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By On This Day in NYC's History


On April 7, 1949: One of the most successful Broadway musicals of all time, South Pacific opened at Majestic Theater for 1,928 performances. It won all ten of the Tony Awards for which it was nominated and was later adapted into a Golden Globe and Oscar-winning movie musical.


On April 7, 1923: The first brain tumor operation under local anesthesia was performed by Dr. K. Winfield Ney at Beth Israel Hospital in NYC.

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On April 7, 1951: Two-time Grammy winning folk rocker, Janis Ian was born in New York City. She is best known for her 1975 hit At Seventeen, as well as for her work as a gay rights activist.

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