New York in History (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 324

  • 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

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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

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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
  • 1974-04-05 World Trade Center, then the world's tallest building, opens in New York (110 stories)
  • 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)

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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
  • 1977-04-26 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
  • 1978-11-19 "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
  • 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 1985 United States-Canadian tornado outbreak: Forty-one tornadoes hit Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and Ontario, leaving 76 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
  • 1992-08-03 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
  • 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.
  • 1995-08-27 Worst fire in New York in 80 years ends after 4 days
  • 1995-09-01 New York reinstates the death penalty
  • 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)

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1999-04-18 Wayne Gretzky plays his last game in the NHL, as his New York Rangers lose 2-1 to the Pittsburgh Penguins

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • 1999-06-25 53rd NBA Championship: San Antonio Spurs beat New York Knicks, 4 games to 1
  • 1999-07-18 New York Yankees' David Cone becomes 15th pitcher to throw a perfect game (6-0 vs Montreal)
  • 1999-10-19 MLB National League Championship: Atlanta Braves beat New York Mets, 4 games to 2
  • 1999-10-27 MLB World Series: New York Yankees defeat Atlanta Braves to win 4-0

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2000-01-04 A day after accepting the head coaching position of the New York Jets, Bill Belichick resigns

NFL Coach Bill Belichick
NFL Coach
Bill Belichick
  • 2000-02-15 Indian Point II nuclear power plant in New York State vents a small amount of radioactive steam when a steam generator fails.
  • 2000-10-16 MLB National League Championship: New York Mets beat St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 1
  • 2000-10-23 "Monday Night Miracle", down 30-7 at the end of the third quarter, New York Jets pull together an improbable comeback with 4 touchdowns and a field goal in the fourth quarter, eventually defeating the Miami Dolphins 40-37 in overtime

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2001-01-28 Super Bowl XXXV: Baltimore Ravens beat New York Giants, 34-7 at the Raymond James Stadium MVP: Ray Lewis, Baltimore, LB

NFL Legend Ray Lewis
NFL Legend
Ray Lewis

Battle9/11 Attack on New York's World Trade Towers

2001-09-11 Two passenger planes hijacked by terrorists crash into New York's World Trade Towers causing the collapse of both and death of 2,752 people

  • 2001-09-17 Major trading markets in the United States, including the New York Stock Exchange and the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX), reopen for the first time since September 11
  • 2001-10-18 Crude Oil for November delivery falls to its lowest level since August 1999 on the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX)
  • 2001-11-04 MLB World Series: Arizona Diamondbacks defeat New York Yankees to win 4-3
  • 2001-11-06 Crude oil for December delivery on the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) falls to a two-year low after OPEC members warn that a downward price spiral could occur if major non-OPEC oil exporters do not reduce oil production
  • 2001-12-02 Enron files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the Southern District of New York
  • 2001-12-26 Crude oil prices on the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) record one of their largest 1-day jumps of the year as traders become convinced that OPEC will follow through on production cuts

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2002-12-05 "The Two Towers" 2nd Lord of the Rings film directed by Peter Jackson and starring Elijah Wood and Ian McKellen premieres in New York

Film Director Peter Jackson
Film Director
Peter Jackson
Actor Elijah Wood
Actor
Elijah Wood
Actor Ian McKellen
Actor
Ian McKellen

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2002-12-20 "Gangs of New York", starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis, and Cameron Diaz, is released

  • 2003-10-25 MLB World Series: Florida Marlins defeat New York Yankees to win 4-2

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2003-12-22 The New York Knicks hire Isiah Thomas as President of Basketball Operations

NBA Point Guard and Head Coach Isiah Thomas
NBA Point Guard and Head Coach
Isiah Thomas
  • 2004-05-26 The New York Times publishes admission of journalistic failings, claims its flawed reporting and lack of skeptism during buildup to 2003 Iraq War helped promote belief that Iraq possessed large stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction.
  • 2004-06-24 Capital punishment is declared unconstitutional in New York
  • 2005-08-12 An F1 tornado strikes Glen Cove, New York, a rare event on Long Island
  • 2005-10-02 The Ethan Allen tour boat capsizes on Lake George in Upstate New York, killing twenty people

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2006-01-12 During an emotional ceremony, Mark Messier's #11 jersey is retired by the New York Rangers

NHL Legend Mark Messier
NHL Legend
Mark Messier
  • 2006-10-19 MLB National League Championship: St. Louis Cardinals beat New York Mets, 4 games to 3

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2006-11-20 Moises Alou signs a one year-contract with the New York Mets worth $7.5 million

MLB Outfielder Moises Alou
MLB Outfielder
Moises Alou
  • 2007-08-08 An EF2 tornado touches down in Kings County and Richmond County, New York State, the most powerful tornado in New York to date and the first in Brooklyn since 1889.
  • 2007-09-17 AOL, once the largest ISP in the U.S., officially announces plans to refocus the company as an advertising business and to relocate its corporate headquarters from Dulles, Virginia to New York, New York.
  • 2008-02-03 Super Bowl XLII: New York Giants beat New England Patriots, 17-14 at the University of Phoenix Stadium MVP: Eli Manning, New York, QB
  • 2008-03-13 Gold prices on the New York Mercantile Exchange hit $1,000.00 an ounce for the first time.
  • 2008-03-17 New York State Governor Eliot Spitzer resigns after a scandal involving a high-end prostitute. David Paterson becomes acting New York State governor.
  • 2008-06-23 Félix Hernández of the Seattle Mariners hits a grand slam home run against New York Mets, 1st pitcher since Steve Dunning in 1971

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2008-07-14 "The Dark Knight" directed by Christopher Nolan, starring Christian Bale and Heath Ledger, premieres in New York

  • 2008-07-16 79th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-3 at Yankee Stadium, New York
  • 2009-02-12 Colgan Air Flight 3407 crashes near Buffalo in the state of New York killing 50 people.
  • 2009-11-04 MLB World Series: New York Yankees defeat Philadelphia Phillies to win 4-2
  • 2010-05-08 The last piece of Yankee Stadium falls in the Bronx, New York, marking the end of the two year demolition process.
  • 2010-12-19 "Miracle at the New Meadowlands", Philadelphia Eagles trail New York Giants by 21 points with eight minutes to play, before scoring 4 touchdowns in final 7 minutes, including dramatic walk-off punt returned for a touchdown by DeSean Jackson
  • 2012-02-05 Super Bowl XLVI: New York Giants beat New England Patriots, 21-17 at the Lucas Oil Stadium MVP: Eli Manning, New York, QB
  • 2012-04-30 The unfinished One World Trade Center overtakes the Empire State building to become the tallest building in New York
  • 2012-06-01 New York Mets pitcher Johan Santana pitches a no-hitter against the St. Louis Cardinals

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2012-07-16 "The Dark Knight Rises", directed by Christopher Nolan, starring Christian Bale and Anne Hathaway, premieres in New York

  • 2012-09-23 20 Iranian US Visas are denied, including diplomats and two ministers, ahead of the UN general assembly meeting in New York

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 909

  • 1918-09-25 Phil Rizzuto, American sportscaster/shortstop (NY Yankees-MVP 1950), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 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
  • 1919-01-24 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)

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

Publisher Malcolm Forbes
Publisher
Malcolm Forbes
  • 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
  • 1920-10-22 Mitzi Green, actress (Little Orphan Annie), born in The Bronx, New York

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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
  • 1921-04-10 Chuck Connors, American actor (Rifleman, Branded, Cowboy in Africa), born in Brooklyn, 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)

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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

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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)

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1922-03-20 Carl Reiner, comedian (2000 Year Old Man, Dick Van Dyke Show), born in The Bronx, New York

Actor & Comedian Carl Reiner
Actor & Comedian
Carl Reiner

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1922-03-25 Eileen Ford, American modelling agency executive and co-founder (Ford Modelling Agency), born in Manhattan, New York, (d. 2014)

Co-Founder of Ford Models Eileen Ford
Co-Founder of Ford Models
Eileen Ford
  • 1922-04-16 Eddie Bert, Yonkers, New York, bebopjazz trombonist, (d. 2012)
  • 1922-05-13 Bea Arthur, comedian, singer and actress ("All in the Family", "The Golden Girls"), born in New York, NY. (d. 2009)
  • 1922-06-24 Jack Carter [Chakrin], American comedian/actor, born in Brooklyn New York (d. 2015)
  • 1922-06-28 Erik Bauersfeld, voice actor (Star Wars' Admiral Ackbar "Its a trap"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1922-07-24 Leo Kraft, American composer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1922-10-09 Fyvush Finkel, actor (Middle Ages, Picket Fences), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1922-11-26 Adele Jergens, actress (Dark Past, Fuller Brush Man), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1922-12-11 Peter Birch, choreographer (Jane Froman's USA Canteen), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1923-02-21 Lucille Bremer, Amsterdam, New York, American actress/dancer (Meet Me in St. Louis, Ziegfeld Follies)
  • 1923-03-02 Orrin Keepnews, American jazz producer and record label executive, born in New York, NY
  • 1923-04-23 Avram Davidson, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Peregrine: Primus, Rork!), born in Yonkers, New York (d. 1993)
  • 1923-05-01 Joseph Heller, American novelist (Catch-22, 1963 Arts & Letters Award), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1999)
  • 1923-06-08 Malcolm Boyd, American Episcopal Priest, author and civil rights activist, born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1923-08-06 Jackie Kelk, actor (Homer-Aldrich Family), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1923-08-06 William B Williams, DJ (WNEW, Sammy & Company), born in Babylon, New York
  • 1923-10-12 Jean Nidetch, businesswoman and founder of Weight Watchers, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1923-10-20 Robert Craft, American conductor, writer and friend of Stravinsky, born in Kingston, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1923-12-23 Milt Okun, American music producer and arranger (John Denver, Peter, Paul and Mary), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1924-01-24 Marvin Kaplan, actor (Top Cat, Henry-Alice), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1924-04-24 Marilyn Erskine, actor (Fran-Tom Ewell Show), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1924-05-14 Brad Anderson, American cartoonist (Marmaduke), born in Jamestown, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1924-07-09 Leonard Pennario, pianist (LA Philharmonic), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1924-07-16 Bess Myerson, 1st Jewish Miss America (1945), born in The Bronx, New York

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1924-08-02 James Baldwin, American author (Go Tell it on Mountain, Another Country), born in Harlem, New York (d. 1987)

  • 1924-09-07 Leonard Rosenman, American TV composer (Marcus Welby MD), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1924-09-13 Scott Brady, American actor (China Syndrome, Gremlins, Johnny Guitar), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1924-09-24 Walter Fufido, Iwo Jima casualty (WW II), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1924-10-10 Ed Wood, American filmmaker and director (Plan 9 from Outer Space), born in Poughkeepsie, New York (d. 1978)
  • 1924-10-13 Terry Gibbs, American orchestra leader (Steve Allen Comedy Hour), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1924-11-26 George Segal, New York, American painter and sculptor of lifelike mixed-media figures (Bus Driver)
  • 1924-12-05 George Savalas, actor (Kojak), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1985)
  • 1924-12-25 Rod Serling, writer/host (Twilight Zone, Night Gallery), born in Syracuse, New York
  • 1925-04-18 Bob Hastings, American actor (McHale's Navy, All in the Family), born in Brooklyn, New York, (d. 2014)
  • 1925-04-19 Hugh O'Brian [Krampke], actor (Wyatt Earp, Search), born in Rochester, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1925-06-03 Tony Curtis, [Bernard Schwartz], actor (Some Like It Hot), born in The Bronx, New York

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1925-06-08 Barbara Bush, US First Lady (1989-93), born in NYC, New York

US First Lady Barbara Bush
US First Lady
Barbara Bush
  • 1925-06-27 Jerome "Doc" Pomus, Blues singer-songwriter ("Save the Last Dance for Me", born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1991)
  • 1925-06-29 Cara Williams, American actress (Pete & Gladys, Cara Williams Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1925-07-09 Alan Dale, American singer (Alan Dale Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1925-10-20 Art Buchwald, columnist/author (Have I Ever Lied to You), born in Mt Vernon, New York
  • 1925-10-30 Teo Macero [Attilio Joseph Macero], American composer, born in Glens Falls, New York
  • 1925-11-24 William F. Buckley Jr, New York, American conservative author and commentator (National Review, Firing Line)
  • 1926-01-08 Evelyn Lear, [Shulman], soprano, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1926-01-14 Frank Aletter, actor (Mac-It's About Time, Tom-Nancy), born in Long Island, New York
  • 1926-01-20 Michael Higgins, actor (1918, Wanda, Black Stallion), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1926-04-23 James P Donleavy, novelist (Ginger Man, Onion Eaters), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 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)
  • 1926-07-16 Irwin Rose, American biologist, Nobel laureate (Chemistry 2004), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1926-07-19 Helen Gallagher, actress (Ryan's Hope, Strangers When We Meet), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1926-08-03 Tony Bennett, singer (Left a body part in SF), born in Queens, New York
  • 1926-08-07 Amo Houghton, (Rep-R-New York)
  • 1926-09-07 Ronnie Gilbert, American folk singer (The Weavers), born in New York, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1927-01-10 Lee Philips, American actor (Ellery Queen), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1927-03-27 Anthony Lewis, New York USA, American columnist (NY Times) and author (Gideon's Trumpet)
  • 1927-03-31 William Daniels, American actor (Dr Mark Craig-St Elsewhere, 1776), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1927-04-14 Gloria Jean, actress (Never Give a Sucker an Even Break), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1927-05-30 Dick Noel, American TV host (It's a Small Wonder), born in Brooklyn, New York

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1927-06-08 Jerry Stiller, American comedian (Frank Constanza-Seinfeld), born in Brooklyn, New York

Comedian Jerry Stiller
Comedian
Jerry Stiller
  • 1927-06-12 Henry Slesar, headwriter (Edge of Night), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1927-06-24 Martin Lewis Perl, American physicist (Nobel 1995), born in New York, (d. 2014)
  • 1927-06-27 Robert Casey, actor (Henry-Aldrich Family Show), born in Rochester, New York

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1927-07-04 Neil Simon, playwright (Odd Couple, Plaza Suite, Biloxi Blues), born in The Bronx, New York

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • 1927-07-18 Kurt Masur, German conductor (New York Philharmonic), born in Breig (d. 2015)
  • 1927-09-07 Don Messick, cartoon voice (Bam-bam, Astro, Scooby-Doo), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1927-09-19 William Hickey, American actor (Prizzi's Honor, The Nightmare Before Christmas), born in Brooklyn, New York

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1927-11-29 Vin Scully, American sportscaster (Los Angeles Dodgers), born in The Bronx, New York

Sportscaster Vin Scully
Sportscaster
Vin Scully
  • 1927-12-26 Alan King, American comedian/actor (Anderson Tapes, Memories of Me), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1928-01-14 Gerald Arpino, choreographer, born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1928-01-30 Mitch Leigh, American musical composer (Man of La Mancha), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1928-03-11 Albert Salmi, American actor (Daniel Boone, 79 Park Avenue), born in Brooklyn, New York

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