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By On This Day in NYC's History

TWO ISLANDERS GOT FAMOUS

On June 21st, 1991: New York Islanders Denis Potvin and Mike Bossy were elected into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Both players were integral in the Islanders’ four-year reign as Stanley Cup champions in the early 1980s.

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DEFENDING THE CAVEMAN CLOSED

On June 21st, 1977: Defending the Caveman closed at the Helen Hayes Theatre after 671 performances. The comedy play written by actor and comedian Rob Becker has been seen in over forty countries and by over eight million people around the globe. When it ran in 1996, it became the longest running one-man play in the history of Broadway, a record it held for eleven years.

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BORN ON THIS DAY: JUDY HOLLIDAY

On June 21st, 1921: Actress Judy Holliday was born. After a stellar performance as Billie Dawn in the 1946 production of Born Yesterday, Holliday’s big break came to her when she was casted in the 1950 film adaptation of the Broadway musical, her role in which won her a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. A highly decorated performer, Holliday ended her career with three Golden Globes, two Tonys, an Oscar, and countless nominations.

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