New York in History

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 324

  • 1524-04-17 Giovanni Verrazano, a Florentine navigator, discovers New York Bay

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1609-07-29 Samuel de Champlain shoots and kills two Iroquois chiefs at Ticonderoga, New York setting the stage for French-Iroquois conflicts for the next 150 years

French Explorer Samuel de Champlain
French Explorer
Samuel de Champlain
  • 1653-02-02 New Amsterdam becomes a city (later renamed New York)
  • 1664-09-08 Dutch surrender New Amsterdam (New York) to 300 English soldiers
  • 1665-06-12 New Amsterdam legally becomes an English colony and renamed New York after English Duke of York
  • 1673-01-22 Postal service between New York & Boston inaugurated
  • 1683-11-01 The English crown colony of New York is subdivided into 12 counties.
  • 1695-09-12 New York Jews petition governor Dongan for religious liberties
  • 1712-04-07 Slave revolt in New York kills 6 white men, 21 African Americans executed
  • 1728-12-17 Congregation Shearith Israel of New York purchases a lot on Mill Street in lower Manhattan to build the city's first synagogue
  • 1755-09-08 Battle of Lake George in the Province of New York: British army beats French
  • 1755-09-18 Fort Ticonderoga, New York opens
  • 1766-10-30 St. Paul's Chapel in New York is consecrated
  • 1774-07-04 Orangetown Resolutions adopted in the Province of New York, one of many protests against the British Parliament's Coercive Acts
  • 1776-09-21 5 days after British take New York, a quarter of the city burns down
  • 1777-04-20 New York adopts new constitution as an independent state

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1783-03-15 In an emotional speech in Newburgh, New York, George Washington asks his officers not to support the Newburgh Conspiracy. The plea is successful and the threatened coup d'etat never takes place.

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington
  • 1786-09-24 African American slave and poet Jupiter Hammon makes his "Address to the Negroes of the State of New York" speech advocating emancipation at meeting of African Society in NY
  • 1787-10-27 Federalist letters start appearing in New York newspapers
  • 1788-07-26 New York becomes 11th state to ratify US constitution
  • 1790-10-28 New York gives up claims to Vermont for $30,000
  • 1792-05-17 24 merchants form New York Stock Exchange at 70 Wall Street

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1792-10-12 First celebration of Columbus Day in the USA held in New York

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus
  • 1799-03-29 New York passes a law aimed at gradually abolishing slavery in the state.
  • 1801-11-16 First edition of New York Evening Post
  • 1808-04-08 The Roman Catholic Diocese of Baltimore was promoted to an archdiocese, with the founding of the dioceses of New York, Philadelphia, Boston, and Bardstown (now Louisville) by Pope Pius VII.
  • 1813-07-05 War of 1812: Three weeks of British raids on Fort Schlosser, Black Rock and Plattsburgh, New York begin.
  • 1813-09-07 "Uncle Sam" 1st used to refer to the US, by Troy Post of New York
  • 1817-03-08 The New York Stock Exchange is founded.
  • 1817-07-04 Chief Engineer James Geddes begins construction on the Erie Canal, (Rome, New York), one of the first great engineering works in North America
  • 1827-11-17 The Delta Phi fraternity, America's oldest continuous social fraternity, was founded at Union College in Schenectady, New York.
  • 1830-03-16 New York Stock Exchange slowest day ever (31 shares traded)
  • 1830-03-26 The Book of Mormon is published in Palmyra, New York.
  • 1833-09-03 New York Sun begins publishing (1st daily newspaper)

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1835-05-06 James Gordon Bennett, Sr. publishes the first issue of the New York Herald (price 1 cent).

Founder of the New York Herald James Gordon Bennett
Founder of the New York Herald
James Gordon Bennett
  • 1835-08-25 New York Sun publishes Moon hoax story about John Herschel
  • 1837-02-13 Riot in New York due to a combination of poverty and increase in the cost of flour
  • 1839-09-06 Great fire in New York
  • 1841-04-10 New York Tribune begins publishing under editor Horace Greeley
  • 1842-05-22 Farmers Lester Howe and Henry Wetsel discover Howe Caverns in New York state when they stumble upon a large gaping hole in the ground.
  • 1842-12-07 New York Philharmonic's 1st concert
  • 1847-06-27 New York & Boston linked by telegraph wires
  • 1851-09-18 New York Times starts publishing (2 cents a copy)
  • 1853-01-03 Solomon Northup is freed after 7 illegal years in slavery with aid of Washington Hunt, Governor of New York
  • 1853-07-14 1st US World's fair opens at New York's Crystal Palace

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1855-07-04 In Brooklyn, New York, the first edition of Walt Whitman's book of poems, titled Leaves of Grass, is published.

  • 1856-02-20 The steam packet-ship John Rutledge, en route from Liverpool to New York, struck an iceberg and sank with the loss of 120 passengers and 19 crew; only one survivor (Thomas Nye of New Bedford)
  • 1857-12-08 1st production of Dion Boucicault's "Poor of New York"

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1860-02-27 Abraham Lincoln makes a speech at Cooper Union in the city of New York that is largely responsible for his election to the Presidency.

US President Abraham Lincoln
US President
Abraham Lincoln
  • 1861-01-05 250 Federal troops are sent from New York to Ft Sumter
  • 1864-04-29 The Theta Xi fraternity is founded at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.
  • 1864-04-30 New York becomes 1st state to charge a hunting license fee
  • 1868-03-27 The Lake Ontario Shore Railroad Company is organized in Oswego, New York.
  • 1868-09-08 New York Athletic Club forms

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1869-05-15 National Woman Suffrage Association forms in New York, founded by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Women's Rights Activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Women's Rights Activist
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Suffragette Susan B. Anthony
Suffragette
Susan B. Anthony
  • 1870-01-03 Construction begins on Brooklyn Bridge in New York; completed May 24, 1883
  • 1870-02-26 Beach Pneumatic Transit - 1st attempt to demonstrate a subway in New York opens (pneumatic powered)
  • 1871-10-13 The Delphic Fraternity is founded as the Delphic Society at the State Normal School in Geneseo, New York.
  • 1872-02-20 New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art opens
  • 1873-03-01 E. Remington and Sons in Ilion, New York begins production of the first practical typewriter.
  • 1876-02-02 Baseball's National League forms with teams in Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Hartford, Louisville, New York, Philadelphia, St Louis
  • 1879-02-22 1st 5 cent & 10 cent store opened by Frank W. Woolworth in Utica, New York (failed almost immediately)

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1879-05-31 Madison Square Garden opens in New York, named after 4th President James Madison

4th US President James Madison
4th US President
James Madison
  • 1881-01-22 Ancient Egyptian obelisk "Cleopatra's Needle" erected in Central Park, New York
  • 1884-05-13 Institute for Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE) forms in New York
  • 1888-09-07 Edith Eleanor McLean is 1st baby to be placed in an incubator at State Emigrant Hospital on Ward’s Island, New York
  • 1890-04-11 Ellis Island, New York, designated as an immigration station
  • 1890-08-06 At Auburn Prison in New York, murderer William Kemmler becomes first person to be executed by electric chair
  • 1890-10-13 The Delta Chi fraternity is founded by 11 law students at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

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1891-05-05 Music Hall (Carnegie Hall) opens in New York, Tchaikovsky is guest conductor

  • 1891-10-20 1st International 6 day bike race at New York's Madison Square Garden begins
  • 1893-08-09 1st US bowling magazine, Gut Holz, published in New York
  • 1893-10-13 Vigilant (US) beats Valkyrie II (UK) in 9th America's Cup, in New York
  • 1894-03-08 The state of New York enacts the nation's first dog-licensing law.
  • 1896-03-23 The Raines Law is passed by the New York State Legislature, restricting Sunday sale of alcohol to hotels.
  • 1899-01-03 The first known use of the word automobile, was seen in an editorial in The New York Times.
  • 1899-05-20 First speeding infraction by a New York cabbie driving an electric car - 12mph down Lexington Street
  • 1899-12-10 The Delta Sigma Phi fraternity is founded at the City College of New York.
  • 1901-04-25 New York becomes 1st state requiring automobile license plates ($1 fee)

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1901-09-06 US President William McKinley is shot by Leon Czolgosz, an anarchist, while visiting the Pan-American Exposition in New York

25th US President William McKinley
25th US President
William McKinley
  • 1903-04-22 Highlanders (Yankees) 1st game in New York at Hilltop Park vs Washington Senators, lose 3-1 before 11,950

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1904-07-06 The US Democratic Party nominates little known New York judge Alton B. Parker for presidential nominee - virtually assuring the election of Theodore Roosevelt

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • 1904-08-09 Libanus McLouth Todd of Rochester, New York patents his check-writing machine, the Protectograph designed to protect against check forgers
  • 1904-10-27 First section of New York subway - Lower Manhattan to Broadway Harlem, opened by Interborough Rapid Transit (IRT), fare one nickel
  • 1904-12-31 First New Year's Eve celebration held in Times Square (then Longacre Square), in New York City
  • 1905-04-17 The Supreme Court of the United States decides Lochner v. New York which held that the "right to free contract" was implicit in the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution.
  • 1905-08-05 First meeting of the Russian and Japanese peace commissioners takes place in US President Theodore Roosevelt's home at Oyster Bay, New York
  • 1906-01-08 A landslide in Haverstraw, New York, caused by the excavation of clay along the Hudson River, kills 20 people.

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1907-06-15 Researcher George Soper publishes the results of his investigation into recent typhoid outbreaks in the New York area and announces that Mary Mallon [Typhoid Mary] is the likely source of the outbreak

  • 1907-11-07 Delta Sigma Pi is founded at New York University.
  • 1909-11-26 Sigma Alpha Mu is founded in the City College of New York by 8 Jewish young men.
  • 1910-02-19 Typhoid Mary [Mary Mallon] is freed from her first periods of forced isolation and goes on to cause several further outbreaks of typhoid in the New York area
  • 1912-09-25 Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism is founded in New York, New York.
  • 1914-02-26 New York Museum of Science & Industry incorporated
  • 1914-11-28 World War I: Following a war-induced closure in July, the New York Stock Exchange re-opens for bond trading.
  • 1915-03-27 Typhoid Mary [Mary Mallon] is arrested and returned to quarantine on North Brother Island, New York after spending five years evading health authorities and causing several further outbreaks of typhoid
  • 1915-08-19 British liner "SS Arabic" sunk by German submarine without warning leaving Liverpool for New York; killing 44. Creates diplomatic incident
  • 1917-03-17 Delta Phi Epsilon is founded at New York University Law School.
  • 1917-10-27 20,000 women march in a suffrage parade in New York, US
  • 1917-11-06 New York State adopts a constitutional amendment giving women the right to vote in state elections

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 909

  • 1661-11-28 Edward Hyde, 3rd Earl of Clarendon, British Governor of New York and New Jersey (d. 1723)
  • 1686-07-09 Philip Livingston, Albany, New York, American businessman and politician (d. 1749)

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1745-12-12 John Jay, American statesman, 1st US Chief Justice, born in New York City

Ist US Chief Justice John Jay
Ist US Chief Justice
John Jay
  • 1748-01-22 Lewis Edson, early American composer, born in Woodstock, New York (d. 1820)
  • 1754-10-16 Morgan Lewis, Governor of New York (1804-07) (d. 1844)
  • 1758-12-23 Nathan Wilson U.S. Representative from New York

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1782-12-05 Martin Van Buren, Kinderhook New York, (D) 8th US president (1837-41)

8th US President Martin Van Buren
8th US President
Martin Van Buren

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1787-11-18 Sojourner Truth [Isabella Baumfree], African-American abolitionist and feminist, born in Swartekill, New York (d. 1883)

Abolitionist and Women's Rights Advocate Sojourner Truth
Abolitionist and Women's Rights Advocate
Sojourner Truth

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1795-09-01 James Gordon Bennett, Sr., American newspaper publisher (New York Herald), born in Keith, Scotland (d. 1872)

Founder of the New York Herald James Gordon Bennett
Founder of the New York Herald
James Gordon Bennett
  • 1800-09-11 Daniel S. Dickinson, New York senator (d. 1866)
  • 1801-11-09 Gail Borden, Norwich New York, American Manufacturer and Inventor of condensed milk
  • 1804-04-26 Charles Goodyear, American politician (D-NY), born in Cobleskill, New York (d. 1876)
  • 1806-10-14 Preston King, U.S. Senator from New York (d. 1865)
  • 1808-07-10 Solomon Northup, American abolitionist and author (12 Years a Slave), born Minerva, New York (or 10 Jul 1807) (d. 1863)
  • 1810-03-10 John McCloskey, 1st American cardinal and Archbishop of New York, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1885)
  • 1811-10-27 Isaac Merrit Singer, Pittstown New York, inventor (1st practical home sewing machine)

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1819-05-31 Walt Whitman, American poet (Leaves of Grass), born in West Hills, New York (d. 1892)

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1819-08-01 Herman Melville, author (Moby-Dick, Billy Budd),born in New York City (d. 1891)

Moby Dick Author Herman Melville
Moby Dick Author
Herman Melville
  • 1819-08-09 Jonathan Homer Lane, American astrophysicist who mathematically analyzed the Sun as a gaseous body, born in Geneseo, New York (d. 1880)
  • 1831-03-06 Philip Henry Sheridan, Major General (Union Army), born in Albany, New York

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1839-07-08 John D. Rockefeller, American industrialist and founder of Standard Oil, born in Richford, New York (d. 1937)

Oil Industrialist John D. Rockefeller
Oil Industrialist
John D. Rockefeller
  • 1841-02-01 William H H Davenport, stage medium, born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1843-08-29 David B. Hill, Governor of New York (d. 1910)
  • 1843-09-25 Melville Reuben Bissell, Hartwick New York, American inventor (carpet sweeper)
  • 1843-10-22 Stephen Babcock, Oneida County New York, American Agricultural Chemist (Babcock test and father of scientific dairying)

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1846-10-06 George Westinghouse, American entrepreneur and engineer (air brakes, alternating current system), born in Central Bridge, New York (d. 1914)

Entrepreneur and Engineer George Westinghouse
Entrepreneur and Engineer
George Westinghouse

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1849-07-22 Emma Lazarus, poet ("New Colossus" - on the base of Statue of Liberty), born in New York City

  • 1852-04-13 Frank W. Woolworth, American businessman, founder of F. W. Woolworth Co, born in Rodman, New York (d. 1919)
  • 1853-12-09 Charles "Old Hoss" Radbourn, pitcher (60-12 in 1884), born in Rochester, New York

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1854-07-12 George Eastman, American inventor (Kodak camera) and founder of the Eastman Kodak Company, born in Waterville, New York (d. 1932)

Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company George Eastman
Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company
George Eastman

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1856-12-22 Frank Kellogg, US Secretary of State (1925-29), tried to outlaw war (Nobel 1929), born in Potsdam, New York (d. 1937)

US Secretary of State Frank Kellogg
US Secretary of State
Frank Kellogg

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1860-09-07 Grandma Moses [Anna Maria], American primitive painter (Old Oaken Bucket), born in Greenwich, New York (d. 1961)

Primitive Painter Grandma Moses
Primitive Painter
Grandma Moses

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1862-01-24 Edith Wharton [-Jones], Pulitzer prize-winning novelist (Ethan Frome, House of Mirth), born in New York City (d. 1937)

Pulitzer prize winning novelist Edith Wharton
Pulitzer prize winning novelist
Edith Wharton
  • 1867-01-21 James Marcus, New York, American actor (The Eagle, The Lonely Trail)
  • 1868-05-19 John Fillmore Hayford, Rouses Point New York, American Geodesist who established the theory of isostasy and founded the modern science of geodesy (precise measurements of the shape of the earth)
  • 1868-08-22 Willis Rodney Whitney, Jamestown New York, American Chemist, founder of the General Electric research laboratory, and pioneer of industrial scientific research
  • 1870-07-24 Fred Law Olmsted Jr, landscape architect, born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1872-01-27 Learned Hand, Chief judge (US Court of Appeals), born in Albany, New York
  • 1874-11-09 Albert Francis Blakeslee, Geneseo New York, American Botanist
  • 1875-04-04 Samuel S. Hinds, American actor (Raven, Test Pilot), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1948)
  • 1876-05-19 William King Gregory, Greenwich Village New York, American palaeontologist (mammalian teeth, evolutionary theory)
  • 1876-09-15 Frank E Gannett, newspaper publisher (Gannett), born in Rochester, New York

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1876-11-26 Willis Carrier, American engineer who developed modern air conditioning, born in Angola, New York (d. 1950)

Engineer Willis Carrier
Engineer
Willis Carrier
  • 1878-01-16 Harry Carey [Henry DeWitt Carey II], American actor (Aces Wild, Border Cafe, Air Force), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1879-06-30 Walter Hampden, American actor (Five Fingers, Hunchback of Notre Dame), born in Brooklyn, New York

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1879-09-14 Margaret Sanger, American nurse, birth control proponent and feminist, born in Corning, New York (d. 1966)

  • 1881-11-08 Frank Speck, American Anthropologist (Algonquin Tribes and Eastern Woodland Native Americans), born in Brooklyn, New York

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1882-05-09 Henry J. Kaiser, American ship builder and industrialist (Liberty Ships, Jeeps, Boulder Dam), born in Sprout Brook, New York (d. 1967)

Industrialist Henry J. Kaiser
Industrialist
Henry J. Kaiser

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1884-10-11 Eleanor Roosevelt, American 1st lady (1933-1945) human rights advocate (UN), born in New York City (d. 1962)

US First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt
US First Lady
Eleanor Roosevelt
  • 1884-12-06 Rose Schneiderman, American socialist, feminist, trade union leader and secretary of labor for New York State (1937-44), born in Sawin, Poland (d. 1972)
  • 1886-03-18 Edward Everett Horton, American actor/narrator (Bulwinkle Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1887-04-21 Lillian Walker, entertainer, born in Brooklyn, New York

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1887-05-02 Eddie Collins, Hall of Fame baseball infielder (White Sox, A's) and manager, born in Millerton, New York (d. 1951)

Baseball Legend Eddie Collins
Baseball Legend
Eddie Collins
  • 1889-03-29 Howard Lindsay, playwright/actor/dir (State of Union), born in Waterford, New York
  • 1891-01-17 Marjorie Gateson, American actress (One Man's Family), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1891-10-13 Irene Rich, [Luther], actress (Beau Brummell, Champ), born in Buffalo, New York

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1891-12-26 Henry Miller, American author (Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn, Sexus), born in Manhattan, New York, (d. 1980)

Author Henry Miller
Author
Henry Miller
  • 1892-02-09 Peggy Wood, American actress (One Life to Live, Mama), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1892-03-13 Janet Flanner, journalist (New Yorker)

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1892-12-21 Walter Hagen, PGA golfer (US Open 1914, 19), born in Rochester, New York

Golfer Walter Hagen
Golfer
Walter Hagen
  • 1893-06-23 Donald McBride, actor (Mr Clyde-My Friend Irma), born in Brooklyn, New York

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1893-08-17 Mae West, American actress and singer (She Done him Wrong), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1980)

Actress Mae West
Actress
Mae West
  • 1893-12-25 Fred Hillebrand, American actor (Martin Kane), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1894-06-16 Norman Kerry, actor (Phantom of the Opera), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1894-06-26 Bill Wirges, orchestra leader (Growing Paynes), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1894-09-26 Gladys Brockwell, actress (Long Pants, Oliver Twist), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1894-10-04 Cliff Hall, American actor (Crime Photographer), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1895-09-12 Alice Lake, silent screen actress (Glamour, Wicked), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1896-12-28 Roger Huntington Sessions, composer (Black Masks), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1896-12-30 Tom Keene, actor (Our Daily Bread), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1897-03-18 Betty Compson, actress (Big City, Docks Of New York)

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1897-06-19 Moe Howard, [Moses Horowitz], American actor and comedian (The 3 Stooges), born in Brooklyn, New York

Comedian Moe Howard
Comedian
Moe Howard
  • 1897-06-26 Viola Dana, actress (Willow Tree, 40 Winks, Silent Lover), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1897-09-05 Doris Kenyon, silent screen actress (Alexander Hamilton), born in Syracuse, New York

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1897-11-08 Dorothy Day, American journalist, social activist and devout Catholic convert, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1980)

Journalist, Socialist and Catholic Convert Dorothy Day
Journalist, Socialist and Catholic Convert
Dorothy Day
  • 1898-04-19 Constance Talmadge, comedienne/actress (Intolerance), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1898-05-23 Joseph H. Hazen, Hollywood lawyer (Warner Brothers), born in Kingston, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1898-06-25 Kay (Katherine Linn) Sage, Albany New York, American painter and poet
  • 1898-12-30 Vincent Lopez, American orchestra leader (Welcome Aboard), born in Brooklyn, New York

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1899-01-17 Al Capone, American gangster (Chicago bootlegging), born in Brooklyn, New York

Gangster Al Capone
Gangster
Al Capone

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1899-07-11 E. B. White, American writer (Charlotte's Web, Elements of Style), born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 1985)

Writer E. B. White
Writer
E. B. White
  • 1899-10-23 Lilyan Tashman, actor (Bulldog Drummond), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1900-04-09 Allen Jenkins, actor (Hey Jeannie, Top Cop, Girl Habit), born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1900-06-11 Lawrence E Spivak, American news panelist (Meet the Press), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1900-06-30 Beatrix Loughran, American figure skater (Olympic Gold 1924, 1928, 1932), born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 1975)
  • 1900-10-17 Jean Arthur, New York, American actress (Shane, Mr Smith Goes to Washington) (d. 1991)

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1900-11-14 Aaron Copland, American composer (Billy the Kid, Appalachian Spring) (d. 1990), born in Brooklyn, New York

Composer Aaron Copland
Composer
Aaron Copland
  • 1901-02-02 Connie Gilchrist, American actress (Cry Havoc, Letter to 3 Wives), born in Brooklyn, New York

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1901-06-30 Willie Sutton, American bank robber, born in Brooklyn, New York

Bank Robber Willie Sutton
Bank Robber
Willie Sutton
  • 1901-09-05 Florence Elridge, American actress (Long Days Journey into the Night), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1901-09-28 Ed Sullivan, TV variety show host/gossip columnist (Ed Sullivan Show), born in New York City
  • 1902-02-07 Ethelda Blebtrey, 100m swimmer (Olympic-gold-1920), born in Waterford, New York
  • 1902-02-14 Thelma Ritter, American actress (Miracle on 34th Street), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1903-05-06 Toots Shor, New York restaurateur (d. 1977)
  • 1903-08-04 Helen Kane, [Schroeder], actress (Heads Up, Pointed Heels), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1903-09-29 Ted Decorsia, American actor (Police Chief Hegedorn-Steve Canyon), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1903-10-22 Curly Howard (Jerome Lester Horwitz), vaudevillian actor and comedian (The Three Stooges), born in Brooklyn New York (d. 1952)
  • 1904-01-21 Joseph Ford McGuinn, actor (Dick Tracy's G-Men), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1904-02-01 S J Perelman, author/humorist (Around the World in 80 Days), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1904-05-15 Clifton Fadiman, American TV host (Information Please, Quiz Kids), born in Brooklyn, New York

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1780-12-14 US founding father Alexander Hamilton (25) weds Elizabeth Schuyler (23) at Schuyler Mansion in Albany, New York

1st US Secretary of Treasury Alexander Hamilton
1st US Secretary of Treasury
Alexander Hamilton

HeartWedding of Interest

1807-02-21 US President Martin Van Buren (24) weds highschool sweetheart Hannah Hoes (23) in Catskill, New York

8th US President Martin Van Buren
8th US President
Martin Van Buren

HeartWedding of Interest

1811-01-01 Writer James Fenimore Cooper (21) weds Susan Augusta de Lancey in Mamaroneck, New York

HeartWedding of Interest

1824-10-08 Salt Lake City founder Brigham Young (23) weds first wife Miriam Angeline Works (18) in Port Byron, New York

Founder of Salt Lake City and President of the LDS Church Brigham Young
Founder of Salt Lake City and President of the LDS Church
Brigham Young

HeartWedding of Interest

1827-01-17 Religious leader Joseph Smith Jr (21) weds church group movement leader Emma Smith (22) in South Bainbridge, New York

Religious Leader Joseph Smith Jr
Religious Leader
Joseph Smith Jr

HeartWedding of Interest

1838-09-14 Newly escaped slave Frederick Douglass marries free woman Anne Murray in New York

Abolitionist Frederick Douglass
Abolitionist
Frederick Douglass

HeartWedding of Interest

1848-08-10 Inventor Samuel Morse (57) weds Sarah Elizabeth Griswold in Utica, New York

Inventor Samuel Morse
Inventor
Samuel Morse

HeartWedding of Interest

1858-02-10 US president Millard Fillmore (58) weds Caroline Carmichael (43) in Albany, New York

13th US President Millard Fillmore
13th US President
Millard Fillmore

HeartWedding of Interest

1867-01-28 Labor union leader Samuel Gompers (17) weds co-worker Sophia Julian (16) in Brooklyn, New York

Founder of the American Federation of Labor Samuel Gompers
Founder of the American Federation of Labor
Samuel Gompers

HeartWedding of Interest

1867-08-08 Engineer George Westinghouse (20) weds Marguerite Erskine Walker in Brooklyn, New York

Entrepreneur and Engineer George Westinghouse
Entrepreneur and Engineer
George Westinghouse

HeartWedding of Interest

1887-11-09 Painter Grandma Moses (27) weds Thomas Salmon Moses in New York

Primitive Painter Grandma Moses
Primitive Painter
Grandma Moses

HeartWedding of Interest

1898-03-06 Poet Paul Laurence Dunbar (25) weds political activist Alice Dunbar (22) in New York

HeartWedding of Interest

1905-03-17 Eleanor Roosevelt (20) marries Franklin D. Roosevelt (23) later 32nd US President in New York, & given away by her uncle, 26th President Theodore Roosevelt

US First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt
US First Lady
Eleanor Roosevelt
32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1920-04-03 Novelist and short story writer Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (23) weds novelist Zelda Sayre (19) at New York's St. Patrick's Cathedral

HeartWedding of Interest

1920-04-03 Author F. Scott Fitzgerald (23) weds novelist Zelda Fitzgerald (19) at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York

HeartWedding of Interest

1923-04-30 Golfer champion Walter Hagen (30) weds Edna Straus at the Hotel Biltmore in New York

Golfer Walter Hagen
Golfer
Walter Hagen

HeartWedding of Interest

1933-09-29 NY Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig (30) weds Eleanor Twitchell in New Rochelle, New York

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig

HeartWedding of Interest

1937-09-17 Economist John Kenneth Galbraith (29) weds author Catherine Atwater (24) at the Reformed Church of North Hempstead in New York

Economist and Author John Kenneth Galbraith
Economist and Author
John Kenneth Galbraith

HeartWedding of Interest

1940-08-31 Football player and coach Vince Lombardi (27) weds Marie Planitz at Our Lady of Refuge Church in Bronx, New York

HeartWedding of Interest

1942-07-26 Science fiction author Isaac Asimov (22) weds Gertrude Blugerman in Brooklyn, New York

Author, Biochemistry Professor Isaac Asimov
Author, Biochemistry Professor
Isaac Asimov

HeartWedding of Interest

1945-01-06 US First Lady Barbara Bush (19) weds 41st president George H. W. Bush (20) at the First Presbyterian Church in Rye, New York

US First Lady Barbara Bush
US First Lady
Barbara Bush
41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush

HeartWedding of Interest

1946-07-24 Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Howard Hanson (49) weds Margaret Elizabeth Nelson at the Chautauqua Institution in New York

Composer and Conductor Howard Hanson
Composer and Conductor
Howard Hanson

HeartWedding of Interest

1948-03-28 Musician Nat King Cole (29) weds jazz singer Maria Hawkins (25) at Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, New York

Musician Nat King Cole
Musician
Nat King Cole

HeartWedding of Interest

1951-02-27 Activist W.E.B. Du Bois (83) weds award-winning author Shirley Graham (54) in Queens, New York

Civil Rights Activist W.E.B. Du Bois
Civil Rights Activist
W.E.B. Du Bois

HeartWedding of Interest

1953-06-15 Sci-Fi author Arthur C. Clarke (35) weds Marilyn Torgenson in New York

Sci-Fi Author Sir Arthur C. Clarke
Sci-Fi Author
Sir Arthur C. Clarke

HeartWedding of Interest

1953-07-02 Author Roald Dahl (36) weds stage actress Patricia Neal (27) at Trinity Church in New York

Author Roald Dahl
Author
Roald Dahl
Actress Patricia Neal
Actress
Patricia Neal

HeartWedding of Interest

1953-12-27 Broadcasting pioneer Roone Arledge (22) weds Joan Heise at St. Frances de Chantal Parish in Wantagh, New York

Sports Broadcasting Pioneer and President of ABC Sports Roone Arledge
Sports Broadcasting Pioneer and President of ABC Sports
Roone Arledge

HeartWedding of Interest

1956-06-29 Actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe (30) weds for 3rd time playwright Arthur Miller (40) at White Plains Court House in White Plains, New York

Actress Marilyn Monroe
Actress
Marilyn Monroe
Playwright Arthur Miller
Playwright
Arthur Miller

HeartWedding of Interest

1965-05-15 Director Martin Scorsese (22) weds Laraine Brennan in New York

Film Director Martin Scorsese
Film Director
Martin Scorsese

HeartWedding of Interest

1977-04-07 Businessman Donald Trump (30) weds his first wife Czech model Ivana Zelníčková (28) at the Marble Collegiate Church in Manhattan, New York

Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump

HeartWedding of Interest

1977-11-26 Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm (53) weds businessman Arthur Hardwick Jr at the Sheraton Inn in Cheektowaga, New York

Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm
Congresswoman
Shirley Chisholm

HeartWedding of Interest

1980-11-11 Novelist Norman Mailer (57) weds Norris Church (31) in Brooklyn, New York

Novelist Norman Mailer
Novelist
Norman Mailer

HeartWedding of Interest

1984-12-18 Actress Jamie Lee Curtis (26) weds actor Christopher Guest (37) in New York

HeartWedding of Interest

1990-02-05 Actor Rowan Atkinson (35) weds Sunetra Sastry in New York

Actor and Comedian Rowan Atkinson
Actor and Comedian
Rowan Atkinson
  • 1993-03-20 Talk show host Morton Downey Jr (59) weds producer Lori Krebs (29) in Bellmore, New York

HeartWedding of Interest

1994-05-14 Software salesman Todd Beamer (25) weds Lisa Brosious in Peekskill, New York

Passenger on United Airlines Flight 93 Todd Beamer
Passenger on United Airlines Flight 93
Todd Beamer

HeartWedding of Interest

1994-07-03 Actress Natasha Richardson (31) weds actor Liam Neeson (42) at a private ceremony in New York

  • 1994-08-27 TV executive Anthony Radziwill (35) weds Emmy Award-winning journalist Carole Di Falco (31) in East Hampton, New York

HeartWedding of Interest

1995-10-07 Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger (44) weds journalist Willow Bay (31) in Bridgehampton, New York

CEO of The Walt Disney Company Bob Iger
CEO of The Walt Disney Company
Bob Iger
  • 1996-04-27 Soap opera actor Lorenzo Lamas (38) weds Playboy model and actress Shauna Sand (24) in Rockland County, New York
  • 1996-05-11 Fashion designer Cynthia Rowley (39) weds retail store designer Bill Keenan (43) at Manhattan City Hall in New York
  • 1996-07-20 Tony Award-winning actress Bernadette Peters (48) weds investment adviser Michael Wittenberg (34) in Millbrook, New York

HeartWedding of Interest

1996-12-21 Famous singer Lionel Richie (47) weds clothing designer Diane Alexander (30) at Metropolitan Club in New York

HeartWedding of Interest

1997-05-19 Film and stage actor Matthew Broderick (35) weds Sex and the City actress Sarah Jessica Parker (32) in New York

  • 1997-10-04 MTV news anchor Tabitha Soren (30) weds "Liars Poker" author Michael Lewis (37) in Garrison, New York

HeartWedding of Interest

1997-12-06 ABC's World News Tonight news anchor Peter Jennings (59) weds Kayce Freed in Bridgehampton, New York

Journalist and T.V. News Anchor Peter Jennings
Journalist and T.V. News Anchor
Peter Jennings
  • 1998-05-03 "Jekyll & Hyde" lead singer Linda Eder (37) weds composer Frank Wildhorn (38) at their new 8-acre estate in North Salem, New York

HeartWedding of Interest

1998-05-31 Beastie Boys rapper Adam Yauch (33) weds daughter of prominent Tibetan activists Dechen Wangdu in New York

Rocker Adam Yauch
Rocker
Adam Yauch
  • 1998-10-03 Dutch-born model Annette Roque (33) weds The Today show cohost Matt Lauer (41) at Presbyterian Church in Bridgehampton, New York
  • 1999-06-13 CNBC anchor-reporter Maria Bartiromo (31) weds son of multimillionaire financier Saul Steinberg, Jonathan Steinberg (34) in Long Island, New York

HeartWedding of Interest

1999-06-25 Business magnate Rupert Murdoch (68) weds businesswoman Wendi Deng (30) at the yacht Morning Glory in New York harbor

Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch
Media Mogul
Rupert Murdoch
  • 1999-07-10 "It Could Happen To You" actress Rosie Perez (34) weds playwright and screenwriter Seth Zvi Rosenfeld (37) in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1999-07-22 Director Martin Scorsese (56) weds Helen Morris in New York
  • 1999-09-26 Actress-singer and former beauty queen Vanessa L Williams (36) weds Los Angeles Lakers' basketball player Rick Fox (30) at Church of the Holy Trinity in New York
  • 2000-06-15 "Murphy Brown" actress Candice Bergen (54) weds New York real estate magnate Marshall Rose (63) at a Manhattan synagogue
  • 2001-06-09 "Law & Order" actress and model Angie Harmon (28) weds New York Giant NFL player Jason Sehorn (30) at Highland Park Presbyterian Church in Dallas, Texas
  • 2003-05-10 "Ocean's Eleven" director and producer Steven Soderbergh (40) weds former fashion model Jules Asner (35) in Manhattan, New York

HeartWedding of Interest

2003-06-07 "Sidewalks of New York" actor-director Edward Burns (34) weds Calvin Klein model Christy Turlington (32) at St. Peter and Paul's Catholic Church in San Francisco, California

Supermodel Christy Turlington
Supermodel
Christy Turlington
  • 2003-06-28 Colombian American actor John Leguizamo (42) weds estate planner Justine Maurer (35) on a Catholic-Jewish ceremony in New York
  • 2003-07-11 "The Sopranos" actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler (22) weds her manager A.J. Discala at Brooklyn Botanical Garden in New York

HeartWedding of Interest

2003-08-23 "The Hours" actress Julianne Moore (42) weds "The Myth of Fingerprints" director Bart Freundlich (33) in New York

  • 2004-09-09 'N Sync singer Joey Fatone (27) weds Kelly Baldwin (27) at Oheka Castle in Huntington, New York

HeartWedding of Interest

2004-10-02 "Piano Man" singer-songwriter Billy Joel (55) weds television food critic and chef Katie Lee (23) at 15-acre waterfront estate in Centre Island, New York

Pianist, songwriter, and composer Billy Joel
Pianist, songwriter, and composer
Billy Joel

HeartWedding of Interest

2004-10-28 Economist Joseph E. Stiglitz (61) weds professor Anya Schiffrin (41) at the Municipal Building in New York

  • 2005-01-29 "New York Mets" catcher Mike Piazza (36) weds former "Baywatch" actress Alicia Rickter (32) at St. Jude Catholic Church in Miami, Florida

HeartWedding of Interest

2005-08-27 Actor Robert Downey Jr (40) weds producer Susan Levin (31) at the Windy Dune Estat in Amagansett, New York

  • 2005-09-17 Fashion designer Cynthia Rowley (47) weds Bill Powers in Montauk, New York
  • 2006-02-10 "Creed" former lead singer Scott Stapp (32) weds Miss New York USA 2004 winner Jaclyn Nesheiwat (25) in Miami
  • 2006-03-17 Publicist Lizzie Grubman (35) weds Chris Stern in New York
  • 2006-11-04 Radio and television journalist Alison Stewart (40) weds MSNBC vice-president of prime-time programming Bill Wolff (40) at the stylish New York restaurant Cipriani 23rd Street
  • 2007-02-14 Former Felicity actress Keri Russell (30) weds longtime boyfriend Shane Deary (30) in New York, New York
  • 2007-11-09 "Grey's Anatomy" actress Ellen Pompeo (38) weds music producer Chris Ivery (38) in New York, New York
  • 2008-03-23 France's former first lady Cecilia Ciganer-Albeniz (50) weds Moroccan-born public relations executive Richard Attias (48) in Manhattan, New York

HeartWedding of Interest

2008-04-04 Singer-songwriter and actress Beyonce Knowles (30) weds rapper Jay-Z (43) at a 13,500-square foot penthouse apartment in New York

Singer Beyoncé Knowles
Singer
Beyoncé Knowles
Rapper & Record Producer Jay-Z
Rapper & Record Producer
Jay-Z
  • 2008-04-19 New York Giants NFL quarterback Eli Manning (27) weds Abby McGrew (24) at the One & Only Palmilla Resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

HeartWedding of Interest

2008-10-03 Radio personality Howard Stern (54) weds actress Beth Ostrosky (36) in Manhattan, New York

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern
  • 2009-05-04 Two-time Tony winner singer-actress Bebe Neuwirth (50) weds Napa Valley's Destino vineyard founder Chris Calkins at the Players Club in New York
  • 2009-10-25 Socialite Ivanka Trump (27) weds New York Observer owner Jared Kushner (28) at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey
  • 2009-12-19 Actor-singer Kevin Jonas (22) weds Danielle Deleasa (23) at Oheka Castle in Huntington, New York
  • 2010-07-31 Daughter of former US President Bill Clinton Chelsea Clinton (30) weds investment banker Marc Mezvinsky (32) at Astor Courts in Rhinebeck, New York
  • 2010-12-11 Actress Joanna Garcia (32) weds New York Yankees` Nick Swisher (31) at Breakers Hotel & Resort in Palm Beach, Florida
  • 2011-02-25 Actor and comedian Kelsey Grammer (57) weds Kayte Walsh (29) at the Longacre Theater in Manhattan, New York
  • 2011-04-17 Actress and model Torrey Devitto (26) weds actor Paul Wesley (28) in New York

HeartWedding of Interest

2011-06-22 British actor best known as British secret agent "James Bond" Daniel Craig (43) weds film and theatre actress Rachel Weisz (41) at a private ceremony in New York

Actress Rachel Weisz
Actress
Rachel Weisz
  • 2011-06-27 Actress America Ferrera (28) weds actor and director Ryan Piers Williams (31) in New York
  • 2011-08-16 Fashion designer Michael Kors (51) weds Lance LePere in Southampton, New York

HeartWedding of Interest

2011-10-09 Musician Paul McCartney (69) weds New Yorker Nancy Shevell (51) in a civil ceremony at Old Marylebone Town Hall, London

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • 2012-01-07 Lady Antebellum singer-songwriter Hillary Scott (26) weds drummer Chris Tyrrell (25) at the Appel Inn near Albany, New York

HeartWedding of Interest

2012-06-09 Comedian Rosie O'Donnell (50) weds Michelle Rounds in New York

Comedienne Rosie O'Donnell
Comedienne
Rosie O'Donnell
  • 2012-07-04 "Grey's Anatomy" actress Sara Ramirez (36) weds TIMEC's business analyst Ryan Debolt in a private beachside ceremony in New York

HeartWedding of Interest

2012-10-06 Former "Private Practice" actress Audra McDonald (42) weds Broadway star Will Swenson (38) in Croton-on-Hudson, New York

Actress and Singer Audra McDonald
Actress and Singer
Audra McDonald
  • 2013-06-28 Writer Josh Kilmer-Purcell (43) weds physician Brent Ridge in Sharon Springs, New York
  • 2013-09-21 US billionaire investor and active supporter of liberal political causes George Soros (83) weds health care and education consultant Tamiko Bolton (42) at his estate in Bedford, New York
  • 2013-10-26 Actress Christina Ricci (33) weds dolly grip James Heerdegen in Manhattan, New York
  • 2014-06-21 TV journalist Katie Couric (57) weds financier John Molner in East Hampton, New York
  • 2014-06-28 Socialite and actress Olivia Palermo (28) weds model Johannes Huebl in Bedford, New York
  • 2014-07-05 Writer and comedian John Mulaney (32) weds make-up artist Annamarie Tendler at the Onteora Mountain House in Boiceville, New York
  • 2015-07-04 Actress and singer Vanessa Williams (52) weds Jim Skrip in Buffalo, New York
  • 2015-10-17 Actress Bridget Moynahan (44) weds businessman Andrew Frankel at Wolffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack, New York
  • 2015-11-29 Actress and designer Mary-Kate Olsen (29) marries banker Oliver Sarkozy in New York

Famous Divorces

  • 2008-07-07 Cynthia Rodriguez (35) divorces New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez (32) due to long period of infidelity and emotional abandonment after 6 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • 1744-08-13 John Cruger, Dutch-born Mayor of New York (b. 1678)
  • 1774-07-11 Sir William Johnson, 1st Baronet, Irish-born New York pioneer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1864-01-13 Stephen Foster, American composer (My Old Kentucky Home), dies at 37 in New York

Father of American Music Stephen Foster
Father of American Music
Stephen Foster

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1872-06-01 James Gordon Bennett, Sr., American newspaper publisher (New York Herald), dies at 76

Founder of the New York Herald James Gordon Bennett
Founder of the New York Herald
James Gordon Bennett
  • 1885-10-10 John McCloskey, 1st American cardinal and Archbishop of New York, dies at 75

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1887-11-19 Emma Lazarus, US poet ("Give us your tired & poor"), dies in New York at 38

  • 1910-10-20 David B. Hill, Governor of New York (b. 1843)
  • 1944-03-04 Louis Capone, New York organized crime figure (b. 1896) (executed)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1958-03-28 W. C. Handy, American composer and musician known as the "Father of the Blues" (Memphis Blues, St Louis Blues), dies of bronchial pneumonia at 84

Musician and Father of the Blues W. C. Handy
Musician and Father of the Blues
W. C. Handy

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1959-07-17 Billie Holiday, jazz singer, dies at Metropolitan Hospital in New York of cirrhosis of the liver at 44

Jazz Musician Billie Holiday
Jazz Musician
Billie Holiday
  • 1967-12-03 Harry Wismer, American original owner of the New York Jets (b. 1913)
  • 1970-08-01 Frances Farmer, American actress ("The Toast of New York", "Come & Get It"), dies at 56
  • 1972-08-11 Rose Schneiderman, American socialist, feminist, trade union leader and secretary of labor for New York State (1937-44), dies at 90
  • 1972-11-06 Billy Murcia, rocker (New York Dolls), chokes to death at 21
  • 1972-12-23 Abraham Joshua Heschel, Polish-born Jewish American rabbi and theologian dies in New York aged 65
  • 1975-10-04 Joan Whitney Payson, owner of New York Mets, dies at 72
  • 1980-02-22 Dick Kallman, American actor (Born to Be Loved, Verboten!), murdered in his New York apartment at 46
  • 1982-09-02 Tom Baker, US actor, dies of a drug overdose in New York at 42
  • 1983-05-28 Erastus Corning 2nd, American politician, 72nd Mayor of Albany, New York (b. 1909)
  • 1984-11-14 George Matthews, Brooklyn New York, American actor (Chick-Glynis), dies at 73

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1985-10-01 E. B. White, US author (New Yorker, Charlotte's Web), dies at 86

Writer E. B. White
Writer
E. B. White
  • 1991-03-09 Jim Hardin, former Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees and Atlanta Braves pitcher (b. 1943)
  • 1992-12-08 William Shawn, US editor-in-chief (New Yorker, 1952-87), dies at 85
  • 1993-09-28 Peter De Vries, cartoonist (New Yorker), dies at 83
  • 1994-10-09 Fred Lebow, US founder of New York Marathon, dies of cancer
  • 1995-01-12 George Price, cartoonist (New Yorker), dies at 93
  • 1997-12-27 Brendan Gill, American critic (The New Yorker), dies at 83
  • 1999-01-06 French Jazz piano virtuoso Michel Petrucciani dies in New York following a brief respiratory illness at age 36
  • 2000-05-03 John Joseph Cardinal O'Connor, Catholic Archbishop of New York (b. 1920)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2010-07-13 George Steinbrenner, American businessman and owner of the New York Yankees, dies from heart attack at 80

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
  • 2011-12-15 Andy Carey, third baseman for 1950s New York Yankees, dies at 80
  • 2012-02-16 Anthony Shadid, New York Times foreign correspondent and two time Pulitzer winner, dies from asthma at 43
  • 2015-01-01 Mario Cuomo, American Democratic Party politician and the 52nd Governor of New York (1983-95), dies of a heart condition at 82
  • 2015-02-12 David Carr, American journalist (New York Times), dies of cancer at 58
  • 2015-12-19 Kurt Masur, German conductor (New York Philharmonic), dies at 88
  • 2016-02-26 Andy Bathgate, professional ice hockey player (New York Rangers, 1958 NHL MVP), dies at 83
  • 2016-05-03 Tomas Libous, US politician (Senate-R-New York 1989-2015) brought down by scandal, dies of cancer at 63
  • 2016-06-25 Bill Cunningham, American fashion photographer (New York Times), dies at 87
  • 2016-08-09 Bob Kiley, American public transit specialist (New York, London), dies at 80