New York City in History (Part 5)

Historical Events

Events 401 - 500 of 847

  • 1950-05-25 Brooklyn Battery Tunnel opens in NYC
  • 1950-07-01 NYC bus fare rises to 10 cents equal to subway fare, combo fare at 15 cents
  • 1950-12-15 NYC's Port Authority opens
  • 1951-01-16 World's largest gas pipeline opens (Brownsville Texas, to 134th St, New York City)
  • 1951-02-16 NYC passes bill prohibiting racism in city-assisted housing
  • 1951-02-25 "Michael Todd's Peep Show" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 278 performances

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1951-04-22 Ticker-tape parade for General MacArthur in NYC

US WWII General Douglas MacArthur
US WWII General
Douglas MacArthur
  • 1951-06-11 NY Times reports the NYC subway will auction off things found
  • 1951-06-25 1st color TV broadcast-CBS' Arthur Godfrey from NYC to 4 cities
  • 1951-08-11 1st televised baseball game in color, on WCBS in New York City (Boston Braves beat the Brooklyn Dodgers 8-1)
  • 1953-02-18 Premiere of 1st 3-D feature film,"Bwana Devil" (NYC)
  • 1953-03-01 WJZ-AM in NYC becomes WABC; WJZ-TV in Baltimore final transmission
  • 1953-04-10 "House of Wax" 1st color 3-D movie, premieres in New York
  • 1953-06-03 Congress cites research of NYC librarian Robert Henderson in proving
  • 1953-06-15 NYC Transit Authority forms
  • 1953-07-09 1st helicopter passenger service (NYC)
  • 1953-07-25 NYC transit fare rises from 10 cents to 15 cents, 1st use of subway tokens
  • 1953-10-02 "Comedy in Music (Victor Borge)" opens at John Golden NYC for 849 performances
  • 1953-11-03 First live color US coast-to-coast telecast (NYC)
  • 1954-01-21 1st gas turbine automobile exhibited (NYC)
  • 1954-03-09 1st local color TV commercial WNBT-TV (WNBC-TV) NYC (Castro Decorators)
  • 1954-03-19 1st color telecast of a prize fight, Giardello vs Troy in Madison Square Garden, NYC
  • 1954-06-24 "John Murray Anderson's Almanac" closes at Imperial NYC after 229 performances
  • 1954-09-06 WINS NYC begins playing rock n roll with Alan Freed Show
  • 1954-09-08 Alan Freed leaves Cleveland to NYC for WINS radio
  • 1954-09-14 Hurricane Edna (2nd of 1954) hits NYC, $50 million damage
  • 1954-10-18 WNBC radio changes call letters to WRCA (NYC)

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1955-01-07 Marian Anderson becomes the 1st African American to perform with the New York Metropolitan Opera

  • 1955-10-26 First edition of "Village Voice" (NYC) published
  • 1956-10-02 1st atomic power clock exhibited-NYC

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1957-02-11 NHL Players Association forms (NYC), Red Wings' Ted Lindsay elected president

NHL Star Ted Lindsay
NHL Star
Ted Lindsay
  • 1957-04-06 NYC ends trolley car service
  • 1957-05-29 NYC Mayor Robert Wagner says he plans to confer with the Giants & Dodgers about the proposed move to the west coast
  • 1957-06-15 "Ziegfeld Follies of 1957" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 123 performances
  • 1957-10-08 Soviet spy Jack Sobel sentenced to 7 years (NYC)
  • 1957-12-05 NYC is first US city to legislate against racial or religious discrimination in housing market (Fair Housing Practices Law)
  • 1958-01-21 Phillies agree to televise 78 games into NYC (doesn't happen)
  • 1958-05-02 Yanks threaten to broadcast games nationwide if NL goes ahead with plans to broadcast, games into NYC
  • 1958-06-02 Alan Freed joins WABC (NYC) radio
  • 1958-11-13 NYC Mayor Robert Wagner announces plans to begin a new baseball called the Continental League
  • 1959-02-14 $3.6 million heroin seizure in NYC
  • 1959-06-18 New York City premiere of the film version of Kathryn Hulme's "The Nun's Story"
  • 1959-07-27 William Shea announces plans to have a baseball team in NYC in 1961

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1959-10-21 Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, opens in New York

  • 1959-11-01 WOV-AM in NYC changes call letters to WADO
  • 1959-11-17 William Shea shows proposed NYC stadium with transparent roof
  • 1959-12-21 10th largest snowfall in NYC history (13.7")
  • 1960-03-03 9th largest snowfall in NYC history (14.5")

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1960-03-25 DH Lawrence's "Lady Chatterley's Lover" ruled not obscene (NYC)

  • 1960-05-23 WRCA radio changes call letters back to WNBC (NYC)

Film release premierFilm Release

1960-06-16 "Psycho", psychological horror film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins, and Vera Miles, opens in New York City


  • 1960-07-06 Dr Barbara Moore completes a 3,207 mile walk from LA to NYC

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1960-10-21 JFK & Nixon clashed in 4th & final presidential debate (NYC)

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • 1960-10-25 1st electronic wrist watch placed on sale, NYC
  • 1961-02-03 6th largest snowfall in NYC history (17.4" (44.2cm))
  • 1961-04-30 1st shuttle flights between Washington, D.C., Boston & NYC begin (Eastern)
  • 1962-01-04 1st automated (unmanned) subway train in New York City
  • 1962-01-16 Suit accuses NYC Board of Education uses "racial quotas"
  • 1962-02-28 WMGM-AM in New York City changes call letters to WHN

Music concertMusic Concert

1962-06-09 Tony Bennett debuts in concert at Carnegie Hall in NYC

Singer Tony Bennett
Singer
Tony Bennett

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1962-09-22 Bob Dylan plays NYC Carnegie Hall

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Singer-Songwriter
Bob Dylan
  • 1962-11-01 WNYC TV channel 31 in New York, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1962-12-08 114-day newspaper strike begins in NYC
  • 1963-02-09 7th largest snowfall in NYC history (42.4 cm, 16.7")
  • 1963-03-20 1st "Pop Art" exhibition (NYC)
  • 1963-04-01 NYC's newspapers resume publishing after a 114 day strike
  • 1963-09-26 1st edition of NYC Review of Books
  • 1964-01-15 Baseball agrees to hold a free-agent draft in NYC
  • 1964-01-18 Plans for World Trade Center announced (NYC)
  • 1964-02-01 "Stop the World, I Want to..." closes at Shubert NYC after 556 performances
  • 1964-02-03 Black & Puerto Rican students boycott NYC public schools
  • 1964-02-09 NYC news anchor Jim Jenson's 1st appearance on WCBS-TV
  • 1964-02-12 Beatles 1st NYC concert (Carnegie Hall)
  • 1964-03-10 Simon and Garfunkel record the first version of "The Sound of Silence" at Columbia Studios in New York City
  • 1964-06-25 WMCA (NYC) plays Beatles' Hard Days Night Album (10 days prior to its scheduled release date), they decide to release it June 26th
  • 1964-07-18 Race riot in Harlem (NYC); riots spread to Bedford-Stuyvesant (Bkln)
  • 1964-08-11 Beatles' "A Hard Days Night" opens in NYC
  • 1964-11-21 Verrazano-Narrows suspension bridge opens in New York City, then the world's longest

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1964-12-11 Che Guevara speaks at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City. An unknown terrorist fires a mortar shell at the building during the speech.

Argentine Revolutionary Che Guevara
Argentine Revolutionary
Che Guevara

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1965-02-21 Rights activist Malcolm X is shot dead by Nation of Islam followers at Audubon Ballroom in New York City

African American Activist Malcolm X
African American Activist
Malcolm X
  • 1965-03-15 T.G.I. Friday's 1st restaurant opens in NYC
  • 1965-04-19 1st all news radio station (WINS 1010 AM in NYC) begins operating
  • 1965-06-17 Kinks arrive in NYC beginning their 1st US tour
  • 1965-08-11 Beatles movie "Help" opens in NYC
  • 1965-08-19 The Yardbirds launch their first US tour
  • 1966-01-01 12 day transit worker strike shuts down NYC subway
  • 1966-01-12 12 day NYC transit strike ends
  • 1966-03-31 25,000 anti war demonstrators march in NYC
  • 1966-07-05 NYC transit fare rises from 15 cents to 20 cents
  • 1966-08-22 The Beatles arrive in New York
  • 1966-09-21 Five inches of rain falls on NYC
  • 1966-11-24 400 die of respiratory failure & heart attacks in New York City smog, smoggiest day in city's history
  • 1967-02-12 Pirate Radio Free Harlem (NYC) begins transmitting
  • 1967-04-11 Harlem (NYC) voters defy Congress & reelect Adam Clayton Powell Jr
  • 1967-04-21 Svetlana Alliluyeva, Josef Stalin's daughter defects to the US in NYC
  • 1967-07-19 1st air conditioned NYC subway car (R-38 on the F line)
  • 1967-08-03 James Law rides entire NYC subway in 22 hrs 12 minutes
  • 1967-08-18 WCBS radio in NYC goes all-news

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1967-10-01 Pink Floyd arrive in New York for their first US tour

Rock Bassist and Vocalist Roger Waters
Rock Bassist and Vocalist
Roger Waters
Rocker Syd Barrett
Rocker
Syd Barrett

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 1,260

  • 1917-04-29 Celeste Holm, American actress (Gentleman's Agreement, All About Eve), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1917-06-03 Leo Gorcey, American actor (Bowery Boys, Road to Zanzibar), born in NYC, New York (d. 1969)
  • 1917-06-16 Katharine Graham, newspaper publisher (Washington Post), born in NYC, New York
  • 1917-07-30 Eddy Grove, American actor, born in NYC, New York (d. 1995)

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1917-08-28 Jack Kirby, American cartoonist (X-Men, Spider-Man, Hulk, Capt America), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)

Comic Book Artist and Writer Jack Kirby
Comic Book Artist and Writer
Jack Kirby
  • 1917-08-29 Isabel Sanford, American actress (Louise-Jeffersons/All in the Family), born in NYC, New York (d. 2004)

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1918-01-23 Gertrude B. Elion, American biochemist and drug researcher who developed groundbreaking leukemia and herpes drug treatments (Nobel 1988), born in NYC, New York (d. 1999)

Biochemist and Drug Researcher Gertrude B. Elion
Biochemist and Drug Researcher
Gertrude B. Elion
  • 1918-01-30 David Opatoshu, American actor (Bonino, Secret Empire, Masada), born in NYC, New York
  • 1918-02-15 Alan Arbus, American actor (Dr Sidney Freedman-M*A*S*H), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1918-03-10 Heywood Hale Broun, TV commentator and sports correspondent, born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)
  • 1918-04-27 Kirby Stone, American jazz combo leader (Baubles Bangles & Beads), born in NYC, New York

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1918-05-12 Julius Rosenberg, 1st US civilian executed for espionage, born in NYC, New York

Alleged Soviet Spy Julius Rosenberg
Alleged Soviet Spy
Julius Rosenberg
  • 1918-07-14 Arthur Laurents, American playwright (West Side Story, Gypsy), born in NYC, New York
  • 1918-08-12 Sid Bernstein, music producer/promoter (Beatles, Rolling Stones), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1918-08-17 Mort Marshall, American actor (Cully-Dumplings), born in NYC, New York
  • 1918-08-31 Alan Jay Lerner, American lyricist (Lerner & Loewe-My Fair Lady), born in NYC, New York (d. 1986)
  • 1918-10-27 Teresa Wright, American actress (Eleanor Gehrig-Pride of the Yankees), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1918-11-11 Stubby Kaye, American actor (Guys & Dolls, Lil' Abner, Cat Ballou), born in NYC, New York
  • 1918-11-30 Efren Zimbalist Jr, American actor (77 Sunset Strip, FBI, Scruples), born in NYC, New York (d. 2014)

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1919-01-01 J[erome] D[avid] Salinger, American novelist (Catcher in the Rye), born in NYC, New York (d. 2010)

Novelist J. D. Salinger
Novelist
J. D. Salinger
  • 1919-01-01 Rocky Graziano, US boxer (Middleweight champ) and entertainer (Pantomime Quiz, Miami Undercover), born in New York City
  • 1919-01-04 Al "Jazbo" Collins, American DJ (Tonight! America After Dark), born in NYC, New York
  • 1919-01-25 Edwin Newman, American newscaster/journalist/author (NBC-TV, Comment), born in NYC, New York
  • 1919-02-05 Red Buttons, [Aaron Chwatt], Bronx comedian and actor (Sayonara), born in NYC, New York
  • 1919-02-13 Joan Edwards, American vocalist (Joan Edwards Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1919-02-26 Mason Adams, American actor (Lou Grant, Deadliest Season), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1919-05-02 Than Wyenn, American actor (Pete Kelly's Blues), born in NYC, New York
  • 1919-05-03 Pete Seeger, American folk singer (Weaver, Goodnight Irene), born in NYC, New York
  • 1919-06-14 Gene Barry [Eugene Klass], American actor (The Atomic City, Bat Masterson), born in NYC, New York
  • 1919-08-15 Huntz Hall, American actor (Cyclone, Gas Pump Girls, The Rating Game), born in NYC, New York
  • 1919-09-04 Howard Morris, American comedic actor (High Anxiety), born in NYC, New York
  • 1919-09-24 Dayton Allen, American comedian (Steve Allen Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1919-11-03 Bert Freed, American actor (Rufe-Shane), born in NYC, New York
  • 1919-11-04 Martin Balsam, American actor (Murray-Archie Bunker's Place, Catch 22), born in NYC, New York
  • 1919-12-19 Benedict Freedman, novelist and mathematician (Mrs Mike), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1920-01-16 Elliott Reid, actor (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1920-01-17 George Handy [George Joseph Hendleman], American jazz musician (Handyland, U.S.A.), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1920-01-17 Nora Kaye, American prima ballerina, born in NYC, New York
  • 1920-02-11 Billy Halop, American actor (Bert Munson-All in the Family), born in NYC, New York
  • 1920-05-08 Saul Bass, American graphic designer of logos and film titles, born in NYC, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1920-05-29 Clifton James, American actor (Live and Let Die), born in Spokane, Washington (d. 2017)
  • 1920-06-17 Jacob H. Gilbert, American politician (US Representative 1960-1971), born in The Bronx, New York City (d. 1981)
  • 1920-07-08 Dolph Sweet, American actor (Gimme a Break, Which Way is Up), born in NYC, New York

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1920-07-17 Gordon Gould, American physicist (inventor of the laser) born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)

Physicist Gordon Gould
Physicist
Gordon Gould
  • 1920-07-24 Alexander H. Cohen, Broadway producer (Beyond the Fringe), born in NYC, New York
  • 1920-09-12 Irene Dailey, American actress (Liz-Another World, Grissom Gang), born in NYC, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1920-10-01 Walter Matthau, American actor (Odd Couple, Bad News Bears), born in NYC, New York

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1920-10-15 Mario Puzo, American novelist (The Godfather, Cotton Club, Earthquake), born in NYC, New York (d. 1999)

Novelist Mario Puzo
Novelist
Mario Puzo
  • 1920-11-02 Lewis Charles, American actor (Feather & Father Gang), born in NYC, New York
  • 1920-11-10 Tod Andrews, American actor (From Hell it Came, Outrage), born in NYC, New York (d. 1972)
  • 1920-12-13 George P. Schultz, economist and US Secretary of State (1982-89), born in New York City
  • 1920-12-19 David Susskind, American TV host (Open End, David Susskind Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1920-12-30 Jack Lord, American actor (Steve McGarrett in Hawaii FIVE-O, God's Little Acre), born in NYC, New York (d. 1998)
  • 1921-01-25 Alfred Reed, American composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1921-02-24 Abe Vigoda, American actor (Barney Miller, The Godfather), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1921-03-03 Diana Barrymore, American actress (Nightmare, Lady Courageous, Fired Wife), born in NYC, New York
  • 1921-03-06 Julius Rudel, conductor (NYC Opera 1957), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1921-03-10 Paul Coates, American columnist (Tonight! America After Dark), born in NYC, New York
  • 1921-04-03 Harry Landers, American actor (Ted Hoffman-Ben Casey), born in NYC, New York
  • 1921-04-05 Robert Q Lewis, American TV host (Masquerade Party, Robert Q Lewis Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1921-04-09 Frankie Thomas, American actor (Tom Corbett Space Cadet), born in NYC, New York
  • 1921-06-21 Joan Tetzel, American actress (Hell Below Zero, Joy in the Morning), born in NYC, New York

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1921-06-21 Judy Holliday, American comedienne/actress (Born Yesterday, Adam's Rib), born in NYC, New York (d. 1965)

Actress Judy Holliday
Actress
Judy Holliday

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1921-07-06 Nancy Reagan [Anne Francis Robbins], US First Lady (1981-89), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)

US First Lady Nancy Reagan
US First Lady
Nancy Reagan
  • 1921-08-03 Richard Adler, NYC composer (Pajama Game, Damn Yankees)
  • 1921-08-23 Kenneth Arrow, American economist, (Nobel Prize 1972), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1921-12-03 Phyllis Curtin, American soprano (NYC Opera), born in Clarksburg, West Virginia (d. 2016)
  • 1921-12-23 Gerald S O'Loughlin, American actor (Storefront Lawyer, Rookies, Wheels), born in NYC, New York

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1921-12-26 Steve Allen, American comedian/TV host (Tonight Show, Steve Allen Show), born in NYC, New York

TV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve Allen
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer
Steve Allen
  • 1922-01-02 Jason Evers, American actor (Wrangler, Channing), born in NYC, New York
  • 1922-01-08 Abbey Simon, American pianist, born in NYC, New York
  • 1922-02-14 Murray "the K" Kaufman, NYC DJ (5th Beatle)
  • 1922-03-11 Vinnette Carroll, American actress (Alice's Restaurant, Reivers), born in NYC, New York
  • 1922-03-25 Tobias Schneebaum, American writer, anthropologist and explorer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1922-04-04 Elmer Bernstein, American movie music composer (Robot Monster), born in NYC, New York
  • 1922-05-13 Bea Arthur, American comedian, singer and actress (Maude, The Golden Girls), born in NYC, New York (d. 2009)
  • 1922-05-28 Lou Duva, American boxing trainer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1922-06-01 Joan Copeland, [Miller], American actress (Roseland, A Little Sex), born in NYC, New York
  • 1922-06-18 Donald L Keene, American Japanese translator/critic, born in NYC, New York
  • 1922-06-24 Roy Elihu Travis, American composer (Passion of Dedipus), born in NYC, New York
  • 1922-08-30 Regina Resnik, American mezzo-soprano (Sieglinde-Bayreuth), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1922-10-31 Barbara Bel Geddes, actress (Vertigo, Miss Ellie-Dallas, Caught), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1922-11-16 Royal Dano, American actor (Red Badge of Courage, Cocaine Wars, House II), born in NYC, New York
  • 1922-12-01 Paul Picerni, American actor (Agent Lee Hobson-Untouchables), born in NYC, New York
  • 1922-12-11 Grace Paley, American poet, political activist and teacher (1970 Arts & Letters Award), born in NYC, New York (d. 2007)
  • 1922-12-14 Don Hewitt, American CBS news executive producer (60 Minutes), born in NYC, New York
  • 1922-12-21 Paul Winchell, American ventriloquist (Jerry Mahoney, Knucklehead Smith), born in NYC, New York
  • 1923-01-05 Robert L Bernstein, American publisher (Random House), born in NYC, New York
  • 1923-01-08 Larry Storch, American comedian (F Troop, Larry Storch Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1923-01-19 Jean Stapleton, American actress (Damn Yankees, Klute, All in the Family) (d. 2013), born in NYC, New York
  • 1923-01-31 Eddie Ryder, American actor (Slick Jones-General Hospital), born in NYC, New York

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1923-01-31 Norman Mailer, American novelist (Naked & the Dead, The Executioner's Song), born in NYC, New York (d. 2007)

Novelist Norman Mailer
Novelist
Norman Mailer
  • 1923-02-02 Bonita Granville, American actress (Hitler's Children, Lone Ranger), born in NYC, New York
  • 1923-02-12 Mel Powell, American composer (Pulitzer Prize Music 1990), born in NYC, New York (d. 1998)
  • 1923-03-02 Orrin Keepnews, American jazz producer and record label executive, born in NYC, New York
  • 1923-03-15 Laurence A Tisch, American CEO (Loews Corp), born in NYC, New York
  • 1923-04-03 Jan Sterling, American actress (Ace in the Hole, The High and the Mighty), born in NYC, New York
  • 1923-04-13 Don Adams, American actor and comedian (Get Smart), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1923-04-22 Paula Fox, American writer for children (The Slave Dancer) and adults, born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1923-05-14 Diane Arbus, [Nemerov], American photographer (Vogue/Harper's Bazaar), born in NYC, New York

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths