Thursday, December 30, 2010

December 30 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On December 30, 1963 "Let's Make A Deal," debuts on NBC-TV.

Monty Hall, Let's Make A Deal

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 10th United Negro College Fund raises $12,000,000
1989 Dmitri Volkov swims world record 50m freestyle (27.15 sec)
1988 Canadian Senate OK's free trade pact; with US
1988 Former Soviet President Brezhnev's son-in-law sentenced to 12-yr (bribery)
1988 Mercedes-Benz pays $20.2-M fine failed to meet '86 government fuel standard
1988 North subpoenas Reagan and Bush as defense witnesses for upcoming trial
1987 Australia hang on for draw vs. New Zealand at MCG, 1 wkt left 17 runs short
1987 Premier Mugabe elected president of Zimbabwe
1985 IBM-PC DOS Version 3.2 released
1985 Pakistan restores constitution
1984 Miss Elizabeth (Hulette) and Macho Man Randy Savage (Poffo) wed
1982 Anthony Shaffers "Whodunnit," premieres in New York City
1982 England defeat Australia by three runs at cricket MCG
1982 U.S. Assay Office in New York City, New York closes
1981 Wayne Gretzky sets NHL record of 50 goals by 39th game of season
1980 "Wonderful World of Disney," last performance on NBC-TV

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 Rock group, Emerson, Lake and Palmer break up
1979 Togo adopts constitution
1978 "King and I" closes at Uris Theater New York City after 719 performances
1978 Ohio State dismisses Woody Hayes as its football coach
1977 Carter holds 1st news conference by U.S. President in Eastern Europe (Warsaw)
1976 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1975 "Boccaccio" closes at Edison Theater New York City after 7 performances
1975 Constitution of Democratic Republic of Madagascar comes into force
1974 Beatles are legally disbanded (4 years after suit was brought)
1973 1st picture of a comet from space (Comet Kohoutek-Skylab)
1973 Miami Dolphins beat Oakland Raiders 27-10 in AFC championship game
1973 Minnesota Vikings beat Dallas Cowboys 27-10 in NFC championship game
1972 Nixon halts bombing of North Vietnam and announces peace talks
1971 Long Island NHL franchise purchased (New York Islanders)
1971 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1970 Paul McCartney sues his bandmates to dissolve the Beatles

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1968 -48 degrees F (-44 degrees C), Mazama and Winthrop, Washington (state record)
1967 Beatles' "Hello Goodbye," single goes #1 and stays #1 for 3 weeks
1967 Great Western Forum opens in LA
1965 Ferdinand Marcos inaugurated as president of the Phillipines
1964 Edward Albee's "Tiny Alice," premieres in New York City
1963 "Let's Make A Deal," debuts on NBC-TV
1963 Congress authorizes Kennedy half dollar
1963 Green Bay Packers win NFL championship
1962 Green Bay Packers beat New York Giants 16-7 in NFL championship game
1961 Moscow: premier of Dmitri Sjostakovitch' 4th Symphony (out 1936)

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 George Washington, 1st ballistic missile sub commissioned
1958 French franc devalued
1957 Israeli government of Ben-Gurion, resigns
1957 New York Giants win NFL championship
1956 New York Giants beat Chicago Bears 47-7 in NFL championship game
1954 "House of Flowers" opens at Alvin Theater New York City for 165 performances
1954 1st use of 24-sec shot clock in pro basketball (Rochester vs Boston)
1954 Harold Arlen/Truman Capotes musical premieres in New York City
1952 Tuskegee Inst reports 1952 as 1st yr in 71 with no lynchings in US
1950 Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia become Independent states in France Union

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