New York in History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 429

  • 1899-05-20 First speeding infraction by a New York cabbie driving an electric car - 12mph down Lexington Street
  • 1899-12-10 The Delta Sigma Phi fraternity is founded at the City College of New York.
  • 1901-04-25 New York becomes 1st state requiring automobile license plates ($1 fee)

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1901-09-06 US President William McKinley is shot by Leon Czolgosz, an anarchist, while visiting the Pan-American Exposition in New York

25th US President William McKinley
25th US President
William McKinley
  • 1901-12-04 Anne Russell's play "'Girl and the judge" premieres in New York
  • 1903-04-22 Highlanders (Yankees) 1st game in New York at Hilltop Park vs Washington Senators, lose 3-1 before 11,950
  • 1903-06-18 1st transcontinental auto trip begins in San Francisco; arrives in New York 3-months later

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

1904-07-06 The US Democratic Party nominates little known New York judge Alton B. Parker for presidential nominee - virtually assuring the election of Theodore Roosevelt

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • 1904-08-09 Libanus McLouth Todd of Rochester, New York patents his check-writing machine, the Protectograph designed to protect against check forgers
  • 1904-10-27 First section of New York subway - Lower Manhattan to Broadway Harlem, opened by Interborough Rapid Transit (IRT), fare one nickel
  • 1904-12-31 First New Year's Eve celebration held in Times Square (then Longacre Square), in New York City
  • 1905-04-17 The Supreme Court of the United States decides Lochner v. New York which held that the "right to free contract" was implicit in the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution.
  • 1905-08-05 First meeting of the Russian and Japanese peace commissioners takes place in US President Theodore Roosevelt's home at Oyster Bay, New York

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1905-11-24 Photographer Alfred Stieglitz opens the Little Galleries of the Photo-Secession in Manhattan, New York

Photographer Alfred Stieglitz
Photographer
Alfred Stieglitz
  • 1906-01-08 A landslide in Haverstraw, New York, caused by the excavation of clay along the Hudson River, kills 20 people.

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1907-06-15 Researcher George Soper publishes the results of his investigation into recent typhoid outbreaks in the New York area and announces that Mary Mallon [Typhoid Mary] is the likely source of the outbreak

Conference meetingFoundation of Delta Sigma Pi

1907-11-07 Delta Sigma Pi, a professional fraternity organized to foster the study of business in universities is founded at New York University.

  • 1908-08-17 Booth Tarkington & Harry Leon Wilson's play "Man from Home" premieres in New York
  • 1909-02-28 1st National Woman's Day is observed in the United States. Organized by the Socialist Party of America in honor of the 1908 garment workers' strike in New York, where women protested against working conditions.
  • 1909-03-30 New York's Queensboro Bridge opens, linking Manhattan & Queens
  • 1909-11-26 Sigma Alpha Mu is founded in the City College of New York by 8 Jewish young men.

1stHistoric Invention

1909-12-07 Inventor Leo Baekeland patents the first thermo-setting plastic, Bakelite, sparking the birth of the plastics industry

Chemist Leo Baekeland
Chemist
Leo Baekeland
  • 1910-02-19 Typhoid Mary [Mary Mallon] is freed from her first periods of forced isolation and goes on to cause several further outbreaks of typhoid in the New York area
  • 1912-09-25 Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism is founded in New York City
  • 1913-02-18 French modernist painting "Nude Descending a Staircase" by Marcel Duchamp causes an uproar when shown in New York
  • 1914-02-26 New York Museum of Science & Industry incorporated
  • 1914-11-28 World War I: Following a war-induced closure in July, the New York Stock Exchange re-opens for bond trading.
  • 1915-03-27 Typhoid Mary [Mary Mallon] is arrested and returned to quarantine on North Brother Island, New York after spending five years evading health authorities and causing several further outbreaks of typhoid
  • 1915-08-19 British liner "SS Arabic" sunk by German submarine without warning leaving Liverpool for New York; killing 44. Creates diplomatic incident
  • 1915-10-09 Gil Anderson races auto (165.1 km record) in Sheepshead Bay, New York

CommunicationWomen's Suffrage March on Fifth Ave, New York

1915-10-23 An estimated 25,000 supporters in a women's suffrage march on New York's Fifth Ave, led by Dr. Anna Shaw and Carrie Chapman Catt, founder of the League of Women Voters

Sport awardGolf Major

1916-01-17 1st PGA Championship: Jim Barnes at Siwanoy CC Bronxville, New York

Pioneering Golfer Jim Barnes
Pioneering Golfer
Jim Barnes
  • 1917-01-11 Guy Bolton & PG Wodehouse's "Have a Heart" premieres in New York
  • 1917-02-20 Jerome Kern, Guy Bolton & P.G. Wodehouse's musical "Oh, Boy!" premieres in New York
  • 1917-03-17 Delta Phi Epsilon is founded at New York University Law School

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1917-04-03 Alfred Stieglitz opens 1st one-person show of Georgia O'Keeffee's work at 291 art gallery in New York

Painter and Sculptor Georgia O’Keeffe
Painter and Sculptor
Georgia O’Keeffe
Photographer Alfred Stieglitz
Photographer
Alfred Stieglitz
  • 1917-10-27 20,000 women march in a suffrage parade in New York, US
  • 1917-11-06 New York State adopts a constitutional amendment giving women the right to vote in state elections
  • 1918-02-01 Jerome Kern, Guy Bolton & P. G. Wodehouse's musical premieres in New York
  • 1920-01-07 Five duly elected Socialist assemblymen are denied by the New York State Assembly
  • 1920-08-23 Mary Roberts Rinehart & Avery Roberts play "The Bat" based on Reinhart's novel "The Circular Staircase"premieres on Broadway in New York
  • 1920-09-16 Bomb explosion in Wall Street, New York, kills 30
  • 1920-11-27 "The Mask of Zorro" directed by Fred Niblo and starring Douglas Fairbanks is shown in New York - 1st American superhero film
  • 1921-02-14 Little Review faces obscenity charges for publishing "Ulysses," in New York
  • 1924-07-01 Dircet regular transcontinental airmail service between New York and San Francisco forms
  • 1925-02-21 1st issue of "New Yorker" magazine published
  • 1926-09-25 9th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen wins at Salisbury Golf Club, Westbury, New York
  • 1927-01-07 Commercial transatlantic telephone service inaugurated between New York & London

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1927-05-20 At 7:40 AM, Charles Lindbergh takes off from New York to cross the Atlantic for Paris, aboard Spirit of St Louis (1st non-stop flight)

  • 1927-11-13 New York - New Jersey Holland Tunnel, 1st twin-tube underwater auto tunnel, opens
  • 1928-01-10 George Gershwin, Sigmund Romberg and P. G. Wodehouse's musical "Rosalie" premieres in New York

  • 1928-01-13 RCA and GE install three test television sets in homes in Schenectady, New York allowing American inventor E.F.W. Alexanderson to demonstrate the first home television receiver which delivered a poor and unsteady 1.5 square inch picture
  • 1928-06-29 The Outerbridge Crossing and Goethals Bridge in Staten Island, New York both opened.

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1928-07-30 George Eastman shows first amateur color motion pictures to guests at his New York house including Thomas Edison

Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company George Eastman
Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company
George Eastman
Inventor Thomas Edison
Inventor
Thomas Edison
  • 1929-11-07 Museum of Modern Art opens in Hecksher Building in New York
  • 1930-04-25 "All Quiet on the Western Front", based on the novel by Erich Maria Remarque, directed by Lewis Milestone and starring Louis Wolheim and Lew Ayres premieres in New York (Academy Awards Outstanding Production 1930)
  • 1931-01-26 "Cimarron" directed by Wesley Ruggles and starring Richard Dix and Irene Dunne premieres in New York. 1st western to win Best Outstanding Production/Picture (1931)
  • 1931-10-01 The second (and current) Waldorf-Astoria Hotel is opened in New York.

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1931-12-22 Retrospective show of Mexican artist Diego Rivera opens at The Museum of Modern Art in New York

Painter Diego Rivera
Painter
Diego Rivera
  • 1932-02-06 1st Olympic dog sled race at Lake Placid, New York (demonstration sport)
  • 1932-02-15 3rd Winter Olympic games close at Lake Placid, New York
  • 1932-03-29 Jack Benny debuts on radio, on Ed Sullivan's New York interview program
  • 1932-04-12 "Grand Hotel" directed by Edmund Goulding and starring Greta Gabo and John Barrymore premieres in New York, includes the line "I want to be alone" (Best Picture/Production 1932)
  • 1933-01-05 "Cavalcade" based on the play by Noel Coward, directed by Frank Lloyd and starring Diana Wynyard and Clive Brook premieres in New York (Best Production/Picture 1934)

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1933-12-29 New York Yankees refuses to release Babe Ruth to manage the Cincinnati Reds

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1934-07-10 2nd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 9-7 at Polo Grounds, New York

Film release premierFilm Premier

1935-11-08 "Mutiny on the Bounty" directed by Frank Lloyd and starring Charles Laughton and Clark Gable premieres in New York (Best Production/Picture 1936)

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1936-04-01 Charles "Lucky" Luciano" is arrested in Arkansas on a criminal warrant from New York

Film release premierFilm Premier

1937-08-11 "The Life of Emile Zola" directed by William Dieterle and starring Paul Muni premieres in New York (Best Picture 1938)

Actor Paul Muni
Actor
Paul Muni
  • 1938-09-21 The Great Hurricane of 1938 makes landfall on Long Island in New York. The death toll is estimated at 500-700 people.
  • 1938-10-31 Great Depression: In an effort to try restore investor confidence, the New York Stock Exchange unveils a fifteen-point program aimed to upgrade protection for the investing public.
  • 1938-12-11 New York Giants win NFL championship
  • 1939-04-29 Whitestone Bridge connecting the New York boroughs of Bronx and Queens opens
  • 1939-04-30 New York World's Fair opens
  • 1939-07-11 7th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-1 at Yankee Stadium, New York NY Yankee/AL maanager Joe McCarthy starts 6 Yankees

MurderMurder of Interest

1941-05-09 Louis Buchalter is arraigned in New York state court on the 1936 Joseph Rosen murder along with three other murders

Film release premierFilm Premier

1941-10-28 "How Green Was My Valley" based on the novel by Richard Llewellyn, directed by John Ford and starring Walter Pidgeon and Maureen O'Hara premieres in New York (Best Picture 1942)

Film director John Ford
Film director
John Ford
  • 1942-07-06 10th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-1 at Polo Grounds, New York
  • 1942-08-01 Race riots in Harlem, New York

Film release premierFilm Premier

1942-10-22 "Now, Voyager" film directed by Irving Rapper starring Bette Davis, Paul Henreid and Claude Rain premieres in New York

  • 1943-08-31 1st battle of Essex/new Yorktown: US assault on Marcus Island
  • 1943-12-16 "Tamiami Champion" (New York to Florida) trains collide, kills 73 & injures 200

Film release premierFilm Premier

1944-05-03 "Going My Way", directed by Leo McCary and starring Bing Crosby premieres in New York (Best Picture 1945)

Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby
  • 1944-05-09 1st eye bank opens in New York
  • 1944-08-01 Adam Clayton Powell elected 1st African-American congressman from New York
  • 1945-01-03 Cato-Meridian School, New York, installs germicidal lamps in every room

Film release premierFilm Premier

1946-12-20 "It's a Wonderful Life" American film directed by Frank Capra, starring James Stewart and Donna Reed, premieres in New York

Film Director Frank Capra
Film Director
Frank Capra
Actor Jimmy Stewart
Actor
Jimmy Stewart

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1947-05-16 Billie Holiday is arrested in her New York apartment for possession of narcotics

Jazz Musician Billie Holiday
Jazz Musician
Billie Holiday

Film release premierFilm Premier

1947-11-11 "Gentlemen's Agreement" directed by Elia Karan and starring Gregory Peck and Dorothy McGuire premieres in New York (Best Picture 1948)

  • 1948-01-02 WNDT (now WNET) TV channel 13 in New York-Newark, NY (PBS) begins
  • 1948-01-31 J D Salinger's short story "A Perfect Day for Banana Fish" appears in the "New Yorker"
  • 1948-08-10 WABC TV channel 7 in New York, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1948-08-20 US expels Soviet Consul General in New York, Jacob Lomakin

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1949-02-07 Joe DiMaggio becomes 1st $100,000 a year baseball player for the New York Yankees

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • 1949-08-28 Riot prevents Paul Robeson from singing near Peekskill, New York
  • 1949-10-24 Contruction begins on the United Nations headquaters in New York

Film release premierFilm Premier

1949-11-08 "All The King's Men" based on Robert Penn Warren's Pulitzer winning novel, directed by Robert Rossen and starring Broderick Crawford premieres in New York (Best Picture 1950)

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1949-12-21 "Samson and Delilah", directed and produced by Cecil B. DeMille, starring Hedy Lamarr and Victor Mature, premieres in New York

Actress and Inventor Hedy Lamarr
Actress and Inventor
Hedy Lamarr
Filmmaker and Director Cecil B. DeMille
Filmmaker and Director
Cecil B. DeMille
  • 1950-01-21 New York jury finds former State Dept official Alger Hiss guilty of perjury

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1950-12-20 "Harvey" starring James Stewart premieres in New York


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 1,414

  • 1839-06-18 William Henry Seward Jr, American banker and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Auburn, New York (d. 1920)

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1839-07-08 John D. Rockefeller, American industrialist and founder of Standard Oil, born in Richford, New York (d. 1937)

Oil Industrialist John D. Rockefeller
Oil Industrialist
John D. Rockefeller
  • 1840-03-11 Edmund Kirby Jr, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Brownville, New York(d. 1863)
  • 1840-07-27 Ranald Slidell Mackenzie, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Westchester County, New York (d. 1889)
  • 1841-02-01 William H H Davenport, stage medium, born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1842-06-06 Steele MacKaye [James Morrison Steele MacKaye], American playwright and actor (Spectatorium, Paul Kauvar), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1894)
  • 1843-08-29 David B. Hill, American politician and Governor of New York (1885-91), born in Montour Falls, New York (d. 1910)
  • 1843-09-25 Melville Reuben Bissell, American inventor of the carpet sweeper, born in Hartwick, New York (d. 1889)
  • 1843-10-22 Stephen Babcock, Oneida County New York, American Agricultural Chemist (Babcock test and father of scientific dairying)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1846-10-06 George Westinghouse, American entrepreneur and engineer (air brakes, alternating current system), born in Central Bridge, New York (d. 1914)

Entrepreneur and Engineer George Westinghouse
Entrepreneur and Engineer
George Westinghouse
  • 1847-08-23 Sarah Frances Whiting, American physicist and astronomer, born in Wyoming, New York (d. 1927)
  • 1847-12-02 Deacon White, American baseball player and a star during the first two decades of the sport's professional era, born in Caton, New York (d. 1939)
  • 1849-05-05 Hambletonian, greatest standardbred horse, born in Chester, New York

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1849-07-22 Emma Lazarus, poet ("New Colossus" - on the base of Statue of Liberty), born in New York City

  • 1850-01-11 J C Arthur, botanist (studied rusts), born in Lowville, New York
  • 1852-04-13 Frank W. Woolworth, American businessman, founder of F. W. Woolworth Co, born in Rodman, New York (d. 1919)
  • 1853-12-09 Charles "Old Hoss" Radbourn, pitcher (60-12 in 1884), born in Rochester, New York

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1854-07-12 George Eastman, American inventor (Kodak camera, founder of the Eastman Kodak Company), born in Waterville, New York (d. 1932)

Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company George Eastman
Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company
George Eastman

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1856-12-22 Frank Kellogg, US Secretary of State (1925-29), tried to outlaw war (Nobel 1929), born in Potsdam, New York (d. 1937)

US Secretary of State Frank Kellogg
US Secretary of State
Frank Kellogg

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1860-09-07 Grandma Moses [Anna Maria], American primitive painter (Old Oaken Bucket), born in Greenwich, New York (d. 1961)

Primitive Painter Grandma Moses
Primitive Painter
Grandma Moses
  • 1860-10-12 Elmer Ambrose Sperry, American entrepreneur and inventor (gyrocompass), born in Cincinnatus, New York (d. 1930)

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1862-01-24 Edith Wharton [-Jones], Pulitzer prize-winning novelist (Ethan Frome, House of Mirth), born in NYC, New York (d. 1937)

Pulitzer prize winning novelist Edith Wharton
Pulitzer prize winning novelist
Edith Wharton
  • 1863-10-08 Edythe Chapman, American actress (Beyond the Rocks), born in Rochester, New York (d. 1948)
  • 1864-07-13 John Jacob Astor IV, American businessman and soldier (richest passenger aboard the Titanic), born in Rhinebeck, New York (d. 1912)
  • 1864-12-06 William S Hart, American actor, silent Westerns (Wild Bill Hickok, Tumbleweeds), born in Newburgh, New York (d. 1946)
  • 1865-06-10 Frederick A Cook, American explorer, claimed to have 1st discovered North Pole, born in Callicoon, New York (d. 1940)
  • 1867-01-21 James Marcus, American actor (The Eagle, The Lonely Trail), born in NYC, New York (d. 1937)
  • 1867-08-25 James W. Gerard, American jurist and diplomat, born in Geneseo, New York (d. 1951)
  • 1867-09-07 J. P. Morgan, Jr. [John Pierpont], American financier and son of J.P. Morgan, Sr., (J.P. Morgan & Co.), born in Irvington, New York (d. 1943)
  • 1868-05-19 John Fillmore Hayford, American Geodesist who established the theory of isostasy and founded the modern science of geodesy (precise measurements of the shape of the earth), born in Rouses Point, New York
  • 1868-08-22 Willis Rodney Whitney, American Chemist, founder of the General Electric research laboratory, and pioneer of industrial scientific research, born in Jamestown, NY (d. 1958)
  • 1868-12-25 Eugenie Besserer, American actress (Jazz Singer), born in Watertown, New York (d. 1934)
  • 1870-07-24 Fred Law Olmsted Jr, landscape architect, born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1872-01-27 Learned Hand, Chief judge (US Court of Appeals), born in Albany, New York
  • 1872-07-26 George Louis Beer, American historian (authority on British colonies), born in Staten Island, New York (d. 1920)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1874-02-17 Thomas J. Watson, Sr., American businessman (Chairman and CEO of IBM, 1914-1956), born in Campbell, New York (d. 1956)

Businessman and Entrepreneur Thomas J. Watson
Businessman and Entrepreneur
Thomas J. Watson

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1874-10-27 Owen D. Young, American industrialist (RCA) and diplomat (Young Plan), born in Stark, New York (d. 1962)

Diplomat and Industrialist Owen D. Young
Diplomat and Industrialist
Owen D. Young
  • 1874-11-09 Albert Francis Blakeslee, American botanist, born in Geneseo, New York (d. 1954)
  • 1875-04-04 Samuel S. Hinds, American actor (Raven, Test Pilot), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1948)
  • 1876-05-19 William King Gregory, Greenwich Village New York, American palaeontologist (mammalian teeth, evolutionary theory)
  • 1876-09-15 Frank E Gannett, newspaper publisher (Gannett), born in Rochester, New York

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1876-11-26 Willis Carrier, American engineer (developed modern air conditioning), born in Angola, New York (d. 1950)

Engineer Willis Carrier
Engineer
Willis Carrier
  • 1877-10-11 John Parsons Beach, American composer, born in Gloversville, New York (d. 1953)
  • 1877-10-25 Henry Norris Russell, American astronomer (Hertzsprung-Russell diagram), born in Oyster Bay, New York (d. 1957)
  • 1878-01-16 Harry Carey [Henry DeWitt Carey II], American actor (Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Red River), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1947)
  • 1879-06-30 Walter Hampden, American actor (Five Fingers, Hunchback of Notre Dame), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1955)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1879-09-14 Margaret Sanger, American nurse, birth control proponent and feminist, born in Corning, New York (d. 1966)

  • 1880-03-03 Florence Auer, American actress (Eradicating Aunty), born in Albany, New York (d. 1962)
  • 1881-11-08 Frank Speck, American Anthropologist (Algonquin Tribes and Eastern Woodland Native Americans), born in Brooklyn, New York

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1882-01-30 Franklin Roosevelt, 32nd US President (Democrat: 1933-1945), born in Hyde Park, New York (d. 1945)

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt

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1882-05-09 Henry J. Kaiser, American ship builder and industrialist (Liberty Ships, Jeeps, Boulder Dam), born in Sprout Brook, New York (d. 1967)

Industrialist Henry J. Kaiser
Industrialist
Henry J. Kaiser

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1884-10-11 Eleanor Roosevelt, American 1st lady (1933-1945) human rights advocate (UN), born in NYC, New York (d. 1962)

US First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt
US First Lady
Eleanor Roosevelt
  • 1884-12-06 Rose Schneiderman, American socialist, feminist, trade union leader and secretary of labor for New York State (1937-44), born in Sawin, Poland (d. 1972)
  • 1885-05-07 George "Gabby" Hayes, American actor (In Old Santa Fe, El Paso), born in Wellesvile, New York (d. 1969)
  • 1885-08-15 Mary Nash, American actress (The Philadelphia Story, Till the Clouds Roll By), born in Troy, New York (d. 1976)
  • 1886-03-18 Edward Everett Horton, American actor and narrator (Bulwinkle Show), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1970)
  • 1886-11-17 Crane Wilbur, American director and writer (Bat, Canon City, Yellow Cargo), born in Athens, New York (d. 1973)
  • 1887-04-21 Lillian Walker, entertainer, born in Brooklyn, New York

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1887-05-02 Eddie Collins, Hall of Fame baseball infielder (White Sox, A's) and manager, born in Millerton, New York (d. 1951)

Baseball Legend Eddie Collins
Baseball Legend
Eddie Collins
  • 1887-06-25 George Abbott, producer (Damn Yankees, Pajama Game), born in Forestville, New York
  • 1889-03-29 Howard Lindsay, American playwright, actor and director (State of the Union), born in Waterford, New York (d. 1968)
  • 1889-06-23 Donald McBride, American actor (The Seven Year Itch, My Friend Irma), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1957)
  • 1889-10-20 Margaret Dumont, American actress and Marx Brothers' comic foil (Day at the Races), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1965)
  • 1891-01-17 Marjorie Gateson, American actress (One Man's Family), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1977)
  • 1891-03-04 Lois Wilson, American actress and co-founder of Al-Anon, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1988)
  • 1891-10-13 Irene Rich [Luther], American actress (Beau Brummell, Champ), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1988)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1891-12-26 Henry Miller, American author (Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn, Sexus), born in Manhattan, New York, (d. 1980)

Author Henry Miller
Author
Henry Miller
  • 1892-02-09 Peggy Wood, American actress (One Life to Live, Mama), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1978)
  • 1892-03-13 Janet Flanner, journalist (New Yorker)
  • 1892-12-16 Cameron Prud'Homme, American actor (The Rainmaker), born in Auburn, New York (d. 1967)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1892-12-21 Walter Hagen, American PGA golfer (11 majors, US Open 1914, 19), born in Rochester, New York (d. 1969)

Golfer Walter Hagen
Golfer
Walter Hagen

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1893-08-17 Mae West, American actress and singer (She Done him Wrong), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1980)

Actress Mae West
Actress
Mae West
  • 1893-10-01 Faith Baldwin, author/novelist (They Who Love), born in New Rochelle, New York
  • 1893-12-25 Fred Hillebrand, American actor (Martin Kane, Moon Over Manhattan), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1963)
  • 1894-06-16 Norman Kerry, American actor (Phantom of the Opera), born in Rochester, New York (d. 1956)
  • 1894-06-26 Bill Wirges, orchestra leader (Growing Paynes), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1894-09-26 Gladys Brockwell, American actress (Long Pants, Oliver Twist), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1929)
  • 1894-10-04 Cliff Hall [Robert Clifford Hall], American actor (At This Moment, Dutch Treat, Crime Photographer), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1972)
  • 1895-03-17 Shemp Howard [Samuel Horwitz], American actor and comedian (3 Stooges), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1955)
  • 1895-09-12 Alice Lake, American silent screen actress (Glamour, Wicked), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1967)
  • 1896-03-20 Sam Wren, American actor (Marked Woman, The Old Grey Mayor), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1962)

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1896-11-24 Charles "Lucky" Luciano, Italian-American gangster of the New York mafia, born in Sicily, Italy (d. 1962)

  • 1896-12-28 Roger Huntington Sessions, composer (Black Masks), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1896-12-30 Tom Keene, American actor (Our Daily Bread), born in Rochester, New York (d. 1963)
  • 1897-01-03 Marion Davies [Marion Cecelia Douras], American actress (Operator 13), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1961)
  • 1897-02-12 Vola Vale [Smith], American actress, born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1970)
  • 1897-03-19 Betty Compson, American actress (Big City, Docks Of New York), born in Beaver, Utah (d. 1974)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1897-06-19 Moe Howard [Moses Horowitz], American actor and comedian (The 3 Stooges), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1975)

Comedian Moe Howard
Comedian
Moe Howard
  • 1897-06-26 Viola Dana, American actress (Willow Tree, 40 Winks, Silent Lover), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1987)
  • 1897-09-05 Doris Kenyon, American silent screen actress (Alexander Hamilton), born in Syracuse, New York (d. 1979)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1897-11-08 Dorothy Day, American journalist, social activist and devout Catholic convert, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1980)

Journalist, Socialist and Catholic Convert Dorothy Day
Journalist, Socialist and Catholic Convert
Dorothy Day
  • 1898-04-19 Constance Talmadge, American comedienne and actress (Intolerance), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1973)
  • 1898-05-23 Joseph H. Hazen, Hollywood lawyer (Warner Brothers), born in Kingston, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1898-06-25 Kay (Katherine Linn) Sage, American painter and poet , born in Albany, New York
  • 1898-09-26 George Gershwin, [Jacob Gershvin], composer (Rhapsody in Blue), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1898-12-30 Vincent Lopez, American orchestra leader (Welcome Aboard), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1899-01-17 Al Capone, American gangster (Chicago bootlegging), born in Brooklyn, New York

Gangster Al Capone
Gangster
Al Capone
  • 1899-02-20 Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney, American businessman and heir (Pan Am Airways), born in Roslyn, New York (d. 1992)
  • 1899-04-29 Natalie Talmadge, American actress (Our Hospitality), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1969)
  • 1899-05-30 Irving Thalberg, American film producer (MGM), born in Booklyn, New York (d. 1936)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 101 - 108 of 108

  • 2015-10-17 Actress Bridget Moynahan (44) weds businessman Andrew Frankel at Wolffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack, New York
  • 2015-11-29 Actress and designer Mary-Kate Olsen (29) marries banker Oliver Sarkozy in New York
  • 2016-02-29 Actor Michael C. Hall (45) weds editor Morgan MacGregor at New York's City Hall
  • 2016-07-07 "Million Dollar Listing New York" realtor Ryan Serhant (32) weds lawyer Emilia Bechrakis on the island of Corfu in Greece
  • 2016-10-02 Actress Zosia Mamet (28) weds actor Evan Jonigkeit at the Cedar Lakes Estate in Port Jervis, New York
  • 2017-02-27 Gossip Girl's star Penn Badgley (30) weds singer Domino Kirke in New York
  • 2017-05-13 Actor Jim Parsons marries graphic designer Todd Spiewak at the Rainbow Room in New York
  • 2017-06-02 Gotham actor Ben McKenzie (38) weds actress Morena Baccarin (38) at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens in Brooklyn, New York

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