New York in History (Part 18)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1701 - 1,800 of 2,438

  • 1954-10-02 Lorraine Bracco, American actress (Sopranos, Goodfellas), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestAl Sharpton

1954-10-03 Al Sharpton [Alfred Charles], American minister and civil rights activist (Keepin' It Real), born in Brooklyn, New York

Minister and Civil Rights Activist Al Sharpton
Minister and Civil Rights Activist
Al Sharpton
  • 1954-11-26 Roz Chast, American cartoonist (Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1954-12-07 Julie Halston, American actress (Juror, Drunks, Addams Family Values), born in Suffolk County, New York
  • 1954-12-09 Kip Hanrahan, American jazz producer (American ClavĂ©), born in the Bronx, New York
  • 1954-12-15 Justin Ross, American actor (Sinatra, Chorus Line, Fan, Quick Change), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestDenzel Washington

1954-12-28 Denzel Washington, American actor (Dr Chandler-St Elsewhere), born in Mount Vernon, New York

  • 1955-01-10 Luci Martin, American vocalist (Chic - "Le Freak"), born in the Bronx, New York
  • 1955-01-27 John G Roberts, 17th Chief Justice of the United States, born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1955-04-07 Andrea Fisher, American artist, born in New York (d. 1997)
  • 1955-04-24 Michael O'Keefe, American actor (Caddyshack, Ironweed, Slugger's Wife), born in Mount Vernon, New York
  • 1955-05-03 Timmy Cappello, American rock & sax player (played with Tina Turner, Ringo Starr & The Lost Boys), born in Silver Lake, New York
  • 1955-05-25 Connie Selleca, American actress (Hotel, Capt America II), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1955-07-09 Jimmy Smits, American actor (Victor-LA Law, Running Scared, NYPD Blue), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1955-08-02 Caleb Carr, American novelist and military historian, born in Manhattan, New York
  • 1955-08-19 Peter Gallagher, American actor (Player, Summer Lovers, Dreamchild, born in Armonk, New York)
  • 1955-09-12 Peter Scolari, American actor (Newhart, Bosom Buddies), born in New Rochelle, New York
  • 1955-10-15 Tanya Roberts, American actress (Charlie's Angels, Sheena), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2021) [1]
  • 1955-11-02 Frank Gilligan, singer (Mason Dixon-Karen Comes Around), born in Queens, New York
  • 1955-11-05 Nestor Serrano, American actor (Navi Araz-24), born in The Bronx, New York

Person of interestWhoopi Goldberg

1955-11-13 Whoopi Goldberg [Caryn Johnson], American actress, comedian and singer (Color Purple, Burglar), born in NYC, New York

  • 1955-12-04 Brian Prout, American singer (Diamond Rio-Meet in the Middle), born in Troy, New York

Person of interestMel Gibson

1956-01-03 Mel Gibson, American actor (Mad Max, Mrs Soffel, Lethal Weapon) and filmmaker, born in Peekskill, New York

Actor and Film Director Mel Gibson
Actor and Film Director
Mel Gibson
  • 1956-01-07 David Caruso, American actor (NYPD Blue, Michael Hayes), born in Forest Hills, New York

Person of interestBill Maher

1956-01-20 Bill Maher, American comedian & political commentator (Real Time with Bill Maher, Politically Incorrect), born in NYC, New York

Political Commentator and Comedian Bill Maher
Political Commentator and Comedian
Bill Maher
  • 1956-02-14 Howard Edward Davis Jr., American boxer (Olympic silver 1976), born in Glen Cove, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1956-02-19 Kathleen Beller, American actress (Promises in the Dark, Dynasty, The Betsy), born in Westchester, New York
  • 1956-03-01 Timothy Daly, American actor (Joe-Wings, Diner, Made in Heaven), born in Sufferin, New York
  • 1956-05-30 Jonathan Idema, Poughkeepsie, New York, torturer, kidnapper and con artist (d. 2012)
  • 1956-06-11 Jamaaladeen Tacuma [Rudy McDaniel], American jazz bassist (Ornette Coleman), born in Hempstead, New York
  • 1956-06-27 Jeff Odintz, American horse trainer, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1956-07-10 Tom McClintock, American politician (U.S. House of Representatives from California), born in White Plains, New York
  • 1956-07-13 Mark "The Animal' Mendoza [Glickman], American bassist (Twisted Sister-We're Not Gonna Take It), born in Long Island, New York
  • 1956-07-15 Joe Satriani, American rock guitarist, born in Westbury, New York
  • 1956-07-16 Tony Kushner, American playwright and screenwriter (Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes), born in New York
  • 1956-07-19 Peter Barton, American actor (Powers of Matthew Star), born in Valley Stream, New York
  • 1956-07-27 Carol Leifer, American actress and comedian, born in East Williston, New York
  • 1956-08-01 Tom Leykis, American radio personality (The Tom Leykis Show), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1956-08-04 Gerry Cooney, American heavyweight boxer (US Olympics team 1980), born in Manhattan, New York
  • 1956-08-14 Sharon Bryant, American vocalist (Atlantic Starr), born in Westchester County, New York
  • 1956-08-19 Adam Arkin, actor (Busting Loose, Pearl, Northern Exposure), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1956-09-04 Blackie Lawless [Steven Duren], American heavy metal singer and guitarist (W.A.S.P.), born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1956-09-08 David Carr, American journalist (New York Times), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2015)
  • 1956-09-11 Tony Gilroy, American screenwriter and director (Bourne), born in Manhattan, New York
  • 1956-09-16 Kevin R. Kregel, American pilot and astronaut (STS 70, 78, 87), born in Amityville, New York
  • 1956-09-16 Peter Zaremba, American rocker (Fleshtones), born in Queens, New York
  • 1956-09-22 Debby Boone, American singer (You Light Up My Life), born in Hackensack, New Jersey
  • 1956-10-02 Freddie Jackson, American R&B singer and songwriter (Rock Me Tonight), born in Harlem, New York
  • 1956-10-07 James Van Patten, American actor (Bo-Chisholms), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1956-11-04 Jordan Rudess, American progressive rock keyboardist (Dream Theater), born in New York
  • 1956-12-04 Bernard King, American Basketball Hall of Fame small forward (NBA All-Star 1982, 84-85, 91; NY Knicks, Washington Bullets), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1956-12-05 Brian Backer, American actor (Fast Times at Ridgemont High), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1956-12-26 David Sedaris, American essayist, born in Binghamton, New York
  • 1956-12-30 Patricia Kalember, American actress (Sisters - "Georgie Whitsig"; Law & Order: Special Victims Unit), born in Schnectady, New York
  • 1956-12-31 Martin Joseph Fettman, American researcher & astronaut (STS 58), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1957-02-28 John Turturro, actor (Brain Donor, Color of Money, Jungle Fever), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1957-03-29 Christopher Lambert, French-American actor (Highlander, Subway, Greystoke, Why Me), born in Great Neck, New York
  • 1957-04-13 Saundra Santiago, American actress (Gina-Miami Vice), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1957-04-13 Wayne Lewis, American keyboardist (Atlantic Starr), born in White Plains, New York
  • 1957-04-13 Amy Goodman, American activist and host of Democracy Now, born in Bay Shore, New York

Person of interestDaniel Day-Lewis

1957-04-29 Daniel Day-Lewis, English actor (Last of the Mohicans, Gangs of New York), born in London

  • 1957-05-12 Lou Whitaker, American MLB 2nd baseman (Detroit Tigers, 1978 AL Rookie of the Year), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestJeffrey Hawkins

1957-06-01 Jeffrey Hawkins, American inventor (PalmPilot, Treo), born in Huntington, New York

Inventor Jeffrey Hawkins
Inventor
Jeffrey Hawkins
  • 1957-07-26 Jeff Blatnick, American wrestler (Olympic gold 1984), born in Schenectady, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1957-08-22 Randy Romero, American jockey (Breeder's Cup 1987-89; Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame 2010), born in Erath, Louisiana (d. 2019)
  • 1957-09-11 Jeff Sluman, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1988; 6 PGA Tour titles), 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
  • 1957-10-09 Don Garber, American sports commissioner, born in Queens, New York
  • 1957-12-05 Art Monk, American NFL wide receiver (Wash Redskins, Philadelphia Eagles), born in White Plains, 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)
  • 1958-01-31 Tom Schuman, American pianist (Spyro Gyra - "Morning Dance"), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1958-02-06 Cecily Adams, American actress & casting director (American Heart), born in Jamaica, New York City (d. 2004)
  • 1958-02-18 Gar Samuelson, American drummer (Megadeth), born in Dunkirk, New York (d. 1999)
  • 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

  • 1958-04-14 Mike Hulbert, American golfer, broadcaster (3 PGA Tour titles), born in Elmira, New York
  • 1958-04-29 Gary Cohen, American baseball broadcaster, born in Queens, New York
  • 1958-04-29 Marc Randolph, American entrepreneur and co-founder and ex-CEO of Netflix, born in Chappaqua, 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
  • 1958-06-17 Derek Lee Ragin, American countertenor, born in West Point, New York
  • 1958-07-01 Nancy Lieberman, American Basketball Hall of Fame point guard and 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, American sport shooter (Olympics silver 1992), 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

Person of interestOrel Hershiser

1958-09-16 Orel Hershiser, American baseball pitcher (LA Dodgers, Cleveland Indians), born in Buffalo, New York

Baseball Pitcher Orel Hershiser
Baseball Pitcher
Orel Hershiser
  • 1958-10-08 Steve Coll, American journalist (The New Yorker) and writer (The Bin Ladens: An Arabian Family in the American Century), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1958-10-09 Michael ParĂ©, American actor (Eddie and the Cruisers), 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
  • 1958-11-04 Anne Sweeney, American television executive (Disney), born in Kingston, New York
  • 1958-11-08 Don Byron, American composer and clarinetist, born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1958-12-01 Lisa Fischer, American 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

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