Monday, October 18, 2010

October 17 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 Earthquake in San Francisco (6.9) cancels 3rd game of World Series, kills 67
1988 31 reported dead as Ugandan jetliner crashes in fog near Rome
1988 Dallas Green replaces Lou Pinella as manager of New York Yankees
1988 Lyndon LaRouche pleads innocent to fraud, conspiracy indictment
1988 Phillip Morris announces $11 Billion tender offer for Kraft
1988 Rockin Robin beats "Sensational" Sherri Martel for WWF woman's title
1988 Traveling Wilbury's 1st release "Handle With Care"
1987 "Late Nite Comic" closes at Ritz Theater New York City after 4 performances
1987 1st indoor World Series game (Minnesota Metrodome)
1987 1st lady Nancy Reagan undergoes a modified radical mastectomy
1986 U.S. Senate approved immigration bill prohibiting hiring of illegal aliens and offered amnesty to illegals who entered prior to 1982
1986 Yitzak Rabin forms Israeli government
1985 French author Claude Simon won the Nobel Prize in literature
1985 Lou Piniella named New York Yankee manager
1984 Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Bruce Merrifield
1983 Nobel prize for economy awarded to Gerard Debreu
1983 STS-9 vehicle moves to Vandenberg AFB due to SRB nozzle problem
1982 1st live orchestra on commerical network since 1954 (National Symphony)
1982 Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation
1982 Robin Yount is 1st to have 2 4-hit games in a World Series
1982 Sam Shepard's "True West" premieres in New York City
1982 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1980 1st-class debut of Mike Whitney, NSW vs. Qld (2-52 and 1-39)

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 "Beatlemania" closes at Winter Garden Theater New York City after 920 performances
1979 D Bautista of Mexico completes 20,000 m walk in record 1:20:06.8
1979 Mother Teresa of India, awarded Nobel Peace Prize
1979 Pittsburgh Pirates beat Baltimore Orioles, 4 games to 3 in 76th World Series
1979 President Carter signs legislation creating Department of Education
1978 New York Islanders start a streak of 23 undefeated games at home (15-0-8)
1978 New York Yankees beat Dodgers, 4 games to 2 in 75th World Series
1978 President Carter signs bill restoring Jefferson Davis citizenship
1978 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1978 Yankees win 22nd World Championship capping their great comeback year
1977 Canada begins regular live TV coverage of Parliament
1977 West German commandos storm hijacked Lufthansa in Mogadishu, Somalia freeing all 86 hostages and killing 3 of 4 hijackers
1976 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1976 Coldest World Series game Yankees vs Cincinnati, 39 degrees F (until 1997)
1975 1st Space Shuttle main engine test at National Space Tech Labs, Miss
1975 Bee Gees Maurice Gibb weds Yvonne Spencely
1975 U.N. passes resolution saying "Zionism is a form of racism"
1974 "Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope" closes at Playhouse New York City after 1065 per
1974 NBA New Orleans Jazz begin a 28 game road losing streak
1974 Washington Capitals 1st NHL home victory, beating Chicago 4-3
1974 Oakland A's beat Los Angeles Dodgers, 4 games to 1 in 71st World Series makes A's only team other than Yankees to win 3 straight series
1973 5-mo oil embargo by Arab states against U.S. and Netherlands begins
1973 Arabs decrease oil production
1972 1st time Islanders shut-out-5-0 vs Penguins
1972 Bob Randall's "6 Rooms Riv Vu," premieres in New York City
1972 Chuck Berry's "My Ding-a-ling," is #1
1971 Cleveland Metroparks' Rocky River Nature Center opens
1971 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Quality-First Golf Classic
1971 Pittsburgh Pirates beat Baltimore Orioles, 4 games to 3 in 68th World Series
1970 Anwar Sadat sworn in as president of Egypt

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 New York Nets move from Comack to Island Garden, Hempstead NY
1969 Plastic Ono Band's "Cold Turkey" is released in UK
1969 Soyuz 7 returns to Earth
1967 "Hair" premieres on Broadway
1967 Barbra Streisand stars on "Belle of 14th Street" special on CBS
1967 Memorial service for Brian Epstein at New London Synagogue
1967 Pete Knight in X-15 reaches 85 km
1967 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1965 Largest newspaper-Sunday New York Times at 946 pages (50 cents )
1965 "On A Clear Day You Can See Forever" opens in New York City for 280 performances
1965 WBMG TV channel 42 in Birmingham, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting
1964 Yankees fire Manager Yogi Berra
1963 "Jennie" opens at Majestic Theater New York City for 82 performances
1962 Yankees beat Giants for 20th world championship
1961 22nd congress of CPSU opens in Moscow
1961 Battle of Paris - police kill 210 Algerians
1961 NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 33,100 m
1961 NY Museum of Modern Art hangs Henri Matisse's "Le Bateau" upside-down It wasn't corrected until December 3rd
1960 "Tenderloin" opens at 46th St. Theater New York City for 216 performances
1960 U.S. and Britain sign accord for nuclear sub bases

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 "Billy Barnes Revue" closes at John Golden Theater New York City after 87 performances
1959 Queen Elizabeth is fined $140 for withdrawing her race horse
1959 Stinchcomb Memorial in Cleveland Metroparks' dedicated
1957 "Copper and Brass" opens at Martin Beck Theater New York City for 36 performances
1957 Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip visits White House
1957 Dike Marken-Dutch mainland closed
1957 French author Albert Camus awarded Nobel Prize in Literature
1957 II Tsjoendrigar becomes premier of Pakistan
1956 England's 1st large scale nuclear power station opens
1956 Pakistan defeat Australia by nine wickets at 1st attempt
1955 Lee Merriwether joins Today Show panel
1954 Philadelphia Eagle Adrian Burk passes for 7 touchdowns vs. Washington (49-21)
1951 Egyptian army fires on British troops

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