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March 26th in NYC History

Posted: Mar 26, 2013 | 10:00 AM
by Jared Goldstein

1879:  The Engineer and designer of many of NYC's Great Bridges, including the GW, Hellgate, Bayonne, Bronx-Whitestone, the Throgs Neck, and the Verazzano-Narrows, two of which were the world's largest in their day,  Othmar Ammann born in Switzerland.


1892:  Poet Walt Whitman, the exuberant chronicler of his personal reality in New York City and Brooklyn, died at age 72.  He was a founder of the Brooklyn Museum.


1934:  Academy Award winning actor Alan Arkin born in Brooklyn.


Arkin in Catch-22


1940:  James Caan the actor who starred in the Godfather and Elf and other films, born in the Bronx.


1942:  Writer Erica Jong, and Barnard alum, born.


1944:  Singer Diana Ross born.


1960:  Actress Jennifer Grey born in NYC.  


1964:  The musical "Funny Girl," starring Barbra Streisand, opened on Broadway.


1966:  Michael Imperioli, the Actor who played Christopher on "The Sopranos", born.


2003:  Former Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, D-N.Y., died at age 76.


2011:  Former Democratic vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro, the first female major party nominee for the office, died at age 75.

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