Wednesday, December 22, 2010

December 22 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On December 22, 1978 Kenny Jones becomes The Who's new drummer.

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Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 After 23 years of dictatorial rule, Romania ousts Nicolea Ceausescu
1989 Chad adopts its Constitution
1989 Cold wave: -4 degrees F in Oklahoma City, -6 degrees F in Tulsa, -12 degrees F in Pitts,
1989 -18 degrees F in Denver, -23 degrees F in Kansas City, Missouri, -42 degrees F in Scottsbluff Nebraska -47 degrees F in Hardin Mont and -60 degrees F in Black Hills South Dakota
1988 2 robbers wearing police uniforms rob armored truck of $3 M in NJ
1988 South Africa signs accord granting independence to South West Africa
1988 Tug hits oil barge, spreads 231,000 gal on 300 mi of WA and BC coast
1986 India score 7-676 vs. Sri Lanka at Kanpur in Cricket
1985 "Wind in the Willows" closes at Nederlander Theater New York City after 4 performances
1985 74th Davis Cup: Sweden beats Germany in Munich (3-2)
1985 STS-51-L vehicle moves to Launch Pad 39B
1984 Bernhard Goetz shoots 4 black muggers on New York City subway train
1984 Madonna's "Like a Virgin," single goes #1 for 6 weeks
1984 Test Cricket debut of Craig McDermott, vs. WI at the MCG
1983 Egyptian president Mubarak meets with PLO leader Yasser Arafat
1983 Islanders score 3 shorthanded goals against Caps
1982 William Mastrosimones "Extremities," premieres in New York City
1981 Argentine general Leopoldo Galtieri sworn in as president
1981 Belgium's 5th government of Martens forms
1980 Cardinals release outfielder Bobby Bonds
1980 President-elect Reagan appoints J Kirkpatrick (UN) and James Watt (Interior)

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1978 Kenny Jones becomes The Who's new drummer
1978 Thailand adopts constitution
1977 36 die as grain elevator at Continental Grain Company plant explodes
1976 "Your Arm's Too Short..." opens at Lyceum New York City for 429 performances
1976 35 Unification church couples wed in New York City
1976 East Germany banishes singer Nina Hagen
1974 2nd cease-fire between IRA and British; lasts until approx April 1975
1974 Phil Esposito, Boston, became 6th NHLer to score 500 goals
1974 Referenda in Comoros-3 islands for independence, 1 stays French
1972 6.25 earthquake strikes Managua Nicaragua, 12,000+ killed
1971 KUAC TV channel 9 in Fairbanks/College, AK (PBS) begins broadcasting
1971 U.N. General Assembly ratifies Kurt Waldheim as Secretary-General
1971 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1970 Treblinka SS commander Franz Stangl sentenced to life imprisonment

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 Pete Marovich sets NCAA record of hitting 30 of 31 foul shots
1968 Julie Nixon weds Dwight David Eisenhower
1966 WCVW TV channel 57 in Richmond, Virginia (PBS) begins broadcasting
1965 Belgian government shuts 6 coal mine
1965 Director David Lean's "Dr. Zhivago," premieres
1965 Great Britain sets maximum speed at 70 MPH
1965 Radio Mil (Domincan Republic) transmitter blown up
1964 Lockheed SR-71 spy aircraft reaches 3,530 kph (record for a jet)
1963 Oakland Raider Tom Flores passes for 6 touchdowns vs Houston (52-49)
1963 Official 30-day mourning period for President John F. Kennedy ends
1962 1,000,000th NBA point scored
1962 Harris County voters approve all-weather stadium for Houston Colt .45s
1962 Kinderman Place in the Bronx named
1962 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1961 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 Continental League awards its last franchise to Dallas-Ft. Worth
1959 NY Ranger goalie Marcel Paille wears a customized mask
1958 "Chipmunk Song" reaches #1
1958 "Whoop-Up" opens at Shubert Theater New York City for 56 performances
1958 2nd Dutch Beel government forms
1957 KWRB (now KFNE) TV channel 10 in Lander-Riverton, WY (ABC) begins
1956 "New Faces of 1956" closes at Barrymore Theater New York City after 221 performances
1956 Last British/French troops leave Egypt
1953 Jack Dunn III, owner of Baltimore Orioles in International League, turns name over to newly relocated St. Louis Browns
1952 French government of Pinay, resigns
1952 WSBA (now WPMT) TV channel 43 in York, Pennsylvania (IND) begins broadcasting
1951 Australia cricket all out 82 vs. West Indies at Adelaide
1950 2 self-propelled trains of Long Island RR collide, killing 77

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