Friday, November 26, 2010

November 25 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On November 25, 1966 The Jimi Hendrix Experience makes its London debut at Bag O' Nails Club.

Jimi Hendrix Experience, 1966

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 David Boon scores 200 vs. New Zealand at cricket WACA
1988 Chuck Berry pays $250 fine to resolve New York City assault charges
1988 Convention on exploitation of Antarctic mineral resources signed
1988 U.S. and Soviet chess grand masters Donaldson and Akhmilovskaya wed
1988 Widespread earthquake hits NE U.S., Canada; no damage reported
1987 Abdul Qadir takes 9-56 against England at Lahore
1987 India all out for 75 vs. West Indies at Delhi, Patterson 5-24
1986 A's Jose Canseco wins AL Rookie of Year
1986 Iran-Contra affair erupts, President Reagan reveals secret arm deal
1986 Oliver North's sect, Fawn Hill, smuggles documents out of his office
1985 White Sox shortstop Ozzie Guillen, is named AL Rookie of Year
1984 Julio M Sanguinetti wins Uruguay presidential election
1984 William Schroeder, is 2nd to receive Jarvik-7 artificial heart
1983 Larry Holmes TKOs Marvis Frazier in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
1983 Soyuz T-9 returns to Earth, 149 days after take-off
1983 Syria and Saudi Arabia announce cease-fire in PLO civil war in Tripoli
1983 World's greatest robbery 25,000,000 pounds of gold, Heathrow, England
1981 Failed coup by South African mercenaries in Seychelles
1981 Rollie Fingers is 1st relief pitcher to win AL MVP
1980 Coup in Burkina abolishes constitution
1980 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1980 Imran Khan scores his 1st Test Cricket ton, 123 vs. WI Lahore
1980 Sugar Ray Leonard defeats Duran regains WBC welterweight championship
1980 Upper-Volta military coup under Col Saye Zerbo, president Lamizana flees

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 "Most Happy Fella" closes at Majestic Theater New York City after 53 performances
1979 67th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 17-9
1979 American Airlines DC-10 crashes on takeoff from Chicago, kills 275
1979 Israel returns Alma oilfields in Gulf of Suez to Egypt
1979 Pittsburgh gains 606 net yards against Cleveland, winning 33-30
1977 David Steed balanced stationary on a bike for 9 hours 15 minutes
1977 Miss Teenage America Pageant
1977 Thomas Hearns KOs Jerome Hill in 2 rounds in his 1st pro fight
1976 O. J. Simpson gains 273 yards for Buffalo vs. Detroit
1976 The Band's farewell concert at SF's Winterland Ballroom
1976 Viking 1 radio signal from Mars help prove general theory of relativity
1975 Netherlands grants Suriname independence (National Day)
1975 Portuguese leftist officers occupy 4 airbases
1974 Irish Republican Army is outlawed in Britain following deaths of 21
1974 Rangers' Mike Hargrove wins AL Rookie of Year
1973 3 Palestinians hijack KLM B747 above Iraq, to Dubai
1973 61st CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 22-18
1973 Bloodless military coup ousts Greek President George Papadopoulos
1973 Maximum speed limit cut to 55 MPH as an energy conservation measure
1972 "Ambassador" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City after 9 performances
1971 "Dan Cooper" jumps with $200,000 out of plane over Washington
1971 37th Heisman Trophy Award: Pat Sullivan, Auburn (quarterback)
1970 Yankees catcher Thurman Munson wins AL Rookie of Year

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 John Lennon returns OBE to protest UK's support for Vietnam War
1969 KC outfielder Lou Piniella is voted AL Rookie of Year
1967 "Apple Tree" closes at Shubert Theater New York City after 463 performances
1967 Puerto Rico placed on Atlantic Standard Time
1966 Cincinnati infielder Tommy Helms is voted NL Rookie of Year
1966 Jimi Hendrix Experience makes its London debut at Bag O' Nails Club
1965 Congo military coup under General Mobutu, President Kasavubu overthrown
1963 John F. Kennedy laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery
1962 WBJA (now WMGC) TV channel 34 in Binghamton, New York (ABC) 1st broadcast
1961 NBA's Bob Cousy becomes 2nd player to score 15,000 points
1960 "Amos 'n' Andy" made its last broadcast on CBS radio
1960 1st atomic reactor for research and development, Richland Wa
1960 CBS ends last 4 radio soap operas (Ma Perkins, Right to Happiness, Young Dr. Malone and 2nd Mrs. Burton) and cancels 4 other series

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 "Once Upon a Mattress" opens at Alvin Theater New York City for 460 performances
1958 Senegal becomes an autonomous state in French Community
1957 President Eisenhower suffers a mild stroke, impairing his speech
1955 Race segregation forbidden on trains and buses between U.S. states
1955 Walter Piston's 6th Symphony, premieres
1953 "Guys and Dolls" closes at 46th St. Theater New York City after 1200 performances
1953 Earthquake/tsnunami strike Honshu Japan
1953 Hungary beats England in soccer match, 6-3
1952 Agatha Christie's "Mousetrap," premieres in London
1952 George Meany appointed as chairman of AFL
1952 Only win ever for NFL's Dallas Texans (11-1) beats Bears 27-23
1951 17 die in a train crash in Woodstock Ala
1951 Cleveland Browns penalized a record 209 yards against Chicago Bears
1951 Commemoration of Dutch resistance fighter Hannie Schaft forbidden
1950 "Tickets, Please" closes at Coronet Theater New York City after 245 performances
1950 38th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 13-0
1950 U.N. gives Eritrea to Ethiopia

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