MAN OF LA MANCHA
On June 26, 1971: Man of La Mancha closed at ANTA Washington Square Theatre after 2,329 performances. The play, inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quixote, saw numerous revivals and received copious accolades.
On June 26, 1957: Patty Smyth was born in NYC. Smyth first stepped into the spotlight in the early 80s as the lead singer of the band Scandal. Smyth performed and co-wrote “Look What Love Has Done” alongside James Ingram for the 1994 film, Junior. While the work earned her both a Grammy and an Academy Award nomination, she is most known for her hit “Sometimes Love Just Ain’t Enough”.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
On June 26, 1919: The New York Daily News was first published. It is currently the fourth-most widely circulated newspaper in the United States, and is printed in tabloid form. The paper’s original slogan was “New York’s Picture Paper”.