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The Four Sea­sons’ “Sherry” hit num­ber one on the Bill­board Top 100 Chart in 1962. Orig­i­nally ti­tled “Jackie Baby” in honor of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, be­fore its re­lease, it was re­named af­ter the daugh­ter of New York disc jockey Jack Spector, who was fa­mous for his knack at spot­ting hits!

Play-doh ar­rived in toy stores in 1956 af­ter a nurs­ery school teacher per­suaded a Cincin­nati soap com­pany to add color to their non­toxic, non-stain­ing, re­us­able dough-like wall­pa­per cleaner! More than two bil­lion cans of Play-doh have since been sold— enough to reach the moon and back three times!

The Met­ro­pol­i­tan Opera House in Lin­coln Cen­ter opened in New York City in

1966. Its au­di­to­rium ceil­ing is cov­ered en­tirely in 23-karat gold leaf. The project re­quired so much gold, city of­fi­cials had to limit how much the builders could re­ceive each week, in or­der to en­sure there was enough gold for other busi­nesses that needed it!

One of the most rec­og­niz­able jew­elry brands, Tif­fany & Co., was founded in New York City in 1837. What started as a sta­tionery and nov­elty shop is now syn­ony­mous with ex­quis­ite di­a­monds and the iconic blue boxes they come in. In fact, Tif­fany holds the trade­mark for Pan­tone color 1837—Tif­fany Blue—which Pan­tone isn’t al­lowed to pub­lish in their color wheel!

Ital­ian film ac­tress and singer Sophia Loren was born in Rome in 1934. Raised in poverty in wartorn Naples, the fu­ture Academy Award-win­ning ac­tress’s leg­endary beauty and tal­ents were not im­me­di­ately rec­og­nized: When she tried her luck in a beauty con­test at age 14, she came in sec­ond!

Photos: istockphoto (2); cour­tesy of ven­dor (10); Me­di­a­bak­ery; Wes­tend61/getty Images; Bryan Sch­lam; Matthew Mur­phy; Uni­ver­sal Pic­tures; Justin Lubin/nbc; Hulton Ar­chive/getty Images; Pic­to­rial Press Ltd/alamy Stock Photo.

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