Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Birth of People Magazine

People Magazine began publishing on March 4, 1974.
March 4, 1974
Originally titled “People Weekly,” the leading news and gossip magazine was first published on this day in 1974. It featured Mia Farrow on the cover and her role in The Great Gatsby. It also featured stories on The Exorcist, Gloria Vanderbilt’s fourth marriage and Vietnam wives whose husbands were still missing in action. Published by Time Inc., People has a readership of 46.6 million, the largest of any American magazine. The magazine is infamous for its yearly issues of “Sexiest Man Alive,” “Best & Worse Dressed” and “Top TV Preacher Hairdos.” (Okay, I made that last one up.)

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