On December 27, 1971 The "Sonny & Cher Show" begins a four and a half year run on CBS Television.
Retro Events For The Decade 1980
1989 Oregon begins taking bids on NBA games
1988 Bulgaria stops jamming Radio Free Europe after more than 3 decades
1987 Steve Largent sets all-time NFL record for career catches when he catches his 752nd pass
1987 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1986 "Les Miserables" opens at Kennedy Center, Washington D.C.
1986 10th Soap Opera Digest Poll Awards - Young and Restless wins
1985 Terrorists kill 20 and wound 110 attacking El Al at Rome and Vienna airports, President Reagan blames Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi
1984 Padres' free agent pitcher Ed Whitson signs with New York Yankees
1983 Pope John Paul II pardons man who shot him (Mehmet Ali Agca)
1983 Propane gas fire devastated 16 blocks of Buffalo
1982 Imran Khan 8-60 to bring innings victory vs. India at Karachi
1981 Lillee becomes the leading wicket-taker in Test Crickets with 310
1981 Oiler Wayne Gretzky becomes fastest NHLer to get 100 pts (38th game)
1981 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1980 Calvin Murphy (Rockets) begins longest NBA free throw streak of 78
Retro Events For The Decade 1970
1979 "Knots Landing," premieres on CBS-TV
1979 Red Army beats New York Rangers 5-2 at MSG
1979 Soviet troops invade Afghanistan, President Hafizullah Amin overthrown
1978 King Juan Carlos ratifies Spain's 1st democratic constitution
1976 Albania constitution goes into effect
1975 Explosion at Chasnala Colliery collapses drowning 350 (Dhanbad India)
1974 40th Heisman Trophy Award: Archie Griffin, Ohio State (RB)
1974 Dear Abby show ends run on CBS radio after 11 years
1974 FSLN seizes government hostages at a private Managua party
1974 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1973 Los Angeles Dodgers announce night games will start at 7:30 instead of 8
1972 "Purlie" opens at Billy Rose Theater New York City for 14 performances
1972 Belgium recognizes East Germany
1972 Los Angeles Kings start Islanders on 12 game losing streak
1972 New North Korean constitution comes into effect
1971 The "Sonny & Cher Show" begins a four and a half year run on CBS Television
1970 "Hello, Dolly!" closes at St. James Theater New York City after 2844 performances
Retro Events For The Decade 1960
1968 Apollo 8 returns to Earth
1968 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1966 "At the Drop of Another Hat" opens at Booth Theater New York City for 105 performances
1964 Cleveland Browns beat Baltimore Colts 27-0 in NFL championship game
1962 28th Heisman Trophy Award: Terry Baker, Oregon State (quarterback)
1961 "Subways Are for Sleeping" opens at St. James Theater New York City for 205 performances
1961 Belgium and Congo resume diplomatic relations
1961 Styne/Comden/Green's musical "Subways are for Sleeping," premieres
1960 France performs nuclear test
Retro Events For The Decade 1950
1959 Baltimore Colts beat New York Giants 31-16 in NFL championship game
1956 45th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Adelaide (5-0)
1956 Bill Sharman (Boston) ends NBA free throw streak of 55 games
1954 "Saint of Bleecker Street" opens at Broadway Theater New York City for 92 performances
1954 Gian Carlo Menotti's opera "Saint," premieres in New York City
1953 Detroit Lions beat Cleveland Browns 17-16 in NFL championship game
1951 40th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Sydney (3-2)
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