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By On This Day in NYC's History

LIFE ON STAGE

On October 20, 1977: David Mamet’s A Life in the Theater, starring Ellis Raab and Gerald Gutierrez, premiered at the Lucille Lortel Theatre in New York City.

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Image courtesy of Baylin Artists

SUBWAY STATION WENT BOOM!

On October 20, 1988: A man, wired to explosives, killed himself in Harlem at the 125th Street subway station when the device detonated.

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Image courtesy of Mega Contracting Inc

BORN ON THIS DAY: VIGGO MORTENSEN

On October 20, 1958: Actor Viggo Mortensen was born in New York City. Mortensen played Aragorn in epic film trilogy The Lord of the Rings.

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Image courtesy of Libra Rising

 

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