Monday, December 6, 2010

December 6 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On December 6, 1969 Four die at a Rolling Stones concert at Altamont Speedway Stadium in California, including Meredith Hunter, who is stabbed to death by Hell's Angels security guards.

Mick Jagger, Rolling Stones, Gimme Shelter

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 Mafia drug kingpin bombs security force at Bogota, kills 52
1989 Worst Canadian mass murder: Marc Lepine kills 14 women at U Montreal
1988 Arafat meets prominent American Jews in Stockholm, Sweden
1988 Carlos Andres Perez re-elected president of Venezuela
1988 Merv Hughes takes 13 wickets vs. WI at the WACA but Australia lose
1988 Milwaukee Bucks win their 1,000th NBA game (2nd fastest)
1988 Nelson Mandela is transferred to Victor Vester Prison, Capetown
1988 STS-27 Atlantis lands in California after secret mission
1988 Agnes Neil Williams purchases Baltimore Orioles for $70 million Eli Jacobs becomes CEO of Baltimore Orioles
1987 3 satanist Missouri teenagers bludgeon comrade to death for "fun"
1987 Christa Rothenburger skates female world record 500m (39.39 sec)
1987 Jane Crafter/Steve Jones wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
1986 52nd Heisman Trophy Award: Vinny Testaverde, Miami Florida (quarterback)
1986 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1984 France performs nuclear test
1984 Hijackers aboard Kuwaiti jetliner kill 2nd hostage
1983 A bomb planted on a bus in Jerusalem explodes, kills 6 Israelis
1982 Bomb attack on Londonderry, North Ireland disco, 17 killed
1982 Senator Ted and Joan Kennedy divorce
1982 11 soldiers and 6 civilians die by bomb planted by Irish National Liberation Army exploded in a pub in Ballykelly, Northern Ireland
1981 Rob de Castella of Australia sets Marathon record at 2:08:18
1980 NASA launches Intelsat V

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1978 Spain adopts constitution
1977 South Africa grants Bophuthatswana independence
1976 War criminal Pieter Menten arrested in Zurich
1975 41st Heisman Trophy Award: Archie Griffin, Ohio State (RB)
1975 Senator Robert Dole and Elizabeth Hanford marry
1974 George Harrison releases "Ding Dong, Ding Dong"
1973 Bahrain's constitution goes into effect
1973 Gerald Ford sworn-in as 1st unelected Vice President, succeeds Spiro T. Agnew
1973 NL votes to move San Diego Padres to Washington D.C. (doesn't happen)
1971 Lewis Franklin Powell confirmed as Supreme Court justice
1970 Cleveland Cavaliers 1st NBA home victory, beating Buffalo Braves 108-106

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 "Buck White" closes at George Abbott Theater New York City after 7 performances
1969 Four die at a Rolling Stones concert at Altamont Speedway Stadium in California, including Meredith Hunter, who is stabbed to death by Hell's Angels security guards
1969 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test
1968 Baseball dismisses Commissioner William Eckert after 3 years
1968 PBA National Championship won by Wayne Zahn
1968 WKID (WSCV) TV channel 51 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (IND) 1st broadcast
1967 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan U.S.S.R.
1966 Polio vaccination becomes obligatory in Belgium
1965 2 trucks crashed into a crowd of dancers (Sotouboua Togo) kills 125
1964 KTVR TV channel 13 in La Grande, OR (PBS) begins broadcasting
1964 President Segni of Italy resigns
1963 Beatles begin a tradition of releasing a Christmas record for fans
1963 Test Cricket debut of Graeme Pollock at the Gabba
1962 U.S. abandons Skybolt balastic missile program
1961 27th Heisman Trophy Award: Ernie Davis, Syracuse (HB)
1960 AL grants Gene Autry a franchise, LA Angels

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1958 U.S. lunar probe Pioneer 3 reaches 107,269 km, falls back
1957 1st U.S. attempt to launch a satellite fails - Vanguard rocket blows up
1957 AFL-CIO votes to expel Teamsters (readmitted in October 1987)
1957 Indonesia begins nationalizing Dutch possessions
1956 "Happy Hunting" opens at Majestic Theater New York City for 413 performances
1956 Nelson Mandela and 156 others arrested for political activities in South Africa
1955 NY psychologist Joyce Brothers won "$64,000 Question" on boxing
1954 Simone de Beauvoir receives Prix Goncourt
1953 Brown's Lou "Toe" Groza kicks 8 PATs, beating Giants 62-14
1952 Czechoslovakian government tells Israeli ambassador, he's persona non grata
1950 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Mirabile illud

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