On this day: January 9

POSTED: 10:21 AM PST Jan 08, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Jan 08, 2016 

The Beatles jump up the charts, Howard Hughes exposes his fake biographer, "The Phantom of the Opera" passes "Cats," and Apple introduces iTunes and the iPhone, years apart, all on this day.

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2006: With its 7,486th performance, the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical "The Phantom of the Opera" becomes the longest-running show in Broadway history, surpassing Lloyd Webber's "Cats." The musical, which opened on Broadway in 1988 after premiering in London's West End in 1986, would go on to celebrate its 10,000th performance on Broadway on Feb. 11, 2012, and is still running today.


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