Fourth Madison Square Garden opens in NYC 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 11 1968)

Video: 'Barbara Eden Bob Hope Madison Square Garden Opening 1968 singing performance'

(Sunday, February 11, 1968, 9:00 p.m. EST) — The fourth and current version of New York City’s Madison Square Garden, a multi-purpose indoor arena located in Midtown Manhattan, opened tonight with a glittering “Salute to the USO” premiere before 19,832 people, featuring performances by Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Barbara Eden.

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