Tuesday, November 23, 2010

November 23 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On November 23, 1979 Pink Floyd's "The Wall" released, sells 6 million copies in 2 weeks.

Pink Floyd, Pink Floyd The Wall

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 Pilots Union give up sympathy strike against Eastern Airlines
1989 Xenophobia Zolotas sworn in as premier of Greece
1988 France performs nuclear test
1988 Wayne Gretzky scores his 600th NHL goal
1988 Yankees sign free agent 2nd-baseman Steve Sax to 3-year contract
1985 58 die as Egyptian commandos storm hijack Egyptair jet in Malta
1985 Retired CIA analyst Larry Wu-tai Chin, arrested of spying for China
1984 Limited-over International cricket debut for Wasim Akram, vs. New Zealand
1984 Test Cricket debut of David Boon age 23 and Bob Holland age 38 (v WI)
1984 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1984 Boston College quarterback Doug Flutie passes (472 yards), including game ending 48 yard touchdown (Hail Mary Pass) to end game and beat Miami 47-45
1983 Soyuz T-9 lands
1983 U.S.S.R. leave weapon disarmament talks
1982 Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB and mated for STS-6
1982 FCC drops limits on duration and frequency of TV ads
1982 New York Islanders and Minnesota North Stars play to an 8-8 tie
1980 4,800 die in series of earthquakes that devastated southern Italy
1980 68th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 48-10
1980 National Black Independent Party forms

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 Pink Floyd's "The Wall" released, sells 6 million copies in 2 weeks
1977 "Jesus Christ Superstar" opens at Longacre Theater New York City for 96 performances
1977 European weather satellite Meteosat 1 launched from Cape Canaveral
1976 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1976 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1975 63rd CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 9-8
1975 Bob Thomas of Chicago Bears kicks 55-yard field goal
1975 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Greater Ft. Myers Golf Classic
1974 60 Ethiopia government officials executed
1971 China People's Republic seated in United Nations Security Council
1971 Danny Murtaugh, manager of world champ Pirates, announces retirement
1970 KNCT TV channel 46 in Belton/Killeen, Texas (PBS) begins broadcasting

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1968 "Noel Coward's Sweet Potato" closes at Booth New York City after 36 performances
1968 Milwaukee Bucks make their 1st NBA trade, giving Bob Love and Bob Weiss to Chicago Bulls for Flynn Robinson
1966 Chicago outfielder Tommie Agee is voted AL Rookie of Year
1965 31st Heisman Trophy Award: Mike Garrett, Southern California (RB)
1965 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1964 "Bajour" opens at Shubert Theater New York City for 232 performances
1964 Beatles release "I Feel Fine" and "She's a Woman"
1964 Vatican abolished Latin as official language of Roman Catholic liturgy
1963 "Doctor Who," the long-running British sci-fi series debuts in England
1963 "Tambourines to Glory" closes at Little Theater New York City after 24 performances
1963 Horatio Alger Society founded
1963 John F. Kennedy's body, lay in repose in East Room of White House
1963 Lyndon Baines Johnson proclaims Nov 25 a day of national mourning (for John F. Kennedy)
1962 Dodgers shortstop Maury Wills is named NL's MVP
1960 Dodgers outfielder Frank Howard is voted NL Rookie of Year
1960 Tinseltown dedicated its Walk of Fame on Hollywood Blvd
1960 Tiros 2, a weather satellite is launched

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 "Fiorello!" opens at Broadhurst Theater New York City for 796 performances
1955 British transfer Cocos (Keeling) Is in Indian Ocean to Australia
1953 KVFD (now KTIN) TV channel 21 in Ft. Dodge, IA (NBC) 1st broadcast
1953 WJBF TV channel 6 in Augusta, Georgia (ABC) begins broadcasting
1950 Howard Swanson's "Short Symphony," premieres

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