People: Nov. 10, 1986

It was time for one last centennial dance with Miss Liberty. Despite the bursting-in-air celebration on July 4, her actual birthday came last week. The threeday after-party party included a ceremony saluting Americans of varied ethnic backgrounds that were not all acknowledged in July. Among the 80 honorees: Joe DiMaggio, Muhammad Ali and Barbara Walters. Next day a glittering concert and dinner dance at New York City's Lincoln Center featured Charles Aznavour, Julio Iglesias, Placido Domingo and the premiere of a new cantata by Composer William Schuman. When all was conclusively said and exhaustively done, the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation...

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