New York in History (Part 10)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 901 - 1,000 of 1,414

  • 1949-01-11 [Frederick] Dennis Greene, American singer (Sha Na Na), born in New York, (d. 2015)
  • 1949-01-14 Christine Belford, actress (Banacek, Empire, 90210), born in Amityville, New York
  • 1949-02-06 Richie Zisk, American retired baseball player and pro scout (Chicago Cubs), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1949-03-21 Eddie Money, [Mahoney], singer/guitarist (Take Me Home Tonight), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1949-04-14 Michael Shea, American actor (Lucas in The New Dick Van Dyke Show), born in Glendale, New York
  • 1949-04-21 Patti LuPone, actress/singer (Evita, Life Goes On), born in Northport, New York

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1949-05-09 Billy Joel, rock vocalist (Pianoman, Capt Jack, Bridge), born in The Bronx, New York

Pianist, songwriter, and composer Billy Joel
Pianist, songwriter, and composer
Billy Joel
  • 1949-05-13 Franklin Ajaye, American comedian and actor (Jazz Singer, Car Wash), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1949-07-14 Tommy Mottola, American music executive (Casablanca Records), born in The Bronx, New York

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1949-07-22 Alan Menken, American Disney composer (Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast - 8 Oscars), born in New Rochelle, New York

Disney Composer Alan Menken
Disney Composer
Alan Menken
  • 1949-08-24 Anna Lee Fisher, MD/astronaut (STS 51-A), born in St Albans, New York
  • 1949-08-24 Joe Regalbuto, American actor (Knots Landing, Frank-Murphy Brown), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1949-08-25 John Savage, American actor (The Deer Hunter, Maria's Lovers), born in Old Bethpage, New York
  • 1949-09-25 Mimi Kennedy, actress (Spencer, 3 girls 3, Under 1 Roof), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1949-10-07 Kieran Kane, singer (O'Kanes-Daddies Need to Grow Up Too), born in Queens, New York

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1949-10-08 Sigourney Weaver [Susan Alexandra], American actress (Alien, Working Girl), born in Manhattan, New York

  • 1949-10-28 Caitlyn (born Bruce) Jenner, American decathalete (Olympic gold 1976), born in Mt Kisco, New York
  • 1949-11-08 Wayne LaPierre, Executive Vice Presidenf of the US National Rifle Association, born in Schenectady, New York
  • 1949-11-18 Ted Sator, NHL coach (NY Rangers, Buffalo Sabres), born in Utica, New York
  • 1949-12-05 Lewis Arlt, actor (Littlest Victims, Ken-Another World), born in Kingston, New York
  • 1950-01-05 Chris Stein, American rock guitarist and co-founder of Blondie (Heart of Glass, Call Me) born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1950-01-21 Richie Ranno, American rocker (Starz), born in The Bronz, New York
  • 1950-02-22 Ellen Greene, American vocalist/actress (Little Shoppe of Horrors), born in Brooklyn, New York

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1950-02-22 Julius Erving, American basketball forward (Virg Squirers, NY Nets, Philadelphia 76ers), born in Nassau County, New York

NBA Legend Julius Erving
NBA Legend
Julius Erving
  • 1950-02-28 Ilene Graff, American actress (Marsha-Mr Belvedere), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1950-04-05 Paul Oscher, American blues musician (Muddy Waters Blues Band), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1950-04-13 Ron Perlman, 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
  • 1950-05-02 Lou Gramm, rocker (Foreigner-Want to Know What Love Is), born in Rochester, New York

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1950-05-07 Tim Russert, American television journalist and host of NBC's Meet the Press, born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2008)

Television Journalist Tim Russert
Television Journalist
Tim Russert
  • 1950-06-04 Wayne Powers, actor (Laverne & Shirley, 13 East), born in New Rochelle, New York
  • 1950-07-12 Eric Carr [Paul Charles Caravello], rock drummer (Kiss), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1991)
  • 1950-07-16 Camille Saviola, actress (Nightlife), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1950-08-01 Doug Tract, 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
  • 1950-09-28 John Sayles, actor (Brother from Another Planet), born in Schenectady, New York
  • 1950-11-10 Jack Scalia, American actor (Berrengers, Hollywood Beat), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1950-12-08 Rick Baker, American special effects makeup artist (Exorcist), born in Binghamton, New York
  • 1951-01-08 John McTiernan, actor (Predator, Die Hard, Medicine Man), born in Albany, New York

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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, 4X100 runner (Olympic gold 1968), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1951-02-05 Elizabeth Swados, composer/playwright (1972 TONY), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1951-02-09 Penny Peyser, actress (Rich Man Poor Man, Knots Landing), born in Irvington, New York
  • 1951-02-15 Melissa Manchester, vocalist (Don't Cry Out Loud), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1951-03-24 Tommy Hilfiger, American fashion designer, born in Elmira, New York
  • 1951-04-13 Jack Quinn, (Rep-R-New York)
  • 1951-04-21 Tony Danza, (Tony Banta-Taxi, Tony Micelli-Who's the Boss), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1951-04-27 Ace Frehley, heavy metal rocker (Kiss-Beth, Frehley's Comet), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1951-05-15 Frank Wilczek, American Physicist (2004 Nobel Prize), born in Mineola, New York
  • 1951-05-18 James Stephens, actor (Paper Chase, Devil's Island), born in Mount Kisco, New York
  • 1951-05-27 Norma Jean Almodovar, American author (Cop to Call Girl) and sex worker activist, born in Binghampton, New York
  • 1951-06-11 Maren Seidler, American shot putter (Olympics-11th-1968), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1951-06-15 Craig Gruber, American rock bassist (Rainbow), born in Cortland, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1951-07-11 Lawrence J Delucas, PhD/astronaut (STS 50), born in Syracuse, New York
  • 1951-07-13 Didi Conn, [Bernstein], American actress (Denise-Benson, Grease), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1951-08-08 Martin Brest, actor (Fast Times at Ridgemont High), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1951-08-13 Jeff Altman, American comedian and actor (Nurses, Pink Lady, Soul Man), born in Syracuse, New York
  • 1951-09-09 Robert Desiderio, actor (Det Kennedy-Heart of the City), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1951-09-21 Bruce Arena, American soccer coach (Olympics-gold-96), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1951-10-19 Annie Golden, actress (Forever Lulu, Hair), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1951-11-03 Ed Murawinski, American cartoonist, New York Daily News
  • 1951-11-09 Lou Ferrigno, American body builder/actor (Incredible Hulk), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1952-01-02 Wendy Phillips, American actress (Executive Suite, Promised Land), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1952-01-26 Mario Runco Jr, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 44, 54, 77), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1952-02-22 Wayne John Levi, PGA golfer (1983 Buick Open), born in Little Falls, New York
  • 1952-02-29 Tim[othy] Powers, American sci-fi author (Last Call, Declare), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1952-03-22 Bob Costas, sportscaster/talk show host (Later), born in Queens, New York
  • 1952-04-19 Andy Shernoff, American musician (The Dictators), born in Queens, New York musician (The Dictators), born in Queens, New York
  • 1952-04-25 Cory Day, rock vocalist, born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1952-05-02 Christine Baranski, actress (Maryann-Cybill, Birdcage), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1952-05-07 Amy Heckerling, dir (Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Clueless), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1952-05-11 Mike Lupica, American sports journalist and newspaper columnist (New York Daily News, ESPN), born in Oneida, New York
  • 1952-05-15 Chazz Palminteri, American actor (The Usual Suspects, Bronx Tale), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1952-07-09 John Tesh, New age pianist/TV host (ET), born in Garden City, New York
  • 1952-08-18 Elayne Boosler, comedienne (Broadway Baby, Party of One), born in Brooklyn, New York

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1952-08-27 Pee-wee Herman [Paul Reubens], American actor (Pee-wee's Big Adventure), born in Peekskill, New York

  • 1952-09-13 Karen Wyman, singer (Long & Winding Road), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1952-09-16 Mickey Rourke, American actor (Wild Orchid, Barfly), born in Schenectady, New York
  • 1952-09-19 Nile Rodgers, rock guitarist (Honeydrippers), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1952-09-19 Scott Colomby, actor (Stash-Sons & Daughters, Szysznyk), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1952-09-26 James Keane, actor (Willis Bell-Paper Chase), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1952-11-14 Ray Sharkey, actor (Wise Guys, Wired, Caged Fear), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1952-11-21 Lorna Luft, singer/actress (Where the Boys Are-1980), born in Scarsdale, New York
  • 1952-11-27 James D Wetherbee, Lt Cmdr USN/astr (STS 32, 52, 63, 86), born in Flushing, New York
  • 1953-01-10 Pat Benatar, [Andrezejewski], American singer (Hell Is for Children), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1953-01-23 Pat Haden, NFL quarterback (LA Rams), born in Westbury, New York
  • 1953-01-30 Fred Hembeck, Yaphank, New York, American cartoonist
  • 1953-02-17 Janice Dickinson, American model (Vogue), born in Brooklyn, New York

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1953-02-28 Paul Krugman, American economist and New York Times columnist (Nobel Prize in Economics 2008), born in Albany, New York

Economist Paul Krugman
Economist
Paul Krugman
  • 1953-03-10 Ronnie Earl [Ronald Horvath], American blues guitarist (The Broadcasters), born in Queens, New York
  • 1953-03-18 Margaret L Augustine, project manager (Biosphere 2), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1953-03-28 Nydia M Velazquez, (Rep-D-New York, 1993- )
  • 1953-04-09 Hal Ketchum, country singer (Small Town Saturday Night), born in Greenwich Village, New York
  • 1953-06-12 Allan Weiner, American pirate radio station owner, born in Yonkers, New York
  • 1953-06-26 Robert Davi, American actor and opera singer (Die Hard, Gangster Chronicles, License to Kill), born in Queens, New York
  • 1953-07-03 Alynne Beth Amkraut, entertainer, born in Amityville, New York
  • 1953-07-29 Ken Burns [Kenneth Lauren], American director and documentary film producer (The Civil War, Baseball), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1953-07-31 James Read, American actor (North and South), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1953-08-08 Don Most, American actor and director (Ralph Malph-Happy Days), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1953-10-30 Kathleen Cody, actress (Charley & the Angel), born in The Bronx, New York

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