New York in History (Part 14)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1301 - 1,400 of 1,891

  • 1952-09-19 Scott Colomby, actor (Stash-Sons & Daughters, Szysznyk), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1952-09-26 James Keane, American actor (Willis Bell-Paper Chase), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1952-11-14 Ray Sharkey, actor (Wise Guys, Wired, Caged Fear), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1952-11-21 Lorna Luft, singer/actress (Where the Boys Are-1980), born in Scarsdale, New York
  • 1952-11-27 James D Wetherbee, Lt Cmdr USN/astr (STS 32, 52, 63, 86), born in Flushing, New York
  • 1953-01-10 Pat Benatar, [Andrezejewski], American singer (Hell Is for Children), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1953-01-23 Pat Haden, NFL quarterback (LA Rams), born in Westbury, New York
  • 1953-01-30 Fred Hembeck, Yaphank, New York, American cartoonist
  • 1953-02-17 Janice Dickinson, American model (Vogue), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestPaul Krugman

1953-02-28 Paul Krugman, American economist and New York Times columnist (Nobel Prize in Economics 2008), born in Albany, New York

Economist Paul Krugman
Economist
Paul Krugman
  • 1953-03-07 Kenny Aronoff, American drummer (John Mellencamp), born in Albany, New York
  • 1953-03-10 Ronnie Earl [Ronald Horvath], American blues guitarist (The Broadcasters), born in Queens, New York
  • 1953-03-18 Margaret L Augustine, project manager (Biosphere 2), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1953-03-28 Nydia M Velazquez, Puerto Rican politician, U.S. House of Representatives from New York, born in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico
  • 1953-04-09 Hal Ketchum, country singer (Small Town Saturday Night), born in Greenwich Village, New York
  • 1953-04-10 Terre Roche, American rocker (Roches), born in New York
  • 1953-05-24 Mark Rivera, American saxophonist, musical director and corporate entertainment provider (Billy Joel), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1953-06-12 Allan Weiner, American pirate radio station owner, born in Yonkers, New York
  • 1953-06-26 Robert Davi, American actor and opera singer (Die Hard, Gangster Chronicles, License to Kill), born in Queens, New York
  • 1953-07-03 Alynne Beth Amkraut, entertainer, born in Amityville, New York
  • 1953-07-29 Ken Burns [Kenneth Lauren], American director and documentary film producer (The Civil War, Baseball), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1953-07-31 James Read, American actor (North and South), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1953-08-08 Don Most, American actor and director (Ralph Malph-Happy Days), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1953-08-30 Ron George, American politician (Member of the Maryland House of Delegates), born in Syracuse, New York
  • 1953-10-30 Kathleen Cody, actress (Charley & the Angel), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1953-11-21 Tina Brown, journalist publisher (New Yorker, Tattler)

Person of interestBill Pullman

1953-12-17 Bill Pullman, American actor (Sommersby, League of their Own, Independence Day), born in Hornell, New York

  • 1953-12-18 Elliot Easton, [Elliot Shapiro], rock guitarist (Cars), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1953-12-21 Tina Brown, journalist (New Yorker)
  • 1953-12-22 Bernnadette Stanis, US actress (Thelma-Good Times), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1953-12-23 John Callahan, actor (Craig-Santa Barbara, Falcon Crest), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1953-12-31 Jane Badler, actress (Fine Gold, Easy Kill, V), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1954-01-03 Ross The Boss [Ross Friedman], American guitarist (The Dictators), born in the Bronx, New York

Person of interestHoward Stern

1954-01-12 Howard Stern, American radio personality and "Radio's Bad Boy" (WKRK, WYSP, WJFK), born in Queens, New York

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern

Person of interestIna Garten

1954-02-02 Ina Garten, American author and TV cooking show host (Barefoot Contessa, Food Network), born in Brooklyn, New York

Author and Cooking Show Host Ina Garten
Author and Cooking Show Host
Ina Garten
  • 1954-03-09 Kevin Wade, American screen writer (Working Girls), born in Chappaqua, New York
  • 1954-03-24 Donna Pescow, actress (Angie, Out of this World, Rainbow), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1954-04-04 Julie Carmen, American actress (Gloria, Last Plane Out), born in Mount Vernon, New York
  • 1954-04-08 John Schneider, actor (Bo-Dukes of Hazzard), born in Mt Kisco, New York
  • 1954-04-16 Ellen Barkin, actress (Big Easy, Sea of Love), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1954-04-29 Bill Paxon, (Rep-R-New York)

Person of interestJerry Seinfeld

1954-04-29 Jerome "Jerry" Seinfeld, American comedian and actor (Seinfeld, Bee Movie), born in Brooklyn, New York

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld
Comedian
Jerry Seinfeld
  • 1954-05-03 Gary Young, American drummer (Pavement), born in Mamaroneck, New York
  • 1954-05-04 Julie Budd, American singer (Child of Plenty), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1954-05-16 Joseph Polchinski, American leading theoretical physicist (multiverse), born in White Plains, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1954-06-06 Harvey Fierstein, playwright (Torch Song Trilogy, ID4), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1954-06-16 Doane Perry, American musician, composer, and author (Jethro Tull), born in Mt. Kisco, Westchester County, New York
  • 1954-06-21 Robert Pastorelli, American actor (Eldin-Murphy Brown), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1954-07-06 Allyce Beasley, actress (Agnes Dipesto-Moonlighting), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestWillie Randolph

1954-07-06 Willie Randolph, MLB second baseman and manager (NY Mets), born in Holly Hill, South Carolina

MLB Second Baseman and Manager Willie Randolph
MLB Second Baseman and Manager
Willie Randolph
  • 1954-07-26 Vitas Gerulaitis, Lithuanian American tennis star (Australia 1987), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1954-08-20 Al Roker, weatherman (NBC, Today), born in Queens, New York
  • 1954-08-20 Theresa Saldana, American actress (Raging Bull), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1954-08-23 Charles Busch, American actor, screenwriter, playwright and drag queen (The Tale of the Allergist's Wife), in Hartsdale, New York
  • 1954-08-29 Chet Catallo, American jazz guitarist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1954-08-30 David Paymer, American actor (Love Mary, Mr Saturday Night), born in Oceanside, New York
  • 1954-10-02 Lorraine Bracco, American actress (Sopranos, Goodfellas), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestAl Sharpton

1954-10-03 Al Sharpton [Alfred Charles], American minister and civil rights activist (Keepin' It Real), born in Brooklyn, New York

Minister and Civil Rights Activist Al Sharpton
Minister and Civil Rights Activist
Al Sharpton
  • 1954-12-09 Kip Hanrahan, American jazz producer (American ClavĂ©), born in the Bronx, New York
  • 1954-12-15 Justin Ross, American actor (Sinatra, Chorus Line, Fan, Quick Change), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestDenzel Washington

1954-12-28 Denzel Washington, American actor (Dr Chandler-St Elsewhere), born in Mount Vernon, New York

  • 1955-01-27 John G Roberts, 17th Chief Justice of the United States, born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1955-04-07 Andrea Fisher, American artist, born in New York (d. 1997)
  • 1955-04-24 Michael O'Keefe, American actor (Caddyshack, Ironweed, Slugger's Wife), born in Mount Vernon, New York
  • 1955-05-03 Timmy Cappello, American rock & sax player (played with Tina Turner, Ringo Starr & The Lost Boys), born in Silver Lake, New York
  • 1955-05-25 Connie Selleca, actress (Hotel, Capt America II), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1955-07-03 Julia Lyndon, playmate (August, 1977), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1955-07-09 Jimmy Smits, American actor (Victor-LA Law, Running Scared, NYPD Blue), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1955-09-12 Peter Scolari, American actor (Newhart, Bosom Buddies), born in New Rochelle, New York
  • 1955-10-15 Tanya Roberts, American actress (Charlie's Angels, Sheena), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1955-11-02 Frank Gilligan, singer (Mason Dixon-Karen Comes Around), born in Queens, New York

Person of interestWhoopi Goldberg

1955-11-13 Whoopi Goldberg [Caryn Johnson], American actress, comedian and singer (Color Purple, Burglar), born in NYC, New York

  • 1955-12-04 Brian Prout, singer (Diamond Rio-Meet in the Middle), born in Troy, New York

Person of interestMel Gibson

1956-01-03 Mel Gibson, American actor (Mad Max, Mrs Soffel, Lethal Weapon) and filmmaker, born in Peekskill, New York

Actor and Film Director Mel Gibson
Actor and Film Director
Mel Gibson
  • 1956-01-07 David Caruso, American actor (NYPD Blue, Michael Hayes), born in Forest Hills, New York

Person of interestBill Maher

1956-01-20 Bill Maher, American comedian and political commentator (Real Time with Bill Maher, Politically Incorrect), born in NYC, New York

Political Commentator and Comedian Bill Maher
Political Commentator and Comedian
Bill Maher
  • 1956-02-14 Howard Edward Davis Jr., boxer (Olympic silver 1976), born in Glen Cove, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1956-02-19 Kathleen Beller, American actress (Promises in the Dark, Dynasty, The Betsy), born in Westchester, New York
  • 1956-03-01 Timothy Daly, American actor (Joe-Wings, Diner, Made in Heaven), born in Sufferin, New York
  • 1956-05-30 Jonathan Idema, Poughkeepsie, New York, torturer, kidnapper and con artist (d. 2012)
  • 1956-06-27 Jeff Odintz, American horse trainer, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1956-07-10 Tom McClintock, American politician (U.S. House of Representatives from California), born in White Plains, New York
  • 1956-07-13 Mark "The Animal' Mendoza [Glickman], American bassist (Twisted Sister-We're Not Gonna Take It), born in Long Island, New York
  • 1956-07-15 Joe Satriani, American guitarist, born in Westbury, New York
  • 1956-07-16 Tony Kushner, American playwright and screenwriter (Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes), born in New York
  • 1956-07-19 Peter Barton, American actor (Powers of Matthew Star), born in Valley Stream, New York
  • 1956-07-27 Carol Leifer, American actress and comedian, born in East Williston, New York
  • 1956-08-01 Tom Leykis, American radio personality (The Tom Leykis Show), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1956-08-19 Adam Arkin, actor (Busting Loose, Pearl, Northern Exposure), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1956-09-08 David Carr, American journalist (New York Times), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2015)
  • 1956-09-11 Tony Gilroy, American screenwriter and director (Bourne), born in Manhattan, New York
  • 1956-09-22 Debby Boone, American singer (You Light Up My Life), born in Hackensack, New Jersey
  • 1956-10-07 James Van Patten, American actor (Bo-Chisholms), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1956-12-31 Martin Joseph Fettman, American PhD/astronaut (STS 58), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1957-02-28 John Turturro, actor (Brain Donor, Color of Money, Jungle Fever), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1957-03-29 Christopher Lambert, French-American actor (Highlander, Subway, Greystoke, Why Me), born in Great Neck, New York
  • 1957-04-13 Saundra Santiago, actress (Gina-Miami Vice), born in The Bronx, New York

Person of interestDaniel Day-Lewis

1957-04-29 Daniel Day-Lewis, English actor (Last of the Mohicans, Gangs of New York), born in London

  • 1957-05-12 Lou Whitaker, American MLB 2nd baseman (Detroit Tigers, 1978 AL Rookie of the Year), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestJeffrey Hawkins

1957-06-01 Jeffrey Hawkins, American inventor (PalmPilot, Treo), born in Huntington, New York

Inventor Jeffrey Hawkins
Inventor
Jeffrey Hawkins

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