Monday, August 30, 2010

August 30 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

John Lennon and Yoko Ono

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 Roman Polanski marries actress Emmanuelle Seigner
1988 France performs nuclear test
1988 Julianne Philips files for divorce from Bruce Springsteen
1988 Kent Tekulve is 2nd pitcher in majors to appear in 1,000 games
1988 Tennis star Chris Everett weds skier Andy Mills
1987 87th U.S. Golf Amateur Championship won by Billy Mayfair
1987 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Nestle World Golf Championship
1987 Ben Johnson of Canada runs 100 m in world record 9.83 sec
1987 Kirby Puckett goes 6-for-6 with 2 home runs in Minnesota 10-6 win over Milwaukee
1987 Stefka Kostadonova of Bulgaroa sets high jump woman's record (6'10")
1987 Yves Pol of France runs complete marathon backwards (3:57:57)
1987 Knuckleballer Charlie Hough on the mound, Rangers catcher Geno Petralli ties the major league record by allowing 6 passed balls
1986 Gelindo Bordin wins Stuttgart marathon (2:10:54)
1986 Soviet authorities arrested Nicholas Daniloff (U.S. News World Report)
1984 12th Space Shuttle Mission (41-D)-Discovery 1-launched (6 days)
1984 Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation
1984 Red Sox Jim Rice grounds into record 33rd double play en route to 36
1984 Sotherby's in London begins 2 day auction of rock memorabilla
1983 8th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger 3-launched (6 days)
1983 Elizabeth R Zakarian (Devon Pierce), 17, New York, crowned 1st Miss Teen USA
1983 WKBC-TV (channel 48) ends broadcasting in Philadelphia
1983 Guion Bluford becomes 1st African-American astronaut in space
1982 PLO leader Yasser Arafat leaves Beirut
1981 Joanne Carner wins Columbia Savings LPGA Golf Classic
1980 Polish government recognizes Solidarity

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 1st recorded occurrance-comet hits sun (energy=1 mil hydrogen bombs)
1979 Ian Botham makes 1000 runs/100 wkts in Tests in his 21st match
1979 Kathy Horvath (14y5d) is youngest to play in U.S. Tennis Open, she loses
1979 President Carter attacked by a rabbit on a canoe trip in Plains Ga
1979 Wildest U.S. Tennis Open match, McEnroe defeats Ilie Nastase 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. Nastase was defaulted by the umpire then reinstated
1976 Tom Brokaw becomes news anchor of Today Show
1976 Turks and Caicos Islands adopts constitution
1975 KTW-AM in Seattle Washington changes call letters to KYAC (now KKFX)
1974 Express train runs full speed into Zagreb, Yugo rail yard killing 153
1974 Launching of 1st Dutch satellite, ANS, from Vandenberg
1974 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1973 Danny Seiwell quits Wings
1972 John Lennon and Yoko Ono perform at Madison Square Garden
1971 WNPI TV channel 18 in Norwood, New York (PBS) begins broadcasting

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 120,000 attend Texas International Pop Festival
1969 25,000 attend 2nd Annual Sky River Rock Festival, Tenino Wash
1969 69th U.S. Golf Amateur Championship won by Steve Melnyk
1969 Racial disturbances in Fort Lauderdale Florida
1968 1st record under Apple label, Beatle's Hey Jude
1968 John and Yoko's "One on One" benefit for children at MSG
1967 U.S. Senate confirm Thurgood Marshall as 1st black justice
1965 Casey Stengel announces his retirement after 55 years in baseball
1965 Section of Allalin glacier wipes out construction site at Mattmark Dam near Saas-Fee, Switzerland
1964 Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Riverside Ladies Golf Open
1963 Hot Line communications link between Washington D.C. and Moscow begins
1961 J B Parsons is 1st African American judge of a U.S. District Court
1961 Last Spanish troops leave Morocco
1961 Oriole Jack Fisher walks 12 LA Angels in a 9 inning game
1961 U.S.S.R. says it will resume nuclear testing
1960 Boston 2nd baseman Pete Runnels goes 6-for-7
1960 East Germany imposes a partial blockade on West Berlin

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1958 U.S. performs nuclear test at S Atlantic Ocean
1957 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1957 U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond speaks 24hrs 27m against civil rights
1956 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test (atmospheric tests)
1956 White mob prevents enrollment of blacks at Mansfield HS, Texas
1954 Hurricane Carol, kills 68
1953 Future New York City mayor David Dinkins marries Joyce Burrows in New York City
1951 U.S. and Philippines sign mutual defense pact

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