January 20th in New York City History
Posted: Jan 20, 2013 | 1:38 AM
1896: George Burns the film and television actor born in New York City, New York, United States was born.
1903: Today in 1903 "The Wizard of Oz," a play based on L. Frank Baum's beloved book, has its New York premier at the Majestic Theatre on Broadway and 59th Street.
1930: Pilot Charles Lindbergh sets a new record for the fastest cross-country flight when he lands in New York after 14.75 hours.
1956: Happy Birthday, Bill Maher.
1981: Barry Rosen of Brooklyn was one of 52 American hostages freed from Iran's U.S. embassy after 444 days.
1990: Actres Barbara Stanwyck (born in Brooklyn) died on this date.
1993: Audrey Hepburn, Broadway actress and movie star who chronicled New York City life as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's died.