New York in History (Part 8)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 701 - 800 of 976

  • 1955-05-25 Connie Selleca, actress (Hotel, Capt America II), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1955-07-03 Julia Lyndon, playmate (August, 1977), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1955-09-12 Peter Scolari, New Rochelle New York, American actor (Newhart, Bosom Buddies)
  • 1955-10-15 Tanya Roberts, [Leigh], actress (Charlie's Angels, Sheena), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1955-11-02 Frank Gilligan, singer (Mason Dixon-Karen Comes Around), born in Queens, New York

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1955-11-13 Whoopi Goldberg [Caryn Johnson], American actress, comedian and singer (Color Purple, Burglar), born in NYC, New York

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1956-01-03 Mel Gibson, American actor (Mad Max, Mrs Soffel, Lethal Weapon) and filmmaker, born in Peekskill, New York

Actor and Film Director Mel Gibson
Actor and Film Director
Mel Gibson
  • 1956-01-07 David Caruso, American actor (NYPD Blue, Michael Hayes), born in Forest Hills, New York

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1956-01-20 Bill Maher, American comedian and political commentator (Real Time with Bill Maher, Politically Incorrect), born in NYC, New York

Political Commentator and Comedian Bill Maher
Political Commentator and Comedian
Bill Maher
  • 1956-02-11 Kathleen Beller, actress (Ft Apache the Bronx, Touched), born in Queens, New York
  • 1956-02-14 Howard Edward Davis Jr., boxer (Olympic-silver-1976), born in Glen Cove, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1956-05-30 Jonathan Idema, Poughkeepsie, New York, torturer, kidnapper and con artist (d. 2012)
  • 1956-07-13 Mark "The Animal' Mendoza [Glickman], American bassist (Twisted Sister-We're Not Gonna Take It), born in Long Island, New York
  • 1956-07-15 Joe Satriani, American guitarist, born in Westbury, New York
  • 1956-09-08 David Carr, American journalist (New York Times), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2015)
  • 1956-09-22 Debby Boone, singer (You Light Up My Life), born in Hackensack, New York
  • 1956-10-07 James Van Patten, American actor (Bo-Chisholms), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1956-12-31 Martin Joseph Fettman, American PhD/astronaut (STS 58), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1957-04-13 Saundra Santiago, actress (Gina-Miami Vice), born in The Bronx, New York

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1957-04-29 Daniel Day-Lewis, English actor (Last of the Mohicans, Gangs of New York), born in London

  • 1957-05-12 Lou Whitaker, American MLB 2nd baseman (Detroit Tigers, 1978 AL Rookie of the Year), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1957-07-03 Laura Branigan, American singer-songwriter (Gloria), born in Mount Kisco, New York (d. 2004)
  • 1957-09-11 Jeffrey George Sluman, PGA golfer (1988 PGA Champ), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1957-09-13 Vinny Appice, American rock drummer (Black Sabbath), born in Brooklyn, 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

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1958-04-03 Alec Baldwin, actor (Joshua-Knots Landing, Beetlejuice), born in Amityville, New York

  • 1958-05-30 Steve Israel, American politician, member of the United States House of Representatives (D-New York)
  • 1958-07-03 Robert Foth, air rifle (Olympics-1988, 92, 96), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1958-08-20 David O. Russell, American filmmaker (Silver Linings Playbook), born in New York
  • 1958-08-24 Steve Guttenberg, American actor (Police Academy, Short Circuit), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1958-10-20 Viggo Mortensen, American Actor (Lord of the Rings, The Road), born in New York, NY
  • 1958-10-29 David Remnick, American writer and editor of The New Yorker
  • 1959-02-03 Thomas Calabro, American actor (Michael Mancini-Melrose Place), born in Brooklyn, New York

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1959-02-19 Roger Goodell, American NFL Commissioner, born in Jamestown, New York

Commissioner of the National Football League (NFL) Roger Goodell
Commissioner of the National Football League (NFL)
Roger Goodell

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1959-03-16 Flavor Flav, American rapper and reality TV star, born in Roosevelt, New York

Rapper & TV star Flavor Flav
Rapper & TV star
Flavor Flav
  • 1959-05-11 Martha Quinn, MTV VJ (Tracey-Bradys), born in Albany, New York
  • 1959-05-20 Peter Greene, American producer (After Midnight), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1959-06-10 Timothy Van Patten, American actor (White Shadow, Master), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1959-06-10 Eliot Spitzer, American politician (Governor of New York 2007-8), born in the Bronx, New York
  • 1959-08-09 Michael Kors, American fashion designer and Project Runway judge, born in Long Island, New York
  • 1959-10-14 A J Pero, drummer (Twisted Sister-Not Gonna Take It), born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1959-11-11 Vincent Irizarry, actor (Guiding Light, Santa Barbara), born in Queens, New York
  • 1959-12-02 Patty Jordan, LPGA golfer (1988 Mitsubishi Motors Ocean), born in Buffalo, New York

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1960-02-05 Jane Geddes, American LPGA golfer (1987 Women's Kemper Open), born in Huntington New York

LPGA Golfer Jane Geddes
LPGA Golfer
Jane Geddes
  • 1960-06-06 Steve Vai, Carle Place, New York, American guitarist (Frank Zappa, David Lee Roth Band, Whitesnake)
  • 1960-06-27 Brian Dillinger, actor (Brighton Beach Memoirs), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1960-07-01 Evelyn "Champagne" King, disco singer (Shame, I'm in Love), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1960-07-08 Valerie Pettiford, American actress (One Life to Live, Half & Half), born in Queens, New York

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1960-07-15 Kim Alexis, American supermodel (Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover) and actress, born in Lockport, New York

Supermodel Kim Alexis
Supermodel
Kim Alexis
  • 1960-07-16 Leila Kenzle, American actress (Mad About You, Identity), born in Long Island, New York
  • 1960-09-17 John Franco, pitcher (NY Mets), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1960-09-20 James A Pawelczyk, PhD/astronaut (sk STS 90), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1960-10-06 Jeffrey Trachta, actor (Thorne-Bold & Beautiful), born in Staten Island, 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
  • 1960-11-27 Ken O'Brien, Rockville Centre, New York, American football quarterback (NY Jets)

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1960-11-29 Cathy Moriarty, actress (Raging Bull, Bless This House), born in The Bronx, New York

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1960-11-29 Howard Johnson, American baseball player (NY Mets), born in Clearwater, Florida

MLB Third Baseman Howard Johnson
MLB Third Baseman
Howard Johnson
  • 1961-03-04 Steven Weber, actor (Brian Hackett-Wings), born in Queens, New York
  • 1961-03-20 Kathy Guadagnino, LPGA golfer (1985 US Women's Open), born in Albany, New York

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1961-04-03 Eddie Murphy, American actor (SNL, 48 Hours, Beverly Hills Cop, Raw), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • 1961-04-11 Vincent Gallo, American actor, director, writer (Buffalo '66, The Brown Bunny), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1961-04-17 Boomer Esiason, West Islip, New York, American NFL quarterback (NY Jets, Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1961-09-03 Brian Thomas Kamm, PGA golfer (1994 Bell Canadian-6th), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1961-09-08 Franny Michel, American actress (Patricia-Apple's Way), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1961-12-04 Frank Reich, Freeport, New York, American NFL quarterback (Buffalo Bills, Detroit Lions)
  • 1962-01-11 Kim Coles, American actress (Synclaire-Living Single), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1962-01-29 Nicholas Turturro, actor (James Martinez-NYPD Blue), born in Queens, New York

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1962-03-21 Rosie O'Donnell, comedienne, actress and TV host (League of Their Own, Flintstones, Rosie, born in Commack, New York

Comedienne Rosie O'Donnell
Comedienne
Rosie O'Donnell
  • 1962-04-10 Cathy Turner, short track skater (Olympics-gold-1994, born in Rochester, New York

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1962-04-25 Adam Silver, American lawyer and NBA Commissioner, born in Rye, New York

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver
NBA Commissioner
Adam Silver
  • 1962-05-12 Amy Benz, LPGA golfer (1994 Oldsmobile Classic-3rd), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1962-05-26 Bob[cat] Goldthwait, comedian (Police Academy), born in Syracuse, New York
  • 1962-06-23 Paul LaGreca, actor (Big Trouble), born in The Bronx, New York

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1962-07-03 Tom Cruise, American actor (Risky Business, Jerry MaGuire, Rainman), born in Syracuse, New York

Actor Tom Cruise
Actor
Tom Cruise
  • 1962-10-18 Vincent Spano, actor (Alphabet City, Maria's Lovers), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1962-11-27 Charlie Benante, rock drummer (Anthrax-Armed & Dangerous), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1962-11-28 Jon Stewart [Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz], American Comedian (The Daily Show), born in New York, NY
  • 1962-12-27 Barbara Crampton, actress (Body Double, Young & Restless), born in Levittown,New York
  • 1963-03-08 Mike Lalor, NHL defenseman (Dallas Stars), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1963-03-10 John Cangelosi, outfielder (Houston Astros), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1963-03-21 Shawon Dunston, infielder (SF Giants), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1963-04-16 Tomas Libous, US politician (Senate-R-New York 1989-2015) brought down by scandal, born in Johnson City, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1963-05-11 Mark Breland, American welterweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1984), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1963-05-12 Vanessa A. Williams, American actress (Rhonda Blair-Melrose Place), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1963-05-24 Gene Anthony Ray, dancer/actor (Leroy-Fame), born in Harlem, New York
  • 1963-07-17 Denise Miller, American actress (Billie-Archie Bunker's Place), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1963-07-30 Chris Mullin, American NBA forward (Warriors, Pacers, Olympic-gold-92), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1963-08-03 Carlo Imperato, actor (Fame), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1963-08-13 Pamela Jean Stein, playmate (Nov, 1987), born in Syracuse, New York
  • 1963-09-04 Sam Yaffa, Finnish musician (Hanoi Rocks, New York Dolls)
  • 1963-11-13 Vinny Testaverde, NFL quarterback (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens, NY Jets), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1963-11-17 Pedro Luis Estrada, American murderer (FBI Most Wanted List), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1963-12-31 Scott Ian, American heavy metal guitarist (Anthrax-I'm the Man), born in Queens, New York
  • 1964-02-18 Matt Dillon, actor (The Outsiders, Crash), born in New Rochelle, New York
  • 1964-04-10 Felicia Collins, guitarist (David Letterman), born in Albany, New York

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1964-05-26 Lenny Kravitz, American musician who holds the record for most Grammy Awards for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance (1999-2002), born in Manhattan, New York

Musician Lenny Kravitz
Musician
Lenny Kravitz
  • 1964-05-31 Scotti Hill, rock guitarist (Skid Row-Psycho Love), born in Manhasset, New York

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