New York City in History (Part 6)

Historical Events

Events 501 - 600 of 847

  • 1968-02-11 Madison Square Garden III closes Madison Square Garden IV opens (NYC)
  • 1968-02-14 Pennsylvania Railroad and NYC Central merge into Pennsylvania Central
  • 1968-04-24 Leftist students take over Columbia University, NYC
  • 1969-05-01 43 Unification church couples wed in NYC
  • 1969-06-17 "Oh! Calcutta!" opens in NYC (almost entirely in the nude)
  • 1969-06-28 Stonewall riots begin in New York City.
  • 1969-12-02 Boeing 747 jumbo jet 1st public preview (Seattle to NYC)
  • 1969-12-14 "La Strada" opens/closes at Lunt Fontanne NYC for 1 performance
  • 1970-01-04 NYC transit fare rises from 20 cents to 30 cents, new larger tokens used
  • 1970-01-22 1st commercial Boeing 747 flight, Pan American World Airways flies from New York City to London in 6½ hours
  • 1970-03-05 SDS Weathermen terrorist group bomb 18 West 11th St in NYC
  • 1970-05-08 Construction workers break up an anti-war rally in NYC's Wall Street
  • 1970-05-14 NYC local newspaper "Our Town" begins publishing
  • 1970-05-20 2 die and 70 injured when 2 NYC subway trains crash in Queens

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1970-07-01 Jimi Hendrix 1st recording session (NYC)

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix
  • 1970-07-17 30,000 attend Randall's Island Rock Festival, NYC
  • 1970-09-13 1st NYC Marathon won by Gary Muhrcke in 2:31:38
  • 1970-10-13 Angela Davis arrested in NYC

Music releaseMusic Recording

1970-11-16 Elton John records a show in New York City which was later released as his 11-17-70 album

Singer Elton John
Singer
Elton John
  • 1970-12-23 NYC World Trade Center reaches highest point (411 m)
  • 1971-01-09 "Lovely Ladies, Kind Gentlemen" closes at Majestic NYC after 19 performances
  • 1971-05-05 Race riot in Brownsville section of Brooklyn (NYC)

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1971-06-06 John Lennon and Yoko Ono unannounced appearance at Fillmore East in NYC

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
  • 1971-06-28 Rock venue Fillmore East closes in New York City

Music concertMusic Concert

1971-08-01 George Harrison's concert for Bangladesh takes place in NYC

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • 1971-09-03 John Lennon leaves UK for NYC, never to return
  • 1971-09-19 1st NYC Women's Marathon won by Beth Bonner in 2:55:22
  • 1971-09-19 2nd NYC Marathon won by Norman Higgins in 2:22:54

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1971-10-28 John Lennon and Yoko Ono record "Happy Xmas (War is Over)" in NYC

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
  • 1972-01-05 NYC transit fare rises from 30 cents to 35 cents
  • 1972-04-27 NYC Mayor John Lindsey appeals that John Lennon not be deported

Music releaseMusic Recording

1972-06-10 Elvis Presley records a live album at NYC's Madison Square Garden

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • 1972-06-12 John Lennon's political "Sometime in NYC" released including "Woman is the Nigger of the World" "Attica State" & "Luck of the Irish"
  • 1972-10-01 2nd NYC Women's Marathon won by Nina Kuscsik in 3:08:41
  • 1972-10-01 3rd NYC Marathon won by Sheldon Karlin in 2:27:52
  • 1973-04-03 The first portable cell phone call is made in New York City, United States.
  • 1973-04-04 World Trade Center, then the world's tallest building, opens in New York (110 stories)

Film release premierFilm Release

1973-08-11 "American Graffiti", directed by George Lucas, opens in cinemas across the United States

Film Director George Lucas
Film Director
George Lucas
  • 1973-09-28 ITT Building in New York City bombed to protest ITT's involvement in the September 11 1973 coup d'état in Chile.
  • 1973-09-30 3rd NYC Women's Marathon won by Nina Kuscsik in 2:57:07
  • 1973-09-30 4th NYC Marathon won by Tom Fleming in 2:21:54
  • 1973-10-20 The Family Station Inc buys shortwave Radio Station WNYW, changes calls to WYFR & moves station from NYC to Scituate Mass
  • 1973-11-06 Abe Beame elected 1st Jewish mayor of NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1974-07-19 David Bowie's "Diamond Dog" tour ends in NYC

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
Singer-Songwriter
David Bowie
  • 1974-08-16 Ramones concert debut (NYC's CBGBs)
  • 1974-08-23 John Lennon reports seeing a UFO in NYC
  • 1974-09-28 John Lennon appears as guest DJ on WNEW-FM (NYC)
  • 1974-09-29 4th NYC Women's Marathon won by Katherine Switzer in 3:07:29
  • 1974-09-29 5th NYC Marathon won by Norbert Sander in 2:26:30
  • 1974-10-17 "Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope" closes at Playhouse NYC after 1065 per
  • 1974-10-20 Bard's presentation of "Richard III" opens at Lincoln Center NYC

  • 1974-11-28 John Lennon's last concert appearance (Elton John concert in Madison Square Garden NYC)
  • 1975-09-01 NYC transit fare rises from 35 cents to 50 cents

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1975-09-06 Czech tennis star Martina Navratilova asks for US political asylum in New York City during the US Open

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • 1975-09-28 5th NYC Women's Marathon won by Kim Merritt in 2:46:14
  • 1975-09-28 6th NYC Marathon won by Tom Fleming in 2:19:27

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1975-11-10 PLO leader Yasser Arafat addresses UN in NYC

Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1975-12-09 US President Gerald Ford signs $2.3 Bn loan authorization for NYC

38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford
  • 1975-12-29 11 killed, 75 hurt by terrorist bomb at LaGuardia Airport in NYC
  • 1976-01-13 Sarah Caldwell is 1st woman to conduct at NYC Metropolitan Opera House as she led orchestra in a performance of "La Traviata"
  • 1976-04-26 Pan Am begins non-stop flights NYC-Tokyo

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

1976-07-14 Jimmy Carter wins Democratic presidential nomination in NYC

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • 1976-07-29 In New York City, the "Son of Sam" kills one person and seriously wounds another in the first of a series of attacks.
  • 1976-10-24 6th NYC Women's Marathon won by Miki Gorman in 2:39:11
  • 1976-10-24 7th NYC Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:10:10
  • 1976-12-22 35 Unification church couples wed in NYC
  • 1977-01-03 "The Police Tapes" premiere on New York City TV station WNET, based somewhat on 1960s NYPD officers who worked in its South Bronx
  • 1977-02-18 Kiss play their first concert in Madison Square Garden (NYC)
  • 1977-02-21 74 Unification Church couples wed in NYC
  • 1977-05-16 5 die as NY Airway helicopter topples on Pan Am building in NYC
  • 1977-05-26 George Willig climbs NYC World Trade Center
  • 1977-05-27 New York City fines George Willig 1 cent for each of 110 stories he climbed
  • 1977-07-13 NYC experiences 25 hr black-out
  • 1977-10-19 Supersonic Concorde jet's 1st landing in NYC
  • 1977-10-23 7th NYC Women's Marathon won by Miki Gorman in 2:43:10
  • 1977-10-23 8th NYC Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:11:38
  • 1977-11-10 Major Indoor Soccer League officially organized (NYC)
  • 1978-02-11 16 Unification church couples wed in NYC
  • 1978-04-07 Guttenberg bible sells for $2,000,000 in New York City
  • 1978-10-20 Police's 1st US concert (NYC's CBGBs)
  • 1978-10-22 8th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:32:30
  • 1978-10-22 9th NYC Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:12:12

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1978-10-23 Sid Vicious attempts suicide while at Riker's Detention Center in NYC

Musician Sid Vicious
Musician
Sid Vicious
  • 1978-12-11 6 masked men bound 10 employees at Lufthansa cargo area at NYC Kennedy Airport & made off with $5.8 M in cash & jewelry
  • 1979-02-09 New York City premiere of Paul Schrader's allegedly fact based "Hardcore"
  • 1979-02-13 Formation of Guardian Angels crime fighters in New York City
  • 1979-02-26 CBS' premiere of NYC sitcom "Flatbush", which received many derision phone calls about it from Brooklynites to CBS
  • 1979-05-13 "Utter Glory... Morrissey Hall" opens & closes at Mark Hellinger NYC
  • 1979-05-30 Ted Coombs begins a 5,193 mile roller skate from LA to NYC
  • 1979-05-31 Radio City Music Hall (NYC) reopens
  • 1979-06-01 Ted Coombs began a 5,193 mile roller skate from Los Angeles to New York City
  • 1979-06-19 In NYC 36,211 show up to witness return of Billy Martin as manager of the New York Yankees
  • 1979-08-23 Bolshoi Ballet dancer Alexander Godunov defects in NYC
  • 1979-09-14 Theodore Coombs completes 5,193 mile roller skate from LA to NYC & back to Yates Center, Ks
  • 1979-09-18 The Who opens NYC concerts at Madison Square Garden

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1979-09-23 Jane Fonda & 200,000 attend anti-nuke rally in Battery Park, NYC

Actress Jane Fonda
Actress
Jane Fonda

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1979-10-02 Pope John Paul II visits New York City, and at the U.N. denounces all concentration camps and torture

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 1979-10-10 Recorded trace of snow in Central Park NYC
  • 1979-10-15 1st Monday night game from NYC, Jets beat Vikings 14-7 (Shea Stad)
  • 1979-10-21 10th NYC Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:11:42

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 1,260

  • 1923-07-01 Constance Ford, actress (Ada Hobson-Another World), born in NYC, New York (d. 1993)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1923-07-25 Estelle Getty, American actress ("The Golden Girls", "The Golden Palace"), born in NYC, New York (d. 2008)

Actress Estelle Getty
Actress
Estelle Getty
  • 1923-08-15 Rose Marie, American actress (Sally Rogers-Dick Van Dyke Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1923-08-17 Larry Rivers, [Grossberg], American painter (Wash crossing Delaware-1953), born in NYC, New York
  • 1923-08-24 Helena Carter [Helen Rickerts], American model and actress (Invaders from Mars), born in NYC, New York (d. 2000)
  • 1923-09-28 William Windom, American actor (Farmer's Daughter, Murder She Wrote), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1923-10-27 Roy Lichtenstein, Pop art painter (painted comic book panels), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1923-12-02 Maria M Callas, American soprano (Carmen), born in NYC, New York
  • 1923-12-14 Sully Boyar, American actor (Car Wash), born in NYC, New York
  • 1923-12-23 Leonard Stern, American producer/TV writer (Phil Silvers Show, Get Smart), born in NYC, New York
  • 1924-01-14 Guy Williams, American actor (Zorro, Lost in Space), born in NYC, New York (d. 1989)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1924-02-19 Lee Marvin, American actor (Paint Your Wagon, Cat Ballou), born in NYC, New York

Actor Lee Marvin
Actor
Lee Marvin
  • 1924-02-20 Gloria Vanderbilt, American actress, artist, heiress and socialite, born in Manhattan, New York City
  • 1924-02-26 Mark Bucci, American composer (1959 Arts & Letters Award), born in NYC, New York
  • 1924-03-22 Bill Wendell, American TV announcer (Late Night With David Letterman), born in NYC, New York
  • 1924-04-21 Daniel Melnick, American producer, Get Smart), born in NYC, New York
  • 1924-04-28 Blossom Dearie, American jazz singer and pianist, born in NYC, New York
  • 1924-05-09 Connie Russell, American singer (Club Embassy, Garroway at Large), born in NYC, New York
  • 1924-05-16 Frank F Mankiewicz, American columnist (Perfectly Clear), born in NYC, New York
  • 1924-06-29 Ezra Laderman, American composer (Jacob & the Indians), born in NYC, New York
  • 1924-07-06 Robert Michael White, American test pilot (X-15), born in NYC, New York
  • 1924-08-02 Carroll O'Connor, American actor (All in the Family, In the Heat of the Night), born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)
  • 1924-09-07 Hugh Aitken, American composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1924-10-15 Colin Romoff, American orchestra leader (Andy Williams Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1924-11-14 Phyllis Avery, American actress (Alice-George Gobel Show, Ruth-Mr Novak), born in NYC, New York
  • 1924-11-21 Joseph Campanella, American actor (Guiding Light, Mannix), born in New York City
  • 1924-12-12 Ed Koch, lawyer and politician (NY Mayor (D) 1977-89), Judge (People's Court), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1925-01-20 Edwin Gordon, VOA correspondant, born in NYC, New York
  • 1925-02-08 Alvin Brehm, American musician and composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1925-02-18 George Kennedy, actor (Cool Hand Luke, Airport, Blue Knight), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1925-06-08 Barbara Bush, US First Lady (1989-93), born in NYC, New York

US First Lady Barbara Bush
US First Lady
Barbara Bush
  • 1925-06-25 June Lockhart, American actress (Lassie, Lost in Space, Petticoat Junction), born in NYC, New York
  • 1925-09-05 Justin Kaplan, editor and biographer (Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain - Pulitzer Price 1967), born in NYC, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1925-10-06 Shana Alexander, American journalist (60 Minutes), born in NYC, New York
  • 1925-10-20 Theodore Hall, American Physicist and atomic spy for the Soviet Union, born in NYC, New York (d. 1999)
  • 1925-10-29 Geraldine Brooks, American actress (Faraday & Co, Dumplings, Act of Murder), born in NYC, New York
  • 1925-10-31 Lee Grant [Lyova Haskell Rosenthal], American actress (Shampoo, Mulholland Drive), born in NYC, New York
  • 1925-11-22 Gunther Schuller, hornist/ jazz composer (Visitation), born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1925-11-26 Eugene Istomin, American pianist (Leventritt Award-1943), born in NYC, New York
  • 1925-12-04 Maurice Binder, American photographer/film titler (James Bond), born in NYC, New York
  • 1925-12-08 Samuel "Sammy" Davis Jr., American singer/dancer/actor (Ocean's 11, Candy Man), born in NYC, New York (d. 1990)
  • 1925-12-19 Robert Sherman, songwriter (Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1925-12-23 Harry Guardino, American actor (Monty Nash, Perry Mason, Hill St Blues), born in NYC, New York
  • 1925-12-27 Allan Blank, American composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1925-12-29 Dina Merrill, American actress (Operation Petticoat, Butterfield 8), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1926-01-12 Morton Feldman, American composer, born in NYC, New York
  • 1926-02-05 Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, American publisher (NY Times), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1926-03-06 Alan Greenspan, American economist, presidential advisor and Chairman of the Federal Reserve of the United States (1987-2006), born in New York City

US Fed Chairman & Economist Alan Greenspan
US Fed Chairman & Economist
Alan Greenspan
  • 1926-05-07 Val Bisoglio, American actor (Lt Marsh-Police Woman, Danny-Quincy ME), born in NYC, New York
  • 1926-05-21 Rick Jason, American actor (Day of the Wolves, Eagles Attack at Dawn), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1926-06-28 Mel Brooks, American actor and director (Blazing Saddles, Spaceballs), born in New York City

Actor & Director Mel Brooks
Actor & Director
Mel Brooks
  • 1926-07-01 Robert Fogel, American economic historian and Nobel laureate, born in NYC, New York
  • 1926-07-10 Fred Gwynne, American actor (Car 54 Where Are You, Munsters), born in NYC, New York
  • 1926-07-13 Meyer Kupferman, American composer (In Fimi Tres), born in NYC, New York
  • 1926-08-10 Benjamin Ward, 1st African American NYC Police Commissioner (1984-89), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1926-08-15 Lewis T Preston, American banker (President of the World Bank 1991-95), born in NYC, New York
  • 1926-09-07 Ronnie Gilbert, American folk singer (The Weavers), born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1927-01-26 William Redfield, American actor (Jimmy Hughes Rookie Cop, Marriage), born in NYC, New York
  • 1927-01-27 Doretta Morrow, American actress (Because You're Mine), born in NYC, New York
  • 1927-03-16 Olga San Juan, American actress (Variety Girl, 1 Touch of Venus), born in NYC, New York
  • 1927-03-18 George Plimpton, sports writer (Paper Lion), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1927-04-18 Samuel P. Huntington, American political scientist (The Clash of Civilizations) and presidential adviser, born in NYC, New York (d. 2008)

Political Scientist and Presidential Adviser Samuel P. Huntington
Political Scientist and Presidential Adviser
Samuel P. Huntington
  • 1927-04-21 Robert Brustein, American dean, Yale School of Drama), born in NYC, New York
  • 1927-05-05 Charles Rosen, American pianist/musicologist (Sonata Forms), born in NYC, New York
  • 1927-05-25 Robert Ludlum, American spy novelist (Bourne Identity), born in NYC, New York
  • 1927-07-02 Brock Peters, actor/singer (Carmen Jones, To Kill a Mockingbird), born in NYC, New York
  • 1927-07-10 David Dinkins, (1st African American Mayor-D- 1990-93), born in NYC, New York
  • 1927-07-15 Carmen Zapata, American actress (Hagen, Viva Valdez, Man & the City), born in NYC, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1927-10-05 Al Hansen, American artist (Fluxus), born in NYC, New York (d. 1995)
  • 1927-10-20 Joyce Brothers, American pop psychologist ($64,000 Question, Naked Gun), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1927-11-29 Rubert Crosse, American actor (Det Robinson-The Partners), born in NYC, New York
  • 1927-12-30 Bernard Barrow, American actor (Ryan's Hope, Louie Slavinsky-Loving), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1928-01-07 William Peter Blatty, American scriptwriter and author of The Exorcist, born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)

Writer & Filmmaker William Peter Blatty
Writer & Filmmaker
William Peter Blatty
  • 1928-01-09 Judith Krantz, American author (Scruples, Princess Daisy, Dazzle), born in NYC, New York
  • 1928-01-13 David Sheiner, American actor (Paul-Mr Novak, Norman-Diana), born in NYC, New York
  • 1928-02-11 Conrad Janis, American actor (Mork & Mindy, Quark, Bonino), born in NYC, New York
  • 1928-02-11 Raoul Cita, R&B pianist and songwriter (Harptones), born in NYC, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1928-02-24 Al Lettieri, American actor (Deadly Kiss, Pulp, Mr Majestyk, Getaway), born in NYC, New York
  • 1928-03-19 Alam Thomas "Tom" Paley, American folk musician (New Lost City Ramblers), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1928-04-08 Fred Ebb, American composer, born in Manhattan, NYC (d. 2004)
  • 1928-04-09 Tom Lehrer, American musician, satirist and mathematician (That Was The Week That Was), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1928-05-19 Dolph Schayes, American basketball Hall of Famer (Syracuse Nationals/Philadelphia 76ers), born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)

NBA Power Forward and Coach Dolph Schayes
NBA Power Forward and Coach
Dolph Schayes
  • 1928-06-10 Maurice Sendak, American author and illustrator (Where The Wild Things Are), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1928-06-18 Maggie McNamara, American actress (3 Coins in a Fountain, Cardinal), born in NYC, New York
  • 1928-06-21 Judith Raskin, American soprano (Susanna-Le Nozze di Figaro), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1928-08-09 Bob Cousy, NBA guard (Boston Celtics, 1957 MVP), born in Manhattan, NYC

NBA Point Guard Bob Cousy
NBA Point Guard
Bob Cousy
  • 1928-08-23 Marian Seldes, American actress, born in Manhattan, New York City, (d. 2014)
  • 1928-10-04 Alvin Toffler, author (Future Shock, Power Shift, The Third Wave), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1928-10-14 Gary Graffman, American pianist (Leventritt Award), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1928-10-21 Whitey Ford [Edward Charles Ford], American hall of fame baseball pitcher (NY Yankees), born in NYC

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford
  • 1928-10-25 Anthony Franciosa, [Papaleo], American actor (Jeff-Name of the Game), born in NYC, New York
  • 1928-11-07 Norton Zinder, biologist (genetic transduction), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1929-01-26 Jules Feiffer, American cartoonist (Passionella)/author (Little Murders), born in NYC, New York
  • 1929-02-14 Vic Morrow, American actor (Combat, Roots, Twilight Zone the Movie), born in NYC, New York
  • 1929-02-17 Chaim Potok, American novelist (Promise), born in NYC, New York
  • 1929-08-03 Bethel Leslie, American entertainer (Capt Newman MD, Rabbit Trap), born in NYC, New York
  • 1929-08-13 Pat Harrington Jr, actor (Danny Thomas Show, 1 Day at a Time), born in NYC, New (d. 2016)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1929-09-14 John Gutfreund, American investment banker, CEO of Salomon Brothers (King of Wall Street), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)

Investment Banker John Gutfreund
Investment Banker
John Gutfreund
  • 1929-09-15 Murray Gell-Mann, American physicist who predicted quarks (the theory of elementary particles), born in Manhattan, New York City
  • 1929-11-02 Harold Farberman, American conductor and composer (Medea), born in NYC, New York

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths