New York in History (Part 15)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1401 - 1,500 of 2,424

  • 1946-06-12 John Steinbeck IV, American journalist, author and son of John Steinbeck, born in New York City
  • 1946-06-25 Allen Lanier, American rock keyboardist, guitarist and vocalist (Blue Oyster Cult), born in Long Island, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1946-06-26 Ricky Jay [Richard Potash], American magician and actor (Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1946-06-27 Janice Giteck, American composer (Thunder; Like a White Bear Dancing), born in New York
  • 1946-07-01 June Montiero, American pop vocalist (Toys - "A Lover's Concerto"), born in Queens, New York
  • 1946-07-13 Bob Kauffman, American NBA basketball forward, 1968-75, 3X All-Star (Buffalo Braves and 3 other teams), and coach, 1977-78 (Detroit Pistons), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1946-07-28 Douglas H Bosco, American politician (Rep-D-CA, 1983-91), born in Brooklyn, New York

Janet Yellen

1946-08-13 Janet Yellen, American economist (Chair of US Federal Reserve 2014-18), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • 1946-08-14 Antonio Fargas, American actor (Huggy Bear-Starsky & Hutch), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1946-08-19 Dawn Steel, American filmmaker, 1st woman to head Hollywood studio, born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1946-08-25 Charles Ghigna (Father Goose), American poet and children's books author (Tickle Day: Poems from Father Goose), born in Bayside, New York
  • 1946-08-26 Valerie Simpson, American singer, songwriter and producer (Ashford & Simpson - "Solid"), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1946-08-29 Bob Beamon, American track and field long jumper (Olympic gold 1968, 29' 2½" 8.9m), born in South Jamaica, Queens, New York
  • 1946-09-04 David Liebman, American saxophonist and flautist, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1946-09-07 Alfa Anderson, American R&B vocalist (Chic - "Le Freak"), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1946-09-28 Jeffrey Jones, American actor (Deadwood; Beetlejuice; Ferris Bueller's Day Off), born in Buffalo, New York

Susan Sarandon

1946-10-04 Susan Sarandon, American actress (Dead Man Walking, The Client) also known for her social and political activism, born in Queens, New York

  • 1946-10-11 Gary Mallaber, American drummer (The Steve Miller Band - "Abracadbra"; "The Joker"), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1946-10-30 Robert L. "Hoot" Gibson, American aviator, aeronautical engineer and astronaut (STS 41B,61C,27,47,71), born in Cooperstown, New York
  • 1946-11-04 Robert Mapplethorpe, American photographer, born in Floral Park, New York (d. 1989)
  • 1946-11-13 Martin Bresnick, American composer, The Bronx, New York
  • 1946-12-14 [Anna Marie] "Patty" Duke, American Academy and Emmy awarding actress (The Miracle Worker; The Patty Duke Show), and mental health advocate, born in New York City (d. 2016)
  • 1946-12-15 Harry Ray, American soul singer (Ray, Goodman, Brown - "Special Lady"), born in Long Branch, New Jersey (d. 1992)

Dick Wolf

1946-12-20 Dick Wolf, American television series creator (Miami Vice, Law & Order), born in NYC, New York

Susan Lucci

1946-12-23 Susan Lucci, American actress (All My Children, Mafia Princess), born in Scarsdale, New York

  • 1947-01-09 Ronnie Landfield, American abstract painter, born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1947-02-05 Mary Louise Cleave, American engineer and NASA astronaut (STS 61-B, STS 30), born in Southampton, New York
  • 1947-03-06 Rob Reiner, American Emmy Award-winning actor (All In The Family -"Mike/Meathead") and film director (Stand By Me; When Harry Met Sally; This Is Spinal Tap; The Princess Bride), born in The Bronx, New York City
  • 1947-03-07 Lewis J Stadlen, American stage and screen actor (Minnie's Boys - "Groucho"; Savages; Windy City; Benson), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1947-03-08 Carole Bayer Sager, American singer-songwriter ("On My Own"; "That's What Friends Are For"), and wife of Burt Bacharach, born in Manhattan, New York

James Patterson

1947-03-22 James Patterson, American author (Alex Cross, Witch and Wizard), born in Newburgh, New York

  • 1947-04-02 Camille Paglia, American author and social critic, born in Endicott, New York
  • 1947-04-12 Dan Lauria, American actor (Jack Arnold-Wonder Years), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1947-04-15 George Marino, American Grammy Award-winning mastering engineer who worked with Guns N' Roses, Bon Jovi, Stevie Wonder, John Lennon & Yoko Ono, born in Bronx, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1947-04-25 Jeffrey DeMunn, American actor (Blaze, Frances, Windy City), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1947-05-18 Candice Azzara, American actress (Fatso), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1947-05-19 Jerry Hyman, American rock trombonist (Blood Sweat & Tears, 1968-70), and chiropractor, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1947-05-24 Albert Bouchard, American musician, singer and songwriter (Blue Öyster Cult - "Don't Fear The Reaper"), born in Watertown, New York
  • 1947-05-25 Mitch Margo, American rocker (The Tokens, The Lion Sleeps Tonight), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1947-05-29 Mark Nelson, American crew member of Biosphere 2, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1947-06-10 Ken Singleton, American baseball player (Orioles), born in Mt Vernon, New York
  • 1947-06-14 Barry Melton, American guitarist (Country Joe and the Fish), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1947-06-22 David L. Lander, American actor (Laverne & Shirley - "Squiggy"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2020)
  • 1947-06-25 Jimmie Walker, American comedian (JJ-Good Times, At Ease), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1947-06-28 Mark Helprin, American writer (A Soldier of the Great War), born in Manhattan, New York

Larry David

1947-07-02 Larry David, American actor, comedian and screenwriter (Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • 1947-07-03 Dave Barry, American humorist and author, born in Armonk, New York
  • 1947-07-10 Arlo Guthrie, American singer ("Alice's Restaurant"; "City of New Orleans"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1947-07-16 Assata Shakur, American activist Black Liberation Army) and wanted by FBI, born in Queens, New York
  • 1947-07-18 Ayn Rumen, American actress (Janet-McLean Stevenson Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1947-07-18 Kurt Mann, American actor (Bad Penny), born in Roslyn, New York

Barbara Bach

1947-08-27 Barbara Bach [Goldbach], American actress (The Spy Who Loved Me, Force 10 from Navarone), born in Queens, New York

  • 1947-09-14 Bowzer [Jon Bauman], American rock singer (Sha Na Na, 1970-83), born in Queens, New York City
  • 1947-09-16 Michael R. McNulty, American politician (Rep-D-NY), born in Troy, New York
  • 1947-09-20 Bruce Pasternack, American CEO (Special Olympics International 2002-07), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1947-09-27 Liz Torres, actress (Mahalia Sanchez-John Larroquette Show), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1947-09-28 Harold Dow, news correspondent (CBS, 48 Hours), born in Hackensack, New York
  • 1947-10-03 Fred DeLuca, American co-founder of the Subway chain, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1947-10-18 Laura Nyro, American singer-songwriter ("Wedding Bell Blues"; "Stoned Soul Picnic"; "And When I Die"), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1997)

Hillary Clinton

1947-10-26 Hillary Rodham Clinton, US 1st Lady (1993-2001), Senator (NY, 2001-09), Secretary of State (2009-13) and 2016 Democratic Presidential nominee, born in Chicago, Illinois

Richard Dreyfuss

1947-10-29 Richard Dreyfuss, American actor (Jaws, Nuts, Mr Holland's Opus), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • 1947-11-06 Larry James, American track athlete, 4X400m relayer (Olympic gold 1968), born in Mount Pleasant, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1947-12-17 Jim Hodder, American drummer (Steely Dan, 1972-74), born in Bethpage, New York (d. 1990)
  • 1947-12-18 Eddie Antar, American businessman (Crazy Eddie Electronics Store), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1947-12-30 Michael Burns, American actor (Barnaby West-Wagon Train), born in Mineola, New York

John Carpenter

1948-01-16 John Carpenter, American film director (Halloween, The Thing), born in Carthage, New York

  • 1948-01-16 Ruth Reichl, American magazine editor, born in Greenwich Village, New York
  • 1948-01-20 Nancy Kress, American science fiction writer, born in Buffalo, New york
  • 1948-01-22 Gilbert Levine, American orchestral conductor, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1948-02-01 Debbie Austin, American golfer (7 LPGA Tour wins), born in Oneida, New York

Rick James

1948-02-01 Rick James [James Ambrose Johnson, Jr.], American funk musician ("Super Freak"), born in Buffalo New York (d. 2004)

Ina Garten

1948-02-02 Ina Garten, American author and TV cooking show host (Barefoot Contessa, Food Network), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • 1948-02-04 Mary Ann Ganser, American pop singer (The Shangri-Las - "Leader of the Pack"), born in Queens, New York (d. 1970)
  • 1948-02-04 Marguerite "Marge" Ganser, American pop singer (The Shangri-Las - "Leader of the Pack"), born in Queens, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1948-02-26 Priscilla Lopez, American actress (In the Beginning, Kay O'Brien), born in the Bronx, New York
  • 1948-02-28 Bernadette Peters [Lazzara], American Tony Award-winning stage and screen actress and singer (Sunday in the Park with George; The Jerk; Pennies From Heaven), and author, born in Queens, New York
  • 1948-02-28 Mercedes Ruehl, American Tony and Academy Award-winning stage and screen actress (Lost in Yonkers; The Fisher King; Crazy People), born in Queens, New York
  • 1948-03-14 Billy Crystal, American actor, writer and producer (Soap, City Slickers), born in Long Beach, New York
  • 1948-03-29 Bud Cort, American actor and director (Electric Dreams, M*A*S*H), born in New Rochelle, New York
  • 1948-03-31 David Eisenhower, author and grandson of President Eisenhower (married Julie Nixon), born in West Point, New York
  • 1948-03-31 Rhea Perlman, American Emmy Award-winning actress (Taxi - "Zena"; Cheers - "Carla"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1948-04-03 Garrick Ohlsson, American concert pianist (International Busoni winner, 1966; Chopin Prize, 1970), born in Bronxville, New York
  • 1948-04-27 Frank William Abagnale, Jr., American con artist turned security consultant, born in Bronxville, New York
  • 1948-04-28 Marcia Strassman, American actress (M*A*S*H; Welcome Back, Kotter - "Julie Kotter"), born in New York City (d. 2014)
  • 1948-06-25 Michael Lembeck, American actor (Max-One Day at a Time), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1948-07-12 Ben Burtt Jr., American sound designer, born in Jamesville, New York
  • 1948-08-07 Marty Appel, American public relations executive and author, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1948-09-08 Lynn [Lorraine] Abbey, American sci-fi author (Black Flame), born in Peekskill, New York
  • 1948-09-18 Ken Brett, American baseball player, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2003)
  • 1948-10-02 Donna Karan, American fashion designer (Coty Award-1977), born in Forest Hills, New York
  • 1948-10-05 Sal Viscuso, American actor (Soap, Montefuscos), born in Brooklyn, New York

Johnny Ramone

1948-10-08 Johnny Ramone [Cummings], American punk rock guitarist and songwriter (Ramones - "I Wanna Be Sedated"), born in Long Island, New York (d. 2004)

  • 1948-11-05 Pepper LaBeija [William Jackson], American drag queen and fashion designer, born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2003)
  • 1948-11-09 Alan Gratzer, rock drummer (Reo Speedwagon), born in Syracuse, New York
  • 1948-11-09 Joe Bouchard, American guitarist and bassist, born in Watertown, New York
  • 1948-11-14 Robert Ginty, American actor (Paper Chase, White Fire), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1948-12-02 T. C. Boyle, American novelist (World's End), born in Peekskill, New York
  • 1948-12-09 Ron Vawter, American actor (Philadelphia, Empire City, Twister), born in Latham, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1949-01-11 (Frederick) "Denny" Greene, American singer (Sha Na Na, 1968-84), born in New York, (d. 2015)
  • 1949-01-12 James Dietz, American rower, born in The Bronx, New York

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