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On May 19, 1951: Joey Ramone was born in Forest Hills, Queens. Ramone was the lead singer of the punk-rock band The Ramones. The founding members of The Ramones met while attending Forest Hills High School, and subsequently catapulted to fame. Their hits include “Blitzkreig Bop,” “Sheena is a Punk Rocker,” and “Rockaway Beach.” Ramone passed away in 2001.


On May 19, 1941: Novelist, screenwriter, and director Nora Ephron was born. She has been nominated three times for the Academy Award for Best Writing for an Original Screenplay. She is the author of a number of romantic comedies such as When Harry Met Sally…, Sleepless in Seattle, and Julie & Julia. Ephron passed away in 2012 at age 71.



On May 19, 1997: Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick got married at the Angel Orensanz Foundation on the Lower East Side. Matthew Broderick, a native New Yorker, was born in Manhattan, whereas Sarah Jessica Parker has become a New York icon in her own right, portraying the character Carrie Bradshaw on the hit HBO series Sex and the City.

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