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WHORE NO MORE

On March 27, 1982: The Broadway play Best Little Whorehouse in Texas closed after 1,584 performances at the 46th St. Theatre. The play garnered eight Tony Award nominations and two wins. The film adaptation premiered later that year, famously starring Dolly Parton and Burt Reynolds.


FIRE ENGINE FIRSTS

On March 27, 1841: The first self-propelled steam powered fire engine was tested at City Hall. It was engineered by Paul Hodge, and though it was approved on the spot, it was quickly rescinded because many believed it would replace the hand pump and put firefighters out of work.

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BUDD SCHULBERG

On March 27, 1914: American novelist Budd Schulberg was born in New York City. Schulberg wrote the novel turned Broadway play What Makes Sammy Run? as well as the Academy award-winning screenplay for On the Waterfront.

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