Brooklyn in History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 108 of 108

  • 1992-11-19 "3 From Brooklyn" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 45 performances
  • 1992-12-27 "3 From Brooklyn" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 45 performances
  • 1993-06-01 Brooklyn NY begins recycling
  • 1995-09-09 Dean St Station in Brooklyn, is 6th MTA station to close since 1904
  • 1997-02-10 Lemrick Nelson found guilty in the fatal stabbing on Hasidic Jew Yankel Rosenbaum in Crown Heights Brooklyn in 1991
  • 2007-08-08 An EF2 tornado touches down in Kings County and Richmond County, New York State, the most powerful tornado in New York to date and the first in Brooklyn since 1889.

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2013-05-03 The Palmetto Playground in Brooklyn is renamed after Beastie Boys' rapper Adam Yauch

Rocker Adam Yauch
Rocker
Adam Yauch
  • 2014-12-20 Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley kills 2 NYPD officers in Brooklyn, New York, supposedly in revenge for the killing of Eric Garner, before killing himself

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 440

  • 1916-05-15 Bill Williams, American actor (Starlit Time, Date With the Angels), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1916-10-14 C Everett Koop, 13th US Surgeon General (1982-89), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1917-05-28 Barry Commoner, biologist (Science & Survival), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1917-06-04 Robert Merrill, American baritone (NY Metropolitan Opera), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1917-06-30 Lena Horne, American actress, singer (Stormy Weather, Wiz), born in Brooklyn, New York

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1917-06-30 Susan Hayward, American actress (I Want to Live, Tulsa), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1975)

Actress Susan Hayward
Actress
Susan Hayward

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1917-09-20 [Arnold] Red Auerbach, NBA coach/GM (Boston Celtic), born in Brooklyn, New York

NBA Head Coach Red Auerbach
NBA Head Coach
Red Auerbach

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1917-09-30 Buddy Rich, American jazz drummer and band leader (Buddy Rich Band-Away We Go), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1987)

Jazz Drummer/Band Leader Buddy Rich
Jazz Drummer/Band Leader
Buddy Rich
  • 1917-12-02 Sylvia Syms, American jazz singer (Hello Dolly, Dream Girl, Them There Eyes), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1992)
  • 1918-03-09 Mickey Spillane, [Frank], mystery writer (I the Jury), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1918-06-14 Carter Harman, American composer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2007)
  • 1918-09-25 Phil Rizzuto, American sportscaster/shortstop (NY Yankees-MVP 1950), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1918-11-09 Howard Shanet, conductor (Night of the Tropics), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1918-12-15 Jeff Chandler, [Ira Grossel], American actor (Broken Arrow), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1961)
  • 1919-01-24 Leon Kirchner, contemporary classical composer (Pulitzer Prize for Music 1967), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2009)
  • 1919-03-15 Lawrence Tierney, actor (Abduction, Dillinger), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1919-06-18 Mel Brandt, American actor (Faraway Hill), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1919-08-11 Luis Olmo, pioneering Puerto Rican NBA player (Brooklyn Dodgers), born in Arecibo (d. 2017)

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1919-08-19 Malcolm Forbes, American publisher of Forbes Magazine, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1990)

Publisher Malcolm Forbes
Publisher
Malcolm Forbes
  • 1919-09-30 Patricia Neway, American soprano (Consul, Maria Golovia), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1920-05-23 Sid Melton, American actor (Alf-Green Acres, Charlie-Danny Thomas), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1920-09-23 Mickey Rooney, American actor, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2014)

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1920-11-19 Gene Tierney, American actress (Laura, Ghost & Mrs Muir), born in Brooklyn, New York

Actress Gene Tierney
Actress
Gene Tierney
  • 1921-04-10 Chuck Connors, American actor (Rifleman, Branded, Cowboy in Africa), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1921-06-04 Bobby Wanzer, professional basketball player and coach (Rochester Royals), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1921-06-22 Joseph Papp, stage producer/director (Pirates of Penzance), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1921-07-23 Calvert DeForest, comedian (Larry "Bud" Melman), born in Brooklyn, New York

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1921-11-19 Roy Campanella, Brooklyn Dodger catcher (NL MVP 1951/53/55), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella
  • 1922-03-08 Carl Furillo, Brooklyn Dodger (NL Batting Champ 1953)
  • 1922-06-24 Jack Carter [Chakrin], American comedian and actor, born in Brooklyn New York (d. 2015)
  • 1922-06-28 Erik Bauersfeld, voice actor (Star Wars' Admiral Ackbar "Its a trap"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1922-07-24 Leo Kraft, American composer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1922-10-09 Fyvush Finkel, actor (Middle Ages, Picket Fences), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1922-11-26 Adele Jergens, actress (Dark Past, Fuller Brush Man), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1923-03-19 Tige Andrews, actor (Capt Adam Greer-Mod Squad), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1923-04-30 Al Lewis [Alexander Meister ], American actor (Grandpa in "The Munsters"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1923-05-01 Joseph Heller, American novelist (Catch-22, 1963 Arts & Letters Award), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1999)
  • 1923-08-06 Jackie Kelk, actor (Homer-Aldrich Family), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1923-10-12 Jean Nidetch, businesswoman and founder of Weight Watchers, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1923-12-23 Milt Okun, American music producer and arranger (John Denver, Peter, Paul and Mary), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1924-01-24 Marvin Kaplan, actor (Top Cat, Henry-Alice), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)

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1924-04-04 Gil Hodges, American baseball player and manager (Brooklyn Dodgers, NY Mets), born in Princeton, Indiana (d. 1972)

MLB First Baseman Gil Hodges
MLB First Baseman
Gil Hodges
  • 1924-08-31 Buddy [Leonard] Hackett, comedian (God's Little Acre, Music Man), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1924-09-07 Leonard Rosenman, American TV composer (Marcus Welby MD), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1924-09-13 Scott Brady, American actor (China Syndrome, Gremlins, Johnny Guitar), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1924-10-13 Terry Gibbs, American orchestra leader (Steve Allen Comedy Hour), born in Brooklyn, New York

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1924-11-30 Shirley Chisholm, 1st African American congresswoman (Rep-D-NY) and presidential candidate, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2005)

Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm
Congresswoman
Shirley Chisholm
  • 1925-04-18 Bob Hastings, American actor (McHale's Navy, All in the Family), born in Brooklyn, New York, (d. 2014)
  • 1925-06-23 Art Modell [Arthur Bertram], American businessman (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens, Modells Stores), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1925-06-27 Doc Pomus [Jerome Solon Felder], American blues singer and songwriter ("Save the Last Dance for Me", born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1991)
  • 1925-06-29 Cara Williams, American actress (Pete & Gladys, Cara Williams Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1925-07-09 Alan Dale, American singer (Alan Dale Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1926-01-08 Evelyn Lear, [Shulman], soprano, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1926-01-20 Michael Higgins, actor (1918, Wanda, Black Stallion), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1926-04-23 James P Donleavy, novelist (Ginger Man, Onion Eaters), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1926-07-16 Irwin Rose, American biologist, Nobel laureate (Chemistry 2004), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1926-07-19 Helen Gallagher, actress (Ryan's Hope, Strangers When We Meet), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1926-08-10 Benjamin Ward, 1st African American NYC Police Commissioner (1984-89), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1926-12-21 Joe Paterno, American college hall of football coach (Penn State) and Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of 1986, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1927-01-10 Lee Philips, American actor (Ellery Queen), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1927-03-31 William Daniels, American actor (Dr Mark Craig-St Elsewhere, 1776), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1927-05-30 Dick Noel, American TV host (It's a Small Wonder), born in Brooklyn, New York

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1927-06-08 Jerry Stiller, American comedian (Frank Constanza-Seinfeld), born in Brooklyn, New York

Comedian Jerry Stiller
Comedian
Jerry Stiller
  • 1927-06-12 Henry Slesar, headwriter (Edge of Night), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1927-09-19 William Hickey, American actor (Prizzi's Honor, The Nightmare Before Christmas), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1927-12-26 Alan King, American comedian/actor (Anderson Tapes, Memories of Me), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1928-01-30 Mitch Leigh, American musical composer (Man of La Mancha), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1928-03-11 Albert Salmi, American actor (Daniel Boone, 79 Park Avenue), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1928-04-04 Bill Ryan, American newscaster (Smithsonian), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1928-04-12 Brooklyn Supreme, Belgian stallion, heaviest known horse (1450 kg)
  • 1928-06-12 Vic Damone, [Vito Farinola], singer (Street Where You Live), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1928-06-20 Martin Landau, American actor (Mission Impossible, Space 1999, Ed Wood), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1928-07-09 Vince Edwards, American actor (Ben Casey, Matt Lincoln, Firehouse), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1929-02-28 John Montague, Irish poet and 1st occupant of the Ireland Chair of Poetry, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1929-03-30 Shirley Stoler, actress (Frankenhooker, 7 Beauties), born in Brooklyn, New York

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1929-04-07 "Crazy" Joe Gallo, American mobster, born in Brooklyn, New York

Gangster Joe Gallo
Gangster
Joe Gallo
  • 1929-04-09 Harvey Lichtenstein, American head of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1929-05-25 Beverly Sills, [Belle "Bubbles" Miriam Silverman], American soprano, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1929-06-28 Don Dubbins, actor (Enchanted Island, Fix), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1929-09-20 Anne Meara, Brooklyn New York comedian/actress (Stiller & Meara, Archie's Place)
  • 1929-11-24 Eileen Barton, singer (Broadway Open House), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1930-01-02 Julius La Rosa, American singer (fired by Arthur Godfrey on the air), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1930-01-06 Vic Tayback, American actor (Mel-Alice, Khan, Portrait of a Stripper), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1930-01-16 Norman Podhoretz, author/editor (NY Post), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1930-04-16 Herbie Mann, jazz flute/sax (Just Wallin'), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1930-04-25 Paul Mazursky, American writer/director (Moscow on the Hudson), born in Brooklyn, New York, (d. 2014)
  • 1930-05-11 Stanley L Elkin, American writer/professor (Living End), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1930-08-01 Julie Bovasso, actress (Willie & Phil, Just Me & You), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1930-11-05 Herb Edelman, American actor (Good Guys, Strike Force, 9 to 5), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1930-11-30 G[eorge] Gordon Liddy, Watergate felon and radio host, born in Brooklyn, New York

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1930-12-17 Bob Guccione, American publisher (Penthouse, Omni), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2010)

Publisher Bob Guccione
Publisher
Bob Guccione
  • 1931-06-09 Joe Santos, American actor (Rockford Files), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1931-07-07 Stanley Brock, actor (Ivan-He's the Mayor), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1931-08-01 Ramblin' Jack Elliott, folk singer, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1931-11-16 Bob Gibson, folk musician, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1932-07-02 Ken McMillan, American actor (Malone, Concrete Beat), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1932-12-14 Abbe Lane, singer and wife of Xavier Cugat (Xavier Cugat Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1933-02-22 Joseph Lechleider, American electrical engineer (invented DSL /high speed internet technology), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)

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1933-03-15 Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, born in Brooklyn, New York

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • 1933-04-01 Stan Weston, American toy licensing agent, had concept for G.I. Joe, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2017)

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Famous Deaths