Thursday, September 9, 2010

September 9 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On September 9, 1983 Radio Shack announces their color computer 2 (Coco2)

TRS 80 color computer, Radio Shack, TRS-80

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 103rd U.S. Womens Tennis: Steffi Graf beats M Navratilova (36 75 61)
1988 Braves Bruce Sutter joins Fingers and Gossage to save 300 games
1988 Chris Evert defaults at U.S. Open due to a stomach flu
1988 U.S. swamps New Zealand at 27th America's Cup: New Zealand set to appeal
1987 Gary Hart admits on "Nightline," to cheating on his wife
1987 Largest U.S. Tennis Open single night session (total) 21,016
1987 Larry Bird (Celtics), begins NBA free throw streak of 59
1987 Nolan Ryan strikes out his 4,500th batter
1986 New York City jury indicts Gennadly Zakharov (Soviet United Nations employee) of spying
1985 President Reagan orders sanctions against South Africa
1985 Race riot in Birmingham England
1984 104th U.S. Mens Tennis: John McEnroe beats Ivan Lendl (63 64 61)
1984 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Portland Ping Golf Championship
1984 California Angel Michael Witt is 11th to pitch a perfect baseball game
1983 Challenger returns to Kennedy Space Center via Sheppard AFB, Texas
1983 Radio Shack announces their color computer 2 (Coco2)
1983 Vitas Gerulatis bets his house that Martina Navratilova can't beat 100th ranked male tennis player
1982 "Your Arms are Too Short..." opens at Alvin New York City for 69 performances
1982 Columbia mated with SRBs and external tank in preparation for STS-5
1982 Conestoga 1, 1st private commercial rocket, makes suborbital flight
1981 Vernon Jordan resigns as president of National Urban League

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 31st Emmy Awards: Taxi, Lou Grant, Ron Leibman and Ruth Gordon
1979 93rd U.S. Womens Tennis: Tracy Austin beats C E Lloyd Mills (64 63)
1979 99th U.S. Mens Tennis: John McEnroe beats Vitas Gerulaitis (75 63 63)
1979 Sally Little wins LPGA Columbia Savings Golf Classic
1979 Sid Bernstein offers $ billion for a Beatle reunion
1979 Yusef Islam (Cat Stevens) weds Fouzia Ali at Kensington Mosque
1978 3rd game of Boston Massacre; Yankees beat Red Sox 7-0
1978 92nd U.S. Womens Tennis: Chris E L Mills beats Pam Shriver (75 64)
1978 Baltimore Orioles pull their 7th triple play (5-4-3 vs Toronto)
1978 Iraqi Ayatollah Khomeini calls for uprising in Irani army
1978 Kylene Barker (Virginia), crowned 51st Miss America 1979
1977 1st TRS-80 computer sold
1977 Tiger rookies Lou Whitaker and Allan Trammell debut together and will play together for 19 years
1975 Viking 2 Mars probe launch
1974 88th U.S. Womens Tennis: B J M King beats E Goolagong Cawley (36 63 75)
1973 93rd U.S. Mens Tennis: John Newcombe beats Jan Kodes (64 16 46 62 62)
1973 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
1972 86th U.S. Womens Tennis: Billie Jean M King beats K Melville (63 75)
1972 Terry Anne Meeuwsen (Wisc), 23, crowned 45th Miss America 1973
1971 1,000 convicts riot and seize Attica, New York prison
1971 John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear on Dick Cavett Show (ABC-TV)
1971 John Lennon releases "Imagine" album
1971 NHL great Gordie Howe retires
1970 Bowie Kuhn suspends Denny McLain for carrying a gun

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 Allegheny 853 collides with Piper Cherokee above Indiana, kills 82
1969 Seaplane crashes at Indianapolis, kills 83
1969 Smallest U.S. Tennis Open single session-131 (men's doubles final only)
1969 WCVN TV channel 54 in Covington, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 1st U.S. Open, held as an "open" (Arthur Ashe-wins)
1968 Arthur Ashe defeats Tom Okker to win U.S. Tennis Open
1968 Minn Tommy Krammer passes for 6 touchdowns vs Green Bay (42-7)
1968 WGIQ TV channel 43 in Louisville, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 WVPT TV channel 51 in Staunton, Virginia (PBS) begins broadcasting
1967 1st successful Test flight of a Saturn V
1967 Debra Dene Barnes (Kansas), 20, crowned 40th Miss America 1968
1967 Uganda declares independence from Great Britain
1965 Francois Mitterrand nominated for French presidency
1965 Sandy Koufax pitches his 4th no-hitter, a perfect game vs Cubs (1-0)
1965 Tibet is made an autonomous region of China
1964 East Germany government allows short visits to West Germany
1964 John Osborne's "Inadmissable Evidence," premieres in London
1963 Landslide into Vaiont Dam emptys lake, kills 3-4,000 (Italy)
1963 Alabama Governor George Wallace served a federal injunction to stop orders of state police to bar black students from enrolling in white schools
1962 76th U.S. Womens Tennis: Margaret Smith Court beats Darlene Hard (97 64)
1962 82nd U.S. Mens Tennis: Rodney G Laver beats Roy Emerson (62 64 57 64)
1962 Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Eugene Golf Open
1962 Soviet economist Liberman plead for autonomous businesses
1962 WNYS (now WIXT) TV channel 9 in Syracuse, New York (ABC) begins broadcasting
1961 Maria Beale Fletcher (NC), 19, crowned 34th Miss America 1962
1960 4th American Football League plays 1st game (Denver 13, Boston 10)

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1958 Pirate Roberto Clemente ties record of 3 triples in a game
1958 Race riots in Notting Hill Gate, London
1957 "Diana" by Paul Anka reaches #1
1957 Nashville's new Hattie Cotton Elementary School dynamited
1957 President Eisenhower signs 1st civil rights bill since Reconstruction
1956 70th U.S. Womens Tennis: Shirley J Fry beats Althea Gibson (63 64)
1956 76th U.S. Mens Tennis: Ken Rosewall beats Lewis Hoad (46 62 63 63)
1956 African Party for Liberation of Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde forms
1956 Elvis Presley's 1st appearance on Ed Sullivan's Show
1955 Don Zimmer, hits 4,000th Dodger home run
1955 Louise Suggs wins LPGA St. Louis Golf Open
1954 Earthquake strikes Orleansville, Algeria: 1,400 killed
1954 Indians becomes 1st Cleveland team to win 100 games in a season
1953 KGTV TV channel 10 in San Diego, California (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 WFIE TV channel 14 in Evansville, IN (NBC) begins broadcasting
1951 1st broadcast of "Love of Life" on CBS-TV
1951 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Carrollton Georgia Golf Open
1950 "Texas, Li'l Darlin'" closes at Mark Hellinger New York City after 293 performances
1950 "Where's Chartev?" closes at St. James Theater New York City after 792 performances
1950 1st use of TV laugh track - Hank McCune
1950 Massive arrests of communists in France

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