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Queens, NY

LOCATION

A borough of New York City.

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Queensborough Community College
1959
Newtown High School, Queens, NY
1897
Far Rockaway High School, Queens, NY
1897
St. John's University
1870

MUSEUM

MuseumFounded
Museum of the Moving Image
1988
Queens Museum of Art
1972
New York Hall of Science
1964

LIBRARY

LibraryFounded
Queens Library
1896

ZOO

ZooFounded
Queens Zoo
1968

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Joseph P. Addabbo
Politician
17-Mar-1925 10-Apr-1986 Congressman from New York, 1961-86
Max Adler
Actor
17-Jan-1986   Dave Karofsky on Glee
Carol Alt
Model
1-Dec-1960   Supermodels in the Rainforest
Eric Alterman
Columnist
14-Jan-1960   The Nation columnist
Judd Apatow
Film Director
6-Dec-1967   Anchorman, The 40 Year Old Virgin
Roone Arledge
Sports Figure
8-Jul-1931 5-Dec-2002 Created Wide World of Sports
Tichina Arnold
Actor
28-Jun-1971   Pam on Martin
Dave Attell
Comic
18-Jan-1965   Insomniac
Hank Azaria
Actor
25-Apr-1964   Moe and Apu on The Simpsons
Eric B
Disc Jockey
8-Nov-1965   Eric B for President
Obba Babatundé
Actor
1-Dec-1951   Principal Green on Dawson's Creek
Barbara Bach
Actor
27-Aug-1947   Atook zug zug Lana
Walter Becker
Musician
20-Feb-1950   Co-Founder of Steely Dan
Tobin Bell
Actor
7-Aug-1942   Saw
Andrew Bergman
Screenwriter
20-Feb-1945   Striptease
Ted Bessell
Actor
20-Mar-1935 6-Oct-1996 That Guy in That Girl
Arthur Blank
Business
27-Sep-1942   Co-Founder of Home Depot
Paul Bowles
Author
30-Dec-1910 18-Nov-1999 The Sheltering Sky
Peter Camejo
Activist
31-Dec-1939 13-Sep-2008 Persistent Green Party candidate
Mary Carillo
Sports Journalist
15-Mar-1957   Loquacious sports commentator
Robert P. Casey
Politician
9-Jan-1932 30-May-2000 Governor of Pennsylvania, 1987-95
William Casey
Spy
13-Mar-1913 29-Jan-1987 CIA Director, 1981-87
Gerald Cassidy
Government
c. 1940   Cassidy & Associates
50 Cent
Rapper
6-Jul-1975   Wanksta, P.I.M.P.
Julie Chen
Game Show Host
6-Jan-1970   Host of Big Brother
DJ Clue
Disc Jockey
8-Jan-1975   Mixtape DJ and Desert Storm label founder
Bob Costas
Sports Journalist
22-Mar-1952   Sportscaster, formerly hosted Later
Joseph Crowley
Politician
16-Mar-1962   Congressman, New York 7th
Andrew Cuomo
Government
6-Dec-1957   Governor of New York
Mario Cuomo
Politician
15-Jun-1932   Governor of New York, 1983-95
John H. Dasburg
Business
c. 1943   CEO of ASTAR Air Cargo
Julie Dash
Film Director
22-Oct-1952   Daughters of the Dust
Robert Davi
Actor
26-Jun-1954   Agent Malone on Profiler
Nelson DeMille
Novelist
23-Aug-1943   The General's Daughter
Donny Deutsch
TV Personality
22-Nov-1957   CNBC talk show host
Rosemarie DeWitt
Actor
26-Oct-1974   Emily Lehman on Standoff
Rocco DiSpirito
Chef
19-Nov-1966   The Restaurant
Kevin Dobson
Actor
18-Mar-1943   Det. Crocker on Kojak
Ann Druyan
Author
13-Jun-1949   Co-wrote Cosmos with husband Carl Sagan
Robert Dudley
Business
14-Sep-1955   CEO of BP
Jesse Eisenberg
Actor
5-Oct-1983   The Social Network
Peter Facinelli
Actor
26-Nov-1973   Donovan Ray on Fastlane
JoAnn Falletta
Conductor
27-Feb-1954   Music Director, Buffalo Philharmonic
Susan Faludi
Activist
18-Apr-1959   Backlash
Perry Farrell
Singer
29-Mar-1959   Lead singer of Jane's Addiction
Jon Favreau
Actor
19-Oct-1966   Swingers
Morton Feldman
Composer
12-Jan-1926 3-Sep-1987 Coptic Light
Steven Florio
Publisher
19-Apr-1949 27-Dec-2007 CEO of Condé Nast, 1995-2005
Dan Frisa
Politician
27-Apr-1955   Congressman from New York, 1995-97
John Frusciante
Guitarist
5-Mar-1970   Guitarist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers
John A. Fry
Business
c. 1960   President, Franklin and Marshall College
David Gallagher
Actor
9-Feb-1985   Simon Camden on 7th Heaven
Greg Giraldo
Comic
10-Dec-1965 29-Sep-2010 Friday Night Stand-Up
Paulette Goddard
Actor
3-Jun-1910 23-Apr-1990 Reap the Wild Wind
Bernhard Goetz
Criminal
7-Nov-1947   Subway vigilante
Cliff Gorman
Actor
13-Oct-1936 5-Sep-2002 Stage actor, Lenny
Irv Gotti
Music Producer
26-Jun-1970   Founder, Murder Inc. Records
Richard Grasso
Business
1946   CEO of the NYSE, 1995-2003
Glenn Greenwald
Blogger
6-Mar-1967   Political blogger for The Guardian
Robert Greifeld
Business
18-Jul-1957   President and CEO of NASDAQ
Florence Halop
Actor
23-Jan-1923 15-Jul-1986 Florence Kleiner on Night Court
Luke Halpin
Actor
4-Apr-1947   Sandy Ricks on Flipper
Jane Harman
Politician
28-Jun-1945   Congresswoman from California, 1993-2011
Danielle Harris
Actor
1-Jun-1977   Halloween 4
Shari Headley
Actor
15-Jul-1964   All My Children
Joe Heck
Politician
30-Oct-1961   Congressman, Nevada 3rd
Eric H. Holder, Jr.
Government
21-Jan-1951   US Attorney General
Robert J. Hurst
Business
1945   Vice Chairman of Goldman Sachs, 1999-2004
Scott Ian
Guitarist
31-Dec-1963   Guitarist for Anthrax
Marc Iavaroni
Basketball
15-Sep-1956   Head Coach, Memphis Grizzlies
Carl Icahn
Business
16-Feb-1936   Billionaire, took over TWA
Gwen Ifill
Journalist
29-Sep-1955   Washington Week, Lehrer News Hour
LL Cool J
Rapper
14-Jan-1968   Ladies Love Cool James
Billy Jayne
Actor
10-Apr-1969   Mikey Randall on Parker Lewis
Lucinda Jenney
Actor
23-Apr-1954   Rain Man
Ron Jeremy
Pornstar
12-Mar-1953   The Hedgehog
Michael Kamen
Composer
15-Apr-1948 18-Nov-2003 Prolific film composer and conductor
Donna Karan
Fashion Designer
2-Oct-1948   Owner, DKNY
Moshe Kasher
Comic
6-Jul-1979   Kasher in the Rye
Victor A. Kaufman
Business
c. 1943   Vice Chairman of IAC
Jack Kelly
Actor
16-Sep-1927 7-Nov-1992 Bart Maverick
Moira Kelly
Actor
6-Mar-1968   Mandy on The West Wing
Norman Krasna
Playwright
7-Nov-1909 1-Nov-1984 The Devil and Miss Jones
Ray Kurzweil
Inventor
12-Feb-1948   Age of Spiritual Machines
Michael Landon
Actor
31-Oct-1936 1-Jul-1991 Little House on the Prairie
Mitchell Laurance
Actor
2-Mar-1950   Not Necessarily the News
Malcolm D. Lee
Film Director
11-Jan-1970   Undercover Brother
Sheila Jackson Lee
Politician
12-Jan-1950   Congresswoman, Texas 18th
Lucy Liu
Actor
2-Dec-1968   Ling on Ally McBeal
Joe Lo Truglio
Actor
2-Dec-1970   The State
Frank Lorenzo
Business
19-May-1940   Former CEO, Eastern Airlines
Lori Loughlin
Actor
28-Jul-1964   Rebecca Katsopolis on Full House
MC Lyte
Rapper
11-Oct-1971   Groundbreaking female rapper
John Mackey
Football
24-Sep-1941 6-Jul-2011 NFL Hall of Famer
Bernard L. Madoff
Business
29-Apr-1938   Madoff Investment Securities LLC
Nancy Malone
Actor
19-Mar-1935   Libby Kingston on Naked City
Robert Mapplethorpe
Photographer
4-Nov-1946 9-Mar-1989 Erotic photographer
James Marshall
Actor
2-Jan-1967   A Few Good Men
Barney Martin
Actor
3-Mar-1923 21-Mar-2005 Played Jerry's dad Morty on Seinfeld
Christopher Martin
Rapper
10-Jul-1962   Play of Kid n' Play
Drea de Matteo
Actor
19-Jan-1972   Adriana on The Sopranos
Debi Mazar
Actor
15-Aug-1964   Meet Wally Sparks
John Megna
Actor
9-Nov-1952 5-Sep-1995 To Kill a Mockingbird
Idina Menzel
Singer
30-May-1971   Rent
Ethel Merman
Singer
16-Jan-1908 15-Feb-1984 There's No Business Like Show Business
Dina Meyer
Actor
22-Dec-1968   Starship Troopers
Marilyn Milian
TV Personality
1-May-1961   The People's Court
DJ Muggs
Disc Jockey
28-Jan-1968   Cypress Hill
Donna Murphy
Actor
7-Mar-1959   The King and I
Barbara Nichols
Actor
30-Dec-1929 5-Oct-1976 Sweet Smell of Success
Noreaga
Rapper
6-Sep-1977   Niggas On the Run Eating
Lamar Odom
Basketball
6-Nov-1979   L.A. Clippers forward
Al Oerter
Track and Field
19-Sep-1936 1-Oct-2007 Four-time Olympic discus gold medalist
Rick Overton
Comic
10-Aug-1954   Earth Girls Are Easy
Henry D. Owen
Diplomat
26-Aug-1920 5-Nov-2011 US Ambassador at Large, 1977-81
Jason Patric
Actor
17-Jun-1966   The Lost Boys
John Paulson
Business
1955   Billionaire hedge fund manager
Elizabeth Perkins
Actor
18-Nov-1960   Big
Bernadette Peters
Actor
28-Feb-1948   It Runs in the Family
Rahzel
Musician
?   Beatboxer from The Roots
Rammellzee
Rapper
c. 1960 27-Jun-2010 Beat Bop
Kool G Rap
Rapper
20-Jul-1968   The Juice Crew
Tommy Rettig
Actor
10-Dec-1941 15-Feb-1996 Jeff Miller in Lassie
Richard Rodgers
Composer
28-Jun-1902 30-Dec-1979 Rodgers and Hammerstein
Al Roker
TV Personality
20-Aug-1954   Today Show weatherman
Ray Romano
Comic
21-Dec-1957   Everybody Loves Raymond
Mercedes Ruehl
Actor
28-Feb-1948   Married to the Mob
Ja Rule
Rapper
29-Feb-1976   Holla Holla
Amy Ryan
Actor
30-Nov-1969   Gone Baby Gone
Melanie Safka
Singer/Songwriter
3-Feb-1947   Brand New Key
Susan Sarandon
Actor
4-Oct-1946   Louise in Thelma and Louise
Allyson Schwartz
Politician
3-Oct-1948   Congresswoman, Pennsylvania 13th
MC Serch
Rapper
6-May-1967   3rd Bass MC, produced Nas album Illmatic
Roxanne Shante
Rapper
9-Nov-1969   Roxanne's Revenge
Adrienne Shelly
Actor
24-Jun-1966 1-Nov-2006 Waitress
Bob Sheppard
Sports Journalist
20-Oct-1910 11-Jul-2010 Voice of Yankee Stadium
Kevin Shields
Musician
21-May-1963   My Bloody Valentine
Russell Simmons
Business
4-Oct-1957   Def Jam Records
Fredro Starr
Rapper
1-Jan-1970   Onyx
Mike Starr
Actor
29-Jul-1950   Goodfellas
Howard Stern
Radio Personality
12-Jan-1954   The King of All Media
Myles Tanenbaum
Business
28-Jun-1930   Real Estate developer
Peter J. Tobin
Business
c. 1943   CFO of Manufacturers Hanover, 1985-91
Donald Trump
Business
14-Jun-1946   The Donald
Nicholas Turturro
Actor
29-Jan-1962   Detective Martinez on NYPD Blue
Ultimate Warrior
Wrestling
16-Jun-1959   WWF wrestler, now conservative activist
Dick Van Patten
Actor
9-Dec-1928   Dad on Eight is Enough
James Van Praagh
Paranormal
23-Aug-1958   Spiritualist faker
John Ventimiglia
Actor
17-Jul-1963   Artie Bucco on The Sopranos
Christina Vidal
Actor
18-Nov-1981   Taina
Edward Villella
Dancer
1-Oct-1936   New York City Ballet
Waka Flocka Flame
Rapper
31-May-1986   Flockaveli
Steven Weber
Actor
4-Mar-1961   Brian Hackett on Wings
Bob Weinstein
Film/TV Producer
1954   Miramax and Dimension Films
Harvey Weinstein
Film/TV Producer
19-Mar-1952   Miramax and The Weinstein Co.
Rob Wexler
Politician
2-Jan-1961   Former Congressman from Florida
Helene N. White
Judge
2-Dec-1954   6th Circuit Court of Appeals
Debra Wilson
Comic
26-Apr-1970   MADtv
D. B. Woodside
Actor
25-Jul-1969   President Wayne Palmer on 24
Tony Yayo
Rapper
31-Mar-1978   G-Unit, Talk of New York
Burt Young
Actor
30-Apr-1940   Paulie in Rocky
Alfred M. Zeien
Business
25-Feb-1930   CEO of Gillette, 1991-99

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Joseph P. Addabbo
Politician
17-Mar-1925 10-Apr-1986 Congressman from New York, 1961-86
Pasquale Amato
Singer
21-Mar-1878 13-Aug-1942 Operatic baritone, NY Metropolitan Opera
Bix Beiderbecke
Jazz Musician
10-Mar-1903 6-Aug-1931 Celebrated jazz cornetist
Sri Chinmoy
Religion
27-Aug-1931 11-Oct-2007 Meditation guru
Joseph Cornell
Sculptor
24-Dec-1903 29-Dec-1972 Exponent of Assemblage
George B. Cortelyou
Politician
26-Jul-1862 23-Oct-1940 US Treasury Secretary, 1907-09
Kitty Genovese
Victim
7-Jul-1935 13-Mar-1964 Allegedly killed by collective apathy
Walter Greaza
Actor
1-Jan-1897 1-Jun-1973 The Chief on Treasury Men in Action
Woody Guthrie
Singer/Songwriter
14-Jul-1912 3-Oct-1967 Folk legend
Illinois Jacquet
Musician
31-Oct-1922 22-Jul-2004 Squealing saxophone legend
Jam Master Jay
Disc Jockey
21-Jan-1965 30-Oct-2002 Run-D.M.C.
Willy Ley
Author
2-Oct-1906 24-May-1969 The Conquest of Space
Neil Postman
Educator
8-Mar-1931 5-Oct-2003 Amusing Ourselves to Death
Rammellzee
Rapper
c. 1960 27-Jun-2010 Beat Bop
Joe Spinell
Actor
28-Oct-1936 13-Jan-1989 Frank Zito in Maniac
Jo Van Fleet
Actor
30-Dec-1914 10-Jun-1996 East of Eden



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