Sunday, August 15, 2010

August 14th - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

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Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 President Pieter W Botha of South Africa, resigns
1988 70th PGA Championship: Jeff Sluman shoots a 272 at Oak Tree Golf Club Edmond
1988 Detroit beats Sox, 18-6, at Fenway, ends Boston winning streak at 24
1987 "Les Miserables," opens at Rock Theatre, Szeged Hungary
1987 Oakland's Mark McGwire sets rookie home run record at 39, en route to 49
1986 Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto arrested
1986 Phillies and Pirates play a 6 game series in 4 days
1984 IBM releases PC DOS version 3.0
1984 West Indies complete 5-0 series annihilation of England
1983 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic
1983 Robert de Castella wins Helsinki marathon 2:10:03
1982 Atlanta snaps an 11-game losing streak with a 6-5 win over Padres
1982 Iran "Ramadan-offensive" in Iraq
1982 Pete Rose (Phillies) 12,365 at bat sets record (passes Aaron)
1981 George Foster hits his 8th home run into red seats at Riverfront
1981 Phils Mike Schmidt hits his 300th career home run off New York Met Mike Scott
1980 Democratic Convention in New York City nominates Jimmy Carter
1980 In Lenin Shipyard Gdansk, Poland, 17,000 workers go on strike

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 Rainbow seen in Northern Wales for a 3 hours duration
1978 French TV announced a rating of "0" for a program about an Armenian's woman's 40th birthday, (comp: Napoleanic drama-67%, Knockout-33%)
1977 59th PGA Championship: Lanny Wadkins shoots a 282 at Pebble Beach Cal
1977 77,691 see New York Cosmos beat Ft. Lauderdale Strikers 8-3 at Giant Stad
1977 Debbie Austin wins LPGA Long Island Charity Golf Classic
1976 10,000 Northern Ireland women demonstrate for peace in Belfast
1975 Pakistani military coup against president Mujib ur-Rahman
1975 Dmitri Shotakovitch, buried at the Novodevitshi-convent
1975 Norwegian King Olav V opens Longyearbyen Airport on Spitsbergen
1974 Congress authorizes U.S. citizens to own gold
1974 Turkish army attacks Nicosia Cyprus
1974 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1974 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1973 Johnny Unitas files $725,000 suit against Baltimore Colts
1973 U.S. ends secret bombing of Cambodia
1972 Bloody Sunday: British soldiers fire into crowd, kill 13
1972 East German Aeroflot Illyushin 62 crashes near Moscow, killing 156
1971 Bahrain proclaims independence after 110 years of British rule
1971 Cards Bob Gibson, 35, no-hits Pirates, 11-0
1971 France performs nuclear test
1970 City University of New York inaugurates open admissions
1970 Steven Stills arrested for drug possession

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 British troops intervene militarily in Northern Ireland
1969 New York Mets fall 9 games back, later to win pennant
1968 Jimmy Ellis beats Floyd Patterson in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1968 Montreal Expos officially become a member of NL
1967 Belgian embassy in Kinshasa, Congo, plundered
1967 Radio Scotland and Radio Swinging Holland go off the air
1966 1st U.S. lunar orbiter begins orbiting Moon
1966 Cleveland Stadium's 1st rock concert is held, featuring Beatles
1966 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
1965 Beatles tape an appearance for Ed Sullivan Show
1965 Continental Football League plays 1st games
1965 Sonny and Cher's "I Got You Babe" hits #1
1964 Bo Belinsky is suspended after attacking sportswriter Braven Dyer
1964 Egypt/Iraq/Jordan/Kuwait/Syria form common market
1962 French and Italian workers break through at Mount Blanc Vehicular Tunnel
1962 NASA civilian test pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 60,000 m
1962 U.S. mail truck in Plymouth, Mass robbed of more than $1.5 million
1961 Philadelphia Phillies lose 17th straight game

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 26th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Baltimore 29, All-Stars 0 (70,000)
1959 AFL organized with NY, Dallas, LA, Minneapolis, Denver and Houston
1958 Canadian Football League plays 1st game (Winnipeg 29, Edmonton 21)
1958 KLM Superconstellation crashes west of Ireland, killing 99
1954 WGR TV (now WGRZ) TV channel 2 in Buffalo, New York (NBC) begins
1953 20th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Detroit 24, All-Stars 10 (93,818)
1953 KXLF TV channel 4 in Butte, Montana (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
1952 Matyas Rakosi appointed premier of Hungary

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