May 18th in NYC History
Posted: May 17, 2013 | 10:59 PM
1883: Walter Gropius, Architect of
the Pan Am Building, born in Germany.
The Pan Am Building is now one of the three
"Met Life" Buildings.
Stories of the Pan Am Building on 42nd Street walking tours, Grand Central private walking tours.
1931: Actor Robert Morse, of "Mad Men" and
"How to Succeed in Business ...," born.
1942: Night baseball is banned for the duration of World War II. Games are played during daylight hours.
1946: Yankee Hall of Famer, Reggie Jackson born.
1951: The United Nations moved from Lake Success, N.Y., to its permanent home in Manhattan.
We see the and learn about the UN on 42nd Street Tours. Here is their official tour, which is quite good if you are interested in world problems.
1970: Actress and Comedian Tina Fey, of "30 Rock," and "Saturday Night Live," born.
We see where 30 Rock is and where Saturday Night Live happens on my Rockefeller Center tours. These links are to the official tours.
2003: "Les Miserables," the third-longest running Broadway show, closed after 6,680 performances over more than 16 years.