Queens in History

Historical Events

  • 1973-01-30 KISS plays their 1st show (Coventry Club in Queens NY)
  • 1993-09-13 Queens NY begins required recycling
  • 1996-05-21 Blackout in many areas of Queens, NY

Famous Birthdays

  • 1910-12-30 Paul Bowles, writer (The Shelting Sky), born in Queens, New York City (d. 1999)
  • 1926-05-08 Don Rickles, comedian (Don Rickles Show, CPO Sharkey), born in Queens, New York
  • 1926-06-28 Robert Ledley, Flushing, physiologist, biophysicist, and radiologist, born in Queens, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1926-08-03 Tony Bennett, singer (Left a body part in SF), born in Queens, New York
  • 1928-12-09 Dick Van Patten, actor (Tom Bradford in 8 is Enough), born in Queens, NY (d. 2015)
  • 1934-03-09 Joyce Van Patten, actress (Good Guys, Don Rickles Show), born in Queens, New York
  • 1938-08-29 Elliott Gould, actor (M*A*S*H, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice), born in Queens, New York
  • 1939-02-11 Gerry Goffin, American rock lyricist (married Carole King), born in Queens NY, (d. 2014)
  • 1941-06-19 Marlene Warfield, actress (Victoria-Maude), born in Queens, New York

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1942-11-17 Martin Scorsese, director (Raging Bull, The Departed), born in Queens, New York

Film Director Martin Scorsese
Film Director
Martin Scorsese
  • 1943-11-12 Brian Hyland, rocker (She Wore an Itsy Bitsy ... Bikini), born in Queens, New York
  • 1944-06-07 Bill Rafferty, comedian (Laugh-In, Real People), born in Queens, New York

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1947-08-27 Barbara Bach [Goldbach], American actress (The Spy Who Loved Me, Force 10 from Navarone), born in Queens, New York

Actress Barbara Bach
Actress
Barbara Bach
  • 1947-09-14 Jon "Bowser" Bauman, singer (Sha Na Na), born in Queens, New York
  • 1948-02-04 Mary Ann Ganser, pop singer (The Shangri-Las), born in Queens, New York (d. 1970)
  • 1948-02-04 Marguerite "Marge" Ganser, pop singer (The Shangri-Las), born in Queens, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1948-02-28 Bernadette Peters, [Lazzara], actress (Jerk), born in Queens, New York
  • 1948-02-28 Mercedes Ruehl, actress (Lost in Yonkers, Crazy People), born in Queens, New York
  • 1949-10-07 Kieran Kane, singer (O'Kanes-Daddies Need to Grow Up Too), born in Queens, New York
  • 1952-03-22 Bob Costas, sportscaster/talk show host (Later), born in Queens, New York
  • 1952-04-19 Andy Shernoff, American musician (The Dictators), born in Queens, New York musician (The Dictators), born in Queens, New York
  • 1953-06-26 Robert Davi, American actor and opera singer (Die Hard, Gangster Chronicles, License to Kill), born in Queens, New York
  • 1954-08-20 Al Roker, weatherman (NBC, Today), born in Queens, New York
  • 1955-11-02 Frank Gilligan, singer (Mason Dixon-Karen Comes Around), born in Queens, New York
  • 1956-02-11 Kathleen Beller, actress (Ft Apache the Bronx, Touched), born in Queens, New York
  • 1957-09-30 Fran Drescher, actress (Cadillac Man, Nanny), born in Queens, New York
  • 1957-12-21 Ray Romano, American actor (Everybody Loves Raymond, Ice Age), born in Queens, New York
  • 1958-02-06 Cecily Adams, entertainment caster (American Heart), born in Queens, New York
  • 1959-11-11 Vincent Irizarry, actor (Guiding Light, Santa Barbara), born in Queens, New York
  • 1960-07-08 Valerie Pettiford, American actress (One Life to Live, Half & Half), born in Queens, New York
  • 1960-11-18 Elizabeth Perkins, actress (About Last Night, Big), born in Queens, New York
  • 1960-11-25 Kasey Smith, heavy metal artist (Danger Danger-Screw It), born in Queens, New York
  • 1960-12-01 Carol Alt[man], Queens NY (Mrs Ron Greshner)/actress (Private Parts)
  • 1961-03-04 Steven Weber, actor (Brian Hackett-Wings), born in Queens, New York
  • 1962-01-29 Nicholas Turturro, actor (James Martinez-NYPD Blue), born in Queens, New York
  • 1963-12-31 Scott Ian, American heavy metal guitarist (Anthrax-I'm the Man), born in Queens, New York
  • 1964-07-15 Shari Headley, American actress (All My Children, Coming to America), born in Queens, New York
  • 1964-07-28 Lori Loughlin, American actress (Full House, Summerland), born in Queens, New York
  • 1964-08-15 Debi Mazar, actress (Civil Wars, Little Man Tate, LA Law), born in Queens, New York
  • 1966-06-24 Adrienne Shelly, American actress, director and screenwriter (The Unbelievable Truth), born in Queens, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1966-11-12 David Schwimmer, actor (Ross-Friends), born in Queens, New York
  • 1967-05-26 Jean Bartholomew, LPGA golfer (1989 Duke U Champ), born in Queens, New York
  • 1967-11-12 Charlie Pennaelino, rocker (Linear-I Never Felt This Way), born in Queens, New York
  • 1968-01-29 Edward Burns, American actor, director, writer (Brothers McMullen, Saving Private Ryan), born in Queens, New York
  • 1968-07-23 Beth Ehlers, actress (Harley Cooper-Guiding Light, Hunger), born in Queens, New York
  • 1970-01-27 Dario Brose, US soccer halfback (Olympic-92), born in Queens, New York
  • 1970-11-18 Phil Buckman, actor (Slash-Drexell's Class), born in Queens, New York
  • 1970-11-20 Phife Dawg [Malik Taylor] American rapper (A Tribe called Quest), born in Queens, New York (d. 2016

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1971-05-30 Idina Menzel, American actress and singer born in Queens, New York

Actress/Singer Idina Menzel
Actress/Singer
Idina Menzel
  • 1972-01-19 Drea de Matteo, American actress (Swordfish, The Sopranos), born in Queens, New York
  • 1973-01-19 Chris Stynes, infielder (KC Royals), born in Queens, New York
  • 1973-04-03 Kelly Price, Queens, NY, R&B vocalist (Friend of Mine)
  • 1973-06-29 George Hincapie, road cyclist (Olympics-76th-92, 96), born in Queens, New York
  • 1973-11-02 Lee O’Denat, American internet entrepreneur (WorldStarHipHop.com), born in Queens, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1975-06-17 Frederick Koehler, actor (Chip-Kate & Allie), born in Queens, New York
  • 1977-07-27 Jason Michael Zimbler, actor (Clarissa Explains it All), born in Queens, New York
  • 1977-10-18 Chris McKenna, actor (Joey-One Live to Live), born in Queens, New York
  • 1979-02-22 David Lopez, actor (and God Created Women, Ghostwriter), born in Queens, New York
  • 1983-12-04 Lionel Pickens "Chinx", American rapper (Coke Boys), born in Queens, New York (d. 2015)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1951-02-27 Activist W.E.B. Du Bois (83) weds award-winning author Shirley Graham (54) in Queens, New York

Civil Rights Activist W.E.B. Du Bois
Civil Rights Activist
W.E.B. Du Bois