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THE YANKEES GO TO THE BOSS

On January 3, 1973: George Steinbrenner led a group of investors in buying the New York Yankees from CBS for $12 million. One of sports’ most controversial figures, Steinbrenner was also one of the most recognizable. He was  longest owner of the Yankees in its history. Steinbrenner passed away in 2010.

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LIFE IS A BANQUET…

On January 3, 1970: The musical Mame, originally starring Angela Lansberry and Beatrice Arthur, closed on Broadway at the Broadway Theatre after over 1,500 performances. A notable film was made after the success of the production, staring the one and only Lucille Ball.  


KEVIN WARE

On January 3, 1993: College basketball player Kevin Ware was born in the Bronx. Ware played for the Louisville Cardinals and gained a great amount media attention when he broke his leg in 2013.