Friday, October 1, 2010

October 1 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On October 1, 1975 Muhammad Ali TKOs Joe Frazier in 15 for heavyweight boxing title.

Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic
1989 Dallas Cowboy, Ed "Too Tall" Jones records his 1,000th NFL tackle
1989 Thousands of East Germans flee to West Germany
1989 U.S. issues a stamp, labeling an apatosaurus as a brontosaurus
1989 Batting titles decided on final day Puckett goes 2-for-5 edges Carney Lansford .339 to .336, Gwynn's 3-for-4 edges Will Clark .336 to .333
1988 Bradley Center in Milwaukee opens
1988 Lowest batting avg for NL champion (Tony Gwynn .313)
1988 Mikhail Gorbachev becomes president of Soviet Union
1988 Robert Englund, actor who plays Freddie Kruger weds Nancy Booth
1987 "Roza" opens at Royale Theater New York City for 12 performances
1987 6 killed by an earthquake measuring 6.1 in LA
1987 Fiji's constitution is suspended
1986 President Carter's presidential library dedicated in Atlanta
1985 Israeli air raid on PLO-headquarter at Tunis, 68 killed
1984 Gary Trudeau's Doonesbury comic strip resumes after 2-year hiatus
1984 Peter Ueberroth replaces Bowie Kuhn as 6th commissioner of baseball
1983 Denise Wallace, 18, of Virginia crowned Miss Teen of America
1982 EPCOT Center opens in Orlando, Florida
1982 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1982 West Germany's Parliament ousts Helmut Schmidt for Helmut Kohl
1981 J Chodorov/N Panama's "Talent for Murder," premieres in London
1981 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1980 Cosmonauts Ryumin and Popov break space endurance record of 176 days

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 Nigeria adopts constitution, Alhaji Shagari becomes president
1979 Pope John Paul II begins visit of US
1979 RKO radio network begins operation
1979 U.S. returns Canal Zone to Panama after 75 years
1978 Comoros adopts constitution
1978 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Golden Lights Golf Championship
1978 Tuvalu (formerly Ellice Islands) declares independence from U.K.
1978 Yankees lose 9-2 to Indians forcing a playoff game with Red Sox
1977 Brazilian soccer great Pele' retires with 1,281 goals in 1,363 games
1977 Department Of Energy established
1977 Elton John honored by MSG Hall of Fame
1977 Peter Schats opera "Houdini" premieres in Amsterdam
1977 Yankees win 2nd consecutive AL East title
1976 1st Dutch casino opens
1975 Britain grants internal self-government to Seychelles
1975 Ellice Islands split from Gilbert Islands, take name "Tuvalu"
1975 Heavyweight Muhammad Ali KOs Joe Frazier in Manilla
1975 Muhammad Ali TKOs Joe Frazier in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1975 Reunion Island stops printing stamps, France takes over production
1974 Watergate cover-up trial opens in Washington D.C.
1973 Leo Durocher resigns as Houston Astro manager
1973 U.S.S.R.-West Germany gas tunnel opens
1972 "Don't Play Us Cheap" closes at Barrymore Theater New York City after 164 performances
1972 1st games of World Hockey Association
1972 2nd New York City Women's Marathon won by Nina Kuscsik in 3:08:41
1972 3rd New York City Marathon won by Sheldon Karlin in 2:27:52
1972 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Portland Ladies Golf Classic
1971 Joseph Luns becomes Secretary-General of NATO
1971 Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida opens
1970 63 arrest in riot to buy Rolling Stone tickets in Milano Italy
1970 Last game at Philadelphia's Connie Mack Stadium, Phils-2 Expos-1

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 Concorde 001 test flight breaks sound barrier
1969 Guernsey and Jersey begin issuing their own postage stamps
1969 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1968 "Night of the Living Dead" premieres in Pittsburgh
1967 KBFI (now KDAF) TV channel 33 in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas (IND) begins
1967 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ladies' LA Golf Open
1967 Pink FLoyd's 1st U.S. tour (arrives in New York City)
1966 Newspaper magnate Thomson purchases "The Times"
1966 WAEO (now WJFW) TV channel 12 in Rhinelander, WI (NBC) begins
1965 Failed coup under Lieutenant Colonel Untung in Indonesia
1965 France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
1964 1st official broadcast of Trans World Radio on Bonaire
1964 2nd Dutch televisienet begins broadcastings
1964 Free Speech Movement launched at University of California, Berkley
1964 San Francisco cable cars declared a national landmark
1964 WSJU TV channel 18 in Carolina, Puerto Rico begins broadcasting
1964 WTSJ TV channel 18 in San Juan, Puerto Rico (NBC) begins broadcasting
1964 WWAY TV channel 3 in Wilmington, North Carolina (ABC) begins broadcasting
1963 1st time since 1910 no AL player, played in every game
1963 Nigeria becomes a republic within Commonwealth
1962 Barbra Streisand signs her 1st recording contract (with Columbia)
1962 Brian Epstein signs a contract to manage Beatles through 1977
1962 James Meredith became 1st black at University of Mississippi
1962 Johnny Carson hosts his 1st Tonight Show, Joan Crawford guests
1962 Lucy Show premieres
1962 SF beats Dodgers, 8-0 in 1st of best-of-3 NL playoff
1962 U.N. gives Netherlands control of New-Guinea
1962 U.S. National Radio Astronomy Obs gets a 300' (91m) radio telescope
1962 WEDH TV channel 24 in Hartford, CT (PBS) begins broadcasting
1961 A believed extinct volcanco erupts in Tristan da Cunha
1961 East and West Cameroon merge as Federal Republic of Cameroon
1961 KGIN TV channel 11 in Grand Island, NB (CBS) begins broadcasting
1961 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Open
1961 Premiere of Dmitri Shostakovitsch' 12nd Symphony
1961 Roger Maris sets record of 61 home runs off of Tracy Stallard
1961 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1961 WOLO TV channel 25 in Columbia, South Carolina (ABC) begins broadcasting
1961 WYAH TV channel 27 in Portsmouth, Virginia (IND) begins broadcasting
1960 14th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 2-1 at Montreal
1960 KCBY TV channel 11 in Coos Bay, OR (CBS) begins broadcasting
1960 Nigeria gains independence from Britain (National Day)
1960 South Korean troops cross 38th parallel into North Korea

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 1st World Series since 1948 not to feature a New York team (LA vs Chic)
1958 Britain transfers Christmas Island (south of Java) to Australia
1958 Vanguard Project transferred from military to NASA
1957 B-52 bombers begin full-time flying alert in case of U.S.S.R. attack
1956 Johnny Heckmann rides 7 winners at Chicago Hawthorne Horse track
1956 Zestienhoven airport at Rotterdam official opens
1955 "Honeymooners" premieres
1955 Piet Lieftinck becomes director v/h IMF (World bank)
1955 WORA TV channel 5 in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico (TCI) begins broadcasting
1954 British colony of Nigeria becomes a federation
1953 Indian state of Andhra Pradesh partitioned from Madras
1953 KJEO TV channel 47 in Fresno, California (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 KYTV TV channel 3 in Springfield, MO (NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 WATE TV channel 6 in Knoxville, Tennessee (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 WREX TV channel 13 in Rockford, IL (ABC) begins broadcasting
1952 1st ultra high frequency (UHF) television station, Portland Or
1952 Liberal Party wins Japanese elections
1952 Monte Bello-Island (Great Britain 1st atom bomb explosion)
1951 1st Giant-Dodgers playoff game, Giants win 3-1
1951 1st treaty signed by woman ambassador-Eugenie Anderson
1951 24th Infantry Regiment, last all-black military unit, deactivated
1950 Phillies win NL pennant on last day of season (10th inning home run)
1950 South Korean troops exceed 38 degrees latitude
1950 Browns lose to Giants, setting club record for fewest points scored by both teams (tied in 1979), New York 6, Cleveland 0

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