-bassist) (46)
  • Rebecca De Mornay (actress, Risky BusinessBackdraftThe Hand That Rocks The CradleIdentity) (55, some sources say date of birth undetermined)
  • Elliott Gould (Actor, (Ocean's ElevenOcean's TwelveBob & Carol & Ted & Alice, the film version of M*A*S*HAmerican History XOcean's Eleven, Ross's and Monica's father on Friends) (76)
  • Robin Leach (British TV host, known for Lifestyles Of The Rich And Famous) (73)
  • Senator John McCain (Republican senator fromArizona) (78)
  • William Friedkin (Director, The French ConnectionThe ExorcistTo Live And Die In L.A.) (79)
  • Carla Gugino (actress, Entourage, Watchmen, Night at the Museum, Karen Cisco, the Spy Kids movies, Sin CitySon In LawSnake Eyes Sucker Punch) (43, disputed)
  • Chris Copping (former bassist, Procol Harum) (69)
  • Dick Halligan (multi-instrumentalist, Blood, Sweat & Tears) (71)
  • Lea Michele (actress, Glee) (28)
  • David Desrosiers (bassist, Simple Plan) (34)
  • John McCain (Republican senator ...

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