Welcome to America Comes Alive!, a site I created to share little-known stories of America’s past. These stories are about Americans—people just like you—who have made a difference and changed the course of history. Look around the site and find what inspires you.
On March 31, 1943, Oklahoma premiered on Broadway. It was expected to flop. Columnist Walter Winchell sent a telegram that said: “No girls. No legs. No chance.” But the Rodgers and Hart musical proved everyone wrong; it opened and had a first run that lasted 15 years.