On April 29, 1954: Actor, producer, and comedian Jerry Seinfeld was born in Brooklyn. Seinfeld is an Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner. He is most famous for portraying a semi-fictional version of himself on the popular sitcom, Seinfeld
NO DAY BUT TODAY
On April 29, 1996: The popular rock musical Rent opened on Broadway for a 5,123 performance run. It is the 10th longest running Broadway show of all time, and the winner of four Tony Awards. In 2005, a film adaption of Rent was released, starring all but two of the original production’s cast reprising their roles.
FROM THE BRONX TO QUEENS
On April 29, 1939: The Whitestone Bridge, which spans the East River, connecting the Bronx and Queens, opened, making today the bridge’s 75th anniversary.
LET THE SUNSHINE IN
On April 29, 1968: The 1960s rock musical Hair opened on Broadway, and went on to run for 1,750 performances. Though it controversially didn’t win any Tony Awards, Hair did win a Grammy Award, and was later adapted into a feature length film.