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By On This Day in NYC's History

19 FTs LIKE IT WAS NOTHING

On November 17, 1981: New York Knicks center Bill Cartwright tied the NBA record previously set by St. Louis’ Bob Pettit by making 19 straight free throws in a game.

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Image courtesy of Not in Hall of Fame

BROADWAY’S READY FOR YOUR CLOSE-UP

On November 17, 1994: Sunset Boulevard, a musical based on the 1950 film of the same title, premiered on Broadway at the Minskoff Theater.

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Image courtesy of My Upper Chesapeake

BORN ON THIS DAY: MARTIN SCORSESE

On November 17, 1942: Director extraordinaire Martin Scorsese was born in Corona, Queens.

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Image courtesy of Solvenia Times

 

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