Sunday, December 12, 2010

December 12 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On December 12, 1968 'Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus' was filmed at Wembley TV Studios. John and Yoko, Eric Clapton, Who Jethro Tull and Mitch Mitchell are among the performers. It is never shown.

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1988 3 trains collide in London, 40 die
1988 New York City Subway system adds new stations (Z line)
1988 PLO leader Yasi Arafat accepts Israel's right to exist
1988 Sandra Miller of Queens sues Mike Tyson for sexual harassment
1987 Mookie Blaylock sets NBA record of 13 steals in a game
1987 Okla's sets NCAA record of 33 steals vs Centenary
1987 Rollermania at MSG, Eastern Express beats Midwest Pioneers
1986 David Boon's fourth Test century, 103 vs. England at Adelaide
1986 James "Bone Crusher" Smith TKO's WBA champ Tim Witherspoon in MSG
1986 Russian Tupolev-134 crashes in East Berlin, 70 killed
1986 South African journalist Zwelakhe Sisulu arrested
1985 248 U.S. soldiers and 8 crew members die in Arrow Air charter crash
1985 DC-8 crashes near Gander, Newfoundland; 258 die
1985 NASA launches space vehicle S-207
1983 A truck bomb explodes at U.S. Embassy in Kuwait
1982 "Herman Van Veen: All of Him" closes at Ambassador New York City after 6 perf
1982 $9,800,000 in cash stolen from money transport car in New York City
1982 57th Australian Womens Tennis: C Evert beats M Navratilova (63 26 63)
1982 Joanne Carner/John Mahaffey wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
1981 "1st" closes at Martin Beck Theater New York City after 37 performances
1981 Gambia and Senegal sign agreement to be known as Senegambia in Feb 1982
1981 Wayne Gretzky scores quickest 50th goal (game 39)
1980 US's copyright law amended to include computer programs

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 Gold hits record $462.50 an ounce
1979 Rhodesia becomes independent nation of Zimbabwe
1977 Yankees purchase Andy Messersmith from Braves
1976 Quarterback Joe Namath last game as a New York Jet
1975 Gas stove explodes and starts fire killing 138 (Mecca Saudi Arabia)
1975 Sara Jane Moore pled guilty to trying to kill President Gerald Ford
1973 Canada begins selling Olympic coins ($5 and $10 silver coins)
1973 San Diego files anti-trust against NL (stopping Padres move to DC)
1970 Polish government proclaims price rise
1970 Small Astronomy Satellite Explorer 42 launched to study X-rays
1970 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 "Hello Dolly" with Barbra Striesand premieres
1969 Bill Toomey achieves world record-score (8417 points)
1969 Bomb attack on bank in Milan, 14 killed
1968 Arthur Ashe becomes 1st black to be ranked #1 in tennis
1968 'Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus' filmed at Wembley TV Studios. John and Yoko, Eric Clapton, Who Jethro Tull and Mitch Mitchell are among the performers. It is never shown
1968 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1967 U.S. launches Pioneer 8 into solar orbit
1966 U.S. Supreme Courts votes 4-3 allowing Braves to move to Atlanta
1965 Beatles last Great Britain concert (Capitol Theatre in Cardiff Wales)
1965 Doug Walters makes maiden Test ton in 1st Test, goes on to 155
1965 Gale Sayers of Chicago Bears scores 6 TDs, ties NFL record
1965 Vivian Beaumont Theater opens at 65th St. and Amsterdam Ave New York City
1964 Cleveland Browns' Frank Ryan sets club record of 5 TD passes
1964 Shooting starts for "Star Trek" pilot "The Cage" (Menagerie)
1963 Argentina asks for extradition of ex-president Peron
1963 Frank Sinatra, Jr. returned after being kidnapped
1963 Kenya (formerly British East Africa) declares independence from UK
1962 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1961 Ham radio satellite Oscar 1 launched with military Discoverer 36
1961 Martin Luther King, Jr. and 700 demonstraters arrested in Albany, Georgia

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 U.N. Committee on Peaceful Use of Outer Space is established
1958 Dutch social democratic party-ministers/premier Drees dismissed
1958 Fergie Gupte takes 9-102 with leggies vs. West Indies at Kanpur
1957 Major Adrian Drew flies 1,943 kph in F-101 Voodoo
1957 U.S. announces manufacture of Borazon (harder than diamond)
1957 Jerry Lee Lewis weds his cousin Myra Gale Brown, 13, while still married to his 1st wife Jane Mitcham
1955 1st prototype of hovercraft patented by British engineer Christoper Cockerell
1953 Chuck Yeager reaches Mach 2.43 in Bell X-1A rocket plane
1950 16th Heisman Trophy Award: Vic Janowicz, Ohio State (HB)
1950 Baseball owners vote to drop 4-year old bonus and high school rule

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