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LEA MICHELE

On August 29, 1986: Singer and actress Lea Michele, best known for role on Fox’s Glee and Broadway’s Spring Awakening, was born in Bronx, New York City. In addition to her many talents, she is an active supporter of charities for LGBT rights and animal rights.

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED

On August 29, 1964: The Broadway musical A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum closed. It was written by Stephen Sondheim and the book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart. The musical first premiered on Broadway at the Alvin Theatre on May 8, 1962 and won several Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Book.


DON BAYLOR GOT HIT BY A PITCH…AGAIN

On August 29, 1985: New York Yankee Don Baylor set an American League record for hit by pitch, a total of 190 times. Baylor was struck by California Angels pitcher Kirk McCaskill in the first inning. The previous record was 189 set by Minnie Minoso.

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