New York City in History (Part 14)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1301 - 1,400 of 1,829

  • 1949-03-18 Starr Danias, American ballerina (Turning Point), born in NYC, New York
  • 1949-04-06 Jane Actman, American actress (Barbara-Paul Lynde Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1949-04-07 John Oates, American rock guitarist and vocalist (Hall & Oates - "Rich Girl"; "Maneater"), born in NYC, New York
  • 1949-04-25 Michael Brown, American musician and songwriter (Don't Walk Away Renee), born in New York City (d. 2015)
  • 1949-05-13 Zoe Wanamaker, American actress (Raggedy Rawney), born in NYC, New York
  • 1949-06-11 George Willig, American stuntman (The Human Fly, Spiderman) who climbed the World Trade Center in 1977, born in Queens, New York City
  • 1949-06-16 Peppy Castro [Emil Thielhelm], American rock vocalist (Balance), born in NYC, New York
  • 1949-06-25 Kene Holliday, American actor (Tyler-Matlock, Carter Country), born in NYC, New York
  • 1949-06-27 Vera Wang, American fashion designer (Vera Wang Fashions), born in New York City
  • 1949-06-30 Eric Goetz, American shipbuilder (America's Cup 1995), born in NYC, New York
  • 1949-07-02 Roy Bittan, American piano player (E Street Band), born in Belle Harbor, Queens, New York City
  • 1949-08-22 Diana Nyad, American journalist and long-distance swimmer (1st to swim Bahamas to Fla-1979), born in NYC, New York
  • 1949-08-28 Dennis Davis, American drummer (David Bowie), born in New York City (d. 2016)
  • 1949-09-10 Bill O'Reilly, American TV host and commentator (The O'Reilly Factor), born in NYC, New York
  • 1949-10-04 Armand Assante, American actor (Private Benjamin, Unfaithfully Yours), born in NYC, New York
  • 1949-11-20 Ray Vitte, American actor (Doc, Cody-Quest), born in NYC, New York
  • 1949-11-22 Richard Carmona, 17th Surgeon General of the United States (2002-06), born in NYC, New York
  • 1949-12-05 Bruce E Melnick, American Cmdr USCG/astronaut (STS 41, STS 49), born in NYC, New York
  • 1949-12-12 Ricardo Luis Carreras, American bantamweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1972), born in NYC, New York
  • 1949-12-19 Lenny White, American jazz-fusion drummer (Return to Forever), born in Queens, New York City
  • 1949-12-24 Ray Colcord III, American film & television composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1949-12-26 Ira Newborn, American orchestra leader (Manhattan Transfer), born in NYC, New York
  • 1949-12-31 Ellen Datlow, American editor, born in NYC, New York
  • 1950-01-12 Sheila Jackson Lee, American politician, born in NYC, New York
  • 1950-01-25 Gloria Naylor, American author (Women of Brewster Place), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1950-01-28 Barbi Benton [Klein], American Playboy model and actress (Hee Haw, Sugar Time!), born in New York City

Person of interestWalter Becker

1950-02-20 Walter Becker, American rock bassist, guitarist, songwriter and record producer (Steely Dan - "Deacon Blues"; "Peg"), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)

Musician and Record Producer Walter Becker
Musician and Record Producer
Walter Becker
  • 1950-03-13 Charles Krauthammer, American conservative political commentator and psychiatrist (The Washington Post), born in NYC, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1950-03-18 James Conlon, American conductor (Los Angeles opera, 2006-present; Cincinnati May Festival, 1979-2016; Ravinia Festival, 2005-15), born in Queens, New York City
  • 1950-03-26 Alan Silvestri, American film score composer (Back To The Future; Forrest Gump), born in NYC, New York
  • 1950-03-31 Ed Marinaro, American actor (Joe-Hill St Blues, Sonny-Laverne & Shirley), born in NYC, New York
  • 1950-04-12 David Cassidy, American singer ("I Think I Love You"), and actor (Partridge Family - "Keith"), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1950-04-12 Tom Werner, American producer (Roseanne, Cosby Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1950-04-19 Earl Gardner, American jazz trumpeter (Saturday Night Live), born in NYC, New York
  • 1950-06-16 James Smith, American singer (Stylistics), born in NYC, New York
  • 1950-06-21 Joey Kramer, American hard rock drummer (Aerosmith-Toys in the Attic), born in NYC, New York
  • 1950-06-24 Nancy Allen, American actress (Carrie, 1941, Robocop, Dress to Kill), born in NYC, New York
  • 1950-07-05 Huey Lewis [Hugh Anthony Cregg III], American musician (Huey Lewis and the News), born in NYC, New York
  • 1950-07-17 Phoebe Snow [Laub], American singer-songwriter (Poetry Man), born in New York City (d. 2011)
  • 1950-07-18 Glenn Hughes, American singer (Village People), born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)
  • 1950-07-23 Kaity Tong, Chinese-American news anchor (WPIX), born in Qingdao, China
  • 1950-07-30 Frank Stallone, American Sylvestor's brother and actor (Barfly, Outlaw Force), born in NYC, New York
  • 1950-08-25 Willy Deville [William Paul Borsey Jr.], American rock vocalist and guitarist (Mink Deville), born in Stamford, Connecticut (d. 2009)
  • 1950-10-05 Jeff Conaway, American actor and singer (Taxi - "Bobby"; Grease - "Kenickie"; Babylon 5 - "Zack"), born in NYC, New York (d. 2011)
  • 1950-11-23 Charles "Chuck" Schumer, American politician (Rep-D-NY, 1981-1999, Sen-D-NY, 1999 -), born in NYC, New York
  • 1950-12-02 Merrill Ashley, American ballerina (NYC Ballet), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1950-12-11 Christine Onassis [Andreadis], American-born Greek heiress (Aristotle's daughter), born in NYC, New York
  • 1950-12-18 Leonard Maltin, American movie critic (Entertainment Tonight), born in NYC, New York
  • 1950-12-21 Jeffrey Katzenberg, American film producer, born in NYC, New York
  • 1950-12-26 Victoria Racimo, American actress (Corene-Falcon Crest), born in NYC, New York
  • 1951-01-27 Scott Lane, American actor (Gary-McKeever & the Colonel), born in NYC, New York
  • 1951-02-10 Bob [Robert] Iger, American entertainment executive (CEO of The Walt Disney Company), born in NYC, New York
  • 1951-03-04 Gwen Welles, American actress (Desert Hearts, Sticky Fingers), born in NYC, New York (d. 1993)
  • 1951-03-12 Caren Kaye, actress (My Tutor, Bambi-Blansky's Beauties), born in NYC, New York
  • 1951-04-07 Janis Ian [Janis Eddy Fink], American singer-songwriter and folk musician ("At Seventeen"; "Society's Child"), born in NYC, New York
  • 1951-04-20 Luther Vandross, American rock vocalist (Dance with my Father), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1951-05-14 Season Hubley [Susan], American actress (Vice Squad, Hardcore), born in NYC, New York
  • 1951-05-21 Al Franken, US politician (Senate-D-Minnesota 2009-18) comedian, writer, actor (SNL, 1975-80; 1985-90), born in NYC, New York
  • 1951-06-13 Richard Thomas, American actor (John Boy - The Waltons, Last Summer, Johnny Belinda), born in NYC, New York
  • 1951-06-26 Pamela Bellwood [King], American actress (Ellen-W.E.B., Claudia-Dynasty), born in NYC, New York
  • 1951-07-02 Sylvia Rivera, American gay liberation and transgender activist and drag queen, born in NYC, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1951-07-16 Esther Friesner, American sci-fi author (Witchwood Cradle), born in NYC, New York
  • 1951-07-23 Terry Davis, American actress (Stacey Winthrop-Another World), born in NYC, New York
  • 1951-08-06 Catherine Hicks, American actress (Star Trek IV, Child's Play), born in NYC, New York
  • 1951-08-14 Peter Blegvad, American musician (Slapp Happy), born in New York City, New York
  • 1951-08-15 Bobby Caldwell, American singer ("What You Won't Do for Love"), born in NYC, New York
  • 1951-08-16 Eric Bibb, American blues singer-songwriter, born in NYC, New York
  • 1951-08-24 Oscar Hijuelos, American novelist (The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1951-08-25 Bob Mayo, American session keyboardist (Peter Frampton), born in New York City (d. 2004)
  • 1951-09-07 Mark Isham, American musician and film composer (The Hitcher), born in NYC, New York
  • 1951-12-12 Caren Kaye, American actress (My Tutor, Blansky's Beauties), born in NYC, New York
  • 1952-02-01 Roger Y. Tsien, American chemist (Nobel Prize 2008), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1952-02-13 Ed Gagliardi, American rock bassist (Foreigner - "Cold As Ice"), born in NYC, (d. 2014)

Person of interestHarvey Weinstein

1952-03-19 Harvey Weinstein, American film producer (Miramax) and convicted sex offender whose actions helped spark the #MeToo movement, born in NYC, New York

Film Producer Harvey Weinstein
Film Producer
Harvey Weinstein
  • 1952-04-15 Sam McMurray, American actor (Tracey Ullman), born in NYC, New York
  • 1952-05-08 Charles J Camarda, American PhD/astronaut, born in NYC, New York
  • 1952-05-25 Al Sarrantonio, American writer (999: New Stories of Horror and Suspense), born in NYC, New York
  • 1952-06-14 Leon Wieseltier, American writer (Kaddish), born in Brooklyn, New York City
  • 1952-07-11 Stephen Lang, American actor (Another You, Death of a Salesman), born in NYC, New York
  • 1952-07-16 Robert David Steele, American activist and former CIA officer, born in NYC, New York
  • 1952-07-23 Janis Siegel, American jazz singer (Manhattan Transfer-Tuxedo Junction), born in NYC, New York
  • 1952-08-10 Ashley Putnam, American soprano (NY City Opera 1978), born in NYC, New York
  • 1952-08-16 Gianna Rolandi, American soprano (Der Rosenkavalier), born in NYC, New York
  • 1952-09-18 Rick Pitino, American basketball coach, born in NYC, New York

Person of interestChristopher Reeve

1952-09-25 Christopher Reeve, American actor (Superman, Somewhere in Time), born in New York City, New York (d. 2004)

  • 1952-09-25 Tommy Norden, American actor (Flipper), born in New York City, New York
  • 1952-12-02 Carol Shea-Porter, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Hampshire), born in NYC, New York
  • 1952-12-23 William Kristol, American political commentator, born in NYC, New York
  • 1952-12-27 Tovah Feldshuh, American actress (Idolmaker, Terror out of the Sky), born in NYC, New York
  • 1953-01-05 George Tenet, American CIA director, born in NYC, New York
  • 1953-02-14 Carmine Rojas, American composer, musical director and bass guitarist (David Bowie, Joe Bonamassa), born in Brooklyn, New York City
  • 1953-04-01 Barry Sonnenfeld, director (Get Shorty, Men in Black), born in NYC, New York
  • 1953-04-19 Rod Morgenstein, American musician (Winger), born in NYC, New York
  • 1953-04-23 James Russo, American actor (My Own Private Idaho, China Girl), born in NYC, New York
  • 1953-05-22 John Edward Stevens, American bank robber (FBI Most Wanted List), born in NYC, New York
  • 1953-05-25 Eve Ensler, American playwright (The Vagina Monologues), born in NYC, New York
  • 1953-06-22 Cyndi Lauper, American singer (Girls Just Want To Have Fun, Time After Time), born in NYC, New York
  • 1953-07-08 Jonathan Segal, American actor (Jonathan-Paper Chase), born in NYC, New York
  • 1953-07-19 Howard Schultz, American businessman, CEO of Starbucks, born in New York City
  • 1953-07-26 Robert Phillips, American classical guitarist, born in NYC, New York

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