Sunday, December 19, 2010

December 19 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On December 19, 1975 Ronnie Wood joined the Rolling Stones.

Ronnie Wood, Rolling Stones

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 American Airlines purchases Eastern Airline's Latin American route
1989 Larry Bird, of the Celtics, begins NBA free throw streak of 71 games
1988 NASA unviels plans for lunar colony and manned missions to Mars
1988 Oklahoma's College football team gets 3 year probation
1988 Unexploded WW II bomb found in Frankfurt, Germany - 5,000 evacuated
1987 Bruins' Linseman and Blues' Doug Gilmore score goals, 2 seconds apart
1987 Gari Kasparov becomes world chess champ
1986 U.S.S.R. frees dissident Andrei Sakharov from internal exile
1986 Jack Morris agrees to salary arbitration with former team Tigers and accuses owners of collusion against free agency
1986 Michael Sergio, who parachuted into Shea Stadium during game 6 of the World Series, sentenced to 100 hours of community service and fined $500
1985 "Wind in the Willows" opens at Nederlander Theater New York City for 4 performances
1985 Mary Lund is 1st woman to receive a Jarvik VII artificial heart
1985 STS-61-C scrubbed at T -13s because of SRB auxiliary power problem
1984 China Premier Zhao Ziyang and Margaret Thatcher sign Hong Kong Treaty
1984 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1984 Fire at Wilberg Mine in central Utah killed 27 people
1984 Scotty Bowman becomes NHL's all time winningest coach
1984 UK signs agreement with China to return Hong Kong to China in 1997
1984 Wayne Gretzky, 23, is 18th and youngest NHL-er to score 1,000 points
1980 Anguilla becomes a British dependency separate from St. Kitts
1980 Iran requests $24 billion in U.S. guarantees to free hostages
1980 Mutaual Broadcasting cancels Sears Radio Theater

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1978 France performs nuclear test
1978 Indira Gandhi ambushed in India
1977 Dutch government of Van Agt/Wiegel forms
1976 Jo Ann Washam/Chi Chi Rodriguez wins Pepsi-Cola Mixed Team Golf Champ
1976 John Lever takes 7-46 in 1st Test Cricket innings, vs. India Delhi
1976 President Brezhnev receives his 5th Lenin order
1976 Piper Cherokee crashes into Baltimore Memorial Stadium upper stands, 10 minutes after Colts lose 40-14 to Steelers. No one seriously hurt
1975 John Paul Stevens becomes a Supreme Court Justice
1975 Ron Wood joined the Rolling Stones
1974 "Man With Golden Gun" premieres in US
1974 Dave Kryskow scores Washington Capitals 1st NHL shorthanded goal
1974 Nelson A. Rockefeller sworn-in as 41st Vice President
1973 "Molly" closes at Alvin Theater New York City after 68 performances
1973 Grenada adopts constitution
1972 Apollo 17, last of Apollo Moon landing series, returns to Earth
1971 "Inner City" opens at Barrymore Theater New York City for 97 performances
1971 CBS airs "Homecoming A Christmas Story," (introducing the Waltons)
1971 NASA launches Intelsat 4 F-3 for COMSAT Corp
1971 Stanley Kubrick's X-rated "A Clockwork Orange" premieres

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 Beatle's 7th Christmas album is released
1968 WCWB (now WMGT) TV channel 41 in Macon, Georgia (NBC) begins broadcasting
1965 French president De Gaulle re-elected (Mitterrand gets 45%)
1963 Zanzibar becomes independent from UK
1962 Nyasaland secedes from Rhodesia and Nyasaland
1962 Street signs in Golden Gate Park approved by Park Commission
1962 Transit 5A1, 1st operational navigational satellite, launched
1961 British government begins decimal coin system
1961 Indonesian President Sukarno proclaims general mobilization
1960 Fire aboard USS Constellation, under construction at Brooklyn (50 die)
1960 Frank Sinatra's 1st session with Reprise Records (Ring-A-Ding-Ding)
1960 Mercury-Redstone 1A reaches 210 km in test flight

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 1st Liberty Bowl game-Penn State beats Alabama 7-0
1958 1st radio broadcast from space (President Eisenhower voice "To all mankind, America's wish for Peace on Earth and Good Will to Men Everywhere")
1957 "Music Man" opens at Majestic Theater New York City for 1375 performances
1955 Carl Perkins records "Blue Suede Shoes"
1953 KFYR TV channel 5 in Bismarck, ND (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
1952 Queen Juliana unveals statue "Docker"
1951 Nazi General Christiansen leaves Netherlands
1950 General Eisenhower named NATO commander
1950 Tibet's Dalai Lama flees Chinese invasion

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