New York in History (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 375

  • 1962-10-20 Musical "Mr President" opens at St James Theater New York for 265 performances
  • 1963-06-20 1st Mayor's Trophy Game (New York), Mets beat Yankees 6-2
  • 1963-12-29 Chicago Bears win NFL championship, defeating New York Giants 14-10 in Chicago
  • 1964-01-22 World's largest cheese (15,723 kg) manufactured in Wisconsin for New York's World Fair
  • 1964-04-23 New York State Theater opens

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1964-06-28 Organization for Afro-American Unity formed in New York by Malcolm X

African American Activist Malcolm X
African American Activist
Malcolm X
  • 1964-07-07 35th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-4 at Shea Stadium, New York
  • 1964-07-24 -27) race riot in Rochester, New York, 4 killed

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1964-10-21 Film version of "My Fair Lady" directed by George Cukor and starring Rex Harrison and Audrey Hepburn premieres in New York (Best Picture 1965)

  • 1964-11-28 1965 NFL Draft: Tucker Frederickson from University of Auburn first pick by New York Giants

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1965-03-20 Civil and Women's Rights Activist Dorothy Height has her first column published in the weekly African-American newspaper called the "New York Amsterdam News"

Women's and Civil Rights Activist Dorothy Height
Women's and Civil Rights Activist
Dorothy Height
  • 1965-04-21 New York World's Fair reopens for 2nd & final season

Music concertMusic Concert

1965-08-28 Bob Dylan booed for playing electric guiter at a concert in New York's Forest Hills

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Singer-Songwriter
Bob Dylan
  • 1966-03-26 Large-scale anti-Vietnam War protests take place in the United States, including in New York, Washington D.C. and Chicago
  • 1966-08-22 The Beatles arrive in New York
  • 1966-09-16 Metropolitan Opera House opens in Lincoln Center, New York

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1966-12-12 "A Man for All Seasons" based on the play by Robert Bolt, directed by Fred Zinnemann and starring Paul Scofield premieres in New York (Best Picture 1967)

Film release premierFilm Premier

1967-08-02 "In the Heat of the Night" directed by Norman Jewison and starring Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger premieres in New York (Best Picture 1968)

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1967-10-01 Pink Floyd arrive in New York for their first US tour

Rock Bassist and Vocalist Roger Waters
Rock Bassist and Vocalist
Roger Waters
Rocker Syd Barrett
Rocker
Syd Barrett
  • 1967-11-22 Silver hits record $2.17 an ounce in New York

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1967-12-05 Pediatrician Benjamin Spock and poet Allen Ginsberg arrested in New York while protesting against the Vietnam War

Pediatrician Benjamin Spock
Pediatrician
Benjamin Spock
Beat Poet Allen Ginsberg
Beat Poet
Allen Ginsberg
  • 1968-03-08 New York rock venue Fillmore East opens in Manhattan
  • 1968-05-24 American boxer Bob Foster defeats holder Dick Tiger for the world light-heavyweight Championship at Madison Square Gardens, New York (goes on to defend title 14x)

MurderAssassination

1968-06-07 The body of assassinated U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy lies in state at St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York.

US Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy
US Attorney General
Robert F. Kennedy
  • 1968-08-04 WXTV TV channel 41 in New York-Paterson, NY (UNI) begins broadcasting

Music concertMusic Concert

1968-08-30 John Lennon and Yoko Ono's "One on One" benefit for children at Madison Square Garden, New York

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono

Music concertWoodstock Music and Art Fair

1969-08-15 Woodstock Music & Art Fair opens in New York State on Max Yasgur's Dairy Farm

  • 1969-09-02 The first automatic teller machine in the United States is installed in Rockville Center, New York.
  • 1969-10-06 MLB National League Championship: New York Mets sweep Atlanta Braves, 3 games to 0

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1970-02-04 "Patton" directed by Franklin J. Schaffner and starring George C. Scott premieres in New York (Best Picture 1971)

US WWII General George S. Patton
US WWII General
George S. Patton
Actor George C. Scott
Actor
George C. Scott
  • 1970-09-21 New York Times starts first modern op-ed page.
  • 1971-02-10 American Mensa Ltd incorporates in New York
  • 1971-04-08 1st legal off-track betting system begins (OTB-New York)
  • 1971-06-13 The New York Times begin publishing excerpts from the Pentagon Papers, classified documents on the long history of the U.S. in Vietnam

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1972-02-17 Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti receives record 17 curtain calls after his performance in "La fille du régiment" at New York's Metropolitan Opera

Operatic Tenor Luciano Pavarotti
Operatic Tenor
Luciano Pavarotti
  • 1972-07-21 In New York 57 murders occur in 24 hours
  • 1973-03-25 AIAW Women's Basketball Tournament, Immaculata beats Queens College, 59-52, Immaculata 1st undefeated team in New York
  • 1973-04-04 World Trade Center, then the world's tallest building, opens in New York (110 stories)
  • 1973-05-11 Citing government misconduct, Daniel Ellsberg has his charges for his involvement in releasing the Pentagon Papers to The New York Times dismissed.
  • 1973-09-06 New York Times reports almost all Superfectas run at Yonkers, Roosevelt & Monticello from Jan-Mar of 1973 were fixed
  • 1973-10-10 MLB National League Championship: New York Mets beat Cincinnati Reds, 3 games to 2

Film release premierFilm Premier

1973-10-13 "Badlands" directed by Terrence Malick and starring Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek premieres at the New York Film Festival

  • 1973-11-19 New York stock market takes sharpest drop in 19 years

Film release premierFilm Premier

1973-12-25 "The Sting" directed by George Roy Hill and starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford premieres in Los Angeles and New York (Best Picture 1974)

Actor Robert Redford
Actor
Robert Redford
Actor & Entrepreneur Paul Newman
Actor & Entrepreneur
Paul Newman
  • 1974-01-08 Silver hits record $3.40 an ounce in New York
  • 1974-09-01 The SR-71 Blackbird sets (and holds) the record for flying from New York to London: 1 hour 54 minutes and 56.4 seconds.
  • 1975-12-14 WCPR (Brooklyn New York pirate radio station) begins broadcasting on 1620 AM
  • 1976-02-07 FCC raids & shuts down pirate radio station WCPR (Brooklyn New York)

Film release premierFilm Premier

1976-11-21 "Rocky" directed by John G. Avildsen and starring Sylvester Stallone premieres in New York (Best Picture 1977)

Actor/Director Sylvester Stallone
Actor/Director
Sylvester Stallone
  • 1977-02-01 Blizzard in upstate New York and Southern Ontario claims 23 lives
  • 1977-04-26 Opening of Studio 54 in New York, N.Y.
  • 1977-10-26 Dr Clifford R Wharton Jr named chancellor of State University of New York
  • 1977-11-08 Ed Koch is elected Mayor of New York (his 1st term)
  • 1977-11-21 First flight of Concorde (London to New York)
  • 1977-12-31 WFAT (Brooklyn New York pirate radio station) begins broadcasting on 1620 AM
  • 1978-02-05 Blizzard forms in US North East, 100 people killed in New England and New York over 3 days
  • 1978-11-19 "The Miracle at the Meadowlands", Eagles Herman Edwards returns a fumble for a touchdown with 31 seconds left to give Philadelphia a 19-17 victory over the rival New York Giants
  • 1979-02-18 -52°F (-47°C), Old Forge, New York (state record)
  • 1979-04-19 FCC raids & shuts down pirate radio station WFAT (Brooklyn New York)
  • 1979-04-30 Mary Therese Friel, (New York), crowned 28th Miss USA
  • 1979-08-02 Gilda Radner Live From New York opens on Broadway

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1979-11-13 Ronald Reagan in New York announces his candidacy for US President

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 1980-09-27 WHOT (Brooklyn New York pirate radio station) begins on 1620 AM & 92.5 FM

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1981-07-10 "Escape from New York" directed by John Carpenter and starring Kurt Russell and Donald Pleasence, premieres in the US

Actor Kurt Russell
Actor
Kurt Russell
Horror film director John Carpenter
Horror film director
John Carpenter
  • 1981-07-26 New York Mayor Ed Koch is given the Heimlich maneuver in a Chinese restaurant
  • 1983-03-30 New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) begins trading in crude oil future

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1983-11-20 "Terms of Endearment" from the book by Larry McMurtry, directed by James L. Brooks and starring Shirley MacLaine and Debra Winger premieres in New York (Best Picture 1984)

  • 1984-03-19 John J O'Connor named 8th archbishop of New York
  • 1985-05-31 Tornadoes in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York State & Canada kill 88 & injured more than 1,000
  • 1985-05-31 Tornado outbreak in United States and Canada sees 41 tornadoes hit Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and Ontario, leaving 44 dead
  • 1985-11-17 Howard Stern begins broadcasting on 92.3 WXRK FM New York, N.Y.

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1985-12-16 John Gotti assumes leadership of New York's Gambino crime family after ordering the executions of Paul Castellano and Thomas Bilotti

Gangster John Gotti
Gangster
John Gotti
  • 1986-05-09 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Montreal Canadians beat New York Rangers, 4 games to 1
  • 1986-10-15 MLB National League Championship: New York Mets beat Houston Astros, 4 games to 2
  • 1986-10-28 The centennial of the Statue of Liberty's dedication is celebrated in New York Harbor.
  • 1987-07-23 RNI (Brooklyn New York pirate radio station) begins broadcasting on 1620 AM
  • 1988-10-12 MLB National League Championship: Los Angeles Dodgers beat New York Mets, 4 games to 3

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1988-12-12 "Rainman" directed by Barry Levinson and starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise premieres in New York (Best Picture 1989)

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1989-04-23 Wine merchant William Sokolin breaks a bottle of 1787 Château Margaux, possibly belonging to Thomas Jefferson, worth $500,000 at the Four Seasons restaurant in New York

3rd US President Thomas Jefferson
3rd US President
Thomas Jefferson

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1990-06-22 Nelson Mandela addresses the United Nations Special Committee against Apartheid in New York, saying that nothing has occurred in South Africa to reverse the ANC's position

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • 1992-05-19 Amy Fisher shoots Mary Jo Buttafuoco in the face in an altercation over an affair with her husband, in Massapequa, New York
  • 1992-06-04 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is signed in New York
  • 1992-08-03 Paramount inaugurates New York Street on TV/movie lot
  • 1992-10-09 A 13 kilogram (est.) meteorite lands in the driveway of Knapp residence, Peekskill, New York, destroying family's 1980 Chevrolet Malibu

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1993-11-02 Rudy Giuliani wins the New York mayoral election, becomes 1st Republican mayor since 1965

Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani
Mayor of New York City
Rudy Giuliani
  • 1993-12-07 The Long Island Rail Road massacre: Passenger Colin Ferguson murders six people and injures 19 others on the LIRR in Nassau County, New York.
  • 1994-05-09 Mass murderer Joel Rifkin found guilty in New York
  • 1995-08-27 Worst fire in New York in 80 years ends after 4 days
  • 1995-09-01 New York reinstates the death penalty

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1995-09-15 "Se7en" directed by David Fincher and starring Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt and Kevin Spacey premieres in New York

Actor Morgan Freeman
Actor
Morgan Freeman
Actor Kevin Spacey
Actor
Kevin Spacey
Actor and Producer Brad Pitt
Actor and Producer
Brad Pitt
  • 1995-09-19 The Washington Post and The New York Times publish the Unabomber's manifesto
  • 1995-09-24 31st Ryder Cup: Europe beats US, 14½-13½ at Oak Hill County Club (Rochester, New York, US)
  • 1996-04-20 1996 NFL Draft: Keyshawn Johnson from USC first pick by New York Jets
  • 1996-05-10 Excel Communications, Inc. becomes the youngest company ever to join the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), trading under the symbol (ECI).
  • 1996-07-17 TWA Flight 800: Off the coast of Long Island, New York, a Paris-bound TWA Boeing 747 explodes, killing all 230 on board.
  • 1998-05-17 David Wells (New York Yankees) pitches a perfect game against the Minnesota Twins
  • 1998-05-26 The United States Supreme Court rules that Ellis Island, the historic gateway for millions of immigrants, is mainly in the state of New Jersey, not New York.
  • 1998-06-25 In Clinton v. City of New York, the United States Supreme Court decides that the Line Item Veto Act of 1996 is unconstitutional.
  • 1998-10-21 MLB World Series: New York Yankees defeat San Diego Padres to win 4-0

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1998-11-03 "Shakespeare in Love" directed by John Madden and starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Joseph Fiennes premieres in New York (Best Picture 1999)


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 1,232

  • 1914-03-28 Frank Lovejoy, actor (Man Against Crime, Meet McGraw), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1914-04-30 Sid Weiss, jazz bassist, born in Schenectady, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1914-05-25 Dorothy Sarnoff, American operatic soprano, Broadway actress (Rosalinda), author and pioneer of the self-help movement (Speech Can Change Your Life, Speech Dynamics), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1914-06-12 William Lundigan, actor (Climax), born in Syracuse, New York
  • 1914-06-14 Winifred Milius Lubell, New York, American illustrator and writer (The Outer Lands) (d. 2012)
  • 1914-06-15 Saul Steinberg, Romania, cartoonist/illustrator (New Yorker)
  • 1914-06-19 Harry Lauter, actor (Waterfront), born in White Plains, New York
  • 1914-07-19 Marius Russo, American baseball player (New York Yankees), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1914-07-29 "Professor" Irwin Corey, comedian (Car Wash, Doc), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1914-08-02 Beatrice Straight, Old Westbury, New York, American actress (Network, Poltergeist)
  • 1914-09-16 Allen Funt, American TV host & creator (Candid Camera), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1914-10-04 Brendan Gill, American critic (The New Yorker), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1997)
  • 1914-10-07 Alfred Drake, [Capurro], singer/actor (Kiss Me Kate), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1914-10-23 Frank (Bruiser) Kinard, NFL, AAFC tackle (NY Yankees), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1914-12-02 Eddie Sauter, musician (Sauter-Finegan Band, Sat Night Revue), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1915-01-19 Alvy West, American orchestra leader (Andy Williams Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1915-02-07 Eddie Bracken, American actor (Summer Stock, Young & Willing), born in Astoria, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1915-02-14 Irving Gordon, American songwriter, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1915-02-28 Zero "Samuel" Mostel, actor (Fiddler on the Roof), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1915-06-02 Robert Moffat Palmer, American composer, born in Syracuse, New York (d. 2010)
  • 1915-06-10 Oscar Comras, drummer (namesake of Comras Mall in Bronx Park), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1915-06-12 David Rockefeller, American CEO (Chase Manhattan Bank) and philanthropist, born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1915-07-09 David Leo Diamond, composer (Paderewski Prize-1943), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1915-08-27 Walter Heller, economist (Old Myths & New Realities), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1987)
  • 1915-11-23 John Dehner, [Forkum], actor (Big Hawaii, Bare Essence), born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1915-12-07 Eli Wallach, American actor (Magnificent 7, Misfits, People Next Door), born in Brooklyn New York, (d. 2014)
  • 1916-01-09 Vic Mizzy, American orchestra leader (Don Rickles Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1916-02-14 Edward Platt, actor (Chief-Get Smart), born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1916-02-26 Jackie Gleason, American comedian (Jackie Gleason Show, Honeymooners), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1987)
  • 1916-03-13 Jacque Fresco, American industrial designer and founder of the Venus Project, born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1916-03-26 Vic Schoen, American orchestra leader (Patti Page Olds Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1916-04-21 Sidney Clute, actor, Lou Grant, Cagney & Lacey), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1916-05-15 Bill Williams, American actor (Starlit Time, Date With the Angels), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1916-08-14 Wellington Mara, Co-Owner of the New York Giants (d. 2005)
  • 1916-09-02 Penny Santon, actress (Roll Out, Matt Houston), born in Greenwich Village, New York
  • 1916-09-17 Oswald Garrison Villard Jr., American Engineer (electronics) who invented the over-the-horizon radar that could detect objects thousands of miles away and peer around the Earth's curvature, born in Dobbs Ferry, New York
  • 1916-10-14 C Everett Koop, 13th US Surgeon General (1982-89), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2013)

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1916-12-09 Kirk Douglas [Issur Danielovitch], American actor (Gunfight at OK Corral), born in Amsterdam, New York

  • 1917-01-12 Walter Hendl, West New York NJ, conductor
  • 1917-04-28 Robert Woodruff Anderson, New York, writer (Tea & Sympathy, Never Sang for My Father)
  • 1917-05-24 Theodore Hesburgh, president (Notre Dame), born in Syracuse, New York
  • 1917-05-28 Barry Commoner, biologist (Science & Survival), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1917-06-04 Robert Merrill, American baritone (NY Metropolitan Opera), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1917-06-30 Lena Horne, American actress, singer (Stormy Weather, Wiz), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1917-06-30 Susan Hayward, American actress (I Want to Live, Tulsa), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1975)

Actress Susan Hayward
Actress
Susan Hayward

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1917-09-20 [Arnold] Red Auerbach, NBA coach/GM (Boston Celtic), born in Brooklyn, New York

NBA Head Coach Red Auerbach
NBA Head Coach
Red Auerbach

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1917-09-30 Buddy Rich, American jazz drummer and band leader (Buddy Rich Band-Away We Go), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1987)

Jazz Drummer/Band Leader Buddy Rich
Jazz Drummer/Band Leader
Buddy Rich
  • 1917-10-04 Jan Murray, comedian (Treasure Hunt, Who Killed Teddy Bear), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1917-10-07 June Allyson, actress (Till the Clouds Roll By, Vegas), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1917-10-26 Mario Biaggi, American politician (Rep-D&R-NY, 1969-88), born in New York (d. 2015)
  • 1917-11-04 Leonardo Cimino, Manhattan, New York, actor (V, Dune), (d. 2012)
  • 1917-11-27 "Buffalo" Bob Smith, TV host (Howdy Doody), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1917-12-02 Sylvia Syms, American jazz singer (Hello Dolly, Dream Girl, Them There Eyes), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1992)
  • 1918-01-06 Buddy Weed, pianist (Penthouse Party), born in Ossining, New York
  • 1918-02-03 Joey Bishop, [Gottlieb], talk show host (Joey Bishop Show), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1918-02-26 Theodore Sturgeon, American sci-fi author (Hugo, It, Caviar), born in Staten Island, New York (d. 1985)
  • 1918-03-09 Mickey Spillane, [Frank], mystery writer (I the Jury), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1918-04-07 Peanuts Hucko, dixieland clarinetist (Lawrence Welk Show), born in Syracuse, New York
  • 1918-06-14 Carter Harman, American composer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2007)
  • 1918-08-12 Sid Bernstein, music producer/promoter (Beatles, Rolling Stones), born in New York City (d. 2013)
  • 1918-09-25 Phil Rizzuto, American sportscaster/shortstop (NY Yankees-MVP 1950), born in Brooklyn, New York

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1918-11-04 Art Carney, American actor (Ed Norton-Honeymooners), born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 2003)

Actor Art Carney
Actor
Art Carney
  • 1918-11-09 Howard Shanet, conductor (Night of the Tropics), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1918-12-15 Jeff Chandler, [Ira Grossel], American actor (Broken Arrow), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1961)
  • 1919-01-14 Andy Rooney, CBS news correspondent (60 Minutes), born in Albany, New York
  • 1919-01-20 Alex Nicol, actor (Man From Laramie, Air Cadet), born in Ossining, New York
  • 1919-01-24 Leon Kirchner, contemporary classical composer (Pulitzer Prize for Music 1967), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2009)
  • 1919-03-15 Lawrence Tierney, actor (Abduction, Dillinger), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1919-03-24 Lawrence Ferlinghetti, American beat poet (Coney Island of the Mind), born in Bronxville, New York
  • 1919-06-18 Mel Brandt, American actor (Faraway Hill), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1919-06-18 Jerome Karle, New York, chemist (Nobel 1985) and Manhattan Project member, (d. 2013)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1919-08-19 Malcolm Forbes, American publisher of Forbes Magazine, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1990)

Publisher Malcolm Forbes
Publisher
Malcolm Forbes
  • 1919-09-22 Jack Russell, singer (Your Show of Shows), born in Saratoga Springs, New York
  • 1919-09-30 Patricia Neway, American soprano (Consul, Maria Golovia), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1919-12-19 Benedict Freedman, novelist and mathematician (Mrs Mike), born in New York City (d. 2012)
  • 1920-05-17 Harriet Van Horne, columnist/panelist (Leave it to Girls), born in Syracuse, New York
  • 1920-05-23 Sid Melton, American actor (Alf-Green Acres, Charlie-Danny Thomas), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1920-06-11 Robert Hutton, actor (Torture Garden, Rocket), born in Kingston, New York
  • 1920-07-12 Honoré Desmond Sharrer, West Point New York, American artist
  • 1920-08-11 William Masselos, pianist/prof (Juilliard 1976), born in Niagara Falls, New York
  • 1920-09-23 Mickey Rooney, American actor, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1920-10-22 Mitzi Green, actress (Little Orphan Annie), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1920-10-24 Julius Youngner, American scientist, helped develop Salk polio vaccine, born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2017)

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1920-11-19 Gene Tierney, American actress (Laura, Ghost & Mrs Muir), born in Brooklyn, New York

Actress Gene Tierney
Actress
Gene Tierney
  • 1920-12-04 Jeanne Manford, American gay rights activist, born in Flushing, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1920-12-18 Willis Conover, American broadcaster (Voice of America), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1921-01-12 John Henry Davis Jr, weightlifter (Olym-gold-1948, 52), born in Smithtown, New York
  • 1921-04-10 Chuck Connors, American actor (Rifleman, Branded, Cowboy in Africa), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1921-04-21 Jack Fletcher, actor, Grady, Bob Crane Show), born in Forest Hills, New York

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1921-05-05 Arthur Leonard Schawlow, American physicist, shared the 1981 Nobel Prize in Physics for his pioneering work with lasers, born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 1999)

  • 1921-05-25 Hal David, New York, lyricist (Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head), (d. 2012)
  • 1921-06-04 Bobby Wanzer, professional basketball player and coach (Rochester Royals), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1921-06-22 Joseph Papp, stage producer/director (Pirates of Penzance), born in Brooklyn, New York

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1921-07-10 Jake LaMotta, middleweight boxing champ (1949-51) (Raging Bull), born in The Bronx, New York

World Middleweight Boxing Champion Jake LaMotta
World Middleweight Boxing Champion
Jake LaMotta
  • 1921-07-23 Calvert DeForest, comedian (Larry "Bud" Melman), born in Brooklyn, New York

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1921-08-11 Alex Haley, writer (Autobiography of Malcolm X, Roots), born in Ithaca, New York (d. 1992)

Writer Alex Haley
Writer
Alex Haley
  • 1921-10-01 James Whitmore, actor (Give 'em Hell Harry), born in White Plains, New York

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1921-11-22 Rodney Dangerfield, [John Cohen], comedian (Caddyshack), born in Babylon, New York

Comedian and Actor Rodney Dangerfield
Comedian and Actor
Rodney Dangerfield
  • 1922-01-22 Howard Moss, poet/editor (New Yorker)
  • 1922-02-22 William J. Baumol, American economist (Baumol’s cost disease), born in South Bronx, New York (d. 2017)

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