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Memorable Market Opens



NASDAQ Memorable Market Opens and Closes And NASDAQ Guests

2007
  • 08/31/07 - Performers from American Idols Live! Tour 2007, including season finalist and recording artist Jordin Sparks, presided over the NASDAQ closing bell.
  • 08/15/07 - John Jacobs, Executive Vice President of The NASDAQ Stock Market & Head of The NASDAQ PORTAL Market, presided over the opening bell to celebrate the launch of NASDAQ's PORTAL Market Trading System.
  • 08/01/07 - National Restaurant Association chairman Dick Rivera & Celebrity Chef Cat Cora presided over the closing bell along with companies in the food and restaurant industry participating in NASDAQ's inaugural Food and Restaurant Industry Forum.
  • 07/24/07 - Country music star and American Idol Finalist Kellie Pickler presided over the closing bell with the Country Music Association.
  • 07/13/07 - Stephen Musso, Executive Vice President ASPCA, and actress Bernadette Peters presided over the opening bell.
  • 07/11/07 - The greatest soccer player in history, Pelé, presided over the opening bell. Pele was joined by Félix Sención, Founder and Publisher of Fútbol Mundial, in celebrating the magazine’s literacy campaign.
  • 06/18/07 - Wayne Gretzky, Boomer Esiason, and Tim Baxter, Executive Vice President of Samsung Electronics North America, presided over the opening bell in honor of Samsung’s “Four Seasons of Hope” campaign.
  • 06/08/07 - Frederic de Narp, North American CEO of Cartier and actress Julianne Moore, presided over the opening bell to kick off Cartier’s “Declare Your Love Day.”
  • 05/30/07 - Co-founders, Paul Simon and Irwin Redlener of The Children’s Health Fund presided over the closing bell.
  • 05/22/07 - Manoel Felix Cintra Neto, Chairman of the Board of The Brazilian Mercantile & Futures Exchange, and Brazilian Congressional Delegates rang the opening bell.
  • 05/16/07 - Jazz Foundation of America closed the market before their "Great night in Harlem" event to help jazz musicians from New Orleans. Devel Crawford played the keyboard during the ceremony.
  • 05/03/07 - Jesse L. Martin, star of Law & Order; and actress Karen Duffy closed the market to celebrate the Entertainment Industry Foundation Revlon Run/Walk for Women in New York City.
  • 04/27/07 - Fullback for the Atlanta Falcons Ovie Mughelli presided over the closing bell.
  • 04/18/07 - Aisha Tyler, Red Cross National Celebrity Cabinet Member, and youth from the Junior Special Agent Program presided over the closing bell celebrating National & Global Youth Service Day.
  • 04/09/07 - Ambassador of Australia Dennis Richardson opened the market in celebration of his visit to New York.
  • 04/05/07 - Actor Kevin Bacon rang the closing bell as the UJA- Federation Music for Youth celebrated the all- star Tribute to the Music of Bruce Springsteen at Carnegie Hall.
  • 04/05/07 - Miss USA Rachel Smith presided over the opening bell to celebrate being crowned Miss USA 2007 on Friday, March 23, 2007.
  • 04/04/07 - Larry Johnson, running back for the Kansas City Chiefs rang the opening bell to highlight his foundation, LJ’s Legacy and Growth Youth Foundation.
  • 03/28/07 - Rudy Giuliani, the former New York City Mayor presided over the opening bell and held a press conference at MarketSite to announce Steve Forbes endorsement for his potential Presidential run.
  • 03/19/07 - Congresswoman Maloney and Congressman Vito Fossella visited the MarketSite for an opening bell ceremony. Joining them were members of the House of Representatives including Congressmen Edolphus Towns, Eliot Engel, Jerrold Nadler, Gregory Meeks, Tom Reynolds, Joe Crowley, and Michael Arcuri. The delegates met with New York based companies to discuss issues related to competition and the global marketplace.
  • 03/12/07 - Kathy Hilton, Honoree of the Women’s Project 22nd Annual Women of Achievement Gala, presided over the closing bell.
  • 02/20/07 - Boxing World Champion Floyd Mayweather, came to ring the closing and announce his May 5, 2007 mega-bout with Oscar De La Hoya.
  • 01/22/07 - Ambassador Vassilakis of Greece and Ambassador Sen of India presided over the opening bell to kick off the World Economic Forum.
  • 01/16/07 - “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer rang the opening bell as a representative of Children for Children honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • 01/03/07 - CNBC’s Dylan Rattigan and Tim Strazzini came to ring the opening bell and kick off the network’s new show, “Fast Money,” which airs from the Nasdaq MarketSite.
2006
  • 12/20/06 - Singer Jose Feliciano rang the closing bell.
  • 12/01/06 - Kelly Thalman, Miss Universe 2006, closed the market to highlight World AIDS Day.
  • 11/30/06 - Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer presided over the opening bell to celebrate the business availability to volume license consumers of three major releases; Windows Vista, Microsoft Office system, and Microsoft Exchange server.
  • 11/03/06 - Peabody Award winner Larry King rang the opening bell.
  • 10/30/06 - Actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje rang the opening bell. Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje plays Mr. Eko in the ABC hit drama "Lost".
  • 10/16/06 - California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger rang the opening bell.
  • 10/06/06 - Dr. David A. Caputo, President of Pace University, rang the opening bell to celebrate its 100-year anniversary. Dr. Caputo was joined by James Lipton, Host of Bravo Channel's "Inside the Actors Studio" and founder of the Actors Studio Master of Fine Arts program now at Pace, and Ellen Burstyn, Academy Award-Winning actress and co-President of The Actors Studio.
  • 09/25/06 - Oprah Winfrey and Hugh Panero, CEO of XM Satellite Radio, rang the opening bell to celebrate the debut of the "Oprah & Friends" channel on XM Satellite Radio. Joining them was Oprah's "friends" who host shows on the new XM channel: legendary poet, award-winning actress and best-selling author Dr. Maya Angelou; interior design and style expert Nate Berkus; financial coach and money expert Jean Chatzky; renowned exercise physiologist and fitness expert Bob Greene; O, The Oprah Magazine editor-at-large Gayle King; noted cardiologist and award-winning author Dr. Mehmet Oz; distinguished psychologist and best-selling author Dr. Robin Smith; and spiritual teacher and internationally acclaimed author and lecturer Marianne Williamson.
  • 09/05/06 - Fern Mallis, Vice President of IMG Fashion, rang the closing bell to celebrate the upcoming Olympus Fashion Week. Fern was joined by IMG Model's Gemma Ward and Olympus Fashion Week participating designers Nicole Miller and Betsy Johnson.
  • 09/01/06 - Michael Becker, president and CEO of Cytogen Corporation (CYTO) and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani rang the opening bell to help kick off Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and the fifth annual "Screen, Stage and Support" campaign to promote prostate cancer education. "Screen, Stage and Support" is the annual awareness campaign sponsored by Cytogen to help patients, families and caregivers to recognize the important role that proper screening, diagnosis, treatment and support can have for anyone affected by prostate cancer.
  • 08/25/06 - Kevin McCollum and Roy Miller, Producers; Bob Martin, Tony Award(r) winning creator and star of the hit Broadway musical The Drowsy Chaperone and the full cast rang the closing bell.
  • 08/17/06 - Jim Courier, former US Open men's tennis star, Frank Branchini, Board member & Skip Hartman, President, NYJTL and Lee Hamilton, Executive Director and COO, USTA rang the closing bell, in celebration of the 14th year of the GHI Bronx Tennis Classic, a USTA Pro Circuit event benefiting the NYJTL.
  • 08/17/06 - Amado Guevara, Todd Dunivant, Taylor Graham and Assistant Coach Des McAleenan of the New York Red Bulls MLS team rang the opening bell.
  • 08/16/06 - Gary D. Henley -- President and Chief Executive Officer of Wright Medical Group, Inc. (WMGI) and Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors rang the opening bell to celebrate the company's five year listing anniversary on the NASDAQ. Jimmy is participating in honor of his new Wright Medical CONSERVE(r).
  • 08/01/06 - Henry M. Paulson, Jr., Secretary of the Treasury rang the closing bell.
  • 06/14/06 - Dr. Benjamin Chavis, CEO of The Hip-Hop Summit Action Network, along with Chairman Russell Simmons, rang the opening bell to celebrate the organizations fifth anniversary.
  • 06/08/06 - Musical artists, The Wreckers, featuring Michelle Branch and Jessica Harp, break-out band and Gym Class Heroes accompanied Reuters Media division to ring the closing bell to commemorate a year of double-digit advertising growth in Consumer Media Group.
  • 06/08/06 - Frederic de Narp, CEO of Cartier and New York City icons Sarah Jessica Parker and Spike Lee rang the opening bell to officially proclaim June 8th, 2006 as the first official “Declare Your Love Day.”
  • 05/24/06 - Chairman and CEO Ron Sargent of Staples Inc. rang the opening bell remotely from their Home Office to celebrate the invention of the office superstore industry 20 years ago this month and to celebrate this 20th anniversary.
  • 05/02/06 - Remote Open Ceremony from Louisville, KY-Tom Meeker, President and CEO of Churchill Downs Inc. and Bruce Aust, Executive Vice President of The Nasdaq Stock Market, along with hundreds of guests and members rang the opening bell to celebrate Derby week.
  • 03/21/06 - Latina music superstar, Kmart fashion idol and March of Dimes National Celebrity Spokesperson Thalia Sodi joined Don Germano, Senior Vice President of Kmart Retail, and Jane Massey, Chief Operating Officer of the March of Dimes, to ring the closing bell
  • 03/16/06 - Stars of the Broadway Musical CHICAGO; Robin Givens as Roxie Hart and John O'Hurley as Billy Flynn rang The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell.
  • 03/08/06 - Dominic Chianese, Junior Soprano from the HBO hit series "The Sopranos" rang the opening bell to kick off the sixth season
  • 02/16/06 - Academy Award Winning Actress Marcia Gay Harden rang the closing bell along with Sports & Arts in Schools Foundation
  • 01/26/06 - Jon Bon Jovi along with the Arena Football League Commissioner rang the closing bell to kick off the new season.
  • 01/03/06 - Mel Karmazin, CEO of SIRIUS Satellite Radio Inc. (SIRI) N-100, and Howard Stern rang the opening bell to celebrate the Jan 9th debut of "The Howard Stern Show" on SIRIUS.
2005
  • 12/16/05 - Dustin Grosse, General Manager of Sales and Marketing and Janice V. Kapner, Director of Marketing Communications for the Real-time Collaboration Business Unit at Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) N-100, rang the closing bell along with "The Apprentice" winner Randal to highlight the NASDAQ & Microsoft Apprentice task featured on the December 1 episode of NBC's "The Apprentice."
  • 10/04/05 - NY Mets Keith Hernandez and The Cobble Hill Health Center of NY Rang The Opening Bell
  • 09/30/05 - Dan Marino joined Papa John's CEO and Founder for a Times Square event, directly outside the NASDAQ MarketSite, to celebrate the launch of their new Deep Dish Pan Pizza named "Go Deep"
  • 09/29/05 - Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Grammy® Award-winning artist and Actor rang the opening bell with Hugh Panero, CEO of XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc to celebrate the launch of his show on XM
  • 09/20/05 - Donald Trump Rang the Opening Bell to celebrate Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc. [TRMP] listing on the NASDAQ
  • 09/06/05 - Arturo Sarukhán Casamitjana, Consul General of Mexico in New York Rang the Opening Bell
  • 09/06/05 - New York Jets offensive lineman including Jason Fabini and Pete Kendall and other members of the NY Jets Offensive Lineman joined Jon Butler, Executive Director of Pop Warner in the Closing Bell Ceremony
  • 08/25/05 - Roger Federer, winner of the 2005 NASDAQ-100 Open
  • 08/10/05 - Virtual Open and Closing Bell Ceremonies from San Jose CA. - John Chambers, President and CEO of Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) N-100, and Bob Greifeld, President and CEO of The NASDAQ Stock Market, along with 2,000 Cisco employees, will preside over the Opening and Closing bell "virtually" to celebrate the closing of its 20-year anniversary on the NASDAQ
  • 06/23/05 - Sir Richard Branson joined the Yahoo Search Marketing Team to celebrate the winner of "Yahoo Think Big" Contest. Yahoo held a press conference in the morning, then the winner of the contest worked all day in a glass cubicle constructed in Times Square.
  • 05/05/05 - Jim McCann, CEO of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. and newly appointed Miss USA, Chelsea Cooley, in celebration of "Mother's Day" and in support of the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF).
  • 05/02/05 - Mair Faibish, CEO of Synergy Brands, Inc. (SYBR) & Bill Rancic, Director (Season 1 "The Apprentice" Winner)
  • 04/01/05 - Mark Roithmayr, Sr. Vice President Revenue Development of the March of Dimes, along with be Laurie Hibberd, CBS "Early Show" correspondent, her husband, Michael Gelman, Executive Producer, "LIVE with Regis and Kelly" to talk about the recent premature birth of their daughter, and the 2005 March of Dimes National Ambassador Family
  • 02/14/05 - Deborah Forte, President of Scholastic Entertainment, the media division of Scholastic Corporation (SCHL), along with Clifford The Big Red Dog to celebrate Valentines Day
  • 01/10/05 - Treasury Secretary John Snow
2004
  • 12/21/04 - Kelly Perdew, the Winner of the Apprentice along with Carolyn Kepcher, and George H. Ross
  • 12/02/04 - 2004 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Champion; Jimmie Johnson; Jeff Gordon; Mark Martin; Dale Earnhardt Jr.; Tony Stewart; Ryan Newman; Matt Kenseth; Elliott Sadler; Jeremy Mayfield; Donald Trump, Chairman, President and CEO of the Trump Organization; and Irish Tenor Ronan Tynan along with Timothy Donahue, President and Chief Executive Officer of NASDAQ-100 Nextel Communications Inc. [NXTL]George Pyne, Chief Operating Officer of NASCAR; Kurt Busch
  • 11/30/04 - UNICEF with Mia Farrow
  • 11/02/04 - Tiki Barber, Amani Toomer and Kurt Warner from the New York Giants, Brandon Short from the Carolina Panthers and Brandi Chastain and Christie Rampone from the U.S. Women's National Soccer with "Join the Team - Vote" campaign
  • 09/09/04 - Cytogen Corporation, and Lou Piniella, Tampa Bay Devil Rays' manager and former New York Yankee
  • 09/08/04 - The Warnaco Group, Inc. and SPEEDO® along with Olympic Gold Medalists; Michael Phelps, Natalie Coughlin and Amanda Beard
  • 09/03/04 - U.S. Senator Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa), Chairman of the Committee on Finance
  • 09/02/04 - U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE)
  • 09/01/04 - Hector Barreto, U.S. Small Business Administrator
  • 08/31/04 - U.S. Congressman Richard H. Baker (R-LA), Chairman of the U.S.House Subcommittee on Capital Markets
  • 08/30/04 - U.S. Congressman David Dreier (R-CA)
  • 08/27/04 - Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Ed Gillespie, Chairman of the Republican National Committee and David Norcross, Chairman of the Committee on Arrangements for the Republican National Convention
  • 08/26/04 - Daniel Clifton, Executive Director of the American Shareholders Association
  • 08/25/04 - US Congressman Scott Garrett (R-NJ)
  • 08/12/04 - Bassett Furniture Industries, Inc. [BSET] President and CEO and John Elway Hall-of-Fame Quarterback
  • 07/29/04 - WB television stars, Nick Zano of "What I Like About You" and Joanna Garcia from the show "Reba" with Kmart
  • 05/11/04 - Chris McCarron, Former World-Famous Jockey with Magna Entertainment Corp. [MECA]
  • 05/04/04 - Shandi Finnessey, Miss Missouri USA 2004, with 1-800 Flowers.com
  • 04/16/04 - New York Giants star Tiki Barber joined Lifetime TV and the Mayors office for the Times Square Project: Stop Violence Against Women
  • 03/29/04 - Congressman Ed Royce [R-California]
  • 02/12/04 - US Secretary of Commerce Don Evans
2003
  • 12/29/03 - The Cast of the Little Shop of Horrors
  • 12/12/03 - Dontrelle Willis, Florida Marlins Pitcher & '03 NL All Star & Rookie of the Year
  • 12/05/03 - Congressman Jim Nussle, Chairman of the House Budget Committee [R-Iowa]
  • 12/03/03 - George Forman with The Casual Male
  • 09/26/03 - Mayor Guilanni with Hollis-Eden Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 09/05/03 - Whitey Ford, New York Yankee Hall of Fame Pitcher, with Cytogen Corporation
  • 08/22/03 - Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon.com, Inc. & Anna Kournikova
  • 08/20/03 - U.S. Men's Tennis Professional Andy Roddick
  • 08/05/03 - Retired Air Force Col. Gail Halvorsen
  • 07/21/03 - U.S. Senator Mike Enzi [R-WY]
  • 07/16/03 - Tenors Marcelo Alvarez and Salvatore Licitra and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation
  • 07/03/03 - The American Tenors, Mauricio O'Reilly, Nathan Granner and Daniel Montenegro
  • 06/19/03 - Dale Earnhart and Jeff Gordon with NASCAR
  • 06/06/03 - The Cast of Tony Award Nominee Movin' Out
  • 05/13/03 - Congressman Harold Ford (D-Tenn) and The Blue Dog Coalition
  • 05/01/03 - Ambassador Adolfo Aguilar Zinser, Permanent Representative of Mexico to the United Nations
  • 04/22/03 - Don Shula, Pro Football Hall of Famer
  • 03/14/03 - House Financial Services Committee Democratic Delegation
  • 01/21/03 - Governor James E. McGreevey [NJ-D] & NJTC
2002
  • 12/31/02 - Young People's Chorus
  • 12/26/02 - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
  • 12/20/02 - Congressman Benjamin A. Gilman [R-NY]
  • 12/02/02 - The Irish Tenors (John McDermott, Anthony Kearns & Ronan Tynan)
  • 10/11/02 - Caspar Weinberger
  • 09/18/02 - Steve Forbes
  • 09/13/02 - Congressman Gary L. Ackerman [D - NY, 5th District]
  • 08/26/02 - Jimmy Fallon
  • 08/23/02 - Serena Williams
  • 08/22/02 - Michael C. Hall Six Feet Under
  • 08/12/02 - Congressman Barney Frank [D-MA]
  • 07/18/02 - Anne Heche & Neil Patrick Harris from Proof
  • 07/15/02 - Congressman Joseph Crowley [D]
  • 07/02/02 - Congressman Mike Ferguson [R-NJ]
  • 05/30/02 - Liza Minnelli
  • 05/10/02 - Congressman Steve Israel [D-NY]
  • 04/26/02 - Speaker of the House J. Dennis Hastert
  • 04/15/02 - Hillary Clinton, Matrix Award
  • 04/08/02 - Congressman John LaFalce
  • 03/28/02 - Cast of Contact Broadway Musical
  • 03/27/02 - Congressman Ric Keller
  • 03/19/02 - Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey Circus
  • 03/08/02 - Teresa Weatherspoon of the WNBA
  • 03/05/02 - Actor Hal Linden
  • 02/04/02 - Congressman Michael G. Oxley
  • 01/17/02 - Mary Wilson of the Supremes
  • 01/02/02 - Senator Chuck Schumer