New York in History (Part 19)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1801 - 1,900 of 2,417

  • 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 Eliot Spitzer, American politician (Governor of New York 2007-8), born in the Bronx, New York
  • 1959-06-10 Timothy Van Patten, American actor (White Shadow, Master), born in Brooklyn, 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 - "We're Not Gonna Take It"), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2015)
  • 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
  • 1959-11-12 Vincent Irizarry, American 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 theater composer (Rent), born in White Plains, New York (d. 1996)

Jane GeddesJane Geddes (62 years old)

1960-02-05 American golfer (US Open 1986, LPGA 1987), born in Huntington, New York

  • 1960-03-04 Russell Todd, American actor (Dr Jamie Frame-Another World), born in Troy, New York
  • 1960-03-23 Terry Sweeney, American comedian and comedian (SNL), born in Queens, 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 (Toronto Blue Jays) and broadcaster (Rogers Sportsnet), born in Albany, New York (d. 2004)
  • 1960-06-06 Steve Vai, American rock guitarist, and composer (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

Kim AlexisKim Alexis (62 years old)

1960-07-15 American supermodel (Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover) and actress, born in Lockport, New York

  • 1960-07-16 Leila Kenzle, American actress (Mad About You, Identity), born in Long Island, New York
  • 1960-08-01 Chuck D [Chuck Ridenhour], American 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, American 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 Ari Fleischer, American media consultant and 21st White House Press Secretary, born in Pound Ridge, New York
  • 1960-10-13 Joey Belladonna [Bellardini], American heavy metal vocalist (Anthrax, 1984-92 - "I Am The Law"), born in Oswego, 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

Stanley TucciStanley Tucci (62 years old)

1960-11-11 American actor and director (Prizzi's Honor, The Devil Wears Prada), 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

Cathy MoriartyCathy Moriarty (62 years old)

1960-11-29 American actress (Raging Bull, Bless This House), born in The Bronx, New York

Howard JohnsonHoward Johnson (62 years old)

1960-11-29 American baseball player (NY Mets), born in Clearwater, Florida

James ComeyJames Comey (61 years old)

1960-12-14 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, American actor (Peter-Dallas, Blue Lagoon), born in Rye, New York
  • 1961-03-04 Steven Weber, American actor (Wings - "Brian Hackett"), 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 [McDonnell], American rock drummer (Stray Cats - "Rock This Town"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1961-03-29 Amy Sedaris, American actress and comedian, born in Endicott, New York

Eddie MurphyEddie Murphy (61 years old)

1961-04-03 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 - ""Rock This Town"), born in Massapequa, 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 franchise; My Cousin Vinny; Beer League; Eight is Enough, 1980-81), 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 (Living Single - "Synclaire"), 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

Rosie O'DonnellRosie O'Donnell (60 years old)

1962-03-21 comedienne, actress (A League of Their Own; Flintstones), and TV host (Rosie), born in Commack, New York

  • 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

Adam SilverAdam Silver (60 years old)

1962-04-25 American lawyer and NBA Commissioner, born in Rye, New York

  • 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

Tom CruiseTom Cruise (60 years old)

1962-07-03 American actor (Risky Business, Jerry MaGuire, Rainman), born in Syracuse, New York

  • 1962-07-17 Bill Sage, American actor, born in New York
  • 1962-07-31 Kevin Greene, American Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker (5 x Pro Bowl; First-team All-Pro 1989, 94, 96; LA Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers, Carolina Panthers), born in Schenectady, New York (d. 2020)
  • 1962-09-16 Julie Larsen Piers, American golfer (Women's PGA C'ship runner-up 1996), born in Westchester, New York
  • 1962-09-21 Rob Morrow, American actor (Northern Exposure - "Dr Fleishman'; Numb3rs "Agent Eppes"), born in New Rochelle, New York
  • 1962-10-18 Vincent Spano, actor (Alphabet City, Maria's Lovers), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1962-11-27 Charlie Benante, American rock drummer (Anthrax - "Armed & Dangerous"), born in The Bronx, New York

Jon StewartJon Stewart (60 years old)

1962-11-28 American Emmy, Grammy, and Peabody Award-winning comedian and writer (The Daily Show, 1999-2015), born in NYC, New York

Felicity HuffmanFelicity Huffman (59 years old)

1962-12-09 American actress (Desperate Housewives), born in Bedford, New York

  • 1962-12-11 Kim Linehan, American swimmer (1979 1500m World record), born in Bronxville, New York
  • 1962-12-27 Barbara Crampton, actress (Body Double, Young & Restless), born in Levittown, New York
  • 1963-02-12 Ed Lover, US radio personality, born in Hollis, New York

Michael JordanMichael Jordan (59 years old)

1963-02-17 American Basketball Hall of Fame forward, owner (5-time NBA MVP, 6-time NBA champion Chicago Bulls), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • 1963-03-01 Robert James Affuso, American rock drummer (Skid Row - "Psycho Love"), born in Newburgh, New York

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