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By On This Day in NYC's History

THE MAJESTIC MAJESTIC

On March 28, 1927: The Majestic Theater opened at 245 West 44th Street in Broadway, and remains one of Broadway’s largest venues, premiering many famous musicals. The Majestic has been the home of The Phantom of the Opera since it opened on January 26, 1988. With over 10,000 shows, Phantom is the longest running show on Broadway (by more than 3,000 performances).

TWO TIMES THE CHAMPION

On March 28, 1950: The City College of New York (CCNY) defeated Bradley University in the 12th annual NCAA’s Men’s Basketball Tournament. This made CCNY the first to win both the NCAA and National Invitational Basketball Championships in the same year.

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JULIA STILES

On March 28, 1981: American actress Julia Stiles was born in New York City. One of her best-known roles was in the cult classic, 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), starring alongside Heath Ledger and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

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