History Blog

March 25

Happy Birthday RIP Howard Cosell(Cohen 1918–1995) Eileen Ford(1922–2014) ; Eugene Shalit–92 Gloria Steinem–84 Aretha Franklin–76 Paul Manfred Glaser–75 Sir “Elton John”(Reginald Dwight)–71 Bonnie Bedelia Culkin–70 Mary Gross–65 Haywood Nelson–58 Marcia Cross–56 Sarah Jessica Parker–53 Lee Pace–39 Sean Faris–36 ; 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