New York in History (Part 10)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 901 - 1,000 of 2,441

  • 1928-03-11 Albert Salmi, American character actor (Caddyshack, Daniel Boone, 79 Park Avenue), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1990)
  • 1928-03-19 Patrick McGoohan, American-born Irish actor, writer, and director (The Prisoner, Secret Agent/ Danger Man), born in Queens, New York (d. 2009)
  • 1928-03-29 Vincent Gigante, Italian-American mafioso, born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1928-04-04 Bill Ryan, American newscaster (Smithsonian), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1928-04-04 Estelle Harris, American actress (Estelle Costanza - Seinfeld, Toy Story), born in Manhattan, New York
  • 1928-04-15 Norma Merrick Sklarek, 1st African-American woman architect in NY & California, born in Harlem, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1928-06-06 George Deukmejian, American politician, 35th Governor of California (1983-91), born in Menands, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1928-06-07 Anthony Nicholas Maria Wahl, American historian, born in New York (d. 1996)
  • 1928-06-12 Vic Damone [Vito Farinola], American singer (On the Street Where You Live), entertainer, actor and TV presenter (Vic Damone Show), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1928-06-19 Nancy Marchand, American actress (The Sopranos, Beacon Hill, Margaret-Lou Grant), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2000)
  • 1928-06-20 Martin Landau, American actor (Mission Impossible, Space 1999, Ed Wood), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1928-06-22 Ralph Waite, American actor, director and political candidate (Cool Hand Luke, The Waltons), born in White Plains, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1928-07-08 Norma Donaldson, American singer and actress (Poetic Justice, 5 Heartbeats), born in Harlem, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1928-07-09 Vince Edwards, American actor, director, and singer (Ben Casey, The Devil's Brigade, Matt Lincoln, Firehouse), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1928-07-11 Robert Washburn, American composer and teacher, born in Bouckville, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1928-07-23 Hubert Selby Jr., American author (Last Exit to Brooklyn), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2004)
  • 1928-08-07 Romeo Muller, American screenwriter, born in the Bronx, New York (d. 1992)

Person of interestBob Cousy

1928-08-09 Bob Cousy, Basketball Hall of Fame guard (Boston Celtics, 6-time NBA champion), born in Manhattan, NYC

NBA Point Guard Bob Cousy
NBA Point Guard
Bob Cousy
  • 1928-08-16 Ann Blyth, American actress and singer (Kismet, Mildred Pierce), born in Mount Kisco, New York
  • 1928-09-01 George Maharis, American actor (Buz-Route 66, Most Deadly Game), born in Astoria, Queens, New York
  • 1928-09-18 Phyllis Kirk [Kirkegaard], American actress (Thin Man, Red Button's Show), born in Syracuse, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1928-10-12 Al Held, American painter and sculptor (hard edge-style), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1928-10-23 Patrick Peter Sacco, American composer, born in Albion, New York (d. 2000)
  • 1928-10-31 Andrew Sarris, American movie critic (Village Voice), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1928-11-11 Arthur Cunningham, American composer, born in Piermont, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1928-12-03 Jack McMahon, American basketball guard and coach (player Rochester Royal, St. Louis Hawks; coach Cincinnati Royals, San Diego Rockets, Pittsburgh Condors), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1989)
  • 1928-12-06 Bobby Van, American musical actor (The Affairs of Dobie Gillis), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1980)
  • 1928-12-09 Richard "Dick" Van Patten, American actor, businessman, and animal welfare advocate (Tom Bradford in 8 is Enough), born in Queens, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1928-12-10 Barbara Nichols, American actress (Dear Heart, Disorderly Orderly), born in Queens, New York (d. 1976)
  • 1928-12-12 Helen Frankenthaler, American abstract expressionist artist (Arden), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2011)
  • 1929-02-04 Jerry Adler, American actor, director and producer (The Sopranos, The Good Wife), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1929-02-20 Amanda Blake [Beverly Louise Neill], American actress (Kitty Russell-Gunsmoke), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1989)
  • 1929-02-28 John Montague, Irish poet and 1st occupant of the Ireland Chair of Poetry, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1929-03-11 Timothy Carey, American actor (Paths of Glory, The Killing), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1929-03-13 Peter Breck, American actor (Black Saddle, Big Valley, Benji), born in Rochester, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1929-03-13 Bill Cunningham, American fashion photographer (New York Times), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • 1929-03-25 Cecil Taylor, American pianist, poet, and one of the pioneers of free jazz, born in Corona, Queens, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1929-03-30 Shirley Stoler, American actress (The Honeymoon Killers, Seven Beauties), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1999)

Person of interestJoe Gallo

1929-04-07 "Crazy" Joe Gallo, American mobster, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1972)

Gangster Joe Gallo
Gangster
Joe Gallo
  • 1929-04-09 Harvey Lichtenstein, American head of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1929-04-26 Richard Mitchell, American professor and author (The Underground Grammarian), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1929-05-02 Edward Levy, American composer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1929-05-15 Frank Evans Heart, American computer engineer (worked on first routing computer for ARPANET, the Internet's predecessor), born in the Bronx, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1929-05-17 George Weinberg, American psychotherapist (coined "homophobia"), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1929-05-25 [Belle Miriam Silverman] Beverly Sills, American operatic soprano, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2007)
  • 1929-06-25 Eric Carle, American designer, illustrator and author of children's books (The Very Hungry Caterpillar), born in Syracuse, New York
  • 1929-06-28 Donald "Don" Dubbins, American actor (From Here to Eternity, The Caine Mutiny), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1991)
  • 1929-07-01 Gerald Edelman, American biochemist (Nobel 1972), born in Ozone Park, New York (d. 2014)

Person of interestJacqueline Kennedy Onassis

1929-07-28 Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, American First Lady (1961-63), born in Southampton, New York (d. 1994)

  • 1929-08-14 Louise Slaughter, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York), born in Lynch, Kentucky (d. 2018)
  • 1929-08-14 Thomas Meehan, American writer (Annie, The Producers, Hairspray), born in Ossining, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1929-09-20 Anne Meara, American comedian and actress (Stiller & Meara, Archie's Place, The Other Woman), mother of Ben Stiller, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1929-10-03 Bert Stern, American photographer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1929-10-28 John Hollander, American poet and literary critic, born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1929-11-10 Marilyn Bergman, American composer and songwriter, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1929-11-14 Gilbert Rogin, American journalist and author (The New Yorker, Sports Illustrated), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1929-11-20 Kenneth Schermerhorn, American conductor (Amer Ballet), born in Schenectady, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1929-11-21 Marilyn French, American author (The Women's Room), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2009)
  • 1929-11-24 Eileen Barton, singer (Broadway Open House), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestDick Clark

1929-11-30 Dick Clark [Richard Wagstaff Clark], American radio and television personality (American Bandstand), born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 2012)

Radio and TV Personality Dick Clark
Radio and TV Personality
Dick Clark
  • 1929-12-01 Dick Shawn [Richard Schulefand], American character actor and comedian (Producers, Maid to Order, Angel), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1987)
  • 1929-12-01 Emily McLaughlin, American actress (Jessie Brewer- General Hospital), born in White Plains, New York (d. 1991)
  • 1929-12-03 Paul Harris Turok, American composer, born in New York (d. 2012)
  • 1929-12-06 Frank Springer, American comics artist (The Adventures of Phoebe Zeit-Geist), born in Jamaica, Queens, New York (d. 2009)
  • 1929-12-23 Charles R Bentley, American pioneer of polar science, born in Rochester, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1930-01-02 Julius La Rosa, American singer (fired by Arthur Godfrey on the air), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1930-01-03 Salvatore "Robert" Loggia, American actor (Jagged Edge, Big, Officer & a Gentleman, Scarface), born in Staten Island, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1930-01-04 Sorrell Booke, American actor (Boss Hogg in Dukes of Hazard), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1930-01-06 Victor "Vic" Tayback, American actor (Mel Sharples-"Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore "), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1990)
  • 1930-01-16 Norman Podhoretz, American neoconservative pundit (NY Post), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1930-02-28 Frank Malzone, MLB player (Boston Red Sox), born in the Bronx, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1930-02-28 Leon Cooper, American physicist who co-developed the BCS theory of superconductivity (Nobel 1972), born in the Bronx, New York
  • 1930-03-12 Scoey Mitchill, comedian (Barefoot in the Park, Rhoda), born in Newburgh, New York
  • 1930-03-21 James Coco, American character actor and singer (Only When I Laugh, Man of La Mancha, Murder by Death), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1987)
  • 1930-04-11 James Ferman, American director and secretary (British Board of Film Classification), born in New York (d. 2002)
  • 1930-04-16 Herbie Mann, American jazz flutist (Just Wallin'), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2003)
  • 1930-04-17 Albert "Al" Schmitt, American Grammy Award winning recording engineer and record producer (Sam Cooke, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1930-04-25 Paul Mazursky, American writer/director (Moscow on the Hudson), born in Brooklyn, New York, (d. 2014)
  • 1930-05-11 Stanley L Elkin, American writer/professor (Living End), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestHarvey Milk

1930-05-22 Harvey Milk, American politician and gay activist, born in Woodmere, New York (d. 1978)

American Politician Harvey Milk
American Politician
Harvey Milk
  • 1930-06-03 Marion Zimmer Bradley, American sci-fi author (Storm Queen), born in Albany, New York
  • 1930-06-04 Morgana King, American jazz singer and actress (The Godfather, The Godfather Part II), born in Pleasantville, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1930-06-30 June Valli, American singer (Your Hit Parade), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1993)
  • 1930-07-11 Harold Bloom, American literary critic, born in the Bronx, New York (d. 2019)
  • 1930-08-01 Julie Bovasso, American actress (Willie & Phil, Just Me & You), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1991)
  • 1930-08-01 Jerry Frankel, American Broadway producer, born in Queens, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1930-08-14 Gerald Solomon, American businessman and politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York), born in Okeechobee, Florida (d. 2001)
  • 1930-09-04 Norman Dorsen, American lawyer, human rights advocate and president of the American Civil Liberties Union, born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1930-09-08 Robert W. Firestone, American author and clinical psychologist, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1930-09-16 Anne Francis, American actress (Honey West, Forbidden Planet, Pancho Villa), born in Ossining, New York (d. 2011)
  • 1930-09-21 Dawn Addams, British actress (A King in New York, Star Maidens) who married the Prince of Roccasecca, born in Felixstowe, England (d. 1985)
  • 1930-10-09 David Rounds, American actor (Terence-Beacon Hill, Alice, The Blue and The Grey), born in Bronxville, New York (d. 1983)
  • 1930-10-12 Jack Gottlieb, American composer, writer and editor, born in New Rochelle, New York (d. 2011)
  • 1930-11-01 A. R. Gurney, American playwright (The Dining Room), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1930-11-30 G[eorge] Gordon Liddy, Watergate felon and radio host, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1930-12-04 Jim Hall, American jazz guitarist and composer, born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1930-12-08 John Morressy, American sci-fi author (Starbrat, Greymantle, Kingsbane), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestBob Guccione

1930-12-17 Bob Guccione, American publisher (Penthouse, Omni), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2010)

Publisher Bob Guccione
Publisher
Bob Guccione
  • 1930-12-30 Patrick Bowles, American writer and translator, born in Jamaica, Queens, New York (d. 1999)
  • 1931-01-06 E. L. Doctorow, American author (Ragtime, Billy Bathgate), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2015)

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