Sunday, September 19, 2010

September 19 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On September 19, 1981 Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel perform a reunion concert in Central Park

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 Chase Manhattan Discovery Center at Brooklyn Botanic Garden opens
1989 French DC-10 crashes near Niger, 171 die
1989 Appeals court restores America's Cup to U.S. after New York Supreme Court gave it to New Zealand (New Zealand protested US's use of a catamaran)
1988 Israel launches 1st satellite, for secret military reconnaissance
1988 U.S. Olympic diver Greg Louganis hits his head on diving board
1987 Kaye Lani Rae Rafko (Michigan), 24, crowned 61st Miss America
1986 "Captain EO" with Michael Jackson premieres
1986 Chicago White Sox Joe Crowley no-hits California Angels, 7-1
1986 Dean Jones scores 210 vs. India at Madras
1986 Federal health officials announce AZT will be available to AIDS patients
1985 12,000 die and 40,000 injured in Mexico's earthquake (8.1)
1984 Britain and China complete a proposed agreement to transfer Hong Kong to China by 1997
1983 St. Kitts and Nevis declares independence from U.K.
1982 34th Emmy Awards: Hill St. Blue, Barney Miller, Alan Alda and Carol Kane
1982 New Orleans Saints 1st road shutout victory beating Chicago Bears 10-0
1982 Sandra Haynie/Kathy McMullen wins Portland Ping Team Golf Championship
1982 Streetcars stop running on Market St. after 122 years of service
1981 Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel perform a reunion concert in Central Park
1981 Satellites China 10 and 11 launched into Earth orbit by B-1 rocket
1981 Simon and Garfunkel reunite for a New York City Central Park concert

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 No Nukes Concert at MSG includes Springsteen and Crosby, Stills and Nash
1976 "Going Up" opens at John Golden Theater New York City for 49 performances
1976 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Portland Golf Classic
1975 Indonesia sends troops to Portuguese East Timor
1974 Hurricane Fifi hits coast of Honduras; about 5,000 die
1973 Carl XVI Gustaf, becomes King of Sweden
1973 Frank Robinson homers in record 32nd ML park in Arlington, Texas
1973 NL refuses to allow San Diego Padres move to Washington D.C.
1973 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1971 1st New York City Women's Marathon won by Beth Bonner in 2:55:22
1971 2nd New York City Marathon won by Norman Higgins in 2:22:54
1970 "Mary Tyler Moore" show premieres

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1968 Denny McLain's 31st win and Mickey Mantle's 535th home run
1967 Nigeria begins offensive against Biafra
1965 Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Visalia Golf Open
1965 Erhards CDU wins West German parliament elections
1962 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1960 Chubby Checkers' "Twist" reaches #1

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 Nikita Khrushchev is denied access to Disneyland
1958 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1957 1st underground nuclear explosion at Las Vegas, Nevada
1956 1st International conference of black writers and artists meets (Sorbonne)
1955 Argentine president Juan Peron, resigns and flees
1955 Cubs slugger Ernie Banks hits record 5th grand slam of season
1955 Hurricane Hilda, kills 200 in Mexico
1954 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Wichita Golf Open
1953 "Hazel Flagg" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 190 performances
1951 1st broadcast of "Search for Tomorrow" on CBS-TV
1951 Italian civil servants strike for pay increase
1950 European Payment Union forms in Paris
1950 Great Three acknowledge Bond government as only German government
1950 U.N. reject membership of China's People Republic

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