Tuesday, December 14, 2010

December 14 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On December 14, 1977 "Saturday Night Fever,"starring John Travolta, premieres in New York City.

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Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1988 CBS' $1.1 B bid wins exclusive 1990-94 major-league baseball rights
1988 NBA's Miami Heat wins 1st game ever, 89-88 (Clippers), after 17 loses
1988 Spanish General strike to protest austerity measures
1988 U.S. agrees to talk to Palestine Liberation Org (1st time in 13 yrs)
1987 Allan Border scores 205 vs. New Zealand to become Australia's top rungetter
1987 Chrysler pleads no contest to selling driven vehicles as new
1986 Voyager, piloted by Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager, took off from Edwards AFB, California on 1st non-stop, non-refueled flight around world
1985 U.S. Foreign Minister George Shultz arrives in West Berlin
1984 Howard Cosell retires from Monday Night Football
1983 "Peg" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City for 5 performances
1982 Marcel Dionne, LA, becomes 9th NHLer to score 500 goals
1981 Israel annexes Golan Heights (seized from Syria in war of 1967)
1980 "Onward Victoria" opens/closes at Martin Beck New York City for 1 performance
1980 Anders Kailur scores on 6th Islander penalty shot
1980 At 2 PM EST there is 10 minutes of silence in memory of John Lennon
1980 Minnesota Vikings pass for 456 yards against Cleveland Browns, winning 28-24
1980 Nancy Lopez/Curtis Strange wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
1980 New Orleans Saints end 14 game losing streak, beat New York Jets 21-20
1980 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1978 "Ballroom" opens at Majestic Theater New York City for 116 performances
1978 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1978 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1977 "Saturday Night Fever,"starring John Travolta, premieres in New York City
1977 Egypt and Israel reps gather in Cairo for 1st formal peace conference
1977 Red Sox trade Fergie Jenkins to Rangers for John Poloni and cash
1977 Test Cricket debut of Abdul Qadir, vs. England at Lahore
1977 War criminal Pieter Menten sentenced in Amsterdam to 15 years
1976 Dutch 1st Chamber condemns Dutch Liberal/social dem abortion laws
1975 "Treemonisha" closes at Uris Theater New York City after 64 performances
1975 6 So Moluccan terrorists surrender, holding 23 hostages for 12 days
1974 Islander Glenn Resch's 1st shut-out opponent-Kings 3-0
1974 Viv Richards scores 1st Test Cricket ton 192 vs. India 20 fours 6 sixes
1972 Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt leave the Moon
1972 Willy Brandt re-elected West German chancellor
1971 Golden Gate Bridge lights out all night due to power failure
1971 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 "La Strada" opens/closes at Lunt Fontanne New York City for 1 performance
1969 Bishen Bedi takes 7-98 (career-best) vs. Australia at Calcutta
1969 Jackson Five made their 1st appearance on "Ed Sullivan Show"
1967 DNA created in a test tube
1965 "La Grusse Valise" opens at 54th St. Theater New York City for 7 performances
1964 Michael Brown meets Rene Fladen, then writes "Walk Away Rene"
1963 Verne Gagne beats The Crusher in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ
1962 Mariner 2 makes 1st U.S. fly-by of another planet (Venus)
1962 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1961 Jimmy Dean's "Big Bad John" is 1st country song to get a gold record
1960 Australia vs. West Indies 1st Test Cricket at the Gabba ends in a tie
1960 Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) forms
1960 Washington Senators joins American League

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 USAF Captain Joe B. Jordan reaches 103,395 feet in F-104 jet fighter
1959 Archbishop Makarios proclaimed president of Cyprus
1959 J B Jordan in F-104C sets world altitude record, 31,513m
1957 "Most Happy Fella" closes at Imperial Theater New York City after 678 performances
1957 "Rumple" closes at Alvin Theater New York City after 45 performances
1956 Paul-Henri Spaak appointed Secretary-General of NATO
1955 Dutch Reformed Church condemns woman/wife as vicar
1955 Tappan Zee Bridge in New York opens to traffic
1954 WOAY TV channel 4 in Oak Hill-Beckley, WV (ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 Brooklyn Dodgers sign pitcher Sandy Koufax
1952 KROD (now KDBC) TV channel 4 in El Paso, Texas (CBS) begins broadcasting
1952 R H Shodhan scores 110 on Test Cricket debut vs. Pakistan, Calcutta
1952 Uprising of captives in Pongam South Korea, 82 die
1950 "Bless You All" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City for 84 performances
1950 U.N. General Assembly establishes High Commission for Refugees (Nobel 1954)
1950 Baseball owners choose Lou Perini (Braves), Phil Wrigley (Cubs), Del Webb (Yankees), and Ellis Ryan (Indians) to select new commissioner

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