New York City in History (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 931

  • 1928-03-29 Yeshiva College (now University) chartered (NYC)

Music releaseTheater Premiere

1928-04-09 Mae West's NYC debut in a daring new play "Diamond Lil"

Actress Mae West
Actress
Mae West
  • 1928-08-27 16 die in a NYC subway's 2nd worst accident

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1928-09-12 Katharine Hepburn's NYC stage debut in "Night Hostess"

  • 1929-01-08 CBS radio network buys WABC in NYC
  • 1929-05-21 Automatic electric stock quotation board installed, NYC
  • 1929-05-28 1st all color talking picture "On With the Show" exhibited (NYC)
  • 1929-06-27 1st color TV demo, performed by Bell Laboratories in NYC
  • 1929-09-02 WOR (NYC) ends affiliation with CBS radio network
  • 1929-11-07 Museum of Modern Art opens in Hecksher Building in New York
  • 1929-12-05 1st US nudist organization, the American League for Physical Culture in New York City
  • 1930-02-26 1st red & green traffic lights installed in Manhattan, NYC
  • 1930-03-24 1st religious services telecast in US (W2XBS NYC)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1930-05-27 The 1,046-foot (319-meter) Chrysler Building in New York City, the tallest man-made structure at the time, opens to the public

Founder of Chrysler Walter Chrysler
Founder of Chrysler
Walter Chrysler
  • 1930-08-06 Supreme Court Justice John Force Crater disappears in NYC
  • 1930-08-20 Dumont's 1st TV broadcast for home reception (NYC)

  • 1930-09-08 NYC public schools begin teaching Hebrew
  • 1930-09-29 NYC College offers 1st course in radio advertising
  • 1930-12-11 Bank of the United States closes in New York City
  • 1930-12-23 Police Bureau of Criminal Alien Investigation started in NYC
  • 1931-05-01 Empire State Building opens in New York City
  • 1931-09-16 Blimp is moored to Empire State Building (NYC)
  • 1931-09-17 1st LP record demonstrated (RCA Victor, NYC), venture failed
  • 1931-09-24 Round-robin playoff among NYC's 3 major league teams, to raise money for unemployed, concludes with Brooklyn losing to both Giants & Yanks
  • 1931-10-24 George Washington Bridge linking New York City and New Jersey dedicated, opens the next day
  • 1931-10-30 W2XB TV channel 1 in NYC, NY (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1932-06-21 German champion Max Schmeling loses NYSAC, NBA and lineal heavyweight boxing titles in controversial split points decision to American Jack Sharkey in NYC, New York
  • 1932-09-01 NYC Mayor James J "Gentleman Jimmy" Walker resigns (graft charges)
  • 1932-09-09 Steamboat SS Observation explodes in NYC East River (71 killed)
  • 1932-09-10 Independent City Owned Rapid Transit Railroad (IND) opens in NYC
  • 1932-10-11 1st political telecast (Democratic National Committee) at CBS, NYC
  • 1932-12-27 Radio City Music Hall opens in New York City
  • 1932-12-31 John P O'Brien sworn-in as mayor of NYC
  • 1933-02-10 Delivery of 1st singing telegram (Postal Telegram Co NYC)
  • 1933-07-22 Caterina Jarboro sings "Aida" at the New York Hippodrome, becoming the 1st black female opera singer to perform in the US
  • 1933-07-28 1st singing telegram delivered (to Rudy Vallee), NYC

  • 1933-11-07 Fiorello H. La Guardia is elected the 99th mayor of New York City.
  • 1934-01-23 New York Rangers' left wing Murray Murdoch plays his 400th straight NHL game in a 5-2 win over Ottawa Senators at Madison Square Garden, NYC; streak reaches 508 consecutive games
  • 1934-01-30 1st theatrical presentation sponsored by US government, NYC
  • 1934-02-09 -14.3°F (-25.7°C), coldest day in New York City
  • 1934-02-10 Byrd souvenir sheet issued, NYC; 1st unperforated ungummed US stamp

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1934-03-01 Italian boxer Primo Carnera beats American challenger Tommy Loughran by unanimous points decision at Madison Square Garden, NYC for the NYSAC and NBA heavyweight titles

  • 1934-06-05 1st formal meeting of Baker Street Irregulars (NYC)

Sport awardNFL Championship

1934-12-09 National Football League Championship, Polo Grounds, NYC: New York Giants defeat Chicago Bears, 30-13

American Football Player Mel Hein
American Football Player
Mel Hein
  • 1935-05-29 French liner Normandie begins its maiden voyage, arrived in NYC on June 3rd
  • 1935-06-10 In Akron, Ohio, Dr. Robert H. Smith (Dr. Bob) from Akron & Bill Wilson from New York City form Alcoholics Anonymous (date of Smith's last drink)
  • 1935-12-05 National Council of Negro Women forms by Mary McLeod Bethune (NYC)
  • 1935-12-28 W P A Federal Art Project Gallery opens in NYC

Sport awardNFL Championship

1936-12-13 National Football League Championship, Polo Grounds, NYC: Green Bay Packers beat Boston Redskins, 21-6; Packers 4th title; Redskins move to Washington, D.C. for 1937 season

NFL Head Coach Curly Lambeau
NFL Head Coach
Curly Lambeau
  • 1937-04-22 NYC college students stage 4th annual peace strike
  • 1937-04-28 1st animated cartoon electric sign displayed (NYC)
  • 1937-10-13 A recorded trace of snow in Central Park, NYC
  • 1937-12-22 Lincoln Tunnel, under the Hudson River, opens to traffic, connecting Weehawken, New Jersey to Midtown Manhattan, New York City
  • 1938-06-23 NYC Mayor LaGuardia assigns 21 cops to patrol subway
  • 1938-08-27 Two NYC subway trains collide at 116th Street killing 2 and injuring 51
  • 1938-09-23 Time capsule, to be opened in 6939, buried at World's Fair in NYC (capsule contained a woman's hat, man's pipe & 1,100' of microfilm)
  • 1938-09-29 1st archival course is offered at Columbia University in NYC
  • 1938-12-11 National Football League Championship, Polo Grounds, NYC: New York Giants beat Green Bay Packers, 23-17; record title game attendance 48,120
  • 1939-07-15 Clara Adams (NYC) is 1st woman to complete round world flight
  • 1939-09-30 In the first televised college football game, Fordham beats Waynesburg, 34-7 at Randalls Island, NY
  • 1939-10-15 LaGuardia Airport opens in NYC
  • 1940-02-01 NBC performs the first inter-city television broadcast from its station in New York City to another in Schenectady, New York by General Electric relay antennas.
  • 1940-02-25 1st televised (W2XBS, NYC) hockey game (Rangers vs Canadians)
  • 1940-03-02 The first televised intercollegiate track meet is seen in NYC on W2XBS; NYU wins the meet presented live from Madison Square Garden
  • 1940-03-06 1st US telecast from an airplane, NYC
  • 1940-03-10 1st US opera telecast, W2XBS, NYC, I Pagliacci

Music releaseTheater Premiere

1940-03-26 "The Fifth Column", a play by Ernest Hemingway and adapted by Benjamin Glazer premieres in NYC courtesy of the Theater Guild

  • 1940-11-18 George Matesky, New York City's Mad Bomber places his first bomb at a Manhattan office building used by Consolidated Edison.
  • 1941-01-23 WOR-AM in Newark NJ moves to NYC
  • 1941-03-07 3rd largest snowfall then in NYC history (18.1")
  • 1941-07-01 1st commercial TV licenses granted-W2XBS-WNBT (NBC) & WCBW (CBS), NYC
  • 1941-07-01 WNBT TV (W2XBS, Now WNBC) channel 4 in NYC (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1941-11-12 WOV-AM & WNEW-AM in NYC swaps call letters
  • 1941-12-02 Largest roller skating rink (outside of NYC) opens in Peekskill, New York
  • 1941-12-06 NYC Council agrees to build Idlewild (Kennedy) Airport in Queens
  • 1942-01-04 4th NFL All Star Game, Polo Grounds, NYC: Chicago Bears beat NFL All-Stars, 35-24

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1942-03-27 Joe Louis KOs Abe Simon in 6 to retain heavyweight boxing title (NYC)

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • 1942-05-18 NYC ends night baseball games for rest of WW II

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1942-07-19 US première of Dmitri Shostakovich' 7th Symphony in NYC by the NBC Symphony Orchestra under Arturo Toscanini in a concert broadcast nationwide on NBC radio

  • 1943-01-03 1st missing persons telecast (NYC)
  • 1943-01-03 Max and Doug Bentley assist on brother Reg's only NHL goal in Chicago Blackhawks' 3-3 tie with the Rangers in NYC; only time in NHL history trio of family members score and assist on a scoring play

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1943-01-23 Duke Ellington plays at Carnegie Hall in New York City for the first time.

Jazz Musician and Composer Duke Ellington
Jazz Musician and Composer
Duke Ellington
  • 1943-08-01 Race riot in Harlem, NYC
  • 1944-01-01 1st feature-length foreign movie "African Journey", shown on TV, NYC

Music concertMusic Concert

1944-01-18 The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City hosts a jazz concert for the first time. The performers were Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Artie Shaw, Roy Eldridge and Jack Teagarden.

Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong
Jazz Musician
Louis Armstrong
Clarinetist and Bandleader Benny Goodman
Clarinetist and Bandleader
Benny Goodman
  • 1944-02-02 Baseball meets in NYC to discuss postwar action
  • 1944-05-02 WABD (WNEW, now WNYW) TV channel 5 in NYC (DUM/MET/FOX) 1st broadcast
  • 1944-06-11 1st Serbian Orthodox cathedral in US, Cathedral of St Sava, NYC

Film release premierFilm Release

1944-10-11 "Laura" directed by Otto Preminger starring Gene Tierney and Dana Andrews is released in NYC, New York

Actress Gene Tierney
Actress
Gene Tierney
  • 1944-12-17 National Football League Championship, Polo Grounds, NYC: Green Bay Packers beat New York Giants, 14-7 for 6th and final league title under long-time coach Curly Lambeau
  • 1945-09-04 American chess grandmaster Reuben Fine wins 4 simultaneous rapid (10 seconds per move) games blindfolded in New York City
  • 1946-03-08 1st helicopter licensed for commercial use (NYC)
  • 1946-06-06 The Basketball Association of America is formed in New York City.
  • 1946-06-20 NYC transit begins using PA system - Car # 744 on 8th Ave IND line
  • 1946-10-23 UN General Assembly 2nd session convenes (1st NYC-Flushing Meadows)
  • 1946-11-01 WABC becomes WCBS radio in NYC
  • 1946-11-01 WEAF radio changes call letters to WNBC (NYC)
  • 1946-12-14 UN General Assembly votes to establish UN HQs in New York City
  • 1946-12-15 National Football League Championship, Polo Grounds, NYC: Chicago Bears beat New York Giants, 24-14; record attendance 58,346 at final NFL title game played at Polo Grounds
  • 1946-12-23 Highest ridership in NYC subway history (8.8 million passengers)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 1,829

  • 1903-04-10 Clare Boothe Luce, American politician and U.S. ambassador to Italy, born in NYC, New York (d. 1987)
  • 1903-04-26 Niven Busch, American screenwriter (The Postman Always Rings Twice), born in NYC, New York (d. 1991)
  • 1903-04-29 Frank Parker, American singer (Arthur Godfrey Show, Masquerade Party), born in NYC, New York (d. 1999)
  • 1903-05-04 Luther Adler, American actor (D.O.A., The Desert Fox), born in NYC, New York (d. 1984)
  • 1903-05-14 Billie Dove [Lilian Bohny], American actress (Black Pirate, Stolen Bride), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)

Person of interestLou Gehrig

1903-06-19 Lou Gehrig, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman (6 x World Series, 2 x AL MVP), born in NYC, New York (d. 1941)

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • 1903-06-23 Anthony Veiller, American writer (Night of Iguana, Moulin Rouge), born in NYC, New York
  • 1903-06-25 Anne Revere, American actress, (A Place in the Sun), born in NYC, New York (d. 1990)
  • 1903-07-14 Ken Murray, American comedian (Ken Murray Show, Judy Garland Show), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestArthur Godfrey

1903-08-31 Arthur Godfrey, American radio and TV host (Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scout), born in NYC, New York (d. 1983)

Radio and TV Host Arthur Godfrey
Radio and TV Host
Arthur Godfrey
  • 1903-09-25 Mark Rothko [Marcus Rothkovich], American abstract expressionist (Green on Blue), born in NYC, New York (d. 1970)
  • 1903-11-07 Grace Stafford, American actress (Confessions of a Nazi Spy), born in NYC, New York (d. 1992)
  • 1903-12-04 Cornell Woolrich, American writer (El Angel Negro), born in NYC, New York (d. 1968)
  • 1903-12-08 Adele Simpson, American fashion designer (Neiman-Marcus Award-1946), born in NYC, New York (d. 1995)
  • 1904-01-08 Peter Arno, American cartoonist (New Yorker), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestGeorge Balanchine

1904-01-22 George Balanchine, Russian-American ballet composer and choreographer who founded the New York City Ballet, born in St. Petersburgh, Russian Empire (d. 1983) [OS=Jan 9]

Ballet Choreographer George Balanchine
Ballet Choreographer
George Balanchine
  • 1904-02-07 Milton Krims, American screenwriter (Prince of Foxes), born in NYC, New York (d. 1988)
  • 1904-04-17 Edward Chodorov, Broadway playwright and director (Story of Louis Pasteur), born in NYC, New York (d. 1988)

Person of interestRobert Oppenheimer

1904-04-22 Robert Oppenheimer, American theoretical physicist known as the father of the atomic bomb (Manhattan Project), born in NYC, New York (d. 1967)

Physicist and Father of the Atomic Bomb Robert Oppenheimer
Physicist and Father of the Atomic Bomb
Robert Oppenheimer
  • 1904-05-18 Jacob K Javits, American politician (Sen-R-NY), born in NYC, New York (d. 1986)

Person of interestFats Waller

1904-05-21 Fats Waller [Thomas Wright], American jazz singer and composer (Ain't Misbehavin', Hot Chocolate), born in NYC, New York (d. 1943)

Jazz Musician and Songwriter Fats Waller
Jazz Musician and Songwriter
Fats Waller
  • 1904-06-03 Jan Peerce [Jacob Pincus Perelmuth], American tenor (NY Metropolitan Opera, Bluebird of Happiness), born in NYC, New York (d. 1984)
  • 1904-06-14 Margaret Bourke-White, American photographer, 1st female LIFE staff photographer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1971)
  • 1904-07-01 Mary Calderone, American physician and founder (planned parenthood), born in NYC, New York (d. 1998)
  • 1904-07-31 Arthur Daley, American sportswriter (NY Times-Pulitzer 1956), born in NYC, New York (d. 1974)
  • 1904-08-19 June Collyer, American actress (Before Midnight, Charley's Aunt), born in NYC, New York (d. 1968)
  • 1904-08-24 Rodd Redwing, American actor (Buffalo Bill in Tomahawk Territory), born in NYC, New York (d. 1971)
  • 1904-10-22 Constance Bennett, American actress (Easiest Way, Ladies in Love), born in NYC, New York (d. 1965)
  • 1904-11-06 Selena Royale, American actress (Date With Judy, Misleading Lady), born in NYC, New York (d. 1983)
  • 1904-11-14 Marya Mannes, American author (The Reporter), born in NYC, New York
  • 1904-11-19 Nancy Carroll [Ann V LaHiff], American actress (Alice-Aldrich Family), born in NYC, New York (d. 1965)
  • 1904-12-15 Kermit Bloomgarden, American producer (The Diary of Anne Frank, Music Man), born in NYC, New York (d. 1976)
  • 1904-12-17 Paul Cadmus, etcher/painter (Sailors & Floozies), born in NYC, New York
  • 1905-03-18 John Kirkpatrick, American pianist (Concord Sonata), born in NYC, New York
  • 1905-03-18 Mollie Parnis, American fashion designer (Mollie Roberts Collection), born in NYC, New York
  • 1905-04-04 Tony Manero, American golfer (US Open 1936), born in NYC, NY (d. 1989)
  • 1905-04-08 Ilka Chase, American actress (Masquerade Party, Trials of O'Brien), born in NYC, New York (d. 1978)
  • 1905-04-26 Charles K. Feldman, American producer (Casino Royale), born in NYC, New York (d. 1968)
  • 1905-05-01 Leila Hyams, American actress (Big House, Ruggles of Red Gap), born in NYC, New York (d. 1977)
  • 1905-05-20 John Emery, American actor (Ship Ahoy, Kronos), born in NYC, New York (d. 1964)
  • 1905-07-04 Dante Fiorillo, American composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1970)
  • 1905-07-04 Lionel Trilling, American literary critic and author (1969 Poses Award, The Liberal Imagination), born in NYC, New York (d. 1975)
  • 1905-07-10 Thomas Gomez, American actor (Force of Evil, Key Largo, Kim, Sellout), born in NYC, New York (d. 1971)

Person of interestCarl David Anderson

1905-09-03 Carl David Anderson, American physicist (1936 Nobel Prize for physics), born in NYC, New York (d. 1991)

Nobel Laureat Physicist Carl David Anderson
Nobel Laureat Physicist
Carl David Anderson
  • 1905-09-18 Agnes De Mille, American dancer and choreographer (Oklahoma), born in NYC, New York (d. 1993)
  • 1905-09-29 Fidel LaBarba, American boxer (Olympic gold flyweight 1924; world flyweight title 1927), born in NYC, NY (d. 1981)
  • 1905-10-11 Fred Trump, American real estate developer, father of Donald Trump, born in NYC, New York (d. 1999)
  • 1905-10-23 Gertrude Ederle, American swimmer (1st female English Channel 1926), born in NYC, New York (d. 2003)
  • 1905-12-06 James J. Braddock, American boxer (World Heavyweight champion 1935-37), born in NYC, New York (d. 1974)
  • 1906-01-14 William Bendix, American actor (Lifeboat, Babe Ruth Story, Life of Riley), born in NYC, New York (d. 1964)
  • 1906-02-11 Anita Garvin, American actress (Swiss Miss, Blotto, Charlatan, Hats Off), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1906-02-25 Warren Hymer, American actor (Girl From Havana, Meet the Mob), born in NYC, New York (d. 1948)
  • 1906-03-20 Abraham Beame, (Mayor-D-NYC), NYC's 1st Jewish mayor
  • 1906-04-04 Beatrice "Bea" Benaderet, American actress (Kate-Petticoat Junction), born in NYC, New York (d. 1968)
  • 1906-05-05 Frances "Fran" Lee, American actress (Reckless Rosie), born in Eagle Grove, Iowa (d. 2000)
  • 1906-06-21 Helene Costello, American dancer and actress (Love Toy), born in NYC, New York (d. 1957)
  • 1906-06-21 Harold Spina, American composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)

Person of interestEstée Lauder

1906-07-01 Estée Lauder [Josephine Esther Mentzer], American entrepreneur (Estée Lauder cosmetics), born in Corona, Queens, New York City (d. 2004)

Cosmetics Company Founder Estée Lauder
Cosmetics Company Founder
Estée Lauder
  • 1906-08-30 [Rose] Joan Blondell, American actress (Grease, The Blue Veil), born in NYC, New York (d. 1979)
  • 1906-09-02 Vera Vague [Barbara Jo Allen], American actress (Sleeping Beauty, Follow the Leader), born in NYC, New York (d. 1974)
  • 1906-10-10 Paul Creston [Giuseppe Guttoveggio], Italian-American composer (Creative Harmony), born in NYC, New York (d. 1985)

Person of interestGeorge Wald

1906-11-18 George Wald, American physiologist and biologist (Nobel Prize 1967, vitamin A in retina), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)

Scientist George Wald
Scientist
George Wald

Person of interestGrace Hopper

1906-12-09 Grace Hopper, American computer scientist and US Navy admiral who invented the first compiler for a universal computer programming language and is credited with coining the phrase 'debugging’, born in NYC, New York (d. 1992)

Computer Scientist and Admiral Grace Hopper
Computer Scientist and Admiral
Grace Hopper
  • 1906-12-12 William Pahlmann, American interior designer (4 Season restaurant, NYC), born in Pleasant Mound, Illinois (d. 1987)
  • 1907-01-13 Jeff Morrow [Leslie Irving Morrow], American actor (Robe, Union Pacific, Temperatures Rising), born in NYC, New York (d. 1993)

Person of interestCesar Romero

1907-02-15 Cesar Romero, American actor (Batman, Ocean's 11), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)

  • 1907-02-22 Sheldon Leonard, American actor, producer and director (Danny Thomas Show, Big Eddie), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1907-03-03 Canada Lee [Leonard Canegata], African-American actor (Lost Boundaries), born in NYC, New York (d. 1952)
  • 1907-03-04 Edgar Barrier, American actor (Phantom of the Opera, Macbeth, Rocky, Cornered), born in NYC, New York (d. 1964)
  • 1907-03-19 Kent Smith, American actor (Peyton Place, Invaders), born in NYC, New York (d. 1985)
  • 1907-04-21 Beatrice Kay, American singer and actress (Sister Sue-Calvin & Col), born in NYC, New York (d. 1986)
  • 1907-06-21 William Shea, American lawyer (instrumental in NY Mets establishment; Shea Stadium), born in NYC, New York (d. 1991)
  • 1907-06-29 Paul O'Dwyer, Irish-American politician and President of City Council (D-NYC), born in Bohola, County Mayo, Ireland (d. 1998)
  • 1907-08-08 Benny Carter, American musician and composer (Easy Money, King Carter), born in NYC, New York
  • 1907-08-20 Alan Reed, American actor (Breakfast at Tiffany's) and voice artist (Fred Flintstone, Lady and the Tramp), born in NYC, New York (d. 1977)
  • 1907-09-21 Lloyd Gough, American actor (Sunset Boulevard, The Front, The Green Hornet), born in NYC, New York (d. 1984)
  • 1907-10-01 Maxie Rosenbloom, American boxer, actor (world light heavyweight champion 1932-34), born in Leonard's Bridge, Connecticut (d. 1976)
  • 1907-10-30 Albert Rice Leventhal, American publisher (Little Golden Books), born in NYC, New York (d. 1976)
  • 1907-11-27 L. Sprague de Camp, American sci-fi author (Goblin Tower, Hand of Zei), born in NYC, New York (d. 2000)
  • 1907-12-10 Michael Blankfort, American writer, producer and director, born in NYC, New York (d. 1982)
  • 1907-12-20 Paul Francis Webster, American lyricist ("Love Is A Many Splendored Thing"; "The Shadow Of Your Smile"; "I Got It Bad, And That Ain't Good"), born in NYC, New York (d. 1984)
  • 1908-01-12 Clement Hurd, American illustrator, born in NYC, New York (d. 1988)
  • 1908-02-04 Emmanuel "Manny" Klein, American jazz trumpeter, born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1908-03-13 Paul Stewart, American actor (Citizen Kane, Kiss Me Deadly), born in NYC, New York (d. 1986)
  • 1908-03-29 Arthur O'Connell, American actor (Mr Peepers, Second Hundred Years), born in NYC, New York (d. 1981)
  • 1908-04-04 Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, American author (Cheaper by the Dozen), born in NYC, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1908-06-18 Bud Collyer, American TV emcee (Beat the Clock, To Tell the Truth), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestMilton Berle

1908-07-12 Milton Berle, American comedian and TV host (Uncle Miltie, Mr Television), born in NYC, New York (d. 2002)

Comedian and TV Host Milton Berle
Comedian and TV Host
Milton Berle
  • 1908-07-22 Amy Vanderbilt, American authority on etiquette (Complete Book of Etiquette, Complete Cook Book), born in NYC, New York
  • 1908-07-25 Jack Gilford, American actor (Save the Tiger, Cocoon, Arthur 2), born in NYC, New York (d. 1990)
  • 1908-08-06 William "Will" Lee, American actor (They Live by Night, Melody Lane), born in NYC, New York (d. 1982)
  • 1908-08-16 William Maxwell, American novelist and editor (The New Yorker), born in NYC, New York (d. 2000)
  • 1908-09-14 Bernie Green, American orchestra leader (Arthur Godfrey Show, Garry Moore Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 1975)
  • 1908-10-10 Johnny Green, American singer (Body and Soul) and film score composer who won 5 Academy Awards, born in NYC, New York (d. 1989)
  • 1908-11-04 Stanley Cortez, American cinematographer (Magnificent Ambersons), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1909-01-15 Elie Siegmeister, American composer (Plough & the Stars), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 1991)
  • 1909-03-04 Harry B Helmsley, American billionaire builder (Empire State Building), born in NYC, New York
  • 1909-03-25 Jay Blackton, American conductor and arranger (Guys & Dolls), born in NYC, New York
  • 1909-04-05 Alberto Romero "Cubby" Broccoli, American film producer (James Bond), born in NYC, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1909-05-26 Richard Maibaum, American screenwriter (Goldfinger), born in NYC, New York (d. 1991)

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths