New York City in History (Part 8)

Historical Events

Events 701 - 800 of 846

  • 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
  • 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 dancer Peter Martins is 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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 701 - 800 of 1,139

  • 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

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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
  • 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
  • 1944-04-22 Joshua Rifkin, American conductor and musicologist who played a key rold in the ragtime revival of the 1970s, 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
  • 1945-04-26 Chuck Blazer [Charles Gordon Blazer], American soccer administrator, born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • 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, American 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. Geils [John Warren Geils Jr], American rock guitarist (J Geils Band-Centerfold), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1946-03-25 Bonnie Bedelia [Culkin], American actress (Die Hard, Heart Like a Wheel), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946-04-21 Doug MacLeod, American blues musician (Blues Music Awards' Acoustic Artist of the Year, 2014, 2016 and 2017), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946-05-01 Jerry Weiss, American rocker (Blood Sweat & Tears), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946-05-23 Danny Klein, American rock bassist (J Geils Band-Centerfold), born in NYC, New York
  • 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,45th US President, real estate tycoon (Trump Towers) and TV personality (The Apprentice), born in NYC, New York

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
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

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths