New York City in History (Part 7)

Historical Events

Events 601 - 700 of 847

  • 1979-10-21 9th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:27:33
  • 1979-10-21 Greta Weitz wins woman participation in NYC marathon (02:27:33)
  • 1979-10-22 Deposed Shah of Iran arrives in NYC for medical treatment
  • 1979-11-17 NY Stars (WBL) home opener at Madison Square Garden in NYC
  • 1979-12-03 Shadow Traffic begins broadcasting in the New York City metropolitan area.
  • 1980-04-01 New York City's Transit Worker Union 100 begins a strike lasting 11 days.
  • 1980-05-01 "Day in Hollywood, A Night..." opens at John Golden NYC for 588 performances
  • 1980-05-29 JMW Turner's "Juliet & Her Nurse" sold for $6,400,000 in NYC
  • 1980-06-28 NYC transit fare rises from 50 cents to 60 cents

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

1980-08-14 Democratic Convention in NYC nominates Jimmy Carter & Walter Mondale

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • 1980-10-05 Formal opening of meditation hall of Zenshin Temple in Riverdale, the Bronx NYC
  • 1980-10-26 10th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:25:41.3
  • 1980-10-26 11th NYC Marathon won by Alberto Salazar in 2:09:41
  • 1980-11-12 NYC Mayor Ed Koch admits to trying marijuana
  • 1980-12-14 "Onward Victoria" opens and closes at Martin Beck NYC after 1 performance
  • 1981-01-21 Bernhard Goetz is assaulted for 1st time on a New York City subway train
  • 1981-06-23 NYC Mayor Koch turns down a $7,500 offer to perform comedy
  • 1981-07-03 NYC transit fare rises from 60 cents to 75 cents, new brass Y-cut-out token
  • 1981-09-19 Simon & Garfunkel reunite for a NYC Central Park concert
  • 1981-10-25 11th NYC Women's Marathon won by Allison Roe in 2:25:29
  • 1981-10-25 12th NYC Marathon won by Alberto Salazar in 2:08:13
  • 1982-01-01 MTA launches a 5 year plan to upgrade the NYC subway system
  • 1982-01-01 TA launches 5 year capital program to overhaul NYC subway system
  • 1982-02-22 NYC Mayor Koch announces he will run for NY governor (unsuccessful)
  • 1982-04-12 3 CBS employees shot to death in NYC parking lot
  • 1982-05-10 WABC NYC plays its last record (John Lennon's Imagine)
  • 1982-05-30 "Do Black Patent Leather Shoes..." closes at Alvin NYC after 5 performances
  • 1982-06-12 750,000 anti-nuclear demonstrators, rally in Central Park NYC
  • 1982-07-01 2,100 Unification church couples wed in NYC
  • 1982-10-24 12th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:27:14
  • 1982-10-24 13th NYC Marathon won by Alberto Salazar in 2:09:29
  • 1982-12-12 "Herman Van Veen: All of Him" closes at Ambassador NYC after 6 performances
  • 1982-12-12 $9,800,000 in cash stolen from money transport car in NYC
  • 1982-12-30 US Assay Office in New York City, NY closes
  • 1983-02-11 4th largest snowfall in NYC history (18"(46 cm))
  • 1983-06-18 IRA's Joseph Doherty arrested in NYC
  • 1983-09-15 Police officers beat Michael Stewart to death for graffiting NYC subway
  • 1983-10-23 13th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:27:00
  • 1983-10-23 14th NYC Marathon won by Rod Dixon in 2:08:59
  • 1984-01-01 NYC transit fare rises from 75 cents to 90 cents
  • 1984-02-26 Reverend Jesse Jackson acknowledges that he called NYC "Hymietown"
  • 1984-10-28 14th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:29:30
  • 1984-10-28 15th NYC Marathon won by Orlando Pizzolato in 2:14:53
  • 1984-12-11 "Doug Henning & His World..." opens at Lunt-Fontanne NYC for 60 performances
  • 1984-12-22 Bernhard Goetz shoots 4 black muggers on NYC subway train
  • 1984-12-31 NYC subway gunman Bernhard Goetz surrenders to police in NH
  • 1985-02-07 "New York, New York" becomes the official anthem of New York City
  • 1985-04-20 Karyn Marshall of NYC lifted 303 lbs in a clean & jerk lift
  • 1985-06-27 First hotel strike in New York City
  • 1985-09-22 The Plaza Accord was signed in New York City.
  • 1985-10-27 15th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:28:34

  • 1985-10-27 16th NYC Marathon won by Orlando Pizzolato in 2:11:34
  • 1985-11-18 Howard Stern radio show returns to NYC (WXRK 92.3 FM-afternoons)
  • 1986-01-01 NYC transit fare rises from 90 cents to $1.00
  • 1986-02-10 "John Lennon: Live in NYC" album is released posthumously
  • 1986-02-17 Howard Stern radio show returns to NYC morning radio (WXRK 92.3 FM)
  • 1986-03-20 New York City passes its first lesbian and gay rights legislation
  • 1986-04-02 NYC Mayor Ed Koch signs & brings the Gay Rights Bill into effect
  • 1986-04-11 Canadain 1921 50 cent piece auctioned in New York for $22,000
  • 1986-06-02 NYC transit system issues a new brass with steel bullseye token
  • 1986-07-12 Steven McDonald, New York City Police Department patrolman, is shot and paralyzed by Shavod Jones
  • 1986-08-26 Robert Chambers, the "Preppie Killer" murders Jennifer Levin in New York City's Central Park, afterwards claimed "rough sex" as motive
  • 1986-09-09 NYC jury indicts Gennadly Zakharov (Soviet UN employee) of spying
  • 1986-11-02 16th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:28:06
  • 1986-11-02 17th NYC Marathon won by Gianni Poli in 2:11:06
  • 1986-12-20 White teenagers beat blacks in New York City's Howard Beach
  • 1987-01-13 Seven top New York City Mafia bosses sentenced to 100 years in prison each

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1987-04-24 Howard Stern holds a free speech rally at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, NYC

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern
  • 1987-05-16 "Bobro 400", a barge carrying 3,200 tons of garbage sets sail from NYC, beginning an unsuccessful 8 week search for a dumping site
  • 1987-06-16 New York City subway gunman Bernhard Getz acquitted on all but gun possession charges after shooting 4 black youths who tried to rob him
  • 1987-07-01 NYC radio station WFAN-AM becomes 1st 24 hour all sports radio
  • 1987-09-16 New York City's WNET-TV channel 13 begins round clock broadcasting
  • 1987-11-01 17th NYC Women's Marathon won by Priscilla Welch in 2:30:17
  • 1987-11-01 18th NYC Marathon won by Ibrahim Hussein in 2:11:01
  • 1987-11-01 22,000 run in NYC Marathon (won by Ibrahim Hussein of Kenya 2:11:01)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1988-02-29 NYC Mayor Koch calls Reagan a "WIMP" in the war on drugs

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1988-05-08 Mike Tyson crashes his $183,000 Bently on Varick St in New York City

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 1988-06-20 NYC WABC-AM becomes flagship radio station of NJ Devils
  • 1988-08-03 Skip Storch swims 246 km of Hudson River from Albany to NYC
  • 1988-08-06 The Tompkins Square Park Police Riot in New York City spurs reform of the NYPD, who were responsible for the melee that transpired the night of August 6-7.
  • 1988-08-07 Rioting in New York City's Tompkins Square Park.
  • 1988-08-08 Temperature hits high of 88 deg F on 8/8/88 in NYC
  • 1988-08-15 NYC begins $70 million program to rebuild 900 Bronx apartments
  • 1988-08-17 NYC 1st case of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (9 year old Bronx boy)
  • 1988-09-26 NYC's Rockefeller Center declared a national landmark
  • 1988-10-07 WNBC 660 final transmission, WFAN moves from 1050 to 660 & WUKQ begins on 1050 at 5:30 PM (NYC radio)
  • 1988-10-20 Man armed with explosives blows himself up in 125 St subway station (NYC)
  • 1988-11-06 18th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:28:07
  • 1988-11-06 19th NYC Marathon won by Steve Jones in 2:08:20
  • 1988-11-25 Chuck Berry pays $250 fine to resolve NYC assault charges
  • 1988-11-30 NYC furrier sues Mike Tyson for $92,000 for non payment of purchase

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1988-12-07 Mikhail Gorbachev cheered by Wall St crowds upon arrival in NYC

Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev
Soviet General Secretary
Mikhail Gorbachev
  • 1988-12-12 NYC Subway system adds new stations (Z line)
  • 1988-12-13 3 men end 29-hr all-466-station subway ride in NYC
  • 1988-12-20 NBC signs lease to stay in NYC, 33 more years
  • 1989-01-01 NYC transit fare rises from $1.00 to $1.15

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989-02-01 Diana, Princess of Wales visits New York City

Princess of Wales Diana Spencer
Princess of Wales
Diana Spencer
  • 1989-03-22 US Supreme Court upholds 1 person 1 vote rule of NYC Board of Estimate
  • 1989-04-01 1st NY Met-NY Yankee game in NYC since 1983, Yanks win 4-3
  • 1989-04-19 Violent assault and rape of jogger Trisha Meili in NYC's Central Park. Known as the Central Park jogger incident it became according to the NY Times "one of the most widely publicized crimes of the 1980s."

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 601 - 700 of 1,260

  • 1929-11-17 Sumner White, US yachtsman (Olympic gold 1952), born in New York City (d. 1988)
  • 1929-12-02 Harvey Phillips, Aurora Missouri, tubist (NYC Ballet Orch)
  • 1929-12-06 King Moody, American actor (Shtarker-Get Smart), born in NYC, New York
  • 1929-12-09 John Cassavetes, actor (Dirty Dozen, Rosemary's Baby), born in NYC, New York (d. 1989)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1929-12-17 William Safire, American political columnist (NY Times) and speech writer (Nixon), born in NYC, New York (d. 2009)

American Political Columnist & Presidential Speechwriter William Safire
American Political Columnist & Presidential Speechwriter
William Safire
  • 1930-01-01 Ty Hardin, American actor (Riptide, Bronco), born in NYC, New York
  • 1930-01-03 Eddie Egan, American actor (Joe Forrester), born in NYC, New York
  • 1930-02-19 John Frankenheimer, American director (Birdman of Alcatraz), born in NYC, New York
  • 1930-02-23 Johnny Seven, American actor (Ironside, Amy Prentiss), born in NYC, New York
  • 1930-03-18 Maurice Peress, American conductor (KC Philharmonic 1974-80), born in NYC, New York
  • 1930-03-22 Stephen Sondheim, American lyricist (West Side Story, Company), born in NYC, New York
  • 1930-04-08 John Reardon, American baritone (Falke-Die Fledermaus), born in NYC, New York
  • 1930-04-14 Jay Robinson, American actor (Born Again, Malibu Bikini Shop), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1930-04-23 Alan Oppenheimer, American actor (6 Million Dollar Man, Eischied), born in NYC, New York
  • 1930-04-28 Richard C Sarafian, American director/actor (Foley Square), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1930-05-01 Richard Riordan, mayor of Los Angeles (R, 1993-2001), born in NYC, New York
  • 1930-05-04 Roberta Peters, American operatic soprano (NY Met), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1930-05-18 Barbara Goldsmith, American author (Little Gloria Happy At Last), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1930-06-09 Marvin Kalb, American educator/newscaster (CBS/NBC, Meet the Press), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1930-06-29 Robert Evans, American director/actor (Love Story, The Godfather, Chinatown), born in NYC, New York

Film Producer Robert Evans
Film Producer
Robert Evans
  • 1930-08-03 James Komack, American writer/director/actor (Courtship of Eddie's Father), born in NYC, New York
  • 1930-08-08 Nita Talbot, actress (Supertrain, Here We Go Again), born in New York City
  • 1930-08-18 Grant Williams, American actor (Hawaiian Eye, Incredible Shrinking Man), born in NYC, New York
  • 1930-08-21 Frank Perry, American film director (Diary of Mad Housewife, David & Lisa), born in NYC, New York (d. 1995)
  • 1930-08-28 Ben Gazzara, American actor (Run for Your Life, QB VII), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1930-09-07 Sonny Rollins, American jazz saxophonist (Blue Room), born in NYC, New York
  • 1930-10-17 Jimmy Breslin, American author and columnist (NY Post, News, Newsday), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1930-11-15 Whitman Mayo, American actor (Grady-Sanford & Son), born in NYC, New York
  • 1930-11-16 Alice Adams, American sculptor, born in New York City
  • 1930-12-09 Buck Henry, American screenwriter/comedian (SNL, Get Smart), born in NYC, New York
  • 1931-01-08 May Wynn, [Donna Lee Hickey], American actress (Caine Mutiny, Noah's Ark), born in NYC, New York
  • 1931-01-13 Charles Nelson Reilly, American actor (Match Game, Ghost & Mrs Muir), born in NYC, New York
  • 1931-01-15 Thomas Hoving, American news correspondent (20/20), born in NYC, New York
  • 1931-04-06 Ivan Dixon, American actor (Car Wash, Hogan's Heroes), born in NYC, New York
  • 1931-07-08 Jerry Vale [Genaro Louis Vitaliano], American singer (Arriverderci Roma), born in NYC (d. 2014)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1931-07-08 Roone Arledge, American President of ABC Sports (Monday Night Football), born in NYC, New York

Sports Broadcasting Pioneer and President of ABC Sports Roone Arledge
Sports Broadcasting Pioneer and President of ABC Sports
Roone Arledge
  • 1931-07-11 Tab Hunter, American actor (Tab Hunter Show, Lust in the Dust), born in NYC, New York
  • 1931-07-22 Perry Lopez, American actor (Chinatown, Death Wish 4), born in NYC, New York
  • 1931-08-03 Alex Cord, [Viespi], American actor (Brotherhood, Fire, Street Asylum), born in NYC, New York
  • 1931-09-19 Ray Danton, American actor and director (Longest Day, Psychic Killer), born in NYC, New York
  • 1931-11-15 John Kerr, American actor (South Pacific, Peyton Place, Pit & Pendulum), born in NYC, New York
  • 1931-11-23 Gloria Lynne, American Jazz vocalist (Dell Tones), born in Harlem, New York City (d. 2013)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1932-04-04 Anthony Perkins, American actor (Psycho, Fear Strikes Out, Pretty Poison), born in NYC, New York

  • 1932-06-10 Gardner McKay, American actor (Pleasure Seekers, Boots & Saddles), born in NYC, New York
  • 1932-06-15 Mario Cuomo, American (Gov-D-NY, 1983-95), born in NYC, New York
  • 1932-08-24 Robert D. Hales, LDS Church apostle, born in NYC, New York
  • 1932-09-03 Richard Tyler, American actor (Henry Aldrich-Aldrich Family), born in NYC, New York
  • 1932-09-09 Sylvia Miles, actress (Midnight Cowboy, Farewell My Lovely), born in NYC, New York
  • 1932-11-02 Melvin Schwartz, American Physicist and Nobel Laureate (neutrinos - subatomic particles with no electric charge and virtually no mass), born in NYC, New York
  • 1932-11-05 Arthur L Liman, American trial lawyer (Oliver North), born in NYC, New York
  • 1932-11-11 Al Levitt, American jazz drummer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1932-11-22 Robert Vaughn, actor (Napolean Solo in Man from UNCLE, I Spy), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1932-12-05 Sheldon Lee Glashow, American theoretical physicist (Electroweak theory, Georgi–Glashow model), born in NYC, New York
  • 1932-12-11 Wynn Irwin, American actor (Lotsa Luck, Sugar Time), born in NYC, New York
  • 1933-01-07 Elliott Kastner, American film producer (Angel Heart, Where Eagles Dare), born in NYC, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1933-01-08 Charles Osgood, American news anchor (CBS Weekend News), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1933-01-16 Susan Sontag, American author/film director (Benefactor, 1966 Pol Award), born in NYC, New York

Author Susan Sontag
Author
Susan Sontag
  • 1933-02-05 Nick Georgiade, American actor (Untouchables, Run Buddy Run), born in NYC, New York
  • 1933-02-26 Godfrey Cambridge, American actor (Cotton comes to Harlem), born in NYC, New York
  • 1933-03-03 Lee Radziwell Ross, American princess (Jackie O's sister), born in NYC, New York
  • 1933-04-16 Perry Botkin Jr, US orchestra leader (Bert Convy Show), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1933-05-11 Louis Farrakhan [Louis Eugene Wolcott], American religious leader (Nation of Islam, Million Man March), born in New York City

Religious Leader Louis Farrakhan
Religious Leader
Louis Farrakhan
  • 1933-06-20 Danny Aiello, American actor (Moonstruck, Radio Days), born in NYC, New York
  • 1933-06-21 Bernie Kopell, American actor (Love Boat, Get Smart, That Girl), born in NYC, New York
  • 1933-09-15 Henry Darrow, American actor (Harry O, New Dick Van Dyke Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1933-09-20 Bob Banas, American choreographer (Malibu U, Jonathan Winters Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1933-11-16 Guy Stockwell, American actor (Chris-Adventures in Paradise), born in NYC, New York
  • 1933-11-19 Larry King, American radio/TV host "143 Arivadechi" (Larry King Show, CNN), born in NYC, New York
  • 1933-12-19 Cicely Tyson, Harlem actress (Roots, Miss Jane Pittman), born in NYC, New York
  • 1934-01-07 Charles Lamont Jenkins, American 400m runner (Olympic gold 1956), born in NYC, New York
  • 1934-02-11 Tina Louise, American actress (Ginger-Gilligan's Island, Julie-Dallas), born in NYC, New York
  • 1934-02-18 Audre Lorde, American writer, feminist and activist (Black Unicorn), born in NYC, New York (d. 1992)
  • 1934-02-22 Thomas Paul, bass (NYC Opera 1963-70), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1934-02-28 Willie Bobo, American jazz drummer (Cos), born in NYC, New York
  • 1934-03-23 Mark Rydell, American actor (Havana, Punchline, Long Goodbye), born in NYC, New York
  • 1934-03-26 Alan Arkin, American actor (Catch 22, In-Laws, Simon, Wait Until Dark), born in NYC, New York
  • 1934-04-18 James Drury, American actor (Virginian), born in NYC, New York
  • 1934-05-22 Peter Nero, American conductor/pianist (A Sunday in NY), born in NYC, New York
  • 1934-05-23 Robert Moog, American engineer (Moog synthesizer, Moog Music), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1934-06-26 John V Tunney, American politician (Rep/Sen-D-California), born in New York City
  • 1934-07-28 Jacques d'Amboise, Dedham Mass, ballet dancer (NYC Ballet Company)
  • 1934-08-22 Diana Sands, American actress (Raisin in the Sun, Doctor's Wife), born in NYC, New York
  • 1934-10-29 Robert E Hughes, American orchestra leader (Rich Little Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1934-11-13 Garry Marshall, American TV and film director (Happy Days, Pretty Woman), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1935-03-19 Renee Taylor, American actress (Jack Paar Show, Mary Hartman, Nanny), born in NYC, New York
  • 1935-04-29 Len Weinrib, American comedian (Spike Jones Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1935-08-27 Frank Yablans, American writer (North Dallas Forty), born in NYC, New York
  • 1935-10-05 Peter Brown [Pierre Lind de Lappe], actor (Lawman, Laredo, Bold & Beautiful), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1936-01-01 Eve Queler, American conductor, born in NYC, New York
  • 1936-01-19 Elliott Schwartz, composer, born in New York City
  • 1936-01-27 Troy Donahue, American actor (Surfside Six, Cockfighter, Hawaiian Eye), born in NYC, New York
  • 1936-01-28 Alan Alda, [Alphonso D'Abruzzo], American actor (Hawkeye Pierce-M*A*S*H), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1936-02-16 Carl Icahn, American businessman (Icahn Enterprises), born in NYC, New York

Investor and business magnate Carl Icahn
Investor and business magnate
Carl Icahn
  • 1936-03-22 Ron Carey, American labor leader (International Brotherhood of Teamsters) born in NYC, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1936-05-02 Michael Rabin, American violinist (In Memorium), born in NYC, New York
  • 1936-05-29 Arlene McQuade, American actress (Rosalie-Goldbergs), born in NYC, New York
  • 1936-07-09 David Joel Zinman, American composer/conductor (Balt Symphony-1983), born in NYC, New York
  • 1936-07-26 Kathryn Hays, American actress (Kim Hughes-As the World Turns), born in NYC, New York
  • 1936-08-04 Elsbeary Hobbs, American rocker (Drifters), born in NYC, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1936-09-28 Robert Hogan, American actor (Peyton Place, Operation Petticoat), born in NYC, New York

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths