Tuesday, December 21, 2010

December 21 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On December 21, 1968 David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash premiere together in California.

Crosby Stills and Nash, CSN

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 Romania's dictator Nicolae Ceausescu's final speech (executed 12/25)
1989 Dan Quayle sends out 30,000 Xmas cards with word beacon spelled beakon
1988 Drexel agrees guilt to security felonies, pays a $650 million fine
1988 New York bound Pan Am jumbo jet explodes over Scotland all 258 aboard die
1988 Vladimir Titov and Musa Manarov return to earth (a year) with Chretien
1987 3 white New York teens convicted of manslaughter in death of a black man
1987 Soyuz TM-4 launches 3 cosmonauts to space station Mir
1987 Vladimir Titov and Musa Manarov launched
1986 75th Davis Cup: Australia beats Sweden in Melbourne (3-2)
1986 Amy Alcott/Bob Charles wins LPGA Mazda Golf Championship
1985 ARCO Anchorage runs aground near Port Angeles, WA
1985 Alice Miller/Don January wins LPGA Mazda Golf Championship
1985 Heart's "Heart," album goes #1
1984 Islander Kelly Hrudy's 1st shut-out win-Whalers 1-0
1984 U.S.S.R. launches Vega 2 for fly-by of Halley's Come
1983 "Tap Dance Kid" opens at Broadhurst Theater New York City for 669 performances
1983 Loretta Swit weds Dennis Holahan
1983 Musical "Tap Dance Kid" with H Battle premieres in New York City
1983 NBA Indiana Pacers end a 28 game road losing streak
1983 NCAA rules rescinded last 2-minute men's basketball free throw rule
1981 Cincinnati beats Bradley 75-73 in 7 OTs (NCAA record)
1980 Harold Carmichael ends NFL streak of 127 consecutive game receptions

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 Gary Unger plays in record 914th consecutive NHL game
1979 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1979 Zimbabwe adopts constitution
1978 "Broadway Musical" opens/closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater New York City
1978 Police in Des Plaines Ill, arrest John Wayne Gacy, Jr. for murder
1976 20th Islander shut-out opponent-Billy Smith 3-0 vs Bruins
1976 Patricia R. Harris named secretary of Housing and Urban Development
1976 U.N. General Assembly passes a resolution declaring 1979 - Year of Child
1976 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1975 "Hello, Dolly" closes at Minskoff Theater New York City after 51 performances
1975 "Very Good Eddie" opens at Booth Theater New York City for 307 performances
1975 1st New York Jet to gain 1,000 yards rushing (John Riggins)
1975 64th Davis Cup: Sweden beats Czechoslovakia in Stockholm (3-2)
1975 Madagascar adopts constitution
1975 Buffalo Sabres set NHL record of 40 points beating Caps 14-2 scoring 5 goals vs Washington Caps in 4:57
1973 Israel, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, U.S. and U.S.S.R. meet in Geneva
1972 Soviet Union signs a separate peace with East Germany
1971 U.N. Security Council chooses Kurt Waldheim as 4th secretary General
1970 WUTV TV channel 29 in Buffalo, New York (IND) begins broadcasting

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 Diana Ross final TV appearance as a Supreme on the Ed Sullivan Show
1969 Vince Lombardi (Redskins) coaches his last football game, losing
1968 Apollo 8 (Borman, Lovell and Anders) 1st manned Moon voyage
1968 David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash premiere together in California
1966 U.S.S.R. launches Luna 13; soft-landed in Oceanus Procellarum
1962 Angolin leaves Comecon
1962 U.S. and Cuba accord, releases bay of pigs captive
1961 Beatles record "Sweet Georgia Brown" and "Ready Teddy"
1961 John F. Kennedy and British Prime Minister MacMillan meet in Bermuda

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 10th largest snowfall in New York City history (13.7")
1959 Citizens of Deerfield, Illinois block building of interracial housing
1959 Shah of Persia marries Farah Diba
1959 Tom Landry accepts coaching job with Dallas Cowboys (stays until 1988)
1958 Charles De Gaulle wins 7 year term as 1st President of 5th Rep of France
1957 Indonesia proclaims end to state of war
1954 Dr. Sam Sheppard's wife Marilyn is murdered (he is accused of crime)
1953 KOMU TV channel 8 in Columbia, MO (NBC/PBS) begins broadcasting
1952 Broadway Tunnel opens in SF
1952 WSBT TV channel 22 in South Bend, IN (CBS) begins broadcasting
1950 "Out of This World" opens at New Century Theater New York City for 157 performances
1950 Cole Porter's musical "Out of this World," premieres in New York City

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