History Blog

June 25

Happy Birthday RIP “George Orwell”(Eric Blair 1903–1950) Sidney Lumet(1924–2011) Georgios Panayiotou(“George Michael” 1963–2016) Anthony Bourdain(1956–2018) ; June Lockhart–98 Carly Simon–80 James “Jimmie” Walker–76 Ricky Gervais–62 Jason Lewis–53 Angela Kinsey–52 Linda Cardellini–48 ; 1951 – The first commercial color telecast took place as CBS transmitted a one-hour special from New York to four other cities ; 1978 – The rainbow flag representing gay pride is flown for the first time in the San Francisco Gay Pride Parade, designed by artist Gilbert Baker