New York in History (Part 9)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 801 - 900 of 2,417

  • 1924-06-01 Herbie Lovelle, America drummer, studio musician (Hot Lips Page) and actor (Law & Order), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2009)
  • 1924-07-09 Leonard Pennario, American concert pianist (Rózsa's Piano Concerto with L.A. Philharmonic), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1924-07-10 Johnny Bach, American basketball coach (Fordham Uni, Penn State Uni; NBA C'ship 1991-93 Chicago Bulls assistant coach), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1924-07-16 Bess Myerson, 1st Jewish Miss America (1945), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2014)

James BaldwinJames Baldwin (1924-1987)

1924-08-02 American novelist (Go Tell it on the Mountain; Another Country) and playwright (The Amen Corner; Blues for Mister Charlie), born in Harlem, New York

  • 1924-08-02 Joe Harnell, American musician, composer and arranger, born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1924-08-31 Buddy Hackett [Leonard Hacker], American comedian and actor (God's Little Acre; The Music Man; The Love Bug), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2003)
  • 1924-09-07 Leonard Rosenman, American Academy and Emmy Award-winning film and television composer (Rebel Without A Cause; Star Trek IV; Bound for Glory; Sybill),, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1924-09-13 Scott Brady [Gerald Tierney], American actor (Shotgun Slade, China Syndrome, Gremlins, Johnny Guitar), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1985)
  • 1924-09-16 Lauren Bacall, American actress and singer named the 20th greatest female star of classic Hollywood cinema (Dark Passage, Key Largo), born in Staten Island, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1924-09-27 (Earl) "Bud" Powell, American jazz pianist and composer, born in Harlem, New York (d. 1966)
  • 1924-10-03 Harvey Kurtzman, American cartoonist and founding editor of Mad magazine, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1993)
  • 1924-10-10 Ed Wood, American filmmaker and director (Plan 9 from Outer Space), born in Poughkeepsie, New York (d. 1978)
  • 1924-10-12 Doris Grau, American script supervisor, actress and voice artist (Point Blank, King Kong), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1995)
  • 1924-10-13 Terry Gibbs [Julius Gubenko], American jazz vibraphonist and band leader (The Dream Band; Steve Allen Comedy Hour), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1924-11-24 Eileen Barton, American singer (Broadway Open House; "If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd've Baked a Cake"), born in Brooklyn, New York City (d. 2006)
  • 1924-11-26 George Segal, American painter and sculptor of lifelike mixed-media figures (Bus Driver), born in NYC, New York (d. 2000)

Shirley ChisholmShirley Chisholm (1924-2005)

1924-11-30 1st African American Congresswoman (Rep-D-NY) and presidential candidate, born in Brooklyn, New York

  • 1924-12-05 George Savalas, Greek-American actor (Kojak, Kelly's Heroes), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1985)
  • 1924-12-25 Rod Serling, American screenwriter and TV host (The Twilight Zone; Night Gallery), born in Syracuse, New York (d. 1975)
  • 1925-03-27 Robert Cohan, American dancer and artistic director (Contemporary Dance Trust), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1925-04-12 Evelyn Berezin, American computer pioneer, invented first word processor, born in the Bronx, New York (d. 2018)

Rod SteigerRod Steiger (1925-2002)

1925-04-14 American actor (Illustrated Man, Pawnbroker), born in Westhampton, New York

  • 1925-04-18 Bob Hastings, American actor (McHale's Navy, All in the Family), born in Brooklyn, New York, (d. 2014)
  • 1925-04-19 Hugh O'Brian, American actor (Wyatt Earp, Search), born in Rochester, New York (d. 2016)

Tony CurtisTony Curtis (1925-2010)

1925-06-03 American actor (Some Like It Hot), born in Manhattan, New York

Barbara BushBarbara Bush (1925-2018)

1925-06-08 First Lady of the US (1989-93) and wife of George H. W. Bush, born in NYC, New York

  • 1925-06-09 Keith Laumer [Anthony LeBaron], American sci-fi author (Retief's War), born in Syracuse, New York (d. 1993)
  • 1925-06-21 Maureen Stapleton, American actress (Lonelyhearts, Airport, Coccoon, Plaza Suite), born in Troy, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1925-06-23 Art Modell [Arthur Bertram], American businessman (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens, Modells Stores), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1925-06-27 Doc Pomus [Jerome Solon Felder], American blues singer and songwriter ("Save the Last Dance For Me"; "His Latest Flame"; "Viva Las Vegas"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1991)
  • 1925-06-29 Cara Williams, American actress (Pete & Gladys, Cara Williams Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1925-07-09 Alan Dale, American pop singer ("Cheery Pink and Apple Blossom White"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1925-07-15 Phil Carey, American actor (One Life to Live), born in Hackensack, New York (d. 2009)
  • 1925-10-03 Gore Vidal, American author (Myra Breckinridge, Lincoln), born in West Point, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1925-10-13 Lenny Bruce [Leonard Schneider], American comedian, arrested on obsenity, born in Mineola, New York (d. 1966)
  • 1925-10-20 Art Buchwald, American columnist and author (Have I Ever Lied to You), born in Mt Vernon, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1925-10-20 Tom Dowd, American recording engineer and producer (innovator of multitrack recording), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1925-10-30 (Attilio) "Teo" Macero, American jazz saxophonist, composer and record producer (Miles Davis - "Bitches Brew"; Dave Brubeck -"Time Out"), born in Glens Falls, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1925-11-18 William Mayer, American composer (A Death in the Family; Brief Candle; Octagon), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1925-11-24 William F. Buckley Jr, American conservative author and commentator (National Review, Firing Line), born in NYC (d. 2008)
  • 1926-01-05 Robert Earle, American TV host (GE College Bowl), born in Baldwin, New York (d. 2019)
  • 1926-01-06 Ralph Branca, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1947–49; pitched “Shot Heard Round the World”), born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1926-01-08 Evelyn Lear [Shulman], American soprano, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1926-01-14 Frank Aletter, American character actor (Mac-It's About Time, Tom-Nancy), born in Long Island, New York (d. 2009)
  • 1926-02-28 Seymour Shifrin, American composer (Satires of Circumstance), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1979)
  • 1926-03-05 Joan Shawlee [Fulton], American actress (Some Like It Hot, Prehistoric Women, Abbott & Costello Show), born in Forest Hills, New York (d. 1987)
  • 1926-03-09 Joe Franklin, American radio host, TV personality and New York institution (The Joe Franklin Show), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1926-04-14 Gloria Jean, American actress and singer (Never Give a Sucker an Even Break), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1926-04-23 J. P. Donleavy, American novelist (Ginger Man, Onion Eaters), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1926-05-08 Don Rickles, American comedian (Don Rickles Show, CPO Sharkey), born in Queens, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1926-06-28 Robert Ledley, American scientist (invented the CT scanner), born in Queens, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1926-07-16 Irwin Rose, American biologist (Nobel Prize Chemistry 2004), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1926-07-19 Helen Gallagher, American Emmy and Tony Award-winning singer, dancer and actress (No, No, Nanette; Ryan's Hope), born in Brooklyn, New York

Tony BennettTony Bennett (96 years old)

1926-08-03 American Grammy and Emmy Award-winning pop and jazz singer ("I Left My Heart in San Francisco"; "Steppin' Out With My Baby"), and painter, born in Long Island City, Astoria, New York

  • 1926-08-07 Amo Houghton, American politician (Rep-R-New York), born in Corning, New York
  • 1926-09-07 Don Messick, American cartoon voice actor (The Flintstones - "Bamm-Bamm"; The Jetsons - "Astro"; Scooby-Doo), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1926-09-07 Ronnie Gilbert, American folk singer (The Weavers), born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1926-09-11 Alfred Slote, American children's books author (Love & Tennis, Omega Station), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1926-10-10 Richard Jaeckel, American actor (3:10 to Yuma, Sands of Iwo Jima, Sometimes a Great Notion), born in Long Beach, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1926-12-20 David Levine, American artist (New York Review of Books caricatures), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2009)
  • 1926-12-21 Joe Paterno, American college hall of football coach (Penn State) and Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of 1986, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1926-12-22 Lee Salk, Russian-American child psychologist and author, born in New York, New York (d. 1992)
  • 1927-01-10 Lee Philips, American actor and director (Peyton Place, Ellery Queen), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1999)
  • 1927-01-12 Salvatore Martirano, American composer, born in Yonkers, New York (d. 1995)
  • 1927-02-22 David Ahlstrom, American composer, born in Lancaster, New York (d. 1992)

Harry BelafonteHarry Belafonte (95 years old)

1927-03-01 Jr], Jamaican-American calypso singer ("Banana Boat Song"; actor (Buck & the Preacher), and human rights activist, born in Harlem, New York

  • 1927-03-27 Anthony Lewis, American columnist (NY Times) and author (Gideon's Trumpet), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1927-03-31 William Daniels, American actor (Dr Mark Craig-St Elsewhere, 1776), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1927-04-02 Carmen Basilio, American boxer (World Welterweight title 1955-56; Middleweight title 1957-58), born in Canastota, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1927-04-27 Connie Kay, American jazz drummer (Modern Jazz Quartet), born in Tuckahoe, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1927-05-30 Dick Noel, American TV host (It's a Small Wonder), born in Brooklyn, New York

Jerry StillerJerry Stiller (1927-2020)

1927-06-08 American comedian (Frank Constanza-Seinfeld, Stiller & Meara), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • 1927-06-12 Henry Slesar, American writer and playwright (The Edge of Night), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1927-06-24 Martin Lewis Perl, American physicist (1995 Nobel Prize for Physics for discovery of discovery of the tau lepton), born in New York (d. 2014)
  • 1927-06-27 Bob Keeshan, American actor (Captain Kangaroo), born in Lynbrook, New York (d. 2004)
  • 1927-06-27 Robert Casey, American actor (Henry-Aldrich Family Show, What to Do on a Date), born in Rochester, New York

Neil SimonNeil Simon (1927-2018)

1927-07-04 American playwright (The Odd Couple, Plaza Suite, Biloxi Blues), born in The Bronx, New York

  • 1927-07-18 Kurt Masur, German conductor (New York Philharmonic, 1991-2002; Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, 1970-96), born in Brieg, Lower Silesia, Weimar Germany (now Brzeg, Poland) (d. 2015)
  • 1927-07-24 Alex Katz, American figurative artist, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1927-07-28 John Ashbery, American poet (Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror), born in Rochester, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1927-09-07 John Milford, American actor (Command & Conquer: Red Alert, Homefront), born in Johnstown, New York (d. 2000)
  • 1927-09-11 G. David Schine, American businessman, born in Gloversville, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1927-09-16 Jack Kelly, American actor (Bart-Maverick, Get Christie Love), born in Astoria, Queens, New York (d. 1992)
  • 1927-09-16 Peter Falk, American actor (Colombo, Scared Straight), born in Ossining, New York (d. 2011)
  • 1927-09-19 William Hickey, American actor (Prizzi's Honor, The Nightmare Before Christmas), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1927-09-25 Carl Braun, American basketball player (NY Knicks), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2010)
  • 1927-11-08 Samuel Irving Newhouse Jr., American magazine publisher (Parade, Vogue, Vanity Fair), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2017)

Vin ScullyVin Scully (1927-2022)

1927-11-29 American sportscaster (Brooklyn / LA Dodgers, 1950-2016; Ford Frick Award, 1982; Lifetime Achievement Emmy Award, 1995), born in The Bronx, New York

  • 1927-12-11 John Buscema, American comics artist (Conan the Barbarian), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1927-12-24 Mary Higgins Clark, American suspense novelist (Cry in the Night, Stillwatch), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1927-12-26 Alan King [Irwin Kniberg], American comedian and actor (Anderson Tapes; Memories of Me), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2004)
  • 1928-01-06 George H. Ross, American businessman, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1928-01-12 Lew Gallo, American character actor & screenwriter (Get Smart, Gunsmoke, 12 O'Clock High), born in Mount Kisco, New York (d. 2000)
  • 1928-01-14 Gerald Arpino, American dancer & choreographer, born in Staten Island, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1928-01-30 Mitch Leigh, American musical composer (Man of La Mancha), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1928-02-09 Frank Frazetta [Frazzetta], American fantasy illustrator of comic book, paperback, album cover art, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2010)
  • 1928-03-11 Albert Salmi, American stage and screen character actor (Caddyshack; The Brothers Karamazov; Bus Stop), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1990)
  • 1928-03-19 Patrick McGoohan, American-born Irish actor, writer, and director (The Prisoner, Secret Agent/ Danger Man), born in Queens, New York (d. 2009)
  • 1928-03-29 Vincent Gigante, Italian-American mafioso, born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2005)

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