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.
IT’S A HARDKNOCK LIFE
On January 2, 1983: Annie closed on Broadway at the Alvin Theatre after a total of 2,377 performances.
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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