History Blog

March 25

Happy Birthday RIP Howard Cosell(Cohen 1918–1995) Eileen Ford(1922–2014) Aretha Franklin(1942–2018) ; Eugene Shalit–95 Gloria Steinem–87 Paul Manfred Glaser–78 Sir “Elton John”(Reginald Dwight)–74 Bonnie Bedelia Culkin–73 Mary Gross–68 Haywood Nelson–61 Marcia Cross–59 Sarah Jessica Parker–56 Lee Pace–42 Sean Faris–39 ; 1913 – The home of vaudeville, the Palace Theater located at 1564 Broadway (at West 47th Street) in midtown Manhattan opened ; 1965 – Civil rights activists led by Martin Luther King, Jr. successfully complete their 4-day 50-mile march from Selma to the capitol in Montgomery, Alabama