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Jazz at Lincoln Center in NYC is opened

The grand opening of the 100,000 square-foot performance, education and broadcast facility dedicated entirely to America's true art form - Jazz. It's located at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall, in the Time Warner building on New York's Columbus Circle. Frederick P. Rose Hall consists of three main music performance venues.

"Mamma Mia!" opens on Broadway

The musical opened on Broadway at the Winter Garden Theatre after beginning previews at the beginning of the month. The director is Phyllida Lloyd with choreography by Anthony Van Laast. As of October 2017, it is the 9th longest-running Broadway show and the longest-running jukebox musical in Broadway history.

"Once on This Island" opens on Broadway

Once on This Island is a one-act musical with a book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty. The show includes elements of the Romeo and Juliet story and elements of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale The Little Mermaid. The Broadway production opened in October 1990 at the Booth Theatre.

Moby-Dick is first published as The Whale

Moby-Dick; or, The Whale is an 1851 novel by American writer Herman Melville. The book is sailor Ishmael's narrative of the obsessive quest of Ahab, captain of the whaling ship Pequod, for revenge on Moby Dick, the giant white sperm whale that on the ship's previous voyage bit off Ahab's leg at the knee.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1987

Zac Efron

born 1934

Inger Stevens

born 1938

Dawn Wells