New York in History (Part 14)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1301 - 1,400 of 2,438

  • 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 (Nobel 2003 - for methods of analyzing economic time series with time-varying volatility (ARCH)), born in Syracuse, New York

Economist Robert F. Engle
Economist
Robert F. Engle
  • 1942-11-17 Bob Gaudio, American pop-rock musician and songwriter (Four Seasons - "Sherry"; "Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You"), 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, American author (The Selling of the President 1968), born in Rye, New York (d. 2014)

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
  • 1943-01-17 Geoffrey Deuel, American actor, born in Lockport, New York
  • 1943-01-30 Sandy Deane, American rocker (Jay and the Americans), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1943-02-14 Bob Murphy Jr, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1970 runner-up; 11 Senior PGA Tour titles), 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
  • 1943-02-26 Bill Duke, American actor (Bird on a Wire, Predator), born in Poughkeepsie, New York
  • 1943-03-07 Chris White, British rock singer-songwriter, musician, and record producer (The Zombies - "She's Not There"; "Time Of The Season"), born in Barnet, Hertfordshire, England
  • 1943-03-18 Kevin Dobson, American actor (Kojak, Knots Landing, Shannon), born in Queens, New York (d. 2020)
  • 1943-03-30 Jay Traynor, American pop singer (Jay and the Americans, 1960-62 - "She Cried"), 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, American Basketball Hall of Fame forward, coach (NBA champion player & coach Philadelphia 76ers), 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
  • 1943-07-01 Jeff Wayne, American-British musician and composer, born in Forest Hills, Queens, 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 jazz multi-instrumentalist and arranger (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
  • 1943-10-14 Anthony Iannaccone, American composer, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1943-10-14 Lance Rentzel, American NFL receiver (Minn, LA) and ex-husband of Joey Heatherton, born in Flushing, New York

Person of interestPenny Marshall

1943-10-15 Penny Marshall, American actress and director (Odd Couple, Laverne & Shirley), born in The Bronx, New York

Actor and Director Penny Marshall
Actor and Director
Penny Marshall
  • 1943-10-22 Paul Zukofsky, American violinist and conductor (Cappricio), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1943-10-24 José E. Serrano, American politician (Rep-D-New York), born in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
  • 1943-11-10 George Sauer, Jr., AFL player (New York Jets), born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin (d. 2013)
  • 1943-11-12 Brian Hyland, American rocker (She Wore an Itsy Bitsy ... Bikini), born in Queens, New York
  • 1943-11-24 Richard Tee, American jazz and session pianist and arranger ("Slip' Slidin' Away"; "In Your Eyes"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1993)
  • 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., American 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
  • 1944-02-01 Tommy Duffy, American musician (Echoes), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1944-02-04 Daniel Mica, American politician (Rep-D-Florida, 1979-89), born in Binghamton, 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 (d. 2015)
  • 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
  • 1944-04-26 David O'Brien Martin, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York), born in St. Lawrence Co., New York
  • 1944-06-14 Laurie Colwin, American author (Happy All the Time), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 1992)
  • 1944-06-14 Joe Grifasi, American actor, born in Buffalo, 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, American actor (52 Pick-Up, Something Special), born in Kingston, New York
  • 1944-08-08 Dapper Dan [Daniel Day], American fashion designer, born in Harlem, 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)
  • 1944-10-08 Bruce Morrison, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Connecticut), born in New York
  • 1944-10-11 Mike Fiore, American baseball player (Kansas City Royals), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 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

Television Sportscaster Al Michaels
Television Sportscaster
Al Michaels
  • 1944-11-17 Jim Boeheim, Basketball Hall of Fame coach (Syracuse; John R. Wooden Legends of Coaching Award 2006), born in Lyons, New York
  • 1944-11-24 Candy Darling [James Slattery], American transgender actress (Flesh, Women in Revolt), born in Queens, New York (d. 1974)
  • 1944-12-09 Ki Longfellow, American novelist (The Secret Magdalene), born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1944-12-16 John Abercrombie, American jazz guitarist, born in Portchester, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1945-01-06 Barry Lopez, American author (Of Wolves & Men), born in Port Chester, New York
  • 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, American 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
  • 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
  • 1945-06-04 Margaret Impert, American actress (Maggie, Spencer's Pilots), born in Horseheads North, New York

Person of interestJohn Carlos

1945-06-05 John Carlos, American sprinter who performed the black power salute while accepting his Olympic bronze medal in 1968, born in Harlem, New York

Track & Field athlete and Civil Rights Activist John Carlos
Track & Field athlete and Civil Rights Activist
John Carlos
  • 1945-06-24 George Pataki, American politician (Gov-R-NY, 1995-2006), born in Peekskill, New York
  • 1945-07-31 Bill Weld, American politician (Governor (R) Massachusetts 1991-97), born in Smithtown, 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"), and producer (Barry Manilow), born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1945-09-03 George Biondo, American rock bass player (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
  • 1945-11-03 Robert "Bobby" LaKind, American conga player, vocalist, songwriter and occasional backup drummer (The Doobie Brothers), born in New York (d. 1992)
  • 1945-11-20 Nanette Workman, American-Canadian singer and actress, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1945-11-23 Steve Landesberg, comedian and actor (Barney Miller), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1945-11-26 Ethan Russell, American photographer and author (photographed covers for the Beatles, Rolling Stones and The Who), born in Mt. Kisco, New York
  • 1945-11-27 Barbara Anderson, American 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], American television 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
  • 1946-03-07 Peter Wolf [Blankenfeild], American rock singer (J. Giels Band - "Centerfold"; "Freeze Frame"), born in the Bronx, New York
  • 1946-03-31 Gabe Kaplan, American comedian and actor (Welcome Back Kotter), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1946-04-07 Barbara Benary, American composer (Gamelon Son Of Lion), born in Bay Shore, Long Island, New York (d. 2019)
  • 1946-04-07 Robert Metcalfe, American electrical engineer (invented Ethernet, 3Com), born in Brooklyn, New York

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