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On July 1, 1972: The rock musical, Hair closed after 1,750 performances at The Public Theater. Several of the musical’s songs became anthems for the anti-Vietnam War movement. The success of Hair inspired a 1979 film adaptation as well as multiple revivals and tours.



On July 1, 2004: Derek Jeter made one of the greatest plays of his career thus far when he dived headfirst into the third base stands after catching a foul pop-up during a game against the Boston Red Sox.


On July 1, 1977: Actress Liv Tyler was born in Manhattan. She is the daughter of Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler and model Bebe Buell, and spent her early childhood outside of the City before returning when she was 12 years old to attend York Preparatory on the Upper West Side. Tyler followed her father into showbiz, acting from a young age in movies such as Empire RecordsArmageddon, and The Lord of the Rings Trilogy.


On July 1, 1906: Businesswoman Estée Lauder was born in Corona, Queens. When she was a young woman, she helped her uncle sell beauty products and eventually introduced her first fragrance in 1935. She received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and France’s Légion d’Honneur (Legion of Honour).

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