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By On This Day in NYC's History

CATS

On October 7, 1982: Cats premiered at the Winter Garden Theatre. The beloved Broadway musical ran for over seven thousand performances, and to this day, remains the second-longest running show in history and has won countless awards.

MUSEUM OF DECORATIVE ARTS

On October 7, 1976: The Cooper-Hewitt Museum of Decorative Arts and Design opened to the public at its new location — 91st Street and 5th Avenue in Andrew Carnegie’s 1904 mansion. The museum is now often known as the Cooper Hewitt and still houses one of the most extensive design collections on the East coast.

JAMIE HECTOR

On October 7, 1975: Actor Jamie Hector was born in Brooklyn. He is widely recognized for his portrayal of Marlo Stanfield on HBO’s critically acclaimed series The Wire as well as for his work in the award-winning short film Five Deep Breaths.

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