New York in History (Part 17)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1601 - 1,700 of 2,438

  • 1951-11-09 Lou Ferrigno, American body builder and actor (Incredible Hulk), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1951-11-09 Bill Mantlo, American comic book writer (Micronauts), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1951-11-19 Ben Katchor, American cartoonist and illustrator (Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1952-01-02 Wendy Phillips, American actress (Executive Suite, Promised Land), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1952-01-16 Roberta Baskin, American correspondent (48 Hours), born in New York, United States
  • 1952-01-20 Paul Stanley [Stanley Eisen], American rock guitarist, songwriter, and singer (KISS - "Rock and Roll All Nite"), born in Manhattan, New York
  • 1952-01-26 Mario Runco Jr., American astronaut (STS 44, 54, 77), born in the Bronx, New York
  • 1952-02-22 Wayne Levi, American golfer (12 PGA Tour titles), born in Little Falls, New York
  • 1952-02-29 Tim[othy] Powers, American sci-fi author (Last Call, Declare), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1952-03-22 Bob Costas, American sportscaster and talk show host (Later), born in Queens, New York
  • 1952-03-27 Chick Vennera, American actor (High Risk, Milagro Beanfield War), born in Herkimer, New York
  • 1952-04-11 Michael Shea, American director and actor (The Fugitive, The Wild Wild West, Mission: Impossible), born in Queens, New York
  • 1952-04-13 Ron Dittemore, American space administrator, born in Cooperstown, New York
  • 1952-04-17 Joseph Francis "Joe" Alaskey, American stand-up comedian, actor, voice artist, and impressionist (Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck), born in Troy, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1952-04-19 Andy Shernoff, American musician (The Dictators), born in Queens, New York musician (The Dictators), born in Queens, New York
  • 1952-04-25 Cory Day, American rock vocalist, born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1952-05-02 Christine Baranski, American actress (Maryann-Cybill, Birdcage), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1952-05-07 Amy Heckerling, American director (Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Clueless), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1952-05-11 Mike Lupica, American sports journalist and newspaper columnist (New York Daily News, ESPN), born in Oneida, New York
  • 1952-05-15 Chazz Palminteri, American actor (The Usual Suspects, Bronx Tale), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1952-07-03 Laura Branigan, American singer-songwriter (Gloria), born in Mount Kisco, New York (d. 2004) [1]
  • 1952-07-09 John Tesh, American pianist and TV host (ET), born in Garden City, New York
  • 1952-08-18 Elayne Boosler, American comedienne (Broadway Baby, Party of One), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestPee-wee Herman

1952-08-27 Pee-wee Herman [Paul Reubens], American comic actor (Pee-wee's Big Adventure), born in Peekskill, New York

  • 1952-09-13 Karen Wyman, American singer (Long & Winding Road), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1952-09-13 Raymond O'Connor, American actor (The Rock), born in South Bronx, New York
  • 1952-09-16 Mickey Rourke, American actor (Wild Orchid, Barfly), born in Schenectady, New York
  • 1952-09-19 Nile Rodgers, American guitarist and music producer (Chic), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1952-09-19 Rhys Chatham, American composer, born in Manhattan, New York
  • 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
  • 1952-10-13 Beverly Johnson, American model and actress (Ashanti Land of No Mercy), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1952-11-07 David Petraeus, Commanding General of Multinational Force Iraq (2007-08), born in Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York
  • 1952-11-10 Gerry DiNardo, American football player (Notre Dame Fighting Irish) and coach (Colorado), born in Queens, New York
  • 1952-11-14 Ray Sharkey, actor (Wise Guys, Wired, Caged Fear), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1952-11-21 Lorna Luft, American singer and actress (Where the Boys Are-1980), born in Scarsdale, New York
  • 1952-11-27 James D. Wetherbee, American Naval officer and astronaut (STS 32, 52, 63, 86), born in Flushing, New York
  • 1953-01-10 Pat Benatar [Andrezejewski], American singer ("Hit Me with Your Best Shot";"Love Is A Battlefield"; "We Belong"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1953-01-15 Ta-Tanisha, American actress, born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1953-01-23 Pat Haden, American NFL quarterback (LA Rams), born in Westbury, New York
  • 1953-01-30 Fred Hembeck, American cartoonist, born in Yaphank, New York
  • 1953-02-05 John Beilein, American basketball head coach (Cleveland Cavaliers 2019; University of Michigan 2007-19), born in Burt, New York
  • 1953-02-11 Alan Rubin, American musician (Blues Brothers) known as "Mr Fabulous", born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2011)
  • 1953-02-16 Janice Dickinson, American model (Vogue) and TV personality (America's Next Top Model), 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
  • 1953-03-11 Chet Catallo, American jazz guitarist (Spyro Gyra), born in Rochester, 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, American country singer ("Small Town Saturday Night"), born in Greenwich Village, New York (d. 2020)
  • 1953-04-10 Terre Roche, American folk-rock singer (The Roches - "Hammond Song" ), born in New York
  • 1953-04-16 J. Neil Schulman, American writer (Alongside Night), born in Forest Hills, 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 Amkraut, American 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
  • 1953-10-07 Tico Torres, American rock drummer (Bon Jovi-Always), born in New York
  • 1953-10-10 Gus Williams, American NBA guard (Golden State, Seattle, Washington), born in Mount Vernon, New York
  • 1953-10-14 Shelley Ackerman, American astrologer, writer and singer, born in Manhattan, New York
  • 1953-10-30 Kathleen Cody, American actress (Charley & the Angel), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1953-11-21 Tina Brown, British journalist (New Yorker, Tattler), born in Maidenhead, United Kingdom
  • 1953-11-26 Harry Carson, American football player (New York Giants), born in Florence, South Carolina
  • 1953-12-12 Bruce Kulick, American rock guitarist and singer (KISS), born in Brooklyn, New York

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 [Steinberg], American rock lead guitarist (The Cars - "My Best Friend's Girl"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1953-12-22 Bernnadette Stanis, American actress (Thelma-Good Times), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1953-12-23 John Callahan, American actor (Craig-Santa Barbara, Falcon Crest), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1953-12-31 Jane Badler, American 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 & "Radio's Bad Boy" (WKRK, WYSP, WJFK), born in Queens, New York

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern
  • 1954-01-14 Jim Duggan, American wrestler, born in Glens Falls, New York
  • 1954-02-05 Cliff Martinez, American musician, born in the Bronx, New York
  • 1954-02-06 Scott Kempner, American rhythm guitarist (Del-Lords), born in the Bronx, New York
  • 1954-03-09 Kevin Wade, American screenwriter (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
  • 1954-04-13 Jimmy Destri, American rock keyboardist, and songwriter (Blondie - "Heart of Glass"; "Rapture"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1954-04-16 Ellen Barkin, American 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
  • 1954-07-05 Jimmy Crespo, American guitarist (Aerosmith), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1954-07-06 Allyce Beasley, American 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 player (Australian Open 1977), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1954-08-20 Al Roker, American 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
  • 1954-08-30 David Paymer, American actor (Love Mary, Mr Saturday Night), born in Oceanside, New York
  • 1954-09-20 Henry Samueli, American NHL team owner (Anaheim Ducks), born in Buffalo, New York

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