New York City in History (Part 7)

Historical Events

Events 601 - 700 of 840

  • 1980-04-01 New York City's Transit Worker Union 100 begins a strike lasting 11 days.
  • 1980-05-01 "Day in Hollywood, A Night..." opens at John Golden NYC for 588 perf
  • 1980-05-29 JMW Turner's "Juliet & Her Nurse" sold for $6,400,000 in NYC
  • 1980-06-28 NYC transit fare rises from 50 cents to 60 cents

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

1980-08-14 Democratic Convention in NYC nominates Jimmy Carter & Walter Mondale

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • 1980-10-05 Formal opening of meditation hall of Zenshin Temple in Riverdale, the Bronx NYC
  • 1980-10-26 10th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:25:41.3
  • 1980-10-26 11th NYC Marathon won by Alberto Salazar in 2:09:41
  • 1980-11-12 NYC Mayor Ed Koch admits to trying marijuana
  • 1980-12-14 "Onward Victoria" opens/closes at Martin Beck NYC for 1 performance
  • 1981-01-21 Bernhard Goetz is assaulted for 1st time on a New York City subway train
  • 1981-06-23 NYC Mayor Koch turns down a $7,500 offer to perform comedy
  • 1981-07-03 NYC transit fare rises from 60 cents to 75 cents, new brass Y-cut-out token
  • 1981-09-19 Simon & Garfunkel reunite for a NYC Central Park concert
  • 1981-10-25 11th NYC Women's Marathon won by Allison Roe in 2:25:29
  • 1981-10-25 12th NYC Marathon won by Alberto Salazar in 2:08:13
  • 1981-10-25 Allison Roe (2:25:29) & Alberto Salazar (2:08:13) win NYC marathon
  • 1982-01-01 MTA launches a 5 year plan to upgrade the NYC subway system
  • 1982-01-01 TA launches 5 year capital program to overhaul NYC subway system
  • 1982-02-22 NYC Mayor Koch announces he will run for NY governor (unsuccessful)
  • 1982-04-12 3 CBS employees shot to death in NYC parking lot
  • 1982-05-10 WABC NYC plays its last record (John Lennon's Imagine)
  • 1982-05-30 "Do Black Patent Leather Shoes..." closes at Alvin NYC after 5 perf
  • 1982-06-12 750,000 anti-nuclear demonstrators, rally in Central Park NYC
  • 1982-07-01 2,100 Unification church couples wed in NYC
  • 1982-10-24 12th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:27:14
  • 1982-10-24 13th NYC Marathon won by Alberto Salazar in 2:09:29
  • 1982-12-12 "Herman Van Veen: All of Him" closes at Ambassador NYC after 6 perf
  • 1982-12-12 $9,800,000 in cash stolen from money transport car in NYC
  • 1982-12-30 US Assay Office in New York City, NY closes
  • 1983-02-11 4th largest snowfall in NYC history (18"(46 cm))
  • 1983-06-18 IRA's Joseph Doherty arrested in NYC
  • 1983-09-15 Police officers beat Michael Stewart to death for graffiting NYC subway
  • 1983-10-23 13th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:27:00
  • 1983-10-23 14th NYC Marathon won by Rod Dixon in 2:08:59
  • 1984-01-01 NYC transit fare rises from 75 cents to 90 cents
  • 1984-02-26 Rev Jesse Jackson acknowledges that he called NYC "Hymietown"
  • 1984-10-28 14th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:29:30
  • 1984-10-28 15th NYC Marathon won by Orlando Pizzolato in 2:14:53
  • 1984-12-11 "Doug Henning & His World..." opens at Lunt-Fontanne NYC for 60 perf
  • 1984-12-22 Bernhard Goetz shoots 4 black muggers on NYC subway train
  • 1984-12-31 NYC subway gunman Bernhard Goetz surrenders to police in NH
  • 1985-02-07 "New York, New York" became the official anthem of NYC
  • 1985-04-20 Karyn Marshall of NYC lifted 303 lbs in a clean & jerk lift
  • 1985-06-27 First hotel strike in New York City
  • 1985-09-22 The Plaza Accord was signed in New York City.
  • 1985-10-27 15th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:28:34
  • 1985-10-27 16th NYC Marathon won by Orlando Pizzolato in 2:11:34
  • 1985-11-18 Howard Stern radio show returns to NYC (WXRK 92.3 FM-afternoons)
  • 1986-01-01 NYC transit fare rises from 90 cents to $1.00
  • 1986-02-10 "John Lennon: Live in NYC" album is released posthumously
  • 1986-02-17 Howard Stern radio show returns to NYC morning radio (WXRK 92.3 FM)
  • 1986-03-20 New York City passes its first lesbian and gay rights legislation
  • 1986-04-02 NYC Mayor Ed Koch signs & brings the Gay Rights Bill into effect
  • 1986-04-11 A Canadain 1921 50 cent piece auctioned in NYC for $22,000
  • 1986-06-02 NYC transit system issues a new brass with steel bullseye token
  • 1986-08-26 Robert Chambers, the "Preppie Killer" murders Jennifer Levin in New York City's Central Park, afterwards claimed "rough sex" as motive
  • 1986-09-09 NYC jury indicts Gennadly Zakharov (Soviet UN employee) of spying
  • 1986-11-02 16th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:28:06
  • 1986-11-02 17th NYC Marathon won by Gianni Poli in 2:11:06
  • 1986-12-20 White teenagers beat blacks in New York City's Howard Beach
  • 1987-01-13 Seven top New York City Mafia bosses sentenced to 100 years in prison each

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1987-04-24 Howard Stern holds a free speech rally at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, NYC

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern
  • 1987-05-16 "Bobro 400", a barge carrying 3,200 tons of garbage sets sail from NYC, beginning an unsuccessful 8 week search for a dumping site
  • 1987-06-16 New York City subway gunman Bernhard Getz acquitted on all but gun possession charges after shooting 4 black youths who tried to rob him
  • 1987-07-01 NYC radio station WFAN-AM becomes 1st 24 hour all sports radio
  • 1987-09-16 New York City's WNET-TV channel 13 begins round clock broadcasting
  • 1987-11-01 17th NYC Women's Marathon won by Priscilla Welch in 2:30:17
  • 1987-11-01 18th NYC Marathon won by Ibrahim Hussein in 2:11:01
  • 1987-11-01 22,000 run in NYC Marathon (won by Ibrahim Hussein of Kenya 2:11:01)

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1988-02-29 NYC Mayor Koch calls Reagan a "WIMP" in the war on drugs

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan

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1988-05-08 Mike Tyson crashes his $183,000 Bently on Varick St in NYC

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 1988-06-20 NYC WABC-AM becomes flagship radio station of NJ Devils
  • 1988-08-03 Skip Storch swims 246 km of Hudson River from Albany to NYC
  • 1988-08-06 The Tompkins Square Park Police Riot in New York City spurs reform of the NYPD, who were responsible for the melee that transpired the night of August 6-7.
  • 1988-08-07 Rioting in New York City's Tompkins Square Park.
  • 1988-08-08 Temperature hits high of 88 deg F on 8/8/88 in NYC
  • 1988-08-15 NYC begins $70 million program to rebuild 900 Bronx apartments
  • 1988-08-17 NYC 1st case of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (9 year old Bronx boy)
  • 1988-09-26 NYC's Rockefeller Center declared a national landmark
  • 1988-10-07 WNBC 660 final transmission, WFAN moves from 1050 to 660 & WUKQ begins on 1050 at 5:30 PM (NYC radio)
  • 1988-10-20 Man armed with explosives blows himself up in 125 St subway station (NYC)
  • 1988-11-06 18th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:28:07
  • 1988-11-06 19th NYC Marathon won by Steve Jones in 2:08:20
  • 1988-11-25 Chuck Berry pays $250 fine to resolve NYC assault charges
  • 1988-11-30 NYC furrier sues Mike Tyson for $92,000 for non payment of purchase

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1988-12-07 Mikhail Gorbachev cheered by Wall St crowds upon arrival in NYC

Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev
Soviet General Secretary
Mikhail Gorbachev
  • 1988-12-12 NYC Subway system adds new stations (Z line)
  • 1988-12-13 3 men end 29-hr all-466-station subway ride in NYC
  • 1988-12-20 NBC signs lease to stay in NYC, 33 more years
  • 1989-01-01 NYC transit fare rises from $1.00 to $1.15

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989-02-01 Diana, Princess of Wales visits NYC

Princess of Wales Diana Spencer
Princess of Wales
Diana Spencer
  • 1989-03-22 US Supreme Court upholds 1 person 1 vote rule of NYC Board of Estimate
  • 1989-04-01 1st NY Met-NY Yankee game in NYC since 1983, Yanks win 4-3
  • 1989-04-19 Violent assault and rape of jogger Trisha Meili in NYC's Central Park. Known as the Central Park jogger incident it became according to the NY Times "one of the most widely publicized crimes of the 1980s."
  • 1989-05-12 Last graffiti covered NYC subway car retired
  • 1989-05-31 "Rambling with Gambling" 20,000th radio program on WOR-AM (NYC)
  • 1989-06-25 1st US postmark dedicated to Lesbian & Gay Pride (Stonewall, NYC)
  • 1989-09-17 NYC court of appeals overturns lower court decision & returns America's Cup back to US (from NZ)
  • 1989-09-20 USAir overshoots runway at LaGuardia Airport in NYC, 2 people die

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 601 - 700 of 1,094

  • 1937-01-31 Suzanne Pleshette, American actress (Birds, Emily-Bob Newhart Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1937-02-02 Martina Arroyo, American opera soprano (NY Met), born in NYC, New York
  • 1937-02-02 Tom Smothers, American comedian and folk singer (The Smothers Brothers Show, Serial), born in NYC, New York
  • 1937-02-13 Susan Oliver, American actress (Ann-Peyton Place, Star Trek-Cage), born in NYC, New York

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1937-04-06 Billy Dee Williams, Harlem actor (Chiefs, Empire Strikes Back), born in NYC, New York

  • 1937-05-10 Arthur Kopit, US playwright ('Wings', 'Nine'), born in New York City
  • 1937-05-13 Judith Somogi, American conductor (Frankfurt Opera-1982), born in NYC, New York
  • 1937-05-13 Zohra Lampert, American actress (Doctor's Hospital), born in NYC, New York
  • 1937-06-10 Richard Foreman, American theatrical director (Daily Life), born in NYC, New York
  • 1937-07-19 Richard Jordan [Robert Anson Jordan Jr.], American actor (Dune, Gettysburg), born in NYC, New York
  • 1937-07-28 Peter Duchin, American pianist/bandleader (Peter Duchin Orch), born in NYC, New York
  • 1937-08-16 Lorraine Gary, American actress (Jaws, Jaws 2, Jaws 4), born in NYC, New York
  • 1937-10-19 Sean Garrison, American actor (Up Periscope, Splendor in the Grass), born in NYC, New York
  • 1937-11-02 Earl "Speedoo" Carroll, American rocker (Cadillacs, Coasters), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1937-12-21 Jane Fonda, American actress (Barbarella, Klute), physically fit, born in NYC, New York

Actress Jane Fonda
Actress
Jane Fonda
  • 1937-12-23 Karol Joseph Bobko, American Col USAF/astronaut (STS 6, STS 51D, STS 51J), born in NYC, New York
  • 1937-12-30 John Hartford, American country singer (Gentle on My Mind), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938-02-14 Lee Chamberlin, American actor (Once Upon a Family, Rupture Fatale), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938-02-16 Barry Primus, American actor (Sgt McKenna-Cagney & Lacey, Boxcar Bertha), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938-02-16 John Corigliano, American composer (Fern Hill, Ghosts of Versailles), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938-03-23 Christopher Glenn, American news anchor (CBS Nightwatch), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938-05-22 Richard Benjamin, American director/actor (Goodbye Columbus, He & She), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938-05-22 Susan Strasberg, American actress (In Praise of Older Women, Manitou), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938-05-31 Peter Yarrow, American (Peter, Paul & Mary-Puff the Magic Dragon), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938-06-09 Charles Wuorinen, American composer (Pulitzer 1980), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938-08-03 George Memmoli, American actor (Earl-Hello Larry), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938-08-19 Diana Muldaur, American actress (McCloud, Star Trek Next Gen, LA Law), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938-09-01 Alan Dershowitz, American attorney (Claus Von Bulow, O.J. Simpson), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938-09-12 Tatiana Troyanos, American mezzo-soprano (Octavian-Der Rosenleavalier), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939-01-10 Sal Mineo, American actor (Exodus, Rebel Without a Cause), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939-03-02 Barbara Luna, American actress (5 Weeks in a Balloon, Gentle Savage), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939-04-10 Daniel Oliver, American CEO (Federal Trade Commission), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939-04-11 Louise Lasser, American actress (Mary Hartman! Mary Hartman!), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939-04-19 Ellen Weston, American actress (Betty-SWAT), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939-08-21 Clarence Williams III, American actor (Mod Squad, 52 Pick Up, Purple Rain), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939-10-22 Tony Roberts, actor (Annie Hall, Edge of Night, Lucie Arnaz Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939-11-11 Denise Alexander, American actress (Mary McKinnon-Another World, Lesley Webber-General Hospital), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939-11-15 Yaphet Kotto, African-American actor (Alien, Homicide: Life on the Street), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939-11-20 Dick Smothers, American comedian and folk singer (The Smothers Brothers Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939-12-14 Marilyn Cooper, American actress (Broadway Bound, Survivors), born in NYC, New York
  • 1940-01-20 Carol Heiss Jenkins, American figure skater (Oly-gold/silver-56, 60), born in NYC, New York

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1940-02-04 George A. Romero, American actor and director (Creepshow, Martin, 2 Evil Eyes), born in NYC, New York

Actor & Director George Romero
Actor & Director
George Romero
  • 1940-02-10 Jimmy Merchant, American rock vocalist (Frankie Lymon & Teenagers-Why Do Fools), born in NYC, New York
  • 1940-04-04 Bijan, Iran, mens apparel designer (Beverly Hills, American London), born in NYC, New York
  • 1940-04-15 Robert Walker Jr, American actor (Ceremony, Ms Don Juan, Ensign Pulver), born in NYC, New York

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1940-04-25 Al Pacino, American actor (And Justice For All, The Godfather, Scorpio), born in NYC, New York

Actor Al Pacino
Actor
Al Pacino
  • 1940-04-30 Burt Young, American actor (Convoy, Rocky), born in NYC, New York

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1940-05-08 Peter Benchley, American novelist (Jaws, The Deep), born in NYC, New York (d. 2006)

Jaws Novelist Peter Benchley
Jaws Novelist
Peter Benchley
  • 1940-05-12 Norman Whitfield, American songwriter and producer for Motown (I Heard It Through the Grapevine), born in New York City
  • 1940-06-08 Sherman Garnes, rock vocalist (Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers), born in New York City (d. 1977)
  • 1940-06-21 Mariette Hartley, American actress (Poloroid spokesperson, Marooned), born in NYC, New York
  • 1940-07-22 Stan Ross, American actor, born in NYC, New York
  • 1940-09-09 Joe Negroni, rock vocalist (Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers), born in New York City (d. 1978)
  • 1940-10-18 Cynthia Weil, American songwriter, born in New York City
  • 1940-10-21 Frances FitzGerald, American journalist/author (Fire in the Lake), born in NYC, New York
  • 1940-10-26 Mario Orosco, 1st victim of NYC's Zodiac killer (survives)
  • 1940-12-28 Alvin Singleton, American composer, born in New York City
  • 1941-04-20 Joni Evans, American publisher (Simon & Schuster, Random House), born in NYC, New York
  • 1941-05-31 Kenneth Cooper, American harpsichordist/professor (Barnard, Bkln), born in NYC, New York
  • 1941-06-12 Marv Albert, American "Yes!" sportscaster (NBC-TV)/back biter, born in NYC, New York
  • 1941-07-09 Karin von Aroldingen, Germany, ballet dancer (NYC Ballet Co)
  • 1941-08-12 Jennifer Warren, American actress (Slap Shot, Fatal Beauty, Mutant), born in NYC, New York
  • 1941-09-08 Alan Feinstein, American actor (Max-Berrengers, Family Tree), born in NYC, New York

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1941-09-10 Stephen Jay Gould, American paleontologist and popular science writer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2002)

Paleontologist and Evolutionary Biologist Stephen Jay Gould
Paleontologist and Evolutionary Biologist
Stephen Jay Gould
  • 1941-09-16 Jim McBride, American director/actor (Hot Times, Breathless, Big Easy), born in NYC, New York
  • 1941-09-24 Linda Eastman McCartney, American photographer and musician (Wings-Ram) and wife of Paul McCartney, born in NYC, New York
  • 1941-10-10 Peter Coyote [Rachmil Pinchus Ben Mosha Cohon], American actor (ET, Raiders of the Lost Ark), born in NYC, New York
  • 1942-01-14 Carol Bellamy, Planfield NJ, (City Council Pres-D- 1978-85), born in NYC, New York
  • 1942-02-13 Carol Lynley, American actress (Night Stalker, Fantasy Island, Immortal), born in NYC, New York
  • 1942-03-02 Lou Reed, American rock vocalist and guitarist (Velvet Underground), born in New York City (d. 2013)
  • 1942-03-26 Erica Jong, [Mann], American author (Fear of Flying), born in NYC, New York
  • 1942-05-17 Taj Mahal, American singer/songwriter (Real Thing), born in NYC, New York
  • 1942-05-29 Kevin Conway, American actor (Flash Point, Cage of Angels), born in NYC, New York
  • 1942-07-27 John Pleshette, American actor (Richard-Knots Landing, 7th Avenue), born in NYC, New York
  • 1942-08-23 Patricia McBride, Teaneck, NJ, ballerina (NYC Ballet Co)
  • 1942-09-06 Dave Bargeron, American rocker (Blood, Sweat & Tears), born in NYC, New York
  • 1942-09-16 Linda G Miller, American actress (Night of the Juggler, Mississippi), born in NYC, New York
  • 1942-09-30 Frankie Lymon, American rocker (The Teenagers-Why do Fools Fall in Love), born in NYC, New York
  • 1942-10-06 Fred Travalena, American comedian/impressionist (Buy & Cell), born in NYC, New York
  • 1942-11-07 Johnny Rivers, [Ramistella], American singer (Secret Agent Man), born in NYC, New York
  • 1942-11-13 John P Hammond, blues singer (So Many Roads), born in NYC, New York
  • 1942-11-18 Susan Sullivan, American actress (Dharma & Greg, Falcon Crest), born in NYC, New York
  • 1942-11-23 Susan Anspach, American actress (Grace-Yellow Rose, Blume in Love), born in NYC, New York
  • 1942-12-01 Peter Kalikow, Queens real estate developer/publisher (NY Post), born in NYC, New York
  • 1942-12-07 Harry Chapin, American rock vocalist (Taxi, Cat's in the Cradle), born in NYC, New York
  • 1942-12-08 Mario Savio, American political activist, born in New York City (d. 1996)
  • 1942-12-14 Rex Thompson, American actor (Young Bess, King & I, Her 12 Men), born in NYC, New York
  • 1942-12-28 Paul Horowitz, American physicist, META project (Sloan Award 1971-3), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943-01-23 Jimmy Castor, American pop and funk musician (Troglodyte (Cave Man), Jimmy Castor Bunch), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1943-02-23 Jada Rowland, American actress (Penny-Hamptons, Amy-Secret Storm), born in NYC, New York

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1943-03-31 Christopher Walken, American actor (The Deer Hunter, Brainstorm), born in NYC, New York

  • 1943-04-07 Spencer Dryden, rock drummer (Jefferson Airplane-Go Ask Alice), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943-04-12 Charles Ludlam, American playwright/actor (Big Easy), born in NYC, New York

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1943-04-15 Robert Lefkowitz, American physician (Nobel Prize for Chemistry), born in NYC, New York

Physician-scientist Robert Lefkowitz
Physician-scientist
Robert Lefkowitz
  • 1943-05-25 Leslie Uggams, American singer/actress (Leslie Uggams Show, Roots), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943-06-10 Jeff Greenfield, American media commentator (Firing Line, Nightline), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943-06-16 Joan Van Ark, American actress and director (Valene-Dallas, Knots Landing), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1943-06-17 Barry Manilow [Barry Alan Pincus], American singer/pianist (Mandy, I Write the Songs), born in New York City

Musician Barry Manilow
Musician
Barry Manilow
  • 1943-07-01 Jeff Wayne, American musician, born in new York City
  • 1943-07-03 Geraldo Rivera, [Gerry Rivers], American news personality (20/20, Geraldo), born in NYC, New York

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Famous Deaths