Wednesday, December 15, 2010

December 15 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On December 15, 1968 Grace Slick appears on the 'Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour' in blackface and raised a black-leather glove in a black power salute. The incident is one of several that leads to the show's cancellation.

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Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1988 Lori Davis of Long Island sues Mike Tyson for grabbing her buttocks
1987 "Les Miserables" opens at Shubert Theatre, Boston
1986 150 killed during race riot in Karachi
1986 CIA director William Casey suffers a cerebral seizure
1986 Carnegie Hall reopens after a $50 million facelift
1985 Sylvester Stallone and Brigitte Nielson wed
1984 U.S.S.R. launches Vega 1 for rendezvous with Halley's Comet
1983 3 Kansas City Royals suspended due to cocaine usage
1983 Columbia flies to Kennedy Space Center via El Paso, Kelly AFB
1983 Last 80 U.S. combat soldiers in Grenada withdrew
1983 Wendy Wasserstein's "Isn't It Romantic," premieres in New York City
1982 Bill Parcells becomes 12th head coach of New York Giants
1982 Roy Williams, Teamsters president, and 4 others convicted of bribery
1982 Sao Tome and Principe constitution approved
1982 Spain reopens border with Gibraltar
1981 4th Emmy Sports Award presentation
1981 NASA launches Intelsat V
1980 New York Yankee Dave Winfield becomes highest-paid player, 10 years $15M
1980 Premier Queddei troops conquers Chad capital N'djamena
1980 ZBZ Sangha registered after 5 years of administrative hassles in Warsaw

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 Deposed Shah of Iran leaves U.S. for Panama
1979 World Court in Hague rules Iran should relase all U.S. hostages
1978 Saint Maarten Patriotic Movement (SPM) forms under W James
1978 Test Cricket debut of Malcolm Marshall, vs. India at Bangalore
1976 Argo Merchant tanker off Massachusetts' SE coast, spills 7.6 m gallons of crude when ship ran aground
1976 Jamaica premier Manley wins elections
1974 A's Catfish Hunter is ruled a free agent (later signs with Yankees)
1973 American Psychiatric Association declares homosexuality is not mental illness
1973 Golf Resort (Disney Inn) opens
1973 Pirates of Caribbean ride opens at Disneyland
1973 Sandy Hawley becomes 1st jockey to win 500 races in 1 year
1973 Tennessee beats Temple 11-6 in low scoring NCAA basketball game
1973 U.S. Psychiatrist say homosexuals are not mentally ill
1971 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1970 Ferryboat capsized in Korean Strait drowning 261
1970 S Korean ferry Namyong-Ho sinks in Strait of Korea, 308 killed
1970 Soviet Venera 7 is 1st spacecraft to land on another planet (Venus)

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 Plastic Ono Band, play their only concert at London's Lyceum Ballroom
1969 San Francisco Fire Department replaces leather helmets with plastic ones
1968 Appearing on the 'Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour', Grace Slick appears in blackface and raise a black-leather glove in a black power salute.The incident is one of several that leads to the show's cancellation
1967 Beatles release "Christmas Time is Here Again"
1967 Joe Garagiola joins Today Show panel
1967 Silver Bay bridge (Oh-WV) collapes during afternoon rush hour, 34 die
1966 "Joyful Noise" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City for 12 performances
1966 Audouin Dollfus discovers 10th satellite of Saturn, Janus
1966 John W Mecom, Jr. becomes 1st owner of New Orlean Saints
1965 3rd cyclone of year kills another 15,000 at mouths of Ganges River
1965 Bangladesh windstorm kills 10,000
1965 D Heneker and J Taylor's musical "Charlie Girl," premieres in London
1965 Gemini 6 launched; makes 1st rendezvous in space (with Gemini 7)
1965 Queen Juliana opens Zeeland Bridge to Oosterschelde
1965 William Eckert replaces Ford Frick as 4th commissioner of baseball
1964 1st time 4 people in space
1964 American Radio Relay League (organization for hams) founded
1964 Canada adopts maple leaf flag
1962 Vaughn Meader's "1st Family," album goes #1 and stays #1 for 12 weeks
1961 Adolf Eichmann convicted of crimes against humanity in Israel
1961 Equal access rule, political parties get TV broadcasting time
1961 John F. Kennedy visits Puerto Rico
1961 L J Suenens appointed archbishop of Mechelen-Brussels
1960 King Boudouin of Belgium marries dona Fabiola de Mora y Aragon

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 Everly Brothers record "Let It Be Me"
1956 Emergency crisis in North Ireland proclaimed after IRA strikes
1956 KGW TV channel 8 in Portland, OR (NBC) begins broadcasting
1956 WRAL TV channel 5 in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina (CBS) begins broadcasting
1954 Fordham University scraps football team for financial reasons
1954 Netherlands Antilles becomes co-equal part of Kingdom of Netherlands
1953 WJHG TV channel 7 in Panama City, Florida (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
1952 "Two's Company" opens at Alvin Theater New York City for 90 performances
1952 Christine Jorgenson is 1st person to undergo a sex-change operation
1952 KHON TV channel 2 in Honolulu, HI (NBC) begins broadcasting
1952 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Orientales Ecclesias
1950 Ezzard Charles KOs Nick Barone to retain heavyweight boxing title
1950 New York City's Port Authority opens

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