On July 5, 1963: Actress Edie Falco was born in Brooklyn. She is best known for her role as Carmela Soprano on the classic HBO series, The Sopranos. She has since become widely recognized for her role as lead character Jacky Peyton on Showtime’s Nurse Jackie. She has won numerous Emmy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and Screen Actors Guild Awards.
HIP TO BE SQUARE
On July 5, 1950: Musician Huey Lewis was born in New York City. Lewis and his band broke through to the Top 40 with their 1982 album Picture This, which was carried by the hit-single “Do You Believe In Love.” Lewis also had a cameo in the 1985 film Back to the Future.
TRANSIT FARES INCREASE
On July 5, 1966: Transit fares rose from 15 cents to 20 cents. Though small to us, this hike came after three fare increase in less than twenty years compared to the 44-year period at the beginning of the century when the fare remained at a reasonable five cents.