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By On This Day in NYC's History

FIONA APPLE

On September 13, 1977: Singer-songwriter Fiona Apple was born in Manhattan. The singer-songwriter has released four albums and is known for her distinctive husky voice and jazzy, piano-driven music. Apple got her start after giving a mixtape she made to a friend, who was the babysitter for a music publicist, who then passed it along, launching Apple’s career.

SWIZZ BEATZ

On September 13, 1978: Record producer and hip-hop artist Swizz Beatz was born in the Bronx. Known as one of hip-hop’s greatest producers, Swizz Beatz has worked with a number of artists, including Kanye West, Pharrell, Pusha T, and Mary J. Blige.

ON YOUR MARK, GET SET, GO!

On September 13, 1970: Gary Muhrcke won the first New York City Marathon, finishing with the time 2:31:38. Muhrcke was first of only 55 runners to cross the finish line in front of only one hundred spectators. The event has grown exponentially since.

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