Saturday, December 11, 2010

December 11 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On December 11, 1973 James Brown arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after a concert in Knoxville. Charges are dropped when the singer threatens to sue the city for a million dollars, claiming he was beaten by police.

James Brown, James Brown Arrested

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 "City of Angels" opens at Virginia Theater New York City for 878 performances
1989 Mark Davis signs record $3.25 million per year Kansas City Royals contract
1987 Test debut of Carl Hooper, WI vs. India at Bombay
1986 A Bartlett Giamatti becomes president of baseball's National League
1986 South Africa censors press
1985 Computer store owner in Sacramento California killed by package bomb
1985 Dow Jones closes above 1,500 for 1st time (1,511.70)
1985 General Electric acquires RCA Corp and its subsidiary, NBC
1985 NHL Record 62 points scored, Edmonton (36) beats Chicago (26) 12-9 and ties record of 21 goals
1984 "Doug Henning and His World..." opens at Lunt-Fontanne New York City for 60 perf
1984 Mauretania military coup under Col Maawiya Ould Sid'ahmed Taya
1983 1st visit to Lutheran church by a pope (John Paul II in Rome)
1983 72nd Australian Mens Tennis: Mats Wilander beats Ivan Lendl (61 64 64)
1983 Jan Stephens/Fred Couples wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
1981 Argentine president/general Roberto Viola flees
1981 Muhammad Ali's 61st and last fight, losing to Trevor Berbick
1981 Peru's Javier Perez de Cuellar becomes Secretary-General of UN
1981 Spacelab I arrives at Kennedy Space Center
1981 U.N. Sec Council chose Javier Perez de Cuellar of Peru as 5th Sec Genl
1981 Washington Capitals biggest margin of victory (9) beating Toronto 11-2
1980 Dirk Wellham scores 100 on 1st-class debut, NSW vs. Victoria

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 Geoff Boycott scores cricket century in a limited-over international
1979 Great Britain grants independence to Zimbabwe (Rhodesia)
1978 6 masked men bound 10 employees at Lufthansa cargo area at New York Kennedy Airport and made off with $5.8 M in cash and jewelry
1977 Billboard Awards
1975 1st class postage rises from 10 cents to 13 cents
1975 Great Yankee trade getting Willie Randolph, Dock Ellis and Ken Brett from Pirates for George "Doc" Medich
1973 James Brown arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after a concert in Knoxville. Charges are dropped when the singer threatens to sue the city for a million dollars, claiming he was beaten by police
1973 Houston Astro Caesar Cedino jailed in death of 19 year old woman
1973 NA Soccer League awards LA, SF, Seattle and Vancouver franchises
1973 Ron Santo becomes 1st to invoke no-trade clause of 10-year-1-club vet
1973 West German chancellor Willy Brandt normalizes trade with Czechoslovakia
1972 Astronauts Cernan and Harrison become 11th and 12th on Moon
1972 Jet's Don Maynard becomes all time pro reception leader (632)
1970 Start of the 1st Test match at the WACA, vs. England
1970 Test Cricket debut of Gregory Stephen Chappell

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 Libya adopts constitution
1968 KECC (now KECY) TV channel 9 in El Centro, California (CBS) 1st broadcast
1968 U.S. Soccer Football Assoc refuses to let NASL disband
1967 6.5 earthquake in West India, 170 killed
1967 Beatles' Apple Music signs its 1st group-Grapefruit
1967 People's front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) established
1967 SST prototype "Concorde" 1st shown (France)
1966 Al Nelson sets NFL record returning missed field goal, 100 yards
1965 "Anya" closes at Ziegfeld Theater New York City after 16 performances
1965 "Yearling" closes at Alvin Theater New York City after 3 performances
1961 "Please, Mr. Postman" by Marvelettes, released
1961 Adolf Eichmann is found guilty of war crimes, in Israel
1961 Elvis Presley's "Blue Hawaii," album goes to #1 and stays #1 for 20 weeks
1961 John F. Kennedy provides U.S. miltary helicopters and crews to South Vietnam
1960 Black Sunday - Riot in Algiers, 114 die
1960 Coleman/Leigh's musical "Wildcat" with Lucille Ball premieres in New York City
1960 Cleveland's Bernie Parrish sets club record for longest interception return with a 92 yard run

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 Yankees trade Marv Thronberry, Don Larsen, Hank Bauer and Norm Seibern for Roger Maris, Kent Hadley and Joe Deaestri
1958 4th (last) Dutch government of Drees falls
1958 Archibald MacLeish's "JB," premieres in New York City
1958 Upper Volta (now Bourkina Fasso) gains autonomy from France
1956 Anti-Russian demonstrates in Stettin and Wroclaw Poland
1954 USS Forrestal christened in Newport News, Va
1953 KTVA TV channel 11 in Anchorage (CBS) becomes Alaska's 1st TV station
1951 Joe DiMaggio announces his baseball retirement
1950 Baseball owners vote 9-7 not to renew Commissioner Chandler's contract
1950 Hindemiths Concerto for clarinet, premieres

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