By On This Day in NYC's History

LET’S MEET AT THE PLAZA

On October 1, 1907: The Plaza Hotel, designed by Henry Janeway Hardenbergh, opened to the public. When it first opened, rooms at the iconic hotel would only set you back $2.50 per night (equivalent to about $62 today).

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COMMAND PERFORMANCE ON BROADWAY

On October 1, 1947: Command Decision premiered on Broadway at the Fulton Theater. Set during WWII, the play ran for over 400 performances, won two Tonys, and was adapted into a film of the same name in 1948.

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BORN ON THIS DAY: WALTER MATTHAU

On October 1, 1920: Actor Walter Matthau was born in the Lower East Side. Matthau, who passed away at age 79 in 2000, is most well known for his role in The Odd Couple and his many collaborations with Jack Lemmon.

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