Friday, September 10, 2010

September 10 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On September 10, 1980 Peter Comita replaced Tom Peterson of Cheap Trick

Tom Peterson, Cheap Trick, Peter Comita

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 109th U.S. Mens Tennis: Boris Becker beats Ivan Lendl (76 16 63 76)
1989 5 days after hitting a home run for Yankees in a 12-2 win over the Mariners,
1989 Browns allow Pittsburgh only 53 net yards, a team defensive record
1989 East Germans begin their flight to west (via Hungary and Czechoslovakia)
1989 Muffin Spencer-Devlin wins LPGA Cellular One-Ping Golf Championship
1989 Deion Sanders returns a punt 68 yards for a touchdown
1988 Hurricane Gilbert, kills 300 in Jamaica, Texas and Yucatan
1988 102nd U.S. Womens Tennis: Steffi Graf beats Gabriela Sabatini (63 36 61)
1988 Gretchen Elizabeth Carlson (Minn), 22, crowned 62nd Miss America 1989
1986 Bryan O'Connor named chairman of Space Flight Safety Panel
1984 Discovery returns to Kennedy Space Center via Altus AFB, Okla
1983 97th U.S. Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats Chris Evert L Mills (61 63)
1983 Larry Holmes TKOs Scott Frank in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
1982 Decca releases Beatle audition "Complete Silver Beatles" album
1981 "Guernica" of Pablo Picasso returns to Spain
1980 Expos Bill Gullickson, sets rookie record of striking out 18
1980 Peter Comita replaces Tom Peterson of Cheap Trick

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 3 Puerto Rican nationalists who attempted to kill Truman are freed
1978 "Timbuktu!" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 243 performances
1978 98th U.S. Mens Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats Bjorn Borg (64 62 62)
1978 Arlyne Rhode sets female footbow distance record (1,113 yards and 30")
1978 Jimmy Connors is 1st player to win U.S. Open on 3 different surfaces
1978 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open
1978 4th game of Boston Massacre; Yankees beat Red Sox 7-4. This ties them for 1st place. Yankees out hit 'em 67-21; score 42-9
1977 91st U.S. Womens Tennis: Chris Evert L Mills beats W Turnbull (76 62)
1977 Blue Jays beat Yankees 19-3 with 20 hits
1977 Christa Vahlensieck runs female world record marathon (2:34:47.5)
1977 Emmy Creative Arts Award presentation
1977 Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation
1977 Susan Perkins (Ohio), crowned 50th Miss America 1978
1976 2 airliners collide over Yugoslavia, kills all 176 aboard
1976 5 Croatian terrorists capture TWA-plane at La Guardia Airport, New York
1974 Lou Brock ties (104) and then sets (105) baseball stolen base mark
1974 New York Dolls disband
1974 Portugal recognizes independence of Rep of Guinea-Bissau
1974 Teuvo Louhivouri sets cycling distance record of 515.8 mi in 24 hours
1973 Muhammad Ali defeats Ken Norton
1973 New York Jets trade pro footballs leading receiver Don Maynard to St. Louis
1972 20th Olympic games close at Munich, West Germany
1972 92nd U.S. Mens Tennis: Ilie Nastase beats Arthur Ashe
1972 Emerson Fittipaldi is youngest to win an auto race World Championship
1972 Frank Shorter wins 17th Olympic marathon (2:12:19.8)
1972 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
1972 U.S. Men's olympic basketball teams 1st lose, 51-50 to U.S.S.R. (disputed)
1972 WKAR TV channel 23 in East Lansing, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting
1971 KVUE TV channel 24 in Austin, Texas (ABC) begins broadcasting

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 New York Mets sweep Montreal Expos putting them in 1st place for 1st time
1969 U.S. performs nuclear test at Grand Valley Colorado
1967 81st U.S. Womens Tennis: Billie Jean M King beats Ann H Jones (119 64)
1967 87th U.S. Mens Tennis: John Newcombe beats Clark Graebner (64 64 86)
1967 Chicago White Sox Joel Horlen no-hits Detroit Tigers, 6-0
1967 Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Pacific Golf Classic
1967 Gibraltar votes 12,138 to 44 to remain British and not Spanish
1967 Joel Horlen revives Chicago's pennant hopes with a 5-0 no-hit win
1967 KVVU TV channel 5 in Henderson-Las Vegas, NV (IND) begins broadcasting
1966 Beatles' "Revolver," album goes #1 and stays #1 for 6 weeks
1966 Muhammad Ali TKOs Karl Mildenberger in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
1966 Neal Diamond's 1st chart song (Cherry Cherry)
1965 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1965 Phillies 10,000th game to a decision since 1900, Phils beat Cards
1965 WUND TV channel 2 in Columbia, North Carolina (PBS) begins broadcasting
1964 Palestinian Liberation Army (PLA) forms
1964 Rod Steward records his 1st single "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl"
1963 20 black students entered public schools in Alabama
1963 Phillies beat Houston Colt .45s, 16-0
1963 Stan Musial hits a home run in his 1st at bat as a grandfather
1962 82nd U.S. Mens Tennis: Rodney G Laver beats Roy Emerson (62 64 57 64)
1962 KLRN TV channel 9 in San Antonio, Texas (PBS) begins broadcasting
1962 Maryland Campaign (Antietam Campaign)
1962 WDCN TV channel 8 in Nashville, Tennessee (PBS) begins broadcasting
1961 75th U.S. Womens Tennis: Darlene R Hard beats Ann Haydon Jones (63 64)
1961 81st U.S. Mens Tennis: Roy Emerson beats Rodney G Laver (75 63 62)
1961 Mickey Mantle becomes 7th to hit home run # 400
1961 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1960 Abebe Bikila runs Olympic/World record marathon (2:15:16.2)
1960 New York Yankee Mickey Mantle hits 643' home run over right field roof in Detroit

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1958 WJCT TV channel 7 in Jacksonville, Florida (PBS) begins broadcasting
1957 "Mask and Gown" opens at John Golden Theater New York City for 39 performances
1956 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia
1956 Louisville Kentucky public schools integrates
1956 WSYE (now WETM) TV chan 18 in Elmira-Corning, New York (NBC) 1st broadcast
1955 "Gunsmoke" premieres on CBS TV
1954 12 second shock kills 1,460 in Orleansville Algeria
1954 WLUK TV channel 11 in Green Bay, Wisconsin (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
1954 Attempting to handle Hoyt Wilhelm's knuckleball catcher Ray Katt of Giants sets a major league record with 4 passed balls
1953 Swanson sells it's 1st "TV dinner"
1952 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Thomasville Golf Open
1951 British begins economic boycott of Iran
1950 Joe DiMaggio becomes 1st to hit 3 home run in a game at Griffith Stadium

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