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By On This Day in NYC's History

 OLIVER STONE

On September 15, 1946: Director, screenwriter, and producer Oliver Stone was born in New York City. Stone has received three Oscars for his work, which includes the films Nixon, Platoon, Born on the Fourth of July, and JFK. 

POSTHUMOUS ELECTION

On September 15, 1992: Ted Weiss (D-NY) posthumously won the primary for re-election to the House of Representatives, having passed away only a short time before. Jerry Nadler replaced Weiss’ name on the ballot and won the seat.

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NO MORE BLONDES ON BROADWAY

On September 15, 1951: Gentleman Prefer Blondes closed at the Ziegfeld Theater after 740 performances. Marilyn Monroe performed the classic song “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend” in the 1953 film adaptation, a song that is now a classic.

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