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By On This Day in NYC's History

BROADWAY JOE MADE BANK

On January 2, 1965: Joe Namath signed with the Jets. His contract was a record amount (for a professional football player at the time) reported to be $427,000.

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IT’S A HARDKNOCK LIFE

On January 2, 1983: Annie closed on Broadway at the Alvin Theatre after a total of 2,377 performances.

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BORN ON THIS DAY: CUBA GOODING, JR.

On January 2, 1968: Actor Cuba Gooding, Jr., best known for this Oscar-winning portrayal of Rod Tidwell in Jerry Maguire, was born in the Bronx.

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