This Day in Jewish History Choreographer Jerome Robbins Is Born

Best known for his direction of Broadway and film hits like, 'On the Town' and 'West Side Story,' as well as his work with the New York City Ballet, legendary choreographer Jerome Robbins was born on this day in 1918.

On this day in 1918, Jerome Wilson Rabinowitz – better known to the world as Jerome Robbins – was born in New York’s Jewish Maternity Hospital. Robbins became legendary as one of the great theatrical choreographers and directors of the 20th century, with stage credits that include “On the Town,” “West Side Story” and “Fiddler on the Roof.”