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Newark, NJ

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.ci.newark.nj.us/

Population:
273546 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1666

County:
Essex County

Founded 1666 by Robert Treat and other Puritans.

NEWSPAPERS

Newspaper
Newark Star-Ledger

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Essex County College
1966
Weequahic High School, Newark, NJ
1933
New Jersey Institute of Technology
1886

MUSEUM

MuseumFounded
The Newark Museum
1909

LIBRARY

LibraryFounded
Newark Public Library
1908

ORCHESTRA

OrchestraFounded
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
1922

VENUE

VenueFounded
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
1997
Newark Symphony Hall
1925

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Net2Phone
1995
IDT
1990
Public Service Enterprise Group
1903
Prudential
1875

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Hugh J. Addonizio
Politician
31-Jan-1914 2-Feb-1981 Mayor of Newark, 1962-70
Jason Alexander
Actor
23-Sep-1959   George Costanza on Seinfeld
John Amos
Actor
27-Dec-1939   James Evans on Good Times
Alvin Attles
Basketball
7-Nov-1936   Warriors Head Coach, 1970-83
Paul Auster
Novelist
3-Feb-1947   New York Trilogy
Amiri Baraka
Author
7-Oct-1934   Hates Whitey
Bill Bellamy
Comic
7-Apr-1965   Deaq on Fastlane
Taurean Blacque
Actor
10-May-1941   Det. Neal Washington on Hill Street Blues
Vivian Blaine
Actor
21-Nov-1921 9-Dec-1995 Guys and Dolls
Dennis Boutsikaris
Actor
21-Dec-1952   Jerry Harper on The Jackie Thomas Show
William J. Brennan
Judge
25-Apr-1906 24-Jul-1997 US Supreme Court Justice, 1956-90
Daryl G. Brewster
Business
c. 1957   Former CEO of Krispy Kreme
Aaron Burr
Politician
6-Feb-1756 14-Sep-1836 Killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel
John W. Campbell
Editor
8-Jun-1910 11-Jul-1971 Editor of Astounding, 1938-71
William Campbell
Actor
30-Oct-1923 28-Apr-2011 Dementia 13
Ron Carey
Actor
11-Dec-1935 16-Jan-2007 Officer Levitt on Barney Miller
Jack Cashill
Author
15-Dec-1947   What's The Matter With California?
Christopher J. Christie
Politician
6-Sep-1962   Governor of New Jersey
Leonard S. Coleman, Jr.
Administrator
17-Feb-1949   President of MLB National League, 1994-99
Morgan Conway
Actor
16-Mar-1903 16-Nov-1981 Dick Tracy
Stephen Crane
Novelist
1-Nov-1871 5-Jun-1900 The Red Badge of Courage
Marvin Davis
Business
31-Aug-1925 25-Sep-2004 Oil magnate, former owner of 20th Century Fox
Brian De Palma
Film Director
11-Sep-1940   Carrie
Fredric Dicker
Journalist
1944   New York Post
Ernest R. Dickerson
Film Director
25-Jun-1951   Bulletproof
James Clement Dunn
Diplomat
27-Dec-1890 1979 Career US Ambassador
Patricia Lynch Ewell
Diplomat
20-Apr-1926 4-Dec-2011 US Ambassador to Madagascar, 1986-89
Leslie A. Fiedler
Critic
8-Mar-1917 29-Jan-2003 Love and Death in the American Novel
Connie Francis
Singer
12-Dec-1938   Where the Boys Are
Allen Garfield
Actor
22-Nov-1939   Cry Uncle!
Gloria Gaynor
Singer
7-Sep-1949   I Will Survive
Allen Ginsberg
Poet
3-Jun-1926 5-Apr-1997 Howl!
Judy Gold
Comic
15-Nov-1962   25 Questions for a Jewish Mother
Charles A. Heimbold, Jr.
Business
27-May-1933   CEO of Bristol Myers Squibb, 1994-2001
Taylor Holmes
Actor
16-May-1878 30-Sep-1959 Nightmare Alley
Cissy Houston
Singer
30-Sep-1933   Gospel singer, Mother of Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
Singer
9-Aug-1963 11-Feb-2012 Diva and cautionary tale
Ice-T
Rapper
16-Feb-1958   Pimp, Cop Killer
Leonard Jeffries
Scholar
19-Jan-1937   Controversial blackademic
Bernard Kerik
Government
4-Sep-1955   NYC Police Commissioner, 2000-01
Allen Klein
Business
18-Dec-1931 4-Jul-2009 Prehensile ABKCO executive
Dennis Kozlowski
Business
16-Nov-1946   Disgraced CEO of Tyco
Murray Krieger
Critic
27-Nov-1923 5-Aug-2000 The Play and Place of Criticism
Paul Kurtz
Philosopher
21-Dec-1925 20-Oct-2012 Pro-skeptic activist
Jerry Lewis
Comic
16-Mar-1926   Muscular Dystrophy Association
Ray Liotta
Actor
18-Dec-1954   Goodfellas
Allard Lowenstein
Politician
16-Jan-1929 14-Mar-1980 Congressman, New York 5th
Lee Lozano
Painter
5-Nov-1930 2-Oct-1999 Misogyny as art form
Bernie Marcus
Business
12-May-1929   Co-Founder of Home Depot
Frank S. Meyer
Author
9-May-1909 1-Apr-1972 In Defense of Freedom
Andrew Napolitano
Pundit
6-Jun-1950   Senior Judicial Analyst, FOX News
Renaldo Nehemiah
Track and Field
24-Mar-1959   Hurdles
Bebe Neuwirth
Actor
31-Dec-1958   Dr. Lilith Sternin-Crane on Cheers
Jack Northrop
Business
10-Nov-1895 18-Feb-1981 All-wing aircraft
Shaquille O'Neal
Basketball
6-Mar-1972   Shaq Attack
Franklin Pangborn
Actor
23-Jan-1888 20-Jul-1958 Character actor, 1920s to 1950s
Donald Payne
Politician
16-Jul-1934 6-Mar-2012 Congressman from New Jersey, 1989-2012
Joe Pesci
Actor
9-Feb-1943   Tommy DeVito in Goodfellas
Keshia Knight Pulliam
Actor
9-Apr-1979   Rudy Huxtable on The Cosby Show
Redman
Rapper
17-Apr-1970   Hip hop artist, Whut? Thee Album
Judith Reisman
Author
11-Apr-1935   Hates Kinsey
Marc Ribot
Guitarist
1954   Avant-garde guitarist and composer
Peter W. Rodino
Politician
7-Jun-1909 7-May-2005 Congressman from New Jersey, 1949-89
Joe Rogan
Actor
11-Aug-1967   Host of Fear Factor
Philip Roth
Novelist
19-Mar-1933   Portnoy's Complaint
Marge Roukema
Politician
19-Sep-1929   Congresswoman from New Jersey, 1981-2003
Eva Marie Saint
Actor
4-Jul-1924   North by Northwest
Dore Schary
Film/TV Producer
31-Aug-1905 7-Jul-1980 President of MGM, 1951-56
Fred Schneider
Singer
1-Jul-1951   Lead singer, The B-52's
Ted Schroeder
Tennis
20-Jul-1921 26-May-2006 Winner of 1949 Wimbledon
Richard B. Scudder
Publisher
13-May-1913 11-Jul-2012 Co-Founder, MediaNews Group
Robert F. Seedlock
Military
6-Feb-1913 5-May-2004 Built the Burma Road in WWII
Walter V. Shipley
Business
2-Nov-1935   CEO of Chase Manhattan, 1996-99
Wayne Shorter
Jazz Musician
25-Aug-1933   Influential sax player and jazz composer
Harry Simeone
Musician
9-May-1911 22-Feb-2005 The Harry Simeone Chorale
Paul Simon
Singer/Songwriter
13-Oct-1941   Simon and Garfunkel
Orin R. Smith
Business
13-Aug-1935   CEO of Engelhard, 1984-2001
Todd Solondz
Film Director
15-Oct-1959   Welcome to the Dollhouse
Susan Stamberg
Radio Personality
7-Sep-1938   NPR
Chauncey Starr
Physicist
14-Apr-1912 17-Apr-2007 Electric Power Research Institute
Tom Stemberg
Business
1949   Founder and CEO of Staples, Inc.
Mike Straka
Columnist
10-Oct-1969   Grrr! columnist for Fox News
Ellen Tauscher
Politician
15-Nov-1951   Former Congresswoman, California 10th
Norman Tokar
Film Director
25-Nov-1919 6-Apr-1979 The Apple Dumpling Gang
Treach
Actor
2-Dec-1970   Naughty By Nature
Frankie Valli
Singer
3-May-1934   And The Four Seasons
Sarah Vaughan
Singer
28-Mar-1924 3-Apr-1990 The Divine One
Jack Warden
Actor
18-Sep-1920 19-Jul-2006 12 Angry Men
Gerard Way
Musician
9-Apr-1977   My Chemical Romance
Mikey Way
Bassist
10-Sep-1980   My Chemical Romance
Max Weinberg
Drummer
13-Apr-1951   Drummer for Springsteen and Conan
C. K. Williams
Poet
4-Nov-1936   Repair
Robert J. Wussler
Business
8-Sep-1936 5-Jun-2010 President of CBS Television, 1976-78
Ian Ziering
Actor
30-Mar-1964   Steve Sanders on Beverly Hills 90210
Richard Zimmer
Politician
16-Aug-1944   Congressman from New Jersey, 1991-97

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Frederick T. Frelinghuysen
Government
4-Aug-1817 20-May-1885 US Secretary of State, 1881-85
Dutch Schultz
Criminal
6-Aug-1902 24-Oct-1935 Bootlegger, murderer, numbers racketeer
Naomi Sims
Model
30-Mar-1948 1-Aug-2009 Pioneering black supermodel
Shooby Taylor
Singer
19-Sep-1929 4-Jun-2003 The Human Horn



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