Saturday, December 25, 2010

December 25 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On December 25, 1964 James Bond "Goldfinger" premieres in US.

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Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 Japanese scientist achieve -271.8 degrees C, coldest temp ever recorded
1987 Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, who escaped 2 days earlier, recaptured
1984 NBA's Bernard King scores 60 points
1983 1st live telecast of Christmas Parade
1982 Mudassar Nazar scores century, then Imran rips through Indians

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 Opening day of 4th Test Cricket, India 8-112 vs. Pakistan at Kanpur
1979 U.S.S.R. airlifts invasionary army to Afghanistan
1977 Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin meets Egyptian President Sadat in Egypt
1976 Egyptian SS Patria sinks in Red Sea, about 100 killed
1976 Takeo Fukuda becomes Japanese premier
1974 Cyclone Tracy virtually destroys Darwin, Australia
1973 Tommy Chambers (Scotland) finishes 51 yr cycle tour (799,405 miles)
1972 England beat India by six wickets in the 1st Test Cricket at Delhi
1971 Longest NFL game (82m40s) as Dolphins beat Chiefs 27-24
1971 Operation PUSH (People United to Save Humanity) form Jesse Jackson
1971 Worst hotel fire in history kills 163 at Taeyokale Hotel in Seoul

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 5 Israeli gunboats escape from Cherbourg harbor
1969 India all out for 163 at Madras vs. Australia, Ashley Mallett 5-91
1968 Frank Borman's Christmas reading while orbiting Moon
1967 Paul McCartney and Jane Asher get engaged
1964 "Goldfinger" premieres in US
1964 George Harrison's girlfriend Patti Boyd attacked by female Beatle fans
1963 Walt Disney's "The Sword in the Stone" is released
1962 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 A synagogue in Cologne Germany desecrated with swatstikas
1959 Richard Starkey receives his 1st drum set
1959 Sony brings transistor TV 8-301 to the market
1958 Alan Freed's Christmas Rock and Roll Spectacular opens
1957 Ed Gein found insane of murder
1955 Cleveland Browns win NFL championship
1955 Pope Pius XII encyclical on sacred music and popular music
1954 WSFA TV channel 12 in Montgomery, AL (NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 Avalanche of lava kills 150 (Ruapehu volcano, New Zealand)
1951 1st Christmas Day in Test Crickets, Australia vs. WI at Adelaide
1951 West Indies defeat Australia by 6 wkts on 3rd day of 3rd Test Cricket
1950 Cleveland Browns beat Los Angeles Rams 30-28 in NFL championship game
1950 Dick Tracy marries Tess Truehart
1950 Coronation Stone, taken from Scone in Scotland by Edward I in 1296, stolen from Westminster Abbey and smuggled back to Scotland

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