New York City in History (Part 11)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1001 - 1,100 of 1,829

  • 1937-02-22 Joanna Russ, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Female Man, Alyx), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestBilly Dee Williams

1937-04-06 Billy Dee Williams, Harlem actor (Chiefs, Empire Strikes Back), born in NYC, New York

  • 1937-05-10 Arthur Kopit, US playwright ('Wings', 'Nine'), born in New York City
  • 1937-05-13 Judith Somogi, American conductor (Frankfurt Opera-1982), born in NYC, New York
  • 1937-05-13 Zohra Lampert, American actress (Doctor's Hospital, Girl With Something Extra), born in NYC, New York
  • 1937-06-10 Richard Foreman, American theatrical director (Daily Life), born in NYC, New York
  • 1937-07-05 Nita Lowey, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York), born in NYC, New York
  • 1937-07-19 Richard Jordan [Robert Anson Jordan Jr.], American actor (Dune, Gettysburg), born in NYC, New York
  • 1937-07-28 Peter Duchin, American pianist and bandleader (Peter Duchin Orchestra), born in NYC, New York
  • 1937-08-16 Lorraine Gary, American actress (Jaws, Jaws 2, Jaws 4), born in NYC, New York
  • 1937-09-06 Brigid Berlin, American actress (Andy Warhol films), born in NYC, New York (d. 2020)
  • 1937-09-13 Fred Silverman, American broadcasting executive (ABC/NBC/CBS), born in NYC, New York
  • 1937-10-19 Sean Garrison, American actor (Up Periscope, Splendor in the Grass), born in NYC, New York
  • 1937-11-02 Earl "Speedoo" Carroll, American rocker (Cadillacs, Coasters), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestJane Fonda

1937-12-21 Jane Fonda, American actress (Barbarella, Klute, 9 to 5), born in NYC, New York

Actress Jane Fonda
Actress
Jane Fonda
  • 1937-12-23 Karol Joseph Bobko, American Col USAF/astronaut (STS 6, STS 51D, STS 51J), born in NYC, New York
  • 1937-12-30 John Hartford [Harford] American country and bluegrass banjo player, fiddler, and singer-songwriter ("Gentle on My Mind"), born in New York City (d. 2001)
  • 1938-02-14 Lee Chamberlin, American actor (Once Upon a Family, Rupture Fatale), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938-02-16 Barry Primus, American actor (Sgt McKenna-Cagney & Lacey, Boxcar Bertha), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938-02-16 John Corigliano, American composer (Fern Hill, Ghosts of Versailles), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938-03-18 Carl Gottlieb, American comedian and script writer (Ken Berry Wow Show, Jaws, The Jerk), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938-03-23 Christopher Glenn, American news anchor (CBS Nightwatch), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938-04-07 Spencer Dryden, American drummer (Jefferson Airplane - "White Rabbit"; New Riders of the Purple Sage), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1938-04-19 Jonathan Tunick, American composer (one of 16 'EGOT' winners - having won all four major American show business awards: Emmy; Grammy, Oscar; and Tony), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938-05-04 William J. Bennett, American politician, U.S. Secretary of Education (1985-88), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938-05-22 Richard Benjamin, American director and actor (Goodbye Columbus, He & She), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938-05-22 Susan Strasberg, American actress (In Praise of Older Women, Manitou), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938-05-31 Peter Yarrow, American singer-songwriter (Peter, Paul & Mary), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938-06-09 Charles Wuorinen, American composer (Pulitzer 1980), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938-06-28 John Byner, American actor (Transylvania 6-5000) and comedian, born in NYC, New York
  • 1938-07-05 Stanley Silverman, American composer, born in NYC, New York
  • 1938-08-01 Paddy Moloney, Irish musician, composer and producer (The Chieftains), born in Donnycarney, Dublin
  • 1938-08-03 George Memmoli, American actor (Earl-Hello Larry), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938-08-19 Diana Muldaur, American actress (McCloud, Star Trek Next Gen, LA Law), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938-08-29 Robert Rubin, United States Secretary of the Treasury, born in NYC, New York
  • 1938-09-01 Alan Dershowitz, American attorney (Claus Von Bulow, O.J. Simpson), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938-09-09 Don Hogan Charles, American photographer and first African-American photographer hired by The New York Times, born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1938-09-12 Tatiana Troyanos, American mezzo-soprano (Octavian-Der Rosenleavalier), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938-10-27 Maurice Hinchey, American politician (Rep-D-New York), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938-11-02 Jay Black, American singer (Jay and the Americans), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938-11-12 Mort Shuman, American singer-songwriter (Viva Las Vegas), born in NYC, New York (d. 1991)
  • 1938-12-12 Joel Chadabe, American composer, born in NYC, New York
  • 1938-12-23 Bob Kahn, American internet pioneer, born in Brooklyn, New York City
  • 1939-01-10 Sal Mineo, American actor (Exodus, Rebel Without a Cause), born in NYC, New York (d. 1976)
  • 1939-01-10 David Horowitz, American author & political commentator, born in NYC, New York
  • 1939-02-27 Peter Revson, American race car driver (1971 Indianapolis pole winner), born in New York City
  • 1939-03-02 Barbara Luna, American actress (5 Weeks in a Balloon, Gentle Savage), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939-04-10 Daniel Oliver, American CEO (Federal Trade Commission), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939-04-11 Louise Lasser, American actress (Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman - "Mary Hartman"), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939-04-19 Ellen Weston, American actress (Betty-SWAT), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939-04-20 Peter S. Beagle, American novelist and screenwriter (The Last Unicorn), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939-06-14 Steny Hoyer, American politician (Rep-D-MD, 1981-), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939-07-01 Frank Parker, American actor (Days of our Lives, Never Too Young), born in Darby, Pennsylvania (2018)
  • 1939-08-21 Clarence Williams III, American actor (Mod Squad, 52 Pick Up, Purple Rain), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939-10-22 Tony Roberts, actor (Annie Hall, Edge of Night, Lucie Arnaz Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939-10-31 Ron Rifkin, American actor (Arvin Sloane-Alias, L.A. Confidential), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939-11-06 Michael Schwerner, American civil rights activist, born in NYC, New York (d. 1964)
  • 1939-11-11 Denise Alexander, American actress (Mary McKinnon-Another World, Lesley Webber-General Hospital), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939-11-15 Yaphet Kotto, African-American stage and screen actor (Live And Let Die; Alien; Homicide: Life on the Street), born in Harlem, New York City (d. 2021) [1]
  • 1939-11-20 Dick Smothers, American comedian and folk singer (The Smothers Brothers Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939-12-14 Marilyn Cooper, American actress (Broadway Bound, Survivors), born in NYC, New York
  • 1940-01-20 Carol Heiss Jenkins, American figure skater (Olympic gold singles 1960; silver 1956; World C'ship gold 1956–1960), born in NYC, New York
  • 1940-01-26 Harold Lederman, American boxing judge, analyst (HBO), born in NYC, NY (d. 2019)
  • 1940-02-10 Jimmy Merchant, American rock vocalist (Frankie Lymon & Teenagers - "Why Do Fools Fall In Love"), born in NYC, New York
  • 1940-02-23 Peter Fonda, American actor (Easy Rider, Ulee's Gold), born in NYC, New York (d. 2019)
  • 1940-04-04 Bijan, Iranian men's apparel designer (Bijan), born in Tehran, Iran (d. 2011)
  • 1940-04-15 Robert Walker Jr, American actor (Ceremony, Ms Don Juan, Ensign Pulver), born in NYC, New York
  • 1940-04-23 Richard Monaco, American sci-fi author (Grail War, Final Quest), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestAl Pacino

1940-04-25 Al Pacino, American actor (And Justice For All, The Godfather, Scorpio), born in NYC, New York

Actor Al Pacino
Actor
Al Pacino
  • 1940-04-30 Burt Young, American actor (Convoy, Rocky), born in NYC, New York
  • 1940-05-04 Robin Cook, American physician and novelist, born in NYC, New York

Person of interestPeter Benchley

1940-05-08 Peter Benchley, American novelist (Jaws, The Deep), born in NYC, New York (d. 2006)

Jaws Novelist Peter Benchley
Jaws Novelist
Peter Benchley
  • 1940-05-12 Norman Whitfield, American songwriter and producer for Motown (I Heard It Through the Grapevine), born in New York City (d. 2008)
  • 1940-06-08 Sherman Garnes, American rock vocalist (Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers), born in NYC, New York (d. 1977)
  • 1940-06-21 Mariette Hartley, American actress (Poloroid spokesperson, Marooned), born in NYC, New York
  • 1940-06-26 Robert Kramer, American actor and director, born in NYC, New York (d. 1999)
  • 1940-07-22 Stan Ross, American actor, born in NYC, New York
  • 1940-09-09 Joe Negroni, rock vocalist (Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers), born in NYC, New York (d. 1978)
  • 1940-09-12 Stephen Solarz, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York), born in NYC, New York (d. 2010)
  • 1940-09-20 Joe DioGuardi, American accountant and politician (Rep-R-NY, 1985-89), born in NYC, New York
  • 1940-10-18 Cynthia Weil, American songwriter ("We Got Get Out Of This Place"; "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'"), born in NYC, New York
  • 1940-10-21 Frances FitzGerald, American journalist/author (Fire in the Lake), born in NYC, New York
  • 1940-10-26 Mario Orozco, 1st victim of NYC's Zodiac killer (survives)
  • 1940-11-06 Ruth Messinger, Manhattan Borough President and President of the American Jewish World Service, born in NYC, New York
  • 1940-11-11 Barbara Boxer, American politician (Rep-D-CA, 1983-92/Sen-D-CA, 1993-2017), born in New York City
  • 1940-12-20 Larry Willis, American jazz pianist & composer, born in NYC, New York

Person of interestAnthony Fauci

1940-12-24 Anthony Fauci, American Immunologist (White House COVID-19 taskforce), born in Brooklyn, New York City

Immunologist and Infectious Disease Expert Anthony Fauci
Immunologist and Infectious Disease Expert
Anthony Fauci
  • 1940-12-28 Alvin Singleton, American composer ("After Fallen Crumbs"; "Shadows", born in Brooklyn, New York City
  • 1941-01-25 Gregory Sierra, American actor, born in NYC, New York
  • 1941-02-06 Stephen Albert, American composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1992)
  • 1941-04-20 Joni Evans, American publisher (Simon & Schuster, Random House), born in NYC, New York
  • 1941-05-31 Kenneth Cooper, American harpsichordist/professor (Barnard, Bkln), born in NYC, New York
  • 1941-06-12 Marv Albert, American "Yes!" sportscaster (NBC-TV)/back biter, born in NYC, New York
  • 1941-08-12 Jennifer Warren, American actress (Slap Shot, Fatal Beauty, Mutant), born in NYC, New York
  • 1941-09-08 Alan Feinstein, American actor (Max-Berrengers, Family Tree), born in NYC, New York
  • 1941-09-09 Karin von Aroldingen, German ballet dancer (NYC Ballet Co), born in Griez, Germany (d. 2018)

Person of interestStephen Jay Gould

1941-09-10 Stephen Jay Gould, American paleontologist and popular science writer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2002)

Paleontologist and Evolutionary Biologist Stephen Jay Gould
Paleontologist and Evolutionary Biologist
Stephen Jay Gould
  • 1941-09-16 Jim McBride, American director and actor (Hot Times, Breathless, Big Easy), born in NYC, New York
  • 1941-09-16 Richard Perle, American political advisor, born in NYC, New York
  • 1941-09-20 John Wismont, American watercolor painter (over 50,000), born in NYC, New York

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