History Blog

October 26

Happy Birthday RIP Mahalia Jackson(1911–1972) John “Jackie” Coogan(1914–1984) Robert “Bob” Hoskins(1942–2014) ; Jacquelyn Smith–78 Patrick Sajdak–77 Hillary Diane Rodham-Clinton–76 Lauren Tewes–70 Mark “Dylan” McDermott–62 Ivan “Cary” Elwes–61 Thomas Cavanagh–60 Keith Urban–56 Anthony Rapp–52 Seth MacFarlane–50 ; 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