Monday, November 29, 2010

November 29 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On November 29, 1976 Free agent Reggie Jackson signs 5 year pact with New York Yankees.

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Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 8th Largest wrestling crowd (60,000-Tokyo Dome)
1989 India president Rajiv Gandhi, resigns
1987 "Dreamgirls" closes at Ambassador Theater New York City after 177 performances
1987 75th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Toronto Argonauts, 38-36
1987 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1987 Joe Montana of 49ers completes NFL record 22 consecutive passes
1987 Korean Air jetliner disappears off Burma, all 115 lost
1987 New Orleans Saints win, assuring their 1st winning NFL season
1987 Ranger's Bob Frosse becomes 2nd goalie to score a goal (vs Isles) It is later ruled that he should not be credited with goal
1984 Javed Miandad completes twin Test Cricket tons, vs. New Zealand, Hyderabad
1983 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1982 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1981 "My Fair Lady" closes at Uris Theater New York City after 119 performances
1981 Greg Chappell scores 201 vs. Pakistan at Gabba

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1978 U.N. observes "international day of solidarity with Palestinian people," boycotted by U.S. and about 20 other countries
1978 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1976 Free agent Reggie Jackson signs 5 year pact with New York Yankees
1975 Kilauea Volcano erupts in Hawaii
1975 President Ford requires states to provide free education for handicapped
1971 1st pro golf championship at Walt Disney World
1971 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1970 Charles Ives' "Yale-Princeton," premieres
1970 Colin Cowdrey becomes Test Crickets' leading run scorer (7,250)

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 Beatles' "Come Together/Something" reaches #1
1968 John and Yoko release their 1st album "Two Virgins" in UK
1967 British troops withdraw from Aden and South Yemen
1967 Robert McNamara elected president of World bank
1966 1st NBA game at Oakland Coliseum Arena - Warriors beat Bulls 108-101
1965 "Anya" opens at Ziegfeld Theater New York City for 16 performances
1965 Dale Cummings does 14,118 consecutive sit-ups
1964 Roman Catholic Church in U.S. replaces Latin with English
1963 Beatles release "I Want to Hold Your Hand"
1963 Lyndon Baines Johnson sets up Warren Commission to investigate assassination of John F. Kennedy
1962 Baseball decides to revert back to 1 all star game per year
1962 Great Britain and France decide to jointly build Concorde
1961 Freedom Riders attacked by white mob at bus station in Miss
1961 John A McCone replaces Allen W Dulles as 6th director of CIA
1961 Mercury-Atlas 5 carries a chimp (Enos) to orbit
1960 26th Heisman Trophy Award: Joe Bellino, Navy (HB)

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1958 46th CFL Grey Cup: Winn Blue Bombers defeat Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 35-28
1957 NY Mayor Robert Wagner forms a committee to replace Dodgers and Giants
1956 "Bells Are Ringing" opens at Shubert Theater New York City for 925 performances
1955 Turkish government of Menderes resigns
1953 American Airlines begins 1st regular coml NY-LA air service
1953 WSIX TV channel 8 in Nashville, Tennessee (ABC) begins broadcasting
1952 40th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 21-11
1952 President-elect Eisenhower visits Korea to assess war
1951 1st underground atomic explosion, Frenchman Flat Nevada
1951 Winston Churchill re-elected British premier
1950 National Council of Church of Christ in U.S. forms

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