History Blog

June 25

Happy Birthday RIP “George Orwell”(Eric Blair 1903–1950) Sidney Lumet(1924–2011) ; June Lockhart–90 Carly Simon–70 James “Jimmie” Walker–68 Ricky Gervais–54 Georgios Panayiotou(“George Michael”)–52 Jason Lewis–44 Linda Cardellini–39 ; 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