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ELAINE BENES

On January 13, 1961: Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, known for her work on SeinfeldThe New Adventures of Old Christine, and Veep, was born in New York. After appearing on Saturday Night Live for three years, Louis-Dreyfus launched into comedic superstardom.




SEVEN BOSSES SENT TO THE SLAMMER

On January 13, 1987: Seven mob bosses, including Fat Tony and Carmine Peruccia, received 100 year jail sentences and one received a forty year sentence. They were sentenced to jail in response to racketeering charges.

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SOON IT’S GONNA RAIN

On January 13, 2002: The original off-Broadway production The Fantasticks closed after running for more than 40 years and over 17,000 performances. The production opened May 3, 1960 and is the world’s longest running musical.