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MATTHEW BRODERICK

On March 21, 1962: Tony Award winner (and husband of fellow New York staple, Sarah Jessica Parker) Matthew Broderick was born in Manhattan. Well known for his leading role in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, as well as the voice of Simba in The Lion King, Broderick remains an iconic American film and stage actor.


CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF OPENS

On March 21, 1990: The Eugene O’Neill Theatre’s revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof opened for 149 performances. It received multiple Tony nominations, including a Best Featured Actor in a Play win for Charles Durning as Big Daddy.

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THOMAS JEFFERSON MOVES TO NEW YORK

On March 21, 1790: Thomas Jefferson moved to New York City, the Nation’s temporary capital, and reported to President George Washington to assume his duties as the first U.S. Secretary of State.

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