New York in History (Part 11)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1001 - 1,100 of 1,891

  • 1941-02-03 Carol Mann, American golfer (1964 Western Open, 1965 US Open), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1941-04-23 Michael Lynne, American film producer (The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1941-04-23 Ray Tomlinson, American computer programmer (invented email and the @ sign), born in Amsterdam , New York (d. 2016)
  • 1941-04-25 Lawrence J. Smith, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Florida (1983-93), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1941-04-27 Jennings Michael Burch, American writer (They Cage the Animals at Night), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1941-05-15 Lainie Kazan, singer/actress (Lust in the Dust, Beaches), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1941-06-13 Robert Forester, actor (Banyon, Nakia), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1941-06-13 Tom Hallick, actor (Search), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1941-06-15 Harry Nilsson, American singer/guitarist (Midnight Cowboy), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1941-06-19 Marlene Warfield, American actress (Victoria-Maude), born in Queens, New York
  • 1941-06-22 Michael Lerner, actor (8 Men Out, Harlem Nights), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1941-07-04 Brian Willson, American peace activist, born in New York
  • 1941-07-10 Robert Pine, American actor (Joe Getraer-CHiPs), born in Scarsdale, New York
  • 1941-07-13 Robert Forster, actor (Lady in Red, Alligator), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1941-07-23 Richie Evans, American 9 time NASCAR Modified Champion, born in Westernville, New York (d. 1985)

Person of interestBernie Sanders

1941-09-08 Bernie Sanders, American politician and Senator (Independent - Vt), born in Brooklyn, New York

US Senator Bernie Sanders
US Senator
Bernie Sanders
  • 1941-09-09 Dennis Ritchie, American computer scientist (created C programming language, helped developed Unix), born in Bronxville, New York (d. 2011)
  • 1941-09-16 Joe Butler, American rock vocalist/drummer (Lovin' Spoonful), born in Glen Cove, New York
  • 1941-11-05 Art Garfunkel, American singer/actor (Simon and Garfunkel, Carnal Knowledge), born in New York
  • 1941-11-27 Eddie Rabbitt, country singer (I Love a Rainy Night), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1998)
  • 1941-12-10 Tommy Rettig, American actor (Jeff's Collie, Lassie), born in Queens, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1941-12-12 Tim Hauser, American jazz singer (Manhattan Transfer-Tuxedo Junction), born in Troy, New York, (d. 2014)
  • 1942-02-05 Cory Wells [Emil Lewandowski], American rock vocalist (3 Dog Night-Joy to the World), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1942-02-08 Robert Klein, comedian and actor (Hooper, Deadly Rivals), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1942-02-09 Carole King, American singer-songwriter (Tapestry), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1942-03-07 Michael Eisner, American CEO (Walt Disney), born in Mount Kisco, New York
  • 1942-03-16 Jerry Jeff Walker [Ronald Clyde Crosby], American country music singer and songwriter (Mr Bojangles), born in Oneonta, New York
  • 1942-03-23 James "Jimmy" Miller, American record producer and musician (The Rolling Stones), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1942-03-27 Raymond J. McGrath, U.S. House of Representatives from New York, born in Valley Stream, New York
  • 1942-03-31 Michael Savage [Michael A Wiener], American talk radio host and commentator, born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1942-04-01 Phil Margo, rock vocalist (Tokens-Lion Sleeps Tonight), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1942-04-09 Brandon De Wilde, American actor (Jamie, Wild in the Sky), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestBarbra Streisand

1942-04-24 Barbra Streisand, American singer, actress and award winner (People), born in Brooklyn, New York

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1942-05-17 Taj Mahal [Henry Saint Clair Fredericks, Jr.], American singer-songwriter (Real Thing), born in Harlem, New York
  • 1942-06-08 Chuck Negron, American singer-songwriter (3 Dog Night-Joy to the World), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1942-06-26 Larry "The Mole" Taylor, rocker (Canned Heat-On the Road Again), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1942-07-09 Richard Roundtree, American actor (Getting Even, Shaft), born in New Rochelle, New York
  • 1942-07-09 Robert J. Frankel, American thoroughbred race horse trainer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2009)
  • 1942-08-03 Mary Ann Esposito, American chef and TV host (Ciao Italia with Mary Ann Esposito), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1942-08-26 Vic Dana, singer/dancer (Talent Scouts), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1942-08-29 Sterling Morrison, American musician (Velvet Underground), born in East Meadow, New York (d. 1995)

Person of interestRoy DeMeo

1942-09-07 Roy DeMeo, American gangster (Gambino crime family), born in Brooklyn, New York

Gangster Roy DeMeo
Gangster
Roy DeMeo

Person of interestJudith Sheindlin

1942-10-21 Judith Sheindlin, Jurist and Television personality (Judge Judy), born in Brooklyn, New York

Jurist/TV Personality Judith Sheindlin
Jurist/TV Personality
Judith Sheindlin
  • 1942-10-22 Annette Funicello, singer and actress (Mickey Mouse Club), born in Utica, New York, (d. 2013)

Person of interestRobert F. Engle

1942-11-10 Robert F. Engle, American economist and 2003 Nobel laureate for economic time series analysis, born in Syracuse, New York

Economist Robert F. Engle
Economist
Robert F. Engle
  • 1942-11-17 Bob Gaudio, rocker (Four Seasons-Sherry), born in The Bronx, New York

Person of interestMartin Scorsese

1942-11-17 Martin Scorsese, American film director (Raging Bull, Taxi Driver, Goodfellas, The Departed), born in Queens, New York

Film Director Martin Scorsese
Film Director
Martin Scorsese

Person of interestCalvin Klein

1942-11-19 Calvin Klein, American fashion designer (Calvin Klein Jeans, CK), born in The Bronx, New York

Fashion Designer Calvin Klein
Fashion Designer
Calvin Klein
  • 1942-12-09 Joe McGinniss, author (Selling of President 1968), born in Rye, New York

Person of interestDoris Kearns Goodwin

1943-01-04 Doris Kearns Goodwin, American historian and writer (Team of Rivals, No Ordinary Time), born in Brooklyn, New York

Writer and Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin
Writer and Historian
Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • 1943-01-30 Sandy Deane, American rocker (Jay and the Americans), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1943-02-14 Robert "Bob" Murphy Jr, American PGA golfer (1968 Philadelphia Classic), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1943-02-14 Aaron Russo, American political activist, movie producer and director (Trading Places, Wise Guys, The Rose), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2007)
  • 1943-02-21 David Geffen, American record producer (Geffen Records, Asylum) and film studio executive (DreamWorks SKG), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1943-03-07 Chris White, American rock singer-songwriter, musician, and record producer (The Zombies-Never Even Thought), born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1943-03-18 Kevin Dobson, American actor (Kojak, Knots Landing, Shannon), born in Queens, New York
  • 1943-03-30 Jay Traynor, American singer (Jay and the Americans), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1943-06-01 Richard Goode, concert pianist (1980 Avery Fisher Award), born in The Bronx, New York

Person of interestBilly Cunningham

1943-06-03 Billy Cunningham, NBA/ABA (Philadelphia 76ers, Carolina Cougers), born in Brooklyn, New York

NBA Forward and Coach Billy Cunningham
NBA Forward and Coach
Billy Cunningham

Person of interestHenry Hill

1943-06-11 Henry Hill Jr., American mobster and FBI informant (inspired Goodfellas), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)

Mobster and FBI informant Henry Hill
Mobster and FBI informant
Henry Hill
  • 1943-06-27 Rico Petrocelli, American baseball player (Boston Red Sox), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1943-07-05 Curt Blefary [Curtis Le Roy], American baseball player (1965 AL rookie of year, The Sporting News Rookie of the Year), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1943-07-25 Tom Dawes, American rock musician and composer who wrote music for commercial jingles ("Plop, Plop, Fizz, Fizz” for Alka-Seltzer and “7Up, the Uncola”), born in Albany, New York (d. 2007)
  • 1943-07-29 Roz Kelly, actress (Owl & Pussycat, Happy Days), born in Mt Vernon, New York
  • 1943-08-23 Nelson DeMille, American action adventure and suspense novels author (Plum Island), born in Jamaica, Queens, New York
  • 1943-08-29 Richard Halligan, American rock vocalist (Blood Sweat & Tears), born in Troy, New York
  • 1943-09-11 Mickey Hart, American drummer (Grateful Dead), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1943-09-12 Maria Muldaur, American singer (Midnight at the Oasis), born in Greenwich Village, New York
  • 1943-10-06 Michael Durrell, American actor (Shannon, V, Alice, Chiefs), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1943-10-15 Penny Marshall, American actress (Odd Couple, Laverne & Shirley), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1943-10-22 Paul Zukofsky, violinist (Cappricio), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1943-10-24 Jose Serrano, (Rep-D-New York)
  • 1943-11-10 George Sauer, Jr., AFL player (New York Jets), born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin (d. 2013)
  • 1943-11-12 Brian Hyland, rocker (She Wore an Itsy Bitsy ... Bikini), born in Queens, New York
  • 1943-12-09 Kenny Vance, American musician and producer (Jay and the Americans, The Planotones), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1943-12-12 Grover Washington Jr., US jazz saxophonist (Mr Magic), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1999)
  • 1943-12-19 William DeVries, American cardiothoracic surgeon (artificial heart), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1944-02-05 Al Kooper [Alan Peter Kuperschmidt], American rock musician, record producer and songwriter (Blood Sweat & Tears, Super Session), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1944-02-20 Lew Soloff, American jazz trumpeter (Blood, Sweat & Tears), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1944-02-22 Jonathan Demme, American film director (Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia), born in Baldwin, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1944-02-24 Sheila Larkin, American actress (Deborah-Storefront Lawyer), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1944-04-05 Peter T. King, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from New York, born in Manhattan, New York
  • 1944-04-24 Tony Visconti, American music producer (Blackstar, Low, "Heroes"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1944-06-17 Bill Rafferty, American comedian (Laugh-In, Real People), born in Queens, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1944-07-04 Harvey Brooks [Goldstein], American bassist, born in Manhattan, New York
  • 1944-08-07 John Glover, actor (52 Pick-Up, Something Special), born in Kingston, New York

Person of interestLarry Ellison

1944-08-17 Larry Ellison, American businessman (billionaire founder of Oracle Corporation), born in Manhattan, New York

Entrepreneur and Founder of Oracle Larry Ellison
Entrepreneur and Founder of Oracle
Larry Ellison
  • 1944-08-25 Anthony Heald, actor (Orphans, Silence of Lambs), born in New Rochelle, New York
  • 1944-09-14 Joey Heatherton, American dancer and actress (Bluebeard), born in Rockville Center, New York
  • 1944-09-28 Matthew Cowles, American soap actor (Eban Japes-Loving, Billy-All My Children), born in New York, (d 2014)
  • 1944-10-26 Mike Piano, American rocker (Sandpipers), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1944-11-02 Jeffrey Alan Hoffman, American NASA astronaut (STS 51-D, 35, 46, 61, 75) and MIT professor, born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestAl Michaels

1944-11-12 Al Michaels, American sportscaster (Miracle on Ice, American Football), born in Brooklyn, New York

American Television Sportscaster Al Michaels
American Television Sportscaster
Al Michaels
  • 1944-11-24 Candy Darling [James Slattery], American transgender actress (Flesh, Women in Revolt), born in Queens, New York (d. 1974)
  • 1944-12-16 John Abercrombie, American jazz guitarist, born in Portchester, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1945-02-09 Bill Bergey, American NFL player, born in South Dayton, New York
  • 1945-03-12 Sammy "The Bull" Gravano, American mobster who testified against John Gotti, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1945-03-15 Mark J Green, American lawyer/author (Closed Enterprise System), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1945-03-20 Pat Riley, NBA coach (Lakers, Knicks, Heat), born in Schenectady, New York
  • 1945-04-20 Michael Brandon, American actor (Dempsey and Makepeace), born in Brooklyn, New York

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