Friday, December 10, 2010

December 10 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On December 10, 1984 Band Aid release 'Do They Know It's Christmas' in UK.

Band Aid, Do They Know It's Christmas

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 President Gustav Husak of Czechoslovakia, resigns
1988 Washington Capitals 1st NHL scoreless tie, vs Mont Canadiens
1987 "Nightline" is seen in U.S.S.R. for 1st time
1986 Atlanta Hawk Dominique Wilkins scores 57 points vs Chicago Bulls
1986 France performs nuclear test
1986 Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel accepts 1986 Nobel Peace Prize
1985 Bill to balance the federal budget passed by Congress
1985 Junta leaders Videla and Massera sentenced in Buenos Aires
1984 Band Aid release 'Do They Know It's Christmas' in UK
1984 1st planet outside our solar system discovered
1984 South African Bishop Desmond Tutu received his Nobel Peace Prize
1984 WNSY-AM in Newport News Virginia returns from WGH
1983 58th Australian Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats K Jordan (62 76)
1983 Danuta Walesa, wife of Lech Walesa, accepts his Nobel Peace Prize
1983 Last NFL game at Shea Stadium; Steelers beat New York Jets 34-7
1983 Raul Alfonsin inaugurated as Argentina's 1st civilian president
1982 Heavyweight Michael Doakes KOs Mike Weaver in 1:03 in Las Vegas
1982 Soyuz T-5 returns to Earth, 211 days after take-off
1981 El Salvador army kills 900
1981 Jules Feiffer's "Grownups," premieres in New York City
1980 Soyuz T-3 returns to Earth
1980 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 Piet Dankert appointed as chairman of European Parliament
1978 "Platinum" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 33 performances
1978 67th Davis Cup: USA beats Great Britain in Rancho Mirage (4-1)
1978 In Oslo, Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat accept 1978 Nobel Peace Prize
1978 Islanders ends 15 game undefeated streak (12-0-3) to Canadians
1977 Soyuz 26 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station
1976 Wings release triple album "Wings Over America"
1975 Andrei Sakharov's wife Yelena Bonner, accepts his Nobel Peace Prize
1975 Terry Funk beats Jack Brisco in Miami Beach, to become NWA champ
1974 European Economic Community calls for a European Parliament
1974 Helios 1 launched by U.S., Germany; later makes closest flyby of Sun
1974 Space probe Helios 1 launched
1973 Bruno Sammartino beats Stan Stasiak in New York, to become WWF champ
1973 1st time since 1885, tennis has 2 top males (S Smith and J Connors)
1972 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1971 West German union chancellor W Burns receives Nobel prize of peace
1971 William H Rehnquist confirmed as Supreme Court justice
1970 North American Soccer League awards New York and Toronto franchises

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1968 Joe Frazier beats Oscar Bonavena in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1966 Israeli Shmuel Yosef Agnon wins Nobel Prize for literature
1966 Nobel for chemistry awarded to Robert S Mulliken
1965 "Yearling" opens at Alvin Theater New York City for 3 performances
1965 Dutch ends economic boycott of Rhodesia
1965 Test Cricket debut of Doug Walters vs. England at the Gabba
1963 6 year old Donny Osmond singing debut on Andy Williams Show
1963 Zanzibar becomes independent within British Commonwealth
1962 Hunters Point (SF) jitney ends service after 50 years
1961 Dr. Ruth marries Fred Westheimer
1961 Houston Oiler Billy Cannon gains record 373 yards against Titans
1961 U.S. performs nuclear test at Carlsbad New Mexico (underground)
1961 U.S.S.R. and Albania break diplomatic relations

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1958 1st domestic (NY-Miami) passenger jet flight-National 707 flew 111
1958 University of Pitts agrees to buy Forbes Field from the Pirates
1956 Establishment of MPLA in Angola
1954 Albert Schweitzer receives Nobel Peace Prize
1954 Philadelphia Phillies purchase Connie Mack Stadium
1953 "John Murray Anderson's Almanac" opens at Imperial New York City for 229 performances
1953 KOMO TV channel 4 in Seattle, WA (ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 WSTV (now WTOV) TV channel 9 in Steubenville-Wheeling, OH (CBS) begins
1952 Izhak Ben-Zvi elected 2nd president of Israel
1952 WSLS TV channel 10 in Roanoke, Virginia (NBC) begins broadcasting
1952 Yitchak Ben-Zvi elected 2nd president of Israel
1950 Ralph J Bunche (1st black American) presented Nobel Peace Prize

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