Wednesday, December 29, 2010

December 29 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On December 29, 1982 Bob Marley postage stamp issued in Jamaica.

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Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 Jane Pauley says goodbye to NBC's "Today" show
1989 Vaclav Havel becomes president of Czechoslovakia
1989 Wayne Gretzky and Martina Navratilova, named athletes of decade by AP
1988 Soviet Red Army Team edges New York Islanders, 3-2 at Nassau Coliseum
1988 Victorian Post Office Museum in Australia closes
1984 5th United Negro College Fund
1984 Blues took 27 shots against Islanders in 1 period
1984 Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi claims victory in parlimetary elections
1983 Gavaskar makes the highest Test Cricket score by an Indian, 236* vs. WI
1983 Graeme Yallop completes 268 vs. Pakistan at cricket MCG
1983 U.S. announced withdrawal from UNESCO
1982 Bob Marley postage stamp issued in Jamaica
1982 Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant ends his career with Alabama (323 wins)
1980 Shuttle STS-1 moves from Vandenberg AFB to Launch Complex 39A

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 Red Army beats New York Islanders 3-2 at Nassau Coliseum
1978 Shah of Iran, asks Shapour Bahktiar to form a civilian government
1978 Spain constitution goes into effect
1978 Test Cricket debut of Allan Robert Border, vs. England at the MCG
1977 Ronald Ribman's "Cold Storage," premieres in New York City
1975 11 killed, 75 hurt by terrorist bomb at LaGuardia Airport in New York City
1974 Murray Schisgal's "All Over Town," premieres in New York City
1972 Eastern Tristar Jumbo Jet crashes near Everglades killing 101
1972 Life magazine ceases publication
1972 Test Cricket debut of Jeff Thomson and Max Walker vs. Pakistan at MCG

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 New York Times reports Curt Flood will sue baseball and challenge the reserve clause
1968 Baltimore Colts beat Cleveland Browns 34-0 in NFL championship game
1968 Israeli commandos destroy 13 Lebanese airplanes
1968 New York Jets beat Oakland Raiders 27-23 in AFL championship game
1967 Star Trek's "Trouble With Tribbles" 1st airs
1967 Turkish-Cypriot government forms in Cyprus
1965 "Thunderball" premieres in US
1965 CBS purchases NFL TV rights for 1966-68 at $18.8 million per year
1965 Supremes release "My World is Empty Without You"
1963 52nd Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Adelaide (3-2)
1962 Doug Walters makes 1st-class debut for NSW 17 years 8 days

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 Saul Levitt's "Andersonville Trial," premieres in New York City
1958 Baltimore Colts beat New York Giants 23-17 in NFL championship game
1958 TV soap "Young Dr. Malone" debuts
1957 Detroit Lions beat Cleveland Browns 50-14 in NFL championship game
1957 Singers Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme wed in Las Vegas
1955 Barbra Streisand's 1st recording "You'll Never Know" at age 13
1954 Kingdom of Netherlands, with Netherlands and Netherlands Antilles as autonomous parts, comes into being
1952 1st transistorized hearing aid offered for sale in Elmsford, New York
1951 Flying Enterprise in difficulty in Canal

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