New York in History

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 544

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

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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

French Explorer Samuel de Champlain
French Explorer
Samuel de Champlain
  • 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
  • 1751-05-01 The New York Gazette carries the first public report of a cricket match played in America (New York)
  • 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 garison 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

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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.

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington
  • 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
  • 1787-10-27 Federalist letters start appearing in New York newspapers
  • 1788-07-26 New York becomes 11th state to ratify US constitution
  • 1789-04-23 President-elect George Washington moves into Franklin House, New York
  • 1790-10-28 New York gives up claims to Vermont for $30,000
  • 1792-05-17 24 merchants form New York Stock Exchange at 70 Wall Street

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

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus

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

Lexicographer Noah Webster
Lexicographer
Noah Webster
  • 1799-03-28 New York State abolishes slavery
  • 1799-03-29 New York passes a law aimed at gradually abolishing slavery in the state
  • 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
  • 1808-04-08 The Roman Catholic Diocese of Baltimore was promoted to an archdiocese, with the founding of the dioceses of New York, Philadelphia, Boston, and Bardstown (now Louisville) by Pope Pius VII.
  • 1813-07-05 War of 1812: Three weeks of British raids on Fort Schlosser, Black Rock and Plattsburgh, New York begin
  • 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
  • 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)

Book releaseHistoric Publication

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

Founder of the New York Herald James Gordon Bennett
Founder of the New York Herald
James Gordon Bennett
  • 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 is freed after 7 illegal years in slavery with aid of Washington Hunt, Governor of New York

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1853-07-14 US President Franklin Pierce opens World Fair - Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations in New York

14th US President Franklin Pierce
14th US President
Franklin Pierce
  • 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)

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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)

Gang Leader Bill the Butcher
Gang Leader
Bill the Butcher

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

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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

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

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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

Abolitionist Harriet Tubman
Abolitionist
Harriet Tubman
  • 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
  • 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

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1869-05-15 National Woman Suffrage Association forms in New York, founded by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Women's Rights Activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Women's Rights Activist
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Suffragette Susan B. Anthony
Suffragette
Susan B. Anthony
  • 1870-01-03 Construction begins on Brooklyn Bridge in New York; 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
  • 1872-02-20 New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art opens
  • 1873-03-01 E. Remington and Sons in Ilion, New York begins production of the first practical typewriter
  • 1875-01-25 Anti-slavery society forms in New York

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 1,891

  • 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 and politician (signed Declaration of Independence), born in Albany, New York (d.1778)
  • 1724-08-23 Abraham Yates, American Continental Congressman, born in Albany, New York (d. 1796)
  • 1739-07-26 George Clinton, American soldier and 4th Vice President (1805-12), born in Little Britain, New York (d. 1812)

Person of interestJohn Jay

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

Ist US Chief Justice John Jay
Ist US Chief Justice
John Jay
  • 1748-01-22 Lewis Edson, early American composer, born in Woodstock, New York (d. 1820)
  • 1754-01-30 John Lansing Jr., American lawyer and statesman, born in Albany, New York (d. 1829)
  • 1754-10-16 Morgan Lewis, Governor of New York (1804-07) (d. 1844)
  • 1758-12-23 Nathan Wilson U.S. Representative from New York
  • 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)
  • 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)

Person of interestMartin Van Buren

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

8th US President Martin Van Buren
8th US President
Martin Van Buren
  • 1783-03-08 Hannah Van Buren, Wife of U.S. President Martin Van Buren (1837-41), born in Kinderhook, New York (d. 1819)

Person of interestSojourner Truth

1787-11-18 Sojourner Truth [Isabella Baumfree], African-American abolitionist and feminist, born in Swartekill, New York (d. 1883)

Abolitionist and Women's Rights Advocate Sojourner Truth
Abolitionist and Women's Rights Advocate
Sojourner Truth
  • 1793-03-28 Henry Schoolcraft, American geographer and geologist, born in Guilderland, New York (d. 1864)
  • 1795-05-13 Joshua Ratoon Sands, American Rear Admiral (Union Navy), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1883)

Person of interestJames Gordon Bennett

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

Founder of the New York Herald James Gordon Bennett
Founder of the New York Herald
James Gordon Bennett

Person of interestWalter Hunt

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

Inventor Walter Hunt
Inventor
Walter Hunt
  • 1797-11-07 Silas H. Stringham, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), born in Middletown, New York (d. 1876)
  • 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)

Person of interestMillard Fillmore

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

13th US President Millard Fillmore
13th US President
Millard Fillmore
  • 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, 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)

Person of interestWilliam 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)

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

Person of interestGail Borden

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

Inventor and Manufacturer of Condensed Milk Gail Borden
Inventor and Manufacturer of Condensed Milk
Gail Borden
  • 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)
  • 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 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)
  • 1810-11-18 Asa Gray, botanist (Flora of North America), born in Sauquoit, New York
  • 1811-03-11 Marsena Rudolph Patrick, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Hounsfield, New York (d. 1888)
  • 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)
  • 1813-05-23 Mason Brayman, American attorney, newspaperman and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1895)
  • 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)
  • 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)

Person of interestElizabeth Cady Stanton

1815-11-12 Elizabeth Cady Stanton, American women's rights activist, born in Johnstown, New York (d. 1902)

Women's Rights Activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Women's Rights Activist
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  • 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)
  • 1818-04-05 Lewis Baldwin Parsons, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Perry, New York (d. 1907)
  • 1818-06-21 Joseph Abel Haskin, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Troy, New York (d. 1874)
  • 1818-09-07 Thomas Talbot, 31st Governor of Massachusetts, born in Cambridge, New York (d. 1886)
  • 1818-11-03 Gustavus Adolphus DeRussy, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1891)
  • 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)

Person of interestWalt Whitman

1819-05-31 Walt Whitman, American poet (Leaves of Grass), born in West Hills, New York (d. 1892)

  • 1819-06-26 Abner Doubleday, Union general-major and inventor (baseball), born in Ballston Spa, New York (d. 1893)
  • 1819-07-04 Reuben Fenton, American merchant and politician (22nd Governor of New York), born in Carroll, New York (d. 1885)

Person of interestHerman Melville

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

Moby Dick Author Herman Melville
Moby Dick Author
Herman Melville
  • 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)
  • 1820-01-19 John Haskell King, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Sackets Harbor, New York (d. 1888)
  • 1820-03-09 Samuel Blatchford, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, born in Auburn, New York (d. 1893)
  • 1820-05-04 Julia Gardiner Tyler, 2nd wife of President John Tyler (1841-45), born in Gardiners Island, New York (d. 1889)
  • 1820-08-03 William Miller, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Ithaca, New York (d. 1909)
  • 1821-01-04 John James Peck, American Major General (Union Army), born in Manlius, New York (d. 1878)
  • 1821-03-19 Francis Barretto Spinola, American politician and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Old Field, New York (d. 1891)
  • 1821-04-04 Linus Yale Jr., American portrait painter and inventor (Yale cylinder lock), born in Salisbury, New York (d. 1868)
  • 1821-04-19 Mortimer Dormer Leggett, American Major General (Union Army), born in Ithaca, New York (d. 1896)
  • 1821-07-10 Christopher Columbus Augur, American Major General (Union Army), born in Kendall, New York (d. 1898)
  • 1821-09-08 Henry Baxter, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Sidney, New York (d. 1873)
  • 1821-09-11 Erastus Flaval Beadle, American publisher (Beadle's Dime Novels), born in Oswego County, New York (d. 1894)
  • 1822-04-21 Hannibal Goodwin, Episcopal priest who patented a method for making film used in Thomas Edison's Kinetoscope, born in Taughannock, New York (d. 1900)
  • 1822-04-24 Erastus Barnard Tyler, American businessman, merchant, and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in West Bloomfield, New York (d. 1891)
  • 1822-06-10 John Jacob Astor III, American businessman (Astor Estate holdings), born in New York (d. 1890)
  • 1822-07-25 Schuyler Hamilton, American Major General (Union Army), born in Putnam County, New York (d. 1903)
  • 1822-11-06 Gordon Granger, American Major General (Union Army), born in Wayne County, New York (d. 1876)
  • 1822-11-16 Charles Smith Hamilton, American Major General (Union Army), born in Westernville, New York (d. 1891)
  • 1823-04-22 Alfred Gibbs, American Major General (Union Army), born in Long Island, New York (d. 1868)
  • 1824-03-09 Leland Stanford, American business tycoon, 8th Governor of California and founder of Stanford University, born in Watervliet, New York (d. 1893)
  • 1824-03-30 Innis Newton Palmer, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1900)
  • 1824-05-10 Charles Henry Van Wyck, American politician and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Poughkeepsie, New York (d. 1895)
  • 1825-12-19 George Frederick Bristow, American composer (Rip van Winkle), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1898)
  • 1825-12-20 Romeyn Beck Ayres, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Manheim, New York (d. 1888)
  • 1826-08-02 William Denison Whipple, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Madison County, New York (d. 1902)
  • 1826-10-13 Lafayette Curry Baker, American investigator spy and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Stafford, New York (d. 1868)

Famous Weddings

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HeartWedding of Interest

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

1st US Secretary of Treasury Alexander Hamilton
1st US Secretary of Treasury
Alexander Hamilton

HeartWedding of Interest

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

8th US President Martin Van Buren
8th US President
Martin Van Buren

HeartWedding of Interest

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

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Founder of Salt Lake City and President of the LDS Church Brigham Young
Founder of Salt Lake City and President of the LDS Church
Brigham Young

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Religious Leader Joseph Smith Jr
Religious Leader
Joseph Smith Jr

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Abolitionist Frederick Douglass
Abolitionist
Frederick Douglass

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Inventor Samuel Morse
Inventor
Samuel Morse

HeartWedding of Interest

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

13th US President Millard Fillmore
13th US President
Millard Fillmore

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Founder of the American Federation of Labor Samuel Gompers
Founder of the American Federation of Labor
Samuel Gompers

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Entrepreneur and Engineer George Westinghouse
Entrepreneur and Engineer
George Westinghouse

HeartWedding of Interest

1887-11-09 Painter Grandma Moses (27) weds Thomas Salmon Moses in New York

Primitive Painter Grandma Moses
Primitive Painter
Grandma Moses

HeartWedding of Interest

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

HeartWedding 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

US First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt
US First Lady
Eleanor Roosevelt
32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt

HeartWedding of Interest

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

US Secretary of State John Foster Dulles
US Secretary of State
John Foster Dulles

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Historian Will Durant
Historian
Will Durant
  • 1920-04-03 Novelist and short story writer Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (23) weds novelist Zelda Sayre (19) at New York's St. Patrick's Cathedral

HeartWedding of Interest

1920-04-03 Author F. Scott Fitzgerald (23) weds novelist Zelda Fitzgerald (19) at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Golfer Walter Hagen
Golfer
Walter Hagen

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Governor of New York Thomas E. Dewey
Governor of New York
Thomas E. Dewey

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Economist and Author John Kenneth Galbraith
Economist and Author
John Kenneth Galbraith

HeartWedding of Interest

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

NFL Coach Vince Lombardi
NFL Coach
Vince Lombardi

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Author, Biochemistry Professor Isaac Asimov
Author, Biochemistry Professor
Isaac Asimov

HeartWedding of Interest

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

US First Lady Barbara Bush
US First Lady
Barbara Bush
41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Composer and Conductor Howard Hanson
Composer and Conductor
Howard Hanson

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Musician Nat King Cole
Musician
Nat King Cole

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Civil Rights Activist W.E.B. Du Bois
Civil Rights Activist
W.E.B. Du Bois

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Sci-Fi Author Arthur C. Clarke
Sci-Fi Author
Arthur C. Clarke

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Author Roald Dahl
Author
Roald Dahl
Actress Patricia Neal
Actress
Patricia Neal

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Sports Broadcasting Pioneer and President of ABC Sports Roone Arledge
Sports Broadcasting Pioneer and President of ABC Sports
Roone Arledge

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Actress Marilyn Monroe
Actress
Marilyn Monroe
Playwright Arthur Miller
Playwright
Arthur Miller

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Film Director Martin Scorsese
Film Director
Martin Scorsese

HeartWedding of Interest

1977-04-07 Businessman Donald Trump (30) weds his first wife Czech model Ivana Zelníčková (28) at the Marble Collegiate Church in Manhattan, New York

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm
Congresswoman
Shirley Chisholm

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Novelist Norman Mailer
Novelist
Norman Mailer

HeartWedding of Interest

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

HeartWedding of Interest

1990-02-05 Actor Rowan Atkinson (35) weds Sunetra Sastry in New York

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

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Passenger on United Airlines Flight 93 Todd Beamer
Passenger on United Airlines Flight 93
Todd Beamer

HeartWedding 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

HeartWedding of Interest

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

CEO of The Walt Disney Company Bob Iger
CEO of The Walt Disney Company
Bob Iger
  • 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) in Millbrook, New York

HeartWedding of Interest

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

HeartWedding 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

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Journalist and T.V. News Anchor Peter Jennings
Journalist and T.V. News Anchor
Peter Jennings
  • 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

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Rocker Adam Yauch
Rocker
Adam Yauch
  • 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

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch
Media Mogul
Rupert Murdoch
  • 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

HeartWedding of Interest

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

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Supermodel Christy Turlington
Supermodel
Christy Turlington
  • 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

HeartWedding of Interest

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

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Pianist, songwriter, and composer Billy Joel
Pianist, songwriter, and composer
Billy Joel

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Economist Joseph Stiglitz
Economist
Joseph Stiglitz
  • 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

HeartWedding of Interest

2005-08-27 Actor Robert Downey Jr (40) weds 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
  • 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

HeartWedding 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

Singer Beyoncé Knowles
Singer
Beyoncé Knowles
Rapper & Record Producer Jay-Z
Rapper & Record Producer
Jay-Z
  • 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

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern
  • 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

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Businesswoman and Adviser to Donald Trump Ivanka Trump
Businesswoman and Adviser to Donald Trump
Ivanka Trump
Son-in-law and Adviser to Donald Trump Jared Kushner
Son-in-law and Adviser to Donald Trump
Jared Kushner
  • 2009-12-19 Actor-singer 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
  • 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

HeartWedding 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

Actress Rachel Weisz
Actress
Rachel Weisz
  • 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

HeartWedding of Interest

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

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

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Comedienne Rosie O'Donnell
Comedienne
Rosie O'Donnell
  • 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

HeartWedding of Interest

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

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

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Investor and Political Activist George Soros
Investor and Political Activist
George Soros
  • 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

Famous Divorces

  • 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

  • 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
  • 1837-10-01 Robert Clark, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from New York (1819-21), dies at 60

Person of interestStephen Foster

1864-01-13 Stephen Foster, American composer (My Old Kentucky Home), dies at 37 in New York

Father of American Music Stephen Foster
Father of American Music
Stephen Foster

Person of interestJames Gordon Bennett

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

Founder of the New York Herald James Gordon Bennett
Founder of the New York Herald
James Gordon Bennett

Person of interestWilliam H. Seward

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

US Secretary of State William H. Seward
US Secretary of State
William H. Seward

Person of interestBoss Tweed

1878-04-12 William Magear Tweed "Boss Tweed", New York corrupt politician dies in prison at 55

Politician Boss Tweed
Politician
Boss Tweed
  • 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
  • 1886-09-03 William W. Snow, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from New York (1851-53), dies at 74

Person of interestEmma Lazarus

1887-11-19 Emma Lazarus, US poet ("Give us your tired & poor"), dies in New York at 38

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Person of interestW. 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

Musician and Father of the Blues W. C. Handy
Musician and Father of the Blues
W. C. Handy

Person of interestBillie Holiday

1959-07-17 Billie Holiday, jazz singer, dies at Metropolitan Hospital in New York of cirrhosis of the liver at 44

Jazz Musician Billie Holiday
Jazz Musician
Billie Holiday
  • 1967-12-03 Harry Wismer, American original owner of the New York Jets (b. 1913)
  • 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, 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
  • 1975-10-04 Joan Whitney Payson, owner of New York Mets, dies at 72
  • 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

Person of interestNelson 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

Businessman and US Vice President Nelson Rockefeller
Businessman and US Vice President
Nelson Rockefeller
  • 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
  • 1982-09-02 Tom Baker, US 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)
  • 1984-11-14 George Matthews, Brooklyn New York, American actor (Chick-Glynis), dies 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

Person of interestE. B. White

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

Writer E. B. White
Writer
E. B. White
  • 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
  • 1997-12-27 Brendan Gill, American critic (The New Yorker), dies at 83
  • 1999-01-06 French Jazz piano virtuoso Michel Petrucciani dies in New York following a brief respiratory illness at age 36
  • 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 [James], American Major League Baseball player and knuckleball pitcher (New York Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers), dies of heart failure at 80
  • 2004-07-13 Arthur Kane, American musician (New York Dolls), dies from advanced leukemia at 55
  • 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

Person of interestGeorge Steinbrenner

2010-07-13 George Steinbrenner, American businessman and owner of the New York Yankees, dies from heart attack at 80

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
  • 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, 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
  • 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
  • 2015-01-24 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 (New York Philharmonic), dies at 88
  • 2016-02-26 Andy Bathgate, professional ice hockey player (New York Rangers, 1958 NHL MVP), dies at 83
  • 2016-05-03 Tomas Libous, US politician (Senate-R-New York 1989-2015) brought down by scandal, dies of cancer at 63
  • 2016-06-25 Bill Cunningham, American fashion photographer (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