New York in History (Part 12)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1101 - 1,200 of 2,424

  • 1936-03-06 Sylvia Robinson, American rocker (Mickey & Sylvia - "Love Is Strange"), born in Harlem, New York (d. 2011)
  • 1936-03-09 Marty Ingels, American comedian (I'm Dickens He's Fenster), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1936-03-27 Malcolm Goldstein, American composer, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1936-04-29 April Stevens [Caroline LoTempio], American vocalist ("Deep Purple" - the song, not the band), born in Niagara Falls, New York
  • 1936-05-14 Bobby Darin [Walden Robert Cassotto], American singer ("Mack the Knife"; "Splish-Splash"; "Beyond The Sea"), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1973)
  • 1936-05-27 Louis Gossett Jr, American actor (Officer & Gentleman, Deep), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1936-06-06 Richard Green, American sexologist, lawyer, and author who advocated for gay and transsexual rights, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2019)
  • 1936-06-11 Jud Strunk, American singer-songwriter ("Daisy a Day"), and comedian (Laugh-In), born in Jamestown, New York (d. 1981)
  • 1936-06-27 Lucille Clifton, American poet (Two-Headed Woman), born in Depew, New York (d. 2010)
  • 1936-06-30 Dave Van Ronk, American folk singer and songwriter ("Garden State Stomp"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1936-07-09 June Jordan, Caribbean-American playwright and poet (His Own Where), born in Harlem, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1936-07-19 Connie Kurtz, American Gay Rights advocate, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1936-07-30 Ralph Taeger, American actor (Klondike, Acapulco, Hondo), born in Richmond Hill, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1936-09-19 Al Oerter, American discus thrower (Olympic gold 1956, 60, 64, 68), born in Astoria, New York (d. 2007)
  • 1936-09-22 Art Metrano, American comedian (Amy Prentiss, Joanie Loves Chachi), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1936-10-01 C, Gordon Fullerton, American USMC Colonel, and NASA astronaut (STS-3; STS-51-F), born in Rochester, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1936-10-13 Cliff Gorman, American actor (Boys in the Band, Angel), born in Queens, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1936-10-19 Tony Lo Bianco, actor (Ann Jillian Story, Hizzoner!), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1936-10-31 Michael Landon, American actor (Bonanza, Highway to Heaven), born in Forest Hills, New York (d. 1991)
  • 1936-11-08 Edward George Gibson, American astronaut (Skylab 4), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1936-11-23 Steve Landesberg, American comedian and actor (Barney Miller - "Dietrich"), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2010)

Mary Tyler Moore

1936-12-29 Mary Tyler Moore, American actress (The Dick Van Dyke Show; Mary Tyler Moore Show; Ordinary People), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2017)

  • 1937-01-06 Doris Troy [Higginsen], American R&B singer and songwriter ("Just One Look"), born in the Bronx, New York (d. 2004)
  • 1937-01-31 Steve Karmen, American jingle writer (I Love NY, This Bud's for You), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1937-02-05 Stuart Damon [Zonis], American stage and screen actor (General Hospital, 1977-2007 - "Dr. Alan Quartermaine"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2021)
  • 1937-03-01 Jed Allan, actor (Days of our Lives, CC-Santa Barbara), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1937-03-22 Angelo Badalamenti, American film composer (Twin Peaks; The Straight Story; Blue Velvet; Mulholland Drive), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1937-03-27 Thomas Aquinas Daly, American painter, born in Albany, New York

Colin Powell

1937-04-05 Colin Powell, American General and 1st Black US Secretary of State (2001-05), born in Harlem, New York City (d. 2021) [1]

  • 1937-04-21 David Lucas, American rock and roll composer, music producer and singer, born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1937-05-02 Lorenzo Music, American writer, actor and voice actor (Rhoda - "Carlton, the doorman"; Garfield), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2001)
  • 1937-05-08 Thomas Pynchon, American novelist (V, Gravity's Rainbow), born in Glen Cove, New York
  • 1937-05-10 Arthur Kopit, US playwright ('Wings', 'Nine'), born in New York City
  • 1937-05-12 George Carlin, American comedian (7 dirty words, AM & FM, Carwash), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1937-06-04 Gorilla Monsoon, American pro wrestler (Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame) and commentator (WWF), born in Rochester, New York (d. 1999)
  • 1937-06-16 Erich Segal, American author (Love Story, Oliver's Story), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2010)
  • 1937-06-28 Richard Bright, American actor (Al Neri-Godfather), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1937-06-28 Ron Luciano, American baseball umpire in the American League (1969-79), born in Endicott, New York (d. 1995)
  • 1937-07-04 Thomas Nagel, American philosopher and University Professor of Philosophy and Law Emeritus at New York University, born in Belgrade, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
  • 1937-07-05 Nita Lowey, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York), born in NYC, New York
  • 1937-07-09 Marty Springstead, American Major League baseball umpire and umpire supervisor, born in Nyack, New York
  • 1937-08-01 Alhonse "Al" D'Amato, American lawyer and politician (U.S. Senator from New York, 1981-99), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1937-08-06 Paul Griffin, American session musician and pianist, born in Harlem, New York (d. 2000)
  • 1937-08-21 Robert Stone, American novelist (Dog Soldiers, WUSA), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1937-08-29 James Florio, American politician (49th Governor of New Jersey), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1937-08-31 Warren Berlinger, actor (Larry-Joey Bishop Shop, Take Two), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1937-09-01 Ron O'Neal, actor (Superfly), born in Utica, New York
  • 1937-09-05 William Devane, American actor (Family Plot, Missles of October), born in Albany, New York
  • 1937-10-12 Robert Mangold, American minimalist artist (Yellow/Gray Looped Line Zone), born in North Tonawanda, New York

Lenny Wilkens

1937-10-28 Lenny Wilkens, NBA Point Guard and Head Coach (Seattle SuperSonics), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • 1937-11-12 Ina Balin, American actress (Danger in Paradise), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1937-11-27 Gail Sheehy, American author (Hustling), born in Mamaroneck, New York
  • 1938-01-21 Wolfman Jack [Robert Weston Smith], American disc jockey (The Midnight Special), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1995)
  • 1938-02-24 James Farentino, actor (The Final Countdown), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1938-04-03 Jeff Barry [Joel Adelberg], American pop songwriter ("Do Wah Diddy Diddy"; "Da Doo Ron Ron"; "Chapel Of Love"; "Leader Of The Pack'), born in Brooklyn, New York

Bernie Madoff

1938-04-29 Bernard "Bernie" Madoff, American fraudster and financier who committed the largest fraud in US history, born in Queens, New York (d. 2021)

  • 1938-05-17 Don Dolan, actor (Guy Lewis- General Hospital), born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1938-05-21 David Groh, American actor (Rhoda - "Joe"; Another Day - "Don"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1938-06-26 Neil Abercrombie, American politician (Rep-D-Hawaii, 1986-88), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1938-07-24 Mike Mainieri, American vibraphonist (Steps Ahead), born in the Bronx, New York
  • 1938-08-06 Paul Bartel, director/actor (Eating Raoul), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1938-08-08 Connie Stevens [Concetta Ingoglia], American actress (Hawaiian Eye - "Cricket"; Back to the Beach), and singer ("Sixteen Reasons"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1938-08-29 Elliott Gould, American actor (M*A*S*H, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice), born in Queens, New York
  • 1938-08-30 Steve Delaney, English newscaster (Monitor), born in Dobbs Ferry, New York
  • 1938-09-04 Leonard Frey, American stage and screen actor (Fiddler on the Roof; The Magic Christian), born in Brooklyn, New York City (d. 1988)
  • 1938-09-06 Joan Tower, American composer (Breakfast Rhythms), born in New Rochelle, New York
  • 1938-09-20 Eric Gale, American jazz, R&B, session and touring guitarist (Negril; Stuff; Paul Simon's One-Trick Pony; Bob James; Grover Washington, Jr.), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1938-09-20 George J. Hochbrueckner, American politician (Rep-D-NY), born in Queens, New York
  • 1938-10-05 Carlo Mastrangelo, Italian-American rock vocalist (Dion & The Belmonts; Pulse), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1938-10-08 Penny Pitou, American skier (Olympic-2 silvers-1960), born in Bayside, New York
  • 1938-10-13 Jim McMullan, American actor (Dr McDaniel-Ben Casey), born in Long Island, New York
  • 1938-10-27 Maurice Hinchey, American politician (Rep-D-New York), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938-10-30 Ed Lauter, American actor (The Artist, The Number 23), born in Long Beach, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1938-11-05 Joe Dassin, French-American singer (Les Champs-Élysées), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1980)
  • 1938-11-16 Robert Nozick, American philosopher (Anarchy, State, and Utopia), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)

Jon Voight

1938-12-29 Jon Voight, American actor (Deliverance, Midnight Cowboy), born in Yonkers, New York

  • 1939-01-18 Bernard Glassman, American Zen Buddhist roshi (Zen Center of NY), born in Brighton Beach, New York
  • 1939-02-05 Jane Bryant Quinn, newscaster/financial writer (Everyone's Money Book), born in Niagara Falls, New York
  • 1939-02-09 Barry Mann [Imberman], American pop songwriter ("You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling"), and singer ("Who Put the Bomp In The Bomp, Bomp, Bomp"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1939-03-11 Lorraine Hunt, American businesswoman, and former Lieutenant Governor of Nevada, born in Niagara Falls, New York
  • 1939-03-13 Neil Sedaka, American singer and songwriter ("Breaking Up is Hard to Do"; "Love Will Keep Us Together"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1939-04-01 Ali MacGraw, American actress (Love Story, Goodbye Columbus), born in Pound Ridge, New York
  • 1939-04-13 Paul Sorvino, American actor (Chiefs, Dick Tracy), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1939-05-07 Johnny Maestro, American rock vocalist (Crests - "16 Candles"; Brooklyn Bridge), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2010)
  • 1939-07-18 Dion DiMucci, American rocker (Dion & Belmonts - "A Teenager In Love"), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1939-07-18 Edward Gramlich, American economics professor (University of Michigan), born in Rochester, New York (d. 2007)

Peter Bogdanovich

1939-07-30 Peter Bogdanovich, American film director and producer (The Last Picture Show; Paper Moon), born in Kingston, New York (d. 2022) [1]

  • 1939-08-02 Benjamin Barber, American political theorist (Jihad vs. McWorld), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1939-08-13 Saul Steinberg, American businessman, founder of Leasco and CEO of Reliance Insurance Company, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1939-08-16 Eric Weissberg, American singer and musician (Duelling Banjos), born in New York (d. 2020)
  • 1939-08-21 Ernie Maresca, American singer and songwriter ("Runaround Sue"; "The Wanderer"), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2015)

Carl Yastrzemski

1939-08-22 Carl Yastrzemski, American Baseball Hall of Fame left fielder, 1st baseman (18-time MLB All Star), born in Southampton, New York

  • 1939-08-22 Valerie Harper, American actress (The Mary Tyler Moore Show; Rhoda), born in Suffern, New York (d. 2019)
  • 1939-08-26 Fred Milano, American doo-wop singer (Dion & The Belmonts), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1939-09-06 Dan Cragg, American soldier and author, born in Rochester, New York
  • 1939-09-10 Greg Mullavey, American actor (Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman - "Tom Hartman"; Rituals - "Eddie Gallagher"), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1939-09-20 Robert L. Gerry III, American businessman and petroleum industry executive, born in New York
  • 1939-09-26 Judith Appelbaum, American magazine & newspaper editor and educator, born in New York (d. 2018)
  • 1939-10-08 Lynne Stewart, American defense attorney (known for representing controversial, poor, and often unpopular defendants), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2017)

Ralph Lauren

1939-10-14 Ralph Lauren, American fashion designer (Chaps, Polo Ralph Lauren), born in The Bronx, New York


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