Saturday, December 4, 2010

December 4 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On December 4, 1980 Led Zeppelin quit following death of John Bonham

John Bonham, Led Zeppelin

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1988 Actor Gary Busey critically injured in motorcycle crash
1988 Amy Benz/John Huston wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
1988 Orioles trade veteran 1B Eddie Murray to the Dodgers
1988 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1987 Karlstad skates world record 10 km (13:48.51)
1986 NASA launches Fltsatcom-7
1986 Neil Simon's "Broadway Bound," premieres in New York City
1985 "Les Miserables" opens at Palace Theatre, London
1985 French President Mitterrand receives Polish leader Jaruzelski
1985 President Reagan appoints Vice Admiral John Poindexter as security adviser
1984 Hijackers commandeered a Kuwaiti airliner
1983 "Amen Corner" closes at Nederlander Theater New York City after 83 performances
1983 "Baby" opens at Barrymore Theater New York City for 241 performances
1983 David Shire and R Maltby Jr's musical "Baby," premieres in New York City
1983 New Jersey Devils 1st shut-out, beating Minnesota Detroit Red Wings 6-0
1983 U.S. jet fighters strike Syrian anti-aircraft positions in Lebanon
1982 48th Heisman Trophy Award: Herschel Walker, Georgia (RB)
1982 China adopts its constitution
1982 Police and racist demonstrators clash in Antwerp
1981 "Falcon Crest" premieres on CBS-TV
1981 President Reagan allows CIA to engage in domestic counter-intelligence
1981 Reagan Executive Order on Intelligence (No 12333)
1981 According to South Africa, Ciskei gains independence Not recognized as an independent country outside South Africa
1980 Led Zeppelin quit following death of John Bonham
1980 Islanders end 15 game undefeated streak (13-0-2) (Col Rockies)

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 Cleveland Cavaliers retire jersey # 7, Bingo Smith
1979 Liza Minnelli's 3rd marriage (Mark Gero)
1978 Dianne Feinstein is named San Francisco 1st female mayor
1978 Dutch War criminal Pieter Menten freed
1978 Pioneer Venus 1 goes into orbit around Venus
1978 War criminal Pieter Menten freed
1977 Hollis Stacy/Jerry Pate wins Pepsi-Cola Mixed Team Golf Championship
1977 Jean-Bedel Bokassa, ruler of Central African Empire, crowns himself
1977 NFL's 5,000th game, Cincinnati beats Kansas City 27-7
1977 Neil Simon's "Chapter Two," premieres in New York City
1976 Liz Taylor's 7th marriage to John Warner
1975 6 South Molukkans occupy Indonesian consulate in The Hague, 1 dead
1974 Dutch DC-8 charter crashes in Sri Lanka killing 191 Moslem pilgrims
1974 Jean-Paul Sartre visits RAF leader Andreas Baader in prison
1973 Pioneer 10 reaches Jupiter
1970 Unemployment in U.S. increases to 5.8 percent

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1966 KETS TV channel 2 in Little Rock, AR (PBS) begins broadcasting
1966 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Pensacola Ladies Golf Invitational
1965 "Roar of the Greasepaint" closes at Shubert New York City after 232 performances
1965 2 passenger planes collide above Danbury, Conn, 4 die
1965 2nd New York Knick game postponed (due to death of opponent 76ers' owner)
1965 Gemini 7 (Borman and Lovell) launched
1965 San Francisco Giant Masanori Murakami, 4-1 this year, does not renew his contract signing instead with the Nankai Hawks of Osaka for $40,000
1964 Baseball approves a free-agent draft
1964 Beatles release "Beatles For Sale" album
1964 Commissioner's office given full powers in baseball disputes
1964 Test Cricket debut of Ian Chappell, vs. Pakistan MCG, 11, 0-49, 0-31
1963 Aldo Moro forms Italian government
1963 Pope Paul VI closes 2nd session of 2nd Vatican Council
1962 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1961 Floyd Patterson KOs Tom McNeeley in 4 for heavyweight boxing title
1961 Museum of Modern Art hangs Matisse's Le Bateau upside down for 47 days
1961 Smallest New York Knick, 49th St. MSG crowd-1,300 (snowstorm)
1961 Tanganyika becomes 104th member of UN
1961 WXGeorgia TV channel 8 in Waycross, Georgia (PBS) begins broadcasting

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1958 Dahomey (Benin), Ivory Coast become autonomous within French Community
1958 Finnish government of Fagerholm, resigns
1957 1st edition of "Chase's Annual Events" published
1957 2 commuter trains collide in heavy fog killing 92 (St. John's England)
1956 22nd Heisman Trophy Award: Paul Hornung, Notre Dame (quarterback)
1954 "Hit the Trail" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 4 performances
1954 "On Your Toes" closes at 46th St. Theater New York City after 64 performances
1952 Killer fogs begin in London England, "Smog" becomes a word
1952 Walter P Reuther chosen chairman of CIO
1951 Copland/Robbins' "Pied Piper," premieres in New York City
1951 Superheated gases roll down Mount Catarman (Philippines), kills 500

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