New-York Historical Society's Bill Shannon Dictionary of New York Sports

Tag Archives: Gulf + Western

Michael Burke

Michael Burke (Executive.  Born, Enfield, CT, June 8, 1916; died, Galway, Ireland, Feb. 5, 1987.)  One of the most colorful characters in New York sports in the 1960s and 1970s, Edward Michael Burke was president of both the Yankees (1966-73) and Madison Square Garden (1973-81).  Burke spent nearly a third of his life in Europe for […]

Charles Bluhdorn

Charles Bluhdorn (Executive.  Born, Vienna, Austria, Sept. 20, 1926; died, aboard corporate jet between Santo Domingo, D.R., and New York, NY, Feb. 19, 1983.)  Charles G. Bluhdorn was the creator of the conglomerate that controlled Madison Square Garden for two decades.  Starting with an auto parts company in Grand Rapids, Mich., Bluhdorn formed Gulf + […]

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