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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.



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