New York in History (Part 21)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 2001 - 2,100 of 2,424

  • 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
  • 1966-01-07 Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, American publicist & wife of John Kennedy Jr., born in White Plains, New York (d. 1999)
  • 1966-01-08 Maria Pitillo, American actress (Ryan's Hope, Natural Born Killers), born in Elmira, New York
  • 1966-02-10 Daryl Johnston, American NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys), born in Youngstown, New York
  • 1966-02-13 Frederick "Freedom" Williams, American hip hop and dance music performer (C&C Music Factory - "Everybody Dance Now"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1966-02-19 Justine Bateman, America actress (Family Ties, Satisfaction), born in Rye, New York
  • 1966-02-19 Matthew Ryan, American team handball circle (Olympics 1996), born in Port Jefferson, New York
  • 1966-03-23 Mike Remlinger, MLB pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Middletown, New York
  • 1966-03-28 Salt [Cheryl James], American Grammy Award-winning rapper and songwriter (Salt-n-Pepa - "Let's Talk About Sex"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1966-04-04 Nancy McKeon, American actress (Jo Polniazek-Facts of Life), born in Westbury, New York
  • 1966-04-11 David Richards, NFL guard (Atlanta Falcons), born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1966-04-28 Jim Poole, American NBA pitcher (Cleveland Indians), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1966-05-03 Peter Abbay, American actor (Another World), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1966-05-03 M-16 [Ernest Mateen], American cruiserweight boxing champion, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1966-05-25 Dave Hollins, American MLB infielder (Minnesota Twins), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1966-06-24 Adrienne Shelly, American actress, director and screenwriter (The Unbelievable Truth), born in Queens, New York (d. 2006)

Mike Tyson

1966-06-30 Mike Tyson, American boxer (youngest ever heavyweight champion 1986-90, 20 years, 4 months, 22 days), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • 1966-07-01 Patrick McEnroe, American tennis player, coach and broadcaster (coach US Davis Cup win 2007), born in Manhasset, New York
  • 1966-08-22 GZA [Gary Grice], American rapper (Wu-Tang Clan), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1966-08-25 Michael Cohen, American lawyer to Donald Trump, born in Long Island, New York

Adam Sandler

1966-09-09 Adam Sandler, American actor and comedian (Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, Saturday Night Live), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • 1966-09-19 Soledad O'Brien, American journalist (Matter of Fact with Soledad O'Brien), born in St. James, New York
  • 1966-09-23 Pete Harnisch, pitcher (NY Mets), born in Commack, New York
  • 1966-10-06 Archi Cianfrocco, infielder (San Diego Padres), born in Rome, New York
  • 1966-10-07 Marco Beltrami, Italian-American film composer (3:10 To Yuma; The Hurt Locker; Logan), born in Long Island, New York
  • 1966-10-10 Darren Carrington, American NFL safety (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Bronx, New York
  • 1966-10-19 Amy Linker, American actress (Lewis and Clark, Lauren-Square Pegs), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1966-10-20 Fred Coury, American glam rock drummer (Cinderella -"Heartbreak Station"; "Nobody's Fool"), born in Johnston, New York
  • 1966-10-24 Shawn Lee, American NFL defensive tackle (San Diego Chargers), born in Brooklyn, New York

David Schwimmer

1966-11-02 David Schwimmer, American actor (Friends, Madagascar), born in Queens, New York

  • 1966-11-22 Brian Robbins, American actor (Eric-Head of the Class), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1966-11-26 Sue Wicks, American Women's Basketball Hall of Fame forward (WNBA All Star 2000; NY Liberty), born in Center Moriches, New York
  • 1966-12-04 Masta Ace [Duval Clear], American rapper ("Born To Roll"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1966-12-09 Kirsten Gillibrand, American attorney and politician (Senator (D) NY 2009-), born in Albany, New York
  • 1966-12-18 Terry Phelps, American tennis player, born in Larchmont, New York
  • 1967-01-07 Guy Hebert, American NHL goalie (Anaheim Mighty Ducks, Team USA 98), born in Troy, New York
  • 1967-01-17 Gregory Caccia, American team handball right back (Olympics 1996), born in Bayshore, New York
  • 1967-01-18 Peter Cox Jr., American fencer (Olympics 1996), born in Bronxville, New York
  • 1967-01-19 Christine Tucci, American actress (Amanda Cory-Another World), born in Katonah, New York
  • 1967-01-20 Stacey Dash, American actress (Dionne-Clueless), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1967-02-16 John Valentin, infielder (Boston Red Sox), born in Mineola, New York
  • 1967-03-09 Curt Schreiner, American biathlete (Olympics 1994), born in Albany, New York
  • 1967-03-09 Michael Kiselak, American football player, CFL corner (Toronto Argonauts), born in North Tarrytown, New York
  • 1967-03-27 Talisa Soto, American actress (License to Kill), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1967-04-19 Dorothy "Dar" Williams, American singer-songwriter ("You're Aging Well"; "When I Was A Boy"; The Christians and The Pagans"), born in Mount Kisco, New York
  • 1967-04-20 Mike Portnoy, American drummer (Dream Theater), born in Long Beach, New York
  • 1967-04-29 Rachel Williams, American model (Absolut Vodka, Elle), born in Greenwich Village, New York
  • 1967-06-02 Kenny Atkinson, American basketball head coach (Brooklyn Nets 2016-19; Director Player Development, Houston Rockets 2007–08), born in Huntington, New York
  • 1967-06-09 Robert Reading, American 110m hurdler, born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1967-06-25 Joan Smith, American biathlete (Olympics 1994), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1967-07-03 Brian Cashman, American baseball executive (World Series 1998, 99, 2000, 09 NY Yankees), born in Rockville Centre, New York
  • 1967-07-07 Jason R. Rich, American writer (Celebrity Teen Talk), born in Irvington, New York
  • 1967-07-12 John Petrucci, American progressive rock guitarist (Dream Theater - "Pull Me Under"), born in Kings Park, New York

Philip Seymour Hoffman

1967-07-23 Philip Seymour Hoffman, American actor (Capote, Moneyball), born in Fairport, New York (d. 2014)

  • 1967-08-03 John Femia, American actor (Square Pegs, Hello Larry), born in Brooklyn, New York

Riddick Bowe

1967-08-10 Riddick Bowe, Heavyweight boxing champion (Olympic silver 1988), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • 1967-09-11 Maria Bartiromo, American financial broadcast journalist, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1967-09-21 Andrea Thies, rower (Olympics 1992, 96), born in Irvington, New York
  • 1967-10-02 Gillian Welch, American singer-songwriter (Time (The Revelator); Revival), born in New York City
  • 1967-10-11 Tazz [Peter Senercia], American professional wrestler and commentator, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1967-11-10 Michael Jai White, American actor and martial artist (Spawn), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1967-11-12 Charlie Pennaelino, American rocker (Linear - "I Never Felt This Way"), born in Queens, New York

Michael Moorer

1967-11-12 Michael Moorer, American boxing heavyweight champ (defeated Holyfield-1994), born in Brooklyn, New York

Jimmy Kimmel

1967-11-13 Jimmy Kimmel, American TV host and producer (Jimmy Kimmel Live!), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • 1967-12-19 Criss Angel [Christopher Nicholas Sarantakos], American magician and illusionist (Criss Angel Mindfreak), born in Hempstead, New York
  • 1968-01-09 Al Schnier, American rock guitarist (moe.), born in Oneida County, New York

LL Cool J

1968-01-14 LL Cool J [James Todd Smith], American rapper (Bigger and Deffer), born in Bay Shore, New York

  • 1968-01-19 Marty Conlon, American NBA forward (Milwaukee Bucks), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1968-01-29 Edward Burns, American actor, director, writer (Brothers McMullen, Saving Private Ryan), born in Queens, New York
  • 1968-02-16 Cecil Gray, NFL tackle (Arizona Cardinals), born in Harlem, New York
  • 1968-03-03 Diann Roffe-Steinrotter, alpine skier (Olympic gold/silver-92), born in Warsaw, New York
  • 1968-03-05 Marq Mellor, field hockey forward (Olympics 1996), born in Long Island, New York
  • 1968-03-05 Shjon Podein, NHL left wing (Philadelphia Flyers), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1968-03-09 Johnny Kelly, American drummer (Type O Negative), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1968-04-06 Vanessa Lann, American composer (Dancing to an Orange Drummer), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1968-04-12 Alicia Coppola, American actress (Lorna Devon-Another World), born in Huntington, New York

Timothy McVeigh

1968-04-23 Timothy McVeigh, American Oklahoma City bomber and terrorist, born in Lockport, New York (d. 2001)

  • 1968-05-08 Chris Lighty, music executive and manager (Violator), born in The Bronx New York (d. 2012)
  • 1968-05-13 PMD [Parrish J. Smith], American rapper (EPMD), from Brentwood, New York
  • 1968-05-15 James "Jim" Neil, American rower (Olympics 1996), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1968-05-28 Sandra Bacher, half-heavyweight judoka (Olympics, 1992, 1996), born in Long Island, New York
  • 1968-06-14 Brian Wiggins, American NFL wide receiver (Carolina Panthers), born in New Rochelle, New York
  • 1968-06-20 Mike McCarthy, American pursuit cyclist (Olympics 1988, 96), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1968-06-30 Dan Peltier, American baseball outfielder (SF Giants), born in Clifton Park, New York
  • 1968-07-07 Jorja Fox, American actress, born in New York
  • 1968-07-16 Ariel Solomon, American NFL center and guard (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1968-07-17 Bitty Schram, American actress, born in New York
  • 1968-07-20 Kool G Rap [Nathaniel Thomas Wilson], American rapper, born in Queens, New York
  • 1968-07-23 Beth Ehlers, American actress (Harley Cooper-Guiding Light, Hunger), born in Queens, New York
  • 1968-08-01 Rob Carpenter, American NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Amityville, New York
  • 1968-08-07 [James] Lynn Strait, American singer (Snot), born in Manhasset, New York (d. 1998)
  • 1968-08-15 Debra Messing, American actress (Will & Grace), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1968-08-18 Greta Lind, American actress (Katie Kennicott-All My Children), born in Goshen, New York
  • 1968-08-18 Justin Strzelczyk, American football offensive tackle (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in West Seneca, New York
  • 1968-08-23 Chris DiMarco, American golfer (PGA C'ship 2004 runner-up), born in Huntington, New York
  • 1968-08-25 Rachael Ray, American TV personality and chef, born in Glen Falls, New York
  • 1968-09-18 Cappadonna [Darryl Hill], American rapper (Wu-Tang Clan), born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1968-09-21 Trugoy [David Jolicoeur], American rapper and producer (De La Soul), born in Brooklyn, New York

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