History Blog

October 26

Happy Birthday RIP Mahalia Jackson(1911–1972) John “Jackie” Coogan(1914–1984) Robert “Bob” Hoskins(1942–2014) ; Jacquelyn Smith–76 Patrick Sajdak–75 Hillary Diane Rodham-Clinton–74 Lauren Tewes–68 Mark “Dylan” McDermott–60 Ivan “Cary” Elwes–59 Thomas Cavanagh–58 Keith Urban–54 Anthony Rapp–50 Seth MacFarlane–48 ; 1921 – The Chicago Theatre originally known as the Balaban and Katz Chicago Theatre promoted as the “Wonder Theatre of the World” opened with its first performance “The Sign on the Door ” starring Norma Talmadge. It is still open and located at 175 N State Street in Downtown Chicago