Wednesday, December 8, 2010

December 8 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

John Lennon, John Lennon Death, Dakota Building

On December 8, 1980 John Lennon was shot to death by Mark David Chapman outside Lennon's apt. at the Dakota Building.

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 Great Britain performs nuclear test
1988 Knick's set NBA record of 11 3-pointers and sink Bucks, 113-109
1987 Jack Sikma (Milwaukee) begins NBA free throw streak of 51 games
1987 Occupied Palestinians start "intefadeh" (uprising) against Israel
1987 President Reagan and Soviet General Secretary Gorbachev sign a treaty eliminating medium range nuclear missiles
1986 House Dems select majority leader Jim Wright as 48th speaker
1985 60th Australian Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats C Evert (62 46 62)
1985 Ken O'Brien's 96 yard TD pass (New York Jet record) to Wesley Walker
1985 Laurie Rinker/Larry Rinker wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
1984 73rd Australian Men Tennis: Mats Wilander beats K Curren (67 64 76 62)
1984 Europe and 64 developing countries sign Lome III treaty
1984 Ringo appears on Saturday Night Live
1983 9th Space Shuttle Mission - Columbia 6 - lands at Edwards AFB
1983 Richard Baker, Zen teacher, steps down from abbotship of San Francisco Zen Center
1982 "Herman Van Veen: All of Him" opens at Ambassador New York City for 6 performances
1982 Clark Gilles fails in 7th Islander penalty shot
1982 Suriname army leader Bouterse murders 15 opponents
1982 Demanding an end to nuclear weapons, Norman Mayer, held Washington Monument hostage. After 10 hours, police kill him he had no explosives
1981 France performs nuclear test
1980 John Lennon is shot to death by Mark David Chapman outside Lennon's apt. at the Dakota Building.
1980 Bravo network premieres on cable TV

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1978 Commencement of the 1st day/night WSC cricket supertest at VFL Park
1977 43rd Heisman Trophy Award: Earl Campbell, Texas (RB)
1977 Portugal's premier Soares resigns
1976 U.N. General Assembly re-elects Kurt Waldheim secretary-General
1976 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1975 "Raisin" closes at 46th St. Theater New York City after 847 performances
1974 Greek monarchy rejected by referendum
1974 Irish Republican Socialist Party forms
1974 Sandra Post wins LPGA Colgate Far East Golf Open
1974 Soyuz 16 returns to Earth
1973 "Seesaw" closes at Uris Theater New York City after 296 performances
1973 39th Heisman Trophy Award: John Cappelletti, Penn State (RB)
1972 United Airlines crashes at Chicago's Midway Airport killing 45

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 Greek DC-6B crashes in storm at Athens, 93 killed
1969 Police surprise attack on Black-Panthers in LA
1967 Beatles "Magical Mystery Tour" album is released in UK
1967 NHL California Seals change name to Oakland Seals
1966 A terrible Yankee trade, Roger Maris for Card's Charlie Smith
1966 U.S. and U.S.S.R. sign treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons in outer space
1965 Abe Burrows' "Cactus Flower," premieres in New York City
1965 Nikolai Podgorny succeeds Mikojan as president of U.S.S.R.
1965 Pope Paul VI signs 2nd Vatican council
1963 "Girl Who Came to Supper" opens at Broadway Theater New York City for 112 performances
1963 Mickey Wright/Dave Ragan, Jr. wins LPGA Haig and Haig Scotch Mixed Golf
1963 3 fuel tanks explodes when jetliner is struck by lightning crashing near Elkton, Maryland-Only case of lightning caused crash, 81 die
1962 "I Can Get It For You Wholesale" closes at Shubert New York City after 300 performances
1962 114-day newspaper strike begins in New York City
1962 Failed coup in Brunei
1962 Funeral for Queen Wilhelmina of Holland (New Kerk, Delft)
1961 Antwerp Belgium diocese forms
1961 Larry Costello scores 32 consecutive pts without a miss (NBA rec)
1961 South Africa vs. New Zealand, Durban debuts for Eddie Barlow and Peter Pollock
1961 Wilt Chamberlain scores the 2nd highest total in the NBA - 78
1960 Expansion LA Angels sign a 4 year lease to use Dodger Stadium

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 Dom Mintoff demands independence for Malta
1959 President Eisenhower watches Pakistan vs. Australia Test Cricket at Karachi
1956 16th Olympic games close at Melbourne, Australia
1956 1st test firing of Vanguard satellite program, TV-0
1956 Guy Mitchell's "Singing the Blues," single goes #1 for 10 weeks
1955 21st Heisman Trophy Award: Howard Cassady, Ohio State (HB)
1955 Brooklyn catcher Roy Campanella wins his 3rd MVP Award
1955 Turkish government of Menderes forms
1954 Maxwell Anderson's "Bad Seed," premieres in New York City
1954 WPTZ TV channel 5 in Plattsburgh, New York (NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 19th Heisman Trophy Award: John Lattner, Notre Dame (HB)
1952 1st TV acknowledgement of pregnancy (I Love Lucy)
1952 French troops shoot on demonstrators at Casablanca, 50 die
1952 Isaak Ben-Zwi elected President of Israel
1951 "Tree Grows in Brooklyn" closes at Alvin Theater New York City after 267 performances
1951 AL alters its restrictions on night games, adopting NL's suspended game rule and lifting its ban on lights for Sunday games

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