Saturday, December 18, 2010

December 18 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On December 18, 1975 Rod Stewart announces his departure from Faces.

Rod Stewart, Faces

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 "I Love Lucy" Christmas episode, shown for 1st time in over 30 years
1989 Athol Fugard's "My Children, My Africa," premieres in New York City
1988 5th meeting of Giants-Jets, Jets win and eliminate Giants from playoffs
1988 Seattle Seahawks win their 1st ever division title with 9-7 record
1987 Benazir Bhutto, Pakistan's future president, marries Asif Ali Zardari
1987 Ivan F. Boesky sentenced to 3 years for insider trading
1986 Mr Gates, serves as acting director of CIA
1985 "Jerry's Girls" opens at St. James Theater New York City for 139 performances
1985 U.N. Security Council unanimously condemns "acts of hostage-taking"
1984 73rd Davis Cup: Sweden beats USA in Gothenburg (4-1)
1983 NBA San Diego Clippers ends 29 game road losing streak
1982 Flight readiness firing of Challenger's main engines; 20 seconds
1980 Bruce Sprinsteen's concert at Madison Square Garden
1980 Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts minister Van Agts abortion laws
1980 IRA's Sean McKenna becomes critically ill, ends hunger strike
1980 Vietnam adopts constitution

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 Stanley Barrett 1st to exceed land sonic speed (739.666 MPH)
1978 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1978 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1977 Cleveland Cavaliers retire jersey # 42, Nate Thumond
1977 Dutch Antilles: premier Boy Rozendal points independence off
1976 "A Star is Born," with Barbra Striesand, premieres
1976 Wonder Woman debuts on ABC
1976 Soviet dissident Viktor Bukovskiexchanged for Chile CP-leader Corvalan
1975 Rod Stewart announces departure from Faces
1974 SF Visitors Center at City Hall opens
1973 Soyuz 13 launched into Earth orbit for 8 days
1973 Yankees sign Dick Williams as manager, overturned later by AL president
1972 U.S. begins its heaviest bombing of North Vietnam
1971 1st Candlelight Processional
1971 CBS radio cancels Saturday morning band concerts
1971 People United To Save Humanity (PUSH) forms by Jesse Jackson in Chic
1970 "Me Nobody Knows" opens at Helen Hayes Theater New York City for 587 performances
1970 Polish uprising fails
1970 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 "Coco" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City for 333 performances
1969 Britain abolishes death penalty
1969 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1968 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1966 Dr. Seuss' "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" airs for 1st time on CBS
1966 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1965 "La Grusse Valise" closes at 54th St. Theater New York City after 7 performances
1965 Borman and Lovell Splash down in Atlantic ends 2 week Gemini VII mission
1965 Kenneth LeBel jumps 17 barrels on ice skates
1964 "I Had a BaIl" opens at Martin Beck Theater New York City for 199 performances
1964 "The Pink Panther" cartoon series premieres (Pink Phink)
1964 During services held for Sam Cooke fans caused damage to Funeral Home
1964 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1963 Clarke runs world record 10k (28:15.6)
1963 Muskegon, Michigan gets 3' of snow
1962 Dmitri Shostakovich' 13th Symphony, premieres in Moscow
1962 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1962 WAIQ TV channel 26 in Montgomery, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
1961 Britain's EMI Records originally rejects the Beatles
1961 For 2nd cons year, AP names Wilma Rudolph female athlete of year
1961 India annexes Portuguese colonies of Goa, Damao and Diu
1961 KAIL TV channel 53 in Fresno, California (IND) begins broadcasting
1961 Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Philadelphia Warriors scores 78 points vs LA
1960 General Meeting of United Nations condemns apartheid

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 Sammy Baugh named 1st coach of New York Titans (AFL)
1958 1st test project of Signal Communications by Orbiting Relay Equip
1958 1st voice from space: recorded Christmas message by Eisenhower
1958 Niger gains autonomy within French Community (National Day)
1957 Shippingport Atomic Power Stn, 1st nuke plant to generate electricity
1956 "To Tell the Truth" debuts on CBS-TV
1956 Israeli flag hoisted on Mount Sinai
1956 Japan admitted to UN
1956 Phil Rizzuto signs as New York Yankee radio-TV announcer
1953 KATV TV channel 7 in Little Rock, AR (ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 KMID TV channel 2 in Midland and Odessa, Texas (ABC) begins broadcasting
1952 Ellis W Ryan resigns as Cleveland Indians president

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