Monday, November 15, 2010

November 11 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 "Prince of Central Park" closes at Belasco Theater New York City after 4 performances
1989 Sam's Town Bowling Invitational won by Tish Johnson
1988 Oldest known insect fossils (390 million yrs) reported in Science
1987 "Roza" closes at Royale Theater New York City after 12 performances
1987 Judge Anthony M. Kennedy nominated to Supreme Court
1987 Moscow party secretary Boris Jerusalem resigns
1987 Van Gogh's "Irises" sells for record $53.6 M at auction
1986 Houston's Astro Mike Scott (18-10) wins NL Cy Young Award
1986 Suriname government proclaims gold purification
1985 1st AIDS theme TV movie - "An Early Frost"
1985 Challenger flies back to Kennedy Space Center via Davis-Monthan AFB
1985 Yonkers is found guilty of segregating schools and housing
1984 "3 Musketeers" opens at Broadway Theater New York City for 9 performances
1983 1st U.S. cruise missiles arrive in Great Britain
1983 President Reagan became 1st U.S. President to address Japan's legislature
1983 Wayne Phillips scores 159 on Test Cricket debut, vs. Pakistan at WACA
1982 30th time Islanders shut-out-2-0 vs North Stars
1982 5th space shuttle mission-Columbia 5-launched 1st coml flight
1982 Gas explosion in Israeli army headquarters by Tyrus; kills 60
1982 Joe Altobelli succeeds retiring Earl Weaver as Oriole manager
1982 Solidarity leader Lech Walesa is let out of jail in Poland
1981 "Oh, Brother!" closes at ANTA Theater New York City after 3 performances
1981 Fernando Valenzuela is 1st rookie ever to win a Cy Young Award
1980 Crew of Soyuz 35 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 37
1980 Islander's Mike Bossy scores 4 goals against North Stars

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 Boston Court issues occupancy permit for Cambridge Buddhist Center
1978 Maumoon Abdul Gayoom becomes president of Maldives
1977 Wings release "Mull of Kintyre" and "Girl's School"
1975 Angola gains independence from Portugal (National Day)
1975 Australian Prime Minister removed by crown (1st elected Prime Minister removed in 200 yrs)
1972 Dow Jones Index moves above 1,000 for 1st time
1972 U.S. Army turns over Long Bihn base to South Vietnamese army
1971 Man-made earthslide at Kawasaki Japan, kills 15
1971 Neil Simons "prisoner of Second Avenue," premieres in New York City
1970 Baltimore Oriole Boog Powell wins AL MVP

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 Beatles with Billy Preston release "Get Back" in UK
1969 Jim Morrison arrested on an airplane by FBI for drunkeness
1968 John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear nude on cover of "2 Virgins" album
1968 Maldives (in Indian Ocean) become a republic
1968 Ron Hill sets record 10-mile run (46:44) at Leicester England
1966 Gemini 12 (Lovell and Aldrin) launched on 4-day flight
1966 Methodist Church and Evangelical United Brethren Church unite as United Methodist Church
1965 Heavyweight Cassius Clay KOs Floyd Patterson in Las Vegas
1965 Rhodesia proclaimed independence from Britain by Prime Minister Ian D Smith
1965 William Alfred's "Hogan's Goat," premieres in New York City
1964 Murray Schisgal's "Luv," premieres in New York City
1963 Brian Epstein and Ed Sullivan sign a 3 show contract for Beatles
1963 Gordie Howe ties Rocket Richard's lifetime 544 goal record
1961 Congolese soldiers murder 13 Italian United Nations pilots
1961 Molotov, Malenkov and Kaganovitsj kicked out of Russia's Communist Party
1961 Stalingrad renamed Volgograd
1960 Largest New York Knick 49th St. MSG crowd-18,499

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 1st episode of "Rocky and His Friends" airs
1959 Seals Stadium in San Francisco, demolished
1958 "La Plume de Ma Tante" opens at Royale Theater New York City for 835 performances
1958 AL announces Kansas City will play AL record 52 night games in 1959
1957 Demolition begins on cable car barn at California and Hyde (SF)
1953 Jimmy Dykes succeeds Marty Marion as Baltimore Orioles manager

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