Tuesday, September 14, 2010

September 14 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On September 14, 1965 "F-Troop" premieres on TV


Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 Calgary Flames become 1st NHL team to play in U.S.S.R., win 4-2
1989 Jeff Reardon is 1st to record 30 saves in 5 consecutive seasons
1989 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1988 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1987 "Les Miserables," opens at Rock Theatre, Vigzinhaz Budapest
1987 107th U.S. Mens Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats Mats Wilander (67 60 76 64)
1987 Cal Ripken's streak of 8,243 consecutive innings (908 games) is broken
1987 Ivan Lendl defeat Mats Wilander to win U.S. Tennis Open in 4 hours 47 minutes
1987 Toronto Blue Jays hit a record 10 home runs vs Baltimore Orioles
1986 Bo Jackson's 1st home run - a 475-foot blast (longest at Royal Stadium)
1986 Bomb attack in Paris, 2 killed
1986 Bomb explosion on airport Kimpo at Seoul, 5 killed
1986 Judy Dickinson wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
1986 Saskatchewan and Hamilton play 1st CFL regular-season overtime game
1985 Susan Akin (Miss), 21, crowned 59th Miss America 1986
1984 1st MTV awards-Bette Midler and Dan Aykroyd host
1983 U.S. House of Representatives votes, 416 to 0, in favor of a resolution condemning Russia for shooting down a Korean jetliner
1982 36" snow Red Lodge, Montana
1982 Cindy Nicholas of Canada makes her 19th swim of English Channel
1982 Trevor Baxter sets skateboard high jump record of 5' 5.7"
1981 Entertainment Tonight premieres on TV
1980 "Charlie and Algernon" opens at Helen Hayes Theater New York City for 17 performances
1980 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
1980 Dwight Clark begins NFL streak of 105 consecutive game receptions

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1979 Theodore Coombs completes 5,193 mile roller skate from LA to New York City and back to Yates Center, Ks
1978 Braves' Jim Bouton, 38, beats Giants, his 1st win since 1970
1978 Portugal government of Da Costa falls
1977 Christmas Tinto sentenced to 7 years in Robbeneiland South Africa
1975 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Southgate Golf Open
1975 Pope Paul VI declares Mother Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton 1st U.S. saint
1975 Rembrandts "Nightwatch" slashed and damaged in Amsterdam
1975 Robin Yount breaks Mel Ott's record, playing in 242 games as a teen
1974 Charles Kowal discovers Leda, 13th satellite of Jupiter
1973 Indianapolis is awarded a WHA franchise
1973 Israel shoots down 13 Syrian MIG-21s
1973 President Nixon signed into law a measure lifting pro football's blackout
1972 "Waltons" TV program premieres
1972 Jason Miller's "That Championship Season," premieres in New York City
1972 West Germany and Poland establish diplomatic relations
1971 Cleveland Indians and Washington Senators, play 20 innings
1970 Stevie Miracle marries Rita Wright

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Wendell-West Golf Open
1969 Males of Swiss kanton Schaffhausen rejects female suffrage
1968 1st broadcast of 60 Minutes on CBS-TV
1968 Detroit Tigers' Denny McLain's 30th victory of season
1968 Dmitri Shostakovich' 12th string quartet, premieres in Moscow
1968 U.S.S.R.'s Zond 5 is launched on 1st circumlunar flight
1967 Melville Abrams Ball Field in Bronx named
1967 Thomas Pell Wildlife Refuge and Sanctuary opens in Bronx
1965 "F-Troop" premieres
1965 4th meeting of 2nd Vatican council opened
1964 WCVE TV channel 23 in Richmond, Virginia (PBS) begins broadcasting
1964 Walt Disney awarded Medal of Freedom at White House
1963 Mary Ann Fischer, Aberdeen, South Dakota, gave birth to America's 1st surviving quintuplets, 4 girls and a boy
1962 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1961 Dmitri Shostakovich becomes member of CP of U.S.S.R.
1961 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1960 Chubby Checker's "Twist" hits #1
1960 Coup under Col Joseph-Desire Mobutu in Congo
1960 Iraq, Iran, Kuwait, Saudi-Arabia and Venezuela form OPEC
1960 KERA TV channel 13 in Dallas, Texas (PBS) begins broadcasting

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 Soviet Union's Luna-2 is 1st spacecraft to land on the Moon
1959 WQEX TV channel 16 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PBS) begins broadcasting
1958 Jackie Pung wins LPGA Jackson Golf Open
1958 WTAE TV channel 4 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (ABC) begins broadcasting
1958 Yankees win 24th pennant, and 9th under Casey Stengel
1957 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia
1957 U.N. resolution deplores and condemns U.S.S.R. invasion of Hungary
1957 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1956 1st prefrontal lobotomy performed, Washington D.C.
1955 Herb Score sets rookie record of 235 strikeouts (en route 245)
1954 B Britten's opera "Turn of the Screw," premieres in Venice
1954 Giants' Willie Mays gets 82nd extra-base hit, breaks Mel Ott's record
1954 Hurricane Edna (2nd of 1954) hits New York City, $50 million damage
1954 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test
1953 Comedians Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara marry
1953 Yankees clinch 5th straight pennant with 8-5 win over Indians
1951 Giant's Bob Niemans homers on his 1st 2 at bats
1950 Western allies rearm West Germany

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