Wednesday, November 24, 2010

November 24 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On November 24, 1972 ABC TV premieres 'In Concert' on US television, with Alice Cooper, Chuck Berry, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Poco and Allman Brothers.

ABC In Concert, 1972

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 Communist Party resigns in Czechoslovakia
1989 Elias Hrawi elected president of Lebanon
1989 Tendulkar scores a Test Cricket fifty age 16 years 214 days, a record
1987 Li Peng succeeds premier Zhao Ziyang in China PR
1986 "Smile" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City for 48 performances
1986 Cards reliever Todd Worrell wins NL Rookie of Year
1986 Wrestler John Tatum charged with possession of marijuana
1985 73rd CFL Grey Cup: BC Lions defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 37-24
1985 Egyptian commandos storm captured Boeing in Malta, 60 killed
1983 PLO exchanges 6 Israeli prisoners for 4,500 Palestinians and Lebanese
1983 Test Cricket debut of Richie Richardson, WI vs. India Bombay
1982 Orioles Cal Ripken is named AL Rookie of Year
1982 Yasuhiro Nakasone succeeds Zenko Suzuki as premier of Japan
1981 1st air-launched cruise missile tested
1980 Ronald Reagan, Jr. marries Doria Palmieri

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 Kings' Charley Simmer fails on 8th penalty shot against Islanders
1979 U.S. admits troops in Vietnam were exposed to the toxic Agent Orange
1977 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1977 Miami Bob Greise passes for 6 touchdowns vs St. Louis (55-14)
1976 NBA Atlanta Hawks end a 28 game road losing streak
1976 Reds Joe Morgan wins his 2nd straight NL MVP Award
1975 "Boccaccio" opens at Edison Theater New York City for 7 performances
1974 62nd CFL Grey Cup: Montreal Alouettes defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 20-7
1974 Gerald Ford and Leonid Brezhnev signs SALT-2-treaty
1974 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Lady Errol Golf Classic
1973 Miss Teenage America Pageant
1972 ABC TV premieres 'In Concert' on US television, with Alice Cooper, Chuck Berry, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Poco and Allman Brothers
1972 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1971 Braves catcher-infielder Earl Williams, wins NL Rookie of Year
1971 Dan "DB" Cooper parachutes from a Northwest AL 727 with $200,000
1971 Prison rebellion at Rahway State Prison, New Jersey
1970 36th Heisman Trophy Award: Jim Plunkett, Stanford (quarterback)

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 Apollo 12 returns to Earth
1969 West German President Heinemann visits Netherlands
1969 Lt William L Calley, charged with massacre of over 100 civilians in My Lai Vietnam in March 1968, ordered to stand trial by court martial
1968 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Louise Suggs Golf Invitational
1966 1st TV station in Congo, Kinshasa (Zaire)
1966 400 die of respiratory failure and heart attack in killer New York City smog
1966 The Beatles began recording sessions for "Sgt Pepper"
1965 Marshal Mobutu Sese Seko Kuku Ngbendu, becomes President of Zaire
1964 30th Heisman Trophy Award: John Huarte, Notre Dame (quarterback)
1964 Cards' 3rd baseman Ken Boyer is voted NL MVP
1964 For 1st time since 1800, residents of Washington D.C. permitted to vote
1964 Rebellion ends in Zaire
1963 1st live murder on TV-Jack Ruby shoots Lee Harvey Oswald
1962 Last of Dutch militia leave New-Guinea
1960 Wilt Chamberlain pulls down 55 rebounds in a game (NBA record)

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1958 Mali becomes an autonomous state within French Community
1957 Cleveland Browns' fullback Jim Brown sets club record of 237 yards rushing
1956 "Pajama Game" closes at St. James Theater New York City after 1063 performances
1956 44th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 50-27
1955 1st test flight of Fokker's F-27 Friendship
1954 Air Force One, 1st U.S. Presidential airplane, christened
1954 France sends 20,000 soldiers to Algeria
1953 Dodgers sign Walter Alston to a 1-year pact as manager for 1954
1952 Agatha Christie's "Mousetrap" opens in London (still running)
1951 "17" closes at Broadhurst Theater New York City after 180 performances
1951 "Music in the Air" closes at Ziegfeld Theater New York City after 56 performances
1951 39th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeats Saskatchewan, 21-14
1951 British auto manufacturers Austin/Moris Motors merge
1950 "Guys and Dolls" opens at 46th St. Theater New York City for 1200 performances
1950 U.N. troops begin an assault intending to end Korean War by Christmas
1950 U.S. infantry division conquerors Chonju, Korea

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