Bronxville in History

Historical Events


Sport awardPGA Championship

1916-10-14 1st PGA Championship Men's Golf, Siwanoy CC, Bronxville, NY: Englishman Jim Barnes defeats Jock Hutchison by 1 hole in the 36-hole final

Pioneering Golfer Jim Barnes
Pioneering Golfer
Jim Barnes
  • 1950-05-09 Norman Dello Joio's opera, The Triumph of St. Joan, premieres in Bronxville, New York

Famous Birthdays

  • 1905-10-05 John Hoyt, American actor (Gimme a Break, Tom Dick & Mary), born in Bronxville, New York (d. 1991)
  • 1919-03-24 Lawrence Ferlinghetti, American beat poet (Coney Island of the Mind), born in Bronxville, New York
  • 1930-10-09 David Rounds, American actor (Terence-Beacon Hill, Alice, The Blue and The Grey), born in Bronxville, New York (d. 1983)
  • 1941-09-09 Dennis Ritchie, American computer scientist (created C programming language, helped developed Unix), born in Bronxville, New York (d. 2011)
  • 1948-04-03 Garrick Ohlsson, American pianist (Intl Busoni winner 1969), born in Bronxville, New York
  • 1948-04-27 Frank William Abagnale, Jr., American con artist turned security consultant, born in Bronxville, New York
  • 1962-12-11 Kim Linehan, American swimmer (1979 1500m World record), born in Bronxville, New York
  • 1967-01-18 Peter Cox Jr., American fencer (Olympics 1996), born in Bronxville, New York