New York City in History (Part 10)

Historical Events

Events 901 - 931 of 931

  • 2006-02-12 A powerful winter storm blankets the Northeastern United States dumping 1 to 2 feet of snow from Washington, D.C. up to Boston, Massachusetts. The storm dumped a record 26.9 inches of snow in New York City.
  • 2006-04-27 Construction begins on the Freedom Tower for the new World Trade Center in New York City
  • 2006-07-05 Emergency United Nations Security Council meeting at the U.N in New York City because of North Korean missile tests that day
  • 2007-09-17 AOL, once the largest ISP in the U.S., officially announces plans to refocus the company as an advertising business and to relocate its corporate headquarters from Dulles, Virginia to New York City
  • 2008-02-13 The LZR Racer Suit is unveiled in NYC; line of competition swimsuits made by Speedo using high-tech fabric of woven elastane-nylon & polyurethane; times went down dramatically; rules changed 2010

Historic CommunicationMiracle on the Hudson

2009-01-15 Chesley Sullenberger lands US Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River shortly after takeoff from LaGuardia Airport in NYC. All passengers and crew members survive in what becomes known as the "Miracle on the Hudson"

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Passengers wait to be rescued on the wings of US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River
Passengers wait to be rescued on the wings of US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River
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  • 2010-05-01 Car bomb fails to go off in Times Square, New York City
  • 2010-11-01 World Series Baseball: San Francisco beats Texas Rangers, 3-1 in Game 5 at Arlington to clinch Giants first title since relocating from NYC in 1958; MVP: SF shortstop Édgar Rentería
  • 2011-09-17 Occupy Wall Street movement began in Zucotti Park, New York City.

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2012-10-18 Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen are honoured for their work with fashion label The Row at the WSJ Magazine's Innovator Of The Year Awards in New York City

Actress and Fashion Designer Ashley Olsen
Actress and Fashion Designer
Ashley Olsen
Twin Actress Mary-Kate Olsen
Twin Actress
Mary-Kate Olsen
  • 2012-11-02 New York City Marathon: cancelled because of the effects of Hurricane Sandy in NYC the week before
  • 2013-11-03 New York City Marathon: Geoffrey Mutai becomes first repeat winner in 15 years in slow 2:08:24; fellow Kenyan Priscah Jeptoo wins women's race in 2:25:07
  • 2013-11-05 Bill de Blasio is elected New York City Mayor

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2014-09-18 Emma Watson delivers an address to a standing ovation at UN Headquarters in New York City, helping launch the UN Women campaign HeForShe, which calls for men to advocate for gender equality

Actress Emma Watson
Actress
Emma Watson
  • 2014-11-02 New York City Marathon: Wilson Kipsang of Kenya wins in 2:10:59; compatriot Mary Keitany wins first of 3 straight women's titles in 2:25:07
  • 2014-12-03 Protests erupt in cities across the US after a grand jury decides not to charge the New York City police officer who killed Eric Garner with a choke-hold

  • 2014-12-04 US authorities promise a "fair" investigation into the death of African American Eric Garner, after a white New York City police officer held him in a choke-hold faces no charges
  • 2015-11-01 World Series Baseball: Kansas City Royals win their first title since 1985; rally in 9th and break away in 12th to beat Mets, 7-2 in Game 5 in NYC; MVP: Royals catcher Salvador Perez
  • 2015-11-01 New York City Marathon: Stanley Biwott of Kenya takes men's division in 2:10:34; compatriot and defending women's champion Mary Keitany wins easily in 2:24:25
  • 2016-11-06 New York City Marathon: Ghirmay Ghebreslassie of Eritrea wins men's race in 2:07:51; defending women's champion Mary Keitany wins her 3rd NYC crown in 2:24:26

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2017-05-21 Barnum & Bailey Circus performs for the last time at the Nassau Coliseum in NYC after 146 years [1]

Circus Showman and Businessman P. T. Barnum
Circus Showman and Businessman
P. T. Barnum
Circus Showman and Businessman James Anthony Bailey
Circus Showman and Businessman
James Anthony Bailey
  • 2017-08-03 Rapper Kidd Creole arrested and charged for stabbing to death a homeless man in New York City
  • 2017-11-05 New York City Marathon: Geoffrey Kamworor of Kenya wins men's race in 2:10:53, 3 seconds ahead of Wilson Kipsang; Shalane Flanagan (2:26:53) first American to win women's race since 1977
  • 2017-12-11 Six wildfires in Southern California now cover area larger than New York City and Boston combined
  • 2018-11-04 New York City Marathon: Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia runs 2:05:59, 2nd fastest men's time in history; Kenya's Mary Keitany captures her 4th women's NYC crown in 2:22:48
  • 2019-02-19 New York city bans hair discrimination, to limit racial stereotyping
  • 2019-03-15 The Vessel, a honeycomb viewing structure designed by Thomas Heatherwick opens at Hudson Yards development, New York City
  • 2019-05-01 New York City officially names a street Sesame Street at the intersection of West 63rd Street and Broadway in honor of the show's 50th anniversary
  • 2019-06-04 SF MLB manager Bruce Bochy reaches 1,000 win mark with the club as Giants beat Mets, 9-3 in NYC; second after legendary John McGraw to reach milestone

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2019-06-06 On 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, New York City’s police commissioner James O’Neill apologizes for his department's actions during the 1969 raid on the Stonewall Inn

Transgender Activist and Drag Queen Marsha P. Johnson
Transgender Activist and Drag Queen
Marsha P. Johnson
  • 2019-07-19 Heat wave begins across the east of America affecting 100 million people and killing 6, with New York city declaring a state of emergency

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 901 - 1,000 of 1,829

  • 1931-11-15 John Kerr, American actor (South Pacific, Peyton Place, Pit & Pendulum), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1931-11-23 Gloria Lynne [Wilson], American jazz vocalist (Dell Tones), born in Harlem, New York City (d. 2013)
  • 1932-01-06 Stuart A. Rice, American chemist, born in NYC, New York
  • 1932-01-09 Jane Ross [Breslaw], American actress (Star Trek, Rocket Attack U.S.A., Wild Is My Love), born in NYC, New York (d. 1985)
  • 1932-01-12 John Berg, American art director (Columbia Records, 1961-85), winner of 4 Grammy Awards for album art, born in Brooklyn, New York City (d. 2015)

Person of interestJohn Williams

1932-02-08 John Williams, American composer responsible for some of the most recognizable film scores (Jaws, Star Wars, Harry Potter, India Jones, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial), born in NYC, New York

Composer John Williams
Composer
John Williams
  • 1932-02-13 Susan Oliver, American actress (Ann-Peyton Place, Star Trek-Cage), born in NYC, New York (d. 1990)

Person of interestAnthony Perkins

1932-04-04 Anthony Perkins, American actor and singer (Psycho, Friendly Persuasion, Fear Strikes Out, Pretty Poison), born in NYC, New York (d. 1992)

  • 1932-04-23 Jim Fixx, American jogger and writer (Jim Fixx on Running), born in NYC, New York (d. 1984)
  • 1932-05-24 Elaine Malbin, American opera singer, born in NYC, New York
  • 1932-05-29 Richie Guerin, American basketball Hall of Fame guard (6-time NBA All Star), born in NYC, New York
  • 1932-06-10 Gardner McKay, American actor and author (Adventures in Paradise, Pleasure Seekers, Boots & Saddles), born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)
  • 1932-06-15 Mario Cuomo, American politician (Governor-D-NY, 1983-95), born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1932-06-30 Martin Mailman, American composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2000)
  • 1932-07-18 Robert Ellis Miller, American film director, born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1932-08-24 Robert D. Hales, LDS Church apostle, born in NYC, New York
  • 1932-09-03 Richard Tyler, American actor (Henry Aldrich-Aldrich Family), born in NYC, New York
  • 1932-11-02 Melvin Schwartz, American Physicist and Nobel Laureate (neutrinos - subatomic particles with no electric charge and virtually no mass), born in NYC, New York
  • 1932-11-05 Arthur L. Liman, American trial lawyer (Oliver North), born in NYC, New York
  • 1932-11-05 Salvatore Bonanno, American mafioso and son of crime boss Joseph Bonanno, born in NYC, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1932-11-11 Al Levitt, American jazz drummer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1932-11-22 Robert Vaughn, American actor (Napolean Solo in Man from UNCLE, I Spy), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1932-12-05 Sheldon Lee Glashow, American theoretical physicist (Electroweak theory, Georgi–Glashow model), born in NYC, New York
  • 1932-12-11 Wynn Irwin, American actor (Lotsa Luck, Sugar Time), born in NYC, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1932-12-21 Edward Hoagland, American essayist, born in NYC, New York
  • 1933-01-07 Elliott Kastner, American film producer (Angel Heart, Where Eagles Dare), born in NYC, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1933-01-08 Charles Osgood, American news anchor (CBS Weekend News), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestSusan Sontag

1933-01-16 Susan Sontag, American author & film director (Benefactor, 1966 Pol Award), born in NYC, New York (d. 2004)

Author Susan Sontag
Author
Susan Sontag
  • 1933-02-05 Nick Georgiade, American actor (Untouchables, Run Buddy Run), born in NYC, New York
  • 1933-02-14 Richard "Dick" Yarmy, American actor (Get Smart, Arnie, Bone), born in NYC, New York (d. 1992)
  • 1933-02-26 Godfrey Cambridge, American actor (Cotton comes to Harlem), born in NYC, New York (d. 1976)
  • 1933-02-27 Malcolm Wallop, American politician (Sen-R-WY, 1977–1995), born in New York City (d. 2011)
  • 1933-03-03 Lee Radziwell Ross, American princess (Jackie O's sister), born in NYC, New York
  • 1933-03-19 Renee Taylor [Wexler], American actress (Jack Paar Show; The Nanny - "Sylvia"), born in NYC, New York
  • 1933-03-22 J. P. McCarthy, American radio personality (WJR Detroit), born in NYC, New York (d. 1995)
  • 1933-04-01 Dan Flavin, American minimalist sculptor, born in New York City (d. 1996)
  • 1933-04-03 Bob Dornan, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from California, born in NYC, New York
  • 1933-04-10 Philip Corner, American composer, born in NYC, New York
  • 1933-04-16 Perry Botkin Jr, American orchestra leader (Bert Convy Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1933-05-03 Alex Cord [Alexander Viespi], American actor (Brotherhood, Fire, Street Asylum), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestLouis Farrakhan

1933-05-11 Louis Farrakhan [Louis Eugene Wolcott], American religious leader (Nation of Islam, Million Man March), born in New York City

Religious Leader Louis Farrakhan
Religious Leader
Louis Farrakhan
  • 1933-06-20 Danny Aiello, American actor (Moonstruck, Do the Right Thing), born in NYC, New York (d. 2019)
  • 1933-06-21 Bernie Kopell, American actor (Love Boat, Get Smart, That Girl), born in NYC, New York
  • 1933-07-02 David Lewin, American composer, born in New York City (d. 2003)
  • 1933-07-10 Jerry Herman, American composer (Hello Dolly), born in NYC, New York (d. 2019)
  • 1933-09-15 Henry Darrow, American actor (Harry O, New Dick Van Dyke Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1933-09-20 Bob Banas, American choreographer (Malibu U, Jonathan Winters Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1933-11-16 Guy Stockwell, American actor (Chris-Adventures in Paradise), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestLarry King

1933-11-19 Larry King [Zeiger], American radio/TV host (Larry King Live, CNN), born in NYC, New York (d. 2021) [1] [2]

TV and Radio Host Larry King
TV and Radio Host
Larry King
  • 1934-01-07 Charles Jenkins Snr., American athlete (Olympic gold 400m, 4x400m relay 1956), born in NYC, New York
  • 1934-02-11 Tina Louise, American actress (Ginger-Gilligan's Island, Julie-Dallas), born in NYC, New York
  • 1934-02-18 Audre Lorde, American writer, feminist and activist (Black Unicorn), born in NYC, New York (d. 1992)
  • 1934-02-22 Thomas Paul, American bass (NYC Opera 1963-70), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1934-02-28 Willie Bobo [Correa], American jazz percussionist (Evil Ways), born in NYC, New York (d. 1983)
  • 1934-03-23 Mark Rydell, American actor (Havana, Punchline, Long Goodbye), born in NYC, New York
  • 1934-03-26 Alan Arkin, American actor (Catch-22, In-Laws, Simon, Wait Until Dark), born in NYC, New York
  • 1934-04-10 David Halberstam, American journalist, historian and author (Pulitzer 1964), born in NYC, New York (d. 2007)
  • 1934-04-18 James Drury, American actor (The Virginian), born in NYC, New York (d. 2020)
  • 1934-04-18 George Shirley, African-American tenor (first African-American tenor to perform a leading role at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1934-05-22 Peter Nero [Bernard Nierow], American conductor and pianist (A Sunday in NY, Philadelphia POPS), born in NYC, New York
  • 1934-05-23 Robert Moog, American engineer (Moog synthesizer, Moog Music), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1934-06-26 John V Tunney, American politician (Rep/Sen-D-California), born in NYC, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1934-07-28 Jacques d'Amboise, American ballet dancer (NYC Ballet Company), born in Dedham Massachusetts
  • 1934-08-22 Diana Sands, American actress (Raisin in the Sun, Doctor's Wife), born in NYC, New York
  • 1934-10-28 Jim Beatty, American athlete (first to break 4-minute mile barrier on an indoor track 3:58.9 1962), born in NYC, New York
  • 1934-10-29 Robert E Hughes, American orchestra leader (Rich Little Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1934-11-13 Garry Marshall, American TV and film director (Happy Days, Pretty Woman), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1935-02-20 Raven Wilkinson, American ballerina, first African American woman to dance with major ballet company, born in New York City (d. 2018)
  • 1935-04-29 Lennie "Len" Weinrib, American comedian and actor (H.R. Pufnstuf, Bedknobs and Broomsticks), born in NYC, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1935-05-03 Ron Popeil, American inventor and TV personality, born in NYC, New York
  • 1935-08-27 Frank Yablans, American writer (North Dallas Forty), born in NYC, New York
  • 1935-10-05 Peter Brown [Pierre Lind de Lappe], American actor (Lawman, Laredo, Bold & Beautiful), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1935-10-30 Robert Caro, American journalist and biographer (Lyndon B. Johnson), born in NYC, New York
  • 1936-01-01 Eve Queler, American conductor, born in NYC, New York
  • 1936-01-19 Elliott Schwartz, composer, born in New York City
  • 1936-01-27 Troy Donahue, American actor (Surfside Six, Cockfighter, Hawaiian Eye), born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)

Person of interestAlan Alda

1936-01-28 Alan Alda [Alphonso D'Abruzzo], American actor (Hawkeye Pierce-M*A*S*H), born in NYC, New York

Actor, Director and Comedian Alan Alda
Actor, Director and Comedian
Alan Alda

Person of interestCarl Icahn

1936-02-16 Carl Icahn, American businessman (Icahn Enterprises), born in NYC, New York

Investor and business magnate Carl Icahn
Investor and business magnate
Carl Icahn
  • 1936-03-22 Ron Carey, American labor leader (International Brotherhood of Teamsters), born in NYC, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1936-05-02 Michael Rabin, American violinist (In Memorium), born in NYC, New York (d. 1972)
  • 1936-05-22 M. Scott Peck, American psychiatrist and writer (The Road Less Traveled), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1936-05-29 Arlene McQuade, American actress (Rosalie-Goldbergs), born in NYC, New York
  • 1936-07-09 David Joel Zinman, American composer and conductor (Baltimore Symphony, 1985-98), born in NYC, New York
  • 1936-07-26 Kathryn Hays, American actress (Kim Hughes-As the World Turns), born in NYC, New York
  • 1936-08-04 Elsbeary Hobbs, American rocker (Drifters), born in NYC, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1936-08-22 Lex Humphries, American jazz drummer (Sun Ra Arkestra), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1936-09-28 Robert Hogan, American actor (Peyton Place, Operation Petticoat), born in NYC, New York
  • 1936-10-01 Edward Villella, American ballet dancer (NYC Ballet), born in Bayside, Queens, New York
  • 1936-10-03 Steve Reich, American minimalist composer (Drumming), born in NYC, New York
  • 1936-10-08 Rona Barrett, American gossip columnist (Tomorrow Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1936-10-24 David Nelson, American actor, director, and producer (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), born in NYC, New York (d. 2011)
  • 1936-10-26 Shelley Morrison, American actress (General Hospital, Will & Grace), born in NYC, New York (d. 2019)
  • 1936-10-28 Carl Davis, American conductor and composer for silent films, born in NYC, New York
  • 1936-11-20 Don DeLillo, American author (Underworld), born in New York City
  • 1936-12-14 Robert Alan Ridley Parker, American PhD/astronaut (STS 9, STS 35), born in NYC, New York
  • 1936-12-22 Hector Elizondo, American actor (American Gigolo, Young Doctors in Love), born in NYC, New York
  • 1937-01-31 Suzanne Pleshette, American actress (Birds, Emily-Bob Newhart Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1937-02-02 Martina Arroyo, American opera soprano (NY Metropolitan Opera, 1965-78), born in New York City
  • 1937-02-02 Tommy Smothers, American comedian and folk singer (The Smothers Brothers Show; Serial), born in NYC, New York
  • 1937-02-22 Joanna Russ, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Female Man, Alyx), born in NYC, New York

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