Koch graduated from New York University Law School.
During Koch's time as Mayor of New York City he managed to balance its budget.
Koch once walked across the Brooklyn Bridge during a union strike with many Manhattan commuters.
Koch was at one time romantically linked by the press to former Miss America, and TV game show panelist Bess Myerson.
Koch has never been married. In 1977 during the mayoral election his sexuality came into question. Even the anti-Koch slogan adopted by his non-supporters reflected this by expressing "Vote for Cuomo, not the homo."
In 1999, Koch had a minor heart attack.
In 2004 Koch was assigned as chairman of a volunteer drive for the Republican National Convention.
Koch's father was a furrier at 208 West 30th Street in New York, New York.
In Koch's first term in the late 1970s he restored New York City's fiscal health.
Koch was New York's 17th District Democratic U.S. Representative from 1969 until December 31, 1977. His resignation was due to his running for Mayor of New York City.
In 1965 Koch crossed party lines by endorsing Republican John Lindsay for mayor of New York City. At the time Koch was still serving as a Democratic district leader and thus made several headlines.
Koch was elected to the New York City Council in 1966.
Koch was a was a Democratic Party delegate to the New York State convention in 1964.
Koch was the Democratic Party district leader of Greenwich Village -- he was in office from 1963 to 1965.
Koch was the 105th Mayor of New York City -- his term was from 1978-1989.
Koch (in reference to his sexuality): What do I care? I'm 73 years old. I find it fascinating that people are interested in my sex life at age 73. It's rather complimentary! But as I say in my book, my answer to questions on this subject is simply 'F*** off.'
Koch: There was always a love-hate relationship with New York and the rest of the country, but I made them feel more love than hate.
Koch: I said, to be a New Yorker you have to live here for six months, and if at the end of the six months you find you walk faster, talk faster, think faster, you're a New Yorker.