Brooklyn Events in History



2011 Event - Over 700 Occupy Wall Street protesters were arrested when they swarmed the Brooklyn Bridge and shut down a lane of traffic

2001 Death - Dorothy McGuire, actress, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, dies at 83

1997 Death - Dolph Camilli, Brooklyn Dodger/MVP (1941), dies at 90

1997 Event - Lemrick Nelson found guilty in the fatal stabbing on Hasidic Jew Yankel Rosenbaum in Crown Heights Brooklyn in 1991

1995 Event - Dean St. Station in Brooklyn, is 6th Metropolitan Transportation Authority station to close since 1904

1992 Event - "3 From Brooklyn" closes at Helen Hayes Theater New York City after 45 performances

1992 Event - "3 From Brooklyn" opens at Helen Hayes Theater New York City for 45 performances

1992 Death - Sandy Amoros, Brooklyn Dodger, dies at 62 of pneumonia

1991 Event - Shalom America (Jewish cable network) is launched in Brooklyn and Queens

1990 Death - Joseph Hardy, actor and director (Tree Grows in Brooklyn), dies at 71

1989 Event - Chase Manhattan Discovery Center at Brooklyn Botanic Garden opens

1988 Event - Brooklyn dedicates a bus depot honoring Jackie Gleason

1987 Death - Hayden Rorke, Brooklyn, actor (I Dream of Jeannie, Night Walker), dies

1985 Event - Brooklyn College soccer team wins Nepal's invitational

1984 Death - George Matthews, Brooklyn, New York, actor (Chick-Glynis), dies at 73

1979 Birthday - Daisy Eagan, born in Brooklyn, New York, actresss, Secret Graden

1979 Birthday - Norah Jones, born in Brooklyn, New York, musician, singer, jazz artist album, 'Come Away with Me', won five Grammy awards, sold more than 40 million albums worldwide

1979 Birthday - Aaliyah, born Aaliyah Dana Haughton, born in Brooklyn, New York, actress, model, singer, appeared in film, 'Romeo Must Die', successful album, 'One in a Million'

1977 Birthday - Angelo Garcia, born in Brooklyn, New York, singer, Menudo-Cannonball

1974 Birthday - Jimmy Fallon, born in Brooklyn, New York, comedian, actor, television host of 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon', appeared on 'Saturday Night Live' television show

1974 Event - Brooklyn pitcher Dan Bankhead is 1st black to homer in his 1st at bat

1973 Birthday - Tammy Melinda Pearman, Brooklyn Ny, soccer forward/defender 1996 Olympics

1973 Event - Biggest U.S. tanker "Brooklyn" christened (230,000 ton)

1973 Birthday - David Blaine, born in Brooklyn, New York, illusionist, endurance artist, considered a modern-day Houdini, first television special titled, 'David Blaine; Street Magic'

1972 Birthday - Alyssa Milano, born in Brooklyn, New York, actress, singer, appeared in Broadway production, 'Annie', appeared in 'Who's the Boss' television sitcom

1972 Birthday - Francisco Rodriguez, born in Brooklyn, New York, pitcher for the Minnesota Twins

1972 Death - Jackie Robinson, 1st black baseball player, Brooklyn Dodgers, dies at 53

1972 Birthday - Busta Rhymes, born in Brooklyn, New York, born Trevor Tahiem Smith, Jr., rapper, songwriter, actor, albums include, 'The Coming', 'When Disaster Strikes'

1971 Birthday - Charlie Fields, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Shannon

1971 Birthday - Rich Aurilia, born in Brooklyn, New York, infielder for the San Francisco Giants

1971 Birthday - Joseph Fitzgerald, born in Brooklyn, New York, team handball center back 1996 Olympics

1971 Birthday - Tupac Shakur, born in Brooklyn, New York, rap star/actor, Juice, Bullet, killed in 1996

1971 Event - Race riot in Brownsville section of Brooklyn (New York City)

1971 Birthday - Mujaahid Maynard, Brooklyn, 105 lbs/48 kg greco-roman wrestler 1996 Olympics

1971 Birthday - Emmanuel Lewis, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Webster

1970 Birthday - Jennifer Connelly, born in Brooklyn Heights, New York, actress, Labyrinth, Rocketeer

1970 Birthday - Allen Watson, born in Brooklyn, New York, pitcher for the San Francisco Giants

1970 Birthday - Nia Long, born in Brooklyn, New York, actress, Guiding Light, Made in America, Soul Food

1970 Birthday - Helen Louise Goldsby, born in Brooklyn, New York, Miss America, NY-Top 10-1996

1970 Birthday - Deborah, Debbie, Gibson, born in Brooklyn, New York, singer, Only in My Dreams

1970 Birthday - Derrick Ralph Adkins, born in Brooklyn, New York, 400m hurdler, 1996 Olympics gold

1970 Birthday - Doug E. Doug, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, screenwriter, comedian, played Griffith Vesey on television sitcom Cosby, voice of Bernie in the animated movie Shark Tale, and Sanka Coffie in film Cool Runnings

1969 Event - Last wooden passenger subway cars retired at Brooklyn Myrtle Beach el

1969 Birthday - Danielle Brisebois, born in Brooklyn, New York, actress, Archie's Place, Big Bad Mama 2

1969 Birthday - Dondre T Whitfield, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Another World, All My Children

1969 Birthday - Joey Restivo, born in Brooklyn, rocker, Linear-I Never Felt This Way, Lies

1968 Birthday - James Brady, born in Brooklyn, New York, columnist, New York Post

1968 Birthday - Meredith Rainey, born in Brooklyn, New York, 800m runner

1968 Birthday - David Jude Jolicoeur, born in Brooklyn, New York, rapper, producer, member of De La Soul hip hop trio, known by stage name Trugoy the Dove

1968 Birthday - Debra Messing, born in Brooklyn, New York, actress, appeared on 'Will & Grace', 'The Starter Wife', television shows

1968 Birthday - Mike McCarthy, born in Brooklyn, New York, pursuit cyclist, 1988, 1996 Olympics

1967 Birthday - Kathleen Franey, born in Brooklyn, New York, 1.5k runner

1967 Death - James Dunn, actor (Tree Grows in Brooklyn, 6 Gun Law), dies at 61

1967 Birthday - Riddick Bowe, born in Brooklyn, New York, HW boxing champ 1988 Olympics silver

1967 Birthday - John Femia, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Square Pegs, Hello Larry

1967 Event - WNYE TV channel 25 in Brooklyn, New York (PBS) begins broadcasting

1967 Birthday - Talisa Soto, born in Brooklyn, New York, actress, License to Kill

1966 Birthday - Brian Robbins, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Eric-Head of the Class

1966 Birthday - Amy Linker, born in Brooklyn, New York, actress, Lewis and Clark, Lauren-Square Pegs

1966 Birthday - Mike Tyson, born in Brooklyn, New York, professional boxer, youngest man to win WBC, WBA IBF world heavyweight titles, nickname 'Iron Mike'

1966 Birthday - Thomas Fitzgerald, born in Brooklyn, New York, team handball left wing 1996 Olympics

1965 Birthday - Karen Sillas, born in Brooklyn, New York, actress, Prime Suspect

1965 Birthday - Jeff Rochlin, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Cutting Class, Splitz, Taps

1965 Birthday - Andrew O Valmon, born in Brooklyn, New York, 400m runner

1964 Birthday - Marisa Tomei, born in Brooklyn, New York, actress, My Cousin Vinny

1964 Birthday - Michael D'Asaro II, born in Brooklyn, New York, fencer-sabre

1964 Birthday - Diane Dixon, born in Brooklyn, New York, 4x400m runner 1988 Olympics silver

1964 Birthday - Rosie Perez, born in Brooklyn, actress, Do the Right Thing, White Men Can't Jump

1963 Birthday - Pedro Luis Estrada, born in Brooklyn, New York, murderer, FBI Most Wanted List

1963 Birthday - Chris Mullin, born in Brooklyn, New York, NBA forward, Warriors, Pacers, Olympics gold 92

1963 Birthday - Denise Miller, born in Brooklyn, New York, actress, Billie-Archie Bunker's Place

1963 Birthday - Shari Headley, born in Brooklyn, New York, actress, Mimi Reed-All My Children

1963 Birthday - Mark Breland, born in Brooklyn, New York, welterweight boxer 1984 Olympics gold

1963 Birthday - Shawon Dunston, born in Brooklyn, New York, infielder for the San Francisco Giants

1963 Birthday - John Cangelosi, born in Brooklyn, New York, outfielder for the Houston Astros

1962 Birthday - Vincent Spano, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Alphabet City, Maria's Lovers

1962 Birthday - Esai Morales, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Bad Boys, La Bamba

1962 Birthday - Jimmy Baio, born in Brooklyn, actor, Billy Tate-Soap, Brass, Playing for Keeps

1962 Birthday - Kim Coles, born in Brooklyn, New York, actress, Synclaire-Living Single

1961 Birthday - Jon Tenney, born in Princeton, New Jersey, actor, lead role in television series, Brooklyn South, appeared in Fools Rush In, Nixon, was married to Terri Hatcher

1961 Birthday - Franny Michel, born in Brooklyn, New York, actress, Patricia-Apple's Way

1961 Birthday - Timothy Geithner, born in Brooklyn, New York, United States Secretary of the Treasury, under President Barack Obama, served as President, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, charged with directing financial crisis of December 2007

1961 Event - "Touchables In Brooklyn" by Dickie Goodman hits #42

1961 Birthday - Eddie Murphy, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, SNL, 48 Hours, Beverly Hills Cop, Raw

1961 Birthday - Michael Jordan, born in Brooklyn, New York, NBA guard and forward, Chicago Bulls

1960 Event - Fire aboard USS Constellation, under construction at Brooklyn (50 die)

1960 Birthday - Scott Baio, Brooklyn, Joanie Loves Chachi, Charles in Charge, Zapped

1960 Birthday - John Franco, born in Brooklyn, New York, pitcher for the New York Mets

1960 Birthday - Brian Dillinger, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Brighton Beach Memoirs

1960 Event - Demolition begins on Brooklyn's Ebbets Field (opened in 1913)

1959 Birthday - Michael Pare, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Greatest American Hero, Houston Knights

1959 Birthday - Timothy Van Patten, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, White Shadow, Master

1959 Birthday - Colin Quinn, born in Brooklyn, New York, comedian, writer, appeared on 'Saturday Night Live', host of 'Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn'

1959 Birthday - Peter Greene, born in Brooklyn, New York, producer, After Midnight

1959 Birthday - Thomas Calabro, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Michael Mancini-Melrose Place

1958 Birthday - Steve Guttenberg, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Police Academy, Short Circuit

1958 Birthday - Nancy Lieberman Cline, Brooklyn, WNBA guard, Phoenix Mercury, Silver Medal 1976 Olympics

1957 Birthday - Steve Buscemi, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, studied at Lee Strasberg Institute, known for role of Carl Showalter in 'Fargo', Mr. Pink in 'Reservoir Dogs', cast member of 'The Sopranos'

1957 Event - Brooklyn Dodgers announce move to Los Angeles

1957 Event - Brooklyn Dodgers play last game at Ebbets Field, defeat Pirates 2-0

1957 Event - NL approves Brooklyn Dodgers' and New York Giants' move to west coast

1957 Birthday - John Turturro, born in Brooklyn, actor, Brain Donor, Color of Money, Jungle Fever

1957 Event - Brooklyn Dodgers sign a new 3 year lease for Ebbets Field

1956 Birthday - Martin Joseph Fettman, born in Brooklyn, New York, PhD/astronaut, STS-58

1956 Event - Brooklyn, New York ends streetcar service

1956 Event - Don Larsen, New York, pitches only perfect World Series game, vs Brooklyn

1956 Birthday - James Van Patten, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Bo-Chisholms

1956 Event - Brooklyn Dodger Sal Maglie no-hits Philadelphia Phillies, 5-0

1956 Birthday - Adam Arkin, Brooklyn, actor, Busting Loose, Pearl, Northern Exposure

1956 Event - Brooklyn Dodger Carl Erskine's 2nd no-hitter, beats New York Giants, 3-0

1956 Event - New York Mayor Robert Wagner and Brooklyn Boro President Frank Cashmore sponsor a bill to create a $30M Brooklyn Sports Center Authority to build

1955 Event - Brooklyn catcher Roy Campanella wins his 3rd MVP Award

1955 Event - Aircraft carrier USS Saratoga at Brooklyn launched

1955 Event - Brooklyn Dodgers only World Series victory, beating Yankees in 7

1955 Event - Earliest clinching of an NL pennant (Brooklyn Dodgers)

1955 Birthday - Jimmy Smits, born in Brooklyn, actor, Victor-LA Law, Running Scared, New YorkPD Blue

1955 Event - Brooklyn Dodgers win, then record 10th straight game to begin a season

1955 Event - Brooklyn Bulletin ask Dodger fans not to call their team "Bums"

1954 Birthday - Justin Ross, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Sinatra, Chorus Line, Fan, Quick Change

1954 Birthday - Al Sharpton, born in Brooklyn, New York, African American Baptist minister, civil rights activist, 2004 candidate for President, host of 'Keepin' It Real' radio show

1954 Birthday - Lorraine Bracco, Brooklyn, actress, Someone to Watch Over Me, Dream Team

1954 Birthday - Theresa Saldana, born in Brooklyn, New York, actress, Rachel Scali-Commish

1954 Birthday - Vitas Gerulaitis, born in Brooklyn, New York, tennis star, Australia 1987

1954 Birthday - Allyce Beasley, born in Brooklyn, actress, Agnes Dipesto-Moonlighting

1954 Birthday - Robert Pastorelli, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Eldin-Murphy Brown

1954 Birthday - Harvey Fierstein, born in Brooklyn, New York, playwright, Torch Song Trilogy, ID4

1954 Birthday - Julie Budd, Brooklyn, singer, Child of Plenty

1954 Birthday - Donna Pescow, born in Brooklyn, actress, Angie, Out of this World, Rainbow

1953 Birthday - Jane Badler, born in Brooklyn, New York, actress, Fine Gold, Easy Kill, V

1953 Birthday - John Callahan, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Craig-Santa Barbara, Falcon Crest

1953 Birthday - Bernnadette Stanis, born in Brooklyn, New York, actress, Thelma-Good Times

1953 Birthday - Elliot Easton, Elliot Shapiro, born in Brooklyn, New York, rock guitarist, Cars

1953 Event - Brooklyn Dodgers sign pitcher Sandy Koufax

1953 Event - Brooklyn Dodgers, clinch NL pennant earlier than any other team

1953 Birthday - Donny Most, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Ralph Malph-Happy Days

1953 Birthday - Cyndi Lauper, born in Brooklyn, singer, Girls Just Want to Have Fun

1953 Birthday - Janice Dickinson, born in Brooklyn, New York, model, Vogue

1953 Birthday - Pat Benatar, born in Brooklyn, New York, singer, Hell Is for Children

1952 Birthday - Ray Sharkey, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Wise Guys, Wired, Caged Fear

1952 Birthday - Scott Colomby, Brooklyn, actor, Stash-Sons and Daughters, Szysznyk

1952 Birthday - Elayne Boosler, born in Brooklyn, New York, comedienne, Broadway Baby, Party of One

1952 Event - Brooklyn Dodgers score 15 runs in 1st inning and beat Cincinnati Reds, 19-1

1952 Birthday - Armelia McQueen, North Carolina, Brooklyn Conservatory, actress

1952 Birthday - Wendy Phillips, born in Brooklyn, New York, actress, Executive Suite, Promised Land

1951 Event - "Tree Grows in Brooklyn" closes at Alvin Theater New York City after 267 performances

1951 Birthday - Lou Ferrigno, born in Brooklyn, New York, body builder/actor, Incredible Hulk

1951 Event - Brooklyn Dodger catcher Roy Campanella wins 1st of his 3 NL MVP

1951 Event - Brooklyn catcher Roy Campanella wins NL MVP

1951 Birthday - Annie Golden, born in Brooklyn, New York, actress, Forever Lulu, Hair

1951 Birthday - Bruce Arena, born in Brooklyn, New York, soccer coach, 1996 Olympics gold

1951 Event - New York Giants lose to go 13 games behind Brooklyn Dodgers, later win pennant

1951 Birthday - Didi Conn, born in Brooklyn, New York, actress, Denise-Benson, Grease

1951 Birthday - Maren Seidler, born in Brooklyn, New York, shot putter, Olympics-11th-1968

1951 Birthday - Tony Danza, born in Brooklyn, Tony Banta-Taxi, Tony Micelli-Who's the Boss

1951 Event - "Tree Grows in Brooklyn" opens at Alvin Theater New York City for 267 performances

1951 Birthday - Rosalyn Kind, Brooklyn, singer, sister of Barbra Streisand

1950 Birthday - Chuck Schumer, born in Brooklyn, New York, Representative-D-New York 1981 - 1999, Senator-D-New York 1999 -

1950 Birthday - Jack Scalia, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Berrengers, Hollywood Beat

1950 Event - Branch Rickey resigns as Brooklyn Dodger president

1950 Event - Boston Brave Vern Bickford no-hits Brooklyn Dodger, 7-0

1950 Birthday - Eric Carr, born in Brooklyn, New York, born Paul Charles Caravello, drummer, member of rock band Kiss

1950 Birthday - Ilene Graff, born in Brooklyn, New York, actress, Marsha-Mr Belvedere

1950 Birthday - Ellen Greene, born in Brooklyn, New York, vocalist/actress, Little Shoppe of Horrors

1949 Birthday - Lorraine Bracco, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, New York, actress

1949 Birthday - Joe Regalbuto, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Knots Landing, Frank-Murphy Brown

1949 Event - St. Louis Cardinal Stan Musial hits for the cycle beating Brooklyn 14-1

1949 Event - 16th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 11-7 at Ebbets Field, Brooklyn

1949 Birthday - Eddie Money, Mahoney, born in Brooklyn, New York, singer and guitarist, Take Me Home Tonight

1949 Birthday - Chris Stein, Brooklyn, rock guitarist, Blondie-Heart of Glass, Call Me

1948 Birthday - Robert Ginty, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Paper Chase, White Fire

1948 Birthday - Sal Viscuso, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Soap, Montefuscos

1948 Event - Brooklyn's Roy Campanella debuts as catcher

1948 Birthday - Michael Lembeck, born in Brooklyn, actor, Max-One Day at a Time

1948 Birthday - Rhea Perlman, born in Brooklyn, actress, Zena-Taxi, Carla-Cheers

1947 Birthday - Peter Crisscoula, born in Brooklyn, New York, rocker, Kiss-Beth

1947 Birthday - Richard Dreyfuss, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Jaws, Nuts, Mr. Holland's Opus

1947 Birthday - Ayn Rumen, born in Brooklyn, New York, actress, Janet-McLean Stevenson Show

1947 Birthday - Arlo Guthrie, Brooklyn, singer, Alice's Restaurant, City of New Orleans

1947 Birthday - Larry David, born in Brooklyn, New York, comedian, writer, Seinfeld

1947 Birthday - David L. Lander, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Squiggy-Laverne and Shirley

1947 Birthday - Mark Nelson, born in Brooklyn, New York, crew member, Biosphere 2

1947 Birthday - Mitch Margo, Brooklyn, rocker, Tokens-Lion Sleeps Tonight

1947 Birthday - Jerry Hyman, Brooklyn, rock singer/trombonist, Blood Sweat and Tears

1947 Birthday - Candice Azzara, born in Brooklyn, New York, actress, Fatso

1947 Event - Baseball suspends Brooklyn Dodger Leo Durocher for 1 year

1947 Birthday - Lewis J. Stadlen, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, John-Benson, Savages, Windy City

1946 Birthday - David Liebman, born in Brooklyn, New York, musician, rocker, saxaphonist, flautist, worked with Steve Swallow, Pete La Roca, played with Elvin Jones, Miles Davis's group, appeared on 'Big Fun' album, among others

1946 Birthday - Douglas H. Bosco, born in Brooklyn, New York, Representative-D-California 1983 - 1991

1946 Birthday - Barry Manilow, born in Brooklyn, New York, singer/pianist, Mandy, I Write the Songs

1946 Event - Brooklyn Dodger Ed Head no-hits Boston Braves, 5-0

1946 Birthday - Gabe Kaplan, born in Brooklyn, New York, comedian/actor, Welcome Back Kotter

1946 Birthday - Martin Kove, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Victor-Cagney and Lacey

1946 Birthday - Renne Jarrett, born in Brooklyn, New York, actress, Nancy

1945 Birthday - Barbara Anderson, Brooklyn, actress, Eve-Ironside, Mission Impossible

1945 Birthday - Al Michaels, Brooklyn, sportscaster, ABC Monday Night Baseball/Football

1945 Birthday - Patty McCormack, born in Brooklyn, New York, actress, Mama, Peck's Bad Girl, Ropers

1945 Event - Tommy Brown, Brooklyn Dodger becomes youngest home run hitter (17)

1945 Event - Following an 8-7 win over the Phils, Brooklyn manager Leo Durocher is arrested on a complaint by a fan that Durocher slugged him

1945 Birthday - Priscilla Presley, born in Brooklyn, New York, actress, Jenna-Dallas, Naked Gun

1945 Event - NFL's Boston Yankees and Brooklyn Tigers merge

1945 Birthday - Mark J. Green, born in Brooklyn, New York, lawyer and author, Closed Enterprise System

1944 Birthday - Eddie Rabbitt, Brooklyn, country singer, I Love a Rainy Night

1944 Birthday - Jeffrey Alan Hoffman, Brooklyn, PhD/astronaut, STS-51-D, 35, 46, 61, 75

1944 Birthday - Marcie Blane, born in Brooklyn, New York, given name, Marcia Blank, singer, pop music, known for hit song 'Bobby's Girl'

1944 Event - Boston Brave Jim Tobin no-hits Brooklyn Dodgers, 2-0

1944 Birthday - Sheila Larkin, born in Brooklyn, New York, actress, Deborah-Storefront Lawyer

1944 Birthday - Lew Soloff, born in Brooklyn, New York, rocker, Blood, Sweat and Tears

1943 Birthday - William De Vries, Brooklyn, surgeon-inventor, Symbion artifical heart

1943 Birthday - Mary Woronov, Brooklyn Hgts, New York, actress, Eating Raoul, Terror Vision

1943 Event - Washington Redskin Sammy Baugh passes for 6 touchdowns vs Brooklyn (48-10)

1943 Birthday - Paul Zukofsky, born in Brooklyn, New York, violinist, Cappricio

1943 Birthday - Michael Durrell, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Shannon, V, Alice, Chiefs

1943 Birthday - David Geffin, born in Brooklyn, New York, record producer, Geffin, Asylum

1943 Birthday - Robert J Murphy, Jr., born in Brooklyn, New York, PGA golfer, 1968 Philadelphia Classic

1942 Birthday - Gary Ackerman, born in Brooklyn, New York, Representative-D-New York 1983 -

1942 Event - Branch Rickey named president/General Manager of Brooklyn Dodgers

1942 Birthday - William Carney, born in Brooklyn, New York, Representative-R-New York, 1979 - 1987

1942 Birthday - Larry Taylor, born in Brooklyn, rocker, Canned Heat-On the Road Again

1942 Birthday - Barbra Streisand, born in Brooklyn, New York, singer and actress

1942 Birthday - Brandon De Wilde, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Jamie, Wild in the Sky

1942 Birthday - Phil Margo, born in Brooklyn, rock vocalist, Tokens-Lion Sleeps Tonight

1942 Birthday - Carole King, Klein, born in Brooklyn, New York, pianist/singer, Tapestry

1941 Event - Million jam downtown Brooklyn to cheer NL champ Dodgers in a parade

1941 Event - Brooklyn Dodgers win their 1st pennant in 21 years

1941 Birthday - Elizabeth Holtzman, Brooklyn DA, D-Rep-NY, Watergate Committee

1941 Birthday - Michael Lerner, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, 8 Men Out, Harlem Nights

1941 Birthday - Harry Nilsson, born in Brooklyn, New York, singer/guitarist, Midnight Cowboy

1941 Birthday - Lainie Kazan, Brooklyn, singer and actress, Lust in the Dust, Beaches

1941 Birthday - Lawrence J. Smith, born in Brooklyn, New York, Representative-D-Florida 1983 - 1993

1941 Birthday - Jessica Walter, born in Brooklyn, New York, actress, Play Misty For Me, Amy Prentiss

1941 Birthday - Neil Diamond, born in Brooklyn, New York, singer and actor, Jazz Singer

1941 Birthday - Richie Havens, Brooklyn, folk singer, Here Comes the Sun

1940 Birthday - Steve Harmon, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Ens Pulver-Mr Roberts

1940 Birthday - Barbara Boxer, born in Brooklyn, New York, Representative-D-California, 1983 - 1992 and Senator-D-CA, 1993 -

1940 Event - Brooklyn Dodger Tex Carleton no-hits Cincinnati Reds, 3-0

1940 Birthday - Patricia Bruder, born in Brooklyn, New York, actress, Ellen-As the World Turns

1939 Birthday - Novella Nelson, born in Brooklyn, New York, actress, Nellie Cole-Chiefs

1939 Birthday - Brenda Vaccaro, born in Brooklyn, New York, actress, Cactus Flower, Sara, Paper Dolls

1939 Birthday - Ellie Greenwich, born in Brooklyn, New York, record producer, singer, songwriter, rock and roll, pop music genres, co-wrote 'Da Doo Ron Ron'

1939 Birthday - Jay Siegel, Brooklyn, rock bassist, Tokens-Lion Sleeps Tonight

1939 Event - 1st major league baseball telecast-Reds beat Brooklyn Dodgers (W2XBS New York)

1939 Event - Brooklyn Dodgers tie Boston Braves, 2-2, in 23 innings

1939 Birthday - Johnny Maestro, New York rock vocalist, Crests-16 Candles, Brooklyn Bridge

1939 Birthday - Neil Sedaka, born in Brooklyn, New York, singer and songwriter, Breaking Up is Hard to Do

1939 Birthday - Wolfman Jack, Bob Smith, born in Brooklyn, New York, DJ, Midnight Special

1938 Birthday - Joseph Bologna, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Citizen Cohn, My Favorite Year

1938 Birthday - Hank Medress, born in Brooklyn, New York, rocker, Tokens-Lion Sleeps Tonight

1938 Birthday - Leonard Frey, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Best of West, Mr. Smith

1938 Birthday - Connie Stevens, born in Brooklyn, singer and actress, Hawaiian Eye, Back to Beach

1938 Birthday - Paul Bartel, born in Brooklyn, New York, director/actor, Eating Raoul

1938 Event - 1st night game at Brooklyn Ebbets Field (Reds 6, Dodgers 0) as Cincinnati Red Johnny Vander Meer hurls unprecedented 2nd consecutive no-hitter

1938 Birthday - David Groh, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Joe-Rhoda, Don-Another Day

1938 Birthday - Jeff Barry, born in Brooklyn, New York, rock writer, Tell Laura I Love Her

1938 Birthday - James Farentino, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Dead and Buried, Final Countdown

1937 Birthday - Mary Tyler Moore, born in Brooklyn, actress, Mary Tyler Moore, Ordinary People

1937 Birthday - Ina Balin, born in Brooklyn, New York, actress, Danger in Paradise

1937 Birthday - Warren Berlinger, Brooklyn, actor, Larry-Joey Bishop Shop, Take Two

1937 Birthday - James Florio, born in Brooklyn, New York, Representative-D-New Jersey 1975 - 1990, Governor-D-New Jersey,1990 - 1994

1937 Birthday - Al D'Amato, born in Brooklyn, New York, Senator-R-New York 1981 - 1999

1937 Birthday - Erich Segal, born in Brooklyn, New York, author, Love Story, Oliver's Story

1937 Event - Brooklyn Dodgers snap New York Giant Carl Hubbell's 24-game winning streak

1937 Birthday - Lorenzo Music, born in Brooklyn, New York, writer/actor/voice, Carlton-Rhoda, Garfield

1937 Birthday - Stuart Damon, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Alan Quartermaine-General Hospital

1936 Birthday - Mort Shuman, born in Brooklyn, New York, singer, songwriter, pianist, co-wrote 'Viva Las Vegas', ' Turn Me Loose', compositions recorded by Dion, Andy Williams, Bobby Darin, Elvis Presley

1936 Birthday - Tony Lo Bianco, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Ann Jillian Story, Hizzoner!

1936 Event - 7th-place Brooklyn Dodgers fire manager Casey Stengel

1936 Event - Brooklyn and Boston play a penalty free NFL game

1936 Birthday - Art Metrano, born in Brooklyn, New York, comedian, Amy Prentiss, Joanie Loves Chachi

1936 Birthday - Louis Gossett, Jr., born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Officer and Gentleman, Deep

1936 Birthday - Marty Ingels, born in Brooklyn, New York, comedian, I'm Dickens He's Fenster

1935 Birthday - Woody Allen, Allen Konigsberg, Brooklyn, actor, Zelig, Annie Hall

1935 Birthday - John Saxon, born in Brooklyn, actor, Bees, Nightmare on Elm St, Electric Horseman

1935 Birthday - Steve Lawrence, born in Brooklyn, singer and actor, Go Away Little Girl, Lonely Guy

1935 Birthday - Gilbert Kalish, born in Brooklyn, New York, pianist/professor, SUNY Stony Brook

1935 Birthday - Pete Hamill, born in Brooklyn, New York, journalist, New York Post

1935 Birthday - Susan Brownmiller, Brooklyn, feminist author, Against Our Wills

1934 Birthday - Carl Sagan, Brooklyn, astronomer/author/professor, Cosmos, Broca's Brain

1934 Event - Brooklyn and Pittsburgh play a penalty free NFL game

1934 Event - St. Louis Card Paul Dean no-hits Brooklyn Dodgers, 3-0

1934 Death - Wilbert Robinson, baseball manager (Brooklyn Dodgers), dies

1934 Birthday - Joe Santos, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Rockford Files, AKA Pablo, Shamus

1934 Birthday - Don Hastings, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Captain Video, Bob-As the World Turns

1934 Event - Female Babe Didrickson pitches hitless inning for Philadelphia A's in exhibition game against Brooklyn Dodgers

1934 Event - Casey Stengel becomes manager of Brooklyn Dodgers

1933 Event - 1st game at NFL Pitts Pirate's Forbes Field, lose to Brooklyn Dodgers 32-0

1933 Birthday - Dom DeLuise, born in Brooklyn, New York, comedian, End, Cannonball Run, Fatso

1933 Birthday - Dick Kallman, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Borned to Be Loved, Verboten!

1933 Birthday - Joan Rivers, born in Brooklyn, comedienne, Late Show, Hollywood Sq

1933 Birthday - John Karlen, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Harvey Lacey-Cagney and Lacey

1932 Birthday - Abbe Lane, Brooklyn, aka Mrs. Xavier Cugat/singer, Xavier Cugat Show

1932 Birthday - Ken McMillan, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Malone, Concrete Beat

1931 Event - Round-robin playoff among New York City's 3 major league teams, to raise money for unemployed, concludes with Brooklyn losing to both Giants and Yankees

1931 Birthday - Stanley Brock, Brooklyn, actor, Ivan-He's the Mayor

1930 Birthday - Herb Edelman, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Good Guys, Strike Force, 9 to 5

1930 Event - Portsmouth beats Brooklyn in 1st NFL game played under floodlights

1930 Event - Brooklyn catcher Al Lopez hits major league's last recorded bounce home run

1930 Event - Brooklyn Dodgers beat Phillies 22-8

1930 Birthday - Frank McCourt, born in Brooklyn, New York, author, teacher, wrote Pulitzer-Prize winning book, 'Angela's Ashes', a memoir of his impoverished life in Ireland

1930 Birthday - Julie Bovasso, born in Brooklyn, New York, actress, Willie and Phil, Just Me and You

1930 Birthday - Stanley L Elkin, born in Brooklyn, New York, writer/professor, Living End

1930 Birthday - Paul Mazursky, born in Brooklyn, writer and director, Moscow on the Hudson

1930 Birthday - Herbie Mann, born in Brooklyn, New York, jazz flute/sax, Just Wallin'

1930 Birthday - Norman Podhoretz, born in Brooklyn, New York, author/editor, New York Post

1930 Birthday - Vic Tayback, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Mel-Alice, Khan, Portrait of a Stripper

1930 Birthday - Julius LaRosa, born in Brooklyn, New York, singer, fired by Arthur Godfrey on the air

1929 Birthday - Eileen Barton, Brooklyn, singer, Broadway Open House

1929 Birthday - Anne Meara, Brooklyn, New York comedian/actress, Stiller and Meara, Archie's Place

1929 Birthday - Don Dubbins, born in Brooklyn, actor, Enchanted Island, Fix

1929 Event - Brooklyn's Johnny Finn sets 100 yard sack race in 14.4 seconds

1929 Birthday - Harvey Lichtenstein, President, Brooklyn Academy of Music

1929 Birthday - Shirley Stoler, born in Brooklyn, New York, actress, Frankenhooker, 7 Beauties

1928 Birthday - Marion Ross, Albert Lea, Minnesota, actress, Marion-Happy Days, Brooklyn Bridge

1928 Birthday - Vince Edwards, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Ben Casey, Matt Lincoln, Firehouse

1928 Birthday - Martin Landau, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, 'Mission Impossible', 'Space 1999', 'Ed Wood'

1928 Birthday - Vic Damone, Vito Farinola, Brooklyn, singer, Street Where You Live

1928 Birthday - Brooklyn Supreme, born in Belgium, stallion, heaviest known horse, 1450 kg

1928 Birthday - Bill Ryan, born in Brooklyn, New York, newscaster, Smithsonian

1928 Birthday - Albert Salmi, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Daniel Boone, 79 Park Avenue

1928 Birthday - Mitch Leigh, born in Brooklyn, New York, Irwin Michnick, graduated from Yale, composer, musical theater composer, theatrical producer, known for show Man Of La Mancha, composed jingle 'Nobody Doesn't Like Sara Lee'

1927 Birthday - Alan King, born in Brooklyn, New York, comedian/actor, Anderson Tapes, Memories of Me

1927 Birthday - Joe Adcock, born in Coushatta, Louisiana, first baseman, outfielder, played for Cincinnati Reds, homered four times in a single game against Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field

1927 Birthday - Henry Slesar, born in Brooklyn, New York, headwriter, Edge of Night

1927 Birthday - Jerry Stiller, born in Brooklyn, New York, comedian, Frank Constanza-Seinfeld

1927 Birthday - Dick Noel, born in Brooklyn, New York, TV host, It's a Small Wonder

1927 Birthday - William Daniels, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Dr. Mark Craig-St. Elsewhere, 1776

1927 Birthday - Lee Philips, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Ellery Queen

1926 Birthday - Carl Erskine, baseball player, Brooklyn Dodgers

1926 Birthday - Edwin "Duke" Snider, Brooklyn Dodger centerfielder, 406 home runs

1926 Birthday - Helen Gallagher, born in Brooklyn, actress, Ryan's Hope, Strangers When We Meet

1926 Event - Brooklyn Dodgers and Boston Braves deadlock at 1-1 in 26 innings

1926 Birthday - James P. Donleavy, born in Brooklyn, novelist, Ginger Man, Onion Eaters

1926 Birthday - Michael Higgins, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, 1918, Wanda, Black Stallion

1926 Birthday - Evelyn Lear, Shulman, born in Brooklyn, New York, soprano

1925 Birthday - Doc Pomus, born in Brooklyn, New York, given name Jerome Solon Felder, blues singer, songwriter, inducted in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Songwriters Hall of Fame, Blues Hall of Fame

1925 Birthday - Alan Dale, born in Brooklyn, New York, singer, Alan Dale Show

1925 Birthday - Cara Williams, born in Brooklyn, New York, actress, Pete and Gladys, Cara Williams Show

1925 Death - Ed McKeever, President (Brooklyn Dodgers), dies of pneumonia

1925 Birthday - Bob Hastings, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, McHale's Navy, All in the Family

1924 Birthday - Shirley Chisholm, born in Brooklyn, New York, Representative-D-New York 1969 - 1983

1924 Birthday - Terry Gibbs, born in Brooklyn, New York, orchestra leader, Steve Allen Comedy Hour

1924 Birthday - Scott Brady, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, China Syndrome, Gremlins, Johnny Guitar

1924 Birthday - Leonard Rosenman, born in Brooklyn, New York, TV composer, Marcus Welby MD

1924 Birthday - Gil Hodges, baseball player/manager, Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Mets

1924 Birthday - Marvin Kaplan, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Top Cat, Henry-Alice

1923 Birthday - Milt Okun, born in Brooklyn, New York, orchestra leader, Starland Vocal Band Show

1923 Birthday - Jean Nidetch, born in Brooklyn, nutritionist founder, Weight Watchers

1923 Birthday - Jackie Kelk, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Homer-Aldrich Family

1923 Birthday - Jack Carter, born in Brooklyn, New York, comedian/actor, Amazing Dobermans, Octagon

1923 Birthday - Joseph Heller, born in Brooklyn, New York, novelist, Catch-22, 1963 Arts and Letters Award

1923 Birthday - Tige Andrews, Brooklyn, actor, Captain Adam Greer-Mod Squad

1922 Birthday - Adele Jergens, born in Brooklyn, New York, actress, Dark Past, Fuller Brush Man

1922 Birthday - Leo Kraft, born in Brooklyn, New York, composer, author, educator, recorded on CRI label, studied composition with Karol Rathaus, Randall Thompson, Nadio Boulander

1922 Birthday - Carl Furillo, Brooklyn Dodger, NL Batting Champ 1953

1921 Birthday - Roy Campanella, Brooklyn Dodger catcher, NL MVP 1951/53/55

1921 Birthday - Calvert DeForest, born in Brooklyn, New York, comedian, Larry "Bud" Melman

1921 Birthday - Joseph Papp, born in Brooklyn, stage producer/director, Pirates of Penzance

1921 Birthday - Chuck Connors, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Rifleman, Branded, Cowboy in Africa

1920 Birthday - Gene Tierney, Brooklyn, actress, Laura, Razor's Edge, Ghost and Mrs. Muir

1920 Event - Actress Edna Lewis Thomas debuts at Putnam Theatre Brooklyn

1920 Event - Cleveland Indians beat Brooklyn Dodgers, 5 games to 2 in 17th World Series

1920 Birthday - Sid Melton, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Alf-Green Acres, Charlie-Danny Thomas

1920 Event - Brooklyn Dodgers tie Boston Braves, 1-1, in 26 innings

1919 Birthday - Patricia Neway, born in Brooklyn, New York, soprano, Consul, Maria Golovia

1919 Birthday - Mel Brandt, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Faraway Hill

1919 Event - Brooklyn Dodgers score 10 runs in 13th to beat Reds 10-0

1919 Birthday - Betty Comden, Brooklyn, song writer, Comden and Green-Bells are Ringing

1919 Event - Phillies beat Brooklyn Dodgers 9-0 in 20 innings

1919 Birthday - Lawrence Tierney, Brooklyn, actor, Abduction, Dillinger

1919 Birthday - Leon Kirchner, born in Brooklyn, New York, opera composer, Lily

1918 Birthday - Jeff Chandler, Ira Grossel, Brooklyn, actor, Broken Arrow

1918 Birthday - Howard Shanet, born in Brooklyn, New York, conductor, Night of the Tropics

1918 Event - 102 die in a New York City BMT subway derailment at Malbone Street Brooklyn

1918 Birthday - Phil Rizzuto, born in Brooklyn, New York, Major League Baseball player, shortstop for the New York Yankees

1918 Birthday - Susan Hayward, born in Flatbush, Brooklyn, actress, I Want to Live, Tulsa

1918 Birthday - Mickey Spillane, Frank, born in Brooklyn, New York, mystery writer, I the Jury

1918 Birthday - Edwin Charles "Preacher" Roe, baseball pitcher, Brooklyn Dodgers

1917 Birthday - George O'Hanlon, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Calvin-Life of Riley, George Jetson

1917 Event - Robins (Dodgers) play their 1st Sunday game in Brooklyn

1917 Birthday - Buddy Rich, born in Brooklyn, New York, drummer/orchestral leader, Buddy Rich Band-Away We Go

1917 Birthday - Lena Horne, born in Brooklyn, New York, actress and singer, Stormy Weather, Wiz

1917 Birthday - Robert Merrill, born in Brooklyn, New York, baritone, New York Metropolitan Opera

1917 Birthday - Barry Commoner, born in Brooklyn, New York, biologist, Science and Survival

1916 Event - Boston Red Sox beat Brooklyn Dodgers, 4 games to 1 in 13th World Series

1916 Event - Giants beat Brooklyn 4-1, to launch New York's record 26-game winning streak

1916 Birthday - Bill Williams, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Starlit Time, Date With the Angels

1916 Birthday - Sidney Clute, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Lou Grant, Cagney and Lacey

1916 Birthday - Vic Schoen, Brooklyn New York, orchestra leader, Patti Page Olds Show

1916 Birthday - Jackie Gleason, born in Brooklyn, New York, comedian, Ralph Kramden on the 'Honeymooners'

1916 Birthday - Vic Mizzy, born in Brooklyn, New York, orchestra leader, Don Rickles Show

1915 Birthday - Eli Wallach, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Magnificent 7, Misfits, People Next Door

1915 Event - St. Louis 3rd base coach Miller Huggins, calls for ball Brooklyn rookie obliges, Huggins steps aside, and Card runner scores

1915 Event - BMT, then Brooklyn Rapid Transit, begins subway service

1915 Event - Cubs George "Zip" Zabel relieves with 2 outs in 1st and winds up with 4-3 19-inning win over Brooklyn in longest relief job ever

1915 Birthday - Zero "Samuel" Mostel, Brooklyn, actor, Fiddler on the Roof

1915 Birthday - Alvy West, born in Brooklyn, New York, orchestra leader, Andy Williams Show

1914 Birthday - Eddie Sauter, Brooklyn, musician, Sauter-Finegan Band, Sat Night Revue

1914 Birthday - Alfred Drake, Capurro, born in Brooklyn, New York, singer and actor, Kiss Me Kate

1914 Event - Brooklyn's Ed Lafitte no-hits Kansas City (Federal League), 6-2

1914 Birthday - Allen Funt, born in Brooklyn, New York, TV host and creator, Candid Camera

1913 Birthday - Alexander Scourby, Brooklyn, actor, Jesus, Shaggy Dog, Giant

1913 Birthday - Johnny Downs, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Manhattan Showcase

1913 Birthday - Richard Tucker, Reuben Ticker, born in Brooklyn, New York, Tenor, New York Met Opera

1913 Birthday - Jerome Moross, born in Brooklyn, New York, composer, Frankie and Johnny

1913 Birthday - Jo Sinclair, born in Brooklyn, New York, pen name Jo Sinlair, writer, novelist, focused on race relations and the struggle of immigrant families, wrote Sing at My Wake, Anna Teller

1913 Birthday - Bert Farber, born in Brooklyn, New York, orchestra leader, Arthur Gudfrey, Vic Damone

1913 Event - Brooklyn Dodger's Ebbets Field opens, Phillies win 1-0

1913 Birthday - Phil Foster, born in Brooklyn, New York, comedian, Frank De Fazio-Laverne and Shirley

1913 Birthday - Dane Clark, Brooklyn, actor, Wire Service, Bold Venture, Perry Mason

1913 Birthday - Danny Kaye, born in Brooklyn, New York, UNICEF/comedian/actor, Danny Kaye Show

1912 Event - Center fielder Casey Stengel breaks in with Brooklyn and hits 4 singles

1912 Birthday - Daniel Mann, Brooklyn, director, Willard, Butterfield 8

1912 Birthday - Jerry Jerome, born in Brooklyn, New York, saxophonist, Words and Music

1912 Birthday - Clarence "Ace" Parker, NFL quarterback, Brooklyn, Boston Yankees

1912 Birthday - Phil Silvers, born in Brooklyn, New York, comedian, Sergeant Bilko-Phil Silvers Show

1912 Birthday - Lou Brown, born in Brooklyn, New York, orchestra leader, Jerry Lewis Show

1912 Birthday - "Professor" Irwin Corey, born in Brooklyn, New York, comedian, Car Wash, Doc

1911 Event - Cy Young's farewell appearance in a major league game is a letdown as he loses to Brooklyn 13-3 in a Braves uniform in his 906th game

1911 Birthday - Sigrid Gurie, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Algiers, Sofia, Refugee

1911 Birthday - Warner Anderson, born in Brooklyn, actor, Doctor, Lineup, Matthew-Peyton Place

1911 Birthday - Joey Adams, born in Brooklyn, New York, comedian/actor/columnist, ABC's Back That Fact

1911 Event - Brooklyn Dodgers President Charles Ebbets announces purchase of grounds to build a new concrete-and-steel stadium to seat 30,000

1910 Birthday - Abe Burrows, born in Brooklyn, New York, Broadway composer, Guys and Dolls 1951 TONY

1910 Birthday - Hayden Rorke, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Dr. Bellows-I Dream of Jeannie

1910 Birthday - Nick Castle, born in Brooklyn, choreographer, Dinah Shore, Judy Garland

1910 Birthday - Arnold Moss, Brooklyn, actor, Loves of Carmen, Kim, Quebec, Viva Zapata

1910 Birthday - Patsy Kelly, born in Brooklyn, New York, actress, Rosemary's Baby, North Ave Irregulars

1909 Birthday - Alan Carney, David Boughal, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Zombies on Broadway

1908 Event - Brooklyn Academy of Music, opens in New York City

1908 Birthday - Raymond Harry Warnow Scott, born in Brooklyn, New York, orchestra leader, Your Hit Parade

1908 Birthday - Karl Swenson, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Lara-Little House on the Prairie

1908 Birthday - Hank Sylvern, born in Brooklyn, New York, orchestra leader, Jane Froman's USA Canteen

1908 Birthday - Walter L "Red" Barber, Mississippi, sports announcer, Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Yankees

1907 Event - Eugene H Farrar is 1st to sing on radio (Brooklyn Navy Yard New York)

1907 Birthday - Ross Alexander, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Boulder Dam, Captain Blood

1907 Birthday - Barbara Stanwyck, born in Brooklyn, actress, Dynasty II, Big Valley, Thorn Birds

1906 Birthday - Betty Smith, novelist, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

1906 Birthday - Leo Durocher, born in Massachusetts, baseball manager, Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Giants

1906 Event - Phillie's John Lush no-hits Brooklyn Dodgers, 6-0

1906 Birthday - Marion Lloyd Vince, born in Brooklyn, New York, fencer, National champ 1928, 31

1905 Birthday - Thelma Ritter, born in Brooklyn, New York, actress, Miracle on 34th Street

1904 Birthday - Albert Van Dekker, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Dr. Cyclops, Beau Gesture

1904 Birthday - Clifton Fadiman, born in Brooklyn, New York, TV host, Information Please, Quiz Kids

1904 Birthday - S J Perelman, Brooklyn, author/humorist, Around the World in 80 Days

1904 Birthday - Joseph Ford McGuinn, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Dick Tracy's G-Men

1903 Event - Williamsburg suspension bridge opens between Brooklyn and Manhattan

1903 Birthday - Ted de Corsia, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Police Chief Hegedorn-Steve Canyon

1903 Birthday - Floyd "Babe" Herman, Brooklyn Dodgers' slugger, .324 lifetime average

1902 Event - Brooklyn toymaker Morris Michton names teddy bear after Teddy Roosevelt

1902 Birthday - Lloyd Nolan, born in San Francisco, California, actor, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Peyton Place

1901 Event - 3 autos race on Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn, fastest speed achieved by Henry Fournier who drives a mile in 51 4/5 seconds

1901 Birthday - James Dunn, New York City, actor, Tree Grows in Brooklyn, It's a Great Life

1901 Birthday - Florence Elridge, born in Brooklyn, New York, actress, Long Days Journey into the Night

1901 Birthday - Connie Gilchrist, born in Brooklyn, New York, actress, Cry Havoc, Letter to 3 Wives

1900 Birthday - Aaron Copeland, Brooklyn, composer, Billy the Kid, Appalachian Spring

1900 Event - New York Giant Christy Mathewson begins career losing to Brooklyn Superbas

1900 Birthday - Lawrence E Spivak, born in Brooklyn, New York, news panelist, Meet the Press

1899 Birthday - Lilyan Tashman, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Bulldog Drummond

1899 Birthday - Al Capone, born in Brooklyn, New York, gangster, Chicago bootlegging

1898 Birthday - Vincent Lopez, born in Brooklyn, New York, orchestra leader, Welcome Aboard

1898 Birthday - George Gershwin, Jacob Gershvin, Brooklyn, composer, Rhapsody in Blue

1898 Birthday - Constance Talmadge, born in Brooklyn, New York, comedienne/actress, Intolerance

1897 Event - Brooklyn's last day as a city, it incorporates into New York City (1/1/1898)

1897 Birthday - Viola Dana, born in Brooklyn, actress, Willow Tree, 40 Winks, Silent Lover

1897 Birthday - Moe Howard, born in Brooklyn, New York, comedian, 3 Stooges

1897 Birthday - Marion Davies, Marion Cecelia Douras, Brooklyn, actress, Operator 13

1897 Event - Brooklyn merges with New York to form present City of New York

1896 Birthday - Roger Huntington Sessions, born in Brooklyn, New York, composer, Black Masks

1895 Birthday - Alice Lake, born in Brooklyn, New York, silent screen actress, Glamour, Wicked

1894 Birthday - Cliff Hall, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Crime Photographer

1894 Birthday - Gladys Brockwell, born in Brooklyn, New York, actress, Long Pants, Oliver Twist

1894 Event - Phillies Lave Cross hits for cycle vs Brooklyn Dodgers

1893 Birthday - Fred Hillebrand, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Martin Kane

1893 Birthday - Donald McBride, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Mr Clyde-My Friend Irma

1892 Birthday - Mae West, Brooklyn, actress, Go Up and See Her Sometime, Klondike Annie

1892 Birthday - Peggy Wood, born in Brooklyn, New York, actress, One Life to Live, Mama

1891 Birthday - Marjorie Gateson, born in Brooklyn, New York, actress, One Man's Family

1890 Event - Last NL-AA World Series game Brooklyn ties Louisville 3 games and 1 tie

1889 Event - New York Giants (NL) beat Brooklyn (AA) in world series 6 games to 3

1889 Event - 1st all New York City World Series New York Giants (NL) play Brooklyn (AA)

1887 Birthday - Lillian Walker, born in Brooklyn, New York, entertainer

1887 Event - 1st U.S. bacteriology laboratory opens in Brooklyn

1886 Event - Steve Brodie supposedly survives plunge from Brooklyn Bridge

1886 Birthday - Edward Everett Horton, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor/narrator, Bulwinkle Show

1883 Event - Rumor that the Brooklyn Bridge is going to collapse caused a stampede that kills 12

1883 Event - Brooklyn Bridge opened by President Arthur and Governor Cleveland

1879 Birthday - Walter Hampden, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Five Fingers, Hunchback of Notre Dame

1876 Event - Fire at Brooklyn Theater kills 295, trampled or burned to death

1875 Birthday - Samuel S. Hinds, born in Brooklyn, New York

1870 Event - Brooklyn Bridge construction begins; completed May 24, 1883

1870 Event - Construction of Brooklyn Bridge begins

1863 Event - Dr. Charles H Sheppard opens 1st public bath, in Brooklyn

1862 Event - Union Grounds, Brooklyn, 1st baseball enclosure, opens

1861 Event - CSS Sumter slips past USS Brooklyn blockade

1859 Birthday - Charles Ebbets, namesake of Ebbets Field, Brooklyn

1858 Event - John Holden hits 1st recorded home run (Brooklyn vs New York)

1858 Event - Fee 1st charged to see a baseball game (50 cents ) (New York beats Brooklyn 22-18)













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