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By On This Day in NYC's History


FRAN DRESCHER

On September 30, 1957: Actress Fran Drescher was born in Queens. She is most know for her role as Fran in the TV sitcom The Nanny. Drescher’s big break was in Saturday Night Fever when she famously asked John Travolta, “So, are you as good in bed as you are on the dance floor?” The actress is also a health care advocate with the U.S. State Department and is a prominent LGBT rights activist.


KIERAN CULKIN

On September 30, 1982: Actor Kieran Culkin was born in New York City. He got his start in the Home Alone movies alongside his brother Macaulay and is known and praised for his titular role in the film Igby Goes Down, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award.


THIS WILL BE A LOVELY WAR

On September 30, 1964: The Broadway musical Oh! What a Lovely War opened at the Broadhurst Theatre. The musical, developed by Joan Littlewood, was made into a film in 1969 and summarized and commented on the events of World War I.