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JACKIE ROBINSON

On February 4, 1952: Professional athlete, Jackie Robinson was named Director of Communications for WNBC. He was the first black executive of a major radio and TV network.

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NINE

On February 4, 1984: Broadway musical, Nine, closed after 739 performances. This musical was created and written by Maury Yeston and won five Tony Awards.

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