New York in History (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 714


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
  • 1949-07-08 Monte Irvin & Hank Thompson, 1st black players for New York Giants, 4-3 loss to Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field
  • 1949-08-28 Riot prevents Paul Robeson from singing near Peekskill, New York
  • 1949-10-09 English ballerina Margot Fonteyn debuts in America with her performance of Sleeping Beauty at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York
  • 1949-10-24 Construction begins on the United Nations headquarters 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)

  • 1949-12-01 MLB announces attendance for the season is 20.2 million, down from 20.9 in 1948; New York Yankees and the Cleveland Indians each finish with over 2.2 million, but the St. Louis Browns fall to 270,000

Film release premierFilm Premier

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1950-01-15 Red Wings' rookie goalie Terry Sawchuk records his first of 115 career NHL shutouts, as Detroit beats the New York Rangers, 1-0 at Madison Square Garden

NHL Legend Terry Sawchuk
NHL Legend
Terry Sawchuk
  • 1950-01-21 New York jury finds former State Department official Alger Hiss guilty of perjury
  • 1950-05-09 Norman Dello Joio's opera, "The Triumph of St. Joan", premieres in Bronxville, New York
  • 1950-08-12 First international game by an NFL team, New York Giants beat CFL's Ottawa Roughriders, 20-6 at Ottawa's Lansdowne Stadium

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1950-09-27 Heavyweight champion Ezzard Charles defeats Joe Louis in 15 in Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard Charles
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Ezzard Charles
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • 1950-10-01 New York Giants beat Cleveland Browns, 6-0 at Cleveland Stadium; sets Browns club record for fewest points scored by both teams; Browns go on to win NFL Championship
  • 1950-10-07 World Series Baseball: New York Yankees beat Philadelphia Phillies, 5-2 at Yankee Stadium to sweep series, 4-0 for 13th WS Championship

Film release premierFilm Premier

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


  • 1951-01-18 1951 NFL Draft: Kyle Rote from SMU first pick by New York Giants
  • 1951-04-21 NBA Championship: Rochester Royals beat New York Knicks, 79-75 to take series 4 games to 3; first Finals appearance for both teams
  • 1951-05-21 The opening of the Ninth Street Show, otherwise known as the 9th Street Art Exhibition - a gathering of a number of notable artists, and the stepping-out of the post war New York avant-garde, collectively know as the New York School.
  • 1951-10-03 Shot Heard 'Round the World': Bobby Thomson hits 3-run homer off Ralph Branca of the Brooklyn Dodgers, bottom 9th inning, 1 out, to give New York Giants dramatic 5-4 playoff win and NL pennant at the Polo Grounds
  • 1952-01-10 "The Greatest Show on Earth", directed and produced by Cecil B. DeMille, starring James Stewart and Charlton Heston, premieres in New York (Best Picture 1953)
  • 1952-01-21 William Shawn succeeds Harold Ross as editor of "The New Yorker"
  • 1952-04-23 New York Giant Hoyt Wilhelm wins his 1st game in relief & hits his only HR
  • 1952-08-29 New York premiere of history-based film "The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima"
  • 1952-09-23 Brooklyn Dodgers clinch NL pennant with a record of 96-57 over the New York Giants 92-62
  • 1952-10-02 Don Liddle beats Bob Lemon 7-4 as the New York Giants complete an unlikely Baseball World Series sweep of the powerful Cleveland Indians; Cleveland season record of 111-43 sets American League mark for regular season wins
  • 1952-10-14 UN General Assembly first meets at its new headquarters in New York
  • 1952-12-01 The New York Daily News reports the first successful sexual reassignment operation
  • 1953-01-20 1st US telecast transmitted to Canada from Buffalo, New York

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1953-01-31 New York, Cleveland, & Boston retaliate at Bill Veeck, forcing the Browns to play afternoon games to avoid sharing TV revenues

MLB Team Owner and Promoter Bill Veeck
MLB Team Owner and Promoter
Bill Veeck
  • 1953-04-10 "House of Wax" 1st color 3-D movie, premieres in New York
  • 1953-08-04 New York Yankees Vic Raschi sets MLB record for a pitcher by driving in 7 runs in a 15-0 win v Detroit
  • 1953-10-02 Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Carl Erskine sets a Baseball World Series record with 14 strikeouts in a 3-2 Game 3 win against the New York Yankees.
  • 1953-10-15 John Patrick's "Teahouse of the August Moon" premieres in New York

United Nations <b>Speech</b>United Nations Speech

1953-12-08 Dwight D. Eisenhower gives his "Atoms for Peace" speech at the United Nations in New York

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1954-01-07 Georgetown-IBM experiment, 1st public demonstration of a machine translation system, is held at IBM's head office in New York

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1954-02-02 "The Nutcracker" ballet choreographed by George Balanchine with Maria Tallchief as the Sugar Plum Fairy opens in New York, establishes its popularity in the US

Ballet Choreographer George Balanchine
Ballet Choreographer
George Balanchine
Ballerina Maria Tallchief
Ballerina
Maria Tallchief
  • 1954-05-24 Dr Peter Murray Marshall becomes 1st African American to head an American Medical Association unit (New York County)
  • 1954-08-10 At Massena, New York, the groundbreaking ceremony for the St. Lawrence Seaway is held.
  • 1954-10-02 New York Giants beat Cleveland Indians, 7-4 in Game 4 to sweep the Baseball World Series, 4-0; Indians trail 7-0 and never recover

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1955-01-07 Marian Anderson becomes the 1st African American to perform with the New York Metropolitan Opera

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1955-01-07 20 year-old future world heavyweight boxing champion Floyd Patterson scores a 5th-round TKO of Willie Troy in a non-title super middleweight bout at New York’s Madison Square Garden

Boxing Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxing Champion
Floyd Patterson
  • 1955-01-24 Photography exhibition "The Family of Man" curated by Edward Steichen opens at MOMA, New York, "greatest photographic enterprise ever undertaken"

Film release premierFilm Premier

1955-04-11 "Marty" directed by Delbert Mann and starring Ernest Borgnine and Betsy Blair premieres in New York (Best Picture 1956)

  • 1955-10-04 Brooklyn Dodgers win their first Baseball World Series with a 2-0 victory in Game 7 against arch-rival New York Yankees; Dodgers had lost their previous 7 World Series
  • 1955-12-06 New York psychologist Joyce Brothers wins "$64,000 Question" with topic of boxing

Film release premierFilm Premier

1956-10-17 "Around the World in 80 Days", based on the book by Jules Verne, directed by Michael Anderson and starring David Nivon and Cantinflas, premieres in New York

Novelist Jules Verne
Novelist
Jules Verne

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1957-01-02 In the first of 4 meetings between the fighters, Gene Fullmer wins the world middleweight boxing title with a 15-round unanimous decision over Sugar Ray Robinson at New York’s Madison Square Garden

Middle/welterweight championship boxer Sugar Ray Robinson
Middle/welterweight championship boxer
Sugar Ray Robinson

Book releaseHistoric Publication

1957-09-05 "On the Road" by Jack Kerouac is published by Viking Press in New York

Writer Jack Kerouac
Writer
Jack Kerouac
  • 1957-10-02 New York Yankees appear in their 25th Baseball World Series; beat Milwaukee Braves, 3-1 in Game 1 at Yankee Stadium; lose series, 4-3
  • 1957-11-14 The Apalachin Meeting outside Binghamton, New York is raided by law enforcement, and many high level Mafia figures are arrested
  • 1958-01-15 New York Yankees announce that 140 MLB games to be televised on WPIX TV this season in a deal worth over $1 million dollars

Film release premierFilm Premier

1958-05-15 "Gigi" based on the story by Colette, directed by Vincent Minnelli and starring Leslie Caron and Maurice Chevalier premieres in New York (Best Picture 1959)

Novelist and Performer Colette
Novelist and Performer
Colette
  • 1958-10-26 PanAm flies first transatlantic jet from New York to Paris

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1958-12-14 Pat Summerall kicks game winning field goal for the New York Giants against the Cleveland Browns at Yankee Stadium

CBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster Pat Summerall
CBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster
Pat Summerall
  • 1958-12-28 "The Greatest Game Ever Played": Baltimore Colts win the 26th NFL championship against the New York Giants 23-17 at Yankee Stadium, in the first ever sudden-death overtime game in NFL history. 17 future members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame were involved in the game.
  • 1959-03-09 Barbie makes her debut at the American Toy Fair in New York. Over a billion have been sold worldwide since.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1959-10-21 Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, opens in New York

  • 1959-12-27 National Football League Championship, Memorial Stadium, Baltimore: Baltimore Colts beat New York Giants, 31-16; Colts score 24 straight points in 4th quarter

Film release premierFilm Premier

1960-06-15 "The Apartment" directed by Billy Wilder and starring Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine premieres in New York (Academy Awards Best Picture 1961)

  • 1960-07-13 29th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-0 at Yankee Stadium, New York
  • 1960-10-03 New York Yankees beat rival Boston Red Sox, 8-7 at Yankee Stadium, ending season on 15 game winning streak & MLB record 193 HRs

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1960-11-02 New York Yankees outfielder Roger Maris beats teammate Mickey Mantle for American League MVP Award, 225-222; second-closest vote ever

Baseball Player Roger Maris
Baseball Player
Roger Maris
Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1961-01-27 Leontyne Price and Franco Corelli make their debut at the Metropolitan Opera in New York in "Il trovatore", final curtain call lasts 35 mins

Opera Soprano Leontyne Price
Opera Soprano
Leontyne Price
  • 1961-03-30 The Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs is signed at New York
  • 1961-11-11 "Catch-22" by Joseph Heller is published by Simon and Schuster in New York
  • 1962-04-11 New York Mets make a losing debut
  • 1962-10-20 Musical "Mr President" opens at St James Theater New York for 265 performances

Execution'The Banality of Evil'

1963-02-16 Philosopher Hannah Arendt's controversial account of the trial of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann is first published in "The New Yorker"

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Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann sits in the dock at his 1961 trial in Jerusalem
Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann sits in the dock at his 1961 trial in Jerusalem
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  • 1963-11-07 New York Yankee catcher Elston Howard is first African-American to be voted AL MVP
  • 1963-12-29 National Football League Championship, Wrigley Field, Chicago: Chicago Bears beat New York Giants, 14-10; Giants 3rd consecutive championship defeat; played in temperatures under 10 °F (−12 °C)
  • 1964-01-22 World's largest cheese (15,723 kg) manufactured in Wisconsin for New York's World Fair
  • 1964-04-23 New York State Theater opens

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1964-06-28 Organization for Afro-American Unity formed in New York by Malcolm X

African American Activist Malcolm X
African American Activist
Malcolm X
  • 1964-07-07 35th MLB All Star Game, Shea Stadium, New York: NL wins 7-4 on the back of Johnny Callison's 3-run 9th inning homer
  • 1964-07-24 -27) race riot in Rochester, New York, 4 killed
  • 1964-09-01 SF Giants reliever Masanori Murakami becomes the first Japanese-born player to appear in US MLB; on debut, the Osuki native throws a scoreless inning in a 4-1 loss v New York Mets

Film release premierFilm Premier

1964-10-21 Film version of "My Fair Lady" directed by George Cukor and starring Rex Harrison and Audrey Hepburn premieres in New York (Academy Awards Best Picture 1965)

  • 1964-11-02 Columbia Broadcasting System buys 80% share in the New York Yankees Baseball Club for $11.2 million; later purchases club outright
  • 1964-11-28 1965 NFL Draft: Tucker Frederickson from Auburn University first pick by New York Giants

AgreementContract of Interest

1965-01-02 New York Jets sign future Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Namath to a $427,000 contract over three years (pro football record at the time)

NFL Quarterback Joe Namath
NFL Quarterback
Joe Namath
  • 1965-02-01 Former world heavyweight boxing champion Floyd Patterson beats Canadian George Chuvalo by unanimous decision in a 12-round non-title clash at New York’s Madison Square Garden; 'The Ring' names bout Fight of the Year.

Book releaseHistoric Publication

1965-03-20 Civil and Women's Rights Activist Dorothy Height has her first column published in the weekly African-American newspaper called the "New York Amsterdam News"

Women's and Civil Rights Activist Dorothy Height
Women's and Civil Rights Activist
Dorothy Height
  • 1965-04-13 1st US Senate black page, Lawrence W Bradford Jr, 16, appointed by New York Senator Jacob Javits
  • 1965-04-21 New York World's Fair reopens for 2nd & final season
  • 1965-04-26 Charles Ives' 4th Symphony premieres at Carnegie Hall, New York, 11 years after the composer's death

Music concertMusic Concert

1965-08-28 Bob Dylan booed for playing electric guitar at a concert in New York's Forest Hills

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Singer-Songwriter
Bob Dylan
  • 1966-03-26 Large-scale anti-Vietnam War protests take place in the United States, including in New York, Washington, D.C. and Chicago
  • 1966-08-22 The Beatles arrive in New York

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1966-09-16 Metropolitan Opera House opens in Lincoln Center, New York with Leontyne Price as Cleopatra in "Antony and Cleopatra" by Samuel Barber

Composer Samuel Barber
Composer
Samuel Barber
Opera Soprano Leontyne Price
Opera Soprano
Leontyne Price

Film release premierFilm Premier

1966-12-12 "A Man for All Seasons" based on the play by Robert Bolt, directed by Fred Zinnemann and starring Paul Scofield premieres in New York (Best Picture 1967)

  • 1967-01-14 New York Times reports Army is conducting secret germ warfare experiments

Book releaseHistoric Publication

1967-02-23 Noam Chomsky's anti-Vietnam war essay "The Responsibility of Intellectuals" is published by the New York Review of Books

Linguist and Author Noam Chomsky
Linguist and Author
Noam Chomsky

Film release premierFilm Premier

1967-08-02 "In the Heat of the Night" directed by Norman Jewison, based on John Ball's novel of the same name, starring Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger premieres in New York (Academy Awards Best Picture 1968)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1967-10-01 Pink Floyd arrive in New York for their first US tour

Rock Bassist and Vocalist Roger Waters
Rock Bassist and Vocalist
Roger Waters
Rocker Syd Barrett
Rocker
Syd Barrett

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1967-11-17 Davy Jones of the Monkees opens a boutique, Zilch I, in Greenwich Village, New York

Singer Davy Jones
Singer
Davy Jones
  • 1967-11-22 Silver hits record $2.17 an ounce in New York

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1967-12-05 Pediatrician Benjamin Spock and poet Allen Ginsberg arrested in New York while protesting against the Vietnam War

Pediatrician Benjamin Spock
Pediatrician
Benjamin Spock
Beat Poet Allen Ginsberg
Beat Poet
Allen Ginsberg
  • 1967-12-28 Muriel Siebert is 1st woman to own a seat on New York Stock Exchange
  • 1968-02-11 Jeffrey Kramer survives 76-m jump, Washington Bridge, Hudson River New York

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 2,438


Person of interestEleanor Roosevelt

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)
  • 1885-04-17 Cecil Burleigh, American composer, born in Wyoming, New York (d. 1980)
  • 1885-05-07 George "Gabby" Hayes, American actor (In Old Santa Fe, El Paso), born in Wellesvile, New York (d. 1969)
  • 1885-06-29 Virginia Pope, American fashion editor (New York Times), born in Chicago (d. 1978)
  • 1885-08-15 Mary Nash, American actress (The Philadelphia Story, Till the Clouds Roll By), born in Troy, New York (d. 1976)
  • 1885-10-03 Langley Collyer, American hoarder, born in Manhattan, New York (d. 1947)
  • 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)

Person of interestClarence Birdseye

1886-12-09 Clarence Birdseye, American inventor and founder of the modern frozen food industry (Birdseye), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1956)

Person of interestEddie Collins

1887-05-02 Eddie Collins, American Baseball Hall of Fame infielder (World Series 1910, 11, 13, 17, 29, 30; AL MVP 1914; 4 x AL stolen base leader; Philadelphia A's, Chicago WS), born in Millerton, New York (d. 1951)

Baseball Legend Eddie Collins
Baseball Legend
Eddie Collins
  • 1887-06-25 George Abbott, American theater producer and film director (Damn Yankees, Pajama Game), born in Forestville, New York (d. 1995)
  • 1887-07-29 Tim Mara, American founder and administrator (NFL NY Giants), born in New York (d. 1959)
  • 1887-10-07 Jack Mulhall, American actor and producer (The Three Musketeers, The Amazing Exploits of the Clutching Hand), born in Wappingers Falls, New York (d. 1979)
  • 1888-05-06 Emanuel Celler, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1981)
  • 1888-12-07 Hamilton Fish III, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York), born in Garrison, New York (d. 1991)
  • 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)
  • 1889-09-20 Charles Reidpath, American athlete (Olympic gold 1912), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1975)
  • 1889-10-20 Margaret Dumont, American actress and Marx Brothers' comic foil (Day at the Races), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1965)
  • 1890-02-03 Larry MacPhail, American Baseball Hall of Fame executive (Cincinnati Reds, Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Yankees), born in Cass City, Michigan (d. 1975)
  • 1890-09-17 Gabriel Heatter, American radio commentator famous for his WWII sign-on "There's good news tonight", born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1972)
  • 1890-11-30 John Tasker Howard, American composer and music historian, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1964)
  • 1890-12-04 Bob Shawkey, American baseball pitcher (World Series 1923, 27; AL ERA leader 1920, New York Yankees), born in Sigel, Pennsylvania (d. 1980)
  • 1891-01-17 Marjorie Gateson, American actress (One Man's Family), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1977)
  • 1891-01-21 Timothy Mather Spelman, American composer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1970)
  • 1891-03-04 Lois Wilson, American actress and co-founder of Al-Anon, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1988)
  • 1891-07-05 John H. Northrop, American biochemist (crystallized enzymes (Nobel 1946)), born in Yonkers, New York (d. 1987)
  • 1891-09-26 Alfred Lane, American sharp shooter (Olympic gold 1912, 20), born in New York (d. 1965)
  • 1891-10-13 Irene Rich [Luther], American actress (Beau Brummell, Champ), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1988)

Person of interestHenry Miller

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
  • 1892-01-14 Hal Roach, American producer & director (1 Million BC), born in Elmira, New York (d. 1992)
  • 1892-02-09 Peggy Wood, American actress (One Life to Live, Mama), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1978)
  • 1892-03-13 Janet Flanner, American journalist (New Yorker), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1978)
  • 1892-03-27 Ferde Grofé, American pianist, composer (Grand Canyon Suite), and arranger (Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue), born in New York (d. 1972)

Person of interestDonald Wills Douglas

1892-04-06 Donald Wills Douglas, American aircraft industrialist (McDonnell Douglas) and aviation pioneer (Douglas DC-3), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1981)

Aviation Pioneer Donald Wills Douglas
Aviation Pioneer
Donald Wills Douglas
  • 1892-06-12 Djuna Barnes, American author (Nightwood), born in Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York (d. 1982)
  • 1892-10-14 Sumner Welles, American diplomat (Good neighbor policy), born in New York (d. 1961)
  • 1892-11-06 Harold Ross, American magazine editor and co-founder of The New Yorker, born in Aspen, Colorado (d. 1951)
  • 1892-12-16 Cameron Prud'Homme, American actor (The Rainmaker), born in Auburn, New York (d. 1967)

Person of interestWalter Hagen

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

Golfer Walter Hagen
Golfer
Walter Hagen
  • 1893-04-07 Allen Dulles, American Central Intelligence Agency director (1953-1961), born in Watertown, New York (d. 1969)

Person of interestMae West

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, American author (They Who Love), born in New Rochelle, New York (d. 1978)
  • 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, American orchestra leader (Growing Paynes), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1971)
  • 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)

Person of interestBrooks Atkinson

1894-11-28 Brooks Atkinson, American drama critic (The New York Times), born in Melrose, Massachusetts (d. 1984)

Drama Critic Brooks Atkinson
Drama Critic
Brooks Atkinson
  • 1895-03-11 Shemp Howard [Samuel Horwitz], American actor and comedian (3 Stooges), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1955)
  • 1895-05-02 Lorenz Hart, American lyricist (I Could Write A Book, My Funny Valentine) and half of the Broadway musical team Rodgers and Hart, born in Harlem, New York (d. 1943)
  • 1895-09-12 Alice Lake, American silent screen actress (Glamour, Wicked), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1967)
  • 1896-01-03 Joe Falcaro, American bowler (National Match Game champion 1929-33), born in Lawrence, New York (d. 1951)
  • 1896-03-20 Sam Wren, American actor (Marked Woman, The Old Grey Mayor), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1962)
  • 1896-04-04 Robert Sherwood, American dramatist (Abe Lincoln in Illinois, Idiot's Delight), born in New Rochelle, New York (d. 1955)
  • 1896-05-01 Mark W. Clark, American general, born in Madison Barracks, Sackets Harbor, New York (d. 1984)
  • 1896-06-21 Charles B. Momsen, American inventor, born in Flushing, New York (d. 1967)

Person of interestLeslie Groves

1896-08-17 Leslie Groves, American army engineer who directed the Manhattan Project and construction of the Pentagon, born in Albany, New York (d. 1970)

US Army Engineer and WWII General Leslie Groves
US Army Engineer and WWII General
Leslie Groves
  • 1896-11-08 Bucky Harris, American baseball player and manager (Phillies, Yankees), born in Port Jervis, New York (d. 1977)

Person of interestCharles "Lucky" Luciano

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

  • 1896-12-15 Betty Smith, American novelist (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1972)
  • 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)
  • 1897-05-02 John Frederick Coots, American songwriter, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1985)

Person of interestMoe Howard

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)
  • 1897-08-09 Ralph Wyckoff, American scientist and pioneer of X-ray crystallography, born in Geneva, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1897-09-05 Doris Kenyon, American silent screen actress (Alexander Hamilton), born in Syracuse, New York (d. 1979)

Person of interestDorothy Day

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
  • 1898-03-10 Cyrus "Cy" Kendall, American actor (Tarzan's New York Adventure, Mysteries of Chinatown), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1953)
  • 1898-04-19 Constance Talmadge, American comedienne and actress (Intolerance), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1973)
  • 1898-05-01 David Tobey, American Basketball Hall of Fame referee (1918-45; first game with a 3-man officiating crew), born in New York, New York (d. 1988)
  • 1898-05-23 Joseph H. Hazen, Hollywood lawyer (Warner Brothers), born in Kingston, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1898-05-25 Bennett Cerf, American publisher (Random House) and panelist (What's My Line), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 1971)
  • 1898-06-25 Kay [Katherine Linn] Sage, American painter and poet, born in Albany, New York (d. 1963)

Person of interestGeorge Gershwin

1898-09-26 George Gershwin [Jacob Gershvin], American composer (Rhapsody in Blue), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1937)

Composer and Pianist George Gershwin
Composer and Pianist
George Gershwin
  • 1898-12-21 Ira S. Bowen, American physicist & astronomer (Mt Wilson/Palomar), born in Seneca Falls, New York (d. 1973)
  • 1898-12-30 Vincent Lopez, American jazz pianist and big-band leader ("Nola"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1975) [1]

Person of interestAl Capone

1899-01-17 Al Capone, American gangster (Chicago bootlegging), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1947)

Gangster Al Capone
Gangster
Al Capone
  • 1899-02-01 Al Watrous, American golfer (British Open 1926 runner-up), born in Yonkers, New York (d. 1983)
  • 1899-02-20 Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney, American businessman and heir (Pan Am Airways), born in Roslyn, New York (d. 1992)
  • 1899-04-13 Alfred Mosher Butts, American architect and game inventor (Scrabble), born in Poughkeepsie, New York (d. 1993)
  • 1899-04-29 Natalie Talmadge, American actress (Our Hospitality), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1969)
  • 1899-05-08 Arthur Q Bryan, American voice actor, comedian and radio personality (Beulah, The Devil Bat), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1959)
  • 1899-05-30 Irving Thalberg, American film producer (MGM), born in Booklyn, New York (d. 1936)

Person of interestE. B. White

1899-07-11 E. B. White, American writer (Charlotte's Web, Elements of Style), born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 1985)

Writer E. B. White
Writer
E. B. White
  • 1899-09-17 Winnie Lightner, American comedienne (Sit Tight, Side Show), born in Greenport, New York (d. 1971)
  • 1899-10-03 Gertrude Berg, American actress (Molly Goldberg-Goldbergs), born in Harlem, New York (d. 1966)
  • 1899-10-14 Alan Washbond, American 2-man bobsledder (Olympic gold 1932), born in Essex County, New York (d. 1965)
  • 1899-10-23 Lilyan Tashman, American actress (Millie, Bulldog Drummond), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1934)
  • 1899-12-09 Léonie Adams, American poetess (Those not elected), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1988)
  • 1900-04-09 Allen Jenkins, American actor (Hey Jeannie, Top Cop, Girl Habit), born in Staten Island, New York (d. 1974)
  • 1900-04-27 Walter Lantz, American cartoonist (Woody Woodpecker's creator), born in New Rochelle, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1900-05-05 Charles Jewtraw, American 500m speed skater (Olympic gold 1924), born in Clinton County, New York (d. 1996)

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