New York City in History (Part 16)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1501 - 1,600 of 1,822

  • 1959-08-09 Kurtis Blow [Walker], American rapper (Krushgroove - "The Breaks"), born in NYC, New York

Rosanna Arquette

1959-08-10 Rosanna Arquette, actress (Desperately Seeking Susan, After Hours), born in NYC, New York

  • 1959-10-12 Abigail Kingsley Alling, American executive (Biosphere 2), born in NYC, New York
  • 1959-10-22 Todd Graff, American actor (Five Corners, Dominic & Eugene), born in NYC, New York
  • 1959-11-26 Jamie Rose, American actress (St Elsewhere, Falcon Crest), born in NYC, New York
  • 1959-12-10 Burke Moses, American actor (Sean Baxter-As the World Turns), born in NYC, New York
  • 1960-02-07 James Spader, American actor (Endless Love, Wall St, Mannequin), born in NYC, New York
  • 1960-03-24 Kelly LeBrock, American actress (Weird Science, Woman in Red), born in NYC, New York
  • 1960-03-25 Haywood Nelson, American actor (Haywood-Grady, Dwayne-What's Happening), born in NYC, New York
  • 1960-03-26 Jennifer Grey, American actress (Dirty Dancing), born in NYC, New York
  • 1960-04-28 Elena Kagan, American Supreme Court Judge (2010-), born in NYC, New York
  • 1960-05-31 Chris Elliott, American screenwriter, comedian, and actor (David Letterman; Cabin Boy, Get A Life), born in NYC, New York
  • 1960-06-22 Tracy Pollan, American actress (Family Ties)/aka Mrs Michael J. Fox, born in NYC, New York
  • 1960-07-17 Nancy Giles, American actress (Connie-Delta, Off Beat, Big, Angie), born in New York City, New York
  • 1960-08-07 David Duchovny, American actor (The X-Files, Californication), born in New York City, New York
  • 1960-08-20 Elizabeth Alda, American actress (Beth-Four Seasons) and daughter of Alan Alda, born in NYC, New York
  • 1960-09-04 Damon Wayans, American actor and comedian (In Living Color, SNL), born in New York City, New York

John F. Kennedy Jr.

1960-11-25 John F. Kennedy Jr, American magazine publisher (George), lawyer and son of JFK, born in NYC, New York (d. 1999)

  • 1960-12-05 Andrzej Chylinski, American 50k walker (Olympics 26th-96), born in NYC, New York
  • 1960-12-22 Jean-Michel Basquiat, American artist (Gray, SAMO), born in Brooklyn, NYC, New York (d. 1988)
  • 1960-12-22 Patrick Fitzgerald, American lawyer, born in NYC, New York
  • 1961-01-04 Lee Curreri, American actor (Bruno Martelli-Fame), born in NYC, New York
  • 1961-01-10 Evan Handler, American actor (Dear Mr Wonderful), born in NYC, New York

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

1961-01-13 Julia Louis-Dreyfus, American comedienne and actress (Elaine Benes-Seinfeld, SNL, Veep), born in NYC, New York

  • 1961-02-03 Keith Gordon, American actor (Dressed to Kill, Legend of Billie Jean), born in NYC, New York
  • 1961-02-11 Carey Lowell, American actress (Me & Him, Guardian, Dangerously Close), born in New York City, New York
  • 1961-05-08 Bill de Blasio, American politician and NYC Mayor (2014-21), born in Manhattan, New York
  • 1961-05-27 Cathy Silvers, actress (Happy Days, Foley Square), born in NYC, New York
  • 1961-05-30 Ralph Carter, American actor (Michael Evans-Good Times), born in NYC, New York
  • 1961-06-06 Sydney Walsh, American actress (Maureen "Mo" DeMott in Hooperman), born in Manhattan, NYC, New York, United States
  • 1961-06-09 Aaron Sorkin, American screenwriter and playwright (A Few Good Men; The West Wing), born in New York City
  • 1961-07-19 Campbell Scott, American actor, director and producer (Saint Ralph, Big Night), born in NYC, New York
  • 1961-08-18 John Viscardi, American actor (Father Tony-One Life to Live), born in New York City, New York
  • 1961-08-20 Linda Mantz, American actress (Frankie-Dorothy), born in NYC, New York
  • 1961-09-21 Nancy Travis, American actress (Kim-Almost Perfect, Chaplin, 8 Men Out), born in NYC, New York
  • 1961-09-22 Catherine Oxenberg, American actress (Dynasty, Overexposed), born in NYC, New York
  • 1961-11-03 Kari Michaelsen, American actress (Katie-Gimme a Break), born in NYC, New York
  • 1962-01-12 Joe Quesada, American comic book writer, born in NYC, New York
  • 1962-01-18 Alison Arngrim, American actress (Nellie-Little House of the Prairie), born in NYC, New York
  • 1962-02-04 Vern Fleming, American NBA basketball player (Olympic gold 1984), born in NYC, New York
  • 1962-02-14 Sakina Jaffrey, American actress, born in NYC, New York
  • 1962-02-16 Alexa Kenin, American actress (Mousie-Coed Fever), born in NYC, New York
  • 1962-03-15 Terrence Trent D'Arby, American rock vocalist (Wishing Well), born in NYC, New York

Matthew Broderick

1962-03-21 Matthew Broderick, American actor (WarGames, Biloxi Blues), born in NYC, New York

  • 1962-05-12 Emilio Estevez, American actor (Breakfast Club, Young Guns, Mighty Ducks), born in NYC, New York
  • 1962-05-20 Lydia Cheng, American Ms Big Apple bodybuilder (1982) (Pumping Iron 2), born in NYC, New York
  • 1962-05-23 Karen Duffy [Duff], American MTV VJ/actress (Meet Wally Sparks), born in NYC, New York
  • 1962-06-13 Ally Sheedy [Alexandria], American actress (Wargames, Breakfast Club), born in NYC, New York
  • 1962-07-31 John Chiang, American politician (Democratic Party), born in NYC, New York
  • 1962-10-02 Esai Morales, American actor (Bad Boys, La Bamba), born in NYC, New York
  • 1962-10-05 Ken Noda, American pianist (Rivalry), born in NYC, New York
  • 1962-11-05 Marcus J. Ranum, American computer and network security innovator, born in NYC, New York

Jon Stewart

1962-11-28 Jon Stewart [Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz], American Emmy, Grammy, and Peabody Award-winning comedian and writer (The Daily Show, 1999-2015), born in NYC, New York

  • 1962-11-29 Andrew McCarthy, American actor (St Elmo's Fire; Class), born in NYC, New York
  • 1962-12-28 Rachel Z [Nicolazzo], American jazz and rock pianist ("Tokyo Blue"; Ozmosys), born in NYC, New York
  • 1962-12-31 Don Diamont, American actor (Brad-Young & Restless), born in NYC, New York
  • 1963-01-02 Edgar Martínez, American Baseball Hall of Fame third baseman and DH (7 × MLB All-Star; 5 × Silver Slugger Award; AL batting champion 1992, 95; Seattle Mariners), born in NYC, New York
  • 1963-02-14 Zach Galligan, American actor (Gremlins), born in NYC, New York
  • 1963-02-19 Jessica Tuck, American actress (Megan-1 Life to Live), born in NYC, New York
  • 1963-02-23 Bobby Bonilla, American outfielder (NY Mets, Baltimore Orioles, Marlins), born in NYC, New York
  • 1963-04-09 Marc Jacobs, American fashion designer (Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton), born in NYC, New York
  • 1963-07-05 Edie Falco, American actress (Carmela Soprano-The Sopranos), born in NYC, New York
  • 1963-07-16 Phoebe Cates, American actress (Fast Times at Ridgemount High), born in Manhattan, NYC
  • 1963-07-29 Alexandra Paul, actress (Christine, American Flyers, Dragnet), born in NYC, New York
  • 1963-08-21 Richmond Arquette, American actor, born in NYC, New York
  • 1963-10-23 Allison Shearmur [Allison Ivy Brecker], American film executive and producer (Star Wars, The Hunger Games, Jason Bourne), born in NYC, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1963-10-26 Ted Demme, American film and television director, born in NYC, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1963-11-26 Mario Elie, American NBA forward and guard (Houston Rockets), born in NYC, New York
  • 1963-11-26 Adam Gaynor, American guitarist (Matchbox Twenty, 1995-2005 - "If You're Gone"), born in New York City
  • 1963-12-05 Carrie Hamilton, American actress (Fame), born in NYC, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1963-12-15 Helen Slater, American actress (Supergirl, Billie Jean, Ruthless People), born in NYC, New York
  • 1963-12-28 Willow Bay, American TV host (Good Morning America), born in NYC, New York
  • 1964-02-01 Kaitlin Hopkins, American actress (Kelsey-Another World), born in NYC, New York
  • 1964-02-05 Laura Linney, American actress (The Truman Show, Mystic River), born in Manhattan, New York
  • 1964-02-12 Raphael Sbarge, American actor (Risky Business, My Science Project, Werewolf), born in NYC, New York
  • 1964-02-22 Jim Wicek, American actor (Ben-Ryan's Hope), born in NYC, New York
  • 1964-03-07 Denyce Graves, American mezzo-soprano (Carmen), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1964-04-09 Charles Jenkins Jr., American athlete (Olympic gold 4x400m relay 1992), born in NYC, New York
  • 1964-04-16 David Kohan, American television producer, born in NYC, New York

Hank Azaria

1964-04-25 Hank Azaria, American actor (The Birdcage) and voice behind many characters in The Simpsons (Moe, Apu, Chief Wiggum, Comic Book Guy, Carl Carlson), born in NYC, New York

Tom Morello

1964-05-30 Tom Morello, American guitarist (Audioslave; Rage Against the Machine), born in NYC, New York

  • 1964-05-31 Darryl "DMC" Matthews McDaniels, American Hip Hop musician (Run-DMC), born in NYC, New York

Boris Johnson

1964-06-19 Boris Johnson, British Conservative politician, (Prime Minister, 2019-present; Mayor of London, 2008-2016), born in NYC, New York

  • 1964-06-23 Joss Whedon, American director, screenwriter and producer (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Avengers), born in NYC, New York
  • 1964-09-04 Anthony Weiner, American politician (Rep-NY 1999-2011) and sex offender, born in New York City, New York
  • 1964-09-26 Dave Martinez, American baseball outfielder (Chicago White Sox), born in Manhattan, New York
  • 1964-11-14 Joseph "Run" Simmons, American rapper and minister (Run-D.M.C. - "Walk This Way"), born in NYC, New York

Robin Givens

1964-11-27 Robin Givens, American model and actress (Darlene-Head of the Class) who married and divorced Mike Tyson, born in NYC, New York

  • 1964-12-10 Bobby Flay, American celebrity chef and restaurateur, born in NYC, New York
  • 1964-12-17 Eric Brown, actor (Buzz-Mama's Family), born in NYC, New York
  • 1965-01-22 Diane Lane, American actress (The Perfect Storm, Lady Beware, Lonesome Dove), born in NYC, New York
  • 1965-02-27 Noah Emmerich, American actor (The Americans), born in New York City
  • 1965-03-04 Alexandra Harbold, American sprint kayaker (Olympics 1996), born in NYC, New York

Robert Downey Jr

1965-04-04 Robert Downey Jr, American actor (Charlie Chaplin, Iron Man, Avengers), born in NYC, New York

  • 1965-04-16 Jon Cryer, American actor (Pretty in Pink, Superman IV), born in NYC, New York
  • 1965-05-28 Christa Miller, American actress (Kate-Drew Carey Show), born in NYC, New York

Brooke Shields

1965-05-31 Brooke Shields, American model/actress (Blue Lagoon, Suddenly Susan), born in NYC, New York

  • 1965-06-08 Rob Pilatus, American-German model, dancer, and de-frocked Grammy Award winner (Milli Vanilli - "Girl You Know It's True"), born in NYC, New York (d. 1998)
  • 1965-07-08 Corey Parker, American actor (How I Got into College, Roger-Eddie Dodd), born in NYC, New York
  • 1965-07-26 Jeremy Piven, American actor and producer (Entourage, Serendipity), born in NYC, New York

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Famous Deaths