New York in History (Part 12)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1101 - 1,200 of 1,891

  • 1945-05-05 Kurtis "Kurt" Loder, American film critic, TV personality and columnist (Rolling Stone, New York, Time), born in Ocean City, New Jersey
  • 1945-05-24 Priscilla Presley, American actress (Jenna-Dallas, Naked Gun), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1945-06-05 John Carlos, American track star (Olympic bronze 1968); gave black power salute, born in Harlem, New York
  • 1945-06-24 George Pataki, American politician (Gov-R-NY, 1995-2006), born in Peekskill, New York
  • 1945-08-05 Ja'net Dubois, American actress (Good Times, Beverly Hill 90210), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1945-08-21 Patty McCormack, American actress (Mama, Peck's Bad Girl, Ropers), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1945-08-22 Ron Dante, rock vocalist (Archies-Sugar, Sugar), born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1945-09-03 George Biondo, American rock musician (Steppenwolf), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1945-10-02 Don McLean, American singer and songwriter (American Pie, Vincent), born in New Rochelle, New York
  • 1945-10-19 John Lithgow, actor (Harry & Hendersons, Pelican Brief), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1945-11-23 Steve Landesberg, comedian and actor (Barney Miller), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1945-11-27 Barbara Anderson, actress (Eve-Ironside, Mission Impossible), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1945-12-20 Peter Criss [George Peter John Criscuola], American drummer and singer (Kiss), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1945-12-25 Rick Berman, [Richard], televison producer (Star Trek Generations), born in New York
  • 1946-01-28 Renne Jarrett, American actress (Nancy), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1946-03-03 James C Adamson, Lt Col USA/astronaut (STS 28, STS 43), born in Warsaw, New York
  • 1946-03-06 Martin Kove, American actor (Victor-Cagney & Lacey), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1946-03-31 Gabe Kaplan, American comedian and actor (Welcome Back Kotter), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1946-04-07 Robert Metcalfe, American electrical engineer (invented Ethernet, 3Com), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1946-04-25 Talia Shire [Coppola], American actress (Adrienne-Rocky), born in Lake Success, New York
  • 1946-05-02 Lesley Gore, American singer (It's My Party, You Don't Own Me), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1946-05-04 Richard L. Brodsky, American lawyer and NY State Assemblyman (D) (1983-2010), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1946-05-29 Robin Johnson, actress (Times Square), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1946-06-12 John Steinbeck IV, American journalist, author and son of John Steinbeck, born in New York City
  • 1946-06-25 Allen Lanier, American rock keyboardist, guitarist and vocalist (Blue Oyster Cult), born in Long Island, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1946-06-27 Janice Giteck, American composer (Thunder, Like a White Bear Dancing), born in New York
  • 1946-07-13 Bob Kauffman, American basketball forward (3-time NBA All Star), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)

Person of interestJanet Yellen

1946-08-13 Janet Yellen, American economist (Chair of US Federal Reserve 2014-), born in Brooklyn, New York

15th Chair of the Federal Reserve Janet Yellen
15th Chair of the Federal Reserve
Janet Yellen
  • 1946-08-14 Antonio Fargas, actor (Huggy Bear-Starsky & Hutch), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1946-08-19 Dawn Steel, American filmmaker, 1st woman to head Hollywood studio, born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1946-08-25 Charles Ghigna (Father Goose), American poet and children's books author (Tickle Day: Poems from Father Goose), born in Bayside, New York
  • 1946-08-26 Valerie Simpson, singer, (Ashford & Simpson- "Like a Rock"), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1946-08-29 Bob Beamon, American high jumper (Olympic gold 1968, 29' 2½" 8.9m), born in Queens, New York
  • 1946-09-04 David Liebman, American saxophonist and flautist, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1946-09-07 Alfa Anderson, American rock vocalist (Chicago), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1946-09-28 Jeffrey Jones, American actor (Beetlejuice, Ferris Bueller's Day Off), born in Buffalo, New York

Person of interestSusan Sarandon

1946-10-04 Susan Sarandon, American actress (Dead Man Walking, The Client) also known for her social and political activism, born in Queens, New York

  • 1946-10-11 Gary Mallaber, American rocker (The Steve Miller Band-Abracadbra), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1946-10-30 Robert L "Hoot" Gibson, American aviator, aeronautical engineer and astronaut (STS 41B,61C,27,47,71), born in Cooperstown, New York
  • 1946-11-13 Martin Bresnick, American composer, The Bronx, New York
  • 1946-12-14 Patty Duke, actress (The Miracle Worker), born in New York (d. 2016)
  • 1946-12-15 Harry Ray, rock vocalist (Ray, Goodman, Brown), born in Hackensack, New York

Person of interestDick Wolf

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
  • 1946-12-23 Susan Lucci, Scarsdale, New York, American actress (All My Children, Mafia Princess)
  • 1947-02-05 Mary Louise Cleave, PhD/astronaut (STS 61-B, STS 30), born in Southampton, New York
  • 1947-03-06 Rob Reiner, American actor and director (All in the Family, Stand By Me), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1947-03-07 Lewis J Stadlen, American actor (John-Benson, Savages, Windy City), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1947-03-08 Carole Bayer Sager, American singer-songwriter (On My Own, That's What Friends Are For) and wife of Burt Bacharach, born in Manhattan, New York
  • 1947-03-19 Vince Martino, WLAF offensive asst (Barcelona Dragons), born in Schenectady, New York

Person of interestJames Patterson

1947-03-22 James Patterson, American author (Alex Cross, Witch and Wizard), born in Newburgh, New York

  • 1947-04-02 Camille Paglia, American author and social critic, born in Endicott, New York
  • 1947-04-12 Dan Lauria, American actor (Jack Arnold-Wonder Years), born in Brooklyn, 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)
  • 1947-04-25 Jeffrey DeMunn, American actor (Blaze, Frances, Windy City), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1947-05-18 Candice Azzara, actress (Fatso), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1947-05-19 Jerry Hyman, rock singer/trombonist (Blood Sweat & Tears), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1947-05-24 Albert Bouchard, American musician, singer and songwriter (Blue Öyster Cult), born in Watertown, New York
  • 1947-05-25 Mitch Margo, American rocker (The Tokens, The Lion Sleeps Tonight), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1947-05-29 Mark Nelson, crew member (Biosphere 2), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1947-06-10 Ken Singleton, baseball player (Orioles), born in Mt Vernon, New York
  • 1947-06-22 David L Lander, American actor (Squiggy-Laverne & Shirley), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1947-06-25 Jimmie Walker, American comedian (JJ-Good Times, At Ease), born in The Bronx, New York

Person of interestLarry David

1947-07-02 Larry David, American actor, comedian and screen-writer (Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm), born in Brooklyn, New York

Comedian/Writer Larry David
Comedian/Writer
Larry David
  • 1947-07-10 Arlo Guthrie, American singer (Alice's Restaurant, City of New Orleans), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1947-07-16 Assata Shakur, American activist Black Liberation Army) and wanted by FBI, born in Queens, New York
  • 1947-07-18 Ayn Rumen, American actress (Janet-McLean Stevenson Show), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestBarbara Bach

1947-08-27 Barbara Bach [Goldbach], American actress (The Spy Who Loved Me, Force 10 from Navarone), born in Queens, New York

Actress Barbara Bach
Actress
Barbara Bach
  • 1947-09-14 Jon Bauman, American singer (Sha Na Na), born in Queens, New York
  • 1947-09-27 Liz Torres, actress (Mahalia Sanchez-John Larroquette Show), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1947-09-28 Harold Dow, news correspondent (CBS, 48 Hours), born in Hackensack, New York
  • 1947-10-03 Fred DeLuca, American co-founder of the Subway chain, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1947-10-18 Laura Nyro, singer/songwriter (Eli's Coming, Stoney End), born in The Bronx, New York

Person of interestHillary Clinton

1947-10-26 Hillary Rodham Clinton, US 1st Lady (1993-2001), Senator (NY, 2001-09), Secretary of State (2009-13) and 2016 Democratic Presidential nominee, born in Chicago, Illinois

Politician and US First Lady Hillary Clinton
Politician and US First Lady
Hillary Clinton

Person of interestRichard Dreyfuss

1947-10-29 Richard Dreyfuss, American actor (Jaws, Nuts, Mr Holland's Opus), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • 1947-11-06 Larry James, American track athlete, 4X400m relayer (Olympic gold 1968), born in Mount Pleasant, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1947-12-18 Eddie Antar, founder and CEO (Crazy Eddie Electronics Store), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1947-12-30 Michael Burns, American actor (Barnaby West-Wagon Train), born in Mineola, New York

Person of interestJohn Carpenter

1948-01-16 John Carpenter, American film director (Halloween, The Thing), born in Carthage, New York

Horror film director John Carpenter
Horror film director
John Carpenter
  • 1948-01-22 Gilbert Levine, American conductor, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1948-02-01 Debbie Austin, American golfer (7 LPGA Tour wins), born in Oneida, New York

Person of interestRick James

1948-02-01 Rick James [James Ambrose Johnson, Jr.], American funk musician ("Super Freak"), born in Buffalo New York (d. 2004)

Musician Rick James
Musician
Rick James
  • 1948-02-04 Mary Ann Ganser, pop singer (The Shangri-Las), born in Queens, New York (d. 1970)
  • 1948-02-04 Marguerite "Marge" Ganser, pop singer (The Shangri-Las), born in Queens, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1948-02-26 Priscilla Lopez, actress (In the Beginning, Kay O'Brien), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1948-02-28 Bernadette Peters, [Lazzara], actress (Jerk), born in Queens, New York
  • 1948-02-28 Mercedes Ruehl, actress (Lost in Yonkers, Crazy People), born in Queens, New York
  • 1948-03-14 Billy Crystal, Long Beach, New York, American actor, writer, producer (Soap, City Slickers)
  • 1948-03-29 Bud Cort, actor and director (Electric Dreams, M*A*S*H), born in New Rochelle, New York
  • 1948-03-31 David Eisenhower, author and grandson of President Eisenhower (married Julie Nixon), born in West Point, New York
  • 1948-03-31 Rhea Perlman, American actress (Zena in Taxi, Carla in Cheers), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1948-04-03 Garrick Ohlsson, American pianist (Intl Busoni winner 1969), born in Bronxville, New York
  • 1948-04-27 Frank William Abagnale, Jr., American con artist turned security consultant, born in Bronxville, New York
  • 1948-04-28 Marcia Strassman, American actress (Julle Kotter-Welcome Back Kotter), born in New York, (d. 2014)
  • 1948-06-25 Michael Lembeck, American actor (Max-One Day at a Time), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1948-07-12 Ben Burtt Jr., American sound designer, born in Jamesville, New York
  • 1948-10-02 Donna Karan, American fashion designer (Coty Award-1977), born in Forest Hills, New York
  • 1948-10-05 Sal Viscuso, American actor (Soap, Montefuscos), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestJohnny Ramone

1948-10-08 Johnny Ramone [Cummings], American rock guitarist (Ramones), born in Long Island, New York (d. 2004)

Guitarist Johnny Ramone
Guitarist
Johnny Ramone
  • 1948-11-05 Pepper LaBeija [William Jackson], American drag queen and fashion designer, born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2003)
  • 1948-11-09 Alan Gratzer, rock drummer (Reo Speedwagon), born in Syracuse, New York

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