Look closely: Ed Koch's tombstone had the wrong birth date. It's fixed now, but the error had the late New York City mayor born in 1942, rather than 1924. Andrew Savulich/NY Daily News via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Andrew Savulich/NY Daily News via Getty Images The Two-Way Oops. Wrong Birth Year Fixed On NYC Mayor Koch's Tombstone June 19, 2013 The gravestone incorrectly listed his birth year as 1942, instead of 1924. The engraver has corrected the error.