Sunday, September 5, 2010

September 5 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On September 5, 1986 Dire Straits "Money For Nothing" wins the MTV Music Awards

Dire Straits, Money For Nothing, MTV Music Awards

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 Chris Evert last U.S. Open match, she is defeated by Zina Garrison
1989 Deborah Norville becomes news anchor of Today Show
1988 Betsy King wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
1988 Jerry Lewis' 23rd Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $41,132,113
1988 CFL's Earl Winfield (Ham) scores TDs on 101-yd punt return, 100-yd kickoff return and 58-yd pass reception
1987 Carlton Fisk clubs his 300th career home run off Danny Jackson
1987 John McEnroe is fined $17,500 for tirades at U.S. Tennis Open
1986 3rd MTV Awards: Whitney Houston wins
1986 Karachi Pakistan army storms hijacked U.S. B-747, 19 killed
1986 MTV Music Awards - Dire Straits "Money For Nothing" wins
1986 NASA awards study contracts to 5 aerospace firms
1986 NASA launches DOD-1
1984 12th Space Shuttle Mission (41-D) -Discovery 1- lands at Edwards AFB
1983 8th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger 3-lands at Edwards AFB
1983 Elmer Trettr sets record for highest terminal velocity at 201.34 mph
1983 Jerry Lewis' 18th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $30,691,627
1983 Lauri Peterson wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
1982 82nd U.S. Golf Amateur Championship won by Jay Sigel
1982 Eddie Hill sets propeller-driven boat water speed record of 229 mph
1980 Poland party leader Edward Gierek resigns
1980 World's longest auto tunnel, St. Gotthard in Swiss Alps, opens

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 A's Matt Keough A's beats Brewers 6-1 for 1st win after 14 straight losses, ended 1978 with 4 loses (1 shy of the record 19)
1979 Canada puts its 1st gold bullion coin on sale
1979 Earl of Mountbatten funeral held in Burma
1979 Iran army occupies Piranshahr
1979 Roscoe Tanner fires 11 aces, breaks the net with his bullet serve and upsets top-seeded Bjorn Borg in U.S. Tennis Open quarterfinals
1978 Sadat, Begin and Carter began peace conference at Camp David, Md
1977 Cleveland Indians stage 1st "I hate the Yankee Hanky Night"
1977 Jerry Lewis' 12th Muscular Dystrophy telethon
1977 RAF kidnap West German work chairman Schleyer
1977 Voyager 1 (U.S.) launched toward fly-by of Jupiter, Saturn
1976 "Rex" closes at Lunt-Fontaine Theater New York City after 48 performances
1976 "Very Good Eddie" closes at Booth Theater New York City after 307 performances
1976 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Golf Classic
1975 Czechoslovakian tennis ace Martina Navratilova asks for political asylum in New York City
1975 Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme attempts to assassinate Ford in Sacramento
1975 Portugal premier Goncalvez resigns
1975 Wings release "Letting Go"
1973 "Desert Song" opens at Uris Theater New York City for 15 performances
1973 1st one-day Cricket international for WI (v Eng) - lose by 1 wicket
1972 11 Israeli athletes are slain at Munich Olympics by terrorists
1972 Chemical spill with fog sickens hundreds in Meuse Valley Belgium
1972 Jerry Lewis' 7th Muscular Dystrophy telethon, John and Yoko appear
1971 Astros pitcher J R Richard debut, strikes out 15 Giants in a 5-3 win
1971 New York Mets Don Hahn hits 1st inside the park homer at Phillies Vet
1970 Estimated 15 cm (6") of rainfall, Bug Point, Utah (state record)

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 Frente Obrero wins Dutch Antilles national elections
1968 21 killed by hijackers aboard a Pan Am jet in Karachi Pakistan
1968 82nd U.S. Womens Tennis: Virginia Wade beats Billie Jean King (64 64)
1968 88th U.S. Mens Tennis: Arthur Ashe beats Tom Okker
1968 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1967 Hurricane Beuleah, kills 54 in Caribbean, Mexico and Texas
1967 KMEG TV channel 14 in Sioux City, IA (CBS) begins broadcasting
1967 WEBA TV channel 14 in Allendale, South Carolina (PBS) begins broadcasting
1966 Jerry Lewis' 1st Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $15,000
1966 WRLK TV channel 35 in Columbia, South Carolina (PBS) begins broadcasting
1962 Atletico Madrid wins 2nd Europe Cup II
1962 Cubs Ken Hubbs sets 2nd base record for consecutive errorless games at 78 and consecutive errorless chances (418), he errors in the 4th
1961 John F. Kennedy begins underground nuclear testing
1961 President Kennedy signs law against hijacking (death penalty)
1961 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1960 Cassius Clay captures Olympic light heavyweight gold medal
1960 President Kasavubu fires premier Lumumba of Congo
1960 Wilma Rudolph wins her 2nd gold medal

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 Washington Senator Jim Lemon is 7th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (3rd)
1958 "Doctor Zhivago" by Boris Pasternak published in US
1958 1st color video recording on magnetic tape
1958 WKPC TV channel 15 in Louisville, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting
1957 Cuban dictator Batista bombs Cienfuegos uprising
1957 Yugoslavia bans Milovan Djilas' book "new class marine officers"
1956 20 die in a train crash in Springer NM
1955 Fred Kaps becomes world champion magician
1955 Phillies Don Newcombe hits NL pitcher record 7th home run of season
1955 WKRG TV channel 5 in Mobile, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting
1955 WTTW TV channel 11 in Chicago, IL (PBS) begins broadcasting
1954 Dutch Super Constellation crashes at Shannon, 28 die
1953 1st privately operated atomic reactor, Raleigh NC
1953 U.S. give Persian premier Zahedi $45 million aid
1952 General Carlos Ibanez elected president of Chile
1951 65th U.S. Womens Tennis: Mo Connolly beats Shirley J Fry (63 16 64)
1951 71st U.S. Mens Tennis: Frank A Sedgman beats Elias Seixas, Jr. (64 61 61)
1950 64th U.S. Womens Tennis: Margaret Osborne duPont beats D Hart (63 63)
1950 70th U.S. Mens Tennis: Art Larsen beats Herbert Flam (63 46 57 64 63)
1950 98.3 cm rainfall at Yankeetown, Florida (state record)

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