New York City in History (Part 9)

Historical Events

Events 801 - 847 of 847

  • 1995-11-12 26th NYC Marathon won by German Silva in 2:10:00

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1995-12-31 "Danny Gans on Broadway" closes at Neil Simon NYC

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • 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
  • 1996-07-17 230 people die when TWA 800 crashes outside of NYC
  • 1996-08-18 Record 6,654 tap at Macy's Tap-o-mania in NYC
  • 1996-10-10 Cornerstone dedication for Holocaust Museum in NYC
  • 1996-11-03 26th NYC Women's Marathon won by Anuta Catuna of Romania in 2:28:18
  • 1996-11-03 27th NYC Marathon won by Giacomo Leone of Italy in 2:09:54
  • 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

1997-08-03 Garth Brooks performs a free concert in NYC's Central Park for HBO

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 27th NYC Women Marathon won by Franziska Rochat-Moser of Switzerland 2:28:43
  • 1997-11-02 28th NYC Marathon won by John Kagwe of Kenya in 2:08:12
  • 1998-01-04 "Funny Thing Happened" 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
  • 1998-02-08 48th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 135-114 at NYC
  • 1998-02-18 Two white separatists are arrested in Nevada and accused of plotting a biological attack on New York City subways.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 2006-02-12 A powerful winter storm blankets the Northeastern United States dumping 1 to 2 feet of snow from Washington, D.C. up to Boston, Massachusetts. The storm dumped a record 26.9 inches of snow in New York City.
  • 2006-04-27 Construction begins on the Freedom Tower for the new World Trade Center in New York City
  • 2006-07-05 Emergency United Nations Security Council meeting at the U.N in New York City because of North Korean missile tests that day
  • 2007-09-17 AOL, once the largest ISP in the U.S., officially announces plans to refocus the company as an advertising business and to relocate its corporate headquarters from Dulles, Virginia to New York City
  • 2009-01-15 Chesley Sullenberger lands US Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River shortly after takeoff from LaGuardia Airport in NYC. All passengers and crew members survive in what becomes known as the "Miracle on the Hudson"
  • 2010-05-01 Car bomb fails to go off in Times Square, New York City
  • 2011-09-17 Occupy Wall Street movement began in Zucotti Park, New York City.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2012-10-18 Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen are honoured for their work with fashion label The Row at the WSJ Magazine's Innovator Of The Year Awards in New York City

Actress and fashion designer Ashley Olsen
Actress and fashion designer
Ashley Olsen
  • 2013-11-05 Bill de Blasio is elected New York City Mayor

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2014-09-18 Emma Watson delivers an address to a standing ovation at UN Headquarters in New York City, helping launch the UN Women campaign HeForShe, which calls for men to advocate for gender equality

Actress Emma Watson
Actress
Emma Watson
  • 2014-12-03 Protests erupt in cities across the US after a grand jury decides not to charge the New York City police officer who killed Eric Garner with a choke-hold
  • 2014-12-04 US authorities promise a "fair" investigation into the death of African American Eric Garner, after a white New York City police officer held him in a choke-hold faces no charges
  • 2017-08-03 Rapper Kidd Creole arrested and charged for stabbing to death a homeless man in New York City

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 801 - 900 of 1,260

  • 1943-01-23 Jimmy Castor, American pop and funk musician (Troglodyte (Cave Man), Jimmy Castor Bunch), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1943-02-23 Jada Rowland, American actress (Penny-Hamptons, Amy-Secret Storm), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943-03-07 Chris White, rock bassist (Zombies-Never Even Thought), born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1943-03-31 Christopher Walken, American actor (The Deer Hunter, Brainstorm), born in NYC, New York

  • 1943-04-07 Spencer Dryden, rock drummer (Jefferson Airplane-Go Ask Alice), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943-04-12 Charles Ludlam, American playwright/actor (Big Easy), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1943-04-15 Robert Lefkowitz, American physician (Nobel Prize for Chemistry), born in NYC, New York

Physician-scientist Robert Lefkowitz
Physician-scientist
Robert Lefkowitz
  • 1943-05-25 Leslie Uggams, American singer/actress (Leslie Uggams Show, Roots), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943-06-10 Jeff Greenfield, American media commentator (Firing Line, Nightline), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943-06-16 Joan Van Ark, American actress and director (Valene-Dallas, Knots Landing), born in NYC, New York

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1943-06-17 Barry Manilow [Barry Alan Pincus], American singer/pianist (Mandy, I Write the Songs), born in New York City

Musician Barry Manilow
Musician
Barry Manilow
  • 1943-07-01 Jeff Wayne, American musician, born in new York City
  • 1943-07-03 Geraldo Rivera, [Gerry Rivers], American news personality (20/20, Geraldo), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943-07-14 Lynn Loring, American actress (Patty-Fair Exchange, Barbara-FBI), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943-07-21 David Downing, American actor (Backstairs at the White House), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943-07-25 Janet Margolin, American actress (Take the Money & Run, David & Lisa), born in NYC, New York (d. 1993)
  • 1943-07-31 Susan Flannery, American actress (Leslie Stewart-Dallas), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943-08-06 Ray Buktenica, Greenwich Village actor (Rhoda, House Calls), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943-08-10 Ronnie Spector, [Veronica Bennett], American singer (Be My Little Baby), born in NYC, New York

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1943-08-17 Robert De Niro, American actor (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull), born in NYC, New York

  • 1943-08-27 [Susan] Tuesday Weld, American actress (Dobie Gillis, Wild in Country), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943-09-05 Joe "Speedo" Frazier, American rocker (Impalas), born in NYC, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1943-09-25 Robert Walden, American actor (Joe Rossi-Lou Grant, New Doctors), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943-10-08 Chevy Chase, American comedian and actor (SNL, Vacation, Fletch, Caddyshack), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943-10-12 Jeffrey MacDonald, American medical doctor convicted of murdering his wife and two daughters, born in Queens, New York City
  • 1943-10-22 Allen James Coage, American HW judo (Olympic bronze 1976), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943-11-12 John Maus, American rock vocalist (Walker Brothers), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943-11-12 Wallace Shawn, American actor (My Dinner with Andre, Princess Bride), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943-11-19 Fred Lipsius, American rock pianist/sax (Blood, Sweat & Tears), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943-12-01 Nicholas Peter Negroponte, American founder/director (Media Lab at MIT), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943-12-10 Theodore Wilson, American actor (That's My Mama, Sanford Arms), born in NYC, New York
  • 1944-01-28 Brian Keenan, American rock drummer (Chamber Bros-Time Has Come Today), born in NYC, New York
  • 1944-01-30 Lynn Harrell, American cellist, born in NYC, New York
  • 1944-02-02 Ursula Oppens, American pianist/co-founder (Speculum Musicae-NYC), born in NYC, New York
  • 1944-02-13 Stockard Channing, American actress (Grease, Big Bus, Without a Trace), born in NYC, New York
  • 1944-03-17 John Sebastian, American singer (Loving Spoonful, Welcome Back Kotter), born in NYC, New York
  • 1944-04-03 Tony Orlando, American singer (& Dawn-Tie a Yellow Ribbon), born in NYC, New York
  • 1944-04-22 Joshua Rifkin, American conductor and musicologist who played a key rold in the ragtime revival of the 1970s, born in NYC, New York
  • 1944-04-30 Jill Clayburgh, American actress (Unmarried Woman, Semi-Tough), born in NYC, New York (d. 2010)
  • 1944-05-21 Marcie Blane, American singer, born in New York City

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1944-05-28 Rudy Giuliani, American Mayor of New York City (Republican: 1994-2001) at the time of the September 11 attacks, born in NYC, New York

Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani
Mayor of New York City
Rudy Giuliani
  • 1944-06-02 Marvin Hamlisch, American composer/pianist (Sting, Chorus Line), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1944-06-03 Michael Clarke, American rock drummer (Byrds-Turn! Turn! Turn!), born in NYC, New York
  • 1944-06-18 Paul Lansky, American electronic composer, born in New York City
  • 1944-07-18 Jonelle Allen, American actress (Bessie-Palmerstown USA, Berringers), born in NYC, New York
  • 1944-07-22 Estelle Bennett, vocalist (Ronettes - Be My Baby), born in NYC, New York (d. 2009)
  • 1944-07-31 Robert C. Merton, American economist and Nobel laureate in Economics, born in NYC, New York
  • 1944-08-07 Robert Mueller, American lawyer, FBI Director (2001-13) Special Counsel Russian Investigation (2017-), born in New York City
  • 1944-08-09 Smokey the Bear, named after NYC fireman Smokey Joe Martin
  • 1944-08-27 Tim Bogert, American rocker (Vanilla Fudge), born in New York City
  • 1944-10-13 Robert Lamm, American rocker (Chicago-If You Leave Me Now), born in NYC, New York
  • 1944-10-31 Sally Kirkland, American actress (Anna, Sting, Pvt Benjamin, Big Bad Mama), born in NYC, New York
  • 1944-12-20 Robert Colomby, American rock drummer (Blood Sweat & Tears-When I Die), born in NYC, New York
  • 1944-12-21 Jared Martin, American actor (Varian-Fantastic Voyage, Dusty-Dallas), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945-01-21 Andrew Stein, President of NYC council (D)
  • 1945-02-14 Gregory Hines, American actor/dancer (White Nights, Taps), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945-03-04 Jaime Tirelli, American actor (Orlando Lopez-Ball Four), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945-03-06 Anna Maria Horsford, American actress (Thelma Frye-Amen), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945-04-16 Stefan Grossman, American country blues singer (Yazoo Basin Boogie), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945-04-26 Chuck Blazer [Charles Gordon Blazer], American soccer administrator, born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1945-05-03 Jeffrey C. Hall, American geneticist (Nobel Prize 2017 behavioral rhythms of the fly), born in New York City
  • 1945-05-07 Robin Strasser, American actress (Dorian-One Life to Live, Another World), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945-05-09 Steve Katz, American rock guitarist and vocalist (Blood, Sweat & Tears), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945-06-13 Ronald J Grabe, American Col USAF/astronaut (STS 51-J, 30, 42, 57), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945-06-25 Carly Simon, American singer (Anticipation, You're So Vain), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945-06-27 Norma Kamali, American dress designer (Costumes for the Wiz), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945-07-05 Jeffrey Kramer, American actor (Ted Stein-Struck by Lightning), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945-08-30 David Schiff, American composer, born in New York City
  • 1945-09-12 John Mauceri, American conductor (Washington, D.C. Opera), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945-09-24 Catherine Burns, American actress (Last Summer, One Life to Live, Catcher), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945-10-13 Karen Akers, American singer (On Stage at Wolf Trap), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945-10-15 Jim Palmer, American baseball player (Baltimore Orioles 1965-1984), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945-10-29 Melba Moore, [Beatrice], American singer/actress (Ellis Island), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945-10-30 Henry Winkler, American actor (Fonz-Happy Days, Night Shift), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945-11-11 Vince Martell, American rock guitarist (Vanilla Fudge), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945-11-16 Martine van Hamel, ballerina (NYC Ballet Co), born in Brussels, Belgium
  • 1945-12-03 Laura Dean, Staten Island composer/choreographer (Drumming), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946-01-31 Glynn Turman, American actor (Lew-Peyton Place, Manimal, Centennial), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946-02-17 Zina Bethune, American actress (Nurses, Who's That Knocking at My Door), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1946-02-20 J. Geils [John Warren Geils Jr], American rock guitarist (J Geils Band-Centerfold), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1946-03-25 Bonnie Bedelia [Culkin], American actress (Die Hard, Heart Like a Wheel), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946-04-21 Doug MacLeod, American blues musician (Blues Music Awards' Acoustic Artist of the Year, 2014, 2016 and 2017), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946-05-01 Jerry Weiss, American rocker (Blood Sweat & Tears), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946-05-23 Danny Klein, American rock bassist (J Geils Band-Centerfold), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946-06-01 Carol Neblett, American soprano (Met and City Opera), born in Modesto, California (d. 2017)
  • 1946-06-12 John Steinbeck IV, American journalist, author and son of John Steinbeck, born in New York City

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1946-06-14 Donald Trump, 45th US President, real estate tycoon (Trump Towers) and TV personality (The Apprentice), born in NYC, New York

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 1946-06-14 Ralph McAllister Ingersol II, American newspaper publisher, born in NYC, New York
  • 1946-07-02 Ron Silver, American actor (Reversal of Fortune, Timecop) and political activist, born in NYC, New York (d. 2009)

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1946-07-06 Sylvester Stallone, American actor and director (Rocky, Rambo, Cobra), born in NYC, New York

Actor/Director Sylvester Stallone
Actor/Director
Sylvester Stallone
  • 1946-08-16 Lesley Ann Warren, American actress (Cinderella, Mission Impossible), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946-08-30 Peggy Lipton [Margaret Ann], American actress (The Mod Squad, Twin Peaks), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946-09-15 Oliver Stone, American director (Wall St, Good Morning Vietnam, Platoon), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946-10-30 Andrea Mitchell, American newscaster (NBC-TV, Summer Sunday USA), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946-12-10 Gloria Loring, American actress/singer (Days of our Life), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946-12-15 Carmine Appice, musician (Have You Heard, Keep on Rolling), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1946-12-20 Dick Wolf, American television series creator (Miami Vice, Law & Order), born in NYC, New York

Crime Drama Producer Dick Wolf
Crime Drama Producer
Dick Wolf
  • 1947-01-17 Jane Elliot, American actress (Baby Boom, Gen Hospital, Knots Landing), born in NYC, New York
  • 1947-01-27 Nedra Telley, American vocalist (Ronettes-Be My Little Baby), born in NYC, New York
  • 1947-02-15 Marisa Berenson, American actress (Barry Lyndon, Death in Vienna, SOB), born in NYC, New York

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths