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By On This Day in NYC's History


On September 24, 1976: The musical Oh! Calcutta! opened on Broadway at the Edison Theatre and ran for almost six thousand performances before closing on August 6, 1989. Oh! Calcutta! is one of the longest running productions in Broadway history.

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On September 24, 1950: Alan Colmes was born in New York City. He is a radio and television host and the author of Red, White & Liberal: How Left Is Right and Right Is Wrong and Thank the Liberals For Saving America. He works for Fox News as a liberal political commentator.


On September 24, 1941: Musician, activist, and photographer Linda McCartney was born in New York City. Along with her husband Paul McCartney, she is a member of the band Wings. The group won several Grammy awards. After spending many years as an animal rights activist McCartney passed away in 1998.

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