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By On This Day in NYC's History


On May 26, 1964: Musician, songwriter, and actor Lenny Kravitz was born in Manhattan. Kravitz’s music incorporates elements of rock, funk, R&B, reggae, soul, and even psychedelic rock. He won the Grammy for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance four years in a row from 1999 to 2002.



On May 26, 1913: The Actors’ Equity Association was founded in New York City. The association represents more than 49,000 actors and stagehands in the United States. The association’s constitution, adopted in 1913, still represents the values their mission today.