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."
1845: 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.
1980: The Lower East Side's pride, entertainer Jimmy Durante died at 86.