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January 29th in NYC History

Posted: Jan 29, 2013 | 1:54 AM

1798:  The Park Theater, America's
first building built solely for theatre,
opened on Park Row with Shakespeare's "As You Like It."

The New York Evening Mirror published "The Raven," by then local man, Edgar Allen Poe.  The poem was enthusiastically received.

1874:  John D. Rockefeller, Jr. born.

1923:   "Paddy" Chayefsky, playwright,
novelist, and three-time Academy Award winning screenwriter born in the Bronx.  He died in 1981 in NYC.

1936:  The Baseball Writer's Association of America elects the first five to the Baseball Hall of Fame, including Babe Ruth

1958:  They met in NYC:  Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward wed in Las Vegas.

1962:  Greenwich Village's Peter, Paul, and Mary signed by Warner Brothers.

1968:  New York City's pride, actor Edward Burns born.

The Lower East Side's pride, entertainer Jimmy Durante died at 86.


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