Friday, August 13, 2010

August 13th - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

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Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 2 hot-air balloon crash at Alice Springs Australia, 13 killed
1989 71st PGA Championship: Payne Stewart shoots 276 at Kemper Lakes Golf Club Illinois
1989 U.S. space shuttle STS-28 lands
1988 Boston Red Sox win AL record 24 straight home games
1988 Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit Opens
1988 U.S. beats Jamacia 5-1, in 2nd round of 1990 world soccer cup
1988 Ronald J. Dossenbach sets world record for pedaling across Canada from Vancouver, BC to Halifax, NS in 13 days, 15 hours, 4 minutes
1987 Cards outfie ld sets record of no putouts in a 4-2 in 13 inning
1987 Jackie Joyner-Kersee ties world record with 24'5 " jump
1986 KRE-AM in Berkeley, California changes call letters to KBLX (now KBFN)
1984 Morocco and Libya sign "Arabic-African Union" treaty
1981 Last broadcast of "Waltons" on CBS-TV
1981 Mary Terstegge Meagher swims world record 200m butterfly (2:05.96)
1980 Suriname president Johan Ferrier ousted
1980 Tatyana Kazankina of U.S.S.R. sets 1.5k woman's record (3:52.47) in U.S.S.R.

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 Lou Brock, is 14th to get 3,000 hits
1978 Bomb attack in Beirut, 175 killed
1978 Judy wins LPGA WUI Golf Classic Rankin
1978 Yankees score 5 runs in top of 7th. but rain causes game to be halted and thus score goes back to previous inning, Baltimore wins 3-0
1977 Randy Bachman quits BTO, they disband
1975 Viv Richards out for 291 vs. England at Cricket Oval
1972 Dutch KRO-TV transmits 440th and last "Bonanza"
1972 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Pabst Ladies Golf Classic
1971 Paul and Linda McCartney release "Back Seat of My Car"

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 Baltimore Oriole Jim Palmer no-hits Oakland A's, 8-0
1969 Temp Commissioner Bowie Kuhn elected for 7-year term by unanimous vote
1967 WQLN TV channel 54 in Erie, Pennsylvania (PBS) begins broadcasting
1964 1st broadcast by Trans World Radio on Bonaire
1963 Custom agents confiscate 21 gold coins from Witte Museum
1963 Warren Spahn sets left-hander strike out mark at 2,382
1962 Bert Campaneris of Daytona Beach (FSL) pitches ambidextrously
1961 Construction on Berlin Wall begins in East Germany
1961 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Kansas City Golf Open
1960 Central African Republic and Chad proclaim independence from France
1960 U.S.S.R. draws adviseors out of China

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 Military satellite Discoverer 5 launched (into polar orbit)
1958 Indians' right fielder Rocky Colavito makes his pitching debut, hurling 3 hitless innings, Detroit 3, Cleveland 2
1956 WBIR TV channel 10 in Knoxville, Tennessee (CBS) begins broadcasting
1955 Larry Doby's ends AL record of 167 errorless games in outfield
1954 21st NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Detroit 31, All-Stars 6 (93,470)
1953 4-5 million French go on strike against economizations
1953 President Eisenhower establishes Government Contract Compliance Committee
1953 U.S. General Omar Bradley's becomes chief of staff
1951 Great Britain and Iraq sign new oil contract
1950 Babe Didrikson Zaharias wins LPGA World Golf Championship
1950 President Truman gives military aid to Vietnamese regime Bao-Dai

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