Ol' Blue Eyes is born, Boys Town is founded, the first motel opens, "The Godfather: Part II" premieres, and the U.S. Supreme Court decides the 2000 presidential election, all on this day.
1924: Politician and lawyer Ed Koch, who helped lead an economic boom for New York City during his three years as mayor, is born in The Bronx, New York. After his time as mayor from 1978 to 1989, Koch practiced law, hosted a radio show, was a newspaper columnist and made countless appearances on TV series as himself. Koch's ebullient personality made him a particular notable and popular public figure nationwide. He died of congestive heart failure on Feb. 1, 2013, at the age of 88.
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