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By On This Day in NYC's History

WILLIAM DANIELS

On March 31, 1927: Actor William Daniels was born in Brooklyn. A two-time Emmy Award winner and former president of the Screen Actors Guild, Daniels famously portrayed beloved high school mentor George Feeny on the popular long-running television series Boy Meets World.

OK BY ME!

On March 31, 1943: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s first musical, Oklahoma! premiered in New York City at the St. James Theatre. It ran for 2,212 performances and enjoyed what was, at the time, an unprecedented popularity.

DANCING YOUR DAYS AWAY

On March 31, 1923: At a dance marathon in New York City, Alma Cummings set a world record for dancing. She danced for 27 hours, with the assistance of six different dance partners, and helped kick-off the national marathon dancing craze.

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