This Day in Pop Culture for March 6

National Dress Day was formed on March 6, 2016.

National Dress Day Becomes a Thing

Ashley Lauren Kerr, founder of TEAMfabulous created National Dress Day to “honor all of the ways dresses help us celebrate the significant moments of our lives” on March 6, 2016. “I have fond memories wearing dresses and I realized that dresses hold such powerful emotions for women,” said Ashley Lauren. “I remember the dresses I wore to my prom, first job interview, first date, competing in a pageant, my first red carpet event, the list goes on. This is a fun day to cherish and celebrate those memories. To me this day is about empowering women to celebrate our femininity and cherish memories of wearing dresses. It’s the women and their stories behind the dresses that make this day so special.”

Walter Cronkite retired as a weekly news anchor on March 6, 1981.

Walter Cronkite Signs Off

On April 16, 1962, Walter Cronkite anchored the CBS Evening News for the first time. On this day in 1981, he signed off for the last time. Initially, the show was called Walter Cronkite with the News and aired for only 15 minutes. The next year, it was expanded to an half hour, the first network to do so. Ever competing against NBC’s news program, in 1970 Cronkite’s ratings surpassed NBC in ratings when Chet Huntley retired and his show stayed in the number one spot until Cronkite’s own retirement. Cronkite was known for signing off with the phrase, “And that’s the way it is” followed by the date.

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