Jersey City in History

New Jersey: Hackensack - Newark - Ridgewood

Historical Events

  • 1957-09-03 Dodgers play last game in Jersey City (11-4 in NJ)
  • 1957-10-24 Cincinnati Redlegs decline to move to Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City
  • 1964-08-02 Race riot in Jersey City NJ

Famous Birthdays

  • 1891-03-06 Victor Kilian, actor (Gentleman's Agreement), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1902-07-14 Paul Guilfoyle, actor/director (Curiosity Kills), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1906-03-20 Ozzie Nelson, American actor (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1906-09-15 Kathryn Murray, dancer (Arthur Murray Dance Party), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1910-03-24 Richard Conte, actor (4 Just Men, Tony Rome, Hotel), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1914-11-08 Norman Lloyd, actor (Auschlander-St Elsewhere), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1915-05-05 Richard H Rovere, Jersey City, journalist (Goldwater Caper)
  • 1917-08-24 Dennis James, wrestling announcer/TV host (PDQ), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1920-09-07 Al Caiola, American guitarist (Bonzanza theme), born in Jersey City (d. 2016)
  • 1921-12-26 John Severin, Jersey City, New Jersey, comic book artist (Hulk, Mad Magazine), (d. 2012)
  • 1924-09-30 Charles Quinlivan, actor (7 Guns to Mesa), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1930-09-26 Philip Bosco, Jersey City, actor (Trading Places)
  • 1932-07-31 Sam Coppola, Jersey City, New Jersey, actor (Saturday Night Fever), (d. 2012)
  • 1933-12-08 Flip Wilson, [Clerow], comedian (Flip Wilson Show), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1934-01-25 Elizabeth Allen, actress (Laura-Bracken's World), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1935-03-19 Phyllis Newman, actress (Coming of Age, TW3), born in Jersey City, New Jersey

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1935-04-11 Richard Kuklinski, American mafia hit-man, born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2006)

Contract Killer Richard Kuklinski
Contract Killer
Richard Kuklinski
  • 1940-06-08 Nancy Sinatra, Jersey City, singer (Boots are Made for Walkin') and daughter of Frank Sinatra

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1941-08-03 Martha Stewart, American business magnate and TV personality who founded Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, born in Jersey City, New Jersey

Business Magnate and TV Personality Martha Stewart
Business Magnate and TV Personality
Martha Stewart
  • 1942-11-25 Tracey Walter, actor (Best of the West), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1943-09-30 Marilyn McCoo, host/singer (Solid Gold, 5th Dimension), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1944-01-10 Frank Sinatra Jr, American singer/bandleader (Golddigers), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2016)
  • 1944-05-04 Paul Gleason, actor (Breakfast CLub, Die Hard), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1944-07-23 Dino Danelli, rock drummer (Fotomaker, Young Rascals), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1946-09-28 Herbert Jefferson Jr, actor (Battlestar Galactica), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1948-09-06 Claydes Charles Smith, guitarist (Kool & The Gang), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2016)
  • 1951-09-12 Joe Pantoliano, actor (Finelli Boys, Fugitive), born in Jersey City, New Jersey

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1952-03-14 Martin Dempsey, American General, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (2011-), born in Jersey City, New Jersey

Army General Martin Dempsey
Army General
Martin Dempsey
  • 1954-07-22 Al Di Meola, American jazz guitarist, born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1968-05-24 Jerry Dipoto, pitcher (NY Mets), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1970-05-15 Prince Be [Attrell Cordes], American rapper (PM Dawn), born in Jersey City (d. 2016)
  • 1970-08-18 Malcolm Jamal Warner, actor (Theodore-Cosby Show), born in Jersey City, New Jersey

Famous Weddings

  • 1953-07-06 "James Bond" actor Roger Moore (25) weds Welsh singer Dorothy Squires (38) in Jersey City