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Yonkers - Notable Historical Events

Neil SimonFeb 21, 1991

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Yonkers - Historical Events
Date Event
1888-02-22

John Reid of Scotland demonstrates golf to Americans (Yonkers NY)

1888-11-14

St Andrews Golf Club, Yonkers NY, opens with just 6 holes

1889-03-30

John T Reid opens 1st US golf course (Yonkers, NY)

1909-12-07

Leo Baekeland, Yonkers, patents 1st thermosetting plastic (Bakelite)

1973-09-06

New York Times reports almost all Superfectas run at Yonkers, Roosevelt & Monticello from Jan-Mar of 1973 were fixed

1977-08-10

Postal employee David Berkowitz arrested in Yonkers NY, accused of being "Son of Sam" 44 caliber killer

1980-12-01

US Justice Dept sues Yonkers siting racial discrimination

1983-08-02

US District Court begins trying Yonkers accused of race discrimination

1985-11-11

Yonkers is found guilty of segregating schools & housing

1988-06-13

US Supreme Court refuses to hear Yonkers argument they aren't racist

1988-12-28

US 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals affirms Yonkers is guilty of racism

1991-02-21

"Lost in Yonkers" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 780 perfs

1991-02-21

Neil Simon's "Lost in Yonkers," premieres in NYC

1991-06-02

45th Tony Awards: Lost in Yonkers & Will Rogers Follies win

1991-08-24

Silky Stallone, wins the Cane Pace at Yonkers Raceway

1993-01-03

"Lost in Yonkers" closes at Richard Rodgers NYC after 780 perfs

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Yonkers - Birthdays
Date Event
1903-08-19

Muriel Kirkland, Yonkers NY, actress (Fast Workers, Hold Your Man)

1922-04-16

Eddie Bert, Yonkers, New York, bebopjazz trombonist, (d. 2012)

1922-09-08

Sid Caesar, Yonkers NY, comedian (Your Show of Shows)

1938-12-29

Jon Voight, Yonkers, NY, actor (Deliverance, Midnight Cowboy)

1948-02-28

Mercedes Ruehl, Queens NY, actress (Lost in Yonkers, Crazy People)

1948-06-29

Charlie DiPinto, Yonkers Joe

1967-03-27

Lori Schubeler, Lost in Yonkers

1970-08-21

Bill Roth, Yonkers NY, gymnast (Pan Am-gold-1995, Olympics-96)

1977-02-01

Brad Stoll, Lost in Yonkers

1979-9-30

Mike Damus, Lost in Yonkers

Yonkers - Deaths
Date Event
1987-01-16

Earl Wilson, Bdwy columnist (Midnight Earl), dies in Yonkers at 79

1997-05-21

Brad Stoll, Lost in Yonkers

2008-04-13

Lori Schubeler, Lost in Yonkers


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