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By On This Day in NYC's History

NEW YORK, NEW YORK

On February 7, 1985: The song New York, New York by Frank Sinatra became the official anthem of New York City. This song is often heard at sporting and social events in the New York area, especially at Yankee Stadium and during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

 

BEATLEMANIA

On February 7, 1964: The English rock band, The Beatles, landed at JFK airport for their first U.S. tour. After spending only one month in the U.S., the Beatles sold one and a half million copies of the single, I Want to Hold Your Hand. 

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HEAVY HITTER

On February 7, 1949: New York Yankee, Joe DiMaggio became the first baseball player to earn a salary of $100,000. His career performance and popularity justified his perch as the highest paid player. To put his salary in perspective, DiMaggio was earning thirty times more than the average American earned in 1949.

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