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OH! CALCUTTA!

On September 24, 1976: The musical Oh! Calcutta! opened on Broadway at the Edison Theatre and ran for almost 6,000 performances. The play closed on August 6, 1989 and is among the longest running productions in Broadway history.

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ALAN COLMES

On September 24, 1950: Alan Colmes was born in New York City. He is a radio and television host and the author of Red, White & Liberal: How Left Is Right and Right Is Wrong and Thank the Liberals For Saving America. He is a liberal political commentator for Fox News.


LINDA MCCARTNEY

On September 24, 1941: Musician, activist, and photographer Linda McCartney was born in New York City. Her and her husband Paul McCartney were members of the band Wings. The band won several Grammy awards. After spending many years as an animal rights activist McCartney passed away in 1998 at age 56.