On this date in...
1928...Gangster Arnold Rothstein is gunned down in the Park Central Hotel on Seventh Avenue, spawning a murder probe that reveals corruption within city government that eventually leads to the downfall of Mayor Jimmy Walker.
1958...Nelson Rockefeller wins the first of his four terms as governor.
1961...Bob Dylan plays Carnegie Hall in his first major appearance outside Greenwich Village.
1987...Six-year-old Lisa Steinberg dies at St. Vincent's Hospital and Joel Steinberg, the man who had illegally adopted her, is later convicted of her murder.