August 22, 1977 in New York history

📝 On This Day 📝

47 years ago on August 22nd, 1977

19-year-old Richard Rodriguez from Staten Island sets a Guinness World Record for longest rollercoaster ride on the Coney Island Cyclone

His record time was 104 hours and 2,350 rides during the 50th anniversary of both the coaster and Charles Lindbergh's transatlantic flight. Rodriguez would break the record once again 40 years later on a UK coaster with a time of over 405 hours!

Here's Rodriguez interviewed in the 1978 film 'Coney Island Cyclone' by Mike Edwards.


🌎 World History 🌏

Library of Congress  •  New York Times  •  BBC  •  Wikipedia

🌞 Weather Records 🌞

Record High: 95°F in 1916
Record Low: 52°F in 1895

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