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October 2nd 2012 in New York City History

Posted: Oct 2, 2012 | 12:09 AM
1879:  American poet Wallace Stevens is born. 

1890:  Comedian Groucho Marx was born in New York in a tenement in a rough neighborhood.  He died in 1977.

1897:  Actor Bud Abbott born.

1932:  The Yankees win the World Series a fourth time 13-6.  They swept the Chicago  Cubs in Chicago in four games, their third clean sweep in the championships
.  The team of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig won twelve consecutive games in this series.

1938:  Rex Reed, Movie critic, turns 74.

1949:  Annie Leibovitz, photographer's birthday.

1954:  The NY baseball Giants win the World Series in Cleveland.

1954:  Lorraine Bracco, Actress' birthday.

1967:  Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, becoming the first black to serve there.

1970:  Happy birthday talk show host Kelly Ripa.

1975:  Mayor Abe Beame faces the grim possibility of a NYC bankruptcy city when Moody's lowers its ratings for New York bonds.


1979:  Pope John Paul II visits New York celebrating mass at Yankee Stadium with an emphasis on young believers.


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