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By On This Day in NYC's History


IF I WERE A RICH MAN

On September 22, 1964: Fiddler on the Roof opened at the Imperial Theater on Broadway. The iconic musical ran for over 3,000 performances, making it the longest-running Broadway musical until being surpassed by Grease. The show was nominated for ten Tony Awards and has enjoyed enduring international popularity.


SHARI BELAFONTE

On September 22, 1954: Shari Belafonte was born in New York City. Belafonte has had a multifaceted career, being an actress, model, and writer. She is known for her role “Julie Gilette” in the television series Hotel, and also for her modeling work with Calvin Klein.


A HARD RAIN’S GONNA FALL

On September 22, 1962: Bob Dylan performed at Carnegie Hall, his first appearance at the famed venue. His short set that night marked the first time Dylan had performed the classic song “A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall” in public.