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By On This Day in NYC's History

AIN’T OVER TIL IT’S OVER

On November 8, 1951: New York Yankee Yogi Berra won the first of his three American League MVP awards. A New York Yankee legend, his jersey — #8 — was retired by the Yankees in 1972.


 

ONLY SIX DEGREES

On November 8, 1990: John Guare’s Six Degrees of Separation debuted on Broadway at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. A strong influence on the play is J.D. Salinger’s classic novel A Catcher in the Rye. The play, which saw numerous revivals, was adapted into the successful 1993 film of the same name starring Will Smith and Donald Sutherland.

DOROTHY DAY

On November 8, 1897: Journalist, devout and prominent Catholic, and social activist Dorothy Day was born in Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn. After spending years as a social activist and writer, Day founded The Catholic Worker. In recognition of her accomplishments and works done for the Church, she was officially given the title Servant of God.

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