Wednesday, December 1, 2010

December 1 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On December 1, 1957 Sam Cooke and Buddy Holly and Crickets debut on Ed Sullivan Show.

Buddy Holly, Ed Sullivan Show

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 "Day Without Art" - Artists demonstrate against AIDS
1989 East Germany drops communist monopoly from its constitution
1989 Mark Langston signs record $3.2 million per year California Angels contract
1989 U.S.S.R. President Mikhail Gorbachev meets Pope John Paul II at the Vatican
1988 596 dead after cyclone hits Bangladesh, half a million homeless
1988 Benazir Bhutto named 1st female Prime Minister of a Moslem country, Pakistan
1988 Chinese minister of Foreign affairs Qian Qichen visits Moscow
1988 NBC bids record $401M to capture rights to 1992 Barcelona Olympics
1988 New York Islanders greatest shutout lose (8-0) vs St. Louis Blues
1987 Digging begins to link England and France under English Channel
1986 Musee d'orsay opens in Paris
1986 Paul McCartney releases "Only Love Remains"
1985 Noraly Beyer becomes Netherlands 1st black TV newscaster
1985 STS-61-C vehicle moves to launch pad
1985 South Africa's Cosatu union centre forms
1984 50th Heisman Trophy Award: Doug Flutie, Boston College (quarterback)
1984 France performs nuclear test
1984 Greg Page KOs Gerrie Coetzee in 8 for WBA heavyweight boxing title
1983 Rita Lavelle, former head of EPA, convicted of perjury
1982 Dentist Barney B Clark gets 1st artificial heart
1982 Michael Jackson releases 'Thriller'
1982 Miguel de la Madrid inaugurated as President of Mexico
1981 180 dies as Yugoslav DC-9 jetliner slams into a mountain
1981 Yugoslavic DC-9 crashes into mountain at Corsica, 174 killed
1980 46th Heisman Trophy Award: George Rogers, South Carolina (RB)
1980 Mel Harris appears on M*A*S*H in "Cementing Relationships"
1980 U.S. Justice Department sues Yonkers siting racial discrimination

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1978 Jimmy Carter more than doubles national park system size
1978 Test Cricket debut of Rodney Hogg, vs. England at the Gabba
1978 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1976 Angola admitted to UN
1976 Bangladesh General Ziaur Rahman declares himself president
1976 Sex Pistols using profanity on TV, gets them branded as "rotten punks"
1975 U.S. president Gerald Ford visits China
1974 Boeing 727 crashes in Upperville Virginia, 92 died
1974 Jacqueline Hansen runs female world record marathon (2:43:54.5)
1973 Australia grants self-government to Papua New Guinea
1973 Jack Nicklaus becomes 1st golfer to earn $2M in a year
1973 Jan Ferraris wins LPGA-Japan Golf Classic
1973 Stan Stasiak beats Pedro Morales in Philadelphia, to become WWF champ
1972 Wings release "Hi, Hi, Hi" in UK
1971 "2 Gentlemen of Verona" opens at St. James Theater New York City for 613 performances
1971 Cubs release Ernie Banks and sign him as a coach
1971 Galt MacDermot/John Guare's "2 gentlemen of Verona," premieres in New York City
1971 John and Yoko release "Happy Xmas (War is Over)" in US
1971 People's Republic of South Yemen renames itself People's Democratic Republic of Yemen
1970 Luis Echeverria Alvarez sworn in as president of Mexico
1970 NHL takes control of Pittsburgh Penguins
1970 Independent People's Republic of South Yemen becomes People Democratic Republic of Yemen

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 U.S. government holds its 1st draft lottery since WW II
1968 "Promises Promises" opens at Shubert Theater New York City for 1281 performances
1968 Burt Bacharach/Hal David's musical premieres in New York City
1968 Gonzalo Barrios elected President of Venezuela
1967 Pacific Northwest Sports awarded AL expansion franchise (Seattle)
1967 Queen Elizabeth inaugurates 98-inch (249-cm) Isaac Newton telescope
1967 Seattle awarded one of the 2 AL expansion franchise teams
1967 Wilt Chamberlain set NBA record of 22 free throws misses
1966 Georg Kiesinger elected West German chancellor
1966 Radio time signal WWV moves from Greenbelt, Md to Boulder, Colorado
1965 Airlift of refugees from Cuba to U.S. began
1965 South Africa government says children of white fathers are white
1964 Houston Colt .45s change name to Astros
1964 ML King speaks to J Edgar Hoover about his slander campaign
1963 New York Jets 1st shutout, beat Kansas City 17-0
1963 Nagaland becomes a state of Indian union
1962 Grey Cup halted by fog, resumed next day (Winnipeg 28, Hamilton 27)
1962 KGMB TV channel 9 in Honolulu, HI (CBS) begins broadcasting
1960 Patrice Lumumba caught in the Congo

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 12 nations sign treaty for scientific peaceful use of Antarctica
1959 1st color photograph of Earth from outer space
1959 25th Heisman Trophy Award: Billy Cannon, LSU (HB)
1959 The 1st color photograph of Earth received from outer space
1958 "Flower Drum Song" opens at St. James Theater New York City for 602 performances
1958 Central African Republic made autonomous member of French Community (National Day)
1958 Our Lady of Angels School burns, killing 92 students and 3 nuns (Chic)
1957 Sam Cooke and Buddy Holly and Crickets debut on Ed Sullivan Show
1956 "Candide" opens at Martin Beck Theater New York City for 73 performances
1956 Alain Mimoun wins 13th Olympics marathon (2:25:00.0)
1956 Frank Robinson (NL) and Luis Aparicio (AL) voted Rookie of the Year
1956 Indonesian Vice President Mohammed Hatta, resigns
1955 Rosa Parks (black) arrested for refusing to move to the back of bus
1954 Nationalist China and U.S. sign dike agreement
1954 Yankees send Miller, Segrist, Leppert and 2 minors to Orioles for Blayzka, Kryhoski, Johnson, Fridley and Del Guercio (completing 18 player deal)
1953 Red Sox trade M McDermott and Tom Umphlett for Wash's Jackie Jensen
1953 WAIM (now WAXA) TV channel 40 in Anderson, South Carolina (IND) 1st broadcast
1953 WCSH TV channel 6 in Portland, ME (NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 Walter Alston named Dodger manager
1951 17th Heisman Trophy Award: Dick Kazmaier, Princeton (HB)
1951 Benjamin Britten's opera "Billy Budd," premieres in London
1951 Golden Gate Bridge closes due to high winds

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