New York in History

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 710

  • 1524-04-17 Giovanni Verrazano, a Florentine navigator, discovers New York Bay

Historic Event

1609-07-29 Samuel de Champlain shoots and kills two Iroquois chiefs at Ticonderoga, New York setting the stage for French-Iroquois conflicts for the next 150 years

  • 1653-02-02 New Amsterdam becomes a city (later renamed New York)
  • 1664-09-08 Dutch surrender colony of New Netherlands (including New York) to 300 English soldiers
  • 1665-06-12 New Amsterdam legally becomes an English colony and renamed New York after English Duke of York
  • 1672-12-10 New York Governor Lovelace announces monthly mail service between New York & Boston
  • 1673-01-22 Postal service between New York & Boston inaugurated
  • 1674-11-10 Dutch formally cede New Netherlands (New York) to the English
  • 1683-11-01 The English crown colony of New York is subdivided into 12 counties.
  • 1690-02-08 French and Native American troops set Schenectady settlement New York on fire
  • 1695-09-12 New York Jews petition governor Dongan for religious liberties
  • 1712-04-07 Slave revolt in New York kills 6 white men, 21 African Americans executed
  • 1728-12-17 Congregation Shearith Israel of New York purchases a lot on Mill Street in lower Manhattan to build the city's first synagogue
  • 1732-12-06 1st play in American colonies acted by professional players in New York
  • 1751-04-29 The New York Gazette and Post Boy carries first public report of a cricket match played in America; New York XI v London XI on the site of what is today the Fulton Fish Market in Manhattan, NYC
  • 1755-09-08 Battle of Lake George in the Province of New York: British army beats French
  • 1755-09-18 Fort Ticonderoga in New York opens
  • 1758-07-08 British and Colonial assault on French forces at Fort Ticonderoga, New York
  • 1759-07-26 11,000 British troops drive a token French garrison of 400 out of Fort Ticonderoga, New York
  • 1765-10-07 Stamp Act Congress (First Congress of the American Colonies) convenes in New York City to devise a unified protest against new British taxation
  • 1765-10-19 Stamp Act Congress meets in New York City, writes the Declaration of Rights and Grievances
  • 1766-10-30 St. Paul's Chapel in New York is consecrated
  • 1774-07-04 Orangetown Resolutions adopted in the Province of New York, one of many protests against the British Parliament's Coercive Acts
  • 1775-05-10 American Revolution: Green Mountain Boys capture Fort Ticonderoga, New York
  • 1776-09-21 5 days after British take New York, a quarter of the city burns down
  • 1776-10-18 In a bar decorated with bird tail in Elmsford, New York, a customer requests a glassful of “those cock tails” from bartender Betsy Flanagan
  • 1777-01-16 Vermont declares independence from New York
  • 1777-04-20 New York adopts new constitution as an independent state
  • 1777-04-26 Sybil Ludington aged 16, rides 40 miles in New York to warn her father's militia of the approach of the British

Victory in Battle

1779-06-16 US General Anthony Wayne captures Stony Point, New York, inflicting heavy losses on the British

Historic Event

1783-03-15 In an emotional speech in Newburgh, New York, George Washington asks his officers not to support the Newburgh Conspiracy. The plea is successful and the threatened coup d'etat never takes place.

  • 1786-09-24 African American slave and poet Jupiter Hammon makes his "Address to the Negroes of the State of New York" speech advocating emancipation at meeting of African Society in NY

Historic Event

1792-10-12 First celebration of Columbus Day in the USA held in New York

Historic Event

1793-12-09 Noah Webster establishes New York's 1st daily newspaper, the "American Minerva"

  • 1799-03-29 New York passes gradual abolition law saying children of enslaved mothers are born free but still owe free service to masters until they are 25 if female and 28 if male
  • 1801-11-16 First edition of New York Evening Post
  • 1802-07-07 1st comic book "The Wasp" is published in Hudson, New York criticizing Republican politicians

Historic Event

1808-04-08 Roman Catholic Diocese of Baltimore promoted to an archdiocese by Pope Pius VII, with the founding of the dioceses of New York, Philadelphia, Boston, and Bardstown (now Louisville)

  • 1813-09-07 "Uncle Sam" 1st used to refer to the US, by Troy Post of New York
  • 1813-12-29 British burn Buffalo, New York during War of 1812
  • 1814-05-05 British attack Fort Ontario, Oswego, New York
  • 1816-05-05 American Bible Society organized in New York
  • 1817-03-08 The New York Stock Exchange is founded
  • 1817-07-04 Chief Engineer James Geddes begins construction on the Erie Canal, (Rome, New York), one of the first great engineering works in North America
  • 1819-10-23 1st ship sails through the Erie Canal from Rome, New York to Utica, New York

Historic Event

1820-03-26 Future Mormon church leader Joseph Smith has his "First Vision" in a wooded area of New York, according to Mormon scholars

  • 1822-06-09 Charles Graham of New York patents porcelain false teeth
  • 1827-07-04 Slavery abolished in New York
  • 1827-11-17 The Delta Phi fraternity, America's oldest continuous social fraternity, founded at Union College in Schenectady, New York
  • 1830-03-16 New York Stock Exchange slowest day ever (31 shares traded)
  • 1830-03-26 The Book of Mormon is published in Palmyra, New York
  • 1831-03-19 1st US bank robbery, the City Bank in New York robbed of $245,000
  • 1833-09-03 New York Sun begins publishing (1st daily newspaper)

Historic Publication

1835-05-06 James Gordon Bennett, Sr. publishes the first issue of the New York Herald (price 1 cent).

Historic Publication

1835-08-25 New York Sun publishes Moon hoax story about John Herschel

  • 1837-02-13 Riot in New York due to a combination of poverty and increase in the cost of flour
  • 1838-04-08 Steamship "Great Western" makes her maiden voyage from Bristol, England, to New York
  • 1839-09-06 Great fire in New York
  • 1841-04-10 New York Tribune begins publishing under editor Horace Greeley
  • 1842-05-22 Farmers Lester Howe and Henry Wetsel discover Howe Caverns in New York state when they stumble upon a large gaping hole in the ground
  • 1842-12-07 New York Philharmonic's 1st concert
  • 1843-02-01 Oldest continuous writer of insurance in America - The Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York (MONY) opens
  • 1847-04-28 George B. Vashon becomes 1st African American to enter New York State Bar
  • 1847-06-27 New York & Boston linked by telegraph wires
  • 1849-09-29 1st passenger train service to Peekskill, New York (New Haven Railroad)
  • 1851-09-18 New York Times starts publishing (2 cents a copy)
  • 1852-03-13 Uncle Sam cartoon figure made its debut in the New York Lantern weekly
  • 1853-01-03 Solomon Northup, author of the memoir "Twelve Years a Slave, is freed after 7 illegal years in slavery with aid of Washington Hunt, Governor of New York

Historic Event

1853-07-14 US President Franklin Pierce opens the "Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations" (a World's Fair), at the Crystal Palace in New York City (now site of Bryant Park)

Historic Event

1853-07-21 Central Park in New York created when New York State Legislature puts aside more than 750 acres of land on Manhattan Island

  • 1853-08-24 1st potato chips prepared by chef George Crum at Moon's Lake House, near Saratoga Springs, New York (popular legend says he invented though earlier recipes exist)

Historic Event

1855-02-25 Bowery Boys gang leader William Poole "Bill the Butcher" shot in the back by gang of archrival John Morrissey in New York (dies 8th March)

Historic Publication

1855-07-04 In Brooklyn, New York, the first edition of Walt Whitman's book of poems, "Leaves of Grass" is published

  • 1856-02-20 The steam packet-ship John Rutledge, en route from Liverpool to New York, hits an iceberg and sinks with the loss of 120 passengers and 19 crew; only one survivor (Thomas Nye of New Bedford)
  • 1857-01-22 National Association of Baseball Players founded in New York

Music Concert

1857-12-08 1st production of Dion Boucicault's play "Poor of New York"

Historic Event

1860-02-27 Abraham Lincoln makes a speech at Cooper Union in the city of New York that is largely responsible for his election to the Presidency

  • 1860-03-24 Clipper Andrew Jackson arrives in San Francisco, 89 days out of New York

Historic Event

1860-12-28 Harriet Tubman arrives in Auburn, New York, on her last mission to free slaves, having evaded capture for 8 years on the Underground Railroad

  • 1861-01-05 250 Federal troops are sent from New York to Ft Sumter
  • 1863-04-13 Society for the Relief of the Ruptured and Crippled is incorporated in the State of New York
  • 1864-04-29 The Theta Xi fraternity is founded at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York
  • 1864-04-30 New York becomes 1st state to charge a hunting license fee
  • 1864-10-04 National black convention meets in Syracuse, New York

Historic Invention

1865-10-10 John Wesley Hyatt patents the billiard ball made from cellulose nitrate (celluloid) in Albany, New York (patent US50359A)

  • 1867-12-18 Around 49 victims of "Angola Horror" train wreck burn to death in Angola, New York
  • 1867-12-29 1st telegraph ticker used by a brokerage house, Groesbeck & Co, New York
  • 1868-03-27 The Lake Ontario Shore Railroad Company is organized in Oswego, New York.
  • 1868-09-08 New York Athletic Club forms

Brooklyn Bridge Opens

1870-01-03 Construction begins on New York's Brooklyn Bridge; completed May 24, 1883

  • 1870-02-26 Beach Pneumatic Transit - 1st attempt to demonstrate a subway in New York opens (pneumatic powered)
  • 1870-11-27 The New York Times dubs baseball "The National Game"
  • 1871-10-13 The Delphic Fraternity is founded as the Delphic Society at the State Normal School in Geneseo, New York.
  • 1871-11-16 National Rifle Association is first chartered in the State of New York

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 2,420

  • 1661-11-28 Edward Hyde, 3rd Earl of Clarendon, British Governor of New York and New Jersey (d. 1723)
  • 1716-01-15 Philip Livingston, American businessman & politician (signed US Declaration of Independence), born in Albany, New York (d. 1778)
  • 1723-11-30 William Livingston, American politician and 1st revolutionary Governor of New Jersey, born in Albany, Province of New York (d. 1790)
  • 1724-08-23 Abraham Yates, American Continental Congressman, born in Albany, New York (d. 1796)
  • 1726-04-08 Lewis Morris, American landowner and farmer (signed US Declaration of Independence), born in Morrisania, New York (d. 1798)
  • 1734-12-17 William Floyd, American soldier who signed the US Declaration of Independence, born in Brookhaven, Province of New York (d. 1821)

George Clinton

1739-07-26 George Clinton, American soldier and 4th Vice President (1805-12), born in Little Britain, New York (d. 1812)

John Jay

1745-12-12 John Jay, US statesman and 1st US Chief Justice, born in NYC, New York (d. 1829)

  • 1748-01-22 Lewis Edson, early American composer, born in Woodstock, New York (d. 1820)
  • 1754-01-30 John Lansing Jr., American lawyer & statesman, born in Albany, New York (d. 1829)
  • 1754-10-16 Morgan Lewis, Governor of New York (1804-07) (d. 1844)
  • 1754-12-02 William Cooper, American judge and developer (founded Cooperstown, New York), born in Smithfield, Pennsylvania (d. 1809)
  • 1758-12-23 Nathan Wilson U.S. Representative from New York, born in Bolton, Massachusetts
  • 1761-04-05 Sybil Ludington, American revolutionary heroine (rode to alert militia), born in Kent, New York (d. 1839)
  • 1764-05-28 Edward Livingston, American jurist and statesman, born in Columbia County, New York (d. 1836)
  • 1768-01-10 James Varicick, founder and first bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, born in Newburgh, New York (d. 1827)
  • 1774-06-21 Daniel D. Tompkins, American politician, 6th US Vice President (1817-25), born in Scarsdale, New York (d. 1825)
  • 1777-06-12 Robert Clark, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from New York (1819-21), born in Washington County, New York (d. 1837)

Martin Van Buren

1782-12-05 Martin Van Buren, 8th US President (Democrat: 1837-41), born in Kinderhook, New York (d. 1862)

  • 1783-03-08 Hannah Hoes, future wife of U.S. President Martin Van Buren (1837-41), born in Kinderhook, New York (d. 1819)
  • 1787-04-19 Deaf Smith, American frontiersman and revolutionary, born in Dutchess County, New York (d. 1837)
  • 1793-03-28 Henry Schoolcraft, American geographer and geologist, born in Guilderland, New York (d. 1864)

Cornelius Vanderbilt

1794-05-27 Cornelius Vanderbilt, American shipping and railroad magnate (New York Central Railroad), born in Port Richmond, New York (d. 1877)

  • 1794-12-14 Erastus Corning, American businessman and politician (Mayor of Albany, New York), born in Norwich, Connecticut (d. 1872)
  • 1795-05-13 Joshua Ratoon Sands, American Rear Admiral (Union Navy), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1883)

James Gordon Bennett

1795-09-01 James Gordon Bennett, Sr., American newspaper publisher (New York Herald), born in Keith, Scotland (d. 1872)

Walter Hunt

1796-07-29 Walter Hunt, American inventor (safety pin, sewing machine), born in Martinsburg, New York (d. 1859)

  • 1797-06-24 John Hughes, 1st Archbishop of the Archdiocese of New York, born in Annaloghan, County Tyrone, Kingdom of Ireland (d. 1864)
  • 1797-11-07 Silas H. Stringham, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), born in Middletown, New York (d. 1876)

Sojourner Truth

1797-11-18 Sojourner Truth [Isabella Baumfree], African-American abolitionist and feminist, born in Swartekill, New York (d. 1883) [birth date is approximate]

  • 1797-12-11 Hiram Paulding, American Rear Admiral (Union Navy), born in Cortlandt, New York (d. 1878)
  • 1797-12-17 Joseph Henry, American scientist and pioneer of electromagnetism, born in Albany, New York (d. 1878)
  • 1798-03-13 Abigail Fillmore, American 1st lady (1850-53), born in Stillwater, New York (d. 1853)
  • 1798-06-12 Samuel Cooper, American General (Confederate Army), born in New Hackensack, Dutchess County, New York (d. 1876)
  • 1799-01-06 Jedediah Smith, American fur trader & explorer, born in Tioga County, New York (d. 1831)

Millard Fillmore

1800-01-07 Millard Fillmore, 13th US President (Whig: 1850-53), born in Moravia, New York (d. 1874)

  • 1800-03-14 James Bogardus, American inventor and builder (made cast-iron buildings), born in Catskill, New York (d. 1874)
  • 1800-08-06 Catherine Beecher, American educator (championed higher education for women), born in East Hampton, New York (1878)
  • 1800-09-11 Daniel S. Dickinson, New York senator, born in Goshen, Connecticut (d. 1866)

William H. Seward

1801-05-16 William H. Seward, American politician (Secretary of State, 1861-69, Governor of New York, 1839-42), born in Florida, New York (d. 1872)

  • 1801-07-26 John Drake Sloat, 1st Military Governor of California (Union Navy), born in Sloatsburg, New York (d. 1867)

Gail Borden

1801-11-09 Gail Borden, American manufacturer and inventor of condensed milk, born in Norwich, New York (d. 1874)

  • 1802-07-21 David Hunter, American Major General (Union Army), born in Troy, New York (d. 1886)
  • 1802-09-04 Marcus Whitman, American physician and missionary (Oregon Trail), born in Federal Hollow, New York (d. 1847)
  • 1803-08-27 Edward Beecher, American theologian, born in East Hampton, New York (d. 1895)
  • 1804-04-26 Charles Goodyear, American politician (D-NY), born in Cobleskill, New York (d. 1876)
  • 1804-10-03 Townsend Harris, American diplomat (1st Western consul to reside in Japan), born in Washington County, New York (d. 1878)
  • 1806-05-06 Chapin A. Harris, American dentist who founded the America Society of Dental Surgeons, born in Pompey, New York (d. 1860)
  • 1806-05-12 Amos Beebe Eaton, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Catskill, New York (d. 1877)
  • 1806-10-14 Preston King, U.S. Senator from New York (1857-63), born in Ogdensburg, New York (d. 1865)
  • 1807-10-30 James Samuel Wadsworth, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Geneseo, New York (d. 1864)
  • 1808-02-25 James Bowen, American Major General (Union Army), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 1886)
  • 1808-07-10 Solomon Northup, American abolitionist and author (12 Years a Slave), born in Minerva, New York (or 10 Jul 1807) (d. 1863)
  • 1809-10-11 Orson Squire Fowler, American phrenologist and lecturer, born in Cohocton, New York (d. 1887)
  • 1809-12-03 Thomas Alfred Davies, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Black Lake, New York (d. 1899)
  • 1810-03-10 John McCloskey, 1st American cardinal and Archbishop of New York, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1885)
  • 1810-05-31 Horatio Seymour, American politician (18th Governor of New York), born in Onondaga, New York (d. 1886)
  • 1810-11-18 Asa Gray, American botanist (Flora of North America), born in Sauquoit, New York (d. 1888)
  • 1811-03-11 Marsena Rudolph Patrick, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Hounsfield, New York (d. 1888)
  • 1811-09-19 Orson Pratt, American mathematician and religious leader, born in Hartford, New York (d. 1881)
  • 1811-10-27 Isaac Singer, American inventor (1st practical home sewing machine), born in Pittstown New York (d. 1875)
  • 1812-02-14 Alfred Thomas Agate, American artist, born in Sparta, New York (d. 1846)
  • 1812-04-27 William W. Snow, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from New York (1851-53), born in Heath, Massachusetts (d. 1886)
  • 1812-12-04 Elias Smith Dennis, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Newburgh, New York (d. 1894)
  • 1813-04-18 James McCune Smith, African-American doctor and abolitionist, born in Manhattan, New York (d. 1865)
  • 1813-05-23 Mason Brayman, American attorney, newspaperman and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1895)

Mark Hopkins

1813-09-01 Mark Hopkins, American business tycoon and railroad executive (Central Pacific Railroad), born in Henderson, New York (d. 1878)

  • 1814-08-08 Esther Morris [Esther Hobart McQuigg], American suffragist, anti-slavery activist, and 1st female justice of the peace in the US, born in Tioga County, New York (d. 1902)
  • 1814-10-27 Daniel H. Wells, Mormon leader and 3rd Mayor of Salt Lake City, born in Trenton, New York (d. 1891)
  • 1814-11-22 Serranus Clinton Hastings, American politician and lawyer (3rd Attorney General of California), born in Watertown, Jefferson County, New York (d. 1893)
  • 1815-01-08 George Webb Morell, American Major General (Union Army), born in Cooperstown, New York (d. 1883)
  • 1815-01-10 Thomas Williams, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Albany, New York (d. 1862)
  • 1815-01-16 Henry Wagner "Old Brains" Halleck, American expert in military studies and Major General (Union Army), born in Oneida County, New York (d. 1872)
  • 1816-01-09 John Palmer Usher, Secretary of the Interior under Lincoln during US Civil War (1863-1865), born in Brookfield, New York (d. 1889)
  • 1816-03-12 David Stuart, American politician, Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1868)
  • 1816-09-23 Julius White, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Cazenovia, New York (d. 1890)
  • 1816-10-04 Egbert Benson Brown, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Brownsville, New York (d. 1902)
  • 1817-02-03 Samuel Ryan Curtis, American politician and Major General (Union Army), born in Champlain, New York (d. 1866)
  • 1817-04-04 John Wilson Sprague, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in White Creek, New York (d. 1893)
  • 1817-08-14 Alexander H. Bailey, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York), born in Minisink, New York (d. 1874)
  • 1817-11-25 John Bigelow, American statesman and author, born in Bristol, New York (d. 1911)
  • 1818-04-05 Lewis Baldwin Parsons, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Perry, New York (d. 1907)
  • 1818-05-27 Amelia Jenks Bloomer, American reformer who campaigned for temperance and women’s rights, born in Homer, New York (d. 1894)
  • 1818-06-21 Joseph Abel Haskin, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Troy, New York (d. 1874)
  • 1818-09-07 Thomas Talbot, American politician, 31st Governor of Massachusetts, born in Cambridge, New York (d. 1885)
  • 1818-11-03 Gustavus Adolphus DeRussy, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1891)
  • 1818-12-21 Lewis H. Morgan, American ethnologist (Systems of Consanguinity), born in Aurora, New York (d. 1881)
  • 1819-01-14 Frederick Steele, American Major General (Union Army), born in Delhi, New York (d. 1868)
  • 1819-03-29 Edwin Drake, American businessman who drilled 1st productive US oil well, born in Greenville, New York (d. 1881)
  • 1819-05-01 William Steele, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Albany, New York (d. 1885)

Walt Whitman

1819-05-31 Walt Whitman, American poet (Leaves of Grass) and volunteer nurse during the Civil War, born in West Hills, New York (d. 1892)

  • 1819-06-26 Abner Doubleday, American Union Army General-Major, and inventor (San Francisco cable cars), born in Ballston Spa, New York (d. 1893)
  • 1819-06-30 William A. Wheeler, American politician (19th Vice President of the United States), born in Malone, New York (d. 1887)
  • 1819-07-04 Reuben Fenton, American merchant and politician (22nd Governor of New York), born in Carroll, New York (d. 1885)

Herman Melville

1819-08-01 Herman Melville, American author (Moby-Dick, Billy Budd), born in NYC, New York (d. 1891)

  • 1819-08-09 Jonathan Homer Lane, American astrophysicist who mathematically analyzed the Sun as a gaseous body, born in Geneseo, New York (d. 1880)
  • 1819-08-12 Daniel Davidson Bidwell, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1864)
  • 1819-08-17 James Henry Van Alen, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Kinderhook, New York (d. 1886)
  • 1819-09-09 Martin Luther Smith, American Major General (Confederate Army), born in Danby, New York (d. 1866)

Famous Weddings

Alexander Hamilton

1780-12-14 US founding father Alexander Hamilton (25) weds Elizabeth Schuyler (23) at Schuyler Mansion in Albany, New York

Martin Van Buren

1807-02-21 US President Martin Van Buren (24) weds high school sweetheart Hannah Hoes (23) in Catskill, New York

James Fenimore Cooper

1811-01-01 Writer James Fenimore Cooper (21) weds Susan Augusta de Lancey in Mamaroneck, New York

Brigham Young

1824-10-08 Salt Lake City founder Brigham Young (23) weds first wife Miriam Angeline Works (18) in Port Byron, New York

Joseph Smith

1827-01-17 Religious leader Joseph Smith Jr (21) weds church group movement leader Emma Smith (22) in South Bainbridge, New York

Frederick Douglass

1838-09-14 Newly escaped slave Frederick Douglass marries free woman Anne Murray in New York

Boss Tweed

1844-09-29 New York Politician Boss Tweed (21) weds Mary Jane C. Skaden

Samuel Morse

1848-08-10 Inventor Samuel Morse (57) weds Sarah Elizabeth Griswold in Utica, New York

Millard Fillmore

1858-02-10 US President Millard Fillmore (58) weds Caroline Carmichael (43) in Albany, New York

Samuel Gompers

1867-01-28 Labor union leader Samuel Gompers (17) weds co-worker Sophia Julian (16) in Brooklyn, New York

George Westinghouse

1867-08-08 Engineer George Westinghouse (20) weds Marguerite Erskine Walker in Brooklyn, New York

Grandma Moses

1887-11-09 Anna Mary Robertson (27), later to become painter known as Grandma Moses, weds Thomas Salmon Moses in New York

Paul Laurence Dunbar

1898-03-06 Poet Paul Laurence Dunbar (25) weds political activist and poet Alice Ruth Moore (22) in New York

Wedding of Interest

1905-03-17 Eleanor Roosevelt (20) marries Franklin D. Roosevelt (23) later 32nd US President in New York, & given away by her uncle, 26th President Theodore Roosevelt

John Foster Dulles

1912-06-26 US Secretary of State John Foster Dulles (24) weds Janet Pomeroy Avery at Auburn, New York

Will Durant

1913-10-31 Historian and philosopher Will Durant (27) weds researcher Ariel Kaufman (15) at New York's City Hall

F. Scott Fitzgerald

1920-04-03 Novelist and short story writer F. Scott Fitzgerald (23) weds novelist Zelda Sayre (19) at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York

Walter Hagen

1923-04-30 Golfer champion Walter Hagen (30) weds Edna Straus at the Hotel Biltmore in New York

Thomas E. Dewey

1928-06-16 New York Governor Thomas E. Dewey (26) weds stage actress Frances Eileen Hutt

Lou Gehrig

1933-09-29 NY Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig (30) weds Eleanor Twitchell in New Rochelle, New York

John Kenneth Galbraith

1937-09-17 Economist John Kenneth Galbraith (29) weds author Catherine Atwater (24) at the Reformed Church of North Hempstead in New York

Vince Lombardi

1940-08-31 Football player and coach Vince Lombardi (27) weds Marie Planitz at Our Lady of Refuge Church in Bronx, New York

Isaac Asimov

1942-07-26 Science fiction author Isaac Asimov (22) weds Gertrude Blugerman in Brooklyn, New York

Wedding of Interest

1945-01-06 Future 41st US President George H. W. Bush (20) weds Barbara Pierce (19) at the First Presbyterian Church in Rye, New York

Howard Hanson

1946-07-24 Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Howard Hanson (49) weds Margaret Elizabeth Nelson at the Chautauqua Institution in New York

Nat King Cole

1948-03-28 Musician Nat King Cole (29) weds jazz singer Maria Hawkins (25) at Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, New York

W.E.B. Du Bois

1951-02-27 American civil rights activist W.E.B. Du Bois (83) weds award-winning author Shirley Graham (54) in Queens, New York

Arthur C. Clarke

1953-06-15 Sci-Fi author Arthur C. Clarke (35) weds Marilyn Torgenson in New York

Wedding of Interest

1953-07-02 Children's author Roald Dahl (36) weds stage actress Patricia Neal (27) at Trinity Church in New York

Roone Arledge

1953-12-27 Broadcasting pioneer Roone Arledge (22) weds Joan Heise at St. Frances de Chantal Parish in Wantagh, New York

Wedding of Interest

1956-06-29 Actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe (30) weds for the 3rd time, this time marrying playwright Arthur Miller (40) at White Plains Court House in White Plains, New York

Martin Scorsese

1965-05-15 Director Martin Scorsese (22) weds Laraine Brennan in New York

Shirley Chisholm

1977-11-26 Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm (53) weds businessman Arthur Hardwick Jr at the Sheraton Inn in Cheektowaga, New York

Norman Mailer

1980-11-11 Novelist Norman Mailer (57) weds Norris Church (31) in Brooklyn, New York

Jamie Lee Curtis

1984-12-18 Actress Jamie Lee Curtis (26) weds actor Christopher Guest (37) in New York

Rowan Atkinson

1990-02-05 British comic actor Rowan Atkinson (35) weds Sunetra Sastry in New York

  • 1993-03-20 Talk show host Morton Downey Jr (59) weds producer Lori Krebs (29) in Bellmore, New York

Todd Beamer

1994-05-14 Software salesman Todd Beamer (25) weds Lisa Brosious in Peekskill, New York

Wedding of Interest

1994-07-03 Actress Natasha Richardson (31) weds actor Liam Neeson (42) at a private ceremony in New York

  • 1994-08-27 TV executive Anthony Radziwill (35) weds Emmy Award-winning journalist Carole Di Falco (31) in East Hampton, New York

Bob Iger

1995-10-07 Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger (44) weds journalist Willow Bay (31) in Bridgehampton, New York

  • 1996-04-27 Soap opera actor Lorenzo Lamas (38) weds Playboy model and actress Shauna Sand (24) in Rockland County, New York
  • 1996-05-11 Fashion designer Cynthia Rowley (39) weds retail store designer Bill Keenan (43) at Manhattan City Hall in New York
  • 1996-07-20 Tony Award-winning actress Bernadette Peters (48) weds investment adviser Michael Wittenberg (34) at Mary Tyler Moore's home in Millbrook, New York

Lionel Richie

1996-12-21 American pop singer Lionel Richie (47) weds clothing designer Diane Alexander (30) at Metropolitan Club in New York

Wedding of Interest

1997-05-19 Film and stage actor Matthew Broderick (35) weds Sex and the City actress Sarah Jessica Parker (32) in New York

  • 1997-10-04 MTV news anchor Tabitha Soren (30) weds "Liars Poker" author Michael Lewis (37) in Garrison, New York

Peter Jennings

1997-12-06 ABC's World News Tonight news anchor Peter Jennings (59) weds Kayce Freed in Bridgehampton, New York

  • 1998-05-03 "Jekyll & Hyde" lead singer Linda Eder (37) weds composer Frank Wildhorn (38) at their new 8-acre estate in North Salem, New York

Adam Yauch

1998-05-31 American "Beastie Boys" rapper Adam Yauch (33) weds daughter of prominent Tibetan activists Dechen Wangdu in New York

  • 1998-10-03 Dutch-born model Annette Roque (33) weds The Today show cohost Matt Lauer (41) at Presbyterian Church in Bridgehampton, New York
  • 1999-06-13 CNBC anchor-reporter Maria Bartiromo (31) weds son of multimillionaire financier Saul Steinberg, Jonathan Steinberg (34) in Long Island, New York

Rupert Murdoch

1999-06-25 Business magnate Rupert Murdoch (68) weds third wife businesswoman Wendi Deng (30) at the yacht Morning Glory in New York harbor

  • 1999-07-10 "It Could Happen To You" actress Rosie Perez (34) weds playwright and screenwriter Seth Zvi Rosenfeld (37) in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1999-07-22 Director Martin Scorsese (56) weds Helen Morris in New York
  • 1999-09-26 Actress-singer and former beauty queen Vanessa L Williams (36) weds Los Angeles Lakers' basketball player Rick Fox (30) at Church of the Holy Trinity in New York
  • 2000-06-15 "Murphy Brown" actress Candice Bergen (54) weds New York real estate magnate Marshall Rose (63) at a Manhattan synagogue
  • 2001-06-09 "Law & Order" actress and model Angie Harmon (28) weds New York Giant NFL player Jason Sehorn (30) at Highland Park Presbyterian Church in Dallas, Texas

Steven Soderbergh

2003-05-10 "Ocean's Eleven" director and producer Steven Soderbergh (40) weds former fashion model Jules Asner (35) in Manhattan, New York

Christy Turlington

2003-06-07 "Sidewalks of New York" actor-director Edward Burns (34) weds Calvin Klein model Christy Turlington (32) at St. Peter and Paul's Catholic Church in San Francisco, California

John Leguizamo

2003-06-28 Colombian American actor John Leguizamo (42) weds estate planner Justine Maurer (35) on a Catholic-Jewish ceremony in New York

  • 2003-07-11 "The Sopranos" actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler (22) weds her manager A.J. Discala at Brooklyn Botanical Garden in New York

Julianne Moore

2003-08-23 "The Hours" actress Julianne Moore (42) weds "The Myth of Fingerprints" director Bart Freundlich (33) in New York

  • 2004-09-09 'N Sync singer Joey Fatone (27) weds Kelly Baldwin (27) at Oheka Castle in Huntington, New York

Billy Joel

2004-10-02 "Piano Man" singer-songwriter Billy Joel (55) weds American television food critic and chef Katie Lee (23) at 15-acre waterfront estate in Centre Island, New York; divorce 2009

Joseph Stiglitz

2004-10-28 Economist Joseph Stiglitz (61) weds professor Anya Schiffrin (41) at the Municipal Building in New York

  • 2005-01-29 "New York Mets" catcher Mike Piazza (36) weds former "Baywatch" actress Alicia Rickter (32) at St. Jude Catholic Church in Miami, Florida

Robert Downey Jr

2005-08-27 American actor Robert Downey Jr (40) weds American film producer Susan Levin (31) at the Windy Dune Estat in Amagansett, New York

  • 2005-09-17 Fashion designer Cynthia Rowley (47) weds Bill Powers in Montauk, New York
  • 2006-02-10 "Creed" former lead singer Scott Stapp (32) weds Miss New York USA 2004 winner Jaclyn Nesheiwat (25) in Miami
  • 2006-03-17 Publicist Lizzie Grubman (35) weds Chris Stern in New York
  • 2006-11-04 Radio and television journalist Alison Stewart (40) weds MSNBC vice-president of prime-time programming Bill Wolff (40) at the stylish New York restaurant Cipriani 23rd Street
  • 2007-02-14 Former Felicity actress Keri Russell (30) weds longtime boyfriend Shane Deary (30) in NYC, New York

Ellen Pompeo

2007-11-09 "Grey's Anatomy" actress Ellen Pompeo (38) weds music producer Chris Ivery (38) in NYC, New York

  • 2008-03-23 France's former first lady Cecilia Ciganer-Albeniz (50) weds Moroccan-born public relations executive Richard Attias (48) in Manhattan, New York

Wedding of Interest

2008-04-04 Singer-songwriter and actress Beyonce Knowles (30) weds rapper Jay-Z (43) at a 13,500-square foot penthouse apartment in New York

Eli Manning

2008-04-19 New York Giants NFL quarterback Eli Manning (27) weds Abby McGrew (24) at the One & Only Palmilla Resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Howard Stern

2008-10-03 Radio personality Howard Stern (54) weds actress Beth Ostrosky (36) in Manhattan, New York

  • 2009-05-04 Two-time Tony winner singer-actress Bebe Neuwirth (50) weds Napa Valley's Destino vineyard founder Chris Calkins at the Players Club in New York

Wedding of Interest

2009-10-25 American businesswoman Ivanka Trump (27) weds New York Observer owner Jared Kushner (28) at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey

  • 2009-12-19 American pop singer, musician, and actor Kevin Jonas (22) weds Danielle Deleasa (23) at Oheka Castle in Huntington, New York
  • 2010-07-31 Daughter of former US President Bill Clinton Chelsea Clinton (30) weds investment banker Marc Mezvinsky (32) at Astor Courts in Rhinebeck, New York
  • 2010-12-11 Actress Joanna Garcia (32) weds New York Yankees` Nick Swisher (31) at Breakers Hotel & Resort in Palm Beach, Florida

Kelsey Grammer

2011-02-25 Actor and comedian Kelsey Grammer (57) weds Kayte Walsh (29) at the Longacre Theater in Manhattan, New York

  • 2011-04-17 Actress and model Torrey Devitto (26) weds actor Paul Wesley (28) in New York

Wedding of Interest

2011-06-22 British actor best known as British secret agent "James Bond" Daniel Craig (43) weds film and theatre actress Rachel Weisz (41) at a private ceremony in New York

  • 2011-06-27 Actress America Ferrera (28) weds actor and director Ryan Piers Williams (31) in New York
  • 2011-08-16 Fashion designer Michael Kors (51) weds Lance LePere in Southampton, New York

Paul McCartney

2011-10-09 Musician Paul McCartney (69) weds New Yorker Nancy Shevell (51) in a civil ceremony at Old Marylebone Town Hall, London

  • 2012-01-07 Lady A (formerly Antebellum) singer-songwriter Hillary Scott (26) weds drummer Chris Tyrrell (25) at the Appel Inn near Albany, New York

Rosie O'Donnell

2012-06-09 Comedian Rosie O'Donnell (50) weds Michelle Rounds in New York

  • 2012-07-04 "Grey's Anatomy" actress Sara Ramirez (36) weds TIMEC's business analyst Ryan Debolt in a private beachside ceremony in New York; separate in 2021

Audra McDonald

2012-10-06 Former "Private Practice" actress Audra McDonald (42) weds Broadway star Will Swenson (38) in Croton-on-Hudson, New York

  • 2013-06-28 Writer Josh Kilmer-Purcell (43) weds physician Brent Ridge in Sharon Springs, New York

George Soros

2013-09-21 US billionaire investor and active supporter of liberal political causes George Soros (83) weds health care and education consultant Tamiko Bolton (42) at his estate in Bedford, New York

  • 2013-10-26 Actress Christina Ricci (33) weds dolly grip James Heerdegen in Manhattan, New York
  • 2014-06-21 TV journalist Katie Couric (57) weds financier John Molner in East Hampton, New York
  • 2014-06-28 Socialite and actress Olivia Palermo (28) weds model Johannes Huebl in Bedford, New York
  • 2014-07-05 Writer and comedian John Mulaney (32) weds make-up artist Annamarie Tendler at the Onteora Mountain House in Boiceville, New York

Vanessa Williams

2015-07-04 American actress and singer Vanessa Williams (52) weds Jim Skrip in Buffalo, New York


Famous Divorces

Alex Rodriguez

2008-07-07 Cynthia Rodriguez (35) divorces New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez (32) due to long period of infidelity and emotional abandonment after 6 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • 1723-03-31 Edward Hyde, 3rd Earl of Clarendon, British Governor of New York and New Jersey, dies at 61
  • 1744-08-13 John Cruger, Dutch-born Mayor of New York (b. 1678)
  • 1774-07-11 Sir William Johnson, 1st Baronet, Irish-born New York pioneer
  • 1809-12-22 William Cooper, American judge and developer (founded Cooperstown, New York), dies at 55
  • 1837-10-01 Robert Clark, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from New York (1819-21), dies at 60

Stephen Foster

1864-01-13 Stephen Foster, American composer (Oh! Susanna; Swanee River; Beautiful Dreamer), dies in New York City at 37 [reports vary as to fever, accident, suicide, or some combination]

  • 1865-11-12 Preston King, U.S. Senator from New York (1857-63), dies at 59
  • 1872-04-09 Erastus Corning, American businessman and politician (Mayor of Albany, New York), dies at 77

James Gordon Bennett

1872-06-01 James Gordon Bennett, Sr., American newspaper publisher (New York Herald), dies at 76

William H. Seward

1872-10-10 William H. Seward, American politician (Secretary of State, 1861-69, Governor of New York, 1839-42), dies at 71

  • 1874-04-20 Alexander H. Bailey, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York), dies at 56

Cornelius Vanderbilt

1877-01-04 Cornelius Vanderbilt, American shipping and railroad magnate (New York Central Railroad), dies at 82

Boss Tweed

1878-04-12 William Magear Tweed "Boss Tweed", American politician and corrupt New York fraudster, dies in prison of pneumonia at 55

  • 1885-08-25 Reuben Fenton, American merchant and politician (22nd Governor of New York), dies at 66
  • 1885-10-10 John McCloskey, 1st American cardinal and Archbishop of New York, dies at 75
  • 1886-02-12 Horatio Seymour, American politician (18th Governor of New York), dies at 75
  • 1886-09-03 William W. Snow, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from New York (1851-53), dies at 74

Emma Lazarus

1887-11-19 Emma Lazarus, American poet ("Give us your tired & poor", "New Colossus" - on the base of Statue of Liberty), dies likely from Hodgkin's lymphoma at 38

  • 1888-04-18 Roscoe Conkling, American politician (U.S. Senator from New York 1867-81), dies at 58
  • 1889-01-13 Solomon Bundy, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York's 21st district), dies at 65
  • 1890-04-01 David Wilber, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York), dies at 69
  • 1892-03-16 Samuel F. Miller, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York), dies at 64
  • 1893-09-07 Hamilton Fish, American politician (Governor of New York), dies at 85
  • 1910-10-20 David B. Hill, American politician and Governor of New York (1885-91), dies at 67

Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt

1915-05-07 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Sr., American businessman and sportsman (New York Central Railway), dies aboard the RMS Lusitania during World War I at 37

  • 1929-03-01 Royal H. Weller, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York), dies at 47
  • 1944-03-04 Louis Capone, New York organized crime figure (b. 1896) (executed)
  • 1944-10-04 Alfred "Al" Smith, American politician, 4 time Governor of New York (1919-20 and 1923-28), and 1st Roman Catholic presidential candidate (D, 1928), dies at 70
  • 1949-10-01 Oswald Garrison Villard, American journalist and editor of the New York Evening Post, dies at 77
  • 1949-11-03 Solomon R. Guggenheim, American businessman and art collector (Guggenheim Museum New York), dies at 88
  • 1951-12-06 Harold Ross, American magazine editor and co-founded The New Yorker, dies at 59
  • 1953-07-22 Cyrus "Cy" Kendall, American actor (Tarzan's New York Adventure, Mysteries of Chinatown), dies from heart problems at 55
  • 1954-07-13 Grantland Rice, American sportswriter (New York Herald Tribune 1914-30, Colliers 1925-37), dies from a stroke at 73

W. C. Handy

1958-03-28 W. C. Handy, American composer and musician known as the "Father of the Blues" (Memphis Blues, St Louis Blues), dies of bronchial pneumonia at 84

Billie Holiday

1959-07-17 Billie Holiday [Eleanora Fagan], American jazz singer ("I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm"; "Strange Fruit"), and songwriter ("God Bless The Child"; "Lady Sings the Blues"), dies of cirrhosis of the liver at 44

  • 1967-12-04 Harry Wismer, American sports broadcaster and AFL team owner (New York Titans), dies after a fall at 54
  • 1970-08-01 Frances Farmer, American actress (Son of Fury, Flowing Gold, Among the Living), dies from esophageal cancer at 56
  • 1972-08-11 Rose Schneiderman, American socialist, feminist, trade union leader and secretary of labor for New York State (1937-44), dies at 90
  • 1972-11-06 Billy Murcia, Colombian born American rocker (New York Dolls), chokes to death at 21
  • 1972-12-23 Abraham Joshua Heschel, Polish-born Jewish American rabbi and theologian dies in New York aged 65
  • 1975-10-01 Larry MacPhail, American Baseball Hall of Fame executive (Cincinnati Reds, Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Yankees), dies at 85
  • 1975-10-04 Joan Whitney Payson, American heiress, businesswoman and philanthropist (co-founder & majority owner of MLB's New York Mets), dies at 72
  • 1977-01-23 Bernard "Toots" Shor, New York restaurateur (Toot's Shor's Restaurant), dies at 73
  • 1978-01-13 Joe McCarthy, American Baseball Hall of Fame manager (World Series 1932, 36–39, 41, 43; New York Yankees), dies at 96
  • 1978-01-16 Virginia Pope, American fashion editor (New York Times), dies at 92
  • 1978-11-07 Janet Flanner, American journalist (New Yorker), dies at 86

Nelson Rockefeller

1979-01-26 Nelson Rockefeller, American politician (Vice President: 1974-1977; Governor of New York (R), 1959-73), dies of a heart attack at 70

  • 1979-10-17 S J Perelman, American author, humorist and screenwriter (The New Yorker, Around the World in 80 Days), dies at 75
  • 1980-02-22 Dick Kallman, American actor (Born to Be Loved, Verboten!), murdered in his New York apartment at 46
  • 1980-12-31 Bob Shawkey, American baseball pitcher (World Series 1923, 27; AL ERA leader 1920, New York Yankees), dies at 90
  • 1981-01-15 Emanuel Celler, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York), dies at 92
  • 1981-10-04 Freddie Lindstrom, American Baseball Hall of Fame utility (New York Giants, Pittsburgh Pirates), dies at 75
  • 1982-09-02 Tom Baker, American actor, dies of a drug overdose in New York at 42
  • 1983-05-28 Erastus Corning 2nd, American politician, 72nd Mayor of Albany, New York (b. 1909)

Brooks Atkinson

1984-01-14 Brooks Atkinson, American drama critic (The New York Times), dies at 89

  • 1984-11-07 George Mathews, American stage and screen character actor (The Eve of St. Mark; Glynis - "Chick"), dies of heart disease at 73
  • 1985-05-07 Dawn Addams, British actress (A King in New York, Star Maidens) who married the Prince of Roccasecca, dies of cancer at 54

E. B. White

1985-10-01 E. B. White, American author (New Yorker: Stuart Little; Charlotte's Web), dies at 86

  • 1986-01-01 Marty Friedman, American Basketball Hall of Fame guard & coach (tied World C'ship series, New York Whirlwinds 1921), dies at 96
  • 1990-09-13 Samuel S. Stratton, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York), dies at 73
  • 1991-01-18 Hamilton Fish III, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York), dies at 102
  • 1991-03-09 Jim Hardin, former Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees and Atlanta Braves pitcher (b. 1943)
  • 1992-12-08 William Shawn, American magazine editor (New Yorker, 1952-87), dies at 85
  • 1993-09-28 Peter De Vries, cartoonist (New Yorker), dies at 83
  • 1993-11-25 Burgess Whitehead, American baseball player (New York Giants), dies at 83
  • 1994-10-09 Fred Lebow, US founder of New York Marathon, dies of cancer
  • 1995-01-12 George Price, cartoonist (New Yorker), dies at 93
  • 1995-02-02 Donald Pleasence, British actor (You Only Live Twice, Escape from New York, Halloween), dies from heart failure at 75
  • 1995-12-06 James Reston, American journalist (New York Times), dies at 86
  • 1997-12-02 Steve Hamilton, American baseball pitcher (New York Yankees) and basketball forward (Minneapolis Lakers), dies of cancer at 63
  • 1997-12-27 Brendan Gill, American critic (The New Yorker), dies at 83
  • 1998-11-13 William "Red" Holzman, American Basketball Hall of Fame coach (New York Knicks 14 seasons), dies leukemia at 78
  • 1999-05-12 Saul Steinberg, Romanian-American cartoonist and illustrator (The New Yorker), dies at 84
  • 2000-05-03 John Joseph Cardinal O'Connor, Catholic Archbishop of New York (b. 1920)
  • 2002-08-23 Hoyt Wilhelm, American Baseball HOF pitcher (8 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1954 NY Giants; no-hitter 1958 Baltimore Orioles; Chicago WS), dies of heart failure at 80
  • 2004-07-13 Arthur Kane, American musician (New York Dolls), dies from advanced leukemia at 55
  • 2005-03-07 Debra Hill, American screenwriter and film producer (Escape from New York), dies at 54
  • 2005-03-26 Marius Russo, American baseball player (New York Yankees), dies at 90
  • 2009-12-29 David Levine, American artist (New York Review of Books caricatures), dies at 83

George Steinbrenner

2010-07-13 George Steinbrenner, American businessman and MLB team owner (New York Yankees), dies from a heart attack at 80

  • 2010-10-23 Leo Cullum, American cartoonist (The New Yorker), dies at 68
  • 2010-11-02 Clyde King, American baseball pitcher, coach, manager and executive (Brooklyn Dodgers; New York Yankees), dies at 86
  • 2010-11-29 Stephen Solarz, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York), dies at 70
  • 2011-12-15 Andy Carey, American baseball player (third baseman for 1950s New York Yankees), dies at 80
  • 2012-02-16 Anthony Shadid, New York Times foreign correspondent and two time Pulitzer winner, dies from asthma at 43
  • 2013-10-23 Bill Mazer, American sports broadcaster (New York institution in sports reporting; sports trivia expert), dies at 92
  • 2015-01-01 Mario Cuomo, American Democratic Party politician and the 52nd Governor of New York (1983-95), dies of a heart condition at 82
  • 2015-01-03 Allie Sherman, American NFL coach (Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1953-56 CFL; New York Giants 1961–68), dies at 91
  • 2015-01-24 Joe Franklin, American radio host, TV personality and New York institution (The Joe Franklin Show), dies of prostate cancer at 88
  • 2015-02-12 David Carr, American journalist (New York Times), dies of cancer at 58
  • 2015-12-19 Kurt Masur, German conductor (Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, 1970-96; New York Philharmonic, 1991-2002; London Philharmonic, 2000-07), dies from complications of Parkinson's disease at 88
  • 2016-02-26 Andy Bathgate, professional ice hockey player (New York Rangers, 1958 NHL MVP), dies at 83
  • 2016-05-03 Thomas W. Libous, American politician (Senate-R-New York 1989-2015) brought down by scandal, dies of cancer at 63
  • 2016-06-25 Bill Cunningham, American fashion photographer (The New York Times), dies at 87
  • 2016-08-09 Bob Kiley, American public transit specialist (New York, London), dies at 80
  • 2017-11-04 Gilbert Rogin, American journalist and author (The New Yorker, Sports Illustrated), dies at 87
  • 2017-12-15 Don Hogan Charles, American photographer and first African-American photographer hired by The New York Times, dies at 79
  • 2018-07-25 Guy [Gaetano] Molinari, American politician (R-House of Representatives from New York, 1981-1983), dies of pneumonia at 89