List of ticker-tape parades in New York City
Since 1886, those who have made significant achievements, heads of state, returning veterans and sport champions from the New York area have been honored with ticker-tape parades. Parades are traditionally held along Broadway also known as the "Canyon of Heroes" from the Battery to City Hall. Each of these 206 parades has been commemorated by the Alliance for Downtown New York City with a granite strip, installed in 2004.
- October 28 – Statue of Liberty dedication (impromptu).
- April 29 – Centennial of George Washington's inauguration as first president of the United States
- October 5 – David Lloyd George, former prime minister of the United Kingdom.
- October 21 – Captain Paul C. Grening and the crew of the SS President Harding for heroic sea rescue.
- February 16 – Captain George Fried and the crew of the SS President Roosevelt for heroic sea rescue.
- May 27 – Crown Prince Gustaf Adolf and Crown Princess Louise of Sweden
- June 23 – Commander Richard Byrd and Floyd Bennett, flight over the North Pole
- July 2 – Bobby Jones, winner of the British Open golf tournament
- August 27 – Gertrude Ederle, first woman to swim the English Channel
- September 10 – Amelia Gade Corson, first mother and second woman to swim the English Channel
- October 18 – Queen Marie of Romania.
- June 13 – Charles Lindbergh, following solo transatlantic flight.
- July 18 – "Double" parade for Commander Richard Byrd and the crew of the America; and for Clarence Chamberlin and Charles A. Levine following separate transatlantic flights.
- November 11 – Ruth Elder and George W. Haldeman following flight from New York City to the Azores.
- January 20 – W. T. Cosgrave, President of the Executive Council of the Irish Free State.
- April 25 – Hermann Köhl, Major James Fitzmaurice, and Baron von Hünefeld following first westward transatlantic flight
- August 22 – U.S. Olympic athletes.
- May 4 – Prince Ludovico Spada Potenziani, governor of Rome
- July 6 – Amelia Earhart, Wilmer Stulz, and Louis E. Gordon
- September 20 – Aimé Tschiffely Swiss-Argentine Horse Rider from Buenos Aires to New York
- October 16 – Hugo Eckener and the crew of the Graf Zeppelin
- May 26 – Marquis Jacques de Dampierre, passenger aboard the Lafayette
- June 11 – Júlio Prestes, president-elect of Brazil.
- June 18 – Rear Admiral Richard Byrd following expedition to Antarctica.
- July 2 – Bobby Jones, winner of the British Amateur and British Open golf tournaments.
- September 4 – Captain Dieudonne Coste and Maurice Bellonte following flight from Paris to New York City.
- July 2 – Wiley Post and Harold Gatty following round-the-world flight.
- September 2 - Olin Stephens Jr. and the crew of Dorade (yacht), winners of a transatlantic yacht race from Newport, R.I., to Plymouth, England
- October 22 – Pierre Laval, Prime Minister of France.
- October 26 – Philippe Pétain, Marshal of France.
- June 20 – Amelia Earhart Putnam following transatlantic flight.
- June 10 – General Dwight Eisenhower, commander of the Allied Expeditionary Forces.
- August 27 – General Charles de Gaulle, interim president of France.
- September 14 – General Jonathan Wainwright, hero of Corregidor.
- October 9 – Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz.
- October 27 – President Harry S. Truman.
- December 14 – Fleet Admiral William F. Halsey.
- January 12 – New York City Victory Parade of 1946: 82nd Airborne Division (United States) James M. Gavin New York native. Chosen as the All American Division to represent the Army and the end of WWII.
- March 14 – Winston Churchill, former prime minister of the United Kingdom
- October 23 - Delegates to the first plenary session of the general assembly of the United Nations.
- February 3 – France-to-U.S. Merci Train bearing gifts in appreciation of the "Friendship Train"
- May 19 – General Lucius D. Clay, military governor of Germany.
- May 23 – Eurico Gaspar Dutra, president of Brazil.
- August 11 – Elpidio Quirino, president of the Philippines
- August 19 – Connie Mack, on his fiftieth anniversary as manager of the Philadelphia Athletics.
- September 17 – Forty-eight European journalists on "American discovery" flight around United States.
- October 4 – American Legion Drum and Bugle Corps national championship.
- October 17 – Jawaharlal Nehru, prime minister of India.
- April 17 – Gabriel González Videla, president of Chile.
- April 28 – Admiral Thomas C. Kinkaid.
- May 8 – Liaquat Ali Khan, Prime Minister of Pakistan.
- August 4 – Robert Gordon Menzies, prime minister of Australia.
- August 22 – Lt. General Clarence R. Huebner
- December – Ralph Bunche, United Nations mediator
- April 3 – Vincent Auriol, president of France
- April 20 – General of the Army Douglas MacArthur
- May 9 – David Ben-Gurion, prime minister of Israel
- May 24 – U.S. 4th Infantry Division 8th Regimental Combat Team, first troops sent overseas in support of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
- June 25 – Galo Plaza Lasso, president of Ecuador
- September 17 – Sir Denys Lowson, Lord Mayor of the City of London.
- September 28 – Alcide De Gasperi, prime minister of Italy.
- October 29 – United Nations servicemen wounded in Korea.
- November 13 – women of the armed forces
- January 17 – Captain Henrik Kurt Carlsen, following rescue of the crew of the Flying Enterprise
- April 7 – Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands.
- July 7 – U.S. Olympic team.
- July 18 – Commodore Harry Manning and the crew of the United States following new speed record crossing the Atlantic.
- December 18 – Lt. General Willis D. Crittenberger. World War II combat commander in Italy and retiring commander of US First Army headquartered at Fort Jay, Governors Island, New York.
- January 30 – Vice Admiral Walter S. DeLany, Commander of the Navy's Eastern Sea Frontier and the Atlantic Reserve Fleet
- April 3 – Metropolitan New York Combat Contingent, first troop transport to return from Korea.
- April 24 – Lt. General James A. Van Fleet.
- July 21 – Ben Hogan, winner of the Triple Crown of Golf.
- October 1 – José Antonio Remón, president of Panama
- October 20 – General Mark W. Clark
- October 26 – Major General William F. Dean
- November 2 – King Paul and Queen Friederike of Greece.
- February 1 – Celal Bayar, president of Turkey.
- April 22 – U.S. 4th Infantry Division, following return from Korea
- April 26 – Lieutenant Geneviève de Galard-Terraube, the "Angel of Dien Bien Phu".
- June 1 – Haile Selassie, emperor of Ethiopia.
- August 2 – Syngman Rhee, president of South Korea.
- September 27 – New York Giants, winners of the National League pennant.
- October 28 – William V.S. Tubman, president of Liberia.
- November 19 – Lt. Gen. Withers A. Burress, retiring Commander of the First Army
- May 2 – Navy League tribute for 60 commanders of the Navy and Marines during World War II.
- May 13 – Ngo Dinh Diem, president of South Vietnam.
- July 2 – Captain Alan J. Villiers and the crew of the Mayflower II.
- July 11 – Althea Gibson, winner of the Wimbledon women's singles championship.
- October 21 – Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.
- December 9 – King Mohammed V of Morocco.
- May 20 – Van Cliburn, winner of the Moscow International Tchaikovsky Competition. The only musician to ever receive a ticker tape parade tribute.
- June 20 – Theodor Heuss, president of West Germany.
- June 23 – Carlos P. Garcia, president of the Philippines.
- August 27 – Rear Admiral Hyman G. Rickover, Commander William Anderson, and the crew of the USS Nautilus.
- January 29 – Arturo Frondizi, president of Argentina.
- February 10 – Willy Brandt, mayor of West Berlin.
- March 13 – José María Lemus, president of El Salvador.
- March 20 – Seán T. O'Kelly, President of Ireland.
- May 29 – King Baudouin of Belgium.
- September 11 – Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands.
- October 14 – Adolfo López Mateos, president of Mexico.
- November 4 – Ahmed Sékou Touré, president of Guinea.
- March 9 – Carol Heiss, Olympic figure skating gold medalist.
- April 11 – Alberto Lleras Camargo, president of Colombia.
- April 26 – Charles de Gaulle, president of France.
- July 5 – King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit Kitiyakara of Thailand.
- October 14 – Frederick IX and Ingrid, King and Queen of Denmark
- October 19 – John F. Kennedy, Democratic presidential nominee.
- November 2 – President Dwight Eisenhower and Vice President Richard Nixon, Republican presidential nominee.
- March 1 – John Glenn, following the Mercury-Atlas 6 mission.
- April 5 – João Goulart, president of Brazil.
- April 9 – New York Yankees, winners of the World Series.
- April 12 – New York Mets, upon entering the National League.
- April 16 – Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and Empress Farah of Iran.
- May 25 – Félix Houphouët-Boigny, president of Ivory Coast.
- June 5 – Scott Carpenter, following the Mercury 7 mission.
- June 8 – Archbishop Makarios, head of the Cypriot Orthodox Church and president of Cyprus.
- June 14 – Roberto F. Chiari, president of Panama.
- January 17 – Antonio Segni, president of Italy.
- April 1 – King Hassan II of Morocco.
- May 22 – Gordon Cooper, following the Mercury 9 mission.
- June 10 – Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, president of India.
- September 10 – King Mohammed Zahir Shah and Queen Homaira of Afghanistan.
- October 4 – Haile Selassie, emperor of Ethiopia.
- October 3 – Pope John Paul II.
- August 15 – U.S. Summer Olympics medalists.
- May 7 – Vietnam War veterans.
- October 17 – Sammy Sosa, Chicago Cubs right fielder, who hit 66 home runs that season, and for helping with hurricane relief efforts in the Dominican Republic.
- October 23 – New York Yankees championship in the World Series.
- November 16 – John Glenn and astronauts of Space Shuttle Discovery mission STS-95.
Individuals honored with multiple parades
- Richard E. Byrd (3), George Fried (2), Bobby Jones (2), Amelia Earhart (2), Wiley Post (2), Dwight D. Eisenhower (2), Charles de Gaulle (2), Haile Selassie (2), John Glenn (2), Alcide De Gasperi (2).
Sports teams honored
- New York Yankees (9), United States Olympics team (5, plus 2 individual parades for [[Jesse Owens and Carol Heiss), New York Mets (3), New York Giants (football) (2), New York Giants (baseball) (1), New York Rangers (1), United States women's national soccer team (1).
In 2017, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Twitter that he intends to have Marshall Pétain's plaque removed from the Canyon of Heroes. This happened after a national debate over the propriety of Confederate monuments spilled over into a reassessment of monuments in general. Pétain was honored in 1931 for his service in World War I. After France's defeat by Germany, he advocated surrender rather than resistance; Pétain headed the Nazi collaborationist government of Vichy France from 1940–1944. France itself has largely removed all commemoration for Pétain; the last street named after him was renamed in 2010.
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- The Name of Pétain, Hero and Villain, Is Cleansed From the Streets of France