New York City in History (Part 5)

Historical Events

Events 401 - 500 of 846

  • 1950-07-01 NYC bus fare rises to 10 cents equal to subway fare, combo fare at 15 cents
  • 1950-12-15 NYC's Port Authority opens
  • 1951-01-16 World's largest gas pipeline opens (Brownsville Tx, to 134th St, NYC)
  • 1951-02-16 NYC passes bill prohibiting racism in city-assisted housing
  • 1951-02-25 "Michael Todd's Peep Show" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 278 perf

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1951-04-22 Ticker-tape parade for General MacArthur in NYC

US WWII General Douglas MacArthur
US WWII General
Douglas MacArthur
  • 1951-06-11 NY Times reports the NYC subway will auction off things found
  • 1951-06-25 1st color TV broadcast-CBS' Arthur Godfrey from NYC to 4 cities
  • 1951-08-11 1st color broadcast baseball game (Braves vs Dodgers) telecast (WCBS-NYC)
  • 1953-02-18 Premiere of 1st 3-D feature film,"Bwana Devil" (NYC)
  • 1953-03-01 WJZ-AM in NYC becomes WABC; WJZ-TV in Baltimore final transmission
  • 1953-04-10 "House of Wax", 1st 3-D movie, released (NYC)
  • 1953-06-03 Congress cites research of NYC librarian Robert Henderson in proving
  • 1953-06-15 NYC Transit Authority forms
  • 1953-07-09 1st helicopter passenger service (NYC)
  • 1953-07-25 NYC transit fare rises from 10 cents to 15 cents, 1st use of subway tokens
  • 1953-10-02 "Comedy in Music (Victor Borge)" opens at John Golden NYC for 849 perf
  • 1953-11-03 First live color US coast-to-coast telecast (NYC)
  • 1954-01-21 1st gas turbine automobile exhibited (NYC)
  • 1954-03-09 1st local color TV commercial WNBT-TV (WNBC-TV) NYC (Castro Decorators)
  • 1954-03-19 1st color telecast of a prize fight, Giardello vs Troy in Madison Square Garden, NYC
  • 1954-06-24 "John Murray Anderson's Almanac" closes at Imperial NYC after 229 performances
  • 1954-09-06 WINS NYC begins playing rock n roll with Alan Freed Show
  • 1954-09-08 Alan Freed leaves Cleveland to NYC for WINS radio
  • 1954-09-14 Hurricane Edna (2nd of 1954) hits NYC, $50 million damage
  • 1954-10-18 WNBC radio changes call letters to WRCA (NYC)

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1955-01-07 Marian Anderson becomes the 1st African American to perform with the New York Metropolitan Opera

  • 1955-10-26 First edition of "Village Voice" (NYC) published
  • 1956-10-02 1st atomic power clock exhibited-NYC

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1957-02-11 NHL Players Association forms (NYC), Red Wings' Ted Lindsay elected president

NHL Star Ted Lindsay
NHL Star
Ted Lindsay
  • 1957-04-06 NYC ends trolley car service
  • 1957-05-29 NYC Mayor Robert Wagner says he plans to confer with the Giants & Dodgers about the proposed move to the west coast
  • 1957-06-15 "Ziegfeld Follies of 1957" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 123 performances
  • 1957-10-08 Soviet spy Jack Sobel sentenced to 7 years (NYC)
  • 1957-12-05 NYC is first US city to legislate against racial or religious discrimination in housing market (Fair Housing Practices Law)
  • 1958-01-21 Phillies agree to televise 78 games into NYC (doesn't happen)
  • 1958-05-02 Yanks threaten to broadcast games nationwide if NL goes ahead with plans to broadcast, games into NYC
  • 1958-06-02 Alan Freed joins WABC (NYC) radio
  • 1958-11-13 NYC Mayor Robert Wagner announces plans to begin a new baseball called the Continental League
  • 1959-02-14 $3.6 million heroin seizure in NYC
  • 1959-06-18 New York City premiere of the film version of Kathryn Hulme's "The Nun's Story"
  • 1959-07-27 William Shea announces plans to have a baseball team in NYC in 1961

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1959-10-21 Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, opens in New York

  • 1959-11-01 WOV-AM in NYC changes call letters to WADO
  • 1959-11-17 William Shea shows proposed NYC stadium with transparent roof
  • 1959-12-21 10th largest snowfall in NYC history (13.7")
  • 1960-03-03 9th largest snowfall in NYC history (14.5")

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1960-03-25 DH Lawrence's "Lady Chatterley's Lover" ruled not obscene (NYC)

  • 1960-05-23 WRCA radio changes call letters back to WNBC (NYC)

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1960-06-16 "Psycho", starring Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins, and Vera Miles, opens in New York City

  • 1960-07-06 Dr Barbara Moore completes a 3,207 mile walk from LA to NYC

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1960-10-21 JFK & Nixon clashed in 4th & final presidential debate (NYC)

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • 1960-10-25 1st electronic wrist watch placed on sale, NYC
  • 1961-02-03 6th largest snowfall in NYC history (17.4" (44.2cm))
  • 1961-04-30 1st shuttle flights between Washington, D.C., Boston & NYC begin (Eastern)
  • 1962-01-04 1st automated (unmanned) subway train in New York City
  • 1962-01-16 Suit accuses NYC Board of Education uses "racial quotas"
  • 1962-02-28 WMGM-AM in New York City changes call letters to WHN

Music concertMusic Concert

1962-06-09 Tony Bennett debuts in concert at Carnegie Hall in NYC

Singer Tony Bennett
Singer
Tony Bennett

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1962-09-22 Bob Dylan plays NYC Carnegie Hall

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Singer-Songwriter
Bob Dylan
  • 1962-11-01 WNYC TV channel 31 in New York, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1962-12-08 114-day newspaper strike begins in NYC
  • 1963-02-09 7th largest snowfall in NYC history (42.4 cm, 16.7")
  • 1963-03-20 1st "Pop Art" exhibition (NYC)
  • 1963-04-01 NYC's newspapers resume publishing after a 114 day strike
  • 1963-09-26 1st edition of NYC Review of Books
  • 1964-01-15 Baseball agrees to hold a free-agent draft in NYC
  • 1964-01-18 Plans for World Trade Center announced (NYC)
  • 1964-02-01 "Stop the World, I Want to..." closes at Shubert NYC after 556 perf
  • 1964-02-03 Black & Puerto Rican students boycott NYC public schools
  • 1964-02-09 NYC news anchor Jim Jenson's 1st appearance on WCBS-TV
  • 1964-02-12 Beatles 1st NYC concert (Carnegie Hall)
  • 1964-03-10 Simon and Garfunkel record the first version of "The Sound of Silence" at Columbia Studios in New York City
  • 1964-06-25 WMCA (NYC) plays Beatles' Hard Days Night Album (10 days prior to its scheduled release date), they decide to release it June 26th
  • 1964-07-18 Race riot in Harlem (NYC); riots spread to Bedford-Stuyvesant (Bkln)
  • 1964-08-11 Beatles' "A Hard Days Night" opens in NYC
  • 1964-11-21 World's longest suspension bridge "Verrazano Narrows" opens (NYC)

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1964-12-11 Che Guevara speaks at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City. An unknown terrorist fires a mortar shell at the building during the speech.

Argentine Revolutionary Che Guevara
Argentine Revolutionary
Che Guevara

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1965-02-21 Rights activist Malcolm X is shot dead by Nation of Islam followers at Audubon Ballroom in New York City

African American Activist Malcolm X
African American Activist
Malcolm X
  • 1965-03-15 T.G.I. Friday's 1st restaurant opens in NYC
  • 1965-04-19 1st all news radio station (WINS 1010 AM in NYC) begins operating
  • 1965-06-17 Kinks arrive in NYC beginning their 1st US tour
  • 1965-08-11 Beatles movie "Help" opens in NYC
  • 1966-01-01 12 day transit worker strike shuts down NYC subway
  • 1966-01-12 12 day NYC transit strike ends
  • 1966-03-31 25,000 anti war demonstrators march in NYC
  • 1966-07-05 NYC transit fare rises from 15 cents to 20 cents
  • 1966-08-22 The Beatles arrive in New York
  • 1966-09-21 Five inches of rain falls on NYC
  • 1966-10-19 Yardbird 1st US tour (NYC)
  • 1966-11-24 400 die of respiratory failure & heart attacks in New York City smog, smoggiest day in city's history
  • 1967-02-12 Pirate Radio Free Harlem (NYC) begins transmitting
  • 1967-04-11 Harlem (NYC) voters defy Congress & reelect Adam Clayton Powell Jr
  • 1967-04-21 Svetlana Alliluyeva, Josef Stalin's daughter defects to the US in NYC
  • 1967-07-19 1st air conditioned NYC subway car (R-38 on the F line)
  • 1967-08-03 James Law rides entire NYC subway in 22 hrs 12 minutes
  • 1967-08-18 WCBS radio in NYC goes all-news

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1967-10-01 Pink Floyd arrive in New York for their first US tour

Rock Bassist and Vocalist Roger Waters
Rock Bassist and Vocalist
Roger Waters
Rocker Syd Barrett
Rocker
Syd Barrett
  • 1968-02-11 Madison Square Garden III closes Madison Square Garden IV opens (NYC)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 1,138

  • 1922-01-08 Abbey Simon, American pianist, born in NYC, New York
  • 1922-02-14 Murray "the K" Kaufman, NYC DJ (5th Beatle)
  • 1922-03-11 Vinnette Carroll, American actress (Alice's Restaurant, Reivers), born in NYC, New York
  • 1922-03-25 Tobias Schneebaum, American writer, anthropologist and explorer, born in New York City (d. 2005)
  • 1922-04-04 Elmer Bernstein, American movie music composer (Robot Monster), born in NYC, New York
  • 1922-05-13 Bea Arthur, American comedian, singer and actress (Maude, The Golden Girls), born in New York City (d. 2009)
  • 1922-05-28 Lou Duva, American boxing trainer, born in New York City (d. 2017)
  • 1922-06-01 Joan Copeland, [Miller], American actress (Roseland, A Little Sex), born in NYC, New York
  • 1922-06-18 Donald L Keene, American Japanese translator/critic, born in NYC, New York
  • 1922-06-24 Roy Elihu Travis, American composer (Passion of Dedipus), born in NYC, New York
  • 1922-08-30 Regina Resnik, American mezzo-soprano (Sieglinde-Bayreuth), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1922-10-31 Barbara Bel Geddes, actress (Vertigo, Miss Ellie-Dallas, Caught), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1922-11-16 Royal Dano, American actor (Red Badge of Courage, Cocaine Wars, House II), born in NYC, New York
  • 1922-12-01 Paul Picerni, American actor (Agent Lee Hobson-Untouchables), born in NYC, New York
  • 1922-12-14 Don Hewitt, American CBS news executive producer (60 Minutes), born in NYC, New York
  • 1922-12-21 Paul Winchell, American ventriloquist (Jerry Mahoney, Knucklehead Smith), born in NYC, New York
  • 1923-01-05 Robert L Bernstein, American publisher (Random House), born in NYC, New York
  • 1923-01-08 Larry Storch, American comedian (F Troop, Larry Storch Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1923-01-19 Jean Stapleton, American actress (Damn Yankees, Klute, All in the Family) (d. 2013), born in NYC, New York
  • 1923-01-31 Eddie Ryder, American actor (Slick Jones-General Hospital), born in NYC, New York

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1923-01-31 Norman Mailer, American novelist (Naked & the Dead, The Executioner's Song), born in NYC, New York (d. 2007)

Novelist Norman Mailer
Novelist
Norman Mailer
  • 1923-02-02 Bonita Granville, American actress (Hitler's Children, Lone Ranger), born in NYC, New York
  • 1923-02-12 Mel Powell, American composer (Pulitzer Prize Music 1990), born in New York City (d. 1998)
  • 1923-03-15 Laurence A Tisch, American CEO (Loews Corp), born in NYC, New York
  • 1923-04-03 Jan Sterling, American actress (Ace in the Hole, The High and the Mighty), born in NYC, New York
  • 1923-04-13 Don Adams, American actor and comedian (Get Smart), born in New York City (d. 2005)
  • 1923-04-22 Paula Fox, American writer for children (The Slave Dancer) and adults, born in New York City (d. 2017)
  • 1923-05-14 Diane Arbus, [Nemerov], American photographer (Vogue/Harper's Bazaar), born in NYC, New York
  • 1923-07-01 Constance Ford, actress (Ada Hobson-Another World), born in New York City (d. 1993)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1923-07-25 Estelle Getty, American actress ("The Golden Girls", "The Golden Palace"), born in NYC, New York (d. 2008)

Actress Estelle Getty
Actress
Estelle Getty
  • 1923-08-15 Rose Marie, American actress (Sally Rogers-Dick Van Dyke Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1923-08-17 Larry Rivers, [Grossberg], American painter (Wash crossing Delaware-1953), born in NYC, New York
  • 1923-09-28 William Windom, American actor (Farmer's Daughter, Murder She Wrote), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1923-10-27 Roy Lichtenstein, Pop art painter (painted comic book panels), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1923-12-02 Maria M Callas, American soprano (Carmen), born in NYC, New York
  • 1923-12-14 Sully Boyar, American actor (Car Wash), born in NYC, New York
  • 1923-12-23 Leonard Stern, American producer/TV writer (Phil Silvers Show, Get Smart), born in NYC, New York
  • 1924-01-14 Guy Williams, American actor (Zorro, Lost in Space), born in NYC, New York (d. 1989)

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1924-02-19 Lee Marvin, American actor (Paint Your Wagon, Cat Ballou), born in NYC, New York

Actor Lee Marvin
Actor
Lee Marvin
  • 1924-02-26 Mark Bucci, American composer (1959 Arts & Letters Award), born in NYC, New York
  • 1924-03-22 Bill Wendell, American TV announcer (Late Night With David Letterman), born in NYC, New York
  • 1924-04-21 Daniel Melnick, American producer, Get Smart), born in NYC, New York
  • 1924-04-28 Blossom Dearie, American jazz singer and pianist, born in NYC, New York
  • 1924-05-09 Connie Russell, American singer (Club Embassy, Garroway at Large), born in NYC, New York
  • 1924-05-16 Frank F Mankiewicz, American columnist (Perfectly Clear), born in NYC, New York
  • 1924-06-29 Ezra Laderman, American composer (Jacob & the Indians), born in NYC, New York
  • 1924-07-06 Robert Michael White, American test pilot (X-15), born in NYC, New York
  • 1924-08-02 Carroll O'Connor, American actor (All in the Family, In the Heat of the Night), born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)
  • 1924-09-07 Hugh Aitken, American composer, born in New York City (d. 2012)
  • 1924-10-15 Colin Romoff, American orchestra leader (Andy Williams Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1924-11-14 Phyllis Avery, American actress (Alice-George Gobel Show, Ruth-Mr Novak), born in NYC, New York
  • 1924-11-21 Joseph Campanella, American actor (Guiding Light, Mannix), born in New York City
  • 1924-12-12 Ed Koch, lawyer and politician (NY Mayor (D) 1977-89), Judge (People's Court), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1925-01-20 Edwin Gordon, VOA correspondant, born in NYC, New York
  • 1925-02-08 Alvin Brehm, American musician and composer, born in New York City (d. 2014)
  • 1925-02-18 George Kennedy, actor (Cool Hand Luke, Airport, Blue Knight), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)

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1925-06-08 Barbara Bush, US First Lady (1989-93), born in NYC, New York

US First Lady Barbara Bush
US First Lady
Barbara Bush
  • 1925-06-25 June Lockhart, American actress (Lassie, Lost in Space, Petticoat Junction), born in NYC, New York
  • 1925-09-05 Justin Kaplan, editor and biographer (Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain - Pulitzer Price 1967), born in New York City (d. 2014)
  • 1925-10-06 Shana Alexander, American journalist (60 Minutes), born in NYC, New York
  • 1925-10-20 Theodore Hall, American Physicist and atomic spy for the Soviet Union, born in New York City (d. 1999)
  • 1925-10-29 Geraldine Brooks, American actress (Faraday & Co, Dumplings, Act of Murder), born in NYC, New York
  • 1925-10-31 Lee Grant [Lyova Haskell Rosenthal], American actress (Shampoo, Mulholland Drive), born in NYC, New York
  • 1925-11-22 Gunther Schuller, hornist/ jazz composer (Visitation), born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1925-11-26 Eugene Istomin, American pianist (Leventritt Award-1943), born in NYC, New York
  • 1925-12-04 Maurice Binder, American photographer/film titler (James Bond), born in NYC, New York
  • 1925-12-08 Sammy Davis Jr, American singer/dancer/actor (Ocean's 11, Candy Man), born in NYC, New York
  • 1925-12-19 Robert Sherman, songwriter (Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1925-12-23 Harry Guardino, American actor (Monty Nash, Perry Mason, Hill St Blues), born in NYC, New York
  • 1925-12-27 Allan Blank, American composer, born in New York City (d. 2013)
  • 1925-12-29 Dina Merrill, American actress (Operation Petticoat, Butterfield 8), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1926-01-12 Morton Feldman, American composer, born in NYC, New York
  • 1926-02-05 Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, American publisher (NY Times), born in NYC, New York

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1926-03-06 Alan Greenspan, American economist, presidential advisor and Chairman of the Federal Reserve of the United States (1987-2006), born in New York City

US Fed Chairman & Economist Alan Greenspan
US Fed Chairman & Economist
Alan Greenspan
  • 1926-05-07 Val Bisoglio, American actor (Lt Marsh-Police Woman, Danny-Quincy ME), born in NYC, New York
  • 1926-05-21 Rick Jason, American actor (Day of the Wolves, Eagles Attack at Dawn), born in NYC, New York

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1926-06-28 Mel Brooks, American actor and director (Blazing Saddles, Spaceballs), born in New York City

Actor & Director Mel Brooks
Actor & Director
Mel Brooks
  • 1926-07-01 Robert Fogel, American economic historian and Nobel laureate, born in NYC, New York
  • 1926-07-10 Fred Gwynne, American actor (Car 54 Where Are You, Munsters), born in NYC, New York
  • 1926-07-13 Meyer Kupferman, American composer (In Fimi Tres), born in NYC, New York
  • 1926-08-10 Benjamin Ward, 1st African American NYC Police Commissioner (1984-89), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1927-01-26 William Redfield, American actor (Jimmy Hughes Rookie Cop, Marriage), born in NYC, New York
  • 1927-01-27 Doretta Morrow, American actress (Because You're Mine), born in NYC, New York
  • 1927-03-16 Olga San Juan, American actress (Variety Girl, 1 Touch of Venus), born in NYC, New York
  • 1927-03-18 George Plimpton, sports writer (Paper Lion), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1927-04-18 Samuel P. Huntington, American political scientist (The Clash of Civilizations) and presidential adviser, born in NYC, New York (d. 2008)

Political Scientist and Presidential Adviser Samuel P. Huntington
Political Scientist and Presidential Adviser
Samuel P. Huntington
  • 1927-04-21 Robert Brustein, American dean, Yale School of Drama), born in NYC, New York
  • 1927-05-05 Charles Rosen, American pianist/musicologist (Sonata Forms), born in NYC, New York
  • 1927-05-25 Robert Ludlum, American spy novelist (Bourne Identity), born in NYC, New York
  • 1927-07-02 Brock Peters, actor/singer (Carmen Jones, To Kill a Mockingbird), born in NYC, New York
  • 1927-07-10 David Dinkins, (1st African American Mayor-D- 1990-93), born in NYC, New York
  • 1927-07-15 Carmen Zapata, American actress (Hagen, Viva Valdez, Man & the City), born in NYC, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1927-10-05 Al Hansen, American artist (Fluxus), born in New York City (d. 1995)
  • 1927-10-20 Joyce Brothers, American pop psychologist ($64,000 Question, Naked Gun), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1927-11-29 Rubert Crosse, American actor (Det Robinson-The Partners), born in NYC, New York
  • 1927-12-30 Bernard Barrow, American actor (Ryan's Hope, Louie Slavinsky-Loving), born in NYC, New York

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1928-01-07 William Peter Blatty, American scriptwriter and author of The Exorcist, born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)

Writer & Filmmaker William Peter Blatty
Writer & Filmmaker
William Peter Blatty
  • 1928-01-09 Judith Krantz, American author (Scruples, Princess Daisy, Dazzle), born in NYC, New York
  • 1928-01-13 David Sheiner, American actor (Paul-Mr Novak, Norman-Diana), born in NYC, New York
  • 1928-02-11 Conrad Janis, American actor (Mork & Mindy, Quark, Bonino), born in NYC, New York

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Famous Deaths