On this day: May 13

POSTED: 10:30 PM PDT May 11, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT May 12, 2016 

America declares war on Mexico, The Beatles film "Let It Be" premieres, Pope John Paul II survives an assassination attempt, and Tipper Gore doesn't like what she hears, all on this day.

OTD May 13 - The Fantasticks
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1984: "The Fantasticks" becomes the longest-running musical in theater history with its 10,000th performance. The off-Broadway show, which opened on May 3, 1960, would go on for another 7,162 performances before closing on Jan. 13, 2002.


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