Ridgewood in History

New Jersey: Hackensack - Jersey City - Newark

Historical Events

  • 1935-09-29 Ryder Cup Golf, Ridgewood CC: US wins, 9-3; first of 7 consecutive wins by the Americans

Famous Birthdays

  • 1956-12-13 Dale Berra, American baseball infeilder (Pittsburgh Pirates, NY Yankees), born in Ridgewood, New Jersey
  • 1961-11-01 Anne Donovan, Basketball Hall of Fame center and coach (Olympic gold 1984, 88; coach 2008), born in Ridgewood, New Jersey (d. 2018)
  • 1966-11-10 Bill DeMott, American professional wrestler, born in Ridgewood, New Jersey
  • 1969-12-23 Martha Byrne, American actress (Lily-As the World Turns), born in Ridgewood, New Jersey
  • 1980-04-01 Bryan Buffinton, actor (Bill Lewis Jr-Guiding Light), born in Ridgewood, New Jersey
  • 1980-08-29 Chris Simms, American NFL quarterback (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans, Denver Broncos), born in Ridgewood, New Jersey
  • 1987-06-16 Ali Stroker, American actress and singer, first actress to appear in a wheelchair on Broadway and win a Tony award, born in Ridgewood, New Jersey