On this Day July 25
1923- Actress Estelle Getty, best known for playing Sophia in the TV sitcom “The Golden Girls”
Own a Piece of This Day
Bob Dylan goes electric and fans go ballistic at the Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island. Folk music purists are outraged when Dylan swaps his acoustic guitar for an electric one.
Stevie Nicks has her first solo chart success when “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” reaches No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was written by Tom Petty, who assists on vocals.
The subway token is introduced, and the cost of riding the New York City underground rises from a dime to 15 cents.
The Italian ocean liner SS Andrea Doria collides with the MS Stockholm in heavy fog off the coast of Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, and sinks the next day, killing 51.