January 20, 2016


Today is David Bowie Day in New York City

Michael Ochs Archives
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Today (Jan. 20, 2016) has been declared David Bowie Day in New York City. The news was announced on Bowie’s Facebook page.

“[I]t was announced today that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has proclaimed today, January 20, 2016 in the City of New York as David Bowie Day,” the Facebook post reads. “The proclamation will be read tonight at the curtain call of the final performance of the sold-out run of Lazarus, the New York Theater Workshop production conceived and co-created by Bowie.”

This week, Bowie scored the first No. 1 album of his career on the Billboard 200 albums chart with Blackstar, and his first Top 40 hit on the Hot 100 chart since 1987 with “Lazarus.” He’s also been honored by astronomers with a lightning bolt constellation.

Bowie died at the age of 69 earlier this month after an 18-month battle with cancer. Blackstar was released two days before his death.