1968 Stage and screen star Dorothy Gish dies in Rapallo, Italy. Her first New York stage appearance was in 1903 in East Lynne. She began her film career in 1912, but resumed her stage career in 1928. She was 70 years old.
1973 Mike Nichols' production of Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya opens at the Circle in the Square on Broadway. Lillian Gish, George C. Scott, Nicol Williamson, Julie Christie, Cathleen Nesbitt, Barnard Hughes, Conrad Bain, and Elizabeth Wilson fill out the cast.
2002 Some Like It Hot—the revised version of the 1972 Broadway musical, Sugar—begins a national tour in Houston that takes it to dozens of U.S. cities. It toplines Tony Curtis, who co-starred in the 1950s Billy Wilder film on which the show is based.