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By On This Day in NYC's History

LIFE IS A BANQUET…

On January 3, 1970: The musical Mame, originally starring Angela Lansberry and Beatrice Arthur, closed on Broadway at the Broadway Theatre after over 1,500 performances.

Image courtesy of Jerry Herman

Image courtesy of Jerry Herman

SOLD FOR 12 MILLION SMACKAROOS

On January 3, 1973: George Steinbrenner led a group of investors in buying the New York Yankees from CBS for $12 million.

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Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

BORN ON THIS DAY: KEVIN WARE

On January 3, 1993: College basketball player Kevin Ware, who plays for the Louisville Cardinals and gained media attention when he broke his leg in 2013, was born in the Bronx.

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

 

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