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By On This Day in NYC's History

HE SHOOTS, HE SCORES

On February 5, 1989: New York native Kareem Abdul-Jabbar became the first NBA player to score 38,000 points. He’d use his sweet skyhook to become the NBA’s all-time leading scorer with 38,387 points. Check out some of his best plays below:


TAKE US AWAY, TINK!

On February 5, 1953: Walt Disney’s fourteenth animated film, Peter Pan, premiered at the Roxy Theater in New York City.


BORN ON THIS DAY: CHRISTOPHER GUEST

On February 5, 1948: Actor, comedian, and director Christopher Guest was born in New York City. Guest was an SNL cast member for the 1984-85 season and appeared in films such as This is Spinal Tap and Best in Show. Below, Guest’s character in This is Spinal Tap introduces the phrase, “These go to eleven.”

 

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