GOLDBERG WINS GOLD
On January 24, 1986: Actress and Manhattan native Whoopi Goldberg won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama for her role in The Color Purple. Watch her accept the award below:
A BOMB DOWNTOWN
On January 24, 1975: Four people were killed when a bomb exploded outside of Fraunces Tavern, on Broad and Pearl Streets. The bomb was attributed to Puerto Rican nationalist group FALN, along with over 40 other blasts in the 1970’s.
BORN ON THIS DAY: NEIL DIAMOND
On January 24, 1941: Singer-songwriter Neil Diamond was born in Brooklyn.
Featured image courtesy of Roger Ebert