NUMBER 42 BOWED OUT
On January 5, 1957: Jackie Robinson announced his retirement from baseball, weeks after being traded from the Dodgers to the New York Giants.
OFF TO SEE THE WIZ
On January 5, 1975: Charlie Smalls’ The Wiz: The Super Soul Musical opened on Broadway at the Majestic Theatre. The production took home several Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and the film adaptation was released in 1978.
BORN ON THIS DAY: LEONARD MARSH
On January 5, 1933: Leonard Marsh, co-founder of Snapple Beverage Corporation, was born in Brooklyn.
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