New York City in History (Part 8)

Historical Events

Events 701 - 800 of 840

  • 1989-09-24 ABC's premiere of "The Preppie Murder", based on 1986 murder in New York City of Jennifer Levin by ex prep school student Robert Chambers
  • 1989-10-29 NYC MTA opens 63rd street extension to subway
  • 1989-11-05 19th NYC Women's Marathon won by Ingrid Kristiansen in 2:25:30
  • 1989-11-05 20th NYC Marathon won by Juma Ikangaa in 2:08:01
  • 1989-11-07 NYC elects it's 1st African American mayor (David Dinkins) & 1st female comptroller (Elizabeth Holtzman)
  • 1989-12-04 NBC's premiere of "Howard Beach: Making A Case for Murder", based on December 1986 murders of black youths by white youths in New York City
  • 1990-01-01 David Dinkins sworn in as 1st African American mayor of New York City
  • 1990-01-01 NYC MTA stops token redemption at subway stations
  • 1990-03-08 NYC's Zodiac killer shoots 1st victim, Mario Orosco
  • 1990-03-25 Fire in illegal NYC social club, kills 87
  • 1990-04-09 World's largest bunny hop at Radio City Music Hall (NYC)
  • 1990-05-31 NYC's Zodiac killer shoots 3rd victim, Joseph Ponce
  • 1990-06-13 Nelson & Winnie Mandela welcomed in NYC

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1990-06-20 Nelson Mandela lands in NYC to begin a tour of US

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • 1990-06-21 NYC's Zodiac killer shoots 4th victim, Larry Parham
  • 1990-07-11 NYC police arrest "Dartman" (stabbed over 50 women with darts)
  • 1990-07-16 NYC's Empire State Building catches fire-no fatalities
  • 1990-09-08 Ellis Island Historical Site opens on Ellis Island NYC
  • 1990-09-18 500 lb 6' Hershey Kiss is displayed at 1 Times Square, NYC
  • 1990-10-11 Center for Urban archaeology opens in NYC South Street Seaport Museum
  • 1990-11-04 20th NYC Women's Marathon won by Wanda Panfil in 2:30:45
  • 1990-11-04 21st NYC Marathon won by Douglas Wakiihuri in 2:12:39
  • 1990-12-04 Due to Persian Gulf crisis gas hits $1.60 per gallon price in NYC
  • 1990-12-28 2 die and 188 injured in a NYC subway electrical fire in tunnel near Clark Street, Brooklyn
  • 1991-03-16 Members of Irish Gay & Lesbian Organization march in NYC parade
  • 1991-03-26 Fuel pipe explodes under 58th street & Lexington Ave, NYC
  • 1991-04-10 Last automat (coin operated cafeteria) closes (3rd & 42nd St, NYC)
  • 1991-04-11 NYC's Museum of Broadcasting becomes "Museum of Radio & Television"
  • 1991-05-01 Skin-Spit-Skin featuring lesbian, homosexual & hetrosexual nude couples caressing, is seen by 5,000 in NYC
  • 1991-06-10 Mother of All Parades-NYC welcomes desert storm troops
  • 1991-06-14 Leroy Burrell of USA sets 100m record (9.90) in NYC
  • 1991-06-16 -23] NYC Mayor Dinkins declares "Joseph Doherty Week"
  • 1991-09-25 Paramount at Madison Square Garden in NYC opens
  • 1991-10-17 Blue Man Group's 1st performance in New York City
  • 1991-11-03 21st NYC Women's Marathon won by Liz McColgan of Scotland in 2:27
  • 1991-11-03 22nd NYC Marathon won by Salvador Garcia of Mexico in 2:09:28
  • 1991-11-07 "Park Your Car in Harvard Yard" opens at Music Box NYC
  • 1991-12-28 8 are crushed to death at a RAP basketball game at City College, NYC
  • 1992-01-01 NYC transit fare increases from $1.15 to $1.25
  • 1992-01-05 "6 Degrees of Separation" closes at Vivian Beaumont NYC after 496 perf
  • 1992-01-31 MTA raised tolls on most NYC bridges from $2.50 to $3.00
  • 1992-02-22 "Park Your Car in Harvard Yard" closes at Music Box NYC
  • 1992-03-30 WNSR-FM (105.1) changes callsign to WMXV-FM (NYC)
  • 1992-04-19 "4 Baboons Adoring the Sun" closes at Beaumont NYC after 38 perf
  • 1992-04-21 Mobil Oil tug with 12,000 gallons of oil run aground in Arthur Kill (a tidal strait separating Staten Island, New York City from mainland New Jersey, USA)
  • 1992-05-07 5 NYC cops arrested in Hauppauge, Long Island, for selling cocaine
  • 1992-06-15 Ghana Airways inaugurates flights to JFK Airport (NYC)
  • 1992-06-19 Guardian Angel Curtis Sliwa is shot twice in NYC
  • 1992-06-26 NYC's MTA votes to ban cigarette ads on Jan 1, 1993
  • 1992-06-30 1st pay bathrooms in US open: 25 cents (NYC)
  • 1992-07-19 NYC Ballet star Peter Martins, arrested for beating his wife
  • 1992-08-09 "Streetcar Named Desire" closes at Ethel Barrymore NYC after 137 perf
  • 1992-09-01 NYC police commisioner Brown resigns
  • 1992-09-17 Theodore (Ted) Weiss wins democratic primary for NYC congressional seat despite having died on 14th
  • 1992-09-23 Bradlees announces it will take over Alexander's dept stores in NYC

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1992-09-25 "Barry Manilow's Showstoppers" opens at Paramount NYC

Musician Barry Manilow
Musician
Barry Manilow
  • 1992-10-15 NYC Subway motorman Robert Ray convicted of manslaughter in death of 5 riders, when he fell asleep drunk while in control of train
  • 1992-11-01 22nd NYC Women's Marathon won by Lisa Ondieki in 2:24:40
  • 1992-11-01 23rd NYC Marathon won by Willie Mtolo in 2:09:29
  • 1992-12-02 WQEW-AM radio replaces WQXR on 1560 in NYC
  • 1992-12-11 WNEW AM radio on 1130 in NYC ends transmitting after 58 years
  • 1992-12-15 WNew AM (1130) NYC resigns air, replaced by WBBR
  • 1992-12-27 "Tommy Tune Tonite! Song & Dance Act" opens at Gershwin NYC for 10 per
  • 1993-01-01 Cigarette advertisements are banned in NYC's MTA
  • 1993-02-26 2nd tallest building in world, NYC World Trade Center bombed, 7 die

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1993-04-18 David Lee Roth arrested in NYC for purchasing marijuana for $10

Van Halen Rocker David Lee Roth
Van Halen Rocker
David Lee Roth
  • 1993-05-08 16 year old Keron Thomas disguises himself as a motorman & takes NYC subway train & 2,000 passengers on a 3 hour ride

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1993-05-10 Paul Cézanne still life painting sells for US$28,600,000 in NYC

French Painter Paul Cézanne
French Painter
Paul Cézanne
  • 1993-07-04 Pizza Hut blimp deflates & lands safely on W 56th street in NYC
  • 1993-08-02 NYC radio (WFAN) personality Don Imus' lung collapes
  • 1993-08-15 NYC radio (WFAN) personality Don Imus' lung collapes for 2nd time
  • 1993-11-02 Rudolph Guliani (R) elected 107th mayor of NYC
  • 1993-11-14 23rd NYC Women's Marathon won by Uta Pippig in 2:26:24
  • 1993-11-14 24th NYC Marathon won by Andres Espinosa in 2:10:04
  • 1993-11-22 "Laughter on the 23rd Floor" opens at Richard Rodgers NYC for 320 perf
  • 1993-12-12 WAQX 104.3 (Q-104) rock format replaces WNCN classic format in NYC
  • 1994-01-02 "Shakespeare after My Father" closes at Helen Hayes NYC after 266 perf
  • 1994-05-10 "Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public" opens at Lunt-Font NYC for 16 per
  • 1994-06-18 Gay Games open in NYC
  • 1994-06-25 Gay Games close in NYC
  • 1994-07-23 Longest baseball rain delay (3:39) as Giants beat Mets 4-2 in NYC
  • 1994-10-29 National Museum of American Indian opens (NYC)
  • 1994-11-06 24th NYC Women's Marathon won by Tegla Loroupe in 2:27:37
  • 1994-11-06 25th NYC Marathon won by German Silva in 2:11:21
  • 1994-12-08 "What's Wrong With this Picture?" opens at Circle in Sq NYC for 12 per
  • 1994-12-18 "What's Wrong With this Pic?" closes at Circle in Sq NYC after 12 perf
  • 1994-12-21 Bomb goes off on #4 train on Fulton Street NYC
  • 1995-01-11 5th TV network (WB) Warner Brothers begins (WPIX-TV in NYC)
  • 1995-01-16 UPN (Universal-Parmount Network) begins telecasting (WWOR in NYC)
  • 1995-03-04 1st NYC Mayor Trophy's High school track meet in 19 years
  • 1995-03-21 NYC agrees to sell its 2 owned radio stations (WNYC AM & FM)
  • 1995-04-10 NYC bans smoking in all restaurants that seat 35 or more
  • 1995-04-19 Chopper 4 1st used on WNBC TV (NYC) news
  • 1995-05-11 In New York City, more than 170 countries decide to extend the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty indefinitely and without conditions.
  • 1995-06-04 "Jackie Mason: Politically Incorrect" closes at Golden NYC at 347 perf
  • 1995-11-12 25th NYC Women's Marathon won by Tegla Loroupe in 2:28:06
  • 1995-11-12 26th NYC Marathon won by German Silva in 2:10:00

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1995-12-31 "Danny Gans on Broadway" closes at Neil Simon NYC

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • 1996-01-20 WPAT FM NYC radio station switches to English-Spanish format
  • 1996-02-09 WYNY-FM in NYC changes calls to WKTU-FM

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 701 - 800 of 1,094

  • 1943-07-14 Lynn Loring, American actress (Patty-Fair Exchange, Barbara-FBI), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943-07-21 David Downing, American actor (Backstairs at the White House), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943-07-25 Janet Margolin, American actress (Take the Money & Run, David & Lisa), born in NYC, New York (d. 1993)
  • 1943-07-31 Susan Flannery, American actress (Leslie Stewart-Dallas), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943-08-06 Ray Buktenica, Greenwich Village actor (Rhoda, House Calls), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943-08-10 Ronnie Spector, [Veronica Bennett], American singer (Be My Little Baby), born in NYC, New York

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1943-08-17 Robert De Niro, actor (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull), born in NYC, New York

  • 1943-08-27 [Susan] Tuesday Weld, American actress (Dobie Gillis, Wild in Country), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943-09-25 Robert Walden, American actor (Joe Rossi-Lou Grant, New Doctors), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943-10-08 Chevy Chase, American comedian/actor (SNL, Vacation, Fletch, Caddyshack), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943-10-22 Allen James Coage, American HW judo (Olympic-bronze-1976), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943-11-12 John Maus, American rock vocalist (Walker Brothers), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943-11-12 Wallace Shawn, American actor (My Dinner with Andre, Princess Bride), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943-11-19 Fred Lipsius, American rock pianist/sax (Blood, Sweat & Tears), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943-12-01 Nicholas Peter Negroponte, American founder/director (Media Lab at MIT), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943-12-10 Theodore Wilson, American actor (That's My Mama, Sanford Arms), born in NYC, New York
  • 1944-01-28 Brian Keenan, American rock drummer (Chamber Bros-Time Has Come Today), born in NYC, New York
  • 1944-01-30 Lynn Harrell, American cellist, born in NYC, New York
  • 1944-02-02 Ursula Oppens, American pianist/co-founder (Speculum Musicae-NYC), born in NYC, New York
  • 1944-02-13 Stockard Channing, American actress (Grease, Big Bus, Without a Trace), born in NYC, New York
  • 1944-03-17 John Sebastian, American singer (Loving Spoonful, Welcome Back Kotter), born in NYC, New York
  • 1944-04-03 Tony Orlando, American singer (& Dawn-Tie a Yellow Ribbon), born in NYC, New York
  • 1944-04-30 Jill Clayburgh, American actress (Unmarried Woman, Semi-Tough), born in NYC, New York
  • 1944-05-21 Marcie Blane, American singer, born in New York City

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1944-05-28 Rudy Giuliani, American Mayor of New York City (Republican: 1994-2001) at the time of the September 11 attacks, born in NYC, New York

Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani
Mayor of New York City
Rudy Giuliani
  • 1944-06-02 Marvin Hamlisch, American composer/pianist (Sting, Chorus Line), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1944-06-03 Michael Clarke, American rock drummer (Byrds-Turn! Turn! Turn!), born in NYC, New York
  • 1944-06-18 Paul Lansky, American electronic composer, born in New York City
  • 1944-07-18 Jonelle Allen, American actress (Bessie-Palmerstown USA, Berringers), born in NYC, New York
  • 1944-07-22 Estelle Bennett, vocalist (Ronettes - Be My Baby), born in NYC, New York (d. 2009)
  • 1944-08-09 Smokey the Bear, named after NYC fireman Smokey Joe Martin
  • 1944-08-27 Tim Bogert, American rocker (Vanilla Fudge), born in New York City
  • 1944-10-13 Robert Lamm, American rocker (Chicago-If You Leave Me Now), born in NYC, New York
  • 1944-10-31 Sally Kirkland, American actress (Anna, Sting, Pvt Benjamin, Big Bad Mama), born in NYC, New York
  • 1944-12-20 Robert Colomby, American rock drummer (Blood Sweat & Tears-When I Die), born in NYC, New York
  • 1944-12-21 Jared Martin, American actor (Varian-Fantastic Voyage, Dusty-Dallas), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945-01-21 Andrew Stein, President of NYC council (D)
  • 1945-02-14 Gregory Hines, American actor/dancer (White Nights, Taps), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945-03-04 Jaime Tirelli, American actor (Orlando Lopez-Ball Four), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945-03-06 Anna Maria Horsford, American actress (Thelma Frye-Amen), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945-04-16 Stefan Grossman, American country blues singer (Yazoo Basin Boogie), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945-05-07 Robin Strasser, American actress (Dorian-One Life to Live, Another World), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945-05-09 Steve Katz, American rock guitarist/vocalist (Blood, Sweat & Tears), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945-06-13 Ronald J Grabe, American Col USAF/astronaut (STS 51-J, 30, 42, 57), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945-06-25 Carly Simon, American singer (Anticipation, You're So Vain), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945-06-27 Norma Kamali, American dress designer (Costumes for the Wiz), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945-07-05 Jeffrey Kramer, actor (Ted Stein-Struck by Lightning), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945-08-30 David Schiff, American composer, born in New York City
  • 1945-09-12 John Mauceri, American conductor (Washington, D.C. Opera), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945-09-24 Catherine Burns, American actress (Last Summer, One Life to Live, Catcher), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945-10-13 Karen Akers, American singer (On Stage at Wolf Trap), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945-10-15 Jim Palmer, American baseball player (Baltimore Orioles 1965-1984), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945-10-29 Melba Moore, [Beatrice], American singer/actress (Ellis Island), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945-10-30 Henry Winkler, American actor (Fonz-Happy Days, Night Shift), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945-11-11 Vince Martell, American rock guitarist (Vanilla Fudge), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945-11-16 Martine van Hamel, ballerina (NYC Ballet Co), born in Brussels, Belgium
  • 1945-12-03 Laura Dean, Staten Island composer/choreographer (Drumming), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946-01-31 Glynn Turman, American actor (Lew-Peyton Place, Manimal, Centennial), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946-02-17 Zina Bethune, American actress (Nurses, Who's That Knocking at My Door), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1946-02-20 J[erome] Geils, American rock guitarist (J Geils Band-Centerfold), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946-03-25 Bonnie Bedelia [Culkin], American actress (Die Hard, Heart Like a Wheel), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946-05-01 Jerry Weiss, American rocker (Blood Sweat & Tears), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946-05-13 Danny Klein, American rock bassist (J Geils Band-Centerfold), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946-05-23 Danny Klein, American rocker (J. Geils band), born in New York City
  • 1946-06-01 Carol Neblett, Modesto California, soprano (NYC Opera)
  • 1946-06-12 John Steinbeck IV, American journalist, author and son of John Steinbeck, born in New York City

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1946-06-14 Donald Trump, real estate tycoon (Trump Towers) TV personality ( The Apprentice) and politician candidate, born in New York City

Businessman, TV Personality and 45th US President Donald Trump
Businessman, TV Personality and 45th US President
Donald Trump
  • 1946-06-14 Ralph McAllister Ingersol II, American newspaper publisher, born in NYC, New York
  • 1946-07-02 Ron Silver, American actor (Reversal of Fortune, Timecop) and political activist, born in NYC, New York (d. 2009)

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1946-07-06 Sylvester Stallone, American actor/director (Rocky, Rambo, Cobra), born in NYC, New York

Actor/Director Sylvester Stallone
Actor/Director
Sylvester Stallone
  • 1946-08-16 Lesley Ann Warren, American actress (Cinderella, Mission Impossible), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946-08-30 Peggy Lipton [Margaret Ann], American actress (The Mod Squad, Twin Peaks), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946-09-15 Oliver Stone, American director (Wall St, Good Morning Vietnam, Platoon), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946-10-30 Andrea Mitchell, American newscaster (NBC-TV, Summer Sunday USA), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946-12-10 Gloria Loring, American actress/singer (Days of our Life), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946-12-15 Carmine Appice, musician (Have You Heard, Keep on Rolling), born in NYC, New York
  • 1947-01-17 Jane Elliot, American actress (Baby Boom, Gen Hospital, Knots Landing), born in NYC, New York
  • 1947-01-27 Nedra Telley, American vocalist (Ronettes-Be My Little Baby), born in NYC, New York
  • 1947-02-15 Marisa Berenson, American actress (Barry Lyndon, Death in Vienna, SOB), born in NYC, New York
  • 1947-02-18 Eliot Engel, American politician (Rep-D-NY), born in New York City
  • 1947-04-11 Peter Riegert, American actor (Animal House, Crossing Delancey), born in NYC, New York

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1947-04-16 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, [Lew Alcindor], NBA center (Mil Bucks, LA Lakers), born in NYC, New York

  • 1947-04-19 Murray Perahia, American pianist (Avery Fischer Prize-1975, Grammy 1988), born in NYC, New York

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1947-06-29 Richard Lewis, American comedian (Marty Gold-Anything But Love), born in NYC, New York

Comedian Richard Lewis
Comedian
Richard Lewis
  • 1947-07-24 Peter Serkin, American pianist (Tashi), born in NYC, New York
  • 1947-08-14 Danielle Steel, author (Rememberance, Zoya, Star, Daddy), born in NYC, New York
  • 1947-08-28 Alice Playton, American actress (Who Killed Mary Whats 'er Name), born in NYC, New York
  • 1947-10-17 Michael McKean, American actor (Laverne & Shirley, Saturday Night Live, Spinal Tap), born in NYC, New York
  • 1947-10-18 Joe Morton, American actor (Hal-Grady, Abel Marsh-Another World), born in NYC, New York
  • 1948-02-05 Christopher Guest, American actor (SNL, Heartbeeps, This is Spinal Tap), born in NYC, New York
  • 1948-03-26 Steven Tyler, American rock vocalist (Aerosmith-Janie Got a Gun), born in NYC, New York

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1948-04-18 "Tiny" Nate Archibald, NBA guard (Cincinnati), born in NYC, New York

NBA Point Guard Nate Archibald
NBA Point Guard
Nate Archibald
  • 1948-04-18 Catherine Malfitano, American soprano (Metropolitan Opera), born in NYC, New York
  • 1948-05-06 Richard Cox, American actor (Mark-Executive Suite), born in NYC, New York
  • 1948-05-12 Lindsay Ann Crouse, American actress (Slapshot, Iceman, Places in Heart), born in NYC, New York
  • 1948-07-12 Walter Egan, American rock vocalist (Not Shy, Fundamental Roll), born in NYC, New York
  • 1948-11-13 Sheila Frazier, American actress (Gloria-Lazarus Syndrome), born in NYC, New York
  • 1948-11-18 Andrea Marcovicci, American actress (Gloria-Berrengers, Fran-Trapper John), born in NYC, New York
  • 1948-11-20 Richard Masur, American actor (David-One Day at a Time), born in NYC, New York
  • 1948-12-21 Carol Potter, American actress (Beverly Hills 90210, Today's FBI), born in NYC, New York

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Famous Deaths