Tuesday, December 7, 2010

December 7 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On December 7, 1967 The Beatles Apple Boutique opens at 94 Baker Street

Beatles Apple Boutique, Apple Boutique 1967

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 C Coleman and D Zippel's musical "City of Angels," premieres in New York City
1988 6.9 earthquake in Armenia, Spitak destroyed, 60,000 killed
1988 Armenian SSR rocked by earthquake, 8 on Richter scale (55,000 die)
1988 Earthquake in Armenia (>25,000 killed, 5,000,000 homeless)
1988 Gorbachev announces 10% unilateral Soviet troop reductions at UN
1988 Mikhail Gorbachev cheered by Wall St. crowds upon arrival in New York City
1988 New York Islanders fire Simpson, Arbour new coach
1988 Rangers sign free-agent pitcher Nolan Ryan to a one-year contract
1987 43 die in Pacific Southwest Airline crash in California (man shot pilots)
1987 Gorbachev arrives in U.S. for a summit meeting
1987 Pacific Southwest crashes near Los Angeles, kills 43
1987 Palestinian uprising against Israel in West Bank
1986 Juli Inkster/Tom Purtzer wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
1986 President Jean-Claude Duvalier flees Haiti
1985 51st Heisman Trophy Award: Bo Jackson, Auburn (RB)
1985 Atlantis returns to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB
1984 Allan Border's 1st Test Cricket match as captain (v WI Adelaide)
1983 2 jets collided at Madrid Airport killing 93
1983 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1982 Suriname army under Desi Bouterse fires on radio station building
1981 Spain becomes a member of the NATO alliance

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1978 Islander's Mike Bossy's 1st career hat trick
1977 Islander Billy Smith's 10th shut-out opponent-Black Hawks 4-0
1976 U.N. Security Council endorses Kurt Waldheim, Secretary-General for 2nd 5 yr term
1975 10th Islander shut-out opponent-Glenn Resch 3-0 vs Sabres
1975 Archbishop Makarios returns Cyprus
1975 Indonesian army occupies East Timor
1975 Pat Bradley wins Colgate-Far East Ladies Tournament Golf Tournament
1973 Orioles sell pitcher Eddie Watt to the Phillies
1973 Phillies sell infielder-outfielder Cesar Tovar to the Texas Rangers
1973 Wings release "Band on the Run"
1972 Apollo 17 (U.S.), final manned lunar landing mission, launched
1972 Philippine's 1st lady Imelda Marcos stabbed and wounded by an assailant
1971 "Wild and Wonderful" opens/closes at Lyceum Theater New York City
1971 Wings release their 1st album "Wild Life"
1970 Taizan Maezumi Roshi, head of LA Zen Center, receives dharma
1970 West Germany and Poland normalize relations

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1968 M Dodd returns a library books his Great grandfather took out in 1923
1968 Orbiting Astronomical Observatory 2 launched into Earth orbit
1968 Richard Dodd returns a library book his great grandad took out in 1823
1967 The Beatles Apple Boutique opens at 94 Baker Street
1967 "How Now, Dow Jones" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater New York City for 220 performances
1967 Otis Rescue records "Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay"
1965 Pope Paul VI and Orthodox Patriarch Athenagoras I simultaneously lift mutual excommunications that led to split of 2 churches in 1054
1964 George Harrison changes his company's name from Mornyork to Harrisongs
1963 Ian Meckiff no-balled for throwing against the South Africans
1962 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1960 Ivory Coast claims independence from France

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 "Saratoga" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 80 performances
1958 Romulo Betancourt elected President of Venezuela
1957 Tony Kubek of the Yankees selected as AL Rookie of the Year
1956 Helen O'Connell joins Today Show panel
1955 Clement Attlee resigns as chairman of England's Labour Party
1954 Japanese government of Joshida, resigns
1954 KCTS TV channel 9 in Seattle, WA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1953 Israel's Prime Minister Ben-Gurion retires
1953 WCCB TV channel 18 in Charlotte, North Carolina (IND/ABC) begins broadcasting
1952 KKTV TV channel 11 in Colorado Spgs-Pueblo, CO (CBS) 1st broadcast

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