Monday, November 15, 2010

November 15 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On November 15, 1969 Janis Joplin, accused of vulgar and indecent language in Tampa, Fla.

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Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 "Few Good Men" opens at Music Box Theater New York City for 497 performances
1989 Aaron Sorkin's "Few Good Men," premieres in New York City
1989 Bret Saberhagen wins AL Cy Young Award
1989 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1989 Test Cricket debut of Waqar Younis and Sachin Tendulkar at Karachi
1989 Walter Davis (Denver) begins NBA free throw streak of 53 games
1988 91 m radio telescope dish at Green Bank, WV collapses
1988 Dodgers outfielder Kirk Gibson wins NL MVP Award
1988 PLO proclaims State of Palestine, recognizes Israeli existence
1988 Soviet space shuttle makes unmanned maiden flight (2 orbits)
1987 28 of 82 aboard Continental Airlines DC-9, die in crash at Denver
1987 Carla Beurskens runs Dutch female record marathon (2:26:34)
1987 Leile McBridge (Denver), crowned Miss Black America
1987 New York Giant Raul Allegre kicks 2, 50 or more yard field goals in a game
1987 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1986 2nd time Saturday Night Live uses a time delay (Sam Knison hosts)
1983 75th hat trick in Islander history-Mike Bossy
1983 Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus proclaimed
1982 Funeral services held in Moscow's Red Square for Leonid I Brezhnev
1981 "Camelot" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 48 performances
1980 Pope John Paul II began 5 day visit to West Germany,

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 ABC-TV announces it would broadcast nightly specials on Iran hostage
1979 British government identifies Sir Anthony Blunt as 4th man in Soviet spy ring
1978 183 die as Icelandic Airlines DC-8 crashes in Colombo, Sri Lanka
1978 Harold Pinter's "Betrayal," premieres in London
1978 Pirates outfielder Dave Parker wins NL MVP
1977 President Jimmy Carter welcomes Shah of Iran
1976 Syrian army conquerors Beirut
1975 Miss Teenage America Pageant
1974 Ringo releases "Goodnight Vienna" and "Only You" in UK
1973 Egypt and Israel exchange prisoners of war
1972 Circle-in the-Square Theater opens at 1633 Broadway New York City
1972 Small Astronomy Satellite Explorer 48 launched to study gamma rays
1972 White Sox Dick Allen wins AL MVP
1971 Intel advertises 4004-processor

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 1st Jackson Five record to enter top 100 (I Want You Back)
1969 1st commercial ad on English TV: Birds-Eye Peas on ATV (Midland)
1969 250,000 peacefully demonstrate in Washington D.C. against Vietnam War
1969 Janis Joplin, accused of vulgar and indecent language in Tampa, Fla
1969 Wendy's Hamburgers opens
1968 1st date in controversial Jim Bouton baseball diary "Ball Four"
1967 Boston's Carl Yastrzemski wins AL MVP
1967 Michael Adams in X-15 reaches 80 km
1967 WLTV TV channel 23 in Miami, Florida (IND) begins broadcasting
1966 Gemini XII (Lovell/Aldrin) returns to Earth
1965 Craig Breedlove sets land speed record (600.601 mph-966.57 kph)
1964 Ajax soccer star Johan Cruijff debuts against GVAV
1964 KBYU TV channel 11 in Provo, UT (PBS) begins broadcasting
1964 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA San Antonio Civitan Golf Open
1964 Mickey Wright shoots a 62, lowest golf score for a woman pro
1964 Sudan Premier Ibrahim Abbud resigns
1962 Don Drysdale wins Cy Young Award
1961 Comet C/1961 T1 (Seki) approaches within 0.1019 AUs of Earth
1961 Roger Maris is voted AL MVP
1961 U.N. bans nuclear arms
1960 Elgin Baylor of NBA Los Angeles Lakers scores 71 points vs New York Knicks
1960 USS George Washington, 1st sub with nuclear ballistic missiles, launched

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 Cleveland Browns' halfback Bobby Mitchell sets club record for longest run from scrimmage (90-yards), beat Washington 31-17
1957 U.S. sentences Soviet spy Rudolf Ivanovich Abel to 30 years and $3,000
1956 "Li'l Abner" opens at St. James Theater New York City for 693 performances
1956 Elvis Presley's 1st film "Love Me Tender," premieres in New York City
1955 Poland and Yugoslavia sign trade agreement
1954 1st regularly scheduled commercial flights over North Pole begins
1953 WIBW TV channel 13 in Topeka, KS (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 WRBL TV channel 3 in Columbus, Georgia (CBS) begins broadcasting
1951 Cricket 1st-class debut of Hanif Mohammad, Pak XI vs. MCC, Lahore
1951 New York Yankee Gil McDougald wins AL Rookie of Year
1950 Arthur Dorrington is 1st black man in organized hockey, Atlantic City Seagulls of Eastern Amateur Hockey League

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