New York in History (Part 13)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1201 - 1,300 of 2,441

  • 1939-09-06 Dan Cragg, American soldier and author, born in Rochester, New York
  • 1939-09-10 Greg Mullavey, actor (Tom-Mary Hartman, Rituals), 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)

Person of interestRalph Lauren

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

Fashion Designer Ralph Lauren
Fashion Designer
Ralph Lauren
  • 1939-10-20 Jay Siegel, rock bassist (Tokens-Lion Sleeps Tonight), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1939-11-18 Brenda Vaccaro, American actress (Cactus Flower, Sara, Paper Dolls), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1939-11-25 Martin Feldstein, American economist (1977 John Bates Clark Medal), chief economic adviser to President Reagan, born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2019)
  • 1939-12-06 Steve Alaimo, American rocker (Mashed Potatoes), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1939-12-17 Novella Nelson, American actress (Antwone Fisher, Purlie, Chiefs), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2017)

Person of interestPhil Spector

1939-12-26 [Harvey] Phil Spector, American record producer (Wall of Sound), born in The Bronx, New York

Music Producer Phil Spector
Music Producer
Phil Spector
  • 1940-01-05 Michael O'Donoghue, American writer and performer (Saturday Night Live, Scrooged), born in Sauquoit, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1940-01-30 David Johnson, American composer, born in Batavia, New York

Person of interestGeorge A. Romero

1940-02-04 George A. Romero, American-Canadian director (Night of the Living Dead), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2017)

  • 1940-02-04 Theodore "Ted" Stanley, American anesthesiologist and medical entrepreneur (created the fentanyl lollipop), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1940-02-22 Billy Name [William Linich Jr.], American photographer (Andy Warhol's factory), born in Poughkeepsie, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1940-03-01 Robert Grossman, American illustrator, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1940-03-20 Vito Picone, rocker (Elegants) and actor, born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1940-03-26 James Caan, American actor (Misery, The Godfather), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1940-03-28 Michael Plumb, American equestrian (Olympic 2 gold/4 silver-1976,84), born in Islip, New York
  • 1940-03-28 Kevin Loughery, American NBA star and coach (Balt, Philadelphia), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1940-04-14 Patricia Bruder, American actress (Ellen-As the World Turns), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1940-05-05 Lance Henriksen, American actor (Aliens, Pumpkinhead, Knights, Hard Target), born in Manhattan, New York
  • 1940-07-18 Joe Torre, American baseball outfield and manager (Braves, Mets, 1971 NL MVP), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1940-07-24 Dan Hedaya, American actor (Cheers, Marvin's Room, Clueless), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1940-07-26 Michael Slive, American college sports executive (Commissioner SEC), born in Utica, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1940-07-31 Stanley Jaffe, American producer (Fatal Attraction), born in New Rochelle, New York
  • 1940-08-15 Rita Shane, American soprano, born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1940-09-11 Tom Gallagher, American diplomat, gay activist, and 1st Foreign Service officer to publicly come out in 1976, born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1940-09-14 Larry Brown, American NBA player and coach (NY Knicks), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestJoe Pepitone

1940-10-09 Joe Pepitone, American baseball 1st baseman (3-time MLB All Star), born in Brooklyn, New York

MLB First Baseman and Outfielder Joe Pepitone
MLB First Baseman and Outfielder
Joe Pepitone
  • 1940-10-18 Cynthia Weil, American songwriter (We Got Get Out Of This Place, You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'), born in NYC, New York
  • 1940-10-23 Ellie Greenwich, American singer-songwriter (Da Doo Ron Ron, Leader of the Pack), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2009)

Person of interestJohn Gotti

1940-10-27 John Gotti, mafia head of the Gambino family, born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2002)

Gangster John Gotti
Gangster
John Gotti
  • 1940-10-28 Susan Harris, American television writer and producer (It Takes Two), born in Mount Vernon, New York
  • 1940-11-29 Chuck [Charles] Mangione, American jazz musician (Feels So Good), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1940-12-09 Sammy Strain, American singer (Imperials-Hurt So Bad), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1940-12-13 Steve Harmon, American actor (Ens Pulver-Mr Roberts), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1941-01-08 Little Anthony [Anthony Gourdine], American rhythm and blues singer (Little Anthony and the Imperials-Goin' Out of My Head), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1941-01-09 Joan Baez, American folk singer & human rights advocate, born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1941-01-21 Richie Havens, American folk singer (Here Comes the Sun), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2013)

Person of interestNeil Diamond

1941-01-24 Neil Diamond, American singer-songwriter, born in Brooklyn, New York

Singer-songwriter Neil Diamond
Singer-songwriter
Neil Diamond
  • 1941-01-31 Jessica Walter, American actress (Play Misty For Me, Arrested Development), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1941-02-03 Angelo D'Aleo, tenor (Dion & Belmonts-Teenager in Love), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1941-02-03 Carol Mann, American golfer (1964 Western Open, 1965 US Open), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1941-04-13 Michael Stuart Brown, American geneticist (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1985), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1941-04-17 Adolphus Hailstork, American composer, born in Rochester, New York
  • 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)
  • 1941-04-30 Johnny Farina, American rocker (Santo & Johnny), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1941-05-06 Fred J. Eckert, American politician (U.S. Ambassador to Fiji , Tuvalu, Kiribati & Tonga), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1941-05-15 Lainie Kazan, singer/actress (Lust in the Dust, Beaches), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1941-05-29 Bob Simon, American TV correspondent (CBS, 60 Minutes), born in the Bronx, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1941-06-13 Tom Hallick, American actor (Search), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1941-06-15 Harry Nilsson, American singer-songwriter and rock vocalist (Everybody's Talkin', One, Without You), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1994)
  • 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 [Foster], American actor (Medium Cool, Jackie Brown), born in Rochester, New York (d. 2019)
  • 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 and drummer (Lovin' Spoonful), born in Glen Cove, New York
  • 1941-11-05 Art Garfunkel, American singer and actor (Simon and Garfunkel, Carnal Knowledge), born in NYC, New York
  • 1941-11-10 John Geoghegan, U.S. Army infantry lieutenant and Silver Star recipient, born in Pelham, New York (d. 1965)
  • 1941-11-27 Eddie Rabbitt, country singer (I Love a Rainy Night), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1998)
  • 1941-12-10 Peter Michael Goetz, American actor (Jumping Jack Flash, King Kong Lives), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 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)
  • 1942-01-11 Leo Cullum, American cartoonist (The New Yorker), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2010)
  • 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 and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1942-05-10 Ingram Douglass Marshall, American composer (Alcatraz, Fragility Cycles), born in Mount Vernon, New York
  • 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
  • 1942-07-01 William Carney, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York), 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
  • 1942-08-07 Tobin Bell, American actor, born in Queens, 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
  • 1942-09-08 Ansen [Nancy Ann] Dibble, Dutch sci-fi author (Summerfair), born in Staten Island, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1942-09-22 David Stern, American basketball executive (NBA commissioner 1984-2014; longest-tenured commissioner in history of major North American sports leagues), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2020)
  • 1942-10-07 Joy Behar [Occhiuto], American actress and comedian (The View), born in Brooklyn, New York

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