New York in History (Part 19)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1801 - 1,900 of 2,441

  • 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 (Public Enemy), 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
  • 1959-07-07 Jessica Hahn, American model (playboy) and actress, accused evangelist Jim Bakker of rape, born in Massapequa, 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
  • 1959-08-14 Frank Brickowski, American NBA player (Seattle Supersonics), born in Bayville, New York
  • 1959-10-07 Dylan Baker, American character actor, born in Syracuse, New York
  • 1959-10-08 Nick Bakay, American actor and voice actor (Sabrina the Teenage Witch-Salem Saberhagen), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1959-10-14 A J Pero, American drummer (Twisted Sister-Not Gonna Take It), born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1959-10-27 Rick Carlisle, American basketball guard and head coach (Dallas Mavericks 2008-19; Indiana Pacers; NBA Coach of the Year 2002, Detroit Pistons), born in Ogdensburg, New York
  • 1959-11-10 Linda Cohn, American sportscaster (ESPN's SportsCenter), born in Long Island, New York
  • 1959-11-11 Vincent Irizarry, actor (Guiding Light, Santa Barbara), born in Queens, New York
  • 1959-12-11 Lisa Gastineau, American reality show star, born in Rockland County, 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
  • 1960-04-08 John Schneider, American actor (Dukes of Hazzard), born in Mt Kisco, New York
  • 1960-04-18 Mick Sweda, American rocker (Bulletboys), born in Gowanda, New York
  • 1960-04-19 Frank Viola, American baseball pitcher (Twins, Mets/Cy Young-1988), born in Hempstead, New York
  • 1960-04-28 John Cerutti, American baseball pitcher and broadcaster (Toronto Blue Jays, Rogers Sportsnet), born in Albany, New York (d. 2004)
  • 1960-06-06 Steve Vai, American rock guitarist (Frank Zappa, David Lee Roth Band, Whitesnake), born in Carle Place, New York
  • 1960-06-27 Brian Dillinger, actor (Brighton Beach Memoirs), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1960-07-01 Evelyn "Champagne" King, American 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
  • 1960-09-14 Melissa Leo, American actress (All My Children), born in Manhattan, New York
  • 1960-09-17 John Franco, pitcher (NY Mets), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1960-09-20 James A. Pawelczyk, American 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
  • 1960-10-10 Eric Martin, American rocker (Mr Big), born in Long Island, New York
  • 1960-10-13 Joey Belladonna, American heavy metal vocalist (Anthrax-Protest), born in Oswego, New York
  • 1960-10-13 Ari Fleischer, American media consultant and 21st White House Press Secretary, born in Pound Ridge, New York
  • 1960-10-13 Peter Keisler, American lawyer and acting Attorney General of the United States (2007), born in Hempstead, New York
  • 1960-10-30 David Valle, American baseball catcher (Texas Rangers), born in Bayside, New York
  • 1960-11-11 Stanley Tucci, American actor and director (Prizzi's Honor), born in Peekskill, 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
  • 1960-12-21 Andy Van Slyke, American baseball player, born in Utica, New York
  • 1961-01-27 Karen Velez, American Playboy playmate (December, 1984, 1985 Playmate of the Year), born in Rockville Center, New York
  • 1961-02-14 Phillip Hamilton, American author, born in Albany, 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 Baker-Guadagnino, American golfer (US Open 1985), 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, American NFL quarterback (NY Jets, Cincinnati Bengals), born in East Islip, New York
  • 1961-04-18 Steve Lombardi, American professional wrestler (The Brooklyn Brawler), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 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
  • 1961-06-14 Sam Perkins, American NBA forward and center (Seattle Supersonics), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1961-06-29 Greg Hetson, American punk-rock guitarist (Circle Jerks), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1961-07-22 Keith Sweat, American new jack swing singer, born in Harlem, New York
  • 1961-08-03 Lee Rocker [Leon Drucker], American rock bassist (Stray Cats-Gonna Ball), born in Long Island, New York
  • 1961-08-13 Dawnn Lewis, American actress (Jaleesa-Different World), born in Brooklyn, 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
  • 1961-10-24 Dave Meltzer, American wrestling journalist and sports historian, born in New York
  • 1961-11-04 Ralph Macchio, American actor (Karate Kid, 8 is Enough), born in Huntington, New York
  • 1961-11-05 Gina Mastrogiacomo, American actress (Goodfellas), born in Great Neck, Long Island, New York (d. 2001)
  • 1961-12-04 Frank Reich, American NFL quarterback (Buffalo Bills) and coach (Indianapolis Colts 2018-20), born in Freeport, New York
  • 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
  • 1962-02-21 David Foster Wallace, American writer (Infinite Jest, The Broom of the System), born in Ithaca, New York (d. 2008)
  • 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
  • 1962-04-10 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
  • 1962-04-26 Debra Wilson, American actress and comedian (Mad TV), born in South Ozone Park, Queens, New York
  • 1962-05-02 Elizabeth Berridge, American actress (Amadeus, Funhouse), born in Westchester, 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
  • 1962-07-17 Bill Sage, American actor, born in New York
  • 1962-07-31 Kevin Greene, American Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker, NFL coach (5-time Pro Bowl), born in Schenectady, New York
  • 1962-08-25 Ron Heller, American football coach and former NFL tackle (Miami Dolphins), born in East Meadow, New York

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