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.