Sunday, December 5, 2010

December 5 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On December 5, 1964 The Kinks enter US chart with 'You Really Got Me'

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Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 France TGV train reaches world record speed of 482.4 kph
1988 North Carolina federal grand jury indict PTL founder Jim Bakker on fraud and conspiracy
1988 Shuttle Atlantis launches world's 1st nuclear-war-fighting satellite
1987 53rd Heisman Trophy Award: Tim Brown, Notre Dame (WR)
1987 David Boon's 5th Test Cricket century, 143 vs. New Zealand at Brisbane
1987 Schonbrunn skates world record 3 km ladies (4:16.76)
1985 Dow Jones Industrial Average rose above 1,500 level for 1st time
1985 Great Britain performs nuclear test
1985 Sam Shepard's "Lie of the Mind," premieres in New York City
1984 A's trade Rickey Henderson to Yankees for Jay Howell and Jose Rijo
1984 French colonies killed 10 Kanaken in New Caledonia
1984 Yankees trade catcher Rick Cerone to Braves for pitcher Brian Fisher
1983 12 killed by a car bomb shattering 9-story building in west Beirut
1983 Los Angeles Dodger pitcher Steve Howe is suspended for 1 year for cocaine use
1982 Cleveland Browns' Brian Sipe sets club record with 33 pass completions
1982 Herschel Walker of Georgia wins Heisman Trophy
1982 Ingrid Berghmans (Netherlands) retains judo's world championship
1982 Mel Gray ends NFL streak of 121 consecutive game receptions
1982 Seattle Baptist Church declares sanctuary for Central American refugees
1982 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1981 47th Heisman Trophy Award: Marcus Allen, Southern California (RB)
1981 56th Australian Women Tennis: Navratilova beats Chris Evert (67 64 75)
1981 France performs nuclear test
1980 Bank of Canada's Canadian Currency Museum opens

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 Ireland premier Jack Lynch resigns
1978 EG decides establishes EMS, European Monetary System
1978 Free agent Pete Rose signs 4-year, $32 million contract with Phillies
1978 Phillies Pete Rose becomes highest paid baseball player
1978 Pioneer Venus 1 begins orbiting Venus
1978 Sam Shepard's "Buried Child," premieres in New York City
1978 Islanders took 28 shots in 1 period vs Penguins Penguins' Ross Lonsberry failed on 7th penalty shot against Islanders
1977 Egypt breaks dipl relations with Syria, Libya, Algeria, Iraq and S Yemen
1976 Buffalo Bill OJ Simpson rushes 203 yards
1975 "Me and Bessie" closes at Ambassador Theater New York City after 453 performances
1975 NASA launches space vehicle S-196, it failed
1974 "Monty Python's Flying Circus" last shown on BBC
1974 1st Washington Capitals penalty shot, Tom Williams unsuccessful vs Buff Sabres
1974 1st World Football League Bowl, Birmingham Americans beat Florida
1974 Airport terminal roof collapses killing 17 (Teheran Iran)
1974 Monty Python's final episode airs on BBC
1974 NFL's Seattle Seahawks forms
1974 Oliver Tilden Triangle in the Bronx named
1974 Tom Williams is unsuccessful on Washington Capitals 1st NHL penalty shot
1973 Cubs' Ron Santo became 1st baseball player to veto his trade
1973 Dodgers trade Willie Davis to Expos for relief pitcher Mike Marshall
1973 Paul McCartney releases "Band on the Run" album
1972 38th Heisman Trophy Award: Johnny Rodgers, Nebraska (FL)
1972 Australia Labour party wins parliamentary election
1972 Joseph A Walkers "River Niger," premieres in New York City
1971 KCBJ (now KMIZ) TV channel 17 in Columbia, MO (ABC) 1st broadcast
1970 Stanley Cup, Conn Smythe Trophy and Bill Masterson trophy stolen from NHL hall of fame

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1968 Rolling Stones release "Beggar's Banquet" LP
1967 Beatles clothing store "Apple" on 94 Baker Street, London, opens
1967 Benjamin Spock and Allen Ginsberg arrested protesting Vietnam war
1966 "I Do! I Do!" opens at 46th St. Theater New York City for 561 performances
1964 Kinks enter US chart with 'You Really Got Me'
1960 Ghana drops diplomatic relations with Belgium

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 Intikhab Alam bowls Colin McDonald with 1st ball in Tests
1958 Phils drop plans for New York sportcast as Yankees threat to do same in Philadelphia
1958 WTOL TV channel 11 in Toledo, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting
1957 William Inge's "Dark at the Top of the Stairs," premieres in New York City
1957 New York City is 1st city to legislate against racial or religious discrimination in housing market (Fair Housing Practices Law)
1956 Thornton Wilder's "Matchmaker," premieres in New York City
1955 AFL and CIO merge, with George Meany as president
1955 Historic bus boycott begins in Montgomery Alabama by Rosa Parks
1954 KTEW (now KJRH) TV channel 2 in Tulsa, OK (NBC) begins broadcasting
1952 Worst smog in London ever, 4-8,000 die
1951 "Dragnet" premieres
1950 Ezzard Charles KOs Nick Barone in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
1950 Sikkim becomes a protectorate of India

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