BEFORE THE PARADE PASSES BY
On January 16, 1964: The Broadway musical Hello, Dolly!, directed and choreographed by Gower Champion and produced by David Merrick, opened at the St. James Theatre. The production took home 10 Tony Awards. Below, Carol Channing, who starred in the show, performs “Before the Parade Passes By.”
OUTTA THE PARK
On January 16, 1974: New York Yankee greats Whitey Ford, who was born in Astoria, Queens, and Mickey Mantle were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame together.
BORN ON THIS DAY: LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA
On January 16, 1980: Composer, rapper, lyricist, and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda was born in northern Manhattan. Miranda is most well known for writing and starring in In The Heights on Broadway.
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