Thursday, December 2, 2010

December 2 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On December 2, 1973 The Who and friends jailed in Montreal following $6000-worth of hotel destruction.

The Who, The Who 1973

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 55th Heisman Trophy Award: Andre Ware, Houston (quarterback)
1989 KHJ-TV in Los Angeles, California changes call letters to KCAL-TV
1989 Vishwanath Pratap Singh sworn in as president of India
1988 "Naked Gun" premieres, a movie based on TV's "Police Squad"
1988 5 gunmen who hijacked Soviet Aeroflot jet, surrender in Israel
1988 STS-27 Atlantis launched (Secret military mission)
1988 U.N. votes 151-2 (Isr and U.S.) to move PLO debate to Geneva, British abstains
1987 Chicago City Council elects Eugene Sawyer acting mayor
1987 Jennifer Steele, 17, of Colorado becomes Miss Teen of America
1987 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1986 Dow-Jones index hits record 1955.57
1985 "Mystery of Edwin Drood" opens at Imperial Theater New York City for 608 performances
1985 Philipine Chief staff General Fabian speaks of B Aquino's murder
1985 Rupert Holmes' musical "Mystery of Edwin Drood," premieres in New York City
1984 4th meeting of Giants-Jets, Giants even series at 2 with 20-10 win
1984 Bob Holland takes 9-83 for NSW against South Australia, SCG
1984 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1982 1st permanent artificial heart successfully implanted (University of Utah) in retired dentist Barney Clark; lived 112 days with Jarvic-7 heart
1981 Fernando Valenzuela (Dodgers) wins NL Rookie of the Year
1981 Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco opens at 11:30 AM
1981 Spanish government requests membership in NATO
1980 4 American Maryknoll nuns killed by death squads in El Salvador

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 Crowds attack U.S. embassy at Tripoli Libya
1979 Foots Walker becomes 1st Cleveland Cavalier to score a triple-double
1979 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1978 Chanting "Allah is great," anti-Shah protesters poured through Tehran
1978 Neil Diamond and Barbra Striesand's "You Don't Bring Me Flowers" hits #1
1978 Streisand and Diamond's "You Don't Bring Me Flowers," goes #1
1975 7 South Moluccans hijack train at Wijster Drente, 3 killed
1975 G S Chappell gets ton in each inn of 1st Test Cricket as captain vs. WI
1975 Laos king Sisavang Vatthana resigns, republic forms
1975 Lao People's Democratic Republic founded (National Day)
1974 Cowhide, rather than just horsehide, can be used to make baseballs
1974 Giant Baba beats Jack Brisco in Kagoshimi, to become NWA champ
1974 Soyuz 16 launched into Earth orbit for 6 days
1973 The Who and friends jailed in Montreal following $6000-worth of hotel destruction
1973 62nd Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Cleveland (5-0)
1973 Capital Centre (USAir Arena) in Washington D.C. opens
1973 U.S. Air Arena opens in Landover Maryland, Bullets beat Seattle, 98-96
1972 "December Giant" largest sinkhole in U.S. collapses (Alabama)
1972 "Via Galactica" closes at Uris Theater New York City after 7 performances
1972 60th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats Saskatchewan, 13-10
1972 In 1 of their worst trades Yankees get Rich McKinney for Stan Bahnsen
1971 Soviet Mars 3 is 1st to soft land on Mars
1971 United Arab Emirates, (Trucial States) declares independence from UK
1971 Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujeira, Sharjah and Umm ak Qiwain form United Arab Emirates
1971 Zayid bin Sultan Al Nuhayyan of Abu Dhabi becomes President of UAE
1970 Environmental Protection Agency begins (Dir: William Ruckelshaus)
1970 Tippetts Opera "Knot Garden," premieres in London

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 "Buck White" opens at George Abbott Theater New York City for 7 performances
1969 Boeing 747 jumbo jet 1st public preview (Seattle to New York City)
1968 President Nixon names Henry Kissinger security advisor
1967 55th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats Saskatchewan, 24-1
1966 Love, Moby Grape and Lee Michaels perform at Fillmore East
1964 Ringo Starr's tonsils are removed
1963 1st Dutch rocket launched/reaches height of 10 km
1963 ML Rules Committee bans oversized catcher's mitts, effective in 1965
1962 50th CFL Grey Cup: Winnipeg beats Hamilton, 28-27 at Toronto
1961 Fidel Castro declares he's a Marxist, and will lead Cuba to Communism
1961 Wind Bell, journal of San Francisco Zen Center, begins publishing

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 Malpasset dam collapses destroying French Riviera town of Frejus
1958 24th Heisman Trophy Award: Pete Dawkins, Army (HB)
1958 Benelux treaty signed by Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg
1958 KNOP TV channel 2 in North Platte, NB (NBC) begins broadcasting
1957 1st U.S. large scale nuclear power plant opens (Shippingport Penn)
1957 Sam Cooke's "You Send Me" reaches #1
1956 Fidel Castro lands with "Granma" on coast of Cuba
1954 "Hit the Trail" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City for 4 performances
1954 Frank Selvy of Milwaukee sets then NBA record of 24 of 26 free throws
1954 U.S. Senate censures Joe McCarthy, Senator-R-Wisconsin, for "conduct that tends to bring Senate into dishonor and disrepute"
1952 18th Heisman Trophy Award: Billy Vessels, Oklahoma (HB)
1952 1st human birth televised to public (KOA-TV Denver, Colorado)
1951 "Borscht Capades" closes at Royale Theater New York City after 90 performances
1951 Philadelphia sets NFL record of 25 1st-downs rushing
1950 Vic Toweel knocks down Danny O'Sullivan 14 times in a title fight

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