Saturday, November 27, 2010

November 27 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On November 27, 1965 Writer Ken Kesey (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest) and his band Merry Pranksters hold first 'Acid Test' in San Francisco. Spiked fruit juice, called 'Electric Kool Aid', is on sale.

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acid test, acid test 1965, merry pronksters

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 Colombian jetliner bombed killing 107
1989 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1989 George Harrison releases "Cheer Down" and "Poor Little Girl"
1989 Luis Alberto Lacelle elected president of Uruguay
1989 U.S. 63rd manned space mission STS-33 (Discovery 9) returns from space
1988 76th CFL Grey Cup: Winnipeg Blue Bombers defeats BC Lions, 22-21
1987 "Les Miserables," opens at Theatre Royal, Sydney
1987 Young man survives 7 attempts at suicide in Somerset England
1985 Cards Vince Coleman wins NL Rookie of Year
1985 Republic of Ireland gains consultative role in Northern Ireland
1983 71st CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats BC Lions, 18-17
1983 Colombian jetliner Boeing 747 crashes in Madrid killing 185
1983 Desmond Haynes out handled the ball vs. India
1982 5th time Rangers shut-out Islanders 3-0
1982 Kepler Wessels scores century in 1st Test Cricket (162 vs. England)
1980 Soyuz T-3 carries 3 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station, launched

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 1st day-night one-day cricket international, Australia vs. WI at SCG
1978 Colombian Avianca Airlines Boeing 747 crashes in Madrid killing 183
1977 "Comedy with Music (Victor Borge)" closes at Imperial New York after 66 perf
1977 65th CFL Grey Cup: Montreal Alouettes defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 41-6
1976 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Colgate-Far East Golf Championship
1976 Miss Teenage America Pageant
1975 Red Sox's Fred Lynn is 1st rookie to win MVP (AL)
1974 Cardinals outfielder Bake McBride wins NL Rookie of Year
1973 Gary Matthews wins NL Rookie of Year
1973 Neil Simon's "Good Doctor," premieres in New York City
1973 Senate votes 92-3 to confirm Gerald R Ford as Vice President
1972 Pierre Trudeau forms Canadian government
1972 Yankees trade Ellis, Torres and Spikes to Indians for Nettles and Moses
1971 Soviet Mars 2 becomes 1st spacecraft to crash land on Mars
1970 Carl Morton (18-11 for last-place Expos), receives NL Rookie of Year
1970 George Harrison releases 3 album set "All Things Must Pass"
1970 Pope Paul VI wounded in chest during a visit to Philippines by a dagger-wielding Bolivian painter disguised as a priest
1970 Test Cricket debut of Rodney "Iron Gloves" Marsh vs. England, Brisbane

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1967 Beatles release "Magical Mystery Tour"
1967 Gold pool nations pledge support of $35 per ounce gold price
1966 In highest-scoring NFL game, Washington Redskins defeat New York Giants 72-41
1966 Uruguay adopts constitution
1965 15,000 demonstrate against war in Vietnam in Washington D.C.
1965 Writer Ken Kesey (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest) and his band Merry Pranksters hold first 'Acid Test' in San Francisco. Spiked fruit juice, called 'Electric Kool Aid', is on sale
1965 1st French satellite launched, France becomes 3rd nation in space
1965 53rd CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeat Winn Blue Bombers, 22-16
1962 1st test flight of the Boeing 727 takes place
1962 Sumner Arthur Long's "Never Too Late," premieres in New York City
1962 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1961 Gordie Howe becomes 1st to play in 1,000 NHL games
1961 KHAW TV channel 11 in Hilo, HI (NBC) begins broadcasting
1960 CBS radio cancels "Have Gun Will Travel"
1960 Dr. Felix Houphouet-Boigny becomes president of Ivory Coast
1960 Gordie Howe becomes 1st NHLer to score 1,000 points
1960 Patrice Lumumba flees Leopoldville Congo
1960 Trailing 38-7 late in 3rd quarter, Buffalo Bills tie Broncos at 38-38

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1958 U.S.S.R. abrogates Allied war-time agreements on control of Germany
1957 Army withdraws for Little Rock Ark, after Central HS integration
1956 F Goodrich and A Hackett's "Diary of Anne Frank," premieres in Netherlands
1954 "By the Beautiful Sea" closes at Majestic Theater New York City after 270 performances
1954 42nd CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 26-25
1953 Indians 3rd baseman Al Rosen is unanimously named AL's MVP
1952 KTBC TV channel 7 in Austin, Texas (CBS) begins broadcasting
1951 1st missle to intercept an airplane, White Sands, New Mexico
1951 Cease-fire and demarcation zone accord signed in Panmunjon Korea
1950 Red Sox sign shortstop Lou Boudreau as a player to 2-year contract
1950 Trial against RC clergy "imperialistic conspiracy" begins in Prague

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