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, 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, producer and director (Dead Poets Society, Alfred Hitchcock Presents), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 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, Jersey City, New Jersey, comic book artist (Hulk, Mad Magazine), (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 Flip Wilson, American actor and comedian (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

Person of interestRichard Kuklinski

1935-04-11 Richard Kuklinski, American mafia hit-man, born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2006)

Contract Killer Richard Kuklinski
Contract Killer
Richard Kuklinski
  • 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 (Boots are Made for Walkin') 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

Person of interestMartha Stewart

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

Business Magnate and TV Personality Martha Stewart
Business Magnate and TV Personality
Martha Stewart
  • 1942-11-25 Tracey Walter, actor (Best of the West), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1943-09-30 Marilyn McCoo, host/singer (Solid Gold, 5th Dimension), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1944-01-10 Frank Sinatra Jr., American singer & bandleader (Golddigers), 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
  • 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

Person of interestMartin Dempsey

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

Army General Martin Dempsey
Army General
Martin Dempsey
  • 1954-07-22 Al Di Meola, American jazz guitarist, born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1956-02-03 Nathan Lane, 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 NFL running back (Miami Dolphins), 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, American musician, 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, American actress and singer, born in Jersey City, New Jersey

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

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