New York City in History (Part 6)

Historical Events

Events 501 - 600 of 846

  • 1968-02-14 Pennsylvania Railroad/NYC Central merge into Penn Central
  • 1968-04-24 Leftist students take over Columbia University, NYC
  • 1969-05-01 43 Unification church couples wed in NYC
  • 1969-06-17 "Oh! Calcutta!" opens in NYC (almost entirely in the nude)
  • 1969-06-28 Stonewall riots begin in New York City.
  • 1969-12-02 Boeing 747 jumbo jet 1st public preview (Seattle to NYC)
  • 1969-12-14 "La Strada" opens/closes at Lunt Fontanne NYC for 1 performance
  • 1970-01-04 NYC transit fare rises from 20 cents to 30 cents, new larger tokens used
  • 1970-01-22 1st commercial Boeing 747 flight, Pan American World Airways flies from New York City to London in 6½ hours
  • 1970-03-05 SDS Weathermen terrorist group bomb 18 West 11th St in NYC
  • 1970-05-08 Construction workers break up an anti-war rally in NYC's Wall Street
  • 1970-05-14 NYC local newspaper "Our Town" begins publishing
  • 1970-05-20 2 die and 70 injured when 2 NYC subway trains crash in Queens

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1970-07-01 Jimi Hendrix 1st recording session (NYC)

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix
  • 1970-07-17 30,000 attend Randall's Island Rock Festival, NYC
  • 1970-09-13 1st NYC Marathon won by Gary Muhrcke in 2:31:38
  • 1970-10-13 Angela Davis arrested in NYC

Music releaseMusic Recording

1970-11-16 Elton John records a show in New York City which was later released as his 11-17-70 album

Singer Elton John
Singer
Elton John
  • 1970-12-23 NYC World Trade Center reaches highest point (411 m)
  • 1971-01-09 "Lovely Ladies, Kind Gentlemen" closes at Majestic NYC after 19 perf
  • 1971-05-05 Race riot in Brownsville section of Brooklyn (NYC)

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1971-06-06 John Lennon and Yoko Ono unannounced appearance at Fillmore East in NYC

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
  • 1971-06-28 Rock venue Fillmore East closes in New York City

Music concertMusic Concert

1971-08-01 George Harrison's concert for Bangladesh takes place in NYC

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • 1971-09-03 John Lennon leaves UK for NYC, never to return
  • 1971-09-19 1st NYC Women's Marathon won by Beth Bonner in 2:55:22
  • 1971-09-19 2nd NYC Marathon won by Norman Higgins in 2:22:54

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1971-10-28 John Lennon and Yoko Ono record "Happy Xmas (War is Over)" in NYC

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
  • 1972-01-05 NYC transit fare rises from 30 cents to 35 cents
  • 1972-04-27 NYC Mayor John Lindsey appeals that John Lennon not be deported

Music releaseMusic Recording

1972-06-10 Elvis Presley records a live album at NYC's Madison Square Garden

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • 1972-06-12 John Lennon's political "Sometime in NYC" released including "Woman is the Nigger of the World" "Attica State" & "Luck of the Irish"
  • 1972-10-01 2nd NYC Women's Marathon won by Nina Kuscsik in 3:08:41
  • 1972-10-01 3rd NYC Marathon won by Sheldon Karlin in 2:27:52
  • 1973-04-03 The first portable cell phone call is made in New York City, United States.
  • 1973-04-04 World Trade Center, then the world's tallest building, opens in New York (110 stories)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1973-08-11 "American Graffiti", directed by George Lucas, opens in cinemas across the United States

Film Director George Lucas
Film Director
George Lucas
  • 1973-09-28 ITT Building in New York City bombed to protest ITT's involvement in the September 11 1973 coup d'état in Chile.
  • 1973-09-30 3rd NYC Women's Marathon won by Nina Kuscsik in 2:57:07
  • 1973-09-30 4th NYC Marathon won by Tom Fleming in 2:21:54
  • 1973-10-20 The Family Station Inc buys shortwave Radio Station WNYW, changes calls to WYFR & moves station from NYC to Scituate Mass
  • 1973-11-06 Abe Beame elected 1st Jewish mayor of NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1974-07-19 David Bowie's "Diamond Dog" tour ends in NYC

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
Singer-Songwriter
David Bowie
  • 1974-08-16 Ramones concert debut (NYC's CBGBs)
  • 1974-08-23 John Lennon reports seeing a UFO in NYC
  • 1974-09-28 John Lennon appears as guest DJ on WNEW-FM (NYC)
  • 1974-09-29 4th NYC Women's Marathon won by Katherine Switzer in 3:07:29
  • 1974-09-29 5th NYC Marathon won by Norbert Sander in 2:26:30
  • 1974-10-17 "Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope" closes at Playhouse NYC after 1065 per
  • 1974-10-20 Bard's presentation of "Richard III" opens at Lincoln Center NYC
  • 1974-11-28 John Lennon's last concert appearance (Elton John concert in Madison Square Garden NYC)
  • 1975-09-01 NYC transit fare rises from 35 cents to 50 cents

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1975-09-06 Czech tennis star Martina Navratilova asks for US political asylum in New York City during the US Open

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • 1975-09-28 5th NYC Women's Marathon won by Kim Merritt in 2:46:14
  • 1975-09-28 6th NYC Marathon won by Tom Fleming in 2:19:27

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1975-11-10 PLO leader Yasser Arafat addresses UN in NYC

Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1975-12-09 US President Gerald Ford signs $2.3 Bn loan authorization for NYC

38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford
  • 1975-12-29 11 killed, 75 hurt by terrorist bomb at LaGuardia Airport in NYC
  • 1976-01-13 Sarah Caldwell is 1st woman to conduct at NYC Metropolitan Opera House as she led orchestra in a performance of "La Traviata"
  • 1976-04-26 Pan Am begins non-stop flights NYC-Tokyo

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

1976-07-14 Jimmy Carter wins Democratic presidential nomination in NYC

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • 1976-07-29 In New York City, the "Son of Sam" kills one person and seriously wounds another in the first of a series of attacks.
  • 1976-10-24 6th NYC Women's Marathon won by Miki Gorman in 2:39:11
  • 1976-10-24 7th NYC Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:10:10
  • 1976-12-22 35 Unification church couples wed in NYC
  • 1977-01-03 "The Police Tapes" premiere on New York City TV station WNET, based somewhat on 1960s NYPD officers who worked in its South Bronx
  • 1977-02-18 Kiss play their first concert in Madison Square Garden (NYC)
  • 1977-02-21 74 Unification Church couples wed in NYC
  • 1977-05-16 5 die as NY Airway helicopter topples on Pan Am bldg in NYC
  • 1977-05-26 George Willig climbs NYC World Trade Center
  • 1977-05-27 New York City fines George Willig 1 cent for each of 110 stories he climbed
  • 1977-07-13 NYC experiences 25 hr black-out
  • 1977-10-19 Supersonic Concorde jet's 1st landing in NYC
  • 1977-10-23 7th NYC Women's Marathon won by Miki Gorman in 2:43:10
  • 1977-10-23 8th NYC Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:11:38
  • 1977-11-10 Major Indoor Soccer League officially organized (NYC)
  • 1978-02-11 16 Unification church couples wed in NYC
  • 1978-04-07 Guttenberg bible sold for $2,000,000 in NYC
  • 1978-10-20 Police's 1st US concert (NYC's CBGBs)
  • 1978-10-22 8th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:32:30
  • 1978-10-22 9th NYC Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:12:12

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1978-10-23 Sid Vicious attempts suicide while at Riker's Detention Center in NYC

Musician Sid Vicious
Musician
Sid Vicious
  • 1978-12-11 6 masked men bound 10 employees at Lufthansa cargo area at NYC Kennedy Airport & made off with $5.8 M in cash & jewelry
  • 1979-02-09 New York City premiere of Paul Schrader's allegedly fact based "Hardcore"
  • 1979-02-13 Formation of Guardian Angels crime fighters in New York City
  • 1979-02-26 CBS' premiere of NYC sitcom "Flatbush", which received many derision phone calls about it from Brooklynites to CBS
  • 1979-05-13 "Utter Glory... Morrissey Hall" opens & closes at Mark Hellinger NYC
  • 1979-05-30 Ted Coombs begins a 5,193 mile roller skate from LA to NYC
  • 1979-05-31 Radio City Music Hall (NYC) reopens
  • 1979-06-01 Ted Coombs began a 5,193 mile roller skate from Los Angeles to New York City
  • 1979-06-19 In NYC 36,211 show up to witness return of Billy Martin as manager of the New York Yankees
  • 1979-08-23 Bolshoi Ballet dancer Alexander Godunov defects in NYC
  • 1979-09-14 Theodore Coombs completes 5,193 mile roller skate from LA to NYC & back to Yates Center, Ks
  • 1979-09-18 The Who opens NYC concerts at Madison Square Garden

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1979-09-23 Jane Fonda & 200,000 attend anti-nuke rally in Battery Park, NYC

Actress Jane Fonda
Actress
Jane Fonda

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1979-10-02 Pope John Paul II visits New York City, and at the U.N. denounces all concentration camps and torture

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 1979-10-10 Recorded trace of snow in Central Park NYC
  • 1979-10-15 1st Monday night game from NYC, Jets beat Vikings 14-7 (Shea Stad)
  • 1979-10-21 10th NYC Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:11:42
  • 1979-10-21 9th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:27:33

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 1,139

  • 1928-02-11 Raoul Cita, R&B pianist and songwriter (Harptones), born in New York City (d. 2014)
  • 1928-02-24 Al Lettieri, American actor (Deadly Kiss, Pulp, Mr Majestyk, Getaway), born in NYC, New York
  • 1928-04-08 Fred Ebb, American composer, born in Manhattan, NYC (d. 2004)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1928-05-19 Dolph Schayes, American basketball Hall of Famer (Syracuse Nationals/Philadelphia 76ers), born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)

NBA Power Forward and Coach Dolph Schayes
NBA Power Forward and Coach
Dolph Schayes
  • 1928-06-10 Maurice Sendak, American author/illustrator (Where The Wild Things Are), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1928-06-18 Maggie McNamara, American actress (3 Coins in a Fountain, Cardinal), born in NYC, New York
  • 1928-06-21 Judith Raskin, American soprano (Susanna-Le Nozze di Figaro), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1928-08-09 Bob Cousy, NBA guard (Boston Celtics, 1957 MVP), born in Manhattan, NYC

NBA Point Guard Bob Cousy
NBA Point Guard
Bob Cousy
  • 1928-08-23 Marian Seldes, American actress, born in Manhattan, New York City, (d. 2014)
  • 1928-10-04 Alvin Toffler, author (Future Shock, Power Shift, The Third Wave), born in New York City (d. 2016)
  • 1928-10-14 Gary Graffman, American pianist (Leventritt Award), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1928-10-21 Whitey Ford [Edward Charles Ford], American hall of fame baseball pitcher (NY Yankees), born in NYC

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford
  • 1928-10-25 Anthony Franciosa, [Papaleo], American actor (Jeff-Name of the Game), born in NYC, New York
  • 1928-11-07 Norton Zinder, biologist (genetic transduction), born in New York City (d. 2012)
  • 1929-01-26 Jules Feiffer, American cartoonist (Passionella)/author (Little Murders), born in NYC, New York
  • 1929-02-14 Vic Morrow, American actor (Combat, Roots, Twilight Zone the Movie), born in NYC, New York
  • 1929-02-17 Chaim Potok, American novelist (Promise), born in NYC, New York
  • 1929-08-03 Bethel Leslie, American entertainer (Capt Newman MD, Rabbit Trap), born in NYC, New York
  • 1929-08-13 Pat Harrington Jr, actor (Danny Thomas Show, 1 Day at a Time), born in NYC, New (d. 2016)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1929-09-14 John Gutfreund, American investment banker, CEO of Salomon Brothers (King of Wall Street), born in New York City (d. 2016)

Investment Banker John Gutfreund
Investment Banker
John Gutfreund
  • 1929-11-02 Harold Farberman, American conductor/composer (Medea), born in NYC, New York
  • 1929-12-02 Harvey Phillips, Aurora Missouri, tubist (NYC Ballet Orch)
  • 1929-12-06 King Moody, American actor (Shtarker-Get Smart), born in NYC, New York
  • 1929-12-09 John Cassavetes, actor (Dirty Dozen, Rosemary's Baby), born in NYC, New York (d. 1989)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1929-12-17 William Safire, American political columnist (NY Times) and speech writer (Nixon), born in NYC, New York (d. 2009)

American Political Columnist & Presidential Speechwriter William Safire
American Political Columnist & Presidential Speechwriter
William Safire
  • 1930-01-01 Ty Hardin, American actor (Riptide, Bronco), born in NYC, New York
  • 1930-01-03 Eddie Egan, American actor (Joe Forrester), born in NYC, New York
  • 1930-02-19 John Frankenheimer, American director (Birdman of Alcatraz), born in NYC, New York
  • 1930-02-23 Johnny Seven, American actor (Ironside, Amy Prentiss), born in NYC, New York
  • 1930-03-18 Maurice Peress, American conductor (KC Philharmonic 1974-80), born in NYC, New York
  • 1930-03-22 Stephen Sondheim, American lyricist (West Side Story, Company), born in NYC, New York
  • 1930-04-08 John Reardon, American baritone (Falke-Die Fledermaus), born in NYC, New York
  • 1930-04-14 Jay Robinson, American actor (Born Again, Malibu Bikini Shop), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1930-04-23 Alan Oppenheimer, American actor (6 Million Dollar Man, Eischied), born in NYC, New York
  • 1930-04-28 Richard C Sarafian, American director/actor (Foley Square), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1930-05-01 Richard Riordan, mayor of Los Angeles (R, 1993-2001), born in NYC, New York
  • 1930-05-04 Roberta Peters, American operatic soprano (NY Met), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1930-05-18 Barbara Goldsmith, author (Little Gloria Happy At Last), born in New York City (d. 2016)
  • 1930-06-09 Marvin Kalb, American educator/newscaster (CBS/NBC, Meet the Press), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1930-06-29 Robert Evans, American director/actor (Love Story, The Godfather, Chinatown), born in NYC, New York

Film Producer Robert Evans
Film Producer
Robert Evans
  • 1930-08-03 James Komack, American writer/director/actor (Courtship of Eddie's Father), born in NYC, New York
  • 1930-08-08 Nita Talbot, actress (Supertrain, Here We Go Again), born in New York City
  • 1930-08-18 Grant Williams, American actor (Hawaiian Eye, Incredible Shrinking Man), born in NYC, New York
  • 1930-08-28 Ben Gazzara, American actor (Run for Your Life, QB VII), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1930-09-07 Sonny Rollins, American jazz saxophonist (Blue Room), born in NYC, New York
  • 1930-10-17 Jimmy Breslin, American author and columnist (NY Post, News, Newsday), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1930-11-15 Whitman Mayo, American actor (Grady-Sanford & Son), born in NYC, New York
  • 1930-11-16 Alice Adams, American sculptor, born in New York City
  • 1930-12-09 Buck Henry, American screenwriter/comedian (SNL, Get Smart), born in NYC, New York
  • 1931-01-08 May Wynn, [Donna Lee Hickey], American actress (Caine Mutiny, Noah's Ark), born in NYC, New York
  • 1931-01-13 Charles Nelson Reilly, American actor (Match Game, Ghost & Mrs Muir), born in NYC, New York
  • 1931-01-15 Thomas Hoving, American news correspondent (20/20), born in NYC, New York
  • 1931-04-06 Ivan Dixon, American actor (Car Wash, Hogan's Heroes), born in NYC, New York
  • 1931-07-08 Jerry Vale [Genaro Louis Vitaliano], American singer (Arriverderci Roma), born in NYC (d. 2014)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1931-07-08 Roone Arledge, American President of ABC Sports (Monday Night Football), born in NYC, New York

Sports Broadcasting Pioneer and President of ABC Sports Roone Arledge
Sports Broadcasting Pioneer and President of ABC Sports
Roone Arledge
  • 1931-07-11 Tab Hunter, American actor (Tab Hunter Show, Lust in the Dust), born in NYC, New York
  • 1931-07-22 Perry Lopez, American actor (Chinatown, Death Wish 4), born in NYC, New York
  • 1931-08-03 Alex Cord, [Viespi], American actor (Brotherhood, Fire, Street Asylum), born in NYC, New York
  • 1931-09-19 Ray Danton, American actor/director (Longest Day, Psychic Killer), born in NYC, New York
  • 1931-11-15 John Kerr, American actor (South Pacific, Peyton Place, Pit & Pendulum), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1932-04-04 Anthony Perkins, American actor (Psycho, Fear Strikes Out, Pretty Poison), born in NYC, New York

  • 1932-06-10 Gardner McKay, American actor (Pleasure Seekers, Boots & Saddles), born in NYC, New York
  • 1932-06-15 Mario Cuomo, American (Gov-D-NY, 1983-95), born in NYC, New York
  • 1932-09-03 Richard Tyler, American actor (Henry Aldrich-Aldrich Family), born in NYC, New York
  • 1932-09-09 Sylvia Miles, actress (Midnight Cowboy, Farewell My Lovely), born in NYC, New York
  • 1932-11-02 Melvin Schwartz, American Physicist and Nobel Laureate (neutrinos - subatomic particles with no electric charge and virtually no mass), born in New York City
  • 1932-11-05 Arthur L Liman, American trial lawyer (Oliver North), born in NYC, New York
  • 1932-11-11 Al Levitt, American jazz drummer, born in New York City (d. 1994)
  • 1932-11-22 Robert Vaughn, actor (Napolean Solo in Man from UNCLE, I Spy), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1932-12-11 Wynn Irwin, American actor (Lotsa Luck, Sugar Time), born in NYC, New York
  • 1933-01-07 Elliott Kastner, American film producer (Angel Heart, Where Eagles Dare), born in NYC, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1933-01-08 Charles Osgood, American news anchor (CBS Weekend News), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1933-01-16 Susan Sontag, American author/film director (Benefactor, 1966 Pol Award), born in NYC, New York

Author Susan Sontag
Author
Susan Sontag
  • 1933-02-05 Nick Georgiade, American actor (Untouchables, Run Buddy Run), born in NYC, New York
  • 1933-02-26 Godfrey Cambridge, American actor (Cotton comes to Harlem), born in NYC, New York
  • 1933-03-03 Lee Radziwell Ross, American princess (Jackie O's sister), born in NYC, New York
  • 1933-04-16 Perry Botkin Jr, American orchestra leader (Bert Convy Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1933-06-20 Danny Aiello, American actor (Moonstruck, Radio Days), born in NYC, New York
  • 1933-06-21 Bernie Kopell, American actor (Love Boat, Get Smart, That Girl), born in NYC, New York
  • 1933-09-15 Henry Darrow, American actor (Harry O, New Dick Van Dyke Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1933-09-20 Bob Banas, American choreographer (Malibu U, Jonathan Winters Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1933-11-16 Guy Stockwell, American actor (Chris-Adventures in Paradise), born in NYC, New York
  • 1933-11-19 Larry King, American radio/TV host "143 Arivadechi" (Larry King Show, CNN), born in NYC, New York
  • 1933-12-19 Cicely Tyson, Harlem actress (Roots, Miss Jane Pittman), born in NYC, New York
  • 1934-01-07 Charles Lamont Jenkins, American 400m runner (Olympic-gold-1956), born in NYC, New York
  • 1934-02-11 Tina Louise, American actress (Ginger-Gilligan's Island, Julie-Dallas), born in NYC, New York
  • 1934-02-18 Audre Lorde, American writer, feminist and activist (Black Unicorn), born in New York City (d. 1992)
  • 1934-02-22 Thomas Paul, bass (NYC Opera 1963-70), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1934-02-28 Willie Bobo, American jazz drummer (Cos), born in NYC, New York
  • 1934-03-23 Mark Rydell, American actor (Havana, Punchline, Long Goodbye), born in NYC, New York
  • 1934-03-26 Alan Arkin, American actor (Catch 22, In-Laws, Simon, Wait Until Dark), born in NYC, New York
  • 1934-04-18 James Drury, American actor (Virginian), born in NYC, New York
  • 1934-05-22 Peter Nero, American conductor/pianist (A Sunday in NY), born in NYC, New York
  • 1934-05-23 Robert Moog, American engineer (Moog synthesizer, Moog Music), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1934-06-26 John V Tunney, American politician (Rep/Sen-D-California), born in New York City
  • 1934-07-28 Jacques d'Amboise, Dedham Mass, ballet dancer (NYC Ballet Company)
  • 1934-08-22 Diana Sands, American actress (Raisin in the Sun, Doctor's Wife), born in NYC, New York
  • 1934-10-29 Robert E Hughes, American orchestra leader (Rich Little Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1934-11-13 Garry Marshall, American TV and film director (Happy Days, Pretty Woman), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1935-03-19 Renee Taylor, American actress (Jack Paar Show, Mary Hartman, Nanny), born in NYC, New York

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths