The Madison Square Garden is one of the most famous venues that has played host to the most historical events of the century. Here are 5 historical, as well as exciting events that have taken place at the Garden.
1.Happy birthday, Mr. President 1962 Marilyn Monroe, one of the most famous actresses of her time, sang her own rendition of happy birthday to the then president of the united states, president JFK. The song was called Happy birthday, Mr. president. 2.The fight of the century 1971 This was the fight between the then undefeated pair of Mohammed Ali and Joe Frazier. Many famous celebrities of the time flocked to watch this fight, such as Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. The fight was a close encounter, but ended with Joe Frazier winning the fight in the 15th round. 3. Wrestle mania 1 1985 The first ever wrestle mania was held at Madison square garden, with Hulk Hogan and Mr. T winning the main event and kicking off the craze for wrestle mania. The event was watched by 19,121 live and by over 1 million on television. 4.The fight of the century, part 2 1974 Muhammed Ali’s aim was revenge against Joe Frazier, for the loss in the first fight. Ali was a firm favorite to win the fight and did so by a unanimous decision, just like the last fight where his opponent won. 5. The Dunk 1993 One of the most famous plays in basketball history, originated in Madison square garden. That move is called the dunk. The move was made by John Starkes for the New York Knicks and the rest is history. What is the next big event that could be a part of the history books? The answer is UFC 205 This will be the first UFC event in New York city, since there was a ban on MMA fighting and had been revoked in early 2016. The headline fight will be between Eddie Alvarez and Conor McGregor for the UFC lightweight championship.