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By On This Day in NYC's History


On June 9, 1961: Writer Aaron Sorkin was born in Manhattan. Sorkin penned numerous films and television shows, including The West Wing, A Few Good Men, The Social Network, Charlie Wilson’s War, and the HBO series The Newsroom. He has won both Academy Awards and Emmy Awards for his work.



On June 9, 1962: Singer Tony Bennett staged a concert performance at Carnegie Hall, using a lineup of musicians including Al Cohn, Kenny Burrell, and Candido, as well as the Ralph Sharon Trio. The concert featured 44 songs, including favorites such as “Because of You” and “April in Paris”.

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On June 9, 1938: Composer Charles Wuorinen was born on the Upper West Side. His electronic, four-channel, musical composition Time’s Encomium was awarded the 1970 Pulitzer Prize for Music. Wuorinen was the youngest composer ever to win the prize and his piece was also the first electronic piece to win. He has collaborated with both Salman Rushdie and Annie Proulx.