Sunday, November 28, 2010

November 28 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On November 28, 1974 John Lennon joins Elton John on stage at Madison Square Garden, John's last concert appearance. They sing 'Whatever Gets You Through The Night' and 'I Saw Her Standing There'

John Lennon, Elton John, John Lennon and Elton John, John Lennon last concert 1974

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 Rickey Henderson signs record $3,000,000 per year Oak A's contract
1989 Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci flees to Hungary
1988 Picasso's "Acrobat and Harlequin" sells for $38.46 million
1987 South African Airways Boeing 747 crashes into Indian Ocean, 159 die
1986 Hilbert van der Duim skates 1 hour world record 39.4928 km
1986 Reagan administration exceeds SALT II arms limitations for 1st time
1986 NBC's Ahmad Rashad marriage proposal is accepted by Phylicia Ayers-Allen during halftime of Det Lions-New York Jets football game
1985 6th Belgium government of Martens forms
1983 9th Space Shuttle Mission Columbia 6 is launched
1982 "Pirates of Penzance" closes at Uris Theater New York City after 772 performances
1982 70th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Toronto Argonauts, 32-16
1982 71st Davis Cup: USA beats France in Grenoble (4-1)
1981 "Merrily We Roll Along" closes at Alvin Theater New York City after 16 performances
1981 Bear Bryant wins his 315th game to out distance Alonzo Stagg and become college football's winningest coach

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 "King of Schnorrers" opens at Playhouse Theater New York City for 63 performances
1979 Air New Zealand DC-10 crashes into Mount Erebus on Antarctica kills 257
1979 Los Angeles Dodger Rick Sutcliffe wins NL Rookie of Year
1978 44th Heisman Trophy Award: Billy Sims, Oklahoma (RB)
1978 Reds fire manager Sparky Anderson after 9 years
1976 64th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeats Saskatchewan, 23-20
1975 Democratic Republic East-Timor proclaimed
1975 Test Cricket debut of Michael Anthony Holding, WI vs. Australia Brisbane
1975 Wings release "Venus and Mars/Rock Show" medley
1974 Bowie Kuhn suspends George Steinbrenner for 2 years
1974 John Lennon joins Elton John on stage at Madison Square Garden, John's last concert appearance. They sing 'Whatever Gets You Through The Night' and 'I Saw Her Standing There'
1973 Arab League summit in Algiers recognizes Palestine
1973 Baltimore Oriole Al Bumbry wins AL Rookie of Year
1972 "Via Galactica" opens at Uris Theater New York City for 7 performances
1972 Los Angeles Dodgers trade Frank Robinson to California Angels
1971 "Me Nobody Knows" closes at Helen Hayes Theater New York City after 587 performances
1971 59th CFL Grey Cup: Calgary Stampeders defeats Toronto Argonauts, 14-11
1970 58th CFL Grey Cup: Montreal Alouettes defeat Calgary Stampeders, 23-10

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 Ted Sizemore becomes 7th Dodger to win NL Rookie of Year
1968 John Lennon is fined 150 pounds for unauthorized drug possession
1967 33rd Heisman Trophy Award: Gary Beban, UCLA (quarterback)
1967 The 1st pulsating radio source (pulsar) detected
1966 Coup in Burundi overthrows monarchy; a republic is declared
1966 Dominican Republic adopts constitution
1965 Browns' Leroy Kelly sets club record for most punt return yards (109)
1965 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
1964 52nd CFL Grey Cup: BC Lions defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 34-24
1964 France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
1964 Mariner 4 launched; 1st probe to fly by Mars
1963 1st million copy record prior to release "I Want to Hold Your Hand"
1963 Beatles "She Loves You" returns to #1 on U.K. record chart
1963 Crusher beats Verne Gagne in St. Paul, to become NWA champ
1963 WHNT TV channel 19 in Huntsville, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting
1962 Telegraph between Netherlands and Indonesia restored
1961 Ernest Davis is 1st black to win Heisman Trophy
1961 General Meeting of United Nations debates about New-Guinea
1961 Martin Walser's "Der Abstecher," premieres in Munich
1960 CBS radio expands hourly news coverage from 5 to 10 minutes
1960 Mauritania gains independence from France (National Day)

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 47th CFL Grey Cup: Winn Blue Bombers defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 21-7
1959 KOMC (now KSNK) TV channel 8 in McCook - Oberlin, NB (NBC) begins
1959 Pope John XXIII publishes encyclical Princeps Pastorum
1958 AL announces Opening Day in 1959 will be earliest ever, April 9
1958 Chad becomes an autonomous republic within French community
1958 Congo and Mauritania become autonomous members of French Community
1958 George "Punch" Imlach becomes coach of NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs
1958 KCOO (now KABY) TV channel 9 in Aberdeen, SD (ABC) begins broadcasting
1958 Test Cricket debut for Wes Hall, vs. India at Bombay
1958 U.S. reports 1st full-range firing of an ICBM
1957 "Look Homeward, Angel" with Anthony Perkins premieres in New York City
1957 Warren Spahn of the Braves wins Cy Young Award
1956 Photography begins on "... and God Created Women"
1955 KMVI (now WMAU) TV channel 12 in Wailuku, HI (IND) begins broadcasting
1955 KTHV TV channel 11 in Little Rock, AR (CBS) begins broadcasting
1954 1st pro football game in Netherlands
1954 Cleveland Browns' Horace Gillom sets club record with 80-yard punt
1954 KCKT (now KSNC) TV channel 2 in Great Bend, KS (NBC) 1st broadcast
1953 "Wish You Were Here" closes at Imperial Theater New York City after 597 performances
1953 41st CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 12-6
1951 John Van Druten's "I am a Camera," premieres in New York City
1951 Military coup under Col Adib el-Shishakli in Syria
1950 Walter O'Malley fires Burt Shotton as Dodgers manager

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