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By On This Day in NYC's History


On November 5, 1941: Muscician Art Garfunkel was born in Forrest Hills, Queens. One-half of the eponymous duo Simon & Garfunkel, he made his way into American musical and cultural history alongside Paul Simon, with countless hits under his belt and songs scoring the classic 1967 film The Graduate. Garfunkel also made New York history with the famous Simon & Garfunkel Concert in Central Park.



On November 5, 1967: Actress Judy Reyes was born in the Bronx. Reyes is best known for her role as Carla Espinosa on the NBC sitcom Scrubs. After Scrubs, Reyes starred in the independent drama Gun Hill Road. 


On November 5, 1987: The Broadway play Into the Woods, starring Bernadette Peters, opened on Broadway at the Martin Beck Theater. The play opened for 764 performances, won numerous Tony Awards, and has seen numerous revivals. Recently, a new film adaptation starring Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, and Johnny Depp was released.