OH MY! LONGEST-RUNNING MUSICAL REVUE CLOSED
On August 6, 1989: The Broadway play, Oh! Calcutta! closed after 14 years and 5,959 performances. The musical consisted of a series of avant-garde sketches about sex-related issues. The longevity of the show places it at number seven on the list of longest-running Broadway shows and at number one on the list of longest-running musical revues.
THE MISSINGEST MAN WENT MISSING
On August 6, 1930: Joseph Force Crater, an Associate Justice of the New York Supreme Court, went missing after leaving dinner in Manhattan. His dinner companions and mistress were the last to see him. A nationwide search and investigation followed his disappearance, but it has never been solved. Crater has been dubbed “The Missingest Man in New York.”
On August 6, 1938: Actor and director Paul Bartel was born in Brooklyn. He appeared in over 90 movies and television programs before his premature death at age 61. He is also known for being the director of numerous cult films, including Death Race 2000 (starring Sylvester Stallone), and Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills.