Jersey City in History

New Jersey: Hackensack - Newark - Ridgewood

Historical Events

  • 1887-12-02 International Baseball League disbands; teams in Syracuse, Toronto, Hamilton, and Buffalo form the International Association; those in Newark, Jersey City, Wilkes-Barre, and Scranton become the Central League
  • 1956-07-24 Dodgers lose to the Reds, 2-1, playing in Jersey City's Roosevelt Stadium
  • 1957-09-03 Brooklyn Dodgers play their final game in Jersey City, a 3-2 loss v Philadelphia Phillies; 11-4 record in New Jersey
  • 1957-10-24 Cincinnati Redlegs decline to move to Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City
  • 1964-08-02 Race riot in Jersey City, New Jersey

Famous Birthdays

  • 1846-01-08 William Wallace Gilchrist, American composer, born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 1916)
  • 1890-05-17 Philip James, American composer, and conductor (New Jersey Symphony, 1922-29; Bamberger Little Symphony, 1929-36), and educator (NYU, 1934-56), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 1975)
  • 1891-03-06 Victor Kilian, actor (Gentleman's Agreement), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1894-05-02 Norma Talmadge, American silent screen actress (Sign on Door, Camille), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 1957)
  • 1902-07-14 Paul Guilfoyle, American actor and director (White Heat, Cyrano de Bergerac), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 1961)
  • 1906-03-20 Oswald "Ozzie" Nelson, American actor (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 1975)
  • 1906-09-15 Kathryn Murray, American dancer (Arthur Murray Dance Party), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 1999)
  • 1910-03-24 Richard Conte, American actor (The Godfather, Tony Rome, Hotel), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 1975)
  • 1914-11-08 Norman Lloyd, American actor (St. Elsewhere - "Dr. Auschlander"; Dead Poets Society), producer and director (Alfred Hitchcock Presents), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2021)
  • 1915-05-05 Richard Rovere, American political journalist (Goldwater Caper), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 1979)
  • 1917-03-25 Nancy Barbato Sinatra, first wife and life-long friend of Frank Sinatra, born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2018)
  • 1917-08-24 Dennis James, wrestling announcer/TV host (PDQ), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1920-06-02 Yolande Donlan, British-American actress (Jigsaw, Expresso Bongo, Penny Princess), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2014)
  • 1920-09-07 Al Caiola, American guitarist (Bonzanza theme), born in Jersey City (d. 2016)
  • 1921-12-26 John Severin, American comic book artist (Hulk, Mad Magazine), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2012)
  • 1924-09-30 Charles Quinlivan, American actor (Seven Guns to Mesa, Mr. Garlund), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 1974)
  • 1924-11-02 Rudy Van Gelder, American recording engineer (Miles Davis, John Coltrane), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2016)
  • 1928-06-23 Michael Shaara, American writer (Killer Angels), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 1988)
  • 1930-09-26 Philip Bosco, American actor (Trading Places, Lend Me a Tenor), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2018)
  • 1932-07-31 Sam Coppola, American actor (Saturday Night Fever), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2012)
  • 1933-12-08 (Clerow) "Flip" Wilson, American Grammy Award-winning comedian, and Emmy Award-winning writer and TV personality (The Flip Wilson Show), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 1998)
  • 1934-01-25 Elizabeth Allen, American actress (Laura-Bracken's World), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1935-03-19 Phyllis Newman, actress (Coming of Age, TW3), born in Jersey City, New Jersey

Richard KuklinskiRichard Kuklinski (1935-2006)

1935-04-11 American mafia hit man, born in Jersey City, New Jersey

  • 1939-05-04 Paul Gleason, American actor (Breakfast Club, Die Hard), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2006)
  • 1940-06-08 Nancy Sinatra, American singer ("These Boots Are Made for Walkin'"; "Something Stupid"), and daughter of Frank Sinatra, born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1940-12-24 Paul Tagliabue, NFL commissioner (1989- ), born in Jersey City, New Jersey

Martha StewartMartha Stewart (81 years old)

1941-08-03 American business magnate and TV personality who founded Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, born in Jersey City, New Jersey

  • 1943-09-30 Marilyn McCoo, American soul singer (5th Dimension; "You Don't Have To Be A Star") and TV host (Solid Gold), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1944-01-10 Frank Sinatra, Jr., American singer and bandleader, born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2016)
  • 1944-07-23 Dino Danelli, American rock drummer (Fotomaker; Young Rascals), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1946-09-28 Herbert Jefferson Jr, actor (Battlestar Galactica), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1947-11-25 Tracey Walter, American character actor (Repo Man; Best of the West), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1948-09-06 Claydes Charles Smith, American guitarist (Kool & The Gang), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2006)
  • 1949-01-05 George Brown, American rock drummer (Kool & the Gang - "Celebration"), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1949-04-28 Paul Guilfoyle, American actor (CSI, Mrs. Doubtfire), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1950-01-06 Louis Freeh, American attorney & FBI director, born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1951-06-13 Liz Phillips, American composer, born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1951-09-12 Joe Pantoliano, American actor (Finelli Boys, Fugitive), born in Jersey City, New Jersey

Martin DempseyMartin Dempsey (70 years old)

1952-03-14 American General, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (2011-), born in Jersey City, New Jersey

  • 1954-07-22 Al Di Meola, American jazz guitarist (Return To Forever; Elegant Gypsy), born in Jersey City, New Jersey

Nathan LaneNathan Lane (66 years old)

1956-02-03 American actor (One of the Boys, Frankie & Johnnie), born in Jersey City, New Jersey

  • 1962-06-29 George Zamka, American NASA astronaut, born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1967-09-16 Bernie Parmalee, American football running back and coach (Miami Dolphins, NY Jets), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1968-05-24 Jerry Dipoto, American baseball pitcher (NY Mets), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1968-07-04 Jack Frost [John Dempsey], American heavy metal guitarist (Seven Witches), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1969-02-27 Willie Banks, American baseball pitcher (Chicago Cubs), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1969-10-09 Dwayne Sabb, American NFL outside linebacker (NE Patriots), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1970-05-15 Prince Be [Attrell Cordes], American rapper (PM Dawn), born in Jersey City (d. 2016)
  • 1970-08-18 Malcolm Jamal Warner, American actor (Theodore-Cosby Show), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1971-06-28 Bobby Hurley, NBA guard (Sacramento Kings), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1981-09-26 Christina Milian [Flores], American actress (Grandfathered), and singer (A.M. To P.M.), born in Jersey City, New Jersey

Famous Weddings

Roger Moore

1953-07-06 "James Bond" actor Roger Moore (25) weds Welsh singer Dorothy Squires (38) in Jersey City