Brooklyn in History (Part 6)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 726

  • 1949-04-03 Lyle Alzado, NFL defensive linesman (LA Raiders) and actor (Oceans of Fire, Hangfire), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1992)
  • 1949-05-13 Franklyn Ajaye, American comedian and actor (Car Wash, The Jazz Singer, Bridesmaids), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1949-06-14 Bob Frankston, American programmer (VisiCalc), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1949-08-24 Joe Regalbuto, American actor (Knots Landing, Frank-Murphy Brown), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1949-10-14 Katha Pollitt, American poet and writer, born in Brooklyn Heights, New York
  • 1950-01-05 Chris Stein, American rock guitarist and co-founder of Blondie (Heart of Glass, Call Me), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1950-02-22 Ellen Greene, American vocalist & actress (Little Shoppe of Horrors), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1950-02-28 Ilene Graff, American actress (Marsha-Mr Belvedere), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1950-04-05 Paul Oscher, American blues musician (Muddy Waters Blues Band), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1950-04-10 Eddie Hazel, American pop guitarist (Funkadelic - "Uncle Jam Wants You"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1992)
  • 1950-07-12 Eric Carr [Paul Charles Caravello], American rock drummer (Kiss), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1991)
  • 1950-09-07 Peggy Noonan, American author (What I Saw at the Revolution), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1950-11-10 Jack Scalia, American actor (Berrengers, Hollywood Beat), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1951-03-14 Jerry Greenfield, American businessman and co-founder of Ben & Jerry's ice cream, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1951-03-18 Ben Cohen, American co-founder of Ben & Jerry's ice cream, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1951-04-10 Mark Roth, American pro bowler (4-time PBA Player of Year), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1951-04-16 Mordechai Ben David, American Jewish singer, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1951-04-21 Tony Danza, (Tony Banta-Taxi, Tony Micelli-Who's the Boss), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1951-06-11 Maren Seidler, American shot putter (Olympic 11th 1968), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1951-07-13 Didi Conn [Bernstein], American actress (Denise-Benson, Grease), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1951-09-21 Bruce Arena, American soccer coach (Olympic gold 1996), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1951-10-19 Annie Golden, actress (Forever Lulu, Hair), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1951-11-09 Lou Ferrigno, American body builder and actor (Incredible Hulk), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1951-11-09 Bill Mantlo, American comic book writer (Micronauts), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1951-11-19 Ben Katchor, American cartoonist and illustrator (Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1952-01-02 Wendy Phillips, American actress (Executive Suite, Promised Land), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1952-06-14 Leon Wieseltier, American writer (Kaddish), born in Brooklyn, New York City
  • 1952-08-18 Elayne Boosler, American comedienne (Broadway Baby, Party of One), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1952-09-19 Scott Colomby, actor (Stash-Sons & Daughters, Szysznyk), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1952-11-14 Ray Sharkey, actor (Wise Guys, Wired, Caged Fear), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1953-01-10 Pat Benatar [Andrezejewski], American singer ("Hit Me with Your Best Shot";"Love Is A Battlefield"; "We Belong"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1953-02-11 Alan Rubin, American musician (Blues Brothers) known as "Mr Fabulous", born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2011)
  • 1953-02-14 Carmine Rojas, American composer, musical director and bass guitarist (David Bowie, Joe Bonamassa), born in Brooklyn, New York City
  • 1953-02-16 Janice Dickinson, American model (Vogue) and TV personality (America's Next Top Model), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1953-05-24 Mark Rivera, American saxophonist, musical director and corporate entertainment provider (Billy Joel), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1953-07-29 Ken Burns [Kenneth Lauren], American director and documentary film producer (The Civil War, Baseball), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1953-08-08 Don Most, American actor and director (Ralph Malph-Happy Days), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1953-12-12 Bruce Kulick, American rock guitarist and singer (KISS), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1953-12-18 Elliot Easton [Steinberg], American rock lead guitarist (The Cars - "My Best Friend's Girl"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1953-12-22 Bernnadette Stanis, American actress (Thelma-Good Times), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1953-12-23 John Callahan, American actor (Craig-Santa Barbara, Falcon Crest), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1953-12-31 Jane Badler, American actress (Fine Gold, Easy Kill, V), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1954-03-24 Donna Pescow, actress (Angie, Out of this World, Rainbow), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1954-04-13 Jimmy Destri, American rock keyboardist, and songwriter (Blondie - "Heart of Glass"; "Rapture"), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestJerry Seinfeld

1954-04-29 Jerome "Jerry" Seinfeld, American comedian and actor (Seinfeld, Bee Movie), born in Brooklyn, New York

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld
Comedian
Jerry Seinfeld
  • 1954-05-04 Julie Budd, American singer (Child of Plenty), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1954-06-06 Harvey Fierstein, playwright (Torch Song Trilogy, ID4), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1954-06-21 Robert Pastorelli, American actor (Eldin-Murphy Brown), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1954-07-05 Jimmy Crespo, American guitarist (Aerosmith), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1954-07-06 Allyce Beasley, American actress (Agnes Dipesto-Moonlighting), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1954-07-26 Vitas Gerulaitis, Lithuanian/American tennis player (Australian Open 1977), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1954-08-20 Theresa Saldana, American actress (Raging Bull), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1954-10-02 Lorraine Bracco, American actress (Sopranos, Goodfellas), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestAl Sharpton

1954-10-03 Al Sharpton [Alfred Charles], American minister and civil rights activist (Keepin' It Real), born in Brooklyn, New York

Minister and Civil Rights Activist Al Sharpton
Minister and Civil Rights Activist
Al Sharpton
  • 1954-11-26 Roz Chast, American cartoonist (Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1954-12-15 Justin Ross, American actor (Sinatra, Chorus Line, Fan, Quick Change), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1954-12-20 Michael Badalucco, American actor, born in Brooklyn, New York City
  • 1955-06-07 William Forsythe, American actor (Raising Arizona; Once Upon a Time in America; Boardwalk Empire), born in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn
  • 1955-07-09 Jimmy Smits, American actor (Victor-LA Law, Running Scared, NYPD Blue), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1956-06-27 Jeff Odintz, American horse trainer, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1956-08-19 Adam Arkin, actor (Busting Loose, Pearl, Northern Exposure), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1956-10-07 James Van Patten, American actor (Bo-Chisholms), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1956-12-04 Bernard King, American Basketball Hall of Fame small forward (NBA All-Star 1982, 84-85, 91; NY Knicks, Washington Bullets), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1956-12-05 Brian Backer, American actor (Fast Times at Ridgemont High), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1956-12-31 Martin Joseph Fettman, American researcher & astronaut (STS 58), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1957-02-28 John Turturro, actor (Brain Donor, Color of Money, Jungle Fever), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1957-05-12 Lou Whitaker, American MLB 2nd baseman (Detroit Tigers, 1978 AL Rookie of the Year), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1957-07-31 Dirk Blocker, American actor (Ryan's Four, Brooklyn Nine Nine), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1957-09-13 Vinny Appice, American rock drummer (Black Sabbath), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1958-07-01 Nancy Lieberman, American Basketball Hall of Fame point guard and coach (Olympic silver 76), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1958-07-01 Dave Waymer, American NFL safety (NO Saints), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1993)
  • 1958-08-24 Steve Guttenberg, American actor (Police Academy, Short Circuit), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1958-10-09 Michael ParĂ©, American actor (Eddie and the Cruisers), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1958-12-01 Lisa Fischer, American vocalist and songwriter ("How Can I Ease the Pain"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1959-02-03 Thomas Calabro, American actor (Michael Mancini-Melrose Place), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1959-03-22 Avraham Fried [Friedman], Orthodox Jewish Musician, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1959-05-20 Peter Greene, American producer (After Midnight), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1959-06-10 Timothy Van Patten, American actor (White Shadow, Master), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1960-06-27 Brian Dillinger, actor (Brighton Beach Memoirs), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1960-09-17 John Franco, pitcher (NY Mets), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1960-09-22 Scott Baio, (Joanie Loves Chachi, Charles in Charge, Zapped), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1960-12-22 Jean-Michel Basquiat, American artist (Gray, SAMO), born in Brooklyn, NYC, New York (d. 1988)
  • 1961-03-21 Slim Jim Phantom [McDonnell], American rock drummer (Stray Cats - "Rock This Town"), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestEddie Murphy

1961-04-03 Eddie Murphy, American actor (SNL, 48 Hours, Beverly Hills Cop, Raw), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • 1961-04-18 Steve Lombardi, American professional wrestler (The Brooklyn Brawler), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1961-06-14 Sam Perkins, American NBA forward and center (Seattle Supersonics), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1961-06-29 Greg Hetson, American punk-rock guitarist (Circle Jerks), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1961-08-13 Dawnn Lewis, American actress (Jaleesa-Different World), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1961-09-08 Franny Michel, American actress (Patricia-Apple's Way), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1962-01-11 Kim Coles, American actress (Synclaire-Living Single), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1962-03-15 Jimmy Baio, actor (Billy Tate-Soap, Brass, Playing for Keeps), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1962-05-14 C. C. DeVille, American rocker (Poison - Talk Dirty to Me), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1962-07-01 Andre Braugher, American actor (Homicide: Life on the Street, Brooklyn Nine-Nine), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1962-10-18 Vincent Spano, actor (Alphabet City, Maria's Lovers), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1962-12-16 Jon Tenney, actor (Brooklyn South)

Person of interestMichael Jordan

1963-02-17 Michael Jordan, American Basketball Hall of Fame forward, owner (5-time NBA MVP, 6-time NBA champion Chicago Bulls), born in Brooklyn, New York

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan
  • 1963-03-10 John Cangelosi, American MLB outfielder (Houston Astros), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1963-03-21 Shawon Dunston, infielder (SF Giants), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1963-05-11 Mark Breland, American welterweight boxer (Olympic gold 1984), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1963-05-12 Vanessa A. Williams, American actress (Rhonda Blair-Melrose Place), born in Brooklyn, New York

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