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Brooklyn, NY

BOROUGH

Chamber of Commerce:
Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce

Population:
2,465,326 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1634 (settled)

A borough of New York City.

NEWSPAPERS

Newspaper
The Brooklyn Eagle

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Edward R. Murrow High School, Brooklyn, NY
1974
Lafayette High School, Brooklyn, NY
1939
Brooklyn College
1930
Abraham Lincoln High School, Brooklyn, NY
1929
Brooklyn Technical High School, Brooklyn, NY
1922
New Utrecht High School, Brooklyn, NY
1915
Brooklyn Law School
1901
St. Francis College Brooklyn
1859
Polytechnic University of New York
1854
Erasmus Hall High School, Brooklyn, NY
1786
James Madison High School, Brooklyn, NY
 

MUSEUM

MuseumFounded
Brooklyn Museum
1895

LIBRARY

LibraryFounded
Chabad-Lubavitch Library
1992
Brooklyn Public Library
1892

ZOO

ZooFounded
Prospect Park Zoo
1935

ORCHESTRA

OrchestraFounded
Brooklyn Philharmonic
 

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Fool's Gold Records
2007
Etsy
2005
Kanine Records
2002
KeySpan
1998

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Aaliyah
Singer
16-Jan-1979 25-Aug-2001 R&B singer, died in plane crash
Kirk Acevedo
Actor
27-Nov-1974   Oz, Law & Order: Trial by Jury
Gary Ackerman
Politician
19-Nov-1942   Congressman, New York 5th
Robert Allan Ackerman
Film Director
1945   Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows
James Truslow Adams
Author
18-Oct-1878 18-May-1949 The Epic of America
Joey Adams
Comic
6-Jan-1911 2-Dec-1999 Borscht Belt comedian
Léonie Adams
Poet
9-Dec-1899 27-Jun-1988 Those Not Elect
Mason Adams
Actor
26-Feb-1919 26-Apr-2005 Charlie Hume on Lou Grant
Afu-Ra
Rapper
c. 1973   Whirlwind Thru Cities
Laura Albert
Novelist
1965   The infamous JT LeRoy
Marv Albert
Sports Figure
12-Jun-1941   Yessssssss!
Stew Albert
Activist
4-Dec-1939 30-Jan-2006 Founding Yippie
Barry T. Albin
Judge
7-Jul-1952   Justice, New Jersey Supreme Court
Charles Alderton
Inventor
21-Jun-1857 29-May-1941 Invented Dr Pepper
William F. Aldinger
Business
1947   CEO of Household International, 1994-2003
Ross Alexander
Actor
27-Jul-1907 2-Jan-1937 Captain Blood
Woody Allen
Film Director
1-Dec-1935   Annie Hall
Lyle Alzado
Football
3-Apr-1949 14-May-1992 Steroid-using defensive lineman
Barbara Anderson
Actor
27-Nov-1945   Eve Whitfield on Ironside
Warner Anderson
Actor
10-Mar-1911 26-Aug-1976 Matthew Swain on Peyton Place
Tige Andrews
Actor
19-Mar-1920 27-Jan-2007 Capt. Greer on The Mod Squad
Michael Angarano
Actor
3-Dec-1987   Lords of Dogtown
Eddie Antar
Business
18-Dec-1947   Crazy Eddie
Carmelo Anthony
Basketball
29-May-1984   New York Knicks forward
Vinny Appice
Drummer
13-Sep-1959   Former Sabbath and Dio drummer
Alan Arkin
Actor
26-Mar-1934   Catch 22
Darren Aronofsky
Film Director
12-Feb-1969   Requiem for a Dream
Red Auerbach
Basketball
20-Sep-1917 28-Oct-2006 Boston Celtics coach
Ken Auletta
Columnist
23-Apr-1942   Media Columnist
Jon Avnet
Film/TV Producer
17-Nov-1949   Fried Green Tomatoes
Richard Axel
Scientist
2-Jul-1946   Odorant receptors and olfactory organization
Notorious B.I.G.
Rapper
21-May-1972 9-Mar-1997 I love it when you call me big poppa
Michael Badalucco
Actor
20-Dec-1954   Jimmy Berluti on The Practice
Jane Badler
Actor
31-Dec-1953   Diana on V
Jimmy Baio
Actor
15-Mar-1962   Billy Tate on Soap
Scott Baio
Actor
22-Sep-1961   Chachi on Happy Days
Zoë Baird
Government
20-Jun-1952   Atty Gen. nominee, thwarted by Nannygate
Ina Balin
Actor
12-Nov-1937 20-Jun-1990 The Patsy
Gene Barry
Actor
14-Jun-1919 9-Dec-2009 The War of the Worlds
Paul Bartel
Actor
6-Aug-1938 13-May-2000 Eating Raoul
Maria Bartiromo
Journalist
11-Sep-1967   CNBC financial correspondent
Jean-Michel Basquiat
Painter
22-Dec-1960 12-Aug-1988 NYC graffiti artist
Ol' Dirty Bastard
Rapper
15-Nov-1968 13-Nov-2004 Profoundly deranged rapper, Wu-Tang Clan
Noah Baumbach
Film Director
3-Sep-1969   Greenberg
Allyce Beasley
Actor
6-Jul-1954   Agnes DiPesto on Moonlighting
William Beebe
Scientist
29-Jul-1877 4-Jun-1962 Ocean explorer
Joy Behar
TV Personality
7-Oct-1943   Co-Host of The View
Paul Ben-Victor
Actor
24-Jul-1965   The Wire
Pat Benatar
Singer
10-Jan-1953   Love is a Battlefield
William Rose Benét
Poet
2-Feb-1886 4-May-1950 The Dust Which Is God
Bruce Bennett
Attorney
3-Oct-1958   Hennigan, Bennett & Dorman
Robert S. Bennett
Attorney
2-Aug-1939   Washington attorney
William Bennett
Government
31-Jul-1943   Former Drug Czar and gambling man
Dave Berg
Cartoonist
12-Jun-1920 17-May-2002 The Lighter Side of...
Paul Berg
Chemist
30-Jun-1926   Pioneer in recombinant DNA
Alan Bergman
Songwriter
11-Sep-1925   You Don't Bring Me Flowers
C. Fred Bergsten
Economist
23-Apr-1941   Institute for International Economics
Xander Berkeley
Actor
6-Dec-1958   Air Force One
Warren Berlinger
Actor
31-Aug-1937   American character actor
Anthony Cardinal Bevilacqua
Religion
17-Jun-1923 31-Jan-2012 Catholic Archbishop of Philadelphia, 1987-2003
Big Daddy Kane
Musician
10-Sep-1968   King Asiatic Nobody's Equal
Clarence Birdseye
Scientist
9-Dec-1886 7-Oct-1956 Frozen and dried food, wrapped in cellophane
Ed Bishop
Actor
11-Jun-1932 8-Jun-2005 Cmdr. Straker on UFO
Mr. Blackwell
Critic
29-Aug-1922 19-Oct-2008 Issued an annual "Worst-Dressed List"
Otis Blackwell
Songwriter
16-Feb-1932 6-May-2002 Prolific R&B songwriter
David Blaine
Magician
4-Apr-1973   World's least engrossing daredevil
Burt Blechman
Novelist
2-Mar-1927 29-Dec-1998 How Much?
Jeff Bleckner
Film Director
12-Aug-1943   White Water Summer
Memphis Bleek
Rapper
23-Jun-1978   M.A.D.E.
Corbin Bleu
Actor
21-Feb-1989   Jump In!
Alan S. Blinder
Economist
14-Oct-1945   Vice Chairman, Federal Reserve
Joseph Bologna
Actor
30-Dec-1934   Blame it on Rio
Bill Bonanno
Criminal
5-Nov-1932 1-Jan-2008 Bound by Honor: A Mafioso's Story
Robert Boochever
Judge
2-Oct-1917 9-Oct-2011 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1980-86
Elayne Boosler
Comic
18-Aug-1952   Has had 7 cable comedy specials
Douglas H. Bosco
Politician
28-Jul-1946   Congressman from California, 1983-91
Julie Bovasso
Actor
1-Aug-1930 14-Sep-1991 Saturday Night Fever
Clara Bow
Actor
29-Jul-1905 26-Sep-1965 Schizophrenic actress, Wings
Riddick Bowe
Boxing
10-Aug-1967   Twice World Heavyweight Champion
Barbara Boxer
Politician
11-Nov-1940   US Senator from California
Lorraine Bracco
Actor
2-Oct-1954   Goodfellas, The Sopranos
Edward Thomas Brady
Judge
1-Nov-1943   Justice, North Carolina Supreme Court
Scott Brady
Actor
13-Sep-1924 16-Apr-1985 Dancin' Kid in Johnny Guitar
Myles Brand
Educator
17-May-1942 16-Sep-2009 President of the NCAA, 2003-09
Michael Brandon
Actor
20-Apr-1945   Dempsey & Makepeace
Patrick Breen
Actor
26-Oct-1960   Stark Raving Mad
Edmund Breese
Actor
18-Jun-1871 6-Apr-1936 Duck Soup
Charlie Brill
Actor
13-Jan-1938   Capt. Lipschitz on Silk Stalkings
Danielle Brisebois
Actor
28-Jun-1969   Stephanie Mills on Archie Bunker's Place
John Brockington
Football
7-Sep-1948   Green Bay Packers RB
Mel Brooks
Film Director
28-Jun-1926   Blazing Saddles
Joyce Brothers
Psychologist
20-Sep-1927 13-May-2013 Pop psychologist
Heywood Broun
Journalist
7-Dec-1888 18-Dec-1939 Muckraking reporter of the 1920s and '30s
Foxy Brown
Rapper
6-Sep-1978   Ill Na Na
Larry Brown
Basketball
14-Sep-1940   NBA and NCAA Coach
Michael S. Brown
Biologist
13-Apr-1941   Metabolism of cholesterol
Peter Campbell Brown
Attorney
12-Aug-1913 23-Jul-1994 Corporation Counsel of NYC, 1955-58
Susan Brownmiller
Activist
15-Feb-1935   Feminist, Against Our Will
Arnold I. Burns
Attorney
14-Apr-1930   Deputy US Attorney General, 1986-88
Ken Burns
Film Director
29-Jul-1953   Documentary filmmaker
Steve Buscemi
Actor
13-Dec-1957   Reservoir Dogs
Frederick Busch
Novelist
1-Aug-1941 23-Feb-2006 Don't Tell Anyone
Jerry Butler
Pornstar
13-May-1959   10 1/2 Weeks
Edward Buzzell
Film Director
13-Nov-1900 11-Jan-1985 At the Circus
Edward L. Cahn
Film Director
12-Feb-1899 25-Aug-1963 It! The Terror from Beyond Space
Thomas Calabro
Actor
3-Feb-1959   Dr. Michael Mancini on Melrose Place
Jason Calacanis
Business
28-Nov-1970   Weblogs Inc., Mahalo.com
William M. Calder
Politician
3-Mar-1869 3-Mar-1945 US Senator from New York, 1917-23
Louis Calhern
Actor
19-Feb-1895 12-May-1956 Duck Soup
Joseph Califano
Government
15-May-1931   Carter's HEW Secretary
Charlie Callas
Comic
20-Dec-1924 27-Jan-2011 Malcolm Argos on Switch
Al Capone
Criminal
17-Jan-1899 25-Jan-1947 Scarface
Hugh L. Carey
Politician
11-Apr-1919 7-Aug-2011 Governor of New York, 1975-83
Roger C. Carmel
Actor
27-Sep-1932 11-Nov-1986 Harcourt Fenton Mudd
Alan Carney
Actor
22-Dec-1909 2-May-1973 Comedy duo, Brown & Carney
Eric Carr
Drummer
12-Jul-1950 24-Nov-1991 Drummer for KISS
Lisa Nicole Carson
Actor
12-Jul-1969   Renee on Ally McBeal
Steve Carver
Film Director
5-Apr-1945   Lone Wolf McQuade
Lionel Casson
Scholar
22-Jul-1914 18-Jul-2009 The Ancient Mariners
Paul Castellano
Criminal
20-Jun-1915 16-Dec-1985 Gambino crime boss
Robert B. Catell
Business
1-Feb-1937   CEO of KeySpan, 1998-2007
Emanuel Celler
Politician
6-May-1888 15-Jan-1981 Congressman from New York, 1923-73
Jeff Chandler
Actor
15-Dec-1918 17-Jun-1961 Broken Arrow
Larry Charles
Screenwriter
1-Dec-1956   Seinfeld writer, also directed Borat
Maury Chaykin
Actor
27-Jul-1949 27-Jul-2010 A Nero Wolfe Mystery
Ron Chernow
Author
1949   The Warburgs and Alexander Hamilton
Alfred Chester
Novelist
7-Sep-1928 1-Aug-1971 The Exquisite Corpse
Shirley Chisholm
Politician
30-Nov-1924 1-Jan-2005 First black woman elected to US House
Dane Clark
Actor
26-Feb-1912 11-Sep-1998 Moonrise
Yvette Clarke
Politician
21-Nov-1964   Congresswoman, New York 11th
Andrew Dice Clay
Comic
29-Sep-1958   Ford Fairlane
Ellen Cleghorne
Comic
29-Nov-1965   Saturday Night Live
Eleanor Clift
Journalist
7-Jul-1940   Madam President
Rachel Cline
Author
?   What to Keep
Richard Cohen
Columnist
1941   Washington Post columnist
Samuel T. Cohen
Physicist
25-Jan-1921 28-Nov-2010 Neutron bomb
Stanley Cohen
Scientist
17-Nov-1922   Nerve and skin cell growth factors
Kenneth Cole
Fashion Designer
23-Mar-1954   Kenneth Cole Productions
Norm Coleman
Politician
17-Aug-1949   US Senator from Minnesota, 2003-09
Kim Coles
Actor
11-Jan-1962   Synclaire James on Living Single
Margaret Colin
Actor
26-May-1957   As the World Turns
Richard A. Collato
Business
c. 1944   President and CEO, San Diego YMCA
Joseph Colombo
Criminal
16-Jun-1923 22-May-1978 Colombo Family Boss, 1964-71
Scott Colomby
Actor
19-Sep-1952   Caddyshack
Betty Comden
Songwriter
3-May-1915 23-Nov-2006 Singin' in the Rain
Barry Commoner
Biologist
28-May-1917 30-Sep-2012 Science and Survival
Didi Conn
Actor
13-Jul-1951   Denise on Benson
Chuck Connors
Actor
10-Apr-1921 10-Nov-1992 The Rifleman
John Cook
Politician
27-Feb-1946   Mayor of El Paso
Gerry Cooney
Boxing
24-Aug-1956   Fought Larry Holmes
Pat Cooper
Comic
31-Jul-1929   Our Hero
J. Fred Coots
Songwriter
2-May-1897 8-Apr-1985 Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
Aaron Copland
Composer
14-Nov-1900 2-Dec-1990 Fanfare for the Common Man
Irwin Corey
Comic
29-Jul-1914   World's Foremost Authority
Jeff Corey
Actor
10-Aug-1914 16-Aug-2002 Little Big Man
Ted de Corsia
Actor
29-Sep-1905 11-Apr-1973 The Enforcer
Rita Cosby
Journalist
18-Nov-1964   MSNBC anchor
Peter Criss
Drummer
20-Dec-1945   One of the original KISS quartet
Wilson Cruz
Actor
27-Dec-1973   Rickie Vasquez on My So-Called Life
Billy Cunningham
Basketball
3-Jun-1943   The Kangaroo Kid
Ann Cusack
Actor
22-May-1961   The Jeff Foxworthy Show
Al D'Amato
Politician
1-Aug-1937   US Senator from New York, 1981-99
Vic Damone
Singer
12-Jun-1928   Singer of ballads
William Daniels
Actor
31-Mar-1927   Voice of K.I.T.T. on Knight Rider
Tony Danza
Actor
21-Apr-1951   Who's The Boss?
Georgine Darcy
Actor
14-Jan-1931 18-Jul-2004 Miss Torso in Rear Window
Larry David
Film/TV Producer
2-Jul-1947   Seinfeld co-creator, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Marion Davies
Actor
3-Jan-1897 22-Sep-1961 When Knighthood Was in Flower
Clive Davis
Business
4-Apr-1932   Founder of Arista Records
Dorothy Day
Activist
8-Nov-1897 29-Nov-1980 Founder of the Catholic Worker movement
Michael De Luca
Film/TV Producer
13-Aug-1965   In the Mouth of Madness
Mos Def
Rapper
11-Dec-1973   Black On Both Sides
James H. DeGraffenreidt, Jr.
Business
8-May-1953   CEO of WGL Holdings
Albert Dekker
Actor
20-Dec-1905 5-May-1968 The Wild Bunch
Gabriel Dell
Actor
8-Oct-1919 3-Jul-1988 Dead End Kid
Dom DeLuise
Actor
1-Aug-1933 4-May-2009 Cannonball Run
Alan Dershowitz
Attorney
1-Sep-1938   Lawyer, represented Klaus von Bulow
C.C. DeVille
Guitarist
14-May-1962   Guitarist for Poison
Brandon De Wilde
Actor
9-Apr-1942 6-Jul-1972 Shane! Come back!
Neil Diamond
Singer/Songwriter
24-Jan-1941   Sweet Caroline
Janice Dickinson
Model
15-Feb-1955   1970s supermodel
C. Diddy
Performance Artist
23-Dec-1971   World Air Guitar Champion, 2003
Charles M. Diker
Business
1934   Diker Management LLC
Bob Dishy
Actor
1934   Stage actor
Lee Dixon
Actor
22-Jan-1914 8-Jan-1953 Ready, Willing and Able
Walter Donaldson
Songwriter
15-Feb-1893 15-Jul-1947 Yes, Sir, That's My Baby
J. P. Donleavy
Novelist
23-Apr-1926   The Ginger Man
Vincent D'Onofrio
Actor
30-Jun-1959   Star of Law & Order: Criminal Intent
Frank Doubleday
Business
8-Jan-1862 30-Jan-1934 Publisher
Doug E. Doug
Actor
7-Jan-1970   Griffin Vesey on Cosby
Donald W. Douglas
Business
6-Apr-1892 1-Feb-1981 Founder of Douglas Aircraft Co.
Jerry Doyle
Actor
16-Jul-1956   Michael Garibaldi on Babylon 5
Tom Drake
Actor
5-Aug-1918 11-Aug-1982 Meet Me In St. Louis
Henry Dreyfuss
Inventor
2-Mar-1904 5-Oct-1972 Product designer, human factors engineer
Richard Dreyfuss
Actor
29-Oct-1947   Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Mort Drucker
Cartoonist
29-Mar-1929   Mad Magazine illustrator
Don Dubbins
Actor
28-Jun-1928 17-Aug-1991 The D.I.
Ken Duberstein
Government
21-Apr-1944   Reagan's Chief of Staff, 1988-89
Allen B. DuMont
Inventor
29-Jan-1901 14-Nov-1965 TV picture tube and TV network
Margaret Dumont
Actor
20-Oct-1882 6-Mar-1965 Foil to the Marx Brothers
Mike Dunleavy, Sr.
Basketball
21-Mar-1954   Head Coach, Los Angeles Clippers
Michael Durrell
Actor
6-Oct-1943   Alex Nikolas on Santa Barbara
Herb Edelman
Actor
5-Nov-1933 21-Jul-1996 Stan Zbornak on The Golden Girls
Vince Edwards
Actor
7-Jul-1928 11-Mar-1996 Ben Casey
Will Eisner
Cartoonist
6-Mar-1917 3-Jan-2005 Turned comic book authors into Sequential Artists
El-P
Rapper
1975   Founder of Def Jux
Scott English
Songwriter
10-Jan-1943   70's pop songwriter, Brandy
Omar Epps
Actor
23-Jul-1973   Now you got the juice
Richard A. Epstein
Scholar
17-Apr-1943   Takings
Fabolous
Rapper
18-Nov-1977   I Can't Deny It
Frank Fahrenkopf
Business
28-Aug-1939   CEO, American Gaming Association
Edie Falco
Actor
5-Jul-1963   The Sopranos, Nurse Jackie
Jimmy Fallon
Comic
19-Sep-1974   Saturday Night Live
James Farentino
Actor
24-Feb-1938 24-Jan-2012 The Final Countdown
Joey Fatone
Singer
28-Jan-1977   Baritone of *NSYNC
Frances Faye
Singer
4-Nov-1912 8-Nov-1991 Out, Lesbian nightclub singer
Al Feldstein
Editor
24-Oct-1925   Editor of MAD, 1956-84
Vanessa Ferlito
Actor
28-Dec-1980   Det. Aiden Burn on CSI: NY
Jerry Ferrara
Actor
25-Nov-1979   Turtle on Entourage
Lou Ferrigno
Actor
9-Nov-1951   The Incredible Hulk
Fyvush Finkel
Actor
9-Oct-1923   Picket Fences
Norman Finkelstein
Scholar
8-Dec-1953   The Holocaust Industry
Alan H. Fishman
Business
c. 1946   Meridian Capital Group
Hal Fishman
Journalist
25-Aug-1931 7-Aug-2007 Los Angeles TV news anchor
Richard Fleischer
Film Director
8-Dec-1916 24-Mar-2006 Soylent Green
James Florio
Politician
29-Aug-1937   Governor of New Jersey, 1990-94
James Foley
Film Director
28-Dec-1953   Glengarry Glen Ross
Chet Forrest
Songwriter
31-Jul-1915 10-Oct-1999 Kismet
William Forsythe
Actor
7-Jun-1955   Raising Arizona
Walter N. Frank
Business
22-Apr-1908 15-Feb-2000 Chairman of the NYSE, 1965-67
Steve Franken
Actor
27-May-1932 24-Aug-2012 Chatsworth Osborne, Jr. on Dobie Gillis
Bob Frankston
Computer Programmer
14-Jun-1949   Programmer of Visicalc
Daniel Franzese
Actor
9-May-1978   Kill Theory
Frank Frazetta
Painter
9-Feb-1928 10-May-2010 Painted Conan paperback covers
Marilyn French
Author
21-Nov-1929 2-May-2009 The Women's Room
Leonard Frey
Actor
4-Sep-1938 24-Aug-1988 Stage actor, The Boys in the Band
Milton Friedman
Economist
31-Jul-1912 16-Nov-2006 1976 Nobel Prize for Economics
Murray Friedman
Historian
15-Sep-1926 18-May-2005 Founder, Rosaline Feinstein Center
Allen Funt
Film/TV Producer
16-Sep-1914 5-Sep-1999 Producer and host of Candid Camera
Robert Gallucci
Diplomat
11-Feb-1946   President, MacArthur Foundation
Sid Ganis
Film/TV Producer
8-Jan-1940   Paramount, Columbia Pictures Executive
Joseph R. Gannascoli
Actor
15-Feb-1959   Vito on The Sopranos
William Gargan
Actor
17-Jul-1905 17-Feb-1979 Martin Kane, Private Eye
Leonard Garment
Attorney
11-May-1924   Former Special Counsel to Nixon
Ina Garten
Chef
2-Feb-1948   Barefoot Contessa
Marjorie Gateson
Actor
17-Jan-1891 17-Apr-1977 Goin' to Town
David Geffen
Business
21-Feb-1943   Music and movie industry mogul
Jay M. Gellert
Business
c. 1956   CEO of Health Net
Kitty Genovese
Victim
7-Jul-1935 13-Mar-1964 Allegedly killed by collective apathy
George Gershwin
Songwriter
26-Sep-1898 11-Jul-1937 Rhapsody In Blue
Vitas Gerulaitis
Tennis
26-Jul-1954 17-Sep-1994 Winner, 1977 Australian Open
Debbie Gibson
Singer
31-Aug-1970   Arch-nemesis: Tiffany
Connie Gilchrist
Actor
17-Jul-1895 3-Mar-1985 Character actress
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Judge
15-Mar-1933   US Supreme Court Justice
Ira Glasser
Activist
1938   ACLU Executive Director, 1978-2001
Jackie Gleason
Actor
26-Feb-1916 24-Jun-1987 Ralph Kramden in The Honeymooners
George Goethals
Architect
29-Jun-1858 21-Jan-1928 Creator of the Panama Canal
Jeffrey Goldberg
Journalist
22-Sep-1965   Atlantic Monthly
Annie Golden
Singer
19-Oct-1951   Lead singer of The Shirts
Al Goldstein
Business
10-Jan-1936   Founder of Screw magazine
Linda A. Goldstein
Business
25-Jun-1954   Electronic Retailing Association
Doris Kearns Goodwin
Historian
4-Jan-1943   Team of Rivals
Leo Gordon
Actor
2-Dec-1922 26-Dec-2000 Riot in Cell Block 11
Barry M. Gosin
Business
c. 1951   CEO of Newmark Knight Frank
Lou Gossett, Jr.
Actor
27-May-1936   Drill Sgt. in An Officer and a Gentleman
Gilbert Gottfried
Comic
28-Feb-1955   Loudmouth Jewish comic
Victoria Gotti
Relative
27-Nov-1962   Growing Up Gotti
Elliott Gould
Actor
29-Aug-1938   Trapper John in M*A*S*H film
Sammy "The Bull" Gravano
Criminal
12-Mar-1945   Testified against John Gotti
Earl G. Graves, Jr.
Business
5-Jan-1962   Black Enterprise magazine
Earl G. Graves
Business
c. 1935   Black Enterprise magazine
John Gray
Film Director
?   The Glimmer Man
Jonathan N. Grayer
Business
c. 1965   CEO of Kaplan
Ellen Greene
Actor
22-Feb-1951   Little Shop of Horrors
Jerry Greenfield
Business
14-Mar-1951   Ben & Jerry's Homemade, Inc.
Ellie Greenwich
Songwriter
23-Oct-1940 26-Aug-2009 Leader of the Pack
Adrian Grenier
Actor
10-Jul-1976   Vincent Chase on Entourage
Bill Griffith
Cartoonist
20-Jan-1944   Personal friend of Zippy The Pinhead
Michael Grimm
Politician
7-Feb-1970   Congressman, New York 13th
David Groh
Actor
21-May-1939 12-Feb-2008 Joe Gerard on Rhoda
Terry Gross
Radio Personality
14-Feb-1951   Host of Fresh Air on NPR
Robert Grossman
Artist
1-Mar-1940   Versatile illustrator, caricaturist
Bob Guccione
Business
17-Dec-1930 20-Oct-2010 Founder, Penthouse magazine
Sigrid Gurie
Actor
18-May-1911 14-Aug-1969 Algiers
Amy Gutmann
Educator
19-Nov-1949   President, University of Pennsylvania
Richard Haass
Government
28-Jul-1951   President, Council on Foreign Relations
Philip C. Habib
Diplomat
25-Feb-1920 24-May-1992 US Ambassador to South Korea, 1971-74
Buddy Hackett
Comic
31-Aug-1924 30-Jun-2003 Abrasive old school comic
John Halliday
Actor
14-Sep-1880 17-Oct-1947 The Philadelphia Story
Pete Hamill
Journalist
24-Jun-1935   The New York Post
Stephen L. Hammerman
Business
18-Apr-1938   Former Vice Chairman, Merrill Lynch
Walter Hampden
Actor
30-Jun-1879 11-Jun-1955 Prominent American theater actor
Oscar Handlin
Historian
29-Sep-1915 20-Sep-2011 The Uprooted
Michael S. Harper
Poet
18-Mar-1938   Nightmare Begins Responsibility
Donald J. Harrington
Educator
2-Oct-1945   President, St. John's University
Andy Harris
Politician
25-Jun-1957   Congressman, Maryland 1st
Patricia S. Harrison
Business
?   Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Jeffrey Hart
Author
22-Apr-1930   The American Dissent
Mickey Hart
Drummer
11-Sep-1943   Drummer for Grateful Dead
Bob Hastings
Actor
18-Apr-1925   Lt. Carpenter on McHale's Navy
Anne Hathaway
Actor
12-Nov-1982   The Princess Diaries
Richie Havens
Singer
21-Jan-1941 22-Apr-2013 Opening act at Woodstock
Lord Haw-Haw
Radio Personality
24-Apr-1906 3-Jan-1946 WWII propagandist hanged in England
Ulric Haynes
Diplomat
8-Jun-1931   US Ambassador to Algeria, 1977-81
Susan Hayward
Actor
30-Jun-1918 14-Mar-1975 I Want to Live!
Rita Hayworth
Actor
17-Oct-1918 14-May-1987 Gilda
Dan Hedaya
Actor
24-Jul-1940   Bestubbled character actor, Blood Simple
F. Augustus Heinze
Business
1869 4-Nov-1914 Copper baron, went broke in the Panic of 1907
Joseph Heller
Author
1-May-1923 12-Dec-1999 Catch-22
Randee Heller
Actor
10-Jun-1947   Alice on Soap
Charlotte Henry
Actor
3-Mar-1914 11-Apr-1980 Alice in Wonderland
Bob Herbert
Columnist
7-Mar-1945   Former New York Times columnist
Wilson Jermaine Heredia
Actor
2-Dec-1971   Rent
Jack Herer
Activist
18-Jun-1939 15-Apr-2010 Cannabis evangelist
Christian Herter, Jr.
Government
29-Jan-1919 16-Sep-2007 First Chairman, New York Urban Coalition
William Hickey
Actor
19-Sep-1927 29-Jun-1997 Prizzi's Honor
Henry Hill
Criminal
11-Jun-1943 12-Jun-2012 Mobster inspired Goodfellas
Gertrude Himmelfarb
Historian
8-Aug-1922   Victorian Minds
Samuel S. Hinds
Actor
4-Apr-1875 13-Oct-1948 It's a Wonderful Life
Elizabeth Holtzman
Politician
11-Aug-1941   Congresswoman from New York, 1973-81
Red Holzman
Basketball
10-Aug-1920 13-Nov-1998 NY Knicks Head Coach, 1957-82
Lena Horne
Singer
30-Jun-1917 9-May-2010 Stormy Weather
Edward Everett Horton
Actor
18-Mar-1886 29-Sep-1970 Prolific 1930s comedic actor
Curly Howard
Actor
22-Oct-1903 18-Jan-1952 Highest pitched Stooge
Moe Howard
Actor
19-Jun-1897 4-May-1975 Boss Stooge
Shemp Howard
Actor
4-Mar-1895 22-Nov-1955 Stooge who replaced Curly
Robert M. Hutchins
Educator
17-Jan-1899 17-May-1977 President, University of Chicago, 1929-51
Louis J. Ignarro
Scientist
31-May-1941   Nitric oxide as a cardiovascular signal
David Ignatow
Poet
7-Feb-1914 17-Nov-1997 Rescue the Dead
Laura Ingalls
Aviator
14-Dec-1893 10-Jan-1967 Aviatrix and Nazi sympathizer
Marty Ingels
Comic
9-Mar-1936   Comic-husband of Shirley Jones
Jimmy Iovine
Music Producer
11-Mar-1953   President of Interscope Records
Steve Israel
Politician
30-May-1958   Congressman, New York 2nd
Wolfman Jack
Radio Personality
21-Jan-1939 1-Jul-1995 Crusty-throated disc jockey
Cheryl James
Singer
8-Apr-1964   Salt of Salt-N-Pepa
Juanita T. James
Business
1-Oct-1952   Pitney Bowes executive
Ricky Jay
Magician
1948   Jay's Journal of Anomalies
Jay-Z
Rapper
4-Dec-1969   Can I Get A...
Richard Jeni
Comic
14-Apr-1957 10-Mar-2007 A Big Steaming Pile of Me
Adele Jergens
Actor
26-Nov-1917 22-Nov-2002 Ladies of the Chorus
Jeru the Damaja
Rapper
14-Feb-1972   Brooklyn rapper, Come Clean
Theodore T. Jones
Judge
10-Mar-1944 6-Nov-2012 Judge, NY Court of Appeals, 2007-12
Michael Jordan
Basketball
17-Feb-1963   God's gift to basketball, clearly
Matthew Josephson
Historian
15-Feb-1899 13-Mar-1978 The Robber Barons
Paul L. Joskow
Economist
c. 1946   Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Judge Judy
TV Personality
21-Oct-1942   Telejurist extraordinaire
Meir Kahane
Activist
1-Aug-1932 5-Nov-1990 Founder of Jewish Defense League
Philip M. Kaiser
Diplomat
12-Jul-1913 24-May-2007 US Ambassador to Austria, 1980-81
Dick Kallman
Actor
7-Jul-1933 22-Feb-1980 Hank
Jack Kamen
Cartoonist
29-May-1920 5-Aug-2008 EC Comics artist
Gabe Kaplan
Actor
31-Mar-1945   Mr. Kotter on Welcome Back, Kotter
Marvin Kaplan
Actor
24-Jan-1927   Henry on Alice
Stanley H. Kaplan
Business
24-May-1919 23-Aug-2009 Developed SAT study aids
Mitch Kapor
Business
1-Nov-1950   Founder of Lotus, Co-founder EFF
John Karlen
Actor
28-May-1933   Harvey Lacey on Cagney & Lacey
Stanley Karnow
Journalist
4-Feb-1925 27-Jan-2013 In Our Image
Joette Katz
Judge
3-Feb-1953   Justice, Connecticut Supreme Court
Danny Kaye
Actor
18-Jan-1913 3-Mar-1987 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Alfred Kazin
Critic
5-Jun-1915 5-Jun-1998 On Native Grounds
Monica Keena
Actor
25-May-1979   Abby Morgan on Dawson's Creek
Harvey Keitel
Actor
13-May-1939   Pimp from Taxi Driver
Patsy Kelly
Actor
12-Jan-1910 24-Sep-1981 Freaky Friday
Paul Kelly
Actor
9-Aug-1899 6-Nov-1956 Flying Tigers
Daniel Keyes
Novelist
9-Aug-1927   Flowers for Algernon
Michael Kidd
Choreographer
12-Aug-1915 23-Dec-2007 Award-winning choreographer
Masta Killa
Musician
18-Aug-1969   Wu-Tang Clan
Lil' Kim
Rapper
11-Jul-1974   Wore a pastie to the 1999 MTV Video Awards
Jimmy Kimmel
Talk Show Host
13-Nov-1967   The Man Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live
Alan King
Comic
26-Dec-1927 9-May-2004 Jewish comic and Friars Club fixture
Bernard King
Basketball
4-Dec-1956   Former NBA small forward
Carole King
Singer/Songwriter
9-Feb-1942   Tapestry
Larry King
Talk Show Host
19-Nov-1933   Larry King Live
Leon Kirchner
Composer
24-Jan-1919 17-Sep-2009 Quartet No. 3
C. Everett Koop
Government
14-Oct-1916 25-Feb-2013 US Surgeon General, 1982-89
Al Kooper
Musician
5-Feb-1944   Blood, Sweat and Tears
Bernie Kopell
Actor
21-Jun-1933   Doc on The Love Boat
Arthur Kornberg
Scientist
3-Mar-1918 26-Oct-2007 Synthesized DNA
Sandy Koufax
Baseball
30-Dec-1935   Three-time Cy Young Award winner
Martin Kove
Actor
6-Mar-1947   Det. Isbecki on Cagney & Lacey
Bruce Kovner
Activist
Feb-1945   Caxton Associates billionaire
Stanley Kramer
Film Director
29-Sep-1913 19-Feb-2001 It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World
Lee Krasner
Painter
27-Oct-1908 19-Jun-1984 Abstract expressionist
Paul Krassner
Author
9-Apr-1932   Editor, The Realist
Lenny Kravitz
Musician
26-May-1964   Wants to fly away yeah
Jules B. Kroll
Business
18-May-1941   Kroll Inc., K2 Global, Kroll Bond Ratings
Susan D. Kronick
Business
c. 1951   Macy's executive
Ronald L. Kuehn, Jr.
Business
6-Apr-1935   Chairman of El Paso
Howard Kurtz
Journalist
1-Aug-1953   Media critic
Harvey Kurtzman
Cartoonist
3-Oct-1924 21-Feb-1993 Founding editor, Mad magazine
Talib Kweli
Rapper
3-Oct-1975   The Beautiful Struggle
Richard LaGravenese
Screenwriter
30-Oct-1959   Screenwriter, The Fisher King
Veronica Lake
Actor
14-Nov-1922 7-Jul-1973 Sullivan's Travels
Martin Landau
Actor
20-Jun-1931   Mission: Impossible, Space 1999
David L. Lander
Actor
22-Jun-1947   Squiggy on Laverne & Shirley
Arthur Bliss Lane
Diplomat
16-Jun-1894 12-Aug-1956 US Ambassador to Poland, 1945-47
Irving Langmuir
Chemist
31-Jan-1881 16-Aug-1957 Inventor of the high-vacuum tube
Cyndi Lauper
Singer/Songwriter
22-Jun-1953   Girls Just Want To Have Fun
Dan Lauria
Actor
12-Apr-1947   Jack Arnold on The Wonder Years
Steve Lawrence
Singer
8-Jul-1935   The Steve Lawrence Show
Frank Layden
Basketball
5-Jan-1932   Head Coach, Utah Jazz, 1981-88
Rochelle B. Lazarus
Business
1947   CEO of Ogilvy & Mather, 1996-2009
Harvey Lembeck
Actor
15-Apr-1923 5-Jan-1982 Cpl. Barbella on The Phil Silvers Show
Michael Lembeck
Actor
25-Jun-1948   Max Horvath on One Day at a Time
Alfred Lerner
Business
8-May-1933 23-Oct-2002 CEO of MBNA, 1982-2002
Michael Lerner
Actor
22-Jun-1941   Barton Fink
Jonathan Lethem
Author
19-Feb-1964   Gun with Occasional Music
Larry Levan
Disc Jockey
20-Jul-1954 8-Nov-1992 Legendary Disco DJ
Arnold J. Levine
Biologist
1939   Cancer researcher
David Levine
Cartoonist
20-Dec-1926 29-Dec-2009 Caricaturist, New York Review of Books
Arthur Levitt
Business
3-Feb-1931   SEC Chairman, 1993-2001
Dawnn Lewis
Actor
13-Aug-1961   A Different World
Emmanuel Lewis
Actor
9-Mar-1971   Webster
Richard Lewis
Comic
29-Jun-1947   Such a nice young man
Allan J. Lichtman
Historian
4-Apr-1947   The Keys to the White House
Nancy Lieberman
Basketball
1-Jul-1958   WNBA Hall of Famer
Robert Jay Lifton
Psychiatrist
16-May-1926   The Nazi Doctors
Edward H. Linde
Business
c. 1940 10-Jan-2010 CEO of Boston Properties, 1997-2010
Richard Linn
Judge
13-Apr-1944   US Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
Sanford M. Litvack
Attorney
c. 1937   General Counsel of Disney, 1991-98
Tony Lo Bianco
Actor
19-Oct-1936   Recurring TV movie actor
Vince Lombardi
Football
11-Jun-1913 3-Sep-1970 Winning isn't everything, It's the only thing
Nia Long
Actor
30-Oct-1970   Third Watch
Jack Lord
Actor
30-Dec-1920 21-Jan-1998 McGarrett on Hawaii 5-O
Sid Luckman
Football
21-Nov-1916 5-Jul-1998 Chicago Bears QB, Hall of Famer
Gerard E. Lynch
Judge
4-Sep-1951   2nd Circuit Court of Appeals
Richard Lynch
Actor
12-Feb-1936 19-Jun-2012 The Sword and the Sorcerer
Donald MacBride
Actor
23-Jun-1889 21-Jun-1957 High Sierra
Marjorie Magner
Business
1949   Former Citibank executive
Denise Majette
Politician
18-May-1955   Congresswoman from Georgia, 2003-05
Bernard Malamud
Author
26-Apr-1914 18-Mar-1986 The Fixer
Romany Malco
Actor
18-Nov-1968   Conrad Shepard on Weeds
Albert Maltz
Playwright
28-Oct-1908 26-Apr-1985 One of the Hollywood Ten
Lil' Mama
Rapper
4-Oct-1989   Lip Gloss
Barry Manilow
Singer/Songwriter
17-Jun-1943   I Write The Songs
Barry Mann
Songwriter
9-Feb-1939   Put the bomp in the bomp sha-bomp
Daniel Mann
Film Director
8-Aug-1912 21-Nov-1991 Come Back, Little Sheba
Herbie Mann
Jazz Musician
16-Apr-1930 1-Jul-2003 Jazz flautist
Robert W. Mann
Inventor
1924 16-Jun-2006 Prosthetic devices
Joe Mantell
Actor
21-Dec-1915 29-Sep-2010 Angie in Marty
Martin Manulis
Film/TV Producer
30-May-1915 28-Sep-2007 Creator of Playhouse 90
Stephon Marbury
Basketball
20-Feb-1977   NBA Point Guard
Daniel Marcus
Attorney
5-Jan-1941   Wilmer Cutler & Pickering
Paule Marshall
Novelist
9-Apr-1929   Brown Girl, Brownstones
Trudy Marshall
Actor
14-Feb-1922 23-May-2004 The Sullivans
Abraham Maslow
Psychologist
1-Apr-1908 8-Jun-1970 Hierarchy of Needs
Armand Mastroianni
Film Director
1-Aug-1948   He Knows You're Alone
Samantha Mathis
Actor
12-May-1970   Jack and Sarah
MCA
Rapper
5-Aug-1967 4-May-2012 Beastie Boys
Carolyn McCarthy
Politician
5-Jan-1944   Congresswoman, New York 4th
Patty McCormack
Actor
21-Aug-1945   The Bad Seed
Frank McCourt
Author
19-Aug-1930 19-Jul-2009 Angela's Ashes
Malachy McCourt
Actor
20-Sep-1931   Father Meehan on Oz
Harold W. McGraw, Jr.
Business
10-Jan-1918 24-Mar-2010 Chairman of McGraw-Hill, 1968-88
Keith R. McLoughlin
Business
10-Jun-1956   VP at Electrolux
John F. McManus
Activist
1935   President, John Birch Society
John Bach McMaster
Historian
29-Jun-1852 24-May-1932 History of the People of the United States
Kenneth McMillan
Actor
2-Jul-1932 8-Jan-1989 Baron Vladimir Harkonnen
Anne Meara
Comic
20-Sep-1929   Stiller and Meara
George Meeker
Actor
5-Mar-1904 19-Aug-1984 History Is Made at Night
Sid Melton
Actor
23-May-1920 2-Nov-2011 Alf Monroe on Green Acres
Robert Merrill
Singer
4-Jun-1917 23-Oct-2004 Operatic baritone, NY Metropolitan Opera
Debra Messing
Actor
15-Aug-1968   Grace on Will & Grace
Bob Metcalfe
Business
1946   Co-Inventor of Ethernet
Art Metrano
Actor
22-Sep-1936   Capt. Mauser, Police Academy
Al Michaels
Sports Journalist
12-Nov-1944   Sportscaster, believes in miracles
Alyssa Milano
Actor
19-Dec-1972   Charmed
Stephanie Mills
Singer
22-Mar-1957   The Wiz
Isaac Mizrahi
Fashion Designer
14-Oct-1961   Unzipped
Vic Mizzy
Composer
9-Jan-1916 17-Oct-2009 Addams Family theme
Art Modell
Football
23-Jun-1925 6-Sep-2012 Owner: Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens
Doug Moe
Basketball
21-Sep-1938   Head Coach, Denver Nuggets, 1980-90
Eddie Money
Singer/Songwriter
21-Mar-1949   Take Me Home Tonight
Mary Tyler Moore
Actor
29-Dec-1936   The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Esai Morales
Actor
1-Oct-1962   Lt. Rodriguez on NYPD Blue
Arnold Moss
Actor
28-Jan-1910 15-Dec-1989 My Favorite Spy
Donny Most
Actor
8-Aug-1953   Ralph Malph on Happy Days
Zero Mostel
Actor
28-Feb-1915 8-Sep-1977 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Eddie Murphy
Comic
3-Apr-1961   Beverly Hills Cop
Thomas S. Murphy
Business
31-May-1925   CEO of Capital Cities/ABC, 1966-90
Joseph Nacchio
Business
22-Jun-1949   Qwest CEO, convicted of fraud
Jerry Nachman
Journalist
24-Feb-1946 19-Jan-2004 MSNBC reporter
Jerrold Nadler
Politician
13-Jun-1947   Congressman, New York 8th
Peter Nero
Pianist
22-May-1934   Philly Pops
Jean Nidetch
Business
12-Oct-1923   Weight Watchers founder
Harry Nilsson
Singer/Songwriter
15-Jun-1941 15-Jan-1994 Me and My Arrow
Peggy Noonan
Journalist
7-Sep-1950   Coined A thousand points of light
Robert Nozick
Philosopher
16-Nov-1938 23-Jan-2002 Libertarian philosopher
William Owens
Politician
20-Jan-1949   Congressman, New York 23rd
Peter Pace
Military
5-Nov-1945   Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, 2005-07
Jose Padilla
Terrorist
18-Oct-1970   Convicted of conspiracy
Charlemagne Palestine
Pianist
14-Aug-1945   Strumming Music
Joseph Papp
Theater Director
22-Jun-1921 31-Oct-1991 Founder, New York Shakespeare Festival
Michael Paré
Actor
9-Oct-1958   Eddie and the Cruisers
Lew Parker
Actor
29-Oct-1907 27-Oct-1972 Lew Marie on That Girl
Lana Parrilla
Actor
15-Jul-1977   Regina Mills on Once Upon a Time
Richard Parsons
Business
4-Apr-1948   CEO of Time Warner, 2002-07
Joe Paterno
Football
21-Dec-1926 22-Jan-2012 Penn State Head Coach, 1966-2011
David A. Paterson
Politician
20-May-1954   Governor of New York, 2008-11
Nelson Peltz
Business
c. 1943   CEO of Triarc
Joe Pepitone
Baseball
9-Oct-1940   New York Yankees, 1962-69
S. J. Perelman
Author
1-Feb-1904 17-Oct-1979 New Yorker humorist
Rosie Perez
Actor
6-Sep-1964   Do The Right Thing
Rhea Perlman
Actor
31-Mar-1948   Cheers
Harold Perrineau, Jr.
Actor
7-Aug-1963   Link in The Matrix
Carmine Persico
Criminal
8-Aug-1933   Boss, Colombo Crime Family
Donna Pescow
Actor
24-Mar-1954   Angie
Hy Peskin
Photographer
5-Nov-1915 2-Jun-2005 Sports photojournalist
Henry Petroski
Educator
6-Feb-1942   Engineering professor
Slim Jim Phantom
Drummer
20-Mar-1961   Drummer for The Stray Cats
Todd Phillips
Film Director
20-Dec-1970   Old School
Christopher Pike
Author
Nov-1954   Last Vampire, Spooksville, series
Walter Pincus
Journalist
24-Dec-1932   Washington Post reporter with CIA ties
Harvey Pitt
Government
28-Feb-1945   SEC Chairman, 2001-03
Norman Podhoretz
Author
16-Jan-1930   Prominent neocon author
Frederik Pohl
Author
26-Nov-1919   Futurian science fiction writer
Rosemary S. Pooler
Judge
21-Jun-1938   2nd Circuit Court of Appeals
Richard Portnow
Actor
26-Jan-1947   Hal Melvoin on The Sopranos
Ted Post
Film Director
31-Mar-1918   Hang 'Em High
Ed Powers
Pornstar
25-Oct-1954   Porn star with a series of rough sex videos
Dennis Prager
Radio Personality
2-Aug-1948   Conservative Jewish radio host
Josephine Premice
Actor
21-Jul-1926 13-Apr-2001 Calypso singer, Broadway actress
Priscilla Presley
Actor
24-May-1945   Elvis's wife
David Proval
Actor
20-May-1942   Richie on The Sopranos
Jackson Publick
Cartoonist
14-Sep-1971   Co-Creator of The Venture Bros.
Q-Tip
Rapper
10-Apr-1970   A Tribe Called Quest
Colin Quinn
Comic
6-Jun-1959   Tough Crowd, SNL
Eddie Rabbitt
Country Musician
27-Nov-1941 7-May-1998 Drivin' My Life Away
The Madd Rapper
Rapper
31-Jul-1968   Tell 'Em Why U Madd
Peter S. Redding
Business
c. 1938   Standard Register Company
Lou Reed
Musician
2-Mar-1942   The Velvet Underground
Abe Reles
Criminal
1906 12-Nov-1941 Hitman for Murder, Inc.
Leah Remini
Actor
15-Jun-1970   Old School
Randi Rhodes
Radio Personality
28-Jan-1959   Liberal talk show host
Busta Rhymes
Rapper
20-May-1972   Woo-Hah! Got You All In Check
Buddy Rich
Drummer
30-Sep-1917 2-Apr-1987 Legendary drummer
Burton Richter
Physicist
22-Mar-1931   Co-Discoverer of J/psi meson
Thelma Ritter
Actor
14-Feb-1905 4-Feb-1969 Stella in Rear Window
Phil Rizzuto
Baseball
25-Sep-1916 14-Aug-2007 American League MVP, 1950
Henry Roberts
Politician
22-Jun-1853 1-May-1929 Governor of Connecticut, 1905-07
Tony Rock
Actor
30-Jun-1974   Dirk Black on All of Us
Mark "Gator" Rogowski
Skateboarder
1966   Pro skateboarder imprisoned for murder
John Romita
Cartoonist
24-Jan-1930   Comic book artist
John J. Rooney
Politician
29-Nov-1903 26-Oct-1975 Congressman from New York, 1944-74
Mickey Rooney
Actor
23-Sep-1920   Actor in Andy Hardy comedies, musicals
Hayden Rorke
Actor
23-Oct-1910 19-Aug-1987 Dr. Bellows on I Dream of Jeannie
Irwin Rose
Scientist
16-Jul-1926   Ubiquitin-mediated protein degradation
Irene B. Rosenfeld
Business
c. 1953   CEO of Kraft Foods
Herbert Ross
Film Director
13-May-1927 9-Oct-2001 Steel Magnolias
Eugene Victor Rostow
Educator
25-Aug-1913 25-Nov-2002 Dean of Yale Law School, 1955-65
Mark Roth
Bowling
10-Apr-1951   Professional bowler
Michael S. Roth
Educator
c. 1956   President, Wesleyan University
Raymond Rubicam
Business
16-Jun-1892 8-May-1978 Co-Founder, Young and Rubicam
Aaron Russo
Film/TV Producer
14-Feb-1943 24-Aug-2007 Libertarian filmmaker
Arthur F. Ryan
Business
1942   CEO of Prudential, 1994-2007
The RZA
Music Producer
5-Jul-1969   Wu-Tang Clan
Carl Safina
Author
23-May-1955   Song for the Blue Ocean
Carl Sagan
Astronomer
9-Nov-1934 20-Dec-1996 Popular astronomer, host of Cosmos
Theresa Saldana
Actor
20-Aug-1954   Raging Bull
Albert Salmi
Actor
11-Mar-1928 22-Apr-1990 The Brothers Karamazov
Bernie Sanders
Politician
8-Sep-1941   US Senator from Vermont
Adam Sandler
Comic
9-Sep-1966   The Wedding Singer, SNL alumnus
Joe Santos
Actor
9-Jun-1931   Det. Becker on Rockford Files
Richard T. Santulli
Business
c. 1944   CEO of NetJets
Andrew Sarris
Critic
31-Oct-1928 20-Jun-2012 The American Cinema
John Saxon
Actor
5-Aug-1936   Enter the Dragon
Jack Scalia
Actor
10-Nov-1951   Tequila and Bonetti
Gregory Scarpa, Sr.
Criminal
8-May-1928 8-Jun-1994 Top Mafia FBI informant for 30 years
Dick Schaap
Journalist
27-Sep-1934 21-Dec-2001 Flashing Before My Eyes
Vincent Schiavelli
Actor
10-Nov-1948 26-Dec-2005 Character actor and cookbook author
Steve Schirripa
Actor
3-Sep-1957   Bobby Baccalieri on The Sopranos
David Schizer
Educator
c. 1968   Dean of Columbia Law School
Laura Schlessinger
Radio Personality
16-Jan-1947   The Dr. Laura Show
Julian Schnabel
Film Director
26-Oct-1951   Basquiat
Howard Schultz
Business
19-Jul-1953   CEO of Starbucks
Chuck Schumer
Politician
23-Nov-1950   US Senator from New York
Arthur Schwartz
Composer
4-Nov-1900 3-Sep-1984 That's Entertainment
Bernard L. Schwartz
Business
12-Dec-1926   CEO of Loral Corporation, 1972-2006
Delmore Schwartz
Poet
8-Dec-1913 11-Jul-1966 Summer Knowledge
Raymond Scott
Musician
10-Sep-1908 8-Feb-1994 Powerhouse, invented the sequencer
Alexander Scourby
Actor
13-Nov-1913 22-Feb-1985 Stage, radio, and film actor
Neil Sedaka
Singer/Songwriter
13-Mar-1939   Laughter In The Rain
Erich Segal
Novelist
16-Jun-1937 17-Jan-2010 Love Story
Jerry Seinfeld
Comic
29-Apr-1954   A show about nothing
Jay Sekulow
Activist
10-Jun-1956   American Center for Law and Justice
Hubert Selby
Author
23-Jul-1928 26-Apr-2004 Requiem for a Dream
Terry Semel
Business
24-Feb-1943   CEO of Yahoo, 2001-07
Maurice Sendak
Author
10-Jun-1928 8-May-2012 Where The Wild Things Are
Frank Serpico
Activist
14-Apr-1936   The most dangerous man alive - An honest cop
Andres Serrano
Artist
15-Aug-1950   Piss Christ
Roger Sessions
Composer
28-Dec-1896 16-Mar-1985 Concerto for Orchestra
Tupac Shakur
Rapper
16-Jun-1971 13-Sep-1996 All Eyez on Me
Ray Sharkey
Actor
14-Nov-1952 11-Jun-1993 Sonny Steelgrave on Wiseguy
Jeff Sharlet
Journalist
1972   The Family
Al Sharpton
Activist
3-Oct-1954   Minister, Presidential hopeful
Robert Sheckley
Author
16-Jul-1928 9-Dec-2005 Science fiction genius
Shock G
Rapper
25-Aug-1963   The Humpty Dance is your chance
David Sholtz
Politician
6-Oct-1891 21-Mar-1953 Governor of Florida, 1933-37
Irving Shulman
Author
21-May-1913 23-Mar-1995 The Amboy Dukes
Gabourey Sidibe
Actor
6-May-1983   Precious
Bugsy Siegel
Criminal
28-Feb-1906 20-Jun-1947 Brought the mob to Las Vegas
Karen Sillas
Actor
5-Jun-1963   What Happened Was...
Beverly Sills
Singer
25-May-1929 2-Jul-2007 Soprano at the New York City Opera
Henry Silva
Actor
15-Sep-1928   The Manchurian Candidate
Robert Silverberg
Novelist
15-Jan-1935   Nightwings
Henry R. Silverman
Business
1-Aug-1940   Chairman of Realogy
Tony Sirico
Actor
29-Jul-1942   Paulie Walnuts
Joey Skaggs
Hoaxer
1945   Inveterate media prankster
Curtis Sliwa
Activist
26-Mar-1954   Founder of the Guardian Angels
Carl S. Sloane
Business
1937   Co-Founder, Temple, Barker & Sloane
Betty Smith
Novelist
15-Dec-1896 17-Jan-1972 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Lawrence J. Smith
Politician
25-Apr-1941   Congressman from Florida, 1983-93
Jimmy Smits
Actor
9-Jul-1955   L.A. Law
DeForest Soaries
Government
20-Aug-1951   US Election Assistance Commission
Clifford Sobel
Diplomat
1949   US Ambassador to Brazil
Robert M. Solow
Economist
23-Aug-1924   Theory of economic growth
Bonnie Somerville
Actor
24-Feb-1974   Laura Murphy on NYPD Blue
Paul Sorvino
Actor
13-Apr-1939   Det. Cerreta on Law & Order
Talisa Soto
Model
27-Mar-1967   Princess Kitana in Mortal Kombat
Vincent Spano
Actor
18-Oct-1962   Rumble Fish
Mickey Spillane
Author
9-Mar-1918 17-Jul-2006 Mike Hammer novels
Lawrence E. Spivak
TV Personality
11-Jun-1900 9-Mar-1994 Meet the Press
Bern Nadette Stanis
Actor
22-Dec-1953   Thelma on Good Times
Barbara Stanwyck
Actor
16-Jul-1907 20-Jan-1990 Double Indemnity
Peter Steele
Musician
4-Jan-1962 14-Apr-2010 Frontman for Type O Negative
William Steig
Cartoonist
14-Nov-1907 3-Oct-2003 Shrek, The New Yorker
Chris Stein
Guitarist
5-Jan-1950   Blondie guitarist and co-founder
Connie Stevens
Singer
8-Aug-1938   Hawaiian Eye
Lynne Stewart
Attorney
8-Oct-1939   Attorney convicted of supporting the Islamic Group
Sticky Fingaz
Musician
3-Apr-1970   Black Trash
Jerry Stiller
Actor
8-Jun-1927   Frank Costanza on Seinfeld
Robert Stone
Novelist
21-Aug-1937   Dog Soldiers
Gil Stratton
Actor
2-Jun-1922 11-Oct-2008 Character actor, sportscaster
Barbra Streisand
Singer
24-Apr-1942   You Don't Bring Me Flowers
Ray Suarez
Journalist
5-Mar-1957   Correspondent for Lehrer News Hour
Willie Sutton
Criminal
30-Jun-1901 2-Nov-1980 Because that's where the money is
Deborah Szekely
Activist
3-May-1922   Co-Founder, Golden Door Spa
Peter Tarnoff
Government
1937   President, Council on Foreign Relations, 1986-93
Lilyan Tashman
Actor
23-Oct-1899 21-Mar-1934 Puttin' on the Ritz
Vic Tayback
Actor
6-Jan-1930 25-May-1990 Character actor, Papillon, etc
Paul Taylor
Journalist
3-Sep-1949   See How They Run
Lewis Teague
Film Director
8-Mar-1938   The Jewel of the Nile
Vinny Testaverde
Football
13-Nov-1963   NFL QB played for seven teams
Irving Thalberg
Film/TV Producer
30-May-1899 14-Sep-1936 De-facto boss of MGM Studios
Samuel O. Thier
Doctor
23-Jun-1937   CEO of Massachusetts General, 1996-2002
Franklin A. Thomas
Attorney
27-May-1934   President of the Ford Foundation, 1979-96
Gene Tierney
Actor
19-Nov-1920 6-Nov-1991 Laura
Lawrence Tierney
Actor
15-Mar-1919 26-Feb-2002 Joe Cabot in Reservoir Dogs
Bob Tisch
Business
29-Apr-1926 15-Nov-2005 CEO of Loews, Owner NY Giants
Laurence Tisch
Business
5-Mar-1923 15-Nov-2003 CEO of CBS, 1986-95
Martin Tolchin
Journalist
20-Sep-1928   Founder, The Hill
Marisa Tomei
Actor
4-Dec-1964   My Cousin Vinny
Joe Torre
Baseball
18-Jul-1940   MLB EVP for Baseball Operations
Leonard Tow
Business
30-May-1928   CEO of Citizens Communications, 1990-2004
Stephen Joel Trachtenberg
Educator
c. 1937   GWU President, 1988-2007
Gina Trapani
Blogger
19-Sep-1975   Lifehacker
Dorothy Tree
Actor
21-May-1906 13-Feb-1992 City of Darkness
Bianca Trump
Pornstar
7-Nov-1972   Rent-a-Butt
Richard Tucker
Singer
28-Aug-1913 8-Jan-1975 Operatic tenor, NY Metropolitan Opera
John Turturro
Actor
28-Feb-1957   Barton Fink, Five Corners
Helen Twelvetrees
Actor
25-Dec-1908 13-Feb-1958 The Painted Desert
Mike Tyson
Boxing
30-Jun-1966   Erratic heavyweight champion
Brenda Vaccaro
Actor
18-Nov-1939   Capricorn One
Michael Vale
TV Personality
28-Jun-1922 24-Dec-2005 Time to make the donuts
Timothy Van Patten
Actor
10-Jun-1959   Mario Pettrino on The White Shadow
Alan Vega
Singer
23-Jun-1948   The voice of Suicide
Lauren Vélez
Actor
2-Nov-1964   Capt. Maria LaGuerta on Dexter
Tony Visconti
Music Producer
24-Apr-1944   Influential rock producer and musician
Joseph Volpe
Administrator
2-Jul-1940   GM Metropolitan Opera, 1990-2006
Edward T. Wailes
Diplomat
16-Feb-1903 25-Jun-1969 US Ambassador to Iran, 1958-61
Arthur Edward Waite
Paranormal
2-Oct-1857 19-May-1942 Created the Rider-Waite Tarot deck
Jerry Wald
Film/TV Producer
16-Sep-1911 13-Jul-1962 Peyton Place
Eli Wallach
Actor
7-Dec-1915   The Magnificent Seven
Jessica Walter
Actor
31-Jan-1941   Lucille Bluth on Arrested Development
Charles Walters
Film Director
17-Nov-1911 13-Aug-1982 Please Don't Eat the Daisies
Harry Warren
Composer
24-Dec-1893 22-Sep-1981 Forty-Second Street
Bruce Wasserstein
Business
25-Dec-1947 14-Oct-2009 Wall Street dealmaker
Wendy Wasserstein
Playwright
18-Oct-1950 30-Jan-2006 The Heidi Chronicles
Frank B. Weeks
Politician
20-Jan-1854 2-Oct-1935 Governor of Connecticut, 1909-11
Sanford I. Weill
Business
16-Mar-1933   CEO of Citigroup, 1998-2003
William C. Weldon
Business
26-Nov-1948   CEO of Johnson & Johnson
Mae West
Actor
17-Aug-1893 22-Nov-1980 Go up and see her sometime
Helen Westley
Actor
28-Mar-1875 12-Dec-1942 Death Takes a Holiday
Michael Jai White
Actor
10-Nov-1967   Spawn
Dondre Whitfield
Actor
27-May-1969   All My Children
Leon Wieseltier
Editor
14-Jun-1952   The New Republic
Lenny Wilkens
Basketball
28-Oct-1937   Winningest coach in NBA history
Bill Williams
Actor
21-May-1915 21-Sep-1992 The Adventures of Kit Carson
Cara Williams
Actor
29-Jun-1925   The Cara Williams Show
Vanessa Williams
Actor
12-May-1963   Maxine Chadway on Soul Food
Victor Williams
Actor
19-Sep-1970   The King of Queens
Robert B. Willumstad
Business
c. 1946   CEO of American International Group, 2008
Robert Anton Wilson
Author
18-Jan-1932 11-Jan-2007 Illuminatus Trilogy
Dave Winer
Computer Programmer
2-May-1955   Co-Creator of RSS, Scripting News
Joel-Peter Witkin
Photographer
13-Sep-1939   Photographer of the macabre
Bertram D. Wolfe
Historian
19-Jan-1896 21-Feb-1977 Three Who Made a Revolution
Marv Wolfman
Cartoonist
13-May-1946   Former Editor-In-Chief of Marvel Comics
Deborah Ann Woll
Actor
7-Feb-1985   Jessica Hamby on True Blood
Peggy Wood
Actor
9-Feb-1892 18-Mar-1978 The Sound of Music
Mary Woronov
Actor
8-Dec-1943   Eating Raoul
Professor X
Rapper
4-Aug-1956 17-Mar-2006 Vanglorious
Janet L. Yellen
Economist
13-Aug-1946   President and CEO, San Francisco Fed
Edward J. Zander
Business
12-Jan-1947   CEO of Motorola, 2004-07
Frank G. Zarb
Business
17-Feb-1935   US Energy Czar, 1974-77
Howard Zinn
Historian
24-Aug-1922 27-Jan-2010 A People's History of the United States
Joel Zwick
Film Director
11-Jan-1942   My Big Fat Greek Wedding

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Henry Ward Beecher
Religion
24-Jun-1813 8-Mar-1887 American Congregationalist preacher
Lyman Beecher
Religion
12-Oct-1775 10-Jan-1863 American Presbyterian preacher
Eubie Blake
Jazz Musician
7-Feb-1883 12-Feb-1983 Ragtime jazz pianist
Ferdinand Braun
Physicist
6-Jun-1850 20-Apr-1918 Rectifier effect in semiconductors
Joseph Brodsky
Poet
24-May-1940 28-Jan-1996 "Social parasite" turned Poet Laureate
John Bunny
Actor
21-Sep-1863 26-Apr-1915 Comic starred in over 200 short films
William M. Calder
Politician
3-Mar-1869 3-Mar-1945 US Senator from New York, 1917-23
Emanuel Celler
Politician
6-May-1888 15-Jan-1981 Congressman from New York, 1923-73
Charles Dow
Journalist
5-Nov-1851 4-Dec-1902 Dow of Dow Jones
William F. Durand
Engineer
5-Mar-1859 9-Aug-1958 National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics
Jerry Fuchs
Drummer
c. 1974 8-Nov-2009 Maserati, !!!
Carmine Galante
Criminal
21-Feb-1910 12-Jul-1979 Acting Bonanno Boss, 1974-79
Alexander Lyman Holley
Business
20-Jul-1832 29-Jan-1882 Designed steel foundries
Elias Howe
Inventor
9-Jul-1819 3-Oct-1867 Inventor of the sewing machine
William Johnson
Judge
27-Dec-1771 11-Aug-1834 US Supreme Court Justice, 1804-34
Norris Church Mailer
Novelist
31-Jan-1949 21-Nov-2010 Norman Mailer's painter/novelist wife
Joe Masseria
Criminal
1879 15-Apr-1931 NY mobster, killed by Luciano
Queen Mother Moore
Activist
27-Jul-1898 7-May-1997 Republic of New Africa
Abe Reles
Criminal
1906 12-Nov-1941 Hitman for Murder, Inc.
John Roebling
Engineer
12-Jun-1806 22-Jul-1869 Began construction of Brooklyn Bridge
Aaron Swartz
Computer Programmer
8-Nov-1986 11-Jan-2013 Co-Inventor of RSS



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