New York City in History (Part 9)

Historical Events

Events 801 - 844 of 844


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
  • 1996-03-10 NYC Mayor Guiliani visits Israel
  • 1996-03-24 MTA raises NYC bridge tolls to $3.50 each way
  • 1996-07-01 WBSI TV replaces WNYC on channel 31 in NYC
  • 1996-07-14 "How To Succeed in Business..." closes at R Rodgers NYC after 548 performances
  • 1996-07-17 230 people die when TWA 800 crashes outside of NYC
  • 1996-08-18 Record 6,654 tap at Macy's Tap-o-mania in NYC
  • 1996-10-10 Cornerstone dedication for Holocaust Museum in NYC
  • 1996-11-03 26th NYC Women's Marathon won by Anuta Catuna of Romania in 2:28:18
  • 1996-11-03 27th NYC Marathon won by Giacomo Leone of Italy in 2:09:54
  • 1997-01-05 "Juan Darien-Carnival Mass" closes at Vivian Beaumont NYC
  • 1997-01-27 "Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus" opens at Gershwin NYC
  • 1997-02-02 "Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus" closes at Gershwin NYC
  • 1997-04-03 "Dream-Johnny Mercer Musical" opens at Royale NYC for 109 performance
  • 1997-07-25 Vincent "The Chin" Gigante found guilty of racketeering in NYC

Music concertMusic Concert

1997-08-03 Garth Brooks performs a free concert in NYC's Central Park for HBO

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks
  • 1997-08-09 Security guard Abner Louima, attacked by NYC police
  • 1997-11-02 27th NYC Women Marathon won by Franziska Rochat-Moser of Switzerland 2:28:43
  • 1997-11-02 28th NYC Marathon won by John Kagwe of Kenya in 2:08:12
  • 1998-01-04 "Funny Thing Happened" closes at St James NYC after 715 perform
  • 1998-01-27 Crane crashes into Roosevelt Island tram (NYC), injuring 10
  • 1998-02-01 "Street Corner Symphony" closes at Brooks Atkinson NYC after 79 performances
  • 1998-02-02 Daniel Baldwin hospitalized in NYC for cocaine overdose
  • 1998-02-08 48th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 135-114 at NYC
  • 1998-02-18 Two white separatists are arrested in Nevada and accused of plotting a biological attack on New York City subways.
  • 1999-02-04 Unarmed West African immigrant Amadou Diallo is shot dead by four plainclothes New York City police officers on an unrelated stake-out, inflaming race-relations in the city.

Music releaseMusic Recording

1999-08-12 Shakira records her first live album in New York City, titled "MTV Unplugged"

Singer Shakira
Singer
Shakira
  • 1999-10-31 EgyptAir Flight 990 traveling from New York City to Cairo crashes off the coast of Nantucket, Massachusetts, killing all 217 on-board.
  • 2001-11-12 In New York City, American Airlines Flight 587, an Airbus A300 on its way to the Dominican Republic, crashes minutes after takeoff from John F. Kennedy International Airport, killing all 260 on board and five on the ground.
  • 2004-07-04 The cornerstone of the Freedom Tower is laid on the site of the World Trade Center in New York City. (This was largely a symbolic event; actual construction would not start for several weeks)
  • 2005-12-20 New York City's Transport Workers Union Local 100 goes on strike over pension and wage increases, shutting down all subway and bus services for three days
  • 2006-02-12 A powerful winter storm blankets the Northeastern United States dumping 1 to 2 feet of snow from Washington, D.C. up to Boston, Massachusetts. The storm dumped a record 26.9 inches of snow in New York City.
  • 2006-04-27 Construction begins on the Freedom Tower for the new World Trade Center in New York City.
  • 2006-07-05 Emergency United Nations Security Council meeting at the U.N in New York City because of North Korean missile tests that day
  • 2009-01-15 Chesley Sullenberger lands US Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River shortly after takeoff from LaGuardia Airport in NYC. All passengers and crew members survive in what becomes known as the "Miracle on the Hudson"
  • 2010-05-01 Car bomb fails to go off in Times Square, New York City
  • 2011-09-17 Occupy Wall Street movement began in Zucotti Park, New York City.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2012-10-18 Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen are honoured for their work with fashion label The Row at the WSJ Magazine's Innovator Of The Year Awards in New York City

Actress and fashion designer Ashley Olsen
Actress and fashion designer
Ashley Olsen
  • 2013-11-05 Bill de Blasio is elected New York City Mayor

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2014-09-18 Emma Watson delivers an address to a standing ovation at UN Headquarters in New York City, helping launch the UN Women campaign HeForShe, which calls for men to advocate for gender equality

Actress Emma Watson
Actress
Emma Watson
  • 2014-12-03 Protests erupt in cities across the US after a grand jury decides not to charge the New York City police officer who killed Eric Garner with a choke-hold
  • 2014-12-04 US authorities promise a "fair" investigation into the death of African American Eric Garner, after a white New York City police officer held him in a choke-hold faces no charges

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 801 - 900 of 1,133

  • 1947-04-11 Peter Riegert, American actor (Animal House, Crossing Delancey), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1947-08-14 Danielle Steel, author (Rememberance, Zoya, Star, Daddy), born in NYC, New York

Novelist Danielle Steel
Novelist
Danielle Steel
  • 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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1948-02-12 Raymond Kurzweil, American inventor and author (Kurzweil reading machine, text-to-speech synthesis), born in NYC, New York

Inventor and Author Raymond Kurzweil
Inventor and Author
Raymond Kurzweil
  • 1948-03-26 Steven Tyler, American rock vocalist (Aerosmith-Janie Got a Gun), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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
  • 1948-05-21 Carol Potter, American actress (Beverly Hills 90210, Today's FBI), 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
  • 1949-01-12 James Dietz I, American rower, born in new York City
  • 1949-01-17 Andy Kaufman, American comedian/actor (Latka Gravas-Taxi), born in NYC, New York
  • 1949-02-03 Arthur Kane, American musician (New York Dolls), born in NYC, New York (d. 2004)
  • 1949-02-08 Brooke Adams, American actress (Cynthia-OK Crackerby, Body Snatchers), born in NYC, New York
  • 1949-03-12 Sara Lane, American actress (Elizabeth Grainger-The Virginian), born in NYC, New York
  • 1949-03-16 Erik Estrada, actor (CHiPs), born in NYC, New York
  • 1949-03-18 Starr Danias, American ballerina (Turning Point), born in NYC, New York
  • 1949-04-06 Jane Actman, American actress (Barbara-Paul Lynde Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1949-04-07 John Oates, American rock guitarist/vocalist (Hall & Oates-Rich Girl), born in NYC, New York
  • 1949-04-25 Michael Brown, American keyboardist (Left Bank-Don't Walk Away Renee), born in NYC, New York
  • 1949-06-16 Peppy Castro, [Emil Thielhelm], American rock vocalist (Balance), born in NYC, New York
  • 1949-06-25 Kene Holliday, American actor (Tyler-Matlock, Carter Country), born in NYC, New York
  • 1949-06-30 Eric Goetz, American shipbuilder (America's Cup 1995), born in NYC, New York
  • 1949-09-10 Bill O'Reilly, American TV host host and commentator (The O'Reilly Factor), born in New York City
  • 1949-10-04 Armand Assante, American actor (Private Benjamin, Unfaithfully Yours), born in NYC, New York
  • 1949-11-20 Ray Vitte, American actor (Doc, Cody-Quest), born in NYC, New York
  • 1949-11-22 Richard Carmona, 17th Surgeon General of the United States (2002-06), born in New York City
  • 1949-12-05 Bruce E Melnick, American Cmdr USCG/astronaut (STS 41, STS 49), born in NYC, New York
  • 1949-12-12 Ricardo Luis Carreras, American bantamweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1972), born in NYC, New York
  • 1949-12-19 Lenny White, American jazz drummer (Chick Corea's Return to Forever), born in New York City
  • 1949-12-26 Ira Newborn, American orchestra leader (Manhattan Transfer), born in NYC, New York
  • 1950-01-25 Gloria Naylor, US author (Women of Brewster Place), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1950-02-20 Walter Becker, American rock bassist (Steely Dan-Peg), born in NYC, New York

Musician and Producer Walter Becker
Musician and Producer
Walter Becker
  • 1950-03-18 James Conlon, American conductor (Cincinnati May Festival-1979), born in NYC, New York
  • 1950-04-12 David Cassidy, American singer/actor (Keith-Partridge Family), born in NYC, New York
  • 1950-06-21 Joey Kramer, American hard rock drummer (Aerosmith-Toys in the Attic), born in NYC, New York
  • 1950-06-24 Nancy Allen, American actress (Carrie, 1941, Robocop, Dress to Kill), born in NYC, New York
  • 1950-07-05 Huey Lewis [Hugh Anthony Cregg III], American musician (Huey Lewis and the News), born in New York City
  • 1950-07-23 Kaity Tong, news anchor (WABC-TV NYC)
  • 1950-07-30 Frank Stallone, American Sylvestor's brother/actor (Barfly, Outlaw Force), born in NYC, New York
  • 1950-08-25 Willy Deville [William Paul Borsey Jr.], American rock vocalist and guitarist (Mink Deville), born Stamford, Connecticut (d. 2009)
  • 1950-10-05 Jeff Conaway, American actor (Bobby-Taxi, Loving), born in NYC, New York
  • 1950-12-02 Merrill Ashley, ballerina (NYC Ballet), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1950-12-11 Christine Onassis [Andreadis], American-born Greek heiress (Aristotle's daughter), born in NYC, New York
  • 1950-12-18 Leonard Maltin, American movie critic (Entertainment Tonight), born in NYC, New York
  • 1950-12-26 Victoria Racimo, American actress (Corene-Falcon Crest), born in NYC, New York
  • 1951-01-27 Scott Lane, American actor (Gary-McKeever & the Colonel), born in NYC, New York
  • 1951-02-10 Bob [Robert] Iger, American entertainment executive (CEO of The Walt Disney Company), born in New York City
  • 1951-03-04 Gwen Welles, American actress (Desert Hearts, Sticky Fingers), born in NYC, New York
  • 1951-03-12 Caren Kaye, actress (My Tutor, Bambi-Blansky's Beauties), born in NYC, New York
  • 1951-03-31 Ed Marinaro, American actor (Joe-Hill St Blues, Sonny-Laverne & Shirley), born in NYC, New York
  • 1951-04-07 Janis Ian [Janis Eddy Fink], American singer-songwriter and folk musician (At Seventeen, Society's Child), born in NYC, New York
  • 1951-04-20 Luther Vandross, American rock vocalist (Dance with my Father), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1951-05-14 Seasan Hubley, [Susan], American actress (Vice Squad, Hardcore), born in NYC, New York
  • 1951-05-21 Al Franken, US politician (Senate-D-Minnesota 2009-) comedian/writer/actor (SNL), born in New York City
  • 1951-06-13 Richard Thomas, American actor (John Boy-Waltons, Last Summer, Johnny Belinda), born in New York City
  • 1951-06-26 Pamela Bellwood, [King], American actress (Ellen-W.E.B., Claudia-Dynasty), born in NYC, New York
  • 1951-07-23 Terry Davis, American actress (Stacey Winthrop-Another World), born in NYC, New York
  • 1951-08-06 Catherine Hicks, American actress (Star Trek IV, Child's Play), born in New York City
  • 1951-08-15 Bobby Caldwell, American rocker, born in NYC, New York
  • 1951-08-16 Eric Bibb, American blues singer-songwriter, born in New York City
  • 1951-12-12 Caren Kaye, American actress (My Tutor, Blansky's Beauties), born in NYC, New York
  • 1952-02-01 Roger Y. Tsien, Chemist (Nobel Prize 2008) born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1952-02-13 Ed Gagliardi, American rock bassist (Foreigner-Cold As Ice), born in NYC, (d. 2014)
  • 1952-03-19 Harvey Weinstein, American film producer (Miramax), born in New York City
  • 1952-05-08 Charles J Camarda, American PhD/astronaut, born in NYC, New York
  • 1952-06-14 Leon Wieseltier, American writer (Kaddish), born in Brooklyn, New York City
  • 1952-07-11 Stephen Lang, American actor (Another You, Death of a Salesman), born in NYC, New York
  • 1952-07-23 Janis Siegel, American jazz singer (Manhattan Transfer-Tuxedo Junction), born in NYC, New York
  • 1952-08-10 Ashley Putnam, American soprano (NY City Opera 1978), born in NYC, New York
  • 1952-08-16 Gianna Rolandi, American soprano (Der Rosenkavalier), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1952-09-25 Christopher Reeve, American actor (Superman, Somewhere in Time), born in NYC, New York (d. 2004)

  • 1952-09-25 Tommy Norden, American actor (Flipper), born in NYC, New York
  • 1952-12-27 Tovah Feldshuh, American actress (Idolmaker, Terror out of the Sky), born in NYC, New York
  • 1953-02-16 Mike Ford, Canadian tour golfer (1976 Port Jefferson Open), born in NYC, New York
  • 1953-04-01 Barry Sonnenfeld, director (Get Shorty, Men in Black), born in NYC, New York
  • 1953-04-19 Rod Morgenstein, American musician (Winger), born in NYC, New York
  • 1953-04-23 James Russo, American actor (My Own Private Idaho, China Girl), born in NYC, New York
  • 1953-05-22 John Edward Stevens, American bank robber (FBI Most Wanted List), born in NYC, New York
  • 1953-06-22 Cyndi Lauper, American singer (Girls Just Want To Have Fun, Time After Time), born in New York City
  • 1953-07-08 Jonathan Segal, American actor (Jonathan-Paper Chase), born in NYC, New York
  • 1953-09-04 Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs, American actor (Freddie-Welcome Back Kotter), born in NYC, New York
  • 1953-09-21 John Mengatti, American actor (Nick-White Shadow, For Love & Honor), born in NYC, New York
  • 1953-10-01 Greta Andersen Waitz, marathoner (NYC - 1984), born in Oslo, Norway
  • 1953-10-07 Christopher Norris, American actress (Summer of '42, Eat My Dust), born in NYC, New York
  • 1953-10-15 Larry Miller, American comedian/actor (Larry-Pursuit Of Happiness), born in NYC, New York
  • 1953-12-06 Wil Shriner, NYC/Indiana, talk show host (Wil Shriner Show)
  • 1954-06-22 Freddie Prinze, American comedian/actor (Chico & the Man), born in NYC, New York
  • 1954-07-20 Jay Jay French [John French Segall], American rock guitarist (Twisted Sister), born in NYC, New York

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths