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A FUNNY THING HAPPENED THEN IT WAS OVER

On August 29, 1964: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum closed after 964 performances and eight previews. The musical was written by Stephen Sondheim and the book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart. A Funny Thing Happened first premiered on Broadway at the Alvin Theatre on May 8, 1962 and won several Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Book.

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DON BAYLOR GOT HIT BY PITCH…AGAIN

On August 29, 1985: New York Yankee Don Baylor set an American League record for hit by pitch, a total of 190 times. Baylor was struck by California Angels pitcher Kirk McCaskill in the first inning. The previous record was 189 set by Minnie Minoso.

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BORN ON THIS DAY: LEA MICHELE

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

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