New York in History (Part 8)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 701 - 800 of 1,406

  • 1939-07-30 Peter Bogdanovich, director and producer (Last Picture Show), born in Kingston, New York
  • 1939-08-02 Benjamin Barber, American political theorist (Jihad vs. McWorld), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1939-08-13 Saul Steinberg, American businessman, founder of Leasco and CEO of Reliance Insurance Company, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1939-08-21 Ernie Maresca, American singer and songwriter (Runaround Sue, Wanderer), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2015)

Person of interestCarl Yastrzemski

1939-08-22 Carl Yastrzemski, American Boston Red Sox great (1967 AL MVP, Hall of Fame), born in Southampton, New York

MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski
MLB Outfielder
Carl Yastrzemski
  • 1939-08-22 Fred Milano, rocker (Dion & The Belmonts) [or 8/26/40], born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1939-08-22 Valerie Harper, American actress (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Rhoda), born in Suffern, New York
  • 1939-09-06 Dan Cragg, American soldier and author, born in Rochester, New York
  • 1939-09-10 Greg Mullavey, actor (Tom-Mary Hartman, Rituals), born in Buffalo, New York

Person of interestRalph Lauren

1939-10-14 Ralph Lauren, American fashion designer (Chaps, Polo Ralph Lauren), born in The Bronx, New York

Fashion Designer Ralph Lauren
Fashion Designer
Ralph Lauren
  • 1939-10-20 Jay Siegel, rock bassist (Tokens-Lion Sleeps Tonight), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1939-11-18 Brenda Vaccaro, American actress (Cactus Flower, Sara, Paper Dolls), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1939-12-17 Novella Nelson, American actress (Antwone Fisher, Purlie, Chiefs), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1940-01-05 Michael O'Donoghue, Sauquoit, New York, American writer and performer (Saturday Night Live, Scrooged)
  • 1940-02-04 George A. Romero, American-Canadian director (Night of the Living Dead), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1940-02-04 Theodore "Ted" Stanley, American anesthesiologist and medical entrepreneur (created the fentanyl lollipop), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1940-02-22 Billy Name [William Linich Jr], photographer (Andy Warhol's factory), born in Poughkeepsie, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1940-03-20 Vito Picone, rocker (Elegants) and actor, born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1940-03-26 James Caan, American actor (Misery, The Godfather), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1940-04-14 Patricia Bruder, American actress (Ellen-As the World Turns), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1940-06-18 Jim Albus, PGA golfer (1991 Mazda Senior Players), born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1940-07-24 Dan Hedaya, American actor (Cheers, Marvin's Room, Clueless), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1940-07-31 Stanley Jaffe, American producer (Fatal Attraction), born in New Rochelle, New York
  • 1940-08-15 Rita Shane, American soprano, born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2014)

Person of interestJoe Pepitone

1940-10-09 Joe Pepitone, MLB 1st baseman (NY Yankees), born in Brooklyn, New York

MLB First Baseman and Outfielder Joe Pepitone
MLB First Baseman and Outfielder
Joe Pepitone
  • 1940-10-18 Cynthia Weil, American songwriter, born in New York City

Person of interestJohn Gotti

1940-10-27 John Gotti, mafia head of the Gambino family, born in The Bronx, New York

Gangster John Gotti
Gangster
John Gotti
  • 1940-11-29 Chuck Mangione, jazz hornist (Chasing the Clouds Away), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1940-12-06 Steve Alaimo, rocker (Mashed Potatoes), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1940-12-13 Steve Harmon, American actor (Ens Pulver-Mr Roberts), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1941-01-08 Little Anthony [Anthony Gourdine], American rhythm and blues singer (Little Anthony and the Imperials-Goin' Out of My Head), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1941-01-09 Joan Baez, folk singer/human rights advocate, born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1941-01-21 Richie Havens, American folk singer (Here Comes the Sun), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2013)

Person of interestNeil Diamond

1941-01-24 Neil Diamond, American singer-songwriter, born in Brooklyn, New York

Singer-songwriter Neil Diamond
Singer-songwriter
Neil Diamond
  • 1941-01-31 Jessica Walter, American actress (Play Misty For Me, Arrested Development), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1941-02-03 Angelo D'Aleo, tenor (Dion & Belmonts-Teenager in Love), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1941-02-03 Carol Mann, American golfer (1964 Western Open, 1965 US Open), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1941-04-23 Ray Tomlinson, American computer programmer (invented email and the @ sign), born in Amsterdam , New York (d. 2016)
  • 1941-05-15 Lainie Kazan, singer/actress (Lust in the Dust, Beaches), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1941-06-13 Robert Forester, actor (Banyon, Nakia), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1941-06-13 Tom Hallick, actor (Search), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1941-06-15 Harry Nilsson, American singer/guitarist (Midnight Cowboy), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1941-06-19 Marlene Warfield, American actress (Victoria-Maude), born in Queens, New York
  • 1941-06-22 Michael Lerner, actor (8 Men Out, Harlem Nights), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1941-07-10 Robert Pine, American actor (Joe Getraer-CHiPs), born in Scarsdale, New York
  • 1941-07-13 Robert Forster, actor (Lady in Red, Alligator), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1941-07-23 Richie Evans, American 9 time NASCAR Modified Champion, born in Westernville, New York (d. 1985)

Person of interestBernie Sanders

1941-09-08 Bernie Sanders, American politician and Senator (Independent - Vt), born in Brooklyn, New York

US Senator Bernie Sanders
US Senator
Bernie Sanders
  • 1941-09-09 Dennis Ritchie, American computer scientist (created C programming language, helped developed Unix), born in Bronxville, New York (d. 2011)
  • 1941-09-16 Joe Butler, American rock vocalist/drummer (Lovin' Spoonful), born in Glen Cove, New York
  • 1941-11-05 Art Garfunkel, American singer/actor (Simon and Garfunkel, Carnal Knowledge), born in New York
  • 1941-11-27 Eddie Rabbitt, country singer (I Love a Rainy Night), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1998)
  • 1941-12-10 Tommy Rettig, American actor (Jeff's Collie, Lassie), born in Queens, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1941-12-12 Tim Hauser, American jazz singer (Manhattan Transfer-Tuxedo Junction), born in Troy, New York, (d. 2014)
  • 1942-02-05 Cory Wells [Emil Lewandowski], American rock vocalist (3 Dog Night-Joy to the World), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1942-02-08 Robert Klein, comedian and actor (Hooper, Deadly Rivals), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1942-02-09 Carole King, American singer-songwriter (Tapestry), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1942-03-07 Michael Eisner, American CEO (Walt Disney), born in Mount Kisco, New York
  • 1942-03-31 Michael Savage [Michael A Wiener], American talk radio host and commentator, born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1942-04-01 Phil Margo, rock vocalist (Tokens-Lion Sleeps Tonight), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1942-04-09 Brandon De Wilde, American actor (Jamie, Wild in the Sky), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestBarbra Streisand

1942-04-24 Barbra Streisand, American singer, actress and award winner (People), born in Brooklyn, New York

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1942-06-08 Chuck Negron, American singer-songwriter (3 Dog Night-Joy to the World), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1942-06-26 Larry "The Mole" Taylor, rocker (Canned Heat-On the Road Again), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1942-07-09 Richard Roundtree, American actor (Getting Even, Shaft), born in New Rochelle, New York
  • 1942-08-03 Mary Ann Esposito, American chef and TV host (Ciao Italia with Mary Ann Esposito), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1942-08-26 Vic Dana, singer/dancer (Talent Scouts), born in Buffalo, New York

Person of interestRoy DeMeo

1942-09-07 Roy DeMeo, American gangster (Gambino crime family), born in Brooklyn, New York

Gangster Roy DeMeo
Gangster
Roy DeMeo

Person of interestJudith Sheindlin

1942-10-21 Judith Sheindlin, Jurist and Television personality (Judge Judy), born in Brooklyn, New York

Jurist/TV Personality Judith Sheindlin
Jurist/TV Personality
Judith Sheindlin
  • 1942-10-22 Annette Funicello, singer and actress (Mickey Mouse Club), born in Utica, New York, (d. 2013)

Person of interestRobert F. Engle

1942-11-10 Robert F. Engle, American economist and 2003 Nobel laureate for economic time series analysis, born in Syracuse, New York

Economist Robert F. Engle
Economist
Robert F. Engle
  • 1942-11-17 Bob Gaudio, rocker (Four Seasons-Sherry), born in The Bronx, New York

Person of interestMartin Scorsese

1942-11-17 Martin Scorsese, American film director (Raging Bull, Taxi Driver, Goodfellas, The Departed), born in Queens, New York

Film Director Martin Scorsese
Film Director
Martin Scorsese

Person of interestCalvin Klein

1942-11-19 Calvin Klein, American fashion designer (Calvin Klein Jeans, CK), born in The Bronx, New York

Fashion Designer Calvin Klein
Fashion Designer
Calvin Klein
  • 1942-12-09 Joe McGinniss, author (Selling of President 1968), born in Rye, New York
  • 1943-01-30 Sandy Deane, American rocker (Jay and the Americans), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1943-02-14 Robert "Bob" Murphy Jr, American PGA golfer (1968 Philadelphia Classic), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1943-02-21 David Geffen, American record producer (Geffen Records, Asylum) and film studio executive (DreamWorks SKG), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1943-03-07 Chris White, American rock singer-songwriter, musician, and record producer (The Zombies-Never Even Thought), born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1943-03-18 Kevin Dobson, American actor (Kojak, Knots Landing, Shannon), born in Queens, New York
  • 1943-03-30 Jay Traynor, American singer (Jay and the Americans), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1943-06-01 Richard Goode, concert pianist (1980 Avery Fisher Award), born in The Bronx, New York

Person of interestBilly Cunningham

1943-06-03 Billy Cunningham, NBA/ABA (Philadelphia 76ers, Carolina Cougers), born in Brooklyn, New York

NBA Forward and Coach Billy Cunningham
NBA Forward and Coach
Billy Cunningham

Person of interestHenry Hill

1943-06-11 Henry Hill Jr., American mobster and FBI informant (inspired Goodfellas), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)

Mobster and FBI informant Henry Hill
Mobster and FBI informant
Henry Hill
  • 1943-07-05 Curt Blefary [Curtis Le Roy], American baseball player (1965 AL rookie of year, The Sporting News Rookie of the Year), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1943-07-25 Tom Dawes, American rock musician and composer who wrote music for commercial jingles ("Plop, Plop, Fizz, Fizz” for Alka-Seltzer and “7Up, the Uncola”), born in Albany, New York (d. 2007)
  • 1943-07-29 Roz Kelly, actress (Owl & Pussycat, Happy Days), born in Mt Vernon, New York
  • 1943-08-29 Richard Halligan, rock vocalist (Blood Sweat & Tears), born in Troy, New York
  • 1943-09-12 Maria Muldaur, singer (Midnight at the Oasis), born in Greenwich Village, New York
  • 1943-10-06 Michael Durrell, American actor (Shannon, V, Alice, Chiefs), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1943-10-15 Penny Marshall, American actress (Odd Couple, Laverne & Shirley), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1943-10-22 Paul Zukofsky, violinist (Cappricio), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1943-10-24 Jose Serrano, (Rep-D-New York)
  • 1943-11-10 George Sauer, Jr., AFL player (New York Jets), born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin (d. 2013)
  • 1943-11-12 Brian Hyland, rocker (She Wore an Itsy Bitsy ... Bikini), born in Queens, New York
  • 1943-12-09 Kenny Vance, American musician and producer (Jay and the Americans, The Planotones), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1944-02-20 Lew Soloff, American jazz trumpeter (Blood, Sweat & Tears), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1944-02-22 Jonathan Demme, American film director (Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia), born in Baldwin, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1944-02-24 Sheila Larkin, American actress (Deborah-Storefront Lawyer), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1944-04-05 Peter T. King, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from New York, born in Manhattan, New York

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