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By On This Day in NYC's History

THE SOUND OF MUSIC CLOSED

On June 15, 1963: Broadway’s The Sound of Music closed at the Mark Hellinger Theatre after 1,443 performances over its four-year run. With its acclaimed original cast (including stars Mary Martin and Theodore Bikel), direction, and timeless score, The Sound of Music won the Tony for Best Musical in 1960.

 

MARIO CUOMO

On June 15, 1932: Former governor of New York Mario Cuomo was born in Queens. Dubbed “Hamlet on the Hudson,” he served as the 52nd governor of our city for three terms before getting defeated for a fourth by George Pataki in 1994.

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THE GIANTS CUT THEIR QUARTERBACK

On June 15, 1994: The New York Giants cut their quarterback of fourteen years, Phil Simms. After getting drafted in 1979, Simms spent his entire career as a professional athlete playing for the team. Named MVP of Super Bowl XXI and to the Pro Bowl for his stellar performances in the 1985 and 1993 seasons, today, Simms is a television sportscaster for CBS.

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