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WORLD WIDE WICKET COMPANY DEBUTED

On October 14, 1961: The Broadway play, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying premiered on Broadway at the 46th Street Theatre. The production took home seven Tony Awards against its eight nominations and ran for 1,417 performances. The production has seen numerous revivals, including a highly publicized 2011 revival starring Daniel Radcliffe.


RALPH LAUREN

On October 14, 1939: Iconic designer Ralph Lauren was born in the Bronx. He is the founder of the iconic, ubiquitous eponymous retailer and got his start selling ties around Manhattan under the ‘Polo’ moniker. Lauren’s company has now expanded to hold a place in American (and international) cultural history.

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THE BRONX (BASEBALL) ZOO

On October 14, 1978: New York Yankee Reggie Jackson caused a World Series controversy when he was struck in the hip by a ball thrown by Dodger Bill Russell. It caused the ball to go into foul ball territory and allowed the Yankees to score. Dodgers protested Jackson’s interference but umpires allowed the play to stand.

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