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By On This Day in NYC's History

FRAN DRESCHER

On September 30, 1957: Fran Drescher was born in Queens. Widely celebrated for her role as Fran in the TV sitcom The Nanny, Drescher’s big break was in Saturday Night Fever when she famoulsy asked John Travolta, “So, are you as good in bed as you are on the dance floor?”. The actress is also a health care advocate with the U.S. State Department and  is a prominent LGBT rights activist.

KIERAN CULKIN

On September 30, 1982: Kieran Culkin was born in New York City. Getting his start in the Home Alone movies alongside his brother Macaulay, Culkin is known and praised for his titular role in the film Igby Goes Down, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award.

THIS’LL BE A LOVELY WAR

On September 30, 1964: Oh! What a Lovely War opened on Broadway at the Broadhurst Theatre. The musical, developed by Joan Littlewood, was made into a film in 1969 and summarized and commented on the events of World War I.

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