Saturday, November 20, 2010

November 20 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On November 20, 1973 Nineteen-year-old Who Fan, Scott Haldin, stands in for ill Keith Moon during a concert in San Francisco.

Keith Moon, The Who

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Robin Yount wins AL MVP
1988 "Les Miserables," opens a Bus and Truck tour in Tampa
1986 Afghanistan President Babrak Karmal flees
1986 UN's WHO announces 1st global effort to combat AIDS
1985 New York Yankee Don Mattingly easily wins AL MVP
1984 McDonald's made its 50 billionth hamburger
1984 Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden wins NL Rookie of Year
1983 "Marilyn: An American Fable" opens at Minskoff New York City for 16 performances
1983 100 million watch ABC-TV movie "Day After," about nuclear war
1983 Cleveland Browns shutout Patriots 30-0
1983 New York Giants Butch Woolfolk ties NFL record of 43 attempts rushing
1982 Drew Barrymore at age 7 hosts Saturday Night Live
1981 Anatoly Karpov, U.S.S.R. retains world chess championship
1981 Burundia adopts its constitution
1981 El Salvador guerrilla group FMLN opens "limited offensive"
1981 Ringo releases "Stop and Smell Roses" album
1980 Billy Martin named AL Manager of Year for the Oakland A's
1980 Steve Ptacek in Solar Challenger makes 1st solar-powered flight
1980 UA withdraws $44 million movie "Heaven's Gate" for reediting

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 Sji'ieten occupies great mosque of Mecca, 100s killed
1979 U.S.'s 1st artificial blood transfusion occurs at University of Minnesota Hospital
1977 Egyptian President Sadat became 1st Arab leader to address Israeli Knesset
1977 Steve Largent begins NFL streak of 177 consecutive game receptions
1977 Walter Payton (Bears) rushes for NFL-record 275 yards
1976 George Harrison appears on Saturday Night Live
1976 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Colgate-Hong Kong Golf Open
1975 Ronald Reagan announced candidacy for Republican nomination for president
1974 Rangers' Jeff Burroughs wins AL MVP
1974 The U.S. files antitrust suit to break-up AT&T
1973 Nineteen-year-old Who Fan, Scott Haldin, stands in for ill Keith Moon during a concert in San Francisco
1971 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1970 U.N. General Assembly accepts membership of China PR

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 Alcatraz Island off SF, is seized by militant Native Americans
1969 Gundappa Viswanath scores 137 on Test Cricket debut vs. Australia Kanpur
1969 Pele scores his 1,000th soccer goal
1969 San Francisco Giant Willie McCovey edges Tom Seaver as NL MVP
1968 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1967 U.S. population reaches 200 million
1967 At 11 AM, Census Clock at Department of Commerce ticks past 200 million
1967 Mets pitcher Tom Seaver (16-12) is named NL Rookie of Year
1966 "Cabaret" opens at Broadhurst Theater New York City for 1166 performances
1966 Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Success Golf Open
1966 Dallas sacks Pittsburgh quarterbacks an NFL record 12 times
1966 Men in Zurich vote against female suffrage
1965 "Pickwick" closes at 46th St. Theater New York City after 56 performances
1965 U.N. Security council calls for boycott of Rhodesia
1965 WCNY TV channel 24 in Syracuse, New York (PBS) begins broadcasting
1964 Dmitri Sjostakovitch's 9th/10th String Quartet premiers in Moscow
1962 Mickey Mantle wins AL MVP
1962 U.S.S.R. agrees to remove bombers from Cuba, and U.S. lifts blockade
1961 WPLG TV channel 10 in Miami, Florida (ABC) begins broadcasting

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 U.N. adopts Universal Declaration of Children's Rights
1959 WABC fires Alan Freed over payola scandal
1957 Morton Wishengrad's "Rope Dancers," premieres in New York City
1955 Kripal Singh scores 100 on Test Cricket debut, India vs. New Zealand
1955 Polly Umrigar scores India's 1st Test Cricket double century, 223 vs. New Zealand
1954 KTRK TV channel 13 in Houston, Texas (ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 Scott Crossfield in Douglas Skyrocket, 1st to break Mach 2 (1,300 MPH)
1952 Cubs slugger Hank Sauer wins NL MVP
1952 George Axelrods "7 Year Itch," premieres in New York City
1952 Prague show trial against 14 communists (9 Jewish) begin
1951 Snowdonia becomes a National Park in Wales
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