Valerie Macon/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
By On This Day in NYC's History


THE HILLS ARE ALIVE WITH THE SOUND OF MUSIC

On November 16, 1959: The Sound of Music premiered on Broadway at the Lunt Fontanne Theater. The classic and beloved production ran for nearly 1,500 performances and was famously adapted into a movie starring the great Julie Andrews (which won an Oscar for Best Picture).

 

MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL

On November 16, 1977: Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal was born in New York City. Gyllenhaal’s breakthrough role came in the 2001 cult film Donnie Darko, after which she has had roles in a great amount of films, from Sherrybaby (for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe) to The Dark Knight. She was nominated for an Academy Award for her work in Crazy Heart. 

 

RAISING HOPE

On November 16, 1970: Actress Martha Plimpton was born in New York City. Having appeared in numerous films and Broadway plays, Plimpton has recently gained recognition (and a Primetime Emmy Award nomination) for her work in the FOX series Raising Hope. She has in additional received three Tony Award nominations.