New York in History (Part 9)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 801 - 900 of 1,231

  • 1951-10-19 Annie Golden, actress (Forever Lulu, Hair), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1951-11-03 Ed Murawinski, American cartoonist, New York Daily News
  • 1951-11-09 Lou Ferrigno, American body builder/actor (Incredible Hulk), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1952-01-02 Wendy Phillips, American actress (Executive Suite, Promised Land), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1952-01-26 Mario Runco Jr, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 44, 54, 77), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1952-02-22 Wayne John Levi, PGA golfer (1983 Buick Open), born in Little Falls, New York
  • 1952-02-29 Tim[othy] Powers, American sci-fi author (Last Call, Declare), born in Buffalo, 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
  • 1952-04-25 Cory Day, rock vocalist, born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1952-05-02 Christine Baranski, actress (Maryann-Cybill, Birdcage), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1952-05-07 Amy Heckerling, dir (Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Clueless), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1952-05-11 Mike Lupica, American sports journalist and newspaper columnist (New York Daily News, ESPN), born in Oneida, New York
  • 1952-05-15 Chazz Palminteri, American actor (The Usual Suspects, Bronx Tale), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1952-07-09 John Tesh, New age pianist/TV host (ET), born in Garden City, New York
  • 1952-08-18 Elayne Boosler, comedienne (Broadway Baby, Party of One), born in Brooklyn, New York

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1952-08-27 Pee-wee Herman [Paul Reubens], American actor (Pee-wee's Big Adventure), born in Peekskill, New York

  • 1952-09-13 Karen Wyman, singer (Long & Winding Road), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1952-09-16 Mickey Rourke, American actor (Wild Orchid, Barfly), born in Schenectady, New York
  • 1952-09-19 Nile Rodgers, rock guitarist (Honeydrippers), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1952-09-19 Scott Colomby, actor (Stash-Sons & Daughters, Szysznyk), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1952-09-26 James Keane, actor (Willis Bell-Paper Chase), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1952-11-14 Ray Sharkey, actor (Wise Guys, Wired, Caged Fear), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1952-11-21 Lorna Luft, singer/actress (Where the Boys Are-1980), born in Scarsdale, New York
  • 1952-11-27 James D Wetherbee, Lt Cmdr USN/astr (STS 32, 52, 63, 86), born in Flushing, New York
  • 1953-01-10 Pat Benatar, [Andrezejewski], American singer (Hell Is for Children), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1953-01-23 Pat Haden, NFL quarterback (LA Rams), born in Westbury, New York
  • 1953-01-30 Fred Hembeck, Yaphank, New York, American cartoonist
  • 1953-02-17 Janice Dickinson, American model (Vogue), born in Brooklyn, New York

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1953-02-28 Paul Krugman, American economist and New York Times columnist (Nobel Prize in Economics 2008), born in Albany, New York

Economist Paul Krugman
Economist
Paul Krugman
  • 1953-03-10 Ronnie Earl [Ronald Horvath], American blues guitarist (The Broadcasters), born in Queens, New York
  • 1953-03-18 Margaret L Augustine, project manager (Biosphere 2), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1953-03-28 Nydia M Velazquez, (Rep-D-New York, 1993- )
  • 1953-04-09 Hal Ketchum, country singer (Small Town Saturday Night), born in Greenwich Village, New York
  • 1953-06-26 Robert Davi, American actor and opera singer (Die Hard, Gangster Chronicles, License to Kill), born in Queens, New York
  • 1953-07-03 Alynne Beth Amkraut, entertainer, born in Amityville, New York
  • 1953-07-29 Ken Burns [Kenneth Lauren], American director and documentary film producer (The Civil War, Baseball), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1953-08-08 Don Most, American actor and director (Ralph Malph-Happy Days), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1953-10-30 Kathleen Cody, actress (Charley & the Angel), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1953-11-21 Tina Brown, journalist publisher (New Yorker, Tattler)
  • 1953-12-18 Elliot Easton, [Elliot Shapiro], rock guitarist (Cars), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1953-12-21 Tina Brown, journalist (New Yorker)
  • 1953-12-22 Bernnadette Stanis, American actress (Thelma-Good Times), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1953-12-23 John Callahan, actor (Craig-Santa Barbara, Falcon Crest), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1953-12-31 Jane Badler, actress (Fine Gold, Easy Kill, V), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1954-01-03 Ross The Boss [Ross Friedman], American guitarist (The Dictators), born in the Bronx, New York

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1954-01-12 Howard Stern, American radio personality and "Radio's Bad Boy" (WKRK, WYSP, WJFK), born in Queens, New York

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern

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1954-02-02 Ina Garten, American author and TV cooking show host (Barefoot Contessa, Food Network), born in Brooklyn, New York

Author and Cooking Show Host Ina Garten
Author and Cooking Show Host
Ina Garten
  • 1954-03-24 Donna Pescow, actress (Angie, Out of this World, Rainbow), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1954-04-04 Julie Carmen, actress (Gloria, Last Plane Out), born in Mount Vernon, New York
  • 1954-04-08 John Schneider, actor (Bo-Dukes of Hazzard), born in Mt Kisco, New York
  • 1954-04-16 Ellen Barkin, actress (Big Easy, Sea of Love), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1954-04-29 Bill Paxon, (Rep-R-New York)

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1954-04-29 Jerome 'Jerry' Seinfeld, comedian/actor ('Seinfeld'), born in Brooklyn, New York

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld
Comedian
Jerry Seinfeld
  • 1954-05-04 Julie Budd, singer (Child of Plenty), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1954-06-06 Harvey Fierstein, playwright (Torch Song Trilogy, ID4), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1954-06-21 Robert Pastorelli, American actor (Eldin-Murphy Brown), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1954-07-06 Allyce Beasley, actress (Agnes Dipesto-Moonlighting), born in Brooklyn, New York

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1954-07-06 Willie Randolph, MLB second baseman and manager (NY Mets), born in Holly Hill, South Carolina

MLB Second Baseman and Manager Willie Randolph
MLB Second Baseman and Manager
Willie Randolph
  • 1954-07-26 Vitas Gerulaitis, Lithuanian American tennis star (Australia 1987), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1954-08-20 Al Roker, weatherman (NBC, Today), born in Queens, New York
  • 1954-08-20 Theresa Saldana, American actress (Raging Bull), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1954-10-02 Lorraine Bracco, actress (Sopranos, Goodfellas), born in Brooklyn, New York

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1954-10-03 Al Sharpton [Alfred Charles], minister and civil rights activist (Keepin' It Real), born in Brooklyn, New York

Minister and Civil Rights Activist Al Sharpton
Minister and Civil Rights Activist
Al Sharpton
  • 1954-12-09 Kip Hanrahan, American jazz producer (American ClavĂ©), born in the Bronx, New York
  • 1954-12-15 Justin Ross, American actor (Sinatra, Chorus Line, Fan, Quick Change), born in Brooklyn, New York

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1954-12-28 Denzel Washington, American actor (Dr Chandler-St Elsewhere), born in Mount Vernon, New York

  • 1955-04-07 Andrea Fisher, American artist, born in New York (d. 1997)
  • 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
  • 1955-07-09 Jimmy Smits, actor (Victor-LA Law, Running Scared, NYPD Blue), born in Brooklyn, 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

  • 1955-12-04 Brian Prout, singer (Diamond Rio-Meet in the Middle), born in Troy, 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
  • 1956-08-19 Adam Arkin, actor (Busting Loose, Pearl, Northern Exposure), born in Brooklyn, 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
  • 1957-02-28 John Turturro, actor (Brain Donor, Color of Money, Jungle Fever), 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

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1957-06-01 Jeffrey Hawkins, American inventor (PalmPilot, Treo), born in Huntington, New York

Inventor Jeffrey Hawkins
Inventor
Jeffrey Hawkins
  • 1957-07-03 Laura Branigan, American singer-songwriter (Gloria), born in Mount Kisco, New York (d. 2004)
  • 1957-07-26 Jeff Blatnick, wrestling (Oly-gold-1984), born in Schenectady, New York
  • 1957-08-22 Randy Romero, jockey (Breeder's Cup 1987-89), born in Garden City, New York
  • 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

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