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January 26th in NYC

Posted: Jan 26, 2013 | 11:28 PM
by Jared Goldstein



Frank Costello 1/26/1891 - 2/18/1973



1929 Dramatist, social commentator, and Pulitzer-prize winning cartoonist Jules Feiffer is born in the Bronx.


1934:  Sam Goldwyn buys rights to The Wizard of Oz


1955: Great Yankee nine-time champion Slugger Joltin' Joe DiMaggio elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.


1961:  The Great Wayne Gretzky, Hockey Hall of Famer NY Ranger Great.


1962 Lucky Luciano dead,



1979:  Nelson Rockefeller died in the saddle.












1979...Former Vice President and New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller, 70, dies suddenly of a heart attack at his Manhattan townhouse.


1988...Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Phantom of the Opera" makes its Broadway debut.
The longest-running show in Broadway history, opened at the Majestic Theater in New York.





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