Tuesday, November 9, 2010

November 9 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On November 9, 1967 David Crosby leaves the Byrds.

The Byrds, David Crosby

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 East Berlin opens its borders
1988 "Prince of Central Park" opens at Belasco Theater New York City for 4 performances
1988 MLB All-Star team beat Japan 8-2 in Nishinomya, (Game 4 of 7)
1986 Ai-Yu Tu wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
1986 Pakistan all out for 77 vs. West Indies at Lahore
1985 "News" closes at Helen Hayes Theater New York City after 4 performances
1985 Gary Kasparov becomes world chess champion
1985 Richard Hadlee takes 9-52 vs. Australia at the Gabba
1985 Surprise attack on Belgium supermarket in Aalst, 8 killed
1984 1st-class cricket debut for Brian McMillan, Transvaal B vs. N Tvl B
1984 Larry Holmes TKOs Bonecrusher Smith in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
1984 Most shots in an Islander game-88-Isles 45, Rangers 43
1984 Vietnam Veterans Memorial ("3 Servicemen") completed
1983 Amsterdam brewer Freddie Heineken kidnapped
1983 Discovery flies from Vandenberg AFB to Kennedy Space Center
1982 Brewers' Robin Yount wins AL MVP, unanimously
1982 Sugar Ray Leonard retires for 1st time
1980 Iraqi President Saddam Hussein declares holy war against Iran
1980 Tatsuko Ohsako wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1978 NASL realligns its 24 teams into 6 divisions
1977 Reds' George Foster wins NL MVP
1976 Oakland releases Billy Williams, ending his Hall of Fame career
1976 U.N. General Assembly condemns apartheid in South Africa
1973 Fire at Taiyo department store, kills 101 and injures 84 (Kumamoto Japan)
1973 Government De Uyl decides Palestijnse fugitives to support
1973 Ringo releases "Ringo" album
1972 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1971 David Storey's "Changing Room," premieres in London
1971 John List kills family and moves to Colorado
1970 Trial of Seattle 8 anti-war protesters begins

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1968 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1967 David Crosby leaves Byrds
1967 1st unmanned Saturn V flight to test Apollo 4 reentry module
1967 Surveyor 6 soft lands on Moon
1966 "Let's Sing Yiddish" opens at Brooks Atkinson New York City for 107 performances
1966 Oakland Coliseum Arena opens
1966 John Lennon meets Yoko Ono at a London art gallery
1965 1st New York Knick game postponed (black-out) vs St. Louis
1965 5:16 PM, massive power failure in New Engl, and Ontario (New York blackout)
1965 Hurricane hits north east US/Canada
1965 Willie Mays named NL MVP
1964 "Comedy in Music-Opus 2" opens at John Golden New York City for 192 performances
1964 Eisaku Sato becomes premier of Japan
1963 "Tovarich" closes at Broadway Theater New York City after 264 performances
1963 2 high-speed commuter trains collided with a derailed freight train
1963 450 die in a coal-dust explosion and 160 die in train crash (Japan)
1962 Dutch Catharina Lodders elected Miss World
1962 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1961 PGA eliminates caucasians only rule
1961 Paddy Chayefsky's "Gideon," premieres in New York City
1961 USAF Major Robert M White takes X-15 to 30,970m

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1956 Lou Thesz beats Whipper Billy Watson in St. Louis, to become NWA champ
1955 Michael Gazzo's "Hatful of Rain," premieres in New York City
1955 New Zealand all out for 70 vs. Pakistan at Dacca
1955 U.N. disapproves of South Africa's apartheid politics
1953 Cambodia (now Kampuchea) gains independence within French Union
1953 KTVQ TV channel 2 in Billings, Montana (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 Supreme Court rules Major League baseball exempt from anti-trust laws
1950 Boston Brave Sam Jethroe wins NL Rookie of Year
1950 Phillies skipper Eddie Sawyer selected as Manager of Year
1950 White Sox release Luke Appling, who had been a Sox since 1930

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