New York City in History (Part 8)

Historical Events

Events 701 - 800 of 931

  • 1986-01-01 NYC transit fare rises from 90 cents to $1.00

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1986-01-21 Czech tennis star Ivan Lendl defeats Boris Becker of Germany 6-2, 7-6, 6-3 to claim the season-ending ATP Masters Grand Prix title for a third time at Madison Square Garden, NYC

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
Tennis Legend Boris Becker
Tennis Legend
Boris Becker

Music releaseAlbum Release

1986-02-10 "John Lennon: Live in NYC" album is released posthumously

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 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

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1986-03-23 First of 2 WTA Tour Championships of the year; change of tennis schedule; Martina Navratilova wins 4th straight and 7th overall title 6–2, 6–0, 3–6, 6–1 against Hana Mandlíková in NYC

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Hana Mandlikova
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Hana Mandlikova

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1986-04-02 NYC Mayor Ed Koch signs & brings the Gay Rights Bill into effect

Congressman and NYC Mayor Ed Koch
Congressman and NYC Mayor
Ed Koch
  • 1986-04-11 A 1921 Canadian 50 cent coin is 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 Soviet United Nations employee Gennadly Zakharov of spying
  • 1986-11-02 New York City Marathon: Grete Waitz of Norway wins her 8th NYC event in 2:28:06; Gianni Poli of Italy, men's champion in 2:11:06
  • 1986-11-23 Second WTA Tour Championship of the year; change of tennis schedule; Martina Navratilova wins 5th straight and 8th overall title with 7–6, 6–3, 6–2 win over Steffi Graf in NYC
  • 1986-12-10 Ivan Lendl repeats previous year's result with a 6–4, 6–4, 6–4 win over Boris Becker to claim back-to-back season-ending ATP Masters Grand Prix tennis titles at Madison Square Garden, NYC
  • 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

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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 New York City radio station WFAN-AM commences first 24 hour all sports radio format
  • 1987-09-16 New York City's WNET-TV channel 13 begins round clock broadcasting
  • 1987-11-01 New York City Marathon: Ibrahim Hussein of Kenya wins men's race, 2:11:01; English runner Priscilla Welch women's champion, 2:30:17

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1987-11-23 German tennis star Steffi Graf claims her first WTA Tour Championship with a 4-6, 6-4, 6-0, 6-4 win over Gabriela Sabatini of Argentina at Madison Square Garden, NYC

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • 1987-12-04 Defending champion Ivan Lendl of Czechoslovakia wins 3rd straight season-ending ATP Masters Grand Prix tennis title by defeating Mats Wilander of Sweden 6–2, 6–2, 6–3 in the final at Madison Square Garden, NYC

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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

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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 Steve Jones wins 19th NYC men's marathon (2:08:20); Grete Waitz wins record 9th women's title
  • 1988-11-20 Argentine tennis star Gabriela Sabatini beats Pam Shriver 7–5, 6–2, 6–2 to win her first WTA Tour Championship at Madison Square Garden, NYC

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1988-11-25 Chuck Berry pays $250 fine to resolve NYC assault charges

Rock Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter Chuck Berry
Rock Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
Chuck Berry

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1988-12-05 Boris Becker beats defending champion Ivan Lendl 5–7, 7–6, 3–6, 6–2, 7–6 in a classic final to win his first of 3 ATP Masters Grand Prix tennis titles at Madison Square Garden, NYC

Tennis Legend Boris Becker
Tennis Legend
Boris Becker
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl

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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

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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
  • 1989-04-19 Central Park Five: Violent rape of jogger Trisha Meili in NYC's Central Park became one of the most widely publicized crimes of the 1980s. 5 men wrongfully convicted spend between 6-13 years in prison
  • 1989-05-12 Last graffiti covered NYC subway car retired
  • 1989-05-31 "Rambling with Gambling" 20,000th radio program on WOR-AM (NYC)
  • 1989-06-25 1st US postmark dedicated to Lesbian & Gay Pride (Stonewall, NYC)
  • 1989-09-17 NYC court of appeals overturns lower court decision & returns America's Cup back to US (from NZ)
  • 1989-09-20 USAir overshoots runway at LaGuardia Airport in NYC, 2 people die
  • 1989-09-24 ABC's premiere of "The Preppie Murder", based on 1986 murder in New York City of Jennifer Levin by ex prep school student Robert Chambers
  • 1989-10-29 NYC MTA opens 63rd street extension to subway
  • 1989-11-05 19th NYC Women's Marathon won by Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway in 2:25:30
  • 1989-11-05 20th NYC Marathon won by Juma Ikangaa in 2:08:01
  • 1989-11-07 NYC elects it's 1st African American mayor (David Dinkins) & 1st female comptroller (Elizabeth Holtzman)
  • 1989-11-19 German tennis No. 1 Steffi Graf regains the WTA Tour Championship in NYC; beats Martina Navratilova 6–4, 7–5, 2–6, 6–2
  • 1989-12-01 Romanian 5-time Olympic gold medal winning gymnast Nadia Comăneci arrives in NYC requesting political asylum to the United States; granted
  • 1989-12-03 Stefan Edberg of Sweden claims his first and only ATP Masters Grand Prix tennis title with a 4–6, 7–6, 6–3, 6–1 win over defending champion Boris Becker at Madison Square Garden, NYC
  • 1989-12-04 NBC's premiere of "Howard Beach: Making A Case for Murder", based on December 1986 murders of black youths by white youths in New York City
  • 1990-01-01 David Dinkins sworn in as 1st African American mayor of New York City
  • 1990-01-01 NYC MTA stops token redemption at subway stations
  • 1990-03-08 NYC's Zodiac killer shoots 1st victim, Mario Orosco
  • 1990-03-25 Fire in illegal NYC social club, kills 87
  • 1990-04-09 World's largest bunny hop at Radio City Music Hall (NYC)
  • 1990-05-31 NYC's Zodiac killer shoots 3rd victim, Joseph Ponce

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1990-06-13 Nelson and Winnie Mandela welcomed in NYC

Anti-Apartheid Activist and Politician Winnie Mandela
Anti-Apartheid Activist and Politician
Winnie Mandela

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1990-06-20 Nelson Mandela lands in NYC to begin a tour of US

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • 1990-06-21 NYC's Zodiac killer shoots 4th victim, Larry Parham
  • 1990-07-11 NYC police arrest "Dartman" (stabbed over 50 women with darts)
  • 1990-07-16 NYC's Empire State Building catches fire-no fatalities
  • 1990-09-08 Ellis Island Historical Site opens on Ellis Island NYC
  • 1990-09-18 500 lb 6' Hershey Kiss is displayed at 1 Times Square, NYC
  • 1990-10-11 Center for Urban archaeology opens in NYC South Street Seaport Museum
  • 1990-11-04 20th NYC Women's Marathon won by Wanda Panfil in 2:30:45
  • 1990-11-04 21st NYC Marathon won by Douglas Wakiihuri in 2:12:39

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1990-11-18 Yugoslavian tennis star Monica Seles beats Gabriela Sabatini of Argentina 6–4, 5–7, 3–6, 6–4, 6–2 to win her first of 3 straight WTA Tour Championships in NYC; first 5-set women's final since 1901

Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles
  • 1990-12-04 Due to Persian Gulf crisis gas hits $1.60 per gallon price in NYC
  • 1990-12-28 2 die and 188 injured in a NYC subway electrical fire in tunnel near Clark Street, Brooklyn
  • 1991-03-16 Members of Irish Gay & Lesbian Organization march in NYC parade
  • 1991-03-26 Fuel pipe explodes under 58th street & Lexington Ave, NYC
  • 1991-04-10 Last automat (coin operated cafeteria) closes (3rd & 42nd St, NYC)
  • 1991-04-11 NYC's Museum of Broadcasting becomes "Museum of Radio & Television"
  • 1991-05-01 Skin-Spit-Skin featuring lesbian, homosexual & hetrosexual nude couples caressing, is seen by 5,000 in NYC
  • 1991-06-10 Mother of All Parades - NYC welcomes desert storm troops
  • 1991-06-14 Leroy Burrell of USA sets 100m record (9.90) in NYC
  • 1991-06-16 -23] NYC Mayor Dinkins declares "Joseph Doherty Week"
  • 1991-09-25 Paramount at Madison Square Garden in NYC opens
  • 1991-10-17 Blue Man Group's 1st performance in New York City
  • 1991-11-03 New York City Marathon: Salvador Garcia of Mexico men's champion in 2:09:28; Liz McColgan of Scotland wins women's title, 2:27.0
  • 1991-11-07 "Park Your Car in Harvard Yard" opens at Music Box NYC
  • 1991-11-24 Yugoslavian tennis star Monica Seles beats Martina Navratilova 6–4, 3–6, 7–5, 6–0 to win her 2nd straight WTA Tour Championship at Madison Square Garden, NYC
  • 1991-12-28 8 are crushed to death at a RAP basketball game at City College, NYC
  • 1992-01-01 NYC transit fare increases from $1.15 to $1.25
  • 1992-01-05 "6 Degrees of Separation" closes at Vivian Beaumont NYC after 496 performances
  • 1992-01-31 MTA raised tolls on most NYC bridges from $2.50 to $3.00

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 701 - 800 of 1,829

  • 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 (d. 1971) [1]
  • 1923-07-01 Constance Ford, American model and actress (Burden Hunt, Another World), born in NYC, New York (d. 1993)
  • 1923-07-23 Cyril M. Kornbluth, American sci-fi writer (Space Merchants), born in NYC, New York (d. 1958)

Person of interestEstelle Getty

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 [Mazzetta], American actress, comedienne and singer (The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Doris Day Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • 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)
  • 1923-10-20 Herschel Bernardi, American actor (Arnie, Voice of Charlie the Tuna, Front), born in NYC, New York (d. 1986)
  • 1923-10-27 Roy Lichtenstein, Pop art painter (painted comic book panels), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1923-11-23 Guy [Gaetano] Molinari, American politician (R-House of Representatives from New York, 1981-1983), born in NYC, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1923-12-02 Maria Callas, American soprano (Carmen), born in NYC, New York (d. 1977)
  • 1923-12-14 Irving "Sully" Boyar, American actor (Dog Day Afternoon, Car Wash), born in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (d. 2001)
  • 1923-12-23 Leonard Stern, American producer/TV writer (Phil Silvers Show, Get Smart), born in NYC, New York
  • 1923-12-24 Iron Mike DiBiase, American wrestler, born in NYC, New York (d. 1969)
  • 1924-01-14 Guy Williams [Armando Joseph Catalano], American actor (Zorro, Lost in Space), born in NYC, New York (d. 1989)

Person of interestLee Marvin

1924-02-19 Lee Marvin, American actor (Paint Your Wagon, Cat Ballou), born in NYC, New York (d. 1987)

Actor Lee Marvin
Actor
Lee Marvin
  • 1924-02-20 Gloria Vanderbilt, American fashion designer, artist, heiress and socialite, born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2019)
  • 1924-02-23 Lejaren Hiller, American composer (Illiac Suite), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • 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 East Durnham, New York (d. 2009)
  • 1924-05-09 Connie Russell, American singer (Club Embassy, Garroway at Large), born in NYC, New York (d. 1990)
  • 1924-05-16 Frank F Mankiewicz, American columnist (Perfectly Clear), born in NYC, New York
  • 1924-05-18 Priscilla Pointer, American actress (Carrie, Mommie Dearest), born in NYC, New York
  • 1924-06-29 Ezra Laderman, American composer (Jacob & the Indians), born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1924-07-06 Robert Michael White, American test pilot (X-15), born in NYC, New York (d. 2010)
  • 1924-07-28 Irving Burgie [Lord Burgess], American Caribbean music composer and musician (Day-O), born in New York City (d. 2019)
  • 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 New York City, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1924-09-09 Sylvia Miles, American actress (Midnight Cowboy, Farewell My Lovely), born in NYC, New York (d. 2019)
  • 1924-10-15 Colin Romoff, American orchestra leader (Andy Williams Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 2007)
  • 1924-11-14 Phyllis Avery, American actress (Ruby Gentry, George Gobel Show, Mr Novak), born in NYC, New York (d. 2011)
  • 1924-11-21 Joseph Campanella, American character actor (Guiding Light, Mannix), born in NYC, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1924-11-26 George Segal, American painter and sculptor of lifelike mixed-media figures (Bus Driver), born in NYC, New York (d. 2000)

Person of interestEd Koch

1924-12-12 Ed Koch, American congressman and New York City Mayor (1977-89), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)

Congressman and NYC Mayor Ed Koch
Congressman and NYC Mayor
Ed Koch
  • 1924-12-19 Cicely Tyson, American stage and screen actress (Roots; The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman), born in Harlem, New York City (d. 2021) [1]
  • 1924-12-22 Francesco "Frank" Corsaro, American opera director (The Night of the Iguana, Play of the Week), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1925-02-08 Alvin Brehm, American musician and composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1925-02-18 George Kennedy, American actor (Cool Hand Luke, Airport, Blue Knight), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1925-05-04 Maurice R. Greenberg, American businessman and CEO of American International Group (AIG), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestBarbara Bush

1925-06-08 Barbara Bush, First Lady of the US (1989-93) and wife of George H. W. Bush, born in NYC, New York (d. 2018)

US First Lady Barbara Bush
US First Lady
Barbara Bush
  • 1925-06-14 Barbara Avedon, American scriptwriter (Bewitched), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1925-06-25 June Lockhart, American actress (Lassie, Lost in Space, Petticoat Junction), born in NYC, New York
  • 1925-09-05 Justin Kaplan, American editor and biographer (Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain - Pulitzer Prize, 1967), born in New York City, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1925-10-06 Shana Alexander, American journalist (60 Minutes), born in NYC, New York
  • 1925-10-13 Frank D. Gilroy, American writer (Subject Was Roses), born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1925-10-20 Theodore Hall, American Physicist and atomic spy for the Soviet Union, born in NYC, New York (d. 1999)
  • 1925-10-28 Leonard Starr, American comic strip cartoonist (Little Orphan Annie), born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1925-10-29 Geraldine Brooks, American actress (Faraday & Co, Dumplings, Act of Murder), born in NYC, New York (d. 1977)
  • 1925-10-31 Lee Grant [Lyova Haskell Rosenthal], American actress (Shampoo, Mulholland Drive), born in NYC, New York
  • 1925-11-22 Gunther Schuller, American violinist, horn player, composer, and proponent of jazz-classical "third stream" (Visitation), born in Queens, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1925-11-26 Eugene Istomin, American pianist (Leventritt Award-1943), born in NYC, New York (d. 2003)
  • 1925-12-04 Maurice Binder, American photographer and film title designer (James Bond Movies), born in NYC, New York (d. 1991)

Person of interestSammy Davis Jr.

1925-12-08 Sammy Davis Jr., American singer ("The Candy Man"), dancer, actor (Ocean's 11), and Rat Pack member, born in NYC, New York (d. 1990)

Singer, Actor and TV Host Sammy Davis Jr.
Singer, Actor and TV Host
Sammy Davis Jr.
  • 1925-12-11 Paul Greengard, American neuroscientist (Nobel 2000), born in NYC, New York
  • 1925-12-19 Robert Sherman, songwriter (Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1925-12-22 Lewis Glucksman, American financier, born in Manhattan, New York City (d. 2006)
  • 1925-12-23 Harry Guardino, American actor (Monty Nash, Perry Mason, Hill St Blues), born in NYC, New York (d. 1995)
  • 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 (For Philip Guston; Rothko Chapel), born in NYC, New York (d. 1987)
  • 1926-02-01 Vivian Maier, American street photographer unknown until her death, born in New York City (d. 2009)
  • 1926-02-05 Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, American publisher (NY Times), born in NYC, New York
  • 1926-02-12 Charles Van Doren, American quiz show contestant (Twenty-One), born in New York City

Person of interestAlan Greenspan

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

Economist and Chairman of the Federal Reserve Alan Greenspan
Economist and Chairman of the Federal Reserve
Alan Greenspan
  • 1926-04-09 Harris Wofford, American politician (Sen-D-Pennsylvania 1991-94), head of AmeriCorps, born in New York City (d. 2019)
  • 1926-04-26 Preston Robert Tisch, American NFL co-owner (NY Giants), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1926-05-07 Val Bisoglio, American actor (Lt Marsh-Police Woman, Danny-Quincy ME), born in NYC, New York
  • 1926-05-21 Rick Jason [Richard Jacobson], American actor (Day of the Wolves, Eagles Attack at Dawn), born in NYC, New York (d. 2000)

Person of interestMel Brooks

1926-06-28 Mel Brooks [Melvin Kaminsky], American actor, comedian and director (Get Smart, Blazing Saddles, Spaceballs), born in NYC, New York

Actor & Director Mel Brooks
Actor & Director
Mel Brooks
  • 1926-06-30 Paul Berg, American biochemist (development of recombinant DNA techniques, Nobel Chemistry 1980), born in NYC, New York
  • 1926-07-01 Robert Fogel, American economic historian (Nobel Prize 1993), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1926-07-10 Fred Gwynne, American actor (Car 54 Where Are You, Munsters), born in NYC, New York (d. 1993)
  • 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)
  • 1926-09-18 Bud Greenspan, American documentary maker (Olympic Games), born in NYC, New York (d. 2010)
  • 1926-10-15 Ed McBain [Evan Hunter], American writer (Blackboard Jungle), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1927-01-26 William Redfield, American actor (Jimmy Hughes Rookie Cop, Marriage), born in NYC, New York (d. 1976)
  • 1927-01-27 Doretta Morrow, American actress (Because You're Mine), born in NYC, New York (d. 1968)
  • 1927-03-13 Robert Denning, American interior designer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1927-03-16 Olga San Juan, American actress, dancer and comedian (Variety Girl, 1 Touch of Venus), born in NYC, New York (d. 2009)
  • 1927-03-18 George Plimpton, sports writer (Paper Lion), born in NYC, New York
  • 1927-04-10 Marshall Warren Nirenberg, Jewish-American biochemist and geneticist (Nobel 1968), born in NYC, New York (d. 2010)

Person of interestSamuel P. Huntington

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 and musicologist (Sonata Forms), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1927-05-25 Robert Ludlum, American spy novelist (Bourne Identity), born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)
  • 1927-07-02 Brock Peters [George Fisher], American actor and singer (Carmen Jones, To Kill a Mockingbird), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1927-07-10 David Dinkins, American politician (1st African American Mayor of NYC 1990-93), born in NYC, New York (d. 2020) [1]
  • 1927-07-15 Carmen Zapata, American actress (Hagen, Viva Valdez, Man & the City), born in NYC, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1927-08-09 Marvin Minsky, American artificial intelligence computer scientist (MIT), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1927-09-14 Martin Caidin, American aviation writer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)
  • 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 Rupert Crosse, American actor, 1st African-American to be nominated for Best Supporting Actor Academy Award (The Reivers), born in NYC, New York (d. 1973)

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths