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Bronx, NY

LOCATION

A borough of New York City.

NEWSPAPERS

Newspaper
The Riverdale Press

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Bronx Community College
1957
Cardinal Hayes High School, Bronx, NY
1941
Bronx High School of Science, Bronx, NY
1938
Lehman College
1931
Mount St. Michael Academy, Bronx, NY
1926
James Monroe High School, Bronx, NY
1924
Theodore Roosevelt High School, Bronx, NY
1918
DeWitt Clinton High School, Bronx, NY
1897
Morris High School, Bronx, NY
1897
Ethical Culture Fieldston School
1878
Manhattan College
1853
Fordham University
1841

MUSEUM

MuseumFounded
Bronx Museum of the Arts
1971

ZOO

ZooFounded
Bronx Zoo
1899

GARDEN

GardenFounded
New York Botanical Garden
1891

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Frank Abagnale
Criminal
27-Apr-1948   Catch Me If You Can
Bella Abzug
Politician
24-Jul-1920 31-Mar-1998 Feminist and former Congresswoman
J. Alexander
Model
?   America's Next Top Model
June Allyson
Actor
7-Oct-1917 8-Jul-2006 Two Girls and a Sailor
Victor Argo
Actor
5-Nov-1934 6-Apr-2004 Taxi Driver and Mean Streets
Dr. Michael Baden
Doctor
1934   Forensic pathologist on HBO's Autopsy
Alimi Ballard
Actor
17-Oct-1977   David Sinclair on Numb3rs
Martin Balsam
Actor
4-Nov-1919 13-Feb-1996 A Thousand Clowns
Afrika Bambaataa
Musician
17-Apr-1957   Hip Hop pioneer, Planet Rock
Anne Bancroft
Actor
17-Sep-1931 6-Jun-2005 Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate
Ellen Barkin
Actor
16-Apr-1954   Siesta
Todd Barry
Comic
26-Mar-1964   Worst Guest of the Week
Tyson Beckford
Model
19-Dec-1970   Ralph Lauren model, now actor
Jordan Belfort
Business
9-Jul-1962   The Wolf of Wall Street
Lawrence Bender
Film/TV Producer
17-Oct-1957   A Band Apart
Richard B. Berman
Activist
c. 1942   Astroturf spindoctor
John Berry
Film Director
6-Sep-1917 29-Nov-1999 The Bad News Bears Go to Japan
Kenneth Bialkin
Attorney
9-Sep-1929   Mergers & Acquisitions lawyer
Joey Bishop
Comic
3-Feb-1918 17-Oct-2007 Rat Pack member
Lloyd C. Blankfein
Business
20-Sep-1954   CEO of Goldman Sachs
Mary J. Blige
Musician
11-Jan-1971   Pop/R&B diva
Angela Bofill
Singer
3-May-1954   I Try
Bobby Bonilla
Baseball
23-Feb-1963   NY Mets right fielder
Rose Marie Bravo
Business
13-Jan-1951   CEO of Burberry, 1997-2006
Irving Brecher
Screenwriter
17-Jan-1914 17-Nov-2008 Meet Me in St. Louis
Martin Brest
Film Director
8-Aug-1951   Beverly Hills Cop
Eli Broad
Business
6-Jun-1933   Billionaire
Joy Bryant
Actor
19-Oct-1976   Get Rich or Die Tryin'
Seymore Butts
Pornstar
18-Mar-1964   Family Business
Stu Bykofsky
Columnist
c. 1941   Philadelphia Daily News
James Caan
Actor
26-Mar-1940   Vegas
Stephen Cambone
Government
c. 1951   Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence
Francis Capra
Actor
22-Apr-1983   Weevil on Veronica Mars
Harry Carey, Sr.
Actor
16-Jan-1878 21-Sep-1947 VP in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Arne Carlson
Politician
24-Sep-1934   Governor of Minnesota, 1991-99
Diahann Carroll
Singer
17-Jul-1935   Claudine
Case
Musician
?   Swingbeat soul singer
Richard S. Castellano
Actor
4-Sep-1933 10-Dec-1988 The Godfather
Jerome Charyn
Novelist
13-May-1937   The Good Policeman
Michael G. Cherkasky
Business
2-Mar-1950   CEO of Marsh & McLennan, 2004-08
Dominic Chianese
Actor
2-Sep-1934   Uncle Junior on The Sopranos
Mary Higgins Clark
Novelist
24-Dec-1929   A Stranger is Watching
Scott Cohen
Actor
19-Dec-1961   The 10th Kingdom
Rocky Colavito
Baseball
10-Aug-1933   Denies having cursed Cleveland
Don Cornell
Singer
21-Apr-1919 23-Feb-2004 Big band singer, It Isn't Fair
Kevin Corrigan
Actor
27-Mar-1969   Eddie Finnerty on Grounded for Life
Bobby Cremins
Basketball
4-Jul-1947   Head Coach, College of Charleston
Judith Crist
Critic
22-May-1922 7-Aug-2012 Ascerbic film critic
Alexis Cruz
Actor
29-Sep-1974   Stargate SG-1
Lee Curreri
Actor
4-Jan-1961   Bruno Martelli on Fame
Bobby Darin
Singer
14-May-1936 20-Dec-1973 Mack the Knife
Stacey Dash
Actor
20-Jan-1966   Dee Davenport on TV's Clueless
Gray Davis
Politician
26-Dec-1942   Governor of California, 1999-2003
Dennis Day
Radio Personality
21-May-1918 22-Jun-1988 On Jack Benny's radio show
Inspecta Deck
Musician
6-Jul-1968   Wu-Tang Clan
Don DeLillo
Novelist
20-Nov-1936   White Noise
Michael DeLorenzo
Actor
31-Oct-1959   A Few Good Men
Kat DeLuna
Singer/Songwriter
17-Nov-1987   Whine Up
Peter Deutsch
Politician
1-Apr-1957   Congressman from Florida, 1993-2005
Peter Diamandis
Activist
20-May-1961   Chairman of the X-Prize Foundation
Dion
Musician
18-Jul-1939   Runaround Sue
Art Donovan
Football
5-Jun-1925   Baltimore Colts defensive tackle
Alfred Drake
Actor
7-Oct-1914 25-Jul-1992 Broadway actor, Kismet
Millard Drexler
Business
c. 1944   CEO of J. Crew
Oscar Dystel
Publisher
31-Oct-1912   Bantam Books
Ross Elliott
Actor
18-Jun-1917 12-Aug-1999 Sheriff Abbott on The Virginian
Larry Ellison
Business
17-Aug-1944   CEO of Oracle
Eliot Engel
Politician
18-Feb-1947   Congressman, New York 17th
Tiffany Evans
Singer
4-Aug-1992   Promise Ring
Randy Falco
Business
26-Dec-1953   CEO of Univision
Louis Farrakhan
Religion
11-May-1933   Leader of Nation of Islam
Herbie Faye
Actor
2-Feb-1899 28-Jun-1980 Cpl. Fender on The Phil Silvers Show
John D. Feerick
Attorney
12-Jul-1936   Dean of Fordham Law, 1982-2002
Jules Feiffer
Cartoonist
26-Jan-1929   Can't draw but writes like a master
Abel Ferrara
Film Director
19-Jul-1951   Bad Lieutenant
Constance Ford
Actor
1-Jul-1923 26-Feb-1993 Ada Hobson on Another World
Douglas Fowley
Actor
30-May-1911 21-May-1998 Doc Holliday on TV's Wyatt Earp
Virginia Foxx
Politician
29-Jun-1943   Congresswoman, North Carolina 5th
Joe Franklin
Talk Show Host
9-Mar-1926   Pioneer talk show host
Bert Freed
Actor
3-Nov-1919 2-Aug-1994 Rufe Ryker on Shane
Ace Frehley
Guitarist
27-Apr-1951   Lead guitarist, KISS
Frankie Frisch
Baseball
9-Sep-1898 12-Mar-1973 2880 hits with .316 batting average
Martin Garbus
Attorney
8-Aug-1934   Attorney for Lenny Bruce
Robert Garcia
Politician
9-Jan-1933   Congressman from New York, 1978-90
Vincent Gigante
Criminal
29-Mar-1928 19-Dec-2005 Mafia boss, headed the Genovese family
Jacob H. Gilbert
Politician
17-Jun-1920 27-Feb-1981 Congressman from New York, 1960-71
Parris Glendening
Politician
11-Jun-1942   Governor of Maryland, 1995-2003
Elon Gold
Actor
14-Sep-1970   Gavin P. Miller on Stacked
Stephen M. Goldfeld
Economist
9-Aug-1940 25-Aug-1995 Council of Economic Advisers, 1980-81
Cuba Gooding, Jr.
Actor
2-Jan-1968   Show him the money already
Omar Gooding
Actor
19-Oct-1976   Calvin on Barbershop
Eydie Gorme
Musician
16-Aug-1931   Blame it on the Bossa Nova
Robert Gossett
Actor
3-Mar-1954   Cmdr. Taylor on The Closer
John Gotti
Criminal
27-Oct-1940 10-Jun-2002 The Teflon Don
Alan Grayson
Politician
13-Mar-1958   Congressman from Florida, 2009-11
Adolph Green
Songwriter
2-Dec-1914 23-Oct-2002 Singin' in the Rain
Ellen M. Hancock
Business
c. 1945   CEO of Exodus Communications, 1998-2001
Jonathan Harris
Actor
6-Nov-1914 3-Nov-2002 Dr. Zachary Smith on Lost in Space
Moss Hart
Playwright
24-Oct-1904 20-Dec-1961 You Can't Take It With You
Amy Heckerling
Film Director
7-May-1954   Fast Times At Ridgemont High
Hell Rell
Rapper
3-May-1979   The Diplomats
Harry Helmsley
Business
4-Mar-1909 4-Jan-1997 Hotel magnate
Darrin Dewitt Henson
Actor
5-May-1972   Lem Van Adams on Soul Food
Roger Hertog
Business
c. 1941   Reinvented The New York Sun
Judd Hirsch
Actor
15-Mar-1935   Taxi
Syd Hoff
Author
4-Sep-1912 12-May-2004 Danny and the Dinosaur
Dolores Hope
Musician
27-May-1909 19-Sep-2011 Widow of Bob Hope
Heather Hunter
Pornstar
1-Oct-1969   Too Big For His Bitches
Janis Ian
Singer/Songwriter
7-Apr-1951   Society's Child
Carlo Imperato
Actor
3-Aug-1963   Danny Amatullo on Fame
Fat Joe
Rapper
19-Aug-1970   J.O.S.E. (Jealous Ones Still Envy)
Billy Joel
Pianist
9-May-1949   Didn't start the fire
Jim Jones
Rapper
15-Jul-1976   We Fly High, Dipset
Christine Jorgensen
Photographer
30-May-1926 3-May-1989 First successful surgical transsexual
Arthur Kane
Bassist
3-Feb-1949 13-Jul-2004 Former New York Dolls bassist
Bob Kane
Cartoonist
24-Oct-1915 3-Nov-1998 Creator of the original Batman comic
Howard Kaylan
Singer
22-Jun-1947   The Turtles
Kool Keith
Rapper
c. 1965   Ultramagnetic MCs, Dr. Octagon
Max Kellerman
Sports Journalist
6-Aug-1973   Boxing commentator
Heather Paige Kent
Actor
5-Jan-1969   Lydia DeLucca on That's Life
Martin S. Kimmel
Business
9-Apr-1916 15-Apr-2008 Founder of Kimco Realty
Don Kirshner
Business
17-Apr-1934 17-Jan-2011 Mastermind behind The Monkees
Calvin Klein
Fashion Designer
19-Nov-1942   Fashion designer
Robert Klein
Comic
8-Feb-1942   Unable to stop his leg
KRS-One
Rapper
20-Aug-1965   Father figure for hip-hop
Stanley Kubrick
Film Director
26-Jul-1928 7-Mar-1999 2001: A Space Odyssey
Jake LaMotta
Boxing
10-Jul-1921   Best chin in boxing
Michael Landes
Actor
18-Sep-1972   Jimmy Olsen on Lois and Clark
Steve Landesberg
Actor
23-Nov-1945 20-Dec-2010 Dietrich on Barney Miller
Ralph Lauren
Fashion Designer
14-Oct-1939   Founder, Polo Ralph Lauren
Marc Lawrence
Actor
17-Feb-1910 28-Nov-2005 Prolific character actor
Carolyn Leigh
Songwriter
21-Aug-1926 19-Nov-1983 Young at Heart
Len Lesser
Actor
3-Dec-1922 16-Feb-2011 Uncle Leo on Seinfeld
Edward Lewis
Publisher
15-May-1940   Founder of Essence magazine
Hal Linden
Actor
20-Mar-1931   Barney Miller
Jeffrey M. Lipton
Business
5-Jul-1942   CEO of NOVA Chemicals, 1998-2009
Joe Lockhart
Government
13-Jul-1959   White House Press Secretary under Bill Clinton
Lindsay Lohan
Actor
2-Jul-1986   Mean Girls
Domenick Lombardozzi
Actor
25-Mar-1976   Herc on The Wire
Jennifer Lopez
Singer
24-Jul-1969   Maid in Manhattan
Priscilla Lopez
Actor
26-Feb-1948   Broadway singer and actress
Frank Lovejoy
Actor
28-Mar-1912 2-Oct-1962 The Hitch-Hiker
Linda Lovelace
Pornstar
10-Jan-1949 22-Apr-2002 Pornstar turned anti-porn activist
Nita Lowey
Politician
5-Jul-1937   Congresswoman, New York 18th
Gabriel Macht
Actor
22-Jan-1972   Behind Enemy Lines
Melissa Manchester
Singer/Songwriter
15-Feb-1951   Adult contemporary songwriter
Henry J. Mansell
Religion
10-Oct-1937   Catholic Archbishop of Hartford
Penny Marshall
Actor
15-Oct-1942   Laverne on Laverne and Shirley
Cliff Martinez
Composer
5-Feb-1954   Composer for Steven Soderbergh films
Frank Maxwell
Actor
17-Nov-1916 4-Aug-2004 Dan Rooney on General Hospital
Jack McGee
Actor
2-Feb-1949   Chief Jerry Reilly on Rescue Me
Dick McGuire
Basketball
26-Jan-1926 3-Feb-2010 NBA Hall-of-Famer, New York Knicks
Laurence H. Meyer
Economist
8-Mar-1944   Federal Reserve Governor, 1996-2002
Lea Michele
Actor
29-Aug-1986   Rachel Berry on Glee
Stanley Milgram
Psychologist
15-Aug-1933 20-Dec-1984 Milgram Experiment
Dick Miller
Actor
25-Dec-1928   A Bucket of Blood
Marvin Miller
Labor Leader
14-Apr-1917 27-Nov-2012 MLB Player Association, 1966-82
Tracy Morgan
Actor
10-Nov-1968   Saturday Night Live
Cathy Moriarty
Actor
29-Nov-1960   Raging Bull
Shelley Morrison
Actor
26-Oct-1936   Rosario on Will & Grace
Vic Morrow
Actor
14-Feb-1929 23-Jul-1982 Sgt. Chip Saunders on Combat
Jerry Moss
Business
8-May-1935   The "M" in A&M Records
Tommy Mottola
Business
14-Jul-1949   Former head of Sony Music
Michael Mukasey
Judge
28-Jul-1941   US Attorney General, 2007-09
Robert Mulligan
Film Director
23-Aug-1925 20-Dec-2008 To Kill a Mockingbird
Jan Murray
Comic
4-Oct-1916 2-Jul-2006 Borscht belt comedian, host of Treasure Hunt
Bess Myerson
Model
16-Jul-1924   First Jewish Miss America
Michael Newdow
Activist
24-Jun-1953   Waged war against "under God"
Laura Nyro
Songwriter
18-Oct-1947 8-Apr-1997 New York songwriter
Edwin Frederick O'Brien
Religion
8-Apr-1939   Catholic Archbishop of Baltimore
Jerry Orbach
Actor
20-Oct-1935 28-Dec-2004 Lennie Briscoe from Law & Order
Mollie Orshansky
Economist
9-Jan-1915 18-Dec-2006 Orshansky Index
Alan J. Pakula
Film Director
7-Apr-1928 19-Nov-1998 All the President's Men
Grace Paley
Author
11-Dec-1922 22-Aug-2007 The Little Disturbances of Man
Adam Pascal
Actor
25-Oct-1970   Broadway cast of Rent
Vincent Pastore
Actor
14-Jul-1946   Big Pussy on The Sopranos
Larry Peerce
Film Director
19-Apr-1930   Goodbye, Columbus
Dennis Peron
Activist
8-Apr-1945   Medical marijuana
Roberta Peters
Singer
4-May-1930   Coloratura soprano, NY Metropolitan Opera
Generoso Pope, Jr.
Business
13-Jan-1927 2-Oct-1988 National Enquirer and Weekly World News
John E. Potter
Government
1956   US Postmaster General
Colin Powell
Government
5-Apr-1937   US Secretary of State, 2001-05
Tito Puente
Musician
20-Apr-1923 31-May-2000 Popular Latin bandleader
Big Pun
Rapper
10-Nov-1971 7-Feb-2000 Latino rapper/producer
Alan Rafkin
Film Director
23-Jul-1928 6-Aug-2001 The Ghost and Mr. Chicken
Alan Charles Raul
Government
9-Sep-1954   Sidley & Austin
Christopher Reid
Rapper
5-Apr-1964   Kid of Kid n' Play
Charles Nelson Reilly
Actor
13-Jan-1931 25-May-2007 Flamboyant Match Game panelist
Carl Reiner
Actor
20-Mar-1922   Your Show of Shows
Rob Reiner
Actor
6-Mar-1947   Meathead
Robert V. Remini
Historian
17-Jul-1921 28-Mar-2013 Andrew Jackson
Remy Ma
Rapper
30-May-1980   There's Something About Remy
Martin Rev
Musician
?   Keyboardist for Suicide
Judy Reyes
Actor
5-Nov-1967   Nurse Espinosa on Scrubs
Lawrence R. Ricciardi
Business
14-Aug-1940   General Counsel for IBM, 1995-2002
Kevin Michael Richardson
Actor
25-Oct-1964   The Cleveland Show
Leonard Riggio
Business
28-Feb-1941   CEO of Barnes & Noble, 1986-2002
Larry Rivers
Painter
17-Aug-1923 14-Aug-2002 American pop artist
Tanya Roberts
Actor
15-Oct-1955   Bond Girl, Beastmaster, That 70s Show
Scott La Rock
Disc Jockey
2-Mar-1962 27-Aug-1987 Boogie Down Productions
Ed Rosenthal
Activist
c. 1944   Advocate for legalizing marijuana
Murray Rothbard
Economist
2-Mar-1926 7-Jan-1995 Anarcho-capitalist
Arthur J. Samberg
Business
c. 1941   Pequot Capital Management
Romeo Santos
Singer
21-Jul-1981   Former Aventura frontman
Michael Savage
Radio Personality
31-Mar-1942   Savage Nation
Lynn Schenk
Politician
5-Jan-1945   US Congresswoman from California, 1993-95
Dutch Schultz
Criminal
6-Aug-1902 24-Oct-1935 Bootlegger, murderer, numbers racketeer
Julius Schwartz
Cartoonist
19-Jun-1915 8-Feb-2004 Silver Age comics pioneer
Vin Scully
Sports Journalist
29-Nov-1927   Voice of the Dodgers
Ivan G. Seidenberg
Business
10-Dec-1946   Chairman and CEO of Verizon
Connie Sellecca
Actor
25-May-1955   The Greatest American Hero
Nestor Serrano
Actor
5-Nov-1955   Capt. Bruno Dante on Witchblade
Irwin Shaw
Playwright
27-Feb-1913 16-May-1984 Rich Man, Poor Man
Sylvia Sidney
Actor
8-Aug-1910 1-Jul-1999 Mama Carlson on WKRP
Maggie Siff
Actor
21-Jun-1974   Tara Knowles on Sons of Anarchy
Barry G. Silverman
Judge
11-Oct-1951   9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Bob Simon
Journalist
29-May-1941   60 Minutes
Neil Simon
Playwright
4-Jul-1927   The Odd Couple
Valerie Simpson
Singer/Songwriter
26-Aug-1948   Half of Ashford and Simpson
Richard X. Slattery
Actor
26-Jun-1925 27-Jan-1997 Capt. Buckner on C.P.O. Sharkey
Sonia Sotomayor
Judge
25-Jun-1954   US Supreme Court Justice
Michael I. Sovern
Educator
1-Dec-1931   President of Columbia University, 1980-93
Phil Spector
Music Producer
26-Dec-1940   Creator of the Wall of Sound
Eliot Spitzer
Government
10-Jun-1959   Governor of New York, 2007-08
Lionel Stander
Actor
11-Jan-1908 30-Nov-1994 Chauffer Max on Hart to Hart
Risë Stevens
Singer
11-Jun-1913 20-Mar-2013 Mezzo-Soprano at the Metropolitan Opera
John Sweeney
Labor Leader
5-May-1934   President of the AFL-CIO, 1995-2009
Swizz Beatz
Music Producer
30-Aug-1978   One Man Band Man
Rachel Ticotin
Actor
1-Nov-1958   Total Recall
Patricia A. Tracey
Military
30-Nov-1950   Former Vice Admiral, US Navy
Jerry Vale
Singer
8-Jul-1932   Romantic ballad singer
Bobby Van
Actor
6-Dec-1928 31-Jul-1980 Broadway actor
Joe Viterelli
Actor
10-Mar-1941 29-Jan-2004 Jelly in Analyze This
Jimmie Walker
Comic
25-Jun-1947   Dyn-o-Mite
Leonard Warren
Singer
21-Apr-1911 4-Mar-1960 Operatic baritone, NY Metropolitan Opera
Kerry Washington
Actor
31-Jan-1977   Save the Last Dance
Ben Wattenberg
Pundit
26-Aug-1933   Think Tank moderator
Murray L. Weidenbaum
Economist
10-Feb-1927   Council of Economic Advisers, 1981-82
Jerry Weintraub
Film/TV Producer
29-Sep-1937   Hollywood producer
George Weissman
Business
12-Jul-1919 24-Jul-2009 CEO of Philip Morris, 1978-84
Alex Wellen
TV Personality
?   CNN Legal Analyst
Michael C. Williams
Actor
25-Jul-1973   The Blair Witch Project
Rosalyn Sussman Yalow
Physicist
19-Jul-1921 30-May-2011 Developed radioimmunoassay technique
Malik Yoba
Actor
17-Sep-1967   New York Undercover
Philip Zimbardo
Psychologist
23-Mar-1933   1971 Stanford Prison Experiment
Chuck Zito
Actor
1-Mar-1953   Hell's Angel, Bodyguard to the Stars, Oz

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Laslo Benedek
Film Director
5-Mar-1905 11-Mar-1992 The Wild One
Chandler Brossard
Novelist
18-Jul-1922 29-Aug-1993 The Bold Saboteurs
Ken Caminiti
Baseball
21-Apr-1963 10-Oct-2004 Former National League MVP
Avery Cardinal Dulles
Religion
24-Aug-1918 12-Dec-2008 Fordham Professor, Roman Catholic Cardinal
Ralph Forbes
Actor
30-Sep-1896 31-Mar-1951 The Hound of the Baskervilles
Charles Fort
Scientist
6-Aug-1874 3-May-1932 Prophet of the Unexplained
Lou Gehrig
Baseball
19-Jun-1903 2-Jun-1941 Played 2,130 consecutive games
Jacob H. Gilbert
Politician
17-Jun-1920 27-Feb-1981 Congressman from New York, 1960-71
Thomas J. Manton
Politician
3-Nov-1932 22-Jul-2006 Congressman from New York, 1985-99
Abraham Ribicoff
Politician
9-Apr-1910 22-Feb-1998 Senator and Governor from Connecticut
Scott La Rock
Disc Jockey
2-Mar-1962 27-Aug-1987 Boogie Down Productions
Soupy Sales
Comic
8-Jan-1926 22-Oct-2009 Inveterate pie thrower
Rosalyn Sussman Yalow
Physicist
19-Jul-1921 30-May-2011 Developed radioimmunoassay technique



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