New York in History (Part 20)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1901 - 2,000 of 2,419

  • 1963-03-08 Mike Lalor, American NHL defenseman (Dallas Stars), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1963-03-10 (Frederick) Rick Rubin, American record producer (Run-DMC; Public Enemy; Red Hot Chilil Peppers; Johnny Cash), co-founder of Def Jam Recordings, born in Long Beach, New York
  • 1963-03-10 John Cangelosi, American MLB outfielder (Houston Astros), born in Brooklyn, New York

Vanessa WilliamsVanessa Williams (59 years old)

1963-03-18 American singer, actress and 1st African American Miss America (1983), born in The Bronx, New York

  • 1963-03-20 Paul Annacone, tennis star, born in Southampton, New York
  • 1963-03-21 Shawon Dunston, infielder (SF Giants), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1963-03-27 Ed Pinckney, American NBA forward (Philadelphia 76ers), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1963-04-09 Marc Jacobs, American fashion designer (Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton), born in NYC, New York
  • 1963-04-14 Thomas W. Libous, American politician (Senate-R-New York 1989-2015) brought down by scandal, born in Johnson City, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1963-05-11 Mark Breland, American welterweight boxer (Olympic gold 1984), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1963-05-12 Vanessa Williams, American actress (Soul Food, Murder One, Melrose Place - "Rhonda Blair";), born in Brooklyn, New York [not Miss America]
  • 1963-05-21 Kevin Shields, American born Irish musician (My Bloody Valentine), born in Queens, New York
  • 1963-05-24 Gene Anthony Ray, American dancer and actor (Fame - "Leroy"), born in Harlem, New York (d. 2003)
  • 1963-06-12 Tim DeKay, American actor (White Collar), born in Lansing, New York
  • 1963-07-07 Vonda Shepard, American pop singer, born in New York
  • 1963-07-17 Denise Miller, American actress (Billie-Archie Bunker's Place), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1963-07-17 John Ventimiglia, American actor (The Sopranos), born in Queens, New York
  • 1963-07-20 Frank Whaley, American actor (Pulp Fiction), born in Syracuse, New York
  • 1963-07-30 Chris Mullin, American NBA forward (Warriors, Pacers, Olympic gold 1992), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1963-08-02 Daniel Pelosi, American convicted murderer, born in Center Moriches, New York
  • 1963-08-03 Carlo Imperato, American actor (Fame), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1963-08-07 Harold Perrineau Jr., American actor, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1963-09-04 Sam Yaffa, Finnish musician (Hanoi Rocks, New York Dolls), born in Espoo, Finland
  • 1963-10-26 Natalie Merchant, American singer and songwriter (10,000 Maniacs - "These Are Days"; "Trouble Me"), born in Jamestown, New York
  • 1963-11-13 Vinny Testaverde, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Heisman Trophy 1986, U of Miami; Pro Bowl 1996, 98; Tampa Bay Bucs, NY Jets), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1963-11-17 Pedro Luis Estrada, American murderer (FBI Most Wanted List), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1963-12-31 Scott Ian, American heavy metal guitarist (Anthrax - "I'm the Man"), born in Queens, New York
  • 1964-01-06 Anthony Scaramucci, American financier and White House Communications Director (2017-), born in Long Island, New York
  • 1964-02-05 Laura Linney, American actress (The Truman Show, Mystic River), born in Manhattan, New York
  • 1964-02-18 Matt Dillon, American actor (The Outsiders, Crash), born in New Rochelle, New York
  • 1964-04-10 Felicia Collins, American guitarist (David Letterman), born in Albany, New York
  • 1964-04-20 Crispin Glover, American actor (Back to the Future, River's Edge), born in New York
  • 1964-05-07 Ronnie Harmon, NFL running back (San Diego Chargers, Tennessee Oilers), born in Queens, New York

Lenny KravitzLenny Kravitz (58 years old)

1964-05-26 American musician who holds the record for most Grammy Awards for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance (1999-2002), born in Manhattan, New York

  • 1964-05-31 Scotti Hill [Mulvehill], American rock guitarist (Skid Row - "18 And Lie": "I Remember You"), born in Manhasset, New York
  • 1964-06-14 Jamie Dukes, American NFL center (Arizona Cardinals), born in Schenectady, New York
  • 1964-07-08 Maryalice Demler, American TV journalist and anchor, Miss New York (1991), born in North Tonawanda, New York
  • 1964-07-15 Shari Headley, American actress (All My Children, Coming to America), born in Queens, New York
  • 1964-07-28 Lori Loughlin, American actress (Full House, Summerland), born in Queens, New York
  • 1964-08-01 Rob Camilletti, American actor (Born on the Fourth of July), born in Queens, New York
  • 1964-08-04 B J Surhoff, infielder (Baltimore Orioles), born in The Bronx, New York

Adam YauchAdam Yauch (1964-2012)

1964-08-05 American rap-rock vocalist (Beastie Boys -"(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)"), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • 1964-08-13 Debi Mazar, American actress (Civil Wars, Little Man Tate, LA Law), born in Queens, New York
  • 1964-08-18 Craig Bierko, American actor, born in Rye Brook, New York
  • 1964-09-06 Rosie Perez, American actress (Do the Right Thing, White Men Can't Jump), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1964-09-19 Kim Richards, American actress (Nanny & Prof, James at 15), born in Long Island, New York
  • 1964-09-23 Diane Dixon, American 4x400m runner (Olympic silver 1988), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1964-09-26 Dave Martinez, American baseball outfielder (Chicago White Sox), born in Manhattan, New York
  • 1964-10-21 Jon Carin, American musician (Pink Floyd; The Who), born in New York, New York
  • 1964-10-25 Kevin Michael Richardson, American voice actor (Joker-The Batman), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1964-11-01 Sophie B. Hawkins, American singer-songwriter ("Damn! I Wish I Was Your Lover"), born in New York, New York
  • 1964-11-02 Michael D'Asaro II, American fencer-sabre, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1964-11-06 Corey Glover, American rock guitarist and singer (Living Colour), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1964-11-11 Philip McKeon, American actor (Tommy-Alice, Return to Horror High), born in Westbury, New York
  • 1964-11-14 (Joseph) "Run" Simmons, American rapper and minister (Run-D.M.C. - "Walk This Way"), born in NYC, New York
  • 1964-12-04 Chelsea Noble, American actress (Kate-Growing Pains), born in Cheektowaga, New York
  • 1964-12-04 Jonathan Goldstein, American actor (Drake & Josh), born in Manhattan, New York
  • 1964-12-04 Marisa Tomei, American actress (My Cousin Vinny, In the Bedroom, The Wrestler), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1964-12-12 Sabu [Terry Michael Brunk], American professional wrestler, born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1964-12-13 (Judge) "Lucky" Peterson, American contemporary blues, soul, and R&B musician ("The Son of A Bluesman"), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2020)
  • 1964-12-24 Mark Valley, American actor (Days of Our Lives), born in Ogdensburg, New York
  • 1964-12-26 Colleen Dion-Scotti, American actress (Search for Tomorrow), born in Newburgh, New York
  • 1964-12-29 Kimberly Russell, American actress (Sarah-Head of the Class), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1965-01-01 Andrew Valmon, American athlete (Olympic gold 4x400m relay 1988, 92; World C'ship gold 1993), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1965-01-04 Rick Hearst, American actor (General Hospital), born in Howard Beach, New York
  • 1965-01-06 José DeJesús, American baseball pitcher (Kansas City Royals), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1965-01-18 Dave Attell, American writer & comedian, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1965-03-12 Molly Van Nostrand, American former professional tennis player, born in West Islip, New York
  • 1965-03-12 Shawn Gilbert, American former MLB player (New York Mets), born in Camden, New Jersey
  • 1965-03-12 Steve Levy, American sports journalist (ESPN), born in New York, New York
  • 1965-04-01 Mark Jackson, American basketball guard (NBA All Star 1989; Rookie of the Year 1988; NY Knicks), coach (Golden State Warriors) and broadcaster (ESPN), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1965-04-16 Michael Wong Man Tak, Hong Kong-American actor and director, born in Troy, New York
  • 1965-04-26 Kevin James, American actor and comedian (The King of Queens), born in Mineola, Long Island, New York
  • 1965-05-06 Paul Frase, American NFL defensive end (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Elmira, New York
  • 1965-05-15 Jeff Rochlin, American actor (Cutting Class, Splitz, Taps), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1965-05-30 Billy Donovan Jr., American basketball head coach (Oklahoma City Thunder 2015-19; University of Florida, NCAA Cship 2006-07), born in Rockville Centre, New York
  • 1965-05-30 Tammy Parks, actress (Attack of 60' Centerfold), born in Rockville Centre, New York
  • 1965-06-05 Karen Sillas, American actress (Prime Suspect), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1965-06-17 Ray Seals, American NFL defensive end (Pittsburgh Steelers, Carolina Panthers), born in Syracuse, New York
  • 1965-06-24 Danielle Spencer, actress (Dee Thomas-What's Happening), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1965-07-06 Glenn Scarpelli, American actor (Alex-One Day At a Time, Fantasy), born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1965-07-24 Kadeem Hardison, American actor (A Different World, The Sixth Man), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1965-08-13 Mark Lemke, American MLB infielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Utica, New York
  • 1965-08-17 Dottie Mochrie Pepper, American golfer (ANA Inspiration 1992, 99), born in Saratoga Springs, New York
  • 1965-08-18 Jim Florentine, American comedian, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1965-08-20 KRS-One [Lawrence Parker], American rapper, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1965-09-11 Moby [Richard Hall], American musician (Play; 18), born in Harlem, New York City
  • 1965-09-11 Paul Heyman, American entertainment producer and wrestling manager, born in Westchester County, New York
  • 1965-09-17 Kyle Chandler, American actor (Friday Night Lights), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1965-09-22 Mark Guthrie, American MLB pitcher, 1989-2003 (Minnesota Twins, LA Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, and 6 other teams), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1965-10-08 C. J. Ramone [Christopher Ward], American rock bassist, and vocalist (The Ramones, 1989-95 - "Scattergun"), born in Queens, New York
  • 1965-10-11 Julianne McNamara, American gymnast (Olympic gold, uneven bars 1984), born in Flushing, New York
  • 1965-10-12 Scott O'Grady, American Air Force fighter pilot, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1965-10-30 Charnele Brown, American actress (Kim-A Different World), born in East Hampton, New York
  • 1965-11-27 Danielle Ammaccapane, American golfer (7 LPGA Tour titles), born in Babylon, New York
  • 1965-12-05 Johnny Rzeznik, American singer, songwriter and guitarist (Goo Goo Dolls), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1965-12-14 Craig Biggio, American Baseball HOF infielder (7 × MLB All-Star; 4 × Gold Glove Award; 5 × Silver Slugger Award; Houston Astros), born in Smithtown, New York
  • 1965-12-16 Chris Jones, outfielder (NY Mets), born in Utica, New York
  • 1965-12-28 Colleen Dion, American actress (Brett Gardner-Another World), born in Newburgh, New York
  • 1966-01-06 Bob Kratch, NFL guard (NE Patriots), born in Brooklyn, New York

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