New York City in History (Part 8)

Historical Events

Events 701 - 800 of 846

  • 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 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)
  • 1989-12-04 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
  • 1990-06-13 Nelson & Winnie Mandela welcomed in NYC

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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
  • 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 21st NYC Women's Marathon won by Liz McColgan of Scotland in 2:27
  • 1991-11-03 22nd NYC Marathon won by Salvador Garcia of Mexico in 2:09:28
  • 1991-11-07 "Park Your Car in Harvard Yard" opens at Music Box 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
  • 1992-02-22 "Park Your Car in Harvard Yard" closes at Music Box NYC
  • 1992-03-30 WNSR-FM (105.1) changes callsign to WMXV-FM (NYC)
  • 1992-04-19 "4 Baboons Adoring the Sun" closes at Beaumont NYC after 38 performances
  • 1992-04-21 Mobil Oil tug with 12,000 gallons of oil run aground in Arthur Kill (a tidal strait separating Staten Island, New York City from mainland New Jersey, USA)
  • 1992-05-07 5 NYC cops arrested in Hauppauge, Long Island, for selling cocaine
  • 1992-06-15 Ghana Airways inaugurates flights to JFK Airport (NYC)

  • 1992-06-19 Guardian Angel Curtis Sliwa is shot twice in NYC
  • 1992-06-26 NYC's MTA votes to ban cigarette ads on Jan 1, 1993
  • 1992-06-30 1st pay bathrooms in US open: 25 cents (NYC)
  • 1992-07-19 NYC ballet dancer Peter Martins is arrested for beating his wife
  • 1992-08-09 "Streetcar Named Desire" closes at Ethel Barrymore NYC after 137 performances
  • 1992-09-01 NYC police commisioner Brown resigns
  • 1992-09-17 Theodore (Ted) Weiss wins democratic primary for NYC congressional seat despite having died on 14th
  • 1992-09-23 Bradlees announces it will take over Alexander's dept stores in NYC

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1992-09-25 "Barry Manilow's Showstoppers" opens at Paramount NYC

Musician Barry Manilow
Musician
Barry Manilow
  • 1992-10-15 NYC Subway motorman Robert Ray convicted of manslaughter in death of 5 riders, when he fell asleep drunk while in control of train
  • 1992-11-01 22nd NYC Women's Marathon won by Lisa Ondieki in 2:24:40
  • 1992-11-01 23rd NYC Marathon won by Willie Mtolo in 2:09:29
  • 1992-12-02 WQEW-AM radio replaces WQXR on 1560 in NYC
  • 1992-12-11 WNEW AM radio on 1130 in NYC ends transmitting after 58 years
  • 1992-12-15 WNew AM (1130) NYC resigns air, replaced by WBBR
  • 1992-12-27 "Tommy Tune Tonite! Song & Dance Act" opens at Gershwin NYC for 10 performances
  • 1993-01-01 Cigarette advertisements are banned in NYC's MTA
  • 1993-02-26 2nd tallest building in world, NYC World Trade Center bombed, 7 die

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1993-04-18 David Lee Roth arrested in NYC for purchasing marijuana for $10

Van Halen Rocker David Lee Roth
Van Halen Rocker
David Lee Roth
  • 1993-05-08 16 year old Keron Thomas disguises himself as a motorman & takes NYC subway train and 2,000 passengers on a 3 hour ride

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1993-05-10 Paul Cézanne still life painting sells for US$28,600,000 in NYC

French Painter Paul Cézanne
French Painter
Paul Cézanne
  • 1993-07-04 Pizza Hut blimp deflates & lands safely on W 56th street in NYC
  • 1993-08-02 NYC radio (WFAN) personality Don Imus' lung collapes
  • 1993-08-15 NYC radio (WFAN) personality Don Imus' lung collapes for 2nd time
  • 1993-11-14 23rd NYC Women's Marathon won by Uta Pippig in 2:26:24
  • 1993-11-14 24th NYC Marathon won by Andres Espinosa in 2:10:04
  • 1993-11-22 "Laughter on the 23rd Floor" opens at Richard Rodgers NYC for 320 performances
  • 1993-12-12 WAQX 104.3 (Q-104) rock format replaces WNCN classic format in NYC
  • 1994-01-02 "Shakespeare after My Father" closes at Helen Hayes NYC after 266 performances
  • 1994-05-10 "Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public" opens at Lunt-Font NYC for 16 per
  • 1994-06-18 Gay Games open in NYC
  • 1994-06-25 Gay Games close in NYC
  • 1994-07-23 Longest baseball rain delay (3:39) as Giants beat Mets 4-2 in NYC
  • 1994-10-29 National Museum of American Indian opens (NYC)
  • 1994-11-06 24th NYC Women's Marathon won by Tegla Loroupe in 2:27:37
  • 1994-11-06 25th NYC Marathon won by German Silva in 2:11:21
  • 1994-12-08 "What's Wrong With this Picture?" opens at Circle in Sq NYC for 12 per
  • 1994-12-18 "What's Wrong With this Pic?" closes at Circle in Sq NYC after 12 performances
  • 1994-12-21 Bomb goes off on #4 train on Fulton Street NYC
  • 1995-01-11 5th TV network (WB) Warner Brothers begins (WPIX-TV in NYC)
  • 1995-01-16 UPN (Universal-Parmount Network) begins telecasting (WWOR in NYC)
  • 1995-03-04 1st NYC Mayor Trophy's High school track meet in 19 years
  • 1995-03-21 NYC agrees to sell its 2 owned radio stations (WNYC AM & FM)
  • 1995-04-10 NYC bans smoking in all restaurants that seat 35 or more
  • 1995-04-19 Chopper 4 1st used on WNBC TV (NYC) news
  • 1995-05-11 In New York City, more than 170 countries decide to extend the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty indefinitely and without conditions.
  • 1995-06-04 "Jackie Mason: Politically Incorrect" closes at Golden NYC at 347 performances
  • 1995-11-12 25th NYC Women's Marathon won by Tegla Loroupe in 2:28:06
  • 1995-11-12 26th NYC Marathon won by German Silva in 2:10:00

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 701 - 800 of 1,260

  • 1936-10-01 Edward Villella, Bayside Queens, ballet dancer (NYC Ballet)
  • 1936-10-03 Steve Reich, American composer (My Name is), born in NYC, New York
  • 1936-10-08 Rona Barrett, American gossip columnist (Tomorrow Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1936-10-24 David Nelson, American actor (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), born in NYC, New York
  • 1936-11-12 Mort Shuman, singer-songwriter (Viva Las Vegas), born in NYC, New York (d. 1991)
  • 1936-12-14 Robert Alan Ridley Parker, American PhD/astronaut (STS 9, STS 35), born in NYC, New York
  • 1936-12-22 Hector Elizondo, actor (American Gigolo, Young Doctors in Love), born in NYC, New York
  • 1937-01-31 Suzanne Pleshette, American actress (Birds, Emily-Bob Newhart Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1937-02-02 Martina Arroyo, American opera soprano (NY Met), born in NYC, New York
  • 1937-02-02 Tom Smothers, American comedian and folk singer (The Smothers Brothers Show, Serial), born in NYC, New York
  • 1937-02-13 Susan Oliver, American actress (Ann-Peyton Place, Star Trek-Cage), born in NYC, New York

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1937-04-06 Billy Dee Williams, Harlem actor (Chiefs, Empire Strikes Back), born in NYC, New York

  • 1937-05-10 Arthur Kopit, US playwright ('Wings', 'Nine'), born in New York City
  • 1937-05-13 Judith Somogi, American conductor (Frankfurt Opera-1982), born in NYC, New York
  • 1937-05-13 Zohra Lampert, American actress (Doctor's Hospital), born in NYC, New York
  • 1937-06-10 Richard Foreman, American theatrical director (Daily Life), born in NYC, New York
  • 1937-07-19 Richard Jordan [Robert Anson Jordan Jr.], American actor (Dune, Gettysburg), born in NYC, New York
  • 1937-07-28 Peter Duchin, American pianist and bandleader (Peter Duchin Orch), born in NYC, New York
  • 1937-08-16 Lorraine Gary, American actress (Jaws, Jaws 2, Jaws 4), born in NYC, New York
  • 1937-09-06 Brigid Berlin, American actor, born in NYC, New York
  • 1937-10-19 Sean Garrison, American actor (Up Periscope, Splendor in the Grass), born in NYC, New York
  • 1937-11-02 Earl "Speedoo" Carroll, American rocker (Cadillacs, Coasters), born in NYC, New York

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1937-12-21 Jane Fonda, American actress (Barbarella, Klute, 9 to 5), born in NYC, New York

Actress Jane Fonda
Actress
Jane Fonda
  • 1937-12-23 Karol Joseph Bobko, American Col USAF/astronaut (STS 6, STS 51D, STS 51J), born in NYC, New York
  • 1937-12-30 John Hartford, American country singer (Gentle on My Mind), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938-02-14 Lee Chamberlin, American actor (Once Upon a Family, Rupture Fatale), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938-02-16 Barry Primus, American actor (Sgt McKenna-Cagney & Lacey, Boxcar Bertha), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938-02-16 John Corigliano, American composer (Fern Hill, Ghosts of Versailles), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938-03-23 Christopher Glenn, American news anchor (CBS Nightwatch), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938-05-22 Richard Benjamin, American director/actor (Goodbye Columbus, He & She), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938-05-22 Susan Strasberg, American actress (In Praise of Older Women, Manitou), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938-05-31 Peter Yarrow, American (Peter, Paul & Mary-Puff the Magic Dragon), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938-06-09 Charles Wuorinen, American composer (Pulitzer 1980), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938-08-03 George Memmoli, American actor (Earl-Hello Larry), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938-08-19 Diana Muldaur, American actress (McCloud, Star Trek Next Gen, LA Law), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938-09-01 Alan Dershowitz, American attorney (Claus Von Bulow, O.J. Simpson), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938-09-12 Tatiana Troyanos, American mezzo-soprano (Octavian-Der Rosenleavalier), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939-01-10 Sal Mineo, American actor (Exodus, Rebel Without a Cause), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939-03-02 Barbara Luna, American actress (5 Weeks in a Balloon, Gentle Savage), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939-04-10 Daniel Oliver, American CEO (Federal Trade Commission), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939-04-11 Louise Lasser, American actress (Mary Hartman! Mary Hartman!), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939-04-19 Ellen Weston, American actress (Betty-SWAT), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939-07-01 Frank Parker, American actor (Days of our Lives, Never Too Young), born in Darby, Pennsylvania
  • 1939-08-21 Clarence Williams III, American actor (Mod Squad, 52 Pick Up, Purple Rain), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939-10-22 Tony Roberts, actor (Annie Hall, Edge of Night, Lucie Arnaz Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939-10-31 Ron Rifkin, American actor (Arvin Sloane-Alias, L.A. Confidential), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939-11-11 Denise Alexander, American actress (Mary McKinnon-Another World, Lesley Webber-General Hospital), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939-11-15 Yaphet Kotto, African-American actor (Alien, Homicide: Life on the Street), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939-11-20 Dick Smothers, American comedian and folk singer (The Smothers Brothers Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939-12-14 Marilyn Cooper, American actress (Broadway Bound, Survivors), born in NYC, New York
  • 1940-01-20 Carol Heiss Jenkins, American figure skater (Oly-gold/silver-56, 60), born in NYC, New York
  • 1940-02-10 Jimmy Merchant, American rock vocalist (Frankie Lymon & Teenagers-Why Do Fools), born in NYC, New York
  • 1940-02-23 Peter Fonda, American actor (Easy Rider, Lilith, Wild Angels, Trip), born in NYC, New York
  • 1940-04-04 Bijan, Iran, mens apparel designer (Beverly Hills, American London), born in NYC, New York
  • 1940-04-15 Robert Walker Jr, American actor (Ceremony, Ms Don Juan, Ensign Pulver), born in NYC, New York

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1940-04-25 Al Pacino, American actor (And Justice For All, The Godfather, Scorpio), born in NYC, New York

Actor Al Pacino
Actor
Al Pacino
  • 1940-04-30 Burt Young, American actor (Convoy, Rocky), born in NYC, New York

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1940-05-08 Peter Benchley, American novelist (Jaws, The Deep), born in NYC, New York (d. 2006)

Jaws Novelist Peter Benchley
Jaws Novelist
Peter Benchley
  • 1940-05-12 Norman Whitfield, American songwriter and producer for Motown (I Heard It Through the Grapevine), born in New York City
  • 1940-06-08 Sherman Garnes, rock vocalist (Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers), born in NYC, New York (d. 1977)
  • 1940-06-21 Mariette Hartley, American actress (Poloroid spokesperson, Marooned), born in NYC, New York
  • 1940-06-26 Robert Kramer, American actor and director, born in NYC, New York (d. 1999)
  • 1940-07-22 Stan Ross, American actor, born in NYC, New York
  • 1940-09-09 Joe Negroni, rock vocalist (Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers), born in NYC, New York (d. 1978)
  • 1940-10-18 Cynthia Weil, American songwriter, born in New York City
  • 1940-10-21 Frances FitzGerald, American journalist/author (Fire in the Lake), born in NYC, New York
  • 1940-10-26 Mario Orosco, 1st victim of NYC's Zodiac killer (survives)
  • 1940-12-28 Alvin Singleton, American composer, born in New York City
  • 1941-04-20 Joni Evans, American publisher (Simon & Schuster, Random House), born in NYC, New York
  • 1941-05-31 Kenneth Cooper, American harpsichordist/professor (Barnard, Bkln), born in NYC, New York
  • 1941-06-12 Marv Albert, American "Yes!" sportscaster (NBC-TV)/back biter, born in NYC, New York
  • 1941-07-09 Karin von Aroldingen, German ballet dancer (NYC Ballet Co)
  • 1941-08-12 Jennifer Warren, American actress (Slap Shot, Fatal Beauty, Mutant), born in NYC, New York
  • 1941-09-08 Alan Feinstein, American actor (Max-Berrengers, Family Tree), born in NYC, New York

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1941-09-10 Stephen Jay Gould, American paleontologist and popular science writer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2002)

Paleontologist and Evolutionary Biologist Stephen Jay Gould
Paleontologist and Evolutionary Biologist
Stephen Jay Gould
  • 1941-09-16 Jim McBride, American director/actor (Hot Times, Breathless, Big Easy), born in NYC, New York
  • 1941-09-24 Linda Eastman McCartney, American photographer and musician (Wings-Ram) and wife of Paul McCartney, born in NYC, New York
  • 1941-10-10 Peter Coyote [Rachmil Pinchus Ben Mosha Cohon], American actor (ET, Raiders of the Lost Ark), born in NYC, New York
  • 1942-01-14 Carol Bellamy, Planfield NJ, (City Council Pres-D- 1978-85), born in NYC, New York
  • 1942-02-13 Carol Lynley, American actress (Night Stalker, Fantasy Island, Immortal), born in NYC, New York
  • 1942-03-02 Lou Reed, American rock vocalist and guitarist (Velvet Underground), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1942-03-26 Erica Jong, [Mann], American author (Fear of Flying), born in NYC, New York
  • 1942-05-17 Taj Mahal, American singer/songwriter (Real Thing), born in NYC, New York
  • 1942-05-29 Kevin Conway, American actor (Flash Point, Cage of Angels), born in NYC, New York
  • 1942-07-27 John Pleshette, American actor (Richard-Knots Landing, 7th Avenue), born in NYC, New York
  • 1942-08-23 Patricia McBride, Teaneck, NJ, ballerina (NYC Ballet Co)
  • 1942-09-06 Dave Bargeron, American rocker (Blood, Sweat & Tears), born in NYC, New York
  • 1942-09-16 Linda G Miller, American actress (Night of the Juggler, Mississippi), born in NYC, New York
  • 1942-09-30 Frankie Lymon, American rocker (The Teenagers-Why do Fools Fall in Love), born in NYC, New York
  • 1942-10-06 Fred Travalena, American comedian/impressionist (Buy & Cell), born in NYC, New York
  • 1942-11-07 Johnny Rivers, [Ramistella], American singer (Secret Agent Man), born in NYC, New York
  • 1942-11-13 John P Hammond, American blues singer (So Many Roads), born in NYC, New York
  • 1942-11-18 Susan Sullivan, American actress (Dharma & Greg, Falcon Crest), born in NYC, New York
  • 1942-11-20 Meredith Monk, American choreographer, composer (Atlas) and performing artist, born in NYC, New York
  • 1942-11-23 Susan Anspach, American actress (Grace-Yellow Rose, Blume in Love), born in NYC, New York
  • 1942-12-01 Peter Kalikow, Queens real estate developer/publisher (NY Post), born in NYC, New York
  • 1942-12-07 Harry Chapin, American rock vocalist (Taxi, Cat's in the Cradle), born in NYC, New York
  • 1942-12-08 Mario Savio, American political activist, born in NYC, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1942-12-14 Rex Thompson, American actor (Young Bess, King & I, Her 12 Men), born in NYC, New York
  • 1942-12-28 Paul Horowitz, American physicist, META project (Sloan Award 1971-3), born in NYC, New York

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths