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Newark - Notable Historical Events

Walter JohnsonOct 14, 1926

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Newark - Historical Events
Date Event
1216-10-19

King John of England dies at Newark-on-Trent and is succeeded by his nine-year-old son Henry.

1777-08-28

American Revolutionary War - Battle of Cooch's Bridge takes place near Newark, Delaware.

1796-02-01

The capital of Upper Canada is moved from Newark to York.

1921-10-01

WJZ, Newark NJ begins broadcasting

1922-10-07

First radio link, WNJ (Newark) & WGY (Senectady) link for World Series

1926-10-14

Walter Johnson retires, signs 2-year contract to manage Newark

1933-06-02

WNJ-AM in Newark NJ goes off the air

1935-10-23

Dutch Schultz, Abe Landau, Otto Berman, and Bernard "Lulu" Rosencrantz are fatally shot at a saloon in Newark, New Jersey in what will become known as The Chophouse Massacre.

1941-01-23

WOR-AM in Newark NJ moves to NYC

1948-01-02

WNDT (now WNET) TV channel 13 in New York-Newark, NY (PBS) begins

1956-04-26

First modern container ship, the Ideal X, leaves Port Newark, New Jersey for Houston, Texas

1958-09-15

Commuter train crashes through drawbridge, killing 48 (Newark NJ)

1963-03-18

WGSF TV channel 31 in Newark, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting

1967-07-12

23 die in Newark race riot

1967-07-12

Blacks in Newark, riot, 26 killed, 1500 injured & over 1000 arrested

1967-07-13

Race riots break out in Newark, 27 die

1970-06-16

Kenneth A Gibson elected 1st black mayor of Newark, NJ

1991-01-04

AT&T workers in Newark accidentally snap a cable

1995-01-09

Worker accidentally cuts electrial wires at Newark Airport

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Newark - Notable Birthdays

Stephen CraneNov 1, 1871

Jerry LewisMar 16, 1926

Allen GinsbergJun 3, 1926

Whitney HoustonAug 9, 1963

Shaquille O'NealMar 6, 1972

Newark - Birthdays
Date Event
1731-12-12

Erasmus Darwin, Newark-on-Trent, U.K., influential English physician, poet, philosopher, and botanist (and grandfather of Charles Darwin)

1756-02-06

Aaron Burr, Newark NJ, (D-R), 3rd US VP (1801-05), dueler

1814-08-23

James Roosevelt Bayley, first Bishop of Newark, New Jersey, and the eighth Archbishop of Baltimore (d. 1877)

1860-08-03

William K.L. Dickson, Newark Athlete

1871-11-01

Stephen Crane, Newark, New Jersey, novelist/poet (Red Badge of Courage), (d. 1900)

1877-01-20

Ruth St Denis, Newark NJ, ballerina (Dances of the 5 Senses)

1878-05-16

Taylor Holmes, Newark NJ, actor (Tobor the Great, Beware My Lovely)

1889-01-23

Franklin Pangborn, Newark, actor (My Best Gal, Hats Off, Easy Living)

1901-08-27

Al Ritz, [Joaquim], Newark NJ, actor (Ritz Brothers, Hi Ya Chum)

1906-08-25

William J Brennan, Newark, supreme court justice (1957-90) [or 4/25]

1911-05-09

Harry Simeone, Newark NJ, choral director (Kate Smith Show)

1917-04-03

Bill Finegan, Newark NJ, (Sauter-Finegan Band, Sat Night Revue)

1920-09-18

Jack Warden, Newark NJ, actor (NYPD, Crazy Like a Fox, Norby)

1921-11-21

Vivian Blaine, Newark NJ, actress (Guys & Dolls, Skirts Ahoy)

1922-12-20

Charita Bauer, Newark NJ, actress (Guiding Light, Aldrich Family)

1923-03-21

Mort Lindsey, Newark NJ, orchestra leader (Merv Griffin Show)

1924-03-27

Sarah L Vaughan, Newark NJ, jazz scat singer (Broken Hearted Melody)

1924-07-04

Eva Marie Saint, Newark NJ, actress (On the Waterfront, North by Northwest)

1925-08-28

Marvin Davis, Newark NJ, CEO (Davis Oil Company)

1926-03-16

Jerry Lewis, [Joseph Levitch], Newark New Jersey, comedian/fund raiser (MDA),

1926-06-03

Allen Ginsberg, Newark, New Jersey, American beat poet (Howl)

1927-03-06

John Fairchild, Newark NJ, CEO (Fairchild publishing)

1928-07-08

Carol Henry, Newark NJ, choreographer (Garry Moore Show)

1928-10-30

William Campbell, Newark NJ, actor (Jerry-Cannonball, Luke-Dynasty)

1929-05-05

John S Ragin, Newark NJ, actor (Dr Astin-Quincy ME)

1929-09-26

Meredith C Gourdine, Newark NJ, long jumper (Olympic-silver-1952)

1933-03-19

Philip Roth, Newark, novelist (Goodbye Columbus, Portnoy's Complaint)

1933-06-08

Derek Newark, The Blue Max

1933-08-25

Wayne Shorter, Newark New Jersey, American jazz musician (Weather Report)

1934-07-16

Donald Payne, Newark, New Jersey, New Jersey Congressman (1989-2012), (d. 2012)

1935-09-19

Nick Massi, Newark NJ, rocker (4 Seasons-Sherry)

1936-10-01

Edward Villella, Last Tango in Newark

1937-05-03

Frankie Valli, [Castelluccio], Newark NJ, singer (Four Seasons-Sherry)

1938-12-12

Connie Francis, Newark NJ, singer/actress (Where the Boys Are)

1939-03-08

Jim Bouton, Newark NJ, pitcher (NY Yankees)/author (Ball Four)

1939-11-22

Allen Garfield, Newark NJ, actor (Candidate, Beverly Hills Cop II)

1939-12-27

John Amos, Newark NJ, actor (Good Times, Coming to America)

1940-05-10

Taurean Blacque, Newark New Jersey, actor (Neal Washington-Hill Street Blues)

1940-09-11

Brian DePalma, Newark NJ, film director (Body Double, Dressed to Kill)

1941-10-13

Paul Simon, Newark NJ, singer/actor (Kodachrome, 1 Trick Pony)

1943-02-09

Joe Pesci, Newark NJ, actor (Half Nelson, Goodfellas)

1945-01-26

Barbara Kruger, Newark New Jersey, American conceptual artist

1947-12-11

Tom Fuccello, Newark NJ, actor (Dave-Dallas)

1949-09-07

Gloria Gaynor, Newark NJ, disco singer (I Will Survive)

1950-05-14

Mark Blum, Newark NJ, actor (Worth Winning, Blind Date, Presidio)

1951-07-01

Fred Schneider, Newark Ga, vocalist/guitarist (B-52's-Rock Lobster)

1952-05-11

Darrow Igus, Newark NJ, comedian (Fridays, Roll Out)

1952-12-21

Dennis Boutsikaris, Newark NJ, actor (Batteries Not Included)

1953-03-26

Michael Bonagura, Newark NJ, country singer (Baille & Boys-Oh Heart)

1954-05-19

Rick Cerone, Newark NJ, catcher (Yankees/Red Sox/Mets/Expos)

1954-10-22

Carla Dunlap, Newark NJ, bodybuilder (Pumping Iron 2)

1954-12-18

Ray Liotta, Newark NJ, actor (Sacha-Casablanca, Goodfellas)

1958-02-16

Ice-T [Tracy Marrow], Newark, New Jersey, American rapper and actor (New Jack City, Tank Girl, Crazy Six)

1959-09-23

Jason Alexander, [Greenspan], Newark NJ, actor (George-Seinfeld)

1960-01-07

David Marciano, Newark NJ, actor (Det Ray Vecchio-Due South)

1961-11-27

Anxo Fernández Rodríguez, Os 15,000 de Newark

1963-08-09

Whitney Houston, Newark NJ, singer (One Moment in Time, Bodyguard), (d. 2012)

1965-12-12

Laurie Grover-Tavares, Newark NJ, biathelete (Olympics-1994)

1968-10-13

Tisha Campbell, Newark NJ, actress (Gina-Martin, House Party)

1969-04-27

Cory Booker, Mayor of Newark, New Jersey

1970-09-09

Dan Miceli, Newark NJ, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates)

1971-04-25

Michelle Harris, Newark Delaware, Miss America-Delaware (1996)

1972-03-06

Shaquille O'Neal, Newark New Jersey, NBA center (Magic, Lakers, Oly-gold-96)

1975-01-18

Daniel Cousins, Nicky Newark

1979-04-09

Keshia Knight Pulliam, Newark NJ, actress (Rudy-Crosby)

1984-03-12

Shareefa [Faradah Cooper], Newark New Jersey, American R & B singer

1992-11-16

Adam Robert Worton, Newark DE, twin actor (Baby's Day Out)

1992-11-16

Jacob Joseph Worton, Newark DE, twin actor (Baby's Day Out)

Newark - Deaths
Date Event
1877-10-03

James Roosevelt Bayley, first Bishop of Newark, New Jersey, and the eighth Archbishop of Baltimore (b. 1814)

1935-09-28

William K.L. Dickson, Newark Athlete

1998-08-11

Derek Newark, The Blue Max


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