New York in History (Part 15)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1401 - 1,500 of 1,891

  • 1957-06-11 Jamaaladeen Tacuma, American jazz musician, born in Hempstead, New York
  • 1957-07-03 Laura Branigan, American singer-songwriter (Gloria), born in Mount Kisco, New York (d. 2004)
  • 1957-07-26 Jeff Blatnick, American wrestler (Olympic gold 1984), born in Schenectady, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1957-08-22 Randy Romero, American Hall of Fame jockey (Breeder's Cup 1987-89), born in Erath, Louisiana
  • 1957-09-11 Jeff Sluman, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1988), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1957-09-13 Vinny Appice, American rock drummer (Black Sabbath), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1957-09-30 Fran Drescher, actress (Cadillac Man, Nanny), born in Queens, New York
  • 1957-10-04 Russell Simmons, American Music magnate (Def Jam), born in Queens, New York

Person of interestRay Romano

1957-12-21 Ray Romano, American actor (Everybody Loves Raymond, Ice Age), born in Queens, New York

Actor Ray Romano
Actor
Ray Romano
  • 1957-12-29 Brad Grey, American film and TV producer, Chairman of Paramount Pictures, born in the Bronx, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1957-12-30 Patricia Kalember, actress (Georgie Whitsig-Sisters), born in Schnectady, New York
  • 1958-02-06 Cecily Adams, entertainment caster (American Heart), born in Queens, New York
  • 1958-03-13 Rick Lazio, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from New York, born in Amityville, New York

Person of interestAlec Baldwin

1958-04-03 Alec Baldwin, American actor (Joshua-Knots Landing, Beetlejuice), born in Amityville, New York

  • 1958-05-30 Steve Israel, American politician, member of the United States House of Representatives (D-New York)
  • 1958-06-07 Christopher Marcantel, actor (Chip-Nurse, Loving), born in Smithtown, New York
  • 1958-07-01 Nancy Lieberman, American Basketball Hall of Fame point guard/coach (Olympic silver 76), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1958-07-01 Dave Waymer, American NFL safety (NO Saints), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1993)
  • 1958-07-03 Robert Foth, air rifle (Olympics 1988, 92, 96), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1958-08-01 Rob Buck, American musician (10,000 Maniacs), born in Jamestown, New York (d. 2000)
  • 1958-08-20 David O. Russell, American filmmaker (Silver Linings Playbook), born in New York
  • 1958-08-24 Steve Guttenberg, American actor (Police Academy, Short Circuit), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1958-10-20 Viggo Mortensen, American Actor (Lord of the Rings, The Road), born in NYC, New York
  • 1958-10-29 David Remnick, American writer and editor of The New Yorker
  • 1958-12-01 Lisa Fischer, US vocalist and songwriter ("How Can I Ease the Pain"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1958-12-24 Bob Smith, American author and a groundbreaking gay comedian (The Tonight Show, Funny Gay Males), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1959-02-03 Thomas Calabro, American actor (Michael Mancini-Melrose Place), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1959-02-15 Joe Hesketh, MLB player (Boston Red Sox), born in Lackawanna, New York

Person of interestRoger Goodell

1959-02-19 Roger Goodell, American NFL Commissioner, born in Jamestown, New York

Commissioner of the National Football League (NFL) Roger Goodell
Commissioner of the National Football League (NFL)
Roger Goodell

Person of interestFlavor Flav

1959-03-16 Flavor Flav [William Drayton Jr], American rapper and reality TV star, born in Roosevelt, New York

Rapper & TV star Flavor Flav
Rapper & TV star
Flavor Flav
  • 1959-03-22 Avraham Fried [Friedman], Orthodox Jewish Musician, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1959-03-29 Perry Farrell, American musician, (Jane's Addiction, Porno For Pyros), born in Queens, New York
  • 1959-04-03 David Hyde Pierce, American actor (Niles Crane-Fraiser), born in Saratoga Springs, New York
  • 1959-04-10 Brian Setzer, American rock guitarist and vocalist (Stray Cats), born in Massapequa Park, New York
  • 1959-04-24 Yvonne Cagle, American astronaut and physician, born in West Point, New York
  • 1959-05-11 Martha Quinn, MTV VJ (Tracey-Bradys), born in Albany, New York
  • 1959-05-13 Paul Pesco, Eurasian American session guitarist, singer-songwriter and record producer, born in Canandaigua, New York
  • 1959-05-20 Peter Greene, American producer (After Midnight), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1959-06-10 Timothy Van Patten, American actor (White Shadow, Master), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1959-06-10 Eliot Spitzer, American politician (Governor of New York 2007-8), born in the Bronx, New York
  • 1959-07-23 Nancy Savoca, American filmmaker (True Love), born in Bronx, New York
  • 1959-08-09 Michael Kors, American fashion designer and Project Runway judge, born in Long Island, New York
  • 1959-10-14 A J Pero, American drummer (Twisted Sister-Not Gonna Take It), born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1959-11-11 Vincent Irizarry, actor (Guiding Light, Santa Barbara), born in Queens, New York
  • 1959-12-02 Patty Jordan, LPGA golfer (1988 Mitsubishi Motors Ocean), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1960-02-04 Jonathan Larson, American composer (Rent), born in White Plains, New York (d. 1996)

Person of interestJane Geddes

1960-02-05 Jane Geddes, American golfer (US Open 1986, LPGA 1987), born in Huntington, New York

LPGA Golfer Jane Geddes
LPGA Golfer
Jane Geddes
  • 1960-03-04 Russell Todd, actor (Dr Jamie Frame-Another World), born in Troy, New York
  • 1960-03-23 Terry Sweeney, writer/comedian (SNL), born in St Albans, New York
  • 1960-04-19 Frank Viola, pitcher (Twins, Mets/Cy Young-1988), born in Hempstead, New York
  • 1960-06-06 Steve Vai, Carle Place, New York, American guitarist (Frank Zappa, David Lee Roth Band, Whitesnake)
  • 1960-06-27 Brian Dillinger, actor (Brighton Beach Memoirs), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1960-07-01 Evelyn "Champagne" King, disco singer (Shame, I'm in Love), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1960-07-08 Valerie Pettiford, American actress (One Life to Live, Half & Half), born in Queens, New York
  • 1960-07-09 Marc Mero, American professional wrestler, born in Buffalo, New York

Person of interestKim Alexis

1960-07-15 Kim Alexis, American supermodel (Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover) and actress, born in Lockport, New York

Supermodel Kim Alexis
Supermodel
Kim Alexis
  • 1960-07-16 Leila Kenzle, American actress (Mad About You, Identity), born in Long Island, New York
  • 1960-08-01 Chuck D [Chuck Ridenhour], US rapper (Public Enemy), born in Queens, New York
  • 1960-09-17 John Franco, pitcher (NY Mets), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1960-09-20 James A Pawelczyk, PhD/astronaut (sk STS 90), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1960-09-22 Scott Baio, (Joanie Loves Chachi, Charles in Charge, Zapped), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1960-10-06 Jeffrey Trachta, actor (Thorne-Bold & Beautiful), born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1960-10-13 Joey Belladonna, American heavy metal vocalist (Anthrax-Protest), born in Oswego, New York
  • 1960-11-18 Elizabeth Perkins, American actress (About Last Night, Big), born in Queens, New York
  • 1960-11-25 Kasey Smith, American heavy metal artist (Danger Danger-Screw It), born in Queens, New York
  • 1960-11-27 Ken O'Brien, American football quarterback (NY Jets), born in Rockville Centre, New York

Person of interestCathy Moriarty

1960-11-29 Cathy Moriarty, American actress (Raging Bull, Bless This House), born in The Bronx, New York

Person of interestHoward Johnson

1960-11-29 Howard Johnson, American baseball player (NY Mets), born in Clearwater, Florida

MLB Third Baseman Howard Johnson
MLB Third Baseman
Howard Johnson
  • 1960-12-14 James Comey, American lawyer and former FBI director, born in Yonkers, New York
  • 1961-01-27 Karen Velez, playmate (December, 1984), born in Rockville Center, New York
  • 1961-02-21 Christopher Atkins, actor (Peter-Dallas, Blue Lagoon), born in Rye, New York
  • 1961-03-04 Steven Weber, actor (Brian Hackett-Wings), born in Queens, New York
  • 1961-03-20 Kathy Guadagnino, LPGA golfer (1985 US Women's Open), born in Albany, New York
  • 1961-03-21 Slim Jim Phantom, [Jim McDonnell], American rock drummer (Stray Cats), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1961-03-29 Amy Sedaris, American actress and comedian, born in Endicott, New York

Person of interestEddie Murphy

1961-04-03 Eddie Murphy, American actor (SNL, 48 Hours, Beverly Hills Cop, Raw), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • 1961-04-11 Vincent Gallo, American actor, director, writer (Buffalo '66, The Brown Bunny), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1961-04-17 Boomer Esiason, West Islip, New York, American NFL quarterback (NY Jets, Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1961-05-15 Melle Mel [Melvin Glover], American rapper (Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1961-05-16 Nina Arvesen, actress (Cassandra-Young & Restless), born in White Plains, New York
  • 1961-08-03 Lee Rocker [Leon Drucker], American rock bassist (Stray Cats-Gonna Ball), born in Long Island, New York
  • 1961-09-03 Brian Thomas Kamm, PGA golfer (1994 Bell Canadian-6th), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1961-09-08 Franny Michel, American actress (Patricia-Apple's Way), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1961-10-07 Thomas "Tom" Perez, American Chair of the Democratic National Committee, born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1961-12-04 Frank Reich, Freeport, New York, American NFL quarterback (Buffalo Bills, Detroit Lions)
  • 1962-01-11 Kim Coles, American actress (Synclaire-Living Single), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1962-01-29 Nicholas Turturro, actor (James Martinez-NYPD Blue), born in Queens, New York
  • 1962-03-15 Jimmy Baio, actor (Billy Tate-Soap, Brass, Playing for Keeps), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestRosie O'Donnell

1962-03-21 Rosie O'Donnell, comedienne, actress and TV host (League of Their Own, Flintstones, Rosie, born in Commack, New York

Comedienne Rosie O'Donnell
Comedienne
Rosie O'Donnell
  • 1962-04-02 Mark Shulman, American children's author (Scrawl), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1962-04-04 Ava Fabian, American actress and Playboy's Playmate (Aug, 1986), born in Brewster, New York
  • 1962-04-10 Cathy Turner, American short track skater (Olympic gold 1994, born in Rochester, New York

Person of interestAdam Silver

1962-04-25 Adam Silver, American lawyer and NBA Commissioner, born in Rye, New York

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver
NBA Commissioner
Adam Silver
  • 1962-05-02 Elizabeth Berridge, American actress (Amadeus, Funhouse), born in Westchester, New York
  • 1962-05-12 Amy Benz, LPGA golfer (1994 Oldsmobile Classic-3rd), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1962-05-14 C. C. DeVille, American rocker (Poison - Talk Dirty to Me), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1962-05-26 Bob[cat] Goldthwait, comedian (Police Academy), born in Syracuse, New York
  • 1962-06-23 Paul LaGreca, actor (Big Trouble), born in The Bronx, New York

Person of interestTom Cruise

1962-07-03 Tom Cruise, American actor (Risky Business, Jerry MaGuire, Rainman), born in Syracuse, New York

Actor Tom Cruise
Actor
Tom Cruise
  • 1962-08-25 Ron Heller, American football coach and former NFL tackle (Miami Dolphins), born in East Meadow, New York

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