New York in History (Part 8)

Historical Events

Events 701 - 714 of 714

  • 2019-06-20 Shares for messaging site Slack start trading on the New York Stock Exchange to give it a valuation of $19.5 billion
  • 2019-06-30 New York marks 50 years since the Stonewall Uprising sparked the modern gay rights movement with huge pride marches

Person of InterestEl Chapo Finally Recaptured

2019-07-17 Mexican drug cartel head Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years in New York

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Mexican drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán in American custody after being extradited to the United States
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  • 2019-07-22 NFL Dallas Cowboys named most valuable sports team in the world worth $5 billion, MLB New York Yankees 2nd at $4.6 billion, Real Madrid 3rd with $4.2 billion according to Forbes
  • 2019-07-28 First Fortnite World Cup won by US teenager Kyle Giersdorf with largest ever e-sports prize of $3 million at Arthur Ashe Stadium, New York
  • 2019-08-06 Barneys New York files for bankruptcy, amid figures 7,567 US retails stores have closed so far in 2019 compared to 5,864 in 2018
  • 2019-08-10 Financier Jeffrey Epstein found dead of an apparent suicide in his jail cell in New York, while awaiting trail for sex trafficking charges

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2019-08-28 Climate change activist Greta Thunberg arrives in New York after sailing across the Atlantic in an emissions-free voyage

Climate Activist Greta Thunberg
Climate Activist
Greta Thunberg
  • 2019-09-16 Guantánamo Bay is the world's most expensive prison at US$13 million per prisoner according to investigation by "The New York Times"
  • 2019-09-23 Climate activist Greta Thunberg scolds world leaders "How Dare You" for not addressing climate change at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York
  • 2019-09-26 US Income inequality widest for over 50 years, worst in California, Connecticut, Florida, Louisiana and New York, according to new census figures
  • 2019-10-20 1st test flight New York to Sydney by a commercial airline a Qantas Boeing 787 Dreamliner, takes 19 hours 42 minutes, landing in Sydney
  • 2019-11-24 Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announces a late-bid to be the US Democratic presidential candidate
  • 2019-12-19 Earliest fossilized trees, 386 million years old, found at a quarry in Cairo, New York, study published in "Current Biology"

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 701 - 800 of 2,438

  • 1920-02-16 Anna Mae Hays [McCabe], American military officer and US military's 1st female General, born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1920-03-19 Tige Andrews, American character actor (Mod Squad, The Detectives Starring Robert Taylor), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2007)
  • 1920-05-17 Harriet Van Horne, columnist/panelist (Leave it to Girls), born in Syracuse, New York
  • 1920-05-23 Sid Melton [Sidney Meltzer], American actor (Green Acres, The Danny Thomas Show), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2011)
  • 1920-06-11 Robert Hutton [Winne], American actor (Torture Garden, Rocket), born in Kingston, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1920-06-12 Dave Berg, American cartoonist (The Lighter Side of...), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1920-06-12 William Woodward Jr., American businessman and horse breeder (Hanover National Bank), born in Oyster Bay, New York (d. 1955)
  • 1920-07-04 Leona Helmsley, American real estate billionaire convicted of federal income tax evasion, born in Marbletown, New York (d. 2007)
  • 1920-07-12 Honoré Desmond Sharrer, American artist (Tribute to the American Working People), born in West Point, New York (d. 2009)
  • 1920-07-26 Bob Waterfield, American NFL quarterback (Rams), born in Elmira, New York (d. 1983)
  • 1920-08-10 William "Red" Holzman, American Basketball Hall of Fame coach (New York Knicks 14 seasons), born in Brooklyn, NY (d. 1998)
  • 1920-08-11 William Masselos, pianist/prof (Juilliard 1976), born in Niagara Falls, New York
  • 1920-08-31 James Lanphier, American actor (Flight of Lost Balloon), born in Hempstead, New York (d. 1969)
  • 1920-09-23 Mickey Rooney, American Emmy award-winning actor (Boys Town, The Black Stallion), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1920-10-22 Mitzi Green [Elizabeth Keno], American child actress (Huckleberry Finn, Little Orphan Annie), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1969)
  • 1920-10-24 Julius Youngner, American scientist, helped develop Salk polio vaccine, born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1920-11-02 Bill Mazer, American sports broadcaster (New York institution in sports reporting; sports trivia expert), born in Iziaslav, Ukraine (d. 2013)

Person of interestGene Tierney

1920-11-19 Gene Tierney, American actress (Laura, Leave Her to Heaven, The Razor's Edge), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1991)

Actress Gene Tierney
Actress
Gene Tierney
  • 1920-12-04 Jeanne Manford, American gay rights activist, born in Flushing, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1920-12-04 Ray Robinson, American magazine editor and biographer (Lou Gehrig), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1920-12-12 Fred Kida, Japanese-American comics artist, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1920-12-18 Willis Conover, American broadcaster (Voice of America), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1920-12-27 Bruce Hobbs, American jockey (youngest to ride winner of English Grand National on Battleship 1938), born on Long Island, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1921-01-12 John Henry Davis Jr, American weightlifter (Olym-gold-1948, 52), born in Smithtown, New York
  • 1921-01-16 Francesco Scavullo, American celebrity photographer, born in Staten Island, New York (d. 2004)
  • 1921-01-29 Anthony George, American aactor (Untouchables, Checkmate), born in Endicott, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1921-02-27 Michael Fox, American actor (Perry Mason, Quincy, Dallas, Bold & the Beautiful), born in Yonkers, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1921-04-10 Chuck Connors, American author, actor (The Rifleman, Branded, Cowboy in Africa), professional basketball and baseball player, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1992)
  • 1921-04-21 Jack Fletcher, American actor (Calucci's Department, Once Upon a Mattress), born in Forest Hills, New York (d. 1990)
  • 1921-04-23 Warren Spahn, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (17 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1957; Cy Young Award 1957; 8 × NL wins leader; Boston/Milwaukee Braves), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2003)

Person of interestArthur Leonard Schawlow

1921-05-05 Arthur Leonard Schawlow, American physicist, shared the 1981 Nobel Prize in Physics for his pioneering work with lasers, born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 1999)

  • 1921-05-25 Hal David, American lyricist (Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1921-06-04 Bobby Wanzer, American basketball guard (NBA All-Star 1952–56; Rochester Royals) and coach (NBA All-Star Game 1957), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1921-06-22 Joseph Papp, American stage producer/director (Pirates of Penzance), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1921-07-23 Calvert DeForest, American comedian (Larry "Bud" Melman), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2007)

Person of interestAlex Haley

1921-08-11 Alex Haley, American writer (Autobiography of Malcolm X, Roots), born in Ithaca, New York (d. 1992)

Writer Alex Haley
Writer
Alex Haley
  • 1921-10-01 James Whitmore, American actor (The Shawshank Redemption, Give 'em Hell Harry), born in White Plains, New York (d. 2009)
  • 1921-11-08 Douglas Townsend, American composer, born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2012)

Person of interestRodney Dangerfield

1921-11-22 Rodney Dangerfield [John Cohen], comedian (Caddyshack), born in Babylon, New York

Comedian and Actor Rodney Dangerfield
Comedian and Actor
Rodney Dangerfield
  • 1921-12-29 Robert C. Baker, American inventor & professor (invented the chicken nugget), born in Newark, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1922-01-07 Robert De Cormier, American conductor and musical director (The Belafonte Folk Singers), born in Long Island, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1922-01-21 Sam Mele, American MLB outfielder/manager (Minnesota Twins record 102 wins 1965), born in Astoria, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1922-01-22 Howard Moss, poet/editor (New Yorker)
  • 1922-02-22 William J. Baumol, American economist (Baumol’s cost disease), born in South Bronx, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1922-03-16 Harding Lemay, American writer (Another World), born in North Bangor, New York

Person of interestCarl Reiner

1922-03-20 Carl Reiner, American comedian, actor and writer (2000 Year Old Man, Dick Van Dyke Show), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2020)

Actor, Comedian, Writer and Director Carl Reiner
Actor, Comedian, Writer and Director
Carl Reiner

Person of interestEileen Ford

1922-03-25 Eileen Ford, American modelling agency executive and co-founder (Ford Modelling Agency), born in Manhattan, New York, (d. 2014)

Co-Founder of Ford Models Eileen Ford
Co-Founder of Ford Models
Eileen Ford
  • 1922-04-16 Eddie Bert, American bebop jazz trombonist, born in Yonkers, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1922-05-13 Bea Arthur, American comedian, singer and actress (Maude, The Golden Girls), born in NYC, New York (d. 2009)
  • 1922-05-22 Judith Crist, American film critic (TV Guide, Today), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1922-06-23 Francis Thorne, American composer (Fortuna; Elegy), born in Bay Shore, Long Island, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1922-06-24 Jack Carter [Chakrin], American comedian and actor, born in Brooklyn New York (d. 2015)
  • 1922-06-28 Michael Vale, American actor known for being Dunkin' Donuts mascot "Fred the Baker", born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1922-06-28 Erik Bauersfeld, American voice actor (Star Wars' Admiral Ackbar "Its a trap"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)

Person of interestJake LaMotta

1922-07-10 Jake LaMotta, American boxer (world middleweight champion 1949-51, immortalised in 'Raging Bull'), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)

World Middleweight Boxing Champion Jake LaMotta
World Middleweight Boxing Champion
Jake LaMotta
  • 1922-07-24 Leo Kraft, American composer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1922-07-26 Hoyt Wilhelm [James], American Major League Baseball player and knuckleball pitcher (New York Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers), born in Huntersville, North Carolina (d. 2002)
  • 1922-07-27 Bob Thiele, American record producer (Impulse! Records), born in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1922-08-03 Robert Sumner, American evangelist and author, born in Norwich, New York (d. 2016)

Person of interestHoward Zinn

1922-08-24 Howard Zinn, American historian and activist (A People's History of the United States), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2010)

Historian and Activist Howard Zinn
Historian and Activist
Howard Zinn
  • 1922-08-29 Mr. Blackwell, American fashion critic, born in Brooklyn Heights, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1922-09-02 Arthur Ashkin, American scientist (Nobel Prize for Physics 2018 Optical Tweezers), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1922-09-08 Sid Caesar, comedian (Your Show of Shows), born in Yonkers, New York
  • 1922-09-12 Ellen Demming, American actress (Guiding Light), born in Schenectady, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1922-10-09 Philip "Fyvush" Finkel, American actor (Boston Public, Picket Fences), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1922-11-05 Violet Barclay, American illustrator, born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2010)
  • 1922-11-14 Veronica Lake [Constance Ockleman], American actress (Sullivan's Travels, I Married a Witch), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1973)
  • 1922-12-02 Leo Gordon, American actor (Maverick, Circus Boy, Enos, Winds of War), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2000)
  • 1922-12-11 Peter Birch, American choreographer (Jane Froman's USA Canteen), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1923-01-16 Gene Feist, American actor, playwright, producer and co-founder of Roundabout Theater Company, born in New York (d. 2014)
  • 1923-01-23 Florence Halop, American actress (Night Court, St Elsewhere), born in Jamaica, Queens, New York (d. 1986)
  • 1923-02-10 Allie Sherman, American NFL coach (Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1953-56 CFL; New York Giants 1961–68), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1923-02-11 Sy Kattelson, American photographer, born in the Bronx, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1923-02-28 Charles Durning, American actor (Fury, Sting, Tootsie), born in Highland Falls, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1923-03-02 Orrin Keepnews, American jazz producer and founder of Riverside Records label, born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1923-03-03 Barney Martin, American actor, comedy writer and NYPD detective (Seinfeld), born in Queens, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1923-03-12 Walter M Schirra Jr, Capt USN/ast (Mer 8, Gem 6, Ap 7), born in Hackensack, New York
  • 1923-04-01 Robert "Bobby" Jordan, American actor (Dead End Kids, Kid Dynamite, Flying Wild), born in Harrison, New York (d. 1965)
  • 1923-04-20 Tito Puente, American bandleader (Dance Mania), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2000)
  • 1923-04-23 Avram Davidson, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Peregrine: Primus, Rork!), born in Yonkers, New York (d. 1993)
  • 1923-04-30 Al Lewis [Alexander Meister], American actor (The Munsters, Used Cars), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1923-05-01 Joseph Heller, American novelist (Catch-22, 1963 Arts & Letters Award), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1999)
  • 1923-05-22 Aline Griffith, American-born Spanish aristocrat, Countess of Romanones, spy and author, born in New York, United States (d. 2017)
  • 1923-06-08 Malcolm Boyd, American Episcopal Priest, author and civil rights activist, born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1923-07-18 Jerome H. Lemelson, American inventor, (held more than 600 patents), born in Staten Island, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1923-08-03 Anne Klein, American fashion designer (Anne Klein II), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1974)
  • 1923-08-06 John "Jackie" Kelk, American actor and stand-up comedian (The Aldrich Family, The Adventures of Superman), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1923-08-06 William B Williams, DJ (WNEW, Sammy & Company), born in Babylon, New York
  • 1923-10-12 Jean Nidetch, businesswoman and founder of Weight Watchers, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1923-10-20 Robert Craft, American conductor, writer and friend of Stravinsky, born in Kingston, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1923-10-27 Ned Wertimer, American actor (The Jeffersons), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1923-10-31 Hicks B. Waldron, Chairman and CEO of Avon Products, Inc., born in Amsterdam, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1923-12-10 Harold Gould, American character actor (The Sting, The Golden Girls, Rhoda, Big Bus), born in Schenectady, New York (d. 2010)
  • 1923-12-23 Milt Okun, American music producer, conductor, and arranger (John Denver; Peter, Paul and Mary), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1924-01-24 Marvin Kaplan, American character and voice actor (Top Cat- "Choo Choo"; Alice - "Henry"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1924-02-20 Gloria Vanderbilt, American fashion designer, artist, heiress and socialite, born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2019)
  • 1924-03-28 Frank Lovejoy, American actor (Man Against Crime, Meet McGraw), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1962)
  • 1924-04-10 Lee Bergere, American actor (Star Trek, Soap, Dynasty), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2007)
  • 1924-04-24 Marilyn Erskine, American actress (Tom Ewell Show, Westward the Women), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1924-04-28 Blossom Dearie, American jazz singer and pianist, born in East Durnham, New York (d. 2009)

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