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.