Video: 'West Side Story (1957) composite'
(Thursday, September 26, 1957, 7:45 p.m. EST) — West Side Story, a musical play (music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim) that explores the rivalry between two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds in the Upper West Side neighborhood in New York City, opened tonight on Broadway at the Winter Garden Theatre, directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins. Continue reading ‘West Side Story’ musical opens on Broadway 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 26 1957)
Video: 'Alan Lubin's Atlanta Brasserie'
(Saturday, September 26, 1987) — Former Beatle Ringo Starr attended the grand opening of his new restaurant, the London Brasserie, tonight in shopping mall in the Peach Tree Center of downtown Atlanta. Continue reading Ringo Starr attends restaurant opening in Atlanta 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 26 1987)
(Saturday, September 26, 1987) — “Didn’t We Almost Have It All” by Whitney Houston peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two consecutive weeks (Sept. 26, Oct. 3, 1987). Continue reading ‘Didn’t We Almost Have It All’ by Whitney Houston peaks at #1 in USA 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 26 1987)
(Saturday, September 26, 1987) — “Touch of Grey” by the Grateful Dead peaked at #9 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week. Continue reading ‘Touch of Grey’ by Grateful Dead peaks at #9 in USA 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 26 1987)
(Saturday, September 26, 1777; during the American Revolutionary War and the American Revolution) — British troops marched into Philadelphia today and occupied the city, having forced the Second Continental Congress, meeting in the Pennsylvania State House (later called Independence Hall), to flee some days before. Continue reading British troops occupy Philadelphia during American Revolution 240 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 26 1777)