By On This Day in NYC's History

SWEET CHARITY CLOSES

On July 15th, 1967: Musical Sweet Charity closed on Broadway after 608 performances. Directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse, the production starred Gwen Verdon, his wife at the time, in the title role as the dancer longing for a better life. It was nominated for twelve Tony awards though it only won one for Fosseโ€™s choreography.

WORLD’S FIRST “FREQUENT FLYER” TOUCHES DOWN

On July 15th, 1939: Airplane enthusiast Clara Adams landed in New York (and in the record books) after completing the first around-the-world flight using only scheduled passenger airlines including Pan American, Lufthansa, and KLM. Her trip took 16 days with stops all around the world in places like Marseille, Rangoon, and Guam. For Clara Adams, this trip was just another in a long list of aviation adventures on aircrafts such as the Hindenburg and the Navy airship the USS Los Angeles.

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BORN ON THIS DAY: KRISTOFF ST. JOHN

On July 15th, 1966: Actor Kristoff St. John was born. St. John began his acting career as a child, appearing in Roots: The Next Generation and The Cosby Show. He is perhaps best known for his continuing role as businessman Neil Winters on the soap opera The Young and the Restless. His work has earned him awards such as the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series as well as numerous NAACP Image Awards.

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