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Chanel debuts first show with Karl Lagerfeld's successor

With a total of 79 runway looks, Viard's first solo collection included fresh takes on Chanel signatures like tweed and suiting-staying true to both Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld's aesthetics. But in this new era of Chanel, femininity appears more prominent and was played up with a series of bows adorning blouses, belts, and dresses.

'Kiss of the Spider Woman' opens at Broadhurst NYC

Kiss of the Spider Woman is a musical based on a book by Terrence McNally with music by John Kander and Fred Ebb. Directed by Harold Prince and choreographed by Vincent Paterson and Rob Marshall, it opened on Broadway at the Broadhurst Theatre and closed after 904 performances.

Upon completion, Sears Tower the becomes tallest building of its time

The Sears Tower is a 110-story skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois. When completed, it surpassed the World Trade Center towers in New York to become the tallest building in the world, a title it held for nearly 25 years. The building is considered a seminal achievement for its designer Fazlur Rahman Khan.

'The Fantasticks' opens in New York City's Greenwich Village

"The Fantasticks" premiered at the Sullivan Street Playhouse in Greenwich Village, New York City. While being on a much lower budget than other shows at the time, it became a fan favorite and the world's longest-running musical. The production closed on January 13, 2002, after 17,162 performances.

The Anne Frank House opens

The Anne Frank House is a writer's house and biographical museum dedicated to Jewish wartime diarist Anne Frank. The museum opened in Amsterdam in May 1960. It preserves the family's hiding place, offers a permanent exhibition on the life and times of Anne Frank, and provides space for exhibitions on all forms of persecution and discrimination.

Margaret Mitchell wins the Pulitzer Prize

Margaret Munnerlyn Mitchell won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for the only novel published during her lifetime, "Gone with the Wind," set in Georgia during the American Civil War. The book was later adapted into an American film and is ranked as the second favorite book by American readers, just behind the Bible.

John McCrae writes the poem 'In Flanders Fields'

"In Flanders Fields" is a war poem in the form of a rondeau, written during the First World War by Canadian physician Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae. He was inspired to write it after presiding over the funeral of his friend and fellow soldier, Lieutenant Alexis Helmer, who died in the Second Battle of Ypres.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

died 2006

Earl Woods

born 1958

Sandi Toksvig

born 1982

Rebecca Hall