On September 9, 1966: Comedian, writer, and producer Adam Sandler was born in Brooklyn. He rose to fame in the 1990s as a cast member of SNL, and has since churned out multiple hit movies. His signature self-deprecating comedy style has become a staple in modern American pop culture.
A SPY IS INDICTED
On September 9, 1986: Gennadi Zakharov, a Soviet U.N. official, was indicted for espionage in New York. Around this time, American Nicholas Daniloff was formally charged with espionage in the Soviet Union.
GIDDY UP, NYPD
On September 9, 1904: Mounted police were used for the very first time to protect and serve the residents of New York City. Today, they are a recognized as a symbol of New York City around the world.