Monday, November 22, 2010

November 22 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On November 22, 1984 Fred Rogers of PBS' "Mr Rogers? Neighborhood" presents a sweater to Smithsonian Institution.

Mr. Rogers Neighborhood, Mr Rogers Sweater

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 Aneta Kreglicka of Poland, 24, crowned 39th Miss World
1989 Conjunction of Venus, Mars, Uranus, Neptune, Saturn and Moon
1989 Kirby Pucket signs record $3,000,000 per year Minnesota Twins contract
1989 U.S. 63rd manned space mission STS-33 (Discovery 9) launches into orbit
1989 Eastern Airlines pilots and flight attendants end their strike, but most are not rehired
1987 Patriots shutout Indianapolis 24-0
1986 Mike Tyson KOs Trevor Berbick in 2 for heavyweight WBC boxing title
1986 Wayne Gretzky, Edmonton, became 13th NHLer to score 500 goals
1985 Columbia moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS-61-C
1985 Largest swearing-in ceremony, 38,648 immigrants become U.S. citizens
1985 PNP/MAN win Antilian parliamentary election
1984 Fred Rogers of PBS' "Mr Rogers? Neighborhood" presents a sweater to Smithsonian Institution
1982 Columbia returns to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB, Texas
1981 "Marlowe" closes at Rialto Theater New York City after 48 performances
1981 69th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Ottawa Rough Riders, 26-23
1981 Browns' quarterback Brian Sipe sets club record by being intercepted 6 times
1981 San Diego Charger Dan Fouts passes for 6 touchdowns vs Oakland (55-21)
1981 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1980 Georgia tanker at Pilottown La, spills 1.3 million gallons of oil after an anchor chain caused a ship to leak

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1977 Regular Concorde passenger service between New York and Europe begins
1976 Algeria Constitution goes into effect
1976 Comic strip "Cathy," by Cathy Guisewhite, debuts
1975 Juan Carlos proclaimed king of Spain
1974 Test Cricket debut of Gordon Greenidge and Viv Richards, at Bangalore
1974 U.N. General Assembly recognizes Palestine right to sovereignty
1972 Belgium government of Eyskens resigns
1972 Flyers start Islanders on 15 game winless streak
1972 Pitts Penguins set NHL record for scoring fastest 5 goals (2:07)
1972 U.S. ends 22 year travel ban to China
1971 "Only Fools Are Sad" opens at Edison Theater New York City for 144 performances

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 Isolation of single gene announced by scientists at Harvard
1968 1st interracial TV kiss, Star Trek-Kirk and Uhura
1968 Beatles release "Beatles," (White Album) their only double album
1968 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1967 BBC unofficially bans "I Am the Walrus" by Beatles
1967 Silver hits record $2.17 an ounce in New York
1967 U.N. Sec council passes resolution 242 - Israel must give back occupied land
1967 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1966 32nd Heisman Trophy Award: Steve Spurrier, Florida (quarterback)
1965 "Man of La Mancha" opens at ANTA Washington Square Theater New York City for 2329 performances
1965 Bob Dylan weds Sara Lowndes
1965 Muhammad Ali TKOs Floyd Patterson in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
1964 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Mary Mills Miss Gulf Coast Golf Invitational
1964 WITF TV channel 33 in Harrisburg-Hershey, Pennsylvania (PBS) begins broadcasting
1963 Beatles release their 2nd album "With the Beatles" in UK
1963 Lyndon Baines Johnson sworn in as 36th U.S. president
1961 Frank Robinson is 1st to win MVPs in both major leagues
1961 St. Louis Hawk Bob Pettit sets NBA record, hitting 19 of 19 free throws
1961 Producers Albert Broccoli and Harry Saltzman announce expensive publicity campaign to make Sean Connery (James Bond) a star
1960 French National Meeting decide to build own nuclear weapons

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 AFL's 1st draft - New York Titans choice George Izo, quarterback, Notre Dame
1959 Boston Patriots enters AFL
1957 Mickey Mantle wins AL MVP
1957 Miles Davis Quintet debuts a jazz concert at Carnegie Hall in NY
1957 Simon and Garfunkel appear on "American Bandstand" as "Tom and Jerry"
1956 16th modern Olympic games opens in Melbourne
1956 Bill Sharman (Boston) begins NBA free throw streak of 55 games
1955 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1955 RCA Victor's best investment paying $25,000 to Sun Records and Sam Philips for rights to Elvis Presley, a truck driver from Tupelo Miss
1954 Humane Society forms
1952 A's Harry Byrd selected AL Rookie of Year
1950 7,021 see lowest NBA score, Ft. Wayne Pistons 19, Minneapolis Lakers 18
1950 79 die in a train crash in Richmond Hills NY

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