Monthly Archives: "August 2017"

23 On August 31, 1997: The New York Yankees retired Don Mattingly’s number, 23. Mattingly spent fourteen years with the Yankees and another seven seasons as a special instructor during spring training. After being...

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PEGGY LIPTON On August 30, 1946: Actress, singer, and model Peggy Lipton was born in New York City. She rose to fame from the iconic TV show The Mod Squad as Julie Barnes and maintained...

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LEA MICHELE On August 29, 1986: Singer and actress Lea Michele, best known for role on Fox’s Glee and Broadway’s Spring Awakening, was born in Bronx, New York City. In addition to her many talents, she...

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FIRESIDE COMMERCIAL On August 28, 1922: NYC-based radio station WEAF aired the first paid radio commercial for Queensboro Reality, advertising an apartment complex. The 10-minute spot cost a cool $100, far less expensive...

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ALL THAT JAZZ CAME TO AN END On August 27, 1977: The original Broadway production of the musical Chicago closed at the 46th Street Theater after 947 performances. The musical was revived on Broadway in 1966,...

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