New York in History (Part 15)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1401 - 1,500 of 2,438

  • 1946-04-25 Talia Shire [Coppola], American actress (Adrienne-Rocky), born in Lake Success, New York
  • 1946-05-02 Lesley Gore, American singer (It's My Party, You Don't Own Me), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1946-05-04 Richard L. Brodsky, American lawyer and NY State Assemblyman (D) (1983-2010), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1946-05-29 Robin Johnson, American actress (Times Square: Baby, It's You), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 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 vocalist (Toys-A Lover's Concerto), born in Queens, New York
  • 1946-07-13 Bob Kauffman, American basketball forward (3-time NBA All Star), 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

Person of interestJanet Yellen

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

Economist and Chair of the Federal Reserve Janet Yellen
Economist and Chair of the Federal Reserve
Janet Yellen
  • 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 (Beetlejuice, Ferris Bueller's Day Off), born in Buffalo, New York

Person of interestSusan 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), 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)

Person of interestDick Wolf

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

Crime Drama TV Producer Dick Wolf
Crime Drama TV Producer
Dick Wolf

Person of interestSusan Lucci

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

Actress, TV Host and Entrepreneur Susan Lucci
Actress, TV Host and Entrepreneur
Susan Lucci
  • 1947-01-09 Ronnie Landfield, American abstract painter, born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1947-02-05 Mary Louise Cleave, American engineer & NASA astronaut (STS 61-B, STS 30), born in Southampton, New York
  • 1947-03-06 Rob Reiner, American actor (All In The Family -"Mike") and film director (Stand By Me; When Harry Met Sally; This Is Spinal Tap), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 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

Person of interestJames 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, actress (Fatso), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1947-05-19 Jerry Hyman, rock singer/trombonist (Blood Sweat & Tears), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1947-05-24 Albert Bouchard, American musician, singer and songwriter (Blue Öyster Cult), 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, crew member (Biosphere 2), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1947-06-10 Ken Singleton, 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

Person of interestLarry David

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

Comedian and Writer Larry David
Comedian and Writer
Larry David
  • 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

Person of interestBarbara Bach

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

Actress Barbara Bach
Actress
Barbara Bach
  • 1947-09-14 Jon Bauman, American singer (Sha Na Na), born in Queens, New York
  • 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)

Person of interestHillary 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

US Secretary of State, Senator and US First Lady Hillary Clinton
US Secretary of State, Senator and US First Lady
Hillary Clinton

Person of interestRichard 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), born in Bethpage, New York (d. 1990)
  • 1947-12-18 Eddie Antar, founder and CEO (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

Person of interestJohn Carpenter

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

Horror film director John Carpenter
Horror film director
John Carpenter
  • 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

Person of interestRick James

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

Musician Rick James
Musician
Rick James

Person of interestIna Garten

1948-02-02 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
  • 1948-02-04 Mary Ann Ganser, American pop singer (The Shangri-Las), born in Queens, New York (d. 1970)
  • 1948-02-04 Marguerite "Marge" Ganser, American pop singer (The Shangri-Las), 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], actress (Jerk), born in Queens, New York
  • 1948-02-28 Mercedes Ruehl, actress (Lost in Yonkers, Crazy People), born in Queens, New York
  • 1948-03-14 Billy Crystal, Long Beach, New York, American actor, writer, producer (Soap, City Slickers)
  • 1948-03-29 Bud Cort, 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 actress (Zena in Taxi, Carla in Cheers), 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 (Julle Kotter-Welcome Back Kotter), born in New York, (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

Person of interestJohnny Ramone

1948-10-08 Johnny Ramone [Cummings], American rock guitarist (Ramones), born in Long Island, New York (d. 2004)

Guitarist Johnny Ramone
Guitarist
Johnny Ramone
  • 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

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