New York City in History (Part 9)

Historical Events

Events 801 - 900 of 931

  • 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 commissioner 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 department stores in NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 New York City Marathon: Willie Mtolo of South Africa wins men's race, 2:09:29; Australian Lisa Ondieki women's champion, 2:24:40

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1992-11-22 Yugoslavian tennis star Monica Seles beats Martina Navratilova for the second consecutive year to win WTA Tour Championship 7–5, 6–3, 6–1 in NYC; her 3rd straight end of season title

Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles
Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • 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 "World Trade Center bombing of 1993": truck bomb explodes in parking garage of NYC World Trade Center at 12:18pm, killing 6 and injuring over 1,000 in what was the deadliest act of terrorism perpetrated on US soil at the time
  • 1993-04-05 A win and a loss for MLB expansion teams in their debut games; Florida Marlins beat LA Dodgers, 6-3 in Miami; the Colorado Rockies lose to Mets, 3-0 in NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 and lands safely on W 56th street in NYC
  • 1993-08-02 NYC radio (WFAN) personality Don Imus' lung collapses
  • 1993-08-15 NYC radio (WFAN) personality Don Imus' lung collapses 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1993-11-21 Top seeded German tennis player Steffi Graf wins WTA Tour Championship; beats Arantxa Sánchez Vicario of Spain 6–1, 6–4, 3–6, 6–1 at Madison Square Garden, NYC

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
Tennis Player Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Tennis Player
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  • 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
  • 1994-01-22 45th NHL All-Star Game, Madison Square Garden, NYC: East beats West, 9-8; MVP: Mike Richter, NY Rangers, G
  • 1994-03-20 WrestleMania X, Madison Square Garden, NYC: Bret Hart beats Yokozuna to win WWF Championship
  • 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
  • 1994-11-20 Unseeded Argentine tennis star Gabriela Sabatini claims WTA Tour Championship with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 win over American Lindsay Davenport at Madison Square Garden, NYC
  • 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)
  • 1995-03-31 Federal judge Sonia Sotomayor of US District Court in NYC issues an injunction against Major League Baseball owners in move that effectively ends 232-day strike
  • 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.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1995-06-04 "Jackie Mason: Politically Incorrect" closes at Golden NYC at 347 performances

Comedian Jackie Mason
Comedian
Jackie Mason
  • 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
  • 1995-11-19 German tennis No. 1 Steffi Graf outlasts No. 2 Anke Huber 6–1, 2–6, 6–1, 4–6, 6–3 to win the WTA Tour Championship at Madison Square Garden, NYC
  • 1995-12-31 "Danny Gans on Broadway" closes at Neil Simon NYC
  • 1996-01-20 WPAT FM NYC radio station switches to English-Spanish format
  • 1996-02-09 WYNY-FM in NYC changes calls to WKTU-FM
  • 1996-03-10 NYC Mayor Rudy Guiliani visits Israel
  • 1996-03-24 MTA raises NYC bridge tolls to $3.50 each way
  • 1996-07-01 WBSI TV replaces WNYC on channel 31 in NYC
  • 1996-07-14 "How To Succeed in Business..." closes at R Rodgers NYC after 548 performances
  • 1996-08-18 Record 6,654 tap at Macy's Tap-o-mania in NYC
  • 1996-10-10 Cornerstone dedication for Holocaust Museum in New York City
  • 1996-11-03 New York City Marathon: Giacomo Leone of Italy, man's champion in 2:09:54; Anuta Catuna of Romania takes women's title in 2:28:18
  • 1996-11-24 German tennis star Steffi Graf retains her WTA Tour Championship with a 6–3, 4–6, 6–0, 4–6, 6–0 win over Martina Hingis at Madison Square Garden, NYC
  • 1997-01-05 "Juan Darien-Carnival Mass" closes at Vivian Beaumont NYC
  • 1997-01-27 "Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus" opens at Gershwin NYC
  • 1997-02-02 "Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus" closes at Gershwin NYC
  • 1997-04-03 "Dream-Johnny Mercer Musical" opens at Royale NYC for 109 performance
  • 1997-07-25 Vincent "The Chin" Gigante found guilty of racketeering in NYC

Music concertMusic Concert

1997-08-07 Garth Brooks performs a free concert in NYC's Central Park for HBO, later releasing it as Garth: Live from Central Park

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks
  • 1997-08-09 Security guard Abner Louima, attacked by NYC police
  • 1997-11-02 New York City Marathon: John Kagwe of Kenya wins men's race in 2:08:12; Franziska Rochat-Moser of Switzerland women's champion in 2:28:43

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1997-11-23 Czech tennis No. 1 Jana Novotná wins WTA Tour Championship at Madison Square Garden, NYC; beats Mary Pierce of France 7–6, 6–2, 6–3

Tennis Player & Wimbledon Champion Jana Novotna
Tennis Player & Wimbledon Champion
Jana Novotna
Tennis Player Mary Pierce
Tennis Player
Mary Pierce
  • 1998-01-04 "Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" closes at St James NYC after 715 perform
  • 1998-01-27 Crane crashes into Roosevelt Island tram (NYC), injuring 10
  • 1998-02-01 "Street Corner Symphony" closes at Brooks Atkinson NYC after 79 performances
  • 1998-02-02 Daniel Baldwin hospitalized in NYC for cocaine overdose

Sport awardNBA All-Star Game

1998-02-08 48th NBA All-Star Game, Madison Square Garden, NYC: East beats West, 135-114; MVP: Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls, F

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan
  • 1998-02-18 Two white separatists are arrested in Nevada and accused of plotting a biological attack on New York City subways.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1998-11-22 Swiss tennis star Martina Hingis beats American Lindsay Davenport 7–5, 6–4, 4–6, 6–2 in the WTA Tour Championship final at Madison Square Garden, NYC

Tennis Player Martina Hingis
Tennis Player
Martina Hingis
  • 1999-02-04 Unarmed West African immigrant Amadou Diallo is shot dead by four plainclothes New York City police officers on an unrelated stake-out, inflaming race-relations in the city.

Music releaseMusic Recording

1999-08-12 Shakira records her first live album in New York City, titled "MTV Unplugged"

Singer Shakira
Singer
Shakira
  • 1999-10-31 EgyptAir Flight 990 traveling from New York City to Cairo crashes off the coast of Nantucket, Massachusetts, killing all 217 on-board.
  • 1999-11-21 Repeat of previous year's final, but different result; American tennis star Lindsay Davenport beats Martina Hingis 6-4, 6-2 for the WTA Tour Championship at Madison Square Garden, NYC
  • 2000-11-19 Swiss tennis star Martina Hingis wins WTA Tour Championship at Madison Square Garden, NYC; beats Monica Seles, 6–7, 6–4, 6–4
  • 2001-11-12 In New York City, American Airlines Flight 587, an Airbus A300 on its way to the Dominican Republic, crashes minutes after takeoff from John F. Kennedy International Airport, killing all 260 on board and five on the ground.
  • 2003-11-02 New York City Marathon: Margaret Okayo of Kenya wins in 2:22:31 to break her own record; her countryman Martin Lel wins men's race in 2:10:30

Sport defeatWrestleMania

2004-03-14 WrestleMania XX, Madison Square Garden, NYC: Chris Benoit wins Triple Threat title match with Triple H and Shawn Michaels

Professional Wrestler Triple H
Professional Wrestler
Triple H
Professional Wrestler Shawn Michaels
Professional Wrestler
Shawn Michaels
  • 2004-07-04 The cornerstone of the Freedom Tower is laid on the site of the World Trade Center in New York City. (This was largely a symbolic event; actual construction would not start for several weeks)
  • 2004-10-03 Final game in Montreal Expos team history is played in NYC against the Mets at Shea Stadium, an 8-1 defeat; Jamey Carroll scores the final Expos run and Endy Chavez is the last Expos batter
  • 2005-12-20 New York City's Transport Workers Union Local 100 goes on strike over pension and wage increases, shutting down all subway and bus services for three days

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 801 - 900 of 1,829

  • 1927-12-23 Joseph Castaldo, American composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2000)
  • 1927-12-30 Bernard Barrow, American actor (Ryan's Hope, Louie Slavinsky-Loving), born in NYC, New York (d. 1993)

Person of interestWilliam Peter Blatty

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
  • 1928-01-08 May Wynn [Donna Lee Hickey], American actress (Caine Mutiny, Noah's Ark), born in NYC, New York
  • 1928-01-09 Judith Krantz, Jewish-American novelist (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
  • 1928-01-14 Garry Winogrand, American photographer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1984)
  • 1928-02-11 Conrad Janis, American jazz trombonist and 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 (d. 1975)
  • 1928-03-19 (Allan Thomas) "Tom" Paley, American folk musician (New Lost City Ramblers), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1928-04-08 Fred Ebb, American musical theater lyricist, with John Kander (Cabaret; Chicago; New York, New York; Funny Lady), born in New York City (d. 2004)
  • 1928-04-09 Tom Lehrer, American musician ("The Elements"), satirist (That Was The Week That Was), and mathematician, born in NYC, New York
  • 1928-04-17 Cynthia Ozick, American author (Pagan Rabbi & Other Stories), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestDolph Schayes

1928-05-19 Dolph Schayes, American basketball Hall of Famer (Syracuse Nationals/Philadelphia 76ers, 1948-63) and coach (76ers, 1963-66; Buffalo Braves, 1970-72)) and coach, born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)

NBA Power Forward and Coach Dolph Schayes
NBA Power Forward and Coach
Dolph Schayes
  • 1928-06-07 Charles Strouse, American composer (Bye Bye Birdie, Annie), born in NYC, New York
  • 1928-06-10 Maurice Sendak, American author and illustrator (Where The Wild Things Are), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1928-06-12 Richard Sherman, American composer and lyricist (The Sherman Brothers - Mary Poppins), born in NYC, New York
  • 1928-06-18 Marguerite "Maggie" McNamara, American actress (3 Coins in a Fountain, Cardinal), born in NYC, New York (d. 1978)
  • 1928-06-21 Judith Raskin, American soprano (Susanna-Le Nozze di Figaro), born in NYC, New York (d. 1984)
  • 1928-07-16 Robert Sheckley, American sci-fi author (10th Victim, Mindswap), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)

Person of interestBob Cousy

1928-08-09 Bob Cousy, Basketball Hall of Fame guard (NBA C'ship 1957, 59-63; NBA MVP 1957; 13 × NBA All-Star 1951–63; Boston Celtics), born in Manhattan, NYC

NBA Point Guard Bob Cousy
NBA Point Guard
Bob Cousy
  • 1928-08-23 Marian Seldes, American actress (A Delicate Balance, Father's Day), born in Manhattan, NYC, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1928-09-14 Albert Shanker, American labor leader (Amer Fed of Teachers), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)
  • 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 interestWhitey Ford

1928-10-21 Whitey Ford, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (10 x MLB All Star; World Series 1950, 53, 56, 58, 61 [MVP], 62; AL Cy Young Award 1961; NY Yankees), born in NYC, NY (d. 2020)

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford
  • 1928-10-25 Anthony "Tony" Franciosa [Papaleo], American actor (Career, Ben-Hur, Jeff-Name of the Game), born in NYC, New York
  • 1928-11-07 Norton Zinder, American 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 (d. 1982)
  • 1929-02-17 Chaim Potok, American novelist (Promise), born in NYC, New York
  • 1929-02-22 Rebecca Schull [Wattenberg], American actress (Wings, United 93), born in NYC, New York
  • 1929-04-03 Lee Leonard, American television personality (ESPN, CNN), born in NYC, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1929-05-07 Sally L. Smith, American educator and founder (Lab School of Washington), born in NYC, New York (d. 2007)
  • 1929-05-15 David Healy, American-born actor (Supergirl, Doomsday Gun, Patton), born in NYC, New York (d. 1995)
  • 1929-06-02 Norton Juster, American architect and children's author (The Phantom Tollbooth; The Dot and The Line), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2021) [1] [2]
  • 1929-06-14 Cy Coleman [Seymour Kaufman], American songwriter (Witchcraft, Sweet Charity), born in NYC, New York (d. 2004)
  • 1929-06-26 Milton Glaser, American graphic designer (founded New York Magazine, created the I ♥ NY" logo), born in NYC, New York (d. 2020)
  • 1929-06-29 Pat Crawford Brown, American actress (Desperate Housewives, General Hospital), born in NYC, New York
  • 1929-07-24 Hedda J. Garza, American writer and political activist, born in New York City (d. 1995)
  • 1929-08-03 Bethel Leslie, American entertainer (Capt Newman MD, Rabbit Trap), born in NYC, New York (d. 1999)
  • 1929-08-13 Pat Harrington Jr, American actor (Danny Thomas Show, 1 Day at a Time), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1929-08-27 Ira Levin, American author (Rosemary Baby, Boys From Brazil, This Perfect Day), born in NYC, New York (d. 2007)

Person of interestJohn Gutfreund

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, NYC, New York
  • 1929-11-02 Harold Farberman, American percussionist, conductor, and composer (Medea), born in NYC, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1929-11-17 Sumner White, US yachtsman (Olympic gold 1952), born in NYC, New York (d. 1988)
  • 1929-12-02 Harvey Phillips, American tubist (NYC Ballet Orchestra), born in Aurora, Missouri (d. 2010)
  • 1929-12-06 Robert "King" Moody, American actor and comedian (Shtarker-Get Smart), born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)
  • 1929-12-09 John Cassavetes, Greek-American actor, film director, and screenwriter (Dirty Dozen, Rosemary's Baby), born in NYC, New York (d. 1989)

Person of interestWilliam Safire

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

Political Columnist and Presidential Speechwriter William Safire
Political Columnist and Presidential Speechwriter
William Safire
  • 1930-01-01 Ty Hardin [Orison Hungerford Jr.], American actor (Riptide, Bronco), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1930-01-03 Edward "Eddie" Egan, American actor (The French Connection, Joe Forrester), born in NYC, New York (d. 1995)
  • 1930-02-19 John Frankenheimer, American director (Birdman of Alcatraz), born in NYC, New York
  • 1930-02-23 Johnny Seven [Fetto], American actor (Ironside, Amy Prentiss), born in NYC, New York (d. 2010)
  • 1930-03-18 Maurice Peress, American conductor (Kansa City Philharmonic, 1974-80), born in NYC, New York
  • 1930-03-22 Stephen Sondheim, American lyricist (West Side Story; Into The Woods; Company), born in NYC, New York
  • 1930-04-08 John Reardon, American stage actor and operatic baritone (Metropolitan Opera, 1965-77), born in NYC, New York (d. 1988)
  • 1930-04-11 Nicholas F. Brady, American politician and U.S. Secretary of Treasury (1988-93), 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 and 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
  • 1930-06-11 Charles Rangel, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from New York (1971-2017), born in NYC, New York
  • 1930-06-12 Donald Byrne, American chess player, born in NYC, New York (d. 1976)

Person of interestRobert Evans

1930-06-29 Robert Evans, American producer and actor (Love Story, The Godfather, Chinatown), born in NYC, New York (d. 2019)

Film Producer Robert Evans
Film Producer
Robert Evans
  • 1930-08-03 James Komack, American writer, director and actor (Courtship of Eddie's Father), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1930-08-08 Nita Talbot [Anita Sokol], American actress (Hogan's Heros, Supertrain, Here We Go Again), 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)
  • 1930-11-05 Clifford Irving, American novelist and investigative reporter (hoax autobiography of Howard Hughes), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1930-11-10 Norma Crane, American actress (Tea & Sympathy, Fiddler on the Roof, They Call Me Mister Tibbs!), born in NYC, New York (d. 1973)
  • 1930-11-15 Whitman Mayo, American actor (Grady Wilson-"Sanford & Son"), born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)
  • 1930-11-16 Alice Adams, American sculptor, born in NYC, New York
  • 1930-12-09 Buck Henry [Zuckerman], American screenwriter and comedian (SNL, Get Smart), born in NYC, New York
  • 1931-01-10 Ron Galella, American celebrity photographer (sued by Jackie O), born in NYC, New York
  • 1931-01-13 Charles Nelson Reilly, American actor, comedian and gameshow panelist (Match Game, Ghost & Mrs Muir), born in NYC, New York (d. 2007)
  • 1931-01-15 Thomas Hoving, American news correspondent (20/20), born in NYC, New York
  • 1931-03-20 Hal Linden [Harold Lipshitz], American actor (Barney Miller, Blacke's Magic), director, and musician, born in The Bronx, New York City
  • 1931-03-27 Burt Collins, American jazz trumpeter, born in NYC, New York (d. 2007)
  • 1931-04-06 Ivan Dixon, American actor, director and civil rights activist (Car Wash, Hogan's Heroes, The Final War of Olly Winter), born in NYC, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1931-04-12 Martin Boykan, American composer, born in NYC, New York
  • 1931-05-07 Gene Wolfe, American sci-fi author (Soldier of Arete), born in NYC, New York
  • 1931-06-12 Barbara Hillary, American adventurer, 1st black woman to reach the North Pole, born in New York City (d. 2019)
  • 1931-06-21 Margaret Heckler, American politician (15th U.S. Secretary of Health & Human Services (1983-85)), born in NYC, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1931-07-05 James "Jimmy the Gent" Burke, Irish American gangster (inspiration for Jimmy Conway character in Goodfellas), born in New York City (d. 1996)
  • 1931-07-08 Jerry Vale [Genaro Louis Vitaliano], American singer (Arriverderci Roma), born in NYC (d. 2014)

Person of interestRoone Arledge

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 [Arthur Andrew Kelm], American actor (Tab Hunter Show, Lust in the Dust) and singer (Young Love), born in NYC, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1931-07-22 Perry Lopez, American actor (Chinatown, Death Wish 4), born in NYC, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1931-08-18 Grant Williams, American actor (Hawaiian Eye, Incredible Shrinking Man), born in NYC, New York (d. 1985)
  • 1931-09-07 Al McGuire, American basketball coach (Marquette), born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)
  • 1931-09-19 Raymond "Ray" Danton, American actor and director (Longest Day, Psychic Killer), born in NYC, New York (d. 1992)
  • 1931-10-11 Dorothy Woolfolk, American comic book editor (Kryptonite), born in NYC, New York (d. 2000)

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths