New York City in History (Part 15)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1401 - 1,500 of 1,829

  • 1953-08-07 Anne Fadiman, American writer, born in New York City, New York
  • 1953-09-04 Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs, American actor (Freddie-Welcome Back Kotter), born in New York City, New York
  • 1953-09-21 John Mengatti, American actor (Nick-White Shadow, For Love & Honor), born in NYC, New York
  • 1953-10-01 Grete Waitz, Norwegian long distance athlete (9 x NYC Marathon titles; World C'ship gold 1983; 5 x gold World Cross Country; WR x 4), born in Oslo, Norway (d. 2011)
  • 1953-10-07 Christopher Norris, American actress (Summer of '42, Eat My Dust), born in New York City, New York
  • 1953-10-15 Larry Miller, American comedian and actor (Larry-Pursuit Of Happiness), born in NYC, New York
  • 1953-12-06 Kin Shriner, American actor (Scott-General Hospital, Rituals), born in NYC, New York
  • 1953-12-06 Wil Shriner, American talk show host (Wil Shriner Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1954-02-05 Roseanne Katan, American model, actress and Playboy playmate (Sep 1978), born in NYC, New York
  • 1954-02-26 John Bolger, American actor (Capt Gabe McNamara-Another World), born in New York City
  • 1954-06-22 Freddie Prinze, American comedian and actor (Chico & the Man), born in NYC, New York
  • 1954-07-18 Tobias Picker, American composer (Emmeline), born in New York City
  • 1954-07-20 Jay Jay French [John French Segall], American rock guitarist (Twisted Sister), born in NYC, New York
  • 1954-08-20 Don Stark, American actor (That '70s Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1954-09-15 Adrian Adonis [Keith A. Franke Jr.], American professional wrestler, born in NYC, New York (d. 1988)

Person of interestLloyd Blankfein

1954-09-15 Lloyd Blankfein, American CEO and Chairman of Goldman Sachs, born in NYC, New York

CEO and Chairman of Goldman Sachs Lloyd Blankfein
CEO and Chairman of Goldman Sachs
Lloyd Blankfein
  • 1954-09-22 Shari Belafonte Harper, American actress (Julie-Hotel), born in NYC, New York
  • 1954-10-01 Richard Schlesinger, American news correspondent (CBS, 48 Hours), born in NYC, New York
  • 1954-11-18 Carter Burwell, American film composer (Coen Brothers films, Twilight Saga), born in New York City
  • 1954-12-06 Miles Chapin, American actor (French Postcards, Get Crazy, Funhouse), born in NYC, New York
  • 1954-12-20 Michael Badalucco, American actor, born in Brooklyn, New York City
  • 1955-08-02 Roberta Wallach, American actress (Civil Wars), born in New York City, New York
  • 1955-08-05 Eddie "Fingers" Ojeda, American rock guitarist and songwriter (Twisted Sister, Scarecrow), born in NYC, New York
  • 1955-08-07 Wayne Knight, American actor, born in New York City, New York
  • 1955-08-20 Jay Acovone, American actor (Det Rado-Hollywood Beat), born in NYC, New York
  • 1955-09-29 Gwen Ifill, journalist and writer, 1st African American woman to host US public affairs program, born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)

Person of interestWhoopi Goldberg

1955-11-13 Whoopi Goldberg [Caryn Johnson], American actress, comedian and singer (Color Purple, Burglar), born in NYC, New York

  • 1955-11-15 Oliver Conant, American actor (Summer of '42), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestBill Maher

1956-01-20 Bill Maher, American comedian & political commentator (Real Time with Bill Maher, Politically Incorrect), born in NYC, New York

Political Commentator and Comedian Bill Maher
Political Commentator and Comedian
Bill Maher
  • 1956-01-21 Bob Brill, American drummer (Berlin - "You Take My Breath Away"), born in NYC, New York
  • 1956-03-13 Dana Delany, American actress (Colleen McMurphy-China Beach, Exit to Eden), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestJamie Dimon

1956-03-13 Jamie Dimon, American business executive and CEO of JPMorgan Chase, born in NYC, New York

CEO of JPMorgan Chase Jamie Dimon
CEO of JPMorgan Chase
Jamie Dimon
  • 1956-04-12 Alex Briley, American actor (Can't Stop the Music), born in NYC, New York
  • 1956-04-26 Koo Stark [Kathleen Dee-Anne], American photographer and actress (Emily), born in NYC, New York
  • 1956-05-28 Germaine Montenesdro, 2nd victim of NYC's Zodiac killer (survives)
  • 1956-05-30 Allison Roe MBE, New Zealand marathon runner (NYC, Boston 1981; Seoul 1982), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1956-06-04 Keith David, American actor (Platoon, There's Something About Mary), born in NYC, New York
  • 1956-06-06 Jay C Buckey, American physician/astronaut (STS 58 alt, sk: 90), born in NYC, New York
  • 1956-06-25 Anthony Bourdain, American-French celebrity chef, author, and TV personality considered one of the most influential chefs in the world (No Reservations, Parts Unknown), born in NYC, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1956-07-07 Bill Lagattuta, American news correspondent (CBS, 48 Hours, Eye to Eye), born in New York City, New York
  • 1956-07-30 Soraida Martinez, American painter and creator of Verdadism, born in Manhattan, New York City
  • 1956-09-16 Kevin R. Kregel, American pilot and astronaut (STS 70, 78, 87), born in Amityville, New York
  • 1956-10-08 Stephanie Zimbalist, American actress (Remington Steele, Centennial), born in NYC, New York
  • 1956-10-16 Marin Alsop, American conductor and 1st woman to head a major American orchestra (Baltimore Symphony, 2007-present), born in NYC, New York
  • 1956-11-08 Randi Brooks, American actress (Man With 2 Brains, Tightrope), born in NYC, New York
  • 1956-11-19 Glynnis O'Connor, American actress (California Dreaming, Ode to Billy Joe), born in NYC, New York
  • 1956-12-19 Alice Barrett, American actress (Frankie Frame-Another World), born in NYC, New York
  • 1956-12-20 Blanche Baker, American actress, Carroll Baker's Daughter (French Postcard), born in NYC, New York
  • 1956-12-21 Kevin Burnham, American sailor (Olympic gold 470 class 2004; silver 470 1992), born in Hollis, New York City (d. 2020)
  • 1957-01-07 Nicholson Baker, American novelist, born in NYC, New York
  • 1957-01-25 Andrew P. Harris, American politician & physician, born in NYC, New York
  • 1957-03-04 Jim Dwyer, American journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner, born in NYC, New York (d. 2020)
  • 1957-03-23 Amanda Plummer, American actress (Hotel New Hampshire, Dollmaker), born in NYC, New York
  • 1957-03-30 Paul Reiser, American actor (My 2 Dads, Diner, Aliens, Mad About You), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestFrances McDormand

1957-06-23 Frances McDormand, American actress (Fargo), born in NYC, New York

  • 1957-06-26 Patty Smyth, American rock vocalist (Scandal-Warrior), born in NYC, New York
  • 1957-07-26 Nana Visitor, American actress (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), born in NYC, New York
  • 1957-09-30 Gladys Portugues, American atress, Mrs Jean-Claude Van Damme (It's Alive 3), born in NYC, New York
  • 1957-10-17 Lawrence Bender, American film producer (Reservoir Dogs, Death Proof, Django Unchained, An Inconvenient Truth), born in The Bronx, New York City
  • 1957-11-04 Najee [Jerome Najee Rasheed], American jazz musician, born in NYC, New York
  • 1957-11-07 Christopher Knight, American actor (Peter-Brady Bunch), born in NYC, New York
  • 1957-11-18 Jenny Burton, American rocker (Nobody Loves Me Like You Do), born in NYC, New York
  • 1957-12-13 Steve Buscemi, American actor (Fargo), born in NYC, New York
  • 1957-12-19 John Gulager, American film director and actor (He Was a Quiet Man), born in NYC, New York
  • 1957-12-20 Joyce Hyser, American actress, born in NYC, New York
  • 1957-12-30 Matt Lauer, American TV host (Today Show 1997-2017), born in NYC, New York
  • 1958-01-01 Grandmaster Flash [Joseph Saddler], American rocker (Message), born in NYC, New York
  • 1958-01-06 Scott Bryce, American actor (As the World Turns), born in NYC, New York
  • 1958-01-21 Miguel Alejandro, American actor (Popi), born in NYC, New York
  • 1958-01-25 Dinah Manoff, American actress (Elaine-Soap, Carol Weston-Empty Nest), born in NYC, New York
  • 1958-02-06 Cecily Adams, American actress & casting director (American Heart), born in Jamaica, New York City (d. 2004)
  • 1958-02-10 Michael Weiss, American musician, born in NYC, New York
  • 1958-02-26 Karen Berger, American comic book editor, born in New York City
  • 1958-03-15 Laura Carrington, American actress (Louisa-Alphabet City, General Hospital), born in NYC, New York
  • 1958-03-27 Susan Molinari, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from New York, born in NYC, New York
  • 1958-06-08 Keenan Ivory Wayans, American comedian (In Living Color), born in NYC, New York
  • 1958-06-24 Victor M Gerena, American security guard robbed $7 million (FBI wanted), born in NYC, New York
  • 1958-06-29 Leslie Browne, American ballerina (Turning Point), born in NYC, New York
  • 1958-07-10 Béla Fleck, American banjo player, born in NYC, New York
  • 1958-08-01 "Michael Penn, American singer, songwriter, and composer (No Myth), born in Greenwich Village, New York City
  • 1958-08-07 Alberto Salazar, American track coach and long distance runner (NYC Marathon 1980-82, Boston 1982), born in Havana, Cuba
  • 1958-08-16 Angela Bassett, American actress (What's Love Got to Do With It), born in NYC, New York
  • 1958-08-30 Anna Politkovskaya, Russian journalist and human rights activist, born in NYC, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1958-09-12 Wilfred Benítez, Puerto Rican boxer (youngest world champion at 17 years, 176 days [WBA Light Welterweight]), born in NYC, New York
  • 1958-10-05 Neil deGrasse Tyson, American astrophysicist, TV presenter and writer, born in New York City
  • 1958-10-20 Viggo Mortensen, American Actor (Lord of the Rings, The Road), born in NYC, New York
  • 1958-11-01 Rachel Ticotin, American actress (Grace-For Love & Honor, Total Recall), born in NYC, New York
  • 1958-11-19 Charlie Kaufman, American screenwriter (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), born in NYC, New York
  • 1958-12-13 Clark Brandon, American actor (Fast Food), born in NYC, New York
  • 1958-12-30 Brandon Clark, American actor (Sean-The Fitzpatricks), born in NYC, New York
  • 1959-01-20 Joel Rifkin, American serial killer believed to have killed up to 17 victims between 1989 and 1993 in NYC and Long Island, born in New York
  • 1959-02-12 Nancy Remy, reporter (NYC's Shadow Traffic)
  • 1959-02-12 Omar Hakim, US drummer and composer (Dire Straits, Weather Report), born in NYC, New York
  • 1959-03-09 Lonny Price, American actor (Muppets Take Manhattan), born in NYC, New York
  • 1959-03-13 Kathy Hilton, American socialite-Hilton Hotels, mother of Nikki Hilton and Paris Hilton, born in NYC, New York
  • 1959-03-18 Irene Cara [Escalera], American Grammy and Academy Award-winning singer-songwriter ("Fame"; Flashdance...What A Feeling"), and actress (Fame: D.C. Cab), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1959-04-12 Elissa Leeds, American actress (Cissy-Dorothy), born in NYC, New York
  • 1959-05-12 Ving Rhames [Irving Rameses Rhames], American actor (Mission Impossible), born in New York City
  • 1959-05-20 Bronson Pinchot, American actor (Perfect Strangers, Beverly Hills Cop), born in NYC, New York
  • 1959-05-21 Nick Cassavetes, American actor and director (The Notebook), born in NYC, New York

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