The Bronx in History (Part 2)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 192 of 192

  • 1946-08-19 Dawn Steel, American filmmaker, 1st woman to head Hollywood studio, born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1946-08-26 Valerie Simpson, American singer, songwriter and producer (Ashford & Simpson - "Solid"), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1946-09-07 Alfa Anderson, American R&B vocalist (Chic - "Le Freak"), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1946-11-13 Martin Bresnick, American composer, The Bronx, New York
  • 1946-12-24 Brenda Howard, American bisexual activist, born in The Bronx, New York City (d. 2005)
  • 1947-01-09 Ronnie Landfield, American abstract painter, born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1947-03-06 Rob Reiner, American actor and director (All in the Family, Stand By Me), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1947-04-15 George Marino, American Grammy Award-winning mastering engineer who worked with Guns N' Roses, Bon Jovi, Stevie Wonder, John Lennon & Yoko Ono, born in Bronx, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1947-06-25 Jimmie Walker, American comedian (JJ-Good Times, At Ease), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1947-09-27 Liz Torres, actress (Mahalia Sanchez-John Larroquette Show), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1947-10-18 Laura Nyro, American singer-songwriter ("Wedding Bell Blues"; "Stoned Soul Picnic"; "And When I Die"), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1948-02-26 Priscilla Lopez, American actress (In the Beginning, Kay O'Brien), born in the Bronx, New York
  • 1948-11-05 Pepper LaBeija [William Jackson], American drag queen and fashion designer, born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2003)
  • 1949-01-12 James Dietz, American rower, born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1949-04-02 Paul Gambaccini, American-British disc jockey, born in Bronx, New York

Person of interestBilly Joel

1949-05-09 Billy Joel, American rock vocalist (Piano Man, Just the Way You Are), born in The Bronx, New York

Pianist, Songwriter and Composer Billy Joel
Pianist, Songwriter and Composer
Billy Joel
  • 1949-07-14 Tommy Mottola, American music executive (Casablanca Records), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1949-10-09 Shep Messing, American soccer goalkeeper (NY Cosmos), born in Bronx, New York
  • 1950-04-13 Ron Perlman, American actor (Quest for Fire, Beauty & the Beast), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1950-04-28 Willie Colon, actor (Last Flight), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1950-05-24 Larry Seidlin, American judge (judge during the infamous Anna Nicole Smith body custody hearing after her death), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1950-07-16 Camille Saviola, American actress (Nightlife), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1950-08-01 Doug Tracht, American radio DJ (Greaseman), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1950-08-12 Kid Creole [August Darnell], musician and actor (Obsession A Taste of Fear), born in The Bronx, New York

Person of interestEric Holder

1951-01-21 Eric Holder, American lawyer and judge (1st African American US Attorney General 2009-2015), born in The Bronx, New York

82nd Attorney General of the United States Eric Holder
82nd Attorney General of the United States
Eric Holder
  • 1951-01-23 Margaret Johnson Bailes, American 4x100 runner (Olympic gold 1968), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1951-02-15 Melissa Manchester, American pop singer (Don't Cry Out Loud), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1951-04-27 Paul "Ace" Frehley, American heavy metal guitarist (Kiss; Frehley's Comet), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1951-07-19 Abel Ferrara, American filmmaker (King of New York), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1951-08-08 Martin Brest, actor (Fast Times at Ridgemont High), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1951-09-09 Robert Desiderio, actor (Det Kennedy-Heart of the City), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1952-01-26 Mario Runco Jr., American astronaut (STS 44, 54, 77), born in the Bronx, New York
  • 1952-04-25 Cory Day, American rock vocalist, born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1952-05-07 Amy Heckerling, American director (Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Clueless), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1952-05-15 Chazz Palminteri, American actor (The Usual Suspects, Bronx Tale), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1952-09-13 Karen Wyman, American singer (Long & Winding Road), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1952-09-13 Raymond O'Connor, American actor (The Rock), born in South Bronx, New York
  • 1952-09-19 Nile Rodgers, American guitarist and music producer (Chic), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1953-01-15 Ta-Tanisha, American actress, born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1953-10-30 Kathleen Cody, American actress (Charley & the Angel), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1954-01-03 Ross The Boss [Ross Friedman], American guitarist (The Dictators), born in the Bronx, New York
  • 1954-02-05 Cliff Martinez, American musician, born in the Bronx, New York
  • 1954-02-06 Scott Kempner, American rhythm guitarist (Del-Lords), born in the Bronx, New York

Person of interestJackie Chan

1954-04-07 Jackie Chan, Hong Kong martial arts actor (Rumble in the Bronx), born in Hong Kong

  • 1954-04-16 Ellen Barkin, American actress (Big Easy, Sea of Love), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1954-12-09 Kip Hanrahan, American jazz producer (American ClavĂ©), born in the Bronx, New York
  • 1955-01-10 Luci Martin, American vocalist (Chic - "Le Freak"), born in the Bronx, New York
  • 1955-05-25 Connie Selleca, American actress (Hotel, Capt America II), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1955-10-15 Tanya Roberts, American actress (Charlie's Angels, Sheena), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2021) [1]
  • 1955-11-05 Nestor Serrano, American actor (Navi Araz-24), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1956-02-19 Kathleen Beller, American actress (Promises in the Dark, Dynasty, The Betsy), born in Westchester, New York
  • 1956-08-01 Tom Leykis, American radio personality (The Tom Leykis Show), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1957-04-13 Saundra Santiago, American actress (Gina-Miami Vice), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1957-10-17 Lawrence Bender, American film producer (Reservoir Dogs, Death Proof, Django Unchained, An Inconvenient Truth), born in The Bronx, New York City
  • 1957-12-29 Brad Grey, American film and TV producer, Chairman of Paramount Pictures, born in the Bronx, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1958-11-08 Don Byron, American composer and clarinetist, born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1959-03-18 Irene Cara [Escalera], American Grammy and Academy Award-winning singer-songwriter ("Fame"; Flashdance...What A Feeling"), and actress (Fame: D.C. Cab), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1959-06-10 Eliot Spitzer, American politician (Governor of New York 2007-8), born in the Bronx, New York
  • 1959-07-23 Nancy Savoca, American filmmaker (True Love), born in Bronx, New York
  • 1960-07-01 Evelyn "Champagne" King, American disco singer (Shame, I'm in Love), born in The Bronx, New York

Person of interestCathy Moriarty

1960-11-29 Cathy Moriarty, American actress (Raging Bull, Bless This House), born in The Bronx, New York

  • 1961-05-15 Melle Mel [Melvin Glover], American rapper (Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1962-06-23 Paul LaGreca, actor (Big Trouble), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1962-11-27 Charlie Benante, American rock drummer (Anthrax-Armed & Dangerous), born in The Bronx, New York

Person of interestVanessa Williams

1963-03-18 Vanessa Williams, American singer, actress and 1st African American Miss America (1983), born in The Bronx, New York

Singer and Actress Vanessa Williams
Singer and Actress
Vanessa Williams
  • 1963-03-27 Ed Pinckney, American NBA forward (Philadelphia 76ers), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1963-08-03 Carlo Imperato, American actor (Fame), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1964-08-04 B J Surhoff, infielder (Baltimore Orioles), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1964-10-25 Kevin Michael Richardson, American voice actor (Joker-The Batman), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1965-06-24 Danielle Spencer, actress (Dee Thomas-What's Happening), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1966-10-10 Darren Carrington, American NFL safety (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Bronx, New York
  • 1967-01-20 Stacey Dash, American actress (Dionne-Clueless), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1968-01-19 Marty Conlon, American NBA forward (Milwaukee Bucks), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1968-05-08 Chris Lighty, music executive and manager (Violator), born in The Bronx New York (d. 2012)
  • 1969-03-27 Kevin Corrigan, American actor (Grounded for Life-Uncle Eddie), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1969-07-16 Daryl Mitchell, American actor (Tommy Webber-Galaxy Quest), born in The Bronx, New York

Person of interestJennifer Lopez

1969-07-24 Jennifer "J.Lo" Lopez, American actress and pop singer (Selena), born in The Bronx, New York

Singer and Actress Jennifer Lopez
Singer and Actress
Jennifer Lopez
  • 1969-12-09 Allison Smith, American actress (Jennie-Cagney & Lacey, Kate & Allie), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1970-06-21 Pete Rock, American rapper/producer, born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1970-10-25 Adam Pascal, American actor (Rent), born in Bronx, New York
  • 1972-01-22 Gabriel Macht, American actor (Suits), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1972-07-05 Michael Bays, American actor (Bronx Zoo, Days of Our Live), born in Enrico, California
  • 1972-09-18 Michael Landes, American actor (American Summer), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1972-11-29 Jamal Mashburn, NBA forward (Miami Heat, Dallas Mavericks), born in The Bronx, New York City
  • 1974-10-19 Joy Bryant, American actress (Parenthood, Antwone Fisher), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1977-01-31 Kerry Washington, American actress (Scandal), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1981-07-21 Romeo Santos, American Bachata singer-songwriter (Aventura), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1986-08-29 Lea Michele [Sarfati], American actress and singer (Glee), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1993-12-22 Aliana Lohan, American actress, born in The Bronx, New York City

Person of interestSaoirse Ronan

1994-04-12 Saoirse Ronan, Irish American actress (Brooklyn, Ladybird), born in The Bronx, New York

Actress Saoirse Ronan
Actress
Saoirse Ronan
  • 1995-12-06 A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie [Julius Dubose], American rapper (Hoodie SZN), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1997-10-09 Jharrel Jerome, American actor (When They See Us), born in The Bronx, New York

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