Monday, December 13, 2010

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

On December 12, 1975 Marks the 1st time Saturday Night Live uses a time delay - Richard Pryor as host.

Saturday Night Live, Chevy Chase, Richard Pryor

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 Walter Davis (Denver) ends NBA free throw streak of 53 games
1988 3 men end 29-hour all-466-station subway ride in New York City
1988 Arafat addresses United Nations in Geneva
1987 Belgium Christian Democrats (CVP) loses parliamentary election
1987 Browns set club record for most points scored in a quarter, 28
1987 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1985 David Boon's 1st Test century, 123 vs. India at Adelaide
1985 Test debut of Merv Hughes, Geoff Marsh and Bruce Reid (v India)
1984 Artificial heart recipient William Schroeder suffers 1st stroke
1983 9,655 see highest-scoring NBA game: Detroit 186, Denver 184 (3 OT)
1983 British Airways incorporates
1983 Islander's Butch Goring scorings 4 goals against Oilers
1983 KYA-AM in San Francisco, California changes call letters to KOIT
1983 Martha Layne Collins inaugurated as Kentucky's 1st female governor
1982 71st Australian Mens Tennis: Johan Kriek beats Steve Denton (63 63 62)
1982 Earthquake hits Northern Yemen; 2,000 die
1981 70th Davis Cup: USA beats Argentina in Cincinnati (3-1)
1981 Polish government declares martial law, arrests Solidarity activists
1980 "Perfectly Frank" closes at Helen Hayes Theater New York City after 16 performances

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 "Oklahoma!" opens at Palace Theater New York City for 301 performances
1979 Strikes against price increases in Gdansk Poland
1978 Susan B. Anthony dollar, 1st U.S. coin to honor a woman, issued
1977 14 University of Evansville basketball players die in plane crash
1976 Golden Gate Bridge District starts ferry service to Larkspur
1976 Longest non-stop passenger air flight (Sydney to San Francisco 13h14m)
1975 1st time Saturday Night Live uses a time delay - Richard Pryor as host
1975 Australian Conservatives and Liberals win parliamentary election
1975 Jane Blalock wins LPGA 14 Colgate Triple Crown Golf Tournament
1975 Roy Fredericks hits 169 vs. Australia at WACA, hundred in 71 balls
1975 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1974 Jim "Catfish" Hunter wins free agent claim against A's owner Finley
1974 Malta becomes a republic
1973 MPLA/FNLA accord about combat against Portuguese Libya
1973 World Football League grants 1st franchise (Detroit)
1971 John Sinclair (sentence: 10 yrs, sold 2 marijuana joints) is freed
1970 Greg Chappell scores 108 on Test debut vs. England at the WACA
1970 Neil Simon's "Gingerbread Lady," premieres in New York City

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 Arlo Guthrie releases "Alice's Restaurant"
1969 Billy Martin fired as Twins' manager
1968 Playland at Beach reopens
1968 President Da Costa e Silva disbands parliament/grabs power
1967 United Soccer Association and National Pro Soccer League merge into NASL
1967 Unsuccessful coup against Greek King Constantine II
1966 1st U.S. bombing of Hanoi
1966 1st battle for Bijlmer flats Amsterdam
1966 Test debut of Clive Lloyd, vs. India Bombay, 82 and 78
1966 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1965 Algerian president Boumedienne visits Moscow
1964 Shirley Englehorn and Sam Snead wins Haig and Haig Mixed Foursome Golf
1964 In El Paso, Texas, Lyndon Baines Johnson and Mexican President Gustavo Diaz Ordaz set off an explosion diverting Rio Grande, to reshape US-Mexico border
1963 Capital records signs right of 1st refusal agreement with Beatles
1962 Relay 1 communication satellite launched
1961 Beatles sign a formal agreement to be managed by Brian Epstein
1961 Gideon Hausner in Jerusalem demands death penalty for Adolf Eichmann
1961 Jimmy Dean's Big Bad John album is country music 1st million $ seller
1960 Italy beats U.S. in Davis cup (1st time in 24 years U.S. not in finals)
1960 Laos General Fumi Nosavang occupies Vientiane

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 Archbishop Makarios elected 1st president of Cyprus
1956 Dodgers trade Jackie Robinson to Giants for pitcher Dick Littlefield and $35,000 Robinson retires
1953 KOAM TV channel 7 in Pittsburg-Joplin, KS (CBS) begins broadcasting
1951 Future British Prime Minister Margaret Roberts Thatcher marries Denis Thatcher
1950 "Let's Make an Opera" opens at John Golden Theater New York City for 5 performances
1950 James Dean begins his career with an appearance in a Pepsi commercial

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