September 26th in New York City History
Posted: Sep 26, 2012 | 1:05 AM
1789: In New York City, Thomas Jefferson was appointed America's first Secretary of State and John Jay the first Chief Justice.
1898: George Gershwin, operatic music and Broadway musicals composer, was born in Brooklyn, New York. He will die around 38 years later.
1957: The musical "West Side Story" opens on Broadway.
1961: Roger Maris, the Yankee right fielder, knocks his 60th home run of the season, tying Babe Ruth's single-season record. In five days Maris' 61st homer will break the record which will stand 37 years.
1965: Joe Namath starts for the NY Jets as Quarterback, throwing 287 yards for two touchdowns, but they lose to the Buffalo Bills 33-21. Namath will lead the Jets to championship in a few years.