Brooklyn in History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 121 of 121

  • 1979-02-26 CBS' premiere of NYC sitcom "Flatbush", which received many derision phone calls about it from Brooklynites to CBS
  • 1979-04-19 FCC raids & shuts down pirate radio station WFAT (Brooklyn New York)
  • 1980-09-27 WHOT (Brooklyn New York pirate radio station) begins on 1620 AM & 92.5 FM
  • 1985-04-23 Brooklyn College soccer team wins Nepal's invitational
  • 1987-07-23 RNI (Brooklyn New York pirate radio station) begins broadcasting on 1620 AM
  • 1988-06-30 Brooklyn dedicates a bus depot honoring Jackie Gleason
  • 1989-07-06 US marshals & FCC seize pirate radio station WHOT in Brooklyn

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989-09-02 Reverend Al Sharpton leads a civil rights march through Bensonhurst, Brooklyn

Minister and Civil Rights Activist Al Sharpton
Minister and Civil Rights Activist
Al Sharpton
  • 1989-09-19 Chase Manhattan Discovery Center at Brooklyn Botanic Garden opens
  • 1989-11-06 US marshals & FCC seize pirate radio station WJPL in Brooklyn
  • 1990-01-12 Civil rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton is stabbed in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn
  • 1990-12-28 2 die and 188 injured in a NYC subway electrical fire in tunnel near Clark Street, Brooklyn
  • 1991-04-22 Shalom America (Jewish cable network) is launched in Brooklyn & Queens
  • 1992-11-19 "3 From Brooklyn" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 45 performances
  • 1992-12-27 "3 From Brooklyn" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 45 performances
  • 1993-06-01 Brooklyn NY begins recycling
  • 1995-09-09 Dean St Station in Brooklyn, is 6th MTA station to close since 1904
  • 1997-02-10 Lemrick Nelson found guilty in the fatal stabbing on Hasidic Jew Yankel Rosenbaum in Crown Heights Brooklyn in 1991
  • 2007-08-08 An EF2 tornado touches down in Kings County and Richmond County, New York State, the most powerful tornado in New York to date and the first in Brooklyn since 1889.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2013-05-03 The Palmetto Playground in Brooklyn is renamed after Beastie Boys' rapper Adam Yauch

Rocker Adam Yauch
Rocker
Adam Yauch
  • 2014-12-20 Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley kills 2 NYPD officers in Brooklyn, New York, supposedly in revenge for the killing of Eric Garner, before killing himself

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 540

  • 1912-06-19 Jerry Jerome, American saxophonist (Words & Music), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestMilton Friedman

1912-07-31 Milton Friedman, American economist (Nobel Prize Economics 1976), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2006)

Economist Milton Friedman
Economist
Milton Friedman
  • 1912-08-08 Daniel Mann, director (Willard, Butterfield 8), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1912-11-23 George O'Hanlon, American actor (Calvin-Life of Riley, George Jetson), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1989)
  • 1913-03-29 Phil Foster, American comedian (Frank De Fazio-Laverne & Shirley), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1985)
  • 1913-06-02 Bert Farber, American orchestra leader (Arthur Godfrey, Vic Damone), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2005)

Person of interestVince Lombardi

1913-06-11 Vince Lombardi, American football coach (Green Bay Packers), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1970)

NFL Coach Vince Lombardi
NFL Coach
Vince Lombardi
  • 1913-07-01 Jo Sinclair [Ruth Seid], American writer (Wasteland), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1995)
  • 1913-08-01 Jerome Moross, composer (Frankie & Johnny), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1913-08-28 Richard Tucker [Reuben Ticker], American tenor (NY Met Opera), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1975)
  • 1913-10-10 Johnny Downs, American actor (The Mad Monster, Coronado, Manhattan Showcase), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1913-11-13 Alexander Scourby, American actor (Jesus, Shaggy Dog, Giant), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1985)
  • 1914-03-15 Joe E. Ross, American actor and comedian (Car 54), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1982)
  • 1914-05-25 Dorothy Sarnoff, American operatic soprano, Broadway actress (Rosalinda), author and pioneer of the self-help movement (Speech Can Change Your Life, Speech Dynamics), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1914-07-19 Marius Russo, American baseball player (New York Yankees), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1914-07-29 "Professor" Irwin Corey, comedian (Car Wash, Doc), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1914-09-16 Allen Funt, American TV host & creator (Candid Camera), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1914-10-07 Alfred Drake [Capurro], American singer and actor (Trading Places, Hamlet, Kiss Me Kate), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1914-10-23 Frank (Bruiser) Kinard, NFL, AAFC tackle (NY Yankees), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1914-12-02 Eddie Sauter, musician (Sauter-Finegan Band, Sat Night Revue), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1915-01-19 Alvy West, American orchestra leader (Andy Williams Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1915-02-14 Irving Gordon, American songwriter, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1915-02-28 Samuel Joel "Zero" Mostel, American comedian and actor (Fiddler on the Roof, The Producers), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1977)
  • 1915-12-07 Eli Wallach, American actor (Magnificent 7, The Misfits, People Next Door), born in Brooklyn New York, (d. 2014)
  • 1916-01-09 Vic Mizzy, American orchestra leader (Don Rickles Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1916-02-26 Jackie Gleason, American comedian (Jackie Gleason Show, Honeymooners), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1987)
  • 1916-03-26 Vic Schoen, American orchestra leader (Patti Page Olds Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1916-04-21 Sidney Clute, actor, Lou Grant, Cagney & Lacey), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1916-05-15 Bill Williams, American actor (Starlit Time, Date With the Angels), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1916-10-14 C Everett Koop, 13th US Surgeon General (1982-89), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1917-05-03 Betty Comden, American lyricist, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1917-05-28 Barry Commoner, biologist (Science & Survival), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1917-06-04 Robert Merrill [Moishe Miller], American operatic baritone and actor (NY Metropolitan Opera), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2004)
  • 1917-06-30 Lena Horne, American actress, singer (Stormy Weather, Wiz), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestSusan Hayward

1917-06-30 Susan Hayward, American actress (I Want to Live, Tulsa), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1975)

Actress Susan Hayward
Actress
Susan Hayward

Person of interestRed Auerbach

1917-09-20 [Arnold] Red Auerbach, NBA coach/GM (Boston Celtic), born in Brooklyn, New York

NBA Head Coach Red Auerbach
NBA Head Coach
Red Auerbach

Person of interestBuddy Rich

1917-09-30 Buddy Rich, American jazz drummer and band leader (Buddy Rich Band-Away We Go), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1987)

Jazz Drummer/Band Leader Buddy Rich
Jazz Drummer/Band Leader
Buddy Rich
  • 1917-11-26 Adele Jergens, American actress (Dark Past, Fuller Brush Man), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1917-12-02 Sylvia Syms, American jazz singer (Hello Dolly, Dream Girl, Them There Eyes), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1992)
  • 1918-03-09 Mickey Spillane [Frank Morrison Spillane], American mystery writer (I the Jury), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1918-06-14 Carter Harman, American composer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2007)
  • 1918-08-05 Tom Drake [Alfred Sinclair Alderdice], American actor (Meet Me in St. Louis, Warlock), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1982)
  • 1918-09-25 Phil Rizzuto, American sportscaster/shortstop (NY Yankees-MVP 1950), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1918-11-09 Howard Shanet, American conductor (Night of the Tropics), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1918-12-15 Jeff Chandler [Ira Grossel], American actor (Broken Arrow), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1961)
  • 1919-01-24 Leon Kirchner, contemporary classical composer (Pulitzer Prize for Music 1967), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2009)
  • 1919-03-15 Lawrence Tierney, American actor (Abduction, Dillinger, Reservoir Dogs), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1919-03-30 Ramsay Ames [Phillips], American actress, model and dancer (The Mummy's Ghost, Ali Baba & the 40 Thieves), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1998)
  • 1919-04-11 Hugh Carey, American politician and attorney (Gov-D-NY), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2011)
  • 1919-06-18 Melville "Mel" Brandt, American actor and NBC staff announcer (Faraway Hill), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1919-08-11 Luis Olmo, pioneering Puerto Rican NBA player (Brooklyn Dodgers), born in Arecibo (d. 2017)

Person of interestMalcolm Forbes

1919-08-19 Malcolm Forbes, American publisher of Forbes Magazine, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1990)

Publisher Malcolm Forbes
Publisher
Malcolm Forbes
  • 1919-09-30 Patricia Neway, American soprano (Consul, Maria Golovia), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1920-01-20 Michael Higgins, American actor (Angel Heart, 1918, Wanda, Black Stallion), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1920-03-19 Tige Andrews, American character actor (Mod Squad, The Detectives Starring Robert Taylor), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2007)
  • 1920-05-23 Sid Melton [Sidney Meltzer], American actor (Green Acres, The Danny Thomas Show), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2011)
  • 1920-09-23 Mickey Rooney, American Emmy award-winning actor (Boys Town, The Black Stallion), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2014)

Person of interestGene Tierney

1920-11-19 Gene Tierney, American actress (Laura, Leave Her to Heaven, The Razor's Edge), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1991)

Actress Gene Tierney
Actress
Gene Tierney
  • 1921-04-10 Chuck Connors, American author, actor (The Rifleman, Branded, Cowboy in Africa), professional basketball and baseball player, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1992)
  • 1921-06-04 Bobby Wanzer, professional basketball player and coach (Rochester Royals), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1921-06-22 Joseph Papp, stage producer/director (Pirates of Penzance), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1921-07-23 Calvert DeForest, comedian (Larry "Bud" Melman), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestRoy Campanella

1921-11-19 Roy Campanella, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher (NL MVP 1951,53,55 Brooklyn Dodgers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella
  • 1922-03-08 Carl Furillo, Brooklyn Dodger (NL Batting Champ 1953)
  • 1922-06-24 Jack Carter [Chakrin], American comedian and actor, born in Brooklyn New York (d. 2015)
  • 1922-06-28 Michael Vale, American actor known for being Dunkin' Donuts mascot "Fred the Baker", born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1922-06-28 Erik Bauersfeld, American voice actor (Star Wars' Admiral Ackbar "Its a trap"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1922-07-24 Leo Kraft, American composer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2014)

Person of interestHoward Zinn

1922-08-24 Howard Zinn, American historian and activist (A People's History of the United States), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2010)

Historian and Activist Howard Zinn
Historian and Activist
Howard Zinn
  • 1922-08-29 Mr. Blackwell, American fashion critic, born in Brooklyn Heights, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1922-10-09 Philip "Fyvush" Finkel, American actor (Boston Public, Picket Fences), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1922-11-14 Veronica Lake [Constance Ockleman], American actress (Sullivan's Travels, I Married a Witch), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1973)
  • 1922-12-02 Leo Gordon, American actor (Maverick, Circus Boy, Enos, Winds of War), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2000)
  • 1923-04-30 Al Lewis [Alexander Meister], American actor (The Munsters, Used Cars), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1923-05-01 Joseph Heller, American novelist (Catch-22, 1963 Arts & Letters Award), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1999)
  • 1923-08-06 John "Jackie" Kelk, American actor and stand-up comedian (The Aldrich Family, The Adventures of Superman), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1923-10-12 Jean Nidetch, businesswoman and founder of Weight Watchers, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1923-12-14 Irving "Sully" Boyar, American actor (Dog Day Afternoon, Car Wash), born in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (d. 2001)
  • 1923-12-23 Milt Okun, American music producer and arranger (John Denver, Peter, Paul and Mary), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1924-01-24 Marvin Kaplan, American actor (Top Cat, Henry-Alice), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)

Person of interestGil Hodges

1924-04-04 Gil Hodges, American baseball player and manager (Brooklyn Dodgers, NY Mets), born in Princeton, Indiana (d. 1972)

MLB First Baseman Gil Hodges
MLB First Baseman
Gil Hodges
  • 1924-04-10 Lee Bergere, American actor (Star Trek, Soap, Dynasty), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2007)
  • 1924-08-31 Buddy [Leonard] Hackett, comedian (God's Little Acre, Music Man), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1924-09-07 Leonard Rosenman, American TV composer (Marcus Welby MD), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1924-09-13 Scott Brady [Gerald Tierney], actor (Shotgun Slade, China Syndrome, Gremlins, Johnny Guitar), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1985)
  • 1924-10-12 Doris Grau, American script supervisor, actress and voice artist (Point Blank, King Kong), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1995)
  • 1924-10-13 Terry Gibbs, American jazz vibraphonist and band leader (Steve Allen Comedy Hour), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestShirley Chisholm

1924-11-30 Shirley Chisholm, 1st African American congresswoman (Rep-D-NY) and presidential candidate, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2005)

Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm
Congresswoman
Shirley Chisholm
  • 1925-03-27 Robert Cohan, American dancer and artistic director (Contemporary Dance Trust), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1925-04-18 Bob Hastings, American actor (McHale's Navy, All in the Family), born in Brooklyn, New York, (d. 2014)
  • 1925-06-23 Art Modell [Arthur Bertram], American businessman (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens, Modells Stores), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1925-06-27 Doc Pomus [Jerome Solon Felder], American blues singer and songwriter ("Save the Last Dance for Me", born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1991)
  • 1925-06-29 Cara Williams, American actress (Pete & Gladys, Cara Williams Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1925-07-09 Alan Dale, American singer (Alan Dale Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1926-01-08 Evelyn Lear, [Shulman], soprano, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1926-04-23 J. P. Donleavy, American novelist (Ginger Man, Onion Eaters), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1926-07-16 Irwin Rose, American biologist, Nobel laureate (Chemistry 2004), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1926-07-19 Helen Gallagher, American singer, dancer and actress (Ryan's Hope, Strangers When We Meet), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1926-08-10 Benjamin Ward, 1st African American NYC Police Commissioner (1984-89), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1926-12-20 David Levine, American artist (New York Review of Books caricatures), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2009)

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths