Monthly Archives: "June 2017"

THE BADDEST MAN ON THE PLANET On June 30, 1966: International Boxing Hall of Fame inductee Mike Tyson was born in Brooklyn. Tyson made his boxing debut at only 18 years old, and...

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SWEENEY TODD CLOSES On June 29, 1980: The Broadway play Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street closed after 557 performances. The original cast featured Len Cariou as the title figure, as well...

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MEL BROOKS On June 28, 1926: Director and comedian Mel Brooks was born in Brooklyn. After getting his start writing musicals and television shows such as Get Smart, Brooks became an underground sensation...

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STONEWALL INN RAIDED BY POLICE On June 27, 1969: The Stonewall Inn was raided by police. Though such raids were typical in the Greenwich village neighborhood, the patrons of the Stonewall Inn were...

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MAN OF LA MANCHA On June 26, 1971: The Broadway play, Man of La Mancha closed at ANTA Washington Square Theatre after 2,329 performances. The play, inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quixote, saw numerous...

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